ST. FRANCISVILLE — Four West Feliciana High School students were honored by Feliciana Masonic Lodge No. 31 when they were presented with Honesty and Integrity awards at a ceremony Oct. 16 at the lodge.
Emma Beauchamp, Ruby Roberg, Mario Sigur and A.J. Whitaker were recognized for the achievement in front of family, friends and members of the lodge during a brief reception and ceremony. Worshipful Master Bill Brumfield presided over the awarding of certificates to the four seniors.
The Honesty and Integrity awards are an annual tradition that recognizes students who reflect the values and character of Freemasonry. Brumfield said the lodge had requested a list of students who embodied those principles from the school.
“The Honesty and Integrity awards are for students who exemplify themselves with good leadership qualities and who excel at academics,” Brumfield said.
West Feliciana High Principal Abby Cochran introduced the four students. She said she sent an email to all teachers asking who they thought best represented honesty and integrity.
“There were two qualities about all four of these students that were consistent in the feedback,” Cochran told the audience. “One is they would help anyone, and two, they’re just good people.”
Cochran said Beauchamp is also an exceptional reader who gets along with everyone. She works in the school library and is a member of the Mock Trial team and Beta Club.
Roberg is the Student Government Association president and an All-Academic member of the swim and soccer teams. She is on the Mock Trial team and the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Cochran said she actively recruits and teaches others and is a true role model for her peers.
Sigur is the Student Government Association vice president and is a member of the Interact Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and has been involved with the yearbook for several years. Cochran said he is helpful and stands out no matter where he is.
Whitaker excels in sports as a member of the West Feliciana football, basketball, and state champion track and field teams. Although he’s soft-spoken, Cochran said Whitaker is helpful, a good student and has a positive attitude and is always kind.
“These are kids that will step up and help you do anything,” Cochran said. “You could not ask for four better representatives of our school.”