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September 21st, 2016

Students selected as scholarship semifinalists

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Two Ruston seniors were named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sarfraz Ahmed, 17, of Cedar Creek School, and Hannah Scheaffer, 17, of Ruston High School, will compete against more than 16,000 national semifinalists for roughly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered in spring 2017.
Finalists will compete for three types of scholarships.

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Tech achieves record enrollment

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Louisiana Tech University has enrolled more students this fall than at any time in its history, and has achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012.
According to its fall 2016 headcount announced Wednesday, Tech has enrolled 12,694 students for the fall quarter — a 2.3 percent increase over last year and eclipsing the previous record enrollment of 12,414 students set last fall.

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NCLAC to present ‘Donald Cried’ as next film in Southern Circuit Tour

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced “Donald Cried” as the next film in its 2016-17 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and may be purchased online at www.nclac.org, or at the Dixie Center for the Arts prior to the show date and the day of the screening.

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Chicken Festival domino tournament winners announced

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GSU volleyball team nets win

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Coach Demetria Keys-Johnson and head Grambling State University Lady Tigers women’s volleyball team took their show on the road on Tuesday for a mid-week matchup with Jarvis Christian College.
The Lady Tigers were pushed to five sets but came out with the win over the Lady Bulldogs, 3-2.
With the win, Grambling State moves to 2-4, overall, and Jarvis Christian drops to 9-10.

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Solid finish for Tech golfers

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CHOUDRANT — The back nine of Squire Creek Golf Course was unkind during Monday’s first two rounds of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate if you were a Louisiana Tech golfer.
However, on Tuesday, head coach Jeff Jenkins saw his young team respond to the back-nine demons. After combining to shoot 23-over-par as a team on the final nine holes during the first two rounds of the 13-team event, Tech retaliated Tuesday, shooting six-under-par on the final six holes to finish at even par (288) for the round and in a tie for seventh place with C-USA foe WKU.

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Bulldogs release hoops slate

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A record-tying 17 home games and a neutral site contest at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City highlight the 2016-17 Louisiana Tech men’s basketball schedule, announced by head coach Eric Konkol on Tuesday.
After a home exhibition with Southern Arkansas, the regular season will officially tipoff on Nov. 11 at South Carolina.

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Where are the good old days?

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Scholarships can make quite the difference when attending a university.
Sarfraz Ahmed, 17, of Cedar Creek School, and Hannah Scheaffer, 17, of Ruston High School, both understand that.
The two were recently named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program that will hopefully see them become finalists and receive one of the 7,500 scholarships the program offered.
Sarfraz said if he receives scholarship money, the donation will prove all of his hard work in high school was worth it.

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Tech achieves record enrollment

Scholarships can make quite the difference when attending a university.
Sarfraz Ahmed, 17, of Cedar Creek School, and Hannah Scheaffer, 17, of Ruston High School, both understand that.
The two were recently named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program that will hopefully see them become finalists and receive one of the 7,500 scholarships the program offered.
Sarfraz said if he receives scholarship money, the donation will prove all of his hard work in high school was worth it.

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September 20th

RPAR hosts football competition

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Young pro football fans recently had the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Ruston Parks and Recreation hosted an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Winners were, standing, from left to right, were Murphy DeMoss, Wes Altic, Abraham Priego, Fred Payne and Tyna Jackson; and kneeling, from left to right, are Jaden Winzer, Davis DeMoss, Fredrian Payne and Noah Murphy.
First-place winners were boys 6-7 Noah Murphy; boys 8-10 Davis Demoss; girls 9-10 Murphy DeMoss; boys 9-10 Wes Altic; girls 12-13 Tyna Jackson; and boys 12-13 Fred Payne.

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