Here’s a 2006 article from The Livingston Parish News covering my class’ graduation from Maurepas:
MAUREPAS – Graduation ceremonies honored 26 seniors at Maurepas School Friday night.
Valedictorian Austin Dixon was named Student of the Year, won a Faculty Scholarship and a Southeastern Louisiana University 4-year Honors Award for $9,200.
Dixon also won the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Award and the Gerald Bantaa Humanitarian Award.
Salutatorian Justin Johnston also won a faculty scholarship, and an American Legion Award.
Both Dixon and Johnston received TOPS awards and Regents Scholars awards.
Regents scholars awards are presented to students who earned a 3.5 grade point average taking a college preparatory TOPS curriculum and made at least a 20 on the ACT test.
Other Regents scholars who also received the TOPS award were Julie Arthur, Seth Bourgeois, Ashley Cox, Jonathan Ellis, Kyle Hatcher, Ashley Lambert and Lucas Stowe.
Other TOPS award winners, having at least a 20 on the ACT with a TOPS curriculum, were Randy Owens and Joshua Rathe.
Rathe was the Academic Endorsement Winner. He also won a four-year Southeastern Louisiana University Honors Award for $2,800 for earning a 3.0 grade point average or better, with the Tops curriculum, and a 24 or higher ACT score.
Rathe also won the Woodmen of the World Award for the highest American History grade.
Ashley Cox also won an American Legion Award, a Knights of Columbus Award, and the Steve Bovia Award.
Ashley Lambert also won an American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Award and the Clark Farrell Award savings bond and plaque.
Lucas Stowe also won the Eatel Award, a laptop computer, which is given to an outstanding student in the fields of telecommunications and engineering.
Cole Berthelot and Jacob Powell won TOPS Awards certificates for at least a 17 score on the ACT with a TOPS curriculum. Cole Berthelot also won the $500 Hubie Leader Memorial Scholarship.
Talent Search awards for participation in Talent Search through Southeastern Louisiana University were given to Cole Berthelot, Kyle Hatcher, Ashley Jenkins, Justin Johnston and Randy Owens.
Cole Berthelot, Hollie Sharp and Ashley Jenkins were given 4-H awards.
Randy Owens won the lma Hughes Vocational Award and a Knights of Columbus Award.
Masonic Awards for patriotism and citizenship went to Julie Arthur and Charles Dupuy.
Department of Army Scholar and Athlete Awards went to Julie Arthur and Seth Bourgeois.
Also graduating Friday were Justin Adams, Chantel Bales, Russell Bell, Sabrina David, Chase Delatte, Joshua Fritsche, Kade Johnson, Corey Moran, Lyndsay Norris and Nick Richardson. (Dowty)
Dowty, Alice. “Maurepas Graduation.” The Livingston Parish News [Livingston, LA] 18 May 2006: A12. Print.