Leigh Guidry, The Shreveport Times

Leigh Guidry

The Shreveport Times

Lafayette, LA, United States

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  • USA TODAY
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Past articles by Leigh:

Louisiana community colleges among top 100 'fasted-growing' in the country

"It shows there is significant demand in local communities for the work we do in our colleges." → Read More

Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco remembered in Acadiana for her compassion, leadership and hugs

In Southwest Louisiana, a day after her passing, she's being remembered for the compassion she showed, for the tears she shed and for her hugs. → Read More

How 70,000 teachers are helping each other across the U.S.

The simple practice of sharing Amazon wish lists on social media has turned into a full-on national movement of teachers giving and receiving. → Read More

Take the Back Roads: Exploring northwest Louisiana on the Boom or Bust Byway

After quite a hiatus, my family and I are hitting the back roads again. → Read More

Are mentorship and better prep the answer to teacher turnover?

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White joined three other educators from across the country to testify before Congress Wednesday. → Read More

Strengthening Tropical Storm Barry could dump 20 inches of rain on New Orleans, nearing levees' limits

Tropical Storm Barry is on track to hit Louisiana Saturday as a hurricane, but the danger is not from high wind but heavy rain and flooding. → Read More

A 2016 storm dumped 4 trillion gallons of water on Louisiana. Could Barry do the same?

Barry has the the potential for high storm surge, which is something emergency preparedness officials find especially concerning. → Read More

Tropical Storm Barry: How will it compare to Louisiana's 2016 flooding?

"It's a similar set of circumstances," a UL Lafayette professor of civil engineering said. → Read More

Louisiana teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Normandie Cormier, 18, had to narrow down her options after receiving more than 100 acceptance letters and millions in scholarships. → Read More

Louisiana teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Normandie Cormier, 18, had to narrow down her options after receiving more than 100 acceptance letters and millions in scholarships. → Read More

Lafayette teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Meet 18-year-old Normandie Cormier, and be inspired. → Read More

Didn't finish college? New UL System initiative aims to help Louisianans compete

There are 653,000 adults in Louisiana — one in five — with some college credit but no degree. → Read More

Acadiana Wanderer: This farm has strawberries and so much more

Not all who wander are lost, as they say. → Read More

Spend summer in the water or on a trail at a Louisiana state park

Pools and water playgrounds open in May, and guided hikes kick off in June. → Read More

Louisiana diocese releases names of accused clergy, joining growing national trend

The Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana released a list of clergy accused of sexually abusing children, joining about 60 others that have done so. → Read More

Lake Martin named second-most Instagrammable spots in Louisiana

Big 7 Travel ranked locations in the Bayou State by how much you want to share it on social media. → Read More

Ever thought of being a 'weed scientist'? It's a real job that impacts Louisiana

Weed science is making a difference in Louisiana, and it's not what you probably think. → Read More

Acadiana church reaches out to a Guatemalan community to learn how it can help fight hunger

Advertiser reporter Leigh Guidry went to a poor Guatemalan community to learn how her church might help fight hunger there. Here is what she saw. → Read More

Louisiana's 'Raise the Age' law takes effect, 17-year-olds to be tried as juveniles

The 2016 law took effect March 1 for non-violent offenders. → Read More

Louisiana student applies to wrong SLCC, gets a free trip to Utah

What a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette thought would be a joke about applying to the wrong SLCC "blew up" on Twitter. → Read More