• LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: Golfer Angelica Harris, a Louisiana Connections Academy senior from Harvey, has been chosen as a Louisiana state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, which honors exceptional high school student-athletes who exemplify the Heisman ideals. Harris, 17, has won local, regional and national golf tournaments and has been featured three times on the Golf Channel. She’ll graduate this year from Louisiana Connections Academy, a free public, completely online charter school. “Angelica exhibits the type of dedication that makes virtual schooling such a good fit for students that need something other than a traditional brick-and-mortar school to make their dreams and ambitions come true,” said school Principal Shaunnessy Matthews. “She has a big heart too.” “At LACA, I was provided with a flexible, yet challenging academic schedule that allowed me to practice golf daily without falling behind in my grade level,” Harris said. The flexible schedule also made it possible for her to start a golf program at Chartwell Center, a school for children with autism.
  • LAKEFRONT YOGA: The Humane Society of Louisiana receives part of the proceeds from yoga classes offered Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Mardi Gras fountain on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans. Certified instructor Christie Solano offers the classes for beginners and intermediate students, weather permitting, for a suggested donation of $10. For questions or to reserve a space, email Jeff@humanela.org.