Rep. Rickey Hardy wants the state’s top school board to require that
public school students in grades sixth through 12th maintain a 2.0
grade point average to play sports and participate in extracurricular
activities. Students already must make a 1.5 GPA to play football or
volleyball, but there are no requirements to join Key Club or run for
Hardy’sHouse Bill 47
is a carbon copy of similar legislation he pushed — and the House
Education Committee shot down — during the 2008 regular session. But
with Baton Rouge making the final term on its own GPA upgrade, Hardy, a
Democrat, may have a new argument to make to force the new rules on
Also, and even though it’s not scientific, the Louisiana High School
Athletic Association polled the question through its Web site in
November. More than 26,000 Internet votes were cast with 58 percent of
participants in favor of raising the state’s GPA requirements.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.