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The Louisiana R-II School Board recently released the names of 26 recent LHS graduates who received money from the Louisiana’s own Hardin Scholarship Fund. The students will utilize $86,500 from the fund for next year’s college costs. The recipients for this year are: Class of 2010 — Alexa Stark, Kassiana Richardson, Matt VanHooser, Morgan Windmiller, and Paige Kueck. Class of 2011 — Alonzo Findley, Jennifer Calvin, Lorel-ei Smith, Meghan Cunningham.
Reserve funds have balanced the 2012-2013 R-II schools budget and are expected to place the 2013-2014 budget in the black as well. For 2012-2013, the $7 million budget came in with a $100,000 deficit, but a $3.2 million reserve easily erased it. “We’re running a deficit but at the same time our surplus has not gone down,” said R-II Superintdent Dr. Richard Basden at the Monday, June 17 board meeting.
The Louisiana R-II School Board hired a number of new teachers and coaches at a special meeting on Monday, June 10. Two new fifth-grade teachers were hired to replace Sierra Johnson and Kindra Proctor. Those teachers have moved on to the Troy school district in Lincoln County, according to Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden. Replacing them are Halie Clemons and Stephanie Kopff. Kopff will also serve as the assistant girls basketball
Learning how to divide fractions or the history of the Civil War are important lessons to the students of Pike County schools. The Kids In Motion summer program allows some of them to take education a step further to the practical level about work and serving the community. Last week, the county Kids In Motion students learned how to handle the money they are earning at the Bank of Louisiana
Zachary Page Reever and Ethan Garrett Helkey, who both attend Louisiana High School, will be attending the American Legion Boys State program at Central Missouri University in Warrensburg. Established in 1938, this prestigious statewide leadership and citizenship training program was developed for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school. The 74th session will be held June 15-22. During the eight-day program, these highly distinguished juniors
The American Legion Post No. 370, of Louisiana, awarded four $1,000 scholarships to two Louisiana and two Bowling Green graduating seniors. The Louisiana boys scholarship went to Gregory Evans Pitzer, son of Clint and Lisa Pitzer. Gregory plans to attend a college or university in the fall. The Louisiana girls scholarship went to Kelsey Paige Henderson, daughter of Kelly and Elaine Henderson. Kelsey plans to attend the Moberly Area Community
Emily Barnes, of Louisiana, has been awarded the First Presbyterian Church’s Frier-Pribe Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. Emily is the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Barnes of Louisiana. Emily is a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Emily graduated from Louisiana High School in 2009. She served in numerous organizations including: honor roll, four years; National Honor Society, two years; student council representative, four years; Future Farmers of America,