Lincoln Parish has two girls to be proud of — three if you count Lacey the cow — for their recent achievements.
Cedar Creek eighth grader Mary Wynne won the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee competition at LSU-Shreveport on March 8 and Ruston High School Senior Keirstyn Sonnier won the state title of Premiere Dairy Exhibitor for Louisiana at the Louisiana State University annual Livestock Show in Gonzales last month. Keirstyn’s Brown Swiss Cow, Lacey, took home three first place titles.
It might not quite have lived up to its name, but that didn’t stop the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Operation Sellout 2.0 from being an unqualified success.
Last year, Tech Nation helped make the first Operation Sellout one of the most exciting nights of Bulldog basketball in nearly 30 years as 7,355 packed the Thomas Assembly Center to cheer the ’Dunking Dogs on to victory.
This year the 12th largest crowd in TAC history watched as Tech remained undefeated in Conference USA at 5-0 as the Bulldogs beat Middle Tennessee State 75-68.
In a parish that is borderline rural, but doesn’t boast much agriculture, parents and other community members might be surprised that the Future Farmer’s of America groups at local high schools draw so many students. But, FFA has more to offer than teaching teens how to use a plow.