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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners
Baylee Angel Marie Robertson
Baylee Robertson is the daughter of Danyell Robertson of Metairie, Louisiana and is the oldest of her brother and sister. Graduating with honors from Mount Carmel Academy, Baylee earned a 3.96 GPA ranking her cum laude. Baylee was honored by the 4th Knights of Columbus with the Patriotic Award upon graduating. Baylee took many advanced placement classes during high school, including World History, English Composition and Literature, U.S. History, and American Government and Politics. Baylee was involved in National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society but dedicated most of her time to theater. Baylee served as the President of the International Thespian Honor Society, an honor society for theater students, and was elected the Thespian of the Year two years in a row. Baylee’s first solo-directed show “#Viral” was selected as the Chapter Select for the State of Louisiana and traveled to represent the state at the International Thespian Festival in June. Baylee is incredibly involved with youth, teaching makeup at Mount Carmel Academy’s summer camp every year and continuing to mentor future designers within her drama club. In addition, Baylee partakes in many service projects. Baylee will continue to pursue theater at Loyola University in the fall, where she will major in Theater Arts and minor in Business. Baylee’s mother, Danyell, has been employed at Diaz Inc., for the last 9 years.
Parker Stephens Amar
Parker is the son of Darrell Amar Jr. and Mikki Vicknair of Hammond, Louisiana. He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School with a 3.84 GPA and earned a 32 on the ACT. Parker was ranked number 14 in his class and is leaving high school with 29 college credit hours. Parker is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, and represented his school at the District and State Rally for the Spanish exam and Spanish Extemporaneous Speaking. Parker received the Spirit of Saint Thomas award at graduation, the highest honor given to a student at Saint Thomas Aquinas. He was a member of Campus Ministry all four years, leading the Light Team and Catholic Athletes for Christ for two years. While lettering in soccer and tennis for four years, he earned Academic All-State in both sports. In soccer, Parker earned a spot on the All District Second Team in 9th and 10th grade, and earned a spot on First Team in 11th and 12th grade. Last summer, he was selected to attend Louisiana Boys State on Northwestern’s Campus. He will be joining his sister this fall at Louisiana State University, where he plans to major in Civil Engineering and minor in Spanish. Parker’s father, Darrell Amar Jr., is the Vice President of Amar Oil Co., Inc.