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Local teachers named to Who’s Who list

L’Observateur / November 4, 1998

LAKE FOREST, IL – A select group of America’s teachers are being honored by their toughest critics … their former students, in the fifth edition of Who’s WhoAmong America’s Teachers 1998.

All of the approximately 130,000 teachers being honored were selected by their former students who themselves are currently listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students, or The National Dean’s List, publications which recognize 5 percent of our nation’s top high school and college students respectively.

The students were requested to nominate teachers who “made a difference in their lives” by helping to shape their values, inspiring interest in a particular subject and/or challenging them to strive for excellence. Many of the studentscommented about the enthusiasm and knowledge their teachers demonstrated in the classroom, and many praised their teachers for their ability to relate to youngsters on a personal as well as a professional level.

Local educators honored in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1998 include: Boutte Boutte Christian Academy: Linda Fugate. Hahnville High School: Joseph Binet, Marion Breaux, Susan Chenet, Judith Smith Field, Dell Dees Frickey, Lorel Gonzales, Terrance Hart, Stephanie Hymel Ledet, Wanda Lorio Melancon, Elizabeth Smith Riggs, William Roe, Jan Heurtin Thompson and Barry Zanca.

Destrehan Destrehan High School: Susan Benedetto, Danon Dastugue, Charles Hughes, Barbara Moras, Paula Genco Spear and Stefanie Babin Ward. Ethel Schoeffner Elementary School: Mary Schmidt. Harry Hurst Middle School: Margaret Simon. St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School: Lisa Gautreaux Benoit and AnnRochelle Montgomery.

LaPlace Glade School: Monna Smith Green. Glade Junior High: Coy Boe. St. Charles Catholic High School: Peggy Kliebert Bordelon and Cathy RousselLuquette. St. Joan of Arc School: Larry Bourgeois Jr. and Paula Anderson Walton.Luling Mimosa Park Elementary School: Virginia Lawson.

Lutcher Lutcher High School: Mara Evert Landrum.

Paradis J.B. Martin Middle School: Eddie Schiro Sr.Paulina St. Peter Chanel Interparochial School: Donna Waguespack.Reserve East St. John High School: Norma Crayton Alford, Clara Hamilton Breaux, DebraAubert Jeffery, Debra Hawkins Schum and Brenda Vicknair. Leon Godchaux Junior High School: Irene Snyder Burl. St. Peter School: Marjorie Paulsen Gauthier. Riverside Academy: Chris Keeler Jones and Elizabeth Torres.

St. James St. James High School: Michelle Cooper Keys. Fifth Ward Elementary: Louis Elnora Trench.

St. Rose St. Rose Primary School: Kathy Hunter.Vacherie Vacherie Elementary School: Marie Jane Schexnayder.

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