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Each Thursday, we’ll bring you news from your community. Photos of students performing in plays, learning new things and celebrating achievements will be included in the publication.

We’ll highlight recreational programs, youth team sports and leisure activities going on in south Baton Rouge .

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Episcopal High places third in Green Schools Challenge

Episcopal High School’s efforts in environmental stewardship won the school honors in the recent Louisiana Green Schools Challenge.

Winners of the Louisiana Green Schools Challenge were announced April 22 in New Orleans. Episcopal’s third-place finish in the high school division garnered the school $500 and a trophy.

The event was sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Louisiana chapter.

The mission of the challenge is to educate schools about the benefits of green building and environmental stewardship by participation in hands-on projects.

Runnels School holding auditions for musical

The Runnels School is holding auditions for adult actors May 17 for its production of “Guys and Dolls.”

Rehearsals are set for the summer and show dates set for Sept. 26-28. Adult auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 in the school’s chorus room in the Performing Arts Classroom Building on the Runnels Harrell’s Ferry Road campus.

Student auditions will take place during the week of May 19. For more information, call Neena Kelfstrom at n.kelfstrom@runnels.org

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, southside @theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday.