Senior Graduation 2021
Saint Paul’s School honored the class of 2021, the 110th graduating class, with the traditional commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the Briggs Assembly Center on Saint Paul’s Campus. One hundred eighty-six students received diplomas from Brother Raymond Bulliard, FSC, President of Saint Paul’s School, at the graduation mass celebrated by Reverend Jude Israel, OSB. Mr. Trevor Watkins, Principal, served as Master of Ceremonies, while Assistant Principal, Mr. Joe Dickens, and Senior Counselor, Mrs. Renee Miller assisted with awards and diploma presentations. Brother Ken Boesch, FSC served as the musician for the graduation ceremony.
The class of 2021 boasts a number of major academic and athletic accomplishments. They have been accepted to 120 colleges and universities and have earned over twenty million dollars in scholarships. Thirteen students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program: Jake Holincheck was recognized as a National Merit Hispanic Scholar. Evangelos Liokis, Cole Piazza, Aiden Plauché, and Scott Woodard were named Commended Scholars. Benjamin Broussard, Lucca Ferrante, Gabriel Gros, Axel Henderson, Hunter Kergosien, Davis Lagarde, Arthur Paine, Brady Talley, and Jake Holincheck were recognized as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Fifty-two seniors were named to All-State Academic Sports Teams by the state of Louisiana.
Five seniors will attend colleges and universities on scholarships that will allow them to continue their athletic careers in baseball, cross country, and soccer: Connor Camp will play baseball at Wright State Lake Campus, Matthew Russo will play baseball at University of Southern Mississippi, and Connor Simon will join the baseball team at Louisiana State University. Harrison Weisinger will run cross country and track at Spring Hill in Mobile, and Caleb Nicotri will play soccer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Awards presented at the graduation ceremony included valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions given by Brother Raymond Bulliard, FSC, President of Saint Paul’s School. The Visitor’s Award was presented to Jake Holincheck, and the Signum Fidei, the highest award presented by the Christian Brothers and given with the Brother Cassian Lange Scholarship, was awarded to both Justin Baham and Thomas Bitterwolf.