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Chancellor Reverend Michael J. Russo Principal Richard Lavergne Asst. Principal of Administration Kelley Leger Asst. Principal of Instruction Denise Breaux Dean of Students Richard Lane Director of Advancement Anne Pitre Athletic Director Kim Broussard Religion Administrator Jeffery Cormier Communications Michelle Curtis Admissions Natalie Broussard ‘00 Alumni Danny Broussard Photo Credits Jay Faugot Michelle Curtis STM Students Copy Editing Belinda Edwards Layout & Design Hailey Curtis ‘12

OURMISSION St. Thomas More Catholic High School educates students to be seekers of truth, individuals of character and “God’s servant first.”

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Inside FOREVERMORE 7 Faculty Spotlight 8 Beyond Spirituality

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10 Beyond Service 12 Beyond Ministry 15 Beyond Academics 16 Beyond the Classroom

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18 Beyond Technology 20 Beyond 2015 24 Beyond the Vision 26 Alumni News

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34 Beyond Athletics 42 Beyond Admissions 44 Supporting STM 47 Scholarship Awards

34 ABOUT THIS ISSUE:

Forever More will take you beyond the walls of St. Thomas More Catholic High School. You will be drawn into the lives of our school community through the stories of the places we go and people we serve. You will see how young adult lives are changed forever more through their academic, spiritual and co-curricular experiences.

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A REFLECTION FROM

OUR CHANCELLOR By: Fr. Michael Russo As I conclude my first year as Chancellor, I am certainly more enriched because of the wonderful people who have come into my life in a more direct way. St. Thomas More is a good school, with some fantastic teachers and students, as well as engaged parents who make it one of the best schools in our Diocese. I set three main goals for myself when I began as Chancellor. I end this first year confident that they have been met. The first goal was my determination to show a ministry of presence. I wanted the students to see me, to let them know of my interests in them and my genuine care for them. Being on campus every week won’t always happen because of our very busy schedules, but we were always taught in the seminary that the Lord instituted the priesthood for a special “presence.” God’s good people are reassured by the presence of their religious leaders and are deeply grateful for it. Secondly, I wanted to simplify the school Masses. This was not to be critical of what was done before. Rather, it was an extension of my own particular interests. For one, I am an organist and pianist, and music has always been a part of my life. I have vast experience with the liturgy, and it would be only natural for me to want to share my experience and knowledge of it. Reverence is very 4 | FOREVER MORE | SUMMER 2015

important to me, and thus we implemented certain “teaching” announcements before Masses, a prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, a more reverent “sign of peace,” and a greater vigilance and understanding of the Real Presence. And thirdly, I was determined to address one of the major issues for teens in our day - drugs. I hope that the students realize that the new approach, though more vigilant, is more loving and pastoral. We should never lower our standards - never! Nor do we dismiss consequences never! Yes, there may come a time when we realize that STM is just not working for a particular student, but we have to TRY. As we come to the end of another academic year, my thoughts and prayers are with the seniors. I wish them all the best and hope that they will always remember that living the Gospel will take nothing away from them. Rather, it will give them a life of peace and joy. With gratitude for the successes achieved, I look ahead to another year, as together we all grow in deeper understanding of and friendship with one another and with the Lord. STM C O UG A R S . N E T


STM Pilgrimages & Mission Trips

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March 28- April 2, 2016

10,000 Feet Summer 2016

www.holytravels.org/STM REMEMBERING OUR MISSION AND OUR IDENTITY

What makes St. Thomas More “Catholic”? Is it that the school is owned by twelve local church parishes, and ultimately the Diocese of Lafayette? Well…yes! Is it that each student must have four years of religion classes? Well…yes! Is it that there is the celebration of weekly Mass and numerous faith-filled activities organized by a fantastic campus ministry team? Well…yes! But behind each “yes” is a person – Jesus Christ! He must be the reason for this school, the unseen ever present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students. This is what sets St. Thomas More apart. This is what makes St. Thomas More different. We can say the name of Jesus out loud, and we can say it over and over again. Rev. Michael Russo Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

Rev. Chester Arceneaux Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Rev. William Schambough St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Rev. Paul Bienvenu Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Rev. Howard Blessing Holy Cross Catholic Church

Rev. Gilbert Dutel St. Edmond’s Catholic Church

Rev. Steve LeBlanc St. Pius X Catholic Church

Rev. Bryce Sibley Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church

Rev. Harold Trahan St. Mary Mother of the Church

Rev. Jason Mouton St. Anne’s Catholic Church

Rev. O. Joseph Breaux Chaplain St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More is served by 12 owner pastors and our chaplain. Not pictured: Rev. Arockiam Arockiam, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Rev. Daniel Edwards, St. Jules Catholic Church.

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Jay Faugot Photography www.jayfaugot.com

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FACULTYSPOTLIGHT FR. JOE BREAUX By: Jeffery Cormier, Religious Administrator Every morning when I drive to school, without thinking, I assume that the brakes on my vehicle will work properly. I take them for granted because they have been so faithful in the past. It is the same with many other “faithful” things in my life, including the wonderful people God has placed around me. Fr. Joe Breaux has been a part of the STM community for almost 20 years. It is difficult to imagine life here at STM without our faithful Chaplain. His quiet, fatherly presence speaks loudly to us—students and faculty alike. From Campus Ministry retreats to athletic events, he is faithfully present, ministering to us with his words, but especially with his actions. He is present at our weekly Liturgies, he ministers to our sporting teams, and he offers the Sacrament of Confession to our student body twice a week. He is an integral part of our Campus Ministry Program, especially our powerful Kairos retreats. He has been a faithful companion, father, brother, and friend to me and to so many others. Our Principal, Mr. Richard Lavergne, says “Fr. Joe’s presence at STM is simply a blessing. His relationship with the STM community is one of love and service. He epitomizes the mission of our school being ‘God’s servant first.’” STM Campus Ministry Director, Coach Lance Strother, shares similar thoughts: “Fr. Joe's presence, ministry, and friendship to all of us here at STM

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has been an immeasurable gift. He has touched so many lives, ministered the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation to literally tens of thousands, and yet he manages to serve and love in individual relationships all across campus. We would not be who we are and where we are spiritually, as individuals and as a community, without Fr. Joe. We love him dearly!” Pope St. John Paul II, speaking on the dignity of the priesthood, offered this insight: “The world looks to the priest because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!” Our Lord Jesus, even in His grandeur and dignity, was not afraid to come to us in our messy brokenness, to touch the leper, to offer love and acceptance to the outcasts, to reconcile sinners, and to call our attention back to our dignity as images of God. How blessed are we at STM that Fr. Joe and our other pastors have answered the call to continue that mission among us! Senior Max Vining summarizes it best: “Fr. Joe is a rock. He is a solid foundation for those who find themselves broken or confused. I could not imagine what my four years at STM would've been like without his constant love and compassion to lift me up and keep me strong.”

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BEYONDSPIRITUALITY By Madison Landry ‘15 As I currently sit and gaze out of my plane window, a ticket to Puerto Rico in hand, I embark on my last spiritual chapter of St. Thomas More ministry for the Easter mission trip. I am nervous, yet eager; I am joyful, yet sorrowful, and as a senior with only short weeks and memories left, I can’t help but recall the journey I have been through from a once-scared freshman to the faith-filled senior I am today. It has been a remarkable story, one filled with a community of shoulders to cry on, ears to talk to, and new people to lean on. Starting out at St. Cecilia, private school was never new to me. I have always wanted to go to St. Thomas More simply because my own cousins attended, but something urged me to make the decision on my own: spiritual life. Yes, academics, striving students, and respectable teachers all contribute to its individuality, but STM would not be the home it is without a God-centered lifestyle. I realized that from the moment I walked through its doors freshman year and felt immediate comfort. Although I sensed that my participation in Campus Ministry wouldn’t make a difference, I joined anyway. That is when I truly allowed God to work in my life. I went to my first STM retreat (Quest), and loved it so much I chose to go my sophomore year as well. No longer the timid freshman, I decided I would venture out even more and go to Crossroads. After that point, I knew it was my responsibility to lead others on the path I was still on. Therefore, I volunteered for Hopefest, where we adopted Holy Family Catholic School. I did

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service at St. Joseph Diner, became a Light retreat team leader, and refused to take the on-campus chapel for granted. After I attended my first Kairos retreat, I became part of the SALT team the next year, as well as a Eucharistic minister, and continued on my faith experience to where I am today. If you have had any part in the spiritual life of STM, you know that this is just scratching the surface. It is through STM’s opportunities and student life that the “Tudor rose” of spiritual life truly blossoms. As a four year attendee of St. Thomas More Catholic High school, I know exactly what goes on inside those walls. It’s not “uncool” to love Jesus and it’s certainly not unpopular to participate in the spiritual life the school has placed right into our hands. STM is literally a spiritual gold mine with glittering chances for anyone to take, even for those alumni who are called back to reconnect. As my mission in Puerto Rico comes to a close, I realize the spiritual battles I have fought and conquered while at STM. Just because my time here is over, however, does not mean the war is finished. Going off to college is a new fear all in itself, but one I know I could never accomplish without my ministry experiences. It will take many “refueling” trips back to St. Thomas More to remember who I really am and what I’m fighting for, but it won’t be inconvenient. I will never mind the trip just to come back home.

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BEYONDSERVICE By: Rosalind Robertson ‘03, Service Coordinator

This year St. Thomas More students dedicated 10,972 hours to serving the community. Through the year, students helped build homes and prepare sites for Habitat for Humanity, helping them complete construction on their 100th home in the Lafayette community this year. During our Canstruction project, students collected 8,387 canned goods for St. Joseph Diner, and served there faithfully throughout the school year. They tutored our friends every Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic School, and made arts and crafts with our elderly friends through the Young at Heart Program. STM Students collected home items for homeless families who finally found a forever home through our Rehousing Happy Homes project at Christmas. They raised money for those suffering from the earthquake in Nepal. Our Campus Ministry program had 110 missionaries travel to Puerto Rico to help the poor and needy. The junior class raised over $117,000 for Healing House and the STM Options Program through the 2015 Hopefest charity music festival. Our students truly love Christ and seek to serve him through the poor and suffering in our community and beyond.

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BEYONDMINISTRY By: Lance Strother ‘96, Campus Ministry Director The 2014-2015 year of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More has been active and blessed. With 630 registered student Campus Ministers, over 50 alumni returning to serve, and over 50 parents involved in ministry, opportunity was plentiful for every student to encounter Jesus and learn to become more like Him. The ministry year began with the 10,000 Feet Summer Faith Adventure trip to the Rocky Mountains where students replace busyness and cell phones with climbing, hiking, rafting, zip-lining, and reflection on Jesus as their savior. The start of the school year includes the Revival, Quest retreat, Kairos retreat kick-off, Light Nights, Homebases, and Light retreats. Parents are provided a unique opportunity to grow deeper in their faith through Parents 4 Light. Coffee Talk was added this year as an opportunity for our students who struggle with belief in God, to ask questions and get answers in a safe and respectful environment. Service in the first semester included a restocking of the St. Joseph Diner pantry, serving the hungry, visiting the elderly, tutoring at-risk children, and building homes with Habitat for Humanity. Fellowship of Christian Athletes shined a

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Christ-like perspective on athletics. Cougars 4 Life visited Baton Rouge and toured an abortion museum and prayed outside an open abortion clinic. With Music Ministry’s accompaniment, weekly Mass remains a cornerstone of the spiritual life at STM. January events included the annual Pro-Life March in Washington, D.C. where the STM Chancellor, students and faculty joined with hundreds of thousands from around the country and world to stand together in defense of life at all stages. Crossroads retreat was a powerful weekend for our underclassmen; over 30 Campus Ministry alumni returned to serve. Mission trip to Puerto Rico was a beautiful reminder of how we are blessed, and 107 STM students, faculty, and parents spent their Easter break serving the poor and evangelizing as missionaries. A week later, the Junior class held the 9th annual Hopefest Music Charity Festival in downtown Lafayette. Their efforts grossed $117,000 for the Healing House and the STM Options Program. The year ended with a Homebase barbecue celebration.

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But what about beyond the walls of 450 E. Farrel Road? Where do our campus ministers go and what do they do when they leave? We are blessed to learn of those that continue to serve others and shine their light of faith to the world—by serving our country, training to be a Navy fighter pilot (Chris Dedo ‘13); by writing words of spiritual motivation for Cathedral 6th grade boys (Mikie Mahtook ‘08, MacKenzie Bourg ‘12, O’Neal Lochridge ‘15, Brennan Breaux ‘15); by encouraging graduating seniors to bring their faith to college and continue serving others (Jessica Citron ‘13); by committing to a year-long ministry with STM senior Campus Ministers (Alaina Kiefner ‘14, Evan Tatford ‘11, Jeremy White ‘11, Kramer Pomerenke ‘13, Courtney Barbier ‘14, Zach Pitre ‘12, Alex Stringer ‘12); by sharing musical gifts in praise and worship at Quest and Crossroads (Jacob Sellers ‘08, Chris Peyton ‘08, Conley Pomerenke ‘08, Byrnes Tatford ‘08, Ross Eason ‘07, Zach Guidry ‘12, Alex Hebert ‘09, Zach Pitre ‘12); by starting mission trips for our fraternities in college (Collin Melancon ‘07); by working full-time for the Pro-Life cause all around our state (Sarah Mary Toce ‘08); by entering the seminary or the convent to discern and prepare for religious vocations (Sarah Padgett ‘12, Michael Richard ‘06, Joe Boustany ‘10, Bennett Bernard ‘11, Andrew Killeen ‘12, Brent Lyons ‘01, Payton Bourque ‘11, Sal Istre ‘11); by becoming priests (Fr. Brian Harrington ‘04,

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Fr. Corey Campeaux ‘02, Fr. Mark Melancon ‘95); by serving as Programming Director for Our Lady of Wisdom and Aquinas Institute Coordinator (Katie Austin ‘00); or by serving as Core Team members in parishes (Yvonne Bienvenu ‘06, Andrew Bienvenu ‘05, Nick Cart ‘05, Taylor Larriviere ‘12, Thomas Babin ‘09, Alex Dietlein ‘12, Meagan Drury ‘12, Hunter Fontenot ‘12, Erin Garrett ‘08, Josh Laborde ‘13, Dylan Simon ‘13, Jacob Deshotel ‘14, Jonathan Harris ‘13, Graham Lasseigne ‘14, Brandy Storey ‘13). There are many more throughout Acadiana, our state, and our country who are serving the church as servant-leaders, as teachers, coaches, principals, campus ministers, Eucharistic ministers, and missionaries. The stories beyond the walls are not ones of perfection, just as the stories within our walls are not. But for so many STM graduates who served in Campus Ministry and whose relationship with Christ took root while in high school, Jesus remains at the center of their lives. Beyond the walls of STM, communities all around the world are meeting former campus ministers who learned that ministry never ends, the campus just changes.

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NATIONAL MERIT

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NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED SCHOLARS

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HONORS COMPOSITE 27.05

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ACADEMICS At a Glance

STATE RALLY

速 OF STUDENTS WHO TOOK AP TESTS SCORED A 3 OR BETTER

CURRENTLY OFFER 25 HONORS CLASSES

11 AP CLASSES 2 DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES

NINE STUDENTS RECEIVED SUPERIOR RATING AT STATE RALLY

35 OF 38 STUDENTS PLACED AT DISTRICT RALLY

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BEYONDACADEMICEXCELLENCE By: Kelly Leger, Assistant Principal of Administration St. Thomas More is committed to academic excellence. At the end of March we hosted an AdvancED external review team, made up of education professionals from around the state, for our five year school accreditation renewal. AdvancED is a “non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews to ensure that all learners are realizing their full potential.” During this visit, St. Thomas More was commended for our technology program, access to instructional experts in the field of technology, professional development, our Options, ASP, and AP/Honors programs, and communication among all stakeholders.

We have completed our first four years of being a 1:1 laptop school. Integration of technology in the classroom has allowed our students to become more active learners. Our 1:1 program expands the learning environment beyond the classroom walls, encourages innovation and creativity, and promotes inquiry, and advance critical thinking and problem solving. The laptop program promotes 21st Century college and career readiness for all of our students where collaboration, engagement, and student ownership of their learning have become hallmarks of classroom instruction. “Great teachers help create great students,” according to an Edutopia article, which adds, “Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement.” With this in mind, St. Thomas More is committed to supporting our teachers in the classroom by offering in-house professional development as well as encouraging our teachers to attend state and national workshops and conferences. Our technology integration specialist, offers over 70 hours of technology professional development each year to our staff, along with one-on-one sessions and classroom support. The St. Thomas More curriculum offers a wide range of academic achievement levels to meet the needs of all learners. Our Options program, is a uniquely special feature of St. Thomas More academics. This program provides “a modified academic inclusion program for developmentally disabled students.” The students in our Options

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program have enhanced the STM community and we are blessed to be part of their educational experience. The Academic Support Program assists students with specific learning difficulties to achieve academic success. In the last three years, our ASP program has grown to include our program director and an academic interventionist, who works one-on-one with ASP students on skills such as time management, organization, study strategies and note taking. Along with our Options and ASP program, St. Thomas More offers a variety of academic course levels from College Preparatory, to Honors, to Advanced Placement. Until the 2014-15 school year, earning college credit could only be accomplished through Advanced Placement courses. This year STM partnered with the University of Louisiana Lafayette to offer two dual enrollment courses, Honors Advanced Math Functions and Statistics and Computer Science, with dual enrollment U.S. History being added to the curriculum in the 20152016 school year. Dual enrollment courses are taken on our campus and are taught by our teachers. Students in these courses earn not only high school credit for graduation, but also college credit through the partner university. For example, our Advanced Math F/S students can earn up to six hours of college credit by also enrolling in College Algebra in the fall and College Trigonometry in the spring. Mrs. Christine Wise, Advanced Math teacher, states, “An advantage of a dual enrollment course at high schools is that the teacher has more contact time to mentor and interact with their students. In a three hour credit course, college students meet a mere three hours per week. In a typical week, our high school students have five hours in which to be engaged and actively mastering the material.” Each high school, in conjunction with their partner university, sets entrance requirements for dual enrollment courses. All of these programs reflect St. Thomas More’s commitment to student learning. We continually re-evaluate our curriculum and course offerings to ensure that our students are prepared for success at the next level.

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BEYONDTHECLASSROOM By: Kim Manuel, Student Activities Director

Most education professionals recognize the value of learning beyond the classroom, for not only does it broaden the horizons of young people and raise self-esteem, it makes learning more memorable. In the 32 years of STM history, our faculty has worked to further enrich the curriculum and provide our “seekers of truth” with more hands-on learning experiences. It’s easy to open a textbook and read about D-Day, but when Mrs. Ardoin and Mrs. Guillory take juniors to New Orleans and spend the day at the World War II Museum, the history comes alive. Taylor Luke ’16 writes, “We were able to explore a new section of the museum focused on the European Theater of the war before watching the amazing Beyond All Borders film. My tour guide was a Vietnam veteran, and he gave interesting insight and perspectives. We finished the day by stopping by the Mississippi River to take a picture with our copies of Huck Finn, the novel we were reading in English.” Madame Hasenstein takes her French II students beyond the walls of her classroom to explore the heritage of the Acadians. This field trip to St. Martinville brings students face to face with the Evangeline Oak. They visit the “Mother Church of the Acadians,” St. Martin de Tours, visit the Evangeline statue, and the monument honoring the Acadians in the American Revolution. Joseph Benton ’18 attended for the first time this year, and he exclaimed, “It was a shocking eye-opener to see a vibrant French culture right outside our city.”

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Mrs. Wise, in conjunction with the Math Department, takes honors students to competitions held around our state. These challenging competitions allow our students to put their skills to the test, as well as mingle with students from area schools. In addition, Mrs. Wise prepares the Quiz Bowl team for the state-wide competition which offers a broad spectrum of questions in all areas of academics, as well as life experiences. Mrs. Wise says it is similar to the ever-popular Trivia Crack where questions pop up in science, art, Broadway shows, English literature or even a historical event. Gerard Drake ’16 calls Quiz Bowl “challenging and mentally stimulating.” Every sophomore participates in Sudden Impact, a program sponsored by Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In conjunction with the Louisiana State Police, this seven-hour program is designed to teach high school students the consequences of driving while impaired. Participants receive information on laws, decision making, communication and impairment. Advanced Placement art students take learning beyond the classroom to Gallerie 549 as part of the Art Walk in downtown Lafayette. Each student is allowed to exhibit between 5-8 pieces from the year. The students themselves must choose the pieces, frame the pieces, and price them for sale. Thus, this project includes the business end of a career as an artist—students get a taste of what it is like to sell a painting or sculpture and how much the gallery owner keeps as com-

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mission. For some who will choose art as their profession, it is a valuable experience. Mrs. Riehl, the AP Art teacher, says the best aspect is that students keep this connection with the Gallerie and some still show work there in their adult lives. She adds, “It is probably the most real life thing we do in the art department.” Another valuable experience beyond the classroom in art is the annual Visual Arts Showcase. Parents and members of the community are invited to attend the event which is designed to give a snapshot of each student’s portfolio. The students do all the matting, the hanging, and the presentation of their work. The showcase allows all students to view art produced in various courses and to see the possibilities offered in the art curriculum. Our Options department literally takes learning beyond the classroom to the garden located on our property. Students work collaboratively with a 4-H agent and the Master Gardener Society to plan, to plant, and to weed and work the soil. Not only do they grow and harvest a crop, but they also prepare a meal using their produce. In keeping with the ideals of service and community outreach, they also donate vegetables to St. Joseph Diner.

several panel discussions, tour the hospital, and “scrub in” for a hands-on learning experience in the OR. Senior guidance counselor Christy Romero says, “The Lourdes Symposium gives students a first-hand glimpse into a career in the medical field. The true value of this event lies in experiential learning which is always more inspiring than knowledge alone.” And finally, the Science Olympiad team allows our students to complete a variety of tasks using higher level thinking skills such as making adjustments to physics projects to achieve the best results. The Science Olympiad competition includes 23 events dealing with insects, fossils, and cell biology as well as activities involving gliders, bungee drops and the Rube Goldberg machine. The students build machines, devices and different structures to use in this competition. As a famous author once wrote, “The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.” And our STM faculty opens the door to the world for our students, allowing them to see through experience!

Juniors and seniors interested in the field of healthcare travel beyond the classroom to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center for a symposium. Students participate in

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BEYONDTECHNOLOGY By Sam Norman ‘15 At the beginning of my freshman year, St. Thomas More initiated a one-to-one laptop program, a truly unique program that adds to the individuality and appeal of our school. In fact, the introduction of the laptops was one of my main motivations for choosing to attend STM. After the first semester of freshman year, I decided to join STM’s Helpdesk, the operational force behind the one-to-one rollout. My request to join was accepted; based on the experiences I have had through the Helpdesk and the laptop program over my high school career I can truly say that attending STM may have been one of the best decisions of my life. While working in Helpdesk, I have had many experiences with technology and its various uses that I would not have had attending a school not equipped with such a program. Working with technology, I have gained invaluable skills that I have been able to bring outside of Helpdesk, outside of STM, and into my everyday life. Many experiences have been because of my employment through the Helpdesk where opportunities seem to always be available. Even though Helpdesk is a Fujitsu warranty repair shop, I found myself constantly challenged with other technological problems involving audio, projectors, servers, etc. I was employed during my sophomore year again by STM to manage the audio and lighting equipment at the stadium when the field was being rented out. I am eternally grateful for this experience that came about outside of the school but through the opportunities that were the result of our technology.

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Possibly the most exciting and rewarding opportunity for those of us involved with Helpdesk was our mission trip over the summer of 2014. In the first week of June, Helpdesk students packed their bags full of clothes, tourist accessories… and IT hardware. We made the trip to Costa Rica to bring school laptops and a stable internet connection to an impoverished school. Throughout the week many of us began to realize the implications of our actions. We had just connected the world to the lives of children who may never have seen that same world otherwise. We gave them an opportunity just like the one we had been afforded. It was an experience that has been invaluable to our program and one that brought so much to a place that had so little. Through my time in the St. Thomas More Helpdesk program, I have also garnered two industry-leading IT certifications: Comp TIA - the A+ and Network+ certifications. These certifications, my experience on the mission trip, and my audio/ lighting experience have been invaluable to me. And it all happened through the motivational push of STM to bring technology outside the classroom, a push that has most certainly been successful.

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THENEXTLEVEL By Robin Herrington, Help Desk Director

Cougar 2.0 is a term that came about in a technology committee meeting. We were reflecting on the first four years of our tablet PC program. We wanted to keep tablets with pen and touch capability because of their effective uses in the classroom. We knew we need more RAM for our multimedia and fine arts departments. We wanted to continue being a warranty repair center, meaning that our student-run Help Desk would continue to do all hardware and software repairs at school. Having a Help Desk allows faculty and students to have quick turn around and allows Help Desk students the opportunity to grow as technology leaders. As technology leaders, the students realized that there is more they could be doing. Last summer 14 Help Desk students went to Costa Rica with 40 donated laptops, set up a wireless network at an elementary school and taught the students and teachers the benefits of using computers in class. After this empowering trip, the students decided that they should be going to conferences, speaking to feeder school students and beta-testing programs and products that might be useful in the classroom. With the growth of STEAM in schools, we want to incorporate more science, technology, engineering, art and math in our classrooms. In fact, all students should have some knowledge of coding before they graduate. Hoping to create a Makerspace with a 3D printer, we are ready to take our technology to the next level. Another goal is to keep parents, alumni and stakeholders informed about technology here. After recently spending a week on the Microsoft campus, we realized how many amazing things we are doing at STM - and the potential for the future. We are committed to empowering our students and making them true 21st century leaders. We have the opportunity to be a showcase school, and we are ready to take STM to the next level. The technology department is pleased to announce that St. Thomas More Catholic High School has made the important decision to refresh its technology program for the 2015 - 2016 school year, with new Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T935 Convertible Ultrabook computers. Through this refresh, our goals are to improve teacher-student interaction, better track learning progress, and empower students to engage in questioning what they learn, analyzing solutions and investigating ideas to create a more diverse learning experience. Thank you for your support and collaboration as we work together to deliver the very best education to our children and prepare them to navigate the many opportunities and challenges of life beyond St. Thomas More. As educators, parents and faculty, we should feel proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far – and remain fully committed to the work we have yet to do.

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By Georgia Clark ‘15 The unpredictability of the future scares us all. This fear of the unknown only magnifies as students face their senior year, and some handle this pressure better than others. Of course, there are always a select few who have their lives completely mapped out - the I’m-going-to-be-this-witha-special-focus-on-that student whose aspirations crawl underneath your skin when you realize that you should probably look at the list of majors on your future college’s website for the first time. For some of us, the idea of leaving STM just didn’t seem real - until now. In contrast to these self-assured individuals, others approach the path of life with an unnerving sense of apprehension and doubt. Whether one lies on the assured side, the apprehensive side, or somewhere in between, we all have one trait in common: STM has undoubtedly provided us with the tools to succeed, no matter how nervous some of us may be.

What will seniors take with them beyond the walls of STM? Sam Norman highlights STM’s academic rigor when he says, “it has taught me how to work well under stressful and pressured situations and has given me all the tools needed in life to succeed.” David Quiring also praises STM for preparing us well for college when he claims, “My experiences and mentors at STM have groomed me to be able to adapt to any difficulty that may come my way. Except, of course, how to handle snow days, which may be a big deal in Ohio.” Caroline Adams acknowledges her excitement about the future when she says, “I’m so excited to start a new chapter in my life and to see what my future at Ole Miss has in store for me.” Most importantly, 20 | FOREVER MORE | SUMMER 2015

all three expressed that they would miss the relationships formed at STM the most.

STM is more than just a school; it’s a family. It has raised us to become who we are. The fleeting moments of our lives define who we are with each passing second, and we are beyond blessed to have those moments influenced so powerfully by our community. Marina Keegan, a former Yale student who gave a commencement speech in 2012, perfectly articulates the feeling that envelops the atmosphere of STM when she claims, “We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.” We are part of an exclusive, close-knit web that connects us to one another and makes us stronger than we could ever be alone. This feeling we have at STM - the opposite of loneliness - can propel us through any obstacle we face in the future. Class of 2015, fear not.

“We are part of an exclusive, close-knit web that connects us to one another and makes us stronger than we could ever be alone.” - Georgia Clark ‘15 STM C O UG A R S . N E T


Oh the places you’ll go, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting So...get on your way! - Dr. Seuss

STUDENT OF THE YEAR Cameron Coco

By Mark Duhe, Band Director When STM’s student of the year, Cameron Coco, was a freshman, he participated in both band and football. He could often be seen running to and from both activities with enthusiasm and maintained an A average while fully participating in these activities. His selfless attitude served him well when it came to gaining the trust and respect of his peers and teachers. He is always one of the first to show up, constantly asking the question, “What else needs to be done?” He has also mentored students who have started to emulate his characteristics. Spiritually, he is a shining example of a model Christian student. His knowledge not only extends the length of the Catholic Church, but he also respects the beliefs of other faith cultures. His relationship with his family is one that his peers can look to as an example of strength; he often attends Mass with his father before the sun rises. Cameron’s hunger for knowledge and understanding, combined with his contagious good attitude, has made him one of the most well rounded people at STM.

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GRADUATIONAWARDS

ST. THOMAS MORE AWARD

CHANCELLOR’S AWARD

COUGARS OF THE YEAR

STM FOUNDATION AWARD

BrJAY FAUGOT STUDIO FINE ARTS AWARD

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD

Elliott Ludovic Trahan

Natalie Ann Chance Benjamin Charles Mouton

MARGO COMEAUX ATHLETIC AWARD

CAROLYN MICHOT MEMORIAL AWARD

Cameron Aaron Coco

Allison Anne Simon Brody Allan Schneider

RUSTY RANDOL MEMORIAL AWARD

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Christopher Regis Soileau

Margaret Ann Carey

Hannah Gabrielle Bourque Maxwell Joseph Vining

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PRINCIPAL’S AWARD Macy Angelle Toups Kellie Marie Roy Max Camille Perret

Katelyn Michelle Musumeche Georgia Reece Clark Brennan James Breaux

Brennan Marcel Bourgeois David Sanders Huval III Cole Madison Kreger

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BEYONDTHEVISION By Cinde Sulik and Belinda Edwards Everyone involved in the early days of STM seems to agree on one thing: Monsignor Sigur was the driving force who brought the idea of a new high school on the south side of Lafayette to fruition. The most recent “founder” to mention Msgr. Sigur is J. Hubert “Red” Dumesnil, who, as a member of the original Steering Committee, was heavily involved in the financial side of getting the new school built. When we asked Mr. Dumesnil why he got involved, he said, “Because Monsignor asked me to.”

Red graduated from Cathedral in 1948, so his Cathedral roots went very deep. However, he could see how much a new, larger facility was needed by both Cathedral Carmel and Our Lady of Fatima schools. Red credited Msgr. Sigur with the vision of building the new Catholic high school: “Shake the tree and the pecans will fall for everyone.” A long-time friend of Sigur’s, Red was called on to help make the school happen. “Monsignor was great at getting things started, [but] left the details to [us].” By calling on friends and businessmen in Lafayette, Red and the other Round Table members raised $750,000 in the early weeks of the campaign, which started in the spring of 1980. The group brought that total to nearly $3.8 million by November of 1981. However, the bishop wanted at least half of the projected costs in hand before construction on the school could begin. With the school opening scheduled for August 1982, Monsignor Sigur and the team decided to ask for a bond issue that would provide the needed funds at about half of

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the current prime interest rate. Msgr. Sigur was unable to go to Baton Rouge with Dumesnil and Richard Chappuis, so the two were on their own for the scheduled meeting with the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. As Dumesnil and Chappuis were trying to figure out their strategy outside the meeting room, former state senator and Lafayette native Edgar “Sonny” Mouton came by and said he would help argue their case. The $6,000,000 bond was approved by the LPFA, one of the first ever issued. Just because the bond was approved did not mean the money was in hand. Dumesnil and the Round Table needed to find banks willing to buy the bonds, but those banks wanted the Bishop’s endorsement. Members of the Round Table were prominent businessmen who could get Guaranty and First National banks’ approval, but Dumesnil went to get Bishop Frey’s endorsement. He told the bishop, “You know you wouldn’t let the school default on the loan.” Bishop Frey signed, and construction began “before the blueprints were finished,” according to Dumesnil. The incredible commitment of the members who worked to raise funds to start STM, many of whom were generous donors themselves, did not end with that initial campaign. They continued to support the school and helped when difficulties arose. Dumesnil mentioned many of those so crucial to the building and growth of STM - names that can be found on walls around the campus. And while donors like Bing Delatte, who funded the tennis courts, and Bill Dore, who was responsible for the Amy Dore track, are remembered, there are many others who have not been named but who are just as appreciated 33 years later.

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Dedication program from August 15,1982

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ALUMNINEWS PINNINGCEREMONY

STM Alum Director, Coach Danny Broussard, welcomed the Class of 2015 into the Alumni Association after mass on April 30 and began a new tradition by pinning them with the STM crest lapel pin. An unprecedented 25 alumni parents of this senior class were present to pin their respective graduates. David Koke ’83 (first graduating class) addressed the Class of 2015 and began by telling this story. “When I was asked by Coach Danny to address the seniors today about being an STM alum, I started to wonder about what to say. So, I pulled up the website on my iphone; two things that were not around 33 years ago.” David reflected on the mission and accomplishments of STM as evidenced by the trophy cases, banners, and awards which give witness to the rich history now a part of St. Thomas More. Betsy Busch Koke ’84 invited parent alumni forward to begin the ceremony, now a part of many STM traditions.

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We gave, did you! CAMPAIGN 1982 Pictured above from our alumni association are Regan Tatford ‘01, Charlotte Cryer ‘89, Bradley Busch ‘89, Tommy Hebert ‘92 and Amy Jones ‘92

Established in 1982, St. Thomas More Catholic High School celebrates its 32nd anniversary. With this anniversary begins the ‘82 Campaign. We are asking all alumni to join us with a gift of at least $19.82. Proceeds will be used to establish an alumni scholarship to help defray tuition cost for a student in financial need. We need your help to raise $30,000 to establish the scholarship. Give today and help to continue the STM tradition.

Donate now at www.stmcougars.net/1982 Thank you to the following donors: Julia Autin Adams '98 Todd '89 and Lisa Allendorph Abbey Angelle '05 Justin '99 & Natalie'99 Angelle April Bailey '96 Gail Sander '85 Christopher '02 & Nicole Barousse Blaine '89 & Tiffani Barrilleaux Eugenie Bernard '96 John G. and Jessica Bernard Marc Bernard '85 Benjamin'94 and Ashley Berthelot Shivaun Bertrand '84 Paige Chatelain Biggar '84 Ridge Michael Blanchard '07 Abigayle Cole Brewer '13 Brett '92 and Bethany V. Broussard Danny and Dena Broussard Paige Angelle Broussard '07 Rani P. Broussard '98 Johannah Marcotte Brown '84 Judy Budnik '83 Bradley '89 and Renee Busch Robert Champagne '85 Troy '92 and Jeanne Cloutier Lisa Comeaux '83 Charles '86 and Jessica Cornay Lori D. Crain '96 Charlotte B. Cryer '89

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Hailey Michelle Curtis '12 Nicole Blair Curtis '13 Lynette Darnall '83 Renee Davis '86 Alaina Katherine Dauterive '14 Louis Laurent Dauterive '14 Jill Doise '94 Raymond '97 and Stephanie Domingue

Natalie Donnelly '89 Jaret Garber '01 Kimberly B. Gardner '84 Gregory'90 and Elaine Geoffroy Blaine Matthew Goodrich '00 Christopher Patrick Gossen '10 Jerome '94 and Tori Greig, Jr. Ashley Guidry '91 Caitlin Claire Guidry '12 David Andrew Guidry '03 Robert '98 and Holly Guidry Paul Guilbeau '84 Emily Hamner '96 Thomas '92 & Nicole '93 Hebert Christine Rees Herndon '84 Emily F. Hood '00 Steven Johnson '98 Amy Jones ‘92 Jennifer Joseph '90 Katy Judice '05 Thomas Joseph Keating '12

Anisa Kelley '85 Peyton Elizabeth King '14 David '83 and Betsy '85 Koke Kate B. Labue '96 Meredith P. Lalonde '95 Andre LeBlanc '96 Andolyn B. Louis '04 Chris '89 and Candace Mahoney Christopher '98 and Stacy '98 Matt Jason Anthony Matt '02 Rebecca Jean Matt '09 Steven J. Matt '06 Herbert McCullum '91 Lindsey H. Mhire '04 Christy B. Mims '04 Ryan Farrell Mitchell '10 Mike '85 and Cathy '91 Moncla Anna Kathryn Moody '14 Joan Moody '84 Emily Marine Moore '00 Alicia Mouton '96 Margery Hyde Mullins '85 Lauren R. Nordquist '91 Lauren Landry Ortego '07 Philip Perret '85 Andrew and Kristin '84 Plauche Brigitte Hyde Quebedeaux '88 Lauren Mary Rabalais '09 Patrick William Reagan Jr. '13

Shelby Frances Reagan '11 Taylor Jeanne Reagan '09 Taylor Reed '14 James Rees '84 Parrish Romero '94 Jody and Kathleen Rosson Angela Q. Rothermel '85 Matthew Monroe Schexnayder '08 Carla Schmitt '89 Charlotte Segura '84 Garrett Rosson Sibley '13 Lauren Michelle Sibley '09 Colette Capretz Stanley '87 Carley Elizabeth Ste. Marie '04 William '84 and Stephanie '83 Stevenson

Keith '86 and Melanie '87 Stokes Willie Edwin Regan Tatford '01 Chad '86 and Carol Ann '86 Trahan Courtney Travis '83 Matthew Joseph Tregre '01 Jeffrey Turner '05 Kenny '83 and Cindy Vincent Aymie Warner '86 Elizabeth Naylor Waters '92 Bridget A. Wendell '90 Jaime Woodring '97

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ALUMNIEVENTS CLAY SHOOT

CRAWFISH BOIL

COUGAR CONNECTIONS

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CLASSREUNIONS CLASS OF 1984 CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

CLASS OF 1989 CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

CLASS OF 1994 CELEBRATES 20 YEARS Class reunion information may be found at www.stmcougars.net/reunions.

UPCOMINGEVENTS July 17-18 August 21-22 September 18 October 8 October 9 December 26 April 8 May 14

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CAREERDAY By Danny Broussard, Alumni Director

St. Thomas More welcomed 110 alumni as guest speakers for Career Day. Students attended sessions that highlighted numerous career paths and opportunities. Senior, junior, and sophomore students were asked to identify their top three career choices. The guidance department then scheduled each student to attend three sessions based on their top three preferences. Career choices included: agriculture, allied health, applied arts, architecture/construction, sales/marketing/public relations, business/finance, communications, creative and performing arts, education, engineering, government/public administration, hospitality/tourism, human services, law, medicine, and technology. Freshmen were treated to a special day as they were motivated by former STM Campus Minister, John Listi, along with STM alum Amy Jones ’92, and founder and CEO of Walk-on’s Enterprises, Brandon Landry. The day ended with a luncheon for all alumni guest speakers sponsored by Patrick Kane ’97, Machine Tool; Bailey Shivers ‘95, Shiver Homes and Denny ’98, Matt ’99, Michael ’04 and Petey Smith ‘06 of Acadiana Bottling.

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Thank you to the following alumni guest speakers: Eric Adcock ‘92 Missy Bienvenu Andrade ‘03 Clare Cook Autin ‘03 Ramsey Ayers ‘95 Jerry Babb ‘02 Marielle Phillips Babb ‘02 Ben Berthelot ‘04 Andrew Bienvenu ‘05 Marc Bourgeois ‘96 Sally Padgett Bourque ‘03 Brandon Bradley ‘03 Brad Breaux ‘95 Bennett Broussard ‘03 Brett Broussard ‘92 Kelly Cahill ‘96 Aundria Cannon ‘93 Marie Desormeaux Centanni ‘96

Troy Cloutier ‘92 Collin Cormier ‘01 Jason Cormier ‘88 Chris Cortese ‘01 Cheri Coussan ‘89 Jean-Paul Coussan ‘96 Bryan Couvillon ‘96 Lori Crain ‘96 Charlotte Busch Cryer ‘89 Blake David ‘04 Jude David ‘05 Taylor Davis ‘94 Mike Dawson ‘89 Kim Dooley ‘93 Hunter Duffy ‘03 Braden Eddy ‘10 Michelle Marse Fike ‘96 Cory Fontenot ‘04 Emily Judice Foreman ‘97 Dee Garrett ‘87 Clayton George ‘00 Justin Girouard ‘99 Adelaide Dowell Greer ‘04 Rebecca Heatherwick ‘95 Paul Hebert ‘86 Daniel Henderson ‘04 Eric Hernandez ‘07 Mark Hernandez ‘92

Sheryl Lyons Hoerner ‘84 Michael Horaist ‘97 Brandon Hyde ‘92 Amy Jones ‘92 Theresa Jones ‘01 Michele Domengeaux Kaufman ‘05 William Kaufman ‘98 William Kellner ‘00 Mary Catherine Kelty ‘04 Simonne Klusman ‘86 Expadie Laperouse ‘88 Scott Lavergne ‘04 Beth Zuschlag LeBlanc ‘99 Chris Ledet ‘02 Rick Leoni ‘87 Lindsay Longman ‘90 Trisha Marullo ‘88 Kate Balfour McLean ‘94 Spook Moncla ‘90 Angie Moreau ‘83 Brady Mouton ‘86 Kat Surratt Movassaghi ‘90 R.J. Pesson ‘88 Scott Prather ‘00 Erin Trahan Pratt ‘98 Allison Rader ‘92 Colin Riggs ‘08 Brad Rodrigue ‘95 Kally Marix Sere ‘98 Monique Chabaud Sinitiere ‘99

Andrew Smith ‘06 Luke St. Pierre’88 Carley Ste. Marie ‘04 Darren Strother ‘92 Regan Tatford ‘01 Emilie Taylor ‘98 Cassie Arceneaux Thibeaux ‘04

Dwayne Viator ‘95 Danielle Welborn ‘03 Angela Savant Whittington ‘95

Giselle Whittington ‘99 Max Winchell ‘90 Meghan Horaist Wood ‘02 Sarah Sadler Worsley ‘05

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Cougar Births Ellis Ann Rohrberger born May 2, 2014 to Taylor '97 and Jenifer Carlin '00 Rohrberger Annabelle Elaine Hudson born May 20, 2014 to Walter and Amanda Andrus '06 Hudson Mary Grace McKay born May 21, 2014 to Kevin '99 and Sara Hundley '99 McKay Evangeline Therese Breaux born May 23, 2014 to John '05 and Louisa Breaux Mia Catherine Maniscalco born May 31, 2014 to Marc and Lauren Spizale '04 Maniscalco Grace Evelyn Risher born June 1, 2014 to Mark '03 and Claire Angers '02 Risher Peyton Ashford Walters born June 7, 2014 to Tyler '04 and Emily Gauthier '04 Walters Cecily Claire Landry born June 11, 2014 to Brennan '02 and Camille Chauffe '04 Landry Elliot Leaird Meadows born June 22, 2014 to Will and Lauren Winck '00 Meadows Catherine Mae Broussard born June 24, 2014 to Blake and Brittany Landry '07 Broussard Anna-Karlee Emily Wilson born July 30, 2014 to Victor and Joyelle Reed '93 Wilson Jean-Luc Girouard Fontenot born July 31, 2014 to Joseph and Hailey Reaux '06 Fontenot Caroline Elizabeth Harris born August 11, 2014 to Lee and Heather Arruebarrena '99 Harris Grey Thomas Courtois born August 18, 2014 to Cye and Laura Estrada '04 Courtois Jillian Cathryn LaBorde born August 21, 2014 to Garrett and Jennifer Reeves '94 LaBorde Ella Claire Klock born August 22, 2014 to Chris and Holly Block '03 Klock Samuel Jude Hetherwick born August 25, 2014 to Scott '93 and Rebecca Surratt '95 Hetherwick Peyton Patrick Placer born August 27, 2014 to Patrick '00 and Amanda G. Placer Peter Francis Nicolosi III born August 27, 2014 to Beau '02 and Abby Angers '02 Nicolosi Roan Stafford Harris born August 31, 2014 to Lance Harris and Nicole Delauney '94 Aniston Marie Hebert born September 10, 2014 to Tyler and Jamie Breaux '02 Hebert Charlotte Rose Debaillon born September 11, 2014 to James '03 and Ailene LeRouge '04 Debaillon Elisabeth Louise McCoy born September 12, 2014 to Tim '90 and Julie Gesser '96 McCoy Ava Louise Kane born September 22, 2014 to Patrick '97 and Kathi Vrcic Kane III Avery Ryan LeBlanc born September 22, 2014 to Ryan '04 and Ashley Laville '06 LeBlanc Blake Lynne Pratt born September 22, 2014 to Ricky and Erin Trahan '98 Pratt Rose Marie Ramirez bornSeptember 23, 2014 to Cesar and Brittany Deshotels '04 Ramirez Joseph Alan Milke born October 1, 2014 to Austin '05 and Amy Simon Milke Zoa Kyoko Barker born October1, 2104 to Brandon and Ellen Hesse '05 Barker Kate Angelle Hichens born October 15, 2014 to Adam and Leah Hess '03 Hichens Benjamin Armstrong Moody II born October 23, 2014 to Ben '05 and Camille Bernard '08 Moody Joseph Reader Zuschlag born October 27, 2014 to Joseph '02 and Monica Moody Zuschlag Charles Joseph Wise, Jr. born October 31, 2014 to Charles '04 and Maggie Reilly Wise Anna Claire Roberts born November 2, 2014 to Brian and Collette Champagne '01 Roberts George Avery Landry born November 7, 2014 to Josh '99 and Elise Talbot '03 Landry Rowan Kate Marcus born November 18, 2014 to Nick and Stephanie Bollich '92 Marcus Sarah Camille Knox born November 26, 2014 to Michael and Claire Connolly '95 Knox Holden Wilder Snatic born November 26, 2014 to Jon '93 and Simone Gaudet '95 Snatic Lily Theresa Brupbacher born December 13, 2014 to Phillip '98 and Lacy Wyble Brupbacher Maxime Francis Heil born December 27, 2015 to Francis Heil and Grace Alexander '09 Christopher Mouton born January 22, 2015 to Ross '03 and Kristen Pool '02 Mouton Porter Hayes Hicks born January 26, 2015 to Matt and Tori Toce '05 Hicks Etta Kristen DeVries born January 31, 2015 to Michael '97 and Susan DeVries Annabelle Flower Zern born February 5, 2015 to Katie Flower '02 and Jeff Zern Louis Edward Benoit born February 8, 2015 to Joseph and Michelle Dauterive '98 Benoit Hayes Joseph Durel born February 11, 2015 Jason '95 and Rachel Anders Durel Annie McKenzie Jolly born February 18, 2015 to Stewart and Amy Cloninger '00 Jolly Grace Catherine Olivier born February 26, 2015 to Scott and Shelley Rodrigue '99 Olivier ZoĂŤ Marie Hirschman born March 3, 2015 to Daniel and Kimberly Cannon '00 Hirschman Catherine Cecile Hales born March 10, 2015 to William and Catherine Russo '03 Hales Camille Marie Guidry born March 20, 2015 to Kevin and Samantha Theriot '03 Guidry Levi Joseph Thomas born March 23, 2015 to Joshua and Erin Hawkins '03 Thomas Jean Jacques Barousse born March 27, 2015 to Christopher '02 and Nicole Barousse Murphy Allen Marine born April 6, 2015 to Ryan '97 and Jennifer Martin '99 Marine Calvin Michael Broussard born April 8, 2015 to Jonathan '05 and Megan Garrett Broussard John Christopher Montesano born April 20, 2015 to John "Nick" '02 and Rebecca Barras '02 Montesano

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Abigail Claire Glod ’08 to Kyle Joseph Boudreaux ’05, May 2, 2014 Meghan Anne Horaist ’02 to Brad Franklin Wood, May 9, 2014 Emily Claire Cornay ‘08 to Timothy Arthur Rinaldi, May 10, 2014 Sky Beagle ’12 to Gerardo Garcia, May 16, 2014 Maria Frances Dallas ‘08 to Byrnes Edward Tatford ‘08, May 16, 2014 Logan Anne Lipton ’04 to Spencer Dean Burks, May 24, 2014 Kristen Leigh Colvin ’07 to Blake Edward Domingue, May 30, 2014 Molly Catherine Bordelon ’06 to Justin Brett Stanford, May 31, 2014 Rebecca Padgett ’08 to Gregory Fontenot ’04, June 6, 2014 Joline Elizabeth Michot ’10 to Jacob James Boutin, June 7, 2014 Caitlin Renee Cassidy ’09 to Anthony DeVillier, June 7, 2014 Meredith Claire Stokes ’10 to Stephen Charles Breaux, June 13, 2014 Jessica Elizabeth Davis ‘07 to David Musson ‘05, June 14, 2014 Jessica Hoyt to Daniel J. Menard ’08, June 28, 2014 Pamela Ann Chance ’05 to Michael John Fenstermaker ’98, June 21, 2014 Brittney Lynn Griffin ’09 to Zachary Justin Knight ’09, June 21, 2014 Elizabeth Whitney Persac to John William Thomson ’05, July 11, 2014 Lauren Claire Gilder ’07 to Jordan David Gleason, July 19, 2014 Brittany Schambough ’04 to Colin Brammell, July 25, 2014 Natalie Anne Cornay ’03 to John Paul Manalo, August 16, 2014 Cecily Elise Feerick ’02 to Joshua Marti Istre, October 4, 2014 Emily Kate Yocham ’07 to Derek Thomas Robichaux, October 10, 2014 Natalie Theresa Garzotto ‘05 to Neil Schneider, October 17, 2014 Julie Klaire Sims ‘02 to Corey Paul Morgan ‘02, October 18, 2014 Taylor Alexis Reppond to Stewart Lynn Stover ’05, October 18, 2014 Kelly Elizabeth Jorden ’03 to Scott Michael Eldridge, November 1, 2014 Catherine Grace Abshire ’09 to Jeremy Allen Ellender, November 8, 2014 Stephanie Anne Coleman ’08 to Michael Joseph Jordan, November 14, 2014 Amanda Jeanne Bowen ’00 to Ari Michael Levin, November 22, 2014 Lauren Michelle Shea ‘02 to David Hernandez, November 22, 2014 Suzanne Cormier ‘95 to Joshua Neil Thibodeaux, November 29, 2014 Kaitlin Helene Flynn ‘07 to Travis Michael Armstrong, November 29, 2014 Ellen Claire Gauthreaux ’08 to Philip Louis Brown, November 29, 2014 Robin Elizabeth Melancon ’03 to Michael Joseph Stelly, December 5, 2014 Catherine Mary Mahtook ’10 to Jerry Michael Hollander III, December 5, 2014 Tristin Shanee Broussard ’06 to Landon Kayne Fitzgerald, December 5, 2014 Rachel Elizabeth Saboe to Joshua Mark Pitre ‘07 December 13, 2014 Michele Domengeaux ‘05 to William Hunter Lemoine Kaufman ‘98, December 19, 2014 Mallory Katherine Gauthier ‘07 to Jacob Neil Bourgeois, January 2, 2015 Brooke Helena Garber ’08 to Benjamin Baer LeBlanc ’06, January 3, 2015 Katherine Elizabeth Gordon ‘04 to Jason Matthew Peltier ‘07, January 16, 2015 Jennifer Michelle Block ’98 to David Thomas Kirkley, February 7, 2015 Kaylin Blair Suire ’08 to Matthew Glenn Doucet ’05, February 7, 2015 Emily Katherine Chance ’04 to Daniel O’Bryan Kemp, February 7, 2015 Jenais Christine Lamperez ’08 to Keith Jerry Broussard, February 28, 2015 Meghan Kathryn Giurintano to Andrew Paul Moroux ’08, March 14, 2015 Amanda Leigh Cloyd ’07 to Daniel Joseph Saale, March 20, 2015 Marla Jane Melancon ’09 to Guy Rainer Broussard IV ’03, April 10, 2015 Amie Elizabeth Baer ‘05 to Kevin John Stoute, April 10, 2015 Kathryn Lee Wynne ’97 to Michael John Glover, April 11, 2015 Tyler Elizabeth Andrus ’08 to William Robert Wied, April 17, 2015 Heather Lynne Hopson ‘09 to Paul David Greene ‘09, April 18, 2015

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BEYONDATHLETICS By Deuce Wallace ‘15 S-T-M - these are the three letters that I boldly wear across my chest every time I get the chance. Why? It is a family. The fact that 1100 kids are together five days a week doesn’t make us a family. It’s the fact that we’re united spiritually, and that is what forms S-T-M. I am blessed with my athletic ability, and it was significantly enhanced at this school; however, the mental preparation has been just as important. Athletics here are a little different from other schools. You walk in, you’re challenged, you’re given a specific role, and you’re pushed into being the best you can be in and away from the actual sport. I came from a middle school where it didn’t take much to be the best and get attention. Here, no one asks you to be in the spotlight. No one asks you to be the star player. Coaches ask you to make every day count and make every moment worth something. Your confidence, pride, hope, and work ethic will be tested at times; but isn’t that how life works? In my years here, I felt as if I were watching someone write my story for me. I have seen the pressure alter the mindset of fellow teammates and athletes around me because their priorities changed due to the abrupt absence of any personal expectations. I too came to a point where I wasn’t

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sure whether or not to continue based on what I perceived as fair, but my priorities did not change. I persevered and this tough system has prepared me for life. The patience that I gained boosted my competitive edge and helped me to keep going and to strive for greater accomplishments. Life will present these tough circumstances no matter where you find yourself - in or outside of sports. At the end of the day, sports do not define us, but they teach us that we can always do more. I didn’t write this to reflect a negative light. I wrote this to show that a lot of things that are perceived as negatives are actually lessons in perseverance and faith. Why sugar-coat something that wasn’t supposed to be sweet? Christ didn’t change his message for the masses of the Jewish leadership and scholars, but we still learned. If he would have said all the things exactly as the Jews in power - much less the Romans - would have wanted him to, his message may not have ever been heard. I was recently offered the opportunity to play football at UL Lafayette. I am excited about playing for a Division I program. As I get ready to start another chapter in my life, I know I will be able to write it because of the foundation created here at STM.

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ALLACADEMIC

The LHSAA recognizes the academic excellence of senior student-athletes who have attained a 3.5 grade point average or higher by placing them on the Class All-Academic Team or Composite All-Academic Team. To earn Composite Team honors, a student-athlete’s six-semester GPA must be one of the 18 highest (4.0 GPA) in all seven classifications. The following seniors received LHSAA Composite Academic All State recognition at their state event - Margaret Carey (basketball), Hannah Bourque (cross country and track and field), Rebecca Dunn (swimming), Caroline Adams (volleyball), Michelle Gautreaux (volleyball), Molly Jacobsen (volleyball), Andrew Recatto (basketball), Andrew Harding (cross country and soccer) Nicholas Dedo (football and track and field), David Huval (football), David Quiring (football and wrestling), Luke St. Pe’ (football), William Trotter (football), and Christian Gary (soccer).

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Eleven St. Thomas More seniors signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports. Haley Clark, Deuce Wallace, Hogan Harris , O’Neil Lochridge, Rebecca Dunn, Hannah Bourque, Gabby Miller, Grant Cox, Brennan Breaux, Peyton Marter and Caroline Adams will continue their athletic successes at colleges in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

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Haley Clark Louisiana College softball Deuce Wallace University of Louisiana, Lafayette football Hogan Harris University of Louisiana, Lafayette baseball O’Neal Lochridge Louisiana State University baseball Rebecca Dunn Centenary College swimming Hannah Bourque Louisiana State University track Gabby Miller Spring Hill College soccer Grant Cox Angelina College baseball Brennan Breaux Louisiana State University baseball Peyton Marter Louisiana State University soccer

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The following seniors received Class All-Academic recognition for maintaining a 3.5 or higher overall GPA from the previous 6 semesters: Laura Ahrens (cross country and swimming), Camille Arceneaux (cross country and track and field), Haley Clark (soccer and softball), Olivia Harding (swimming), Allison Vizzi (swimming), Marlee Fontenot (soccer), Gabrielle Miller (soccer), Lily Pavy (soccer), Asia Prejean (soccer), Julia Richard (soccer), Elizabeth Mitchell (tennis), Carla Ortego (tennis), Melanie Zimmer (volleyball), O’Neil Lochridge (baseball), Jack Hymel (basketball), Peter Kishbaugh (basketball), Brennan Bourgeois (football), Jake Gaspard (football), David Koke (football), Robert McElderry (football), Jared Molaison (football), Michael Schmidt (football), Clay Broussard (golf), David Juneau (soccer), Christian McLain (soccer), Ben Mouton (soccer), Shane Toomy (soccer), Alec Stanford (swimming), and Max Perret (swimming and tennis).

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MAKINGHISTORY By Trey Labat, The Daily Advertiser It isn’t easy to make history when playing baseball for St. Thomas More. It’s a program with a rich history of success, but the senior class of this year’s Cougars squad has added to that history this season. By making the state tournament for the fourth year in a row, the seniors become the first class to make the semifinals or better in all four years in school. Not only that, but the Cougars romped through the state tournament to claim back-to-back state championships for the first time in school history. The Cougars scored 12 runs in a blowout, five-inning victory against St. Michael and then grinding past district-rival Teurlings 5-1 in the state final to win the state championship. According to the coaching staff, just making it to the state tournament was never going to be enough for the Cougars; they were always hungry for more. “You hear coaches in the pros talk all the time about, ‘How do you repeat?’” St. Thomas More pitching coach Brad Topham said. “Baseball is a journey not a destination, and sometimes that journey is difficult. And now that they’ve made it back they haven’t made their destination their goal. Their goal is to win it all.” The driving force behind the Cougars success this season has been the same seniors who helped make school history. And while future LSU players Brennan Breaux and O’Neal Lochridge, as well as Perfect Game All-American Hogan Harris have deservedly received the headlines; the Cougars have a deep class of contributors who have experienced success this season. “Some kids have gotten more attention, whether it’s from the media or in the form of scholarships, but we have a lot of kids that have put up great numbers this season,” Topham

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said. “Talk to anyone on this team and they would say they wouldn’t be where they are without the efforts of their teammates.” While competing for playing time on the field, the seniors have grown close off the field. The relationships formed off the field have helped a talented team come together when playing was sparse early in their varsity careers. Topham said second baseman Hunter Langlinlais had to sit his first two seasons because the Cougars already had a starter in place when he was called up. His story is not unique amongst the Cougars. “They’re friends, they all hang out together,” Topham said. But sometimes at St. Thomas More you have to wait your turn depending on your position, not necessarily your talent. “Brandon Romero came in as a shortstop, but transferred to the outfield when Lochridge assumed the role and has developed into an all-star out there.” Topham said the Cougars are a family in the truest sense of the word: they may not always like each other, but they love and respect each other. “A baseball team is like a real family,” And now by making St. Thomas More history the senior Cougars have accomplished something no other class will ever be able to best. You can’t get any better than four-forfour. “They were part of the team last year that was the first team in school history to make it three times in a row,” Topham said. “But nobody wants to be the people who break that streak, and now no one can beat what they’ve done.” Reprinted with permission from Trey Labat, The Daily Advertiser.

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SPORTSRECAP HANNAH BOURQUE ‘15 MELANIE ZIMMER ‘15

Cross Country “This past cross country season we started training in June, and not only were all the girls talented runners, but they became a great team and a close knit family. Because of the love and motivation each of the girls gave to each other, we were able to capture a team State Championship title for the second year in a row. This season was the best coaching season I have ever had and one that I will never forget.” - Kevin Castille, Head Coach Volleyball Record 9-0 “This season was my personal favorite out of my four years at STM. I felt that the team was super close and there was never any tension on or off the court. We truly enjoyed training with each other which paralleled our success on the court. Coach Jes continued to work us hard, and we learned to come together as a team and trust the process.” Molly Jacobsen ‘15 “The 2014-2015 season was a memorable one. We went through the state tournament without dropping a set and finishing 9-0. More importantly than that friendships were forged and we spent great moments together as a family.” - Jessica Burke

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Boys’ Soccer Record 12-10-2 “This year was one of my best years coaching. This group of seniors were the first team that I coached all 4 years. I was heartbroken for my seniors on how the season ended. My boys were the best team in the state; the soccer gods just had different plans.” - Casey Friend, Head Coach

Girls’ Soccer Record 27-4-2 “This year in girl’s soccer, I feel like we accomplished more than what we thought we had the chance to. Coming in with a new coach made us hesitant on how the year would go, but overall this year was more than we could have ever asked for. We became a family this year.” - Marcelle Tammariello ‘15

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Swim “This past year was one of my favorites...because of everyone who was on the team. I’m really going to miss the friends I made, but that is what I’m going to remember the most over the championships when I’m away in college.” - Allison Vizzi ‘15

Football Record 9-2 “The 2014 football season was yet another successful season in the storied tradition of St. Thomas More. The 2014 team accomplished many achievements which included records in team offense as well as many individual records. However, the records were secondary to the experience of sacrifice, strength, and love shown by teammates and coaches.” - Shane Savoie ‘95, Offensive Coordinator

LAUREN MONTESANO ‘15

“I know we were unable to finish the season crowned state champions but I hope our team knows what a champion is. I believe if you want to be a champion on the field, you have to be a champion in life; those things go hand-inhand.” - Daniel Underwood, Head Coach

“We had an excellent year, the two teams finished the season undefeated in district competition. The girls dominated the Southwest Louisiana Swim League claiming STM’s first ever regional swim championship. The team swam 100% personal records at the State meet. I was proud of how the team performed, how they each represented STM during competition, and the respect and support they gave each other.” - Chris Landreneau, Head Coach

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SPORTSRECAP TREVOR BEGUE ‘16

Boys’ Basketball Record 24-8 (10-2 in District) “I am really proud of our team this year because no one gave us a chance, yet we have excelled. We have played an extremely tough schedule and still have a strong record because everyone has stepped up to play so well.” - Peter Kishbaugh ‘15 “With one of the most challenging schedules, we were picked to go 4th in the district this year. No one believed in us. We have gone against all odds, came out co-district champs, and proven everyone wrong.” - Danny Broussard, Head Coach

BAILEY HEMPHILL ‘16

Track & Field “I think the feeling that most describes track for me is the excitement of crossing the finish line. That’s when I remember why I do it in the first place.” - Matthew Hensarling ‘16

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Wrestling “At the beginning of the year, I was really going back and forth on whether or not to wrestle this year. Wrestling can be fun but it can also be one of the hardest things you do in life. I decided to stick with it and am so glad I did. Everyone on the team dealt with some sort of adversity and I’m really proud of all my teammates.” - David Quiring ‘15

“It was one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve had as a coach. My boys were a very competitive, hard-working group of young men that made the best of every situation given to them. Practice conditions weren’t always ideal, but they never complained. So proud of them and this entire season.” - Jonathan Pry, Head Coach

Girls’ Basketball Record 23-7 (10-2 in district) “We had a great season, and we’re sad we didn’t make it as far as we have the past three years. Overall, however, it was really successful, and we had a lot of fun!” - Margaret Carey ‘15 “The 2014-2015 Lady Cougar Basketball season was a huge success. The Lady Cougars fielded the youngest varsity roster in the history of the school. One senior, 3 juniors, 8 sophomores, and 3 freshmen made up this year’s varisty roster. Overall I feel the young Lady Cougars overachieved and laid a promising foundation for years to come.” Stephen Strojny ‘93, Head Coach

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“Our boy’s and girl’s track teams performed beyond our expectations. We had a great group of senior leaders and a talented mix of underclassmen that really helped us every week of the season right through to the state finals. Twenty-six of them qualified for regionals and sixteen qualified for state. I am very proud of this team and excited about the momentum we have built for the future of STM Track and Field. “ - Marty Cannon ‘93, Head Coach

THE 2014-2015 BOWLING TEAM Bowling Record 6-2 “I joined the bowling team just for a fun thing to do, but ended up really loving the sport and all of the people involved in it with me. I never thought I’d experience a time in my life where I felt like I was going through withdrawals from bowling.” - Katherine Hayes ‘16 “We have a young but very solid team and expect even more improvement between now and the playoffs, where great things should happen.” - John Dupuis, Head Coach Softball 14-11(10-2 in district) WHITNEY Record “Something that I’ve learned after ROMERO ‘16 this season is a lesson on overcoming obstacles. We faced a lot this year, and I think we’ve grown as a team. We’re better for it.” - Whitney Romero ‘16 “This season was a great experience in learning how to become a good teammate, learning how to compete, and learning how to overcome adversity. It was great to see this group really come together and figure out ways to reach their goals, both on and off the field. We also were able to earn a share of the district championship which is the schools’ 20th softball district championship!” Andria Waguespack, Head Coach

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SPORTSRECAP Baseball Record 30-9 “This team has a lot of good chemistry with each other for the most part. Everyone plays an important role and we’re finally putting it all together and winning games like we should.” -O’Neal Lochridge ‘15

HOGAN HARRIS ‘15

“The season was a dream come true. To repeat as the 4A State Champions just shows this team wasn’t afraid of hard work and understood the importance of the word TEAM. Thanks to our seniors for helping guide our younger players this season.” - Gary Perkins, Head Coach

Lacrosse Record 10-6 “This year the team is a lot closer than in last years. It’s a pretty mixed group due to grade levels, but we’ve bonded more than in years past.” - Garon Domingue ‘15

NICK BREAUX ‘15

Tennis Record 16-2 girls, 17-1 boys “Tennis is lots of fun and it’s something that I can work hard to get better at and see my progress. I couldn’t be happier for the awesome season we’ve had along with all of the support.” - Max Perret ‘15

“The Cougars had a great season finishing with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses and also qualified for their sixth consecutive trip to Championship Weekend and the Final Four.” - John Mowell, Head Coach

CARLA ORTEGA ‘15

“We had an amazing group of athletes who gave everything they had to the team. In match play, practices, and even work days, everyone was dedicated to the sport and especially to the team. We have twelve seniors leaving us this year, and their incredible contributions to STM and our team will be sorely missed. They truly carried on the STM tennis legacy of success.” - Jennifer Sibille ‘01, Assistant Coach Golf “The team has come a long way since we came together 3 years ago. Hopefully we can send Hunter David out with a state championship. That would be a perfect cap to our time together.” - Beau David ‘16

DREW GONZALES ‘16

A SIMPLE MAN FROM PITKIN, LOUISIANA By: Brad Topham, Assistant Coach The term redneck is often used to describe someone from a small country town. Coach Gary Perkins was born and raised in Pitkin, LA, but the red in his neck is all about the fire and passion that he has spent a career trying to instill in his players. His love for the game is only bested by his love of God and his family. Most of Coach Perkins’ career has been devoted to Catholic education - first at Teurlings Catholic and now at St Thomas More. At both stops Coach P has managed to produce champions both on and off the field. Few men can lay claim to winning two state championships at two different schools. However, if you were to ask Gary what he remembers the most about his career - or what his greatest career accomplishment is - it wouldn’t be titles, it would be the lives that he has impacted. Most coaches work with passion to win on the field. But only a few have the fire to create winners off the field. Coach Gary Perkins is a true redneck in all the best ways.

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STM IS MORE THAN A SCHOOL

STM>LEGACY “STM is more than a school: it’s a legacy. Our school has been standing for over 30 years, and it continuously educates its students in not just their academic lives, but their spiritual lives as well. STM is a sanctuary, a place you can turn to when things are tough, and an institution that you can definitely rely on.” Thomas Luke ‘16

STM>CAMPUS “I feel that the balance between academics and the extra-curricular activities provide more than a campus. There is always something at STM and there is something for every person. The diversity caters to all crowds.” Jacquelyn Miller ‘16

STM>SERVICE “We serve by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. This is lived out when we visit the nursing homes, serve food at St. Joseph Diner, and tutor children at Holy Family Catholic School. No matter what day of the week, or whatever time, our campus always is alive and vibrant. STM is grounded in the sense of community - that everyone has a place and belongs.” Elise Lafleur ‘16

2015 - 2016 Admissions Application Process Thursday, October 29 Open House January 8-14 STM guidance counselors visit feeder schools Wednesday, January 13 Parent Meeting - 6 - 7 p.m. curriculum and scheduling for incoming 9th graders Visit www.stmcougars.net/freshmen for alternate daytime meetings Friday, January 15 Applications available online January 19 - 21 Accepting required documents Friday, January 22 Application deadline Friday, February 19 Letters of acceptance mailed March 7 - 9 Registration

STM>ACADEMICS “STM academics challenges its students to reach their potential by going above and beyond to integrate any learning tool needed to help the student further their intelligence. It exposes them to the subject as well as helps them comprehend the basics of the program to better prepare them for college.” Angelle Dartez ‘16 42 | FOREVER MORE | SUMMER 2015

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MORETHANASTUDENT By: Elise LaFleur ‘16 On my first day as a freshman back in 2012, I noticed the walls of St. Thomas More were quite intimidating, reminiscent of a hospital or some other bare and sterile place. Then I noticed some vibrant and colorful artwork covering the walls near my English class with Mrs. Manuel. Seeing this, I thought to myself, “Maybe this won’t be quite so bad.”

High school can be a scary place where you will make mistakes, but also where you’ll learn that you can get through them. It’s that time in your life where anything seems possible. It turns out that the teachers you meet at St. Thomas More give you lessons on a lot more than math and science; they teach you about life. Most importantly, they help you to realize who God is and how He wants to be in your life. I found myself entering St. Thomas More my freshman year as a student who didn’t come from a feeder school, lived further than 15 minutes away, and knew only a handful of people. But I was determined to make my mark and carve a path for myself, hopefully making many friends along the way. I was excited about a fresh start and looking forward to learning more in a new environment.

delphia. I have since traveled to five other states around the country, doing what I enjoy with a team I can count on. This chance to see places outside of Louisiana paired with exciting competitions has reinforced my passion for public speaking and my love for speech and debate. St. Thomas More has stepped up to the challenge of meeting each individual student’s needs while also creating a wholesome learning environment for the entire school community. These characteristics are evident in the abundance of extracurricular activities, the variety of course offerings, and the numerous opportunities for involvement in the ever-active campus ministry program. While speech and debate has proved to be my main activity outside of the classroom, it certainly is not the only one I chose to become involved in. I am happy to say I have been a member of Beta Club, Student Council, Campus Ministry, and Ambassadors for three years now, and Music Ministry for two years. I’ve had the opportunity to be in a musical and to go on retreats. I’ve had some of the best preparation for college while making some of the best memories of my life.

Through all of this and more, I have learned that St. I knew I’d want to become involved in a few extracurricThomas More and its faculty care about the students. ular activities, and the first one that caught my eye was They nurture, support, guide us and help us to recognize speech and debate. I learned at my first team meeting that our potential. St. Thomas More helps makes sure that the the time commitment was intense, but the reward was people who come to this school realize they are “more” great…so I signed up! Little did I realize that at the end of than just students - they are achievers, believers, and my freshman year, I would qualify for my first ever nation- leaders. al tournament and get the opportunity to travel to Phila-

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STM CELEBRATES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK By: Michelle Curtis, Communications St. Thomas More celebrated National Catholic Schools week with the theme “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The one week observation is an annual celebration which focuses on the value Catholic education provides to young people, our church, our communities, and our nation. As part of Catholic Schools week, STM recognized Mr. Scott Johnstone as the Outstanding Educator of the Year. Mr. Johnstone, a 17 year member of the STM faculty was selected by his peers for this honor. Scott teaches Theatre I, II and Advanced Theatre, Fine Arts Survey, and Competitive Debate and Drama. Additionally, he serves as the Speech and Debate Coach and the Musical Director. Cameron Coco was selected as Student of the Year 2015. Cameron has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking honors and AP courses. He has participated in literary rally, is a member of the National Honor Society, volunteering his time as a tutor for other students, and has been active in his Catholic faith at school and in his church parish. He is a member of Campus Ministry and the Light Retreat Team, has been an altar server for seven years in his church parish and is a leader in Life Team and the Edge Ministry Program. He has been a member of the STM band since his freshman year serving as a section leader and is currently the Band Captain. Cameron truly embodies our mission of educating students to be seekers of truth, individuals of character, and “God’s servant first.” The 2015 Outstanding Achiever Supporter is the John E. Chance family. The Chance Family has a long history with STM. The youngest of the Chance Family children, the late John E. Chance, III, was a member of the first graduating class of 1983. Since 2002, fourteen of the Chance grandchildren have attended St. Thomas More and the fourteenth, Natalie, will graduate in May. The Chance Family has supported St. Thomas More and Catholic education very quietly over the years and for this we thank and honor the family. St. Thomas More is proud to honor these outstanding individuals who are integral parts of the STM family.

Scott Johnstone and Cameron Coco

Jim Chance, Lisa Chance, Joretta Chance, Lori Chance Ortego, and Tommy Ortego

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BEYONDGIVING By: Anne Orsack, PTC President

The St. Thomas More PTC values the time and commitment of all of our wonderful parent volunteers who helped to make this year at STM a truly memorable one! We welcome the opportunity to work with our volunteers as we carry out our mission to serve the needs of the faculty and students while providing community building events that work to unite our STM families. Thank you to all of you who helped us with our many activities throughout the year: • Spring Fashion Show • Adoration Chapel • Library • Student Directory and Planners • STM’s Got Talent • Grandparent Day Reception • Back to School Night • Open House Parent Reception • Service Project – C.U.P.S. • New Parent Orientation Reception • Meet after Mass Brunch • AdvancED Accreditation Process • Cougar Closet and Football Game Sales • Faculty Appreciation Breakfast and Luncheon • Decorating STM for the Advent & Christmas season • Hot Cocoa Express (Hot chocolate for students during mid-terms) It is through those efforts that we are able to provide needed support to our school by donating $25,000 to the Building More Annual Appeal this year! The annual appeal will provide our school with a much needed parking lot and help to increase the endowment of the STM Foundation. We have also provided our faculty with $6,000 in mini-grants for classroom needs, $5,000 in yearly upkeep for the school’s website, and assisted with the upcoming purchase of a 3-D printer for all of our students to access. This is in addition to purchasing all of the coffee and coffee supplies for the faculty and staff and providing Christmas gifts to the entire faculty on behalf of the STM parents. As we reflect on this school year and all of the many accomplishments of our students and faculty, our goal is to continue embracing the call to serve and welcoming everyone into our STM Family.

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December 31, 2015 Hosted by STM PTC Entertainment by: ARSEHAUK Featured Performance by: Connie G & Creole Soul

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STMCOMMITSTO CELEBRATE MY DRIVE

State Farm officials announced St. Thomas More Catholic High School as one of the winners in State Farm’s national contest to promote safe teen driving. Winners were determined by the number of safe driving commitments made online for a particular school during the Celebrate My Drive contest, October 15 – October 24. The top 50 schools in both, the large school division and the small school division won grant awards. The top 5 in each division won $100,000 each, and the next 45 schools won $25,000 each. The Cougars’ strong showing earned the school $25,000. Over 3,200 high schools nationally competed in Celebrate My Drive. In a special presentation, STM Prinicipal, Mr. Richard Lavergne received the $25,000 grant from local State Farm agents: Bubba Montesano, Cordell Dartez, Chase Desormeux ‘03, Bruce Montesano, Brad Markeson, Gene Fortier, and Jarod Landry.

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By: Beth Zuschlag LeBlanc ‘99, Foundation Board The St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation Board held its first Planned Giving Seminar last fall at the Petroleum Club. Attorneys, CPAs, and insurance professionals who participated received 5.0 CE/CLE credits and had an opportunity to network and socialize with speakers and alum. The Foundation Board would like to thank the five distinguished panelists again for their time and expertise. They are listed below:

1. Rob Eddy, The Pinnacle Group – Gifts of Life Insurance 2. Stewart Goodson, Ernst and Young – Charitable Planning: A practical look at sophisticated planning 3. Bill Neilson, Ajubita, Leftwich & Salzer, LLC – The Dispute Process with the IRS 4. David Lukinovich, Lukinovich Law Corporation - Advanced Estate Planning Strategies 5. Lawrence D. Huter, Attorney and Counselor at Law – Overview of Louisiana Succession Proceedings Due to the success of this event, the Foundation Board will host a second Planned Giving Seminar again this fall. For those industry professionals interested in obtaining CE/CLE hours, please save the date for Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Petroleum Club. Attendees will be eligible for up to 8.0 CE/CLE credit hours. 46 | FOREVER MORE | SUMMER 2015

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SCHOLARSHIPAWARDS Miles Arceneaux ‘87 Memorial Scholarship Caroline Camille Laborde

Leah Richardson Saloom Memorial Scholarship David Quiring and Hannah Bourque (not pictured)

B.H. Dehart, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Megan Michelle Abrams

Scott Savoy ‘88 Memorial Scholarship Joseph Mampilly

Josh Johns ‘01 Memorial Scholarship Nathan Sean Ratzlaff

Zach Burch ‘02 Memorial Award Clayton James Broussard

B.J. Jourdan ‘92 Memorial Scholarship Elise Marie LaFleur

Ryan Tate ‘00 Memorial Scholarship Gabrielle Deshotels (not pictured)

Amanda Claire Judice ‘07 Memorial Scholarship Caroline Annabel Kallam

Eraste Autin’01 Memorial Scholarship Nicholas William Dedo

Knight Family Scholarship Kelnisha LaSha Castille (not pictured)

Jacob Crouch ‘99 Memorial Scholarship Don Jordan Wallace

William J. Moss Courage Scholarship William Preston Vincent

Mark W. Graham ‘02 Memorial Scholarship Shane Patrick Toomey

Austin Paul Rivault ‘16 Memorial Scholarship Cade Patrick Hernandez

Sgt. Patrick Oliver Williamson ‘04 Memorial Scholarship Brennan Marcel Bourgeois

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LOOKINGBEYOND

MASTER PLAN CONCEPT The concept of the master plan is a reflection of the goals and concepts of the St. Thomas More Catholic High School mission statement as well as a response to the analysis of the existing conditions. Below is a list of the preeminent design ideas of the Master Plan revolving around the core concept: “God’s Servant First” – Illuminating the Ritual Creating a Campus: The Master Plan provides a vehicle to establish a clear vision for the future of St. Thomas More Catholic High School and create a structured plan for growth. The placement of each new building and school facility is designed to develop an organized school campus focused on increasing the quality of each student’s experience at St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Green/Student Spaces: The Master Plan uses voids created around and between buildings to establish exterior student spaces in the form of plazas, prayer gardens, and green spaces. The primary exterior green space becomes a focal point and cohesive link from the existing building to each new area. The internal location provides a protected student environment for use as a flex space for spiritual, academic, and extracurricular activities during and after school hours. Spiritual Nodes: A spiritual node is a visual reflection of the mission statement of St. Thomas More Catholic High School prominently located within the campus as a perpetual reminder of the school’s purpose and focus for students, faculty, and guests. The altar located in the mall of the existing school currently serves as a spiritual node, a point that visually influences each person each day. New spiritual nodes can range from 3 dimensional objects (statues/sculptures) to 2 dimensional art work (floor medallions, murals). At every phase of the Master Plan, additional spiritual nodes will be added to the campus in essential locations reinforcing that each aspect of St. Thomas More Catholic High School is oriented towards the goal of “educating students to be seekers of truth, individuals of character, and “God’s Servant First.” Visual Identity: The construction of new buildings as well as renovations to the existing school provide the opportunity to create an exterior aesthetic that clearly identifies St. Thomas More as a Catholic high school. The chapel addition to the front of the existing school becomes a beacon to those entering campus and the new face of St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Stained glass windows feature into the design of each phase and become a unifying thread throughout campus of the Catholic identity of the school. Traffic Issues: As student safety is a preeminent concern, the Master Plan addresses the traffic issues identified during the site analysis by using the city required extension of Frem Boustany Rd. to provide alternate access points into and from campus. The configuration of drives allows students to leave campus in multiple directions without interfering with the on campus parking que for student pick up, thereby alleviating parked traffic and congestion on Farrel Road.

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BUILDINGMORE ANNUALAPPEAL2014DONORS The following donors are graciously acknowledged for their gifts to Building More Annual Appeal 2014. This list includes gifts received as of May 6, 2015. Forever More: $10,000 and up The Eddy Knight Family Foundation Founder's Circle: $5,000 to $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Juneau Mr. Thomas '87 and Mrs. Karen Juneau Utopian Circle: $1,000 to $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Bertrand Martial F. Billeaud, Sr. Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Edward Breaux, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Wes Castille Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Chappuis, Jr. Mr. Russell and Mrs. Charlotte '89 Cryer Mr. and Mrs. Cordell Dartez Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Degueyter Mr. Paul and Dr. Rochelle Duplechin Mr. Cade '02 and Mrs. Brittany P. '03 Eskridge Mr. Stuart and Mrs. Aimee '83 Hamilton Haynie Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Hernandez Mr. Daniel Jones '97 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kreger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahtook Dr. George and Dr. Bina Joseph Mampilly Mr. William Martin '96 Dr. and Mrs. Michael McElderry, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Miller III Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Dr. Mary Laville Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moody Mr. and Mrs. Brent Mouton J.B. Mouton, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Munchrath Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Poole, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Powell Mrs. Geraldine Boesch Ramsay Mr. and Mrs. Brian Recatto Dr. Jody and Dr. Kathleen Rosson Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Savoy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Vincent Dr. Chong Wang Dr. Patrick and Mrs. Charlotte '84 Welch Mr. and Mrs. Roy Womack, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wright IV Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gus Zepernick, Jr. Cougar Level: $500 to $999 Mr. and Mrs. D. Jackson Brink, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Champagne Chevron Matching Employee Funds Mr. and Mrs. Gary Chiasson Drs. Robert and Rachel Colligan Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Dartez Mr. and Mrs. John Deats Mr. and Mrs. James D. Docherty Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dumond Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Duplechain Mr. and Mrs. Perry Blaze Frey Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Gautreaux Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gilder Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goodrich II Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hart Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Juneau, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Todd F. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. David P. LeBlanc Mr. Robert and Dr. DeeDee Luke Mr. and Mrs. David Mayer Mrs. Elizabeth C. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Montesano Drs. Andy and Kristen '84 Plauche Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Price Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robertson Mr. and Mrs. William Sack Mr. and Mrs. Keith Seilhan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stegall Dr. Jeffrey J. Thibodeaux Leadership Level: $250 to $499 Mrs. Ted Beaullieu, Sr. Mr. Keith and Mrs. Shelly '89 Bond Mr. and Mrs. Brian Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Broussard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Corry Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cryer Mr. Clayton and Mrs. Lynette '83 Darnall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dartez Mr. and Mrs. Colby Domingue Mr. and Mrs. James Furka Dr. and Mrs. Doug Gonzales Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Guidry Dr. Tony and Dr. Janis Guilbeau Mr. Dallas R. Hains Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Harding Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hightower Mr. and Mrs. David Huval, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hymel Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Joseph Mrs. Loula L. Landry Mr. and Mrs. Ned LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lenox Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Louviere Dr. Rachelle Meaux Mr. and Mrs. Ken Meyers Mr. Mike '85 and Mrs. Cathy '91 Moncla Mr. and Mrs. Joel Morton Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Noel Northwestern Mutual Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Michael Trahan Mr. Hunter '89 and Mrs. Renae Trahan Mr. and Mrs. Troy Trahan Mr. James '87 and Mrs. Elisa Zehnder Navy and Maroon: $100 to $249 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Acosta Mr. Todd Allendorph '89 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Andrus Mr. and Mrs. Mark Artall Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ashy Mr. Chris and Mrs. Renee Clark '02 Baudoin Mr. and Mrs. Don Bayard Mr. Paul '83 and Mrs. Jhan Beaullieu Mr. and Mrs. Mark Benoit Mr. and Mrs. Scott Benoit Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Bergeron Mr. Bodie Boudreaux and Mrs. Donna Boudreaux, Ph.D Mr. and Mrs. Troy Boudreaux Mr. and Mrs. Jared Bourque Mr. and Mrs. William Breaux Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bruce Mrs. Shirley Burkhead Mr. Shawn '95 and Mrs. Lori '97 Carter Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Cary Mr. and Mrs. John Castille Mr. and Mrs. Dale Champagne Dr. Harold P. Chastant Dr. Virginia Coreil Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cortese Mr. David and Mrs. Elisabeth K. '96 Cortez Mr. and Mrs. R. Jack Criswell Ms. Eva Crochet Mr. and Mrs. Robert Darnall Mrs. Lula Decuir Ms. Beryl deJean Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Detraz Ms. Jenny Devillier Mr. and Mrs. Rick Domas Ms. Olga Domengeaux Mr. and Mrs. Jay Duhon Mrs. Joyce Saitta Elliott '94 Mr. and Mrs. Cade Evans Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick Mr. and Mrs. James Flynn Mr. and Mrs. William Fortier Mrs. Jennifer Bailey Frederick '88 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Gallman Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gallman Mr. Garrett '99 and Mrs. Mallory '02 Gauthier Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Christina '87 Gauthier Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guilbeau, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guilbeaux

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Dr. and Mrs. Carrol Guinn Ms. Christina B. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hebert Mr. and Mrs. James Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Jon Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hempen Ms. Jamie B. Herndon '87 Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hunter Mr. Patrick Huval Mrs. Amy Cloninger Jolly '00 Mr. and Mrs. Van Junot Dr. and Mrs. Harold Kennedy Dr. Kraig Kinchen '86 Mr. and Mrs. James King Mrs. Simonne Klusman '86 Mrs. Ella Koury Judge P.J. Laborde, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Ed Lafleur Mr. and Mrs. David Landry Mr. Edward G. Landry Mr. Michael and Mrs. Michelle '86 Langlinais Mr. and Mrs. Expadie Laperouse, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. LeBouef Ms. Melissa Ann Lerille Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Miles Matt Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFaul Mrs. Judy Menard Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Molaison Mrs. Marguerite Montagnet Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Moore Mr. and Mrs. Eric Morse Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morton Mrs. Gloria S. Mouton Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Murphree Dr. and Mrs. Charles Padgett Mr. and Mrs. John Passmore Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Perret Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pontiff Mr. and Mrs. Ken Porche Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Raborn Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ransonet Ms. Shirley L. Richard Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ripley Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Robichaux Mr. and Mrs. Eric Robicheaux Mr. Brad Rodrigue '95 Mr. Gordon and Mrs. Catherine ’87 Rountree Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Rush Mrs. Stephanie Sikes Savor '94 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scelfo Mr. Edward '85 and Mrs. Angela Schoeffler Mr. and Mrs. Pernell Simon Mr. John S. Soileau, Jr. Mr. William '84 and Mrs. Stephanie '83 Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. William F. Stevenson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Turner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Veazey Mr. and Mrs. Neil Vincent Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weber Mr. and Mrs. Hal F. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wood Friend of STM: $1 to $99 Ms. Marilyn Adams Mrs. Jane Ardoin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ardoin Ms. Kim Ashy Ms. Fannie Rose Augustine Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bahlinger Mrs. Helen A. Billeaud Mrs. Robert Earle Billeaud Mr. Alvin Blanchard Mr. Ridge Michael Blanchard '07 Bryan and Jodi Fremin Bonura Mrs. Carline C. Boudreaux Mr. and Mrs. Troy Boudreaux Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bourque Mr. Berton Breaux '87 Mrs. Denise Breaux Mr. and Mrs. Danny Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. Kim Broussard Mr. Patrick '97 and Mrs. Natalie '00 Broussard Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Kristen '95 Brown Mr. and Mrs. Leo Camel Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Castille Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cazes Mr. Brett '88 and Mrs. Elizabeth Champion Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clare Ms. Mary Combal Mr. and Mrs. David Comeaux Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Curtis Ms. Lula Decuir Mrs. Jocelyn Desormeaux Ms. Candy Domengeaux Ms. Lynette Domengeaux Mr. and Mrs. John E. Domingue Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Donald Ms. Pamela Dore Mr. and Mrs. Russell Doty Mr. John '85 and Stephanie Dupuis Mrs. Lorie S. Duval Mr. Robert Eddy, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Edwards Mrs. Judith Del M. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Fisher Ms. Jean Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Neil J. Fontenot Mrs. Jennifer Bailey Frederick '88 Mr. and Mrs. James Fruge Mrs. Margaret Gillaspie Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Gilmore Mrs. Jeanelle P. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Darren Guidry Mr. and Mrs. Ned Guilbeau Mr. and Mrs. Doug Guillory Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Harris Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hebert Mr. and Mrs. George Herman Mr. Richard Hollier Mr. Lynn Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Matt Illes Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston Mr. Scott Johnstone Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jumonville Mr. and Mrs. Kent Kerne Mrs. Beverly B. Landry Mr. and Mrs. David Landry Mr. and Mrs. Robert Landry Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Landry Mr. and Mrs. Pete Lavergne Mr. and Mrs. Brad LeBlanc Mrs. Shirley H. LeBreton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Leger Ms. Angelle Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Baltazar Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Neal Manuel Mr. and Mrs. James Masters Mr. and Mrs. William McCarthy Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Mrs. Ellen J. Minvielle Mr. Kendall '86 and Mrs. Renee North Mr. and Mrs. Sal Pepitone Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pitre Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Pontiff Mr. and Mrs. Duane Ramon Ms. Heidi Reed Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reis Mr. and Mrs. Paul Romero III Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rountree Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Seiler Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Alton B. Smith, Jr. Mr. Randall and Mrs. Michelle '84 Stelly STM Homecoming Court 2014 Mrs. Audrey Z. Tassin Mr. and Mrs. Luke Theriot Mrs. Theresa P. Toups Mr. and Mrs. William Vanryckeghem Mr. and Mrs. David Watso Mrs. Elaine Young Dr. and Mrs. Mark Zappi

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