Amy Hodges, 2001 graduate of Ruston High School and 2005 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, has obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). Her parents are David and LaVerne Hodges, of Ruston. Amy defended her dissertation, “Performing Literacy: How Women Read the World in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel,” on July 6.
The Louisiana DARE Officer’s Association held its 22nd annual training conference in Mandeville this summer. Two local seniors were chosen and presented with $1,500 scholarships by L.D.O.A. President Officer Darren Powell of the Mandeville Police Department. The “L.D.O.A Citizen’s Scholarship” was presented to Lori Richardson a 2013 graduate of Cedar Creek who plans on attending Louisiana Tech University.
At only 17, Maddie Price, a senior at Ruston High School, already has big dreams.
“I would like to own a lot of restaurants in New York. Not necessarily a chain, but have different kinds,” Maddie said.
Not only did Maddie win this year’s Youth Grand Prize at the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest, she also recently attended the National Student Leadership Conference Culinary Arts and Careers program in New York City.
Louisiana Tech University’s debate team made history recently as the first team from Louisiana to have been accepted to compete in the World Universities Debate Championship (WUDC), which is recognized as the largest and most prestigious debate tournament in the world.
Sam Hathorn, a sophomore education major from Alexandria, and Ben Markway, a senior accounting major from Deville, will compete in late December in Chennai, India.