With filmmakers’ help, Scotlandville steps onto the international stage

Elders and leaders of the Scotlandville community in Baton Rouge often reminisce of a time when the area flourished with businesses, competitive schools, professional residents, and violence-free entertainment. They remember Scotlandville’s history as a successful community that was once the entry point for the slave trade and home to a cotton plantation. Only one Black … Continue reading

Baton Rouge native participates in world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise

A 2017 Scotlandville Magnet High School graduate and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Seaman Apprentice Crystal Paul is a culinary specialist aboard USS Dewey, currently operating out of San Diego, California. A Navy culinary specialist … Continue reading

Hornets strategy key to winning state 5A Championship

Scotlandville and McKinley high schools made history on March 9, by being the first two Baton Rouge teams to play for a boys Class 5A basketball state title, the state’s highest classification. The No. 1 seeded Scotlandville Hornets trounced the No. 14 seeded McKinley Panthers with a final score of 82-48 to capture the Louisiana … Continue reading

Hornets stand out as reading mentors

Scotlandville Magnet High School football players are not just athletes but also great mentors. The players gathered at Scotlandville Elementary School on April 25 to read to students during the “Read to Achieve” event organized by Erica Courtney, fifth-grade teacher at Scotlandville Elementary. “Most of our elementary school students have family that attend the high … Continue reading