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WINGS

Dove

T H E M A G A Z I N E F O R A L U M N A E ,

P A R E N T S A N D F R I E N D S O F

S T . S C H O L A S T I C A A C A D E M Y W I N T E R 2 0 0 6

Our Pillar of Strength


INSIDE

THIS ISSUE

3

4

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

PRINCIPAL’S LETTER

FAMILY PICNIC . . . Page 11

SSA ALUMNAE CAJUN CHRISTMAS PARTY . . . Page 30

5

SSA ADMINISTRATION

ATHLETIC PROGRAM

6 SENIOR RING MASS

AND RING DAY

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11

RONNIE KOLE CONCERT

SSA HONORS VETERANS

MEMORIES FROM THE PAST

FATHER-DAUGHTER DINNER/DANCE . . . Page 39

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR WOMEN

ATHLETIC AWARDS

CLASS NOTES

BABY DOVES / WEDDING BELLS

ALUMNA LUNCHEON FORM

SENIOR RING MASS . . . Page 6

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CAJUN CHRISTMAS

PRAYING IN COLORS

MARGUERITE S. CELESTIN

Pillar of Strength

RONNIE KOLE CONCERT . . . Page 7

37 PICK-A-LIVE FORM

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42

FATHER~DAUGHTER

Western Dance

ANNUAL REPORT 2005-2006

MARGUERITE S. CELESTIN . . . Page 32

MEMORIES FROM THE PAST . . . Page 11

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LETTER FROM SCHOOL

BOARD CHAIRMAN

FALAYA FLING ~ REPORT

DOVE GOLF CLASSIC ~ REPORT

LEGACY SOCIETY ~ CHARTER MEMBERS

A GIFT THAT GIVES BACK

Dove WINGS is a St. Scholastica Academy publication of the Advancement

Department designed for the school’s many constituents including parents,

alumnae, grandparents, alumnae parents, and friends in the business community.

Designated a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of

Education, SSA is an all-girls Catholic school with 752 students in grades 8-12.

Marguerite S. Celestin, President • Mary Kathryn Villere, Principal

Elaine Simmons, Advancement Director • Cindy Williamson, Marketing and PR Director

Yvette Cardinale and Tara Huguet, Advancement Assistants

985-892-2540 ext. 132 P.O. Box 1210 Covington, LA 70434-1210

esimmons@ssacad.com

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S

o much has happened since I wrote

my last article for Wings. (It seems I

started my last one off in the same

way after Katrina). As many of you

know, in September I was diagnosed with a

skull-based tumor. After a very risky but

successful surgery in early October at the

University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

Hospital in Little Rock, the tumor was

determined to be a malignant chordoma.

Without radiation it had a 95% probability

of re-growing. Therefore, I am currently at

the Loma Linda (California) University

Medical Center undergoing Proton Beam

Radiation Therapy which carries with it an

85% success rate. I will be here for two

months, returning to Covington in mid to

late March.

I have learned so much from the past

few months and I am sure this is just the

beginning. First of all, I think this shows us

that we are truly not in charge of our lives.

I remember Father Beau Charbonnet saying

in one of his homilies around the time of

Katrina: “God is in charge!” So much

happens in our lives over which we have no

control, and yet we can control how we

respond to the situations in which we find

ourselves.

I know that prayer and faith are so

powerful. When coupled with the force

of the SSA community, that power is

strengthened a hundredfold. I have been

overwhelmed and humbled by the

incredible support of prayer and offers of

assistance I have received from the SSA

community, friends and family. During

these last months I have been immersed in

a different world than I normally live in.

I have been exposed to the world of

sickness and life-threatening situations,

where people, in far more dire straights

than I, are confronted with the stark

realization that time is at a premium. It is

out of this setting that I am deeply grateful

for how far medicine and treatment have

come and yet am also aware that each of

us has only a finite amount of time. I

know that not all prayers are answered

by successful surgeries and successful

treatments. God answers some prayers in

ways we humans may not understand, but

in ways that may be “best” for us in His

eyes and in ways that bring us closer to

Him in the long run. I have become aware

Letter

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S PEN

Marguerite S. Celestin

of how many lonely people there are

who are suffering alone, without the

companionship of friends and family. I

met people in Arkansas and here in

California who must go through treatment

by themselves and who do not have

anyone to share their pain, to listen to

them, attend to their needs, and to pray for

them on a daily basis like I have.

We emphasize to our students all the time

how valuable the aspect of Sisterhood is in

their lives. This bond that ties us to each

other, to all those we meet in our lives,

to our families and extended families

receives its “glue” from the love and

presence of God who calls us into His

care. Through this bond we are able to be

the extension of God’s hands to each other.

I strongly encourage each of you to reach

out to one another. We never know when

someone may need a helping hand, a

supportive, encouraging hug. I pray that

each of you can strengthen your own

prayer life and your relationship with

God, that prayer will be a daily, hourly

conversation with the Lord. And I ask you

to join me in praying not only for those on

your personal prayer list, but for those who

most need our prayers, those who do not

have anyone else to pray for them, those

who have not even experienced the

power of prayer. When we move out of the

“me” world into the “other” world we

can answer the question “Am I my

sister’s/brother’s keeper?” with a strong

YES! We then receive our strength and our

meaning in life from the fact that we are all

one in the Body of Christ.

During these last few months many people

have made it possible for me to take care

of my health. I am deeply grateful for the

support and prayers of so many. I have

been gratified by the many notes of

concern and compassion from so many

students, alumnae, parents of alumnae and

friends in the community. Each of you is

very important to me.

I am also deeply grateful for the SSA

administration, faculty, and staff who have

picked up many pieces that were left

hanging in my absence. I also want to

recognize members of the School Board

who have doubled their efforts to complete

the projects at hand. We are so blessed to

have such talented, generous, people who

work so well together and who do not count

the cost to get the job done.

Groundbreaking for our chapel will take

place in the next few months. We are

grateful to Michael Holly of the architectural

firm of Holly and Smith of Hammond

who has designed a chapel fitting for God’s

presence and the tradition and future of our

school. This chapel will put our faith and

prayer life as the centerpiece of our school’s

campus. You can be a part of helping us

realize this dream by giving to the Chapel

Fund. Contact Elaine Simmons for details.

Our Strategic Planning process is continuing

to evolve. Numerous members of our

community are giving generously of their

time and efforts to craft strategies and

initiatives that will take us to another level

of education at SSA. It may seem that this

is taking longer than expected; perhaps,

but it is because this is not just an effort

that “skims the surface” but one that is

looking at a wide and deep set of proposed

action plans. I ask that you keep this

process in your prayers that we devise

a plan that is meaningful and “futureoriented”,

providing the best for our

students. Many of the strategies call for

additional funding if they are to be

accomplished. This funding is not currently

available in our operating budget nor in

our current Centennial Fund. We will

look to the generosity of the entire SSA

community, present, past, and future to

realize our goals.

My years at SSA have taught me that many

people believe strongly in the mission and

vision of SSA. We have always seen people

step up to the platform of leadership, to

“rise to the occasion” to help SSA go

places where it had not yet been. Where we

are today is because of the generosity of

those who have gone before. For us to

implement our future plans we need more

and more individuals to become involved in

a meaningful way. Your talents and efforts

will be rewarded by a spirit of accomplishment

and the fact that you have made a difference

in the lives of many young women.

I have always believed that my work in education

is not just a job, but a ministry. In

these last few months I have been given a

new lease on life, which also comes with

great responsibility. I believe that God has a

lot more work for me to accomplish and I

pray that I will be open to wherever He

leads me. Great things are on the horizon

for SSA. Let’s go there together!! May God

bless you and may He hold you in the palm

of His hand.

Sincerely,

Marguerite S. Celestin

President

D O V E W I N G S 3


Letter

FROM

THE PRINCIPAL’S PEN

Mary Kathryn Villere

U

sually in my article for Wings, I would draw your attention to the accomplishments of our students at

this point in the school year. I recognized, however, that the girls’ achievements have been highlighted

throughout this Wings issue. I certainly applaud them and suggest to you that your “SSA sisters” are

upholding the legacy left by you as alums and by every faculty member and administrator who have graced these

hallowed grounds of our campus throughout the years, as well as those currently ministering to the girls.

It is perhaps appropriate then to speak about the foundation, which has enabled the girls to reach their goals and

achieve so many honors and accomplishments in the name of St. Scholastica Academy. That foundation obviously

is the heritage of our Benedictine spirituality first taught to us by the Benedictine sisters, who founded this academy

– prayer, work, study, and community with balance in all.

• We pray as if everything depends on God.

• We study to attain wisdom

• We serve by being with others and for others in community

• We work by growing and discovering who we are especially as children of God

In reading this issue of Wings, I would like to suggest that you read about the students’ achievements noting that all

of them fit into these four components of Benedictine spirituality quite well. It is the mission of this school that the

girls learn to live their lives according to this legacy of prayer, work, study, and community beginning with their SSA

journey and lasting within them for their lifetime. Make SSA a place where “sisters” can make memories that will

last a lifetime.

Sincerely,

Mary Kathryn Villere

Principal

Right to Life Mass

in New Orleans

Members of the St. Scholastica Academy Respect Life Ministry

attended the Right to Life Mass at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in New

Orleans on October 2. The Right to Life Mass was sponsored by the

Archdiocese of New Orleans in honor of National Right to Life Month.

The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Hughes of New Orleans.

Schools across the Archdiocese sent delegates to the Mass.

(L to R) SSA Respect Life Ministry members Maureen McIntire, Merritt Parsons, and

Laura Iverson stand in front of a statue of St. Joseph holding the baby Jesus at

St. Rita’s Church in New Orleans.

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St. Scholastica AcademyAdministration

President

Principal

Dean of Academics

Assistant Principal/Dean of Students

Director of Guidance

Business Manager

Advancement Director

Marguerite Celestin

Mary Kathryn Villere

Jennifer Grimley

Eileen Depreo

Carol Pool

Mary Beth Willem

Elaine Simmons

Athletic Program

Athletic Director

Art Lyons

Basketball

Micki Delaney Head Coach

Molly Meredith Assistant Coach

Danny Davis Assistant Coach

Bowling

Pete Bertucci Head Coach

Cross Country

Chris Pool Head Coach

Golf

Art Lyons Head Coach

Bill Gallop Assistant Coach

Indoor Track

Kristi Becerra Head Coach

Soccer

Mike Ortner Head Coach

Wes Leake Assistant Coach

Paige Holtgreve Assistant Coach

Softball

Charles Richard Head Coach

Chris Pool Assistant Coach

Swimming

Chris Prator Head Coach

Brad Bessetti Moderator

Shannon Cambias Assistant Coach

D O V E W I N G S 5


Seniors Celebrate

RING MASS & RING DAY

T

he St. Scholastica Academy Class

of 2007, the 104th class of SSA,

received their traditional senior rings

at a special Ring Mass at Mary Queen of

Peace Church on August 31. The Mass,

celebrated by Msgr. William Bilinsky with

Assisting Deacon, Harold J. Burke, was

attended by the SSA senior class, their

families and friends, and the SSA faculty.

The seniors received their coveted senior

class rings symbolizing their memories at

SSA, the traditions they hold dear, and the

many women who have gone before them

and those who will follow.

Senior Class

President,

Afton Zaunbrecher,

holding the Senior

Class candle, leads

the procession at

the Senior Ring

Mass at Mary

Queen of Peace

Church.

Under the direction of SSA’s music director,

Sharon Scharmer, the SSA advanced choir

performed during the ceremony.

The seniors continued their celebration

the next day at “Ring Day”. As they made

the traditional procession through the

front gates of the Academy, each senior was

met by her eighth grade little sister who

presented her with a rose. The seniors gave

SSA alumna

Mary Pechon

Robin ‘76

addresses the

seniors reflecting

on her memories

at St. Scholastica

during the Ring

Mass ceremony.

each of their little sisters a white ribbon in

anticipation of her senior ring and a card

with the senior class motto: “Yesterday

brought the beginning, tomorrow brings

the end, but somewhere in the middle, we

became the best of friends.” The seniors

filed into the gym where the rest of the

SSA students, along with the faculty, staff,

and parents, were waiting. SSA Principal

Mary Kathryn Villere gave the welcome

address, and senior class secretary Emily

Rodriguez led the assembly in the opening

prayer. Math teacher and co-senior

moderator Sybil Roussell read the

scripture reading from the Gospel of John,

while English teacher and co-senior

moderator Patrice Cedor gave a reflection

of the Gospel reading telling the seniors

that if they follow the example of St.

Scholastica, the patroness of SSA, they

will be able to do more because they loved

more.

Senior class vice president Aubrey Rector

gave an explanation of the history and

symbolism of the SSA class ring. She

The SSA Class of 2007 senior rings.

shared the significance of each detail on

the ring. Several of the SSA seniors have

mothers who also attended the Academy.

Five of these alumnae moms shared their

experiences of SSA and the importance of

their own senior rings. They shared the

similarities and differences of SSA now

to their own years at SSA as well as the

special place they each hold in their hearts

for their memories of the Academy. The

alumnae moms who shared their stories

were Gina Bechac ’88, mother of Rebecca

Bechac; Donna Perrone Blossman ’79,

mother of Lauren Blossman; Kellie Ory

Gagliano ’82, mother of Zetta Gagliano;

Mary Pechon Robin ’76, mother of Caity

Robin; and Desirée Taylor Billeaud ’76,

mother of Cace Billeaud.

Senior class president Afton Zaunbrecher

shared her memories of ring days from

grades 8-12. She imparted the changing

significance each ring day had for her,

including being part of the ceremony as a

little sister, watching her friends and

classmates receive their rings, and finally

being part of her own ring ceremony. SSA

President Marguerite Celestin invoked the

closing blessing for the seniors after which

the choir closed the ceremony with the

SSA Alma Mater. The seniors and parents

were invited to a special reception hosted

by the sophomore class in the cafeteria.

St. Scholastica Academy alumnae proudly stand behind their beautiful SSA

Senior daughters at the reception held after the Ring Day celebration.

(L-R): Desiree Taylor Billeaud ‘76 with Cace, Donna Perrone Blossman ‘79

with Lauren, Mary Pechon Robin ‘76 with Caity, and

Kellie Ory Gagliano ‘82 with Zetta.

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SSA Seniors pose for a picture at the Grotto after the Ring Day Celebration.

Front Row: Holly Martin, Ashley Dutel, Blaire Levy.

Nancy Rossi, Averell Ellis, Afton Zaunbrecher, Brittany Decareaux, Alli Lloyd,

Allyse Gillen, Lauren Williams, Kylan Debrock, Gaby Klein.


RONNIE KOLE

Concert

On September 16, 2006 St.

Scholastica Academy presented

Ronnie Kole and his Septet

“The Amazing Grace of Ronnie

Kole” concert held at St. Joseph

Abbey Benet Hall. This amazing

event was the second time Kole

performed with the SSA choirs

and all benefits went to the SSA

music and drama departments.

Kole performed to a full house to

the delight of many fans that have

followed his incredible career for

many years. The SSA choir, under

the direction of music director

Sharon Scharmer, performed

selected pieces with Kole and his

Septet during the jazz concert.

Some of the songs Kole performed

included a Duke Ellington Suite,

Phantom of the Opera medley, and

a patriotic medley using the SSA

Choir.

A lavish patron cocktail party

preceded the concert at Christ

Court at the Abbey. Delicious food

and cocktails were served to the

patrons with SSA art students’

work enhancing the party. Ronnie

and Gardner Kole visited with the

guests which helped make the

evening even more special.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

for next September 22, 2007

as SSA will present the third

Ronnie Kole Concert!

Ronnie Kole’s

stepson and

daughter-in-law,

Pete and

Elizabeth

Schneider, III.

Ronnie Kole during his entertaining

performance at the concert.

Ronnie Kole visits with the students in the SSA

choirs before the concert. (L-R): SSA Music Director Sharon

Scharmer, Senior Jorda Box, Senior and Granddaughter of

Ronnie Kole, Kathryn Schneider, Ronnie and Gardner Kole,

and Senior Katherine Couret.

SSA student volunteers help out at the Ronnie Kole patron party.

(L-R): Alli Lloyd, Meghan Spell, Brittany Simpson, Afton Zaunbrecher,

Melissa Landry, and Allyse Gillen.

Ronnie Kole Patron Party guests Owen and Karen Seiler

with Marguerite and Richard Celestin.

The SSA choir joins in with Ronnie Kole during the jazz concert at St. Joseph Abbey.

D O V E W I N G S 7


NATIONAL MERIT

Scholarship Program

2 0 0 7

SSA

New Parent Coffee

St. Scholastica Academy seniors Melissa

Landry and Jorda Box have been

recognized by the 2007 National Merit

Scholarship Program. Melissa has been

named a National Merit semi-finalist and

Jorda was named a National Merit

Commended Student.

Of the 1.4 million students who took

the PSAT test, the entry for the

competition, the top 1% of high school

students in each state is recognized by

the program. Of that 1.4 million, 16,000

are recognized as National Merit

semi-finalists.

Semi-finalists have the opportunity to

continue in the competition for 8,200

Merit Scholarship awards. To be considered

for the scholarship, semifinalists

must fulfill several requirements and

advance to the finalist level of the

competition. About 90% of the

SSA senior Melissa Landry has been

named a National Merit semi-finalist and

SSA senior Jorda Box was named a

National Merit Commended Student.

semi-finalists are expected to become

finalists, and approximately half of the

finalists will be selected as Merit

Scholarship winners.

(L-R): SSA parents attend the New Parent Coffee at

the Advancement House.Desiree Taylor Billeaud ‘76,

Rebecca Mitchell, Robin Gutierrez, Nanette McGinn,

Alicia Nolan, (President, SSA Parent Club) and

Mary Kathryn Villere (SSA Principal).

The St. Scholastica Academy Parent Club

hosted a coffee on August 23 at the

SSA Advancement Office for the new

2006-2007 parents. The new parents were

welcomed as part of the SSA community

and were able to visit with Parent Club

Officers and Committee Chairs as well as

the SSA administration.

SSA Honors

Veterans

St. Scholastica Academy honors Veterans

on November 13.

Clarence Saltalmachia, SSA staff

member and Army Veteran, receives over

700 notes of gratitude from SSA students

presented by the Captain of the Color

Guard, Brittany Gondolfi, President of

Tri-Hi-Y Cace Billeaud, and Veterans

Day Chair, Alyssa Fontana. Color

Guard member, Melissa Landry,

(in background) is stationed at her post

“guarding” the names of veterans.

On November 13 St. Scholastica Academy

students honored our country’s veterans on

Veterans Day. SSA’s Color Guard and

Tri-Hi-Y clubs sponsored the activities of

the day. They collected names of any SSA

student, teacher or staff member who has a

current duty or veteran family member. For

each service member name submitted, a

“Blue Star Service Flag” was created with

that person’s name and their relationship to

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the SSA person on it. These flags were

attached to the Honor Wall, along with the

service flags of the Army, Navy, Air Force,

Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant

Marines. Taking 40 minute shifts, Honor

Guard members kept a day long “vigil”

guarding the names. This was a symbolic

gesture to draw attention to the veteran’s

sacrifice and honor and their commitment

to our country.

SSA senior and

Color Guard

member

Brittany

Simpson

at her post at

SSA during

Veterans Day.

SSA students and officers of the Tri-Hi-Y

club, Cace Billeaud and Alyssa Fontana,

wanted a way for the student body to feel

connected to the veterans. They choose

to honor one of SSA’s own, Clarence

Saltalmachia, who served in the Army

during the Vietnam War. Billeaud and

Fontana helped organize an effort where

the SSA campus ministers visited each

homeroom and told of Saltalmachia’s

service to the United States and asked each

student to write a personal note of thanks to

him. Over 700 notes were collected from

the students to express their gratitude for his

service to our country. During lunch the

Captain of the Color Guard, Brittany

Gondolfi, President of Tri-Hi-Y, Cace

Billeaud, and Veterans Day Chair, Alyssa

Fontana presented Saltalmachia with the

personal notes of thanks.


KATRINA

Prayer Service

St. Scholastica Academy held a prayer

service on August 29, the one-year

anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, to

remember the devastation caused by the

terrible storm. The entire SSA student

body, faculty, and staff prayed together to

honor all of the heroes, victims, and

displaced families from Katrina. SSA

junior Chelsea Gandolfi led the opening

prayer and was the presider of the Prayers

of the Faithful. Catherine Schroeder, an

eighth-grader, read her composition, which

was the winning essay from St. Tammany

Parish of WWL-TV’s Hurricane Katrina

essay contest. Her narrative described her

experiences and those of her family during

the storm and her blessings after the

hurricane. SSA senior Brittany Decareaux

then gave an emotional tribute to her father,

David Decareaux, for his bravery during

the difficult days after the storm.

Decareaux is a Fireman/EMT with the New

Orleans Fire Department and was one of

the first responders to New Orleans right

after the storm. Brittany described her

worry for her father’s safety and her pride

of his heroism. Students Samantha Bopp

and Elise Taylor also described their once

in a lifetime experiences because of the

hurricane and how Hurricane Katrina has

touched their lives. The Prayers of the

Faithful were given by Sarah Gaudet,

Lauren Fereday, Margaret Kidd, Nicole

Robles and Sarah Broussard. Principal

Mary Kathryn Villere thanked the SSA

religion teachers Amanda Schneidau,

Barbara Link, and Bonnie Paille for

organizing the prayer service. Villere

reminded the students that they can all

“continue to make a difference in the

recovery effort in our community.”

SSA eighth grader, Catherine Schroeder, winner

of the 2006 WWL-TV Katrina Essay Contest, is

congratulated by TV personalities Jim Henderson,

Frank Davis, and St. Tammany Parish

President Ken Davis.

WINNER OF

Katrina Essay Contest

SSA eighth grader, Catherine Schroeder,

was the recipient of the 2006 Katrina

Essay contest sponsored by WWL-TV.

She was selected out of all of the essays

submitted parish-wide to represent the

children of West St. Tammany who have

experienced the wrath of Katrina.

Catherine and other students from each of

the surrounding parishes were able to

read their individual essays on August 29,

2006, before the bell ringing ceremony in

remembrance of the first anniversary of

Hurricane Katrina.

SSA Student Council Executive Officers

The St. Scholastica Academy student council executive officers and moderators for the

2006-2007 school year are: (L-R): SSA teacher and moderator Liz Tocco, Treasurer - Lynne

Fritscher, Public Relations - Gabrielle Campo, Vice President - Kristin Petry, President -

Melissa Landry, Secretary - Aly Neel, SSA teacher and moderator Denise Bordelon.

Key Club Banner is presented to

St. Scholastica Academy

Melissa Landry, a St. Scholastica

senior and Governor of the 66th

Session of Girls State, presented to

SSA Principal Mary Kathryn Villere

the Key Club Governor’s banner on

October 27. This banner is passed

on each year at the Annual Key Club

District convention from governor to

governor. It is displayed at the school

of the governor, recognizing the

home Key Club. After Landry’s term

is complete in 2007, she will sign the

back of the banner and pass it on to

her successor.

Begona Landry - mother of Melissa Landry, Melissa

Landry - SSA Senior and 2006-2007 Governor of Girl’s

State, Kristin Petry - SSA Senior and President of SSA

Key Club, and Mary Kathryn Villere - Principal of SSA,

proudly display the Key Club Governor’s banner to the

student body of St. Scholastica Academy.

D O V E W I N G S 9


St. Scholastica Academy’s

Open House

PARENT CLUB

Meeting

During the SSA Open House, Alumna, Davey

Henderson Larmann ‘82 and mother to prospective

student Emma Larmann, was able to show her

daughter around campus along with SSA student

guide Casey Kramer and Steve Larmann.

Not pictured: Emma’s older sister, Megan,

who is a sophomore at SSA.

SSA Senior chosen as a

WWL-TV A+ Athlete

Holly Martin, a St. Scholastica Academy

senior, was chosen as one of the WWL-TV

A+ Athletes for the 2006/2007 school

year. A unique campaign sponsored by

WWL-TV, Channel 4, Ronald McDonald

House Charities and local McDonald’s

owner/operators, recognizes outstanding

high school scholars/athletes through

a series of 60 second public service

announcements (PSAs). The following criteria

exemplify an “A+ Athlete” in order

of importance: scholastic achievement,

athletic ability, and overall community and

school involvement.

Do you want to

be on our website?

Read this

disclosure.

Access this form at: www.ssacad.com

Members of the SSA Parent Club gather for a group picture at the first

luncheon meeting of the 2006-2007 school year.

Debby Royerre, Robin Eckert, Davey Larmann, Dorothy Schouest, Suzanne Andrews, Desiree Billeaud,

President Ex-officio; Cindy Smith, Nicole Reilly, Alicia Nolan, President; Marta Bragg, Yvette Jemison,

Cindy Fekete, Vice-President; Ginny Kamath, Mary Vorenkamp, Begona Landry, Leslie Domingues,

Sheryl Cross, Karen Spell, Milissa Block, Treasurer; Beth Lambert, Kim Malloy, Leslie Ellinghausen,

Theresa Elie, Recording Secretary; Kim Viola, Corresponding Secretary; Julie Authement,

Carolyn Downey, Geri Descant, Robin Gutierrez, and Mary Chatry.

(Not pictured: Renee Silva, Mary Ellen Jordan, Maria Campeaux, Donna Neel, Lisa Perret, Sharon Landry)

OOPS!

Disclosure statement:

Liz Johnson is a member

on the SSA Athletic Board

I, ________________________________________ , an alumna of St. Scholastica Academy,

hereby grant permission to St. Scholastica Academy and/or the Archdiocese of New Orleans

to publish and/or print my name/e-mail address and/or likeness on the St. Scholastica

Academy website on the internet and/or worldwide web.

I hereby further release, indemnify and hold harmless St. Scholastica Academy, the Roman

Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, their directors, officers, agents,

pastor(s), employees and insurers from any and all claims and/or damages on behalf of

myself and my heirs arising from the publication of my name, photograph, or likeness on

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SSA Website Alumnae Directory, please e-mail this completed form as

authorized acceptance of the above terms to: esimmons @ssacad.com.

or mail this completed form to: SSA P.0. Box 1210 Covington, LA 70434-1210

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SSA

FAMILY PICNIC

St. Scholastica Academy held its annual D’Antonio, Mary Breaux, Joannie

family picnic October 1 on the SSA Miller, Rebecca Mitchell and Milissa

campus. Over 500 people attended a Block. The student council members

Mass held in the gym then enjoyed a organized games and activities for the

barbeque dinner with great food and younger children. As a special treat

desserts. The Family Picnic co-chairs of the guests were entertained by

the event were Davey Larmann, Suzanne performances from the SSA Royalettes,

Andrews and Sheryl Cross. The committee

members were Renee Pellissier, Tina Cheerleaders and Golden Blues, which

SSA Cheerleaders, the St. Paul’s

and Mike Neal, Andrea Arceneaux, Karen are comprised of SSA students.

Memories

From the

Past

Class of

1957

Bob and Carol Pool, Donna Fritscher, and Allyse, Christy and Gerry Gillen

enjoy visiting at the annual SSA Family Picnic.

2006-2007

Student Ministry Team

The SSA Student Ministry consists of seniors who are selected at the end of their

junior year because of their dedication to Christian beliefs and morals and

their desire to lead their schoolmates in developing spirituality. The Student Ministers

assist in planning and implementing school liturgies, planning and leading retreats for

underclassmen, providing peer support, and enhancing the spiritual growth of their

schoolmates.

Class of

1982

SSA 2006-2007 Student Ministry Team

Bottom Row: Gaby Klein, Kristin Petry, Blaire Levy, McCade McDaniel, Holly Martin, Jessica Fawer,

Nicole Fekete, Roxenne Yi, Aly Neel, Alli Lloyd, Jorda Box

Second Row: Bonnie Paille, SSA teacher and student minister moderator; Ashley Dutel, Allison Lipps,

Sarah LaRocca, Mignon Sicard, Katie Sunseri, Emily Rodriguez, Lynne Fritscher, Rachel Murray,

Marie Perret, Kasey Coote, Melissa Landry

Third Row: Casey Kramer, Averell Ellis, Kelly Mullins, Jolie Currow, Madeline Rice, Ellen Fargason,

Jayne Champagne, Gabby Sicard, Katherine Couret, Lauren Baiamonte, Samantha Schott,

Amanda Schneidau, SSA teacher and student minister moderator; Eileen Depreo, Assistant Principal.

Top Row: Allyse Gillen, Brittni Blankenship, Afton Zaunbrecher, Aubrey Rector, Alexa Younger.

D O V E W I N G S 11


SSA Art Club

Placed First at St. Tammany Parish Fair

The St. Scholastica Academy art club tied for first place

in the St. Tammany Parish Fair’s competition “Making

Art a Palette for Learning”. The SSA art club students

designed and created a booth reflecting the 2006 theme,

naming their exhibit “Color My Curriculum”. The art

club received two ribbons: a blue ribbon based on

the judges’ criteria of how well the exhibit reflected

the theme and modern trends as well as student

participation, organization, and attractiveness. They

also received a purple ribbon as one of the overall grand

prize winners. The SSA art club is very active at the

Academy and has many upcoming activities planned

including a Halloween celebration fundraiser and a

community service project painting murals.

SSA art club moderators and officers:

Back Row: SSA art teacher Anne Arbo, Secretary Kelly Mullins, Co-President Alexa

Younger, Public Relations Director Megan McCarty. Front Row: SSA art teacher Marcelle

McGoey Delaune ’97, Co-President Lizzy Evans, Vice-President Stephanie Stains,

Treasurer Kimberly Broadbridge.

SSA Adopt-A-Family

Assembly

St. Scholastica Academy held its annual Adopt-A-Family

Christmas Assembly on December 19 in the SSA gym. Every year

the entire student body collects and wraps gifts for many needy

families in our community. The gym was full of hundreds of gifts

donated by the students. Many of the needy families are referred

to SSA by Volunteers of America, The Crisis Pregnancy Center

and Head Start. Representatives from each of these groups were

present at the Assembly to accept the Christmas gifts and thank the

students for their generosity. One of the families even wrote a

poem to the SSA students as a token of their appreciation. The

Student Council officers and representatives also entertained the

students with a Christmas skit.

SSA Senior

Outreach Day

(L-R): A group of SSA seniors during senior outreach day helped Lucille

St. Syr (homeowner) gut her New Orleans home that was severely damaged

by Hurricane Katrina. Front Row: Ashely Loga, Cace Billeaud, Victoria

Clark, Emily Abide, Taylor Campbell, Emily Robin, and Alissa Fontana.

Middle Row (sitting): Megan Maestri, Jorda Box, Megan Spell, and Gabby

Sicard. Back Row (standing): Kasey Coote, Lynne Fritscher, Brittni

Blankenship, Caroline Lee, Lucille St. Syr (homeowner), Kristin Petry,

Mignon Sicard, Emily Rodriguez, and SSA teacher David Arbo.

(L-R); SSA ninth graders Sarah Carruth and Laine Bordelon help

collect Christmas gifts for a needy family during the

SSA Adopt-A-Family Christmas Assembly.

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ESTATE PANNING

Seminar For Women

St. Scholastica Academy hosted an

informative Estate Planning Seminar

for Women presented by Ronda M.

Gabb, Esq. on October 26. Gabb is a

Board Certified Estate Planning and

Administration Specialist through the

Louisiana Bar Association. She is also

a member of the Academy of Estate

Planning Attorneys, the National

Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the

Governor’s Elder Task Force, and the

Northshore Estate Planning Council.

Gabb elaborated on a number of

important topics including: wills,

bequests, power of attorney, healthcare

power of attorney and living wills to

twenty interested attendees. After the

seminar she stayed 45 minutes and

answered individual questions.

Amy Cox, a current SSA parent who

attended the seminar commented, “The

seminar gave me quite a bit of

information to start looking deeper into

this area of our lives to make some very

important decisions.” Carolyn Chassee

‘76 CFRE, a planned giving consultant for

SSA, organized the event to provide an

opportunity for SSA parents and alumnae

to learn more about this topic and

how wise estate planning can positively

affect your life and your family’s for

generations.

St. Scholastica Academy is planning

another Estate Planning Seminar for

Women to be held on March 29, 2007.

For more information call

Elaine Simmons, SSA Advancement

Director at (985) 892-2540 ext. 132 or

esimmons@ssacad.com.

(L-R): St. Scholastica Academy

parent Darlynne Bruning,

Ronda M. Gabb, Esq.,

SSA Parent Club

president, Alicia Nolan,

and Carolyn Chassee ‘76

CFRE discuss estate

planning questions

after the Estate Planning

Seminar for Women

held at the Academy.

ESTATE

PLANNING

FOR WOMEN

Sponsored By

ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007

SSA CAFETERIA

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Seminar Highlights:

Louisiana laws on intestacy – what happens without a Will?

Guardianship issues for minor children.

Special planning considerations for divorced, single,

or widowed women.

Should I consider a trust for my children?

The importance of proper beneficiary designations.

Why everyone needs a Power of Attorney –

planning for incapacity.

Living Wills after the August 15, 2005, changes under LA law.

Health Care Powers of Attorney and the HIPAA laws.

Presented by Ronda M. Gabb, Esq. Ronda is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist through the

Louisiana Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National

Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Governor’s Elder Law Task Force, and the Northshore Estate Planning Council.

Ronda often lectures to professional and community groups regarding estate planning and elder law. Her law practice is

entirely devoted to Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts, Successions and Administrations, Elder Law, Medicaid, Special

Needs and Life Care Planning issues.

Some comments about the last Estate Seminar by Ronda Gabb:

Darlynne Carlton, President, Smart Business, Inc. –

“Women Know Women” and Ronda is a true professional that can help you plan in a way that is smart for you!”

SSA past parent Chloe Coombe,

“The speaker was dynamic and presented information in a very engaging and professional manner.”

Seating is limited.

• Please call 892-2540 ext. 132 or Email esimmons@ssacad.com for a reservation.

D O V E W I N G S 13


Congratulations

to the SSA 2006 Athletic Teams!!!

2006

Fall Athletic Awards

V O L L E Y B A L L

Varsity Best Offensive Player

Caity Robin

Varsity Coach’s Award

Simone Sterck

Junior Varsity Most Improved

Camille Walther

Junior Varsity Outstanding Player

Meghan Clark

Junior Varsity Teammate Award

Shelby Fritscher

SSA Varsity Cross Country Team

SSA Cross Country Team

District 11 Champion and 4-A State Champion

Eighth Grade

Most Improved Player

Samantha Bopp

Eighth Grade Teammate Award

Griffin Murphy

Eighth Grade Coach’s Award

Jessica Houte

S W I M M I N G

Most Valuable Swimmers

Angela LaBorde

and Kathryn Snitzer

Freshman Awards

Michelle Limbaugh

and Elizabeth Winkler

Most Improved

Maggie Bankston

SSA Swimming Team

SSA Swimming Team

District Champion and 4-A State Runner-up

CROSS COUNTRY

Varsity Most Valuable Player

Kimberly Broadbridge

Varsity Coach’s Award

Savannah Jenkins, Lauren Fereday, and

Melissa Hamel

Junior Varsity Most Improved

Maddy Maestri

Junior Varsity Coach’s Award

Marley Stubbs

Eighth Grade Coach’s Award

Sarah Thiel

SSA Varsity Volleyball Team

SSA Volleyball Team

District 10 Champion and 4-A State Runner-up

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Eighth Grade Most Valuable Player

Kelsey Quarls

Eighth Grade Most Improved

Catherine Pereira


St. Scholastica Academy

DOVE GOLF CLASSIC

Monday, April 23, 2007

Beau Chene Country Club

TOURNAMENT PACKAGE

Green and Cart Fees

Survival Cart

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Teams

Closest to the Hole and Longest Drive Contests

Lunch and Drinks

Dinner and Drinks

Two Course Hospitality Stations

Door Prizes

Tournament Awards

Ditty Bags

Hole-In-One and Putting Contests

Four-Man Scramble, Shotgun Start

If golf isn’t your game, join us for food and drinks.

$25.00/person

(Registration Form On Back)

D O V E W I N G S 15


St. Scholastica Academy

D O V E G O L F C L A S S I C

Monday, April 23, 2007

Beau Chene Country Club

16 D O V E W I N G S

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum $5,000 Silver $2,000

2 foursomes/Tournament packages 1 foursome/Tournament package

TOP billboard recognition

Individual sponsor sign

Individual sponsor sign

Cart sponsor

Listing in Wings magazine

Listing in Wings magazine

8 extra tickets to 19th hole dinner 4 extra tickets to 19th hole dinner

8 gifts 4 gifts

Gold $3,000 Bronze $1,000

1 foursome/Tournament package 1 foursome/Tournament package

Billboard recognition

Individual sponsor sign

Individual sponsor sign

Listing in Wings magazine

Listing in Wings magazine

2 extra tickets to 19th hole dinner

4 extra tickets to 19th hole dinner 2 gifts

4 gifts

Foursome with sign $800 Foursome $700

1 foursome with SIGN 1 foursome

103 Year Sponsorship - $103 Listing in Wings magazine.

Dove Centennial Golf Classic Registration Form

Monday, April 23, 2007

Beau Chene Country Club

10:30 a.m. Registration 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Payment must accompany form to reserve a spot. Please check level of sponsorship

___ Platinum $5000 ___ Gold $3000 ___ Silver $2000 ___ Bronze $1000

___ Foursome $700 ___ Single Player $175 ___ Sponsor Sign $150 ___ 103 Year Sponsor $103

___ Foursome $800 with Sign* ___ Scoreboard Sponsor $50 ___ Banquet Only $25

___ Donation Only

Make checks payable to: SSA Dove Classic, P.O. Box 1210, Covington, LA 70434

Visa/MasterCard #_______________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________

Amt. Chg. $_______________Signature:____________________________________________________________________

Name Full Address Phone Avg./Handicap Score

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Questions? Call SSA Advancement Office, (985) 892-2540, x 130


Paul Jay Scott passed away on August 9,

2005; grandfather of Kylee Scott 2000.

Marie Bergeron Schmidt passed away

on July 25, 2006; mother of Emily Schmidt

Garcia ‘76.

Elma Plescia Zehender died on August

16, 2006. She was the mother of Elizabeth

Zehender Coco ‘75, Ann Zehender Dussom

‘80, and Virginia Zehender Williams ‘82

and grandmother of Caroline Dussom 2011.

Michael Paduda Jr. passed away on

September 8, 2006; father of Marcie Paduda

‘90 and the uncle of Heather Bush 2001.

Billie Champagne Snider died on

September 12, 2006; mother of Linda

Snider Robinson Stockton ‘60.

We Celebrate

T H E I R L I V E S

Ronnie Sarrat, son of former SSA

teacher Lucille Sarrat and SSA accountant,

the late Walter Sarrat, passed away on

September 20, 2006; brother of SSA

counselor Susanne Hepburn and the uncle

of Bridget Hepburn 2008.

Vanessa Wolff died in a tragic car crash

on October 21, 2006; daughter of Charlsey

Juen Wolff ‘76.

Denise Villere Centola ‘67 passed

away on November 1, 2006; mother of

Deborah Centola 2000. She was also

SSA principal Mary Kathryn Villere’s

sister-in-law and aunt of Ashley Villere

Chitwood ‘89.

Frank Winfield Currow, Jr. passed

away on January 8, 2007; father of Katrine

‘96 and Jolie 2007.

1939

Doris Bourgeois DeAngelis served in the

Women’s Army Corps in World War II. She

went back to school after her youngest

child was 16 years old and got her LPN

license at the age of 50. After retiring she

served as a volunteer at Our Lady of

Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ.

She lives in Atco, NJ.

1947

Edith Whelpley Echanique lives in

Miami, FL.

1960

Kathy Sharp Healy works as a director’s

assistant for the city of Prattville’s Cultural

Arts/ Special Events department. She lives

in Prattville, Alabama.

1972

Pam St. Amand Meier works as a

physician in her private OB/GYN practice.

She has “enjoyed a wonderful career

enabled by my excellent education at SSA.”

Husband Robert live in Beaumont, Texas.

1977

Marianne Ducros Gonwa retired after a

25-year career as the Finance Head of

Chevron Shipping Company in California.

She moved to Raleigh, NC with husband

Rick and her sons Will and Davis.

Deborah Terribile Stewart, along with her

husband James and their son Jackson,

moved to Central London in July 2006.

1978

Julie Gement Andries has been married

21 years to Robert Andries and has three

children: Robby, Mary, and Timothy. Julie

is a speech/language pathologist teaching

at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

as a clinical supervisor in the Department

of Communication Disorders Graduate

School.

1981

Cynthia Gement Farmer has been

married 21 years to Steve Farmer of

Yorkshire, England. She has three children

Katie, Garrett, and Cameron.

Cynthia and Steve own a manufacturing

line of gifts for the kitchen/home and

reside in Morresville, North Carolina.

1982

Maria Broddick Richardson and her

husband Danton live in Rancho Santa

Margarita, CA with their three children

Kagan, Calise, and Colton.

Stephanie Jacob Triplett owns the Merle

Norman Cosmetics Franchise next to

Stage in Mandeville.

1983

Cassie Buell lives in St. Louis, Missouri

and own her own shop, Cassie’s Fragrance

Boutique and Scent Bar. For information

email info@cassiescents.com.

1984

Missie Arata Noel recently performed as

the “Yam Queen” in the play Dearly

Departed at Playmaker’s Theater in

Covington.

CLASS

Notes

ALUMNAE NEWS

1985

Wendy Wilson Keller is the Outreach and

Hospitality Coordinator for Holy Family

Catholic Church in Massachusetts. She

lives with her family on Hanscom Air Force

Base in Massachusetts.

1988

Christian Mack lives in Atlanta and

opened a shoe store called Lena Larose.

She also designs a line of jewelry

“Vintage Laros” which is carried at

boutiques nationwide and featured at the

2007 Golden Globes.

1991

Jill Grieshaber Graff works as a selfemployed

lawyer, while also producing

music CD’s on the side. She and her

husband Nate live in New Orleans.

1993

Therese Dore Meginley and her husband

Charlton recently moved to Navarre, FL

with their 3 year old daughter Caroline.

D O V E W I N G S 17


CLASS

Notes

ALUMNAE NEWS

1994

Brandei Bass finished her Funeral

Directors and Embalmers apprenticeship

with a local firm in Fresno, CA, and she

was licensed in November 2006. She

plans to open a firm on the Northshore,

preferably Covington.

Rebecca Vasquez Harrison has a website

for stationery, labels, and photo cards, all her

designs. Her website is www.lolapaper.com.

Cali O’Brien Petitt recently moved back

to Covington from Tampa, FL with her

husband James and their son Lucas.

1995

Kelly Windham Dodd works as an

endoscopic specialist for Stryker. She

and her husband live with their son Alex

in Covington.

1997

Kristen Chetta Collura owns two

maternity boutiques called Mama Mia. Her

Mandeville location has been open for 3.5

years and her Baton Rouge location has

been open for 1.5 years. She lives with her

husband Chad and two year old son Knox

in Mandeville.

Courtney Pablovich Dodson graduated in

nursing from LSU in 2002. She married Dr.

Daniel Dodson in April 2003 and she had

her first child Connor in 2005.

1998

Beth Kungel Borck is the Career Services

and Alumni Events Coordinator at the

University of Houston Clear Lake.

1999

Sarah Ward lives in Chicago and works at

Northwestern University Hospital as a surgeon

tech in the operating rooms. She

recently appeared in a national commercial

for Dove products.

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2000

Kylee Scott graduated from Baylor

University in 2004 with a B.A. in speech

communications with a minor in business.

She is a Right-of-Way Agent for the

DART System in Dallas. Kylee recently

bought her first house and she is planning

to pursue her master’s degree at the

University of North Texas.

Natalie Weil is currently attending the

Tulane School of Medicine.

2001

Blair Berthelot graduated from LSU in

May 2006 and is now attending Loyola

Law School.

Christel Cary Malinski is in her first

year at LSU School of Medicine in New

Orleans.

Rachel Drude was accepted to the

International and Comparative Law

Review at the University of Miami Law

School.

Laura Ward graduated from LSU in

Dairy Science in 2004 and is currently in

her junior year at LSU Vet School. Her

area of concentration is equine science.

Alex Yarborough graduated from UNC

Charlotte in May of 2006 and is now

attending UNC Chapel Hill for Dental

School. She lives in Carrboro, NC.

2002

Amy Baiamonte will finish her classes

at North Carolina State University next

semester, and then will begin student

teaching in the fall. She will graduate with

a Middle School Education degree with

concentrations in math and science. She

has been working with various schools

and teachers in the area to get as much

experience as possible.

Allison Beck received her BS degree in

Computer Science from Baylor University

in May of 2006. She is currently attending

Vanderbilt University as a graduate student

in the MS/PhD Biomedical

Informatics Program.

Keri Frisard graduated from SLU in May

2006 and is now teaching Spanish at

Franklinton High School.

Janell Weil graduated from LSU and is

currently attending the LSU School of

Law.

Kate Wiggins received her BS degree in

political science with a minor in science

from LSU. She is living in Spain and

teaching English at a school in the city of

Santander.

2003

Melissa Bennett was appointed by the

University of Georgia’s Terry College of

Business to serve on the 2006-07 Dean’s

Council. In August, she was elected to be

the Vice President of the Banking and

Finance Society. She was also on the

Dean’s list for the 2006 summer term after

studying abroad through UGA in Cadiz,

Spain to complete her minor in Spanish.

Megan Maestri will be graduating magna

cum laude in May with degrees in both

psychology and Spanish from Texas

Christian University. She has been

accepted into the Teach for America

program and will be teaching middle

school in the Rio Grande Valley for two

years.

Amanda Villarrubia was named

Outstanding Student at LSU in the College

of Education in her sophomore year and a

second time in her junior year.

Katherine Wiltz has been accepted into

the 2007 entering class at the LSU School

of Medicine in New Orleans.

2004

Catherine Schwing is a junior at the

University of Alabama where she is studying

biological science with the hope of

studying veterinary medicine.

2005

Emily Dennis was recently accepted into

the spring 2007 program at Oxford

University in England. Selection was

based on academic achievement. Emily

has maintained a 4.0 grade point average

during her freshman year in the University

of Georgia’s Honor Program. Emily has

also received the Carol B. Winthrop

Panhellenic Scholarship as a member of

the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu.

2006

Lauryn Soileau is enjoying her freshman

year at Alabama. She keeps busy, as she

has joined Phi Mu sorority.


Baby

DOVES

1985

Wendy Wilson Keller and husband Dan,

along with their children Kegan, K.D., and

Analiese, welcomed their fourth child

Mary Jean Keller on November 17, 2005.

1988

Virginia Kemp Cabell and husband

Pierre, along with their sons Frederick (6)

and Michael (3), welcomed their son

Robert on January 14, 2006. They live in

Diamondhead, MS and they are building a

house in Long Beach, MS.

1989

Thais Richardson Rencher and her

husband welcomed their third child and

first son, Benjamin Lewis Rencher, Jr. on

September 21. His big sisters, Maggie

and Molly, are very excited!

1992

MaryBeth Lomasney Dugas and husband

Paul, along with their son Beau (5)

and daughter Bailey (2), welcomed their

daughter Emma Rose on September 18,

2006. The family lives in Mandeville.

Beth Schroeder Fields and husband Blaine

welcomed Frederick Blaine Fields III into

their lives on March 13, 2006. Beth and

Blaine are living in Baton Rouge and will

be celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary

in November.

1995

Kelly Windham Dodd and husband Corey

welcomed their son Alex William Dodd in

June of 2006.

2002

Carol Ann Wilson Massey and husband

Henry Lee welcomed their daughter Layla

Alexandra Massey on October 17, 2006.

They live in Abita Springs.

WEDDING

Bells

1993

Nicole Joubert married Christian Pazos on

August 26, 2006. The couple lives in

Brooklyn, NY.

Nageeha Zaghloul married Stephen

Yazbeck on July 14, 2006. Her maid of

honor was her sister Meghan Maestri 2007

and her matron of honor was her classmate

Terese Dore Meginley ’93. Nageeha’s

bridesmaids also included Holly Green ’92,

Rachel Yazbeck ’99 and Bonnie King

Stevens ’93.

1994

Wendy Romero married Tim Cornell on

August 17, 2006. Wendy has been an

Assistant Professor of Art for three years at

Loras College. The couple resides in

Independence, Iowa.

1995

Charlotte Jane Bell married Jack Sawyer

on April 21, 2006. Charlotte’s attendants

included her sister Allison Bell ’91 and her

SSA classmate Kourtney Kentzel ’95.

Charlotte works as an attorney with the

firm of Phelps Dunbar. The couple lives in

New Orleans.

1996

Elizabeth Reese married Aldridge Sower

on December 2006. They live in Boston,

MA.

1997

Melissa Byrne married Andrew Ayers

on September 13, 2006. They reside in

Houston, TX.

1999

Nicole Bonura married Mike Morris on

July 15, 2006. Her bridesmaids included

her SSA classmates Lacy LaMartina,

Andrea Davis Barfield, Rachel Yazbeck,

and Rachel Diano.

Kathleen Gill married Willis Kyle

Benefield on December 2, 2006. They live

in Birmingham, AL.

2000

Dawn Hymel married David Cusimano

on July 29, 2006. They live in Kennewaw,

GA.

Renee Tujague married Doug Cresap on

March 24, 2006. They had plans to marry

in New Orleans, but the plans were

disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Instead,

they got married in Baton Rouge. Renee is

doing sales and marketing for a land

development company. The couple lives in

Covington.

2001

Christel Cary married John Molinsky Jr.

in June 2005. She graduated from LSU in

December 2004 and she is in her first year

at the LSU School of Medicine in New

Orleans.

Best Wishes

1999

Maria Marino is engaged to Christopher

Senette of Slidell. Maria received her

BS degree in Kinesiology from LS and

her Doctor of Physical Therapy from

the University of St. Augustine. She is

currently working as a Physical Therapist at

S.T.A.R. Physical Therapy in Covington.

2001

Renee Dore is engaged to Joshua Girod.

Kim Dottolo is engaged to Daniel Roberts

of Kentwood, LA. The wedding is planned

for January 6, 2007. Kim received her

MBA from Southeastern in December

2006.

Amanda Landry is engaged to Chris

Burkenstock.

Gayne Zimmerman is engaged to John

Willemin who proposed to her in front of

the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Gayne’s

summer internship in Europe. The wedding

is planned for August 18, 2007 at the

Dalghren Chapel on Georgetown’s campus,

followed by a reception at Mount Vernon

Inn.

2002

Lizzie Fischer is engaged to Ben Boyce

(SPS 2002). She graduated in May 2006

from Ole Miss and is teaching Pre-K at

Kehoe France.

Lindsay Vinson is engaged to Andrew

Baier. The wedding will be March 31, 2007

at Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville.

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Kara Klein

performs at SSA

On November 28 the St. Scholastica Academy’s student body, faculty, and

staff were treated to an inspirational and beautiful performance of one

their own alumna, Kara Klein 2004. Kara, an acclaimed Christian singer

and songwriter, has gained national recognition for her music during the

past two years. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe

and the Caribbean sharing her ministry.

“Beautiful Still”, a tribute to Terri Schiavo, was one of the many songs

Kara composed and sang to the SSA audience. This song was featured on

national television on the evening of Terri Schiavo’s death and has won

several accolades, including the award for “Best DVD of the Year” by the

United Catholic Music and Video Association. She just released her

second original album entitled “I Am Home” which she debuted at SSA.

Kara also made a guest appearance at the St. Scholastica Academy

Christmas concert in December.

SSA ALUMNAE

Treat Day

St. Scholastica Academy Alumnae Association served

treats for all the SSA students during break in between

final exams on December 19. The alumnae supply

cookies, candy, and refreshments for the students

various times throughout the school year.

Alumna Kara Klein 2004

performs for the SSA

students in the gym.

SSA Christmas Prayer Service

St. Scholastica Academy held its annual Christmas Prayer

Service on December 18. This Christmas Prayer Service marked

the 40th Anniversary of the Christmas Dance performed at SSA

and was originally choreographed by the late Rosemerry

Hannian, who once taught dance at SSA and was the founder of

Creative Dance Studio. The three dancers who performed from

Dancescape Studio were:

(L-R): Junior Callie Keiffer, Senior Meghan Maestri,

and Alumna Reve Link 2002 perform for the student body in the gym.

(L-R): SSA Alumnae Board President Jennifer Ballard Gitz’85,

SSA student Audrey Gitz, SSA Board Member Amy Simmons’93,

and SSA Board Vice-President Jeanne Livaudais Daigle.

SSA

SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT

(L-R): St. Scholastica Academy Alumnae board members

Susan Boudreaux Loesberg ’68, Jennifer Ballard Gitz ’85,

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle ’57, and Meg Williams ’79

work together during the SSA School Board Retreat

where all board members go over plans for

the new school year.

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St. Scholastica Academy

announces

Two New Exciting Raffles

for

Falaya Fling 2007

Win $5000 Cash!

ONLY 300 TICKETS TO BE SOLD - WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT

(Please print)

NAME: __________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE__________________________ ZIP_________PHONE:_________________________

$50 PER TICKET Total # of Tickets: ______ Amount Enclosed $________________

• Visa / MasterCard accepted # _______________________________ Expiration date: _______

Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Make checks payable to SSA. • Return to: SSA, P.O. Box 1210, Covington, LA 70434-1210 • Attn: Cash Raffle

Congratulations to last year’s winner - SSA parent, Ned Couret!

Win SSA Tuition!

($5,000 applied to tuition)

ONLY 300 TICKETS TO BE SOLD - WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN

(Please print)

NAME: __________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE__________________________ ZIP_________PHONE:_________________________

$50 PER TICKET Total # of Tickets: ______ Amount Enclosed $________________

• Visa / MasterCard accepted # _______________________________ Expiration date: _______

Authorized Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Make checks payable to SSA. • Return to: SSA, P.O. Box 1210, Covington, LA 70434-1210 • Attn: Tuition Raffle

Congratulations to last year’s winner - SSA parent, Bryan Burns!

* * * * * * * **********************************************************

Raffle ticket does not admit holder to the Falaya Fling event.

Tickets to Falaya Fling event are available. For information please call: Tara (985) 892-2540 Ext. 104.

For Auction Raffle tickets or information, please call: Tara (985) 892-2540 Ext. 104.

Drawings will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Falaya Fling!

D O V E W I N G S 21


SSA Recognizes

Outstanding

Students

National Honor Society Officers and Inductees

Front Row: Jorda Box-Treasurer, Rachel Alley-President, Amberleigh Carter-Secretary, Aubrey Rector-Vice-

President. Second Row: Caroline Nunmaker, Leah Persons, Callie Keiffer, Stacey Farnet, Courtney Thees,

Jessie Neel, Marley Stubbs, Mary Simoneaux, Kim Broadbridge, Ashley Trudeau, Amanda Daigle. Third Row:

Alexis Bruning, Maury Williams, Chelsea Champagne, Surget Beatrous, Sara Broussard, Elizabeth Nuss,

Hannah Hale, Ashlee Daigle, Maria D’Antonio, Annie Terral. Fourth Row: Christine Jemison, Jennifer

Weintritt, Kelly Gautreaux, Katherine Couret, Lauren Schembre, Chelsea Gandolfi, Olivia Simoneaux, Kayla

Modicut, Emily Andrews, Mary-Martin France. Fifth Row: Joanna Thomas, Elise Prete, Mackenzie Schott,

Shelby Fritscher, Kirsten Lapuyade, Meredith Algero, Amy Goff, Andi Neal, Michelle Duplantier. Sixth Row:

Liz Volpi, Jenny Bravo, Elizabeth Hughs, Eden Johnson, Kaitlyn Ladner, Jeanette Feinberg, Cali Spell,

Danielle LeBlanc, Savannah Jenkins. Seventh Row: Lisa Brady, Amanda Beau, Melinda Flocke, Gabrielle St.

Germain, Sarah LaRocca, Lauren Baiamonte.

Mu Alpha Theta Officers and Inductees

Front Row: Lauren Fereday-Secretary, Holly Martin-Treasurer, Lauren Baiamonte-President, Alli Lloyd-Vice-

President, Roxenne Yi, Sergeant-at- Arm. Second Row: Bridget Hepburn, Bobbie Delahoussaye, Caroline

Knight, Lee Ann Prisk, Courtney Thees, Jessie Neel, Marley Stubbs, Mary Simoneaux, Kathleen Harmon,

Emily Andrews, Cori Runfalo, Susan Frichter. Third Row: Michelle Limbaugh, Alexis Bruning, Gabrielle

Campo, Maury Williams, Chelsea Champagne, Elizabeth Nuss, Maria D’Antonio, Ellie Dorsey, Samantha

Delahoussaye, Monica Luke. Fourth Row: Ashley Ware, Jennifer Weintritt, Mackenzie Schott, Kelly

Gautreaux, Lauren Schembre, Michelle Preau, Ashley Elie, Alissa Durr, Kayla Bosarge, Brittney Thompson,

Abby Delahoussaye, Kayla Paternostro. Fifth Row: Sarah Williamson, Joanna Thomas, Elise Prete, Sarah

Thompson, Shelby Fritscher, Kirsten Lapuyade, Meredith Algero, Andi Neal, Michelle Duplantier, Kaitlin

Nickelotte, Sarah Baggett. Sixth Row: Calyn Wilks, Jenny Bravo, Elizabeth Hughs, Eden Johnson, Kaitlyn

Ladner, Jeanette Feinberg, Cali Spell, Danielle LeBlanc, Gabrielle St. Germain, Melinda Flocke, Lisa Brady.

Seventh Row: Tricia Johnson, Margaret Rivera, Lauren Laborde.

Excalibur Officers and Inductees

Front Row: Roxenne Yi-Secretary, Jorda Box-Treasurer, Holly Martin-President, Meghan Spell-Vice

President, Jillian Stevens-Public Relations. Second Row: Mollie Burke, Molly Cox, Lauren Fereday, Rachel

Alley, Caroline Crawford, Callie Keiffer, Sydney Knight. Third Row: Meghan Maestri, Katherine Couret,

Ashley Vorenkamp, Rachel Roberts, Chelsea Gandolfi, Amberleigh Carter, Margaret Chatry, Courtney

Glasgow. Fourth Row: Erin Loveland, Kate Harlan, Laine Thomas, Cristi Perez de la Mesa, Jordan Shepherd,

Meghan Price, Abby Delahoussaye, Michelle Senner, Chantelle Ferrari. Fifth Row: Kori Lutenbacher, Hillary

Frances, Caroline Murley, Elizabeth Clay, Erin Culver, Amanda Daigle, Marybelle Bates.

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St. Scholastica Academy held an honor

society induction ceremony on November

1 to recognize the new members of

the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha

Theta, and Excalibur. These honorary

organizations award membership to those

students who exemplify scholarship and

excellence at SSA.

The National Honor Society membership

is offered by invitation only to students

in the 10, 11, and 12 grades who have

maintained at least a cumulative 3.7 G.P.A.

and who participated in the Honors

program. A committee chooses which

applicants will be invited for membership

based on four characteristics: high

scholastic achievement, proven leadership

ability, upstanding character traits, and

dedicated to the school and the community.

Mu Alpha Theta is a national honor

organization for students who have excelled

in math classes. Membership is offered to

students who have received a “B” or higher

in all semester grades for Algebra I and

Geometry.

Excalibur Honor Society honors and

encourages students who excel in the

sciences. Membership is by invitation only

to students who have demonstrated a

proficiency in science by maintaining a 3.7

average or better in all high school science

course work and who have completed

at least one honors science course at

SSA.Landry’s plans after graduating from

St. Scholastica are simple: attend the

Honors College at LSU and help Louisiana

rise again.

“If I received a full scholarship to Harvard,

I would still want to attend LSU; it’s the

perfect school for me,” she said. But before

thinking of college, Landry has a busy year

ahead. Not only is she the governor of

Girls State, she was also elected governor

of Key Club for Louisiana, Mississippi

and Tennessee and is the Student Council

president at St. Scholastica for her senior

year.


SSA Centennial Order Form

...wonderful keepsakes

SSA CENTENNIAL BOOK

The SSA Centennial book celebrates SSA’s History through this

depiction of our 100 years.

Cost - $38.95

SSA CENTENNIAL ORNAMENT

The collectible ornament was created to commemorate SSA’s 100th anniversary.

This exquisitely-crafted, limited edition captures the true beginnings of the Academy.

The Century of Sisterhood Seal is embellished on the back of the custom-designed

brass ornament finished in 24-karat gold.

Cost - $12.00

SSA CENTENNIAL PLAQUE

The collectible ceramic plaque done in blue wash depicts the original SSA Gate.

It may be displayed on a stand or exhibited as a hanging wall decoration.

Cost - $20.00

SSA SWEATSHIRT

The SSA Plaid Monogrammed Sweatshirt is a wonderful way to show your

SSA spirit and benefit the new chapel fund. The monogram is made from

skirt material that our current students wear as their uniform.

The proceeds earned from the sale of the sweatshirt will go to the chapel.

Sizes available: S M L XL XXL

Cost - $35.00

C E N T E N N I A L O R D E R F O R M

Student’s Name:

Parent’s Name:

Grade:

E-mail:

Address: City: State: Zip:

Ornament Quantity: Total Enclosed: ($12.00 Each)

Book Quantity: Total Enclosed: ($38.95 Each)

Plaque Quantity: Total Enclosed: ($20.00 Each)

Sweatshirt Quantity Size(s) Total Enclosed: ($35.00 Each

Subtotal: $ Shipping: $ TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $

Visa or MasterCard #

Expiration Date:

Signature:

Please make checks payable to SSA. Return form to the front office in an envelope marked “Centennial Order”.

FOR SHIPPING ONLY

Please allow four-six weeks for delivery and add $2.00 for shipping of ornament. • Add $4.00 shipping for book, plaque and sweatshirt.

D O V E W I N G S 23


CALLING ALL ENTHUSIASTIC ALUMNAE!!!!

The Class Agent will possess initiative,

good communication skills, and

organization. They will keep in touch and

notify their classmates of upcoming SSA

events, reunions and general information

about their alma mater. This role will

extend her love of St. Scholastica Academy

and loyalty to her classmates. Recruiting

classmates to help with this role is also a

benefit.

The position of being a Class Agent is an

extremely important one! The Alumnae

Board feels very strongly about involving

as many people as possible in all of their

activities and as a Class Agent, you are our

link to the alumnae.

1937 Elizabeth Paysse McMurray

1938 Anita Sierra Nuss

1939 Geraldine McMurrray Marmillion

1942 Lois White King

1943 Yvonne Cornibe Decker

1946 Winnie Heintz Jordan

1947 Shirley LeBlanc Mitchel

1948 Audrey Leblanc Cooper

1950 Edith Fielding Greenwood

1951 Lucie Frederick Heintz

1952 Melba Bechac Buchholz

1953 Paulette Heldner Holahan

1954 Lucille Capo Castine

Carol Fontan Gottfried

1955 Maureen Sheane Sexton

1956 June Fortier Seeger

1957 Jane Ellen Clerc Mayo

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle

Patricia Morris Robichaux

1958 Dianne Murray Vasquez

1959 Frances Canale Werther

Ann Fonti Eustis

1960 Janice Morris Sharp

1961 Patricia Clerc Jackson

1963 Elizabeth Baldwin Barkerding

1968 Susan Boudreaux Loesberg

1969 Jan Galatas Gardner

1970 Mary Loup Cain

1971 Peggy Cross Stevens

Sue Knight Carter

1972 Anne Naquin Flint

1973 Lisa Mott Dugger

1974 Deirdre Richardson Faherty

Debbie Taylor Kilborn

1975 Elizabeth Jackson Ford

1976 Tammie Hendry Smith

Lizby Morse Eustis

1977 Eileen Buchholz Huval

Tami Richardson Duhe

1979 Georgian Battalora Weilbaecher

1980 Melanie Patterson Nuss

Kim Smith Vinson

1983 Kim Dufour De Brock

Julia Meraux Pearce

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WE NEED YOU AND WANT YOU TO BE A CLASS AGENT!!!

The Alumnae Office will provide the Class

Agent with current contact information

and request that they inform these

classmates about upcoming SSA Alumnae

events, reunions, meetings, fundraising

opportunities, etc. via e-mail. In turn, the

Class Agent will notify the Alumnae

Office of any changes relating to her

classmates, such as, changes of addresses,

e-mails, phone numbers, graduations,

marriages, births, deaths, etc. You will also

plan your five-year reunion. This

information will be used to maintain a

current and accurate database.

The Class Agent is encouraged to

participate in the Annual Phonathon held

Class Representatives for 2006 - 07 year

1985 Jennifer Ballard Gitz

Lisa Fandal Hart

1986 Melissa Haber Jones

1987 Dana Blossman Quinlan

Shannon Fresh Aparicio

1988 Virginia Kemp Cabell

Margaret McIntryre Ryckeghem

Amy Schroeder May

1989 Elizabeth Barkerding Talbot

Julianna Goodyear Walker

1990 Aleta Jacobs Spears

1991 Aimee Ahrons

1991 Kimberly Morris Witherspoon

1992 Patricia Nunez Lobdell

1993 Laurie Prats Moorman

Amy Simmons

1996 Angelena Bono Sciacchetano

Allison Mc Gaha

1997 Jennifer Schaff Mutter

Mary Voitier Pesses

1999 Kristine Falcon

Caroline Read

2000 Michelle Braud

Kristin Brownson

Kristin Dugas

Alaina Dyer

Melissa Ellis

Polly Eustis Carr

Ashley Guidry

Heidi Heidingsfelder

Leslie Henry

Jessica Hughes

Elizabeth Kelley Mansfield

Erika La Biche Lehmann

Erin LeCorgne Joyner

Mikaela Levy

Angela Savoy

Emily Strohmeyer

Elizabeth Turner

Natalie Weil

2001 Jennifer Alvarez

Jessica Balsamico Hornsby

Martha Bonneau

Lauren Campo

annually in October, which allows you to

“catch up on the news” and offers your

classmates an opportunity to give back to

SSA. The Class Agent will keep her own

information up-to-date and on file with the

Alumnae Office.

The Class Agents on record with the

Alumnae Office are listed below by

class. Please email Elaine Simmons

(esimmons@ssacad.com or call 985-892-

2540, ext. 132) to confirm that you are

going to continue as Class Agent or if you

are interested in becoming a Class Agent for

your class.

Desiree Cusimano

Lindsey Giffin

Deanna Gillen

Jennifer Hart

Jacqueline Olinde

Elizabeth Voitier

Aimee Willem

2002 Jessica Cook

Stacy DiCrispino

Katie Dutruch

Lynn Frisard

Cristina La Fontaine

Kristin Mares

Jennifer Mickenheim

Jenna Price

Lindsay Quick

Katie Scianna

Carol Ann Wilson Massey

2003 Melissa Bennett

Kristi Bucksbarg

Caitlin Byars

Jessica Daigle

Brittany Doubleday

Ashley LeCorgne

Brittany Malloy

Melissa Mauldin

Caitlin Songy

2005 Erin Newman

Ana Maria Pechon

Jennifer Senner

Elaine Stewart

Mary Grace Verges

Monica Waddell

2006 Joie Campeaux

Alicia Dardenne

Jenna Flanagan

Courtney LaBorde

Jennifer Lee

Andree Lipps

Allyson Pellissier

Katie Read

Katie Thomas

Rachel Walz


St. Scholastica Academy Alumnae Association

invites you to the

Alumnae Luncheon

honoring the Alumna of the Year

and the classes of 1957 and 1982

Saturday, April 21, 2007 • 11:00 a.m.

Benedict’s Plantation

1144 North Causeway Blvd.

Mandeville, LA

$30 includes Social Gathering 11-Noon

soup, entree (listed below), dessert

Lite appetizers served

Cash Bar

Reservation deadline April 6

Mail to: SSA Development Fax: 985-892-5921

P.O. Box 1210

Email: esimmons@ssacad.com

Covington, LA 70434-1210

Name ____________________________________________________________ Class of _________

Address ____________________________________________________________________________

City/State __________________________________________________________________________

Zip __________________ Phone: Home __________________ Work __________________

____ Enclosed is $30 (check or VISA) for the Saturday, April 21 Alumnae Luncheon. Make check

payable to SSA.

VISA/MasterCard # ____________________________________________ Exp.Date _____________

____ I cannot attend but I would like to donate to the Alumnae Scholarship Fund.

____ In addition to my reservation I would like to donate to the Alumnae Scholarship Fund.

Dues: _____ $10 (Blue/White - 1 year) _____ $25 (Doves - 3 years) _____ $100 (Wings - lifetime)

My choice of entree is:

Questions?

____ Trio Salad (Chicken, Shrimp or Egg) 985-892-2540, ext. 132

____ Chicken Florentine (Vegetable & Starch) esimmons@ssacad.com

D O V E W I N G S 25


ALUMNA OF

THE YEAR

1992

Paulette Heldner Holahan ‘53

1993

Patricia Clerc Jackson ‘61

1994

June Fortier Seeger ‘56

1995

Wilma Simoneaux ‘39

1996

Olive Champagne Hendry ‘37

1997

Frances Canale Werther ‘59

1998

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle ‘57

1999

Sr. Jeanne d’Arc Kernion O.S.B. ‘53

2000

Sr. Juanita Federico O.S.B. ‘37

2001

Anita Sierra Nuss ‘38

2002

Dianne Murray Vasquez ‘58

2003

Winnie Heintz Jordan ‘46

2004

Lisa Hernandez Pellegrini ‘87

2005

Susan Boudreaux Loesberg ‘68

2006

Jennifer Ballard Gitz ‘85

ALUMNA OF THE

YEAR COMMITTEE

The Alumna of the Year committee is responsible for establishing the

process/procedure, criteria and recognition for the Alumna of the Year

selection. The last meeting of the committee was held in November

2006 to discuss, review and finalize the following:

CRITERIA:

The nominee must be:

• A graduate of St. Scholastica Academy.

• Involved as a civic, social or religious leader within a community.

• Committed to the goals and values of our St. Scholastica

Academy education in home and/or business.

• A devoted and loyal member of the St. Scholastica Academy

Alumnae Association who supports and participates in alumnae

or school events.

• A person who exemplifies the Benedictine tradition of prayer,

work, study and community.

ALUMNA OF THE YEAR RECOGNITION:

Honored at Alumnae Luncheon

Name is added to the engraved plaque

Picture and article published in newspaper

Publish separate ad with picture announcing the Alumna of the Year

Picture and article published in Wings.

Recipient of two complimentary tickets to the Falaya Fling,

Plays, Concerts, and invited to attend various school

events for a one year period.

Recognition of the Alumna of the Year at the

various events (asked to stand).

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GET CONNECTED!!

Keeping in touch with classmates at social, religious, and

educational events held at St. Scholastica Academy not only

renews old ties but opens the door to new friendships as well.

Class reunions every five years provide periodic social

events for renewing friendships. Through the SSA Alumnae

Association, there are also opportunities for you to be active

with other alums. You might consider serving on the

Alumnae Association as a class representative or event committees.

Other opportunities include planning your next

reunion or volunteering in the Advancement Office. Also

consider where you can interact with our students: Career

Day, Alum Treat Day, or Alumnae Breakfast for the Senior

Class.

The Wings magazine, published three times a year, brings

you news about life at St. Scholastica Academy. As you read

through these pages, it is our hope that you will reconnect

with your favorite memories. Perhaps, you will decide to

contact a former friend or teacher, attend a scheduled

school/alumnae event, send us a message about yourself or

drop by for a visit. We consider it a privilege to work on the

Wings magazine. It is the school’s gift to you as one of our

valued members of the SSA family.

Our graduates are offered many opportunities to stay connected

with SSA through the Alumnae Association, the

Wings magazine, and events scheduled in and out of school.

You can help us by being sure that we always have your current

address, phone number and e-mail address.

And so, when alumnae think of SSA, it is important that we

think not only of the past but also of the present and the

future. One way to provide for a strong Alumnae Association

both today and tomorrow is for each alumna to pay their

Association dues. The SSA Alumnae Association is here to

represent you.

Association Dues are: Blue and White - $10/year,

Doves - $25/3 years, and Wings - $100/Lifetime.

Funds raised through the Alumnae Association Dues are

used solely to fund alumnae services and programming.

They help defray the costs of printing, postage, supplies,

equipment, software, maintenance and other related costs of

running the Association and their events.

Your continued support of the Alumnae Association is

deeply appreciated.

We thank you…for sending your Dues!

So don’t forget to “Due” It, if you haven’t yet!

WINGS

Alum Lifetime Dues

1933 ............................. Rosemary Vincke Klaus

1941 ...................... Berneda Augustine Birdsong

1943 ................................ Gladys Augustine Day

1945 ....................... Carrie Lee Dawsey Bennett

1952 .......................................... Annette Sonnier

1953 ..................................... Katy Angelo Evans

.......................... Paulette Heldner Holahan

1954 .................................. Lucille Capo Castine

............................... Julia Verheugen Rozas

1955 ......................... Marsha Fernandez Reichle

1956 .............................. Ellen Barnett Comeaux

.................................... Irma Brown Dearie

.................................... June Fortier Seeger

1957 ............................ Jeanne Livaudais Daigle

................................... Barbara Payne Starr

1959 ......................................... Aline Bull Wetta

............................. Frances Canale Werther

.................................. Zula Heintz Clairain

1962 .............................................. Clay Latimer

.................................. Joan Prieto Doolittle

1963 ........................... Kathryn Diamond Lynch

.......................... Nancy Mauldin Gallagher

1965 ................................... M’Adele Read Irvin

1968 .............................................. June Norman

1969 ..................................... Olga Yvonne Mora

...................................... Carol Morris Todd

1971 .......................... Sr. Elizabeth Hebert SLW

............................ Jenny Quintanilla Burns

1972 ........................... Pamela St. Amand Meier

1973 ............................. Carolyn Schech Rolling

1975 ........................................ Judith Ferry, MD

.......................... Shan Simpson Mc Daniel

1976 ............................... Tammie Hendry Smith

1980 ................................. Annette Lewis Bakay

1982 ................................ Donna Woolley Smith

1985 .............................. Lorrie Favret Anderson

................................... Kylan Reeves Bodin

1987 ............................... Julie Bradford Weldon

............................ Stephanie Daigle Gaitan

............................ Kelly Mc Closkey Duffy

1989 ............................................. Kristy Reeves

1993 .............................. Carrie Griffis Chargois

............................................ Amy Simmons

1995 ............................. Laurie Weeser Reinagel

1997 ................................................. Kellie Price

1999 .......................................... Kelli Bucksbarg

2001 .............................................. Jennifer Hart

2002 .................................... Meredith Matthews

D O V E W I N G S 27


Spanish Club

“Day of

the Dead”

SSA Color Guard

The St. Scholastica Academy

Color Guard is one of the many

organizations available to the

students at SSA. The Color

Guard members are only seniors.

They are responsible for

lowering and raising the flags

and presenting the flags at

school assemblies. SSA teacher

John Harty is the Color Guard

moderator.

(L-R): Spanish Club President-Blakeley

Simpson, SSA teacher-Donna Brown,

Secretary-Blaire Levy

and Vice-President-Allyse Gillen.

Members of the

St. Scholastica Academy

Spanish Club organized a day

of activities to celebrate the

“Day of the Dead”

Mexican holiday on

November 2.

(L-R): Top Row: Afton Zaunbrecher, Blakeley Simpson, Master Sergeant at Arms - Lauren Williams

Second Row: Lynne Fritscher, Rachel Murray, Brittany Decareaux, Aly Neel Third Row: Blaire Levy,

Melissa Landry, Kristin Petry, Gaby Klein, Margaret Kidd Bottom Row: Lieutenant Allyse Gillen,

Captain Brittany Gondolfi, Lieutenant Emily Rodriguez

ROTARY CLUB AWARD

SSA Senior Ellen Fargason was one of the

recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

She received a scholarship to attend a Rotary

Youth Leadership workshop held at Loyola

University in New Orleans. Ellen is involved in

the Rotary’s training program for young leaders

which emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and

personal growth.

Pride Troupe performs at

St. Scholastica Academy

SSA Art Students

Awarded in Three

Rivers Art Festival

(L-R) These SSA students are involved in the local PRIDE troupe and

performed to the student body in the fall: Front Row: Chelsea Ford, Lyndsay

Neel, Casey Fekete, Corinne Rapier Second Row: Jessica Neel, Kacie Dysart,

Emily Andrews Third Row: Ellen Fargason, Alexandra Bruner, Elizabeth

Guarisco, Aly Neel Fourth Row: Kylen DeBrock, Sarah Landry, Aubree Lacour

Back Row: Maggie Murphy, Kelsey Stritzinger, Nikki Klibert, Stephanie Williams.

(L-R): SSA Students 1st place Catherine Perino, honorable mention

Mallory Rogers, 3rd place Kaitlyn Landry, and 1st place and overall grand

prize, Michelangelo award, Elise Muller

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SSA

CHOIRS

Handbell Choir ~ Fall 2006

Front Row: (L-R) Cassi Breaux, Diamond Moses,

Maria D’Antonio, Victoria D’Antonio,

Jorda Box, Kathleen Harmon.

Back Row: Megan Larmann, Courtney Calato,

Casey Kramer, Katherine Couret,

Carolyn Haworth, Karen Rosenow.

Advanced Choir ~

Fall 2006

Front Row (L-R): Haley

Costa, Charlotte Voelkel,

Brittany Doussan, Laura

Ballard, Megan Bickham.

Second Row: Sarah Early,

Leah Chaney, Lauren

Baiamonte, Katie Sunseri,

Jennifer Palpallatoc.

Back Row: Ashley

Osbourn, Jade Younger,

Lee Ann Prisk, Samantha

Schott, Nicole Johnson.

Concert Choir ~ Fall 2006

Front Row (L-R): Jessica Ramirez, Samantha Parfait,

Paige Scamardo, Maureen McIntire, Rebecca Rauch,

Mallory Wainwright.

Second Row: Merritt Parsons, Candace Marie,

Carly Palazzo, Erin Weller, Sarah Baggett,

Olivia Simoneaux, Lauren Richard.

Back Row: Katherine Couret, Elise Taylor,

Emily Andrews, Meagan Robert, Samantha Schott,

Shelby Thomson, Jennifer Rees.

PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH!

Let us know about your family, job, honors/awards, volunteer work and hobbies or recreational activities.

Class of _______________ Today’s date _______________ Is this a new address? _____________

Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________

First Preferred Name Middle Maiden Married

Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Street City State Zip

Home Phone __________________________

E-mail __________________________

Work Phone ___________________________

Fax ____________________________

College ______________________________________________ Degree ____________________________

Occupation ______________________________ Employer __________________________ Title __________________

Husband’s full name ______________________________ Children __________________________________________

Grandchildren ________________________________________________________________________________________

Parents’ Name _________________________________________________ Parents’ Phone ________________________

Parents’ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________

News to share ________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Would you be interested in speaking at Career Day? (Usually held in March) ___________________________________

Please return to: Elaine Simmons • SSA Advancement Office • P.O. Box 1210 • Covington, LA 70434-1210 • 985.892.2540 x. 132 • esimmons@ssacad.com • Fax: 985.892.5921

D O V E W I N G S 29


SSA Alumnae host a

CAJUN CHRISTMAS

Party

SSA Alumnae volunteers for the Cajun Christmas Party pose for a group picture.

(L-R) Susan Boudreaux Loesberg ’68, Kathy Schoultz Balsamico ‘76, Lisa Hernandez Pellegrini ’87,

Missie Arata Noel ’84, Joanna Brandt Case ’90, Jeanne Livaudais Daigle ’57,

Amie Boudreaux Post ‘97, Suzette Simpson Pellegrini ‘79.

Alumna Joanna Brandt Case ’90 enjoys the day

with her two daughters Julia and Helen.

St. Scholastica Academy Alumnae Association hosted a Christmas Cajun

Party on December 2 in the SSA gym. The SSA Alumnae board members and

alumnae volunteers decorated the gym in a Cajun Christmas theme complete

with a pirogue loaded with donated gifts for Toys for Tots. The party was a

huge success for many children, especially when Santa Claus came for a visit.

There was live interactive music, three spacewalks, assorted holiday crafts

and a Cajun Christmas reading by Mrs. Claus. Families were also treated to

great food and holiday treats.

SSA teacher and alumna Cori Boudreaux ‘98 helps her

daughter, Cecilia Ibarra, with a Christmas craft.

Greg, Natalie, Lisa and Max Pelligrini take a break from

the fun to pose for a picture at the party.

SSA Alumna Kelly Brown ’99 and her son Luis Brown,

being held by grandma/alumna Susan Boudreaux Loesberg ’68

joins Missie Arata Noel ’84 in the festivities at the Cajun Christmas Party.

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Praying

IN COLORS

Praying In Pink!

SSA staff member Tara Huguet with her mother, Sandra

Bryars are overwhelmed with emotion as the entire SSA

community prays for Tara before her surgery

A group of family and friends got together to form Team Tara and all participated in the

“Race for Cure” at City Park on October 1.

L-R: Front row: Arleen Bennett, Jennifer Couret, Katherine Couret holding Jack Bertucci,

Stephanie Cassesi, Wendy Bertucci holding Pete Bertucci, Jr., Laurell Szczepanski, Julie Autin.

Back row: Bobbie Landry, Heather Klechak, Tammy Campeaux, Madeline Campeaux,

Diane Couret, Stacy Richard, Tara Huguet, Greg Huguet, Troy Huguet and Yvette Cardinale

On October 4, 2006 the St. Scholastica

Academy community once again gathered

around Mother Mary at the Grotto all dressed

in BLUE and prayed the rosary for Marguerite

Celestin, President of SSA. That day Ms.

Celestin underwent major surgery in Arkansas

to remove a skull-based tumor. Because of the

great power of prayer, thankfully her surgery

was a success. Ms. Celestin continues to do

well but still has a difficult journey ahead with

radiation treatments. She surprised all of the

students and faculty by attending the All Saints

Day Mass on November 1. After the mass, she

thanked everyone for their prayers and support.

Ms. Celestin commented “I have never really

known the true power of prayer until recently

and I am so grateful for all of your love,

prayers, and support”. She encouraged the

students to wake up everyday with prayer and

continue praying throughout the day.

Marguerite’s strong faith has been an

inspiration to the entire community. We also

ask that you continue to pray for Marguerite

and Richard in this difficult time.

On September 14, 2006 the SSA students, faculty,

and administration dressed in PINK and gathered

together around the grotto and prayed the rosary for

a very special person, Tara Huguet. Tara has worked

in the grey house as one of the Advancement

Associates for six years and her lovely daughter,

Brittany, graduated from SSA in 2005. Tara was

diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. She

underwent surgery and is currently going through

chemotherapy. On the day of Tara’s surgery, not

only did SSA’s community gather around the grotto

in prayer, but they also took an opportunity to

educate the student’s about breast cancer throughout

the day.

A group of family and friends organized a “Team

Tara” to participate in the New Orleans “Race for

Cure” at City Park on October 1, all proceeds

benefiting breast cancer research. Two of the team

members, Heather Klechak and Ned Couret won

medals as two of the first 100 people to cross the

finish line. Tara is an inspiration to all of us. With

her positive attitude and great faith, she continues to

do well. She is already back at SSA on a part time

basis and looks great! Please continue your prayers

for Tara and her family.

Praying In Blue!

The SSA Community, all dressed in blue, came together to pray the rosary on Marguerite’s surgery day.

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Marguerite S. Celestin

Joanna Brandt Case ‘90

PILLAR OF STRENGTH

Anyone who has been acquainted with

Marguerite Celestin during her years at SSA

perceives her as an embodiment of the

strength, wisdom, and stability that has

perpetuated the school for so many years.

The strength of her presence may intimidate

some at first, but anyone who has taken the

time to know Mrs. Celestin, or Marguerite,

or even Margie, realizes the warmth that lies

within. A humble and behind-the-scenes

person, Marguerite possesses personal

qualities that have influenced a generation

of SSA students.

One noteworthy attribute is Marguerite’s

eloquence. As an administrator she is called

upon to address large groups, sometimes

impromptu, and she succeeds in engaging

and inspiring her listeners. At times of

tragedy or turmoil what she needs to say is

not easy, but whether addressing a group or

an individual “she can calm those around

her with her words of wisdom and sense of

faith,” says Dean of Academics Jennifer

Grimley. “Her words . . . give meaning to

those who lack meaning and direction in

their lives.”

Marguerite’s actions speak of her

commitment to the SSA community as

well. She has led hundreds of girls through

the Academy yet remembers key details to

show them personal attention. Graduate

and current teacher Jennifer Miguez

recalls: “Every time I sang at a mass or

prayer service she would tell me I did a

good job when she saw me.” “She always

brightened my life with her warm heart,

unconditional support, and admirable

optimism,” Class of 2006 Co-Valedictorian

Katie Read remembers. Her contagious

optimism and energy motivates; like St.

Scholastica, she can do more, because she

loves more. “She epitomizes all that SSA

trains young girls to be . . . a smart, poised,

and independent woman,” summarizes

Senior Melissa Landry. Imagine an

unmarried young woman taking the reins

of the Academy during the early 80’s,

seeing it through the region’s economic

crisis of the late 80’s, establishing a vision

for the school’s future, and carrying

this vision into the “next century of

sisterhood.” In short, she gets things done.

She also loves what she does and has a

sense of humor about it. One year

she allowed the Seniors to trade places

with faculty and administration for the

day, complete with the Student Council

President’s premature end of day dismissal

announcement.

Marguerite’s unwavering faith in God

underlies all that she does. “Marguerite’s

faith is not only an inspiration to others, it’s

catching. You can’t help but strengthen your

belief when you hear her speak about her

own. This latest trial she’s been struggling

with is just another testament to her

amazing trust in God,” reflects Jennifer

Miguez. Marguerite’s spirituality seems so

natural because she truly lives her faith;

Katie Read remarks that she conveys “the

importance of prayer for oneself and for

others, the importance of creating a feeling

of community both on and off campus,”

which further supports the four pillars.

Whether she’s advancing the mission of

the Academy or facing an illness of her own,

Marguerite inspires others to persevere in

their own battles. Through her courage and

determination she strives for excellence and

achieves success. A true leader, she is able

to evoke these traits in others so that they

are capable of continuing her legacy.

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Marguerite….

- teacher in Baton Rouge at Redemptorist High School for 6 years.

- teacher in Houston, Tx at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for 3 years.

- principal at Immaculata High School in Marrero for 5 years.

- principal 28 years at St. Scholastica Academy

- president for 3 years at St. Scholastica Academy.

A total of 42 years in education!!!

• Marguerite has served as Vice-President and President of the Catholic

Secondary Principals Association.

• She has been a Fellow in the School Leadership Center of Greater

New Orleans since 2001.

• She has served on numerous committees for the Archdiocese of New

Orleans including the Steering Committee for the Archbishop’s

Strategic Planning Commission.

• She has been a member of the National Catholic Educational

Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals

and the Association for School and Curriculum Development.


WOMAN OF COURAGE

By: Mary Kathryn Villere

Marguerite S. Celestin began as principal of St. Scholastica Academy in

1979. For the past three years she has been president of the Academy.

Under her direction, the school received its first SACS accreditation and

became a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, shortly thereafter.

Marguerite initiated the concept of strategic planning at SSA in 1992.

Since then the school has completed two plans and is currently finishing

its third plan. Each plan is a vision for the next five years with respect to

the direction of every aspect of the total school program.

Marguerite is responsible for research into and implementation of the 4 x

4 block schedule. As a result of implementing this innovative schedule,

our students are able to take more required courses as well as electives,

graduating with 36 credits instead of 32. Alumnae return to us to let

us know how much being on the 4 x 4 has prepared them for the college

experience, both because of the [compressed course time] as well as the

expanded elective program.

During Marguerite’s tenure as head of SSA, two brand new state-of-the-art

classroom buildings have been built with a science wing in one of the

buildings. A master site plan has been developed, giving direction to the

building program. Ground breaking for a new chapel will begin this

school year, giving rise to a dream of Marguerite’s of many, many years.

Two new classroom/administrative buildings, replacing the 20’s, 30’s, and

the old science labs are on the horizon to give the students of today a

facility that will be second to none. It is amazing that a school once

threatened with closure having only 180 students would become one of the

premier educational institutions for young women in this region. The

school’s ability to remain open is directly due to Marguerite Celestin – her

tenacity in her belief that St. Scholastica Academy must remain open and

a vibrant educational opportunity for Catholic/Christian young women.

In all of this Marguerite has remained not only true to the school’s

mission, but steadfast in her determination that the Benedictine legacy

of prayer, work, study, and community be embraced by the entire school

community and become a known entity throughout the entire civil

community as well. Our Benedictine heritage is what the school stands

for; it is what the girls learn as they go through our educational program;

it is what they tell us they remember as alums. Those graphic, monolithic

pillars at the school’s entrance proudly proclaim this to everyone.

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SSA Students

attend

GPA Camp

SSA

Tri-Hi-Y Club

Several students of St. Scholastica Academy

attended the Governor’s Program on Abstinence

(GPA) Summer Leadership Camp at Tall

Timbers in Woodworth, LA. The officers of

Hearts of Purity, SSA’s GPA club, who attended

the camp were president Emily Rodriguez,

membership director Madeline Rice, public

relations director Ariel Tusa, fundraising

director Ashley Vorenkamp, and project director

Marybelle Bates. SSA senior Aly Neel also

attended the camp as a counselor. The moderator

of Hearts of Purity is SSA religion teacher and

campus minister Barbara Link.

(L-R): Ashley Vorenkamp, Marybelle Bates, Emily

Rodriguez, Madeline Rice, Ariel Tusa,

and moderator Barbara Link.

SSA Students attend

Teen Focus

on Safe Driving

(L to R) Back: Emily Andrews, President - Cace Billeaud, Vice-President - Alissa Fontana.

Middle: Collette Pellissier, Sarah Landry, Kelsey Stritzinger, Kathleen Harmon, Meredith

Algero. Front: Megan Robert, Annie Terral, Lauren Schell, Molly Severson.

The St. Scholastica Academy Tri-Hi-Y club is SSA’s Louisiana Youth and

Government program, which is organized and sponsored by the YMCA for

high school students. The group participates in Model United Nations and

Youth Legislature, which both include formal debates, committee meetings,

reports on the fate of bills and proposals and election of new officers. The

goal of Tri-Hi-Y is to introduce students to the inner workings of the State’s

system of government.

SSA Students

Receive Awards at

YMCA Model United Nations

(L-R): SSA students

Emily Andrews,

Melissa Landry,

Ashley Osbourn,

and Megan Robert.

SSA junior Ashley Osbourn answers a question posed by

Melody Bonnette of Channel 13 as part of the teen

spotlight discussion panel.

Eight members of St. Scholastica Academy’s

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

club attended the Teen Focus on Safe Driving

Conference on September 27. The purpose of the

conference was to teach leaders among high school

students about the effects of unsafe driving and

techniques to prevent risky driving among peers.

SSA SADD members Margaux Dastugue and Molly

Cox presented SSA’s action plan to the rest of the

schools.

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Several St. Scholastica Academy students attended the YMCA Model

United Nations November 30 – December 2 in Baton Rouge. The

YMCA Model Nations Program is designed to introduce students to the

operation and structure of the United Nations while providing them

with an opportunity to actively participate in conflict resolution, public

speaking, and coalition building, in addition to making new friends and

being exposed to new ideas. Melissa Landry was selected Outstanding

Delegate. Megan Robert was chosen to attend the Council on National

Affairs (CONA), a national version of Model United Nations. Ashley

Osbourn was elected President of the Economic and Social Council.

Emily Andrews was elected United Nations President. As President,

Andrews will preside over the entire Louisiana Model United Nations

for the state and is the youngest member ever elected to this position.


SSA’s Dance Teams and Cheerleaders

The SSA Cheerleaders have had a full semester! The

girls started the year with a performance at orientation

welcoming the new students to SSA. The year kicked

off with volleyball games and St. Paul’s Junior Varsity

football. The SSA Cheerleaders also participated

in the St. Tammany Parish Fair parade. In addition,

the performed at the SSA family picnic and the

homecoming pep rally.

The St. Paul’s Cheerleaders (comprised of SSA

students) have cheered at all of the SPS football games

and pep rallies and are looking of forward to the 2007

basketball season. They will be having a fundraiser in

March.

The Royalettes attended the Universal Dance

Association Camp this past summer and placed first in

their Pom routing and received a superior rating in the

Competition Jazz. They also received the Judge’s

Award. The Royalettes have performed at many

volleyball games and pep rallies. They participated in

the St. Tammany Parish Fair Competition and won first

place in the Large School Division and were Overall

Champions at the St. Tammany Parish Fair. The dance

team recently participated in the Universal Dance

Association Louisiana Dance Championship and place

third in pom and first in high kick.

The SPS Golden Blues, comprised of SSA students,

have had a very active fall. In addition to performing at

all of the St. Paul’s football games they held a Dance

Clinic, marched in the Covington Christmas parade and

the St. Tammany Parish Fair parade. They attended the

27th Annual Louisiana State Dance/Drill Team

Championship held by American All Stars in Lafayette

on January 12-14. The received the following awards:

Division Awards – 2nd in High Kick, 2nd in Prop

Novelty, and 3rd in Pom; Overall Awards – 1st in

Officer Routine, 3rd in High Kick, 3rd in Prop Novelty,

and 5th in Pom.

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St. Scholastica Academy

Falaya Fling

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Castine Center at Pelican Park, 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. • Patron Party 6 p.m.

Falaya Fling is SSA’s annual fundraiser, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment.

Participation in this fun event is available through ticket purchase or sponsorships. Come join us!

SPONSORSHIP/ PRICES TICKETS BENEFITS

TICKET LEVEL Falaya Patron

Fun

Party

Ticket $60 1 0 Fun at the Fling

BLACK $250 2 2 Fun & Publicity

BLUE $500 4 2 Fun, Publicity, 1/4 page program ad (4 1/2 x 1 5/8)

WHITE $750 6 4 Fun, Publicity, 1/4 page program ad (4 1/2 x 1 5/8),

Reserved Table

SILVER $1,500 10 4 Fun, Publicity, 1/2 page program as (4 1/2 x 3 1/2),

Reserved Table, Street Banner & Sign,

Sponsorship Board, 1 SSA Server

GOLD $2,500 12 6 Fun, Publicity, full-page program as (7 1/2 x 4 1/2),

Reserved Table, Street Banner & Sign,

Sponsorship Board, 2 SSA Servers

103 YEAR $103 0 0 In honor of SSA’s Centennial - Program Listing

SISTERHOOD

PATRON PARTY $50 0 1 Patron Party Ticket - March 24, 2007 6-7 p.m.

Publicity - auction program (circ. 2500), SSA newsletters (800), Wings (quar. mag - 6700), local/New Orleans newspapers and magazines.

To reserve tickets or participate as a sponsor, please submit completed information below with payment. Mail to:

SSA Advancement Office, P.O. Box 1210, Covington, LA 70434-1210. For further information, call 985-892-2540, ext. 104.

___ Corporate Sponsorship (Level: ________________)

(Amount: $ _____________)

Contact Name:

Address:

City: State: Zip: Email:

Phone:

Fax:

Name (as it will appear in program):

Special Instructions:

___ Personal Sponsorship (Level: ________________)

(Amount: $ _____________)

Make checks payable to SSA, or charge to Visa or MasterCard # ________________________________________

Signature:

Expiration Date:

___ I would like to donate an item to be auctioned. ___ I would like to serve as a volunteer.

___ I would like to donate food (restaurants and caterer only, please)

___ I prefer to make a donation to SSA in the amount of $ __________________.

___ I would like an ad. ___ I do not want an ad.

___ I will submit a CAMERA READY PROGRAM AD via mail by January 26 (OR email: thuguet@ssacad.com)


Pick-A-Live

Pick any item from the Live Auction for $100!

Only 100 Tickets Available

$100 per Ticket

The drawing for the Lucky Ticket

will be held right before the Live Auction

on the night of the Fling. The winner can

pick any ONE of the Live Auction items.

(EXCLUDING THE BOAT)

(First choice before the Live Auction begins)

SSA FALAYA FLING PICK-A-LIVE AUCTION 2007

If you are unable to join us for this fun evening, buy your raffle ticket and

indicate which item (listed on the back of this form) you would like to select.

(Please Print)

NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE: _________________________________

ZIP: ______ PHONE: _________________

$100 PER TICKET Total # of Tickets: ________ Amount Enclosed $ ________

• Visa/MasterCard # ________________________________________

Expiration Date ___________

Authorized Signature: _________________________________________________________________

Item of Choice: ______________________________________________________________________

Make checks payable to SSA. Return to: SSA, P.O. Box 1210, Covington, LA 70434-1210 Attn: Pick-a-Live Raffle

http://www.ssa.cmarket.com

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Live Auction Items

NFL Football Helmets

Indianapolis Colts autographed by Peyton Manning

New York Giants autographed by Eli Manning

New Orleans Saints autographed by six players

(#9 Brees, #12 Colston, #19 Henderson, #25 Bush, #26 McAllister, #87 Horn)

LSU autographed by eight players

(#2 JaMarcus Russell, #5 Keiland Williams, #7 Ali Highsmith ,

#9 Early Doucet, #18 Jacob Hester, #22 Alley Broussard,

#31 Jessie Daniels, #80 Dwayne Bowe)

• • • •

Saints game Shoes

autographed by #25 Reggie Bush

Saints game shoes

autographed by #9 Drew Brees

• • • •

Dove Progressive Dinner

• • • •

Dinner for six hosted by Tom Fitzmorris

at Drago’s Restaurant

http://www.ssa.cmarket.com

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SSA Father-Daughter

Western Dance

Father/Daughter Co-Chair Mary Vorenkamp,

Decorations Chair Leslie Domingues, Co-Chair

Robin Gutierrez, and Co-Chair Maria Campeaux

pose for a picture before the Father/Daughter Dance.

Kevin Kramer and daughter

Casey have a great

time at their last

SSA Father/Daughter

Principal Mary Kathryn Villere visits with Bernie

and Gabby Klein during Father/Daughter.

Proud father Quentin Dastugue enjoys being with

his two daughters Margaux and Allison.

St. Scholastica Academy held its

annual Father-Daughter dance on

November 30 in the SSA Gym.

The theme this year was “The

Wild, Wild West” and over 700

people attended one of the most

popular SSA events of the school

year. The co-chairs of the dance

were Maria Campeaux, Robin

Gutierrez, and Mary Vorenkamp.

The decorations chair was Leslie

Domingues.

The SSA students and their

dads dressed up in western attire

and enjoyed an evening of

dancing and eating barbeque.

Many volunteer parents helped

transform the gym into a SSA

Corral complete with saddles,

hay, and a barn. Red and yellow

balloons decorated the tables

with glass containers enclosing

a cactus as centerpieces. As

a special highlight and longstanding

tradition, the seniors each

delivered a loving tribute to their

fathers.

Yee-Ha!! Matt Voelkel and daughter Charlotte along with friends Gordon Stewart

and daughter Maggie, live it up at the big event!

SSA senior Cace Billeaud dances with her father

Chuck and is loving every minute of it!

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Hop on Over for SSA’s 4th Annual

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Where: SSA Gym • 122 S. Massachusetts Street • Covington, LA

Activities Begin at 11:00 am

$8 per child, adults and children under 1 free

Includes: Lunch, photo with the Easter Bunny, refreshments, games,

prizes, spacewalk, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Bring your nieces, nephews, grandkids, and friends!

Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________________________________

Please return to SSA Advancement Office

P.O. Box 1210 • Covington, LA 70434

892-2540, ext. 130 or fax 892-5921

Children’s Name and Ages

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Proceeds go to the Hillary Lanaux Greve Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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M I S S I N GAlumnae

1938 . . . . . . .Dolores Buras Fennell, Rose Demetz

1943 . . . . . . .Adela Acosta, Audrey Anselmo, Norma Ballard, Anna Di Miceli Nobile, Earline Fussell, Ruby Hemphill Rhineart,

Frances Odem, Shirley Ramon, Loustalot, Charlotte Rouillard Tuner, Dorothy Smith Warner

1948 . . . . . . .Lucie Allen, Loyola Arguelles, Marian Boudreaux, Kate McCarthy Manuel, Rosa Reyes

1953 . . . . . . .Dubby Guerin, Violeta Guzman, Marguerita Isaza, Syvil Trahan Stanga, Carolyn Wallis Roy, Clorette Williams

1958 . . . . . . .Loretta Bender, Elena Gould, Lizabeth Lagrave, Allis Lovel, Marilyn Jeanne Turner, Evelyn Whelpley Alizo

1963 . . . . . . .Alicia Abufele, Dianna Alleman, Carolyn Ane’, Carlota Arango, Consuelo Arango, Claudia Arceneaux, Clara Arnold,

Ninoska Axmacher, Zulma Barrios, Mary Ann Black, Corina Blandon, Nancy Bosworth Welch, Isabel Brierre,

Melody Ballay Martin, Jane Burkart, Gail Cambre Greenwald, Elena Cervantes, Barbara Chatellier Moore,

Antonieta Flores Munguia, Marzzia Galofre, Eena Gomez, Mary Gutierrez, Piedad Hernandez, Kristen Johnson,

Ana Maria Pellman, Jeanne Sykes Broadway, Tricia Truxillo, Wanda Jean Windsor

1968 . . . . . . .Zoila Alcaraz, Ruby Alphonso, Laurel Ameely, Bonnie Armstron, Donna Badeaux, Shirleen Bodin, Joan Badon,

Joyce Bowman, Norah Ondinia Corrales, Becky Crain Christ, Fredeen Cunningham, Mary Davis, Adrienne Debrow,

Debby Lynn Ducote, Sharon Failla Chauffe, Mary Fulks, Marcelle Gianelloni Bennett, Bynn Huff,

Anne Kinkade Thomisee, Jacqueline Matamoras Lissetti, Olivia McClellen, Connie Moore McDonald,

Judith Neeley, Pamela Pecunia Guderian, Renne Read Mann, Leona Sansone Morse, Kathleen Scott Badeaux,

Dellie Swann Sawyer, Nora Urmeneta Sweatmon, Patrician Wright

1973 . . . . . . .Rina Abudoj, Carolyn Alford, Mary Anzalone, Hope Ashmore, Cathryn Barrios, Margaret Berlin, Patrice Boihem,

Coco Cox Treppendahl, Midori Dufrane Duncan, Cynthia Durand, Aracely Folgar, Fatima Freites,

Colleen Gaude Hildebrand, Patricia Ann Jacobs, Anne Marie Lespinasse, Mary Luis, Mary Myrtline Spiller,

Cindy Wehrwein Robin

1978 . . . . . . .Anne Adams, Novella Allen, Kimberly Andrews Winslow, Christine Babin, Mary Borgen Goudeaux, Cheryl Bozarth,

Gigi Marie Boulmay Larfon, Maureen Brandt Keith, Robbie Caren Clay, Patricia Cotten Bertrand,

Shawn Craddock Reed, Laurie Creighton, Cynthia Anne Deboisblanc Hoz, Jane Garrett Stricker,

Theresa Ann Gross Hughes, Claudette Haik Nassif, Melanie Johnston Guilbeau, Christine Klebba Lichnovsky,

Catherine Lamy Avant, Adrienne Nelson, Meriwether Scott Bennett, Laura Stanton Kendricks, Darlene Wiefel

1983 . . . . . . .Robin Allen, Therese Boyd, Karen Celetin Whiteside, Laura Leicher Vaughn, Michelle Lemoine Sortino, Laura Martin,

Erin McKee, Kelly Ward Smith, Kris Wilkinson

1988 . . . . . . .Dawn Abney, Kristin Billingsley, Danielle Boudreaux, Cynthia Ladivar Lema

1993 . . . . . . .Allison Brewster, Jennifer Brisbi, Jennifer Maupin, Liz Mayers Addington, Sr. Bernard Marie Merredith,

Patricia Parker, Emily Scott, Ann Smith Gaydos, Natalina Gares

1998 . . . . . . .Emily Baumgartner, Karen Beaugh, Laura Kelley, Dresden Mashburn, Kelly Mashburn, Jessica Mayfield, Tracy Morgan

2003 . . . . . . .Elizabeth Bowie, Erin LaCroix

Thanks to those of you who helped find those listed as“lost” in the past.

Here is a list for you to work on, some old names, some new.

Please call the Advancement Office at (985) 892-2540, ext. 132 or e-mail esimmons@ssacad.com if you have information.)

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ANNUAL

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

2 0 0 5 - 2 0 0 6

ST. SCHOLASTICA

ACADEMY


Letter From the School Board Chairman

D

ear SSA Family,

BACK TO NORMAL!!!!!!!

BACK TO THE SAME OLD

ROUTINE!!!!!!! A year after the worst

natural disaster in the history of this country,

that is what all of us were looking for this

current school year.

As devastating as Katrina was to our region,

SSA was ironically blessed. Through all the

pain and destruction and displacement, your

SSA family was able to stand tall and proud.

We took stock of our problems, found

solutions, and welcomed one and all to the

warmth and security of this school.

Although our campus was damaged, our

commitment to help others was not.

Although our resources were already

stretched, we found a way to tighten our

belts even further. Although taking on

more students would be very difficult, we

managed to welcome nearly 200 displaced

students from the south-shore.

If ever there was an event to emphasize the

wisdom of the four pillars upon which SSA

is founded, Katrina provided a wonderful

opportunity for all of us. The SSA family

simply rose to the occasion. In that one

event, we learned that the best way to cope

was simply to WORK and PRAY for the

benefit of our COMMUNITY; and STUDY,

not only to help ourselves but to help those

around us as well. The destruction brought

by Katrina provided all of us, especially

our daughters, to experience first hand, the

perpetual wisdom of these fundamental

Christian values.

So the current school year started out to be

a fairly typical one. Old routines were

quickly being re-established. The students,

faculty, staff and parents were taking

comfort in getting back to normal. Then, we

have another little storm. Our president and

leader for the past twenty-eight years,

Marguerite Celestin, was diagnosed with a

rare medical condition. This condition

would preclude Marguerite from conducting

her normal daily routine. Marguerite’s

normal daily routine would usually begin

before sunrise and typically end late in

the evening hours. What would she be

doing in that typical day? She would be

PRAYING, WORKING, AND STUDYING

for better more effective ways to serve her

COMMUNITY. That community includes

not only the faculty, staff and students of

SSA, but all of its parents, grandparents

and alumnae. Her normal routine would

also involve contact with the neighbors

in and around the campus, the people

of Covington and St. Tammany Parish,

vendors, contractors, architects, politicians,

archdiocesan personnel, peers and

colleagues. Marguerite’s normal routine is

very time consuming and overwhelming.

So what happens? Very simply, Mary

Kathryn Villere, Elaine Simmons, Carol

Poole, Eileen Depreo, Susanne Hepburn,

Jennifer Grimley, the entire faculty and staff

simply picked up the pieces and began to

accomplish what Marguerite would have

wanted them to accomplish. Everyone has

taken on additional roles, jobs, duties,

chores and tasks. Each has done so with an

incredibly positive attitude. Each continues

to do so in the Christian spirit of service.

The direct beneficiaries of these Herculean

efforts are each of our daughters.

Thankfully, Marguerite has been able to

contribute to these efforts, but I’m sure that

she must take comfort in the knowledge

that the team she has surrounded herself

with has performed so willingly and so

selflessly.

We parents are truly blessed to have such

an opportunity to place our daughter’s

educational needs in the care of such a

wonderfully talented, selfless and dedicated

team.

As for the school board, our main objective

this year is to complete the strategic plan.

Thanks especially to Sue Zaunbrecher

for her tireless efforts in this regard, we

should have a very well prepared 5 – 10

year vision for SSA. From technology to

the physical campus, we will have explored

and determined the strategy with which to

propel SSA into the next few years.

Construction on the Chapel should begin

early this year. Plans for other academic

buildings coupled with improvements to the

athletic complex and other facilities will

continue in the near future. The Master Site

plan should be completed as well. The

school board is proud to demonstrate in this

annual report that SSA continues to manage

its resources quite efficiently.

Finally, in order to maintain SSA as the best

school in this region, additional resources

will be needed. We look to embark upon

a very aggressive capital campaign in the

near future. Your willingness to be part

of this effort will insure that SSA will

continue to be simply the best school with

which to entrust your daughter’s secondary

education. I’d like to thank each of you for

your past efforts and contributions, and I

would call upon each of you to continue to

support the mission of SSA.

Respectfully

Jerry Delahoussaye

ANNUAL

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

School Board Chairman

Jerry Delahoussaye


ANNUAL

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

2 0 0 5 - 2 0 0 6

O P E R A T I N G B U D G E T 2 0 0 5 - 2 0 0 6

SUPPORT AND REVENUE

INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 6/30/06

Interest Income

$184,530

3.83%

Fees and Auxiliary Income

$854,060

17.75%

Miscellaneous Income

$112,177

2.33%

Tuition and

Registration

Fees and

Auxiliary

Income

Interest

Income

$3,662,423

854,060

184,530

Tuition and Registration

$3,662,423

76.09%

Miscellaneous

Income

TOTAL

INCOME

Instructional

Expenses

Building and

Grounds

112,177

$4,813,190

$2,433,710

423,742

EXPENSES

EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 6/30/06

General & Administrative

$905,563

19.6%

Utilities

$127,869

2.8%

Insurance

$68,278

1.5%

Auxiliary Services

$225,583

4.9%

Miscellaneous

$108,888

2.3%

Depreciation

Insurance

326,673

68,278

Depreciation

$326,673

7.1%

Building & Grounds

$423,742

9.1%

Instructional Expenses

$2,433,710

52.7%

Utilities

General and

Administrative

Auxiliary

Services

Miscellaneous

TOTAL

EXPENSES

127,869

905,563

225,583

108,888

$4,620,306

TOTAL INCOME $ 4,813,190

TOTAL EXPENSES (4,620,306)

DEBT REPAYMENT 129,513

NET SURPLUS 322,397

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES** $147,694

**Funded by contributions made through THE CENTENNIAL FUND.

Y E A R E N D I N G J U N E 2 0 0 6

S T . S C H O L A S T I C A A C A D E M Y


CENTENNIAL FUND DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

ACADEMY ASSOCIATION

$50,000+

The Seiler Family - Jennifer Seiler 2005 Casey Seiler 2007

THE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

$10,000+

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Brennan

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Eckert

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mayer

Kent and Ann Satterlee

Michael Schexnayder and Allison Schexnayder

ANNUAL

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

R E P O R T

2 0 0 5 - 2 0 0 6

Centennial

Fund

$ 176,431

THE FOUR PILLARS GROUP

$5,000+

BALFOUR (Mike Calamari and Victoria Lombard)

Rob and Linda Byrne and Melissa Byrne ‘97

Douglas J. Cristina

Robert and Kim Crosby

Mac and Linda Funchess

Steve and Vickie Guarisco

Mike and Susan Loveland

Dr. and Mrs. Terrell McGinn

Connie and John Rausch

Mike and Mary Sciortino

Brent and Renee Silva

Falaya

Fling

Dove Golf

Classic

Grants /

Scholarships

Bricks

TOTAL

111,496

10,381

23,267

900

$ 322,475

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES & SPECIAL EVENTS

FOR THE YEAR 7/05 - 6/06

Dove Golf Classic

$10,381

3.22%

Grants/Scholarship

$23,267

7.22%

Bricks

$900

0.28%

Falaya Fling

$111,496

34.58%

Centennial Fund

$176,431

54.70%

Y E A R J U L Y 2 0 0 5 - J U N E 2 0 0 6


CENTENNIAL

F U N D

F U N D

F U N D

CENTENNIAL FUND DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

THE SCHOLASTICA ASSOCIATES

$2,500+

Julian and Julie Davis

Larry and Janna LeGuin

Michael and Lyn Nunmaker

THE DOVE PARTNERS

$1000+

David and Melanie Broadbridge

James and Donna Bulgrin

Community Coffee Company

Thomas and Lauren Cosgriff

Bill and Paulette Crawford

Kim and Wayne Durr

Mark and Debbie Ferrari

Mr. and Mrs. C. Lange Gambel III

Steve and Begona Landry

David R. Paddison

Mr. and Mrs. John Ribar

In Honor of

Mike and Margaret Schexnayder

Brittany ‘05 and Blakeley ‘07 Simpson

Tony and Aida Walz

THE CENTURY CLUB

$1 - 100+

Nelson and Stephanie Breve ‘99

Jessica Cristina

Jeanne Crotty 2000

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dillon

Paul and Leslie Domingues

Judy Ferry, M.D. ‘75

Jim and Kathy Finch

Pam and Steve Hartman

Marc and Terry Holzenthal

Uanna and Anthony Housey

Michelle & C. Ellis Iverson

Elizabeth Joanen Stokes 1986

Kevin and Christine Kramer

Larry and Sharon Lewis

Susan Boudreaux Loesberg ‘68

William and Christine Lozes ‘70

Michelle Marcotte Stalter ‘87

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Morris

Sr. Florentine Motichek O.S.B. ‘38

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Neal

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Palazzo

Julie Rodrigue Carbo ‘73

Clarence Saltalmachia

Paul and Rita Schneider

Claire Thompson Brown ‘62

Mary Zahn Willem

BRICK COLUMN

Kayla Jacomine and Family

Elsie and Jack J. Scariano, Jr.

Tony and Aida Walz

GATE

Esther Daly

Emily Kieffer and Joseph

Davenport

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. D’Olive

Mr. and Mrs. William Glennon

Mrs. Joan Gonthier

Mr. and Mrs. John Hance

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Licht

Alicia Monge

Kay Morse

Mr. and Mrs. John Ribar

In memory of Lucille & Earl Riecke

Joy and Merlin Romig

Lucille Sarrat

Elsie and Jack J. Scariano, Jr.

FENCE

Elsie and Jack J. Scariano, Jr.

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ALUM SCHOLARSHIP DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Amanda Schaefer ‘98 Anita Sierra Nuss ‘38

SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Our Lady of the Lake Church

Our Lady of the Lake School

Second Chance Foundation (Michael and Allyson Sanderson)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

CENTENNIAL

F U N D

F U N D

F U N D

HILLARY GREVE MEMORIAL

ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Ms. Hilda Lanaux

HLG Committee

MEMORARE MINISTRIES SCHOLARSHIP

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Klein

MARGUERITE CELESTIN

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Jim and Anne Marie Fargason

In Memory of Helen Bell, Clocagh Oertling Barudier, and Elrita Glockner

St. Scholastica Academy Parent Club

MATCHING GIFTS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

ChevronTexaco

Baxter International Foundation

Cleveland Cliffs Foundation

Dominion Foundation

Entergy

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Murphy Oil Corporation

Pfizer Foundation

Roche

ATHLETIC COMPLEX SPONSORSHIP

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Abita Marble Company, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bayard

Clovis & Roche

Mr.and Mrs. Scott R. Gutterman

Dr. and Mrs. Michael N. Harlan

Northshore Interventional Pain Management

Resource Bank

SCP Pool

D O V E W I N G S 47


ALUM CLASS CHALLENGE DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

1938

Ethel Eve Bourgeois Fremin

Anita Sierra Nuss

1939

Rita Mayeux Periou

In memory of Sr. Mary Johnette Mayeaux, O.S.B.

1940

Katherine Moser LeBeau

1941

Berneda Augustine Birdsong

1946

Winnie Heintz Jordan

1950

Catherine Morse Smith

Dione Ragan Harmon

1951

Mary Augustine Dolan

In memory of Gladys Augustine Day ‘43

1953

Paulette Heldner Holahan

1954

Lucille Capo Castine

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Carol Fontan Gottfried

Sylvia Leatherwood Enriquez

In memory of Sister Carmelite Arreteg O.S.B.

Marie Morgan Taylor

1957

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle

In honor of SSA’s 103rd Year

1958

Jerrye Ann Brady St. Martin

Dianne Murray Vasquez

1959

Aline Bull Wetta

In memory of Thomas J. Wetta, III

Catherine Cabibi

Frances Canale Werther

Diane Chalaron Carter

1962

Bernadette Galatas

Clay Latimer

Claire Thompson Brown

1965

Noreen Rase

In memory of Patricia Felker

1968

Norma Rusbar Higgins

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

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1970

Joan Ellis Cox

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

1971

Patricia King Miller

Sue Knight Carter

Carolyn Rapier

1972

Carla Cantrell

Lynette Foster Westmoreland

In memory of Sylvia L. Foster ‘48

Debbie Gallo Berris

1974

Kathleen Davenport Gaudin

Deirdre Richardson Faherty

1975

Elizabeth Jackson Ford

Jan Rathe Tilly

Shan Simpson Mc Daniel

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

1976

Marian Daly Severson

Tammie Hendry Smith

Margaret Hughston Medeiros

Mary Pechon Robin

Malise Prieto

Desiree Taylor Billeaud

1977

Deborah Terrible Stewart

1978

Leslie Alkire Michaelis

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Kathy Capodice

Jane Daly Kuebel

In memory of SSA’s 103rd year

Deanna Dugas

1979

Leslie Blitch Welliver

Kathi Ross Zenor

In memory of Abbie Lamonte Jordan ‘79

Juli Anne von Almen Hite

1980

Betsy Burk

1981

Becky Heap Cousin

Michelle Martin Yeauger

Marian Smith Bridges

1982

Leslie Guenther

Kellie Ory Gagliano

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Quinn Pearson

Kristie Shopf Helfand

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Christine Wilczynski Vogel

1983

Kelly Carite Boyd

Kim Dufour De Brock

Peggy Gement Benit

Tara Ingram Hunter

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Melinda Myers Breaux

1985

Leah Graves Caballero

Wendy McLean Denham

Kylan Reeves Bodin

1986

Stephanie Serpas Fried

Wendy Yeary Blackwell

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

1987

Michelle Biermann Treschwig

Pam Bitterwolf Brechtel

Michelle Boze Toomey

Stephanie Daigle Gaitan

Kim Hughes Ripps

Michelle Marcotte Stalter

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

1988

Dawn Dottolo Starkey

Deborah Jackson Thomas

Melinda Koon

Angie Rose Smith Jean

1989

Christine Brannan

Carey Lise Champagne Morrow

Katherine Hufstetler Rose

In honor of Sandra Martin

Katherine McCloskey

1990

Tabetha Stewart Ezell

1991

Christina Buonagura Givens

Camille Cazayoux Jenman

In honor of SSA’s 103rd year

Summerlin Conner Holzhalb

Michelle Taucer

1992

Danielle Baker Cooper

Kelly Johnson Nelson

Lesa Paille

Beth Schroeder Fields

1993

Amy Simmons


ALUM CLASS CHALLENGE DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

1994

Robin Laporte Cathcart

Kristen Pate Ramirez

Jennifer Poissot Taylor

Ashley Schonberg Roussel

1996

Kinta Marie Comberrel Roberts

1997

Heather Alford

Amie Boudreaux Post

Katie Dunaway

1998

Jennifer Roth Cozad

1999

Kelli Bucksbarg

Lacie Hurst

2000

Kristin Brownson

Jeanne Crotty

Ashley Guidry

Elizabeth Turner

Holly Verlander

2001

Kimberly Dottolo

Paige Egan

2002

Yvonne Bergeron

Lauren Faucheux

Meredith Matthews

2003

Kristi Bucksbarg

Brittany Carter

Katie Jardine

Michelle Mancini

2004

Christine Bennett

Betsy Champagne

Robin Heisser

Danielle Mollere

2005

Geralyn Jordan Barnett

Elizabeth Braud

Kate Champagne

Carrie Cushman

Jennifer Davis

Jolie Drouant

Christie Drury

Brittany Huguet

Lindsey Lozes

Jennifer Schedler

Jennifer Seiler

Katherine Winters

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Abide

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Andrews

Anne-Dale Jeweller, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. William Applegate

Mr. and Mrs. David Arbo

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Arceneaux III

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Billeaud

Colleen Billiot

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie B. Birdsong

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Blauwet

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Bodenheimer, Jr.

Mr. Charles W. Bragg

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Broussard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted F. Bruning

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Burns, III

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Byrne, Jr.

Carmen Canavier

Mr. and Mrs. David Cardwell

Mr. and Mrs. William Carroum

Lee and Nancy Caston

Joanne Creim Champagne

Chick-fil-A

(Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Gonzalez)

Community Coffee

Community Foundation of Acadiana

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Craddock

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. William Crawford

Kristal Creek

IN-KIND GIFTS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Creel

Mr. Andrew Crocchiolo

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crosby

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Daigle

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Daigle, Jr.

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle ‘57

Davis Products, Inc.

(Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Weintritt)

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Day

Mr. and Mrs. John Early

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford P. Elie, Jr

EmBroidMe of Mandeville

(Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hepburn)

Mr. and Mrs. John Englehardt

ESP Settlements Group

Honorable Jess D. Ewing

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Fairbank

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Fargason, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fekete

First Premium Insurance Corp.

Mr. Jimmy Fitzmorris

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fritscher

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ganucheau

Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Gautreaux

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard J. Gillen III

Ms. Denise Godfrey

Rose Clare Frederick Goodbee

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gore

Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Gutterman

Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Hale

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Harris

John Harty, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Harvey Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Hebert, Jr.

Ms. Denise Heising

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Hoffman

Holy Family High School

Holy Trinity Catholic School

Mr. and Mrs. R. Keith Jarrett

Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy S. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. J. Fredrick Kessenich

Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Knight

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Kuebel, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ladner

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Lambert

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Landry

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J Levet, IV

Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Levy

Loews Home Improvement

Ms. Antoinette Lohmann

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Main

Mater Dei High School

McMath Construction

Mr. and Mrs. M. Mirzai

Mr. and Mrs. Royce W. Mitchell

Mount Notre Dame High School

Mu Alpha Theta Club

D O V E W I N G S 49


Thank

Thank

Thank

You.

Donors listed

contributed to

The Centennial Fund

2005-2006

Previous donations

were recognized in

previous issues of

WINGS.

We apologize for any errors.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L Murphy

National Automotive Insurance

Dr. and Mrs. Steve Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Nielsen

Anita Sierra Nuss ‘38

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nuss

Mr. and Mrs. W. Philip Nuss

Julie O’Connell

Ms. Fran Paddison

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Palazzo

Parish National Bank

(Mr. Gary Blossman)

Ms. Francoise Parr

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Patron

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Perez de la Mesa

Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Perino, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Brett Petry

Ms. Frances Phares

Beverly Pollock

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Redd

Ms. Shawn Reed

Mr. and Mrs. James Rivera

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Robert, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Rosenow

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rusbar

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Russo

St Scholastica Academy Parent Club

IN-KIND GIFTS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Sacred Heart Academy (New York)

Faculty and Mother’s Guild

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Scharmer

Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Schneider, III

School Leadership Center of New Orleans

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sciortino

Owen and Karen Seiler

Mr. and Mrs. James Severson

Mr. and Mrs. Brent A. Silva

Mr. and Mrs. D. Bradley Soileau

Southern Printing

(Kenny and Rachel Weaver)

Mr. and Mrs. Scott St. Romain

Margie St. Pierre

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Simon

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sterck

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Studley

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas

Dr. and Mrs. John W. Thompson, Jr.

Becky Toups

Elizabeth Townsend

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Villere

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Vorenkamp

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Walkenford

David and Zella Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Williams

BRICK DONORS

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Jonathan, Rachael, Melissa and

Amy Fairbank

Bob and Jane Harvey

Cynthia S. Klibert

Mike and Karen Landers

Danny and Renee Meeks

Don and Janine Rodriguez

Patty Sanderson

Senator and Mrs. Tom Schedler

Robert and Vicki St. Pe’

Thanks!

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CHAPEL DONORS 2005-2006

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Mary Dawes Chawla ‘65

Thomas and Lauren Cosgriff

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dillon

Mark and Debbie Ferrari

Judy Ferry, M.D. ‘75

Elizabeth Joanen Stokes 1986

Michelle Marcotte Stalter ‘87

Sr. Florentine Motichek O.S.B. ‘38

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Palazzo

Julie Rodrigue Carbo ‘73

Claire Thompson Brown ‘62

CHAPEL FUND DONORS

IN MEMORY OF LILLIAN CELESTIN

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Breve

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Broussard

Larry and Karen Bucksbarg

Bro. Ray Bulliard, FSC

Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Dey, Jr.

Jeannie Buller

Jean and Betty Champagne

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Graves

Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Griffis

Winnie Heintz Jordan ‘46

Rebecca and Chav Pierce

Francie Rich and John Hodge

SSA Faculty

SSA Office Staff

SSA Coaches

St. Scholastica Academy School Board

Margie St Pierre

Dennis and Tricia Schaff

Dan and Elaine Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sterck

David and Zella Walker

CHAPEL FUND IN HONOR OF SR. JUANITA FEDERICO

YEAR ENDING JUNE 2006

Mary Dawes Chawla ‘65

D O V E W I N G S 51


Fling

FALAYA

2 0 0 6

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Marguerite S. Celestin

PRINCIPAL

Mary Kathryn Villere

ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

Elaine Simmons

St. Scholastica

Academy thanks the

following individuals,

restaurants, and

businesses for making

the 22nd Annual SSA

Falaya Fling 2006

a most successful

fundraising event.

Thanks also to the

700+ guests who

attended the auction

and dinner/dance and

helped SSA raise

more than $110,000.

CHAIRS

Kim Durr, Janie Ellis, Nancy Golemi, and Anne Hughes

AUCTIONEER

P.J. Demarie

COMMITTEE CHAIRS & CO-CHAIRS

Committee Chairs

Suzanne Andrews

Andrea Arceneaux

Julie Authement

Kathy Schoultz Balsamico ‘76

Rhonda Baumgartner

Arleen Bennett

Milissa Block

Karen Bucksbarg

Alicia Byrne

Laurie Candies

Renee Cedotal

Betty Champagne

Meg Charbonnet

Gretchen Chauvin

Abita Brewing Company

Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket

Annadele’s Plantation

Back Porch Grill

Baker’s Rack

Beck-N-Call Cafe’

Benedict’s Restaurant

Blue Bell Creameries

Bosco’s Italian Cafe’

Boston Street Food and Spirits

Boule’ Prime House

Cakes by Jo Ann

Carmine’s Daughter

Champagne Beverage Company, Inc.

The Cheesesteak Bistro

Rebecca Cressy

Sunny Cruthirds

Theresa Day

Ann Zehender Dussom ‘80

Theresa Elie

Sandi Forman

Vickie Guarisco

Susan Hebert

Mamie Henry

Julie Jardine

Suzy Kessenich

Beth Lambert

Sharon Landry

Susan Loveland

Ana Perez de la Mesa

Karen Redd

Dannie Salles

Benita Galatas Santini ‘79

Geoff Santini

Becky Schoen

Karen Seiler

Darci Senner

Dan Simmons

Elizabeth Soileau

Kim Viola

Mimi Voelkel

Aida Walz

Cathy Williams

Susan Williams

RESTAURANT & BEVERAGE PURVEYORS

Chick-fil-A

Chili’s Bar & Grill

Coffee Rani

Commander’s Palace

Copeland’s of New Orleans

Creole Delicacies Pralines

Dakota Restaurant

Lynell Dupepe

French Quarter Beignets & Diner

Golden Egg Cafe

Heavenly Ham

Hugh’s Wine Cellar

Impastato’s Restaurant

Jim’s Bar-B-Que

La Casa Gomez

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RESTAURANT & BEVERAGE PURVEYORS

(CONT.)

Louisiana Grill

La Madeleine

La Bella’s Catering and Gourmet Food To Go

Little Toyko

LOLA

Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ltd

McAlister’s Deli

Monster PoBoys

Pat’s Seafood Market & Cajun Deli

Pigeon’s Caterers

P J’s Coffee and Tea Co.

Rag’s Old Fashion Po-Boys

Rockefeller’s

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sal & Judy’s

Scariano’s Meats

Seafood Galley & Deli / Piffany Oaks

Sesame Inn

Southern Elegance Catering

SSA Cafe

Subway Sandwiches - Bogalusa/Franklinton

Sweet Daddy’s Barbeque Restaurant

Tchefuncta Country Club

Vintage Court

WOW Cafe’ & Wingery

Keith Young’s Steak House

Yujin LLC

Fling

FALAYA

2 0 0 6

CORPORATE SPONSORS / PATRONS

GOLD LEVEL

John and Madeline LeBlanc

LLOG Exploration Company

The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

SILVER LEVEL

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Harvey, Jr. - Louisiana Medical Mgmt. Corp.

Hearthstone Homes by Ron Lee

David R. Powers, M.D. & Patricia Braly, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Simon, Sr.

Skarda & Silva. LLP, CPAs (Brent A. Silva, CPA)

WHITE LEVEL

Randy and Natalie Allain

Karen and Larry Bucksbarg

Alicia Byrne and Kim Stephens/

Flying Weenie Dog Records

Champagne Beverage Co., Inc.

Irby and Nancy Chatelain

Daigle Fisse & Kessenich, PLC

Michael W. Dougherty

Dutel & Tranchina, LLC

Hibernia National Bank

Innisfree Farm/ Tim and Jennifer Rice

Richard C. Lambert Consultants

Maizy ... A Shoe Boutique

MEDTRON Software

Tom and Anne Periou

Thomas and Haifleigh Pritchard

Collins C. Rossi, PLC

The Sanctuary

Michael and Margaret Schexnayder

Craig Simmons, J&J / Invision Carpeting

Dan and Elaine Simmons

Dr. Glenn Spell Family Dentistry

Drs. Margie Strong and John Williams/

Mr. Brian and Dr. Ann Kay Logarbo

Verges Consultants, Inc.

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FALAYA

Fling

2 0 0 6

CORPORATE SPONSORS / PATRONS

Harold and Tara Aucoin

Susan H. Blanchard, PT/

Rehab Dynamics, Inc.

Bopp Law Corporation

Bruce and Gina Broussard

Citizens Bank & Trust

Buz and Chima Clanton

Core Construction Co., LLC

DNA Film and Video

Lange and Molly Gambel

A. Giambelluca Construction, Inc.

Vickie and Steve Guarisco

Dr. Robert V. V. Hurst

Kishore and Ginny Kamath

C. J. Ladner, State Farm Insurance

BLUE LEVEL

Lakeview Regional Medical Center

LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand

Dr. Nickey Nicaud-

Madisonville Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Richard Olinde

Pine Grove Electrical Supply, Inc.

Dennis and Rosana Preau

Rickie and Denise Ragan

Resource Bank

Cliff Robicheaux State Farm Insurance

SCP Pool Corp

Stanley and Jennifer Scianna

Statewide Bank

Jim Walther/ Legg Mason/ Smith Barney

June and Harry Warner

BLACK LEVEL

Advance Title LLC

Chuck and Desiree Billeaud

Lynn S. Blossman

Ted and Darlynne Bruning

Bryan and Dawn Burns

Wade and Laurie Candies

Jean and Betty Champagne

Scott Chotin/Adrienne Laborde

Penny and Quentin Dastugue

Elinor and Dan Dorsey

Joey and Julie Drouant

Kim and Wayne Durr

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Dutel

Frederick and Susanne Dwyer

Greg and Robin Eckert

John and Leslie Ellinghausen

Janie and Doug Ellis

Jim and Anne Marie Fargason

Mark and Joan Faust

Tom and Mary Ann Fitzmorris

Spencer and Licy Gagnet

Ron and Jennifer Ballard Gitz ‘85

Ron and Nancy Golemi

Del and Rebecca Hale

Leo and Janice Hemelt

Jim and Metsy Hingle

Jimmy and Julie Hingle

Paulette Heldner Holahan ‘53

Anne and Paul Hughes

Julie and Drew Jardine

Mark and Anna Johnson

Louis and Ellen Jordano, III

Kehoe-France Northshore

Kevin and Chris Kramer

Larry and Jenna LeGuin

Mike and Susan Loveland

Philip and Susan Martin

Joe and Diana Marriott

Royce and Lesslee Mitchell

Tom O’Connor C.F.P.

Christopher Ryan, Sr.

Rep. and Mrs. M. P. “Pete” Schneider, III

Gary and Becky Schoen

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Sciortino

Dr. and Mrs. Clif St. Germain

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Greg and Betsy Sterck

Cynthia Zeller Sutton

Tony and Aida Walz

Sandra and David Wellmeyer

Lowrey and Susan Williamson

Kathi Ross Zenor ‘79

54 D O V E W I N G S


DONATIONS

Loretta Boswell

Conrad and Jane Kuebel

Robert and Ann Dodge

Camille Chaney Pousson

Ed and Janet Drivon

Thomas and Haifleigh Pritchard

John and Sandra Ferguson

Becky Simonson

Jackie C. Gutierrez

John and Kathryn Wildgen

Holly & Smith Architects, APAC

102 YEAR SISTERHOOD SPONSORSHIP

Thank

Thank

Thank

You.

Conrad and Jane Kuebel Shanna Fournet Yong ‘69

SPECIAL THANKS

Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket

Adam Acquistapace

Coleman Adler

Anne Arbo

Arceneaux Electric

Pete and Wendy Bertucci

Boudreaux’s Jewelers

Rick Brocato

Karen and Larry Bucksbarg

Jeannie Buller

Alicia Byrne

Yvette Cardinale

Stephanie Cassissi

Nancy Caston

Elizabeth Cheatham

Diane Couret

Sunny Cruthirds

Marcel McGoey Delaune ‘97

Expressions Photography

Fancy Faces, Inc.

Cindy Fischer

Donna Flanagan

Earl Foley

Harold and Sandi Forman

Four Unplugged

Ron Golemi

Paul Hughes

Tara Huguet

Bonnie Koepp

Gail Maniscalco

The News Banner

Mike Nunmaker

Perino’s Nursery

Julie Raines

Kevin Rapp

SSA Art Students

SSA Faculty and Staff

SSA Students

St. Tammany Farmer

St. Tammany Linen

Clarence Saltalmachia

Laura Scharmer

Stanley Scianna

Dan Simmons

Tony Simmons

Southern Printing & Graphics

Dale Stogner

Stogner’s Catering

The Times-Picayune

Rachel Walz

Mary Beth Willem

Cindy Williamson

5-Minute Oil Change

A & M Container Sales & Rental

A & M Flooring

Abita Springs Golf Club

Academics of Driving

Jennifer Adams

Coleman E. Adler & Sons, Inc.

Adventure Pets

All American Medical and Chiropractic

Jessica Allen

American Hunter Gun & Archery

DONORS

Scott and Suzanne Andrews

Emily Andrews

Hallie Angelle

Anytime Fitness

Rachel April

Arabella Fine Gifts

Aromatica Day Spa

Assunta’s Italian Restaurant

Atlas Tire Center

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Zoo

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Aurora Fine Intimates

Danielle Ayers

Brittany Bacques

Thomas A. Bailey, D.D.S.

Balfour Company

Ballins

Bankston Family

Stevie Bankston

Caroline Barousse

Lauretta Bateman

D O V E W I N G S 55


FALAYA

Fling

2 0 0 6

Bath Junkie

Bay Marine Group Sales Yacht Sales

Bear’s Restaurant

Beau Chene Country Club

Amanda Beau

Beauty on the Beach

Bedding Plus

Erica Beloso

Robert and Cathy Bergeron

Bike Zone Inc.

Chuck and Desiree Billeaud

Emily Birdsong

Susan H. Blanchard, P.T./Rehab Dynamics, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Block

Blue Frog Chocolates

Bora Bora

Laura Bordelon

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Danielle Boudreaux

Boutique Joli

Brooke Boyd

The Bra Genie

Elizabeth Bragg

Kendall Brandon

Brenchley Shoes and Accessories

Eileen Breslin

Briar Patch Upholstery

Bridal Manor

Bridles & Britches

Kim Broadbridge

The Broken Egg

Blaire Brown

Brown Family Orthodontics

Randall W. Brown & Associates, Inc.

Rick Brunner

Darlynne and Ted Bruning

DONORS

Budget Blinds of Slidell

Mrs. Link’s Class

Buras Family

Mrs. Loesberg’s Class

Katie Burckel

Mrs. Newman’s Class

Dawn Burns

Mrs. Paille’s Class

Bryan Burtis

Mrs. Pellissier’s Class

Alicia and Stephen Byrne

Coach Pool’s Class

Virginia Cairns

Mrs. Pool’s Class

Campbell’s Coffee & Tea

Ms. Raines’ Class

Gabrielle Campo

Coach Richard’s Class

Candies Excavation, Inc.

Mrs. Schaff’s Class

Laure’ Candies

Mrs. Scharmer’s Class

Candies Excavation, Inc.

Mrs. Schneidau’s Class

Carter Plantation

Ms. St. Pierre’s Class

Cedarwood School

Lauren Clayton

Richard and Marguerite Celestin

CNO’s Meal Solutions

Jean and Betty Champagne

Coffee Rani

Champion Cycle Center

Columbia Street Merchantile

Hunter Charbonnet

Commander’s Palace

Gretchen and BJ Chauvin

Community Coffee Co.

Heather Chauvin

Harry Connick, Jr. Fan Club

Elizabeth Cheatham

Ellie Constantin

Mrs. Lori Joubert Cherry

Cookies By Design

Chick - fil - A

Covington Haircutters

C.J.’s Florist

Creative Images Photography

Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital

Remy Cross

CLASSES

Erin Culver

Mrs. Arbo’s Class

Curves

Mrs. Bartlett’s Class

A Cut Above

Coach Bertucci’s Class

Maria D’Antonio

Ms. Capps and Mrs. Picone’s Class

Alicia Dardenne

Mr. Caston’s Class

Kiah Darion

Mrs. Cedor’s Class

Mr. Frank Davis

Mrs. Chatelain’s Class

Bianca Day

Mrs. Couret’s Class

Daylight Donuts

Mr. Cruthirds’ Class

Amber Deano

Coach Davis’ Class

Rae DeBrock

Mrs. Delaune’s Class

Brittany Decareaux

Mr. Fred’s Class

Bobbie Delahoussaye

Mr. Gallop’s Class

Samantha Delahoussaye

Mrs. Grimley’s Class

Delucca’s Expressions In Gold

Mr. Harty’s Class

Dependable Glass Works

Ms. Healy’s Class

Juliette Dickson

Coach Hebert’s Class

Charlotte Discon

Ms. Heinz’s Class

Megan Discon

Mrs. Kessler’s Class

Diva Beads

56 D O V E W I N G S


Dixie Office Products

DNA Film & Video

Jennifer Drivon

Julie and Joey Drouant

Dry Cleaning by Louis

Linda K. Dumas Therapeutic Massage

Crystal Dunn

Janell Dupepe

Duquesne University

Wayne and Kim Durr

Maddy Dutel

Kacie Dysart

Greg and Robin Eckert

Edible Arrangements

Clifford and Theresa Elie

Ashley Elie

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ellinghausen

Margaret Ellis

Elmer Candy Co.

EmbroidMe

Mary Englehardt

Mrs. Valerie Englehardt

The English Tea Room

Vicki Black Evans

Lizzie Evans

Expressions Photography

Coco Farnet

Stacey Farnet

Mary-Brennan Faucheux

Jeanette Feinberg

Fekete Family

Kathleen Finger

A Florist of Covington

Flowers and Fancies

Bert Fontchuberta

Harold and Sandi Foreman

Chris & Paulette Forstall

Kathryn Foudriat

Mary Martin France

Franco’s Athletic Club

French Market Coffee

Fresh Market

Frock Candy

Celeste FunchessFunland

Molly Gambel

DONORS

Margaret Ganucheau

Garrett Honda

Claire Gaudet

Ruthie Gavin

Gayle’s Jewelers, Inc

Gemstone Plantation Golf and Country Club

Brandi Giarrusso

Aidan Gill for Men

Jennifer and Ron Gitz

Molly Glasgow

Glazer’s

Global Wildlife Foundation

Katherine Glorioso

Lori Latino-Glynn - Salon Calais

Golf Etc.

Lauren Gonzalez

Good Dog Naturally

Gordon’s of Mandeville

Gotcha Covered

Gabrielle Gottfried

Sarah Gremillion

Ground Pat’i

Anna Grundmann

Gulf Coast Seal Coatings and

Landscape Management

Christina Gutierrez

Kathy Gutterman

Guttermans and Donnellys

H&K Automotive

Michelle Hahn

Allie Haley

Half Moon Gardens

Melissa Hamel

Kathleen Harmon

Maegan Hebert

Alexa Hebert

Curt & Virginia Hebert

Heiner Brau Microbrewery

Heirloom Designs

Jolie Helm

Bridget Hepburn

Hestia Luxury Linens

Melanie Hollander

Hotel Monteleone

Hugh’s Wine Cellar

FALAYA

Fling

2 0 0 6

Anne Hughes

Ellie Hughes

Indiana University

Interactive Health

Tina Irion

Isis the Salon

J.C. Penney

Jazzy Tans

Jefferson House

Christine Jemison

Carly Jenkins

Joe’s Shoe Store

Patricia Johnson

Just Picture It

Stephanie Kazik

Presley Keller

Callie Kieffer

Caitlyn Kinchen

Suzanne King

Caroline Knight

Kumon Math & Reading Center

La Bonne Vivante European

Medi-Spa and Gift Store

Lauren LaBorde

Lagniappe Shoe

Lagniappe Home Accents

Elizabeth Lambert

The Lampstand

Casey Landers

Sharon and David Landry

Charlotte Lang

Langenstein’s Supermarket

Lanier Music

Linda and Dan LaPorte

Lindsey LaPorte

Laurier

D O V E W I N G S 57


Fling

FALAYA

2 0 0 6

Lawn and Saw Shop

Dr. William Ledoux, D.D.S.

Elizabeth Levet

Jamie Levine

Meghan Levine

Lili Art

The Linen Closet

Alison Lipps

Sarah Lisotta

Courtney Lizana

London - Hill and La Perrin

Cydney Lorio

Louisiana Coca Cola Bottling Co., LTD

Lowes

Loews New Orleans Hotel

Ashley Luke

Paige Madeiros

Magical Maids

Chelsea Main

Maizy - A Shoe Boutique

Margie’s Cottage Florist

Brianne Markham

Emily Matthew

Amber Mayeur

Megan McCarty

Grace McConnell

Emily McCulla

Arielle McCullough

Deanna and Scott McDonald

Jessica McDonald

Jordan McDonald

Marissa Mederos

McKenna Mehle

Brittany Melerine

Merle Norman Cosmetics - Mandeville

Mi Casa

58 D O V E W I N G S

DONORS

Miami University of Ohio

Paige Patterson

Michael’s Jewelers

Pelican Athletic Club

Mike’s Den

Ana Perez de la Mesa

Shane Mikelonis

Perfect 10 Nail Salon

Millsaps College

Performance Driving and Safety

Mississippi State University

Catherine Perino

Caroline Mitchell

Maddie Perino

Money Hill Golf & Country Club

Perlis

Casey Montalbano

Cher Perrault

Richard J. MooreMallory Morse

A Personal Touch

Moseley’s Jewelers

David Pierson Designs

Elise Muller

Pine Grove Electric

Lindsay Mullinix

PJ’s Coffee & Blue Harbor Car Wash

Kelly Mullins

Planet Beach

Danielle Musso

Playville

Dennis Mutell D. C.

Ponchartrain Vineyards

My Room

Pondman Home and Garden

Nails 4 U

Poole Lumber Company

NAPA Auto & Truck Parts

Laura Popp

The National D-Day Museum

Baileigh Porche’

Jessica Neal

Tori Powers

Negrotto’s Gallery

Michelle Preau

Dr. and Mrs. Steve Nelson Precision Sewing Machines of Mandeville

New Orleans Food & Spirit

Zan Prieto

Sarah Nielson

Calla Prieto

Nami Nishio

Puglia’s Sporting Goods

Dane Noel

Leah Quartano

Alicia Nolan

Casey Ragan

Meredith Nolan

Rainwater Problem Solvers

Northshore Tennis

Julie Raines

Caroline Nunmaker

Jessica Ramirez

Nunmaker Yachts

Corinne Rapier

Erika Nuss

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rapier, Jr.

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Brienne Rayes

The Oasis Spa

Nancy Jean Read

Adrienne Olinde

The Recognition Company

Anna Olinde

Karen Redd

Outback Steakhouse

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Outdoor Living Center

Margaret Rivera

Paige Lawnmower Sales

Riverview Camp for Girls

Alex Palmer

Amberlee Roaden

Angela Panno

Emily Robin

Paris Parker - Aveda

Mallory Rogers

Parish National Bank/ Gary Blossman

H.W. Rosenblum

Margery Paddison

Erika Roudolfich


DONORS

The Royal Sonesta Hotel

SSA Royalettes

Debby Royerre

SSA School Board

Rug ChicSalon Vivante

SSA Student Council

Samantha Saltalmachia

Dr. Clif St. Germain

Cameron Savell

St. Charles Vision Outlet

Nina Scariano

St. Louis University

Casey Scheib

The St. Pe’ Family

Lauren Schell

Dr. Scott St. Romain

Natalie Schell

St. Romain Interiors

Katie Schembre

Stage

Leslie Schindler

Stephanie Stains

Elizabeth Schneider

Greg and Betsy Sterck

Cassie Scorsone

The Strawberry Patch

Dr. W. Scott Schroeder, D.C.

Jessica Stringer

Lindsey Schwaner

Delilah Stuart-Blossman

Kristen Scianna

Studio de la Provence

Brooke Sciortino

Ashley Summers

Scrappily Ever After

Jessica Sumpter

Seal Sports

Karen Supan

Leah Seal

Superior Tire of Southeastern LA, Inc

Michelle Seippel

Cindy Sutton and George Schneider

Molly Severson

Kristen Sutton

Nina Shelby

Charlene G. Swift

Shoeffle’

Sylvia’s Design’s & Estate Jewelry

Simple Goodness

Laurell M. Szczepanski

Singer Sewing Center

T.

Sit and Sleep For Less

Lyndsey Tassin

Heather Sjve

Elise Taylor

Aynsley Smith

Tchefuncta Country Club

Smoothie King

Joanna Thomas

Southeastern Louisiana University

Alex Thomas

Southern Bridal

Sarah Thompson

SpeakEasy Center

Brittney Thompson

Cali Spell

Kaitlyn Thurman

Spencer’s Feed & Seed

Taylor Timphony

SSA Cheerleaders

Tire World, Inc

SSA Administrative Team

Tots-N-Tunes, LLC

SSA Alumnae Association

Heather Trahan

SSA Art Students

Treasures Unlimited

SSA Athletic Association

Trendy’s

SSA Balloon Shop

Jennifer Tresvik

SSA Parent Club

Maria Tresvik

FALAYA

Fling

2 0 0 6

Trey Yuen

Ashley Trudeau

Tujague’s Restaurant

Tulane University

Jim Tweedy

University of Dallas

The Villa

Villere’s Florist

Tracy Vincent Hair Stylist

Vintage by Monique, LLC

Virginia Tech

Visual Changes, Inc.

Bailey Waasdorf

Mrs. Bonita Waesche

Walt Disney World

Jessica Walther

Rachel Walz

Angela Ward

Kay Warner

Calyn Wilks

Windsor Court Hotel

Alissa Winkler

Wolfe Lumber

Noel Wong

WorkOut Express

Yellow Butterfly Custom Embroidery

Cynthia Yeung

Yoga School

Alexa Young

Michelle Zahn

Zatarain’s

Rachel Zibilich

Catherine Ziegler

D O V E W I N G S 59


DOVE

Golf

C L A S S I C

2 0 0 6

St. Scholastica

Academy thanks the following

businesses and

individuals for making

the SSA Dove Golf

Classic 2006 at Beau

Chene Golf

and Country Club an

outstanding success.

Thank to the sponsors,

in-kind donors, item

donors and players, we

raised $15, 000 for the

installation of lights at

the SSA Athletic

Complex.

60 D O V E W I N G S

2006 DOVE CLASSIC PARTNERS / SPONSORS

SSA DOVE COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Sid Arceneaux

Mike Colburn

Jeff Culver

Rick Gonzalez

Keith Ladner

Art Lyons

Renee Meeks

Bob Pool

Mary Sciortino

Owen Seiler

Cindy Sutton

Al Zahn

SSA DOVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

GOLD LEVEL

The Louisiana Coca-Cola

Bottling Company, Limited

SILVER LEVEL

Champagne Beverage

SSA DOVE CLASSIC SPONSORS

BRONZE LEVEL

AMDG Investments LLS

Capital One

Clovis & Roche

Colonial Supplemental Insurance

C & R Credit

Gulf Industries, Inc.

Jefferson Capital

Louisiana Medical Management Corp.

Net Work 401K Mickey Wynn & Richard Martin

USI Insurance

SSA DOVE CLASSIC HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS

Clovis & Roche

Nunmaker Yachts, Inc.

Rainbow Northshore


DOVE CLASSIC SPONSORS / DONORS

SSA DOVE CLASSIC HOLE SPONSORS

Aparicio, Walker & Seeling, Inc.

Atmos Energy

Chick-fil-A

Command Construction

Blaise and Monica Ernst

Flying Weenie Dog Records

Guaranty Savings

iBERIA BANK

Parish National Bank

Schindler Elevator Corporation

SCP Pool Corp

Craig Simmons, J&J / Invision Carpeting

Waste Management of Louisiana

Al Zahn, CPA

DOVE

Golf

C L A S S I C

2 0 0 6

BEVERAGE SPONSORS

Champagne Beverage

The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

FOOD SPONSORS

Chick-fil-A

Lynell Dupepe

Outback Steakhouse

Sysco

IN- KIND SPONSORS & ITEM DONORS

Alpharma

Blue Harbor Pointe

Champagne Beverage

Chick-fil-A

Hugh’s Wine Cellar

C. J. and Keith Ladner

Mike Levy

Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc.

Parish National Bank

Mike and Mary Sciortino

Wal-Mart (Picayune,MS)

D O V E W I N G S 61


Scholastica

THE

LEGACY SOCIETY

Scholastica was able to do more, because she loved more.

Pope St. Gregory

The Society recognizes and thanks those individuals who have named or notified SSA of their

intent to make the School, a beneficiary of their will, trust, or other planned gift arrangement.

Members of this special group of benefactors - alumnae, faculty, parents, grandparents and friends

- have at least one thing in common, a lasting commitment to Catholic education for young

women.

A future gift so personal demonstrates a deep and lasting commitment to our mission and to future

generations of young women of our SSA community. Through April 2008, individuals who join

the Society will be recognized as “Charter” members.

Charter Members

(as of February 16, 2007)

Anonymous (2)

Elizabeth Baldwin Barkerding ‘63

Larry and Karen Bucksbarg

Leah Graves Caballero ‘85

Richard and Marguerite Celestin

Carolyn A. Chassee ‘76

Jeanne Livaudais Daigle ‘57

Bill Gallop

Patricia Clerc Jackson ‘61

Stephen and Begona Landry

Owen and Karen Seiler

Dan and Elaine Simmons

Ann Hebert Wolf ‘46

62 D O V E W I N G S


A Gift that Gives Back

How would you like to have a steady,

dependable flow of income for the rest

of your life? And at the same time,

make a significant gift to SSA?

Impossible? Not at all. This year, we

received our first gift annuity a few

months ago from a couple that “want

to help ensure the future of St.

Scholastica Academy.”

The specifics in this example are

just that - an example. The couple

wishes to remain anonymous and this

illustration does not reflect the

specifics of their gift, but it does

reflect their actual sentiments shared

with members of the advancement

staff.

Here’s an example of how a charitable

gift annuity might work. Mr. and

Mrs. Benefactor contribute $20,000 to

SSA in exchange for a charitable gift

annuity. Because of their ages, the gift

annuity pays an annual rate of 5.3%.

Consequently, they receive a charitable

deduction of $6,864 in the year of their

gift and $1,060 for the rest of their

lives.

This payment is not based on the

economic conditions of Wall Street,

nor is it dependent on any other

variable. It is a locked-in annual

payment, secured by the assets of

The Catholic Foundation of the

Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The Catholic Foundation keeps the

$20,000 in a special fund until both

Mr. and Mrs. Benefactor are gone.

Then, the remainder of the funds are

disbursed to the SSA Endowment

Fund and used according to the wishes

of the Benefactors to help carry out the

mission of SSA.

Mrs. Benefactor recently shared, “SSA

is a special place, and for all the years

I have been associated with the

School, I believe it has been God’s

will. I have seen how the alumnae give

back to our community and I want

their contribution and input to

continue. I want to help ensure SSA is

here for future generations.”

“The gift was easy to complete. I

worked directly with Elaine Simmons,

our Advancement Director. We set

up direct deposit for our quarterly

payments - the whole process was

very, very easy.”

After the gift was completed, Mrs.

Benefactor was asked how she felt

about the gift and shared, “I feel like

I am completing a mission. My

husband supported my decision 100%

and so the gift is from both of us. Our

gift to SSA was the impetus for

discussions about our philanthropy

and what it means to us. My husband

is now interested in supporting

another Catholic ministry as well, that

is close to his heart.”

Imagine making a gift and receiving

payments for life. It seems too good to

be true. But there are many thousands

of donors across the country who have

discovered that such a wonderful

gift-vehicle actually does exist -

whether it benefits SSA or another

qualified charitable organization.

To learn how a charitable gift annuity

will work for you, please complete

the envelope provided and mail.

Please include your birth date

and/or your spouse’s birth date (if

applicable). Elaine Simmons, will

send you complimentary information,

including a personalized and

confidential gift annuity illustration -

with no obligation.

It pays to invest in

St. Scholastica Academy

Invest in Your Future.

Invest in Our Future.

Through a Charitable

Gift Annuity

For a minimum gift of $10,000, a charitable

gift annuity will provide you with:

• Fixed payments for life, paid annually,

semiannually, or quarterly

• Appealing payments - A guaranteed return

often greater than current money market

rates or certificates of deposit

(For example, a donor at age 75 earns 7.10%)

• An immediate charitable income tax

deduction

• Partial tax-free payments for your life

expectancy

• Reduced capital gains taxes if your gift is

funded with appreciated securities

• The opportunity to support the Catholic

educational leadership of young women

• Recognition in the Scholastica Legacy

Society

The Advancement Office will send you a

personalized financial analysis (with no

obligation) that shows you how a charitable

gift annuity can benefit both you and SSA.

Please contact:

Elaine Simmons, Director of Advancement

(985) 892-2540 x132

or email: esimmons@ssacad.com.

All inquiries are confidential.

Chairman of

The Scholastica

Legacy Society –

Jeanne Livaudais

Daigle ’57 and

SSA Advancement

Director – Elaine

Simmons.

The Scholastica Legacy Society Charter members: SSA teacher Bill Gallop,

Carolyn A. Chassee ’76, Karen and Larry Bucksbarg.

D O V E W I N G S 63


Calendar

2 0 0 7

March 11, 2007

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA

March 16, 2007

DAD’S FISH FRY

March 24, 2007

FALAYA FLING 2007

March 29, 2007

ESTATE PLANNING

SEMINAR FOR WOMEN

May 2, 2007

SPRING CONCERT

May 3, 2007

MAY CROWNING

May 18, 2007

SENIOR CLASS NIGHT

May 19, 2007

SENIOR GRADUATION

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

COVINGTON, LA 70434

PERMIT NO. 34

March 31, 2007

EASTER EGG HUNT

April 21, 2007

ALUMNAE LUNCHEON

April 23, 2007

DOVE GOLF CLASSIC

ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY

P.O. BOX 1210

COVINGTON, LA 70434-1210

August 18, 2007

SUMMER REUNION

Class of 1997

September 22, 2007

RONNIE KOLE CONCERT

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