Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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Hillcrest Elementary School has announced those who have achieved the honor roll for the third six weeks.
First grade: Kenley Brasher, Henry Chen, Amanda Croxton, Reagan Drewett, Nicolas Gassant, Chandler Gulledge, Ginger Johnson, Annie Jones, Jackson King, Anna Grace Lee, John Madix, Abigail Martin, Andrew McKaskle, Alaina Moffett, Grace Morrison, Logan Pardue, Anna Puckett, Julianna Roberson, Caden Rotondi, Brody Soto, Jed Stephens, Emma Thorn and Joshua Thorson
Grambling State University student William Rutledge didn’t have any intention of joining the military in 1947 when he was walking down the street with one of his friends in his hometown of New Orleans, but life had other plans for him.
“I was at Grambling (State University) in ’46 and ’47, and I didn’t come back to school for the fall of ’47,” Rutledge said. “I was walking the street, and one of the Army recruiters drove by and stopped and gave us a pep talk. So, we decided we would join the Army.”