Midnight on the Bayou
In Memoriam – Cormier Parish School District Students
Hanna T. Alexander
Hanna T. Alexander was an integral part of Bayou High School. She was the first sophomore to make captain of the cheerleading squad, and the first junior to be crowned prom queen. She was active in the community, volunteering at soup kitchens and running carnival games for charity events and fundraisers.
William Thomas’s practical jokes often landed him in the principal’s office, but classmates fondly remember him as someone “who would always lift your spirits.” He was voted “Class Clown” three years running.
Born in Waimea, Kauai, Alani Palakiko lived in six different countries before she and her family settled in Louisiana. She held a SCUBA certification and as well as a small craft pilot’s license. She planned to join the Peace Corps after graduation so she could see more of the world.
Most remember James Moore as Bayou High’s track and field star, but his close friends knew he had the heart of a poet. His verse appeared three times in the Bayou High Gazette under a pseudonym.
Linda Garcia was an active member of Bayou High’s photography club, and a regular contributor to the yearbook. Her hobbies included investigative journalism, and spiritualism of the 1920s.