Class of 2008
Contact-Jessica Sumpter, Elise Muller, Gabrielle Gottfried, Carly Jenkins, Andrea D'Aquin, Ellie Hughes, Arielle McCullough
Class of 2003
Contact-Lindsey Woods, Erin Lacroix Texada, Ashley LeBlanc, Caitlin Songy Berni
Class of 1998
Contact-Amanda Schaefer Williams and Jessica Plauche
Class of 1993
Class of 1988
Contact-Raquel Jumonville Murphy, Kelly Carrigee Hightower, AnneMarie Cashmere Skansi
Class of 1983
Volunteers needed to plan reunion
Class of 1978
Volunteers needed to plan reunion
Class of 1973
Volunteers needed to plan reunion
Class of 1968
Volunteers needed to plan reunion
Class of 1963
Volunteers needed to plan reunion
Please contact Maria Piazza-Hall '81, Alumnae Director, if you are interested in helping with your reunion.
Calendar of Events
4-SSA Open House
8-College Forum, Class of 2011 and 2012
17- "Keep The Promise" breakfast, SSA campus
2-Mardi Gras Party, Olympia Parade, SSA campus
8-St. Scholastica Feast Day, SSA campus
8-Career Day, SSA campus
23-Easter Egg Hunt, SSA campus
20-Alumnae "All Class" reunion lunch.
22-Senior Breakfast, SSA campus
Message from Marguerite Celestin
hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the
sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may
be different because I was important in the life of a child."
do not know the author of this meaningful quotation, but I have heard
it many times. In today's world of economic struggle, world conflicts,
political questions, critical unemployment, global warming,we can get
overwhelmed or apathetic. We can also respond with a strong, positive,
caring spirit. We can teach our students about peace and justice; we can
share our faith with them and give them hope. We can guide them in all
things right and honest. We can teach them to be responsible members of
the community-reaching out to those who have less than we do; reaching
out to build our community through service. If we do not do these things
then we have not lived up to our calling and we have lost an
opportunity to make the world a better place. We can truly make a
- Annual Giving - Thanks
to the generosity of so many, last year we raised a total of over
$110,000. Every student as well as faculty and staff member has been
touched by the program! Through the generosity of many people we have
been able to accomplish quite a few aspects of our Strategic Plan. Equipment
and software has been purchased to enhance teaching and further the
learning of our students. Many teachers attended professional
conferences to improve their teaching. A seed fund for the Faculty
Career Ladder has been established. Several of our benefactors have
funded partial tuition scholarships. Furthermore, this year SSA
is providing over $100,000 in tuition assistance to our families in
need. I know these are difficult times and yet we need your generosity
more than ever. We are hoping for 100% participation of our families.
Please join us at whatever level you can. Each individual gift goes a
long way to make a difference. I am very grateful for your participation
and support of this program.
- Campus Pavilion and Grotto landscaping - Our
Family Picnic was held in the Pavilion for the first time. This was
completed last year for the enjoyment and use of our students and
teachers. Improvements were also made to the Grotto with the stones
featuring our Benedictine Pillars of Prayer, Work, Study, and Community.
A "Memory Walk" encircles the Grotto with pavers to honor individuals
yet to be done. Thanks to the generosity of our donors through the
Centennial Fund which has made this project possible.
- Chapel - I
invite you to visit the chapel for prayer whenever you have the chance.
The chapel is open daily during school hours. Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament takes place every first Friday of the month. Communion Service
every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. May God bless all our benefactors who
have made this chapel possible.
through a good education and a strong faith that we are able to change
our view of the world and respond to these facts with optimism and hope.
Our task as Catholic educators is to help guide our students toward a
view of the world that is filled with opportunity and challenge. When we
take charge of our lives and reach beyond the difficult spaces in which
we sometimes find ourselves, then we see that God takes the ordinary
things of this world and lifts them to Himself to be made sacred. We
need to look through the messy life situations to find out where God is
leading us and respond wholeheartedly to His invitation to grow. All of
us: teachers and parents who see life as a gift can help our young
people develop an attitude toward the world that is life-giving.
May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand. You are always in our prayers.
one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can
sincerely try to help another without helping himself." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marguerite S. Celestin
let your friends and family know that SSA Open House is Sunday,
November 4, 2012, sign in at 12:30 p.m. with a presentation at 1:00 p.m.
in the gym. If you need additional information, or know a student
that is interested in our shadow program, contact Elaine Simmons,
Advancement Director at (985) 892-2540 x132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Ingram-Hunter '83 earns 2012 Athena Award
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
held its annual Athena Award Ceremony at the Northshore Harbor Center in
Athena Leadership Award stems back 23 years and recognizes women who
have achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the
community in a meaningful way and has assisted other women in reaching
their full leadership potential.
2012 Athena Leadership Award went to Slidell's own Tara Ingram-Hunter,
who serves as the City of Slidell Planning Department Director.
joined the military, specifically the U.S. Coast Guard, two days
following the attacks on the World Trade Centers on 9/11. She has been
around the country and says her mother opened new doors showing her the
"limitless opportunities that are available to women and emphasized the
importance of being a hard worker, excelling in everything you do and
making community service a priority in one's life."
only does Ingram-Hunter share a profound love for the City of Slidell,
but she also holds her military service close to her heart, a service
that was especially encouraged by her husband Richie Hunter.
husband Richie had a strong love for this country and encouraged me to
join the military knowing I had wanted to do this for a long time,"
Ingram-Hunter said. "He also knew he would not be around much longer and
wanted me to be happy."
to Ingram-Hunter, the Coast Guard has taught her invaluable leadership
skills such as leading one's self, leading others and leading
performance and change.
encouraged the audience to follow the eight Athena Tenets including
being true to your self-honor, celebrate joy and look forward to your
life with a sense of hope and purpose, work in union with others, take
risks to speak the truth, support and act on your passions, commit to
the greater good, expand and develop through knowledge and appreciate
the gifts and talents of others.
have been so blessed to have so many people in my life who took the
time to inspire, challenge and mentor me," Ingram-Hunter said.
Alum board President
Missie Arata Noel '84, Patricia Clerc Jackson '61, and Meg Williams '79
volunteered at the Dove Golf Classic on
October 5, 2012
Alumna of the Year and Distinguished Young Alumna
The SSA Alumna of the Year award
recognizes an SSA alumna who has distinguished herself personally
and/or professionally. Any St. Scholastica graduate from the year 2002
and beyond is eligible for the award.
The Distinguished Young Alumna award recognizes a young SSA alumna who is in her senior year of college to 2002. (10 years from graduation from SSA).
for both awards will be recognized for living up to the ideals of St.
Scholastica Academy, demonstrating SSA values in their lives, and
representing SSA with distinction and dedication. The Alumna of the Year
and the Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year Award is the most
significant honor St. Scholastica Academy can bestow on
alumnae. Selection is made by the SSA Alumnae of the Year Committee.
CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM
submit the nomination form by Monday, December 10, 2012. If you have
a question, contact Maria Piazza-Hall '81, Alumnae Director at
(985) 892-2540, x140 or email@example.com.
Class of 1977
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Home of Enid Poole Gorringe
Hasperue Wheat, Carol Evans Ripley, Kerryn Fitzmaurice Liebkemann,
Cathy May Rucks, Claire Schmidt Spano, Sharon Carbon Richardson, Dena
Viosca Porcher, Mary Lee Richie Caldwell,
Jill Vasterling Ogden, Sharon Casey Brasseaux,
Bottom row from left:
Ann Mayronne Dykes, Enid Poole Gorringe, Karen Kramer Johnson, Kelly Swords, Elizabeth Shepherd Hitt, Diane Gallo Frosch,
Eileen Buchholz Huval,
Class of 2002
Friday, October 12, 2002
Seiler Bar & Courtyard
Front row left to right:
Katie Williams Diggs, Sarah Schlesinger Rathe, Caitlyn Grillot,
Emily Heidingsfelder Robert
Second row standing left to right:
Matthews, Rebecca Hemelt Butler, Molly Dugger Koenig, Katie Dutruch
Kirzner, Heather Aymond,Christina Brechtel Fontenot,
Holly Bratton Edwards, Ashley Smith Ellis, Leah Strain Bennett
Last Row left to right:
Toomer, Blair Crumhorn Donahue, Alexandra Viola, Lauren Fitzpatrick
Tucker, Erika Adams, Stacy DiCrispino Mezera, Lizzy Fischer Boyce,
Cheri' Charouleau Menard, Lindsay Taormina, Clancey Powell Lemoine,
Olivia Ackel Benge, Ansley Nolan, Lindsay Vinson Baier, Lauren Faucheux
Mary Katherine Taylor, Nicole Bergeron Allison
let us know what you're doing these days...if you recently graduated
from college, were married, had a child, changed careers or moved. We
are updating all of our files and would love to hear from each of you.
Please help us our and complete our online form at:
Molly Cox '08, graduated magna cum laude with a BS in psychology from Samford Univeristy; minor in biology and music. She is in postgraduate
school at Augusta State University studying to be a clinical psychologist.
Michelle Duplantier '09 and Surget Beatrous '09 received early
admission to medical school.
Danielle LeBlanc '09 received early admission to optometry school.
Elizabeth Hughs '09 graduated
a year early from LSU in May with a degree in Kinesiology. She has been
accepted into the occupational therapy program at LSUHSC and will begin
Jenni Palpallatoc '08 is a fashion editor for Digs Magazine in Baton Rouge.
Keely Gillen '03 is an associate buyer in Chanel Handbags for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Kara Klein '04 will release her newest CD, which she recorded in
Nashville, entitled "Catch Me." The CD is about taking a leap of faith
and being caught in God's love by surrendering to him and will be released
before Christmas. Kara and Darcell Bickham, in their senior year, composed
the SSA Alma Mater which our girls sing today.
Audrey Gitz '11 was chosen for membership in the Louisiana State University
chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society. Members in eight
countries across the globe who are dedicated to achievement personally,
professionally and charitably, and strive to create a lasting impact on
the world. Audrey was also selected to be a member of the National
Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). This honor society is for high
achieving first and second year college students.
The following SSA 2011 graduates were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma national
honor society. The society is for first year students who have achieved
academic excellence by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at
least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. All are attending LSU: Audrey Gitz, Kayla
Jacomine, Kaitlin Martin, Kelsey Quarls, and Sarah Wells.
Marcia Westerfield Willis '70 is teaching
gifted and talented students in St. Helena Parish and also operating a
wedding and special events carriage livery called Elysian Fields Farm
Horse & Carriage for special occasion events in the Feliciana
parishes, greater Baton Rouge, and most of the Florida parishes.
Kristen Muller Clinton '04
graduated magna cum laude in Nursing. She is attending SELA to be a
nurse practitioner while working in pediatric intensive care at Ochsner.
Elise Muller '08
received her bachelor degree in graphic design from LSU in May. She
made the Dean's List twice while studying at LSU. She is currently
working for a graphic design company in New Orleans.
Jenny Sentilles Bonaventure '01 welcomed baby girl, Kate on September 12, 2012
Colleen McDonald Seese '94 welcomed baby boy, Andrew on September 17, 2012.
Amanda Schaefer Williams '98 welcomed baby girl, Paisley on February 12, 2012.
Tiffany Comment Reagan '98 welcomed baby boy, Cannon on April 23, 2012.
Caroline Barkerding Stedman '99 welcomed baby girl, Catherine on September 2012.
SSA is proud to announce that we have an OFFICIAL FACEBOOK page up and running. The page, found under "St. Scholastica Academy-Covington, Louisiana"
will keep students, parents, alumnae and the greater community updated
on all things SSA. We will share event information, awards that our
students receive, athletic schedules and results, alumnae
highlights, and so much more! We hope that each of you will like our
page and learn more about why the SSA community is so special.
is held the first Friday of every month on SSA campus. The next date is
Friday, November 2. All alumnae are welcome to come to Adoration
between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel. If you
would like to sign up for an hour of Adoration, please contact Tori
Naccari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
faculty and staff of SSA invite all alumnae to the school Masses held
in the Gym. Please join us on Thursday, November 1 at 9:15 a.m. for the
All Saints Day Mass. We hope to see you there!
POINSETTIA/GREENERY SALE -
Purchase your poinsettias and greenery through the SSA Athletic
Association. The poinsettias from Perino's Nursery are full, beautiful
and come in a variety of colors and types. They are great
for decorating your home or business for the Holidays or to give as
gifts. The deadline date to order has been extended to November 1. The delivery date is December 4. Forms are available in the Advancement Office and on the SSA website.