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ED HEARRON HONORED AT 2014 NSU HOMECOMING _ Oct 11, 2014

NSU's Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development inducted alumni, and our NHS Class of 1960 classmate, W. Edward Hearron of Shreveport into its Hall of Distinguished Educators during Homecoming festivities tonight, October 11, 2014.  The Natchitoches Times stated in it's October 9, 2014 edition, "Hearron is headmaster and founding member of Word of God Academy in Shreveport.  During his career he has been a teacher, coach, principal, parish director of middle and high schools and headmaster of two private schools in Caddo Parish.  Hearron earned a bachelor's degree in upper elementary education at Northwestern State in 1960 (obviously a date error), a master's in education administration and supervision from Louisiana State University in 1967 and 30 hours above a master's in administration from LSU.  He has served as an officer and member of several professional organizations and made many significant contributions to education.  During his career, he was named Caddo Parish Educator of the Year and Educator of Distinction, among other leadership honors, while his schools were named Schools of Excvellence.

 

ELLEN WALKER STEPHENSON'S DAD -OCT 2012

Ellen Walker Stephenson's dad, Dr. George T. Walker, will be inducted into NSU's Alumni Hall of Distinction in homecoming ceremonies this month (October, 2012). The following appeared in a recent alumni publication: "All alumni and supporters are invited to join us for a special Homecoming Banquet honoring the 2012 Long Purple Line Inductees. The Long Purple Line is the NSU Alumni Hall of Distinction. This year’s honorees include former Natchitoches Mayor Wayne McCullen, Mary Rives Gallaspy, Dr. George T. Walker, Phil Barbaree and Bobby Kirchoff. A social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner and reception at the Student Union Ballroom."
 

 

JANETTE LOFTON BROOKS GRANDSON - JULY 2012

Janette Lofton Brooks says her first grandson, Richmond "Taylor" Cox was elected Student Government President at LSU Baton Rouge. He is the first one from this far north. His parents are Richard and Susan Cox, Janette's daughter, of Bossier City. They have one other son, "Tucker" who is going to Bossier Parish Community College for the summer. Taylor was in Student Government all 4 yours at Airline High School in Bossier City and Student Government President his Sr. year. I was blessed to be able to attend his inaugration. He has to meet with the governor and various other officials. He is attempting to establish a trust for future students to receive scholarships. OF COURSE, he is his MeMe's pride and joy.
 

 

RAYMOND & TISH SANDERS GRANDSON - MAY 2012

CULLEN HANKS, grandson of Raymond and Tish Sanders, was selected to the 2012 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Academic All-State team.  Additionally, he was nominated to both the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.  He was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy and will be inducted at his graduation later this month.

Their local news ran a video of an interview with Cullen, see:

http://www.ktre.com/category/194398/video-landing-page?clipId=7213669&topVideoCatNo=15131&autoStart=true

 

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SUE LINDSLEY - VON CHAMPION'S GRANDDAUGHTER - FEBRUARY 2012

Just received, Feb 2012, the following from Karen Welch Dodd, "Sue Lindsley Champion's (& Von Champion) granddaughter won Miss NSU's Lady of the Bracelet for 2012. She is the daughter of Cammie! Her name is Tori Thompson.  Good luck to her as she will compete for Miss Louisiana this summer. I think she is a freshman. "

And from Tori's grandmother, Sue Lindsley Champion learned Tori will compete on June 23 for Miss Louisiana at the Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, LA, and Sue provided this photograph.  Thanks, Sue!

UPDATE

Tori made the final five for Miss Louisiana but another was selelected for the top spot.

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BILL & POLLY ST. ANDRE HOLLY'S GRAND NEPHEW - DECEMBER 2011

In December 2011 Bill Holly's grand nephew, "Beau" McMahan, Beaumont, TX, grandson of his brother, Larry, NHS Class of '61, was awarded Eagle Rank in the Boy Scouts of America.  Only 2% of Scouts ever attain this rank.  This is an accomplishment that follows a young man for a lifetime, generally indicating future success in either military or civilian careers.

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BILL HOLLY'S BROTHER - FEBRUARY 2012

On February 17 Bill Holly's brother, Dr. James Larry Holly, NHS Class of 1961and his wife Carolyn Ann Bellue, both NSC graduates, 1965 I think, were honored by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio by the naming of the newly remodeled auditorium the Dr. & Mrs. James L. Holly Auditorium and Larry was also named an Adjunct Professor in the medical school.  Larry was a 1973 graduate of the medical school.