Former President Bill Clinton spoke at El Dorado High School's sixth annual Academic Signing Day. The ceremony recognized El Dorado-based Murphy Oil's $50 million scholarship fund, and more than 300 seniors who will take advantage of the generous tuition scholarship. The scholarship director says over the past five years, the Promise Fund has paid out $8.5 million in tuition costs for nearly 1,000 El Dorado High School graduates.
The Environment and Health Council of Louisiana hosts a conference April 18 to highlight research under way on the health of the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The daylong conference is at Nicholls State's Bollinger Memorial Student Union in Thibodaux, La.