|Founder’s Day: Awards, Milestones, and a Fond Farewell|
Founder’s Day 2017 will be one to remember. The School came together to award certificates to recognize the dedication of our faculty and staff, but the program also included some surprises, including naming of the next Joseph C. Morris Endowed Chair in Science and Math, and the retirement announcement of a Newman legend.
|Newman Students Excel at the Greater New Orleans Science Fair|
On February 15, nine Newman Upper Schoolers competed in the Greater New Orleans Science Fair. Among them, six of the students won awards, including 18 first prizes and three out of four of the Fair's Grand Prizes. Read on for more about our students' performance at the Fair.
|Boys and Girls Soccer Teams Advance to Semifinals|
Newman Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams each advanced to the semi-finals of the State Tournament this week.
The Girls beat Catholic New Iberia 7-1
at home on Monday. They will take on the #1 seed Ascension Episcopal at 4 p.m. on Friday at Ascension in Lafayette.
The Boys beat Northlake Christian 2-1
in a thrilling quarterfinal match Tuesday night on Michael Lupin Field that ended with an overtime header by Junior William Reynoir. The match was a repeat of last year’s Championship, which Newman lost. Newman will play #4 seed Evangel Christian at 5 p.m. on Friday at Newman. Last year both teams reached the State finals and the Girls team brought home the State Championship trophy.
Congratulations to both teams!
|Eli Manning ’99 Receives Walter Payton Man of the Year Award|
Two-time Super Bowl champion and Newman graduate Eli Manning ’99
was one of two athletes awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award during a special ceremony on February 4, 2017. Manning, along with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, accepted the award at the Sixth Annual NFL Awards ceremony. The award is presented to National Football League athletes to “recognize excellence on and off the field.” Manning was honored in part for his volunteer efforts, which include his longtime habit of visiting hospitals, working with the March of Dimes, and his partnership with Tackle Kids Cancer
. The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is widely regarded as one of the highest honors bestowed by the NFL. Click the link below to read more about the award and to view Manning’s acceptance speech.
|Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture: Melissa Block & Stefan Fatsis|
Melissa Block and Stefan Fatsis are internationally renowned journalists who also happen to be husband and wife. On Friday, January 13, 2017, the pair visited Newman to deliver the Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture and became the first dual lecturers in the series’ 10-year history. In front of an audience of Upper School students, faculty, and guests, they shared stories from their careers and fascinating perspective on the state of journalism today.
|Young Alumni Luncheon and Career Prep Symposium|
Young alumni attending college returned to Newman on January 6 for a luncheon and first-ever Career Prep Symposium. Organized by the Alumni Relations Department, the symposium was meant to offer young alumni advice from seasoned professionals about the job market and establishing a career after college.
|Faculty Art on Display at Luna Fête 2016|
Earlier this month, thousands of art lovers attended Luna Fête 2016, a unique festival that uses New Orleans’ iconic architecture as a backdrop for futuristic art installations using light and technology. Iconic buildings around Lafayette Square are lit up with lasers, LEDs, and other lights to create shimmering and scintillating art pieces contrasted against the dark night sky. One such piece was The Cave by Newman teacher Jenna deBoisblanc, an interactive installation that employed both social media and artificial intelligence.
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