the Homer Williams Post awards one $1,000 Scholarship. Cory Jacob Hillard, is
this year’s recipient. He is the grandson of Patricia and Carroll Poche, Jr.,
members of our Post - Homer Williams VFW Post 8720. He just graduated from Pearl
River High School and will be attending ULL in Lafayette.
the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has an art contest for
High School Students – The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. At
the National level eight scholarships are awarded ranging from $10,000 to $500.
Kelli Laderer, graduating senior from Lakeshore High School, has won at the
local Auxiliary level. State and National winners have not been announced yet.
Carolyn Palermo, Ladies President – Homer
Williams Ladies Auxiliary VFW 8720; Cory Jacob (CJ) Hillard, Scholarship Winner; Mike Peats,
VFW Post Commander Homer Williams 8720; Kelli Laderer, Young American Creative
Patriotic Art winner.
Mike Peats – Commander,
Homer Williams VFW Post 8720, Sean Noel, State Outstanding Youth Volunteer Winner, Kay Peats –
Youth Activities Chairman, Homer Williams Ladies Auxiliary VFW 8720.
The above picture was taken at Tchefuncte
Middle School’s award program. Earlier this year, Sean Noel, 6th grader at Tchefuncte
Middle School, won the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award from the Homer Williams Ladies Auxiliary
VFW 8720. He has also now won at the State level. Awards were presented to Sean in
recognition of his winning at the State Level the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award and for
also placing second in the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest, (local Post 8720