Area Catholic students showcase achievements and participation in a number of activities



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DRAGON BYTES ROBOTICS – St. George School’s first FIRST LEGO League team, the Dragon Bytes, received the Judge’s Award at both the Woodlawn High School and Panthrobotics Qualifier in November and the 2018 Louisiana State Championship at Jesuit High in December. This rookie team consists of ten seventh- and eighth-grade students: Coy Bruno, Lee Dirks, Beau Legnon, Quinn Luu, Reese Perron, Riley Polito, Gabriel Serrano, Max Schexnailder, Kenzie Stentiford and Kaiser Stentiford. The team coordinators are computer teacher Richelle DeCuir and technology coordinator Jenny Bruno. The Judges’ Award recognizes remarkable teams that they expect of great things in the future. The students worked for over three months preparing for the competition, “Into Orbit,” which challenged students to create a project that would impact the physical or social problems astronauts face when traveling into outer space. The team created a multi-layer visor made of protective materials that would be added to the current helmet to help protect the brain, head and eyes from continuous radiation. Photo provided by Jenny Bruno | St. George School 


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CSW MASSStudents and faculty of Catholic of Pointe Coupee School in New Roads attended the Diocesan Catholic School’s Week Mass on Jan. 30 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge. Pictured, from left, front row, are Olivia D’Aquila, Julianne Armand, Olivia Cotten, Foston Guidry and Carter Gremillion; second row, Colleen Caillet, Alaina Cifreo, Reid Soulier and Zane Sonnier; third row, Julia LeJeune, Olivian LeBlanc, Elizabeth Beard, Cameron Kennedy, Holli Cicero and Jason Chauvin; and, back row, Coach Chelsie Terry, LeAnn Armand, Grace Gosserand, Omar Aguilar, Justin Vosburg, Kaleb McDowell and Ryan Morel. Photo provided by Megan Girlinghouse | Catholic Elementary School of Pointe Coupee 


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CELEBRATING 60 YEARS  – Members of the Ascension Parish Council, along with Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, presented St. Theresa Middle School in Gonazales a proclamation commemorating the school’s 60th anniversary.  Photo provided by Kim Rome | St. Theresa School 

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BETA CLUB – Members of the St. Jean Vianney School in Baton Rouge BETA club showcase their living literature scene at the BETA convention on Feb.20.  Photo submitted by Abby King | St. Jean Vianney 

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PIETY AWARD – A number of students from each grade at Most Blessed Sacrament School in Baton Rouge received the Piety Award on Jan. 31 during Catholic Schools Week. The award is given to those who demonstrate piety, charity, devotion and holiness. Photo by Bonny Van | The Catholic Commentator