Victor Wade Rushing

It’s not too late to order a smoked pulled pork plate lunch to benefit the Hungarian Settlement Museum restoration project.

The lunches are $8 and include pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and dessert.

Orders must be made before Tuesday for pickup and delivery on Friday, May 8.

The benefit is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at the Hungarian Settlement Museum, La. 43, Albany.

On-site dining will be offered, or delivery can be arranged for orders of more than five lunches in the Albany, Springfield and Hammond areas.

For tickets, call (225) 610-7475.

Dardenne promotes tourism

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will be in Denham Springs on Monday as part of a statewide expedition celebrating National Tourism Week.

Dardenne will travel in a minicoach wrapped in Louisiana Travel’s latest tourism marketing campaign and statistics.

He’ll be at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., at 8:30 a.m.

Soccer tryouts scheduled

Livingston Parish Soccer Association will host tryouts for its competitive league Twister team in May and June.

Tryouts will take place at the LPSA Soccer Complex/Sidney Hutchinson Park, La. 1029, Walker.

The boys and girls under-11 through under-13 teams will hold tryouts from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 9; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 12; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 20.

Players interested in the under-14 to under-18 teams can try out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 4; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 13; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 15.

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Students of Year honored

Livingston Parish school leaders will honors the three parish Students of the Year during two May 7, events.

The trio includes two regional finalists and the state high school Student of the Year.

Victor Wade Rushing, of Live Oak High School, was named Louisiana High School Student of the Year during a ceremony April 22 at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge.

Rushing is an accomplished musician who has played the piano since he was in first grade. He has received dozens of superior ratings and honors at state and district music competitions, a news release said.

He is a member of Beta Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Mu Alpha Theta, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is the senior class and Student Council president and chaplain for FCA.

For the past four years, he has been a volunteer for Special Olympics.

He plans to study political science and business, enter the Marine Corps and earn a juris doctorate degree.

The process for selecting Student of the Year winners begins at the school level. All public and approved nonpublic elementary, middle and high schools across the state are asked to submit one candidate from fifth, eighth and 12th grade. These students then compete with their peers at the district level and may advance to the regional competitions, where regional finalists are chosen.

Each finalist then submits a portfolio and completes a written composition the day of the awards ceremony.

Rushing; Emily Seighman, who was the North Corbin Junior High, Livingston and regional eighth-grade Student of the Year; and Carson Jones, the Live Oak Elementary and Livingston Parish fifth-grade winner, will be honored during a reception at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Livingston Parish Public Schools Special Education Auditorium and at the 7 p.m. School Board meeting.

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone at (225) 388-0215; by fax at (225) 388-0371; or by email at The deadline is noon on Friday.