NOMMA: New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy, 2220 Constitution St. in Algier’s Federal City, is expanding, purchasing 10 acres of land from the Algiers Development District and signing a long-term lease for the former Fitness Center at Federal City. NOMMA plans to grow its student enrollment and better support its cadet corps through enhanced academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. 

NOCCA: Maxwell Barth, an Academic Studio and media arts graduating senior at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, has received the national Outstanding Performance honor in the Engineered Studio Recording category | Performing Arts High School Division of the DownBeat Student Music Awards. Barth was adjudicated against other arts high school students from across the country with his submission being at least 20 minutes long.

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL: Five Holy Cross students scored over 30 on the ACT. Wyatt Audler, Gage Baldassaro, Hunter Blankenship, Forrest Lanning, and Blade Schneider all had composite scores over 30 and some made perfect scores on subsections. Baldassaro, a junior, was among only .3% of test takers to score a perfect 36 composite score. Audler earned an outstanding composite score of 35. 

LSMSA: Sarah Green of Luling, a junior at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, was one of nine from the school inducted into the French Honor Society. The chapter is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  

LIBRARY GRANTS: Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary in Terrytown and Young Audiences Charter Schools at Lawrence D. Crocker in New Orleans were two of 300 schools from 36 states to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. Both of the libraries will use the funds to update and diversify their collections. 

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH: Alumni of the Year for 2023 are Nolan and Angie Louque, a dedicated and active couple. Angie Louque was SCC librarian for 22 years and she continues to volunteer at the school. Nolan Louque is business owner who had given his time coaching and speaking to classes. The Louques also have been generous donors.