Caddo Magnet High School

Warner Brown

A Shreveport native who has been living in China for the past several years works in commercial real estate and blogs about the people and places he encounters.

Warner Brown, 31, a graduate or Caddo Magnet High, lives in a city with 24 million people -- more than five times the population of Louisiana.

“My dwelling in Shanghai isn’t nearly as big as my house in Shreveport. That said, the houses in Shanghai are not shoeboxes the way you’d expect to find in Hong Kong,” Brown said.

Intel Corporation

A Harvard University-bound Caddo Magnet High School graduate delivered his commencement speech via a taped video last week. Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport missed graduation because he was receiving the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the world’s largest high school science research fair, a week-long event held in Phoenix. Lin received a $50,000 scholarship and $8,000 in cash for his astrophysics project that explores far-off and ancient cluster galaxies.

Dozens of Caddo Magnet High School students read a new piece of young adult fiction, and then met the authors face-to-face. Tag team authors, Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, made a book tour stop at a Shreveport high school Monday. "Quarantine: The Loners" is penned by Lex Thomas (their merged names). They called their first event at a high school "a dream come true," since so many students had read their book.