Gift of Life Youth Council members Jabari Clark, 18; Naomi Raczkovi, 17; Chloe Raczkovi, 15; Taylor Terrell, 17; and Swann Nance, 18, hand out gift bags including sweet treats and important information about the negative effects of smoking cigarettes and vaping/e-cigarettes at Beaumont City Council on National Kick Butts Day, March 28.

Evolution Academy hosted an event to spotlight the benefit of alt education.

Jefferson County Commissioners and County Judge Jeff Branick issued a proclamation declaring the week of Jan. 22-28 to be School Choice Week because, according to the supporting document declaring the special designation, “all children in Jefferson County should have access to the highest-quality education possible.” 

The elected leaders believe the topic needs to be discussed in an effort to “raise awareness of the need for effective educational options.”