St. Thomas More Catholic High School Campus Ministries has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Citizens Award from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

The recognition stems from the group's selfless service and recovery of a crucifix from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church following Hurricane Laura.

In a presentation at the school on Tuesday, Sheriff Mark Garber presented Campus Ministry Director Lance Strother and the students in the group with the award. In addition to a plaque, each student received a certificate of recognition.

The group's efforts were initiated by a group of fathers and students from STM following the storm in September 2020. They loaded up with their own shovels, chainsaws, flatbed trailers, a tractor, and more and headed to the devastated area in Cameron Parish.

Thanks to the group of volunteers, the recovered crucifix, as well as other beloved statues from the churches in Cameron Parish, are now safely being restored with hopes of being used again.

Congratulations again to these fine students, volunteers and our buddy Lance Strother.

2020 Outstanding Citizens Award Recipients:

Glenn Angelle, Anthony Angelle, Josh Bourque, Jude Bourque, Scott Bourque, Brendan Bourque, Richard Brauns, Carl Breaux, Scott Broussard, Reid Broussard, Cora Broussard, Drew Broussard, John Mike Chachere, Michael Chachere, Jack Chachere, Troy Cloutier, Camden Cloutier, Ken David, Barret David, Payton David, Bryant Deloach, Luke Deloach, Warner Domingue, Matt Fontenot, Matthew Fontenot, John Foreman, Sanders Foreman, Kevin Guilbeaux, Braxton Guilbeaux, Brayden Guilbeaux, Troy Hebert, Jude Hebert, Scott Hutchinson, Hayden Hutchinson, Brandon Hyde, Alexander Hyde, Brennon Leblanc, Brandon Leblanc, Beau Lege, Britt Mouton, Michael Mouton, Mark Mouton, Mark Mula, Keller Mula, Father Schumacher, Luke St. Pierre, John Luke St. Pierre, Lance Strother, Landon Strother, Ben Swilley, Hutch Swilley, Bob Templet, Brooks Templet, James Umbricht, Brad Vidrine, Carter Vidrine, Brent Vidrine, Jack Vidrine & Jesse White

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