(COVINGTON, La.) — There’s a phrase circulating among the Wolves of St. Paul’s – “It’s all over.”
Whether it was late nights studying for a final, weeks preparing for a game or audition, or months simmering in the brotherhood of the school’s hallowed halls, the 2014-2015 school year is indeed all over, and year-end festivities including academic and athletic awards ceremonies culminated with the commencement ceremonies of the 104th graduating class of St. Paul’s School in the campus’ Briggs Assembly Center on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
The largest graduating class to date, 179 students received diplomas from Bro. Raymond Bulliard, FSC, President of St. Paul’s School, at the graduation mass celebrated by Rev. Matthew Clark, OSB, Rev. Joseph Cazenavette, and Rev. Gary Copping.
“(The ceremony) was nice,” senior Walden Perry said. “Seeing Bro. Ray for the very last time (as a student) made me feel appreciative for all the service he’s given me.”
Members of the 2014-2015 senior class have been accepted to 79 colleges and universities and have earned over $13 million in scholarships. George Cazenavette and Ryan Keller were honored as semifinalists for the Presidential Scholar Awards, and Ryan Keller was selected as a Presidential Scholar, making him one of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. There were nine National Merit Scholars in the class as well.
Matthew David Baldone, George James Cazenavette V, Maxwell Jefferson Gold, Ryan Joshua Keller, and Connor Young Lu were the valedictorians of this year’s graduating class. Kyle Cleveland, John Dubreuil, Jr., and Burke Irwin served as salutatorians.
The promotion ceremony for eighth grade students was held on Monday, May 18, 2015, in the Briggs Assembly Center. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors stayed in school one week later than the seniors and eighth graders to complete their exams, finishing their school year on Thursday, May 21, 2015.