Members of Key Club visited the new Berean House Community Center for the homeless and city community. While there sophomore Elaine Lesnak, pre-freshman Allie Marcel, freshman Kaylin Marbry, sophomore Victoria Oswald, freshman Giselle Ramos, sophomore Kidron Romoser, pre-freshman Abigail Thiaville and sophomore Angelina Verberne assisted with painting of the interior of the building. Click on the title of this post for photos.
Health Science Faculty Member Mrs. Melinda Harlow was honored as Teacher of the Year for her work as moderator of the Stars and Stripes Club. In addition, Dr. Vanessa Blanchard was named Counselor of the Year for her work with the youth. Both honors were given by the Air National Guard. For more click on the title of this post.
During graduation this year Mrs. Angela Adams, mother of Molly Adams ’21 and Emilie Adams ’19, was honored for her service to Academy of Our Lady with an honorary Academy of Our Lady diploma. Mrs. Adams embodies the Salesian value of “serving rather than being served.” For seven years she has spent countless hours assisting at school events, representing the parent board as president, and showing appreciation to the faculty and staff at Academy of Our Lady. Her leadership, dedication, and service has set an example for all those that come after her and has made a lasting impact on the entire Academy of Our Lady family. For photos click on the title of this post.
Sr. Jana San Juan’s Environmental Science class participated in the Sewer Science Program which is designed to encourage students to explore wastewater treatment and water quality. Students learn the significance of water, treatment processes and their impact on the environment. Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng presented Sr. Jana with a Certificate of Merit for participation in the Sewer Science Program in service to the community. For photo click on the title of this post.
Junior Olivia St. Germain is the recipient of the Jaqueline Cambre Scholarship given by the St. Joseph Women’s Club in Gretna. Recipients of this award have exemplary grades, project good character and are active in the school and community activities. The monetary value of the award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award was presented to Olivia by Father Gary Copping. According to NOLA.com, Jackie Cambre founded two ongoing traditions at St. Joseph’s, the annual living rosary in the garden held each October and Group #135 of the Schoenstatt Rosary Family of Louisiana which is continued by members of the women’s club. Both of Jacqueline Cambre’s daughters, Gretna Mayor Belinda C. Constant and Wendy C. Bush, are Archbishop Blenk High Schools Alumnae.
Academy of Our Lady's Thalian Society is hosting another Bits of Broadway fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. The performance can be viewed live on Academy of Our Lady's Facebook page Friday at 7 pm. Donations can be made online by clicking on the title of this post. Thank you so much for your support!
Private ceremonies were held for each graduate of the class of 2021 and her family over the course of May 17, 18 and 19. Diplomas were awarded to 109 graduates. The Class of 2021 earned a total of $7,949,556 in scholarships. In addition, Academy of Our Lady’s Class of 2021 is leaving campus with a total 468 college credit hours. To view photos click on the title of this post.
The junior class received their senior rings with a special Ring and May Crowning Ceremony held May 15. A prayer service was held with class officers crowning Mary, our mother and helper. Following the crowning each student was bestowed with her senior ring marking the first major event as a high school senior for the class of 2022. For photos click on the title of this post.
The newest members of the Academy of Our Lady family gathered on campus April 28 for Welcome Night. Incoming pre-freshmen, freshmen and transfer students received important information for the upcoming school year and viewed presentations from members of the administration. Scholarship awards were also announced. Congratulations to all recipients. We can’t wait to see these students on campus in August! For photos click on the title of this post.
Congratulations to the Academy of Our Lady scholarship recipients for the 2021-22 school year! We can't wait to see all of our new Penguins on campus in the fall! To view a list of recipients click on the title of this post.
Students were recently asked to vote for a teacher they felt should be awarded Academy of Our Lady’s Teacher of the Year. When asked to describe their teachers the words patient, kind, caring, dedicated, organized, energetic, passionate, confident, poised, inspiring, encouraging, understanding, reasonable, helpful, engaging, interactive, welcoming and genuine are just a few adjectives that were used. For a list of recipients click on the title of this post.
Family and friends took to campus on May 7 to celebrate the senior class of 2021 with the second annual car parade. Smiles, laughter, joy and excitement filled the evening. For photo click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady Robotics Team member sophomore Kyra Poree’ has been named a Dean’s List Finalist by the FIRST Tech Challenge. Kyra is just one of four students in the four-state region of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi to be selected. As a finalist, Kyra will participate in the championship round of interviews for the Dean’s List Award. For more click on the title of this post.
The class of 2021 was celebrated May 11 with Baccalaureate Mass. Valedictorian Olivia Marque and Salutatorian Farrah Labadie addressed their classmates. A ceremony was held following Mass announcing the honor graduates as well as the recipients of the Golden Scepter Award and Fiat Voluntas Tua Principal’s Award. Alumnae of Archbishop Blenk High School and Immaculata High School with daughters graduating were also honored. Congratulations to all the graduates! For more and to view photos click on the title of this post.
Field Day COVID Style took place Friday, April 23. Though a little different than in years past, Field Day was still a big success. Students arrived to school dressed in their class colors ready for competition. Conducted through the Mass Media studio by Student Council, the day was filled with games where each grade level competed against one another, safely from a classroom, vying for the coveted megaphone. The competition included minute to win games and the traditional balloon toss. This year the sophomore class reigned as winners. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Field Day culminated with the Senior Assembly marking the final day of school for the class of 2021 on April 23. To read all about the special events and to view photos click on the title of this post.
Check out the Fine Art’s virtual Spring Art Festival performance featuring the beginning and intermediate choirs as well as the small vocal ensemble, ECHO. Academy of Our Lady celebrates the Music of Motown. Click on the title of this post to view.