St Bernard Post

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Issue 23 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at 504-278-7910 Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a Blood Cancer? CALL 504-279-5177 OR 504-832-9898 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) • Aplastic Anemia (AA) • Multiple Myeloma (MM) • Leukemia • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) • Childhood Leukemia Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, Jr 504-279-5177 • 2203 Pakenham Drive, Chalmette You may have been exposed to BENZENE by products as GASOLINE Mechanic • Plumber • Refinery Worker • Chemical Plant • Other Occupations Williams Law Office, LLC 504-832-9898 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 6, Metairie, LA Nunez Community CollegeGraduates 431 Contributed by Nunez Community College Nunez Community Col- lege held its 27th Commence- ment Exercises on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in The Fred- erick Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. Dr. Tina Tinney, Chan- cellor, conferred associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates and high school equivalency diplomas for 431 graduates earning 517 credentials. This marked the largest graduating class in the history of Nunez Commu- nity College. Dr. K. Renee Horton, NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans, pro- vided an inspirational mes- sage during her commence- ment address. Among the graduates, four completed their degrees with a 4.0 grade point aver- age in every college course attempted. They are Dillon Hartman, Joanna Manzella, Ayeshah Saleem and Bren- nan Silcio. Thirty Early College Academy students repre- senting Belle Chasse High, Chalmette High, LB Landry- Walker High and Phoenix High earned their associates degree while attending high school. The first certificates in the newly launched Aerospace Manufacturing Technol- ogy program were awarded. Nunez also awarded High School Equivalency Diplo- mas through its Adult Educa Commencement Speaker, Dr. K. Renee Horton with Chancellor Tina Tinney. Photo Courtesy of Nunez Community College See NUNEZ, page 2 Out of This World Programs at the St. Bernard Library Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Library School is out and summer is in. The St. Bernard Parish Library is blasting off into reading starting with its sec- ond annual McDonald’s Fun Fair kick-off event earlier this week. This year’s theme was “A Universe of Stories” and families were invited to at- tend this free program any- time from 10 a.m. through 12 p.m. for face painting, games, photos, coloring and cook- ies. The library is so very for- tunate to have the support of our local McDonald’s for more than 20 years. Adam Thomas, local owner and Alan Galdamez, Director of Operations, have made the commitment of sponsoring the library’s annual summer reading event a priority. Car- rie Read, Director of Admin- istration and Marketing, is the driving force behind the festivities, having organized the first one in 2018. The library will reach for the stars and also read about some at the library’s Inter- national Story Station story craft program taking place on Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. The stars we will be talk- ing about are of the human variety such as William Kam- kwamba, the young boy who used junk to build a wind- mill and bring electricity to his Malawian village. We will also learn about how our ac- tions have an impact on the people we know and on those we don’t. This concept will be brought to life when we read “Because” by Mo Willems. After the program, library friends will make their very own space station by using just their names. Their cre- ations will be used to deco- rate the library for the entire summer reading program. All materials will be provided. In addition, the library will hold orbit around library with a Teen and Tween pro- gram on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. David LeBoeuf, of Hattrick Magic, will present his “Around the House Mag- ic Workshop” for kids ages nine and up. Participants will learn how to do magic tricks See LIBRARY, page 4