Class Act Student of the Week

This week’s Student of the Week is Lindsey Ortego, a senior at Eunice High School. Her parents are Wendy Prather and Chad Ortego.

If you had to live in another part of the world, where would you want to live and why? I would like to live in Baton Rouge because there’s always something to do.

Do you have a career wish? I would like to possibly become a history teacher.

What could you eat seven days a week? pizza.

What could you never eat? broccoli or blueberries.

The Christmas cactus is among the plants that bloom in the short days of winter as a result of photoperiodism. Photo by Rick Bogren/LSU AgCenter

Solstice is winter’s turning point

By Dan Gill
LSU AgCenter
As the Earth travels around the sun in its orbit, the length of our days and nights vary from season to season. This is because Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted with respect to its plane of orbit around the sun.

Brothers Stephon (right) and Steven Wilson from Winn Parish prepare their 4-H state-winning dish, blackened alligator with apple andouille vinaigrette, as part of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit special event held Dec. 13 at the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center. Photo by Karol Osborne/LSU AgCenter

4-H culinary competitors showcase Louisiana seafood at Smithsonian exhibition

By Karol Osborne
POLLOCK-Seafood in Louisiana is synonymous with fun-filled family gatherings, joyous celebrations and generally ‘passing a good time,’ and few know better the value of seafood to Louisiana than student competitors in 4-H seafood cookery contests.
Visitors to the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center had a chance to sample some of the state’s finest seafood dishes prepared on-site by three 4-H culinary teams as part of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit special event held Dec. 13.


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