Crescent City school notes for February 3, 2016 _lowres

(Photo caption) Cabrini welcomed Cynthia Hougardy from the California Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising as a part of their Guest Lecturer series.

  • ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE: An open house will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School. It will begin in the church, 3131 Eton St., New Orleans. For information, call (504) 394-4171 or visit www.sasno.org. New student registration will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.
  • CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Cabrini welcomed Cynthia Hougardy, of the California Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, as a guest lecturer on Jan. 14. Hougardy visited with students in Cissie Gardner’s Art II and Advanced Placement Studio Art, along with Caitlyn Duplantier’s computer applications class as a participant in Cabrini’s guest lecturer series. She discussed career opportunities in the design and fashion merchandising industry, the college’s offerings and the development of AP art portfolios.
  • ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: Torie Joseph is the fifth-grade Student of the Year at Ascension of Our Lord School in LaPlace. Torie is the daughter of Todd and Cherie Joseph, of LaPlace. The Student of the Year Program recognizes outstanding students throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Recognition is given to students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability and citizenship.
  • ALICE BIRNEY ELEMENTARY: Honor roll students at Alice Birney Elementary in Metairie recently were invited to a breakfast with Principal Jewel Jackson. They included Adrianna Pleasant, Dasha McClain, Julian Pelto, Yusra Khan, Aminat Badaru, Candace Bell, Malak Hachem, Hadi Hachem, Evan Madaric, Grace Vaughan, Janae Weber, Jasmine Zou, Rashad Emery, Yousif Natiq, Sara Zerfaoui, Nicole Nieto, Tatiana Arango, Antonio Gagliano-Avila and My Thai.
  • ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE: Fourth- through sixth-graders at St. Matthew the Apostle School in River Ridge recently qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a recent standardized test. Fourth-grade students who qualified were William Bellott, Dylan Bernard, John Berrigan, Michael Burke, Brooklyn Decourt, Lilian Dreuil, Daniel Duplantis, Caroline Haydel, Jaycee Holmes, Emrie Landry, Spencer Lanosga, Addison Lobell, Gabrielle Mannino and Maddie McGuire. Fifth-grade qualifiers were Ella Bertucci, Adriana Caldcleugh, Teresa Cashen, George Cazabon, Cameron Delaune, Remy Exnicios, Ava Falcon, Evan Farbe, Owen Flores, Zachary Haley, Caitlin Johnson, Lilli Johnston, Laine LaForge, Evan Massa, Austin Michel, Dylan Naquin, Grace Pecoraro, Mackenzie Pierce, Isabella Roberts, Patrick Roddy, Mary Salvaggio, Sophie Schexnayder, Gabriel Schwarz, Ray Taix, Charlie Tannehill and William Wells III. Qualifiers in sixth grade were Mason Baglio, Braden Brown, Katherine Burnett, Anne Carr, Cassie Cimo, Matthew Delaune, Erin Kramer, Matthew LaForge, Jason Lafourcade, Corinne Lobell, Laila Mullen, Megan O’Quin, Olivia St. Pierre, Brooke Tillman, Allison Tullier and Conner Zimmerman.
  • SOUTH PLAQUEMINES HIGH SCHOOL: The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Homeland Security Investigations New Orleans Cyber Fraud Group, gave a presentation to South Plaquemines High School students on social media safety for teens. The students and teachers heard information relating to the group’s Project iGuardian, which helps kids, teens and parents to be smart about online safety and stay away from online sexual predators. The attendees also were educated about social media etiquette, cyberbullying and sexting. “Many of the students did not realize that once their photos or comments are posted to social media sites, they remain in cyberspace forever,” said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, the sheriff’s school liaison officer. “We want the students to be smart about what they post and who they respond to.” The Sheriff’s Office is working to provide the presentation to teens at every Plaquemines Parish school.
  • ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: Fifth- through seventh-graders in the Young Vincentians recently became the first recipients of the St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk Traveling Trophy. The students earned $1,101 for their parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, collecting pledges for their walk. The group is moderated by middle school math teacher Rob Adoue. The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run began as a national program to provide local Society of St. Vincent de Paul conferences and councils money to support their special works and projects. Today, the funds earned help local people living in poverty.
  • MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color AthletesText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color recently were honored at a ceremony in the Mount Carmel assembly center. Volleyball junior varsity honors were Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorMaci MatherneText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, MVP; Jordan Berry and Madison Ferris, Coaches Award; and Emma Foremaster and Sofia Conaway, outstanding members. Volleyball varsity honors went to Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorKristen NussText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, MVP; Marissa Lagasse and Kierstan Perry, Coaches Award; and Kellie Kampen and Ellie Holzman, outstanding members. Cross-country junior varsity honors went to Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorRachel ScurriaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, MVP; Erin Easley and Julienne Delise, Coaches Award; and Daniela Zavala and Caroline Ragusa, outstanding members. Cross-country varsity honors went to Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorIzzy HembText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, MVPText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color; Julia Laborde and Rachel BondText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, Coaches Award; and Claudia Hemb, Samantha Comberrel, Megan Labbe and Kelsey Mayer, outstanding members. Swimming honors went to Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorKaitlin SwobodaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, MVPText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color; Olivia Givens and Charlotte RussoText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, Coaches Award; and Caroline Cannon, Ashley Cheramie and Hailey Reynolds, outstanding members. Nuss won the Fall Athlete Award.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Cross-Country All Academic Team honors went to Bond, Labbe, LaBorde, Jenna Cambias, Kelsey Healy, Sarah Healy, Lauren LaForge, Brianna Rauch and Madeline Zimmer. Swimming All Academic Team honors went to Olivia Ott. Volleyball All Academic Team honors went to Nuss, Paige Escarra, Olivia Smit, Victoria Swiber and Brianna Witchen. Cross-Country All Academic Team 4.0 GPA or higher honors went to Zavala.
  • ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Band and choir members from St. Mary’s Dominican High School recently participated in honor concerts organized by the Louisiana Music Educators Association and Loyola University. Andrea Garces and Lan Le performed the French horn in the Col. John Bourgeois Senior High Honor Band at Loyola University. Bourgeois retired as director of the U.S. President’s Marine Band after a career spanning nine presidential administrations, from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. Choir member Cecilia Bourg performed with the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Senior High Honor Mixed Choir as part of the its professional development conference. Band members O’Brien Alley, Catherine Cerise, Lili Cerise and Lan Le performed in the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Senior High Honor Orchestra.