April 29, 2019
SMA Senior Signs With College
With her proud coach looking on, SMA senior DeShanaya Nelson signed a letter of intent on Monday, April 29th to run track and field at Springhill College in Mobile, AL. The star athlete will attend Springhill on a track scholarship in the fall.
Spring Hill College has participated in intercollegiate athletics since 1889. The Badgers currently have 16 teams that compete within NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) or the Gulf South Conference (GSC). Since 1979, SHC has produced 61 NAIA All-Americans and 180 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.Read More
May 7, 2019
Give Nola Day
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Consider making a contribution to St. Mary’s Academy. All gifts are most appreciated. Please click the link below to make a contribution. Thank you!
St. Mary’s Academy To Host Women of Distinction Awards
St. Mary’s Academy will commemorate Black History Month by recognizing the successes and accomplishments of twelve notable African American females. The Women of Distinction Awards will take place on Thursday, February 28, 1:15pm in the school’s gymnasium located at 6905 Chef Menteur Blvd.
“Women are often not given the true recognition they deserve as current day pioneers and trailblazers in our community,” said director of Student Affairs Lisa Ross who is coordinating the event. This tribute, held during Black History Month, pays homage to women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence. We should always be reminded of their strengths, talents, and their determination to see others uplifted and enriched.”Read More
March 27, 2019
SMA alumna Jasmin Bindom will host the 5th annual Team Jasmin SJS Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Participation fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt, food and drink. Channel 4 Medical Watch reporter Meg Farris will MC the walk and noted dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth McBurney will serve as the keynote speaker.
Every year, Jasmin Bindom provides a scholarship to an SMA student from proceeds of this race. This year, Jasmin also provided funding for both the yoga and meditation classes at SMA. We encourage all students, parents and alumnae to register now for this most worthwhile endeavor to shed light on the Stevens Johnson Syndrome. (SJS)
For more information, please call : (504) 905-4049
Growing up in New Orleans, Natalia Veronica developed an appreciation for art and culture at an early age. The daughter of a seamstress and an architect, she spent countless hours at either a sewing machine or drafting table learning how to sketch and fashion garments. Recognizing their daughter’s tremendous gifts, Natalia’s parents encouraged her artistic development.
In 1994, Natalia enrolled as a freshmen at St. Mary’s Academy where she participated in the Journalism Club and created artwork for class events and competitions. Following her graduation in 1997, she moved to Dallas to study fashion design at The Art Institute of Dallas. Upon earning a degree in fashion design, Natalia continued to create artwork and designs and worked for luxury based companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Prada.
After a lifetime of sketching and painting, she decided to start exhibiting her artwork in various art shows. “As I began showing my paintings in galleries, I realized I wanted more people to be able to appreciate and attain my work,” said Natalia who also started creating limited edition prints of her original works. “I also wanted to find a way to incorporate my love of fashion design, that is when Natalia Veronica was established.”
All of Natalia’s merchandise is named for a personally significant street or moment. She even designed a hand painted handbag called the “Maryite” as a nod to her alma mater. The collection has been featured in many publications and selected for the Kimbell Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas.