LIVINGSTON PARISH AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM HOSTS CAR SHOW
The Livingston Parish Automotive Service Technology Program will host a Car Show on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Literacy and Technology Center, located at 9261 Florida Boulevard in Walker. Program Director Joshua Murphy said the show will feature a wide variety of antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and “tricked out” cars on display for everyone to see. In addition, the show will feature a car simulator and an open house tour of the automotive center. Lunch plates will be on sale.
The entry fee for cars to participate is $10 per vehicle, and all entrees will be eligible for prizes. All proceeds from the show will go to support the parish’s automotive program, which is a dual enrollment program that offers students an opportunity to get hands-on experience identifying and repairing real automotive problems, while earning up to 20 hours of college credit.
MAUREPAS HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CLUB WINS CONTESTS AT STATE CONVENTION
The Maurepas High School Library Club received several awards at the Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association’s Convention, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. The club received 1st place in the bulletin board contest, 2nd place in the t-shirt contest, 2nd place in the scrapbook contest, and 2nd place in the electronic scrapbook contest.
In addition, Sarah Hess received 3rd place in the essay contest for her essay of the topic “If you could make one book ‘real,’ which one and why. Sharon Wascom and Chaz Montaldo received 3rd place in the drawing contest for their poster that illustrated a cover for the newest book, “Wax,” by convention guest speaker Gina Damico. Courtney Fontenot and Hess presided over this year’s convention. They will attend the Louisiana Librarians Association Annual Conference this month in Shreveport.
PARISH STUDENTS WIN WRITING CONTESTS
Maurepas 8th Grader Ava Borskey won 1st place in the Louisiana Fairs and Festivals Essay Contest, earning a $150 cash prize. Borskey’s essay was titled “How do fairs and festivals economically impact Louisiana’s tourism industry?”
Two third-graders from Walker Elementary have been named winners in this year’s Capital Area Reading Council’s (CARC) Young Author’s Writing Contest. Both students won in the fiction category. Lexie Evans took 2nd place in the competition, and Ryleigh Carnegie won 3rd place.
LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE AT FBLA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Congratulations to the Live Oak High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members who successfully competed at the District VI Leadership Conference at Xavier University in New Orleans in February.
The following students earned a rating of “Superior” and qualified to compete at the State Conference this month: Kaycie Bennett – Business Law; Kaylee Jones – Business Procedures; Joey Carrol, Victor Rushing and Josh Stafford – Entrepreneurship; Ethan Brooks – Word Processing; Dakota Alphonso and Casey Melerine – Business Communication; Corley Chutz, Kaylee Jones and J’Lynn Shelby – Hospitality Management; Victor Rushing – Mr. Future Business Leader; Joey Carroll – Impromptu Speaking; and Cameron Seals – Introduction to Business Communication.
Those winning First Place in their events, which also qualified them to compete at the State Conference, were: Mary Kate Andrepont, Casey Melerine and Laura Staub – Marketing; Kaycie Bennett – Business Communication; Joshua Higdon, Ethan Phillips, and Katie Hammerschmidt – Business Ethics; and Mary Kate Andrepont – Job Interview.
Those students who earned a rating of “Excellent” included: Katie Hammerschmidt – Business Law; Colt Nolan and Scotty Smith – Business Math; Kennedi Johnson – Introduction to Business Communication; Cierra Kable – Introduction to Business; Laura Staub – Ms. Future Business Leader; and Josh Stafford – Public Speaking II.
Live Oak High School’s FBLA sponsors are Kathy Aucoin, Wanda Jenkins and Paiton Achord.
THE LOUISIANA MERMAID SPLASHED INTO DOYLE ELEMENTARY FOR AN “UNDER THE SEA” LITERACY NIGHT
Doyle Elementary hosted its annual Literacy Night and Book Fair on March 3. This year’s theme was “Under the Sea,” which produced literacy-themed activities such as “Beachy Blends,” “Diving for Digraphs” and “Sea-rious Comic Strip Fun.
Students provided art work and writing samples to help elaborately decorate the campus for the annual event. More than 600 students and their parents visited the 18 stations in which students participated in literacy based activities. Students were especially excited to meet Venessa, The Louisiana Mermaid, who made a special appearance where she posed for pictures and signed autographs. Jambalaya was provided by Mr. Andy Rushing.