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Senior Honored as Diocesan Student of Year

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Senior Honored as Diocesan Student of Year Senior Honored as Diocesan Student of Year


St. Joseph’s Academy senior Alise Alexander has been named the Diocesan Student of the Year in the Students of the Year Awards Program, sponsored by the state Department of Education. She now advances to regional-level competition.

“...I feel blessed to have been recognized among such a talented group of peers.” Alise Alexander '12

“We are extremely proud of Alise,” said Principal Linda Fryoux Harvison. “She is an outstanding representative of St. Joseph’s Academy. This well-rounded young woman embodies all three pillars of our mission statement: faith development, academic excellence and personal growth. She is committed to excellence in all that she does.”

Alexander was chosen from nominees from 10 non-public schools in the 12 civil parishes of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Honorees are selected on the basis of academic achievement, service, character and communication skills. In addition to submitting a biographical narrative, candidates were asked to write a short composition and were interviewed by the achievement committee.

“I am so honored to be named Diocesan Student of the Year,” Alexander said. “There are many deserving students at SJA and in the diocese, and I feel blessed to have been recognized among such a talented group of peers. I am so grateful for the Catholic education my parents have given me and for the teachers here at St. Joseph’s who have helped me to reach my full potential in both academics and extracurriculars. It is very rewarding to receive recognition for my high school accomplishments and involvement.”

Senior counselor Mary Beth Elfert expressed her pride in Alexander’s accomplishments. “It is such an honor to be chosen as the Diocesan Student of the Year, and Alise will represent SJA very well at the regional level,” she said. “She is a remarkable student with many talents and achievements. I really don’t know how she does it all.”

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director

Photo courtesy of Kleinpeter Photography

Date posted: February 17, 2012

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