Two Lincoln Seniors National Merit Semi-Finalists

Two Lincoln Parish seniors were last night recognized as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists – Caleb Phillips of Ruston High School and Eli Watson of Choudrant High School.

District Communications Coordinator Brandon Sutherland noted that Phillips maintains a 4.36 GPA and has played Bearcat football and soccer for four years. He intends to study chemical engineering in college.

Watson maintains a 4.1 GPA, and is also the Choudrant Cross Country team captain. He hopes to attend a military service academy and study engineering.

Both young men introduced their parents and thanked the schools for helping them realize their life goals.

The board set Monday, October 19, 4PM & 6 PM, to interview the two applicants for the district’s superintendent position – Ricky Durrett and Byron Lyons.

Durrett is the Lincoln Parish School District’s Secondary Supervisor and has been employed in the district in teaching, coaching, principal, and supervisory positions for many years.

Lyons was most recently Director of Human Resources for the Cleveland, OH Metropolitan School District, according to his Linkedin page. He is a Lincoln Parish native, and had applied for the job in 2015, when Mike Milstead won the appointment.

During the business part of the meeting, Business Manager Juanita Duke got approval to distribute the November salary supplement payment to employees. Those with teaching certificates will receive $3 thousand, and other employees will receive $1.5 thousand.

Here’s the memo.

Also, a resolution was adopted that lays out how some the $4.4 million in proceeds from the new 1/2 cent sales tax will be distributed, relative to future salary supplement payments.

Here’s the resolution.

One Response to “Two Lincoln Seniors National Merit Semi-Finalists”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I think it’s Caleb Phillips not Chad Phillips.

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