CHS Senior Awards Night

Meraux Foundation Scholarship Recipients: Alayna Abadie, Hailey Abrams, Paul Alfonso Jr., Sierra Allemand, Amber Allen, Elizabeth Alphonso, Jaida Alphonso, Spencer Beck, Dustin Bell, Corrine Billiot, Tiffany Brandt, Hydiya Butler, Ashley Canas, Haylie Creason, Stormie Crowell, Amy Dang, Allison Deffes, Aiden Edler, Layla Favalora, India Flowers, Tyler Fogarty, James Frazier, Lexie Guerra, Falyn Hardouin, Holly Harper, Jarnell Hayes III, Trevor Hume, Aseel Jebreel, Christian Kline, Raeann Koehler, Ethan Konnecker, Gabriell Konnecker, Abigale Licciardi, Alondra Lombongtare, Eryn Loria, Jan Nicole Magundayao, Erica McCormick, Dylan Meredith, Sage Montz, Bao Nguyen, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Megan Nguyen, Patrick Oliver, Glen Palmisano III, Daniel Perez, Nicholas Powell, Ronnie Prestenbach Jr., Gage Randazzo, India Rhodes, Mariam Sanogo, Victoria Schaeffer, Derek Thompson, My Tra, Emily Tran, Kayla Tran, Emily Vu, Brian Williams, Hayden Williams, Diana Willoz, Joshua Zaldivar

The best and brightest of the Chalmette High School Class of 2019 gathered in the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center on April 24 for the school’s annual Senior Awards Night; a night in which about 70 seniors were recognized for their hard work, awarded over a million dollars in scholarship money, and named as coveted Golden Owls for their class.  While all of the scholarships and awards are outstanding, a few of the awards given were of particular prestige.

Two seniors will join the ranks of nine other CHS graduates who have received the prestigious Posse Scholarship – a four year, full-academic scholarship valued at approximately $150,000 per student. Hailey Abrams will be attending the University of Notre Dame and Brian Williams will be attending Tulane University as part of the Posse program.

Senior Sage Montz was recognized for the outstanding achievement of completing 13 years of school with perfect attendance.  

Senior Lukas Caruso, who has been an active member of the ROTC program at CHS for four years, was awarded the Tulane ROTC Scholarship in the amount of $21,040.00.

To cap off scholarship awards, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation annually supports the graduating class with scholarships to further their education. This year the foundation gave 60 scholarships for a total gift amounting to $240,000.

The night ended with the most coveted award a graduating senior can receive – the title of Golden Owl.  Senior class sponsor Tom Dugger said the award began 31 years ago and is awarded based on faculty nominations and voting.  This year ten students were named as Golden Owls: Nicholas Campo, Ronnie Prestenbach, Emily Vu, Hayden Williams, Eryn Loria, Brian Williams, Hailey Abrams, Abigale Licciardi, Jaida Alphonso, and Holly Harper.

AwardRecipient
Semper Fidelis Music Award – United States Marine CorpsEryn Loria
United States Marine Corps Award for Scholastic ExcellenceRonnie Prestenbach Jr.
United States Marine Corps Award for Outstanding AthleteNicholas Powell
Business and Professional Women’s Club ScholarshipTessy Kolar, Raeann Koehler, Jaida Alphonso
Posse ScholarshipHailey Abrams, Brian Williams
Lauren Saubat Memorial Student Council AwardDiamond Tate
Rotary Club of St. BernardDouglas Eiserloh, Holly Harper, Raeann Koehler, Emily Vu
Firefighters Association AwardsAbigale Licciardi, Holly Harper
Tulane Book AwardAngela Romero Barron
DAR AwardEryn Loria
Trudy Foret Science AwardAseel Jebreel
Candy Zeairs Mathematics AwardEmily Vu
St. Bernard Chapter of the Louisiana Volunteers for Family and CommunityHolly Harper
Perfect Attendance AwardSage Montz
St. Bernard Retired Teachers’ Scholarship to NunezKylei Ubas
St. Bernard School Board Employees Federal Credit UnionChristian Kline
Joseph Davies ScholarshipEmily Vu
Ethel Pourciau/SBH Memorial ScholarshipPrecious Charles
Islenos ScholarshipNicholas Powell
John Richard Bienvenu Key Club Service ScholarshipScotty Thornton
St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation Leadership ScholarshipEmily Vu
Gulf Coast Bank Key Club ScholarshipEmily Vu
St. Bernard School Board Members’ ScholarshipPatrick Oliver
Joseph Accardo ScholarshipEryn Loria
Betty Polk Moody AwardEryn Loria
Al Waller Memorial AwardRonnie Prestenbach Jr.
CHS Faculty AwardsAiden Edler, Jaidia Alphonso, Glen Palmisano
Milton Sand Memorial Art ScholarshipAllison Deffes
Pam Wegener Legacy ScholarshipEryn Loria
CHS Alumni Association AwardHailey Abrams
High Flying Owl AwardsAseel Jebreel, Megan Nguyen, Hayden Williams
Tulane ROTC ScholarshipLukas Caruso
Golden Owl AwardsNicholas Powell, Brian Williams, Hailey Abrams, Jaida Alphonso, Ronnie Prestenbach Jr., Emily Vu, Abigale Licciardi, Eryn Loria, Hayden Williams, Holly Harper

Meraux Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
Alayna Abadie, Hailey Abrams, Paul Alfonso Jr., Sierra Allemand, Amber Allen, Elizabeth Alphonso, Jaida Alphonso, Spencer Beck, Dustin Bell, Corrine Billiot, Tiffany Brandt, Hydiya Butler, Ashley Canas, Haylie Creason, Stormie Crowell, Amy Dang, Allison Deffes, Aiden Edler, Layla Favalora, India Flowers, Tyler Fogarty, James Frazier, Lexie Guerra, Falyn Hardouin, Holly Harper, Jarnell Hayes III, Trevor Hume, Aseel Jebreel, Christian Kline, Raeann Koehler, Ethan Konnecker, Gabriell Konnecker, Abigale Licciardi, Alondra Lombongtare, Eryn Loria, Jan Nicole Magundayao, Erica McCormick, Dylan Meredith, Sage Montz, Bao Nguyen, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Megan Nguyen, Patrick Oliver, Glen Palmisano III, Daniel Perez, Nicholas Powell, Ronnie Prestenbach Jr., Gage Randazzo, India Rhodes, Mariam Sanogo, Victoria Schaeffer, Derek Thompson, My Tra, Emily Tran, Kayla Tran, Emily Vu, Brian Williams, Hayden Williams, Diana Willoz, Joshua Zaldivar