St. Paul’s Confers Diplomas upon 102nd Graduating Class

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Saint Paul’s School honored the class of 2013, the 102nd graduating class, with the traditional commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Briggs Assembly Center on campus.  One hundred seventy-four students received diplomas from Brother Raymond Bulliard, FSC, President/Principal of Saint Paul’s School, at the graduation mass celebrated by Reverend Matthew Clark, O.S.B.  assisted by Deacon Roberto Zambrano, father of graduate Luis Zambrano. Mr. Trevor Watkins, Assistant Principal, served as Master of Ceremonies, while Dean of Students, Mr. Ken Sears, and Twelfth Grade Counselor and College Advisor, Mrs. Renee Miller, assisted with awards and diploma presentations. Brother Ken Boesch, FSC served as the organist for the graduation ceremony. The Mothers’ Club sponsored an outdoor reception on campus following the ceremony.

Graduates participating in the ceremony included Michael Sitarz, and Ryan Martin as readers. Cantors for the service were: Jonathan Damare, Gerard Gianoli, Connor Mahony, and Mason Spong. John Lynch, Matthew Ross, Trent Pouey, Robert Klazinski, Casey Spinelli and Brandon Pierce read the intercessions.

The class of 2013 boasts a number of major academic and athletic accomplishments. They have been accepted to seventy-five colleges and universities and have earned over 10,600,000 dollars in scholarships. Robert Warren Bayer was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The 2013 class of Saint Paul’s was recognized by Louisiana State University and granted the Spring Testing Invitational Golden Achievement Award, bestowed on only twenty high schools in the state for their spring testing results. Thirty-one seniors accumulated over 368 hours of credit in Chemistry, English, Math, Physics and Spanish, earning over 200 thousand dollars in tuition.

Thirty-four members of the class were named to LHSAA All-State Academic Teams. David Englehardt, Kenneth Garraway, Robert Klazynski, Collin Kersker, Jordan Peterson, and Ryan Martin were named to the LHSAA Composite All-State Academic Teams for their respective sports.

Fourteen student-athletes will continue their athletic careers in colleges and universities. Ben Anzlaone and Christopher Douglas will play baseball at Spring Hill. Logan Trent will play baseball at Delgado Community College. Connor Campo will wrestle at Wartburg College. Edward Duplessis and Jay Washington will play football at McNeese State University, Ryan Malone will play football at Kent State, and Christian Voelkel will play football at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Peter Baricev will play lacrosse at Rhodes, and Matthew Lewis will play lacrosse at Pfeiffer University.  Robert Klazynski will swim at Marymount University. Ryan Martin will play golf at Millsaps; Brandon Pierce will play golf at Louisiana State University, and Cameron Robichaux will pole vault at Louisiana State University.

Blake Ricaldi earned three consecutive state championship titles as a powerlifter. Connor Campo earned two consecutive state championship titles in his wrestling career, and Marc Reagan earned two consecutive titles in his powerlifting career. David Thompson, and Gustavo Garcia earned state titles as seniors in powerlifting, and Cameron Robichaux was the state champion in pole vault for 2013 in both indoor and outdoor track.

Eighteen seniors are “Legacy Students.”  Second generation graduates include: Colin Albert, father Scott Albert ’83; Charles “Ben” Anzalone, father Charles Anzalone, III ’81; Nicholas Anzalone, father Thomas Anzalone’80; Richard Badeaux, grandfather Reginald Badeaux ’34; Robert Boudreaux, grandfather Don Boudreaux ’52; Christian Breath, grandfather, Roger Bienvenu; Connor Campo, father Paul Campo ’81; Jealaun Cavalier, father James Cavalier ’91; Christopher Dufour, father Paul Toney ’81; John Garcia, father Peter Garcia ’71; John Grab IV, father John Grab III ’86; Evertt Myers, grandfather Philip Fielding ’46; Austin Robert, father Michael Robert ’80; Cameron Robichaux, father Craig Robichaux ’78; Gavin “Harris” Schwing, Jr., father Gavin H. Schwing, ’84; David Thompson, father John Thompson, Jr. ’74; and Steven “Hunter” Ward, grandfather Gordon Bitterwolf ’54.

Thomas Duet, is a third generation legacy; his family history includes his father Ruffin Duet III ‘82, paternal grandfather Ruffin Duet, Jr. ’58, and maternal, grandfather Larry Kyte ’57.

Two students have earned the title of Valedictorian for the class of 2013. They are Daniel Kenneth Garraway, and David Christian Englehardt.

Kenneth Garraway will attend Mississippi State University and major in accounting. He is the son of Timothy and Anne Garraway of Madisonville. While at Saint Paul’s, he was an outstanding soccer player for five years, earning the Coach’s Award as a junior, and being selected as the team captain as a senior. He was an active member of the Student Hosts, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. He served the student body as the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in his senior year. He received numerous awards for academics during his high school career including Principal’s Honor Roll every semester and a number of course awards.

David Englehardt will attend Louisiana State University and major in Chemical Engineering. He is the son of John and Valerie Englehardt of Madisonville and the youngest of six brothers who have attended Saint Paul’s. While at Saint Paul’s David had a distinguished wrestling career; earning a state champion title in his junior year in the 138 pound weight class, and he was selected as the team captain in his senior year.  He was an active member in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Host, and Mu Alpha Theta. In addition to maintaining his Principal’s Honor Roll status, David also earned the Grand Prize in the Region VII Social Studies Fair as a junior.

Robert Warren Bayer served his class as the salutatorian. He is the son of Warren and Revill Bayer of Covington. He will attend Santa Clara University and double major in Computer Science and Engineering.  During his career at Saint Paul’s he was an active member of the National Honor Society, Student Host, Eco Car Team, Marian Players and the Lasallian Youth Leaders. He served as President of Mu Alpha Theta in his senior year. He received the Rensselaer Medal Award as a junior. He also received the Superior Achievement Award and the Barton Hebert Scholarship each year of his career.

Awards presented at the graduation ceremony included valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions presented by Covington Mayor Michael Cooper, a ’71 graduate of Saint Paul’s.  Alexander Zinsel received the Walker Percy/Brother Bill Parsons Writing Award.  Paul Hood, Commander of the ROTC cadets, received the American Legion Award presented by Commander Stacy Miller of Robert H. Burns Post 16.  Assistant District Attorney, Leo Hemelt, presented the District Attorney’s Award to Travis Dugas.  Mrs. Gay Bennett presented the “Gene Bennett, Man of Integrity” award to Trent Pouey. Brother Jerry Vincent, FSC, presented Thomas Duet with the Provincial’s Award. Robert Bayer and Brian Schmitt received the Signum Fidei Award from Brother John Fairfax, FSC, the highest award presented to a graduate of Saint Paul’s.

In addition to Garraway, Englehardt and Bayer honor graduates include: Charles B. Anzalone, Nicholas L. Anzalone, Alexander E.  Autin, Richard C. Badeaux, Peter M. Baricev, Christian K. Berry, Robert D. Boudreaux, John A. Brands III, Brandon G.  Charitat, Anthony P. Chatham, Nicholas P. Curry, Jonathan M. Damaré, Collin M. D’Angelo, Cristian A. Day, and  Seth P. Dessauer.

Daniel L. Dubuc, Travis M. Dugas, Brennan J. Fontana, John T. Grab IV, Christopher M. Ikner, Tanner J. Jenkins, Kyle P. Katich, Collin C. Kersker, Robert J. Klazynski, Daniel J.Laborde, Matthew Anthony Landry, Stephen P. LeBlanc, Patrick J. Logarbo, John-Michael Lomzenski, and John W. Lynch.

Connor P. Mahony, Lyle J. Manion, Ryan P. Martin, Evangelos C. McGraw, Everett S. Myers, John C. Neal, Kevin R. Nelson, Antonio R. Otero, Alack J. Patel, Larry A. Perrin III, Jordan H. Peterson, Brandon C. Pierce, Trent R. Pouey, Brandon P. Power, Michael A. Quigley, Marc T. Reagan, Zachary J. Richard, Gregory P. Rider, Cameron D. Robichaux, and Matthew D.  Ross.

Trevor C. Schott, Tyler C. Schott, Matthew W. Scott, Giovanni E. Sequeira, Michael C. Sitarz, Devin L. Smtih, Joel P. Spansel, Casey P.Spinelli, Scott J. St. Romain, Wesley G. Tate, David N. Thompson, Daniel C. Vaccari, Michael V. Vetter, Patrick M. Voelker, Brandon J. Walther, Steven H. Ward, Parker D. Warden, Matthew M. Wirt, and Alexander J. J. Zinsel.

Other graduates are:  Christopher M. Abide, Jr., Colin M. Albert, Grant A. Allain, Christopher C. Becnel, Rico A. Bedford, Christian C. Breath, Stephen J. Breaux, Connor C. Bresette, Brian A. Broussard, Kevin J. Cammarata, Connor P. Campo, Jaelaun L. Cavalier, Shane T.  Clay, Christian A. Commander, Sean P. Conaghan, Michael D. Cristina, and Kyle O. Cuntz.

Brandon J. Darce, Alex E. Davis, Patrick J. Donadieu, Christian M. Dougherty, Christopher D. Douglas, Samuel T. Drummond, James H. Dudley, Thomas L. Duet, Christopher M. Dufour, Edward Duplessis, Andrew J. Dysart, Justin J. Elzy, Matthew P. Esquivel, William E. Fink, Ryan T. Fonseca, Reid L. Frances, Brian M. Frantz, Eric C. Frantz, and Alexander L.  Frey.

Gustavo Garcia, Jr., John L. Garcia, Tyler J. Gettys, Gerard J. Gianoli II, Caleb P. Guilbeau, Trevor S. Hartmann, Leonard P. Hood III, Nathan A. Hovis, Dominic E. Iovenitti, Michael J. Jennings, Antonio G. Lachin, Andrew G. Lagarde, Cole A. Landry, Marcel D. Lavie, Brandon C. LeBlanc, Nolen J. LeBlanc III, Ross E. Ledoux, Matthew W. Lewis, Austin S. Loper, Sean M. Lozes, Jacob R. Luke, Ryan D. Malone, and Zachary C. Mangrum.

Michael C. McCarty, Madison J. McDavitt, Frederick J. Montour III, Paul J. Nelson, Nicholas S. Noggerath, Matthew R. O’Malley, Kannon W. Otillio, Brendan T. Pareti, Connor S. Patrick, Brett E. Pellissier, Michael J. Pereira, Quinn A. Perret, Chase S. Piediscalzo, Noel G. A.  Pilie, Nicholas J. Platt, Jonathan M. Posner, Nicholas G.  Primes, Rickie J. Ragan, Jr., and John M. Rayer.

Robert M. Rees, Blake P. Ricalde, Tanner C. Riche, Austin N. Robert, Brett D. Scheuermann, Brian M. Schmitt, Gavin H. Schwing, Jr., Evan C. Shubert, Alexander P. Smith, Jordan A. Smith, Mason D. Spong, Alexander B. Stallard, David M. Stechmann, Peter M. Stegeman, James L. Trent, Marshall B. Vairin, Christian M. Voelkel, II, Jeremy C. Walkenford, Tyler P. Walther, Jakarious A. Washington, Evan D. Wellmeyer, Zachary G. Wilson, Kasey M. Wolkart, and Luis E.  Zambrano.

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