Emily McGraw, an eighth grader at Our Lady of Fatima School, will represent the Acadiana area in May during the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Emily took top honors at the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette/Kiwanis Club of Acadiana 2012 Regional Spelling Bee this past Saturday at the Diocese of Lafayette. Students from eight parishes competed in three bees based on age.
Luke Guidry, a fourth grader at Fatima won the 3rd-4th grade bee. Taking the top prize in the 5th-6th grade spelling bee was Kaitlyn Daigle, a fifth grader at Prairie Elementary School.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.