Twenty Louisiana residents participated in a ceremony Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Alexandria where they took the Oath of Allegiance and became American citizens.
According to figures from the state department of education, there are as many as 26,000 traditional home-school students.
The number of Louisiana children living in poverty has remained virtually unchanged since the late '90s, according to an annual report.
The outreach efforts of Louisiana's Office of Student Financial Assistance are touching graduating seniors around the state to ensure that they know their financial aid options for college.
The woman known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing abortion was from Avoyelles Parish.