The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St. in New Orleans, will serve as host for the Arts College Fair to help high school students make decisions on their next steps of education and post-secondary opportunities in the arts and academics.
The free fair is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday and is expected to include representatives from such schools as Boston Conservatory, California Institute of the Arts, The Juilliard School, Savannah College of Art and Design and Kansas City Art Institute as well as Louisiana colleges including LSU, Louisiana Tech, Dillard University, Loyola University New Orleans, Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of New Orleans and Tulane University.
At the fair, colleges will be offering information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities as well as providing art portfolio review stations. Special presentations will begin after 6 p.m. by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance and the Princeton Review.
Visit http://www.nocca.com or call (504) 940-ARTS for more information.
Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge announced 2012 recipients of the Mary Virginia Crain Penniman Scholarship, awarded annually to three of the most outstanding English students in middle school.
This year’s recipients are sixth-grader Miles Baker Vinci, seventh-grader Caroline Casey and eighth-grader Mckenzie Dorris.
Vinci is the son of Jennifer Vinci and Dr. Baker Vinci, both of Baton Rouge
Casey is the daughter of Ashley Casey and R. Turner Casey, both of Baton Rouge.
Dorris is the daughter of Kelly and Kevin Dorris, of Prairieville.
A Baton Rouge man recently received the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America that a young man can earn.
Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank.
To earn it, a Scout must progress through six ranks, serve in a leadership position within his troop, provide service to the community and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 — in such areas as finance, family, citizenship and personal fitness — are required.
A Scout must also plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
Corey M. Durand
School: LSU after graduating from Catholic High School
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council 9692
Troop leader: John Sims
Eagle project: Built a chimney swift tower for BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, because recent studies have shown a decline in chimney swift population because of the destruction of habitats. The project will provide a safe home for chimney swifts in years to come.
Awards/activities: Received the Arrow of Light, Polar Bear and 50 Miler awards. Held positions of scribe, historian, bugler, instructor, assistant patrol leader and patrol leader. He was also elected to the Order of the Arrow which is Scouting’s “national honor society.” Attended three, weeklong summer camps and backpacked Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Parents: Cliff and Connie Durand
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