• MORRIS JEFF COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Relatives, friends, colleagues and former students are invited to join the Morris Jeff Community School to celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Jerry Foxworth, a lifelong teacher who passed away in 2014. The Jerry P. Foxworth Memorial Early Childhood Wing of the school, at 211 S. Lopez St. in New Orleans, will be dedicated at 8 a.m. Thursday, with a reception to follow.
  • ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL: Lindsey Page, a senior at Isidore Newman School, is one of this year’s 34 recipients of a Jefferson Scholarship to the University of Virginia. Out of the approximately 1,800 students nominated for the scholarship, 120 finalists were invited to take part in a five-day competition at the university, which included seminar discussions, essay and mathematics examinations, as well as interviews conducted by University of Virginia, alumni and faculty. At Newman, Page was managing editor of the yearbook, captain of the varsity tennis team for two years and a four-year member of the ACTIONS community service club. In addition to receiving the full cost of attending the University of Virginia for four years, Jefferson Scholars benefit from a number of enrichment programs sponsored by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, including travel abroad, career networking activities, an outdoor challenge program and a leadership speaker series.
  • CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL SERVICE: Cabrini High School seniors Asia Satcher and Jillian Wohlgemuth were among those who recently received St. Timothy service awards from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for service in the community. Satcher received her award in recognition of her service as a member of Cabrini’s campus ministry team and as an altar server, lector and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at her parish, St. Mary of the Angels. Wohlgemuth received her award in recognition of her service as a member of Cabrini’s Student Council leadership team and her participation in the Louisiana Association of Student Councils as an officer in her parish CYO, St. Christopher the Martyr Parish in Metairie.
  • ACADEMY OF OUR LADY SERVICE AWARD: Academy of Our Lady students Jenna Arnold, Emily Hill and Katrina Thaibinh have received the school’s Golden Scepter Award, presented to graduates who have gone over and above the required 75 hours of service. Arnold served more than 1,100 hours, Hill served 865 hours and Thaibinh served 607 hours.
  • DOMINICAN BOOK AWARDS: Juniors at St. Mary’s Dominican High School have received 33 book awards in recognition of academic excellence, strong character and commitment to community service. The recipients are Katherine Alexander, Cecilia Bourg, Mary Carr, Catherine Cerise, Elizabeth Champagne, Emily Doyle, Chloe Dusang, Olivia Edwards, Elizabeth Evans, Kathryn Fasold, Victoria Gillam, Jailyn Heisser, Jeanne Lassere, Celeste Maffei, Anna Mermilliod, Hannah Meyer, Madison Miller, Abigail Morici, Maggie Neupert, Gabrielle Nguyen, Abigail Nix, Adelia Obioha, Chizoba Ogbuefi, Kayla Perez, Madeline Puente, Taylor Stansberry, Gabrielle Terranova, Elizabeth Thomson, Maria Walter and Allison Webb.
  • LSMSA: The commencement ceremony for the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts was May 21 in Prather Coliseum at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Among the 103 members of the Class of 2016 were Marissa Bailey of Terrytown, Alexa Bryant of Norco, Lacey Hines of Gretna, Isabella Killeen of Gretna, Vy Mai of Westwego, Garren Mitchell of New Orleans, Lerroy Mwaghore of Luling, Catherine Nguyen of New Orleans, Jenna Pierce of Belle Chasse, Sel Rogers of Metairie and Lauren Sakryd of Harvey.
  • LSMSA SENIOR HONORS: Members of the Class of 2016 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches were recognized with excellence awards during the 32nd annual senior recognition program May 20. David Canada, of Slidell, was chosen as the gonfaloniere for the humanities department, carrying the gonfalon, or flag, for that department during the graduation procession. Students receiving excellence awards were:
  • JEFFERSON PARISH: Isabella Killeen of Gretna, ceramics; Lacey Hines of Gretna, dance, English, history and mathematics; and Vy Mai of Westwego, Spanish and computer science
  • PLAQUEMINES PARISH: Jenna Pierce of Belle Chasse, mathematics
  • ST. CHARLES PARISH: Lerroy Mwaghore of Luling, science and sports education
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH: David Canada of Slidell, English and history; and Mitchell Metzger of Slidell, sports education and residence life.
  • ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL: Justin Augustine, president of the board of St. Augustine High School, has appointed a search committee to spearhead a national search for a successor to school President Oyd Craddock, who will be transitioning out the position this summer. The committee includes board members Demetric Mercadel, Father Henry Davis, Oyd Craddock, Marc Barnes and Darren Diamond; and educational leaders Walter Kimbrough and Norman Francis. Craddock has led St. Augustine since August 2013. The board has retained The Hawkins Company, an executive search firm based in Los Angeles, to lead the search process. Inquiries about the recruitment process may be directed to Hawkins Company representatives Bill Hawkins, (310) 348-8800, or Brett Byers, (323) 403-8279.
  • CHAPELLE ATHLETICS: Dale LaCour, a graduate of De La Salle High School and the University of New Orleans, has been chosen as athletics director at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie. His wife, Tammy LaCour, will be the school’s assistant volleyball coach. Dale LaCour comes to Chapelle from De La Salle, where he has spent the past nine years as head softball coach. Tammy LaCour was a 1991 All-State volleyball player at St. Mary’s Dominican and a 1995 Academic All-SEC player at LSU, and has been coaching club and high school volleyball for more than 20 years.
  • ACADEMY OF OUR LADY CHARACTER AWARD: Courtney M. Roberts, a student at Academy of Our Lady in Marrero, has received the school’s Fiat Voluntas Tua Principal’s Award. This is the highest award given by the school and is presented to graduates whose lives of character, service, leadership and school spirit reflect openness to God’s plan for them and for all those they encounter.
  • ACADEMY OF OUR LADY RETIREMENT: Michele Bienvenu Coulon is retiring as assistant principal of academics at Academy of Our Lady after 43 years at Immaculata and Academy of Our Lady. Coulon was awarded the Fiat Award, the highest award given at Academy of Our Lady, for her leadership and dedication to the young women of the West Bank.
  • EINSTEIN CHARTER SCHOOL: Einstein Charter School at Sherwood Forest recently received a “No Place for Hate” banner from representatives of Entergy Corporation, on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League of New Orleans. The banner represents the school’s efforts to ensure that students feel safe and that there is no bullying.
  • FOUNDATION PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL: Registration is open for prekindergarten through second-grade classes at Foundation Preparatory Charter School, 7301 Dwyer Road, New Orleans. Foundation Preparatory Charter School is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, literacy-focused public charter school for eastern New Orleans. Students are accepted regardless of background, academic record or special-education eligibility. They believe that all students can achieve extraordinary success and love to learn, regardless of their learning style. To enroll a child at Foundation Prep for the 2016-17 school year, choose Foundation Preparatory Charter School, number 743, on OneApp.