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April, 2014


Mandeville High Student
Named State Student of the Year


Patrick Flanigan, a senior at Mandeville High School, was named Louisiana State Student of the Year in the High School Division April 16 at the annual Louisiana Department of Education "Student of the Year" event held in Baton Rouge. Congratulating him after the ceremonies are, from left to right, his parents Debra Henkels and Donald Flanigan, Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie, Flanigan, Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, and Mandeville High Principal Bruce Bundy. It was the second consecutive year that a student from St. Tammany Parish Public Schools had won the High School Division in the Louisiana State Student of the Year recognition program.

Flanigan was commended for his many accomplishments and civic involvements. He was one of the two Louisiana delegates who participated in the recent U.S. Senate Youth Program and serves as the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council President. He is the Senior Class President and Captain of the tennis team at Mandeville High and is also active in the Youth and Government Club and Theater. He plans to study political science in college and become a lawyer.


Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III and Patrick Flanigan

Last week, Principal Bruce Bundy of Mandeville High received the St. Tammany Parish Public School System’s Student of the Year award on Patrick’s behalf, as he was out of state on a college visitation trip.

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Student Receives Tulane University Book Award


This year Tulane University awarded Mandeville High School junior, Zachary Weber the prestigious Book Award. The students selected for the Tulane University Book Award are extremely talented, and have demonstrated leadership in their respective communities and impressive academic achievement.  One student from each high school in Louisiana is awarded.


Literary Rally


Mandeville High students participated in the Southeastern Louisiana District Literary Rally on Feb. 22nd at Southeastern University in Hammond. Pictured on the top row are Garrett LeBoeuf - Financial Math - 1st place; David Matthews - Physics - 2nd place; Jackson Angerdina - Geometry - 1st place; Amin Izadpanah - Biology - 1st place; Michael Rockwell - Chemistry - 2nd place; CJ Klein - Advanced Math - Pre Calculus - 3rd place; Reid McLaughlin - Calculus - 2nd place; and Jessica Saeli - English II - 5th place. Pictured on the bottom row are Caroline Rinderle - French I - 3rd place; Ada Tusa - Algebra II - 1st place; Caleb Bernard - French III - 2nd place; Avery Ferguson - Spanish III - 1st place; Caroline Brantley - Spanish II - 4th place; Savannah Weisensee - Physical Science - 2nd place; Julie Deng - Advanced Math - Functions & Statistics - 1st place; Payton Morris - Spanish I - 2nd place. Not pictured: Aaron Reed - Biology II - 1st place; Alex Price - Psychology - 3rd place; and Alex Cloutet - World History - 2nd place.


Breakfast of Champions


On April 10th, the Mandeville High School PTSA hosted the semi-annual Breakfast of Champions. Students who practice excellent character were chosen by their teachers to attend a hot breakfast prepared by Carolyn Senac's ProStart culinary students. Bruce Bundy, principal, gave an inspirational speech about the importance of having good character each and every day. He then introduced each of the 40 students honored and read aloud comments from the nominating teacher.
From left Danielle Tyler, Olivia Kerth, Drew Graham, Joshua Murphy, Chase Hammant, Henry Vanderbrook and Kaelyn Bourgeois.



March, 2014


National Merit Finalists


This year Mandeville High School is honored to have five National Merit Finalists.  Approximately 16,000 of the highest scoring students on the PSTA are chosen as Semifinalists, and then approximately 8000 semifinalists as Finalists. They each receive a $2500 scholarship. Students are chosen based on their SAT score, GPA, an essay, and their extracurricular activities. From back left, Michael Waitus Denham and Aaron Zachary Reed. Front from left, Morgan Lee Kleis, Greta Elise Shallenberger and Julia Rivers Stricklin. All five finalists plan are pursuing careers in the sciences.


Students of the Month


Mandeville High School presents its Students of the Month for February. The students were chosen for the characteristic of caring. Laura Ibong and Michael Wilson are both juniors. Each received a gift certificate from Smoothie King.



Substitute Week

Substitute week at MHS was celebrated. Here are some pictures of substitutes receiving free lunches throughout the week.


April Werla


Barbara Navalance


Diane Derbins


Joyce Alford


Nathan Ocmond



Students of the Month


Mandeville High is pleased to announce its January Students of the Month. The award is given as part of the school's Positive Behavior Program. Sophomores Peter Tinker and Tatiana Gonzales were chosen for the characteristic of cooperation. The students received gift certificates to Smoothie King.



January, 2014


December Students of the Month


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.


Substitute of the Year


Angela Gilbert was chosen as the Substitute of the Year for Mandeville High.


December, 2013


Senate Youth Program Delegate


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.


November, 2013


Student Receives Merit Award
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.


October, 2013



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!"


September, 2013


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.


August, 2013


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.


July, 2013

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. 


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