Hillcrest students participated in a cookie dough fundraiser and sold $24,764. Pictured are the second-grade students who sold 16 items or more to earn a limo ride and a pizza party. Pictured are Kyle Caston, Jayden Revels, Lainey Mercer, Koy Tolar, Abagael Barmore, Kadence Nugent, Jonah Dumas, Conner Gilbert, Journee Jones, Austin Guillory, Addison Barham, Bethany Colvin, Preslea St. Andre, Connor Thompson and Azjaha Johnson.
Six Ruston Elementary School students have new bicycles, thanks to Ruston’s District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield. Students eligible for the bicycle drawing had to have shown improvement in their Benchmark test scores and have no attendance or behavior problems.
Winners were Brock Laird, fourth grade boy; above, Jalayah Holland, fifth grade girl, middle; Cielo Vidal, third grade girl, right; Riley Green, fifth grade boy; below, and Cameron Britt, third grade boy; below right. Not shown is Artaria Carter, fifth grade girl.
While the holiday season brings tidings of joy and happiness to many across the nation, it can also bring a severe case of the “holiday blues” to many thanks to the extra amount of stress and tension associated with Christmas time.
Shopping for gifts, dealing with difficult schedules and trying to balance the budget are all added stress factors that the holidays can bring, and those things are not always easy to forget about.