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Tech women tracksters No. 1

The Lady Techsters totaled 174 points and featured the Outstanding Performer and Coach of the Year award winners after finishing No. 1 at the league’s annual outdoor meet which concluded at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu late Saturday night.
Sprinter Donesha Spivey earned that Outstanding Performer award after sweeping to first places in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes, plus running the third leg on the Techsters’ championship 4-by-100 meter relay squad.
Spivey clocked 11.82 in the 100 and 24.14 in the 200.

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Test scores show growth

Seventy-six percent of parish fourth graders who took the LEAP test for the first time met the exam’s criteria for grade level promotion — an improvement of 6 percent over last year’s number.
Also, those who took the GEE — 10th and 11th grade students — continued a trend that has shown improvement each year for the past four years.
In 2003, 24 percent failed, followed by 16 percent in 2004, 12 percent in 2005 and 10 percent in 2006.

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The writing’s on the stall

This week on the wall of my favorite bathroom stall is a flier with information about a body acceptance and self-esteem group that meets every Tuesday in the Counseling Services Office on Louisiana Tech University’s campus. It also asks the following question: “Do you: weigh yourself several times a day, practice unsafe weight control methods, feel that food and thoughts of eating control you, base your self worth on the size of your clothing?” Next to that flier is another filled with statistics about disordered eating and eating disorders — what they are, who has them and how to get help.

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La. Newspaper of the Year

Eighty-four newspapers, publications and college/university student newspapers submitted 4,765 entries.
In addition to Newspaper of the Year honors, The Ruston Daily Leader also captured the sweepstakes award in the editorial competition and earned a first place award in the General Excellence category.

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