A Catholic Girls School in the Benedictine Tradition

2019

  • May

    Raleigh Quinlan places 3rd in State!

    Donna Wallace
    SSA junior, Raleigh Quinlan qualified to participate and placed in the LHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at LSU.  We are so proud of Raleigh for placing third in the state in the Discus competition.  Raleigh celebrated with her teammates and throwing coach Paul Bowman. Way to go Raleigh!  
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  • Anna Champ named to All Parish Softball Team

    Donna Wallace
    Anna Champ has been named to the St. Tammany All Parish Softball Team.  Congratulations, Anna.

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  • Read Dr. Cissy LaForge's Year in Review

    St. Scholastica Academy
    Read Dr. LaForge's Year in Review below.


    NEWSLETTER
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  • April

    Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante Named US Presidential Scholar Candidates

    Cissy LaForge
    Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante were named two of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2019. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 600 semifinalists in April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.
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  • Abby Hayes Places in George Rodrigue Art Contest

    Cissy LaForge
    Congratulations to SSA junior Abby Hayes for placing second in the George Rodrigue Art Contest.  Over 4,800 students submitted pieces for the contest. Of those submitting pieces, seventeen juniors and seniors were chosen as finalists.  Abby placed second in the junior division, earning a scholarship to continue her study of art.  
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  • Bowling Team Competes in LHSAA State Tournament

    Cissy LaForge
    The Bowling Team qualified for the LHSAA State Chmpaionship by earning top 16 honors.  The Bowling Doves were defeated in the quarterfinals, however, Maddy and Hannah Pye both scored high enough to represent SSA at the LHSAA singles bowling state championships. Congratulations to Maddy Pye for making the All-District First Team and to Hannah Pye for making the All-District Second Team. 
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  • Golfers Place at Regionals

    Cissy LaForge
    Sarah Meral and  Ashtyn LeDoux competed in the LHSAA Regional Golf Championships. As a team, they placed eighth.  Sarah shot well enough to qualify for the State competition later in the week.  
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  • Meg Mercante Honored as Student of the Year

    Cissy LaForge
    Meg Mercante was honored by the West St. Tammany Exchange Club as our Student of the Year.  Annually, one senior from each school in St. Tammany Parish is honored by the club for their outstanding academic achievement, involvement in school activities, leadership and service to the community.  A breakfast was held for all honorees and their parents.  Meg, a National Merit Finalist who earned a perfect 36 on the ACT, will attend Vanderbilt University  in the fall on an academic scholarship.
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  • Softball Team Qualifies for State

    Cissy LaForge
    The softball team qualified for the LHSAA state softball tournament.  Their first round game was against Haynes Academy.  The Doves had a hard fought loss to end a great season. 
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  • Tennis Team Wins Regionals

    Cissy LaForge
    The Tennis Doves accomplished their goal of winning a Regional Championship. The team amassed 13 team points and won the region by two points over the next closest competitor. 
     
    In doubles, senior team captain Kate Trent and her partner, sophomore Daniela Orantes, advanced to the finals scoring 4 team points. Eighth grader Ellen Orgeron and sophomore Anna Brown reached the semifinals, scoring 3 team points. Senior co-captain Lucy Edwards and junior Bailey Ho lost in the round of 16 but scored one very important team point with a first round victory. 
     
    In singles, 8th grader Kaitlyn Reagan advanced to the finals scoring three team points. Eighth grader Jackie Hodges reached the semifinals and scored two team points. These two young ladies were the talk of the tournament with their impressive play against older, more experienced players. 
     
    This was truly a complete team victory and the girls showed great determination and sportsmanship throughout the event. Congratulations to the entire varsity team this season and we wish the state qualifiers all the best of luck at the LHSAA State Championships. 
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  • Track Team District Runner-Up

    Cissy LaForge
    On Tuesday April 16th the track team competed at the 8-4A District Championship Meet at Lakeshore High School.  The team competed at an extremely high level, recording several Personal and Season Records.  Every athlete stepped up in many events and managed to finish as District Runners Up!   Every member of the team qualified to compete at the Region III-4A Championship Meet that will be held on Wednesday April 24th at Thibodaux High School.  Athletes will have an opportunity to qualify for the State Outdoor Championships at LSU if they finish in the top 3 of their event.
     
    Performances from the meet are listed below:
     
    Frances Ehrhardt - 13.5 in the 100M (4th, PR/SR), 5'00" in High Jump (3rd, PR/SR)
    Sarah d'Hemecourt - 29.3 in the 200M (5th)
    Katie Garraway - 1:07 in the 400M (3rd, PR/SR)
    Claire Berrigan - 1:07.8 in the 400M (4th, T-PR/SR)
    Katie Collura - 2:40 in the 800M (2nd, SR)
    Meg Mercante - 2:55.7 in the 800M (3rd, PR/SR)
    Ellie McHale - 5:58 in the 1600M (2nd), 13:18 in the 3200M (1st)
    Sarah Kate Hendry - 6:28 in the 1600M (3rd, PR/SR), 14:21 in the 3200M (2nd)
    Hazel Hymel - 22.8 in the 100M Hurdles (4th, PR/SR), 59.4 in the 300M Hurdles (4th, PR/SR), 30'0.75" in Triple Jump (4th, PR/SR)
    Ella Jourdan - 56.7 in the 300M Hurdles (3rd, PR/SR)
    Raleigh Quinlan - 27'4.5" in the Triple Jump (5th, PR/SR), 29' in Shotput (3rd), 100'6" in Discus (1st, PR/SR), 102'11 in Javelin (2nd)
    Kathlyn Glass - 25' in Shotput (4th), 90'3" in Discus (3rd, PR/SR), 57'1" in Javelin (5th)
     
    4x100M Relay - 54.8 (4th, SR) Hymel, Ehrhardt, Jourdan, d'Hemecourt
    4x200M Relay - 1:55.4 (3rd) Jourdan, Ehrhardt, Garraway, d'Hemecourt
    4x400M Relay - 4:36.9 (2nd, SR) Berrigan, Jourdan, Garraway, d'Hemecourt
    4x800M Relay - 12:42 (1st) Collura, Hendry, McHale, Mercante
     
    Congratulations Doves and good luck at the Regional Meet!
     
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  • Meg Mercante

    US Presidential Scholar Candidates Announced

    Cissy LaForge
    Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante were named two of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2019. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 600 semifinalists in April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.
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  • Sophomore participates in The Perry Initiative

    Donna Wallace
    Congratulations to sophomore Abby Brooks for being selected to participate in the Perry Initiative at Tulane Medical School in March. Abby was selected after completing an application, sending in her GPA and coursework, and submitting an essay. She was one of only 3 sophomores in the 40 member group which included female high school students from across the New Orleans area. Throughout the day, Abby learned how to suture as well as drill through bones!

    Check out the Perry Initiative here:

    "At The Perry Initiative, we are committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering. We advance our mission principally by running hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school."
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