"Since the first LAUNCH day my freshman year, I've seen other groups meet this goal, but I've never seen any other LAUNCH event be more successful in integrating our ideas into the student body and our larger community." - Bailey Leopard (honors seminar student and senior)
With over 60 students involved, LAUNCH Day was an absolute success.
"LAUNCH is an Episcopal Upper School showcase started by a small group of students in 2014. It has grown over time to include the contributions of nearly a hundred students as presenters, performers, planners, or crew members. It is a student-planned and student-executed celebration of ideas and achievement at Episcopal. These 2017 honors thesis presentations included thought provoking ideas and displays that Episcopal High School has never experienced to date."
The LAUNCH 2017 lineup included Episcopal seniors such as Katherine Ann Andreff’s self-produced play, Butternut High, which sought to display the diversity and many opportunities Episcopal has to offer. Daniel Johnson, Caden Dickson and Alicia Stamey presented their business proposal to create school tours for private school for those new to the Baton Rouge area. Families, friends, and honored guests experienced fine art paintings, sketches and sculptures from Episcopal’s finest visual art students.
LAUNCH Day allowed for students and presenters to completely invest themselves on topics and ideas in which they were 100% passionate. Educating their peers on topics such as the media, politics, fashion, the environment, and our very own health enabled students to gain inspiration for their future endeavors, opening doors to dealing with stress or media awareness or self-identification. From teaching to inspiration, LAUNCH Day participants gained insight, and maybe even some hope, for the greatness Episcopal maintains and adds to each and every year.
With knowledge, community and awareness come success. Success can be defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, and that’s exactly what LAUNCH Day was. LAUNCH day accomplished something greater than what could be put into words or confined to just this one day experience at Episcopal. Taking on bigger causes and greater cases, LAUNCH Day accomplished the task of informing, impacting and influencing the future of its community.
I personally want to commend such a grand effort from my peers and acknowledge their prolonged strength in such an exhausting but worthwhile process.
From the well-spoken words of Episcopal’s renowned cross country and track coach, “Go, knights, good people, have fun!”
"It was really exciting seeing something that Emma Scott, Audrey and I had been working on for so long to finally come to life!" - Nina Jalenak (senior)
Jamiee is an Episcopal senior and has attended Episcopal for the past five years. She is an active member of the Episcopal track team, softball team, and clubs. Jamiee is a member of the National Honors Society as well as Spanish National Honors Society. In the next chapter of her life, she plans on attending an out of state university to major in civil engineering or architecture.