Foreign Language Festival Honors for Dominican

At the 35th Annual Foreign Language Festival, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Department of Languages and Communication, 21 St. Mary’s Dominican High School Spanish students brought home several honors. Victoria Liu received the Special Award prize. This first place award is given to the student who demonstrated the most outstanding delivery in the category… Read More

Students Learn About Cancer Research

Article and Photos by Stephanie Mayer, ’17 According to the National Cancer Institute, 39.4 percent of men and women will have some form of cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer spreads rapidly because it bypasses natural cell death or apoptosis. This devastating disease is tricky to treat, which is why many professional organizations spend millions of… Read More

The Study of Viruses

In the school’s Biology Lab, students performed an ELISA – enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay – test, used extensively in medicine and research and based on the immunological response of the formation of an antigen-antibody complex. Biology II instructor Janine Koenig explained, “We were using it as an application of our study of viruses and how they are… Read More

Engineering A Perfect Egg Drop

EGG DROP PHOTO GALLERY Can a chicken egg be safely dropped from a height of 24 feet and remain intact? That is what eight graders in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s Science Class tried to do when they tackled the egg drop assignment that incorporates science, technology, engineering and math. Students were told they had been hired… Read More

Old Testament Times

Students in Mr. Frank Cusimano’s Old Testament Class stepped back into Old Testament times when guest Nathanael Heller spoke about what life was like in ancient Israel. Mr. Heller received  an M.A. in Old Testament from Wheaton College and holds a B.A. in Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies. He completed his Master’s thesis research on… Read More

Anatomy – Planes and Directional Terms

Anterior and distal? Proximal and posterior? Superficial and deep? Students taking Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s Human Anatomy Class tested their knowledge of the human body’s anatomical planes and directional terms during a class activity, Anatomical Directions. In response to their teacher’s questions, student pairs used labels to denote the correct areas of the body. Read More

Travel to Spain Expands Horizons

SPAIN PHOTO GALLERY In July, 38 students and two alumnae traveled through Madrid and southern Spain on a trip with Education First Tours. Their travels began in Madrid, followed by an excursion to Toledo and days spent in Cordoba and Seville. Among their many cultural experiences were a tapas dinner with live music in Madrid,… Read More