Rayne Catholic promotes large eighth grade class

Rayne Catholic Elementary 2013-2014 eighth grade class promoted.

CATHOLIC ACTION AWARD - Anna Clare Gossen, left, and Evan Louis Hebert, right, were awarded the Catholic Action Award during the 2013-2014 Eighth Grade Promotion Mass held Thursday, May 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Taking part in the presentation is Fr. Kendall Faulk, school chancellor. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

HIGHEST GPA - Ian Jett Bourgeois, left, and Mia Ann Lormand, right, were awarded the highest average award during the 2013-2014 Eighth Grade Promotion Mass held Thursday, May 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Taking part in the presentation is Fr. Kendall Faulk, school chancellor. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

GOLDEN GRADUATES - Celebrating their 50th anniversary were members of the graduating class of 1964 at the former St. Joseph High School, who were honored during the 2013-2014 Eighth Grade Promotion Mass held Thursday, May 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Alumni in attendance were, from left, Anna Hoffpauir, Barbara Spaetgens Comeaux, Barbara Boo Menard, Wanda Trahan and Wally Link. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

CITIZENSHIP AWARD - Leeann Gray, left, and Trey Hains, right, were awarded the American Citizenship Pin during the 2013-2014 Eighth Grade Promotion Mass held Thursday, May 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Taking part in the presentation is Fr. Kendall Faulk, school chancellor. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

 

By LIsa Soileaux

Awards were presented and Rayne Catholic Elementary eighth grade students were promoted to high school during Thursday’s Promotional Mass held at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The promotion Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kendall Faulk, school chancellor 

Witnessed by parents and guests, 62 eighth graders were presented certificates of promotion to high school, in addition to a number of distinguished awards.

The Catholic Action Award is the highest award given to a student at Rayne Catholic Elementary. Students are nominated and voted on by their peers and teachers with a boy and girl selected who demonstrates Christian attitude, Christian behavoir, and participation and reverence in religious activities. The eighth grade honorees awarded for the 2013-2014 school year were Anna Clare Gossen and Evan Louis Hebert.

Under academics, the Highest Grade Point Average Award is presented to one boy and girl in the eighth grade who attended Rayne Catholic from first through eighth grade and having the highest grade point average thoughout all eight years. Awarded were Mia Ann Lormand and Ian Jett Bourgeois.

The American Citizenship Pin was given to a boy and girl who have participated in school and community service, show positive attitude toward classmates, school and possess the strength and courage to do what’s right. Awarded were Trey Hains and Leeann Gray.

Welcomed by RCE Principal Fred Menard, the golden anniversary class 1964 of the former St. Joseph High School were invited to participate in the evening’s program. Alumni include Marie Benoit, Dianna Broussard, Katherine Bercier Carrier, Stephanie Moroux Chambers, Barbara Spaetgens Comeaux, Anna Hoffpauir, Lon Hopkins, Gwendolyn Doucet Jones, Anthony Laperouse, James Laughlin, Gayle LeBlanc, Peter Paul LeBlanc, Wally Link, Barbara Menard, Rodney Molbert, John Prather, Lee Prevost and Wanda Trahan.

Alumni in attendance were introduce by Principal Menard and presented a special remembrance by Brooke Thomas, the school’s director of development.

Promotion certificates and a St. Joseph Bible engraved with their names were presented to the following eighth grade students: Anais Lan Gabrielle Alleman, Shawn Nicholas Arabie, Trinity Elise Axtell, Londyn Elizabeth Babineaux, Mckenzie Leigh Bares, Garrett Joseph Bergeron, Ian Jett Bourgeois, Mary Kate Bourgeois, Connor Brooks Breaux, Macie Elise Breaux, Alec Michael Brouillette, Annie Kate Brouillette, Konnor Robert Broussard, Maria Louise Brown, Emily Kaitlyn Castille, Lacey Kaye Castille, Victoria Brook Cates, Bethany Elise Cramer, Brooke Marguerite Cramer, Catherine Jane Cramer, Corinne Elizabeth Dorsett, Hannah Claire Doucet, Madalyn Elisabeth Dupont, Taylor Ann Faul, Connor Paul Foti, Brad Michael Gilbert, Anna Claire Gossen, Marcella Elizabeth Gossen, Melise Elizabeth Gossen, Leeann Beth Gray, John Elisa Hains III, Hannah Renne Hazlett, Evan Louis Hebert, Abbey Christine Higginbotham, Lex Gregory LaCroix, Grant Thomas LeBlanc, Kace Michael LeBlanc, Anna Claire Ledet, Jack Hayden Link, Mia Ann Lormand, Landon Thomas Meche, Jett Michael Miller, Zachary Todd Miller, Gregory Kirk Mnix Jr., Nolan Anthony Olinger, Colby Paul Pastor, Hailey Regina Prevost, Sydni Faith Prevost, Hayden Patrick Reiners, Harlie Blair Richard, Sophie Elizabeth Robichaux, Taylor Malai Robinson, Brantley David Schefcik, Cole Michael Simon, Kennedy Paige Smith, Kyle Patrick Touchet, William Fischer Veillon, Nicholas Paul Venable and Joseph Bradford Ware.

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