Kyle Valdez, an eighth-grader at Berwick Junior High School, won the 13-year-old division of the Knights of Columbus Regional free-throw tournament at Church Point High School Sunday. Valdez nailed 21 of 25 free throws to
advance to the state championship at Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette on March 12. Valdez previously won the Council and District competitions. From left are Hoan Valdez, his mother; Ian Valdez, his brother; Dr. Joseph Dean Valdez, his father; Valdez; and Kenny Alfred, K of C free throw coordinator. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kenny Alfred)
Knights of Columbus
The Patterson Knights of Columbus Bayou Vista Council 6211 sponsored a free-throw shooting contest at Berwick Junior High Jan. 12-13. All champions advanced to the district contest held Feb. 3 at Patterson Junior High. The winners
of that competition will advance to the Diocese competition Feb. 21 and finally, state, to be held at Teurlings Catholic March 12. Winners at the Berwick Junior High event were, kneeling from left, Winnie Mabile, 11-year-old girls; Kendall Nelson, 12-year-old girls; Arianna Jones, 13-year-old girls; and Sharyn Leonard, 14-year-old girls. Standing, from left, are Knights of Columbus representative Kenny Alfred, Berwick Junior High Assistant Principal Lane Larive, Parker Kulka, 12-year-old boys winner; Reed Gonzales, 14-year-old boys winner; Kyle Valdez, 13-year-old boys winner; Jude Vasquez, 11-year-old boys winner; and Berwick Junior High P.E. teachers Don Jones and Rachel Auenson. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kenny Alfred)
Patterson Knights of Columbus Council 1710 installed newly elected officers July 26. Installation was conducted by past District Deputy Patrick Vidrine and council Chaplain the Rev.