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EAST ST. JOHN HIGH SCHOOL Juliann Acosta Devonte Albert India Allen Trencia Amerson Jeraldo Anderson Isaac Anderson Nicholas Anderson Tevin Anderson Tiffani Andree Karyonte Armstrong Doneisha Atkinson Nathalie Ballansaw Alexis Banks Marco Barrera Chelsea Bates Macy Batiste Jocquin Bell Nathaniel Bernard II Richard Borne Lester Bornes, Jr. Tiondra Bourgeois Jennifer Bowers Brittany Bowser Joseph Boyd

Charles Bradley Derek Brasseaux Dawn Brooks Andre Brown Jr. Brianne Brown Crystal Brown Doyle Brown Ellineisha Brown Jasmine Brown Jessica Brown Kenneth Brown Sean Brown Joshua Brumfield Darren Burke Richard Butler Serrion Cage Kyrin Cain Amberial Campbell Brittany Caston Dalaisha Ceaser James Champagne Ineshia Chapman Christopher Chenier Daniel Chewning

Domicko Chopin Toi-Monique Cincore Jessica Collins Rassi Collins Barry Conner II Crystal Conner Brad Cook Darielle Cook Michael Cook Mykel Cook Wenisha Creecy Dantoine Crosby Javall Crushfield Danielle Daguiod Henry Davis Kearan Dean Nichollas Dedeaux Jennifer Desjardins Frederick Dudley IV Eric Durapau Therry Edouard Johntrell Edwards Arielle Fleming Cody Fleming

Matthew Fobb Kaitlyn Fontenot Michael Foret Avalisa Francisco Jacqueline Franco Courtney Freeman Freddie Gloston Paola Gonzalez D’Artagnan Green Travis Gregoire Willie Green III Javon Guidry Angela Guillard Andrea Guillen Jaquille Guy Danyel Hall Darius Hall Harmony Hamilton Kindra Hargrave Destine’ Harris Kirreana Harris Melissa Harris Senimon Harris Tyuna Harris

Travis Harvey Aimee Hebert DeJuan Henderson Sean Henderson Kristen Henry Cathy Hilliard Gionne Hollingsworth Daron Holloway Rocquelle Holloway Khristopher Holmes Kimberly Hoskins Javin Howard Tamyra Howard Charles Jackson Laquisha Jackson Chelsea Jacques Wendell Jacques Crystal James Darius James Ki’Juan James Skii James Asia Johnson Blake Johnson Cameron Johnson

Chardey Johnson Corian Johnson Jade J. Johnson Jade M. Johnson Jakira Johnson Jared Johnson Julio Johnson Shamyra Johnson Tyree Johnson Larry Jones RaShawn Jones Rene Jones DasJon Jordan Zoe Joseph Dontrell Jourdan Michell Kato Ryan Kendrick TriLynn Kendrick Tiffany Kenyon Da’Trenei King Journae King Madaline King William Kirksey Jaquanda LaFrance


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CLASS OF 2011 Tramaine Lago Morris LaGrande Channie LeBlanc Chassie LeBlanc Anthony Legel Chazity Lennix Halle Lennix Tai Lennix Denzell Lesure Jharin Lewis Dylan Lopez Carley Lopinto Cortlynn Mabry Aaranika Macon Raquel Magee Jarvun Manuel Cherese Martin Jeremy Mason Jalan Matthews Jasmine Matthews Taja McGee Gabrielle McKarry Jarrett Miles Shadai Mitchell DeQuincy Mizell Jasmine Morgan Sidney Morris Ashley Murray Chentel Noble Mark Noel Jakita Oliney Felicia Orbeck Samantha Owen Zachary Palmature DeQuisha Perrilloux Tanisha Perrilloux Trey Perrilloux Ashley Pfister Lamarque Pooler Jamie Powers Baishawn Pratt Taylor Provensal Jared Pryor Rachael Putman Maria Ramirez Yesica Ramirez

Jakia Ranton Warren Redding LaToya Reese Adam Remondet Gabe Remondet Na’Kia Ricks Denzel Ridley Alisha Riley Delvin Riley Joi Robertson Christopher Robinson Shonta Robinson Gabrielle Rodriguez Caleb Roussel Nicklaus Ruiz Darichelle Sampson John Sandolph Jenilyn Saul Molly Schenck Devin Schumacher Joshua Scioneaux Brittany Shavers Cindy Shavers Terrence Simmons Devante Simms Kenneth Singleton Shane Skipper Luke Slater Christopher Smith D’Array Smith Diamon Smothers Vergil Speed Niya Stevens Ferrel Stewart Jr. Justin Stewart Kamisha Stewart Troy Stewart Dechris Strong LaBaron Sylvester Jr. Kevin Tabb Michael Tabb Tyron Tatum Andrew Taylor Jr. Amanda Teague Delvin Temple Elizabeth Theriot

Sean Thomas Tajh Thomas Parrish Tillett Sheneyce Tippen A’Shondra Toney Hannah Trosclair Derek Tucker Tequilla Tuco Amber Tumblin Dvana Turcuit Cedjahnai Turley Crystal Turley Theotis Ursin Kanisha Vance Jasmine Varmall Ilesha Verner Tyler Vickers Thaddeus Victor Allicyn Walker Corchelle Walker Marckeyshia Washington Marquis Washington Larry Wesby Lionel Weston Christopher Whitley Brooke Wiles Terrell Wilkerson Wendell Wilkerson Jr. Ashlie Williams Brandon Williams Bria Williams Corey Williams Danielle Williams Darrius Williams Deandra Williams Rickey Williams Deznee’ Wilson Dernika Winfield Kyle Winter Kenneth Winzer Danae Wisham Roy Woodson Jasmine Young Jyi Zeno


Top Wildcats Co-Valedictorians Brittany Caston is the daughter of Christine McGhee of Kenner and Billy Caston of LaPlace. She has consistently maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. during all four years of high school. Brittany is the senior class president, an Ignition Student Mentor, morning announcer, football trainer and a member of the Interact Club. Brittany will be attending LSU in the fall to major in pre-med.

Madaline King is the daughter of Jason and Valarie King of LaPlace. She has remained on the Principal’s List during all four years of high school. Madaline is president of the Student Council, a teller at the Louisiana Federal Credit Union Wildcat Branch, an Ignition Student Mentor, bookkeeper for the Yearbook, and a member of the Interact Club. She will be attending LSU in the fall to major in political science.

Co-Salutatorians Michael Foret is the son of Elton and Rosie Foret and brother of Justin Foret. He is a resident of Laplace. He plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe to study pharmacy. He earned the TOPS Honors Scholarship and has received a scholarship of $24,000 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. His hobbies include fishing, reading and playing video games.

Na’Kia Ricks is the daughter of Vanessa and Ernest Ricks Sr. of LaPlace. Na’Kia is the vice-president of the Beta Club and the Future Business Leaders of America. She is also a member of Generation ECO, Peer Mediation and the Ignition Student Mentoring Program. During the four years of high school, She always maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. Na’Kia will be attending LSU and will be studying computer engineering.



WEST ST. JOHN CLASS OF 2011 Angelia Antonio Gionne Burke Ambria Davis Michael DéDé Jr. Sharron Domino Chasity Everson Ormoni Favorite Jamine Gordon Rueben Grimsley Barry Hanson Jr. Brittany Hilaire Quad Howard

LaShinna Irons Briana Jackson Devon Jackson Renee Julian Shanea Julian Rasheda Julien DaJae Lumar Janeeca Lumar Marcell Morris Ariel Pierre Denzel Pierre Ty Rainey

Johnathan Sandolph Brandon Schexnayder Breyanne Silas Ronisha Smith Jasmine Stewart Renilda Trench Jr. Jordon Triche Brittany Tuco Darzil Washington Mark Wright, Jr. Blandy Young, III Jasmine Young

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Top Rams Valedictorian Jordan Triche is a resident of Edgard and is the proud son of Glanice and Fontaine Triche. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and scored a 19 on the ACT. Jordan is the vice-president of the Student Council, senior class vice-president, captain of the varsity football team, and a member of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Club. He plans to attend LSU in Baton Rouge, majoring in Kinesiology.

Salutatorian Michael DéDé Jr. is the proud son of Michael and Stephanie DéDé of Edgard. He played varsity football for four years of high school and managed a high grade point average throughout his high school career. He is also a member of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Club and the National Beta Club. He will attend Louisiana Tech University and major in computer science.


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RIVERSIDE CLASS OF 2011 Jammi Amedee Cory Andry Cian Barr Ashley Bartin Anna Berteau Jill Blanchard Jamie Bolden Victoria Bourgeois Ryan Breaud Taylor Brignac Michael Brock Malerie Bulot Michael Buras Devin Burke Kaleb Bush Raven Campbell Ryan Chauvin Dalton Coulon Thomas Crouch Lauren Doyle Ashley Duhe Nicala Edwards Halie Enmon Julie Entremont Abbey Falgoust Henri Faucheux Beaudon Gaudet Lindsey Giammerse

Tanner Goolsby Curtis Harris III Paige Holmes Stephanie Hymel Danielle Jackson Lloyd Johnson II Ashleigh Keller Crishon Keller Kristen Keller Marisa Kirkwood James Krawczyk Shea LaFountain Maurie Laiche Katie Landeche Derrick Lawrence Jr. Stephen Ledbetter Wendi Lewis Kristyn Madere Megan Malik Dale Martin Jr. Dylan Martin Kristy Milioto Todd Millet Jr. Mandy Montz Myshell Nelson Angelina Nobile Matthew Nobile Mercedes Passman

Lawrence Pastureau Ashton Perret Chase Peytavin Justin Peytavin Darnell Rachal Taylor Reed Sarah Robert Taylor Rodriguez Connor Roussel Bradley Schultz Austin Scioneaux Thaddeus Scott Jr. Kaci Simon Lorio Small Jr. Caitlyn Smith Zachary Sparcella Paige St. Pierre Chelsey Stein Bryant Tassin Ritchie Terrio Jr. Ryan Terrio Brent Torres Lonnie Vicknair Jr. Austin Vicknair Brooke Warner Jordan Webre Ashley Young


Top Rebels Valedictorian Malerie Bulot is the daughter of Michael Bulot and Jennifer Bulot. Her hometown is Laplace. Malerie will attend Tulane University in New Orleans for political science where she will also participate in the Honors Program. She also participated in various extracurricular activities such as Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, and Beta Club all four years while attending Riverside Academy.

Salutatorian Ryan Breaud is the son of Shannon and Teresa Breaud. His hometown is Reserve. Ryan will attend Mississippi State University to major in biochemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine. Ryan was very active in many extracurricular activities including Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and soccer while at Riverside Academy.



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ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CLASS OF 2011 Brionne Adams Tracy Allen Jr. Taylor Arceneaux Amanda Arcuri Matthew Autin Emily Becnel Brittany Bolman Keyon Boudoin Shelby Bourgeois Benjamin Brady

Trevor Brady Danaye Brignac Marcus Brinkman Donovon Brogleo Jourdan Buras Olivia Burns. Ian Burrell Telvin Campbell Ashley Capdeboscq Christopher Carrier

Marion Carson Jessica Clawson Angeric Cockerham Jesse Coleman Rebeca Cox Dominic Daniels Erica Degelos Christopher Degeyter Jr. Brandon Duhe Chelsea Duhe

Top Comets Valedictorian Shelby Bourgeois, the daughter of Seth and Sherry Bourgeois of Paulina, finished with a GPA of 4.79. As a Comet, Bourgeois was a member of the Starstepper dance team, Student Council, National Honor Society, Le Club de Francais, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pro-life club, Beta Club and SCC’s Ambassadors. She will attend Tulane University in the fall.

Co-Salutatorians Erica Degelos, the daughter of the late Elaine Degelos of Laplace and Eric Degelos of Mandeville, and niece of Anne and Carl Shaffer of LaPlace, finished with a GPA of 4.71. Degelos was president of Le Club de Francais and member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, Pro-Life Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the Lady Comets basketball team. Degelos plans to attend LSU in the fall. Gerard Giangrosso, the son of Jerry and Marian Giangrosso of Laplace, also finished with a GPA of 4.71. During his tenure as a Comet, Giangrosso was a president of the National Honor Society, a Mu Alpha Theta member, an Ambassador’s Club member, a pro-life club member and a member of the soccer team. He will attend Tulane University in the fall.

Jade East Roniesha Firmin Adam Fisher Dustin Fuller Gerard Giangrosso Dalton Hale Aaron Hampton Kendra Harris Brady Hitt Jennifer Ilski Caitlin Jacob Angelle Johnson Arthur Johnson Kaitlyn Johnson Tarris Johnson Jerrin Jones Jennifer Julian Jared Keating Lindsey Keller Shelbi LaBranche Shavon LeBeouf Kalin Levatino

Kelly Lienhop Tyron Locure Zachary Loupe Megan Louque Gina Madere Joshua Matherne Cody McMurry Shane Mcneil Rachel Melancon Olivia Millet Peyton Millet Andrew Montalbano Bradley Odom Shelby Ortego Jonathan Perret Taylor Peytavin Maria Ramos. Krista Reed Jaymie Remondet Kaitlyn Richard Alyssa Rodrigue Austin Roussel

Johanna Salminen Megan Scanlan Natalie Schleismann Harley Scioneaux Tiffani Serven Destiny Simms Ryan St.Pierre Ashira Stanton Brooke Stein Paige Tassin Katie Terrio Brandon Tobias Brianna Tregre Jasmine Tregre John Trosclair Leigthon Turner Jenna Vicknair Sherrod Wilder Lauren Wilkinson Ryan Williams Jr. John Wood Brennon Zeringue



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Teach new (ARA) - Young adults learn many things over the years, but there’s one lesson they shouldn’t forget before they head to college or they set off on their own – how to manage credit. We’ve all heard stories of young adults who get in way over their heads, and often the blame falls on credit card debt. They sometimes are lured by the ability to purchase coveted items, or even simply by the short-term prospect of living more comfortably. Conventional wisdom might tell you that young adults should avoid using credit cards

altogether. But if used correctly, a credit card can help teach financial lessons, while helping them establish a good credit history. New credit card laws have also made it a must for parents to teach these lessons to their children since those under the age of 21 must show their ability to repay their debt or will be required to have a co-applicant or co-signer on the account. Whether you are a parent who is helping your children manage their first account or a responsible young adult who is considering getting a credit card, here

are a few things to consider before you get going: • Look for a card designed for someone new to credit that offers tools to learn about money management. While parents should teach their children about how a credit card works, card providers like Wells Fargo offer online credit card education materials that can be reviewed at any time. Wells Fargo also sponsors money management lessons at that are taught in classrooms and community centers across the U.S. • For students, look

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graduates fiscal responsibility for a college credit card that offers zero liability for fraudulent purchases and text alerts to help manage and protect your account. • Young adults need to understand that credit cards are loans that need to be paid back. A great introductory lesson for them as they learn to manage their card is to use it to buy books or another necessary purchase. Even if mom and dad are paying for the items purchased, parents can use this as an example of how to build credit by using a credit card for a planned purchase that you can afford then paying the bill off by the due date to avoid being charged interest. • Parents may wish to schedule monthly or quarterly check-ins with their young adult to discuss how the card is being used.

Parents who worry that this will feel like prying too much into how their children are spending their money should focus only on whether payments are being made on time and whether the balance is kept in check, not on what is being purchased. Once your children demonstrate responsible use, check-ins can become less frequent, eventually disappearing altogether with good credit behavior. Building credit history is one more step in the road to independence. Lenders, landlords and employers use credit reports, so a solid credit history will help when young adults need a loan to purchase a car, rent an apartment or even find a job. Learning how to manage credit wisely today will pay off tomorrow and well into the future.



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LUTCHER HIGH CLASS OF 2011 Keith Accardo Anthony Adams Brianna Al-Amin Jarred Allen Jahron Banks Lauren Barras Morgan Bleakley Maci Boe Sarah Bordelon Dylan Boudreaux Bethany Bourgeois Brianna Bourgeois Cameron Bourgeois Maci Bourgeois Dikeyta Bowser Joanique Bowser Austin Brack Laney Brignac Cetristal Brown Ebony Brown Sydney Chauvin Keynae Clark Kari Cockburn Kershawn Cola

Tashari Cola Nicholas Coleman Leoquandria Collins Ridge Corbett Aralynn Davis Briana Davis Monique Davis Lucy Delatte Kira Deroche Chase Dicharry Dominique Diggs Courtney Dornier Ashley Duhe Mallory Duhe Mason Duhe Jaleen Dumas Fred Duperclay Alyssa Dyess-Tregre Jolinica Ester Derrick Faucheux Mandy Faucheux Dineisha Fluence Jessica Fontenot Blake Forsyth

Christan Franklin Elyse Garon Brittney Gaudet Kerteria Goff Jody Goodwin Colby Gravois Madeline Hales Stephan Hansley Tabrielle Henderson Kylee Jackson Rena Jackson Jada Jasmin Ariel Johnson Tashelle Johnson Cody Keller Sydney Kliebert Lindie Lacrouts Tyler Laiche Jarvis Landry Luke Leblanc Tre’ Leblanc Tyronica Leblanc Christian Lodrigue Setphone London

Kaitlyn Loupe Brison Louque Chelsea Louque Kerry Louque Suzanne Louque Joel Louviere Megan Louviere Tyesha Love Jason Lubrano Nashia Lucas Kimberly Luce Lisa Madere Nancy Magee David Malarcher Taylor Marchetta Derick Matherne Anthony Milazzo Tyra Milton Laci Montz Sonni Moore Hannah Naquin Marc Nelson Christopher Nicholas Randy Nicholas

Marina Oddo Christa Oubre Endeavor Parker Darian Pierre Brandon Poche Eronisha Polite Chelsea Pollet Terry Remondet Mason Ridley Chase Rodrigue Remy Roper Dylan Roussel Raelynn Roussel Rene Roussel Amaris Roussell Keith Scharwath Kevin Scharwath Christine Schexnayder Sara Schexnayder Taylor Schexnayder Aimee Scioneaux Destiny Scott Lunzy Scott Jeffrey Sleig

Janae Sherman Jeanne Simar Harley Simon Bryson St. Pierre Conner St. Pierre Terrinay Stevens Lex Sweeney Josef Venus Victoria Vick Christian Vicknair Keaira Washington Kaitlin Whitley Kristin Whitley Lakquan Wiggins Bianca Williams Dedric Williams Dionne Williams Eric Williams Shaiya Williams Tevin Williams Whitney Williams Amber Wilson Carley Wunstel Aimee Zeringue



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Capture the special day like a professional (ARA) - A child's graduation is a time for celebration for the whole family. And just about every family wants those moments captured for life. But we've all watched grainy, out-of-focus videos that sometimes even miss the graduate's big moment on stage. Even if you've never picked up a camera, with a few simple tips, you can make sure the family memories you capture are worth saving. No matter how state-of-theart a camera is, if you don't know how to use it, you shouldn't start learning at the big event. "Get familiar with your equipment," said Ben Gottfried, digital filmmaking

and video production instructor at the Art Institutes International Minnesota. "Read the manual, test different lighting conditions. It will increase your comfort level with the camera and make for better shots." Now that you know how to use your camera, make sure you're in a good spot to get the right shots, said Ted Long, academic director for digital filmmaking and video production, visual effects and motion graphics and Web design and interactive media at the Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg. "Get to the venue early to set up so you don't have to use the full zoom on your camera from the back of the

auditorium," he said. And keep it steady. There's nothing worse than getting a case of motion sickness while watching your family's special moments. "If you want your video to look good, use a tripod," said Patrick Roddy, academic director for digital filmmaking and video production and digital photography at the Art Institute of Tucson. If your grad is speaking at the commencement ceremony or if you want to get interviews with family members about the big day, Long advises you make sure to use an external microphone you plug into the camera instead of the one attached to the camera to ensure that your

subjects are audible. Now that you're ready to shoot, it's time to talk about what you should shoot. First, get an establishing shot, said Roddy. A wide shot of the event that shows the grads walking in, the stage and the audience will give your video context. Gottfried suggested you try to rest on a shot. Don't excessively zoom or pan and when you do decide to zoom, make sure it's a slow one. Jarring shots are hard to look at and even harder to edit later. "Shooting a live event can make you anxious to get shots of everything," he said. "Keep one eye on the viewfinder and the other on the action going on around you

and strategically move the camera when necessary." "Use the rule of thirds," said Long. "Think of the picture in the frame consisting of a top third, a center third and a bottom third – the important stuff needs to happen in the middle third." Get shots of the event from different angles, recommended Roddy. He suggested families use multiple cameras if possible. Because simple video editing software is available for most computers, it can be fairly easy to edit the two videos together. And while you're capturing the day's events for posterity, don't forget to take the time to enjoy the celebration.


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ST. JAMES HIGH CLASS OF 2011 Teirene Adams Ariel Allen Renasia Anderson Aaron Aubert Bre’Shey Bailey Jessica Bailey Jesseon Bannister Dajonna Batiste Jaleesa Batiste Rasheda Batiste N’Jaya Bethancourt Julius Boudoin Shara Braxton Kaylan Broden Rakeem Brown Treneice Butler Naneceia Charles Katie Chiasson Jeaneé Chriss Jesse Chriss Jr. Eric Clement Todd Cook Wilfred Cooper Jr. Brittany Crawley Jolacie Dennis Aishia Dumas Jalen Dumas Mallory Dumas Rayshaun Dumas Anika Duronslet Dominique Engham Ben Falgoust Bria Favorite Gi’Antia Florent

Mercedes Francis Michael Francis Rashaud Gasery Thaddeus Gros Jr. Donchelle Harris Keaton Harrison Raymond Haydel Cameron Isom Brandi Jeffery Jillisa Jeffery Ashton Jones Blake Joseph Travis Julien Alaysha Keller Ladecia Keller Markeisha Keller Monlana Landry Nicholas LeCompte Alonzo Lewis Rachard Lumar Rashad Lumar Dae’Jomae Mason Kia Mayho Keera Mayo Lanney McMann Bria Melancon Briale Melancon Ryan Melancon Javin Mitt Kayla Mitt Kierra Moody Eric Morris Kenyatta Nicholas Kelsey Poirrier

Bryan Ponville Jasmine Rapp April Reulet Chris Reulet David Reulet Jr. Yudith Santillan Jorday Simoneaux Shardae Simoneaux Rachelle Smith Rondell Steib De’Juené Turner Jesse Vachetta Christian Verret Raneisha Vinning Shanell Walters Taylor Washington Raleigh Weber Deshawn White Canvass Williams Jared Williams Johnny Wilson Brejean Winchester Daniel Wolf Taylor Zenon Cody Zeringue Troy Zeringue Jr.




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DESTREHAN HIGH SCHOOL Dominique Abate Rachel Abbate Mohammad Abdullah Denise Acosta Justin Acosta Gabrielle Adams Te’Jania Adams Nicholas Albrecht Jude Allen Tiffany Allotto Scott Anderson Deante Armstrong Seberia Aubert Ciara Augillard Ireneisha Augillard Diamond Austin Calvin Avery Brionne Bagneris Darren Bailey Areion Banks Henry Beauchamp Gabrielle Becnel Devin Billiot

Donell Blount Taylor Bonnette Paige Bordelon Brandt Bourgeois Victoria Bourgeois Ryan Bowers Ashleigh Broussard Holly Broussard Michael Broussard Kayla Brown Terrence Brown Joel Bryant Tresure Buckley Karlie Buckwalter Cortney Callahan Cardell Campbell Chelsea Campeaux Bryan Campo Jared Capitano Christine Carman Howard Charles Ashton Chatelain Breann Chiasson

Dalton Clark Janelle Clark Alex Clavelle Jared Clay James Cleary Jade Clifford Jade Coates Raeven Cojoe Anthony Cole Yenny Contreras Rayshel Croissant Emily Cubas Sable Cureaux Anitra Dabney Darilyn Daigs Patrick Dailey Mandy Dallimore Dillon Davis Collin Decker Edwin DeLaCruz Laura DeLoach Veronica Deschner Celeste Detillier

Joshua Dewey Chad Dezara Kevin Dobson Alexandria Doherty Jamesha Downing Taylor Dunn Tory Dupard Paige Duplantis Caitlin Dupuy Rachel Edenfield Darius Edwards Erica Edwards Ashley Elliott Ryondas Elphage Rhea’Ven Ewing Edward Fabre Tanner Faucheux Scott Fitzpatrick Andrea Floyd Deja Fobb David Fontana Samuel Frazier Kelsey Funck Jorge Garcia-Soria Chelsie Generes Matthew Gifford Casey Gorman Alexis Grass Khaleed Griffin Michael Guarino Blaire Guidry Chelsey Guillot Logan Guillot Joshua Hall Alexander Hamilton Taylor Hamric Brandon Harlow Michael Hayes

Hailey Heard Bryson Henderson Judy Hidalgo Dylan Holtzclaw Martina Howard Holly Hryniewich Matthew Huber Ollie Hull Theron Hunt Ethan Hutson Jamie Hymel Justin Hymel Katie Hymel Kevin Hymel Christina Jackson Fredrick Jackson Kenyata Jackson September Jacobson Jaci Jamieson Paris Jennings Emily Jimison Amanda Johnson Andrew Johnson Bria Johnson Faith Johnson Reynaldo Johnson Shaloni Johnson Kimberly Jones Leslie Jones Tyler Jouglard Frank Kaufman Tarquin Kenner Jessica Kenny Christian Kerner Garrett Kessling Nicholas Koester Taylor Krupp Chad LaBranche

John Ladner Sean Ladreyt Peyton Landry Kiera Lane Brianna Latino Amanda Lawrence Sidney LeBeauf Darius Lee Paige Lee Angelica Legendre Carlyn LeGrange Randy Lewis Katelyn Lord Kami Lucia Dylan Lydell Jared Mack Meagan Madere Julia Marchese Blake Martin Taraneica Mashia Garrion Mason Kyle Matherne Nicole McCarter Amber McDonald Ryan McDonald Jared Mealey Sasha Melgar Marcus Miller Stephen Montejo Alexander Mora Amanda Moss Mark Naquin Craig Neblett Shelby Neblett Khristina Noland Jordan Noto Lee Oliver Brandon Oubre


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CLASS OF 2011 Holdine Pablo Nelson Padron Lacie Palmisano Destin Parquet Sagar Patel Brianne Paul Morgan Perret Meghan Peters Hayden Pfister Minh Phan Arian Pierre Reagan Porter Rodney Pulliam Cameron Quigley Nicolette Quinn Matthew Raiford Melissa Raley Travis Ramos Nicholas Rayneri Donald Rebstock Leslie Reed Shalon Reed Leroy Richardson Damon Robert Troy Robert Albert Robertson Alexandra Robicheaux Alvin Robinson Christian Robinson Jocabed Rodriguez Michael Rodriguez Gaige Rogers Savanna Ronco Kyle Roques Alicia Ryan

Christopher Ryan Gino Saltaformaggio Ashley Salvant Ashante Sampson Sa’Myra Samuel Andre’ Sanders Krystle Sarabia Jodi Scaffidi Jeremy Schexnaydre Sara Schexnaydre Zachary Schexnaydre Candace Sellars Evan Shollmier Alivia Singleton Meagan Slusarski Gabrielle Smith Jena Smith Taylor Smith Terrion Smith Jonathan Snyder Taylor St Pierre Dwayne Stanton Troy Stockman Markkeisha Sumler Cory Swan Aimee Sylvester Jintrell Tassara Thomas Tassara Evan Taylor Jonathan Teabout Joshua Tew Jennifer Theriot Sean Thibodeaux Jasmine Thomas Jeremy Tillay

Kent Tong Alyssia Torres Dakota Torres Dustin Trahan Joseph Treadaway Alexis Tretto Madison Trew Riess Tucker Deriyon Turley Emilie Ulicsni Aaron Verde Hayden Vicknair Lauren Vicknair Bertrand Vicks Dyamin Victorian Jairus Vinnett Paris Vinnett Trevor Vollenweider Amber Wallace Renee Walsh Taylor Walsh Bethany Waltz Aaron Washington Corey Washington Christopher White Shelita White Donoven Williams Grayling Williams Joshua Williams Keionte Williams Derrel Wilright Karlene Woods Taylor Wyble Megan Yates


Top Wildcats Valedictorian Amanda Johnson is the daughter of Reed and Maria Johnson of St. Rose. Next fall she will be majoring in pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she earned the ULM President Distinguished Tier I Scholarship and the Louisiana TOPS Honors Scholarship. She has been a member of the DHS Honors Scholars, the Marching Band and Symphonic Band and National Honor Society.

Salutatorian Brandon Oubre is the son of David and Tammy Guzzardi of Montz. In the fall, he will attend LSU and major in computer science. He received the LSU LA-STEM Research Scholarship and the Louisiana TOPS Honors Scholarship. At DHS, Brandon has been a member of the DHS Honors Scholars and National Honor Society, captain of the band and programmer for the robotics team. He was named to the District Honor Band for two years and Parish Honor Band all four years of high school.



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HAHNVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Destiny Ahysen Devonty Alexander Jasmine Alexander Katelyn Alley Sharae Anderson Bryant Andrus II Daniel Arnold Nathan Aupied Mathew Badeaux Savanna Barbee Kaylon Bazile Ryan Beams William Becnel Cyle Berkesch Rachelle Bethencourt Shawn Billiot Alexis Birden Britnee’ Blandin Chelsea Bolfa Courtney Bonvillain Jeffrey Borne Jr. Brody Bourg John Bourgeois III Lacey Bourque Abby Boutte LaTonja Bovie Randy Bowers Jr. Shanitra Boyle Nicole Brawley Cally Breaux Joshua Breaux Megan Breaux Kathryn Breland Lindsey Brien Alaina Brockmann Allison Brou Alex Brown Rebecca Brown Marissa Budzinski Amber Butler Katelyn Cancienne Christa Candies John Cannata III Molly Cantrelle Adam Champagne Cody Champagne

Janae Clark Megan Coker Amber Colee Nicole Coleman Jennifer Comardelle Sean Comardelle Taylor Connor Megan Conrey Tyler Cooper Kevin Corbett Nicholas Corzo John County Troya Cousin Claire Crutti Eden Curole Kristen Curole Arriel Dabon Victoria Daigle Kelsie Danos Jodie Dantin Rico Darensbourg Brittany David Corenika Davis Elise deBruler Ryan Detillier John Dolese III Devin Donald Barry Donewar Jr. Charles Doss Ashley Doucet Taylor Dow Tia Downing Whitney Dubret Jordan Dudley Adam Dufrene Cadie Dufrene Meghan Dufrene Skye Dufrene Tessa Dufrene Jordan Duhon Allison Dukes Treval Dunmiles Mallory Dupont Devin Durapau Amber East Brian Ensminger Jr.

Kayleigh Eppling Ashley Estay Justin Este Shante Evans Blake Fabre Brittany Fahrig Katie Falgoust Brooke Falgout Shelby Faucheux Brad Favaloro Brianna Finklea Desirae Fisette Bailey Flores Curtis Floyd Blake Fonseca Samantha Fontenot Alyssa Fournier Chloe Frederick Falynn Freeman Austin Fremen Chase Frickey Sierra Frickey Je’ Anthony Gales Samantha Gaubert Adrienne Gautier Margaret Gentile Jada Gonzalez Ashley Gray Justin Griffin Imani Gros Alacia Gullage Dorian Gullage David Gunn Alexander Hamilton Brennen Harrell Enjoli Harris Victoria Haynes Amber Hebert Tyler Hebert Harley Henley Paige Heurtin George Hill Michael Hill Jr. Michelle Hill Kristina Hixon Ellie Hoggard

Wesley Hoggard Derek Howard Ricky Hu Courtney Jackson Billy James Lamar James Brandon Jarrow Seth Jensen Katherine Jessup Callan Johns Eli Johnson Jeremy Johnson Larry Johnson III Saundra Johnson Andrielle Jones Desvon Joseph Teiona Joseph Justin Jurado Alvin Kelly III Megan Kimble Danielle King Kimberly Kittchner Jana Klein Kelly Knezevich Don Knuppel Jr. Leah LaFleur Kaitlyn Lambert Sara Lambert Ashley Landry Zachary Landry Lamar Lathers Carlee Lauve Jasmine Lee-Cozart Tyler Lirette Jon’Trell Lockett Alyssa Loup Clinton Maddox Daniel Marse Sydney Marshall Tyisha Massey Gary Matherne Jr. Joseph Matherne Mindi Matherne Kali Mathews Terra McCray Hunter McDonald

Raven McLaughlin Victoria McLin Amanda McNair Samantha Medina Evan Melancon Taylor ’ Melancon Blake Metrejean Jade ’ Meyers Tanner Miguez Alonzo Mitchell Olivia Mitchell Michelle Montet John Moody II Shane Munster Jr. Keisha Murray Kade Naquin David Nguyen Drew Nicholas Jason Noto Kelsi Ocmand Trae’ Pascual James Patterson Nelly Pena Jessica Pequeno Peyton Percle Hayley Perkins Andrew Perret Jr. Lacy Perrin Carlita Peters Megan Peters Deshinae Petetant Chase Petit Leanne Petit Matthew Petit Taylor Petit Naquita Pierre Marlen Polanco Cayla Polit Kiah Porter Angele Poteet Steven Potlongo Jr. Jamie Price Rickey Rafiel Adrian Raymond Ashley Resnick Ryan Reyes

Jasmine Rhines Lindzell Rhodes Tommy Ricks Jr. Arden Robert Sean Robert Lauren Robicheaux Andre Romero Devin Roux Francis Russo Jr. John Russo Jr. Dashanea Sandolph Mark Savarese Jr. Victoria Schouest Haley Sequeira Americo Sheppard James Sierra III James Sigrist Jr. Lamar Simmons LaTasha Simmons Eric Simpson Jeremy Smith Lauren Smith Lauren Smith Paul Smith Jr. Shelby Smith Tia Sorapuru Trina Stipe Dontrell Strickland Benjamin Taylor Kanisha Taylor Tiara Tellock Louis Thomas III Jordan Thompson William Tichenor II Kristen Torres Cameron Toups Shalin Townsend Todd Tully Tongia Turner Heather Valdin Devin Vassmer Megan Vaughn Jared Vial Leah Voisin Travis Volion Franz Wagner


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CLASS OF 2011 Bobby Waguespack Daniel Walker Hailey Walls Sethalexander Wanda

Devin Waterman Brook Webre Farah Webre Rhondell Webre

Taylor Webre Ahmad White DaJahl White Hannah White Juliette White Joshua Wigginton Jasden Williams Myraneisha Williams

LaShae Wilson Charles Windecker Alyssa Worman Garrett Wright Andrew Zera Shea Zeringue

Top Tigers Valedictorian Kelsi Ocmand is the daughter of Kirk and Christina Ocmand of Luling. Kelsi participated in swimming, Student Council, BETA, NHS, Science Olympiad, Literary Rally, National Art Honor Society, Science Fair, and Yearbook. Kelsi is the Secretary of the Spanish Honor Society, a Kick Off Mentor Council Member and on the All Academic State Swim Team. Kelsi will be attending Louisiana State University in the fall and plans to major in psychology.

Salutatorian Nick Corzo is the son of Maggie and Louie Corzo of Destrehan. While at Hahnville, he was involved in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Kick-Off Freshman Mentor, Student Council, football and wrestling. In the fall, he will be attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he will major in chemical engineering. He alsohopes to attend medical school in the future.




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Considering college? Overcome common obstacles to becoming something great (ARA) - Whether you are fresh out of high school, hoping to start college for the first time or thinking about returning to college, it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. The time and money that goes into furthering your education can be daunting. However, since earning a college degree will ultimately lead you to achieve a more stable and rewarding future, you will likely not regret your decision to enroll and take your skills to the next level. Many prospective students face similar challenges when thinking about post-secondary education options. Ben Simms, vice president of admissions at Westwood College, identifies the five most common challenges he hears from students and how they overcome them. • Fear or lack of confidence

You may feel apprehensive because your past school experiences haven't been positive. If you can identify why you haven't succeeded in the past and identify what style of learning fits you best, you'll be in a better position to succeed and feel more confident in college. For example, if you've had a hard time in a traditional classroom setting, but excel at handson learning, look for colleges that offer that type of training. In fact, nearly half of all new Westwood College students have attended other colleges and universities prior to enrollment, and many are looking for a more hands-on education. • Lack of support For some, family or friends may not value education enough to provide the proper support for the person heading to college. If you find yourself in

this position, look for a college that offers a support system through counseling resources, free tutoring and mechanisms to network with teachers and classmates. • Worried about paying for college Many people entering college have little or no money saved to help pay for tuition or books. For these students this means taking out loans to help pay for their education. Before you enroll, sit down with a financial adviser or a professional at the college you want to attend to make sure you understand all of your financial obligations as well as your finance options. Knowing what your monthly payments might look like once you have earned your degree may help give you peace of mind going forward. Also, check with your college to see if you might be eligible for grants or scholarships. • Uncertain the investment will match the return Many prospective students often wonder whether their hard work and money spent on college will pay off after graduation in the form of a well-paying, enjoyable job. When looking for colleges, make sure to identify an institution that is committed to helping students find employ-

ment once they graduate to add assurance to your investment. Also know that the first job after college may not include a high salary but over time an individual's salary can increase significantly. • Balancing college with life's other obligations College is a major commitment for everyone, especially those who have family or work commitments while attending. There's no question that finding and maintaining a life balance is challenging, but many students find a way to get it done - whether it be through flexible scheduling or by taking some courses online. Araceli Hurtado, a featured Westwood 100

graduate, can relate to many of these challenges, and then some. When Hurtado chose to pursue a criminal justice degree, she was already working a fulltime job as an office manager in the restaurant industry. She wanted to pursue a career she enjoyed and could be proud of, but needed a program that would provide the flexibility to work and attend classes simultaneously. "Achieving a personal goal of earning a degree takes true commitment, no matter what obstacles life throws in front of you," she says. "I am grateful for the support that I received from my instructors and friends and am proud of what I

have been able to accomplish by making education a priority in my life." After earning her degree, Hurtado got a job working in a violence prevention agency and is doing what she loves. She was showcased in a February 2010 New York Times article for outstanding work in the community. Her advice for current students as well as anyone thinking about pursuing a degree is to establish solid, lasting relationships with instructors and classmates and get involved in as many networking opportunities as possible. She credits networking as the key to her success during and after her time in college.

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