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Ryder P-W.

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2020-21 Cover Kid Ryder P-W. enjoys skateboarding, acting, playing guitar and baseball, and creating art. Ryder has written and directed his own short film, which was entered into the Louisiana Film Prize Jr. He won a $250 grant scholarship and the F... Read full article

Top Box Eating Without Breaking the Budget

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Connor DeLoach, the Executive Director of Top Box Foods offers Baton Rouge and New Orleans an easier, budget-friendly way to eat healthy by selling a mouth-watering variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry, and dairy products in co... Read full article

Maricela “Gabbi” H.

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2020-21 Cover Kid Maricela “Gabbi” H. loves swimming, playing outdoors, riding her bike, and drawing with sidewalk chalk. She hopes to travel to the beach this summer with her family, so she can play in the water–another fun activity she loves to do!... Read full article

Thomas-Kade K.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Thomas-Kade K. is following in his sister’s footsteps as a Cover Kid, and although it was his first photo shoot, he felt right at home in front of the camera. His adorable grin and love for fun made this one photo shoot that none of... Read full article

Power Pump Girls: A Passion for People

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Sherin Dawud and Raina Vallot, both alumni of Louisiana State University, met in 2014 and their shared passion for helping others sparked their entrepreneurial partnership. After starting their first company together, a series of business endeavors l... Read full article



Layla A.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Layla A. experienced her first ever photo shoot with us when she posed for our 30th anniversary cover. Layla plans to continue pursuing modeling, and she hopes to add acting to her resume, too. ... Read full article

Kingston W.

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2020-21 Cover Kid Kingston W. had a sweet time at his Valentine’s Day themed photo shoot. Kingston enjoys playing hide and seek, watching Spongebob Squarepants, and playing basketball. He’s a big sports fan and loves watching the Saints play, too, es... Read full article

Life with Down Syndrome: Shouting His Worth

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When he was born seven weeks before his due date, prematurity seemed to be the biggest obstacle facing Gideon Schroeder. His parents, Marianne and Greg, were completely surprised when Gideon was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.... Read full article

Ava B.

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2018-19 Cover Kid Ava B. is as sweet as she is adorable! As a three-time Cover Kid, Ava is no stranger to photo shoots.... Read full article

Going Viral: Teen Connects Through Poetry and TikTok Videos

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Although he didn’t speak until he was five, Cohen Swain is finding his voice. The 15-year-old is on the autism spectrum and has written a poem, Hold On, I’m Trying, that has gone viral. ... Read full article

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