Parents, teachers, students and educators recently gathered for the eighth annual Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala at the Ruston Civil Center.
After a short introduction letter from April Winstead, 2015 Finalist for Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year, the crowd was reminded that even with all the struggles of being a teacher, “it’s all about the kids.”
Mass introductions for the Student and Teacher of the Year honorees were vocalized and awards were handed out to each of them.
Play ball! That’s the shout you’ll hear Saturday morning when Buddy Ball of Ruston opens its inaugural season. The coaches are set, the team rosters posted and the T-ball field at the Dixie Youth Complex has been made ready for the crack of the bat and the pop of the glove.
Buddy Ball is for special-needs youngsters whose disabilities preclude them from playing on other ball teams. But with adaptive rules, some special equipment and help from their volunteer buddies, the 30-plus boys and girls who’ll take the field can play just like everybody else.