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New fourth grade French Immersion teacher at Ville Platte Elementary Jessica Marie-Capseta is pictured as she sits in front of Cafe Evangeline after a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ville Platte. She and her family came to Ville Platte after being displaced because of Hurricane Laura. (Gazette photos by Tony Marks)

A displaced immersion

Hurricane Laura displaced many Louisiana residents, and as it turns out, it also displaced a French teacher from the South of France.

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Pictured are Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard (left), Ville Platte Elementary Principal Katrina Ardoin (third from right), Mamou Elementary Principal Troy Fontenot (second from right), Rotary President Peter Strawitz (right), and (in no particular order) teachers Sandrine Ndongo Toto, Coralie Feron, Jessica Marie-Capseta, Marion Jacob, Camille Robin, Vincent Martin, and Melissa Wilmart. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Rotary of VP gets immersed

The French Immersion programs at Ville Platte Elementary and Mamou Elementary had to overcome a hurdle if they were going to continue this school year.


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