Acadiana briefs for Dec. 12, 2013

Photo provided by Mark Borel -- Pictured from left to right are: Paul Ahluwalia, of Episcopal School of Acadiana, Ashlyn Hunt and Nathan Borel, both of Lafayette High, each placed first in last month's Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship swim finals. Show caption
Photo provided by Mark Borel -- Pictured from left to right are: Paul Ahluwalia, of Episcopal School of Acadiana, Ashlyn Hunt and Nathan Borel, both of Lafayette High, each placed first in last month's Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship swim finals.

French carols slated at Farmer’s Market

Lafayette Parish French immersion students will perform Christmas carols with Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm.

Following the performance, a multi-generational French conversation circle will begin to engage French speakers of all ages and skill to help learners practice their language skills in a social setting.

The music will continue with a Cajun jam led by musicians Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The farmer’s market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and features produce and artisanal foods and goods.

More exhibitors sought to share their careers

Exhibitors are needed to share their careers with more than 4,000 10th-graders from Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes during 2014 Career Connections scheduled Feb. 4 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

The event enables 10th-graders a chance to discover a multitude of careers through direct interaction with industry workers and learning about the education and training and opportunities available in the workforce.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 and in the past more than 90 exhibitors have participated representing a wide range of career fields. Prior students have requested more companies in the following fields: dentists, plumbers, physicians, veterinarians, sociologists, psychologists, and automotive technicians.

Sponsors are also needed to cover event expenses and help governmental and nonprofit agencies with the booth fee.

For more information on Career Connections and how your business can take part can be found at www.lafayette.org/jobfairs.

Lafayette swimmers recognized for events

Three high school swimmers won first-places in individual events at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association swimming championships last month.

Paul Ahluwalia, of Episcopal School of Acadiana, won the Division IV 50-yard freestyle. Ashlyn Hunt, of Lafayette High, won the Division I 100-yard butterfly, and Nathan Borel, also of Lafayette High, defended his title in the 100-yard backstroke.