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Congratulations to 2012 Erath High, Parish and Regional Student of the Year Ryan Poche

Ryan Poche was recently named the Erath High Student of the Year. The current senior at EHS, is serving his fourth term as Class President. He is also serving on the EHS Student Council and serves as an officer for a number of EHS clubs and organizations.
Poche has not only been Sr. Beta President for the State, but also served as the Louisiana Jr. State Beta President while at Erath Middle, as well.

During the summer of 2011 he took his Beta title a notch higher at the National Beta Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, when he campaigned and won as the National Beta Club President for the 2011-12 year.

Poche has traveled to several state conventions already as the National President across the US and has plans to attend a few more in the spring.

He was the 5th and 8th grade Student of the Year and was the 5th grade Vermilion Parish Student of the year as well. He has a 4.0 GPA and is currently active in sports such as cross country, track and soccer. In January of 2011, he was elected and served as the District Attorney for the Vermilion Parish Government Day.

In the summer of 2010, Poche attended HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge) after which two other Louisiana students were chosen to participate in the World Conference in San Francisco, California. As part of his service work, he had the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity program.

The seventeen year old EHS senior has also participated in several other community service projects since he began high school in 2008. He has served as a volunteer for Our Lady of Lourdes summer children's program and worked with the newspaper drive with other Betas in his club. He has volunteered at the St. Joseph Diner in Lafayette, La. In 2005 and 2008, he participated in Hurricane Relief programs to help distribute food/water/supplies at distribution centers and offered other services.

His active summer in 2011, led to his to participation in Boy’s State and the National Broyhill Conference, as well.

Poche has also participated in the Louisiana Association of Student Council (LASC) Summer Camp and is a member of the Talented and Gifted Education Program.

After graduation in May of 2012, he hopes to attend Tulane or LSU with the hope of attending Law School. He is the son of Mark and Schuyler Poche with one sister, Caroline, all from Erath.

Poche was named the Vermilion Parish High School Student of the year. He was named the Regional Student of the Year at the end of March. He will up for the the state title in April.

See more about Poche's National Beta Title!


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