POSTED: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 9:04pm
Baton Rouge (NBC 33) — In Calcasieu Parish, the school system has been awarded $7,000,000. It's part of a $290,000,000 grant to help teachers improve education in high poverty schools. Calcasieu is one of 35 winning applicants across the country. A total of one thousand schools will see some of the money. The grant is called the 20-12 teacher incentive fund grant.
In Lafayette Parish, they’re remembering Mickey Shunick this weekend. The memorial to celebrate her life has been is set for this Saturday. The 21 year old went missing back in April. Just a few months later a local man confessed to her murder, leading police to her body. Now, as family and friends continue to mourn her loss,they will also celebrate her life. There will be a community celebration at the Parc International in downtown Lafayette this Saturday. The event will include a public art wall, music, food, drinks and a chance tto hear people talk about Mickey. Gates open at 11:30. The event kicks off at noon.
In Caddo Parish, it has been around the world. Now you can see it in Shreveport. Parts of the Titanic have made their way to the Sci-Port. It took a two and a half mile, two-hour journey to the bottom of the Atlantic to bring these artifacts to the surface. They’ve managed to stay intact for one hundred years underwater. "Titanic: the Artifacts Exhibition" opens Saturday. It includes wall-sized photos of the ship, even replicas of staterooms. The exhibit runs through January 30th of next year.