Senior Hall of Fame, ACE Letterman, Valedictorian, Salutatorian named at EHS Academic Excellence program
Seniors Bryce Pavich and Mariah Fontenot were named Mr. and Miss EHS during the school’s Academic Excellence Program. (Photo by Myra Miller)
Eunice High School held its Academic Excellence program on April 27 and honored and recognized juniors and seniors for their academics and achievements.
The program included announcement of Senior Hall of Fame. Students are, Mariah Fontenot, Shauntella Gallow, Caleb Wesley Hebert, Ajyh Johnson, Jillian Johnson, Daniel Lombas, Camron Mire, Marion Oglesby, Jailyn Papillion and Bryce Pavich.
Junior and senior Academic Curriculum Excellence Lettermen were recognized.
Principal Mitchell Fontenot added the criteria to meet Academic Lettering requirements.
Fontenot said, “Eunice High School, in conjunction with it’s Academic Curriculum Excellence program (Academics Count at Eunice High School), offers its students the opportunity to earn a letterman jacket in academics.
“In order to qualify for an academic letter, the student must be enrolled in Eunice High School’s Academic Curriculum for Excellence.
“The student must have completed at least five semesters of the Academic Excellence Curriculum program (three of which must be at Eunice High) and must have earned a minimum cumulative 3.3 G.P.A. in this specific college prep curriculum.
“A student, therefore, has four opportunities to earn an academic letter before he graduates, at the end of each fall or spring semester during his/her junior or senior year. Once a student letters in academics, he/she is then required to maintain the necessary academic requirements to continue to be enrolled in the A.C.E. program.
Junior ACE lettermen are: Olivia Adamson, Mariah Allison, Alex Antoine, Alexus Gabby Ardoin, Caleb Baudoin, Jada Bordelon, Fernando Bustos, Taneisha Chavis, Erin Comeaux, Kelsey Courville, Madison DeVillier, Phillip Dornier, Dylan Duplechain, Georrein Dupre, Destiny Edwards, Lesslie Edwards, Cameron Fontenot, Gunner Fontenot, Thelma Guillory, Hollie Heinen, Ryan Higginbotham, Jyhreh Johnson, Katlyn Joubert, Lyric Kennedy, Zachary Kin, Destiny Lafleur, Sarah Lavergne, Kadryn Lawyer, David Middlebrooks, Jadey Miller, Kamryn Miller, Richard Newman, Nysha Orebeaux, Richlyn Prather, Samantha Prudhomme, Kelsie Richardson, Christie Sonnier, Kaylen Sonnier and Elise Velez.
Senior ACE letterman are Gage Alleman, Tarneisha Chavis, Shelbie Cormier, Madison Dupre, Adam Elkins, Mariah Fontenot, Megan Fuselier, Shauntella Gallow, Brooke Gaspard, Conner Granger, Katelyn Guillory, Jessica Hernandez, Ajyh Johnson, Jillian Johnson, Jacob Lacombe, Bryan Lejeune, Kylie Lejeune, Daniel Lombas, Sarah May, Camron Mire, Elizabeth Mire, Isaiah Montgomery, Marion Oglesby, Jailyn Papillion, Alyson Rougeau, Mia Rougeau, Lanie Sanders, Hailey Thibodeaux, Gabriella Vidrine, Hayden West and Madison Young.
Recognition of National Honor Society students were part of the program. To be eligible for National Honor Society, a student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in their core courses. Students in NHS must also perform eight hours of tutoring service per year.
Junior National Honor Society students are Olivia Adamson, Alex Antoine, Alexus Gabby Ardoin, Caleb Baudoin, Fernando Bustos, Tarneisha Chavis, Erin Comeaux, Kelsey Courville, Madison Devillier, Phillip Dornier, Dylan Duplechain, Georrein Dupre, Cameron Fontenot, Hollie Heinen, Jyhreh Johnson, Katlyn Joubert, Lyric Kennedy, Zachary Kin, Destiny Lafleur, Sarah Lavergne, Kadryn Lawyer, David Middlebrooks, Jadey Miller, Richard Newman, Nysha Orebeaux, Richlynn Prather, Samantha Prudhomme, Christie Sonnier and Elise Velez.
Senior National Honor Society members are Gage Alleman, Shelbie Cormier, Madison Dupre, Adam Elkins, Mariah Fontenot, Shauntella Gallow, Conner Granger, Jessica Hernandez, Ajyh Johnson, Jillian Johnson, Jacob Lacombe, Bryan Lejeune, Kylie Lejeune, Daniel Lombas, Sarah May, Camron Mire, Elizabeth Mire, Marion Oglesby, Jailyn Papillion, Mia Rougeau, Lanie Sanders, Hailey Thibodeaux, Gabriella Vidrine, Hayden West and Madison Young.
Outstanding vocational awards went to Zia Vallaire for CNA; Sean Patrick Richardson and Trey Gallow for welding; Hayden West and Zac Schoeffler for oil & gas/T2; Hunter Fontenot for carpentry; Robbie Deshotel for automotive; and Alicia Ceasar for pro-start/culinary.
Woodmen of the World US history award is chosen by the social studies department based on rally results and a comprehensive history test given to all “A average” American History students. The student that showed the greatest overall achievment receives this award. The recipient of the WOW US history award is Olivia Adamson.
Science fair students who represented Eunice High by placing at the regional science fair received awards. These students are Jyhreh Johnson, third in chemistry; and Ajyh Johnson and Madison Ortego, second in physics.
Social Studies Fair students placing and representing Eunice High were, Parker Jodon and Zachary Joubert, fifth at State Social Studies fair in history division; and Callie Fabacher and Sydnie Dupre, fifth at State Social Studies fair in Louisiana history division.
Eunice High students participated in the Southwest Louisiana District Rally held at LSUE. Fifteen students placed first, second, third in their area of testing.
Students placing first in their respective category received a $50 scholarship per year for two years. They are Katlyn Joubert, advanced math: pre-calculus; Camron Mire, Calculus; Caitlyn Sonnier, English I; Alyssa Gianfala, environmental science; and Richlyn Prather, geometry.
Students who placed second were: Jillian Johnson, accounting I; Caroline Mire, Biology I; Sadie Middlebrooks-Biology II; Jessica Hernandez, business computer applications; Vivian Mire, English II; Elizabeth Mire, journalism; and William McLemore, world geography.
Students placing third were: Erin Comeaux, advanced math: Functions and Statistics; Brett Sonnier, health; and Olivia Adamson,U.S. history.
Those students who place first or second participated at Louisiana State Rally at LSU. Placing first in state in world geography was William McLemore.
Eunice High students participated in the St. Landry Parish Math Rally and winners included Tyler Darbonne, second place, Algebra I; and Richlyn Prather, third place, geometry.
The Outstanding Junior Memorial Award is an Olan Miller Memorial plaque donated by the 1961 graduating class to recognize an outstanding junior student for service, leadership, and scholarship. The recipient is voted on by the entire junior class and faculty. This year’s recipient is Katlyn Joubert.
Eunice High students were represented at LSUE during the Tri-Parish Foreign Language Festival. Gabrielle Ardoin, Superior in French I Poetry; Destiny Lafleur, Lyric Kennedy, and Richlyn Prather, Superior in French II Prose; and Cameron Fontenot, Superior in French II Poetry.
The John R. Young Chevrolet Award for French is awarded to a student who has taken at least two French courses and displays characteristics of scholarship and service. This year’s recipient is Richlyn Prather.
The 2016 Boys and Girls State delegates will represent Eunice High on the LSU campus for a week during the summer. Those delegates are Katlyn Joubert and Jyhreh Johnson and Cameron Fontenot.
The ranking of the Top 20 graduating senior students are as follows: 20. a tie-Tiffany Vincent, 20. Bryan Lejeune, 19. Mariah Fontenot, three-way tie-16. Mia Rougeau, Marion Oglesby, 16. Shauntella Gallow, 15. Madison Young, 14. Gage Alleman, three-way tie 11. Zia Vallaire, Jessica Hernandez, Shelbie Cormier, 5-way tie-6. Jailyn Papillion, 6. Elizabeth Mire, 6. Sarah May, 6. Daniel Lombas, 6. Jillian Johnson, three-way tie-3. Hailey Thibodeaux, 3. Ajyh Ken-Taj Johnson, 3. Madison Dupre, and salutatorian is Adam David Elkins and valedictorian is Camron Jude Mire.