Senior reflects on the end of high school career; start of freshmen year after 2016 flood

Posted at 7:05 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:20:12-04

Piper Naudin remembered the start of her freshmen year of high school.

It was August of 2016 and her home, located on the Vermilion River, flooded.

"We had 52 inches."

But, like with every disaster, people in Acadiana pulled together. They moved furniture, ripped out sheet rock, and got rid of river sludge.

"We had sports teams from schools, people who we had no clue who they were, getting stuff out of our house," Piper said.

Fast forward to March 2020.

Piper is nearing the end of her senior year. Plans are set for graduation, gown ordered, and party planned to celebrate the next chapter of her life.

"I'm a senior who feels like she had the end of my year taken from me," Piper said.

On her last day of school Piper said she did not really think it would be the last.

"It's sad because I don't know when I'm going to be able to see them again," she said. "I wish we would have known that was the last day and how final everything was so we could have said goodbye."

As Piper looks toward her future, she said, she will always remember the start of her school career and how it all ended.

A story to tell for years to come.