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Mindy Jones Chosen as 12th Grade Diocesan Student of the Year

January 24, 2022
By St. Michael High School

Melinda “Mindy” Jones was named the 12th grade Diocesan Student of the Year.  Mindy will represent the Diocese of Baton Rouge in the state competition for the Louisiana Student of the Year. The Diocesan Student of the Year is chosen based on academic achievement, leadership activities, and evidence of service and citizenship efforts. Mindy is an active member in six St. Michael clubs as well as an All-District volleyball player. She also played two years of soccer for the Warriors.

Mindy maintains a 3.9 GPA (including AP and dual enrollment courses), while setting an exemplary standard of service in her school and community. At the 2021 Warrior Awards Ceremony she was honored with the highest service honor, the St. Michael the Archangel Christian Service Award. Previously, she received the title of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year for her efforts in fundraising collecting over $45,000 to help blood cancer patients and to aid in research for these diseases.

For college, Mindy plans to attend LSU and major in Psychology. She hopes to pursue a career in the FBI one day. Mindy will now compete for the Louisiana Student of the Year. She is a graduate of St. Theresa of Avila middle school.

“I am so excited to be named the Diocesan Student of the Year. It is a huge honor, so I am extremely proud to represent my school in this way. St. Michael has allowed me to grow in leadership, in service, and in faith. The intimate feeling around campus helps students to cultivate these life skills and the ability to be so involved with my school has taught me the importance of serving others.”