Opened in 2001 as part of the vision of the late Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., the Good Shepherd School provides an excellent education, paid for by benefactors, in a safe and nurturing environment to at-risk, underserved children in New Orleans. The effect of this exceptional academic opportunity is to empower these children by providing them with the tools to break away from the cycle of poverty into which they are born.
Andrew (GSS Class of 2008) recently graduated from Jesuit High School (2013) with Honors and currently attends Cornell College in Iowa, where he is balancing his studies with an active extracurricular life including playing as defensive end on the football team, as well as member of a fraternity. GSS is honored to highlight Andrew and his accomplishments, on and off the field.
Majoring in Biology, Andrew intends to eventually go to medical school and become a doctor. With a current GPA of 3.2, he is certainly on his way to achieving that goal. When he is not hitting the books, Andrew spends a good portion of his day getting ready for football season by working out. In 2013, his first season wearing a Cornell Rams jersey, Andrew led the team in tackles and posted a personal best 13 tackles, 2.5 stops, and half a sack in one game alone.
On top of his academic and athletic pursuits, Andrew is also an active member of Beta Omicron, a football fraternity.
With such a “full plate”, you would think Andrew is burned out; he is anything but. In his own words: “I’m doing fine. School is going really well right now.” As for sleep? “I get a little in, every now and then.” To Andrew (and his family), we say, “Congratulations on your success! We are so very proud of you.”
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The students made posters and discussed the importance of standing up for life and what is right leading up to the event, and they marched around the CBD to spread awareness and to give witness to our shared belief that all life deserves our love, prayers, and respect.
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On Thursday, March 27, Good Shepherd School fifth grader Brian Ridgley, Jr. gave the invocation at the Heritage Foundation dinner that featured Governor Bobby Jindal as the Keynote Speaker. After Brian gave the invocation, he and Gov. Jindal met and spoke for several minutes.
During his address,Gov. Jindal acknowledged Brian as an honor student at GSS and a recipient of the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Royal Honda, the Tournament Title Sponsor, offered four Hole-in-One opportunities:
Though the golf conditions were perfect, no one was able to sink a Hole-in-One.
From the entire Good Shepherd School Family, many thanks to the volunteers and others who contributed to the success of this event.
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