IHSNO Announces Grégor Trumel, Consul General Of France, As Commencement Speaker

NEW ORLEANS − The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) announced Wednesday that Grégor Trumel, New Orleans Consul General of France, will deliver this year’s keynote address for the school’s graduation ceremony.

         The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at the Mahalia Jackson Theater located at 1419 Basin St. 

         The IHSNO Class of 2015 hail from very culturally diverse backgrounds with students from Mexico, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Haiti, Bulgaria, Japan, Belgium, France and the United States.

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         “With the strong French influence that New Orleans has and the International Baccalaureate Program that we offer at IHSNO, Mr. Trumel is a perfect fit to address our graduates,” said Sean Wilson, Head of School at IHSNO.

         IHSNO’s Class of 2015 is the third class to graduate since the school opened its doors in 2009. IHSNO nurtures and educates its students in a diverse learning community by offering a variety of world languages, intercultural appreciation and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, the only IB program in Orleans Parish.

         IHSNO’s graduating seniors have received the opportunity to participate in educational competitions around the country as well as develop global friendships with other students from their international travels. The graduating class participated in a day of service in November where students volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, at an animal shelter and by tutoring New Orleans elementary school students.

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         Among the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class are: Marcus Renaeu and Michael Kuckyr visited Peru where they worked as volunteers to a Peruvian community in need; both Renaeu and Kuckyr will attend the National Speech and Debate Tournament in May in Fort Lauderdale; several IHSNO graduating seniors have received academic scholarships to universities across the country including Yale University, Howard University, Franklin University, Marshall University and Bard College.



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