Principal Ellen Lee welcomed faculty, alumni and honorees, along with families and friends, to St. Michael the Archangel High School’s annual Warrior Awards Dinner on May 25 at Ashley Manor.
St. Michael alumni coordinator Sarah Edwards presented the 2016 Alumni of the Year Award to Dr. Steve Ragusa, a 1989 graduate and board-certified emergency room physician. He has served as president of the school’s advisory board and volunteers to assist the student athletes with their annual physicals, a news release said. Four of his children and stepchildren have graduated from St. Michael, one is a student and one is an incoming freshman.
Dr. Adrianne Netterville Edmundson, a 2001 graduate who opened The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center in Prairieville, was selected as one of the 2016 Wall of Honor Athletes. She was a decorated softball team member during high school, making it to the state semifinals in 1999. She was recognized with first team All-District, All-District MVP and All-State Honorable Mention honors, as well as the Warrior Tradition Award and Captain Award.
Members of the 2002 boys golf team named as 2016 Wall of Honor Athletes were Travis Coxe, Ron Laborde, James Richard, Donny Schmitt, John Lensing and Randy Bouquet. The team captured the school’s first state golf championship in 2002. Schmitt (’02) is a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual; Richard (’03) is a manager with CMC Construction Services; Laborde (’02) is a lieutenant in the United States Navy; Lensing (’04) is a financial adviser with Centura Advisors; Bouquet (’05) works with Tidal Power Services; and Coxe (’02) is a pro golfer since 2009, competing on the Web.com PGA Tour.
The 2016 Warrior Sword Awards were presented to longtime volunteer Holly Wilson and the Rev. Matthew McCaughey.
Wilson has been a member of the Home and School Association since 2004, where she has been president and vice president, and has served on the board for the past nine years. She also has been involved in the school auction committee, capital campaign committee and numerous clubs and sports her children have participated in over the past 12 years. Wilson holds a secondary education degree in history and English. She and her husband, Jim, have three children: two are St. Michael graduates, and the third will be a senior at the school next year.
McCaughey has been school chaplain since 2013 and is a supporter of many sports and arts events. His interactions with students include lunch hour, weekly confessions, Mass and trips such as the annual March for Life pilgrimage. McCaughey is leaving St. Michael to serve St. James, St. Philip and Our Lady of Peace cluster parishes.