Forty-five new high school graduates entered the world as Houma Christian School held its commencement Friday at Living Word Church in Schriever.
The class motto was, “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
“This is my sixth graduating class,” Houma Christian Principal James Champagne said. “This is the most energetic class we’ve had. They’re a fun group. They’re united and close, and they’ve really formed some close bonds here.”
Five students shared valedictorian honors: Cameron Beal, Conner Chiasson, Phi Nhat Do, Julien Larisey and Jordan Moore. All five gave brief speeches.
“Four years of hard work has finally paid off,” Chiasson said. “We’ve been looking forward to this moment for quite some time now. This night is the culmination of all our achievements, but this is the biggest of them all.”
Beal talked about the hard work each graduate had done.
“I believe the most important thing we’ve learned the past four years is that obstacles can be overcome,” Beal said.”
Graduates received a total of $759,422 in academic and athletic scholarships.
Beal will be attending Southeastern Louisiana University on a $30,000 honors and softball scholarship. Chiasson will be attending Nicholls on another $30,000 academic scholarship, in addition to a $900 valedictorian scholarship.
Emmanuel Frye was awarded a full scholarship to Oral Roberts University, worth $92,500.
Issac Martines was will be attending the University of New Orleans on a Dean’s Scholarship. In all, 11…
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