“In the beginning there was only a vision,” according to the 1993 edition of Veritas, STA’s yearbook. “But now there is a reality, a thriving Catholic high school in Tangipahoa Parish and Sister Roselle was an integral part in making the dream of STA into a reality.” Sister Mary Roselle Orso, O.P., the first Principal of Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School, passed away peacefully from the care of her Dominican Sisters to the loving arms of our Lord on Feb. 7, 2014. She served STA as Principal from 1986-1992.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Principal José Becerra recognizes senior Sam Sciortino for his 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. Sam is the son of Samuel and Mary Sciortino of Hammond.
Veritas yearbook featured in 2014 Jostens Look Book
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School’s yearbook, Veritas, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.
Congratulations to St. Thomas Aquinas senior Andrew Jordan, who has been selected as the 2013-2014 Student of the Year.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge has once again partnered with the National Conference for Community and Justice to celebrate Brotherhood/Sisterhood. This award program is designed to recognize a senior man and a senior woman, as well as a faculty and a staff member, who demonstrate a true concern for their fellow human beings regardless of race, religion, or academic achievement.
Congratulations to our STA senior Anna Miller who received the prestigious St. Timothy's Award for Excellence from the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
WOW! Look at all the Falcons on the new Hammond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
STA Principal José Becerra recognizes senior Blanton Burgess for his composite score of 30 or above on the ACT college placement test.
STA senior Tommy Brocato signed a letter of intent this week to run cross country and track at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
STA's annual Grandparent's Day was once again a raging success! More than 460 grandparents gathered with their grandchildren for a morning of prayer, breakfast, and treasured time together. "I am so grateful for this time," said senior Laikyn Lauderdale. "When you are a freshman you just take all this for granted, but now as a senior, I realize this is my last Grandparent's Day. I'm going off to college in six months and I won't be able to see my grandparents just any time I want. We are so fortunate that STA gives us this opportunity!"