STA "Silver Falcons" Named for 2014's 25th Graduating Class

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The Class of 2014 at STA is the 25th graduating class and so it was only appropriate to forever honor this class when creating a new award.  The "Silver Falcons" are so named in honor of the first class to receive them, the silver graduating class. Selection as a "Silver Falcon" is recognition of a student's outstanding career performance and development at our school.  In keeping with our Mission of developing the whole student, Silver Falcons are chosen by the faculty and staff for outstanding performance in multiple areas, including academics, religion, human relations, extra-curricular activities, and service.  

20th edition of Pentrails published online

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The 2014 edition of Pentrails: A Magazine of the Arts celebrates its 20th year! Since 1994, STA students have been contributing both artwork and literature to this magazine. “Those of us who work on Pentrails today are proud to stand in the tradition of those who have gone before us,” said Alexandra Burris, Faculty Pentrails Coordinator.

STA Class of 2014 Names Top 15 Ranked GPA's

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Congratulations to the following students who were named as holding the Top 15 ranked cumulative grade point averages in the Class of 2014 (in ascending order):

Valedictorian, Andrew Jordan; Salutatorian, Colleen Daley; Amanda Jordan; Madison Casey; Blanton Burgess; Rebecca Ishee; Christopher Hudspeth; Anna Miller; Christopher Gaudin; Clay Parker; Bailey Barringer; Anna Lanier; Madison Chauvin; Summer Naquin; and Katie Gambel. 


2014-15 Student Council Executive Board and Representatives Elected

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Congratulations to the newly-elected STA Student Council Representatives and Executive Board.

The 2014-15 Board will be led by seniors Bobbi Amar, President and Sydney St. Pierre, Vice President.  Junior Chloe Chauvin will serve as Secretary, senior Sarah Massey as Treasurer, and the Historians will be junior Reagan Greer and sophomore Nancy Donnes.  
Class representatives are senior Taylor Kinnison; juniors Mason Miller and Vinnie Rusciano; sophomores Jacob Deliberto, Camryn Flanagan, Ellen Gambel, and Clayton Ourso.  Freshman representatives will be elected after school begins in August.

Here We Go!!!

STA Breaks Ground on New Academic Building

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"WE DID IT!"  That was the common refrain heard on Wednesday among students, faculty, parents, alumni, and community members who make up the family of Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School.  The STA family gathered on Wednesday, April 30 to break ground and bless the site of its new academic building.

Two Restaurants Offer Fundraising Opportunities to STA This Week

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It's the first week back from the holidays... exam week for the seniors... just a crazy week in general.  So, why have to worry about dinner?  STA will help you out on both Monday AND Wednesday this week.  On Monday, eat at Mi Patio in Ponchatoula beginning at 5pm until closing and on Wednesday, eat at Chick-Fil-A in Hammond from 5-8pm.  Just mention STA when placing your order and a percentage of your total will go to benefit STA.  What an easy way to support our great school!  Go Falcons!

STA Ready to Break Ground for New Academic Building

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After several years of preparation, fundraising, and sacrifice, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School is thrilled to announce it has received approval from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to break ground on a new academic building.  All are welcome and invited to share with our family in the "Groundbreaking Ceremony" on Wednesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. on the site of the new building (behind the current gymnasium).  A reception will follow in the Library.  "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts," said Principal Jose Becerra, "to all the stakeholders of St. Thomas Aquinas for the countless hours and dollars they have dedicated to seeing this dream become a reality.  We anticipate students being able to use the new building during the 2014-15 school year and are so grateful to get this project started."

Five Falcons Place at State Literary Rally

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Congratulations to our FIVE Falcon scholars who placed in the STATE LITERARY RALLY at LSU. Senior Clay Parker placed third in Civics; senior Kara Tucker placed 4th in Fine Arts Survey; senior Jonathan Faulk placed 4th in Business Computer Application; sophomore Xander duPlooy placed 4th in Spanish I; and freshman Aaron Mixon placed 4th in Biology I.  Way to go, Falcons!!

Amanda Jordan Joins the ACT 30+ Club

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STA Principal José Becerra recognizes senior Amanda Jordan 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.  Amanda is the daughter of Michael and Shannon Jordan of Hammond.


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