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October 9th, 2014

Techsters tabbed to finish 7th

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Less than six months after finishing 14th in the league standings in its inaugural year in Conference USA, Louisiana Tech has been tabbed seventh in the preseason Coaches’ Poll released by the C-USA office Wednesday.
First-year head coach Tyler Summitt and Co. received a total of 105 points from the league coaches, finishing behind Middle Tennessee (181, 6 first place votes), Western Kentucky (179, 5), Southern Miss (163, 1), UTEP (154, 1), Charlotte (132) and Old Dominion (116).

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Tech to open women’s workouts to public

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt announced that Friday and Saturday’s practices will be open to the public giving fans an opportunity to watch the team in preseason workouts.
The Lady Techsters will practice Friday at Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center from 8-11 a.m.
Summitt and Co. began official team workouts Monday as the Lady Techsters prepare for their second year as a member of Conference USA.

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Teen reading to hit the shelves

In today’s fast paced, technologically-driven world, it can be a rare site to see someone reading a good, old-fashioned book.
Luckily, the national Teen Read Week campaign recognized the need to preserve this important part of our culture, and to observe this week the Lincoln Parish Library will have opportunities for teens to partake in this week.

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Ungratefulness transforms in friendship

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Anyone who reads my column knows I don’t really write about personal things very often, but this week is different. I don’t want to talk about politics. I don’t want to talk about education. I want to talk about friendship.
The older I get, the more I realize how precious friends are and what’s more, they are hard to find.
When I was in elementary through high school I thought I had friends, but turns out, I didn’t make any true friends until I got to college.

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Choudrant Aggies wrap-up b-ball season

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The Aggies are off to a great start of the 2014-15 school year. Choudrant High welcomes three new teachers: Mrs. Angelica Hale, Spanish teacher, Mrs. Heather Causey, special education teacher and Mrs. Kari McGuire, high school history teacher. We are proud of our faculty, students and parents as they continue to make strides in student achievement.

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Lincoln ACHIEVE making strides to success

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Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator, was recently among a group of national stakeholders brought together in Washington D.C. by The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF). Part of a series of meetings focused on initiating enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opportunities for students in all grade levels, Cox-Boniol joined business and industry representatives as well as other educators in exploring opportunities to inspire and engage students in expanded STEM initiatives and activities.

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RHS to host debate

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Ruston High School will be hosting the Bearcat Classic debate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by Woodard and Clement Law Offices. Several schools from across the state will compete in events. The Top 4 finishers in each division will earn bids to the state tournament. Several types of debates will be offered incluading:
• Examination debating, which is a two-partner debate event focusing on issues of government policy.
• Lincoln Douglas — a one-on-one event in which students debate values.

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LSMSA student excels

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More than 165 students were recognized during the Summer Recognition Ceremony held Oct. 2, in Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
Deborah Adeyemi, of Ruston, was one of 11 seniors announced as Graduates with Distinction for academic excellence.

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SIMSBORO HONOR ROLL

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A Honor Roll
• First grade
Luis Bautista, Mackenzie Becks, Aimsley Brown, Autumn Brown, Olivia Cole, Ivy Collinsworth, Morgan Crowe, Jolee Dison, Tate Hammond, Kaleb Holstead, Ke’Shaun Jackson, Jacob Miller, Max Milton, Rayanna Pesnell, Jabari Robinson, Christopher Stevens, Kira Wright and Adlee Young.
• Second grade
Iva Sibley
• Third grade
Bo Collinsworth, Grisham Locke, Amayah West and Will Young.
• Fourth grade
Kailee Barnette and Kristian Warfield
•Fifth grade
Dakota Dowing.
• Sixth grade
Violet Waddle.
B Honor roll
• First grade

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Choudrant Elementary: Fire dept. visits Temple pre-k

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Top: The Ruston Fire Department recently visited students in the Temple Baptist Church Pre-k program. Students enjoyed watching a movie on fire safety and getting a tour of the fire truck.
Bottom: Ainsley Bridges and Bess Cotton posing inside the fire truck.

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