August 14, 2018
Students at SMA wishing to assume a leadership position at school took part in the 3rd annual Project LEAD workshop today. The workshop featured presentations on effective communication, proper presentation and leadership attributes led by alumnae Kathy Taylor, Alexis Doss and Ayanna Fultz.Read More
August 4, 2018
Students To Participate in Academic BASH
As the new school year begins, students may find it difficult to study or perform well on standardized tests. To help alleviate the stress, St. Mary’s Academy will offer a series of workshops called the Academic B.A.S.H. (Be a Success Here) All students will take part in the Academic B.A.S.H. that will feature seminars on topics such as time management, stress management, testing skills, improving concentration and reading effectively for academic success.
August 3, 2018
Davenport Tapped As Convocation Speaker
A proud graduate of class of 2005, Davenport completed her studies at Southern University of Baton Rouge where she received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Science, with a specialty in Child Development.
Currently an Enrollment Service Specialist for Baton Rouge Community College, Davenport is also currently in school working on a Masters of Art in Organizational Leadership.
According to Davenport, she knew at a young age that she had a calling on her life. “I was saved at the age of 8 and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at the age 15,” said Davenport. “God put the desire in my heart to help heal people both physically and spiritually.”
Highly regarded as a spiritual guide, Davenport also mentors young ladies in the greater Baton Rouge area. She serves on several youth organizational boards, helping to implement new ideas and programmatic functions in the southern region. Additionally, Davenport is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
In 2014, Davenport was diagnosed with a chronic illness, Lupus, and stage 3 Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL) cancer. She has since endured years of chemotherapy. The MZL cancer went into remission only for a year before it came back again in February 2016. With all of God’s grace, she fought against stage 3 cancer …. not once but twice!
A fighter in every sense of the word, Davenport lives the saying “Never look like what you’re going through!” She lives by her mantra: “In spite of it all, God is yet good and able!”
She is married to Conrad Davenport and they are the proud parents of baby girl, Carsyn Dear Davenport.Read More
Arriane Craig Jolla
Arianne Craig Jolla is a 1997 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Dillard University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of New Orleans. She currently serves as the Executive Director and Lead Instructor of Hype Academy.
Arianne, a Louisiana-Certified school teacher since 2001, exited the public school system in order to devote full-time energy to the further development of HYPE Academy’s programs and to promote the success of its students. In August of 2017, Arianne released her debut book, Teach Your OWN Kid! Schools Can’t Do It Alone. She is also the host of the Teach Your OWN Kid! Podcast. She is married to Mr. Joshua Jolla who is also joining us today