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CHS Graduation Class of 2024

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Media Contact: Sara Felt

Date: 5/10/24

Phone: 504-301-2000

Email: sara.felt@sbpsb.org

St. Bernard Parish Public School System Celebrates Chalmette High’s Class of 2024

The Bobby Nuss Stadium was packed when the Chalmette High’s Class of 2024 donned their caps and gowns and officially walked into the next chapter of their lives. Warm evening sunlight and a pleasant breeze were the perfect backdrop for the celebration, hinting at long summer days and adventures to come as these graduates make their way out into the world.

 

The event kicked off with the procession of Class Officers and Honor Graduates to the stage, followed by a warm welcome from Master of Ceremonies and Senior Class President Carlos Andrade. Senior Class Treasurer Alex Jorns read the Invocation, followed by the AFJROTC’s Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem, performed by CHS chorus and band. Demirion Woods, Senior Class Recording Secretary, led the Pledge of Allegiance before handing the mic to Senior Class Vice President Ava Gagliano, who introduced the onstage guests. 

 

Lt. Colonel Michael Pechon, representing J. Claude Meraux American Legion Post 360 Chalmette, presented the American Legion Award to Troy Sino, given to a student who possesses the qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service.

 

Superintendent Doris Voitier then addressed the seniors, congratulating them on a successful year and reflecting on how far they’ve come. “Today, you stand on the threshold of a new chapter, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained during your time at Chalmette High School.” Ms. Voitier reminded the seniors that their perseverance and dedication will lead them in their respective journeys. She also ended with this reminder. “Remember - you are loved and you will always have a place here because you are — and will always be — a part of our Owl family.”

 

9 seniors were named as Valedictorians for the Class of 2024. Each was seated on stage as an honoree and given the chance to address those attending. They included: 

 

Kylie Reese Bordelon

Elmi Antonio Gonzalez

Katie Lynn Hambrice

Alex Katherine Jorns

Selina Li

Peyton Elizabeth Scheeler

Gabrielle Lynn Thore

Summer Y-Nhi Tran

Tania Lanae White

 

Principal Wayne Warner spoke on the many accomplishments of the graduating class, noting impressive numbers for Dual Enrollment College Credit hours. “This class has really taken advantage of the amazing Dual Enrollment opportunities available to them through our partnership with Nunez Community College,” Warner said. “In total, the class of 2024 has earned 3,578 college credit hours. Congratulations to all of you for starting your college career early.”

 

Chalmette High Assistant Principal Carole Mundt announced the graduates who crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. Then, Senior Class Corresponding Secretary Peyton Campagna read the Benediction. The ceremony concluded fittingly with Chalmette High’s Alma Mater, followed by cheers and well wishes as these leaders of tomorrow leave the nest. Congratulations to the Class of 2024, and FLY HIGH!