Captain Shreve student council receives national recognition

Student leaders at Captain Shreve High School have been awarded an honor from the National Association of Student Councils, the 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence.

Captain Shreve is the only school in Louisiana to earn the award ten years in a row.

The Director of NASC noted that earning the award was no small task and student’s success at the school is a testament to the support and leadership provided by Student Council adviser Martha Goza and to the value placed on the school’s integral part of the school’s educational mission.

Just last year, Goza was named the Warren E. Shull National High School Adviser of the year.

45 Advocates Named to Help Underserved Students Compete & Succeed in Science Research Competitions

The Society for Science & the Public today named 45 Advocates who will work to expand opportunities for underserved students to compete and succeed in science research competition. The Society is also announcing a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and a $150,000 grant from Arconic Foundation, which will help to fund the program. As part of Regeneron’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to the Regeneron Science Talent Search, $30 million will support the Society’s outreach and equity programming and a portion has been allocated to the Advocate Grant Program.

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Mother was ‘terrified’ of Captain Shreve

Danielle and Rhiannon Dykes pause at Friday’s GUMBO Games at Lee Hedges Stadium. (Photo via Jimmy Watson, The Times)

Even though she suffered a stroke while in her mother’s womb, deals with cerebral palsy on a daily basis and occasionally has seizures, Captain Shreve freshman Rhiannon Dykes is emblematic of all that’s good about athletics.

Participating in the Games Uniting Mind and Body, a sports competition for students with physical or visual disabilities for the 10th consecutive year on Friday at Lee Hedges Stadium, has given Dykes focus during her first year of high school.

“I attribute Rhiannon’s success academically to what she has learned through athletics like the GUMBO games and Special Olympics,” said her mother, Danielle. “I think sometimes people underestimate the power of sports and the influence that coaches have on kids.” Continue reading

Captain Shreve girls track piling up the trophies

While some local track teams have serious star power, see the Haughton boys’ and C.E. Byrd girls’ teams, the Captain Shreve Lady Gators have something that the others don’t. It can be found in the trophy case of the Kings Highway school–  four shiny gold meet champion trophies.

Shreve started the year by winning the DeRidder Relays. The Lady Gators followed that with wins at the Huntington Raider Relays and the Woodlawn Knight Relays. Thursday they won their own meet.

As head coach Marita Hunt drove home after hosting the Captain Shreve Gator Relays  she didn’t know much about how well her team performed. She was too busy running the meet. The one thing that she did know is that the first-place trophy she ordered for the meet was riding shotgun. Continue reading

A proper retirement for Old Glory

The Ceremonial Flag Retiring demonstrates the correct way to dispose of worn and tattered United States flags.

Around 50 flags were retired after spending years flying above local schools, businesses, and courthouses.

The JROTC spent weeks planning the event as part of their service learning project.

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Captain Shreve makes school history with win

Capt. Shreve’s Aaliyah Stevenson drives to the basket during a game against Evangel at Evangel Christian Academy Tuesday night.

Shout it from the rooftops, break out the bubbly. The Captain Shreve Lady Gators are your District 1-5A champions for the first time in 50 years – the first since the school began, heck, maybe since time began.

Not even when the great Danielle Butler was roaming the Gator pen under the late Carolyn Boydstun did the team enjoy this success.

The renaissance in the girls’ basketball program was capped with a relatively easy 65-46 victory over injury riddled Evangel Tuesday night in the Lady Eagles’ gym. The Lady Gators clinched at least a share of the title that has been mostly owned by Southwood over the years. If Keith Green’s club can defeat Byrd Friday night, they have the title all alone. Continue reading

Local Public Service Announcement Features Shreve’s Theatre Performance Team

Last Spring Captain Shreve’s Theatre Performance Team was approached by the Shreveport Police Department to help create a mock accident depicting the consequences of  driving under the influence.  It was an enormous undertaking involving the Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department, Willis-Knighton Pierremont, Shreveport Fire Department, Life Air rescue, the Coroner’s office, a local funeral home, two film crews, and a professional special effects and makeup crew.

The Theatre Performance Team is proud to have been a part of Operation Prom Night.  We hope this video will help young people make smart choices and be safe.