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Zachary council considers easing restrictions on sites for alcohol sales

The Zachary City Council is considering loosening a rule that forbids alcohol sales within 300 feet of playgrounds, churches, libraries and schools. The city ordinance mirrors a state law that requires bars and restaurants that sell alcohol to be at least 300 feet from the protected places. But an amendment introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting would… Continue reading →

Zachary boys, girls square off during challenge week

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- P.J. Cannon, right, and teammates Lindsey Scott Jr., center, and Ryan Bowman take on several girls led by team captain Jaycelyn Rasti, second from left, in noodle hockey on Friday during Senior Field Day at Zachary High School.

The senior guys were pitted against the senior girls during Senior Challenge Week at Zachary High School April 18-22. Each day, a different activity presented itself in the form of a fundraiser: a penny drive, food drive, uniform drive and fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital with the week culminating in Senior Field Day… Continue reading →

New mega tower, splash pad now open at Zachary park

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Tyvon Turner, 10, of Baton Rouge, soaks up the sun and water on Friday, while playing in the new splash pad/spray area at BREC's Zachary Community Park. Turner's parents operated a food truck at an unveiling ceremony for the park's new amenities.

BREC officials could not have asked for more perfect weather to unveil the second phase of amenities at Zachary Community Park on Friday. BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight made true on her June promise to have the new playground with its centerpiece mega tower, a splash pad and spray area and fitness equipment and stretching stations open by… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for April 28, 2016

Kerstyn Melan

At BREC’s Church Street and Zachary Community parks, the “mother’s day out” program Tiny Steps includes organized recreational games, creative art projects, singing and dancing for children aged 3 to 5. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and promotes physical fitness and health through exercise and fun. Healthy snacks are… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports for April 28, 2016

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary junior Abby Lewis makes a difficult catch against Walker during an April game at Zachary Youth Park. Lewis helped the Lady Broncos earn the 3-2 win over Ruston on April 23.

The defending state outdoor champion Zachary girls track and field team ran away from the rest of the District 4-5A field at Walker High, earning their second straight district title. The Lady Broncos were led by Janie O’Connor, who won the Outstanding Track Performer title, and Kristen Jackson, who overpowered the competition to tie for Outstanding… Continue reading →

Zachary Rotarian to take on new leadership role

Photo provided by Sharon Phillips -- Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, left, presents a key to the city of Zachary to Rotary District 6200's Vice Governor-elect Lin Broussard, of Lafayette, at right, as District 6200 Governor-elect Francis Nezianya, center, looks on. Amrhein thanked Broussard and other Rotary officials for selecting Zachary as the host city for the 2017 District 6200 annual conference.

Zachary Rotarian Francis Nezianya accepted the nomination to become Rotary’s District 6200 governor for 2016-17 during the district’s annual convention held March 31 to April 1 in Lake Charles. Nezianya gave an acceptance speech at the conference, presented his budget and outlined his goals for District 6200, though he won’t take office until July along with Vice… Continue reading →

High school sprinters, hurdlers sign track deals

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The families of three Zachary High track athletes surrounded the girls as they signed four-year scholarships April 18. Seated, from left, are Candace Baity, Alcorn State, Nique Griffin, Louisiana Tech, and Dakota Williams, Southeastern; and standing, are parents Howard and Livian Baity, Kenneth and Mona Griffin and Sheree Williams and Dan Johnson.

Though signing day for prep track athletes was April 13, three members of the Zachary High girls track team signed scholarships April 18 during a ceremony attended by their families, teammates, coaches and school administrators. Candace Baity signed with Alcorn State in Mississippi, Nique Griffin with Louisiana Tech and Dakota Williams with Southeastern University. Baity,… Continue reading →

Teacher experiences unique art opportunity

Darryl Alello

Copper Mill Elementary School art teacher Darryl Alello was one of 40 educators selected from a competitive application process to attend the 23rd annual Power of Art Conference April 21-23. The conference is the product of a 20-year partnership between The Lab School of Washington, D.C., and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, a news release said.… Continue reading →

Free cancer screening offered by Lane in Zachary

A free skin cancer screening sponsored by Lane Regional Medical Center and Advanced Dermatology is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dr. Laurie Harrington and Jennifer Burk Henderson’s office, 20474 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary. The screening coincides with Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May and is part of a national… Continue reading →

Free CPR training May 7

Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Zachary registered nurse Brittany Weaver, left, teaches CPR skills to Macy Walker, of St. Francisville, at a Keep the Beat CPR training class. The next Keep the Beat event is slated for May 7 at Church of Christ in Zachary.

The Keep the Beat Bystander CPR training is set for May 7 for residents interested in learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The CPR training event will teach life-saving skills used to maintain vital blood flow to the brain and heart until an ambulance arrives and how to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac… Continue reading →

Seniors put complex machines to the test

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary students Brendon Washington, Cameron Carrier and Autumn Langford, from left, make final adjustments to their Rube Goldberg machine prior to receiving a grade April 21.

Getting complex machines to perform simple tasks was the object of the Rube Goldberg Machines display April 21 at Zachary High School. Seniors partnered up to design complex machines that ranged from the artistic to the zany, true to Rube Goldberg form. Goldberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, was best known for his wacky invention cartoons. His… Continue reading →

Activist issues call to help prevent child abuse, neglect

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Amanda Brunson, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, speaks April 21 to the Zachary Rotary Club about the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Zachary native Amanda Brunson, the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, shared information and statistics with Zachary Rotarians April 21 about the prevention of child abuse and neglect in an effort to raise awareness during April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. “With 80 percent of brain growth happening in the first three years of life, it is… Continue reading →

Zachary Rotary Club’s annual golf tournament planned

The Zachary Rotary Club’s annual golf tournament is slated for May 9 at Fennwood Hills Country Club, 6003 Fennwood Drive, Zachary. Teams, door prizes and hole sponsors are needed. The format is a four-person scramble, and teams of four or individuals are encouraged to enter. Cost to play is $400 per team or $100… Continue reading →

EBR Sheriff’s arrests for April 13-19, 2016

The following Baker and Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office April 13-19: FORBES, MATHEW: 31, 2642 Manchester Drive, Baker, three bench warrants for theft and criminal trespassing. MILLER, JASON: 33, 15424 Blackwater Road, Zachary, unauthorized use of an access card, identity theft and bench warrant… Continue reading →

Test drive event revs up May 5

Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Tayler Kimble, of Lane Cardiovascular Center in Zachary, test drives a vehicle from Superior Ford in support of the LaneRMC Foundation at the semi-annual Drive 4 UR Community event. The next test drive fundraiser is slated for May 5.

The Lane RMC Foundation is looking to boost its capital campaign fund by more than $6,000 at the Drive 4 UR Community test drive event slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5. Hosted by Superior Ford and Lane Regional Medical Center, test drives will be held rain or shine in the front parking lot of… Continue reading →

Zachary crime prevention expo has big attendance

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- A group of area seniors, deputies and teens line dance together during the start of the East Baton Rouge Seniors and Lawmen Together Crime Prevention Expo held April 19 in Zachary. Area Council on Aging centers attended the event from East and West Feliciana and EBR parishes.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Seniors and Lawmen Together/Triad Council held its seventh annual Crime Prevention Expo on April 19 in the Family Center at First Baptist Church in Zachary. Law enforcement agencies from Baker, Baton Rouge and Zachary joined with area hospitals, health and wellness centers, nursing facilities, clinics, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to provide… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests for April 14-20, 2016

The following Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons April 14-20: BORDELON, DAVID: 35, 9726 Ashentree Drive, Baton Rouge, monetary instrument abuse. BROWN, ANGELA: 24, 621 Day Drive, Baker, failure to appear for outstanding bench warrants. HOPKINS, JARRED: 18, 3264 Old Baker Road, Zachary, armed robbery, carrying of firearm… Continue reading →

LSU honors members of Leadership Class of 2016

Photo provided by Margo Jolet -- Danielle Kelley, of Zachary

LSU recognized students who are members of the Class of 2016 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program, on April 23 in the LSU Student Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom. Fifty-three of the 57 students are undergraduates in their senior year, two are juniors and two are graduate students. Members of the class followed a rigorous application… Continue reading →

Baker Police arrests for April 14-20, 2016

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department April 14-20: ALLEN, JAMIE: 30, 2732 Appleton Ave., Baton Rouge, affidavit warrant for domestic abuse battery and bench warrant for failure to appear through Baker City Court. BARNES, STANLEY: 45, 3112 Mission Drive, Baton Rouge, affidavit warrant for violation… Continue reading →

LSMSA ensemble rated superior in performance, reading

Photo provided by Crystal Evans -- Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts mixed ensemble members include, front from left, Veronica Jimenez, Kathy Barrios, Emma Jochim, Genesis Lambert and Carrie Thomas; middle, Alese Jones, Sarah Green, Kamryn Chauncy, Tamika Simpson, Shona McCullough, Bethany Jenkins, Alyssa Kinchen and Al Benner, director of the mixed ensemble; and back, Marcos Cecchini, Jamin Kidd, Mitchell Metzger, Ian Sager and John Robken.

Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts mixed ensemble members earned an overall superior rating for performance and a superior rating for sight reading at state assessment for the second year in a row. Jamin Kidd, a senior from Zachary, was a member of the ensemble.… Continue reading →

Soles still sought for ‘Shoes for Shots’

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Maintenance/custodial worker Roy Armwood, left, assists Zachary Kiwanians Al Phillips, center, and Bruce Langley in bagging hundreds of pairs of donated shoes April 22 at Zachary Elementary School. Phillips and Langley collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes from schools within the Zachary district.

Zachary Kiwanis Club members Bruce Langley and Al Phillips collected nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes April 22 from Zachary schools for the service organization’s annual Shoes for Shots project. The effort will pay to vaccinate mothers in 24 countries against neonatal tetanus and put shoes on the feet of people in several developing nations, where shoes are… Continue reading →

DAR chapter honors JROTC cadets

Photo provided by Maj. Leslie Martin -- Leanne Humphrey

On April 20, the Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the home of Tanya Lawton in St. Francisville. During the meeting, the club recognized high school JROTC cadets Leanne Humphrey, of Zachary High School, and Clarenisha Layton, of West Feliciana High School. Both students received a DAR medal… Continue reading →

Stateline Raiders boys basketball finishes third in PrimeTime Spring Shootout

Photo provided by Dedric Williams -- The Stateline Raiders, with players from Zachary and West Feliciana Parish, won third place after competing April 2-3 in the PrimeTime Sports 2016 Spring Shootout in New Orleans. The team, sitting from left, includes Calvin Adams, Khiry Morrison, Jadarion Davis, Deonte Brown and JaQuaylon Sterling; and standing, Antonio Whitaker, coach Dustin Guidry, Davon Harris, Johnell Cain, Richard Harris, coach Dedric Williams, Coach Len Tillery, coach Bo Whitaker, Chad Tillery and Jenero Porter.

The Stateline Raiders boys basketball squad began its season by competing in the PrimeTime Sports 2016 Spring Shootout in New Orleans on April 2-3. The tournament was for boys’ and girls’ teams in third- through 12th-grade. The Raiders, with players from Zachary and West Feliciana Parish, finished in third place after losing to eventual tournament champion,… Continue reading →

Board to refinance $13.7M in bonds

The Zachary Community School Board on Tuesday authorized the refinancing of $13.7 million in bonds, a move officials say will save taxpayers more than $1 million in the next decade. The bonds, which were issued in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for building projects and have a 20-year life, will be sold soon and refunded so the… Continue reading →

Relay teams work to ‘give cancer the boot’

Photo provided by Jill Bua -- Cancer survivors and their caregivers take the first lap on Friday kicking off the 2016 Relay For Life event for Baker and Zachary.

Cancer survivors, families and caregivers joined together to honor those who have died from the disease or are in the midst of battling it for the 2016 Baker-Zachary Relay For Life on Friday at Zachary Community Park. Churches, businesses, schools, nonprofits and law enforcement agencies from Baker and Zachary gathered as teams to embrace the western-inspired theme… Continue reading →

Harvey names semifinalist for Teacher of the Year

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary High science teacher Nicole Harvey, center, of Clinton, offers assistance to honors biology students Grace Dry, left, and Brea Bonin after school on Thursday, April 14. Harvey has been named a 2016-17 Teacher of the Year semifinalist.

Zachary High School teacher Nicole Harvey has been selected as a 2016-17 Teacher of the Year semifinalist by the Louisiana Department of Education and Dream Teacher organization. The science teacher from Crystal Lake, Illinois, said April 14 she feels like she’s already won. “It’s thrilling just to be nominated, and everyone here has been so supportive,”… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for April 21, 2016

Stacy Gill

Every Thursday, a Food Addicts Anonymous group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the West Wing Conference Room at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary. This weekly support group provides fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction. Everyone is… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports for April 21, 2016

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- St. Michael girls basketball coach Tami Reynolds-McClure coaches against John Curtis on Dec. 18.

Tami McClure, who coached girls basketball for 16 years at St. Michael the Archangel High School, will become the Zachary girls head basketball coach for the 2016-17 season. “This is an opportunity for myself and my family that I could not pass up,” said McClure, who compiled a 416-153 record at St.… Continue reading →

Zachary spray area and playground opens

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Designs for the new splash pad and playground at Zachary Communtiy Park were unveiled in July at a groundbreaking ceremony.

BREC officials will be at Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway, at 6 p.m. Friday to unveil the park’s new amenities: a playground, splash pad and fitness equipment. The playground’s centerpiece features a “Mega Tower” with three stories of fun and adventure and the tallest slide in the BREC system. Surrounding the playground… Continue reading →

Americana to host Lemonade Day event

Advocate file photo by STACY GILL -- Abigail Morris, right, of Zachary, sells a lollipop from her lemonade stand during the 2015 Lemonade Day Louisiana event held at Americana in Zachary. Morris and friend Bailee Adams won a prize along with several other youth at the statewide event.

Families should come thirsty and ready to taste some sweet and tangy lemonade at the Lemonade Day Louisiana event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 30 at The Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting St., Zachary. In 2015, Americana reinvented the idea of Lemonade Day by making it a day-long event with food, music, games and fun… Continue reading →

Eight Lady Broncos honored

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary High School's eight seniors on the softball team were honored April 7 during a Senior Night ceremony. Families, teammates, coaches and fans gathered following the varsity squad's win over Walker for the recognitions. Seniors seated, from left, are Lakyn Wales and Tegan Scott; and standing, manager Caly James, Maloree Milton, Hannah Dixon, Mya and Mia Anderson and Baylie Doiron.

It was an emotional night April 7, as the eight seniors on the varsity softball team at Zachary High School were honored by their teammates, coaches and families following the squad’s 6-5 win over Walker. The girls were recognized on Senior Night for the dedication they’ve shown to the Lady Bronco softball program the past four years.… Continue reading →

U.S. Rep. Graves visits Zachary

Photo provided by Sharon Phillips -- U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, fourth from left, visited the Rotary Club of Zachary April 7. Welcoming Graves, from left, are Rotary President Mindy Head, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and Rotarians Sharon Phillips, Barry Fisher and Francis Nezianya, who is the Rotary District 6200 governor for 2016-17.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Zachary’s April 7 meeting. He was invited to speak by Rotarian Sharon Phillips. Graves serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee, which deal with transportation, flood control, hurricane protection, maritime commerce, coastal… Continue reading →

Locals inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Society

Two Zachary natives were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Kimberly Martinez, a 1997 graduate of Ecole Classique in Metairie who received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001, and Eddie Veal, a 2015 graduate of Zachary High School, were… Continue reading →

Real-Life Experience features student artwork

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Fourteen Zachary High art students  recently had their artwork accepted into the Baton Rouge Gallery's Real Life Experience art show in April, the LSU High School juried show in March or both. First row, from left, are Lauryn Langley, Raegan Dauthier, Emery Stovall, David Heidke and Maya Blitch; and second row, Julianna Voiers, Katie Hostetler, Claytin Goss, Hunter Robertson, Keaton Williams, Anne Marie Falls, Ethan Pittman, Ashlyn Bankston and Lydia Johnson.

Thirteen Zachary High School students were honored April 7 for their acceptance into the Baton Rouge Gallery’s Real-Life Experience juried high school art show. Two hundred student entries from public and private schools in East Baton Rouge Parish were submitted, but only 50 pieces were accepted into the show. Four of the students’… Continue reading →

NeuroSpine Destination Center opens on Lane campus

Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Lane NeuroSpine Destination Center Medical Director Dr. Adam Lewis

Lane Regional Medical Center announces the opening of the Lane NeuroSpine Destination Center for the delivery of minimally invasive laser, endoscopic, percutaneous and open surgical procedures for patients with lumbar, cervical, thoracic, wrist and musculoskeletal pain. Lane NeuroSpine Destination Center, 6110 Main St., Suite B, in Zachary, was developed with SpineMark, a developer of spine destination… Continue reading →

Stoute named Baker Citizen of the Year

Photo provided by Carl Stages -- Congratulating Baker's 2015 Citizen of the Year Jessie Stoute, third from left, are former Baker Citizens of the Year Carl Stages, from left, 2003 honoree; Emily Stein, 1972 honoree; Stoute's wife, Marie; Doris Alexander, 2005 honoree; and John Butler, 1979 honoree.

The InterClub Council of Baker, which includes representatives from each civic or patriotic organization in Baker, met in March and selected Jessie Stoute as Baker’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. Members of the BREC Foundation, Knights of Columbus Council 4085, Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Main Street Pilot Club and Rotary Club of Baker also… Continue reading →

Designs by da Vinci

Photo provided by Darryl Alello -- Copper Mill Elementary art students Logan Curry, left, and Owen Walters use various materials to construct models from Leonardo da Vinci's own notebooks and designs April 8, while visiting the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Copper Mill Elementary robotics students experienced the genius of Leonardo da Vinci on April 8 when they took a field trip with robotics teachers Laura Grubb, Regena Landry and Carrie Trotti, as well as art teacher Darryl Allelo, to visit the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, Alabama. Once there, the group got to view and… Continue reading →

EBRP Sheriff’s arrests for April 7-12, 2016

The following Baker and Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Sheriff’s Office from April 7-12: CHAISSON, MELISSA: 40, 5330 Rolling Acres Drive, Baker, disturbing the peace. COOLEY, RAYMOND: 63, 3322 Deryshire Ave., Baker, bench warrants for two counts of theft and fugitive from East Feliciana and Ascension parishes. DAWSON, TERENCE: 41, 6648… Continue reading →

Baker Police arrests for April 9-13, 2016

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department from April 9-13: BELL, CANESIA: 25, 3204 Singletary Drive, Apt. 241C, Baker, domestic abuse battery. BROWN, ANGELA: 24, 607 Ray Weiland Drive, Baker, bench warrant for failure to appear for speeding. HAYES, ASHLEY: 28, 2642 Manchester St., Apt. 4, Baker,… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests for April 7-13, 2016

The following Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons April 7-13: BRADFORD, TYRUS: 28, 5742 La. 10, Jackson, possession of Schedule I drugs and possession of marijuana. BROWN, ANGELA: 24, 607 Ray Weiland Drive, Baker, theft, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, fugitive warrant from the Baker Police Department and… Continue reading →

Pink Helmet funds go to Woman’s Hospital

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The Zachary Fire Department presented nearly $1,600 to the Woman's Hospital Foundation April 14 on behalf of local businesses that helped raise the money during the annual Pink Helmet Fundraiser for breast cancer research and awareness. The fundraising event is held every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attending the check presentation, from left, are Capt. Anthony Capone, firefighter Justin Bradley, Capt. Rudi Shoats, Chief of Training Gordon Lipscomb, Woman's Beverly Brooks Thompson, firefighter Rhett Digirolamo, Chief of Operations Glenn Triche, firefighter Stephen Jones, Woman's Melissa Curry and Captain Ronald Hives.

Several firefighters from the Zachary Fire Department presented $1,570.33 donation to the Foundation for Woman’s Hospital on April 14. Through the Fire Department’s annual Pink Helmet fundraiser, held each October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, firefighters and local businesses join together to bring awareness to the disease and raise money for research. About 60 Zachary businesses… Continue reading →

LSMSA student unveils physics project

Jamin Kidd, of Zachary, presented his Graduation with Distinction project during Blue and Gold Week activities held April 18-22 at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. Kidd’s condensed matter physics project on topological insulators was carried out at MIT with the Moodera group during the 2015 BU Research Internship in Science and Engineering.… Continue reading →

Advocate to publish graduate lists

The Zachary Advocate & Plainsman will publish high school graduation lists for all area schools. Schools must submit their graduation lists within one week of graduation. The lists should include the date, time and place of the graduation ceremony, and note the valedictorian, salutatorian and honor graduates. The Advocate will run photographs of valedictorians only… Continue reading →

ZHS earns 2nd place in speech festival

Zachary High School came in second place in the annual Southeastern Louisiana University Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival, held recently on campus. “This event has been taking place for over 30 years,” said Communication Instructor Terri Miller-Drufner, who coordinated the event. “And the talent continues to shine in our area. These students work hard all year… Continue reading →

Football fun raises funds for fellow ZHS student

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary High Bronco Belle Racquel Jiles, left, reacts after fumbling the ball during a flag football fundraiser against the ZHS cheerleaders April 15. The game was a fundraiser for fellow student, Taylor Law.

Members of Zachary High’s cheer and dance squads, along with other students, came together April 15 to support one of their own — fellow student Taylor Law, who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Burkitt’s lymphoma. According to the Caring Bridge site created by Law’s family in December, the ZHS senior has a… Continue reading →