(COVINGTON, La.) — The Bro. Charles Crouzet chapter of the National Honor Society is named after one of St. Paul’s School’s most remembered and influential brothers. As one of the founding members of St. Paul’s after the Lasallian acquisition of the campus, Bro. Crouzet paved the way for the future generations of the school. Members of this selective organization look to do the same.
“We do on-campus tutoring,” NHS Faculty Advisor Kristin LaGraize said, “and (members are) required to do (one) service project per semester. So, this semester, they have to choose between three different ones.”
LaGraize says the service project helps the students better understand community service. It also helps members stay dedicated to the club rather than have a passive role in the organization.
“They can either help with the Warm Hearts coat drive, the induction ceremony, or help set up for Luminaries.”
The club accepted over 27 new members during the Society Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The induction highlighted the life of the club’s namesake. Crouzet’s journey took him all across the globe with his dedication to the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their mission. Another feature of the induction was a speech made by the president of the society.
“I enjoy getting to facilitate these guys helping other people by sharing their knowledge,” LaGraize said, “and I also like seeing them interact with each other, because it makes more sense to people when it comes from their peers rather than their teachers. I like seeing them make those connections.”
Another feature of the club is their active tutoring involvement that spans multiple subjects and grade levels. Tutoring is offered by the club members on campus in the morning, at lunch, and in the afternoon. The schedule allows all students to seek academic help, even around other club activities and functions.
“I have been tutored in National Honor Society before,” sophomore NHS inductee Ealon Boudreaux said, “and now I am glad I can give back with my knowledge. I am very excited to be a part of this club.”
Anyone seeking tutoring can find it on the second floor of Lasalle Hall at various times of the day — in the morning in Susan Jordan’s classroom (L212), LaGraize’s classroom during lunch (L207), and John Glorioso’s classroom after school (L210).