Julia Rossano Joins the ACT 30+ Club

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STA Principal José Becerra recognizes junior Julia Rossano for her composite score of 30 on the ACT College Placement Test.  The Veritas ACT 30+ Award at STA is given to all students who receive a composite score of 30 or above on the ACT.  Julia is the daughter of Dr. Matt and Rhonda Rossano of Independence.

STA Students Advance at District Literary Rally

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Several STA students excelled at the District Literary Rally held last weekend at Southeastern Louisiana University and will advance to the State Literary Rally in April. They are Alexis Theriot, 2nd, Biology II; Madison Perez, 2nd, Fine Arts Survey; Gretta Rukaber, 2nd, Spanish I; Logan Thompson, 3rd, Physics; Jaylen Jackson, 3rd, Health; and Julia Rossano, 3rd, English III. Benjamin Drummond won the Spelling competition, with Nick Falcon placing 3rd and Rachael White placed 3rd in Art. Those categories do not compete on the State Level. Drummond and White also both received a Southeastern Scholarship.

Daniel Fox Awarded Scholarship from Hibernians

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Congratulations to junior Daniel Fox, recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, West Florida Parishes Division. Students in grades 9-12 who are practicing Catholics were eligible to compete for the scholarship. Winners were chosen by the AOH. Daniel completed the application process, as well as a 500-word essay on "What the Corporal Works of Mercy Mean to Me." Pictured are Mr. Bill Moran, Ancient Order of Hibernians with Daniel and his sister, Elizabeth Fox. 

STA Graduate Heads to NASA

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2008 STA graduate Daniel Huggett will tell you that dreams really can come true. Huggett and his wife Danielle Ferrara Huggett, also a 2008 graduate, are moving to Florida for his dream job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Another ACT 30+ Club Member!

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STA Principal José Becerra recognizes senior Haiting “Rosemary” Shui for her composite score of 31 on the ACT College Placement Test. The Veritas ACT 30+ Award at STA is given to all students who receive a composite score of 30 or above on the ACT.  Rosemary is an exchange student from China, living locally with James and Brenda Parent of Amite. She is spending her senior year at STA, saying this was the best place for her to be in order to be prepared for the university level in the United States. 

STA Robotics Team Finishes 2nd in VEX Competition

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The STA Robotics Team competed this weekend in the local "Nothing But Net" VEX Robotics Competition at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans. Vex Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, are composed of teams of students tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams locally, regionally, nationally, and eventually from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.