Lailah Hargrave, Class of 2019
2019 in one word: Responsibility
What I want in 2019: To Graduate! I am ready to graduate and start a new chapter of my life
What I need in 2019: Support! School will be getting more difficult, so I will need lots of support.
What I will share in 2019: Happiness! Everyone lives a better life when they are happy or joyful.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Getting all A's in the last 2 nine weeks so I don't have a take the finals!
VCHS NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2019
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
lose, get, learn, do, & find
- VERMILION CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL -
Creating a better self!
Cheyenne Broussard, Class of 2020
2019 in one word: Success
What I want in 2019: To be very successful in the end of the school year and the year as a whole
What I need in 2019: A good rest of my Junior year. And Hope. This year has been a difficult year, so I can use all the hope I can get to finish strong.
What I will share in 2019: Don't give up when life and school gets difficult. Everyone can do it.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Passing my junior year and continuing my path at Vermilion Catholic to graduate as a Eagle.
Lily Noel, Class of 2019
2019 in one word: Excitement
What I want in 2019: To be Successful in my college choices.
What I need in 2019: To focus on what type of person I really want to be.
What I will share in 2019: A positive attitude with everyone because you don't know what they could be going through.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Trying to do the best I can at whatever I put my mind to.
Larry Romero, Faculty
What I want in 2019: For my Family to be successful in every aspect of their lives
What I need in 2019: For the stock market to go up 25%!
What I will share in 2019: My wisdom, charm, and pleasant personality.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Teaching Physics.
VCHS NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2019
Blaire Desormeaux, Faculty
2019 in one word: Balance
What I want in 2019: More quality time with my family and friends.
What I need in 2019: A fun, relaxing vacation.
What I will share in 2019: My passion for the arts, literature, and creativity.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Creating a better balance between the different roles I play in life.
Cheryl Landry, Faculty
2019 in one word: Believe
What I want in 2019: Continued good health and happiness for me and my family
What I need in 2019: My time and prayers to help others in need.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Saying a rosary every day.
Travis Blaize, Faculty
2019 in one word: Patience
What I want in 2019: A better understanding of God's love.
What I need in 2019: $1,000,000
What I will share in 2019: The gift of knowledge.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Whatever is put in front of me
Emma Gaspard, Class of 2021
2019 in one word: Hope
What I want in 2019: I want my family to be closer and stronger than ever.
What I need in 2019: I need to learn patience and how to be more kind towards people.
What I will share in 2019: I will share my little bit of kindness that I have.
In 2019, I will succeed at: My grades. It's been a struggle but I'm fighting to pick up my grades.
Catherine Romaine, Class of 2019
2019 in one word: Adventure
What I want in 2019: To start college happily and make lots of new friends.
What I need in 2019: Gas money for my trips to Ole Miss.
What I will share in 2019: My talents as I try new things. In 2019, I will succeed at: Starting college on the right foot.
Rhys Lormand, Class of 2021
2019 in one word: Faith
What I want in 2019: I want to grow closer to God through my faith.
What I need in 2019: I need a good push to follow the will of God.
What I will share in 2019: My kindness and love for everyone.
n 2019, I will succeed at: Not judging others, treating others how I would like to be treated, and loving others how God loves me.
Emily Lege, Class of 2019
2019 in one word: Gratitude
What I want in 2019: To better myself and those around me; and positive, memory-filled year!
What I need in 2019: To trust in God's plan for my future.
What I will share in 2019: Support to my friends and family.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Being authentic with all my relationships. Graduation from VC, and adjusting to college life.
Ashley Franz, Class of 2020
2019 in one word: Happiness
What I want in 2019: To be truly happy. I really want to be happy in my life and with my friends and family
What I need in 2019: To stop stressing over school work. I work so hard in my academics, so I really need to take some time to relax.
What I will share in 2019: Positivity. In 2019 I will try my best to see the positives in everything and spread positivity.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Being the best version of myself. 2019 is a new year so it's a fresh start at being the best version of me.
Claire Brasseaux, Class of 2022
2019 in one word: Fun
What I want in 2019: A Car for my birthday!
What I need in 2019: a Stress Free Year!
What I will share in 2019: My Food with Kennedy.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Soccer.
Amelia Hebert, Class of 2022
2019 in one word: Memorable
What I want in 2019: A peaceful and great year wih my family and friends.
What I need in 2019: Peace and time to grow closer to God.
What I will share in 2019: Joy and happiness with those that I love and care about.
In 2019, I will succeed at: Making good grades and making memories with my friends.
EAGLE OF THE MONTH
5TH - Cheer Fundraiser @ Cycle Bar
7th - Classes Resume
11th - Report Cards
11th - Student Mass
12th - March for Life Departs
18th - Student Mass
19th - March for Life Returns
21st - MLK Day - No School
24th - Open House
25th - Student Mass
28th - Catholic Schools' Week begins
28th - Mass at VC with MCE
30th - Advisory Board
VCHS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018
Not once in this land did I sense hatred.
I felt peace. I felt love. I felt healing.
The blessings of God's overwhelming love.
VCHS NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019
A Piece of heaven
This November has been one of the best months of my entire life.
We have had a very successful Kairos Retreat, Immaculée Ilibigiza came to speak to the student body and I just returned from a life-changing trip to Africa.
In my wildest dreams, I would never have thought that a “yes” to leaving my Heaven at Eaton Park Elementary would lead to a new Heaven across the world. Saying “yes” to Vermilion Catholic High School has brought me so many gifts. Gifts I could never have received if God was not the selfless God that He is. As campus minister, I receive the chance to spread the gospel message to so many but I could not impact one soul if it were not God’s will. He so desperately wants me to serve Him that He made it my profession. Not my will for my life, but His.
It pained me to leave my kindergarten babies at Eaton Park Elementary, but two years later, I cannot believe the beauty overflowing in my life. I have grown babies now -- young adults who love me unconditionally. They love me in ways I do not deserve. I love them in ways they do. They are perfect. Their perfection gives me graces -- graces that I need. Graces that keep me focused, praying, and smiling.
Their love drove me to give them a gift in return. Immaculée Ilibigiza’s book Left to Tell was that gift. We read this book in October. They dove into Rwanda with their hearts and souls. It was beautiful. It left me even hungrier to give them more because they loved Left to Tell like I loved it. As we read, I realized they were grasping the message. They were clinging to the vulnerability, honesty and mercy pouring out of every page.
Contacting Immaculée’s manager was such a simple process and “no” was a huge possibility but “yes” was God’s will.
Having Immaculée come to school was purely for my students. I expected nothing from that, but was I entirely wrong. God was about to give me more than I ever expected from life. I spent an entire week in Rwanda. I fell in love with a people so pure, faithful and good. I felt a bond with a woman I have respected for years. We talked, prayed and got to know one another in a way I never even dared to dream we would. How many people can say they have literally walked through their favorite book with their favorite author? I cannot believe how blessed I am and God’s love keeps overwhelming me. I loved every second of my time in Rwanda. I came home with Rwanda in my heart and my soul. I pray it is God’s will to send me back. One very small yes to God has turned into an abyss of opportunity and joy from that same God.
Our Lady appeared in Kibeho, Rwanda in 1981 and spread love, mercy, and joy. She also warned the people about consequences of allowing hatred, prejudice and anger to rot in hearts created for love. The people failed to heed her warnings and fell victim to a genocide that resulted in the deaths of 1,000,000 Rwandans. Neighbors killed neighbors. Friends murdered friends. Their future generations scarred for years to come.
Not once in this land did I sense hatred. I felt peace. I felt love. I felt healing. Rwanda is healing. They rely on Our Lady and her Son. I have never seen faith like this. I have never seen devotion like this. I have never seen humility like this. Sometimes we blind ourselves to the depths of filth the human race can accomplish but only through those hideous acts can we juxtapose the glorious beauty our God is capable of. Rwanda has decided to prosper, love, and glorify God. They are a people on their knees begging for mercy and forgiveness, and they are thriving because they have the humility to acknowledge they need God.
I pray to never forget that I need Him as well.
It is said that Mary left a piece of Heaven in Kibeho – she not only left a piece... she left peace. If you are ever looking for a chance to visit Heaven on Earth, Kibeho is your chance.
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