On Friday, May 15, LSU honored more than 4,000 spring graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, and during the ceremony, 4,347 degrees were conferred. The virtual graduation watch party took place on the LSU Facebook page, and following the ceremony, all the graduates names were displayed on the scoreboards in Tiger Stadium.
High school sports across the state of Louisiana can officially begin team activities and workouts on June 8th.
River Parish Community Theatre recently awarded $500 grants to three area high schools that had spring musicals canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Donations were made to the Riverside Academy Ovations, the St. Charles Catholic Stagehands, and the Lutcher High School Players. Each of the schools had cast and begun rehearsals for their annual shows when the virus halted progress and ultimately forced the cancellations.
Last month, faithful readers, I announced we’d try and host Tomato Field Day in May but all LSU AgCenter face-to-face events through May 30th are cancelled. We now plan to have it June 4th starting at 6 pm. The garden contest won’t happen in person, but how about a facsimile? Email me some pictures of your vegetable garden by May 21st and we’ll judge them on the usual parameters. (For contest rules or details email me now.)
Susan G. Komen Louisiana today announced its partnership with the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) to support women and men diagnosed with breast cancer in Louisiana. As part of Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen Louisiana will invest over $90,000 into their treatment assistance program.