Sister Dot says goodbye

Jan 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Community, School News
Past friends and faculty of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Past friends and faculty of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Our Lady of Prompt Succor (OLPS) held a special retirement ceremony for Sister Dorothy “Dot” Maniscalco on January 16. Sister Dot served OLPS from 1979 until the end of 2013, when she decided to retire due to declining health issues.

During Sister Dot’s time at OLPS, she helped the school earn several awards. In 1996, they were recognized with the United States Department of Education’s Academic Blue Ribbon Award.

Despite all of the recognition that Sister Dot helped OLPS garner, current Principal Sharon Coll considers her “teaching of the Catholic faith as [her] stellar accomplishment” during her tenure. She remembers Sister Dot for working “quietly and tirelessly behind the scenes always doing what was best for the students.”

While her quiet work behind the scenes was noticed by few, her megaphone-amplified voice still resonates with many of her students and co-workers. Her famous megaphone has been immortalized on the internet by several of her former students, who created an OLPS alumni page titled Sister Dot’s Megaphone.

Sister Lester deBlanc was also honored at the ceremony. Sister Lester, who retains close ties with OLPS, worked at the school from 1961 to 1999, including a four-year tenure as principal. Sister Lester was known for her witty jokes about her Cajun friends, Boudreaux and Thibodaux.

Evelyn Kingston, who served as OLPS principal from 1988 through 2005, said, “As you retire dear sisters, I am sure I can hear Jesus saying, ‘Well done, good and faithful servants, well done.’”


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