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Mandeville High School is pleased to present its December Students of the Month. The characteristic for the month was optimism. The winners were 10th graders Alex Boudreaux and Emily Ludwigsen. Both students received gift cards to Smoothie King.
Angela Gilbert was chosen as the Substitute of the Year for Mandeville High.
Mandeville High School senior Patrick Flanigan has been chosen as one of only two students in the state to be a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington DC on March 8-14. Patrick was selected after a rigorous and highly competitive merit-based selection process that each state department of education conducts. He will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and has an opportunity to be selected as the national student of the year. The USSYP program is sponsored by our United States Senators and The Hearst Foundations. Congratulations to Partick on this remarkable accomplishment.
He is shown being congratulated for his accomplishment by School Board President Elizabeth Heintz, at left, and Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, at right, prior to his presentation before the School Board on January 16. As part of the U.S. Senate Youth Program, he and 103 other students from across the nation will travel to Washington, D.C. in early March to take part in the fifty-second annual “Washington Week” March 8 through March 15. At Mandeville High, Flanigan is the Senior Class President and captain of the Tennis Team, and he is active in a variety of local and state community programs. Recently he was appointed to the Legislative Tuition Task Force as a student representative.
Students of the Month
Mandeville High School presents its October Students of the Month. The characteristic was Outstanding Citizenship. The winners were freshman Achim Magee and sophomore Hailey Hawxhurst. Each received a gift card from Smoothie King. Social studies teacher Melissa Overstreet was selected Teacher of the Month and received a gift bag from "Brown Eyed Girl" donated by the Mandeville Spinnakers Dance Team. From left, Magee, Overstreet and Hawxhurst.
In National Competition
Mandeville High junior Nick Ramey was notified by the National YoungArts Foundation that he has been chosen as a 2014 YoungArts Merit Award Winner in Cinematic Arts. The YoungArts program has been identifying, recognizing and inspiring America’s most outstanding young artists since 1981. As a Merit awardee, Nick has placed at the top five percent of the applicant pool.
Nick is also a student at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Media Arts. NOCCA provides arts training in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, and Visual Arts to high school students across Louisiana.
PBS Students of the Month
Mandeville High School is proud to announce its October Positive Behavior Students of the Month. The characteristic was responsibility. The winners are seniors Garrin Pellegrin and Amanda Seal. The students were awarded gift certificates from Pink Berry Yogurt and Smoothie King.
Man Overboard Jazz Band
The MHS “Man Overboard” Jazz Band performed at Popeyes on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
The jazz band recently won the regional "Love That Music" Contest and were awarded $10,000.
STAR Conference Group
Mandeville High students attended the STAR Conference held at the Treen Technology Center in Mandeville. In the back row, left to right, are Melanie Storey, Paige Specht, Sarah Price, Trey Folse, Karley Schneider, Audrey Robles, and Alex Tryforos. On the front row, from left to right, are Olivia Shoemake, Madison Liggio, Bridget Price, Brianna Woessner, and Claire Michel.
Fair Booth Wins First Place
The Mandeville High School Parish Fair booth won First Place on October 2
with the theme of "Exploring Nature in St. Tammany!"
Banned Book Week
The Mandeville High Library, in conjunction with the American Library Association and thousands of school and public libraries nationwide, celebrated Banned Book Week from September 22 through the 28. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of our First Amendment rights. Students in the MHS Reading Club displayed frequently challenged classics and researched where and why these books have been challenged. Each student wore a banner that showed their classic behind prison bars next to the slogan, "Don't Lock Me Out." From left to right are Abby Covington, Ryan Williams, Monica Crain, Zohar Berkovich and Madison Liggio.
National Hispanic Scholar
The College Board has named Mandeville High senior Ashley Henriquez a 2013-2014 National Hispanic Scholar. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes 5300 students out of a total 259,000 Hispanic/Latino students who score in the top percentiles of the PSAT and who have high GPAs. Ashley is the daughter of Emile and Lisa Henriquez.
Perfect ACT Score
Mandeville High School is proud to announce that senior Aaron Reed earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test. Aaron is the son of Brent and Susan Reed and has attended St. Tammany Public Schools his entire academic career. Less than one-tenth of one percent of students taking the ACT score a perfect composite score. Aaron studies jazz piano at NOCCA and is involved in the youth music ministry at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and often plays piano for the youth Mass. He is an amateur Latinist, and is presently in his third Latin course. Aaron came in first in state for Latin II last spring at the State Literary Rally. He also Vice President of MHS Senior Class.
Students of the Month
Mandeville High School is pleased to announce its August Students of the Month. Seniors Taylor Burdrick (left) and Chris Bourque (center) were chosen based on the characteristic of respect. Joey Desond (right) was chosen Custodian of the month. The students received gift cards from Pink Berry and P.J.'s Coffee.
School to Work
Mandeville High School interns participated in a School to Work program held at Lakeview Regional Medical Center on August 27.
From left to right are Mrs. Gail Southers - Internship Instructor, Megan Shockey, Madison Belou, Caroline Haase, Cara Strickland, Allyson Shreve, Taylor Burdick, Morgan Kleis, Mary Catherine Emory, Mallorie Guzman, Hannah Benton, and Michael Van Pelt. On the bottom row left to right are Paulina Gonzalez-Quiroga, Kendall Schaal, Tori Fowler, Mrs. Marguerite Dietrich - School-to-Work Coordinator, and Hannah Haddad.
Senior Student Chosen
Alex Cloutet, a current senior at Mandeville High School, was chosen by the faculty to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girl's State. The event was held in early July in Natchitoches, LA. The purpose of the program is to introduce young people to the inner workings of politics and government. At the event, Alex was chosen as one of two female students to attend Girl's Nation in Washington, DC where she met President Obama. It was a seven day event for 98 students from every state except Hawaii.
Judges Award Won
The MHS Spinnakers Team recently won several awards at the American All-Star Dance Team Camp held at Southeastern Louisiana University in June. Spinnaker officers, left to right, are Mandy Iverson, Morgan Gresell, Kacie Landis, and Samantha Primes. They won the Judges' Award, Most Admired Team (voted on by all other teams), Superior Competition Routine and received blue ribbons for all individual routines (three each) and all were selected as All Stars.