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Father Charles Latour, OP, principal of Archbishop Hannan High School announced the appointment of Steve Shepherd and Errol Gauff as the school’s Director of Institutional Advancement and Director of Development, respectively.
Shepherd, who served as the school’s Admissions Director for the past three years, will continue in that role, but also assume responsibility over the school’s alumni and communications departments. Shepherd will begin his 27th year of work in Catholic education in the coming year after previously serving at Holy Cross for 14 years and Our Lady of the Lake for seven years.
The Tulane graduate and former college baseball player has overseen the growth in enrollment at Archbishop Hannan over the past three years, with the school’s attendance to reach more than 620 for the 2018-19 school year.
“I’m very excited at the prospect of having Steve Shepherd continue to lead our Admissions program as well as now our external communications,” Latour said. “Steve has a stellar record in administration of both the grade school and high school level. I think he will be a tremendous asset to our administration and to this school’s continued growth.”
Gauff, the school’s head basketball coach, will oversee Development at the school, reprising a role he formerly held at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
The veteran coach, who also coached basketball at the college level, has spent more than 20 years in Catholic education with six of those years as a Director of Advancement.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Gauff brings to the job an infectious enthusiasm and a unique ability to communicate with stakeholders at every level.
“Errol Gauff brings to this position a depth of development experience,” Latour said. “I believe he embodies the Hannan Mission and Vision and will articulate that in a number of ways to all of our stakeholders - enlisting them to assist us in continuing the school’s 30-year mission.”
The two will replace Director of Advancement Craig Fiedler, who is leaving the school after eight years of service. Fiedler, originally from Chicago, will move closer to home after accepting a similar position at Saint Agnes School in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Although we are sad to lose Craig Fiedler, after eight years of dedicated service to our school, I believe Eroll Gauff and Steve Shepherd will bring a wealth of new ideas and vision to our Advancement and Development programs,” Latour said.
Michael is one of only 350 recipients selected from around the world to receive this scholarship. Scholarship winners will attend the Worldwide Developer's Conference this coming June in San Jose, California.
This event is hosted by Apple, and to be eligible, app developers had to be 13 years of age or older and a full or part-time student or a member/alumni of a STEM organization. Scholarship winners will be able to participate in hands-on labs with Apple engineers as well as preview all of Apple's newest software and technologies available to software developers.
App developers were asked to build visually interactive scenes using Swift Playgrounds that allow other people to learn and explore how to code. Submissions were judged on technical accomplishment, creativity of ideas, and content of essays describing their creation.
For this year’s submission, Michael developed an augmented-reality music visualizer that uses the device’s camera to display song pitches in the real world.
Users are allowed to explore the code and change the music visualization of a number of Michael’s original compositions through varying the volume levels, the accuracy of the fine Fourier transformations for detecting pitch, and the methods for visually laying out frequencies.
The state track meet was held this weekend at Bernie Moore track stadium on the campus of LSU and the Archbishop Hannan Hawks did not disappoint.
Junior Victor Harvey cruised to state championship in the 800-meter dash, while senior Caroline Standley wrapped up her outstanding high school career with a second place finish in the javelin and a third place finish in the triple jump.
Standley will attend Mississippi State next year on a track scholarship.
Sophomore Emily Barré finished seventh in the pole vault as well in her first appearance at the state meet.
Congrats to the athletes and coach Michael Perniciaro on an outstanding track season!