• CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Science Department Head Ann Smart is one of 10 teachers selected from around the country to participate in the Ocean Sciences Polar-Ice Educator Workshop at the Audubon Aquarium on Feb. 21. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the Ocean Sciences Meeting taking place in New Orleans that week. The teachers will learn about the cutting-edge research being conducted in Antarctica and help polar scientists adapt their data and studies for use in a high school learning environment. Each teacher will pair with two or three polar scientists. The teachers will present the adapted lessons to their classes, then communicate with their scientists/partners via the “Ask a Polar Scientist” feature on the Polar ICE website, testing the effectiveness of the adapted lessons in real-time.
  • MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY: When the Mount Carmel track and field team competed at the LSU Indoor Qualifier Meet, three athletes placed. Brooke Petkovich, of Kenner, finished first in the long jump, with a jump of 17 feet, and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles; Kelsey Healy, of New Orleans, finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 9 feet 8 inches; and Izzy Hemb, of New Orleans, placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes 32 seconds.
  • LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: The fully accredited provider of high-quality virtual K-12 schooling will host online information sessions in which prospective students and their families can learn about the curriculum and explore the program. The sessions are 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 25. Enrollment is still available to families looking for a possible midyear switch for their students, and parents can enroll their child online at www.LouisianaConnectionsAcademy.com. For more information, call the school at (225) 372-8389.
  • ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH: Artwork from the following students was selected to represent Archbishop Chapelle High School in the 2016 Lakeside Art Show for Catholic Schools Week: Sophia Bankson, Zoie Boudreaux, Shelby Burkholder, Jordyn Casiano, Gabriella Catalanotto, Amber Dupuis, Jennie Echelard, Daisey Esquivel, Kristen Fernandez, Adele Hudson, Ashley Leake, Amelia Ledet, Giselle Ledo, Michelle Lee, Kate Lorio, Breanne Lowry, Hannah Lovrovich, Kaylee Madron, Samantha Mracich, Victoria Navas, Kelly Nugent, Ashleigh Oatis, Jenna Pepiton, Kaitlyn Ranatza, Brooke Renton, Alyssa Schiaffino, Natalie Shepherd, Gabrielle Simon, Savannah Smith, Madison Smith, Kayla Solomon, Paola Tejeda, Victoria Vu, Adrianna Wilbert and Rebecca Willis.
  • ST. ROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Students in grades three, four and five were invited to participate in the Social Studies Fair held Jan. 6 at the school.
  • The winners in the history category were Clarence Smith, first; Stasia Cross, second; Emma Loper, third; and Michael Shavor, Aasia Griffin, Laila Henderson, Cynthia Garcia, Cyric Barnes and Sean Despenza, honorable mention.
  • Other first-place winners were Bradly Hubbard, anthropology; Nevaeh Williams, sociology; Bailey Reynaud, economics; and Bismel Sulari, Louisiana history.
  • ST. JOHN SCHOOLS: St. John the Baptist Parish public school students did well at the Region 10 Social Studies Fair on Jan. 25 at Nicholls State University. First- and second-place winners in Division I, II and III will now move on to the state competition in February in Lake Charles. Regional winners were:
  • DIVISION I: Donrell Lumar, political science, second place; Norelle Frank, anthropology, third place; Jaden Porter, Louisiana History, third place.
  • DIVISION II: Jenna Necaise, geography, first place; Madison Boudreaux, sociology, third place.
  • DIVISION III: Fred Turner, political science, first place; Darrell Bailey, Louisiana History, first place; Loren Aubert, anthropology, second place; Cory Mitchell and Alan Burl, sociology team, second place; Ria Edwards, sociology, third place.
  • DIVISION IV: Joann Herrera, anthropology, first place; Alexis Dusang, Louisiana history, first place; Sara Sosa, sociology, second place.
  • HAHNVILLE HIGH: A number of students from Hahnville High School placed in the Senior Division Science Fair for the St. Charles Parish District.
  • FIRST PLACE: Kayla Champagne, behavioral and social sciences; Caroline Genius, biochemistry; Harleigh Dahl, biomedical and health sciences; David Schmid, cellular and molecular biology; Dylan Smith, embedded systems; Lucy Barree, environmental engineering; Ashley Wray, mathematics; Anna Faucheux, physics and astronomy; Madison Vicknair, plant sciences.
  • SECOND PLACE: Carson Wilkie, animal science; Paidon Gravois, behavioral and social sciences; Kamryn Ryan, chemistry; Anthony Dominique, environmental engineering.
  • THIRD PLACE: Michelle Phillips, behavioral and social sciences; Hailey Bull, earth and environmental sciences; Jesse Wayment, engineering mechanics; Amanda Wiggins, materials science.
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Cayleigh Ridder, biomedical and health sciences; Emily Zeringue, chemistry; Rachel Yiu, physics and astronomy; Morgan Leblanc, plant sciences; Jasmine Smith, robotics and intelligent machines.