Mr. and Miss Rayne HIgh - Members of the 2017 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the honorable title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) were Gabrielle Peltier, left, and Dexter Miller, right. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)
Rayne High graduates 143
Rayne High School graduated a total of 143 seniors during the 2017 commencement exercises held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, May 20, in the Rayne High north gym.
Highlight of the commencement ceremonies was the naming of Dexter Miller and Gabrielle Peltier as Mr. and Miss RHS of 2017. Making the presentation was RHS Principal John Prudhomme.
Also awarded during the morning commencement was the distinguished American Legion’s scholastic award from Arceneaux Post 77, Rayne. Receiving that honor were Hunter Meche and Chloe Duhon. The awards were presented by Post 77 Commander David Simon.
The valedictory address was delivered by two of the four seniors completing their high school careers “With Highest Distinction” medals (at least 4.0 GPA), including Gabrielle Peltier and Dexter Miller.
During Friday afternoon’s Class Day Awards Program, students completing their high school studies with a GPA of 3.6-3.9 were presented gold honor cords as they graduated “With Distinction.” Those awarded were Hailey Runner (3.96), Naomi Istre (3.93), Susan Quibodeaux (3.93), Shyanne Mellano (3.89), Jada Castille (3.89), Mary Jenkins (3.88), Harleigh Hollier (3.80), Skylar Primeaux (3.79), Alashia Young (3.79), Reid DeJean (3.78), Whitney Comeaux (3.76), Shaun Guidry (3.76), Logan Hebert (3.75), Sarah Pepper (3.75), Tyrell LeJeune-Lentini (3.73), Donald Whatley (3.73), Hunter Meche (3.72), Gavin Arceneaux (3.71), Rossiland Short (3.71), Brailey Guidry (3.68), Brianna Stevens (3.67), Cameron Gibson (3.66) and Shelby Simon (3.61).
Students completing their high school studies with a GPA of 3.2-3.599 were presented white honor cords as they graduated “With Honor.” Those awarded were Chloe Duhon (3.53), Brooklynn Mire (3.53), Antwuan Espree (3.47), Madelyn Touchette (3.47), Collin Higginbotham (3.45), Lindsey Runner (3.42), Natalie Alleman (3.31) and Haley Barousse (3.21).
Completing the list of the 2017 graduating class of Rayne High School are Logan Abshire, Sydni Rae Abshire, Tori Paige Alcock, Destiny Elizabeth Alleman, Nicholas Alleman, Clara Arceneaux, Garon Jacob Arceneaux, Kiley Lynn Arceneaux, Macy Victoria Arceneaux, Treyvin Kai Aucoin, Layne Eugene Babin, Tasmine Tashon Babineaux, Ethan Cade Bearb, Kensie Benoit, Cameron Rae Bessard, Brancon J. Bourliea, Cooper Charles Bourque, Michael David Braman.
Richard Seth Breaux, Brittney Michelle Broussard, Jordan Thomas Broussard, Timmi Morgan Bruce, Tajané Amirai Elizabeth Butler, Kalon Lane Byrd, Enrique Antonio Cayette, Danisha Ja’Kera Cole, Abegail Alexis Colson, Kainen Paul Comeaux, Mary Claire Cormier, Reagan Blaire Cormier, Renee Pearl Cormier, Vanessa Cormier, Virginia Fay Cormier, Christopher Paul Dore, Donald Ray Doucet.
Reece Halen Faucheux, Jessica Nicole Angilé Freeman, Gabriela Renee Fruge, Selena Michelle Fuller, Brannon Kawika Fuqua, Cheryln Paige Fusilier, Logan Bryce Gautreaux, Wyatt Paul Gilbert, Brooklyn Gotch, Darius James Gotch, Keysona Moeasha Gabrielle Guidry, Kemp Joseph Guillory, Kristina Marie Holt, Cordareux Jones, Lanie Christine Julian, Cody James Kibodeaux, Kiki Lynn Lavergne, Madison Claire Lavergne, Kayla Lyric Laxey, Aurora LeBlanc.
Damian Joseph LeBlanc, Keiantay Lanae LeBlanc, Johnathan Eric Leday, Cyla Lynn Ledet, Caris Adelle Leger, Samuel Eric Leon, Dontray Dejuan Leopold, Drake Joseph Lewis, Hannah Rose Maynard, Notorious Jason McClelland, Aizlyn Rae Meche, Courtney Taylor Menard, Dewey Joseph Miller, Joseph Chad Monroe, Brooke Elizabeth Moore, Keysuana Moore, Collin Luke Morgan, Hunter Joseph Nero.
Jayla Sinclaire Nickson, Tayla Blaire Nickson, Ashley Ortiz, Alyssa Catherine Picard, Ashlon Portalis, Jaylon Blake Reed, Alexis Paige Richard, Jake Austin Richard, Keshun Dimarkus Eshan Roberts, Cameron Blake Sampay, Joshua James Sanchez, Logan Patrick Schexnaider, Sarah Anne Schexnaider, Hunner John Seaux, Justin Jude Simon, Gage Simoneaux, Lauryn Princess Reneé Sinegal, Dewayne Reginald Smith.
Charles Elliot Solomon, Kayla Amelia Sonnier, Aaron Wayne Stanbury, Asia Brianna Stelly, Deandré Joseph Stelly, Blaire Elyse Thibodeaux, Rhiannon Demaris Nicole Thibodeaux, Huy Lee Touchet, Cameron Breana Trahan, Van Vanicor, Jasper Washington, Tityana Andrea Washington, Don’dre O’sha Wheeler, Paul Kevin Wayne White, Yasmine Nicole White, Javona Willis and Diajh Jahanté Young.