SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR: Keiana Cave, a junior at Lusher Charter School, took second place in the earth and environmental science category at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair May 10-15 in Pittsburgh.
Cave won the trip as one of the four top contestants in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair in February. Madison Smithers and Ilaria Simeone from Benjamin Franklin High School and Madison Berard from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy also competed in Pittsburgh.
Cave’s project, on detection of volatile toxins in degraded oil, also received honorable mention from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR SCHOOL: The May students of the month at St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie are: kindergarten, Emma Flynn and Kain Matherne; first grade, Alyssa Foor and Noah LeNormand; second grade, Katie Scuderi and Connor Courgues; third grade, Rachel Hartman and Alyssa Price; fourth grade, Jerzei Feliu; fifth grade, Abigail Mowers and Isabel Adams; sixth grade, Seth Roques and Kacy Leman; seventh grade, Ian Gorgues and Noah Fortado; and eighth grade, Gabrielle Viosca.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LOUISIANA: For the second year in a row, Martha Gastanaduy of the International School of Louisiana has been appointed as president of the Louisiana Consortium of Spanish Immersion Schools. Gastanaduy is a first-grade Spanish language immersion teacher at the school’s Jefferson campus.
ISL staff members Maria Dugue and Blanca Guzman will also join as members of the board.