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Hero Name: Carleen Belllard

Why this finalist deserves the title "Acadiana Hero"? 
Carleen worked through the ranks of Headstart in Ville platte she's put in countless ours working with the kids in their development, she's worked side by side with the director of the office she worked in with Mrs Bonnie Guillory learning everything that she good carleen also worked/trained under longtime executive executive director Gervis Lafleur/when he passed away she became Headstart Executive Director/picked up right where Mr Gervis left off/she's bringing great things to the program.She is a great asset...

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Hero Name: Debra Savoie

Why this finalist deserves the title "Acadiana Hero"? 
Debra Savoie embodies the very definition of selflessness. With a heart of gold and a spirit of giving, Debra has and continues to touch countless lives in the Acadiana area. Debra has served several years as a board member of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, volunteers readily for people and her community, is a steadfast supporter and fund raiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and visits the children yearly. Debra's most recent and current endeavor is the co-founding and establishment of...

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Hero Name: Jillian Defils

Why this finalist deserves the title "Acadiana Hero"? 
Ms. Jill is a special education teacher at Teche Elementary in Cecilia, La. She is responsible for the growth and knowledge of at least 8 special needs children in our area. She has over and over gone above and beyond her duties as an educator. She gets involved in each of her students personal success. These students in particular learns in their own way. She will take them on many field trips to accommodate that need. Bowling-fractions, Lake Martin-animal life, etc. This woman will take all nessassary steps to...

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