NSU family remembers Carley McCord through memorial scholarship

The Northwestern State University family came together in grief following the tragic loss of alumna Carley McCord, a well-known sports journalist and digital media reporter who was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette Saturday, Dec. 28. Friends remembered McCord as a remarkable and involved student who stayed in touch with her NSU family and was a devoted Demon supporter.

McCord, 30, earned a degree in journalism at NSU in 2011. As an undergraduate, she worked in NSU’s Recruiting Office for four years where she was a Student Ambassador and gave tours to prospective students.

“She was driven, energetic and was out to set the world on fire,” said Jana Lucky, NSU’s former director of Recruiting, now director of Enrollment Services. “Carley was very determined, but also kind and genuine. She was well-known in sports media throughout the state and always used the hashtag #womeninsports. She was a loyal Demon.”

NSU Athletic Director Greg Burke first built a connection with McCord when she approached him about career advice in athletics.

“I told her the best commodity you have is time and how you use it. She invested time and energy to advancing her career, which was on an upward trajectory,” Burke said. “She was vibrant, energetic, professional and detail oriented. She knew sports and she was good with people. A word I think of when I think of Carley is aspire. I know she was headed to a bigger stage and wanted to be a pioneer for women in sports media. The loss of someone of her ability is shocking and sad but her legacy will carry itself forward.”

McCord was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. A talented vocalist, she was crowned Miss Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet in 2010 when her fellow contestants voted her Miss Congeniality.

McCord was a frequent visitor to Northwestern State and supported the NSU Foundation as a Columns Fund member. By Sunday, family and Tri Sigma alumnae were working with Director of Development Jill Bankston and Associate Director Danielle Antoon Cobb, a sorority sister and family friend, to create the Carley McCord Memorial Scholarship. Bankston said she and her staff will work with the McCord family to finalize scholarship criteria, which will most likely benefit young women pursuing careers in media.

McCord was a Baton Rouge native who followed her older sister Kaleigh McCord Pederson to Northwestern State. She worked as a digital media reporter for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches and was the in-game host for the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The group on the twin engine plane was traveling to Atlanta to attend the Peach Bowl, where McCord’s father-in-law Steve Ensminger Sr. would help coach the LSU Tigers to a win. Because of the connection to LSU, as well as McCord’s vast network of friends and colleagues in media, news of the tragedy traveled quickly and initiated an outpouring of love and support to the McCord and Ensminger families.

“Anyone who knew Carley knew she was the most energetic, passionate person, a person who embraced opportunity,” said NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. “The news took our breath away. So many of us knew her as a very motivated and involved student and watched her career blossom into the professional that she was. She loved her university and always remembered where she came from. Carley was a role model and an inspiration to so many while she walked this earth.”

To make a contribution to the Carley McCord Memorial Scholarship, visit http://www.northwesternstatealumni.com/donations/carley-mccord-memorial-scholarship or contact Bankston at bankstonj@nsula.edu or (318) 357-4241.


Booth and Lincoln

By Brad Dison

Late one night in the 1860s, the exact date is unknown, Lincoln stood on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey, and watched as the other passengers purchased tickets for their sleeping car places from the conductor. Lincoln patiently waited for his turn to board the train. The platform was crowded and the number of passengers grew quickly with every passing moment. As more and more people forced their way onto the platform, there was nowhere for them to go until they received their tickets and boarded the train. The conductor worked as quickly as he could, but three to four passengers arrived to purchase tickets in the time he finished helping a single customer. The passengers were not interested in visiting with Lincoln, whom many of them knew at a glance; they just wanted to be on their way.

As the crowd grew, they pressed Lincoln against the train’s car body. An ever-patient man, Lincoln said not a word of his situation. He saw no danger. His feet were on the platform, his body was pressed against the passenger car. The gap between the platform and passenger car was narrow. Suddenly, and without warning, the train jolted into motion and knocked Lincoln off of his feet. As he was falling, his feet went into the gap between the station platform and the moving train. Unaided, both of Lincoln’s feet would have been crushed between the platform and the train. It is more likely that he would have been pulled further into the gap by the movement of the train and crushed to death.

But someone did aid Lincoln this night. At the very moment that Lincoln lost his footing, a bystander saw what was happening and sprang into action. In a letter to a friend, Lincoln wrote that the he “was personally helpless, when my coat collar was vigorously seized and I was quickly pulled up and out to a secure footing on the platform.” Lincoln, safe and uninjured, turned to thank his rescuer. Lincoln recognized his rescuer immediately because he was one of the most famous actors of the era. Many people professed that Booth as the greatest American actor of the 19th century. Lincoln thanked the man and called him by name. Booth,… Edwin Booth. The older brother of John Wilkes Booth had just saved the life of President Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln.


NSU Baseball: Danny Bob Turner’s No. 7 set to be retired

Danny Bob Turner’s place in Northwestern State baseball history has been sealed for more than half a century.

Going forward, it will be easier for all to see.

The Northwestern State Athletic Department announced Monday that Turner’s No. 7 will be retired in a ceremony this spring, honoring NSU’s first baseball All-American. Turner’s jersey retirement is the first under the department’s new policy, which incorporated input from various sources to compile a list of criteria for this honor.

Northwestern State Director of Athletics Greg Burke delivered the news to Turner personally earlier this month.

“I am very humbled by it,” said Turner, named a 1967 All-American after finishing fifth in the nation with a .411 batting average. “I really loved my years at Northwestern State. I had a wonderful time, and he surprised me when he told me what they were going to do. It’s quite an honor. It hasn’t been done that many times at Northwestern State. For me to be chosen, it’s a thrill for me.”

Turner was a three-time All-Gulf States Conference selection and helped lead the Demons to the 1967 GSC championship under coach Jack Clayton. That Demons team became the first NSU squad to advance to NCAA postseason play, reaching the College Division Midwest Regional.

Turner’s No. 7 will join four other retired numbers that reside on the center field wall at Brown-Stroud Field – Billie Roy Cook’s No. 10, Jim Wells’ No. 17, Jim Willis’ No. 28 and Brian Lawrence’s No. 29.

“What a well-deserved honor this is for Danny Bob, who was a great baseball player and is an even better person,” Burke said. “He truly was a leader on the diamond for Demon baseball but, more impressively, has been a leader in his community and profession for many years. You love seeing good people like Danny Bob receive this sort of recognition, especially knowing how much it means to his family and friends.”

The excitement over Turner’s number retirement spread to his former teammates.

“I’m so excited right now,” said Terry Alario Sr., who pitched for the Demons from 1966-69. “I can’t tell you how pleasing this is to me. Danny Bob was a remarkable athlete. He was probably one of the best teammates anybody could ever have. As far as his abilities on the baseball field, it was magnificent the way he would swing the bat. He never let you down. He was the kind of guy we always hoped would be at the plate in a key situation.”

Alario said Turner “loved RBIs,” a fact that was clear from his 1967 batting line.

Turner knocked in 27 runs in just 90 at-bats, but it was his performance in a doubleheader at the then-University of Southwestern Louisiana that stood out to both him and Alario.

Turner tripled in four consecutive at-bats across the twinbill against the Ragin’ Cajuns. In addition to being a unique feat, Turner recalled how similar all four of his three-baggers were.

“In the first game of the doubleheader, the last two times I was at bat, I hit balls to the left-center gap, and I got up the first two times in the second game and hit triples to the same spot,” he said. “You could have videotaped all four and you would have thought it was the same at-bat. They were almost the same identical hit – the same line drive, hard hit to left-center.”

Alario’s memory of the feat nearly was a carbon copy.

“That’s still the greatest accomplishment I’ve seen in baseball at any level,” Alario said. “The third time he was up, the left fielder and center fielder got closer together, and he hit it between them again. The next time, they were 20 feet apart, and he hit it in the same spot. They were rockets, absolute rockets.”

Turner’s Northwestern State athletic resume also included a spot on the undefeated 1966 football team, allowing him to play for legendary coach Jack Clayton in both sports.

Following the conclusion of his football coaching career in 1966, Clayton took over the Demon baseball coaching job and led NSU to the national postseason.

“Coach Clayton was one of the finest men I’ve ever known,” Turner said. “He was all about building character, building relationships and loving the young men who played for him. It was really a thrill to have him coach me in both baseball and football in the same year.”

Turner’s character showed off the field as well.

He created the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle on NSU’s campus, a legacy that now will be joined when his No. 7 is placed alongside the other four retired Demon baseball numbers this spring.

“I have so many wonderful memories of my time at Northwestern,” Turner said. “I spent a lot of time at the Baptist Student Union and started the first FCA huddle at Northwestern in 1964. When I think back on my time at Northwestern, I loved the time I was able to play on the national champion football team and play baseball, starting all four years. I loved my off-field life, too. I met so many Christian friends during that time.”

Pictured above: Demon baseball All-American Danny Bob Turner (left) and Northwestern State Director of Athletics Greg Burke pose for a photo after Burke informed Turner his baseball No. 7 will be retired by Northwestern State. Credit: Submitted Photo


PARISH GOVERNMENT NEW YEAR’S DAY CLOSURES

Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced that the Parish Government offices will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year’s Day holiday. The Parish landfill and bin sites will be also be closed Wednesday. Parish offices will be open for normal operating hours on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Questions about Parish closures can be directed to the Parish Government at (318) 352-2714.


Kiwanis recognizes Terrific Kids at Fairview Alpha

Students at Fairview Alpha received Terrific Kid certificates from the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club for the month of December recognizing them for their character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Pictured on first row from left are London Reliford, Ariel Thomas, Benton Yount, and Connor Dubois. On second row are Julious Johnson, Aiden Saba, and Cooper Dubois. On third row are Akaira Freeman, Kaleigh Sparks, Trayln Lofton, Davarian Brimzy, Latavia Reliford, Bobby Reliford, William Turner, and Kiwanian Jessica Parker. Not pictured is Tyler Dempsey.


Notice of Death – December 30, 2019

NATCHITOCHES:
Kanick Lewis, Sr.
November 19, 1918 – December 29, 2019
Arrangements TBA

Annois Willie Christial
October 10, 1951 – December 27, 2019
Arrangements TBA

Mary Ellen Smith Boozman
July 10, 1929 – December 27, 2019
Service: Tuesday, December 31 at 11 am at the American Cemetery in Natchitoches

Douglas A Masters
June 21, 1945 – December 28, 2019
Service: Tuesday, December 31 at 1 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home
Interment: Bellwood Cemetery

O. P. Moore
December 27, 2019
Arrangements TBA

Lugene Cox
December 26, 2019
Arrangements TBA


NSU mourns loss of alumna; Fund Established

Northwestern State University’s Director of Athletics Greg Burke posted the following statement regarding the tragic death of Carly McCord.

“It is with great sadness the NSU Athletics family – coaches, student-athletes, and staff, past and present – grieves the loss of Carley McCord Ensminger. Carley had an abounding love for her alma mater. While always maintaining professionalism and objectivity, she truly embraced the opportunity to cover Demon athletic events. Her vibrant personality and passionate approach to sports journalism had her career pointed at an upward trajectory. All of us at her alma mater were proud to call her an alumna and an ambassador for Northwestern State. Our hearts and sympathies are with her husband and family, as well as the other families impacted by this tragedy, during this difficult time.”

McCord was one of five fatalities in a plane crash in Lafayette on Dec. 28. The private plane was on its way to Atlanta, Ga. The occupants were on their way to the Peach Bowl. Now family, friends, colleagues and sports fans mourn the loss of the beloved sports reporter.

Carley McCord’s family to honor the beloved Louisiana sports reporter through a memorial scholarship fund in her name at her alma mater, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Contribute a donation by visiting:

Northwestern State Alumni – Carley McCord Ensminger Fund


City Council holds special called meeting to introduce ordinances

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The City Council held a brief Special Called meeting the morning of Dec. 27to introduce several ordinances before its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 13.
 

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

  • Authorize  The  City  To Lease A Portion Of A Building    Located At 200 Rapides Drive To Youth & Families Empowerment Services, LLC,  Setting  The Terms And Conditions  Of Same, And Authorizing The Execution Of The Lease By The Mayor, Lee Posey, After Due Compliance With The Law, And Further Providing For Advertising Of The Lease And An Effective Date.
  • Restate The Policy Of The City Of Natchitoches Regarding Sick Leave And To Amend And Reenact The Personnel Policies Manual Of The City Of Natchitoches To Amend The Section Entitled “Sick Leave”, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.
  • Authorize The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award  The Bid For Caustic Soda For The Water Treatment Plant (Bid No. 0622)
  • Approve The Exercise Of An Option To Repurchase Or In The Alternative An Extension Of The Option To Repurchase In Favor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Repurchase  A 15.0 Acre Tract Of Land In Section 74, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Ledet’s Louisiana Seafood, L.L.C., And Authorizing The Mayor, Lee Posey, To Exercise The Option To Repurchase And Repurchase The Property, Or In The Alternative Execute An Extension Of Option And Any Other Documents That May Be Necessary, And To Provide For Advertising.
  • Approve The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated In Section 138, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Chester Corley, For The Total Consideration Of Three Hundred Thousand Seven Hundred Three Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor  Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

RESOLUTIONS:

  • Authorize The Mayor To Advertise And Accept Bids For    La-6 West Turn Lane And J-Turn (Bid No. 0624)
  • Authorize The Mayor To Advertise And Accept Bids  For Building Renovations At 720 Sixth Street (Bid No. 0625)
  • Authorize The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 1 To The Contract Between The City of Natchitoches And Prothro Construction , LLC For The City Council Chambers Renovation Project (Bid No. 0611)
  • Authorize The Mayor To Execute A Certificate Of Substantial Completion To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Prothro Construction, LLC. For The City Council Chambers Renovation Project (Bid No. 0611) 
 
 


Louisiana first state to get federal approval of state industrial hemp plan

Baton Rouge – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Louisiana’s industrial hemp state plan, the first of three states to receive approval under the 2018 Farm Bill, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced Dec. 27.

“With the USDA approving our state industrial hemp plan, the pieces of the regulatory puzzle are falling into place,” Strain said. “We are now able to move forward and begin accepting industrial hemp license applications.”

Any person growing, handling, transporting or processing industrial hemp or hemp seed is required to possess a current license issued by the LDAF. All applicants are required to submit a completed application, background check and license fees.

The four types of industrial hemp licenses are as follows:

· Grower License – authorizes the licensee to cultivate, handle and transport industrial hemp regardless of the intended use.

· Processor License – authorizes the licensee to handle, process and transport industrial hemp.

· Seed Producer – authorizes the licensee to produce, transport and sell industrial hemp seed.

· Contract Carrier – authorizes the licensee to transport industrial hemp; required when the transporter is not the licensed grower or processor of the plant material.

“Our Industrial Hemp program administrators have worked very hard to ensure the state regulatory framework was in place as soon as feasibly possible,” Strain said. “I am pleased that we remain on track to issue licenses for the 2020 planting season.”

For more information on the Louisiana Industrial Hemp Program, visit www.ldaf.state.la.us and click on the industrial hemp tab.

Quick links:

Louisiana Industrial Hemp Applications

View the USDA approval letter


Eighth Fire Fatality in a Month Leads to Plea from State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning is making a plea to Louisiana families to take home fire safety seriously following the eighth fire fatality in north Louisiana in three weeks.

“These deaths should not be happening,” said Browning, “The weather is mild and while several of our investigations are still ongoing, the majority of these suspected causes indicate not only were these fires preventable, but the losses of life were too.”

The latest fatal fire investigation began around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 28 in the 1500 block of Sweetwater Road just outside of Columbia.

Upon arrival, firefighters with the East Columbia Fire Department learned there had been four occupants in the home at the time of the fire. A 67-year-old female was found dead while her husband, a 73-year-old male, and a 16-year-old female relative were hospitalized with injuries. An 89-year-old man, the female victim’s father, was able to escape uninjured. Several pets were also lost in the blaze.

While an exact cause of the fire remains undetermined, State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies have determined there were no working smoke alarms in this home.

This tragedy comes after fatal fires in Wisner, Haughton, Shreveport, Coushatta, Cullen and Benton that have occurred since December 8 claiming the lives of now eight people. Preliminary causes under investigation in those fires range from electrical to heating-related and cooking. In many of the cases, the victims were elderly and/or disabled and in two of the cases, the victims died after re-entering the structure. Also, many of these homes were without working smoke alarms.

The SFM would like to implore all residents to take a look around your homes, and the homes of your elderly relatives and neighbors, to keep an eye out for potential fire hazards and take immediate action to make the situation safer. Those hazards include heating devices too close to combustibles and overloaded electrical power sources while preventative actions include ensuring working smoke alarms are present and to “Get Out, Stay Out” when faced with a fire emergency.

“Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe from fire is simple and starts with personal accountability,” said Browning, “Fire is everyone’s fight because it does not discriminate. It can and does affect all families and can happen at any time, especially without constant awareness and prevention efforts.”

The SFM’s Operation Save-A-Life partners with local fire departments and districts to install smoke alarms for families that need them. You can find more information on the program on our website lasfm.org.


Men’s Hoops – Demons power their way past Champion Christian

From start to finish, the Northwestern State men’s basketball team did what it was supposed to Sunday afternoon.

Namely, the Demons used their superior size and athleticism to cruise to a 101-61 win against Champion Christian inside Prather Coliseum.

“There were some positive things,” head coach Mike McConathy said. “We shot the ball well from the 3-point line, 46 points in the paint. We outrebounded them by (19), and we were supposed to. In the first half, we mixed our zones up. In the second half, we primarily played man-to-man until the bitter end, which allowed us to guard smaller people on the perimeter.”

Whatever defense the Demons (4-7) played, they were successful.

Mixing zone coverages in the first half, Northwestern State limited the Tigers to 26.5-percent shooting (9-for-34) in the first 20 minutes. The second half was even better, as NSU’s man-based defense held Champion Christian to 24.2-percent shooting (8-for-33). All told, the Tigers connected on just 25.4 percent of their shots.

And when Champion Christian missed, the Demons put their size to good use.

Junior Larry Owens grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds, falling one point shy of his first career double-double. Owens was one of four Demons who grabbed at least eight rebounds, joining Nikos Chougkaz (9), Jamarue Gregg (8) and Gatdoar Kueth (8).

“It feels good, because we went into the gym and we decided we need to start a winning streak,” Owens said. “We won against Lamar, and we want to take it one game at a time. It’s gone from there.”

Owens hit four of six shots from the field, part of an NSU offense that blistered the nets at a 57.6-percent clip for the game. Included in that were 10 3-pointers, the most for the Demons since hitting 11 in a season-opening win against Centenary.

Two of those 3-pointers came from Grecian freshman Robert Chougkaz, who connected on all four of his shots and finished with a career-best 10-points.

“I got a lot of confidence form my coaches and teammates,” he said. “I always play with energy. I needed some time (to adapt to the American game), but now I’m gaining confidence. Larry Owens is one of the teammates who pushes me to play harder.”

Robert Chougkaz’ career game gave the Demons four players in double figures, led by Nikos Chougkaz and Chudier Bile, who finished with 15 points each. Jairus Roberson added 12, helping the Demons’ bench outscore Champion Christian’s reserves 59-32.

Champion Christian’s D’Andre Butler led all scorers with 18, hitting 11 of 13 free throws.

Northwestern State’s all-around effort gave it a second straight win before it returns to Southland Conference play Thursday night at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

“We came through (the break),” said McConathy, who collected his 299th career win at Northwestern State. “It was great to get the win against Lamar (last Saturday) and to come back and get the one today. We’ll go back and work on the little things to improve as we prepare for the game Thursday.”


Brister earns honorable mention All-American from volleyballmag.com

The awards continue to pile up for Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister. This week she was named a volleyballmag.com honorable mention All-American, adding to her already impressive list of postseason awards.

The Southland Conference and LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year, the first Lady Demon to be chosen for either top award, Brister had the most prolific offensive season in program history thus far. Along with the award firsts, she was the first player to hammer 500 kills in a season, smashing the NSU single-season record.

“It makes me proud of all of the hard work that I’ve put in and the many hours and things I have sacrificed to be where I am today,” Brister said. “I wouldn’t have had the season I had without my teammates.

“Everyone played a role this year whether on the court or on the bench. Having a team full of best friends was definitely the key.”

Her 539 kills and 4.77 kill per set average this season helped the Lady Demons to their first 20-win season under Kiracofe and fifth overall. It also earned NSU its second-ever postseason berth with a trip to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.

“In my opinion Hannah stood out consistently in a season with a lot of great volleyball and individual performances,” fifth-year head coach Sean Kiracofe said. “Hannah is incredible talented, had an amazing season and this is a deserved honor. She is going to continue to shine for the rest of her career.

Having already surpassed the 1,000-kill mark as a junior, the Paincourtville native has her eyes squarely set on the NSU program record during her final season in Natchitoches in 2020.

Photo credit: Gary Hardaman


NSU recognizes top grads at commencement, which featured NSU alumna Denise Lewis Patrick as guest speaker

Acclaimed writer, editor and teacher Denise Lewis Patrick, was guest speaker during Dec. 20 commencement exercises at Northwestern State University. Patrick is a Natchitoches native who earned a degree in journalism at NSU in 1977 and a master’s in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. A long-time resident of the New York City area, she is a freelance writer, editor, instructor and literary consultant who has authored works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for all age levels. Patrick delivered a message of hope and encouragement to NSU’s Fall 2019 graduates, urging them to be mindful of their moral and ethical footprints and to go out into the world with open minds and hearts.

Top Graduates – morning ceremony:

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Northwestern State University recognized top graduates from the Gallaspy Family College of Education and Human Development, the Louisiana Scholars’ College and the College of Arts and Sciences prior to morning commencement exercises in Prather Coliseum. On the front row from left are NSU alumna and commencement speaker Denise Lewis Patrick with Samantha Morris of Longview, Texas; Allison DeGlandon of Effie, Caroline Matthews of Florien, Jayden Wheeler of Forney, Texas; Erin Brown of Shreveport; Alli Douet of St. Martinville and Janee Charles of Jennings. On the back row are Travis Carrell of Huntington, Texas; Madelyn Cheatwood of Natchitoches, Carter Coriell of Leesville, Jessi Dominique of Covington, Shayla James of Princeton, Texas, Jourdan Waddell of Slidell, Aubry Dennis of Natchitoches and NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio.

Top Graduates – afternoon:

Topgradsafternoon

Northwestern State University recognized the top graduates from after commencement exercises that included those earning degrees in general studies and engineering technology from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology and the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health. From left are State Senator-elect Louie Bernard, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, Simona Curry of Calvin, Mary Myers of Pelican, Emily Arnaud of Bunkie, Comis Waddell of Benton, Brittany Furrow of Frierson, Wesley Simien of Jennings and commencement speaker Denise Lewis Patrick.

Kiwanis recognizes Terrific Kids at Magnet

Students at Natchitoches Magnet School received Terrific Kid certificates from the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club for the month of December recognizing them for their character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Madison Anderson, Chandler Mitchell, Terrance Robinson, Ferguson- Aiden Cooper, Joshua Lacaze, Layla Jernigan, Oscar Williams, Braylon Carter, Kayden Bradley, Alayjia Taylor, Chloe Kelly, Justice Robinson, Ally Vanzant, Ana Baltazar, Brooklyn Jones and Heaven Sam. Kiwanian Annette Roque presented the students with their certificates.