Five St. Mary Parish youth graduated from the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Alexandria last weekend. The program is designed to assist at-risk youth and offers them an alternative to dropping out of school with an educational and goal-oriented program. Attending the five-and-a-half month long first phase of the program and graduating were, from left, top of the class graduate Tommie Poirrier, Jeanerette; Drizzt Morales, Franklin; Callen Richard, Morgan City; Tony Caro, Jeanerette; and Kyle Ardeneaux, Franklin. (Submitted Photo)
Five St. Mary Parish youths were among 252 cadets graduating the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program at the Alexandria Riverfront Center Saturday.