Sophomores Gabriella Llano and Tiziana Vazquez recently published a book, "In My World, Down Syndrome," which talks about a nine-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. The novel, which was launched Saturday, May 4, at Books & Books, is a beautiful story about inclusion and empathy.
Three students from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, previously named Regional Winners, won 2nd place in the national 2013 ExploraVision competition, sponsored by Toshiba/NSTA. The students will travel to Washington, D.C. in June to claim their prize.
Three students from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy have been designated as Regional Winners in the 2013 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. These students make up one of the six teams across the nation that will compete for a $10,000 prize. For more information, click HERE.
Fifty-seven students earned First Honors for their performance throughout the second academic quarter. The distinction of First Honors is given to students who earn all "A's" and "A+'s" or maintain a quarter GPA of 4.67 or higher, with no grade lower than a "B+". To see the recipients, click HERE.
Congratulations to English teacher Mrs. Edith Diaz, who has been named this year's Distinguished Catholic Educator at Lourdes Academy.
Congratulations to Isabella Vilar and Luly Brea who were named to the Miami Herald's 1st team all county. Isabella Vilar was named 1st team All county in volleyball, and Luly Brea was named 1st team All County in cross country. In addition, Michelle Marenus and Stephanie de Zarraga were named to the Miami Herald's 2nd team in volleyball. Annie Ortiz was named to the 3rd team, and Caro Busse and Kristy del Rey were honorable mention. To see pictures of the athletes, visit: http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2013/01/15/01/34/EROLw.So.56.pdf. Congratulations, too, to Courtney Filliben and Molly Price, who were named to the Miami Herald's 2nd team in Cross Country, and Bianca Barrios, who was named to the 3rd team. For the cross country pictures, visit: http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2013/01/15/01/22/KePS0.So.56.pdf. Congratulations to our fall athletes!
Congratulations to the staff members of last year's Literati; the school's literary/art magazine received a Superior Rank from the National Council of Teachers of English 2012 Program.
On Sept. 5, 2012, 18 sophomores were inducted to the Bernadette Scholars Program, which is an AP/Enrichment Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. Members of the Inaugural Class are Alyssa Cruz, Nicole Diaz, Katherine Ferrer, Daniela Flamini, Gabriella Garcia, Andrea Jimenez, Elizabeth Lleonart, Ashley Lopez, Cecilia Milton, Natalia Mirabal Alonso, Emily Pendas, Paola Pesant, Sheridan Plummer, Carolina Rodriguez-Garcia, Ariana Rubio, Camila Sacher, Alejandra Sanchez, and Lillian Vila.
Congratulations to Paula Abarca, Gabriela Corzo, Caitlin Opperman, Gabriella Perez, Rachel Perez, Vanessa Quintero, Veronica Sanchez, and Kiara Taquechel, who were selected as 2012-2013 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, based on their performance on the 2011 PSAT.
In an effort to continue educating its students for the world in which they live, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy launched a One-to-One iPad Program this school year, mandatory for all students in grades 9-11. READ MORE.
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 publications staffs, under the direction of Mrs. Rebecca Q. Retana, for being recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Last year's The Grotto received a First-Class Distinction from the NSPA, receiving 3,440 out of 4,400 possible points, as well as a Mark of Distinction for Coverage/Content. The newspaper also received a Gold Medalist Distinction from CSPA, receiving 815 out of a possible 1,000 points. Literati, the student literary/art magazine, received a First-Class Distinction from NSPA, receiving 480 our of 550 possible points, as well as a Mark of Distinction for Layout/Design. The magazine also received a Gold Medalist Distinction from CSPA, receiving 910 out of a possible 1,000 points and an All-Columbian Honors designation for design. The student yearbook Le Fleuve received a First-Class Distinction from NSPA, receiving 3,930 out of 4,500 possible points, as well as a Mark of Distinction for Concept/Essentials and a Mark of Distinction for Design. The yearbook contest results from CSPA are pending.
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