Traditions run deep at Chalmette High School. This year’s Owl Week marked the 45-year students have come together to celebrate school spirit and compete for the coveted Spirit Stick. The week-long competition began with the decorating of the school’s main campus hallway and concluded with a lively pep rally. Posters, themed artwork, and a bevy of student activities were all part of the fun.
Judging this year’s Owl Week were School Board Member Carl Gaines, Parish President Guy McInnis, CEO of the St. Bernard Chamber Cathy Alfonso, and Meraux Foundation Board Member Chris Haines.
After much deliberation, the judges determined the junior class to be the winners of the wall décor competition while the senior class was named the most school spirited.
This was Haines first time attending a CHS pep rally and said he was proud of all of the students.
“I was overwhelmed by the excitement of the students,” he said. “I was super impressed with the variety of events and displays of school pride I witnessed.”
CHS performing groups also took center stage as the band, cheerleaders, and Charmers all performed.
Assistant Principal Will Schneider said these three groups are the backbone of Chalmette High’s energy.
“These students’ enthusiasm and spirit of pride is contagious,” Schneider said. “This year’s groups are incredibly strong, and I am excited to see all they will accomplish this year.”
The 2018 Homecoming Court was also announced. This year’s queen is Dejanae’ Thompson, and the court is Alexis Gonzales, Abigale Licciardi, Alondra Lombongtare, Jy’Jay Johnson, Madison Bastoe, Zipporah Singleton, Calina Loescher, and Jaida Alphonso.
The CHS Homecoming Game is October 26 at the Bobby Nuss Stadium with activities starting at 6:30 p.m. and kick-off for 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Chalmette High School or at the gate the night of the event.