Louisiana Tech University senior guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith celebrates Monday after Tech’s 84-72 National Invitational Tournament win at Texas A&M. The Bulldogs move on to play at Temple Wednesday in NIT quarterfinal action. For more on Tech’s big win see page 3.
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the January Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Jan. 20 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement.
Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their perspective school campus.
Meagan Lee, a senior English major from Delhi, was crowned Miss Louisiana Tech 2014 on Thursday night.
Lee, who plans to pursue a master’s in education after she graduates, said she is excited about serving her university.
“I’ve waited so long to have the opportunity to represent the university with the Miss Tech title that I don’t want to waste a second of my year,” Lee said. “Of course, I’ll also begin preparation for Miss Louisiana in June. I’ve competed there three times before.”
Being named Miss Louisiana Tech, Lee said, was an honor.
United Way of Northeast Louisiana recently wrapped up the 2015-16 READ.LEARN.SUCCEED initiative in Lincoln Parish. Students from Hillcrest Elementary, Cypress Springs Elementary and Ruston Elementary schools who participated in the program, along with the volunteer readers from the community, met at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center to celebrate the student’s success, and to equip and empower them for further reading over the summer.