Zhorie'l Tapo, a first-grader at Plantation Elementary in Lafayette, is one of the grand prize winners for The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest. She, along with students in other age brackets, won a $500 Leadership Grant. Nearly 250 students participated in the nationwide contest.
Sometimes stories hit close to home and this is one has certainly hit home for me. Several students at Mamou High School have been saving their money for an upcoming Senior trip, but their money was recently stolen during a break-in.