The St. Michael High School Home and School Association has selected Daniel Dupré as its 2015 Mother Seton Award recipient.
The Mother Seton Award is presented annually by each school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and is named for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who is known for establishing Catholic schools in the United States and her charitable deeds, a news release from the school said.
The award honors one person with exemplary volunteer service and dedication to home, school and church who emulates the qualities and service of Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton, the release said.
Dupré has given countless hours of his time volunteering at St. Michael for the past six years, the release said. He has assisted the St. Michael band program by loading and hauling band equipment, by filling the needs of the band during band camp and marching season, by helping maintain the band practice field, and by preparing and providing meals for the band members before football games.
“Danny Dupré epitomizes the term giving,” said Kevin “Doc” Andry, St. Michael band director. “For years, he has given his time and talent to the St. Michael band program. He is one of those ‘anything you need, don’t hesitate to call’ guys who is there during the hottest, most humid days when we need his help the most. This past year, Danny suffered a mild heart attack one weekend, but that didn’t keep him from volunteering his time with the band. As soon as the doctor cleared him, he was joining us at events and helping whenever and wherever we needed him.”
Dupré is married to Cynthia Dupré, and they have three children: Desmond; Aaron, a 2014 St. Michael graduate; and Camille, a sophomore at St. Michael. Daneil Dupré is a parishioner at St. Jean Vianney.
He was honored at a luncheon hosted by the Diocese of Baton Rouge on April 21 at Drusilla Place Catering.