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OUTSTANDING SENIORS

Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

The Knights of Columbus Council 10455, of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge, recently presented its annual awards for one male and one female outstanding high school senior in a scholarship competition. The two MBS winners won the diocesan competition and advanced to the state finals. Pictured, from left, are Mark Adamski, Grand Knight of KC Council 10455; winner Daniel Ourso, who is a senior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge; winner Camryn Brouillettte, a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge and Eric Miller, State Knights of Columbus Advocate. Photo submitted by Steve Snyder | KC Council 10455

    St. Michael plans new building

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor that is part of a matching gift challenge has helped St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge to finish out a two-year capital campaign and move forward with groundbreaking for a multiple purpose building.

    St. Michael public relations director Kristi Watts said the donation will be used as a dollar to dollar matching gift of each donor’s contribution up to $500,000.

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    PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

    John Ross Downing, a third grader at Holy Ghost School in Hammond, recently won the Principal of the Day raffle.  As part of his duty as acting principal for the day, Downing led assembly and then went right to work in the school office making calls and completing paperwork. Downing  declared a Free Snack Day for all students for the following school day. Photo submitted by Cindy Wagner | Holy Ghost School

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    MAYOR'S SHADOW

    Mayor’s shadow

    Juniors and seniors from St. Thomas Aquinas Regional High School in Hammond participated in a two-day Job Shadowing / Career Exploration experience. Students chose one of two days in which to shadow a professional in a career field of their choice. In addition to the job shadow experience, the students also attended presentations on career choice, college planning and financial planning and had the opportunity to explore their personality traits through a Myers-Briggs type

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    VETERANS VISIT

    Several local veterans visited Holy Ghost School in Hammond on Oct. 3. They spoke to the school’s junior high students, sharing stories about their military experience. The veterans also answered questions from the students. Many of the seventh- and eighth-graders in attendance wanted to know what it would be like to serve their country. At the end of the visit, the veterans presented a new flag to the school. Accepting the gift is Melissa Bordelon, third from left, a teacher at the school. Also pictured

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    Threaded with Love

    The Catholic Commentator

    Samee McDaniel’s eyes didn’t twinkle in anticipation of the presents she would receive for her seventh birthday party. Instead, they surveyed what she had. Deciding, “I’m good,” her eyes lit up with joy when she was able to give rather than receive at her party through helping homeless women and children.

    Samee McDaniel used the sewing machine she received from her grandmother to make blankets for the

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    CHS students offer a family a new beginning

    The Catholic Commentator

    Derrick Gant and his two sons, A’Niaje and Chanse, emerged from a red truck and smiled broadly as they walked through a parting crowd in a red-carpet like treatment to take ownership of the Habitat for Humanity home on Mississippi Street in Baton Rouge built for them by Catholic High School students Jan. 23.

    Derrick Gant walks through the

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