14 February, 14

Service Week at the Academy

Service Week, one of the most important weeks of the school year at Academy of Our Lady High School took place recently. Elected officials, law enforcement personnel, and non-profit organizations' representatives, gave the students insight into the theme of the week:  Academy of Our Lady Stands Up for Others. Groups of students went to local service sites such as City Park, Second Harvest, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, Common Ground, and Cafe Hope.


Honorable Belinda Constant, mayor of Gretna and Archbishop Blenk Graduate, speaks to the students
about the role of women in public service. First row, left to right:  Kacey Kerry of Gretna and
Katie LeBoeuf of Mararero. Second row, left to right: Alexis Laurent of Marrero and Megan Montagnino of Marrero.

Fr. Steve Bruno from the Archdiocesan Vocations Office gets the students singing along. Foreground, left to right: Virginia Bonvilliam of Marrero and Jennifer Ashburn of New Orleans.

Academy students--left to right-- Kayla Bell of Marrero, Ariel Brown of Harvey, Shreen Abusaud of Harvey, and Rosa Pace of Harvey help out in the garden at Cafe Hope.

Helen Tsehaye of Lafitte and Dr. Vanessa Blanchard, Guidance Department Head at
Academy of Our Lady, help out at City Park.

Sgt. William Jones of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department explains the types of synthetic  illegal drugs
and the effects of drug abuse from a law-enforcement perceptive.

Seniors Jenie Nguyen of Harvey and Shayla Lange of Gretna weigh the boxes of food for distribution.

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