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Dozier Elementary & Erath High Name Homecoming Crown Bearers

A long time tradition that has been part of the Erath High Homecoming Festivities since the early 1950's lies with choosing first grade students to be Crown Bearer and Flower Girl for Erath's Homecoming Festivities. Each year, one boy and one girl are from chosen Dozier Elementary, the community's primary feeder school.

Erath’s Homecoming began in 1950 with its first queen Ida Katherine Sandoz (Landry) and her court, however, it isn't known the exact year the school began the crown bearer tradition. In researching, it was said that the crown bearer tradition definitely dates back as far as 1952, and could possibly have started even earlier.

From the early 50’s until 1971, the crown bearers were always 1st graders at Erath High. (Prior to ’72, 1st grade classes were part of the Erath High school campus, housing grades 1-12)

When Dozier Elementary opened in 1972 as the Erath feeder school for grades 1, 2 and 3, the tradition using of 1st graders remained in place. Since that time, Erath High and Dozier Elementary closely to keep the schools united, and crown bearers have been chosen from the Dozier since 1972.

On Monday, August 31st, all 1st graders at Dozier Elementary gathered in the cafeteria and names were picked.  Addyson Broussard was chosen as the flower girl, while Camden Blanchard was named the crown bearer. Addyson is the daughter of Dara (Gautreaux) and Matthew Broussard, while Camden is the son of Shawn Dunn and Lacy Blanchard. 

The duo will ride in the parade and preside at the game with the homecoming court on Friday, September 25, 2015.  The flower girl brings roses to the queen and the crown bearer delivers the crown to the person crowning the queen. Though minor changes have occurred through the years, the crown bearer tradition has remained  intact for more than six decades now. There were several years where only girls were chosen as crown bearers. In later years, the schools opted to have one boy and one girl serve.

Pictured are Dozier Principal Karla Toups, Flower Girl Addyson Broussard, Crown Bearer Camden Blanchard and Assistant Principal Christine Hebert.


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Dozier Elementary (Pre K-5)
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415 West Primeaux
Erath, LA 70533

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