Congratulations - Class of 2019
St. Charles Catholic High School is proud to announce the valedictorians and salutatorians of the 2019 graduating class.
The top graduates are
Valedictorian: Mary Margaret Morton
Valedictorian: Kaira Marie Tamplain
Valedictorian: Jenna Anne Toups
Salutatorian: April Ann Bourlet
Salutatorian: Jake Anthony Vicknair
Honor graduates are
Sophia G. Robichaux, Rachel Nguyen, Bryce R. Newman, Saige A. Clark, Chloe R. Faucheux
Other graduates include
Samuel J. Accardo, Bryce W. Authement, Sophia E. Bonadona, Jason D. Bosco, Halle M. Bourdonnay, Bailey N. Bourgeois, Sutton M. Bourgeois, Da’Jonique M. Branch, Madeline E. Brignac, Shelby S. Britt, Peyton T. Broussard, Luke M. Brouwer, Jordan A. Brown, Kobe A. Burke, Joshua H. Carter, Joseph L. Chiarella, Keri C. Clement, Hannah C. Edmonds, Cameron A. Fabre, William D. Fendt, Branden N. Fertitta, Gino M. Gagliano, Jacob M. Ganote, Robert J. Gilbert, Jude M. Guidry, Sara K. Guidry, Joseph D. Hebert, Haley E. Hickman, Kehara J. Hill, Christina M. Hood, Aaron I. Johnson, Andre’ Johnson, Ashlynn C. King, Brooke A. LaBorde, Logan M. LaBorde, Tommy P. Lasseigne, Jr., Nicholas M. Lorio, George J. Louper, III, Hailey M. Louque, Hannah M. Lowry, Brennan A. Mader, Xaviera Magee, Joseph J. Mamou, Taylor K. Miller, Madeleine R. Millet, Skylar A. Ming, Shannon M. Monica, Anna M. Mũnoz, Destiny E. Myers, Ellie M. Nelson, Robert R. Newsome, Jr., Steven B. Nosacka, Christopher A. Paciera, Aarti K. Patel, Mikkal A. Peterson, Jess L. Plaisance, Alyssa M. Portillo, Rami E. Reid, Kirian S. Robertson, Destiny J. Romious, Eden M. Simoneaux, Anderson J. Sirmon, Caleb M. St. Martin, Brooke N. St. Pierre, Madison M. St. Pierre, Madison R. Sympson, Michael D. Tarver, Jr., Kirsten L. Tassin, Angel M. Taylor, Theron C. Thomas, Mary T. Tran, Lauren A. Trichell, Trevor N. Trinchard, Madonna T. Trinh, Kacie B. Veal, Grant J. Vicknair, Katelyn N. Waguespack, Darrell L. Williams, Kelsie M. Williams, Regal A. Williams, Remy Williams
St. Charles Catholic High School is proud to present additional information about the valedictorians and salutatorians of the 2019 graduating class:
Mary Margaret Morton, the daughter of Patrick and Tammy Morton, finished with a GPA of 4.88. She plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a degree in Psychology, and after receiving her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Maggie served as Student Body President and Cheer Captain during her senior year and held other leadership positions during her years at SCC in French Club and Mu Alpha Theta, as well as class president and Student Council representative. She was also an active member in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Retreat Team, Music Ministry, Stagehands, Ambassadors, Art Club, and Creative Writing. Maggie served as a representative for the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Teen CROSS. She is also a member of the SCC ACT Thirty Plus Club and has received the SCC Gold Service Award each year. Maggie received the 2018-2019 Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth Leadership Award. She is active in her church parish, Ascension of Our Lord as a participant in the Young Adult Choir, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Altar Server. She was Ascension of Our Lord’s Outstanding Youth of the Parish and most recently received the Archdiocese of New Orleans St. Timothy Award.
Maggie received the TOPS Honors Scholarship in addition to scholarships and awards totaling $619,762.00. She was voted 2019 Most Courteous and Best Leader, and she has maintained 10 years perfect attendance. Maggie also received the 2019 Principal’s Leadership Award.
“St. Charles Catholic High School has given me a strong foundation in education, community, and faith and has continuously nurtured my ambitious spirit. These past four years have taught me numerous lessons, molding me into the young woman I am today. I am blessed to be a member of the Comet family and will forever cherish the constant love and support SCC has offered for me and my fellow Comets to fly high and shine bright,” commented Maggie when asked about her time at St. Charles Catholic High School.
Kaira Marie Tamplain, the daughter of Bertis Tamplain and Diane Pierce, finished with a GPA of 4.88. She plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to major in nursing and eventually become a family nurse practitioner.Kaira was a member of the Beta Club, French Club, National Honor Society, Retreat Team, SCC Comet Ambassadors, and SCC ACT Thirty Plus Club. She also served as film coordinator for the football team.
Kaira is a recipient of the Tops Honors Scholarship offered through the state of Louisiana, as well as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Outstanding Student and Valedictorian Scholarships, which are worth $139,068.
When asked about her years at SCC, Kaira stated, “SCC was truly another home to me. I will always cherish the friendships and mentors that I now have because I went there, and I am thankful for the guidance my teachers gave me both in and out of the classroom.”
Jenna Anne Toups, the daughter of Herman and Celeste Toups, finished with a GPA of 4.88, and she is continuing her education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as she pursues a dual degree in chemistry and chemical engineering. Jenna was a cheerleader for two years, and she was a member of the drumline for two years, serving as Co-Captain for one of those years. She was Senior Vice-President for Student Council, Vice President of the SCC Stagehands, as well as an active member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Retreat Team, Eucharistic Ministers, French Club, and SCC Comet Ambassadors. She was also a member of the SCC ACT 30 Plus Club, having a composite of 32 on the ACT.
Jenna was voted 2019 Most Intelligent by her classmates, and she is a recipient of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Outstanding Student Scholarship, which is worth $96,868, as well as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Valedictorian Scholarship and the TOPS Honors Scholarship that is offered through the state of Louisiana.
“Upon graduating from high school, I am able to realize that I have been blessed by being able to attend St. Charles Catholic High School. The students, teachers, and staff have helped me to become someone that I am proud to be, and if it were not for their continuous support, I would not be half the woman I am today. SCC has taught me the importance of faith, academics, extra curricular activities, and service, and I have great confidence that these lessons will continue to mold me into a child of God in the future,” commented Jenna when asked about her time spentat SCC.
April Ann Bourlet, the daughter of Brett and Terry Bourlet, finished with a GPA of 4.86. She will pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. April was a member of the volleyball and tennis teams and was named to the Class 3A Academic All-State Composite Teams for both sports. She was also awarded Honorable Mention All-District for Volleyball. April served as the President of Mu Alpha Theta and as a Core Team member for Retreat Team. She actively participated in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, French Club, and Student Council. She was also a St. Charles Catholic Student Ambassador and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. April dedicated her time outside of school which is exemplified through her Silver and Gold Service Hour Awards.
April was named 12thGrade Student of the Year for St. Charles Catholic and voted 2019 Most Likely to Succeed by the senior class. She is a recipient of the Barton Credit Union Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic and Housing Scholarship, and other scholarships totaling $292,200.
When questioned about her high school experience at SCC, April proudly expressed, “Through my four years at SCC, I have built relationships with students, faculty, and coaches who have and will provide me with opportunities for my future endeavors. I will be forever grateful to the faculty, not only for their guidance and support but also for the memories and lessons they have taught me that have helped me grow spiritually and academically. SCC was a home for my sister, and I am proud to call it my home as well - once a Comet always a Comet.”
Jake Anthony Vicknair, son ofKirt and Lisa Vicknair, finished with a GPA of 4.86. He plans to attend Louisiana State University where he will pursue a degree in Anthropology to become an archaeologist.
Jake was a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the Art Club, and the SCC ACT 30+ Club. He participated in both the district and state literary rallies.
Jake was voted 2019 Most Intelligent and is a recipient of the TOPS Honor Scholarship offered through the state of Louisiana. He also received other scholarships and stipends totaling $240,200.
When asked about his years at SCC, Jake stated, “These last four formative years were well-spent at SCC. The students, staff, administration, and especially the teachers not only made my time there enjoyable but also helped to mold me into the person I am.”