Election week sees good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2008

Natchez city elections topped the headlines last week, but while politicians were making rounds and counting ballots the rest of the Miss-Lou made a few good headlines of their own.

Let’s review some of the good news from last week:

In Concordia Parish LEAP results returned, and the eighth graders showed a 10-percent growth. The scores still aren’t where they should be, but the only way to climb a mountain is one small step at a time. Congratulations to the students, parents and teachers on a job well done.

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Natchez High School student Taylor Davis is the school’s STAR student this year. The title is given annually based on ACT score and academic performance. Davis has lofty goals — becoming a rocket scientist — but he seems well on track to reach them. We wish him luck in his endeavors.

Postal workers carried an extra load Saturday all for a good cause. The U.S. Postal Service sponsored Stamp Out Hunger Day, and mail carriers collected canned items when they made their regular rounds. This group always raises a large amount of food for local non-profits, and we know this year’s results will be great again.

Local Rotary Club chapters lived out their mission of community service last week when the clubs handed out scholarships to local students. The Ferriday club handed out four $1,200 awards. The Natchez club also handed out scholarships to four deserving students. We hope the extra help will send these students far.

As the next week begins, we know more good news is bound to follow.