The 2022 Acadia Parish Honors Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony is slated for Wednesday, May 4th at the Grand Opera House of the South. This event wraps up the Acadia Parish Chamber’s year while honoring Business of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Outstanding Young Citizens from each high school in Acadia Parish. These distinguished scholars are not only brilliant in intellect but are also dedicated to each of their communities through volunteer work and civic activities.
Sean Myers is a senior at Church Point High School. He is the son of Jill and Philip Myers of Church Point. Sean stayed very active at Church Point High where he was a member of 4-H, Beta, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), where he served on the 4-H Executive Board and Louisiana FBLA Executive Committee, as well as various other clubs. Sean remains very active in his community by volunteering with several community organizations as well as his church parish, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. He is also the Founder and Charter Member, Town of Church Point Mayor’s Youth Committee. Upon graduation, Sean has plans to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he will study Public Relations with the intent to attend law school following graduation.
Dycie Touchet is a senior at Crowley High School. She is the daughter of Mollie Hebert of Crowley. Dycie spent her time at Crowley High involved with Student Council and FFA. She received her Academic Sweater honor for maintaining her GPA all 4 years. Outside of school she stays involved with her community through her church, Our Saviors Church in Crowley, where she is Christian youth group member and leader. Dycie also participated in city cleanup days, and handed out meals to the elderly. Upon graduation, Dycie has plans to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she plans to major in Biology with the hopes of one day becoming a Marine Biologist.
Bryce Hancock is a senior at Iota High School. He is the son of Peggy Frey of Iota. During Bryce’s time at Iota he has stayed active in Beta Club. Outside of school, Bryce is a BSA Eagle Scout, where he received BSA Eagle Scout of the Year (American Legion). He also is a Certified Nitrox & Advanced Scuba Diver. Upon graduation, Bryce will attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall where he will major in Computer Science.
Bonnie Baker is a senior at Midland High School. She is the daughter of Floyd Baker and Natasha LeBlanc of Crowley. During her time at Midland she has been a member of FCCLA, HOSA, Senior BETA Club, and Student Council. Bonnie has served multiple offices of the clubs she was in, as well as Captain of Varsity Cheer. She is the recipient of the 12th grade Student of the Year at Midland High as well as LSUE Academy Student for 2 years. Bonnie placed at Literary Rally in Algebra I and Geometry. Upon graduation, Bonnie has plans to attend Louisiana State University at Eunice where she will study Nursing with the hopes of one day studying Obstetrics.
Madeline Oliver is a senior at Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish. Madeline is the daughter of Cynthia Oliver and the late Chet Oliver of Rayne. During high school, she was active in Student Council, Campus Ministry, Yearbook and a Eucharistic Minister. Madeline was a member of the Tennis team as well as an Athletic Football Trainer. Madeline is a recipient of Knights of Columbus Council #5499 and Area H Diocesan Catholic Youth Leadership Awards – as well as a Finalist for KC Catholic Youth Leadership State Award. Outside of school, she is an active member of her church parish, St. Joseph’s in Rayne. Madeline volunteers her time in the community by delivering Thanksgiving Baskets & Christmas Toys; assisting with Veterans Day Celebration, Rayne Rotary Club 5k Frog Run and Rayne Library Literary Promotion-Josh the Otter Water Safety Program. Upon graduation, Madeline has plans to attend Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders and pursue a Masters in Speech and Hearing Pathology.
Destiny Thompson is a senior at Northside Christian School in Crowley. She is the daughter of Craig & Janet Thompson of Crowley. Destiny spent her time at Northside involved in Beta Club and Publications. She also was a member of the varsity softball team for 3 years. Outside of school, she is an active member of Northside Assembly of God, where she has served in the kids ministry for several years. She also reigned as Teen Miss Crowley – during which she helped out with many community events. Upon graduation, Destiny has plans to help make a difference in the community by starting her own business, and continue to serve the City of Crowley.
Noah Peter is a senior at Rayne High School. He is the son of Bethalun Bernard and Rudolph Peter of Rayne. During his time at Rayne High, he participated in dual enrollment with after school welding with ABC Pelican and was an active member of the football and track teams. Outside of school, Noah is a member of 2021 Eagle Scout- Boys Scout of America – Troop 61- Rayne as well as an active member and altar server in his church parish, Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Rayne. Noah volunteered his time with many organizations and events during his high school years including the Rayne Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the National Association of University Women- Rayne- Holiday Baskets (Christmas and Thanksgiving), Rayne Fright Fest, German Fest, Rayne Frog Festival. Upon graduation, Noah plans to attend Southwest Louisiana Community College in the Fall majoring in Welding, with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. He plans to open his own fabrication shop upon completion.
These seven Outstanding Young Citizens will be honored alongside Humanitarian of the Year and Business of the Year at the Acadia Parish Chamber’s Annual Banquet. Acadia Parish Honors is slated for Wednesday, May 4th at the Grand Opera House of the South. Doors open at 6pm for a cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 7pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 337-788-0177.