2020 Students of the Year

Each year, E. D. White submits a senior and 8th grader to compete at the diocesan level for Student of the Year. This year, we are happy to announce that Erin Toups and Adele Zeringue will represent E. D. White.

Both students exemplify leadership skills, academic excellence, and Catholic values. The young women were nominated and selected by the faculty and staff of E. D. White. Toups expressed her “God-given perseverance” as playing a major role in her success at E. D. White: “He is undeniably at the center of every enjoyable moment, and helps me to continue working diligently and live up to my full potential.”

Similarly, Zeringue says her success comes with putting God first, and advises other young students to do that same: “Always put God first, work hard, and love everyone. Doing these things will lead to success in everything you do.”

Both students are active in extra curricular activities, sports and their faith. Toups and Zeringue are both student athletes, with Toups most recently being part of the state championship winning girls’ swim team. Both are highly involved in service and faith-based organization on campus, including Campus Ministry, Right to Life and Sisters in Christ. Their peers have elected them to leadership roles in National Honor Society and Student Council.

Outside of school, the girls are active civically and in their church parishes. Both have received awards of accomplishments from the Knights of Columbus, and Toups has recently served as the parish-wide student assessor for Student in Government Day. Zeringue serves regularly as an altar server at St. Genevieve.

This is Zeringue’s second nomination for Student of the Year. She was previously the 5th grade Student of the Year at St. Genevieve.

Next, Toups and Zeringue prepare to represent the school at the diocesan level.

Written by: Lauren Bordelon ’02, Media Center Specialist