Marlisa Harding, Author at American Press


National Spelling Bee champ spends time with Washington-Marion students 

Zaila Avant-garde, 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion and a Guinness Book World Record holder, visited Washington-Marion High School on Tuesday as part of her ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:16 am

Volunteer of the Week

Brad Franzio: Paying the kindness he received forward

Brad Franzio, a Lake Charles resident, knows first hand the importance of community. Growing up in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, Franzio said his family was ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Monday, February 21, 2022 1:31 pm


‘My McNeese’ classroom unveiled courtesy of Chennault partnership

McNeese State University unveiled its first fully renovated “My McNeese” classroom this week located in the College of Business. The Chennault Classroom, a $25,000 contribution to the ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Sunday, February 20, 2022 10:24 pm


Cassidy: Risk Rating 2.0 flood plan will cause rates to skyrocket

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said FEMA’s has confirmed the new Risk Rating 2.0 flood insurance plan would cause insurance prices to skyrocket for “the ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Saturday, February 19, 2022 12:37 pm

Teacher of the Week

Kozubski: I’m so lucky to have such a fun job 

Catherine Kozubski, a seventh-grade science teacher at Maplewood Middle School, found her calling in an unexpected way. A psychology graduate from the University of Arkansas ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Friday, February 18, 2022 3:58 pm


CTC returns to stage with ‘Wicked Queen’

The Children’s Theatre Company is returning to the stage for the first time in two years with “The Wicked Queen,” which is based on the ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:07 pm

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UPDATE: School Board superintendent to retire this summer

Calcasieu Parish School Board Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. Effective June 30, Bruchhaus will exit his eight-year position as superintendent, 26 ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:16 am


‘The only one for me’: SW La. seniors reflect on life’s greatest memories

Christi Miller Reeves, hospice liaison for Amedisys Hospice, took time on Valentine’s Day to ensure that residents at Gardens Assisted Living had the opportunity to ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 1:15 pm

Volunteer of Week

Crisis calling: On the job with a suicide hotline volunteer

Thomas Tran-Johnson never expected that his own life’s tragedy would allow him to help others. Having lost a sibling to suicide when he was a ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Monday, February 14, 2022 4:28 am

Teacher of Week

Erika Leonards: Teaching what was once her least favorite subject – math

Erika Leonards, a ninth grade teacher at Lake Charles College Prep, spends her days teaching what was once her least favorite subject – math. A ... Read more

by Marlisa Harding, Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:12 am

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