LSUS’ 12th++ Byte–Get your $10 tickets!

Mardi Gras will soon be here with all the festive and fun activities. The traditional start of Mardi Gras is signaled by the end of Christmas and the Yule season on 12th Night of January 6th. What can be more fun than the first king cake on this joyous day. The Computer Science Department and the new Cyber Collaboratory at LSUS will be starting a new tradition in keeping with these hallowed activities. We will have a 12th Byte++ on January 12th. This event will follow on the traditional 12th Night and provide a festive Mardi Gras style tableaux bal masque. This will be done in a family friendly fashion so that people of all ages will be able to participate and share in the occasion.

The term 12th Byte++ refers to cyber and technology aspects and points to the purpose of raising funds and awareness for innovation and creative activities at LSUS. But we want to focus on the regular fun activities of a Mardi Gras event and perhaps even include some tech related aspects.

We will have food and music as any good Mardi Gras event should. We will also stage our tableaux which will act out various scenes in keeping with the theme of the evening – “12”. I am sure you can guess what might be some of the acts to bring this theme to life. But don’t guess, come join us and perhaps even become a part of the tableaux as these varied acts are performed. The tableaux will end with the selection of our royal court and the Grand March. An enjoyable family evening is planned and we hope this will become a new tradition for the entire community. We encourage guests to come in any appropriate attire for a Mardi Gras event – formal attire, Mardi Gras parade watcher or costume.

*See Mrs. Britt by Thursday, January 10th to put your name down to receive the $10 discounted tickets. 

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Join the TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE! Deadline–November 30th!


The Teen Advisory Committee  (TAC) is regional youth-led group that will help improve local policy decision-making and programming that impacts teens and young adults in North Louisiana.  TAC will serve as a youth advisory board to the Leadership Council at Step Forward.

We are looking for youth 10th & 11th grades with various backgrounds, including ethnicity and race, culture and religion, income levels, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.  Youth do nothave to be high achievers; however, we require that youth have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Application deadline is Friday, November 30th.


Age:           15-18

Grade:      10th & 11th

GPA:          2.5 minimum

Parish:      Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, & Red River

Service:     1-year term

Benefit:     Value for resume building, character/leadership development, professional                          development, and community service.

Focus:        Youth will review community matters around youth programming


2019 Ambassador Leadership Summit



You can join other young leaders from as many as 140 countries to develop leadership skills and prepare for college.  Above all else, the summits prepare student leaders to be responsible, successful global citizens–a must-have skill for today’s workforce.

By providing access to influential leaders, prestigious universities and skill-building workshops, the summit experience can help you:

  • Unlock leadership potential and build confidence by engaging and learning with other high-achieving students from across the U.S. and the world.
  • Expand global awareness and learn how they can make a difference in their community by developing a meaningful Community Action Plan.
  • Gain a competitive edge for college admissions, and get firsthand experience in their future careers, while staying on campuses of top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins and UCLA.

Students that are nominated will receive a Certificate of Recognition and a personal invitation to participate in a summit.  After being accepted, students can apply for scholarships.

Students in 9th – 11th grades who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership potential, and the ability to take initiative to affect positive change see Mrs. Britt for details.