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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 ...

Local leaders keeping 'Capital Area Promise' by visiting schools in the Capital City

The “Capital Area Promise” initiative remains front and center for many local leaders and tomorrow one of those leaders visits a school in Baton Rouge.

Darryl Wilson Tutt  The Livingston Parish News

Darryl Wilson Tutt, age 41, entered Heaven's Eternal Gates on April 10, 2019, at his residence in St. Amant, Louisiana. Darryl was born March 1, 1978, to David ...

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.

Four local soccer teams set for LHSAA semifinals this weekend  The Advocate

Mention the words “final four” and sports fans always think about a basketball tournament. However, a group of local high school soccer teams will go on the ...

Check out Wednesday's prep report for basketball scores  The Advocate

East Ascension 46, Broadmoor 41. Broadmoor 10 5 17 6-41. East Ascension 10 4 17 7-46. SCORING: EAST ASCENSION: Tre Joseph 9, Hovert Grayson 9, ...

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.

Baton Rouge native serving with Navy in Hawaii  The Advocate

Seaman Elijah Sykes, a 2017 graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal ...

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 ...

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 —

Woodlawn High selected for new Pre-AP program to help students get ready for Advanced Placement exams  The Advocate

Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge is planning to add a battery of new courses this fall that will allow ninth and 10th graders to prepare to take the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Coaches say skill level, enthusiasm both on a high level for Saturday's Red Stick Bowl  The Advocate

The venue was different, but that did not alter the enthusiasm as the Patriots and Eagles converged on Woodlawn High School for their second day of practice ...

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 ...

Check out how football teams ranked in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association polls fared in Week 4  The Advocate

1. John Curtis (4-0) beat Brother Martin 45-16. 2. West Monroe (4-0) beat Noxubee County, Miss., 30-9. 3. East Ascension (4-0) beat Cecilia 58-24. 4. Zachary ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Broken Bronco ‘Bots seize first battle championship  The Advocate

Armed with a small band of teachers, mentors, parents and an alumnus, the Zachary's Bronco Robotics team won its first alliance championship Saturday at the ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

Special Olympics leads campaign to end the 'r-word'

Special Olympics Louisiana is encouraging people to take the pledge to stop using the 'r-word.'

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 ...

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 ...

Quiz Bowl tests knowledge at St. Paul's  The Advocate

Fourteen teams from eight Louisiana schools came together at St. Paul's on Feb. 2 to compete in the Brother Bill Parsons Quiz Bowl Tournament.

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?

Friends mourn Baton Rouge sailor lost at sea

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

Educators sign books to kick off Educators' Appreciation Week  The Advocate

Dutchtown High School gifted teacher Mandy Green Perret and Woodlawn High School Assistant Principal Anitra Walker signed books at Barnes and Noble ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

2 men found dead in 2 separate homes in LA, TX in wake of hostage situation  WAFB

One was found at a house in East Texas. The other was in a Shreveport residence.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Photos: Who is Derek Stingley Jr.? Meet LSU's newest commit, Baton Rouge prep standout  The Advocate

At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Dunham defensive back Derek Stingley Jr. is the No. 1 prospect for 2019 by

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 ...

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 ...

Check out who beat out record number of nominees for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame  The Advocate

One of the NFL's all-time greats, two Baton Rouge coaching legends and a five-time Olympian headline the 2019 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class ...

Melvin McClay led the way with 220 rushing yards in Plaquemine's 42-20 win over East St. John  The Advocate

RESERVE — Melvin McClay ran for 220 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead Plaquemine High School past East St. John 42-20 in a ...

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.

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 ...

Runnels High School powerlifters bring home gold from Panther Invitational  The Advocate

The Runnels High School powerlifting team turned in a golden performance Jan. 13 at the Panther Invitational Meet at Woodlawn High School.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Woodlawn HS million-dollar scholar reacts to college cheating scandal  KSLA

A local high school valedictorian with over 30 scholarships reacts to the massive college cheating scandal.

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.

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 ...

Chasing a fix: Loving an addict  WAFB

Families share stories and struggles of loving an addict.

Baton Rouge High School Sports  The Advocate

Read about the latest in high school sports in Baton Rouge and South Louisiana from The Advocate. Never miss a game!

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 ...

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

Approximately 300 high school juniors and seniors from Woodlawn, Scotlandville, Glen Oaks and East Baton Rouge virtual high schools learned about the ...

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.

EBR superintendent unveils plans for better schools as St. George incorporation effort refuels

Organizers behind a refueled effort to form a city splitting away from East Baton Rouge Parish are starting to come out of their shell.

Check out the High School Volleyball Top 5s  The Advocate

1, East Ascension (9-3): Winning Dutchtown's tourney last weekend was a key step for the Division I Spartans. 2, Lee (7-0): Strength of schedule may be ...

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

Family and friends remember the victims who died in I-12 crashes on May 26.

'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 ...

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: ...

Arthritis Foundation's "Walk to Cure Arthritis" slated for May

More than 200 walkers are supporting the Arthritis Foundation's mission to cure arthritis and help people with arthritis live a full life by participating in the 2017 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Louisiana Tech snags a pair of three-star commits  Underdog Dynasty

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have gotten commitments from a pair of three-star players for their 2018 class over the past two days. Commits nine and 10 come ...

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 ...

Teen suspect in 'bizarre' Ascension Parish stabbing case identified, will be tried for murder as adult  The Advocate

GONZALES — A 16-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a St. Amant teen on Saturday will be tried as an adult on a count of second-degree murder, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Body of missing Zachary boater recovered from Bayou Bienvenue

CHALMETTE, LA (WAFB) - Search and rescue crews say they have recovered the body of a Zachary boater reported missing near Chalmette on Thursday.

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

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

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.

Rising retiree 'legacy costs' a growing concern | Education  The Advocate

In the accounting world, they are known as “legacy” costs — costsassociated with retirees whose employers had promised them benefits from the day they ...

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 ...

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 ...

Parkview Baptist head coach Kenny Guillot decides to step down

Parkview Baptist head football coach Kenny Guillot is stepping down for health reasons. He led the Eagles to four LHSAA Class 3A Championships.

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