Dominican students are selected to District IV honor band
Several St. Mary’s Dominican High School students were selected to perform in the District VI Honor Band. Pictured are from left), Isabella Brockway, Kate Heller and Abigail Pratt, Junior High Honor Band; and for Senior High Honor Band were Alexis Favalora, Lan Le, Andrea Garces and Samantha Siliezar. Not pictured: Mary Clark. Brenda Castillo is director of Dominican’s band.
St. Rita Food Pantry gets big donation
Families at St. Rita School in Harahan donated a whopping 4,956 canned goods for donation to the parish’s local food pantry during the 2017 “Souper Bowl," a food collection drive that takes place in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. This anti-hunger drive is a joint effort of four parish ministries including St. Rita Home and School Association, St. Vincent DePaul, Knights of Columbus and the St. Rita School Student Council. Those in need of food can apply for assistance at the pantry, located in the rear parking lot of the St. Rita KC Hall, 375 Oak St in Harahan, on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jesuit senior scores perfect 36 on ACT
William “Caleb” Rogers, Jesuit’s class of 2018, scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT — nearly 2.1 million of 2016 graduates — earns the top score. Rogers, who attended Lusher Charter School before Jesuit, is the son of Paul and Perry Rogers of New Orleans. He is a member of Jesuit’s competitive club teams, Quiz Bowl and Academic Games, and is also involved in Junior Sodality and the Student Council. President of the Spanish Club, he also serves as co-captain of the Ultimate Frisbee Club and member of the Disc Golf Club.