ELKIN SELECTED FOR DISNEY PROGRAM: Lindsey Elkin, a third semester student at Baton Rouge Community College, was recently selected to attend the Disney College Program. The program recruits students in all majors for a semesterlong paid internship program working in the Walt Disney World Resort. Elkin is from Houston.
Disney offers professional internships in business, technology, human resources, entertainment, retail, sales, marketing and operations.
PEOPLES HEALTH HONORS FOUR: The Peoples Health Champions program has honored its first four champions of the 2012-13 NFL season during New Orleans Saints games.
Former Marine Reserve member Wayne Ory was honored on Aug. 17. On Jan. 6, 2009, at age 69, Ory unveiled his plan to significantly expand the transportation services available to senior residents of Jefferson Parish. His proposal to the Jefferson Parish Council included four new buses and support services for seniors in need of assistance. With funding secured, Ory’s effective presentation ensured that homebound seniors would have reliable access to health, social and community services.
Master printmaker Phillip Sage was honored on Aug. 25. On April 25, at age 70, Sage perfected a process to remove mold from fine art etchings printed on even the most fragile types of paper. Until then, removing mold required a harsh chemical bath that could damage delicate paper stock, such as rice paper. Sage’s new process can restore art without fear of damage. Using high-density paper to support delicate prints, he raises them to the surface of a specially prepared bath at a painstakingly slow pace, which keeps the design intact and vibrant.
Emelina Edwards was honored on Sept. 9. On Feb. 23, at age 71, Edwards published “Forever Fit and Fabulous: A Guide to Health and Vigor — Even at 70 and Beyond,” a fitness guide and motivational memoir, Edwards’ book gives her readers the tools for growing older with strength and happiness.
Eleanor Cocreham was honored on Sept. 23. In 2008, at age 79, Cocreham had her first book published, a romance novel titled “Choice Makers.” Buoyed by strong sales and critical acclaim, Cocreham’s sequel, “Risk Takers,” was published later that year. A third book, “Heart Breakers,” was published in 2010.
A Peoples Health Champion is someone who has done something extraordinary after age 65 and who proves that excellence is achieved through experience.
BR MAN AMONG “HOTTEST BACHELORS”: Ryan James, 25, of Baton Rouge, is one of 51 nominees for Cosmopolitan magazine’s Hottest Bachelors of 2012 competition. James, a law clerk for 23rd Judicial District Court Judge Ralph Tureau, is the Louisiana nominee and the only lawyer nominated.
The winner will receive $10,000 and be chosen from among the top 10 vote-getters in an online competition at http://www.cosmopolitan.com/bachelors-2012. Voting ends Oct. 18.
LEE COMPLETES BASIC: Army Pvt. Rodney C. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Lee is the son of Martha Lee, of Baton Rouge, and nephew of Erica Lee, of New Orleans, and is a 2008 graduate of Desire Street Academy, New Orleans.
AUGUSTUS COMPLETES BASIC: Air Force Reserve Airman Aaron M. Augustus graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Augustus is the son of Carla Augustus, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2007 graduate of Belaire High School.
HOLMES COMPLETES BASIC: Air Force Airman Dominick T. Holmes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Holmes is the son of Ceola Holmes, of Baton Rouge.
RICHARD COMPLETES BASIC: Air Force Airman Charanika K. Richard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Richard is the daughter of Chateuse James, of Mamou, and niece of Elton Holland III, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2008 graduate of Mamou High School.
McNAUGHTON COMPLETES BASIC: Navy Seaman Brandon M. McNaughton, son of Melissa L. McNaughton, of St. Rose, and Michael J. McNaughton, of Denham Springs, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. McNaughton is a 2012 graduate of Destrehan High School.
HURST FAMILY: The annual Hurst Family Reunion will be held Sunday at the Oak Lake Golf Course in Clinton. Family members are asked to bring pictures of past reunions.
WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL: The Class of 1982 will have a 30-year reunion from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. Contact Becky Moulder Rushing, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the class Facebook page: Woodlawn High School Class of 1982.
ISTROUMA HIGH SCHOOL: The Classes of 1976-79 will hold a joint reunion from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 at Reflections, 9230 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge. The event will include live music, dancing, food, fun and door prizes. Cost is $75 per person. Contact Debbie Armoney Bueche, (225) 261-6790 to pay by credit card, or mail check to 17651 Greenwell Springs Road, Central, LA 70739.
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