Community column for March 7, 2014

Four area students picked for space camp

Four area high school students are among 304 students from 38 countries who will attend the week-long Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Chelsea Hambrick, of Baton Rouge, who attends Central High School; Blake Hornosky, Belle Chasse, Holy Cross School; Patrick Thompson, Geismar, Dutchtown High School; and Kaine Zimmerman, Napoleonville, Assumption High School, are attending the camp this week.

HLCA uses interactive technology, science-oriented workshops and team exercises to teach children of Honeywell employees ages 16-18 leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math. The program is designed to develop their capacities through hands on challenges. The students meet scientists, engineers and former astronauts who reinforce core leadership competencies and share first-hand professional experiences.

Meisner graduates from Navy basic training

Navy Seaman William C. Meisner, son of William H. and Jodi L. Meisner, of Geismar, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Meisner is a 2013 graduate of Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches.

St. John High School sets March 22 reunion

The St. John High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion March 22 in Port Allen. Contact Virgie Smart, (225) 964-2665.

Bodin family reunion scheduled for May 29

The Bodin family reunion will be held on Mar. 29 at the Baldwin Community Center, 305 La. 83, in St. Mary Parish. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. A noon meal will be provided, for a nominal fee. Contact Larry Bodin, (337) 828-9536.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.