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Senior Spotlights2021-04-19T08:51:09-05:00

Senior Spotlights – Class of 2021

As the Class of 2021 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!

Tyler Voyles
 

During his five years at Saint Paul’s, Tyler has had many diverse experiences as a student athlete, having participated in baseball, track and field, and ultimate frisbee. In addition to his athletic involvement, he has also participated in numerous service activities in the community as a member of the Saint Paul’s Key Club.  He currently  serves as secretary for the HOSA Club, a national program for students interested in the health field.

It is clear that Tyler’s academic and extracurricular experiences at Saint Paul’s have helped shape his college plans; he will further pursue his interest in the field of health by majoring in biology at LSU.  It is with confidence that Tyler looks to the future acknowledging, “Saint Paul’s has helped prepare me both as a person and academically for the future. Along the way I have grown as a person and in my faith because of teachers like Mr. Gerald Ancar, Mr. Robert Simpson ‘88, and Mr. Luke Barwick. I have made friendships with great people who I am proud to call my brothers. I would not be where I am today without the help of Saint Paul’s School.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Aiden Plauche’
 

Upon reviewing the list of Aiden’s extracurricular activities at Saint Paul’s, it is clear his commitment to learning extends beyond the classroom. Aiden is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Chess Club. He also represented the school at the District Literary Rally in the subject of Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus.  Other key interests include working with the production team for the Guerilla Wolves and being a member of the school’s award-winning VEX Robotics Team. Additionally, Aiden was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The next step on Aiden’s academic journey takes him to Louisiana Tech where he will major in computer science.  Feeling well-prepared for this next step, Aiden notes, “Saint. Paul’s has given me an excellent academic experience, a disciplined work ethic, and skills in leadership, public speaking, and teamwork. My great teachers and the elective opportunities provided to me helped me to discover my passion for Computer Science, which will guide me into a career in which I will be happy and accomplish much. My teachers have helped to instill a love for learning and an academic rigor that will follow me though college and the rest of my life.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Ben Broussard
 

Ben is the epitome of a student athlete.  During his five years at Saint Paul’s, Ben has participated in track and field and basketball, serving as a unit leader on this year’s district champion team. Additionally, he has volunteered many hours working school events as a student ambassador and tutoring fellow students as a member of the National Honor Society.  It is clear that Ben has found a balance between his extracurricular involvement and academics having recently been named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Ben confidently anticipates the next step in his academic career which is attending college at Saint John’s University In New York City where he will study global development. He readily acknowledges the important role his Saint Paul’s experience has played in his life. “Saint Paul’s School has given me an education in a wide array of fields that has prepared me for college and any direction I choose to take. It also gave me a spiritual education that has helped me grow into an intelligent and compassionate man.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Dominic Maestri
 

Looking at his resume, it is evident that Dominic has enjoyed the athletic opportunities offered to students at Saint Paul’s School.  He has participated in both the wrestling and football programs, each sport requiring a tremendous commitment of time and discipline.  Dominic, however, has been able to balance his involvement in athletics with the academic rigors of enrollment in multiple honors classes.

Dominic is grateful for the opportunities that Saint Paul’s has provided to him and is especially appreciative for the faculty members who have helped prepare him for his future which includes attending college at Southeastern Louisiana University.

He reflects, “Throughout my time at Saint Paul’s, I have learned that failures are part of the road to success. Goals are (usually) only accomplished by pushing through multiple failures until you achieve success. I am grateful to Coach Sean Moser, Mr. Christian Bobak, and Mr. Kevin Moore ’91, who have all had a big influence on me throughout my Saint Paul’s career.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Dominic Maestri
 

Looking at his resume, it is evident that Dominic has enjoyed the athletic opportunities offered to students at Saint Paul’s School.  He has participated in both the wrestling and football programs, each sport requiring a tremendous commitment of time and discipline.  Dominic, however, has been able to balance his involvement in athletics with the academic rigors of enrollment in multiple honors classes.

Dominic is grateful for the opportunities that Saint Paul’s has provided to him and is especially appreciative for the faculty members who have helped prepare him for his future which includes attending college at Southeastern Louisiana University.

He reflects, “Throughout my time at Saint Paul’s, I have learned that failures are part of the road to success. Goals are (usually) only accomplished by pushing through multiple failures until you achieve success. I am grateful to Coach Sean Moser, Mr. Christian Bobak, and Mr. Kevin Moore ’91, who have all had a big influence on me throughout my Saint Paul’s career.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Scott Woodard
 

Scott’s high school resume reflects a balanced life of achievement and service during his time at Saint Paul’s. In addition to being recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar, he is also an Ochsner Hospital STAR Scholar and the recipient of  both the Golden Torch and Brother Alfred Service Awards. He is a co-founder of A Birthday Party Wish – Louisiana Chapter and served as a Miracle League Buddy.  As a member of the National Honor Society, Scott has tutored fellow students, and he has served the school as a Student Host. Scott’s focus in high school was not limited to academics and service, he also participated in athletics playing two years on the basketball and football teams and one year of lacrosse. He has embraced the many opportunities offered by the school and created many of his own opportunities during his five years.

It is not surprising that his future academic plans are as ambitious as his high school career has been.  Scott plans to major in either pre-med or pre-pharmacy in college where he undoubtedly will meet with the same academic success he experienced during his time at Saint Paul’s.

As he prepares for the next step in his education, Scott readily acknowledges the influence that Saint Paul’s has had upon his life stating: “On my school’s website, you will find these words, ‘Saint Paul’s is a good place to grow up.’ It truly is. My core values have largely been shaped through the Lasallian teachings and the personal relationships I have developed at school. I consider it my second home. The faculty provides acceptance and support. Perhaps the most important aspect of my school is the student body’s sense of brotherhood. This school has shaped me in all aspects of my personality and character. I have learned to put others before self. My work ethic has been fine-tuned. And, as an only child, I now have hundreds of brothers to rely on in any situation. SPS will always be home to me.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

James Turner Lane

During his time at Saint Paul’s, Turner clearly has engaged in the extracurricular life that the school makes available to the students.  He has participated in the Ethics Bowl, the Robotics Team, and the AFROTC.  Recently, he assisted the Marian Players with their production of Clue by working the light board and looks forward to assisting with the upcoming spring production.

Beyond his involvement in extracurricular activities, Turner credits the school and his teachers with helping to create a foundation for his interest in the Catholic faith stating, “Before I went to Saint Paul’s, I didn’t know much about religion and wasn’t very religious at all. Saint Paul’s changed my views and showed me Jesus’ love, and now I’m trying to join the Catholic Church.”

After high school, Turner plans to attend the University of Colorado Boulder and will major in linguistics and minor in film.  He plans to pursue a career which will meld both fields of study. In his postgraduate studies, he hopes to become a research linguist focusing on documenting various endangered languages.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Magnus Laue

As evidenced by the variety of extracurricular activities that Magnus has been involved with during his years at Saint Paul’s, it is clear that he has made the most of his high school experience.  Magnus has participated in Wolves on Wheels, the Robotics and Debate teams, and the American Sign Language and Wolves of Fury clubs, just to name a few. 

It is with confidence that Magnus moves into the next phase of his education, attending Louisiana Tech where he will major in Computer Science.  His career aspirations include working for the CIA.

In reflection of his high school experience at Saint Paul’s, Magnus notes, “It’s difficult to describe with words how impactful Saint Paul’s has been on my education and my life. After four years of attending, it truly feels like a second home, and by extension, the faculty have been a second family. In particular, Brother Ray, Dr. Mullet, Mrs. Peak, and Coach Moore nurtured my talents and directed me onto my path towards a career. I am truly appreciative of all this school has done for its students. St. Paul’s is a great place to grow up.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Magnus Laue

As evidenced by the variety of extracurricular activities that Magnus has been involved with during his years at Saint Paul’s, it is clear that he has made the most of his high school experience.  Magnus has participated in Wolves on Wheels, the Robotics and Debate teams, and the American Sign Language and Wolves of Fury clubs, just to name a few. 

It is with confidence that Magnus moves into the next phase of his education, attending Louisiana Tech where he will major in Computer Science.  His career aspirations include working for the CIA.

In reflection of his high school experience at Saint Paul’s, Magnus notes, “It’s difficult to describe with words how impactful Saint Paul’s has been on my education and my life. After four years of attending, it truly feels like a second home, and by extension, the faculty have been a second family. In particular, Brother Ray, Dr. Mullet, Mrs. Peak, and Coach Moore nurtured my talents and directed me onto my path towards a career. I am truly appreciative of all this school has done for its students. St. Paul’s is a great place to grow up.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Michael Silvestri

If you are looking for Michael Silvestri on the campus of Saint Paul’s School, more than likely you will find him in the band room honing his musical talent with the Marching Wolves and the Jazz Band.  In addition to his interest in music, Michael is also a member of the Ethics Bowl team and has recently joined the newest club at Saint Paul’s, the Beekeeping Club.  

Michael, a true Renaissance man, is grateful for the experiences he has had at Saint Paul’s stating, “Saint Paul’s has given me all the opportunities I hoped for in a high school experience, especially through courses introduced by Saint Paul’s alumnus and faculty member Dr. Shawn Mullet ’92. I enrolled in his Philosophy class as a junior and worked diligently through the rigorous and challenging curriculum. Dr. Mullet also teaches AP Psychology, which I have taken this year as an elective and am thoroughly enjoying it.”

The next step for Michael after Saint Paul’s is attending Loyola University in pursuit of a career in business.  He hopes to start his own premium carpentry business in the future.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Caden Chitwood

As a legacy student, there is little doubt that Caden Chitwood’s extracurricular experiences at Saint Paul’s are vastly different from the extracurricular opportunities that his grandfather, a 1964 alumnus of Saint Paul’s, might have experienced.  During Caden’s time at Saint Paul’s, he has served as the school mascot and as captain of the Esports team.  In addition, he has participated in Wolves on Wheels and the Graphic Design and Media clubs. 

While Caden’s extracurricular experiences are diverse and unique, he is in unity with his senior brothers and alumni who recognize the important role that Saint Paul’s School has played in their development.  Caden acknowledges, “The faculty at Saint Paul’s have helped me focus on achieving my goals. The teachers are very accessible and readily form friendships with the students. I have grown so much physically, spiritually, and mentally during my time at Saint Paul’s School.”  

Caden’s future plans include attending college where he plans to major in comedic entertainment.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Owen Crombie

During his five years at Saint Paul’s, Owen has taken full advantage of a plethora of clubs and activities offered at the school.  He has served on the student council, worked numerous school events as a student ambassador, and assisted the school’s sports teams as a student trainer.  Perhaps the most unique and spirited role Owen has performed at Saint Paul’s is donning the wolf costume to serve as the school mascot.  

As he prepares for the next step of his educational journey, Owen not only takes with him the memories of his many experiences at Saint Paul’s but also a confidence for what the future holds for him noting, “Saint Paul’s has built a firm foundation of education, faith, and community for my brothers and I to grow upon as men of the world.  As we move on to different places and prepare to be successful in the real world, I take comfort in knowing that the faculty and staff of Saint Paul’s School has taught and will continue to teach leaders of the future.”

Following graduation, Owen plans to attend Long Island University-Brooklyn where he will major in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Aidan Ordoyne

Aidan has been a member of the nationally ranked soccer team since his arrival at Saint Paul’s School as a pre-freshmen. On the eighth grade team, he received accolades for his leadership skills and as a freshmen, he was selected by his coaches as the Defensive MVP.  

Undoubtedly, his five years being a part of a soccer program which has won multiple state championships has created indelible memories for him. Additionally, Aidan recognizes the indelible impact his teachers have had on his life stating, “Brother Ray made me step out of my comfort zone and taught me how to overcome my fear of talking in front of large groups of people, and Coach Pierre helped me realize my love for science and guided me into better study habits.”

The study habits Aidan developed at Saint Paul’s will serve him well as he progresses on his educational journey.  His plans include attending LSU where he will major in biology, and after he hopes to attend medical school in order to pursue a career in medicine.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Smith

During his time at Saint Paul’s, Mitchell has not only participated in both football and track, but he also has become a leader, serving as captain of the football team this year. As a wide receiver, Mitchell received honors of distinction being named to the All-District team (honorable mention) his sophomore year and All-District (second team) his junior year.

In addition to a fierce commitment to athletics during high school, he has also shown a commitment to academics, challenging himself by taking honors and Advanced Placement courses and earning honor roll accolades each year. Mitchell is well-prepared for the next step in life, college. He will attend LSU where he plans to study construction management.

After graduation he will work with his father in the family business with a long term goal of eventually running the company when his father retires. Mitchell feels confident about the future stating, “St. Paul’s has prepared me academically and socially; my friends and my teachers have helped me along the way.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Evan Texada

Evan’s high school resume reflects a student who has been involved all five years at Saint Paul’s School in a diversity of activities . He is an honor roll student who has participated in soccer, powerlifting, and Wolves for Life, a club whose members represent the school in the annual “Right to Life March” in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Evan has volunteered at the retired Christian Brothers residence by assisting them with small chores.Evan’s future plans include attending LSU where he plans to study biology. He hopes to become a veterinarian one day because he loves being around animals.

Reflecting on his five years at Saint Paul’s, Evan recognizes how he has changed and acknowledges several teachers for helping him become the young man he is today. “I give a lot of credit to Mr. Moore, Mr. Logarbo, and especially Mr. Barwick.” Evan sees them as catalysts in his transformation and thanks them for instilling a sense of belonging to the school community.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Hunter Kergosien

Hunter, a student of few words, is decisive and confident, traits that have served him well on the soccer field as a goalkeeper. Hunter is a three-year varsity letterman and member of the last two state championship teams. He was the starting keeper in the team’s 29-0 national championship run last year, and he has accrued 27 shutouts the past two seasons.  

Hunter’s success and interest extend beyond the soccer field. In addition to being an avid reader, he has been named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for his outstanding academic achievements.  He has also represented Saint Paul’s at the District Literary Rally.

Hunter anticipates continuing his educational journey by studying biology in a pre-medical program in college and then attending medical school. He credits the school with helping to prepare him for his future stating, “St. Paul’s has transformed me into a responsible young man that is ready to take the next step into collegiate and later professional life.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Dottolo

Stephen’s high school resume features an extracurricular section that is expansive and diverse. He has made the most of his time at Saint Paul’s by exploring the plethora of activities which are available to students.  In addition to being a member of the football team for four years, he has also participated in Wolves on Wheels, the Spanish Dance Club, Guerilla Wolves, Ultimate Frisbee, and he most recently joined one of the school’s newest offerings, the Beehive Club.  He has truly immersed himself in the high school experience.

His next step includes attending LSU where he plans to take classes in media studies which he hopes will lead him to a career in the film or news industries.  However, his ultimate goal is to be able to support himself in the future through Youtube endeavors. As his senior year nears an end, Stephen sums up his experiences at Saint Paul’s with a grateful heart stating, “This school has helped me achieve greater levels of life spiritually, mentally, socially, and education wise. Not to mention the people and teachers here have all had an impact on my life for the better.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Gavin Clayton

Gavin could be described as a true Renaissance man.  During his five years as a student at Saint Paul’s, Gavin has tapped into his athletic abilities by participating in both the football and wrestling programs.  He also has explored his creative side through his involvement with the Marian Players theater productions as well as with Guerilla Wolves, a media production club. He certainly has enjoyed a variety of experiences during his time as a Saint Paul Wolf.

Gavin is looking forward to what is next in his life; he plans to attend college and is interested in majoring in film studies/production and playing football.  With his time at Saint Paul’s coming to a conclusion, he feels ready for the next step in his education explaining, “I have many wonderful counselors and teachers to thank for that.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Caleb Nicotri

Caleb is a talented athlete whose contributions led the varsity soccer team to two of its most recent state championships during his varsity experience at Saint Paul’s. In addition to his prowess on the soccer field, Caleb also enjoys participating in track and field program. Additionally, he is a member of the National Honor Society; he is the epitome of a student-athlete.

It is with confidence that Caleb steps into the next phase of his life, attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Caleb plans to major in neuroscience and acknowledges his readiness for the challenge.  “I’ve taken biology three years in a row (Biology I & II Honors and AP Biology), and I feel Dr. Ford has me very prepared for college.”  In addition to his studies, Caleb looks forward to playing on UAB’s Division I soccer team.   

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Senior Class of 2020

Deuce Monteiro

Deuce has been a dedicated Marching Wolf since he started Saint Paul’s in the 8th grade. His experience has culminated as the senior drum major during the 2019-20 school year and his ability to leap extremely high will be remembered by many! Deuce has also been a committed Eucharistic Minister and is frequently seen during Sunday Mass. Additionally, Deuce was the recipient of the Eric Kolb Scholorship Award given to a student who excels musically.

Deuce states, “My time at Saint Paul’s has greatly impacted my life. This school has shaped me into a young man of virtue and has given me every possible opportunity to better myself so that I can face any challenges that lie ahead. The band and Mr. Moran helped form me into a leader with little fear of going out of my comfort zone to face new challenges. I will forever be grateful to all the teachers who guided me, the classes that tested me, and my brothers who took every step with me on this journey.

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Clayton Dunavant

As a salutatorian, Clayton is a stellar student. He is the recipient of the AP Scholar Award, a member of both Mu Alpha Theta and National Honors Society. In his free time, he enjoys working with the Wolves on Wheels club and serves as the Team Captain. Additionally, he is the Vice President of the Graphic Design club and serves with Habitat for Humanity.

Clayton states, “Saint Paul’s has consistently been a great source of great people throughout my life. I have had some amazing teachers who all cared deeply about both the material they were teaching and us as students, and I have been able to make myriads of friends thanks to the Brotherhood at Saint Paul’s. A primary place where I enjoyed this Brotherhood is as a team leader at Wolves on Wheels. I loved getting to know the new underclassmen and teaching them how to grow to be better people both inside and outside the shop. You know a place is special when just about anyone can get along with just about anyone. Saint Paul’s has allowed me to foster so many invaluable relationships with my teachers, classmates, and underclassmen, and I am beyond grateful for it.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Luke Vargas

Luke has been a member of the Student Council during his five years at Saint Paul’s culiminating with a Vice Presidency for the student body as well as the Vice Presidency of the State Student Council. Academically, Luke earned a perfect score of 36 in reading and is a member of the National Honor Society. He participates in Cross Country and Track and shows his wonderful personality particpating in the Marian Players drama club.

Most importantly, he lives out his faith as a Lasallian Youth Minister and a Eurcharistic Minister. Luke says, “Over the last five years, I’ve grown so much; from the boy I was to the young man I am now. Saint Paul’s is so much more than a school to me. This is a place I call home, a place where I’ve forged bonds of brotherhood, discovered profound passions, and gained deep knowledge that will be with me forever. Saint Paul’s, all of its teachers and students who came before me, taught me courage, strength, and hope and to live by love and unwavering faith.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Cole Ulfers

Cole was instrumental in helping the Wolves earn a second place state finish this year, the best they have done in Division I. He has been a dominant wrestler as a State Champion, Finalist, and Placer during his tenure. He has led the Wolves as their Team Captain.

Additionally, Cole lives out the Lasallian Principle of “Inclusive Community” by working as a CORE Mentor for the CORE Pack students. Cole says, “These past five years at Saint Paul’s have been nothing but extraordinary. I have made life long bonds with my classmates, teachers, and coaches. Whether it was academics, service, or wrestling, they all have helped me become the person I am today. I especially want to thank my teammates and my coaches for unforgettable times on the mat. I will truly miss Saint Paul’s and will forever cherish the good times spent there.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Sam Avenel

Sam has been very active during his five years while attending Saint Paul’s. He played a significant role in bringing the Wrestling Wolves to a second place state final finish in Division I. His academic prowess is evidenced by his membership in the ACT 30+ club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and being captain of the Quiz Bowl team. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Sam lives out his faith as a Senior Ministry Leader, Lasallian Youth Leader, and an Altar server.

Sam states, “Throughout my time at Saint Paul’s I have learned how to be the person I am today. I have made amazing friendships with both my fellow students and even some faculty members that taught me how to be respectful and have a deeper caring for all people. I will always be thankful for the great lessons handed down to me from all those that I have come into contact with at Saint Paul’s.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

Charles Hoy

This multi talented student has made Saint Paul’s his home for the past five years. He continually earned honor roll status, his place in the ACT 3-+ club, and membership to the National Honor Society. Charles has spent those years as a member of the Marching Wolves and plays his saxophone like a pro.

Additionally, you will frequently see Charles flying his drone and taking pictures and videos for school use. Charles states, “The academic structure has taught me more than I could have ever asked. Being a member of the bank has helped me rebuild old friendships and create new ones. Saint Paul’s is truly a beautiful place to grow into a man.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Callan Danenhower

Callan is a prime example of how Saint Paul’s School is committed to Lasallian education. Callan, self admittedly, came to Saint Paul’s with low self confidence; but when he joined the band, he was able to meet others with similar interests and was able to flourish. Additionally, the plethora of extracurriculars like theater and Key Club helped Callan to become an outgoing person. In addition to theater and Key Club, Callan was involved in the Ethics Bowl, the March for Life, Lasallian Youth, and Student Council.

As a student, Callan repeatedly earned honor roll status, was a member of the ACT 30+ club, and received both golden and silver superior achievement awards. Callan says, “Through band, I was able to meet people and have fun for five fantastic years. I cannot thank the directors enough for providing the space for me to grow as a person. I am thankful for the teachers and counselors for being prime examples of who I want to become in the future. The experience Saint Paul’s has given me will help with success in all my future endeavors.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Brady Liosel

Brady feels that his time at Saint Paul’s was a blast. Even though he started in the 10th grade, he seamlessly became a Wolf by joining multiple extra curricular activities. He says, “When I came, I already felt like I’d been here since the 8th grade”.

Brady was an Honorable Mention All-District linebacker in football and participated in both power lifting and track. Additionally, he was a member of the Key Club and earned the Golden Torch Award. Brady states, “I made great friends through sports such as football and the teachers are very down to earth and understandable. I love Saint Paul’s and this place will definitely be close to my heart for the rest of my life.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Lane Amedio

Lane is an outstanding Lasallian evidenced by his service to the community, his outstanding work ethic, and academic accomplishments. He has received the Order of St. La Salle award each year, given annually to a student that earns over 50 service hours. Lane is the recipient of the Golden Torch award for five years, which is given to students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and meaningful involvement in extra-curricular activities during the current school year. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and has received the Beacon of Hope Award, given as a reflection of his acts of kindness and service as a sign of hope for others.

His leadership skills have been recognized by the Chick-fil-A corporation as the recipient of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship. Lane states, “Saint Paul’s has given me everything I need for the next chapter of my education and continued success. In these previous five years, I have made friends that I will have for a lifetime, encountered exemplary teachers, and I have formed memories that I will never lose sight of. Saint Paul’s has assured me that whatever obstacles may exist ahead, I am not only prepared to encounter them but grow stronger from them.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Daigle

Saint Paul’s has been a big part of Gabe’s life for many, many years. He has a long legacy with the school as his father, Rene’, graduated in 1983 and his grandfather, Edward, graduated in 1962.

Gabe is very active at Saint Paul’s. As an artist, Gabe has been dedicated to the Marching Wolves and even spent time as a member of the Super Six! His artist gift is not only limited to music. He is involved in the videography club, The Guerilla Wolves, as well as the graphic design club. His artist talent is not outdone by his athletic accomplishments as a member of the state champion Lacrosse Wolves.

Gabe states, “I will always cherish my time here and I wish it would have lasted longer. I have also found out more about myself as a person and will continue to grow with the knowledge I’ve accumulated. Saint Paul’s has lived up to more than my expectations. It has changed my life and it will continue to do so for generations.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Paxton Ballard

Paxton has led his classmates during his entire five years at Saint Paul’s. He held the position of President during his 8th and 9th grade years. In subsequent years, he’s held executive positions as the Secretary and Treasurer. Finally, during his senior year, Paxton was elected as the Student Body President.

He has enjoyed being part of the 2019 State Champion Lacrosse Team and was recognized as one of the team captains and also an All-State Lacrosse Player. Additionally, Paxton serves as an on-campus barista in the PJ’s Coffee Shop and is a member of the Breakfast Club.

Paxton states, “Saint Pauls has given me the freedom to follow my ambitions and try out new things. There is so much I was able to truly dive into and become invested in. I know the experiences I’ve had have allowed me to learn so much about myself and the world around me. Special classes like Entrepreneurship with Mr. Brian Logarbo or Art with Coach Andrew Dart and Mr. Gerald Ancar have taught me to cherish the time and relationships I have had here at Saint Pauls. Five years may pass by quickly, but I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. ”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Burmaster

Justin has been active in the plethora of athletics available at Saint Paul’s School. He was a member of the Wolves’ football, rugby, and weightlifting teams. He played linebacker in football in addition to being a solid performer on special teams. Football coach Ken Sears states, “Justin has a great work ethic both on the field and off. He was dedicated to his health using the the weight room facilities at Saint Paul’s.”

Justin says, “My time in football, weightlifting, and rugby taught me that hard work and dedication is what you need to succeed. Talent is not everything you need. I am excited to see what the future holds and where I will go.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.

 

 

 

 

 

Darrin Lea

Darrin is a multi talented and exceptional student and is extremely active in a multitude of extra-curriculars. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar and has achieved the Alpha Honor Roll for his entire Saint Paul’s Career. He has earned membership in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He is heavily involved in Saint Paul’s robotics clubs including FIRST Robotics and VEX Robotics. Additionally, Darrin has enjoyed being a member of the nationally recognized Marching Wolves and has been the Clarinet Section Leader for two years. He also participates in the Jazz Band too.

Darrin also finds time to volunteer through the Habitat for Humanity and Key Clubs and has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Darrin states, “Over the past five years, Saint Paul’s has been a second home for me. Organizations like band and robotics have brought me closer to classmates and helped me discover my interests. My teachers, especially Mrs. Rachel Peak and Mr. Richard Pichon, go beyond the academic curriculum to advise us about valuable career and life lessons.

While at Saint Paul’s, I have strengthened my faith through spiritual activities such as adoration, retreats, and Mass as well as serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister. I’ve also had the opportunity to serve the community by participating in Habitat for Humanity and Key Club. Here at Saint Paul’s, I’ve made memories that I will hold on to for the rest of my life, such as marching in Mardi Gras parades, and going to the Vex Worlds competition. At the end of these five years, I feel exceptionally prepared to write the next chapter of my life, and I have Saint Paul’s to thank for that.”

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Scott Sonnier

Scott feels his time at Saint Paul’s has flown by. For his entire five years, he has been a member of the Cross Country team. He also earned a spot in the National Honor Society and volunteers as an on-campus volunteer, Student Host.

Chris says, “His time at Saint Paul’s has felt half of five years and has passed in the blink of an eye.” He goes on to state, ” I feel very prepared for college, and life, and I am forever in debt to this amazing school and more importantly the amazing faculty. The bond I have made and grown with every student is one I will share forever, and I am grateful for every second of it. Scott’s advice for current students? Don’t Blink!

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Miguel Seruntine

Music instruction is vast and wide at Saint Paul’s School and the musical talents of students can blossom with the opportunities provided. Michael is a prime example of those opportunities.

Without prior knowledge or experience of music, Michael joined the jazz and combo band in his 8th grade year. During his Saint Paul’s career, he has accomplished quite a bit. Michael has participated in the Marching Wolves, the Jazz Wolves, the Brass Band, and the Liturgical Band. In his 2017-2018 school year, he was appointed as a member of the District IX Honor Band. In 2018-2019 he joined the District IX Honor Jazz Band as the 1st chair. Continuing onto this year, Michael retained his position as a member of the District IX Honor Jazz Band as well as being accepted into the 2019-2020 Southeastern All State Band. Additionally, Michael was accepted into the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Michael proudly created and owns his own band, Brasshearts, LLC.

When asked who his favorite Saint Paul’s teachers are, Michael listed Mr. Lacy Blackledge, Mrs. Emilie Travers, Señor William Núñez, Coach Roger Bacon and Coach Sean Moser.

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Blake Bollinger

“Lead by Example” are words that Lasallians live by. Blake fits the meaning of Lasallian perfectly. Blake is the Student Council President and the National Honors Society President. He shows his love of computers as the Lead Programmer in the First Robotics club. Additionally, Blake is a Lasallian Youth member.

When asked about what Saint Paul’s means to him, Blake responded “The motto “St. Paul’s is a good place to grow up” has truly rung true for me. In my time at St. Paul’s I have been given all I need to truly prosper. Everything from diving deeper into my interest in technology and computers to having 200 brothers to support me over the past 4 years has made me who I am today and prepared me for the future. St. Paul’s numerous extracurriculars have helped me to get involved in what I am truly passionate about, and now I look forward to studying computer science in college.

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John Bergeron

John is an exceptional student! He is a captain for the Wolves football team as the starting center and a nationally recognized deep snapper. He also participated in the Northshore All-star game and plans to play football for Old Miss in the fall. He continues to excel academically as a National Honors Society member as well as earning over a score of 30 on his ACT test. John enjoys being a member of Saint Paul’s Debate Team and is a co-captain.

When asked about his Saint Paul’s experience, he states, ” Saint Paul’s has provided me with a framework for academic success, a supportive staff, athletic and extracurricular activities, and a lifelong fraternity. Saint Paul’s has given me so much throughout my five years here. Whether it be playing football, helping found the debate team, or just meeting and befriending hundreds of people, Saint Paul’s has greatly impacted my life for the better. ”

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Caleb Frost

Like so many students, Caleb attributes his “deep relationship with God” to the faculty and staff of Saint Paul’s School. In his younger years, Caleb often volunteered as an altar server during the all school liturgies. Additionally, as a senior, Caleb is the Student Campus Minister as well as one of our Eucharistic Ministers. Caleb is also a Lasallian Youth Minister.

Caleb states, “I have learned through my teachers how to care for others more. My brothers have given me a great family to be a part of.” He would also like to “thank Coach Barwick, Mr. Ramon, Mr. Baumgartner, and Coach Simpson especially in my journey to become a man of God.”

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Graydon Hall

As a legacy student, Graydon feels quite at home at Saint Paul’s School. His father, Michael, is a graduate of the class of 1992. Graydon states, “As a legacy, my years at Saint Paul’s School have allowed me to share the special bond of brotherhood with not only my friends, but also my father and younger brother.”

Academically, Graydon works to keep his honor roll status and is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Fighting Math Wolves. He says, “Saint Paul’s School has more than prepared me for the next phase of my education. Teachers like Mrs. Jordan have believed in me and my potential as a student.”

Athletically, Graydon has enjoyed trying football and soccer, and has played tennis for four years. His tennis coach, Brother Ken Boesch, has helped him grow spiritually. Graydon states, “As a Lasallian Brother, Brother Ken leads by example and has encouraged me to strengthen my faith and be a stronger man of God.”

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Patrick Kilgore

This senior excels both academically, athletically, and spiritually. As a member of the 2018-2019 State Championship Baseball Wolves, Stephen has been a player for his entire Saint Paul’s career. In addition to his dedication on the field, he excels academically that is evidenced by his honor roll status and his membership of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the ACT 30+ Club.

Patrick is deeply rooted in his faith as a Eucharistic Minister and participates in monthly Habitat for Humanity and Key Club activities. When asked about his Saint Paul’s experience, Patrick says, “Saint Paul’s has served as a second home for me for 5 years. The everlasting bonds formed with friends and teachers will always be held close to my heart. Not only do I feel prepared for the world outside of Saint Paul’s, but I feel like I can make a difference in the lives of many due to my experience here. Saint Paul’s has given me an opportunity to shine as a man of God in ways I never imagined. It has been an extraordinary blessing to be able to attend this prestigious school. I will forever be grateful for my experience at Saint Paul’s.

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Sean Hightower

When Sean walks into a room, he lights the way with his award winning smile. With everything he does, he exudes happiness. Along with his studies, he keeps very busy as the Key Club President, a state officer of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club, and a student columnist for the Clairon Herald. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, he volunteers frequently for Sunday mass as a Eucharistic Minister.

Sean states, “Saint Paul’s is home. Over the past five years, I have spent about as much time here as I have at my house. Every day is an adventure at Saint Paul’s. The bonds that I have formed with my fellow brothers and my teachers are strong enough to last a lifetime.”

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Andrew Lacoste

Andrew is a shining example of a Saint Paul’s educated student. Academically, he holds a 35 composite score on his ACT and a 4.6 GPA. Spiritually, he is a member of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and a Student of the Year finalist for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He keeps busy and holds positions of leadership with service activities such Key Club, President, Habitat for Humanity, Secretary, and Student Hosts.

When asked, Andrew says, “Coming to Saint Paul’s was the greatest decision I have made in my life. Saint Paul’s gives a plethora of opportunities for me to grow academically so that I can find my true passion, and spiritually so I can become closer to God. All of my teachers and coaches have been great mentors both in school and in life.” He goes on to state, “Here at Saint Paul’s, I have also been given the opportunity to make life long relationships and meet my best friends. It seems to me that there is nothing the school can’t do for me, and this place will forever hold a special place in my heart.”

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Jesse Cheng

Saint Paul’s is known for educating the entire student and Jesse is a fine example of this fact. As an honor student, Jesse is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Vice President of our Mu Alpha Theta chapter. As the secretary of Saint Paul’s Health Occupations Student of America (HOSA) chapter, Jesse has expressed an interest in becoming a future health professional. In addition to his studies, Jesse is an avid swimmer as the captain of the Aqua Wolves swim team. He has accumulated numerous awards such as all-metro, parish and academic medals. He holds the high school record for both the 100 freestyle and the 200 free relay.

When asked about his Saint Paul’s experience, he states: “Saint Paul’s has been an invaluable experience. From seasoned teachers to experienced mentors, Saint Paul’s has provided me many opportunities and resources to mature and develop. I’m confident that Saint Paul’s has prepared me to tackle any adversity in the future by honing my work ethic, diligence, and commitment.”

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Sam Glynn

The written word and music are great friends to Sam. He enjoys being the Tuba Section Leader for the well known Marching Wolves. He has been a member of the band since his eighth grade year. Additionally, Sam is a published author in Saint Paul’s Literary Magazine, The Maelstrom and is a staff member of Saint Paul’s Yearbook, The Conifer. Supplementing his abilities in the written word, Sam is also the President and Founding member of Saint Paul’s American Sign Language club.

When asked about his Saint Paul’s experience, Sam states, “I have come to know many people I will forever be indebted to; teachers and friends alike. Entering into the “real world” is terrifying but knowing that I will have my friends and family to fall back on gives me the drive to take the first step.”

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Hal Fox

As a journalist, Hal has excelled as the Editor in Chief of the school’s newspaper, The Paper Wolf, and as a school columnist for The Advocate-Farmer newspaper. He has received a First Place Overall in Journalism at the State Literary Rally during his junior year! In addition to his writing skills, Hal is a founding member of Saint Paul’s Speech and Debate team and has been the team captain for three years.

Hal states that “Saint Paul’s has given me a place to learn more about myself and excel in what I want to do. Without the support of amazing teachers and friends I’ve met over the year, I would no doubt be a much different person. My experiences at this school have shaped me to the person that I am, and I will never forget the memories and time I have spent here. I constantly wonder how lucky I am to attend Saint Paul’s.”

Saint Paul’s Forevermore.