News Post

Mayor Declares November 3 as SJA Day

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome visited St. Joseph’s Academy on November 3 to congratulate the student body as winners of the 2021 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation competition. In recognition of the accomplishment, Mayor Broome declared November 3, 2021, as St. Joseph’s Academy Day in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Last spring, SJA students and teachers pledged to make good choices in their daily lives, at home, in their yards and in their communities to conserve precious natural resources. The effort was spearheaded by the science department and teacher Aimee Cronan. 

“One of my top priorities is protecting our environment,” Mayor Broome said. “This involves every one of us. We know that student involvement helps parents connect to the ‘vibe,’ if you will. The future of Baton Rouge depends on environmental stewardship.” 

Parish wide, the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation received 8,299 pledges from students, teachers and classrooms to conserve water during the month of April. Mayor Broome announced that SJA was the clear winner based on total pledges received.

“SJA students are leading the charge,” Mayor Broome said. “… This proclamation honors your dedication to hard work and conservation efforts.” 



Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director


Photos by Jennifer M. Fontaine