Crop duster pilot Jonathan Young sits in the cockpit of a plane as it is being loaded with fertilizer for a ryegrass field used to feed cattle before taking off from Central Farmers Flying Service to fertilize land in Evangeline Parish. The Ville Platte native and son of a former crop duster pilot began working with Central Farmers back in January of this year. (Gazette photos by Elizabeth West)

Ethan West of Pine Prairie (middle right) was selected as the district’s 12th Grade Student of the Year. Also pictured from left to right are Elementary Supervisor Linda LaFleur, Evangeline Parish School Board President Wayne Dardeau, and Evangeline Parish Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard.

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