Editor’s Note: On August 29, it will have been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing malfunctions devastated New Orleans and changed all of our lives. As we move through another tragedy, we want to remember how our community came together and recovered — against all odds. The spirit of New Orleans is not something you can sink easily, and this week we will be publishing stories of hope and rebuilding in order to show that. Stay strong, all!
Amy Schully, a former student at St. Paul’s, was in 6th grade when Katrina hit. In this interview, she talks about the impact hurricane Katrina had on her education and her connection to the St. Paul’s community. She also discusses long-term changes she has seen at St. Paul’s in the years since Katrina.