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CHS student receives perfect ACT score

Posted January 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

By Rachele Smith

The Catholic Commentator 

Stephen Gaudin is in an elite group of students. The Catholic High School junior has earned the highest possible composite score on the ACT. 

Stephen Gaudin


Gaudin’s score of 36 on the college entrance exam is somewhat of a rarity. According to Ed Colby, a spokesperson for the American College Test program, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the test walk away with a perfect result. 

“I was pretty surprised when I found out I got a 36 on the ACT,” said Gaudin, who added he has taken the test every year since the seventh grade when he was first invited to do so through Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). 

“I felt I did better this time, but I didn’t think I scored perfect,”

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    Gov. Edwards visits Pope Francis

    Pope Francis poses for a photo with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his delegation, including Father Jeff Bayhi, pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Zachary, during the pope’s general audience at the Vatican Jan. 18. The delegation was there to discuss human trafficking prevention. The Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy, who are establishing a safe house for girls in the area, are also part of the delegation. (CNS photo)

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    Those pesky mosquitoes can also be killers, students learn

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Animals such as wolves, sharks, alligators, bears, giant spiders and snakes may have the reputation of being the deadliest animals on Earth and many times are the ones chasing people in their nightmares. But the deadliest animal in the world, according to the World Health Organization, is tiny, the tinier the more deadly, and hangs out with people in the backyard as they barbecue, swim or have evening soirees. The only attention they may get from people is an irritated swat. 

    Students at St.

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    Diocesan Commission on Racial Harmony asks for fervent prayer during coming week

    Diocesan Commission on Racial Harmony

    asks for fervent prayer during coming week

    The Diocesan Commission on Racial Harmony, which was appointed by Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench after the events of this past summer, is asking the faithful to pray always for unity and racial harmony, but especially during the coming week.

    The commission pointed to several events that it says call all people to deep reflection

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    Formation conference scheduled

    Posted January 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference Jan. 12-14 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner will have a distinctly local and regional flavor for the more than 1,000 parish and school catechists, religion teachers, religious and clergy who attend, said Dr. Alice Hughes, executive director

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    RHS gym comes down

    Posted January 6, 2017 at 12:00 am





    Before taking down the building, crews removed the bleachers along with the railing, below. The bleachers will also be sold for scrap. The final step was taking down the cinder block walls with a

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    2016: a year of violence, floods and mercy

    Posted January 6, 2017 at 12:00 am




    A statue of the Blessed Mother was all that was left of the home of St. Benedict the Moor parishioners Donovan and Andrea Johnson Forté after destructive tornadoes struck South Louisiana on Feb. 23,

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    Posted January 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Violence, floods define difficult year

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

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