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Senior Spotlights2022-05-20T14:42:57-05:00

Senior Spotlights – Class of 2022

As the Class of 2022 approaches graduation, we would like to highlight a few Seniors that embody and embrace our Lasallian principles and have stood out among their peers. Their paths will lead them from ivy league to trade schools, military training to community service careers, service missions to collegiate sports team, but they are all taking their Lasallian formation with them into the outside world. Saint Paul’s Forevermore!

Niko Williamson

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped me grow in my educational and spiritual lives. The time I spent at this school has helped me to become a better man and has taught me to care for others. I would like to thank the late Coach Robert Simpson ’88, Mrs. Kathy Morlas, Ms. Claire Coutrado, and Coach Luke Barwick for all of their support and assistance during my Saint Paul’s career.

Involvement:

Rugby and Swimming

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University, major in physical therapy

Aiden Richards

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has provided an opportunity for me to learn from a variety classes. The information and skills that I have learned will help me succeed in college and my professional career.

Involvement:

National Honor Society, Football, Basketball

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University and major in mechanical engineering

Jason Tomba

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has prepared me for college and life beyond with its challenging courses. I would like to give thanks to Mr. Moran, Dr. Mullet ’92, Coach Moore ’91, and many others for their dedication to teaching and shaping me during my five years at Saint Paul’s.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, Key Club, National Honor Society

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana Tech University, major in business.

Cohen Ramirez

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has shaped me from a wandering eighth grader to a confident senior. Saint Paul’s has guided and prepared me for the challenges that lie ahead in my upcoming college years and beyond.

Involvement:

Rugby, Powerlifting

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University, major in kinesiology

Jacob Bounds

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has prepared me for my future by helping me find what I love to do. I would also like to thank Saint Paul’s for providing me with an excellent education. Special thanks to Mr. Moran for helping me find what I love to do.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves- Drum captain, Pep band, Jazz Band and Combo Jazz Band.

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana Tech, major in mechanical engineering

Konnor Blanchard

Saint Paul’s Experience:

I am grateful to Saint Paul’s for the opportunity to have met people who have ended up becoming close friends and brothers.

Involvement:

Rugby- Team Captain

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University, major in psychology

Brian Lea

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s School has helped me grow in my faith and given me lifelong friendships developed through retreats and other school activities. The teachers and coaches at Saint Paul’s go above and beyond in teaching and giving valuable advice. I will be forever thankful for the memories made in my 5 years at Saint Paul’s School.

Involvement:

Baseball, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, Eucharistic Minister, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University, major in mechanical engineering

Zachrey Gros

Saint Paul’s Experience:

The education that I received from Saint Paul’s has really prepared me for my future in college. My favorite part about Saint Paul’s would be the brotherhood, which made it feel like a second home to me. I would like to thank Ms. Monteiro, Ms. Baudoin, and Coach Scoriels for making my Saint Paul’s career amazing.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, Concert Band, Eucharistic Minister, Key Club, Marian Players, Yearbook, Development Internship, Student Ambassadors, HOSA

Future Plans

Attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette, major in mass communication

Alexander Tepper

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has shown me how to put others before myself. The Christian Brothers have provided me with an education that I could not achieve anywhere else.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, Jazz Band, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University, major in biomedical engineering

Grant Nastasi

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has taught me that with discipline and hard work, you can make your dreams come true. I would like to thank the late Mr. Simpson ’88, Mr. Pinero, Mr. Zimmer, Mrs. Monteiro, and Mr. Barwick.

Involvement:

Wrestling, Track, Football, Powerlifting, National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors

Future Plans

Attend Spring Hill College, major in supply chain management

Blaine Cooney

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has provided me with the tools necessary to be an impactful, faithful man of God for my friends, family, and community. Saint Paul’s has a phenomenal, dedicated group of faculty that have greatly influenced me including the late Coach Simpson ’88, Mr. Dickens, Brother Ray, Coach Bobak, Dr. Ford, Mr. Baumgartner ’06, and Coach Barwick. I am forever grateful for their countless teachings and lessons.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves-Trumpet Section Leader, Marian Players, Ultimate Frisbee-Team Captain, NHS, SNHS, Mu Alpha Theta, HOSA, Maelstrom-Moderator

Future Plans

Attend University of Louisiana Lafayette, major in nursing

Hayes Creel

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s School has taught me valuable things in the classroom and in life that I will carry with me forever. I have built relationships here that I could not have built anywhere else.

Involvement:

Football, Key Club, Quidditch, Powerlifting

Future Plans

Attend McNeese to play football and major in chemical engineering

Preston Orgeron

Saint Paul’s Experience:

The student body, faculty, and atmosphere of Saint Paul’s have helped me grow both inside and outside of the classroom. My experiences with the Tennis Team and Habitat for Humanity in particular have taught me important life lessons. I have Mr. Smith, Brother Ken, and Mr. Pichon to thank for their positive impact on my time here at Saint Paul’s School.

Involvement:

Valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, Tennis Team Captain, Habitat for Humanity, Eucharistic Minister, Key Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

Future Plans

Attend University of Alabama, major in engineering

Briggs Cooper

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has given me the learning experience that I would not have been able to receive anywhere else, especially the music program. Working with Mr. Moran and Mr. Lacy over the past five years has been a blessing, and I have learned so much from them. I will be forever grateful for the experience that Saint Paul’s has given me.

Involvement:

Marian Players, Marching Wolves, Liturgical Band, Jazz Band – Combo Band

Future Plans

Attend Samford, major in commercial music with a piano performance concentration

Andrew Hightower

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s School has not only given me an indelible, quality education, but it has also allowed me to grow close to numerous, genuine friends whom I can now call brothers. All the faculty members have been truly exceptional teachers and role models.

Involvement:

Key Club – President, Student Council – Senior Class President, Swim Team, Marching Wolves & Concert Band – Trombone Section Leader, National Honor Society- Secretary

Future Plans

Attend University of Mississippi and achieve a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

Garrett Juneau

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has given me opportunities that other schools could not. Teachers have helped me with public speaking, allowing me to be more outspoken and confident with the information that I am providing.

Involvement:

Wrestling and Powerlifting

Future Plans

Attend trade school and eventually become a firefighter

Blake Weimer

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has truly prepared me for college and the world beyond. It has also helped me build my confidence and develop into a man of God.

Involvement:

Varsity Soccer-Team Captain, National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity, Eucharistic Minister, ACT 30+ Club

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University 

Hayden Vogt

Saint Paul’s Experience:

The community and the dedication of the teachers at Saint Paul’s School are unparalleled; they’ve helped me find where I want to take my life beyond college. I’m grateful for teachers such as Mrs. Rachel Peak, Mrs. Julie Beck, and Mrs. Marie Childs who’ve helped me through my high school career.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, the Jazz Band, Brass Band, Liturgical Band, VEX Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl, Eucharistic Minister

Future Plans

Attend Louisiana State University and major in architecture

James Ellis

Saint Paul’s Experience:

To say that Saint Paul’s has changed me would be an understatement. Saint Paul’s has forged me into the man I am today thanks to the experiences I have had with both my friends and teachers.

Involvement:

Wrestling Team -Manager, Scholar Cantorum, Quiz Bowl Team, Speech and Debate Club

Future Plans

Attend Tulane University, double major in architecture and engineering

Carter Impastato

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped me to become organized and disciplined whether it be in class or in the real world. I would like to thank Mrs. Miller who provided a great deal of help getting through the college application process.

Involvement:

Student Athletic Trainer and Rugby

Future Plans

Attend the University of South Alabama and major in radiology

Beau Barre’

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has shaped me into being a more confident person. I am prepared to tackle the challenges that life will bring.

Involvement:

Lacrosse- Team Captain, Key Club, Student Ambassador

Future Plans

Attend LSU and major in architecture

Evan Abraham

Saint Paul’s Experience:

I would like to thank Mr. Richards ’72 and Mrs Peak who have helped me figure out my path in the engineering field. They helped me follow the right path throughout my Saint Paul’s journey and my future career.

Involvement:

Captain of the aqua wolves, key club, student council, student ambassador

Future Plans:

Attend LA Tech and major in Civil Engineering

 

Sergio Romero

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has prepared me for the real world and how to live as a man of God. One teacher who greatly influenced me is Coach Moore ’91. He is a respectable man with a great attitude who showed me how to approach life head-on and to never let up.

Involvement:

Lacrosse- Captain, Eucharistic Ministry

Future Plans:

Attend Wilmington University, major in business or health science, play D2 lacrosse

 

Jackson Truitt

Saint Paul’s Experience:

My time at Saint Paul’s has taught me that fun really does make time fly by. I have enjoyed countless days laughing with my friends, and as you grow up in the Saint Paul’s brotherhood. Saint Paul’s truly has shaped me into a better person going forward.

Involvement:

National Honor Society

Future Plans:

Attend College, Major in Urban and Community Development

 

Gabriel Simpson

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped prepare me for the future by fostering my work ethic and forming my faith. For me, these are two of the most important things Saint Paul’s has given me.

Involvement:

Rugby, Marching Wolves, Marian Players, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgical Band

Future Plans:

Attend college and major in business

 

Cole Cartier

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s provides a diverse choice of electives which allowed me to figure out what I was most interested in pursuing as a career. Mr. Heap ’12 and Coach Pereira ’09 really helped me during my time at Saint Paul’s and inspired me to pursue teaching as a future career.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves-Flute Captain

Future Plans:

Attend University of Southern Mississippi, major in elementary education

 

Riley Hnatyshyn

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has shaped me by teaching me about brotherhood. The Brothers of the Christian Schools at Saint Paul’s have greatly influenced the bonds of brotherhood formed within the school community.

Involvement:

Golf Team-Captain

Future Plans:

Attend Louisiana Tech, major in finance and participate in NCAA D1 Golf

 

James “Walker” Dubreuil

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Through its constant call to “Rise Up, O’ Men of God,” Saint Paul’s has made a tremendous impact on my life and my future. The outstanding teachers and faculty have consistently encouraged me to grow, develop, and mature, and they’ve done this in a way that’s consistent with the school’s mission to “live the Gospel values of Jesus.” I don’t know what challenges the future will bring, but I feel entirely confident that Saint Paul’s has prepared me to face anything and everything that will come my way. Go Wolves!

Involvement:

Student Council – Student Body President, National Honor Society – President, Key Club, Student Ambassadors, Mu Alpha Theta, Soccer -Varsity, Habitat for Humanity Club – President, Track and Field, National Merit Finalist

Future Plans:

Attend college and major in economics

 

Thomas Cazenavette

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped me to understand the hardships of others. Coach Moore ‘91 taught me how blessed and lucky we are, as well as how we can use our positions to help others. Dr. Mullet ‘92 explained deeper, underlying social issues that are the cause of suffering and injustice.

Involvement:

Quiz Bowl-President, Key Club, National Honor Society, The Maelstrom

Future Plans:

Attend college and major in psychology and anthropology

 

Kasey Gottschalk

Saint Paul’s Experience:

The brotherhood I have become a part of at Saint Paul’s has been one of the best experiences of my life. I know the values and teachings I have learned here will aid me in my walk through life. I credit my appreciation of life and faith to my teachers, friends, and family.

Involvement:

Bowling, Student Ambassadors, Wolves on Wheels, Key Club , HOSA

Future Plans:

Attend the University of Southern Mississippi

 

Stewart Blum

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped me to become the man I am today. They helped with preparing for the years ahead with college and the rest of my life. Going to Saint Paul’s has allowed me to make great friends and to be a part of a brotherhood.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, Wolf TV

Future Plans:

I will attend Ole Miss and major in civil engineering and minor in history. I am going into the Naval ROTC program with plans to graduate as an officer in the U.S. Navy and serve my country.

 

Marco Vargas

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has been an incredible journey that has helped me build up my relationships with my brothers, succeed in all of my interests, and most importantly, develop my relationship with God. Saint Paul’s has created the foundation that has prepared me to take on the next stage of my life.

Involvement:

Student Council -Vice President and Treasurer, National Honor Society – Treasurer, Habitat for Humanity, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Commended National Merit Scholar, National Hispanic Program Honoree

Future Plans:

Attend college to study business or medicine.

 

Brody Reina

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s School has helped me face many challenges and overcome adversities. Participating in the football program, I encountered lots of adversity both mentally and physically. These trials allowed me to learn how to manage and deal will future trials.

Involvement:

Football, National Merit Finalist

Future Plans:

Major in economics at Davidson College.

 

Brendan Stabile

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s prepared me for the ACT, and I was able to get a score with which I was satisfied. Mrs. Peak taught me about what to expect in college with the major that I plan to study.

Involvement:

Swim Team, Outdoor Track, Rugby

Future Plans:

Attend LSU and major in computer engineering.

 

Carter Murphy

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has been a second home to me; I’ve grown in several ways that has made me a better friend and man. The Saint Paul’s brotherhood lies at the center of my high school experience. Besides the academic prowess of the school, the student-run organizations and religious associations drive the point home that Saint Paul’s is here for the utmost benefit of the students.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves: Cymbals Captain & Super Six, Key Club, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Charter President of the Science National Honor Society, Ultimate Frisbee, HOSA, Eucharistic Minister

Future Plans:

Attend college and major in biochemistry and attend medical school.

 

Daniel Bitterwolf

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has not only given me an education in the classroom, but it has also taught me valuable lessons that extend beyond school. Participating in cross country and track for five years has taught me skills like perseverance and dedication. Teachers that have helped me through the years include Coach Kevin Moore ’91 and Brother Rich Kovatch, FSC.

Involvement:

Cross Country, Track, Key Club, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Minister

Future Plans:

Attend college, major in business, and possibly go into law.

 

Clayton Cockfield

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has shaped my creativity. Mr. Robert Heap’s ’12 class, creative writing, offered a creative outlet I could plug into and allow my imagination to flow. My writing has improved as well as my understanding of literature and storytelling.

Involvement:

National Honor Society, Marian Players, Mu Alpha Theta, Eucharistic Minister, President of the Maelstrom

Future Plans:

Attend an out of state college and major in marketing.

 

Noah Soule

Saint Paul’s Experience:

The experiences I have had at Saint Paul’s have helped me become who I am today. From marching down Canal Street with the Marching Wolves to being on stage as part of the Marian Players, I have discovered who I am and who I strive to be. Part of what makes Saint Paul’s great is our amazing faculty. The brotherhood that runs through our campus is unlike any other school.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves and Marian Players

Future Plans:

I plan to attend Louisiana Technical University and major in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Jacob Melton

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s School has provided me with a phenomenal and unforgettable experience. During my tenure here, I have been encouraged to grow in my faith and in my love of God, and to constantly strive for excellence in all that I do. Thanks to the late Coach Simpson ’88, Coach Scoriels, Coach Al Nastasi, Coach Emerson, Mr. Moran, and many other great teachers and friends I have met and who have helped guide me along the way.

Involvement:

Tenor saxophone section leader and chaplain of the Marching Wolves, Jazz Band, liturgical band, concert band, indoor/outdoor track and field

Future Plans:

Major in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University

 

Kason Gorney

Saint Paul’s Experience:

Saint Paul’s has helped me prepare for what is to come when I attend college. I want to thank Mr.Barwick, Mrs. Monteiro, Mr. Moran, and the late Coach Simpson ’88 for helping me throughout my Saint Paul’s career.

Involvement:

Marching Wolves, Student Ambassadors, Guerilla Wolves, Marian Players, Quidditch

Future Plans:

Go to college and major in English