Honoring valedictorian, salutatorians, honor grads and graduating class
St. Charles Catholic High School has announced its 2016 valedictorian and salutatorians, honor grads and graduating class.
Ashley Nicole St. Martin, the daughter of Jon and Liane St. Martin, is the St. Charles Catholic High School 2016 Valedictorian. St. Martin finished with a 4.79 GPA. She plans to attend Tulane University in the fall, where she will pursue a degree in biological chemistry.
St. Martin was a four-year member of the SCC 2015 and 2016 softball and volleyball teams. She was named to the LHSAA 2015 Academic All-State Composite Volleyball Team Division IV and to the LHSAA 2016 Academic All-State Composite Softball Team Class. She was also a member of the Student Council, serving as a homeroom representative for two years, and a three-year member of Mu Alpha Theta, serving as the treasurer for a year and the parliamentarian, also for a year.
St. Martin was also an active member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and Science Club. She participated in the District Literary Rally for three years, qualifying for the State Literary Rally each year.
St. Martin attended FCA Leadership Camp in Mississippi for two summers and was an FCA Leader at SCC. She was also an extraordinary minister of the Holy Eucharist and a retreat team member. In addition, she has received the SCC Bronze Service Award.
St. Martin was granted a Tulane Legislative Scholarship, along with other scholarships and stipends totaling $299,408.
“My Comet family, made up of my teachers, administrators, and students, has aided in my spiritual, academic, and social development over these past four years. My coaches have taught me discipline lessons that will remain with me throughout my life, and my teachers have prepared me for college, as well as for any challenge life throws at me. I will forever cherish the friendships and memories I have made at SCC,” said St. Martin when asked about her years at SCC. John Royce Campbell Jr., the son of John and Susan Campbell, finished with a 4.76 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall, where he will be a member of the Honors Program and will pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Campbell was a member of the SCC 2011 state championship football team and a member of the LHSAA 2016 Academic All-State Composite Team Class 2A for both football and tennis. He was a recipient of the 2015 Bullsworth Character Award Recipient for the 2015 football season. Campbell was an active member in SCC’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and served as an FCA leader.
Campbell attended both Black Mountain FCA Camp and FCA Leadership Camp. He was also the Senior Class President and a member of the National Honor Society, SCC Thirty Plus Club, Retreat Team, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Club and Quiz Bowl Team. He was awarded the SCC Outstanding Young Man Award his sophomore and junior years by his teachers. Campbell is also an extraordinary minister of Holy Eucharist, and he received the SCC Bronze award for service. Campbell has earned the President’s Distinguished Scholarship Award to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, along with other scholarships totaling $91,021. He was voted 2016 Mr. SCC, Most Likely to Succeed, Most Intelligent, Most Dependable, and Best Leader.
“St. Charles Catholic High School has been more than a school for me. My classmates and teammates have felt like a family for the past five years. My coaches and teachers at SCC pushed me academically and physically to make me the man I am today. I will always carry the memories I have made for the rest of my life,” said Campbell about his five years at SCC.Brittney Irene Champagne, the daughter of Jay and Rhea Champagne, finished with a 4.76 GPA. She plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall, where she will be a member of the Honors Program and pursue a degree in Pharmacy.
She served as cheerleading captain for the 2015-16 year, and she has received the United Cheerleading Association’s All-American Award. In addition, Brittney has served as National Honor Society Secretary and Student Council Representative, and she is member of the SCC Thirty Plus Club.
Voted Most Dependable by her senior class, she was also a Eucharistic minister of Holy Communion and received recognition by the U.S. Achievement Academy as a National Language Arts Award Winner. Throughout her four years at SCC, Champagne was a literary rally state qualifier for English II, Algebra II and English IV.
She has earned the President’s Distinguished Scholarship Award to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, along with other scholarships totaling $82,771.
“St. Charles has played a crucial role in my excelling academically, spiritually, socially and personally. The gratitude I have for the faculty and students is endless and definitely well deserved. I could not imagine being provided with a better foundation as I take my memories and values with me into my future career,” she asserts about her experiences at SCC.Lela Alexis Hill, the daughter of Dr. Juanita and Claude Hill Jr., finished with a GPA of 4.76 and plans to attend Tulane University where she was awarded the Legislative Scholarship. She strives to be a Chemistry Pre-Med major with either a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies or Psychology.
Holding the title of a WWL A+ Athlete, she was a four-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, softball and track and earned the honor of LHSAA All-Academic 4.0 Scholar Team for all four sports. Second team All-District Volleyball team and St. John Parish Volleyball Team were her other volleyball honors. In basketball she was appointed team captain and was named First Team All-District, All-Parish, and Clarion Herald All-Star Elite Basketball Team for two consecutive years.
She also was invited to the USA Junior Nationals International Basketball program. Hill has earned All-District softball and was a Regional Qualifier for track.
Hill participated in Spanish Club (vice president), Science Club, National Honor Society, Student Council (Student Body vice president), Mu Alpha Theta (president), SCC Thirty Plus Club, SCC Ambassadors, Art Club, Creative Writing Club and Beta Club. She is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Placing first at literary rally for chemistry, physics and calculus, Hill advanced to the state rally every year.
She was also the recipient of the All Star Foundation Scholarship and a four-time recipient of SCC’s Academic Excellence Scholarship.
Including the Legislative Scholarship from Tulane University, Hill had a total of $823,560 in scholarships and stipends. She was voted 2016 Most Likely to Succeed, Most Intelligent, and Most Athletic by her senior class. When Hill was asked about her years at SCC, she remarked that, “SCC has prepared me to pursue my ambitions, and those teachers whom I have established relationships/rapport with have supported me along my SCC journey. These four years have allowed me to make some of the most random friendships, and one of the things that I will forever cherish is the many memories from tournaments, playoffs, and locker room camaraderie.”
Honor graduates are:Madeleine Marie Murphy, Ariel Elizabeth Landry, Allison Elizabeth Savoie, Melissa My Hoang, Rebecca Nicole Penn and Shaun Kristan Borne.Graduating class also includes:Austin Harrison Alberado, Olivia Destinee Alexis, Aurora Alejandra Appenzeller, Alyssa Mary Arceneaux, Trevor John Arceneaux, Tyrin M. Arceneaux, Dane Louis Authement, Alex Nicholas Barrios, Grant Alexander Bartholomew, Brady Anderson Becker, Tevione Ulysses Bigham, Gabrielle Marie Boesen, Riley Elayne Bourg, Shannon Marie Brewer, Elizabeth Ann Cambre, Brooke Elizabeth Cannatella, Lundyn Michel Cantillo, Don M. Chauvin, Jr., Trace Michael Cortez, Lindsey Ann DeSilvey, Alison Nicole Doiron, Corrin Hannah Drexel, Justin Everett DuBose, Carter Matthew Duhe, Kayla Elizabeth Engeron, Heather Nicole Falterman, Ashlyn Michelle Fendt, Victoria Ann Gagliano, Jaelon Shandon Gordon, Jonathon Paul Grenier, Lamy Joseph Guidry, Angel Maria Hite, Kobie Dominic Houston, Reed Alexander Jacob, Arielle Taylor Jasmine, Daniel James Jaubert, Jacob Paul Jensen, Jacoby Michael Johnson, Jobe Russell Anthony Kelly, Kaitlyn Mary Landry, Rebecca Lynn Laurent, Brandon Timothy LeBlanc, Eric Joshua Lewis, Heather Leigh Lions, Audrey Ann Loup, Justin E. Loupe, Sara Marie Louque, Trenton David Matus, Alayna Catherine Melancon, Cole Robert Meyers, Anthony Jared Muñoz, Brady Winston Newman, Richard Nguyen, Morgan Mary Nobile, Ethan Michael Ocmond, Justin Martin Ory, Guillermo Enrique Paredes, Danielle Marie Rankin, Patrick Ryan Ratliff, Dalton Patrick Reed, Emma Marie Remondet, Wayne Joseph Revere, Amanda Elaine Riviere, Heidi Marie Roussel, Jeanne Marie Roussel, Zachary Thomas Roussel, Jonathan Joseph Scarpero, Tyler Raymond Schaeffer, Nicholas Linsley Scioneaux, Jordan Michael Seruntine, Alyssa Marie Smith, Kayla Michelle Smith, Tahj Gimaine Smith, Jayce Christian Snowden, Jordan D. Paul St. Pierre, Brittany Michele Steib, Kennedy Elizabeth Stewart, Myles Ray Synigal, Alexis Nicole Tran, Emilie Marie Triche, Kellie Frances Verret, Geoffrey Maurice Wagner, Kyle Anthony Waguespack, Hunter Matthew Waldridge, Zachary Roy Weber, Emily Michelle Weidert, Destiny La’Chelle Wesley, Christopher Shawn Wilcut and Logan Ashley Williams.