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Inside Northside’s Outstanding Seniors are just too outstanding! The response from area high schools to our call for recognition was enthusiastic and overwhelming. The result is a delightful assortment of talented graduates with a variety of interests.
The young men and women featured on the following pages have excelled in many areas throughout their high school careers. The graduates’ interests range from academics and athletics to service and the arts. Their accomplishments and contributions to their schools and communities have been have been recognized by numerous awards.
Congratulations to the entire Class of 2011! We are proud of your successes and encourage you to continue to excel and pursue your dreams in the next phase of your life. We wish you luck in your future endeavors!
Covington High School
Above: C-4 News Production team member Jay Bickham, basketball, football, Freshman Mentor. (international business). Daniel Thompson, Junior Jersey Assn. president, baseball, LSU Architectural and Interior Design Scholarship Award. (ULL-civil engineering). 2010 Homecoming Queen Rachel Smith, 2010 All-Star volleyball, basketball, softball. (dental hygiene). Student Council President Morgan Bollinger, NHS, Baseball Statisticians captain. (LSU-statistics). Top right: Kaitlin Bateman, Lion’s Roar editor, TP columnist, NHS VP, “I Dare You” Award winner. (SLU-education). National Merit Finalist and CHS Student of the Year Evan Rodick, CHS Swim Team, NHS. (mechanical engineering). Golden Silks Captain Traneshia Stormer, NHS. (pharmacy). Ben Conlin, Marching Lions Band, Eagle Scout, Boy’s State. (BYU-business management). Drama student Victoria Sumrall, NOCCA President’s Award winner, NHS member. (Yale-theatre studies and linguistics). Right: Ashley Vicari, Class President, Dancin’ Darlin’s captain, NHS, Girl’s State. (LSU-dermatology). Justin Cannon, NHS, MOS and IC3 Certification. (SLU-computer science). Ashley Miller, NHS, MOS Certification. (SLU-nursing). Quenton Belanger, CHS website and DVD multi-media editor, school-wide tech support. (network administration). Talented Theatre student DeAngelo Renard, Show Choir, Literary Rally. (Northwestern State-theatre and music education).
Pope John Paul High School
Left: Dance Team captain Karleigh Barkemeyer, Citizenship Award, NHS, Student Ambassador. (LSU-pediatrics). Rachael Noto, Student Council, Math Club, Student Ambassador, 2A Powerlifting State Champion. (LSU-fine arts). Jennifer West, NHS, Sanctity of Life club, Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award, Academic All-State in swimming and soccer. (LSU-animal science). Basketball and softball senior captain Nicole Saucier, Art club, Sanctity of Life club, choir, All-District honors in softball. (Miss. Southern-pharmacy). Homecoming Queen Erin Wingerter, tennis team, enjoys running and painting, Randolph-Macon Book Award. (Miss. Southern-nursing and international studies). Below: Student Ambassador Austin Chautin, NHS, Liturgy Team. (pre-med). Nick Schaefer, Tulane Book Award, Outstanding Youth Award, choirs, retreat teams, Student Council and NHS. (Spring Hill College-business). Clyde Perkins, football, basketball and baseball teams, varsity football captain and Offensive MVP. (industrial engineering). Calvin Durel, Kevin Haynie Award, Student Ambassador, Student Council, National Youth Leadership Forum. (LSU-medicine or engineering). NHS president Austin Puntila, Wendy’s High School Heisman winner, 2A State Powerlifting Champion, Student Ambassador, basketball team, retreat team. (Spring Hill College-secondary education).
(Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana)
Right: TORCH Youth Group president Mary Seghers, Haller Classic Ballet, performs in St. Paul’s plays, helps in local community. (DeSales-dance). James C. Bertucci, local worship band, CCRNO youth events, full scholarship to SLU. (LSU or SLU-business/marketing). Rebecca Persigo, OLL Outstanding Young Adult Award, OLL Young Adult Choir, artwork featured in Spring for Art Festival. (SLU-business). Rebecca A. Bourliea, Holy Ghost Youth Ministry, volunteers for Vacation Bible School, enjoys gymnastics. (Delta College-massage therapy and reflexology). Below: Bryant Matthew Scott, St. Peter Parish Teen Choir, plays and teaches guitar, lead role in To Kill A Mockingbird with Nicholls State University Players. (music). Alexandra Doucet, VP of TORCH Youth Group, St. Peter Parish Teen Choir, $10,000 Spanish scholarship from University of Dallas. (University of Dallas-political philosophy, Spanish). Crusaders for Life president Kathryn Theriot, Youth Leadership Award, square dancing with Y-Knots of Hammond. (SLU-elementary education). TORCH Teen Council member Dustin Williams, vocalist in the Shady Characters band, Southeastern Scholars Program. (SLU-computer science, information technology).
Northlake Christian High School
Above: Emily Bounds, Variety Show, Yearbook, a lead role in Fly, choreography for elementary musical Seussical. (SLU-special education). Baseball player Josh Vasalech, West St. Tammany’s Student of the Year Award, Sinceritas Award, NHS, Praise Team. (La. Tech-engineering). NHS officer Autumn Latour, Top 30 Louisiana College Scholarship, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Book Award. (La. College-mathematics) Left: Micah Agresta enjoys football, basketball and golf; NHS Mission Trip Scholarship to Prague, Czech Republic. (game design). Derek Williams II enjoys sports and community service. Division 2A and All-District Coach’s All-State Running Back. (La. Tech or Millsaps-vet medicine). Student Body President and varsity cheerleading captain Carli Bodnar, NHS, publications editor, PJ’s Bible Study leader. (LSU-public relations). Jackie Gross, NHS officer, George Eastman Young Leaders Award, DAR Good Citizen Award, Ignatian Scholarship to Loyola. (biochemistry).
St. Scholastica Academy
Above right: Golf team co-captain Lauren Barattini, St. Peter Parish KC Youth Leadership Award, Coach’s Award for golf, Covington Rotary Club Christmas meal delivery. (liberal arts). Susan Broadbridge, Student Minister, cross country. (Miss. Southern-photojournalism). AP Scholar Allison Dastugue, Notre Dame’s Summer Scholars Program, NHS, varsity basketball, varsity softball. (Notre Dame-physical therapy). Caroline Dussom, Excalibur Science Honor Society, NHS, Student Council, AP Scholar with Honor and Emory Scholarship Honor nominee. (Tulane University-chemistry). National Merit Finalist Sophie Giberga Senior Class President, swim team captain, Color Guard, Regional Non-Public Student of the Year, National Hispanic Scholar. (pre-med, liberal arts) Above: Science Club president Elizabeth Holzenthal, a Color Guard lieutenant, Quiz Bowl co-captain, AP Scholar with Honor. (engineering). College Board AP Scholar Laura Iverson, co-president of Spanish Club, Library Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Emile Navarre Scholarship. (engineering). National Merit Finalist Carly Loveland, cross country, piano, Excalibur Science Honor Society president, AP Scholar with Honor. (biomedical engineering). Kristen McDaniel, NHS president, Student Council Executive VP, softball, volleyball, track, WWL A+ Student Athlete, Emory Scholarship Honor nominee, Gold Sports Award. (pre-med). Student Council Homeroom Class Officer Olivia McNulty, Teen Cross New Orleans, St. Anselm CYO. (Guarlet Award Scholarship from Spring Hill-education). Varsity tennis MVP Elise Michaelis, Student Minister, NHS, Excalibur Science Honor Society, Gold Sports Award. (Samford University). Right: Color Guard captain Ashleigh Pichon, Student Council, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta. (LSU). Student Council President Catherine Schroeder, AP Scholar, state finalist for U.S. Senate Youth Program, committee director of Spanish Club, Annie, Marguerite Celestin Scholarship. (pre-med). AP Scholar Payton Spell, secretary of Spanish Club, Times-Picayune reporter, Benedictine Players. (U. of Texas at Austin-broadcast journalism). Cross-country athlete Mallory Stubbs, created Senior Class candle. (Miss. Southern-graphic design). Sarah Thiel, Cross Country Coach’s Award, Student Council, NHS, Cross Country State Championship team. (Miss. Southern-physical therapy).
Archbishop Hannan High School
Above: Ryan Deffes placed first at the 2010 Powerlifting Invitational Meet, Mu Alpha Theta, NHS. (LSU-kinesiology). Basketball Letterman Katelyn Donnelly, 2010-11 Student Council Executive Board, NHS, Tulane Book Award. (LSU-pre-law). 2010 Homecoming Queen Meaghan Jeansonne, Senior Class President, NHS president, Student Ambassador president. (LSU-law). Student Body Secretary Melanie Hogan, cheerleading secretary, NHS, Principal’s Award winner. (LSU-nursing or psychology). Stuart Seiler, Student Council President, All-District baseball and football, Student Mentor Award winner. (LSU-medicine) Right: Blaize Bacas, NHS, Campus Ministry, Pro-Life. (St. Joseph Seminary). Baylé Jenkins, cheerleading officer, Student Body VP, NHS secretary, English award winner. (Spring Hill-biology). Brandi Wozniak, St. Peter Parish Teen Choir, NHS, Student Council Executive Board, School Choir. (Loyola-music therapy). Courtney Allbritton, Spirit Club president, SADD president, NHS VP, volleyball Coach’s Award, Principal’s Award winner. (La. Tech-mechanical engineering). Student Ambassador William LeBouef, Vocal Music and Drama Club, Boys’ State. (SLU-political science) Below: Stephanie Barré, Student Council Executive Board, NHS, Spirit Club, Best Attitude Award and Ambassador of Kindness Award winner. (LSU-pharmacy). Football Letterman and Senior Class VP Steven Lambou, NHS, 1st Team All-District football. (LSU-biological sciences). Kayla Rebouche, 1st Team All-District basketball, Student Council Executive Board, SADD, Pro-Life, softball Coach’s Award, Patrick F. Taylor Award. (UNO-hotel restaurant and tourism). Basketball Letterman Joshua Thibodaux, pole vaulting district champion, NHS, Campus Ministry, Mu Alpha Theta. (SLU-nursing). Kelsey King, NHS PR Officer, Campus Ministry, Student Ambassador. (USM-psychology).
Northshore High School
Above right: Back row: National Merit Scholar Andy Zhou, First Robotics Team 1912, varsity tennis. (Stanford-electrical/biomedical engineering). Mu Alpha Theta president Michael Fishman, National Merit Scholar, varsity soccer captain, NHS. (pre-med). Student Council Secretary Martin “Julian” Nunez IV, band, cross-country team. (Loyola-education or composition). Front row: National Merit Finalist Alyssa Lessing, Robotics Club, Senior Class Representative. (Franciscan University-computer science and theology). Creative Writing Club president Iva Cramer, National Merit Scholar, Beta Club, Art Club. (engineering). Michelle McElroy, National Merit Finalist, Student of the Year, Student Body President, Prowler editor-in-chief, NHS parliamentarian. (LSU-kinesiology, physical therapy). Karen Carney, 2009-2010 Outstanding Band Officer of the Year, Girl Scouts, NHS. (LSU-elementary education) Top: Varsity cheerleading co-captain Jaime Jackson, Juniors in Service, NHS, Key Club. (Miss. Southern). Trina Morris, Miss NHS, marching band letterman, captain of Lady Panthers’ basketball team, FCA. (SLU-nursing). Varsity cheerleader captain Sara Hazelwood, Leadership Award from Universal Cheer Association, yearbook editor, NHS. (LSU-mathematics). Victoria Peterson, cheerleading co-captain, broadcasting editor, Talented Theater, NHS, Thespian Society. (Miss. Southern) Above: Chris Miller, 2011 Louisville Slugger All-American Watch List, three-year baseball letterman, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (Nicholls-business). 1st Team All-District Pitcher Jacob Corbin, Student Council, Key Club. (LSU-engineering). Tim McGrath, Eagle Scout, NHS, Key Club, co-president of FCA, WWL-TV A+ Athlete, winner of Wendy’s Heisman. (Miss. State-aerospace engineering). Andre Smedstad, co-captain of the Panthers’ swim team, USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2010, Greater New Orleans Metro Swim League Outstanding Male Swimmer of 2010. (East Carolina-biological sciences).
Mandeville High School
Above left: Back row: Nichole Freeman, Executive Officer of JROTC Marine Corps, volleyball team captain, NHS, track and field team. (Air Force Academy-aeronautical engineering). Football player Ryan Niedermair, Best Buddies VP, Camp Tiger Paws counselor, ABC26 Student Athlete of the Week, All-State Academic Football Team (pre-med). Key Club President Francesca Rosato, Spirit Club officer, Class Senator, Skipper Scholar. (LSU-kinesiology). Front row: NHS VP Lori Gentile, Most Outstanding Student in Medical Terminology, Most Dedicated Cheerleader, cheerleading co-captain, Life on Purpose member. (LSU-biology). Senior Class President Elijah Levee, NHS member, four-time state wrestling champion, WWL/McDonald’s A+ Athlete, Wendy’s High School Heisman Finalist. (Air Force Academy-wrestling, aviation and/or medicine). Above right: Back row: Drum major Adrian Rotondo-McCord, first chair in Louisiana All-State Symphony. (music education). Life on Purpose President Matthew “Matt” Duris, varsity football, varsity track and field, Academic All-State Football Team, Principal’s Award. (LSU-psychology). Front row: Student Council President Annette Hebert, Talented Art, Academic Achievement Awards, 2009-2010 Outstanding Student Council Member. (LSU-biochemistry). Left: Back row: Catherine Tucker, National Merit Finalist, Science Club president. (biochemistry). Alex Nisbet, College Board Siemens Award, Youth and Government Club, Political Thinkers Club. (mathematics). Melissa “Missy” McGuire, culinary competition team, varsity soccer co-captain. (Nicholls-culinary arts). Front Row: Madeline “Maddie” Miller, Talented Music student, Encore Show Choir, NHS, All-State Mixed Choir. (LSU-music education). MHS Student of the Year John “Tyler” Morgan, Outstanding Male Actor award. (Alabama-business management).
Salmen High School
Above left: Catherine Callan, DECA, NHS, Beta Club, Interact, Mu Alpha Theta, first in Emerging Business Issues for FBLA District Competition. (LSU or Loyola-systems engineering). Kick-Off Mentor Arionne Pierce, DECA, most service hours for Juniors in Service, started First Priority at Salmen High. (Dillard-international business). Crishawn Dupuy, Kick-off Mentor, football, power lifting, track, Beta Club. (full athletic scholarship U. of Miami in Ohio). Beta Club VP Rebekah Hodges, NHS, cross country, tennis, Kick-Off Mentor, National Leadership Achievement Award. (Miss. Southern-elementary education). Jackie La, Interact VP, DECA treasurer, Kickoff Mentor, NHS, National Leadership Award. (full scholarship to Xavier University-pre-med). Above right: Shelby Bowman, Times Picayune student columnist, ROTC Color Guard, VFW and DAR awards for Academic Excellence and Leadership. (SLU-pre-vet). Penny Lala, Kick-off Mentor, Mu Alpha Theta tutor, NHS, Beta Club, first in calculus at District Literary Rally. (engineering). Timothy “TJ” Price, Kick-Off Mentor, numerous athletic scholarship offers, Basketball All-District, 2010 All-State basketball MVP, football All-District. Superior ROTC Cadet Rebekah Grommon, soccer Academic All-Star, Interact, Juniors In Service. (English). Cheerleading Rookie of the Year Brandy Campbell, broadcasting, VOICE club, First Priority, Student Council. (mass communications). Left: Student Council President and Spanish Club secretary Ariel Glover, state finalist for America’s Homecoming Queen, yearbook, Basketball Sweetheart. (Xavier-pre-law). NHS president Alan Cox, Student Council VP, cross-country captain, Cross Country Coach’s Award, first in Business for DECA State Competition. (SLU-nursing). FBLA VP Nadezhda “Nadia” Raskina, Spanish Club, Interact, Beta Club, cross country, first in the National Figure Skating Championship and in Free Enterprise at the District Literary Rally, National Leadership Achievement Award. (UNO-finance). Kick-off Mentor Eddie Brooks, football, power lifting. (Southern of Baton Rouge-mathematics teacher). Shannon Crochet, cheerleading captain, Coach’s Award for Cheerleading, Student Council Class Representative, Kick-off Mentor, NHS member. (SLU-Nursing)
Pearl River High School
Left: Gabrielle Walker, basketball, NHS, track and field state finalist, MVP in field events. (LSU-pre-med). NJROTC Commanding Officer Chelsea Adams, NHS, soccer, Principal’s Award, Outstanding Jr. Cadet. (LSU-civil engineering). Joshua Mesman, president and co-founder of First Priority, NHS historian, Mu Alpha Theta VP, Excellence Medal in ROTC. (LSU-pre-med). Ryan Laughlin, Freedom Foundation Award, George Washington Honor Medal, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, St. Peter and Paul Bible School volunteer. (Loyola-economics). Sigma Rho Pi president Miranda Craddock, Mu Alpha Theta, Academic Allstate volleyball, Principal’s Award. (LSU-pre-law). Below left: NHS president and National Merit Commended Student Luke Stark, delegate for the Congressional Academy for American History and Civics, Mu Alpha Theta, FFA Treasurer. (Cornell University-food science). Heather Polk, First Priority, NHS, Coach’s Award for softball, Academic Athlete for basketball and softball, Amplify Leadership Conference. (ULL-exercise science, physical therapy). Dance team captain Hillary Nunez, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, community service at STARC, Principal’s Award. (SLU-engineering or pharmacy). Beta Club officer Kaitlyn Fickle, Juniors in Service, Mu Alpha Theta, Principal’s Award, National PTA Reflection’s winner in Film. (SLU-business/marketing). Matthew Flores, Scholar Athlete Award, enjoys football, Spanish Club, Mu Alpha Theta. (UNO-film arts). Below: Louisiana Girls’ State Representative Nancy Scott, Foreign Language Club, Rebel HD Media Club, Principal’s Award. (McNeese-mass communication). John Dillon, Mu Alpha Theta, enjoys track and skateboarding. (LSU-general studies). Class Treasurer Whitney Harris, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Academic All-State volleyball team. (SLU or LSU-business).
St. Paul’s School
Above left: Seated: Eagle Scout Ryan Harlan, Mu Alpha Theta, Marching Wolves, 2010 Overall Regional Science Fair Winner, Brother Alfred Baltz Service Award. (Washington University-chemical engineering). Josue Breaux, Marching Wolves, Air Force Junior ROTC, Licensed Private Pilot, Commander of Civil Air Patrol Unit. (U.S. Naval Academy-military career). Standing: Student Council Executive Board Member Elliott Thompson, George Washington National Writing Award, Mu Alpha Theta, NSHSS, varsity swim team. (medical research, medical practice). Blake Jurasin, Concert Band, Marching Wolves, Jazz Band, Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence from the U.S. Marines. (Berklee College of Music-music business, guitar). Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Commander Korey Miller, three-time State Wrestling Champion, four-time Louisiana Classic Champion, member of the Varsity Iron Wolves. (pharmacy). Above right: Bradley Hollingsworth, Marching Wolves, Sax Quartet, Catholic Youth Leadership Award, Knights of Columbus Patriotism Award, Order of Saint LaSalle Service Award. (theology and philosophy). J.D. Gardner, Art Hero for Literary Rally, enjoys lacrosse, art and computer technology. (Pratt Institute for Digital Arts). Harrison Richard, president of Student Council and Mu Alpha Theta, Habitat for Humanity, Louisiana Student Council. (economic law and public policy). Lasallian Youth Leaders president Adam Grashoff, District III Governor of Mu Alpha Theta State Board, Eric Kolb Memorial Scholarship. (LSU Honors College-mathematics). In-line hockey team captain Alexander Sibley, Marion Players, liturgical band, Eagle Scout, Eucharistic Minister. (Spring Hill-medicine). Right: Seated: Beau Gambel, Spanish Club president and Quiz Bowl team captain, small-business owner, Darren Boudreaux Scholarship, Order of Saint LaSalle Service Award. (Tulane or University of Texas at Austin-finance). Carew Ferguson, Youth Leader at First Baptist Church of Covington, World Changes mission trips, Mu Alpha Theta, Brother Alfred Baltz Service Award. (Miss. State-architecture). Standing: Lasallian Youth Leaders VP Craig Henry, Eucharistic Minister, District IX Honor Band, John Philip Sousa Award, Outstanding Drum Major at Lafayette Music Drum Major Camp. (Alabama). Thomas Read, NHS, state championship soccer team, Student Host Leader. (scholarship to Texas A&M-petroleum engineering).
Slidell High School
Above Left: Senior Class President Paul Rivera, FCA worship leader, Tiger of the Month, Tiger Achievement awards. (SLU-communications). Nicholas Ferguson, Mu Alpha Theta, cross-country, track, Tiger Achievement Award. (LSU-mechanical engineering). Senior Class VP Kevin Roark, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Mu Alpha Theta, NHS. (Columbia-engineering). Baseball letterman Nicholas Wiebelt, FCA, NHS, 1st Team All-District Baseball Team. (ULL-mechanical engineering). Chris Burch, football letterman, All-State Academic, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, NHS. (LSU-pre-med). Below left: Rachael Welborn, Swingerettes Dance Team captain, NHS, Creative Dance Competition Team. (LSU-business management). Student of the Year and St. Tammany Parish finalist Alyssa Johnson, Mu Alpha Theta president, NHS Tutoring chairperson, AP Scholar, First Violin section of Greater New Orleans Youth Symphony. (Tulane or Rhodes College-pre-med). Swim team letterman Jared Meredith, high point male swimmer, placed first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle at state championship. (RIT and UNO-engineering or science). NHS president Amy Braud, cheerleading co-captain, Mu Alpha Theta secretary and Louisiana Girls State Representative. (LSU-petroleum engineering). Tiger Achievement Award recipient Alexander Pierce qualified for the 2010 State Cross Country Championship, track team, Thespians, Beta Club. (LSU-engineering). Above right: Hannah Manetta, FCA Huddle Leader, cross-country state competitor, Tiger Mascot, NHS, Times-Picayune columnist. (Lewis & Clark College-international affairs). SHS Choir president Emily Wright, NHS, FCA, SAGA court. (SLU-choral music education). Beta Club president Myles Brumfield enjoys track and field, American Legion Boys State. (LSU-communications, law school). National Merit Finalist Mason Varnado enjoys reading and keeping his classmates entertained. (history/political science). Taylor Bennett, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, soccer, Louisiana Girls State. (New York University-biology).
Fontainebleau High School
Top left: Back row: Alan Tipton, All-District soccer, Soccer Pride and Cross Country Coach’s Award. (LSU-civil engineering). Trumpet section leader Zachary Sirera, Jazz Band trumpet section leader, head of residential design, Architectural Drafting. (LSU-architecture or civil engineering). Derek Weidlein, National Merit Finalist, swim team captain. (Texas A&M-chemical engineering). Front row: St. Tammany High School Student of the Year Morgan Laurent, LYS Outstanding Delegate, Voice of Democracy state winner. (Tulane-theatre and pre-physical therapy). Sarah Grace Sirera, goalie for the District Champion Girls’ soccer team, Academic All-State soccer team. (LSU-law). Top right: Back row: Cody Love, Jazz Band. (SLU-history and creative writing). Carley Furlan, Exchange Club student of the year, musician, National Forensics League qualifier. (SLU-nursing). Carson Cromartie, Talented Theatre Student of the Year. (U. Conn-electrical engineering and theatre production). Front row: Ashley Grillot, cross-country team leader award, Literary Rally first place winner. (USM). Katherine Barrack. (accepted into early-entry pharmacy school at Ole Miss). Below: Back row: Stephen Patin, Crimson Band drum major, Boys State, Easter Seals Team Captain. (LSU-biochemistry). Aubrey LeMaire, class VP, cheerleading captain, Tiger Excellence Scholars award winner. (LSU-nurse anesthetist). Casey Adkins, Homecoming Court, soccer. (USM-nursing). Ryan Brooks, football team captain. (LSU-kinesiology). Front row: Katherine Pashkevich, cross-country team co-captain, NHS. (Auburn).
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Above left: Laken Sciortino, Diocesan St. Timothy Award, Neighbors Way Sisterhood Award, NHS, Diocesan Youth Board, STA Ambassadors. (SLU-science education). Ted Hudspeth Jr., STA Ambassadors, NHS, Beta Club, has his own business as a DJ, volunteers at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Jam and Toast to the Arts. (LSU-medicine). Michael Davis, National Merit Finalist, plays bass in church band, NHS, placed twice at the State Literary Rally in Science. (Georgia Tech or LSU-bio-medical engineering). Jordyn Becerra, Academic All-State in track and cross country, Key Club president, NHS historian, Beta Club, all-metro cross-country team. (Millsaps College or SLU-biology). STA Ambassador Katie Durham, NHS, Beta Club, Academic All-State in Cross Country. (Furman, Rhodes or Baylor-biology). Above right: Kneeling: Rebecca Hausknecht, volunteer at North Oaks Hospital, NHS, Campus Ministry, Holy Ghost Church Youth Group. (ULL-psychology and pre-med). Sitting: Student Council Secretary Becky Mannino, drama, Campus Ministry, NHS, designed dance backdrops and dance team costumes. (SLU-graphic design). Student of the Year Andrew Wisecarver enjoys cross country, NHS. (LSU or Birmingham Southern in Alabama-pre-med). Elizabeth Gambel, NHS, Beta Club and STA Ambassadors, page for Louisiana House of Representatives, created “Tangi Cause for Paws.” (veterinary medicine). Standing: Richmond “Beau” Morrison films STA football games, basketball games and drama performances, creates end-of-season highlight films. (LSU-mass communications). Below Right: Hank Perrilloux, football team captain, Academic All-State in football and baseball, NHS, Beta Club, STA Ambassadors, Campus Ministry. (Appalachian State University or University of South Alabama). Student Council VP Carmen Brothers, Academic All-State in cross country and track, STA’s 10th consecutive Individual State Champion in cross country. (Miss. State). David Cox, Academic All-State in baseball, NHS, Holy Ghost Church Choir and Louisiana District 9 Honor Band, Louisiana All-State Band and nominated for National Honor Band. (SLU-chemistry). Rebekah Greer, MVP for the 2010 District 8 2A Girls Basketball State Championship Game, 1st Team All-District in basketball, Academic All-State in track, NHS, Campus Ministry. (Loyola University-psychology and pre-med).
Hammond High School
Above Left: Lauren Scardina, Beta Club Reporter, NHS, soccer. (USM-pre-dentistry/biological sciences). Senior Class Secretary Blakely Aucoin, Beta Club, softball. (LSU-business). Brittany Arnold, NHS treasurer, Flag Team captain, Beta Club. (ULL-education). Crystal Gonzalez, Student Council President, Class VP and Beta Club VP, NHS, basketball, 2011 Junior Beta Scholarship recipient, Homecoming Queen. (SLU-kinesiology). Below: Rose DePaula, President’s Shining Star award, Student of the Year, Torbotics Team #2080, Key Club, Octavians. (SMU-biomedical engineering). Vernell Banks, A+ Athlete, Torbotics Team #2080, NHS, All-State Academic football team. (civil engineering). Millard McElwee, Torbotics Team #2080 captain, Beta Club president, Key Club, NHS, soccer. (Columbia-civil engineering).
First Baptist Christian School
Above: Front row: Basketball and volleyball team captain Hannah Jones, Beta Club, Student Council, SADD, Passion for Purity, Academic All-State for basketball and volleyball. (SLU). Kaila Kelley, Student Council, Beta Club, SADD. (SLU-nursing). Back row: Daniel Benasco basketball, cross-country state championship team, Beta Club (SLU-pre-med). Heisman State Finalist Caleb Earhart, cross-country champion, basketball, Beta Club, SADD, Student Council. (UNO-engineering). Right: Front row: Brady Sehmi, State Literary Rally, Student Council, Beta Club, SADD. (SLU-nursing). Yearbook editor, Hillary Carter, Beta Club, SADD, Passion for Purity. (SLU). Cheerleader Victoria Colgan, Student Council, Passion for Purity, Beta Club. (SLU-criminal justice). Back row: Homecoming King Donovan Fredericks, basketball, Beta Club. (SLU-industrial engineering). Craig Schayot, cross-country state championship team, basketball, track. (SLU-pre-med or biochemistry).
St. Stanislaus College
Above: Front row: Garrett Muckleroy, Youth Legislature, NHS, 2010 State Championship soccer team. (Washington & Lee University). Brent Murphy, Youth Governor of Miss. YMCA Youth Legislature, SSC swim team captain. (psychology and biology). Back row: FCA member Daniel Grieves, District 8-4A basketball MVP, 2011 State Championship basketball team, track team, Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen basketball team. (U.S. Air Force Academy-behavioral science). National Merit Finalist and Mu Alpha Theta president Alec Szczechowski, Speaker Pro Tem of YMCA Youth Legislature, swim team captain, recipient of the Coach’s Award. (Miss. State-aeronautical and mechanical engineering). Eagle Scout Morey Wood, National Merit Finalist, STAR student, NHS, Key Club, Youth Legislature. (computer science). Right: Front row: Brandon Bunol, Most Outstanding Lobbyist of YMCA Youth Legislature, NHS treasurer, Student Minister. (U. of Miss.-biology). Eagle Scout Patrick Stovall, President Pro Tem of Senate at YMCA Youth Legislature, NHS, 2009 State Championship football team. (U. of Miss.-biomedical engineering). Eagle Scout and golf team captain Christian Hymel, 2010 State Championship soccer team, FCA, Diocese of Biloxi SEARCH team, Outstanding Legislature Award from YMCA Youth Legislature. (Miss. State-aerospace engineering, Air Force ROTC). Back row: Key Club president Ryan Weitzel, NHS, Speaker of the House for YMCA Youth Legislature. Jake Forstall, a strong leader, 2010 State Championship soccer team. (Millsaps College-psychology). Below: Chris Frigo, Student Council President and FCA VP, Clarion Ledger All-State football player, MS/AL All-Star Game captain. (LSU-political science). Robotics Team captain Alex Lalejini, interned two summers at the Naval Research Laboratory, first in Computer Science at the Miss. Math and Science Competition. (Miss. State-computer science). Andrew McGinity, FCA, 2010 State Championship baseball team, soccer, Student Ministry. (Miss. Southern-nursing). Kollin Cannon, 2009 State Championship football team, 2010 State Championship soccer team, 2010 State Championship baseball team. (Pearl River Community College-education). National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar James Kergosien, varsity football statistician, soccer team, Holy Trinity Elementary basketball coach. (Clemson or Colorado School of Mines-engineering).Filed under: May-June 2011, Northshore Living, Northshore Notables, You and Your Family