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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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on the ongoing construction of Lincoln Parish schools.
Renovations on security details, new classrooms and library and pathway at Glen View Elementary continue to run smoothly. So says one Lincoln Parish Schools staff member, and he hopes to have all projects completed by October.
Lincoln Parish Schools Transportation Coordinator James Payton said the new security projects would greatly benefit the elementary school staff.
The Ruston High School Bearcat Motorsport Team finished second in its first year in the UrbanConcept, Alternative Fuel category and achieved a 10th place finish in the Prototype, Gasoline category at the recent Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2016.
Shell Eco-marathon challenges high school and university students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car for an annual competition.
Faculty advisor Randall Elliott said UrbanConcept, Alternative Fuel vehicles are automobiles used for in-town, stop and go driving situations with traffic on the streets.
Health insurance, construction and the desegregation case were all topics of discussion at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
After more than a year of study on the matter by the school system’s business department, the board voted unanimously — with the exception of Joe Mitcham and George Mack, who were both absent — to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as the administrator for their self-funded health insurance plan.