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Local high school graduate receives scholarship  Weekly Citizen

Kendall was a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America, the National Honors Society, and served as Secretary for the Co-Operative Marketing ...

Seniors at East Ascension hold annual pond jump on last day of class  WAFB

At East Ascension High School Wednesday, seniors got a running start to their summer break.

East Ascension wins parish bragging rights with victory over St. Amant  The Advocate

GONZALES — The District 5-5A title wasn't expected to be on the line, and it wasn't, but Ascension Parish rivals St. Amant and East Ascension waged a typically ...

Four look to score big: 2018 5A champ East Ascension tops four 5A/Division I teams in semifinals  The Advocate

ALEXANDRIA — Having three out of four semifinalists gives Baton Rouge perhaps the best shot at an all-local final in Class 5A. A fourth team primed for its best ...

Ascension Athletics for Feb. 21, 2019  The Advocate

This season, the transitions for the East Ascension Spartans boys basketball team went beyond the on-court shifts from offense to defense. Tyler Turner, an ...

Mother of teen arrested for terrorizing threats at East Ascension High Breaks Silence

On February 16, 2018, Domonick Roubique was accused, arrested, and expelled from East Ascension High School for making an "unspecified" threat to his ...

Seeding is just a beginning: East Ascension coach Darnell Lee seeks focus  The Advocate

East Ascension football coach Darnell Lee had a wide array of emotions when the LHSAA released its football playoff pairings Sunday.

Nine Spartan football players sign with colleges  Weekly Citizen

It was another special signing day at East Ascension High on Wednesday morning as nine Spartan football players inked their letters of intent to continue their ...

Ascension Parish announces 2018-19 students of the year  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board will recognize the district's 2018-19 students of the year for fifth, eighth and 12th grades during its Jan. 22 meeting, when the ...

Ascension School Board names teachers, principals of the year  The Advocate

The 2018-19 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

Ascension Parish Schools to hold forums on tax renewal proposals  The Advocate

Ascension Public Schools is holding four public forums this month to provide information about the March 30 tax renewal election.

Photos, video: East Ascension High students take part in crazy, colorful senior pond jump  The Advocate

East Ascension High School seniors participate in the annual pond jump Wednesday May 2, 2018, in Gonzales, La. After taking their final exams, students ...

Student at East Ascension High arrested on terrorizing count after alleged threat; no weapon found  The Advocate

GONZALES — A juvenile accused of making an unspecified "threat" at the East Ascension High School Campus was arrested Friday on a single count of ...

APS Director of Human Resources Randy Watts retires  Weekly Citizen

After 29 years working in Ascension Public Schools, Director of Human Resources and former East Ascension High School Principal and Coach Randy Watts is ...

Two high school teams face off in one of the state's biggest pep rallies  WBRZ

GONZALES - It is a high school rivalry like no other. St. Amant and East Ascension High School are facing off in football Friday night. Ahead of that game, the two ...

Ascension Athletics for April 11, 2019  The Advocate

The Dutchtown High School baseball team capped a disappointing 2019 season last year with an impressive run to the 5A state quarters, eventually losing to ...

Dutchtown claims share of district title with hard-fought win over East Ascension  The Advocate

GONZALES — Dutchtown High School's volleyball team reached new heights with its 3-2 victory over feisty East Ascension on Wednesday night.

New Ascension courthouse in Gonzales nears construction, but price is higher than estimates  The Advocate

Before the first shovel of dirt has been dug, the future $29.6 million Ascension Parish courthouse proposed for Gonzales is already $4.6 million over budget.

Community banding together to make baseball field accessible for children with special needs  WAFB

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A team of residents in Ascension Parish are working to make a baseball field accessible to everyone in the community.

All clear at East Ascension High after school evacuated over bomb threat  WBRZ

ASCENSION- A bomb scare prompted students and faculty to evacuate a school in Ascension Parish Wednesday morning.

Kamron Glover's big defensive plays lift East Ascension by No. 28 Zachary 54-51  The Advocate

GONZALES — Jimel London scored 10 fourth-quarter points, but it took more than offense. Kamron Glover proved that point Friday night.

Ascension Athletics for June 6, 2019  The Advocate

St. Amant High School football team looks forward to fall.

Graduation: East Ascension High School  The Advocate

East Ascension High School's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony was held at 7 p.m. Friday in Spartan Stadium.

Photos: Staff Photographer Bill Feig looks back at 2018  The Advocate

Staff photographer Bill Feig's favorite photos from 2018.

Ascension Public Schools gave back to the community for Thanksgiving  Weekly Citizen

We know that this helps them experience more than just school and more than being just good in academics. These experiences raise awareness about the ...

Marguerite Guillot appointed Principal of Bullion Primary School  Weekly Citizen

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Marguerite Guillot as Principal of Bullion Primary School. Guillot, who currently serves as Assistant ...

Ascension Parish students complete BASF Science Academy  The Advocate

Cathy Do, of East Ascension High School in Gonzales, and Kailyn Phillips, of Donaldsonville High School, will start their college careers with a three-credit ...

Graduates: East Ascension High School | Ascension  The Advocate

East Ascension High School held its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Spartan Stadium in Gonzales.

Freshmen to return to new buildings at East Ascension, Dutchtown in new year  The Advocate

GONZALES - After the holidays, ninth-graders at two Ascension Parish high schools will be leaving behind temporary classrooms to finish their school year in ...

East Ascension High School opens Spartan Café with Ascension Fund grant  The Advocate

Lattes, tea and breakfast items are on the menu every Friday at East Ascension High School's Spartan Café, thanks to a $2500 grant from the Ascension Fund.

World champion rodeo cowboy Tyler Waguespack gets Ascension Parish honors  The Advocate

East Ascension High School graduate Tyler Waguespack, who won his second world champion title at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2018 ...

Ascension Parish Schools fills leadership positions  The Advocate

Ascension Public Schools has appointed Robyn Simmons as principal of Early College Options, Stacey Hughes as assistant principal of St. Amant Primary and ...

Ascension Parish school district offers free English classes to Spanish speaking parents  WBRZ

Ascension Parish- Class is in session but not just for high school students. Parents like Mari Rosario are learning how to speak English.

St. Amant High School students travel to support football team  The Advocate

Fans of the St. Amant High School football team traveled to Gonzales to support the team in its game against East Ascension High School on Nov. 2. Although ...

Former Ascension schools teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with student  The Advocate

GONZALES — A former East Ascension High assistant athletic trainer and health teacher has pleaded guilty to prohibited sexual conduct with a 17-year-old ...

Surprise retirement party thrown for EA band director  Weekly Citizen

Following the heartwarming stories, Roussel took the stage with a band of students and alumni one final time. It was a moment those present will never forget.

Ascension Parish School Board recognizes athletics boosters  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board expressed its appreciation for football jamboree sponsors Eatel Corp., Hughes Insurance and Duckroost Deli and Seafood.

St. Amant, East Ascension gearing up for 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out  The Advocate

Shouts and cheers will ring out from the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center's Savoy Arena during the 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...

East Ascension crowns queen, inducts alumni into Hall, Wall of Fame  The Advocate

Mackenzie Andrews was crowned homecoming queen Friday during the East Ascension game in Spartan Stadium.

Ascension honors 2016-17 Teachers and Principals of the Year  WBXH

The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

Ascension public school system appoints five to administrative positions  The Advocate

Ascension public schools recently announced the appointment of five top administrative positions.

Dutchtown Middle Beta takes home awards from district competition  The Advocate

The Dutchtown Middle School Beta Club recently competed in the District 8 Day held at East Ascension High School.

Ascension Public Schools honors teachers and principals of the year  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board honored the 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year during its March 21 meeting. A news release said ...

How will leaders, builders account for flood risk with new Ascension courthouse?  The Advocate

GONZALES — The site of a future three-story, $26 million Ascension Parish courthouse with advanced security features is where the government action is on ...

Check out the high school basketball Top 10s for the Baton Rouge area  The Advocate

1. Scotlandville (28-1): The Hornets face another key test vs. District 4-5A foe Walker on Tuesday. SHS has been the most consistent among a group of talented ...

It's on again: St. Amant travels to East Ascension for a key 5-5A boys basketball game  The Advocate

East Ascension and St. Amant are at it again. Three months after the Ascension Parish rivals tied for the District 5-5A football title, they will square off in a high.

Who is "Bobby" Webre? - News  Weekly Citizen

"I just felt a desire to go into the military," Webre said. "My dad was such a great guy. Anything mechanical he wanted to know how to work on and learn how to ...

Groundbreaking for freshmen academy at E. Ascension HS  WBRZ

School officials and area leaders broke ground for East Ascension High School's new freshmen academy.

Check out the the Baton Rouge area all-district volleyball teams  The Advocate

First team. Caroline Starns, St. Joseph's Academy, Sr.; Hannah Lewis, Baton Rouge High, Sr.; Nia Kay, Central, Sr.; Neely Bourgoyne, Baton Rouge High, Sr.; ...

Ascension Parish School Board honors 2017-18 Students of the Year  The Advocate

Ascension Parish's District Students of the Year are, from left, Twelfth Grade Student of the Year Christina Roberson, of Dutchtown High School; Fifth Grade ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ascension  The Advocate

Christmas lights are already up at city hall in Gonzales and a drive-through Christmas light show is welcoming visitors at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Photos: 50th Anniversary of EA Flag Raising  Weekly Citizen

Members of the East Ascension High School Class of 2018 and 1968 reunited to honor the 50th Anniversary of the original flag raising ceremony. [1/4] Courtesy ...

Second suspect arrested, motive revealed in slaying of East Ascension student found dead in canal  The Advocate

GONZALES — Alex Rubio was shot in the back of the head while he was in a stolen car with two teens he believed were his friends and then his.

EA Spanish Club places at Convention  Weekly Citizen

East Ascension High School participated in the Louisiana High Schools Spanish Club Convention for the first time. Students who were in attendance were ...

Ascension Parish School Board honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year  Donaldsonville Chief

“The most important person to the overall success of students, outside their home, is the classroom teacher.” The 2017-18 Teachers of the Year and Principals of ...

Check out Friday's Week 4 high school football capsules  The Advocate

7 p.m. at DSHS. RECORDS: Belaire 0-3; Denham Springs 2-1. LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Brusly 41-20; Denham Springs beat Fontainebleau 24-21. PLAYERS ...

Ascension Parish sheriff honored upon retirement  The Advocate

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed Dec. 31 as Jeffrey F. Wiley Day, in recognition of Wiley's retirement as Ascension Parish sheriff after ...

Teachers, Principals of the Year named  Weekly Citizen

The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its March 21 meeting. Awards were given ...

East Ascension announces top grads  The Advocate

East Ascension High School has named Alex Michael Zeringue as valedictorian of the Class of 2017.

Ascension Public Schools recognizes 11 for earning Doctor of Education degrees  The Advocate

Eleven Ascension Parish schools employees have been recognized by the School Board for earning Doctor of Education degrees this year.

Ascension Parish plans for new schools and renovations

New schools and major upgrades are coming to Ascension Parish.

Former EAHS teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student  Weekly Citizen

After a week-long investigation, the Gonzales Police Dept. has issued an arrest warrant, and as of today (March 25), has taken custody of 34-year-old Louis Carl ...

EA sets record with mattress sale  The Advocate

East Ascension High School set a national record for the third time with its annual mattress sale.

President Matassa proclaims Jeffrey F. Wiley Day  Donaldsonville Chief

During his tenure, he helped guide the department through the unprecedented population growth Ascension Parish has experienced.

East Ascension, St. Amant ‘Shout Out’ event set  Weekly Citizen

The excitement is back. East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their respective ...

Expanding the arts in Ascension  Weekly Citizen

A new art school with familiar teachers has officially opened its doors with the founding of LA ARTS - a school for theatre, music, film, art and dance. Utilizing a ...

Students In Pursuit of Excellence: Overseer Richard Rayborn, Sr. Scholarship Awards Banquet  Weekly Citizen

The second point was the 3 C's: Control, Choices and Consequences. He explained the importance of the way we react to certain situations can lead to making ...

Gonzales teen serves among congressman’s princesses at Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras  The Advocate

East Ascension High School senior Margaret “Maggie” Britton, of Gonzales, attended Mardi Gras festivities in Washington, D.C., as one of Congressman Garret ...

Smiley: How to tell you're in Louisiana  The Advocate

Gail Boeneke, of Prairieville, tells of an experience folks in this part of the world might find familiar:

East Ascension High, Apple Digital Academy students arrested for bomb threats  Weekly Citizen

After the Gonzales Police Department arrested a 16-year-old this morning for communicating a bomb threat at East Ascension High School, a second bomb ...

Students explore health careers  Weekly Citizen

Louisiana faces a serious shortage of health care professionals. Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC) collaborated with St. Elizabeth ...

Ascension Parish community photo gallery for Oct. 1, 2015  The Advocate

The Ascension Advocate this week includes photos from local civic, community and school groups and highlights recent events around Ascension Parish.

Check out the latest boys and girls basketball playoff scores along with tennis and baseball scores  The Advocate

All nonselect games are bidistrict round and must be played by Friday. Class 5A. (1) Natchitoches-Central 62, (32) Ponchatoula 46. (16) Denham Springs 75, ...

Separate Freshman Academy buildings on tap for three Ascension Parish high schools  The Advocate

New campus buildings coming to three Ascension Parish public high schools will be dedicated solely to students in ninth grade, the year educators say is the ...

Once childhood buddies: Tuesday shooting ends life of Gonzales man, lands Prairieville friend in custody  The Advocate

GONZALES — A Prairieville man drove up to a mobile home in Ascension Parish late Tuesday morning, got into an argument with a childhood friend with whom ...

Ascension community members take the plunge for Special Olympics  The Advocate

Chilly, but not freezing, water temperatures greeted participants Saturday at the Special Olympics Louisiana's Polar Plunge at Cabela's in Gonzales.

Spartan efforts  Weekly Citizen

Right now, the epicenter of basketball in Ascension Parish is East Ascension High School.

Running for Office: Erin Wiley Lanoux announces bid for Ascension Parish Court judgeship  The Advocate

Erin Wiley Lanoux has announced her intent to run for the Ascension Parish Court judgeship being vacated by the retiring Judge Marilyn Lambert.

Ascension Parish schools district, RPCC graduate first class of Early College Option Program  The Advocate

Twenty-one students are making history as the first class of graduates from the Early College Option Program offered through the Ascension Parish school ...

Meet the Council: District 11 Councilman Benny Johnson  Weekly Citizen

The veteran councilman still takes a hands-on approach to solving problems in his district. He drives every road in his district to see things for himself and tackle ...

Tyler Waguespack grabbed the bull by the horns to become top rodeo star  The Advocate

As a kid in Gonzales, Tyler Waguespack knew what he wanted to do. Football? Baseball? Piano lessons? Those were for his classmates.

Catholic, Brusly, U-High seek title-game berths at LHSAA baseball tourney Thursday  The Advocate

Three teams bring different semifinal stories to center stage at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA baseball tournament Thursday.

Louisiana floods are “historic” but not surprising  temblor

This weekend's flooding was devastating. But where should we expect to see Louisiana floods? Almost everywhere, according to Temblor maps.

Outdoor Corner: Anything Outdoors fundraiser grows  Weekly Citizen

Anything Outdoors Helping Kids had its annual fundraiser this past Saturday at the St. Amant KC Hall. The event was welcomed by great weather (no rain) along ...

Baylor DE Justin Harris to transfer  KWTX

One day after Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said defensive end Justin Harris' roster status remained unchanged, the redshirt freshman announced via Twitter ...

Doc Lewis misses his hometown  Weekly Citizen

Above all, Lewis's message is one of hope. Currently, despite his condition he works as a radio personality with KFSR 90.7 FM out of Fresno, Calif. He is also an ...

Body found Tuesday in Ascension Parish canal is 18-year-old homicide victim, deputies say  The Advocate

The body discovered in New River Canal in Gonzales on Tuesday is that of 18-year-old Alex Rubio, the victim of a homicide, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's ...

Meet the Council: District 3 Councilman Travis Turner  Weekly Citizen

An attorney by trade, Turner opened his own law firm in 2011. He handles criminal defense, personal injury, and family cases. He graduated Southern University ...

The Great Flood of 2016  Weekly Citizen

As water rises in areas that have not flooded since 1983 or ever, state and parish officials warn that residents may hardly be in the clear, with more high water ...

19-year-old arrested at high school on terrorizing charges  WBXH

A 19-year-old St. Amant man was arrested Tuesday morning after being seen with what witnesses thought was a handgun. Blaine Dearmond was walking ...

LSU Tigers Score Verbal From In-State Standout David Boylan  Swimming World Magazine

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Central Middle wins parish volleyball title  Weekly Citizen

The Central Middle School (CMS) Lady Mustangs clinched their second parish title for volleyball, finishing with an undefeated season last week.

Jambalaya Capitol receives new champ, queen  Weekly Citizen

The 50th Jambalaya Festival kicked off last weekend, attracting thousands of festival goers to the heart of Ascension Parish over the three-day Memorial Day ...

State 7v7 Championship Series coming to Gonzales  Weekly Citizen

This summer, the first ever Louisiana seven-on-seven state champion will be crowned, and all of the action will take place right here in Gonzales. This summer ...

Rodeo family: Rodeo ropers, riders close but competitive  The Advocate

Cousins Mackenzie Becnel and Gracie Sinanan are rodeo cowgirls, through and through.

Thibodaux hires Trosclair as head baseball coach  Daily Comet

After 23 years, local baseball coach Shane Trosclair will get to wear the purple-and-gold colors of Thibodaux High School once again.Trosclair, a 1995 ...

'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.

New business owner, 18, finds career path iced with divine guidance: 'God was leading me to bake'  The Advocate

PRAIRIEVILLE — Clarence Cutno knew his granddaughter Haley Thompson had a special talent for baking when the teenager began taking orders for more ...

Four Democrats compete for House District 58 in Saturday's election  The Advocate

The four candidates in Saturday's special election agree that River Parishes' House District 58 has more than the usual numbers of refineries and chemical ...

Gonzales teen Matthew Deloch once hated dance; now he's set to wow on 'So You Think You Can Dance'  The Advocate

Watching Matthew Deloch on "So You Think You Can Dance," you'd never believe he once had zero rhythm.

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