LASBO Membership Recognition Awards

During its November 2007 meeting, the LASBO Board voted to create two different awards whereby deserving members can receive recognition for extraordinary services to our organization above and beyond the call of duty: the LASBO Cypress Award for Career Achievement and the LASBO Magnolia Award for Individual Achievement. These awards will be presented at the Annual Spring Conference.

Cypress Award

The Cypress Award will be presented to members who are nearing retirement and have best exemplified the LASBO spirit of excellence and cooperation during their career. All members have the opportunity to nominate individuals who they believe fit the criteria for recognition under this award.

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Magnolia Award

The Magnolia Award will recognize those members who have designed and implemented extraordinary solutions to recent problems within the last few years. All members have the opportunity to nominate individuals who they believe fit the criteria for recognition under this award.

Photo: James B. Melohn, St. Charles Parish School System, presented the Magnolia Award by Wilfred Bourne, LASBO President, April 2016.

Past Cypress Award Winners

  • 2015: Bill Hebert, Jefferson Davis Parish School Board
  • 2012: Karl Bruchhaus, Calcasieu Parish School Board for the Cypress Award
  • 2011: Don Gaudet, Lafourche Parish School Board
  • 2011: Richie Garrett, Ouachita Parish School Board
  • 2010: James B. Melohn, St. Charles Parish School Board
  • 2008: Steven Stanfield, DeSoto Parish School Board
  • 2008: Charlotte Placide, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
  • 2008: Helen “Ruthie” Davis, West Feliciana Parish School Board

Past Magnolia Award Winners

  • 2016: James B. Melohn, St. Charles Parish School System
  • 2015: Felix Boughton, St. John Parish School Board
  • 2012: Bill Hebert, Jefferson Davis Parish School Board
  • 2011: Juanita Duke, Ouachita Parish School Board
  • 2008: Doris Voitier, St. Bernard Parish School Board