Rayne Catholic 8th graders promoted

The 2009 Promotional Mass and Program for eighth grade students of Rayne Catholic Elementary was held Tuesday, May 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Commentator for the 6:30 p.m. event was RCE Principal Fred Menard. Music and song were provided by the St. Joseph Adult Choir. Celebrant was Fr. Bill Ruskoski, school chancellor and St. Joseph pastor, with Fr. Clint Trahan, associate pastor, as con-celebrant.

The First Reading for the Mass was recited by 8th grader Delayne Sonnier. The Responsorial Psalm was given by 8th grader Kyle Camp.

The Prayers of the Faithful were read by 8th graders Matthew Gossen, Lindsey LeBlanc, Alayna Hains, Kipp Credeur, Cecile Benoit and Millard Conques.

The Offertory Bearers were 8th graders Margaret Beslin, Brandon Leger, Tyler Simon, Emily Kibodeaux and Devin Dickeson.

Special guests in attendance for the program and Mass were members of the 1959 graduating class of St. Joseph High School, who celebrated their 50th anniversary.

The 50-year graduates in attendance were Reno LeBlanc, Jerry Arceneaux, Fred Gossen, Mary Ann Meyer Reiners, Frank Privat, Donald Gossen, Annette Gossen, Janie Spaetgens Wright and Mona LeBlanc LaCroix, who were all presented special 50-year gifts.

Following the Mass, students were recognized in the following categories:

Academic Awards - Highest GPA: Victoria Dupuis and Hogan Guidry.

Citizenship Awards: Lindsey LeBlanc, Mackenzie Gossen, Bryson Rosinski and Kyle Camp.

Catholic Action Award - Sarah Ledet and Matthew Gossen.

Receiving congrats from RCE Principal Menard and Frs. Ruskoski and Trahan were: Jacob Arceneaux, Hunter Benoit, Cecile Benoit, Margaret Beslin, Annie Boudreaux, Haley Boudreaux, Maddie Boudreaux, Amanda Breaux, Taylor Burleigh, Kyle Camp, Millard Conques, Anthony Cramer, Kipp Credeur, Devon Dickeson, Camille Dubuc, Victoria Dupuis, Clint Faul, Devin Faul, Alex Gatte, Mackenzie Gossen, Matthew Gossen, Hogan Guidry, Kaylie Guillotte, Alayna Hains, Jacques Hebert, Thomas Hebert, Andrew Hoskin, Emily Kibodeaux, Andrew Kondert, Conner Lebeouf, Lindsey LeBlanc, Sarah Ledet, Adam Leger, Brandon Leger, Eric Ohlenforst, Drew Robinson, Bryson Rosinski, Tyler Simon, Delayne Sonnier, Alexa Thibodeaux and Landyn Thibodeaux.

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