• "Fort Polk is vital to the area. We hope to unite

    the installation and the surrounding communities

    to care for its soldiers and their families. It's our

    responsibility."

    -Michael Reese, Fort Polk Progress President

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  • In an effort to counter national negative trends in education across the United States, Vernon Parish schools are working closely with students to help spark interests in some of the country’s weakest areas.


    Donell Evans, science teacher at Leesville High School, explains the importance of educational awareness


  • That’s exactly what Leesville did. Each year, the school provides students an opportunity to compete and advance from a local fair, to a regional fair, to a state fair, and ultimately, the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).