• LITERACY TUTORS: Start the Adventure in Reading is offering two-hour training sessions for volunteers who want to help young children learn to read. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are needed after school or on Saturday mornings at STAIR-operated sites in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. Three training sessions will take place at the Land Building of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1535 State St., New Orleans. These sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday ; at 9:30 a.m. Saturday ; and at 1:30 p.m. Monday . There also will be a training session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5824 Berkley Drive, New Orleans. To register for training, contact Elizabeth Artigues at the STAIR office at (504) 899-0820 or elizabeth@stairnola.org.
  • ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: At St. Charles Catholic High School, four student-athletes have earned spots on All-Academic composite teams in football and volleyball with perfect 4.0 averages. The recognition is part of the LHSAA/Exxon Mobil All-Academic Award Program presented by ISC. The volleyball players are Maddie Murphy, Ashley St. Martin and Lela Hill, and the football player is John Campbell Jr.
  • ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART: Lucinda Ealey, a junior at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, was selected through audition for the Women’s All-State Honor Choir in the Soprano 1 division by the Louisiana Music Educators Association. As a member of the All-State Choir, she performed under nationally recognized ensemble directors at LMEA’s professional development conference in November.