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Educator of the Year

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Devall Middle School social studies teacher, Jared Wall, was recently named Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators’ (LACUE) Educator of the Year for the state’s Region 2.

“I was shocked to even know that I was being nominated,” Wall said Monday afternoon during a telephone interview. “I felt like to even be mentioned, much less win, was an honor. I didn’t expect it at all.”

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WBR school district scores top 25 SPS

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The West Baton Rouge School System recently climbed the ranks to become the 25th ranked school district in the state, based on 2013-2014 school performance scores.

The WBR School Board, last month, received the performance scores, showing an increased score of 4.6 points, bolstering the district to 25 out of 72 districts in the state.

“We’ve kind of been in the middle of the pack the last several years. So that jump in ranking is pretty significant for us,” said Dawn Henry, Supervisor of Secondary Education.

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Justice

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PORT ALLEN - Two were found guilty, Thursday night, in a murder-for-hire plot that killed Addis resident Corey Kitts in 2010.

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After a month long trial and eight hours of deliberation on Thursday, a West Baton Rouge jury found Karl Howard and former Addis resident Monique Kitts guilty of charges of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and principle to second-degree murder for their part in the slaying of Monique Kitts’ husband, Corey.

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Champs again

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The Louisiana Marching Band Circuit’s reigning Class A champion ‘Band of Blue,’ Port Allen High School’s marching band strolled into Terrebonne High School on October 19 and took another state title, as they were crowned state champs for the second year ina row.

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