Recent grad introduced new activities and traditions at HHS

As Lily Dalon sets her sights on college, the 2022 Hahnville High School graduate said she feels like she squeezed everything she could out of high school. She encourages others to do the same.

“My advice to kids starting high school would be to enjoy every moment and participate in everything you can,” she said. “It flies by extremely quickly and the best feeling is knowing that you took every opportunity you could have and didn’t miss out on any event or activity. Every football game, school dance, award ceremony … is a memory that is worth making.”

Dalon, the daughter of Kelly and Christopher Dalon, was a part of many clubs and extra-curriculars at HHS. She was a student section leader, walked on the 2022 senior homecoming court, was involved with Beta Club and the National Honor Society and served on the student council throughout high school. She was the junior and senior class president, and as a freshman and sophomore she played tennis. Dalon has been in talented theater since her elementary school days at Mimosa, and outside of school she has been a volunteer for the Dat Dads Club of Luling.

Dalon is graduating from HHS with a 4.2 GPA and will start Southeastern Louisiana University in the fall with 20 hours already under her belt thanks to dual enrollment credits. She plans to study human resource management.

New to HHS this year was the senior sunrise and sunset, in which Dalon was instrumental in planning.

“It was the start and finish of our senior year,” she said. “In the fall we all came early to watch the sun rise, and then we just had our sunset night where we watched the sunset on the football field and had a recap video of senior years … tears were definitely happening at that.”

Another new senior event that Dalon helped to plan was the senior walk, where seniors dressed in their caps and gowns and walked to halls of their elementary school buildings.

“That was really sentimental and special,” she said.

Dalon said she hopes the new senior events become traditions at HHS.

“I really embraced my four years at Hahnville,” she said. “I felt like I had an impact and was able to have a voice there. I hope my peers remember me to be kind, personable, a great leader and someone that could bring a smile to their face. I hope that they remember me to be that helpful, trusted person they can always come to.”


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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