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A Tale of Two Schools

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Two schools – St. Agnes Academy and St. Mary’s Dominican High School – come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and forge ties that remain strong ten years later. Read about the experience in St. Agnes’ Veritas Spring 2015 edition, How We’re Strong(er) Together: Katrina – 10 Years Later (page 6).


Terrance Osborne’s Painting of Dominican

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Terrance Osborne Commissioned Relief Painting of Dominican High School was unveiled on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The piece of art that Terrance created for Dominican is just stunning and the original is hanging in the Siena Center. The following prints are available for purchase through St. Mary’s Dominican High School: Unsigned prints $50.00 Signed prints   …Continue Reading


Matthew Foss 2015 Veritas Award Reipient

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Science Department Chair Matthew Foss received the 2015 Veritas Award during Academic Honors Day. The award recognizes his commitment to the four pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community and service. Dr. Cynthia A. Thomas, St. Mary’s Dominican High School president, saluted Foss, “an outstanding example of a lay person living a Dominican vocation. He   …Continue Reading


Crissy Giacona Recognized by American Petroleum Institute

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter has recognized science teacher Crissy Giacona as a distinguished teacher. Each year API recognizes the value of teachers and presents the Distinguished Teacher Award to pay tribute to and reinforce outstanding teaching in the region’s schools. Honorees are selected for their commitment to teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement and community service.   …Continue Reading


May Crowning Reflection

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May Crowning By: Mylinh Bui, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Class of 2015 When thinking of the perfect mother figure we think of qualities and characteristics such as loving, kind, sweet, patient, and beautiful. Is there even such a thing as a perfect mother though? Of course, we would like to think that our own mothers   …Continue Reading


A Matter of the Heart

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Students in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s 9th and 10th grade biology classes were given an overview of cardiology services during a field trip to Ochsner Medical Center. Vico Mariale, Director of Cardiology Service Line Cath-Lab/EP Lab, was their guide for visits to several areas, including the interventional cardiac cath lab, cardiac electrophysiology lab, and cardiology research.


Rosary Rich in Dominican Heritage

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Becky Bellows Crawford ’86 accepted the responsibility of designing and handcrafting 180 single-decade rosaries for the Class of 2015. Starting in the fall of 2014, she researched and found pearls, a black stone from Ireland, an eight point star, and a Miraculous medal to create a rosary rich in Dominican heritage. On March 30, 2015,   …Continue Reading


WWII Veteran Visits History Class

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Juniors taking the U.S. history class taught by Mr. Frank Cusimano, Jr. at St. Mary’s Dominican High School were given a personal view of WWII with a visit from WWII Veteran Captain A.P. “Jack” Emerson. In 1941, the 19-year-old Emerson graduated from Fortier High School and immediately enlisted in the Army Air Corps. The New Orleans   …Continue Reading


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