For the past 26 years, the Ruston community and officials at Louisiana Tech University have not had to worry about who would be leading the public university because of the reliable leadership the university has been receiving from current President Dan Reneau.
Isaiah 11:6 reads in part “and a child shall lead them.”
The context is different, but the thought can be true of a young lady, too.
On Friday night it was Ruston High School senior Holly Wyatt leading the way to honor a fallen friend during the Bearcats football game at Ouachita.
Former Bearcat football player Jack Lindsey, a 2014 Ruston High School graduate, was an Air Force Academy 4th Class Cadet when he died at the age of 18 on Jan. 24, while skiing at Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colorado.
Lindsey was on a weekend break from the Air Force Academy.
Two local students will represent Lincoln Parish as finalists in their respective competitions.
Ruston High School senior Collin King is a finalist for the Louisiana Student of the Year.
Collin was the first Lincoln Parish student selected as a regional finalist for the high school state Student of the Year since 2010-11.
A Student of the Year selection committee will review Collin’s and five other finalists’ portfolios, conduct interviews and administers writing samples April 12-13 in Baton Rouge.