Cabrini students advanced to state literary rally competition
More than half of the 32 Cabrini High School students who competed in the Literary District Rally qualified to the State Literary Rally competition April 1 at Louisiana State University. Advancing to state competition were first-place finishers: senior Hannah Brayden, business computer app; and juniors Taylor Rogge, accounting; and Marielle Scott, psychology. Second-place finishers were fFreshmen Jianna Collins, Spanish III; Victoria Duke, Spanish II; and Katie Heller, Biology 1; seniors Kristen Lonsberry, Calculus 1; Marie Polk, Biology II; and freshman Savannah Schenck, French II. Third-place finishers including freshman Caroline Allen, civics; junior Bailey Chauvin, Journalism I; sophomores Sydnee Glass, Spanish IV; Abigail Markey, English III; junior Megan Nelson, fine arts survey; freshmen Mary Roach, English I; Cydney St. Junior, health; and sophomore Karen Vo, chemistry. District and State Rally moderator Velinda Mascorro’89 and chaperone Anne Jeanmard, attended the annual Literary District Rally at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
Academy Our Lady bowling team does well
Seniors Alexis Neely, Caitlyn Callais and Ashley Lassere were honored by their teammates and coach Robert Chauvin (pictured second fronm right) on March 8 for their dedication to the sport of bowling throughout their years at Academy of Our Lady. As the 4A district 10 champions, the Academy of Our Lady Bowling Team competed in the LHSAA regional championship tournament March 20 at AMF All-Star Lanes in Kenner.
The team completed the regular season as the LHSAA 4A District 10 champions with an 11-1 record, earning a first-round bye in the regional state championship. Sophomore Danielle Poussard was named to the 4A District 10 All District First Team; Erin Burkart and Lauren Michel and sophomore Linzie Bladsacker were named to the 4A District 10 All District Second Team.
Cabrini announces AP and honors scholars
Twenty-eight AP and honors-level science students attended a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mather)-based field trip and participated in demonstrations at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Oberservatory in Livingston, Louisiana, and were allowed to interact with some of the exhibits
facility in Livingston, Louisiana. In September of 2015, LIGO was credited with the discovery of gravitational waves. This major scientific breakthrough is consistent with the predictions that Albert Einstein made in his 1915 theory of general relativity. The gravity waves are "ripples" in the fabric of space-time that provide evidence of cataclysmic events in the galaxy (like the collision of two black holes) more than 1.3 billion years ago. The students and two science department members were able to experience hands-on, interactive experiments and demos that explain how waves interact. As part of the facility tour, students were able to go into the laser control room and ask the scientists and engineers about the inner workings of the LIGO lab.