Seven Choudrant High graduates earn Summa Cum Laude honor

by Emma Stone

Seven Choudrant High School students graduated with a Summa Cum Laude honor. These students include Cameron Grice, Abigail Johnston, Naomi Logan, Bryce McGuire, Richard “Ian” Starks, Lachlan Thompson and James “Owen” Watson as part of the Class of 2023.

These students graduated with a University Pathway diploma while keeping a 4.0 GPA or higher. They took at least 10 honors, AP or dual enrollment classes. To be considered for the honor, the students must have all As for final course grades in all classes.

Owen Watson was awarded Student of the Year and took mostly AP classes during his time. One year he doubled on math and history to take calculus, a course that is not usually offered at Choudrant.

“It was worth putting in the effort to maintain those good grades,” said Watson. “Now, my college is paid for.”

Watson will be attending the United States Military Academy in West Point on June 26.

Lachlan Thompson reminisces on the group chat that students had to ask each other questions and get help on homework.

“It’s really cool having other people’s back like that,” said Thompson. “I would not have gotten the honor without the help from friends and other classmates.”

Thompson will be attending Louisiana Tech University in the fall to major in Biology with a focus on Pre-Med.

Naomi Logan remembers taking one AP course and three honors courses her freshman year stating that she took advantage of her dual enrollment classes.

“It seemed the most logical to focus on classes that would benefit me in the future,” said Logan. “I have been known to let others take advantage of me and put myself down, but achieving something like this has helped me realize that I’m more than that.”

Logan will be attending Louisiana Tech University in the fall to major in Nursing in hopes to be a trauma nurse.

“I am extremely proud of myself, and I couldn’t thank those who helped me get here enough,” said Logan.

Congratulations to Choudrant High School’s Class of 2023, and the hard work they have put in to walk across the stage.