For mascot Champ and such young fans as Nicolas “Cutter” Likens (center) and Ally Dykes, Saturday will be an extra busy time for Louisiana Tech University athletics. A “T-Day” spring football game, Jim Mize Invitational and baseball contest against LSU-Shreveport will be featured on campus. Cutter is the son of Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach Rob Likens and Ally is the daughter of head coach Sonny Dykes.
Football, track and field and baseball.
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The annual City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival is coming to an end. After nearly two weeks of family friendly events, which included food, workshops, banquets and more; the festival will be wrapping up with a prayer meeting, fish fry and watermelon fest scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Grambling City Park.
Every issue has at least two sides and the plan to base teacher evaluations at least partially on student performance is no different.
Community leaders, as well as those throughout the state in the field of education, have varied opinions about the proposed new plan, which Lincoln Parish and 11 other school districts will begin piloting in January. The entire plan is set to be implemented in the fall of 2012.
The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, a nonporfit that promotes the use of computers in education, recently honored one local high school teacher as state High School Teacher of the Year.
Ruston High School’s Dustin Whitlock was recognized for his contributions to New Tech @ Ruston.
Whitlock, who teaches World Geography combined with English at New Tech, said he was honored to win the award.