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Chalmette High School Celebrates Ring Day for the Class of 2024

Chalmette, LA -  Beautiful weather was the perfect backdrop when over 400 Chalmette High School seniors took part in Ring Day, an annual event and time-honored tradition. Held on the field of Bobby Nuss Stadium, this major milestone on the path to graduation commemorates the achievements, contributions, and leadership of this year’s senior class.


In her remarks to the graduates, Superintendent Doris Voitier spoke about the importance of the day and the date. “Today is October 27, the 300th day of the year, and a very appropriate one for this year’s class of 2024.” Voitier said. “Seeing the number 300 is a sign that you're on the right  path and that you should keep moving forward with confidence and determination. It's a reminder to have faith and trust in your journey and to stay positive and focused on your goals. That you have the skills, education, and ability to manifest your dreams into reality.”


She also reminded the seniors about the importance of kindness, passion and compassion in the pursuit of those dreams. “In a world that can often seem divided, you must be the bridge builders and the advocates for positive change.”


After receiving their class ring, seniors walked through the ceremonial, decorative “C” ring as family members in attendance cheered and took photos. Wayne Warner, principal of CHS, has taken part in 58 ring days and said each one holds a special place for him. 


“Every class has its own personality, and that is certainly the class with this year’s seniors. Despite the many challenges, these Owls continue to soar. We are very proud of them,” he said.


In closing, Voitier reminded the seniors about the power of their school mascot. “Remember, owls are legendary for their wise and watchful eyes - who demonstrate amazing vision - even in the darkest of times and in the darkest of places. Please keep your vision aligned to all of the good things ahead of you and to help others remain in or find the light.”