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Fake tickets to Woodlawn High graduation possibly sold to unsuspecting parents, loved ones  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Someone may have sold fake tickets to Woodlawn High School's graduation. WAFB received numerous calls from parents and ...

Woodlawn High School alumni plan fundraiser | Mid City  The Advocate

The Woodlawn High School Class of 1979 will hold a fundraising reunion party for all classes beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at The Londoner Grill, 4215 ...

Woodlawn's Elmo Fernandez retires as boys basketball coach, will remain as athletic director  The Advocate

Basketball coaches have to make timely decisions in game situations all the time. Woodlawn High School's Elmo Fernandez has made a decision based on a ...

Yes, the Army encourages this sergeant to play video games all day (for recruiting purposes)  Task & Purpose

The purpose is to help Army recruiting by showing gamers — and there are a lot of them in the 17- to 35-year-old demographic — that they may have more in ...

Final act: Woodlawn soccer coach Andrew Barnes hopes for one more title run  The Advocate

About 35 former players turned out Friday to celebrate the successful 18-season tenure of Woodlawn High School boys soccer coach Andrew Barnes.

Woodlawn-area schools launching new magnet program to blunt St. George interest  The Advocate

In a bid to make southeast Baton Rouge public schools more competitive with private schools — and also to head off interest in creating a city of St. George —

Nearly $2 million in scholarships awarded through Woodlawn High's Compete 2B a Scholar  The Advocate

Woodlawn High School's Compete 2B a Scholar scholarship competition has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to graduating students.

Left Behind: Can East Baton Rouge Schools Survive the Breakaway of a Wealthy — Majority White — Community?  The 74

Corrections appended July 16 Located on Baton Rouge's fast-growing south side, Long Farm Village is a mashup of Antebellum and subdivision. At the ...

Louisiana DECA High School Association chooses leadership team  The Advocate

Deondrais Boxley of Vidalia High School in Concordia Parish was elected president of the executive leadership team of the Louisiana DECA High School ...

New initiative aims to create more college and career pathways for students  WAFB

The Capital Area Promise will be touring schools in the area to discuss the program.

Plaquemine boys to take on Leesville in basketball quarterfinal  The Advocate

The Plaquemine High boys' basketball team is out once again to break through the ceiling that has stopped them for the last 10 years — the quarterfinal round of ...

Students test engineering skills in robotics competition at Baton Rouge's Woodlawn High School  The Advocate

Future engineers descended upon Woodlawn High School on Saturday, toting 100-pound robots and armed with the imaginations that allowed them to design ...

Community: Six high school students win DAR Good Citizen Awards  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Good Citizens Award certificates and pins to six local high school students on ...

Area powerlifters place high at Woodlawn Invitational  Houma Courier

Several area powerlifters dominated their respective weight classes at the Woodlawn High School Panther Invitational in Baton Rouge on Saturday.Powerlifters ...

ExxonMobil-funded program credited with expansion of AP at capital region high schools  The Advocate

Educational leaders from throughout the capitol region converged on Woodlawn High School Monday to highlight a $13 million ExxonMobil grant they credit ...

In second round of St. George fight, schools downplayed but nevertheless a driving force  The Advocate

During its first go-round, leaders of the petition drive to create a City of St. George vigorously and repeatedly attacked the East Baton Rouge Parish school ...

Baton Rouge school board member signed St. George petition so 'we can move forward'  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Jill Dyason, who represents much of what could become the city of St. George, passed on the first petition but ...

McKinley hires veteran coach Richard Oliver as its head football coach  The Advocate

Veteran coach Richard Oliver is now a head football coach in a new place.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Multi-sport star Danielle Scott became five-time volleyball Olympian  The Advocate

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of stories on the 2019 inductees to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies are Saturday night in ...

Community: AKA awards $7,000 in scholarships  The Advocate

Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its annual scholarship program on May 5.

Victim in Baton Rouge stabbing is former Olympic volleyball player who expects full recovery  The Advocate

Former Olympic volleyball player Danielle Scott-Arruda is expected to make a full recovery after she was critically injured while trying to protect her sister in a ...

A Navy airman's remains return to Louisiana in time for July 4th; 'there's a finality behind it'  The Advocate

Just before the nation marks the anniversary of its founding on the Fourth of July, the remains of a former Woodlawn High valedictorian who served as a U.S. ...

Baton Rouge's Danielle Scott, stabbed while protecting sister, to be honored at volleyball HOF ceremony  The Advocate

COLORADO SPRINGS — Baton Rouge's Danielle Scott, Team USA's only five-time indoor volleyball Olympian, will receive USA Volleyball's first Courage ...

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members spar Saturday over redrawing high school zones, with St. George overtones  The Advocate

With several potentially controversial proposals before them, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members concentrated Saturday on a debate over a ...

34th Star of Stars honors area's top athletes, teams and coaches to conclude 2018-19 seasons  The Advocate

Titles were won and records set. Teams and individuals spent time in the spotlight during a 2018-19 high school sports season that was as memorable as any in ...

'Great game to watch:' No. 1 Holy Cross outscores No. 9 Woodlawn  The Advocate

Goals were in abundance during Tuesday's Division II state quarterfinal soccer match like beads and doubloons at a Mardi Gras parade. Both No. 1 Holy Cross ...

Community: Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge wins award for Pancake Day Festival  The Advocate

Kiwanis International has awarded the bronze medal to the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge for its annual Pancake Day Festival.

Baton Rouge High, Lee and East Iberville go undefeated in Greater Baton Rouge Jamboree  The Advocate

Baton Rouge High, Lee High and East Iberville finished 3-0 in their respective pools at the Greater Baton Rouge Volleyball Jamboree at Woodlawn on ...

Body found inside home during search for shooting suspect  KTAL

A body has been found inside a West Cedar Grove house police had surrounded for more than three hours Thursday morning in search of a man wanted in ...

Broadmoor High School team comes out on top in Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge  The Advocate

The Broadmoor High School team TopC-TurV received top honors at the fifth Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge at Baton Rouge Community College's Magnolia ...

St. George Catholic School's rookie robotics team is off to a strong start  The Advocate

The Dragon Bytes robotics team at St. George Catholic School, in Baton Rouge, earned a Judges Award during two recent FIRST Lego League competitions.

Baton Rouge HS student sets himself on fire  WBXH

A 16-year-old Woodlawn High School student is recovering from minor injuries after he set his own shirt on fire Monday morning.

Youth outreach effort focuses on Baton Rouge's Gardere neighborhood that 'has so much potential'  The Advocate

As a parade wound its way through the streets of Gardere Saturday morning, families appeared on doorsteps and front porches, the children eager to catch ...

Baton Rouge High leads Louisiana in growth in number of AP test-takers, high scores  The Advocate

Baton Rouge Magnet High School led the way in Louisiana this past year when it came to Advanced Placement with more students taking the college placement ...

Check out the East Regional Powerlifting meet results  The Advocate

Saturday's results from the LHSAA East Regional Powerlifting meet at Woodlawn High School. Results listed in the following order: squat, bench, dead lift and ...

Olympics qualifier for women’s volleyball is coming to Shreveport-Bossier City  KSLA

Head coach explains the rarity of such an occurrence.

Unifying or dividing? St. George city movement draws mixed reviews from residents, Mayor Broome  The Advocate

The movement to create a new city in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish was resurrected Friday after a two year waiting period, bringing back ...

Louisiana Tech kicker Jonathan Barnes, a Woodlawn graduate, is enjoying 'really special' season  The Advocate

The day after Louisiana Tech's season-opening 21-20 loss at Arkansas, junior kicker Jonathan Barnes was all alone inside Joe Aillet Stadium.

New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in ...

Our Lady of the Lake blood center honors donors and supporters  The Advocate

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 2807, got special recognition from the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center during a recent award ...

Baton Rouge-area high school football Week 1 schedule  The Advocate

Games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Thursday. Broadmoor (5-5A) vs. Tara (6-4A) at Broadmoor. Salmen (8-4A) vs. Madison Prep (6-3A) at Memorial ...

East Feliciana students compete in 2017 Special Olympics Capital Area Athletic Meet  The Advocate

Students from Clinton Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School and East Feliciana High School participated in the 2017 Special Olympics Capital Area ...

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame introduces the class of 2019  KTBS

Gratitude. Humility. Appreciation.One listen to the 10 members of the 2019 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class during Thursday afternoon's news ...

Lady Pels powerlifting finishes third at Woodlawn Invitational

The Lady Pelicans had only seven lifters in action for the Woodlawn High School Invitational Meet, but still powered their way to a third-place finish, behind ...

Chris Beckman Sr. gets 600th win, all-star ceremonies set for Derek Stingley Jr., Christian Harris  The Advocate

Think the high school sports scene is slowing down after the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic is over? Not at all.

Educator, coach honored for 43 years of perfect attendance  WBXH

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Can you imagine going 15 years without missing a day of work? What about 20 years? What about not missing a day of class?

National Merit semifinalists announced | Mid City  The Advocate

The officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced the names of approximately 16000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship ...

DEMCO’s Youth Tour Essay Contest sends four local students to Washington, D.C.

Local students Eric Ho (The Runnels High School), Lindsay Miller (Woodlawn High School), Rihanna San Soucie (St. Joseph's Academy), and Ethan Savario ...

Justin Hutchinson resigns as St. Michael head football coach to become Central coordinator  The Advocate

St. Michael the Archangel is in the market for new head football coach. Justin Hutchinson has resigned after one season as head coach of the Warriors to ...

Friends mourn Baton Rouge sailor lost at sea

Whenever they hear the name Matthew Chialastri, friends say many things come to mind.

Baton Rouge native among three sailors killed in Philippine Sea plane crash, Navy says  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge native and Woodlawn High graduate was among the three U.S. Navy sailors killed when a plane crashed into the Philippine Sea Wednesday, ...

'Once a tiger, always a tiger': Nation's top 2019 recruit Derek Stingley Jr. commits to LSU  The Advocate

The Dunham School's Derek Stingley Jr. celebrated his 17th birthday Wednesday. He gave LSU football fans a reason to celebrate, too.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Oct. 1, 2017  The Advocate

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. presented annual Craft Workforce Development Awards to industrial construction and maintenance contract ...

Runnels senior powerlifter earns gold at East Regional Powerlifting Meet  The Advocate

Runnels High School senior Sam Day, the reigning state powerlifting champion, won gold in the super heavy weight class at the East Regional Powerlifting Meet ...

Report: Louisiana's student-counselor ratio suffered rapid decline in decade, among worst in U.S.  The Advocate

Louisiana's ratio of counselors to students worsened more than any state over a 10-year period, according to a national review.

Check out a list of high school football players, others set to sign Wednesday  The Advocate

Broadmoor: LB Sean Beauchamp II (William Penn), 2 p.m.. Central: DL Todd Lasseigne (Millsaps), 1 p.m. in library. Central Private: S/LB Cole Averette (Houston ...

Pam's Party Line: Literature, antiques and dance filled calendar  The Advocate

On Jan. 24, a lovely luncheon at the Baton Rouge Country Club was held for attendees of Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation's 19th annual Petite Antiques ...

Two men killed in separate shootings late Monday in Baton Rouge, part of night's violent spree  The Advocate

UPDATE: Two dead, four injured during spree of five shootings in two-hour span Monday night.

Baton Rouge Community College shares options with high school juniors, seniors  The Advocate

Baton Rouge Community College chemistry professor Patrick Kolniak performs a chemical demonstration for visiting high school students in the Chemis-TRY ...

East Baton Rouge Parish students explore health care careers at medical program  The Advocate

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Our Lady of the Lake College-A Franciscan University in Baton Rouge recently presented the CI: ...

Spree of Monday night violence adds to concern about Baton Rouge's rising homicide rate  The Advocate

In the span of two hours on Monday night, five shootings rang out through Baton Rouge, claiming the lives of two people and injuring four others — a spree of.

Laying the Foundation in education  The Advocate

More than 450 elementary, middle and high school teachers from eight states and 17 parishes and school districts across Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, ...

New branch manager also a fan, patron of the library  The Advocate

Lauren Tomlin's life, at least the last 16 years of it, has been viewed with a backdrop of books. Now the librarian who found life, purpose and the love of.

Louisiana's 2019 class stacked with talent, but LSU must fight off Nick Saban, others  The Advocate

Kardell Thomas shut down his recruitment two weeks ago.

NHS Autism Center opening in Baton Rouge

Tia Williams-Edwards is the mother of twin boys, Blaine and Bryce, born prematurely and soon diagnosed with autism. The new, yet to open, NHS Autism Center ...

Fambrough: Area football teams writing their own championship scripts  The Advocate

Some high school football teams play at or near the top of their games each week and are a thing of beauty to see. Others play their way to the.

Classmates never forget Woodlawn graduates who died in Vietnam War  KTBS

So many stories. So many lives touched by the Vietnam War.

Zachary sports for March 8, 2017  The Advocate

The Zachary Broncos powerlifting team continued the Zachary sport list of strong performances for the 2017-2018 year with a runner-up finish at the East ...

Candidates for Baton Rouge BESE slot air views on Common Core, suspensions and closing schools  The Advocate

Standardized testing, out-of-school suspensions and closing troubled public schools all came under fire Wednesday night during a forum in the race for an open ...

The future of local art steps out of the classroom and into Baton Rouge Gallery's 'Real-Life Experience'  The Advocate

The original artwork of high school students from throughout East Baton Rouge Parish is filling the Baton Rouge Gallery for the "Real-Life Experience" exhibition.

Barnes kicking his way into La. Tech history  The Advocate

No matter what happens the rest of this season, Jonathan Barnes will go down as one of the greatest kickers in Louisiana Tech history.

St. Amant high student stabbed, killed by teen at Gonzales residence  The Advocate

An 18-year-old Ascension Parish man was stabbed to death by a teen when he went to pick up a friend in Gonzales Saturday before going to the St. Amant High.

2019 BOXTOROW HBCU FCS Recruiting Rankings: Southern sits at the head of the BOXTOROW recruiting rankings for the first time ever

This is the 13th year of BOXTOROW's Top 10 HBCU FCS Recruiting Classes. I must say that this year is one of the years where there were a lot of really good ...

Neighbors awards $15,000 tuition assistance to nine students  The Advocate

Earlier this year, the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation announced its newest initiative, the Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award, and recently announced ...

'Business as usual'? Flood-wary residents blast approval of Sanctuary development along Amite River  The Advocate

A swell of worried residents who spoke Wednesday about extensive flooding around the Amite River last August was not enough to stop the Metro Council from ...

Unexpected makeover leads to immediate volleyball success for Lee  The Advocate

Michelle Haynes expected it to be a transition year, not necessarily a transformation.

Chasing a fix: Loving an addict  WAFB

Families share stories and struggles of loving an addict.

Southern University School of Nursing hosts students for 'Simulation Day'  The Advocate

Students interested in nursing got hands-on experience Friday during the Southern University School of Nursing's annual Simulation Day.

Video with former USA Volleyball stars Danielle Scott, Kim Willoughby  Volleyball Magazine

Good friends and former USA Volleyball teammates Danielle Scott and Kim Willoughby served as public-address announcers Saturday for the Louisiana High ...

'I don't want their deaths to be in vain.' Family, friends remember I-12 crash victims

The young girl was nervous about standing up in a crowded church to recite the "Our Father," and Rachel Lehmann was trying to calm her. You're committing ...

Nothing else to remember him by, Purple Heart medal finds veteran's family 68 years later

Strangers sat around a dining room table, brought together by a man who died nearly 70 years ago and never came home.

Livingston Parish teacher, DeSoto Parish principal take top honors at educators symposium Friday night  The Advocate

Joni Smith, a 7th-grade science teacher at Albany Middle School, received the 2017 Teacher of the Year award Friday night at a celebration honoring the state's ...

Arthritis Foundation wants you to Walk for a Cure

The Arthritis Foundation has scheduled their upcoming walk in Baton Rouge to raise money to help find a cure.

The Numbers Behind Abinusawa's 7.33 60 Meters  MileSplit

The Germantown Academy freshman put herself in the record books with a remarkable Millrose run.

Trey Prather remembered for much more than athletics  Shreveport Times

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Runnels robotics club wins top honors in debut competition at Woodlawn  The Advocate

The Runnels Raiders Robotics team captured two top honors during its inaugural meet recently at Woodlawn High School.

Madison Prep's Tyrese Walker achieves two milestones by signing with Idaho  The Advocate

Long before he entered high school, Madison Prep running back Tyrese Walker embraced the role of an underdog.

The best of the Boot: Louisiana's top hoops players  Shreveport Times

Louisiana's basketball roots may be much deeper than you think.

Downtown Kiwanis Club announces winners of annual student art show  The Advocate

The Downtown Kiwanis Club, of Baton Rouge, has announced the winners of its 43rd annual art show for middle and high school students, held in conjunction ...

Baton Rouge father-son duo cheer on Eagles at Super Bowl in memory of late sailor son  The Advocate

Phillip Chialastri has shared his love of the Philadelphia Eagles with his two sons since the day they were born, cuddling with them as newborns in his Eagles ...

Lights, camera, commit: Derek Stingley Jr. to choose LSU, Florida or Texas using video on Wednesday  The Advocate

A week ago, The Dunham School's Derek Stingley Jr. was deemed the nation's No. 1 prospect for 2019 by one recruiting *service*.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to present 17 debutantes at special ceremony  The Advocate

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, will present 17 debutantes Aug. 27 during a Rites of Passage Ceremony at the Mount Pilgrim ...

Never fear, Green Phantasm is here: Baton Rouge's newest superhero spotted around city  The Advocate

The Green Phantasm is on a lunch break. Baton Rouge's resident superhero sips on a Dr Pepper and waits for his hamburger, his green-banded fedora and ...

Lisette Oropesa returns home to perform a lunchtime concert hosted by Opéra Louisiane  The Advocate

Lisette Oropesa will be giving a performance in Baton Rouge, but she just thinks of it as a hometown visit with friends.

Runnels Elementary School's Robotics Club wins big at first tournament  The Advocate

Members of Runnels Elementary School's Robotics Club earned top honors and qualified for the state championship during their first competition.

Community column for April 10  The Advocate

John James Audubon Chapter members attended the Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference on March 15-17 at the Renaissance ...

Church program offers boys guidance on education, community, current events  The Advocate

The question was put to a group of youngsters on a Saturday morning as they assembled in New St. John Baptist Church for “A Gathering of Neighborhood Boys ...

Community column for April 11  The Advocate

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication instructor Roxanne K. Dill was awarded the George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award on March 23 during ...

Live Oak boys head to the Woodlawn Shootout  The Livingston Parish News

The Live Oak boys hit the tournament circuit early this season when they compete at the Woodlawn Shootout starting Wednesday in Baton Rouge.

Teachers taught lessons to drive more students to science and technology careers  The Advocate

A succession of middle and high school science teachers on Friday climbed the bleachers at Capitol Middle School carrying Barbie or Ken dolls tied to long ...

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