During Catholic Schools Week, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in LaPlace selected students of the year in grades five and eight based on their academic achievements, spiritual development and community involvement.

Fifth-grader Gabrielle Treas and eighth-grader Maddie Millet will compete with students of the year from other schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The National Catholic Educational Association Distinguished Graduate Award was presented to Andrew and Linette St. Martin for their continued support of and involvement in St. Joan of Arc church and school.

Rodney Barber was presented the Distinguished Service Award for the six years he served as chairman of the SJA Parish Fair and for the numerous other ways he served at the school.