Scheaffer National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Hannah Scheaffer, with proud Mom and Dad Patty and David

At last night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB), Ruston High School’s latest National Merit Scholarship finalist was introduced – Hannah Scheaffer. Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol noted her many accomplishments:

“With a 4.0 GPA and ACT score of 34, Hannah has been inducted into the National Honor Society. An accomplished and awarded musician, she is 1st Chair Flute and Uniform Manager for the Ruston High School Band as well as Co-Captain for the Lady Bearcats Swim Team. Since her semi-finalist recognition, Hannah helped the Lady Bearcats finish as State Runner-Up in the Division 2 Swim Meet and was named to the State All-Academic Team in Swimming. A Bearcat Mentor and high school tutor in both Geometry and Biology, she is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Leadership Team.”

Board President Joe Mitcham said, “Hannah, you make us proud, also, because Lincoln Parish is known for National Merit finalists and scholars, and we really appreciate your hard work and the talents you have.”

In board business, new elementary pupil attendance boundaries were adopted for the 2017-2018 school year. The dividing line between Cypress Springs/Glenview and Hillcrest/Ruston Elementary will be US Hwy 167, except for a small area south of town.

See here the maps.

Current Attendance Zones
New Attendance Zones

There was more bad news on the financial front. Business Manager George Murphy said the state would be cutting $2.7 million more from Minimum Foundation Program funding. That is on top of the $5.4 million cut he announced at the March meeting.

There was enough money to fund a May salary supplement bonus for employees, Murphy said. That “14th check” will amount to $5,325 for certified personnel and $2,663 for support personnel.

The total distributed amounts to about $4.5 million, Murphy said.


3 Responses to “Scheaffer National Merit Scholarship Finalist”

  1. Fancy Says:

    May or June?

  2. D'arbonne Says:

    Does anyone know what the new map/distribution does to the racial makeup of the four elementary schools?

    • Frank N. Beans Says:

      They didn’t look at the racial makeup. In fact, they’re not allowed to, as that would almost violate their judicial decree. They said racial compositions weren’t allowed to be a consideration when redrawing like this. They’re doing it just for number balance, without regard to race.

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