For mascot Champ and such young fans as Nicolas “Cutter” Likens (center) and Ally Dykes, Saturday will be an extra busy time for Louisiana Tech University athletics. A “T-Day” spring football game, Jim Mize Invitational and baseball contest against LSU-Shreveport will be featured on campus. Cutter is the son of Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach Rob Likens and Ally is the daughter of head coach Sonny Dykes.
Football, track and field and baseball.
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The Ruston High School Freshman Academy recognized some of its most outstanding students each month by naming them Ruston High Sharp Cats. Within the four teams of students housed in the Freshman Academy, two students are nominated by their teachers to join the Sharp Cats ranks.
Cyndee Albritton, a fifth-grade teacher at Downsville Charter School, has been awarded a new projector for her classroom from the Donors Choose organization.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and companies or individuals can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.
A seminar designed to educate anyone working or living with adolescents on the emotional and social pain associated with that stage of life will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Trinity United Methodist Church Trinity Center, located at 1000 W. Woodward Ave.
The event, titled “Hurting 101: Understanding Adolescent Pain — What’s Really Happening to Our Kids?” is free and open to the public. The seminar is geared towards counselors, clergy, social workers, school staff and anyone who works with or lives with an adolescent.