Claiborne Sparks: My Site News

Saturday, March 7
2015 Scholarship Award

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. is  pleased to announce that it will once again award several deserving female youth athletes a $500 Scholarship.

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. have awarded many scholarships in the past three years to St. Landry Parish High School female student athletes.

We are accepting applications until  May 1, 2015.

Announcement of awards will be Saturday, May 9, 2015.

The application can be found in the handout below.


Handout: 2015 Scholarship

Claiborne Sparks 9th Graders Headed to Prime Time Sportz National Tournament

The 9th Grade Claiborne Sparks Girls Basketball Team is headed to Primetime Sportz National Tournament July 23-27, 2014.

 Congratulations to our players!

Paris Babino, Andrea Bradley, Shemanni Chaisson, Sharona Hardy, Deshaunna Kennerson, Dasani Johnson, Keianna Naquin, Destiny Pitre,Melia Sylvester, and  Latrachaui Tyler.

We are having a poboy sale on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Claiborne Law Firm, 814 N. Main, Opelousas, LA, to help raise funds to cover the expenses of the tournament.  Stop by and buy one or two or even make a donation.

We are so excited and look forward to some great competition.

Congratulations Girls! 


Saturday, March 7
Claiborne Sharks Accepting Applications for its Boys Team

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. is starting a boys basketball program, to be known as the Claiborne Sharks, this season.

Applications can be found in handout below. 


Handout: Boys Application

Saturday, March 7
Claiborne Sparks Accepting Applications for Girls

Claiborne Sparks are accepting Girls Applications for the 2015 Season.

Application can be be found in handout below. 


Handout: 2015 Girls Application

Maya Malbreaux, 2014 Sparks Scholarship Recipient
Maya Malbreaux

 Congratulations to Maya Malbreaux!

Maya Malbreaux, a former Claiborne Sparks basketball player, is the first recipient for the 2014 Claiborne Sparks, Inc. Scholarship.

We are extremely proud of the accomplishments and achievements of Maya!  Maya is a student at Beau Chene High School under the tutelege of Principal Keith James.  She has participated in girls basketball, cheerleading and track.

She has a GPA of 3.7 and plans on attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

Maya is a leader and has served as captain of the basketball team, co-captain of the cheerleading team and the secretary of the French club.  Maya is also a member of the FCCLA, FFA,  BC Prays Too, Peer-leaders, Beta Club, Honors Society, Talent Search and Upward Bound program.  

Maya is the daughter of Irma Savoie-Malbreaux and Gerald Malbreaux, Sr.

Claiborne Sparks, Inc. President Jarvis Claiborne, Vice President Charlesetta Lavergne and Secretary Nathan Kimble, wish Maya the best in her future endeavors. 


Demi Lyons, A 2014 Claiborne Sparks, Inc. Scholarship Recipient

Congrats to Demi on being named a scholarship recipient.  Demi is a student at Westminster Christian Academy under the leadership and guidance of Principal Myra Baker.

Demi exemplifies excellence, dedication and honor.  She has a GPA of 3.92 and is a 2014 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honors Society and a Lafayette Junior Leadership member of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana.  

Demi plans on attending LSU and majoring in Pre-Med and aspires to be a pediatrician.

She has taken numerous honors and AP courses at WCA.  Demi is also a four-year participant at the Literary Rally representing her school in Spanish, Biology and World History.

Demi participated in cheerleading and cross country at WCA and was named the 2014 Most Improved Runner.

Demi is the daughter of Rock and Tenita Lyons of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Claiborne Sparks, Inc. is honored to have Demi as a 2014 Sparks Scholarship recipient. 

Congratulations and our best to Demi! 

Armanni Blake Bennett, A 2014 Sparks Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Armanni Blake Bennett!

Armanni is an exceptional young lady and is a student at Opelousas Senior High School under the leadership of Principal Rodney Johnson.

Armanni has been a member of the track team for the last four years and has won numerous track meets in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles.  She is a two-time St. Landry Parish Champion in the 100 meter hurdles and is the current two-time 4A District Champion in the 100 meter hurdles.   She has additionally served as a majorette for four years in the Opelousas Tiger Band. 

Armanni is also the reigning Homecoming Queen for Opelousas Senior High. 

Armani has a GPA of 3.9 and plans on attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe and major in Pharmacy.  She is a member of the National Honors Society and has taken many AP courses.  She has served as a volunteer with the Holy Ghost Church Bazaar and has also volunteered for the Relay for Life Charity.  

Armanni is the daughter of Angelia Bennett and Patrick Bennett of Opelousas, Louisiana.

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. takes great pride in awarding Armanni one of its three scholarships for St. Landry Parish high school students.

Congratulations Armanni! 

2013 5th Grade Bronze - Mardi Gras Gators

2013 5th Grade Silver - Livingston Ladies

2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Gold - Baton Rouge Angels

2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Silver - Lady Chaos

Tuesday, June 11
2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Bronze - I-10 Athletics

2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Gold

Monday, June 17
2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Silver

2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Bronze - Mississippi Ballers

2013 Gov. Games Varsity Gold - Mississippi Ballers

Monday, June 17
2013 Gov. Games Varsity Bronze - Lady Hurricanes

Breanna Lavine Receives Claiborne Sparks, Inc. 2013 Scholarship!

Chelsey Fontenot, a Claiborne Sparks, Inc. 2013 Scholarship Recipient

Katherine Bouchereau, a 2013 Claiborne Spark Scholarship Recipient

2012 Sparks Scholarship Winners Announced!

Sparks lunch and relax at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Sparks in San Antonio Recap

All American Sports National Championship July 14-20, 2010

2010 Sparks

Cocoa Beach Recap

Meet the 2009 Sparks

2009 Season Kicks Off With Celebration

2008 Awards and Appreciation Banquet

Nationals in Norman Opening Ceremonies

Monday, July 14
2014 Gov. Games Claiborne Sparks v Lady Legends