In June, Maddie Price, Darby Guinn, Jake Kyte, Avery Woodard, Michael Davis and Josh Pate spent a week on campus at Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber Discovery Camp, taking second place and bringing home a $750 prize. Coached by Ruston HIgh School teachers Harryette Tinsley and Kyle Falting, the team immersed itself in events and challenges focused around the BOE-bot as well as cyber-themed scenarios.
The third RHS team to compete in the Tech camp, the group came within a couple of points of capturing its first championship title and recorded the highest Bearcat score to date.
STEM Coordinator Missy Wooley and New Tech @ Ruston AVE Instructor Kay Peters began training in July as coaches for the new Animation and Visual Effects competition scheduled for later in the summer. Both participated in weekend workshops at LSU-S in Shreveport where they learned about components of the AVE camp and built rockets, ultimately claiming the “Most Successful Launch” title.
An estimated 250 walkers are expected to participate in the Lincoln Parish March for Babies on Saturday.
Registration for the annual March of Dimes fundraiser begins at 9 a.m., and the approximately one-and- a-half mile walk, escorted by Louisiana Tech University Police Department through Tech campus, begins at 10 a.m.
“We pushed everything an hour later this year to try to get more people to come out and maybe some more children,” March for Babies volunteer and Community Trust Bank team member David Darland said.
Arkansas resident Verle Shelby is hoping to connect with some old Ruston acquaintances this Christmas.
“In 1955, I was in the Air Force and was driving home to Arkansas from San Francisco where I had recently purchased a new red 1956 Plymouth car,” Shelby wrote in a statement.
Along the way, Shelby found company for his long drive.
“I happened to notice two young sailors walking down the highway,” Shelby wrote. “I stopped and offered them a ride. Not only did they accept the ride, but they also shared the driving until I dropped them off at their destination in the Ruston area.”
Two local volunteer firefighters have recently been honored for not only their service, but also their pursuit of higher education.
Jordan Gray, 23, has been a volunteer with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department since 2009. Matt Page, 21, has been a volunteer with LPFD since 2010, and a volunteer with Alpine Fire Department since 2009
The two men were awarded grant money at a June ceremony held in Scott. Louisiana State Fireman’s Association and Louisiana State Fire Marshal hosted the event.
Gray and Page were awarded the “SAFER” Tuition Reimbursement Grant.