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360° – Five Gators sign to play college football

On February 7, five Gator football players signed with their respective colleges, ensuring their place on the college football teams. The signing was filled with people eager to see the players sign the papers that would continue their athletic career and take them to a whole new level of athletics. Family members stood behind them, smiles on their faces, as each player stood up and gave a short statement before uncapping the blue pen that would determine their future in athletics. Friends, coaches, and fellow football players were also there, surrounding the green and gold signing table to watch, support, and celebrate with the recruits.

Read more at Shreve360.com

360º – Three students receive awards at LASC, hosted by Captain Shreve

By Alexis McClain – February 7, 2018

Three student council members, Javin Bowman, Maddie Young, and Georgia Hilburn, received an award at this year’s Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention, also known as LASC.

“If you’re asking what LASC is, it’s indescribable, it’s something you have to just come be a part of but if I could sum it up in one word, it would be family,” Javin Bowman said.

Georgia Hilburn, a junior and a member of the student council, was chosen to be BESE Student Advisor after going through an application, essay, and interview process.

“It’s the same position Javin held last year,” Georgia Hilburn said. “But it’s the first time one school has ever held it for two consecutive years.”

To be able to receive this opportunity, Hilburn had to reach certain requirements like, being a member of the student council, attending student council workshop and convention, etc, and the position comes with a responsibility.

“Basically, though I do not hold a vote, I attend BESE meetings in Baton Rouge and represent all public school elementary through high school students in LA. 4,” Hilburn said.

Javin Bowman and Maddie Young also received the Dale Hawley Leadership award at the LASC Convention.

“It is the highest award given for student council leadership in the nation,” Bowman said.

To receive this award certain requirements also had to take place.

“Our state executive director picks us and it is who he thinks leads not just in their schools but also in their communities and state,” Maddie Young said. “Our award also has to be signed off on by the national association of student councils executive director.”

The person who decided who received the award is Mr. Phil, the Louisiana Student Council Executive Director, Young said.

“Mr. Phil, our Executive Director, chooses who he thinks embodies a model leader, like Dale Hawley whom the award is named after,” Young said.

To each of these three students, LASC plays a very important role in their growth as a leader and their lives.

“LASC has shown me what genuine people look like because nobody judges anyone else at LASC,” Young said. “We’ve all come from somewhere different and each and every story is beautiful. On top of that, it has helped bring me out of my shell. The person I am at LASC and other student Council conferences and activities is different than the person I am at school. It’s the truest version of myself and LASC has helped me discover that.”

This year Captain Shreve hosted the Convention. The last time Shreve hosted was when the seniors now were freshman, which made this LASC more significant to them.

“I absolutely love hosting,” Bowman said. “I did it as a freshman and what better way to end it all by doing [it] again my senior year. That was a joy. I would do it all over again if I could.”

A lot of things take place at a Convention, but the election of the state officers is the most important thing. Hilburn talked about how LASC has played a part in her life.

“I have never been with a more inclusive, empowering, and encouraging group of kids,” Hilburn said. “There was not a single person at my first conference who didn’t want to be there.”

Leadership is a key component of the Convention.

“It gives the power to the next generation,” Bowman said. “And teaches them how to lead and lead effectively. This organization is so helpful in all fields and realms and student council is the backbone of many schools. It’s how the student boy is heard, it’s how the leaders are made.”

Bowman, Marsalone, and Young stand with their Dale Howley Leadership award – Photo courtesy of Javin Bowman

Georgia Hilburn poses with her BESE opponent Hannah Berry from Byrd – Photo courtesy of Georgia Hilburn

360º – Three students receive award at LASC, hosted by Captain Shreve

By Alexis McClain – February 7, 2018

Three student council members, Javin Bowman, Maddie Young, and Georgia Hilburn, received an award at this year’s Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention, also known as LASC.

“If you’re asking what LASC is, it’s indescribable, it’s something you have to just come be a part of but if I could sum it up in one word, it would be family,” Javin Bowman said.

Georgia Hilburn, a junior and a member of the student council, was chosen to be BESE Student Advisor after going through an application, essay, and interview process.

“It’s the same position Javin held last year,” Georgia Hilburn said. “But it’s the first time one school has ever held it for two consecutive years.”

To be able to receive this opportunity, Hilburn had to reach certain requirements like, being a member of the student council, attending student council workshop and convention, etc, and the position comes with a responsibility.

“Basically, though I do not hold a vote, I attend BESE meetings in Baton Rouge and represent all public school elementary through high school students in LA. 4,” Hilburn said.

Javin Bowman and Maddie Young also received the Dale Hawley Leadership award at the LASC Convention.

“It is the highest award given for student council leadership in the nation,” Bowman said.

To receive this award certain requirements also had to take place.

“Our state executive director picks us and it is who he thinks leads not just in their schools but also in their communities and state,” Maddie Young said. “Our award also has to be signed off on by the national association of student councils executive director.”

The person who decided who received the award is Mr. Phil, the Louisiana Student Council Executive Director, Young said.

“Mr. Phil, our Executive Director, chooses who he thinks embodies a model leader, like Dale Hawley whom the award is named after,” Young said.

To each of these three students, LASC plays a very important role in their growth as a leader and their lives.

“LASC has shown me what genuine people look like because nobody judges anyone else at LASC,” Young said. “We’ve all come from somewhere different and each and every story is beautiful. On top of that, it has helped bring me out of my shell. The person I am at LASC and other student Council conferences and activities is different than the person I am at school. It’s the truest version of myself and LASC has helped me discover that.”

This year Captain Shreve hosted the Convention.  The last time Shreve hosted was when the seniors now were freshman, which made this LASC more significant to them.

“I absolutely love hosting,” Bowman said. “I did it as a freshman and what better way to end it all by doing [it] again my senior year. That was a joy. I would do it all over again if I could.”

A lot of things take place at a Convention, but the election of the state officers is the most important thing. Hilburn talked about how LASC has played a part in her life.

“I have never been with a more inclusive, empowering, and encouraging group of kids,” Hilburn said. “There was not a single person at my first conference who didn’t want to be there.”

Leadership is a key component of the Convention.

“It gives the power to the next generation,” Bowman said. “And teaches them how to lead and lead effectively. This organization is so helpful in all fields and realms and student council is the backbone of many schools. It’s how the student boy is heard, it’s how the leaders are made.”

Bowman, Marsalone, and Young stand with their Dale Howley Leadership award – Photo courtesy of Javin Bowman

 

Georgia Hilburn poses with her BESE opponent Hannah Berry from Byrd – Photo courtesy of Georgia Hilburn

360° – Captain Shreve places 3rd in the Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive

Before Thanksgiving break Captain Shreve participated in the annual Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive hosted by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and placed third in the high school division.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana, upholding a vision to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution to provide universal access to food for the needy with the communities.

According to Executive Director Martha Marak, a total of 42 schools participated in this year’s Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive. The total amount collected from all participating schools was 68,584 pounds. This year’s competition allows for the food bank to feed a least 7,000 more people than last year.

Read more at Shreve360.com

360° – Will Adcock faces physical challenges

During the football season, senior kicker Will Adcock injured his right leg’s quadricep by partially tearing it, and this caused Adcock to miss many games and opportunities.

“I was on a path for most field goals in a season and career in Shreve football history,” Adcock said. “I believe I would have broken the record for the longest field goal [50 yards].”

Adcock has gained many achievements and believes the injury is a set-back.

He has gotten 1st team all-district defender twice. He was an overall district MVP and was on an all-metro team last year. He was also 2nd team all-district in football last year. Adcock was selected for the Louisiana Football All-Star Game and plans to play in December.

He said he sees the injury as a learning experience.

“I am definitely more humbled now and realized how much sports mean to me,” Adcock said. “I realize now that you must take advantage of every opportunity you have and not to take what you have for granted.”

Read more at Shreve360.com

360° – Taste of Shreve replaces Miss Alli Gator Pageant

The Gator cook-off, to be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Captain Shreve, is an event Z Club has created to replace the pageant that they have hosted in years past.

“Gator cook-off features a wide range of events such as coloring with Santa, a gift wrapping station, and of course, tasting all the dishes the competitors prepare,” Co-President of Z-Club Mary Douglas said.

This event is a fundraiser for Z-Club and helps to raise money for the organization.

“The money from the event funds all of Z-Club’s doings on the school, community and international level,” Douglas said. “This includes things like Mooretown Easter and Christmas, Gators for Good Carnival and our International Service Project.”

Through lots of preparation, members of Z-Club have been working on making this new event a success.

Read more at Shreve360.com

360° – James Ivory sets records

Running back James Ivory III had a record-breaking season his senior year, with 236 attempts and 1,705 yards for the season.

“I have been playing since elementary, and the love for it has made me continue,” Ivory said. “Also, my cousins’ dad, before his death, told me to keep striving for football.”

Ivory said that he sets himself apart from the rest of the players by his mindset and being more determined to take it to the next step. He said that the only thing that goes through his mind on the field is, “I’m going to make this touchdown.”

“I stay committed until I fall asleep,” Ivory said.

Read more at Shreve360.com

360° – Student Council goes on the road

Members of Student Council attended the Southern Association of Student Councils Conference that was held Oct. 25-30 in Ocoee, Florida.

According to its website, SASC is an association composed of 15 Southeastern states. It provides high school and middle-level student leaders with opportunities for networking, building leadership skills, sharing ideas, participating in service projects and getting motivated to make a difference in their schools, communities and in their own lives. This year the conference was held at Ocoee High School.

“SASC was an all-around great time, and it was so fun to get to learn from other student leaders not only here in Louisiana, but across the entire South,” sophomore Morgan Hughes said.

Read more at Shreve360.com

360° – Students attend Education & Innovation Luncheon to highlight women in STEM

Captain Shreve students at the 2017 Education & Innovation Luncheon to highlight women in STEM – Photo by Maria Edwards

Captain Shreve students observing a presenter, advancing their knowledge on STEM – Photo by Maria Edwards

By Chase Willis – November 10, 2017

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Bossier Parish Community College hosted nine young ladies from Captain Shreve’s engineering magnet during their 2nd annual Education and Innovation Luncheon: Inspiring Women in STEM on Nov. 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn of Bossier.

Students in STEM programs are learning the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM programs allow students to prepare for professions as scientists, engineers and innovators.

The luncheon focused on the growing workforce sector of STEM, where women are often underrepresented. The Bossier Chamber of Commerce also recognized two local teachers for their work in advancing STEM-related curriculum. Nine female Bossier Parish students will be awarded scholarships from the Bossier Innovates Foundation.

The nine young ladies in attendance from Captain Shreve were Co’Niya Butler, Trinitie Brown, Syniyah Jones, Taylor Beard, Jemiah Maxie, Tori Reich, Kourtnee Sheppard, Amelia Snow, Tyler Walter and Ialiyah Weaver. They were accompanied by Assistant Principal Maria Edwards.

Science and engineering teacher Penny Pate and Edwards were both excited that students from Captain Shreve were able to participate in this event to provide students with a deeper interest in STEM.

Students had the opportunity to observe Louisiana Senator Sharon Hewitt, who is a former top executive with Shell. She is the author of Senate Bill 225, which creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council under the purview of the Board of Regents.

Sophomore Jemiah Maxie, who has aspirations to become a physician one day, said she enjoyed attending the luncheon. She said the senator give insight on her career as an engineer and her experience being the only female at her job.

“I gained a better perspective on reasons why it is important for women to stay on the STEM education path if it interests them,” Maxie said. “I learned that women typically earn less wages in those fields because they tend to choose the easier jobs, while men opt for the higher paying jobs.”

The event is part of the 2017 Innovation Northwest Louisiana, which is a day set to promote those things innovative in Northwest Louisiana. The luncheon showcases opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

Nine students from Captain Shreve and Shreveport Mayor Ollie S. Tyler in attendance at the 2017 Education & Innovation Luncheon to highlight women in STEM – Photo by Maria Edwards