(COVINGTON, La.) — St. Paul’s School celebrates Homecoming this week, which began Monday with the special privilege of “dress down days” — including America Day, Beach Day, Twin Day, Jersey Day, and Gold Out Day — and will continue with a pep rally later today, football game and alumni reception tonight, and Homecoming dance Saturday night.
At tonight’s Homecoming game, the Homecoming court will be presented, presided over by the Queen, Kerilynn Walsh, who was nominated by senior Sam Dufour.
“Kerilynn really has no enemies, and she makes sure everyone is doing well,” Dufour said of why Walsh received the most votes. “She is an all-around person, and she’s fun to be around.”
This afternoon at 2:30 p.m., the administration, faculty, and student body will attend a pep rally, which will include the presentation of the court. The court will also be presented at halftime of the Friday night game in Hunter Stadium against Northshore which kicks off at 7 p.m., with the traditional crowning of the queen to follow. Alumni and friends of the school are invited to attend a reception after the game in the school cafeteria.
The 2015 Homecoming Court includes Queen Kerilynn Walsh, Senior Maids Alyssa Asaro and Camille Royerre, and Junior Maid Elizabeth Simoneaux. At tonight’s presentation, each will have a student escort, as well as an alumnus escort.
Queen Kerilynn Walsh, daughter of Mark and Kathy Walsh of Covington, is a senior at St. Scholastica Academy. She is an honor roll student and serves as the Captain of the St. Paul’s Golden Blues. As a qualifier for UDA All American, she will perform in London in 2016. Walsh is an active member of Student Ministry, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and National, English, Social Studies, and Science Honor Societies. She was granted the Cheryl Smith Scholarship for school spirit, kindness, leadership, and service to others.
Walsh will be escorted by senior Sam Dufour. Walsh’s alumnus escort is Gary Schexnaildre, Jr., Class of 1991. While attending St. Paul’s, Gary was a four-year letterman in football, three-year letterman in basketball, and three-year letterman in baseball, earning All-State, All-Metro, All-Parish, and All-District honors. Gary currently resides in Metairie with his two children, Luke and Bailey.
Senior Maid Alyssa Asaro, daughter of Jimmy and Debbie Asaro of Mandeville, is a senior honor student at St. Scholastica Academy. Her brothers, Andrew and Alex, are graduates of St. Paul’s School. She is a four-year member of the varsity tennis team. Asaro is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, and the English, Science, and Social Studies Honor Societies. She serves her school community as a Student Minister.
Austin Grashoff will be Asaro’s escort for the game, and Oliver Guice will be her escort at the Homecoming Dance. Asaro’s alumnus escort is Chris Freret of the Class of 1991. As a soccer player at St. Paul’s, he earned All-State honors as goalie for his junior and senior seasons. He and his wife, Dawn Sanders Freret, have three sons: Aiden, Freddie, and Harper.
Senior Maid Camille Royerre, daughter of Frank and Debby Royerre of Mandeville, is a senior at St. Scholastica Academy and a member of the St. Paul’s Golden Blues. She is active in the National Honor Society, as well as the English, and Social Studies Honor Societies. Royerre currently serves as a Student Minister and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for her school community. She is an active member of St. Scholastica’s Pillar, Art, and Animal Appreciation clubs.
Royerre’s alumnus escort is Chris Pierson of the Class of 1991. While at St. Paul’s, Pierson played baseball and football and graduated with honors. He is the father of two sons, Brady and Blake. Blake is a member of the Class of 2020. Pierson is married to Shannon Larose Pierson.
Junior Maid Elizabeth Simoneaux, daughter of Todd and Dee Simoneaux of Covington, is a junior at St. Scholastica Academy. She has been a member of the swim team for three years. Simoneaux has received honor roll recognition each year and is currently an active member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the National English, Science, and Social Studies Honor Societies. She also is a member of the Foreign Language Club.
Simoneaux will be escorted by junior Andy Grashoff. Simoneaux’s alumnus escort is Jay Coutrada of the Class of 1991. Coutrada was a member of the undefeated 1990 football team. Two of his three sons, Jacob and Hayden, are members of the class of 2018; his other son, Cooper, is in sixth grade.