Over 400 seniors recently partook in the longstanding Chalmette High School tradition – Ring Day. A celebration of the Class of 2020, Ring Day celebrates the contributions, achievements, and leadership of the graduating class.
The morning started with a parade down Judge Perez Highway. Dozens of cars lined the streets, each decorated with slogans of school spirit. Upon arriving at schools, seniors enjoyed a light breakfast before making their way to the gym for the celebration. Families gathered to watch their seniors walk through the oversized ring - solidifying their bond with what will soon be their alma mater.
Assistant Superintendent Mary Lumetta addressed the seniors and their families.
“There are over 400 soon to be graduates sitting before me, and each of you are connected to one and other and this school in unique and powerful ways,” she said. “Today marks the beginning of the Class of 2020’s journey towards graduation, and we could not be more proud.”
School Board Members Clifford Englande, Diana Dysart, Katherine Lemoine, Darleen Asevedo, Carly Jackson, Sean Warner, and Don Campbell presented seniors with their rings.
School Board President Clifford Englande applauded the seniors for their ongoing achievements.
“Our seniors have been working towards this milestone since their freshman year,” he said. “The ring not only celebrates their accomplishments but also represents their belonging to something much bigger than themselves – the thousands of former Owls who also proudly wear their rings.”