Page 3

Of course, during 2015, our community faced challenges as well, the most traumatic being the sudden death of Mr. Greg Sollie on Jan. 22, 2015. Mr. Sollie was a much loved, 18 year veteran teacher, and his loss was a huge blow for students, faculty and alumni. However, students, faculty, alumni and friends rallied to support his family and one another in a moving display of faith and community. Mr. Sollie’s profound and positive impact was noted in the 2015 Valedictorian’s comments about one of his favorite sayings, “Have a day!” Joey Balhoff ’15 explained how he came to understand that Mr. Sollie was encouraging us all to have a “perfect” day by doing something for another who may never be able to repay the kindness. Even after 121 years of operation in Baton Rouge, Catholic High School continues as a model of excellence in the education and formation of young men. I am confident that I speak for all

in our community in expressing appreciation for the service and educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart which is the guiding spirit of our school. Let us remember, however, that gratitude is best expressed not by words, but by living it. I am happy to report that throughout the past year, the Catholic High School community has truly lived in appreciation of its rich tradition and has continued to strive to become even better. On behalf of all in the CHS community, I offer my sincere thanks for your generous donations and your support in so many other ways. Gerald E. Tullier President

Over the course of the past year, we have witnessed tremendous support and growth thanks to you, our CHS family, who have “Embraced the Mission” for Catholic High School. Through the care, passion and commitment of our parents, alumni, grandparents and friends who have given their time, talents and financial investment to our school, CHS has continued its tradition of educational excellence. We are extremely grateful for your belief in the mission of this wonderful institution. As good stewards of your generosity through the Fund for Catholic High School, scholarships, endowments, capital gifts, as well as support for the many other philanthropic endeavors initiated by the Office of Advancement, we remain committed to the mission as we prepare students to achieve success in life through providing life defining experiences. I continue to be inspired by our students and by the instruction of our amazing faculty every day. The energy, the eagerness to learn and the determined spirit of our young men continues to grow with confidence and pride in their growth and success, we are privileged to be a part of that experience. On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Dr. Richard Vath our board chair, Gene Tullier our president and Lisa Harvey our principal, thank you for impacting our students and embracing the mission through your gifts. It is your continued support that makes a Catholic High School education special. Ametur Cor Jesu — Loved be the heart of Jesus Jamie Segar ’90 Director of Advancement 2014-2015 Annual Report


2014-2015 Annual Report  
2014-2015 Annual Report