31 May, 13

Graduation Day

Academy of Our Lady High School in Marrero celebrated its sixth commencement exercise on Tuesday, May 14, at the Alario Center in Westwego. Diplomas were awarded to 114 graduates by Salesian Sister Michelle Geiger, principal.  Archdiocese of New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond addressed the graduates.

Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 was Kathy Q. Le, daughter of Ket and Hang Le of Marrero.  Le received the Tigers Excellence Award from Louisiana State University and was admitted to the school’s Honors College.  She also received the Dean’s Honor Scholarship from Tulane University.  She plans to study Neuroscience at Tulane.

During her four years of high school, Le received the highest course average award 23 times. Le has represented Academy of Our Lady at the Greater New Orleans Literary Rally and the Louisiana State University Literary Rally where she placed 2nd in Biology II in 2013.  She was a four year Science Olympiad participant often placing in multiple events.  At the end of her junior year, she received the Bausch and Lomb Science Award and the Advanced Placement Scholar Award.  Le is an active member of Visitation of Our Lady parish in Marrero where she serves as an altar server, Eucharistic minister, and lector.  She received the Serra International Altar Server Award in 2012.

Salutatorian was Josie-Grace R. Bridges, daughter of Chris and Tracy Bridges of Marrero.  Bridges plans to study psychology at Louisiana State University where she received the Tigers Excellence Award, the Academic Scholars Resident Award and was admitted to the Chancellor’s program.  She received the Woodmen of the World American History Award for demonstrating qualities of character, leadership, service, and academic achievement.

During her four years of high school, Bridges received the highest course average award multiple times.  She participated in and placed at the Greater New Orleans Literary Rally and Science Olympiad.

She was an active member of the Academy of Our Lady Student Council for three years serving as a homeroom representative, class officer, and executive board member.  Bridges was a Peer Minister and was chosen to attend the Salesian Leadership Retreat in her junior year.

Honor graduates were Ashley A. Aucoin, Lauren P. Barrois, Clara I. Bausa, Katelynn M. Breaux, Megan T. Dang, Alexis M. DeSalvo, Rachel A. Dufrene, Jasmine M. Ezeb, Maria L. Goddard, Kellie L. Gotangco, Jasmine B. Grandpre, Julie J. Griffin, Ashley L. Hebert, Ashlin J. Hinojosa, Gabrielle N. Klinner, Taylor A. Mahlie, Taylor S. Monfra, Samantha N. Paitsel, Taylor N. Parria, Shelby M. Pere, Alexandra M. Pierson, Natalie M. Ragusa, Hien M. Tran.

The 2013 graduates were Whitney L. Abadie, Olivia M. Armstead, Jessica L. Aucoin, Jeane' I. Bailey, Jacqueline E. Becnel, Nicole A. Becnel, Corinne E. Bordelon, Lauren E. Boudreaux, Tanna L. Boudreaux, Tori R. Boudreaux, Samiya J. Boyd, Courtney J. Brown, Elizabeth A. Brown, Marissa A. Brown, Mary J. Brown, Sarah M. Brown, Lindsay A. Bruce.

Cresside C. Caldwell, Alexis N. Carrero, Kaci M. Chiasson, Victoria S. Cockerham, Jamie L. Cole, Victoria N. Cooper, Angelica M. Cortes, Marissa L. Daniel, Dorian A. Danos, Destiny M. Dearstine, Leighton A. Delaune, Meagan C. Deroche, Linh T. Dinh, Sarah M. Dorsey, Jordyn E. Dufrene, Brandy L. Dugas, Tara L. Elliser, Kayla M. Este.

Macie E. Faust, Megan E. Foret, Kaitlyn M. Fortuna, Alyssa A. Gisclair, Shireon D. Gray, Linh P. Ha, K'Lynn L. Harrell, Timmia E. Humphrey, Raven S. Jacques, Raynita A. James, Kaitlin M. Kaufman, Taylor D. King, Emily N. Kornman, Brittani M. LeBlanc, Jade S. Lee, Alexandra M. Legaspi, Morgan A. Lirette, Raechelle L. Lopez, Lauren A. Lorentz.

Elle M. Mamolo, Tiffanie G. McGovern, Quanesha S. McGriff, Mallory N. Meaux, Jamie N. Meyers, Lindsey M. Morris, Emma Bao Han H. Nguyen, Thao T. Nguyen, Uyen P. Nguyen, Kayla A. O'Connor, Amber M. Parks, Alexis N. Pastrana, Jane M. Pham, Eva'nia N. Philip, Marisa V. Quinonez, Valeria V. Radchenko, Jessica L. Rousset.

Hayley E. Sampey, Arionne J. Sapp, Hailey A. Schwartz, Jasmine N. Simon, Jade D. Singleton, Alexandra P. Smith, Alyssia B. Smith, Tessa A. St. Pierre, Madison L. Stein, Britney N. Taylor, Ashley A. Theriot, Aliyah A. Thibodaux, Jessie J. Underwood, Thanh N. Vo, Asia R.West, Mary C. Williams, Tia M. Williams, Sarah A. Zeringue.

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