On Sept. 23, freshman students were invited to stay after school for the first annual Freshman Academy Bearcat Blitz. This event was planned as part of the Kick-Off Mentoring Program at Ruston High School, a program that allows upper-class students to mentor ninth graders, assisting students with the transition from junior high to high school.
The local Habitat for Humanity organization has built over 20 houses in the Ruston area, but Director Allen Tuten said their latest project, a house on Eastland Avenue, has had more volunteers than any before.
“It’s been exciting to see how many people have come out,” Tuten said. “We’ve had more than 300 community volunteers and 16 different teams on this one project.”