• CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Cabrini High School senior volleyball player Bailey Hepting has been named a WWL-TV A+ Athlete. She will be honored at a luncheon and awards ceremony Dec. 3. Hepting’s academic honors include National Honor Society, Cabrini Scholarship 2011-2015, Presidential Honor Roll all semesters, LSU Tiger Excellence Scholarship and TOPS Honors Award. As setter on the volleyball team, she was volleyball team captain and a four-year letter winner.
  • NOCCA VOCAL MUSIC: Vocal music students from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts received awards in their divisions in Southern regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, recently held at the University of Louisiana Monroe. NOCCA students placed first, second, third and fourth in high school women and first place in high school men, with nine of the 13 students making it to the semifinal round. The competition was open to high school and college students from Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Among the women, the winners from NOCCA are Emily Sheets of Metairie, first; Lindsey Reynolds of New Orleans, second; Caitlin Ecuyer of Lacombe, third; and Allison Romaguera of Marrero, fourth. All are students at the NOCCA Academic Studio. Ryan Reynolds, a homeschool student from New Orleans, was first among the high school men.
  • WARREN EASTON CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL: Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans will be adding a mobile-application development curriculum, in connection with its selection as part of the 2015-16 Lenovo Scholar Network. The Easton students involved in the program will participate in a project-based competition focused on designing and developing a mobile app and a business plan for taking the app to market. The Lenovo Scholar Network is open to academies affiliated with NAF, a national network of education, business and community leaders that gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce. Warren Easton is one of 20 NAF academies across the United States selected to participate in the Lenovo Scholar Network during the 2015-16 academic year, and the only school from Louisiana selected. Last school year, more than 400 hundred students from 10 NAF Academies of Information Technology participated in the Lenovo Scholar Network. This year, the program will expand to include students from across all of NAF’s career themes, including engineering, finance, health sciences and hospitality and tourism.
  • SAFE DRIVING: Sophomores from St. Mary’s Dominican High School recently participated in a seven-hour safe-driving program called Sudden Impact. The program, created by the LSU Level 1 Trauma Center in New Orleans and the State Police, addresses the consequences of impaired driving, distracted driving and not using a seat belt.
  • YOUNG AUDIENCES CHARTER SCHOOL: Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton will hold open houses Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 for Jefferson Parish families with children who will be entering kindergarten through sixth grade next year. The open houses will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at the school, 1407 Virgil St., Gretna. Young Audiences Charter School is an arts-integrated elementary charter school. Prospective students and families may schedule a tour of the school if they cannot attend either of the open houses. For information, visit www.yacharterschool.org or call (504) 304-6332.
  • WARREN EASTON CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL: Warren Easton Charter High School will hold an open house for parents and prospective students in grades nine through 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the school, 3019 Canal St., New Orleans. For information, call the school at (504) 324-7400 or visit www.warreneastoncharterhigh.org.
  • ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: The teacher of the quarter at St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace is Suzy Bologna. The students of the quarter are Kelly Campbell, Kameron Fernandez, Terriona Ford, Brady Jacob, Maggie Morton, Richard Nyguen, Cordelle Rojo, Ashley Toups, Lexi Tran and Grant Vicknair.