Police Jury Honors Two Groups of Youth

By Nicole Tull

Two area youth organizations were honored by the police Jury Monday night at their regular meeting. DeSoto 4-H junior leader Emma Houston opened the meeting with prayer and junior leader Dalton Shahan led the pledge of allegiance.

DeSoto 4-H members were recognized for their placement in state competition shooting disciplines. Willie Blubaugh, Eli Smith, Dalton Shahan, Addison Burnley, Skylar Phillips, and Emma Houston received plaques. Emma Houston received an additional plaque for qualifying for Junior Olympics. She traveled to Colorado to compete recently.

The other organization honored was the North DeSoto girls’ softball team for winning state championship. Police Juror Greg Baker gave a very emotional presentation to his granddaughter’s team. He was proud to say that his daughter had also played on the team, and they took state champion as well.

The Police Jury provided refreshments for all the kids to celebrate their achievements.