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Duckroost Seafood and Hughes Insurance Recognized for Sponsoring Jamboree Games

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 22, 2017
CONTACT: Jackie Tisdell, 225-210-7567
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Duckroost Seafood and Hughes Insurance Recognized for Sponsoring Jamboree Games

Pictured from left: Director of Secondary Education Mia Edwards Duckroost's Brandon Faulkner, Superintendent David Alexander, Duckroost's David Roques and Hughes Insurance's Bret Hughes
Gonzales, La. —The Ascension Parish School Board recently recognized Duckroost Seafood and Hughes Insurance for sponsoring the fall high school football jamboree games this year. As part of the sponsorship, each of the four high schools received a check for $1,000. 

"Ascension Public Schools is very fortunate to have strong community partners who support our education programs and athletic teams. We are grateful to Hughes Insurance and Duckroost Seafood for stepping up to continue this annual sponsorship started several years ago by the LeBlanc family. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them for years to come," said Superintendent David Alexander.
jamboree sponsorship logo

In 1980, Ronnie Hughes founded what is now known as Hughes Insurance Services, LLC. With the addition of both his sons, Bret in 1993, and Brad in 2004, Hughes Insurance Services has grown into a business of caring and conscientious professionals. Located in Gonzales, the company offers personal, business and financial coverage. 

Duckroost Seafood is a family operated business located at the corner of Hwy 431 and Black Bayou Road. Owners Brandon Faulkner and David Rouqes offer a full-service seafood market, deli and convenience store.  

"We are honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community, 'The AP', and show our appreciation for the support we’ve received since opening our doors in 2015. We built our business on the basic idea that hard work, determination and commitment to quality will always make you a winner. By supporting this event, we know we are contributing to coaches and mentors who are teaching our young athletes these same values," said Rouqes.

Scroll down for photos of check presentations to each of the four high schools: Donaldsonvlle High, Dutchtown High, East Ascension High and St. Amant High.

For more information about Ascension Public Schools, visit www.apsb.org.

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DHS representatives receive check from sponsors
Pictured from left: Donaldsonville High Principal Marvin Evans, Duckroost's Brandon Faulkner and David Roques, Donaldsonville High Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Brian Richardson and Hughes Insurance's Bret Hughes
Pictured from left: Duckroost's Brandon Faulkner, Dutchtown High Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Guy Mistretta, Duckroost's David Roques, Hughes Insurance's Bret Hughes, and Dutchtown High Principal Carli Francois
EA officials receive sponsorship check
Pictured from left: Duckroost's Brandon Faulkner, Hughes Insurance's Bret Hughes, Duckroost's David Roques, East Ascension High Principal Traci McCorkle and East Ascension High Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Darnell Lee
St Amant High officials receive sponsorship check
Pictured from left: Duckroost's Brandon Faulkner, Hughes Insurance's Bret Hughes, Duckroost's David Roques, St. Amant High Athletic Director/Head Football Coach David Oliver and St. Amant High Principal Beth Templet
 
David Alexander
Superintendent



ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
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Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,500 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
 
RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
 
  • G.W. Carver Primary won the prestigious 2017 National TAP Founder's Award
  • Dutchtown Middle student Aubrey Green was a finalist for the 2017 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year and Dutchtown's Hiba Hasan was the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Former St. Amant High Principal Mia Edwards was a semifinalist for 2018 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.
  • Ascension Public Schools won a Gold Medallion Award from the National School Public Relations Association, the only recipient from Louisiana to receive this top honor in recent history
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