Saint Stanislaus is proud to announce that seniors Malone Harrison and Leyton Janowsky have been named the school’s 2017 STAR students in the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Program. Malone and Leyton both earned this recognition by achieving the highest ACT score of this year’s senior class, they both scored a 35 out of a possible 36. The STAR Student-Teacher Recognition (STAR) Program is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Educational Foundation.
Malone Harrison and Mr. Jeff Anderson
Malone, son of Patricia and Steven Harrison of Gulfport, MS, has achieved either Alpha or President’s Honor Roll every quarter throughout high school. He is a member of the Brother Peter Basso Chapter of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Saint Stanislaus Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a four year letterman of the Saint Stanislaus Rock-A-Chaw golf team, Malone was a member of the 2014 & 2015 State Championship teams and the 2016 and 2017 State Championship Runner-Up teams. The golf team was also four time Division 8-4A Champions during Malone’s time on the team.
Outside of school, Malone volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club and St. Michael’s Special School in New Orleans, LA.
Malone plans to study Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University.
Malone recognized Saint Stanislaus Chemistry and STEM teacher, Mr. Jeff Anderson, as his STAR teacher who has had the most influence on his high school educational career.
Anderson is in his tenth year as a Saint Stanislaus faculty member and he is in his 25th year of education. Mr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and earned minors in Chemistry and Secondary Education from Western State College. He was a Recombinant DNA Technologies Fellow with Cold Spring Harbor Labs at Colorado College. He was also a Computers in the Classroom Fellow at the University of Northern Colorado and a Teaching Chemistry Teachers Fellow at Florida Southern University. Anderson also continued his graduate studies at the University of New Orleans/Advanced Materials Research Institute. At UNO he developed a program and curriculum for teaching teachers how to better teach science. This work was later published. Outside of the classroom, he worked for Riparian Inc. as a Wetland and Environmental Analyst and for Advanced Materials Research Institute as a Synthesis Chemist working primarily with nanomaterials synthesis.
Anderson was a member of the Honor Faculty at Fort Morgan High School during the 1996-97 school year and received the distinction of Honorable Teacher while at the Academy of the Sacred Heart for his work during the 1999-2000 school year. He was previously recognized as the Saint Stanislaus STAR Teacher in 2009 & 2016.
Leyton Janowsky and Ms. Harriet Bellone
Leyton, son of Lisa and Bill Janowsky of Diamondhead, MS, was named a 2017 National Merit Finalist and received the National Merit Solvay Scholarship. Leyton has been a President’s Honor Roll recipient since the ninth grade and is a member of the Saint Stanislaus Honors Program. He is a three year member and current President of the Saint Stanislaus Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta and past Class Representative for his junior and sophomore years. As a member of the Saint Stanislaus Math & Science Team, Leyton recently earned a 1st place finish in computer science and was in the top 5% in math in the Mississippi College Math and Science Tournament. He is also a three year member of the National Society of High School Scholars. For the past three years, Leyton has participated in the Saint Stanislaus Drama Club, serving as the 2015-16 Secretary. Outside of school, Leyton volunteers in several local libraries.
Leyton recognized Saint Stanislaus Religion teacher, Ms. Harriet Bellone, as his STAR teacher who has had the most influence on his high school educational career.
Bellone is in her tenth year as a Saint Stanislaus faculty member and she is in her 51st year of education. Ms. Bellone earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dominican College in New Orleans, LA and a Masters in Educational Supervision and Instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was awarded the 2017 Brother Canisius Schell Service Award during the 2017 Saint Stanislaus Volunteer Celebration Mass.
Leyton plans to study Materials at Auburn University.
The Saint Stanislaus STAR Students and Teachers were honored at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Education Celebration with all of Mississippi’s STAR Students and STAR Teachers.