360° – Students and teachers offer tips for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are open for submissions, and each year students write or create art specifically for this contest with the guidance of English and creative writing teachers.

“Scholastic doesn’t censor ideas or limit students on what they can write about,” said English teacher Maureen Barclay, who is a juror for Scholastic at the Regional level. “The audience is teens and young adults, and so any topic is permissible.”

According to its website, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for grades 7-12, and it looks for work that “demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.”


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Times – Byrd, Shreve rivalry features bosses vs. former employees

It’s the week everyone on both sides of the coin look forward to each year – Byrd-Captain Shreve Week.

It’s a time of the year, a football game above all games, sometimes pitting brother against figurative brother, boyfriend against girlfriend, former employee against former boss.
Shreve principal Ginger Gustavson formerly administrated for Byrd principal Jerry Badgley. Captain Shreve football coach Bryant Sepulavdo, a Byrd graduate, formerly assisted in coaching with Byrd’s Mike Suggs.

It’s the kind of game that everyone wants to win but that half the attendees will go home Thursday night dreaming about what could have been.

Last year, Captain Shreve prevailed 34-7 against an injury-depleted bunch of Yellow Jackets simply hanging on for dear life. It was the Gators’ first victory in the series in seven years.

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360° – Soccer teams face new challenges in higher division

The girls and boys soccer teams will move up from Division II to Division I this year, hoping to advance further with previous experience and new members.

The teams will now play district games against Byrd, West Monroe, Pineville, Airline, Alexandria and Southwood.

The girls team has already begun preparing for their first scrimmage, on Oct. 31.

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360° – Spanish Club embraces international communication

Spanish Club has embraced a new way of learning how to speak Spanish – through international communication.

“Usually, we have about 20 members show up to each meeting,” Co-President and senior Madison Parker said. “We are trying to grow our club attendance and offer more activities. We are hoping to have a larger variety in our games and ways to get to know each other.”

Through an app called italki, club members will be able to communicate with people abroad. Users who want to learn Spanish can communicate with other Spanish-speaking users, and Spanish-speaking users who want to learn English can also learn through this medium.

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Wired – Hey, tech: You’d do well to stop ignoring smaller cities

Former Shreve graduate (’03), U.S. Army captain, and Harvard Law School student body president Adrian Perkins argues that tech companies should look beyond Silicon Valley and start investing in places like Shreveport.

The lack of diversity at tech companies is well-established: Less than 10 percent of workers at Google and LinkedIn are non-Asian minorities, for example, and only 31 percent of employees at Google are women. But the technology industry is guilty of another serious blunder that hasn’t spurred the same volume of national conversation: a lack of interest, and failure to invest, in the capacity of small and mid-sized cities to shape technology’s evolution.

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360° – Deadline for Close Up approaching

Close Up is a weeklong study from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2 in which students are able to see the workings and processes of the U.S. government through direct experience in the nation’s capital.

“On the trip they get to experience our government at work,” sponsor Loretta Hunt said. “They, of course, see all those monuments at the Smithsonian Institutions that they go to. The Close Up staff is very knowledgeable in the history of D.C.”

Along with these experiences, AP U.S. History teacher and Close Up sponsor Barbara Doughty said they also got to see the Women’s March last year because it was happening during that time. Both sponsors of the Close Up trip, Hunt and Doughty, look forward to this week every year.

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Times – Veteran volunteer named 2017 Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman

Dr. Peggy W. Murphy, veteran educator and devoted community volunteer, has been named the 2017 Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman.

“I love serving and I do believe it comes from your heart,” said Dr. Peggy Murphy after receiving her award. “I thank you for my friends who are here and for everyone who supported me in the journey and when I come to them and ask them will you serve, will you work a shift, will you give me some money, will you do anything to help me with anything to make this a better place.”

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KTBS – Principal Ivory: Captain Shreve running back receives special role

Captain Shreve is one of the few unbeaten teams left at the high school level in the ArkLaTex. A big reason why the Gators sit at 3-0 is the play of running back James Ivory III.

The senior has a few triple digit rushing performances under his belt this season and plans to add to his yardage total Friday against visiting Westgate.

Ivory’s star power at the school was on display earlier this month when he was selected to be principal for a day following a great game against Woodlawn and head coach Bryant Sepulvado said that’s a sign school administrators back what the football team is all about.

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360° – Gators come together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Students and faculty continue to volunteer and donate to help the families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes collected over $300 in a competition to see which homeroom could come together to raise the most money. All of the proceeds from the competition will be going to Manvel High School, which was affected by the hurricane.

English teacher Jason McInnis’s homeroom was the winner of the competition.

“I think they have a great heart and have a desire to help without being rewarded,” McInnis said. “I am very proud that they were excited to help.”

The Lady Gator volleyball team also contributed to the relief efforts.

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KTAL – Captain Shreve RB James Ivory named Friday Night Blitz Player of the Week

Captain Shreve running back James Ivory was presented with the player of the week trophy donated by Buds Trophy Case in Bossier.

Ivory ran for 210-yards and two touchdowns in Thursday’s win over Woodlawn. In fact he has over 400-yards rushing through the first two weeks of the season.

Ivory says he’s happy for the honor but couldn’t be here without the help of his Gator teammates.

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