CHS Alumna, Laura-Kay Demezieux from the class of 2013, has returned to campus as a guidance counselor this year. In her high school years, Miss D. was an active 3 […]
CHS Alumna, Laura-Kay Demezieux from the class of 2013, has returned to campus as a guidance counselor this year. In her high school years, Miss D. was an active 3 season athlete, scholar, and club member for National Honor Society, Social Media, CHS Voices and Student Council. While managing that very full schedule, she also earned the distinction of valedictorian of her class and was accepted to Boston College where she earned her undergraduate degree.
As an alumna, Laura is proud of how much her high school has grown, not only physically with the renovation to create the Applied Learning Center, or the class sizes therein, but also culturally with the addition of a more racially diverse staff. She wishes that she had the experience of seeing school leadership that looked like her when she was a student and is delighted to fill that role for younger community members.
In her approach to college guidance, she focuses on the hard but valuable information students need to consider when choosing colleges and noted that she wants the next generation of CHS alumni to not begin their college years blind to the indirect costs of attendance beyond tuition and fees like travel, laundry, and more. Financial planning is an integral part of being successful in college and she hopes students are aware of additional housing, food, clothing and activity costs and consider them carefully when choosing a campus.
Above all else, she said, “I want students to exit the halls of Cathedral knowing who they are. And I want them to see their own unique qualities are what makes them a strong individual of fine moral character. They should know that they are loved and valued and never feel like they need to conform to fit in. I know now that who I am and where I came from is my strength.”