STAR 2014

Our Mission

The Ochsner STAR program provides qualified high school students, particularly those with limited means and access, a cost-free opportunity to explore the world of healthcare. Through a rigorous, hands-on summer course focusing on science, technology, academics, and research, STAR aims to engage and inspire students to pursue further education and careers in science and medicine.

STAR Class of 2014

The 2014 STAR Program will run Monday, June 23 through Tuesday, July 22, 8:00am – 4:00pm. The Culmination Ceremony (attendance is required) will be Wednesday, July 23.

From Bottom Left:  Chelsey Maiden, Bailey Bagneris, Stephanie Dix, Lauren Linquest, Jessica Ding, Victor Castellon, Mayank Mardia, Ashraf Farhoud
From Top Left:  Ryan Keller, KaShia Royal, Caroline Christmann, Camly Tram, Caroline Duclaux, Aarshvi Patel, Shanzay Chaudhry, Rachel Nguyen

De'Jana Parker
Junior Team Leader
Star Alumna 2010


Bailey Bagneris
Benjamin Franklin High School

Victor Castellon
Jesuit High School

Shanzay Chaudhry
Grace King High School

Caroline Christmann
Academy of Sacred Heart

Jessica Ding
Haynes Academy

Stephanie Dix
Grace King High School

Caroline Duclaux
Mount Carmel High School

Ashraf Farhoud
Thomas Jefferson High School

Ryan Keller
St. Paul High School

Lauren Linquest
Metairie Park Country Day

Chelsey Maiden
Archbishop Chapelle

Mayank Mardia

Rachel Nguyen

Aarshvi Patel
Riverdale High School

KaShia Royal
Cabrini High School

Camly Tram
Benjamin Franklin High School

Weekly Newsletter - The Star Weekly Achievement Gazette

Each student project group compiled a newsletter for one week of the STAR Program, with the goal of recapping their experience during the previous week, offering medical terminology activities, and previewing the activities scheduled for the week ahead. These newsletters were entirely student-produced, with minor review from STAR administration prior to publishing.