Livingston-Tangipahoa community photo gallery for April 28, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Cindy Wagner -- Gathered at Holy Ghost Catholic School in honor of Autism Awareness Month are, front from left, Tyler Phelps, Juliette LeRay and Luc LeRay; and back, teacher Laura Ulloa, National Junior Honor Society officers Amelia Pham, Travis Settoon, Myles Naquin, Cameron Dionne, Laken Neal and Jacie Bellina and teacher Carley Walker.

Holy Ghost Catholic School in Hammond celebrated Autism Awareness Month on April 15 with a fundraiser to benefit school’s the Class for Autism.

Students donated a minimum of $2 to wear blue shirts, socks, accessories and other gear. Nearly $1,300 was raised.

National Junior Honor Society Secretary Juliette LeRay presented the idea to NJHS members and sponsors at a recent meeting and received approval from Principal Donna Wallette.

LeRay is passionate about autism awareness because her brother, Luc, has autism, a news release said.