• METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY: Country Day has received a $2.5 million gift from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Coleman Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Coleman. The gift, the largest in the history of the 87-year-old school, will be used to renovate and expand the dining room. Country Day is known for its unique dining room, where students enjoy healthy meals served family style, with students helping to serve and clear the table. Jimmy Coleman (Class of 1959), Tommy Coleman (Class of 1961), and Peter Coleman (Class of 1962) are brothers and Country Day alumni.
  • ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Tori Sutherland, a senior at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, has signed an athletic scholarship to play tennis at Loyola University New Orleans in 2016-17. Sutherland, the daughter of Robert and Jeanne Sutherland of Kenner, has been a member of Dominican’s tennis team for four years. In addition, she was a member of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 district championship teams, and the state championship teams of 2014 and 2015.
  • NEW ORLEANS ACADEMIC GAMES LEAGUE: Students from Brother Martin High School took the top team and individual spots in the senior division of the Presidents Competition held by the New Orleans Academic Games League.
  • In this competition, students must identify a president from three clues, ranging from harder to easier. A correct answer after the first clue earns 6 points; correct after the second clue, 4; after the third, 2.
  • In the senior division, for grades 12 and below, the team winners were Brother Martin A, first, Hunter Mathas, Dominique Lousteau and Adam Peters; Benjamin Franklin, second, Aroosa Cheema, Aleena Cheema and Autumn Richards; and Brother Martin B, third, Trey Andrews, Tarik Lopez and Austin Kain.
  • Individual winners in the senior division were Hunter Mathas of Brother Martin, first; Aroosa Cheema of Benjamin Franklin, second; and Dominique Lousteau of Brother Martin and Aleena Cheema of Benjamin Franklin, tied for third.
  • In the junior division, for grades nine and below, the team winners were Jesuit A, first, Matthew Dowling, Caleb Rogers, David Gravolet, Ryan Tucker and Michael Farrugia; Jesuit B, second, Dexter Webster, Nicholas Cibilich, Luke Pertuit, Tanner Tripoli and Daniel Sentilles; and Benjamin Franklin, third, Keyana Kahiri, Ashley Woods, Jack Wang, Mariza Francis and Hannah Lee.
  • THE INDIVIDUAL WINNERS IN THE JUNIOR DIVISION WERE ALL FROM JESUIT: Matthew Dowling, first; Caleb Rogers, second; and David Gravolet, third.
  • In the middle division, for grades eight and below, the team winners were Audubon Charter A, first, Elijah Zitler, Derek Witzig, Ava Wilkes, Rachel Cannata and Maxwell Hickman; Isidore Newman, second, Brady Ferguson, Rishik Bethi, Eesha Bethi, Ethan Lee and Larsen Vincent; and Audubon Charter B, third, Jack Parker, Joaquin Gomez, Jack Creevy, Patrick Keefe and Sasha Robertson.
  • The individual winners in the middle division were Elijah Zitler of Audubon Charter, first; Derek Witzig of Audubon Charter, second; and Ava Wilkes of Audubon Charter and Brady Ferguson of Isidore Newman, tied for third.
  • In the elementary division, for grades six and below, the team winners were St. Pius X, first, Meredith Kononcheck, Sam Miltenberger, Matthew Conant, Camille Claire Truxillo and Julia Tatman; Audubon Charter, second, Sebastien Barrau, Sasha Wolfson, Tenchi Otten-Rashad, Victor Pereira-Leite and Faustina Gomez; and McGehee, third, Ava Zander, Emi Ferguson, Elizabeth Mobley, Emily Baumgarten and Itohan Dennar.
  • Individual winners in the elementary division were Sebastian Barrau of Audubon Charter, first; Meredith Kononcheck of St. Pius X, second; and Nathan King of Lusher, third.
  • BELLE CHASSE ACADEMY: Students of the Month for January are Ahmari Joseph, Aviana Williams, Reagan McDonald, Nayla Sola, Hayden Widener, Noah Snider, Thomas Hihar, Datiel Golden, Caleb Schiltz, Katelyn Phillips, Demetrius Grymes, Elizabeth Ibarra, Hana Turner, Tyre Gordon, Dermot Maloney, Kiera Taylor, Jonas Begbie, Andrew Cox, Daphne Markel, Luke Smith, Sally Johnson, Ella McGinity, Hannah Saito, Jayden Zuniga, Ella Galloway, Madyson Bock, Isabella Lopez, Adia Colvin, Jason Torres, Makhi Jones, Andrea Ortiz, Jenna Belden, Antonio Segovia, Kaileb Ortega and Alycia Strahan.
  • J.C. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL: Students of the Month in the Paradis school are Jarian Shelby, Kaitlin Reyna, Jaewan Diggs, Zoe Theriot, Landen Zeringue, Paige Stabile, Hunter Dufrene, Alexa Folse, Madison Arabie, Harley East, William Evans and Emma France.
  • LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL : Erin Knobloch is teacher of the year at Lakewood Elementary School in Luling, where she teaches language arts. She has been a teacher for 10 years, seven of those at Lakewood.
  • MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY: The Mount Carmel Academy Cubettes dance team, made up of eighth- and ninth-graders, took home numerous awards at the state competition on Jan. 16-17 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, including third place in Jazz in their division and third in state; first in division, third in state in Kick; and second in division, second in state in Pom. Members include Madison Vinson, Courtney Ryan, Ellie Porter, Gillian Perez, Alyssa Corona, Cammie Shorter, Madison Priar, Isabella Turk, Courtney Homes, Abigail Clement, Claire Girardot, Blair St. Germain, Emma Burg, Kamdyn Callaghan, Laila Nuccio, Abigail Wertz, Bryb Mailhos, Madison Fricke, Blair Fitzsimmons, Alyssa Rosevally and Julia Goldberg.
  • ST. PHILIP NERI: Selected for the boys’ tennis team at the Metairie school are Dylan McDonald, Jacob Rogers, Evan DeCastro, Brian Walker, Gavin Williams, James Keyes, Brayden Penny, Ethan Schlosser, Hunter Hoffman and Will Buras.
  • GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM: Casey Pappas, Alyssa Newman, Abigail Corales, Hailey Cox, Demi Benitez, Abbygail Hernandez, Jessica Sofio, Elizabeth Bradford, Katherine Bradford and Jenna Munch.
  • SENIOR BOYS’ BASEBALL TEAM: Riley Boudreaux, Evan DeCastro, Brandon Dooley, Colin Doyle, Ryan Grob, Kole Groetsch, Mason Freese, Chase Hymel, Dylan McDonald, Matthew Olivio, Gavin Tusa and Jeffrey Viosca.
  • JUNIOR BOYS’ BASEBALL TEAM: Dylan Adams, Dayne Benitez, Tyler Dean, Jared Gaudet, Evan Giarratano, Brett Guillory, Sam Harris, Chase Marino, Hayden Perilloux, Ray Phipps, Bryce Pitts, Ethan Schlosser, Patrick Smith, Wayne St. John, Ethan Tully and Collin Tusa.
  • LAPLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Students of the Month for December in kindergarten through third grade are Devrin Batiste, Keziah Harris, Romell Manuel, Allen Williams Jr., Neveah Thomas, Alena Almond, Marlana Deville, Tryon Noble, Rani Johnson, Niyah Dunn, Tristan Lemoine, Alyssa Hyde, Reygan Joseph, DeChristan Rodman, Cydney Dunn, Endeah Lee, Bailey Brown, Hadil Saad and Gavin Morgan.
  • Those in grades four through eight are Chylaila Albert, Kyle Cannon, Jazmin Brown, Jaleel Hills, Amaiya Hil, Auna Hall, Trinity Noble, Freddie Jones, Ethan Hooter, Joseph Norwood, Eian Bailey, Rayven Bowens, Chynna Moore, Shaina Williams and Jamyrion Irvin.
  • ST. ANN SCHOOL: The National Junior Beta Club at St. Ann School in Metairie held its induction ceremony Jan. 8. The club is for sixth- and seventh-graders who exhibit outstanding qualities of character, scholarship and leadership. The inductees are Madison Baglio, Alex Balinbin, Joshua Barraza, Madeline Braud, Carter Clouatre, Molly Clouatre, Chase Cummiskey, Joelle Daigle, Alexa D’Gerolamo, Olivia Edler, Cecelia Entwisle, Breelan Ann Hausknecht, Grace Hoerner, Reese Juneau, Thomas Maggio, Kaden McLaughlin, Bryan MacDowell, Catherine Mansfield, Christopher Massey, Ava Misuraca, Ellie Omes, Emily Pertuit, Kaylin Ramirez, Isabella Randles, Emma Rigsby, Sophia Rivé, Robert Routt, Rachel Rumney, Rowan Peters, Mia Porteous, Ava Sagona, Brenna Scardino, Patrick Schellhaas, Brooklyn Schneider, Sydney Soldano, Evan Starring, Rachel Stone, Sophie Stubbs, Conor Sullivan, Elizabeth Traylor, Madeline Vogt and Daniel Winstein.