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April 30th, 2015

School participates in Field Day and Lemonade Day

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Third Grade News
Third grade has been working hard in reading and math. We finished up our book study of “Because of Winn Dixie.” After reading the book, we watched the movie so we could compare. We enjoyed the movie, but just about everyone thought the book was better.
Math has been very interesting. We have been working on fractions. It was a little difficult at first, but we are all doing well now.
We’re going on a field trip today. We will be going to Lincoln Parish Park so that we can explore nature and be active.
Fourth Grade News

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Tech hosts Science Day

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More than 400 students and teachers from high schools across Louisiana and Arkansas gathered together April 15 to take part in hands-on experiences and learn engineering and science applications at the 2015 Engineering and Science Day at Louisiana Tech University.
“We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to host these high school students on our campus today to showcase our innovative engineering and science programs,” said Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the College of Engineering and Science.

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Canoe team heads to nationals

Reston, Va. — At a unique competition combining the engineering know-how to design and build a seaworthy concrete canoe with the athleticism to swiftly paddle it through several racing events, the Louisiana Tech University’s team recently beat out 14 other schools’ competitors at the Deep South regional competition at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. The team will compete against teams from 17 other regions at the National Concrete Canoe Competition, which will be held June 20-22 at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

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Life Choices receives donation

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Kathleen Richard, left, director of Life Choices, is shown receiving a $500 check from Quota International of Ruston’s Community Impact Chairman Mary Kilpatrick. Quota International works to assist women & children in times of need. Life Choices is a community program ministering to both women and children, providing supportive services and options during stressful times.

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Carpenter named founding dean of engineering school

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BUIES CREEK, North Carolina — Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter, a highly-regarded national figure in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher education, will be the founding dean of Campbell University’s proposed School of Engineering launching in 2016, Campbell Provost Mark L. Hammond announced April 16. 
Currently, Carpenter is the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Endowed Professor, associate dean for undergraduate studies and director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering at Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science.  

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Ms Walk Raises Awareness

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Ruston group raises more than $2k for MS
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted their 26th annual MS Walk in Shreveport at the Louisiana Boardwalk on April 11. 
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. 

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Grambling to honor Hank Aaron

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Baseball great to receive honorary business doctorate
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Editor’s note: Hank Aaron will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree from Grambling State University during its spring commencement ceremonies on May 8. A fundraising reception for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum will honor Aaron and other former Atlanta Braves with local ties afterwards at the Squire Creek Country Club at 2 p.m. that afternoon. This is the first in a series of stories previewing that event.

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Playoffs to start for parish teams

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Three Lincoln Parish teams will begin their baseball playoff push today with Cedar Creek and Choudrant playing at home and Simsboro playing on the road. Jacob Mitcham (pictured above) and the Cedar Creek Cougars will play host to Logansport at 6 p.m. while Choudrant will play host to Bell City at 5 p.m. Simsboro starts the Class B playoffs away from home with a 4 p.m. game at Forest.

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Lady Bearcats win regionals

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Zanecia Jackson, pictured winning the 100m hurdles event, and the Ruston Lady Bearcats won the 1-5A state regional track meet Wednesday at at Northwestern State’s Walter P. Ledet Track Complex. The Lady Bearcats totaled 87.5 points to get past second-place finisher Lafayette, which finished with 82 points. The Ruston boys’ track and field team finished third in the state regionals with 54 points, behind top finisher Pineville (66) and second--place finisher Haughton (55).

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Lady Techsters down GSU

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GRAMBLING — Louisiana Tech received offensive contributions throughout its lineup to defeat Grambling State 11-5 Wednesday afternoon at Tigers Softball Field.
The Lady Techsters (31-15) banged out 13 hits and took advantage of four GSU errors as head coach Mark Montgomery substituted freely throughout the game.

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