Annual Day of Reflection held at Chalmette High marks 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and parish’s rebuilding since then, including school system

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Filed under: News Releases



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Day-of-Reflection-Citizens-Police-012 Chalmette High’s new gym was filled with St. Bernard Parish residents, elected officials and visitors Friday for the Annual Day of Reflection breakfast, marking the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact on the parish on Aug. 29, 2005.

Striking the theme of continued rebuilding since the storm, Superintendent of Schools Doris Voitier noted the parish has much to be proud of, including its teachers and school administrators, continued improvement on state testing by students and the support of the community.

Shown is the entrance of the Chalmette High JROTC for the presentation of colors and playing of the National Anthem. Also, Voitier addresses the audience of several hundred from the podium as her image is projected on a screen.

Sheriff James Pohlmann is shown listening to speakers. Also, representatives of the Sheriff’s Office share a table. Clockwise from left are Maj. Adolph Kreger Jr., Director of Administration John Vickers, Capt. Walter Dornan, Maj. David DiMaggio, Col. David Mowers, Maj. Pete Tufaro, Maj. Mark Poche, Maj. Mitch Roussell, Maj. Chad Clark and Maj. Robert McNab,

Also, another table includes, from left, William Bergeron, Roland Bergeron III, Assessor Jaylynn Bergeron turner and from the Sheriff’s Office Joseph DiFatta, Lt. Robert Broadhead, JoAnn Lane and Jackie Lucia.