Dominican students receive achievement awards
St. Mary’s Dominican High School saluted students for achievements in academics, service and athletics and the end of the school year Academic Honor Day. The Class of 2015 completed 28,924 hours of service during their years of study at Dominican. Students with the most service hours were (above) Teresa Berner of Metairie with 915 hours and Caroline Nielson of Belle Chasse with 959 hours. The majority of their hours were spent helping with the Louisiana Lions Summer Camp for children with special needs.
Senior Hillary Bosch and eighth grader Chloé Whitcomb, both of Metairie, were nominated for the Students of the Year Awards Program, designed to recognize outstanding eighth and 12th grade students. The program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. It recognizes students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability and citizenship.
Senior Brooke Duplantier of Braithwaite (left) received the St. Mary’s Dominican College Corporation Scholarship, presented by Dominican Sister M. Dominic Savio Estorge. Each annual scholarship is given in memory of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary who established, maintained and supported both St. Mary’s Dominican College and St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Graduating seniors who have been accepted and are attending a Catholic college or university have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.