St. Theresa Middle School’s eighth-grade graduating class held its commencement ceremony May 13 in the St. Theresa of Avila Church. Teachers and pastors, assisted by Chris Musso, Kim Naquin and Craig Comeaux, presented awards and diplomas to the students.

The St. Michael the Archangel Foundation Scholarship Award went to Rachel Hayes.

The Woodmen of the World Award, presented to the student with the highest grade-point average in social studies, went to Morgan Cochran.

The Jeffrey Louviere Academic Award was presented to the student with the highest overall grade-point average through the elementary grades. Cochran was the recipient. The award is given in memory of Louviere, a 1993 graduate of the school.

Nicholis Milano and Caroline Hebert received the Jamie Marie Daigle Spirit Award, given in memory of 2005 graduate Daigle.

Maggie Britton and Miles San Soucie received the Brett Michael Frederic and Brett Gerard Leggette Award, which are given to the boy and girl student-athletes with the highest overall grade-point averages.

San Soucie and Marigny Broussard received the Mary Beth Daigle Sotile Award for Christian service, presented to the students having the highest score for Christian service. This is the highest award given by St. Theresa Middle School.

The Eatel Award, given to students having the second highest score for Christian service, went to Cochran and Joshua Ordeneaux.

A reception sponsored by the seventh grade was held in the gym after the graduation ceremony.