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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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“Do it For the Ducks”

“Do it For the Ducks”

In 2014, the students at South Lafourche High School had a very special opportunity. A very motivated senior, with a desire to make a difference contacted Ducks Unlimited to enquire about a program they call DU Varsity.

The DU Varsity program began in 2005 and since has grown to 35 chapters. With no other Varsity chapters in Louisiana, South Lafourche High School had the opportunity to be the first.

The Varsity chapters are focused on instilling the knowledge and responsibility for students to fully run their own chapter and carry on the DU mission. Just as the Prairie Pothole Region is necessary for the sustainability of duck populations, the Varsity chapters are the breeding grounds for future DU volunteers and leaders. There is no doubt that this is being accomplished.

The students recruited members, established a committee and began the work of planning and putting on a DU Varsity Banquet. The 2014 DU Varsity Banquet was a huge success with approximately 250 in attendance.

The Varsity chapter not only succeeded in getting the younger generation involved and invested in conservation, it reinvigorated the parents and grandparents whom may have slipped away.

With hard work and very little time, the students put on a great event and when all was said and done, the SL Varsity DU Chapter ended 2014 tied for 1st in the country in money donated to Ducks Unlimited.

Wednesday, December 9th, will be the South Lafourche DU Varsity’s 2nd annual banquet. It will be held at the Larose VFW and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in purchasing a table or coming out to support the students, should call Club President Adam Gisclair at 985-696-1872 or 985-209-4107.