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Menard adds Avoyelles Parish to bus pick-up route

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) — Starting next school year, Holy Savior Menard Central High School isexpanding its bus services to include a pickup location in Avoyelles Parish.

 "We've talked about this for some time now,"said Joel Desselle, principal of Menard. "We've always had a dozen or so students commuting from Avoyelles toMenard and countless more families who expressed a desire to send their kids toour school, but worry about transportation."

The newbus route will run in the mornings only. Pick up will be at 6:45 am in theparking lot of St. Alphonse Church located at 3645 Main Street in Hessmer,La. 

"Veryfew of our students actually leave campus right when school is over," saidDesselle.  "We have a very active studentbody and many of them participate in sports, clubs or service projects."

MenardHigh School has been providing a Catholic educational program rooted in theteachings of Christ for more than 120 years. They offer several AP courses and college credits are available throughthe school's dual enrollment program. 

The 2013graduating class produced a composite ACT average of 23.8 (more than fourpoints higher than the state average of 19.5) and 84% of them qualified for theLouisiana TOPS Scholarship Program. Menard High School is also home to Rapides parish's only finalists inthe National Merit Scholarship Program.

For moreinformation about Holy Savior Menard or the new bus route, contact the school'sfront office at 318-445-8233.

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