Our Lady of Mercy School is excited to recognize Adeline Roemer (8th grade), daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas Roemer, and Jonathan Beale (5th grade), son of Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Beale as the selected Students of the Year in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. OLOM School is especially proud and honored as two candidates are rarely selected for this honor from the same school. The school recently learned that Adeline Roemer was selected as the Regional winner of the middle/junior high non-public category. She will now move on to the State competition where she will compete against 8th graders from five other regions of the State.
The Students of the Year Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, and high school students. This program is an opportunity to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship. The Students of the Year Awards Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Every public and approved nonpublic school in the state with students enrolled in grades 5,8, and 12 is invited to participate. Candidates for Students of the Year must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a four-point scale. Once school level candidates have been selected, the school assigns a committee to assist the candidate(s) in submitting an application portfolio. The portfolio consists of a data sheet; biographical sketch of the candidate addressing at least three or more issues that are important to them and that have had an influence on their lives; the student’s academic achievement including semester grades, report cards, and assessments; leadership activities and recognitions including service/citizenship involvement. Lastly, candidates are interviewed by a panel of Regional and State Achievement Committee judges. The interviews are structured around questions and topics appropriate to the academic level of the student.
Congratulations to Adeline and Jonathan on this great honor! Our thoughts and prayerful best wishes are with Adeline as she goes on to compete at the State level!