LAKE CHARLES – Honors to students, teachers, and staff of St. Louis Catholic High School were presented over the final few days of the school term of 2016-2017.
At the graduation ceremonies on May 16, the school’s Teacher of the Year Award, which began last year with the idea of recognizing excellence in Catholic education and dedication Jesus Christ, master teacher, as an educator at Saint Louis Catholic High School., went to Mrs. Diane Guillory and Mrs. Karen Crawford.
The inaugural presentation of the Daniel P. Ieyoub Service Excellence Award., given in honor of the late Daniel P. Ieyoub in honor of service to any ancillary, support and other professional working on the school’s campus in support of the mission of the school and Christ Jesus, was made to Mrs. Cheryl Cooley.
Fifty-five seniors who completed their high school careers with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and 6 or more honors or A.P. courses were Honor Graduates. These included: Kassem Abu-Shamat. John Henry Ammons.
Andre Ange, Joseph Bang, Daniel Best, Emma Bouillion, Samuel Bruchhaus, Anna Bushnell, Ellen Clements, William Clements, Sarah Cormier, Frederick Dempsey, Hunter Dore’, Sophia Dore’, Zachary Dowling, Anthony-Beau Faul, Cameron Fontenot, Bailey Galicia, Julian Gonzales, Sophie Hacker, Emily Hedlesky, Grace Helms, Alyssa Hoag, Alexander Ieyoub, Matthew Ieyoub, Ameera Kattash, Dylan Kay, Maggie Kuehn, Gregory Laborde, Patrick Lavergne, Madeline Lechtenberg, Tatiana Manthey, Abigail Martin, Claudia Mayo, Noah McNally, Stephanie Menou, Caroline Neck, Andie Ottenweller, race Owen, Alec Reddoch, Jacob Reeves, Quinton Roan, Lucy Ryder, Madelynn Sanders, Annie Schindler, August Simien, Bethany Soileau, Madeline Stine, Emily Tassin, Grant Tassin, Ashlyn Theriot, Taylor-Therese Tran, Everlynn Truong, James Vanchiere, George Villaume, Heather Vogel, Clara Wade, McKenzie Wyninger, and Chloe Zareck. Valedictorian Samuel Bruchhaus and Salutatorian Noah McNally received Louisiana House of Representative Commendations Awards on behalf of Representative Mark Abraham.
McNally was also named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program and received a certificate for his accomplishments in the competition.
The Student of the Year for the school was Lucy Ryder, honored for her outstanding achievement in Academics, Leadership, and Service. Nearly $5 million in scholarships were offered to the graduating seniors of St. Louis, not including the Louisiana TOPS scholarships for which graduates would become eligible late in June.
Thirty-one St. Louis senior students who were successful on the district and state rally teams were recognized - Emma Bouillion, 1st place Biology II District; Anna Bushnell, 1st place English IV District; Frederick Dempsey, 1st place Physics District, Hunter Dore’, Excellent Rating in French IV Interpretive Reading, Bailey Galicia, 2nd place Environmental Science District, Noah McNally, 1st place Calculus District, 2nd place Calculus State, William Richard, 1st place Financial Math District, and James Vanchiere, Overall District Winner, Fine Arts Survey and 3rd Place Fine Arts Survey State.
James Vanchiere was presented with the Plauche’ DAR Special Award as a senior who is an outstanding American History student, and exhibited academic excellence and personal qualities of: Honor, Trustworthiness, Leadership and Patriotism. The Peter Caldarera Memorial Trophy presented to the Student Council Executive President in appreciation of hard work and dedication to the students of St. Louis Catholic High School went Sam Bruchhaus.
Sarah Corbello received the Celebrate Team Award. Liturgical Choir Awards went to Anthony Beau Faul, Cameron Fontenot, Julian Gonzales, and Ashlyn Theriot. American Legion Awards to two seniors who exhibited Leadership, Patriotism, Honor, Courage, Service, and Scholarship went to Alec Reddoch and Madeline Lechtenberg. The DAR Good Citizens Award, given locally by the Louisiana Bayou Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., went to Sam Bruchhaus . The Scottish Rite Patriotism Award went to Ashlyn Theriot and Andre Ange, who received the Broussard and Hart Scholarship
The Knights of Columbus Patriotic Degree Patriotic Award was given to Noah McNally; The Catholic Youth Leadership Awards went to Luke Benoit for the LaSalette Knights of Columbus Council 5755; and Anthony Beau Faulf or the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish Council. Sarah Cormier, Samuel Hacker, Sophie Hacker, and James Vanchiere were honored with membership in NJCL Latin Honor Society. The Service Above Self Award from the Lake Charles Rotary Club, along with a scholarship, went to Logan Guillory.
McNeese State University Regional Math Awards went to members of the Level 12 – third place team: Sam Bruchhaus, Noah McNally and James Vanchiere
Tournament of the Stars scholarships were awarded to Dasia May, Luke Burnham, Brianna Broussard, Caroline Cagle, and Daniel Best; Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winners were Lucy Ryder, also a state finalist and Sam Bruchhaus. The Burger King Scholars Award went to Heather Vogel and Chloe Zarek; the Fritz Lang Foundation Scholarship was awarded Emilee Papadimitriou and the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award went to Logan Guillory and the Bishop Nolan Episcopal Day School Parent Guild Scholarship went to Corinne Grubb. A Life Share Blood Centers Life Scholar certificate went to Corrine Grubb; Amanda Casiday was given the Neffie Rhorer Memorial Scholarship; and honored as Senior Future Business Leaders of America were Kassem Abu-Shamat, Katherine Booth, Emily Dempsey, Frederick Dempsey, Anthony Gagliano, Logan Guillory, Tiffany Lowery, Gabriela Moran, Lucy Ryder, August Simien, Emily Snider, Lawrence Sweet, Everlynn Truong, and James Vanchiere.
Katherine Booth was selected for a Louisiana Pigment Scholarship Program Award to be used for educational related expenses and Caroline Neck was selected to receive a scholarship from the Louisiana Football Coaches Association. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship in honor of Dr. Ulric Pryce went to . August Simien while the Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship was presented to Malinda Stevens. The Beta Kappa Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority presented the Marietta T. Brown Scholarship/Educational Scholarships to August Simien and Lawrence Sweet, who also was presented the Top Teens Scholarship by the Top Ladies of Distinction while Tatiana Manthey received the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship.
College and University scholarships went to the following: Arizona State – Anthony Gagliano – Dean’s Award; Baylor University- Joseph Bang – Baylor University Dean’s Gold Scholarship and Baylor Bear Scholarship; Texas Christian University - Emma Bouillion – TCU Dean’s Scholarship; Texas A & M - Noah McNally – National Merit Texas A&M Scholarship, President’s Endowed Scholarship; St. Edward’s University - Bailey Galicia – President’s Excellence Award, Edwardian Scholarship; Holy Cross College - Kaitlin Burguieres – Holy Cross Presidential Scholarship.; UL Lafayette - Tatiana Manthey – UL Lafayette Centennial Scholarship; Gabriela Moran – Academic Scholarship, Housing Scholarship, Meal Plan Scholarship, Academic Job, Computer Usage; University Louisiana Monroe - Kara Kramer – Academic Merit Scholarship; Nicholas Simien – Academic Recognition Award; Sara Stewart – Academic Recognition Award; Louisiana Tech University - Ellen Clements- Miriam Davis Hogan Endowment Scholarship, Outstanding Student Scholarship ; Madeline Lechtenberg – Presidential Scholarship; Alec Reddoch – LA Tech Presidential Scholar Scholarship; Madeline Stine – LA Tech Outstanding Student; James Vanchiere – LA Tech Outstanding Student; Heather Vogel – LA Tech Outstanding Student; Clara Wade – LA Tech Outstanding Student; Loyola University of New Orleans - Zachary Dowling – Loyola President’s Scholarship; Emile Garry – Dean’s Scholarship; Tulane University - Samuel Bruchhaus – Tulane Premier Scholar Award, Tulane Valedictorian Scholarship; Anthony Beau Faul – Paul Tulane Scholarship; University of Dallas - Emily Dempsey – University of Dallas Provost’s Scholarship; McNeese State University - Andre Ange – Academic Excellence Award, Jaina Ange – Joe and Janet Stoma Business Scholarship., Ryan Bartek – Academic Excellence Award, Daniel Best – Honors College Scholarship, Katherine Booth – John McNeese Scholars Award, Gabriel Bourgeois – John McNeese Scholars Award, Brianna Broussard – Choral Scholarship, Ian Bruce – Band Scholarship, Anna Bushnell – Honors College Scholarship, JW and Doris Stine Scholarship, Kaitlyn Chaffin – Academic Excellence Award, Steven Corbello – Academic Excellence Award, Bailey Dubus – Academic Excellence Award, Mark Ebersole – Academic Excellence Award, Marcus Ferguson – Academic Excellence Award, Cameron Fontenot – John McNeese Scholars Award, Kyle Godeaux – John McNeese Scholars Award, Julian Gonzales – John McNeese Scholars Award, Corrine Grubb – Distinguished Achievement Award, Distinguished Achievement Award in Art, JW and Doris Stine Scholarship, Logan Guillory – John McNeese Scholars Award, Samuel Hacker – Academic Excellence Award, Sophie Hacker – John McNeese Scholars Award, Kennedy Hebert – Academic Excellence Award, Olivia Hebert – Academic Excellence Award, Emily Hedlesky – Honors College Scholarship, Alyssa Hoag – Academic Excellence Award, Amanda James – Academic Excellence Award, Mark Johnston – Academic Excellence Award, Ameera Kattash – John McNeese Scholars Award, Dylan Kay – John McNeese Scholars Award, Sarah Kohrs – Academic Excellence Award, Claudia Mayo – John McNeese Scholars Award, Matthew McCracken – Academic Excellence Award, Stephanie Menou – John McNeese Scholars Award Bryce Rachal – Academic Excellence Award, Jacob Reeves – Presidential Scholarship, William Richard – John McNeese Scholars Award, Dean Riviere – Academic Excellence Award, American Press Award, Lucy Ryder – Honors College Scholarship, Reagan Saltzman – HC Drew Scholarship, Ken Sweeney Scholarship, Madelynn Sanders – John McNeese Scholars Award, Kaden Sharpe – John McNeese Scholars Award, Emily Snider – Academic Excellence Award, Bethany Soileau – John McNeese Scholars Award, Tabitha Sonnier – John McNeese Scholars Award, Emily Tassin – John McNeese Scholars Award, Ashlyn Theriot – Honors College Scholarship, Taylor Tran – John McNeese Scholars Award, Cowgirl Kickers Scholarship, Everlynn Truong – John McNeese Scholars Award, Brandon Whittington – Academic Excellence Award, and McKenzie Wyninger – Presidential Scholarship; Louisiana State University - ,Kassem Abu-Shamat – Academic Scholars Resident Award, John Henry Ammons – Academic Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, William Clements – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Superior Scholarship, Frederick Dempsey – Academic Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, Hunter Dore’ – Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Award. Isabella Griffith – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Merit Scholarship, Alexander Ieyoub – Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Award, Matthew Ieyoub – Flagship Scholars Resident Award, President’s Future Leaders in Research Award, Alumni Global Leaders Award, Gregory Laborde – Academic Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, Patrick Lavergne – Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Award, Abigail Martin – Academic Scholars Resident Awards, President’s Student Aid Program, Caroline Neck – Flagship Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, Andie Ottenweller – Academic Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, Louisiana Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, Grace Owen – Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Award, Louisiana Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, Quinton Roan – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Merit Scholarship, Annie Schindler – Academic Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, August Simien – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Merit Scholarship, Grant Tassin – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Merit Scholarship, George Villaume – Flagship Scholars Resident Award, President’s Student Aid Program, and Chloe Zareck – Louisiana Tiger Legacy Merit Scholarship.
Athletic Scholarships were presented to Dejah Malveaux – Three Rivers Community College, Women’s Basketball Scholarship; John Logan Kuehn – Southeastern Louisiana University, Men’s Golf Scholarship; Julian Gonzales – McNeese State University, Baseball Scholarship; and Kaitlin Burguieres – Holy Cross College, Tennis Scholarship.