• JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL: The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust has financed the Head of School Chair at the Jewish Community Day School for the next five years. “The head-of-school position is fundamental to the school’s success,” said Lis Kahn, president of the school’s board of directors. “This generous gift will ensure that the Jewish community continues to have a skilled administrator, strategic leader, strong educator, accomplished fundraiser and communicator and inspiring visionary.” Sharon Pollin has been head of school since 2013, during which time the school’s enrollment has grown 22 percent.
  • CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Cabrini High School inducted 37 new students into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society recently. They join 97 existing members of the chapter. The new members are Sydney Aiavolasiti, Rebekah Alvarenga, Angela Armit, Emily Bennett, Shelby Brooks, Zaire Brown, Madeline Cavaliere, Bailey Chauvin, Janay Chopin, Sabrina Costales, Taylor Crawford, Haleigh Creppel, Grace Davidson, Samantha Evers, Elizabeth Favret, Dominique Geraci, Virginia Halpern, Emily Hampton, Erin Haynes, Isabelle Hazard, Erika Juncker, Heidi Kirsch, Phalyn LaBranche, Lori Launey, Elena Lohman, Sofia Mangerchine, Abigail Martory, Rayven Patin, Rebekah Pichon, Erica Romain, Christie Runnels, Amanda Sisung, Melissa Smith, Amanda Soyez, Gwyneth Thompson, Kristen Waguespack and Hannah Yeager.
  • REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR: Several students from the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District placed at the Louisiana Region 10 Science and Engineering Fair at Nicholls State University on Feb. 25. At the high school level, Alyssa Duhe was first in medicine; Anthony Cases, second place, chemistry; Cairon Becnel, second place, environmental science; Darryan Horton, second place, medicine and health; Kaylee Caronna, second place, social sciences; Amiya Lumar, third place, plant sciences; and Leah Brown, third place, physics. At the middle school level, Jose Folgar was first in computer science; TyJon Monroe, third place, engineering and mechanics; and Ijha Miller and Lizbeth Perez, third place, biomedical and health science.
  • BELLE CHASSE ACADEMY: The February students of the month at Belle Chasse Academy are Hannah Bird, Kayli Bobsin, Patrick Bock, Protia Cavay-Reeves, Cailee Couch, Isabella Doane, Alexander Fackler, Chloe Ferdinand, Calvin Galloway, Nailah Harris, Jada Heard, Avalon Houston, Mia Jackson, Cornelius Jenkins, Braelyn Johnson, Joshua Lawrence, Amanda Lee, Brianna Louie, Steven Maddox, Zack Miller, Kria Montes, Vanessa Nevels, Adrian Ochoa, Abigail Poorman, Olivia Smith, Zairah Thomas, Nicholas Thomson, Elliot Tulloch, Treston Ward, Alexis Washington and Quinn Williams.
  • ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR SCHOOL: The March students of the month at St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie are kindergartners Coleman Abboud and Hosam Husin, first-graders Jillian Orlando and Averie Spadoni, second-graders Ashley Ensley and Thomas Compton, third-graders Cecilia Vu and Thomas Schmitt, fourth-graders Madison Taylor and Gavin McDow, fifth-grader Katelyn Branch, sixth-graders Kasey Williams and Kylie Sabido, and seventh-graders Noah Leingang and Sarah Couret.
  • LOUISIANA SCHOOL FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS: Two local students were among 29 from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches who went on a leadership retreat Feb. 27-28 to Hodges Gardens State Park, near the Toledo Bend Reservoir of the Sabine River. Students participated in leadership activities, explored the park on land and on the water, and enjoyed home-cooked meals and evening social activities. The local students were Dennis Keo, a sophomore from Buras, and Emily Swisher, a senior from Lutcher.