Academic Honor Day 2017
St. Mary’s Dominican High School saluted students for achievements in academics and service at the end of the school year Academic Honor Day. A Salute to Seniors presentation recognized seniors in the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M, Honors Programs, and also Advanced Placements, National Merit Recognition, Honor Graduates, and colleges and universities acceptances.
Gabrielle Nguyen received the St. Mary’s Dominican College Corporation Scholarship, presented by Sr. M. Dominic Savio Estorge, O.P. The annual scholarship is given in memory of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary who established, maintained and supported both St. Mary’s Dominican College and St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Graduating seniors who have been accepted and are attending a Catholic college or university have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.
The Knights of Columbus Award was presented to Kathryn Fasold. The award recognized the senior who has displayed the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism and in doing so has displayed the highest degree of citizenship by helping others especially those less fortunate.
Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award: In recognition of exceptional leadership and character was presented to Samantha Siliezar, Kayla Gibson, Adelia Obioha, and Hope Quigley.
The Latoya Cantrell District B City Council Citizenship Award for excellence in education and outstanding service was awarded to seniors Anna Mermilliod and Adelia Obioha.
The 2016-2017 Executive Board was presented E-Board Medals in recognition of their outstanding leadership and service. Officers were Marcelle Kepper, Treasurer, Maddie Wadkins, Secretary, Adelia Obioha, Vice President and Jennifer Baker, President.
Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) Awards 2017: LMEA All State Band-Choir-Jazz-Orchestra Academic Honors Awards earned by Cecilia Bourg (Gold medal, Choir), Catherine Cerise and Lan Le (Gold medal, Orchestra), and Lillian Cerise (Silver medal, Orchestra).
Senior Madeline Puente was nominated for the Students of the Year Awards Program, designed to recognize outstanding 12th grade students. This program is patterned after the Teacher of the Year Award Program, and is an excellent opportunity to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship. This Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.