Braving the three-pound buckets of fresh Ruston peaches, children and one adult participated in the annual peach eating contest held on Friday evening at Railroad Park. Each participant had two minutes to eat as many peaches as they could until time was called. The winners are as follows: third place Brandon Holshouser and Cullen Clark (a tie) with .93 pounds, second place Jenson Spiers with .935 pounds and first place Jacob Vontress with .94 pounds.
Now wrapping up its sixth year of financial support for Ruston High School teachers through its Mini-Grant Program, the RHS PTA is proud to announce that the initiative provided $5,968.08 in funding during the 2012-13 academic year.
Choudrant High School alumna Katie Hogan is among the more than 2,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities announced this week. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.