The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 2015 scholarships.

Recipients will be honored during an April 22 luncheon at Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs.

Receiving the academic awards will be Kaycie Bennett, Live Oak High School; Jacob Pettigrew, Albany High School; Joshua Stafford, Live Oak High School; Tyler McMorris, French Settlement High School; Kathryn Bokun, Walker High School; Victor Rushing, Live Oak High School; Macee Spencer, Denham Springs High School, Cheyanne DeMars, Springfield High School; Cheyenne Reyes, Doyle High School; and Ryan Miller, Walker High School.

The Alice Sibley Award will go to Breanna Gurzynski, Walker High School, and the Ability Beyond Award will be presented to Logan David, Doyle High School.

Northshore Technical Community College Chancellor William Wainwright and Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent John Watson are set to speak at the meeting.

To register, call the chamber at (225) 665-8155.

Arts Council youth classes

Registration is underway for several youth classes offered by the Arts Council of Livingston Parish:

A “Sew-N-Tell” class is set to begin Saturday, May 9, at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Students 9 and older will learn how to make chenille potholders.

Children can learn how to draw and paint during sessions offered starting Tuesday, May 5, at South Live Oak Elementary School, 8400 Cecil Drive, Watson. Teacher Kerry Curtin’s classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26, for students in second through sixth grades. For more information, visit or call Curtin at (225) 954-2700.

Ce’lie Aubin will teach a class for first- through third-graders Wednesdays, May 6, May 13 and May 20, at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs.Children will study post-impressionists during the class, which starts at 6 p.m.

High school students can learn beginner oil painting at the “Spring Tulips” class taught by Kathy Tedaldi. The class will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 5 and May 19, at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs.

Call the Arts Council (225) 664-1168 or visit arts to register for the classes.

Spring Concert

The award-winning Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will present its 24th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Watson.

The choral concert features the choir’s three groups: apprentice for students in kindergarten through third grade; chorus, third through ninth grades; and chorale, the group’s only auditioned touring choir for students in fourth through 12th grades.

Tickets for the concert are $5 and available online at and at the door.

A free nursery will be provided during the concert for children 4 and younger.

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone at (225) 336-6952; by fax at (225) 388-0371; or by email at