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OLA honors Pass seniors with awards

The Pass Post

Our Lady Academy (OLA) hosted its Annual Senior Awards Ceremony and recognized Class of 2022 students for their outstanding character, academic, extracurricular and service achievements.

Three Pass Christian students were recognized with awards.

Abby Whaley

Abby Whaley received the Elena Marie Lorenza Lucore Ambassador Award, an award presented to a member of the Ambassador Club who has shown compassion and kindness, who has inconspicuously performed authentic acts of Christianity, and who has shared her inner joy and laughter with others. Whaley was also recognized with the Lindy Callahan Award, an award given to recognize scholar-athletes by the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA). It is awarded to one male and one female athlete in each of the eight MHSAA divisions.

Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor was recognized with the Chamber of Commerce Award, presented each year for exceptional character and respect of peers and faculty.

Rylie Moore

Rylie Moore received the Hull Award, a special OLA tradition honoring an outstanding senior as the best all-around athlete at OLA. The award was named after Coach Harry Hull, who taught for thirty years at OLA and founded, promoted and coached many of the school’s athletic teams, and who, together with Waddy LeBourgeois, created the first women’s high school soccer team in Mississippi in 1988.

Other award recipients included Jame’ Crowder, Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Hospitality Scholarship; Nina Palazzo, Madison Katherine Conaway Legacy of Kindness Scholarship; Katie Pennell, P.E.O. Chapter U STAR Scholarship and Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship; Suzie Brown, Frigo Orthodontics Scholarship and Dana Hebert Award; Sydney Burrell, OLA Achievement Award; Eugenie Sanders, American Citizenship Award; and Colleen Nolan, American Legion Award.

“The Class of 2022 sits here having established some milestones as a class of forty-one students,” said OLA Principal Marilyn Pigott. “These ladies did not quit working during their senior year, but instead, worked hard throughout their senior year. All forty-one members maintained or raised their overall GPA, and the class can boast an overall class GPA of 3.79. I also congratulate you for a scholarship accomplishment of more than $5.1 million dollars to date. That number translates to an average of over $125,000 per student. Along with academics, this class has been outstanding in the area of serving others. Overall, the Class of 2022 has completed 5,220 service hours.”

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