E. D. White Catholic Monthly Updates
May 2019
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The E. D. White Catholic High School Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises were held on Friday, May 17 at the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium. There were 150 graduates in the class.

The honor graduates included Adele Renee Boudreaux, Victoria Frances Bourgeois, Anna Catherine Chadwick, Jacob Matthew Duplantis, Mary Laura Zeringue, Seth David Guidry, Christopher Michael Pinho, Brooks Buddy Barrios, Kaylee Angelle Champagne, Mary Grace Robichaux, Lucy Catharine Plaisance, Mark Joseph Hue, Thomas Edward Clause, Erin Rochelle Blanchard, Andrew Paul LeBlanc, Callie Anne Shepherd, Benjamin Michael Foret, Sonny Edward Hanson, Jr., Faith Elise Hebert, Laban Paul LaGreca, Cody Michael Pech, Brennan Cole Arcement, Matthew Joseph Badeaux, Ashley Theresa Breaux, Nicholas Stanford Kearns, Stella Maree Schneider, Adeline Frances Pate, Katie Renee Sylvest, Aidan Elise Blanchard, Evan Samuel Martinez and Michael Christopher Clement.


Senior Honors Convocation  
The Senior Honors Convocation was held in the main gym on May 15 to recognize and honor seniors who have excelled in many ways: spiritually, academically, and in co-curricular activities.
Adele Renee Boudreaux, Victoria Frances Bourgeois, Anna Catherine Chadwick and Jacob Matthew Duplantis were named Valedictorians for the class of 2019 at the Senior Honors Convocation.   All students earned a weighted GPA of 4.56.
Jacob Duplantis, son of David and Mary Duplantis, was named the Outstanding Graduate of the Class of 2019. The Outstanding Graduate Award is the highest award, and it goes to the graduate who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the school. The faculty members who know and who have worked with the seniors vote on the recipient. The following categories are considered: character, scholarship, service, school spirit, and leadership.

Mark Hue received the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Charism Award presented by Bro. Patrick McGinity, S.C. This award recognizes a student who reaches out in compassion to his fellow man, not only in prayer, but also in acts of service and support, thus furthering the presence of Christ in our world today.
Faith Hebert received the Sisters of Mount Carmel Charism Award. This award recognizes the graduate who exhibits a faith life that encourages her to give of herself to other students and to those in her civic and church parishes. Like Mary, a woman of simplicity and faith, the recipient brings hope and love into her world. Sr. Denis Rodrigue (right) and Sr. Alyce Abate presented the award.
Underclassman Awards

The annual Underclassman Awards Convocation was held Thursday, May 16 to recognize students for their accomplishments throughout the year. Pictured above is 8th grader Jaci Daigle accepting a certificate from Principal Michelle Chiasson.  
Students were recognized for the following achievements:
4.00 Semester Grade Point Average for the fall semester, Junior Varsity and Varsity Academic Teams, Science Olympiad, 4-H Achievements, All-State Athletic and Music Achievements, Class Presidents and Club Presidents, Perfect Attendance, President's Challenge Physical Fitness Award, Louisiana Girls and Boys State and District and State Literary Rally
Academic Signing   

Seventy students signed scholarships to 18 different colleges on May 3 in the E. D. White Student Union for the fifth annual Academic Signing Day.  Congratulations and best wishes to the following:
Eleanor Kleinpeter, Angelo State University; Anna Chadwick, Furman University; Adam Dupuy, Louisiana State University; Adeline Pate, Louisiana State University; Ashley Bergeron, Louisiana State University; Beth Boudreaux, Louisiana State University; Cody Pech, Louisiana State University; Kaylee Champagne, Louisiana State University; Laban LaGreca, Louisiana State University; Lane Rodrigue, Louisiana State University; Madeline Perk, Louisiana State University; Nicholas Kearns, Louisiana State University; Sydney Waguespack, Louisiana State University; Taylor Marcombe, Louisiana State University; Adele Boudreaux, Louisiana Tech University; Andrew LeBlanc, Louisiana Tech University; Beth Curole, Louisiana Tech University; Collin Richard, Louisiana Tech University; Hannah Folse, Louisiana Tech University; Sawyer Kees, Louisiana Tech University; Seth Gautreaux, Louisiana Tech University; Shea Fournier, McNeese State University; Karson Adams, Mississippi College; Stella Schneider, Newman University; Aidan Blanchard, Nicholls State University; Alyse LaRose, Nicholls State University; Ashley Breaux, Nicholls State University; Brennan Arcement, Nicholls State University; Cade Duplantis, Nicholls State University; Camryn Guidry, Nicholls State University; Caroline DeGravelle, Nicholls State University; Demi Guillot, Nicholls State University; Emma LaRose, Nicholls State University; Jacob Frey, Nicholls State University; Jenna Pate, Nicholls State University; Katie Sylvest, Nicholls State University; Lexie Battaglia, Nicholls State University; Luke DeHart, Nicholls State University; Madison Russell, Nicholls State University; Mallory Amedee, Nicholls State University; Mark Hue, Nicholls State University; Mary Grace Robichaux, Nicholls State University; Matthew Badeaux, Nicholls State University; Matthew Rodrigue, Nicholls State University; Michael Clement, Nicholls State University; Nicholas Terracina, Nicholls State University; Peyton Amedee, Nicholls State University; Philip Constant, Nicholls State University; Simon Bourgeois, Nicholls State University; Ty'Jonae Frye, Nicholls State University; Victoria Bourgeois, Nicholls State University; Victoria Truxillo, Nicholls State University; Erin Blanchard, Northwestern State University-Louisana Scholars College; Brooks Barrios  , Oberlin College and Conservatory; Jacob Duplantis, Rice University; Faith Hebert, Southeastern Louisiana University; Gabrielle Thibodaux, Southeastern Louisiana University; Lucy Plaisance, The University of Alabama; Gerard Lotz, University of New Orleans; Cade Granier, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Callie Shepherd, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Christopher Pinho, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Mary Grace Chiasson, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Natalie Gisclair, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Thomas Clause, University of Louisiana Lafayette; Benjamin Foret, University of Louisiana Monroe; Seth Guidry, University of Louisiana Monroe; Mary Laura Zeringue, University of Notre Dame, and Ann-Marie Schwaner, University of West Florida.  

The Easter and May Crowning Mass was held May 7 with Fr. Brad Doyle as celebrant and sponsored by the junior class.  
Spring Sports Recap    

This year there was only one female participant in gymnastics. Victoria Truxillo was a 4- year letterman, LHSAA All-State team, 1st in bars, 3rd on the floor and 4th overall in LEVEL 4.
The tennis teams had a great season under the direction of the new Head Coaches, Natalie Bernard and Chloe Collins. Both the boys and girls teams won the Bayou River League and then moved on to compete in the Region IV, Division II Tournament at UNO. The Girls were Runner-up in the region, while the boys took 3rd. The girls qualified 1 singles entry and all three doubles entries to state and the boys qualified their top two doubles teams to state. The girls took 6th overall and the boys tied for 5th overall in the final standings for Division II.

The girls improved throughout the season and represented EDW well. They simply lacked the experience to make the state cut. The young talent in the boys developed well and by season end had EDW right at the top competing for titles. They finished their season as District Runner-up and Regional Runner-up and qualified for the state tournament. 

The Cardinal Baseball team set the tone of the season with one game at a time; trying to stay in the moment and cherish each opportunity. This mind set put the team on a record setting 27 consecutive game win streak and a Co-District Championship. Seeded # 7 for the playoffs, the Cardinals swept St. Louis Catholic in the 2 out of 3 series. Heading into the quarterfinals, the team was ready to face those Cougars of St. Thomas More. The team had a great competitive three game series with the Cougars, but came up short in the 2nd and 3rd games. The team set a new school winning record with an overall record of 30-3.

The softball team was under new leadership this season with Head Coach Juli Dardar and Assistant Coach Caitlin Carroll. The team returned a few key starters and added a group of young talented athletes which enabled the Cardinals to improve into a competitive squad. The team went 4 and 2 in District for a 3rd place finish and a 16 and 15 regular season record. This qualified them for the playoffs as a 13th seed where they faced the #4 seed DeLaSalle. The Cardinals battled and held the Cavaliers scoreless through almost four innings when the Caveliers bats came alive to capture the Regional win. It was a good season for the team, and one that has laid the foundation for a successful future.

The teams had a very competitive regular season and were prepared to meet the challenge when the District 7-4A meet rolled around. The boys gave a tremendous performance in both the field and running events and captured the District Championship, while the girls fought through illness and injury to bring home the Runner-up title. Being in 4A for track makes it extremely tough because EDW falls in the region with the top track programs in the state, but the athletes did their best and both teams took 4th place at the Region IV - Class 4A. The girls had qualifiers in two events while the boys had qualifiers in four events at the State Championships in Baton Rouge.

Teach er Highlight       

Marcey Zeringue was named the Brother Linus Teacher of the Year at the Underclassman Awards Ceremony on May 16.

The award recognizes an educator who teaches in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart by setting clear, high, worthy, and profound expectations for themselves and their students. Faculty members select the recipient of the award annually. Two hallmarks of the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart are personal attention and academic excellence.

"I am deeply honored to be chosen by my co-workers as the Brother Linus Teacher of the Year. As I look back on God's many blessings I have received throughout my career, I am grateful for the relationships built in the classroom and on the playing field with my students and my peers. I truly enjoy the lessons my students teach. In receiving this award, it is both humbling and gratifying.   It encourages me to continue to do my best to serve as an example to others that hard work and perseverance has its own reward," said Zeringue. 

This school year is her 22nd year at E. D. White. She graduated from Nicholls State University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and Biology in 1997. She has taught World History, Biology, and Health and Physical Education. She is the head girls varsity basketball coach and was assistant softball coach for 21 years.

She and her husband Rhett have two children, Chase who is a sophomore at E. D. White and Luke who attends St. Joseph Elementary.

Past recipients of the award who are currently members of the EDW faculty/staff are Angie Knight, Mary Cavell, Andrea Hymel, Tim Robichaux, Kyle Lasseigne, Don Grabert, Shonie Morvant, Kris Guillot, Brandi Authement and Myra Elliott.

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