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Crowe recalls parish integration

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Local administrator was athlete at Ruston High School
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Former Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University track star David Crowe stayed close to home after graduation. He is in his 36th year working at RHS, where he currently serves as assistant principal.

When current Ruston High School Assistant Principal David Crowe started high school, he completed his first two years at Lincoln Parish High School, which at the time consisted of an all African-American student body, but soon found himself in the midst of a major change.
Starting in his junior year, Crowe and the rest of his classmates found themselves walking new halls, so to speak, this time at the newly integrated Ruston High School.

“We were transported to RHS at the beginning of my junior year. It was the 1969-70 school year,” he said.

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