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Milton Elementary School counselor named Counselor of the Year by state

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 14:53:32-04

A counselor at Milton Elementary School is being honored with a big award.

Amy Arceneaux was been named the Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Louisiana School Counseling Association.

According to LPSS, the School Counselor of the Year Awards were created to recognize the state’s most outstanding school counselors for their top-notch, comprehensive school counseling programs that contribute to student success.

Arceneaux was nominated for the award by the Lafayette Professional School Counseling Organization and was chosen from among nominees across the state.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She has worked for the Lafayette Parish School System for the last seven years, and she has been a counselor at Milton Elementary since 2015.

“I am extremely humbled by this recognition,” said Arceneaux of the award. “I work alongside incredible administrators, teachers, and support staff who help make it possible for our counseling team to build an impactful program. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a positive influence on the lives of students at Milton Elementary School.”

Winners of the state School Counselor of the Year Awards are also submitted to the American School Counseling Association for consideration in the national School Counselor of the Year Awards.

School administrators and the school district say they are proud of Arceneaux's accomplishments and so are the students she works with each day.

"Miss Amy really made a difference in my life," said Lane Meyers a student at Milton Elementary. "I think every school should have her but I'm just glad my school does."

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