American flag donated to school in memory of Thomas T. Elkins

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Provencal third grader Will Elkins and eighth grader Leyton Whittington assisted in raising the new flag by Rodney Meziere, a PJHS seventh-eighth grade ELA teacher and 4-H sponsor.

The Elkins family donated a new American flag to Provencal Elementary and Junior High School in memory of Thomas T. Elkins. Elkins graduated from Northwestern State University and was a former Natchitoches Parish teacher and principal.

Thomas T. Elkins

He taught at Natchitoches High School and Flora High School; he was principal of Robeline High School and Parks Elementary School. Elkins was also a member of the Natchitoches Parish Hospital Board and served two terms as mayor of Robeline.

From left are Provencal principal Mary Yount, Thomas and Loree Elkins (son and daughter-in-law of Thomas T. Elkins), Will Elkins (a third grader at Provencal and great-grandson of Elkins), Deanna Elkins (Provencal sixth and seventh grade ELA teacher), David Elkins (retired NCHS teacher/principal and grandson of Thomas T. Elkins) and Provencal Discipline Coordinator Dewayne Poe.