SU AgCenter schedules Family and Youth Exposition scheduled
June 01, 2012
The Southern University Ag Center will host youth from across the state for the Family and Youth Exposition, June 14-16.
The expo is a two-day educational event that incorporates seminars, tours, oratory competitions and motivational sessions for youth of all ages. Seminar topics will include academic, social and financial investment strategies.
Representatives from SU’s Office of Admissions also will be on hand with recruitment information for the participating high school students.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. June 14 at Ashford O. Williams Hall.
For additional information, contact Wanda Burke, youth development specialist, at (225) 771-5184 or go online at http://www.suagcenter.com.
Camp to explore La. history
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 North Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will offer its Blast from the Past Summer History Camp in two sessions: first June 11-15, then June 18-22.
The camp sessions are for children ages 6 to 12 and include activities from “Alligators to Zydeco,” education curator Jeannie Luckett said in an email. The campers will spend a week immersed in singing, dancing, playing old-fashioned games, meeting colorful characters from the past and making art projects to take home.
Drop off is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and pickup is from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. Advanced, paid registration is required. For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or go online to http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com for registration forms.
Sorority holds essay contest
The Mu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. honored fifth-grade scholars for their performance in an essay/display board contest on the topic: “How technology can impact the communities in which we live.”
Fifty students from 23 schools submitted essays and display boards. Winners were awarded medallions, certificates and monetary stipends.
The essay winners were Aliza Siddiqui, of Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary, first place; Daishanee Maiden, Delmont Elementary, second place; and Festa Osimbo, University Terrace Elementary, third place.
The display winners were Kenan Bynum, of Brownsfield Elementary, first place; Kirsten Cannon, ParkRidge Elementary, second place; and MarKaylia Griffin, Brownsfield Elementary, third place.
Poster contest ends in tie
Both elementary school winners for the 2012 Young Millionaires Poster Contest sponsored by Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy are from the Baton Rouge area.
Chloe Graham and Hillary Glass, fourth-graders at Central Intermediate School, tied for the elementary winner designation in the poster contest. Each received $100 and a plaque.
Chloe is the daughter of Ginger and Randy Graham.
Hillary is the daughter of Joshua and Sandy Glass.
The purpose of the contest, which drew 257 entries from across the state, was to encourage students to creatively share their vision for good money management.
Duke identifies young talent
Several students from Holy Family School participated in the 2012 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s seventh-grade talent search, a program requiring exceptional academic ability.
Julie Louque qualified for Grand and State Recognition by scoring at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates who tested on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT and got to attend a recognition ceremony at Duke University. Only about 3 percent of all the participants in the talent search qualify.
Other Holy Family participants included Brant Becker, Lynn Brown, Dillon Cain, Kelsie Courville, Collin DeVillier, Silver Effler, Kaelyn Kimball and Jennifer Windham.
YWCA offers free camps
The YWCA is offering free mini-camps for girls ages 14 to 18 starting Thursday.
Two camps will be offered per week at the YWCA at 8281 Goodwood Blvd.
Call the YWCA Youth & Teens Department at (225) 383-0681, exts. 215 or 203, for a list of available dates and reservations or email jacksonk@ywca- br.org.
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