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SJSO mentors welcome new class to Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club

LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office officially kicked off its second class of the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club this week during a meet and greet at Patrol Headquarters in LaPlace.

Club mentor Sgt. Steven Faucheux welcomed students and their parents. Faucheux and several officers who will serve as mentors met with the students from local middle and high schools to get acquainted.

The officers work to guide these young men in building traits of good character that will prepare them to be productive members of society as well as assist these young men in obtaining skills needed to become positive influences in the community.

These skills will be introduced and reinforced through lessons, experiences, and interactions that will deepen and broaden their knowledge to become distinguished gentlemen.

Sheriff Mike Tregre told the students he and the mentors are excited to help advise and guide them in becoming leaders and role models.

Brandon Brown, head football coach and athletic director at East St. John High, also spoke at the event. He encouraged the group to set goals and work hard to reach their goals.