THE NEWEST ALUMNI CLASS OF
ST. PIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE SPES CLASS OF 2019
We would love to have pictures and stories of our alumni and where life has led them
Please send those pictures and accounts of what our SPES alumni are doing to Director of Advancement, Jamie Nelson-Hebert, at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER ALUMNI FEATURE...
We are incredibly proud of our alumni so will be sharing some of their accomplishments and share news about them with our SPES families via our parent newsletter once a month! We are excited to be able to share with our website visitors also!
SPES is proud to recognize alumna and STM senior, Elizabeth Noel, who was named as one of ten National Merit semi-finalists from Lafayette Parish and one of only two named from STM.
Each year, over 1.6 million juniors from approximately 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program with less than 1% qualifying as semifinalists each year.
CONGRATULATIONS, ELIZABETH!!! SPES IS PROUD OF YOU!!!
SPES ALUMNI NOW COLLEGIATE ATHLETES
Since "fall sports" is a hot topic right now, we thought that featuring some of our SPES alumni who have gone on to participate in collegiate athletics would be a great start to our monthly features!
SPES Alumnus Bailey Raborn (SPES 2012) is the starting punter for McNeese State, averaging 45.5 yards per punt! Bailey has had a powerful leg since he was at SPES, practicing long after regular practices were over with his dad! Another solid player from way back is alumnus, Hunter Bergeron (SPES 2013) who is starting at tight end for UL. Hunter distinguished himself early on as focused and determined and always exemplified the phrase "team player." Just ask UL Coach Mike Desormeaux and he'll tell you that Hunter has not changed - he is still the ultimate team player!
Back home at UL, alumna Meredith Hebert (SPES 2015) just completed her first race as a Ragin Cajun, after receiving a cross-country scholarship for her freshman year. If you look back at SPES yearbooks and newsletters, Meredith was always a vital part of our SPES cross-country and track and field teams. That continued when she attended STM, and we know she will also be key to UL's CC program. SPES soccer has seen a number of Cougars with tremendous talent go on to play at the high school level. This year, we have two players moving to the next level of play in college. Landon Sellers(SPES 2015) will be taking his tremendous goalie skills to the UL Men's Club Soccer Team.
A little farther from home are Julia Spielmann(SPES 2015) and Logan Stinson(SPES 2015)! Julia, who always made her presence known on the soccer field, scored the first goal of her collegiate career for St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas in early September! No doubt, we will hear a great deal more about Julia as the season progresses! Logan played football while at SPES but found his sports passion when he got to STM and took up lacrosse. Logan became a lacrosse ace, Wilmington University in Newark, Delaware realized it and offered him a scholarship which Logan accepted. We are curious to hear how Logan likes the cold weather! We are guessing that regardless of temperature, Logan is going to be a force with which to be reckoned on the lacrosse field.