Over 500 people attended the recent St. Bernard Parish School Board’s 14th annual Day of Reflection Breakfast. CHS senior Devin Cruice, CHS freshman Abigail Coker, and Trist 6th grader Jackson Nunez served as the narrators for this year’s breakfast held at the Chalmette High School Lacoste campus.
The morning centered on connections, the district’s theme for the year, as audience members learned about the varying partnerships that work alongside the school system to provide the best educational opportunities for the students of St. Bernard Parish.
School Board President Clifford Englande explained, “What drives our work as a Board is wanting what is best for our students and in turn, our community. We know a strong connection between our ever-growing school system and our ever-changing community is critical,” he said. “Education matters – every day to every child. And when our students succeed, our community flourishes. Together and connected we find our greatest strengths.”
In addition to hearing from three current students of the system, audiences also were entertained by the CHS Voices chorus and CHS marching band. The chorus closed the first portion of the morning with “When I Grow Up”, and the Marching Band took center stage as the chorus accompanied them for the closing number “We Are Family.”
Students were also behind the scenes. Over 100 students assisted in serving and greeting guests, while the CHS Tech Crew handled the sound and lights for the morning program.
Superintendent Doris Voitier closed the breakfast by thanking audience and community members for all they do to help provide for the students of the parish.
“Thank you for working alongside us, in partnership, to provide for the children of St. Bernard,” she said. “Thanks for being with us today, and we ask that you all continue to stay involved, to stay informed, and to stay connected.”