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District Attorney Warren Montgomery Presents “District Attorney Leadership Award” to Class of 2020






District Attorney Warren Montgomery was proud to present his annual leadership awards to outstanding St. Tammany Parish graduating seniors on Memorial Day (May 25) at the Justice Center in downtown Covington.

Montgomery praised the students and their parents and used the example of former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Montgomery said, “remember that one person can make a difference” and that “leaders are always willing to go out alone and they practice servant leadership.”

These remarkable students were chosen by their principals and teachers for meeting and exceeding the D.A.’s leadership award criteria.  They have, in their schools and throughout their communities, led by example, been a positive influence on others, and proven to be outstanding citizens.

At the ceremony, D.A. Montgomery, Parish President Mike Cooper, St. Tammany School Board Superintendent, Trey Folse and Pastor Lawrence Weathersby of Living the Word International Church in Slidell also commended these young women and men and their parents for a job well done.

All in attendance adhered to State and local requirements for holding an event during the current pandemic by wearing masks, social distancing (only people in the same household were allowed to sit together while others were spaced at least six feet apart) and instead of the traditional handshake, D.A. Montgomery and the students opted for an elbow bump.

The award winners were:

Shawn Anderson, Jr. – Fountainebleau High

Christopher Nelms Barron – Northshore High

Emily Borne – St. Scholastica Academy

Reagan Bundy – Mandeville High

Abigail Claire Cappy – Pope John Paul High

Analiese Donovan – Covington High

Aidan Dyer – Lakeshore High

Analynn Ferr – Archbishop Hannan High

Karisa Greenlee – Salmen High

Chloe Jessie – Pearl River High

Reece Loustalot – Christ Episcopal

Gavin Marolla – Slidell High

Abigail Martin – Northlake Christian

Ian Timothy McCarthy – St. Paul’s High


All high schools in Washington and St. Tammany were invited to participate. Washington Parish Schools were invited to participate but opted to have their ceremony in the near future. Mr. Montgomery will be presenting his award at that time.


Video of Ceremony:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CH3h62GR1QHW81ne979BcK7eLZ4ZyUkv/view

WWII Hero Pilot Jim Siracuse Turns 100

WW II pilot Jim Siracuse turns 100 on Friday, May 22.  Join us TOMORROW at 10AM at the Lions’ Hall, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville LA 70448 for a car parade honoring him.  Birthday cake and/or lunch (dutch treat with social distancing) to follow at LaLou’s Restaurant, 200 Girod St., Mandeville LA 70448.

22nd JDC Honors Our Fallen Officers on Police Officers Memorial Day

Please join us in honoring our fallen officers this week for Police Officers Memorial Day. On this day of reflection, we honor the current law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our community safe and those officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. We want to thank all our officers, both local and across the country, for their selfless service, especially during these trying times. To donate to the families of fallen officers, please click here