Because of her dedication to serving others, Camille Claire (C.C.) Truxillo is the Archdiocese of New Orleans Eighth Grader of the Year.
Out of all the nominees, “I was honored and flattered they chose me. This is really cool!” said Truxillo. She understands the importance of being an involved Dominican student because of the example of her mother, Mrs. Theresa Bertucci Truxillo (’97).
Truxillo always keeps herself busy with school activities and extracurriculars. At school, Truxillo is an Alpha Honor Roll student and is involved in Campus Ministry, Academic Games, Discipleship, Student Ambassadors, Dominican’s Band, Jazz Band, Junior Classical League and the Cross Country team. Outside of school, she participates in Irish dancing, St. Pius X CYO and altar serves at St. Pius X Church.
Truxillo came recommended for this honor by numerous teachers to DHS Counselor Mrs. Dione Prince. Because of Truxillo’s involvement, Mrs. Prince knew she was the perfect candidate. “Her character is what stood out to me. She is giving, kind and focused on her faith,” said Mrs. Prince.
Truxillo’s journey doesn’t stop here. Since being recognized by the Archdiocese, Truxillo moves on to the state level, where she may be recognized as the state of Louisiana’s Eighth Grader of the Year.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans was looking for someone who is a strong, well-rounded and exceptional Catholic eighth grader. They found all these qualities in C.C. Truxillo just down the block at Dominican.
- Morgan Muscarello