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Aggies know about Bringhurst

Plus, we played in a tournament there during the early part of the season.”
The two-hour trip to Bringhurst has become almost a regular part of the Aggies’ schedule during Antley’s 16-year career with the Lincoln Parish program, one that is among the most successful in Louisiana prep history.
Going into a 1 p.m. semi-final meeting with Baton Rouge Runnels High (18-9) on Friday, he has compiled a 320-131 record since becoming the Aggies’ leader in 1991; that milestone No. 320 “W” was recorded at home on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 regional decision over Zwolle.

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Life skills as important as algebra

Five young men at Ruston High School have not been afraid to step up to the family-focused organization’s challenges to learn cooking, parenting and leadership skills.
Until three years ago, the RHS chapter had been fairly inactive. However, participation has boosted over the last few years so much that the chapter captured the FCCLA state award last month for the largest increase in membership.
With an ever-greater emphasis on accountability and improving academic performance, students will presumably be better prepared for the work force when they graduate.

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Bringing bullies out of denial

Studies indicate 15-20 percent of children will be on the receiving end of a bully’s behavior before they graduate high school, according to the U.S. Department of Education Web site (www.ed.gov/index.jhtml).
Because of the prevalence of bullying, Ruston Elementary School invited D.A.R.T. Community Advocate Amanda Maxwell to address the topic during their annual Family Day last week.
“(Bullying) makes kids afraid to go to school and hinders their performances,” Maxwell said.

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Fashion through the century to be shown

“We have five different categories,” said Amy Pepper, who is on the stage props committee. “We have the Basic Composition, which is our little black dresses through the years; the Polished, which is the career wear; the Blasié, our casual section and everyday wear; the Shaken not Stirred, which is for cocktail events; and the Maximum Capacity, or the accessories.”
Another assignment the students completed was a window display in Lewis and Co.

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