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Notes from Destrehan & Hahnville High Schools
DHS Winter Formal gets mixed reviews from kids who went to it
By Nattie Swan -   Dec 14, 2006

The theme for Destrehan’s annual Winter Formal dance was "Frozen in Time" and the king and queen of the evening were Tristan Babin and Brittany McCray, chosen by their classmates. Some opinions on the dance are:

"It was good. The decorations and the background for the pictures were all out." - Cayse Kingsmill

"I think the dance was okay. I really think we should get a new DJ because there aren't enough slow-dance songs being played at our dances.

“Most of the songs are hard to dance to, especially in formal attire. So, I think we should have better music and the dances would be a lot more fun. Other than that, it was nice." - Jessica Desselles

"It was pretty and fun." - Kati Knight

"It was boring." - Alaina Babin

"There were not a lot of people." - Josh Vines

"There were not a lot of people, but it was fun." - Jessica Neal

"It was fun until everyone started leaving." - Danielle Rodrigue

"Needs better music." - Daniel Goodman

"Dressing up and talking to friends was fun but nobody actually danced." - Meghan McNamara

DHS Student of the Year
Tristan Babin has been named DHS student of the year. His name, announced over intercom, was heard throughout the school.

"The whole administration came in and told me 20 minutes before the announcement. When they told me I just looked around and then realized that they were talking to me,” says Babin.

“They presented me with a balloon and candy. I was very excited and thankful that all of my hard work paid off.

"This means that I represent the student body by all the work that I contribute to making our school exemplary. I want to thank my family and all the people that gave me the confidence to compete."

Tristan stays busy in school. He is on yearbook, newspaper, Cox Plugged In, Culture Club, track, S.A.D.D., Interact, and student council.

He also is president of the Beta Club, St. Charles Parish calendar committee, prom/junior committee, senior committee, senior class vice president and community pride chairman.

He has also attended boy's state and the Louisiana Youth Seminar. 

Destrehan MVPs
Joey Mahler has completed his Eagle Scout project. He is with Troop 317 in Destrehan and is sponsored by the United Methodist Church. He went with a group of other Scouts that volunteered to build a handicap accessible ramp at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Aimee Latour competed in a beauty pagent at Vacherie/Gheens Community Center in Gheens, LA. She came in first place and is now Bon Mange Teen Queen XIX.

HHS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to HHS Principal Barbara Fuselier for being named Regional High School Principal of the Year. Fuselier has been with St. Charles Parish Schools for 34 years.

She said that she enjoys working with students, parents, teachers and the community. Fuselier will now compete at the state level.

HHS Student of the Year
Congratulations to HHS Senior Courtney Lanaux who’s been chosen as Hahnville High School Student of the Year. Courtney is the daughter of Denis and Lisa Lanaux. As a senior, Courtney serves as senior class president and yearbook editor.

She is also a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Council and the HHS Hi-Steppers. Courtney represents Louisiana as the Farm Bureau Queen. After graduation, she plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in public relations.

HHS Honor Choir Members
Fifty-one students will represent Hahnville High School, as a result of their singing auditions.

The students selected were: Danielle Alexander, Megan Barrios, Brittany Bourgeois, Kristyn Brannen, Marrisa Brown, Jasmine Bryant, Jyran Bryant, Kayla Bryant, Chelsea Chaisson, Brittany Champagne, Amanda Chester, Christin Dennis, Jonathan Dupre, Kim Dupre, Chelsey Durapau, Bethany Eppling, Carley Faucheaux, Lynell Franklin, Courtney Graver, Katie Harrell, Amanda Harris, Angelica Hill, Victoria Hill, LaShanae’ Honor, Natasha Hymel, Leslie Jefferson, Rhonda Jefferson, LaNai’ Joseph, Amanda Knezevich, Joshua Mann, Sara Martorana, Deonesha McGuire, Matthew Meyer, Lensie Moulin, Brittany Nieto, Aimee Nieves, Paige O’Malley, Brianna Peterson, Christian Plaisance, Darrin Post, Rex Putnam, Xavier Rehder, Jada Rome, Katelin Schmill, Tanya Self, Hannah Songy, Bethany Stevens, Hollyann Tucker, Franziska Wagner, Jaclyn Welling and LeAnna Wilson. They will perform on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 in the H.L. Bourgeois High School Auditorium at 4 p.m. Call Ms. Grant-Dupuy at 985- 758-7537, ext. 124 for ticket information.

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