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AMETUR COR JESU Loved be the heart of Jesus Founded in 1894 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Catholic High School is an all-male college preparatory institution serving young men in grades 8 - 12.

Bear Facts is published biannually by Catholic High School’s Office of Communications. Ashley Davies and Hilary Trahan, Editors Contributors: Margie Alexander David Butler ’77 Jane Dunn Lisa Harvey Brian Hightower ’97 J.P. Kelly ’92 Jenny Ridge Jamie Segar ’90 Charley Silvio ‘03 Gene Tullier Aimee Turner Submissions: We welcome the submission of material for possible publication based on the discretion of the editors. Catholic High School 855 Hearthstone Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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PRESIDENT’S UPDATE Regardless of harsh criticism sometimes directed at him, historians generally agree that Winston Churchill was one of the most remarkable leaders of the 20th Century. In the biography Churchill: Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts relates how Churchill was convinced at only 16 years of age that he would be called upon to protect and lead the British Empire through a great crisis. Many years later, as he led England through the darkest days of World War II, it remained his unshakable conviction that he was walking with destiny. It is safe to say that most of us have far less confidence. In the midst of the minutia of daily life, the “right” decision in even GERALD E. TULLIER rather simple matters can be uncertain. Sometimes, though, if we look back even over the relatively recent past, we can CHS PRESIDENT detect destiny at play. I believe that Catholic High School, like the vast majority of Catholic schools throughout the United States, was walking with destiny through the COVID crisis. This threat was real, but thanks to rapidly developed vaccines, precautionary measures, and the creativity and innovation of our staff, the continuity of instruction and formation of young people was never interrupted. Catholic High School faithfully continued its mission. By saying that Catholic High School was walking with destiny, I do not mean that the outcome was pre-determined. Things could have turned out differently, and much worse. Some schools and many businesses were forced to close, and that could have been the case for Catholic High School. Destiny is not some mysterious force or certainly not a pre-determined outcome. It is actually the result of remote preparation for whatever challenge may come that pre-disposes a person or in this case our school to positive outcomes. So, destiny has a lot to do with the past—sometimes events and actions of long ago. Typically, while we think of destiny as pointing to the future, we think of tradition as what happened in the past. Merriam-Webster even defines tradition as, “an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom).” In fact, destiny and tradition are closely connected. Tradition is the combination of experiences, vision, and values that prepare and guide us toward a positive future. Embracing tradition is not about repeating, sometimes without understanding, inherited actions or behaviors as Tevye does in “Fiddler on the Roof.” Rather, embracing tradition means making a dynamic commitment to the positive vision and values that guide us. For Catholic High School, the experience of Father André Coindre, the Founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, and the actions and experiences of his followers created a tradition that shapes our destiny. It is a tradition that is rooted in a worthy vision, that attracts Brothers and lay partners to embrace Gospel values and generously invest their time, expertise, and energy to help young people experience God’s love. It is a tradition that is based on faith and that is essentially optimistic and forward looking. It is this tradition that pre-disposed Catholic High School to positive outcomes from the COVID crisis.

Andrew Roberts asserts that all of Churchill’s life, his successes and moments of brilliance as well as his failures and mistakes, prepared him for the daunting role he played as the leader of England during World War II. Similarly, I believe that the rich tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart prepared our school to face the COVID challenge. As we prepare for the coming school year, the 127th in our school’s history, I remain deeply grateful to our faculty and staff who embrace this tradition and to our alumni and friends for their unwavering trust in Catholic High School. Future challenges will come, but as long as we embrace the Brothers of the Sacred Heart tradition, I am convinced we will always walk with destiny.

Gene E. Tullier

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PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE What a difference a year makes! On May 22, 2021, the Class of 2021 graduated in the Raising Cane’s River Center with their classmates, their parents, their friends, and their families. Contrast this experience with the virtual graduation of the Class of 2020 - an event that was marked by separation and distance from all those who would normally celebrate such an occasion, and the stark distinction between the two years is astounding. What a difference a year can make. However, as far as we have come in the last year, the planning and discussions for the 2021-2022 school year are still focused on protocols surrounding COVID-19: masks or no masks, large gatherings or no gatherings, sanitizing, distancing, and the list goes on. The unpredictability of our world with ever-changing statistics regarding positivity rates, along with shifting guidelines and recommendations for school reopening makes planning difficult, but we are looking forward to a school year with less restrictions than when we started the 2020-2021 school year. Father André Coindre, the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, said the following in 1826: “Try as we might, we cannot regulate our lives like a musical score; a performance always has a few sour notes. You do what you can.” Truer words were never spoken. If we have learned anything in the past 18 months, the control and regulation that we often had over our pre-pandemic lives can be taken from us instantly due to an unseen enemy as small as a virus. Yet, with the support and goodwill of our faculty, staff, students, parents, and the CHS community, we will continue to educate our students within the mission and charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The few sour notes that will inevitably occur will serve as learning opportunities and move us forward. As we begin this school year, I am filled with gratitude for the Catholic High community. Our faculty and staff were incredible last school year as we navigated the pandemic in the school setting. In spite of the challenges, they continued their ministry in educating our students and serving as a model of the unconditional love of God for each person. Our students were amazing and cooperated with all of the changes that prevented them from experiencing a typical year. Our alumni, parents, and friends continued to support CHS despite the restrictions that prevented us from gathering in our typical fashion. Regardless of the situations that we will face this school year regarding COVID-19 and the effects it will have on our daily operations, I am confident that the spirit of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart will be present and guide us along our way. Our faculty, staff, and students will continue the long, proud tradition of Catholic High School that is in keeping with being a six-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. There will be bumps and a few sour notes in the process, but Catholic High School will continue to educate and guide our students into becoming the young men that God has created them to be. “Courage and trust, that is my motto” Father André Coindre Ametur Cor Jesu. Loved be the heart of Jesus. And, Go Bears!

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VALEDICTORIAN GRADUATION ADDRESS I would first like to thank everyone who helped us get here today - both the CHS faculty and staff who strove to create an educational and enjoyable learning environment and, especially, our parents who constantly pushed us to be the best we could be in every aspect of our lives. I’m not going to stand up here and talk about COVID. I’m sure we’ve all heard enough of that (I, for one, certainly have). To talk about the pandemic would be (hopefully) to talk about the past. Instead, I want to focus on the future. After all, that is what today is about - celebrating what we have accomplished but looking forward to what comes next. Class of 2021, whatever you do next - whether you attend college, join the workforce, or do something altogether different - I encourage you to make the most of your post-graduation plans. Wherever you are next year, I hope that you strive to be independent, breaking free from the pressures of those around you. In doing so, you can reach your full potential rather than fill in the mold someone else has created for you. That said, do not be independent to a fault; never be afraid to ask for advice from those with more experience than you. No one here has everything figured out - I certainly don’t, and I’m sure every adult in the room would agree - so don’t hesitate to seek support when necessary, whether that be from friends, family, or God. Continuing with the theme of looking forward, I would like to discuss leaving a legacy. I know this sounds like I’m talking about the past, but I assure you that it relates to your future. I am confident that each one of you has left behind an impression on someone at CHS, but moving forward, you will no longer be one in a class of 270 students. Instead, you will be one out of 5,000 Freshmen or one employee at a large company. Here, you will have a much more difficult time making a lasting impression. High school is a short time in our lives, and our accomplishments, though important, should not define who we are for the rest of our lives. Five, ten, twenty years from now, will you remember the 2019 Homecoming or who won Challenge Day 2021 (oh wait, we did)? Some of you might, but I guarantee you that many, if not most, will forget these events. However, I ask you this: will you remember the person who, when you were feeling down, struck up a conversation and brightened your day? Will you remember the person who always took time to help you study or the person who encouraged you to try out for the team again after getting cut? To this, I say yes. You will remember these people because they helped you when you needed it most. They made a lasting impression on your life, no matter how small their action, and you remember them for it. I, for one, will always remember Brother Xavier and how, through his charisma and unceasing encouragement, he helped me enjoy English class, rather than dread it like I used to. This is the kind of legacy I hope to encourage - a legacy of kindness and service. Take away more than a diploma from Catholic High School. Bring the attitude of brotherhood and service fostered by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to whatever you do next to make a difference, no matter how small, in someone else’s life. Again, five, ten, twenty years from now, will you remember me or this speech? Chances are, probably not. But if you can take away one point from my words today, take away this: in life, you will be remembered not by the awards you win or the accolades you receive but by your character and what you do for others.

“In life, you will be remembered not by the awards you win or the accolades you receive but by your character and what you do for others.” - Christian Jude Thompson

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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE GRADUATION ADDRESS Graduates, faculty, family and friends, I’m incredibly honored to share with you today a reflection on our time at Catholic High School. Catholic High has truly changed my life, and I will be forever grateful for this incredible institution. I would not be half the person I am today if not for my amazing teachers, mentors, and all of you, my brothers. We have truly been blessed with the best faculty, staff, and administration who have believed in us, supported us, and inspired us to become the men we are today. We are so thankful for their tireless efforts, energy, and encouragement that they have so freely given us over the years. It’s amazing how an eye-opening project or an engaging lecture changed our perceptions of the world around us. No doubt in this past year, we’ve been challenged, but we demonstrated one of the most admirable traits a class can have—resilience. I can say without reservation, that this is one of the most resilient classes in the history of Catholic High! Hurricanes, floods, snow storms, a global pandemic, you name it, we lived through it. We’ve been through a lot, but we have responded with wit, creativity, and an unrelenting determination. Along with the support of our families, teachers, and administration, we took what we were handed, and we made it better. I look back at all we have achieved in this crazy world, and it gives me hope because you all are examples of how to be smart, brave, and, of course, resilient. We have been through it all, but no matter what, we did it together as brothers. One faith community, one sanctuary, one Catholic High. The fact that we made it here today is a testament to our perseverance and commitment to excellence. We did a lot of homework, wrote papers, took tests, and gave presentations. Yes, that made us smarter, but I think that our experience was more characterized by what we did outside the classroom. We traveled to places near and far, we competed in competitions and cheered on our brothers, we dedicated our time to the service of others, we went on retreats, and we celebrated Mass as a community. Those are the things that formed us as men of God. We are so thankful for our time here together; all the friends we have made, all the days of laughter and fun, and for all the time of great discovery and learning. Our high school days are coming to a close, but this is also a new beginning. It’s now time that we go our separate ways to begin the rest of our lives; though, we will always have this home to come back to. I know we hear it all the time, but it really is more than four; it’s a lifetime. Each and every one of you bring different things to the table that come together to create something great. For some, it’s academics, athletics, extracurriculars, musical or artistic abilities, and others are TikTok famous. But everyone contributes something to make this community great. I urge you to continue to use your Godgiven gifts to contribute to the world and do good. Catholic High has already set us up on a path to succeed. Let’s continue the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and use our blessings wisely. It’s been a great four or five years. I will pray for you, and I wish you all the very best in life. Go Bears!

“We have been through it all, but no matter what, we did it together as brothers. One faith community, one sanctuary, one Catholic High.” - Steffek Taylor Rainey

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LEGACY GRAUDATES

Garrett Accardo, Mr. Stephen Accardo ’85, Addison Ainsworth, Mr. Kevin Oliver Ainsworth ’92, Jackson Baird, Dr. William Heritage Baird ’87, Logan Berret, Mr. Joseph Berret III ’84, Noah Bishop, Mr. John Bishop ’84, Stewart Black, Mr. Brandon Kelly Black ’86, Christopher Carmouche, Mr. Kyle Carmouche ’88, Bion Cashio, Mr. Jason Randall Cashio ’91, Cade Clary, Mr. Colin Clary ’03, Andrew Crawford Jr., Mr. Kevin Sinquefield ’88, Cameron Crochet, Mr. Horace Crochet ’92, Nicholas D’Agostino, Mr. Paul Anthony D’Agostino ’84, Jackson Demouy, Mr. Chris Stephen Demouy ’93, Ryan DeNicola, Mr. Ross Joseph DeNicola III ’83, Ethan DeOliveira, Mr. Mario DeOliveira ’94, Ethan Eckler, Mr. Patrick Eckler ’88, Anthony Ellis, Mr. Randall John Ellis ’88, Bailey Faulk, Mr. David Faulk ’88, Luke Fuselier, Mr. Mark Fuselier ’90, Conner Graves, Dr. Kurt Graves ’85, Harlan Hamilton, Mr. Bradley Hamilton ’91, Liam Helm, Mr. Eric Edward Helm ’93, Stephen Herin, Mr. Michael Herin ’86, Cazes Jones, Mr. Christopher Keith Jones ’95, Bradford Keller Jr., Mr. Brad Keller, Sr. ’90, Gregory Keller Jr., Mr. Michael Anderson ’95, Sidney Keller, Mr. Jason Keller ’86, James Kelly, Mr. J.P. Kelly ’92, Andrew Kleinpeter, Kristopher Kleinpeter, Mr. Karl Kleinpeter ’84, Benjamin Langley, Mr. Kevin James Langley ’82, Evan Madere, Mr. Cal Madere ’90, Jack Matthews, Mr. Fred Matthews, Jr. ’86, Benjamin Mayeux, Mr. Jonathan D. Mayeux ’95, David Mills Jr., Mr. David Coleman Mills, Sr. ’84, Zachary Morgan, Mr. Johnny Morgan ’79, Jackson Munson, Mr. John Munson ’84, Nicholas Noel, Mr. Gregory Noel ’88, Nicholas Nola, Mr. Paul Nola ’90, James Parker, Mr. Todd Parker ’92, Cole Primeaux, Mr. Keith Primeaux ’87, Noah Riche, Mr. Kenny Riche ’88, John Rome, Dr. Byron Robert Rome ’89, Kamren Rome, Mr. Kerry Rome ’87, Reid Schroeder, Mr. Timothy Schroeder ’84, Jackson Wall, Mr. Malcolm E. Wall III ’92, Gordon Warrington, Mr. John Warrington ’84, Benjamin Watts, Mr. William Watts, Jr. ’89, Jack Wilkinson, Mr. William Wilkinson ’89

EAGLE SCOUTS August Embaugh, Carson Giambrone, Laison Gilbert, Thomas Hodgson, Jacob Huffty, Nicholas Noel, Charlie Rhodes, Joseph Sims, Christian Thompson

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EIGHTH GRADE CLASS Zachary Boulet, Bion Cashio, Carson Chassaignac, Cade Clary, Ryan Clary, Noah Duplantis, Hunter Freeman, Jackson Gremillion, John Habisreitinger III, Shannon Helaire Jr., Stephen Herin, Sidney Keller, William Kitto IV, Andrew Kleinpeter, Kristopher Kleinpeter, Janus Korevec, Lance Landry, Benjamin Langley, James Lauve, Jacob LeBlanc, Evan Madere, Caleb Marcantel, Robert Martin, Jack Matthews, Benjamin Mayeux, Angelo Montagnino, Jacob Nguyen, Mason Page, James Robert III, Eric Schroeder, Reid Schroeder, Joseph Sims, Hunter Soulie, Christian Thompson, Trevor Turner, Craig Waguespack, Benjamin Watts, Jack Wilkinson, Ethan Winchester

FACULTY/STAFF AND SONS Ms. Nancy Herin, Stephen Herin, Melanie Williams, Reed Williams, Carey Lauret, Cody Lauret, James Peter Kelly, J.P. Kelly ’92, Trevor Turner, Aimee Turner

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NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CHS congratulates Brennan Campesi ’21 and Benjamin Mayeux ’21 on being named recipients of prestigious National Merit Scholarships. Both were chosen from a pool of highly qualified, high school seniors across the nation. Brennan will receive his scholarship from Johnson & Johnson – he is planning on pursuing a career in law. Benjamin will receive his scholarship from Liberty Mutual and is interested in a career in aerospace engineering.

2021 CHS MEN OF THE YEAR Pictured below front row left to right: Luke Robert Dardis, Bailey Arthur Faulk, Jacob Minh Man Nguyen, James Davis Lauve, Lane Joseph Poche, James Peter Kelly, Caleb Gerard Woods. Back row left to right: Steffek Taylor Rainey, Trevor James Turner, Craig Michael Waguespack, James Ronald Robert III, George Larry Hart III, Stephen Andrew Herin, Brennan Michael Campesi, Mason Charles Guy.

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We are incredibly proud of the following Bears who scored a 33 or higher on their ACT. Congratulations to Joey Blanchard ’22, William Boneno ’22, Gino Canizaro ’22, Liam Carruth ’22, Anthony Chiasson ’22, Will Cole ’21, James Couhig ’22, Sam Giarrusso ’22, Shaan Jindal ’22, Ben Limbocker ’22, Grif O’Neill ’22, Lane Poche ’21, Cole Primeaux ’21, Jack Schliewe ’21, and Jeffery Talbot ’22 who scored a 33. Jack Appleton ’22, Stewart Black ’21, Luke Dardis ’21, Bailey Faulk ’21, Adam Grissom ’21, Benjamin Herman ’22, Peter Kelly ’21, Lex Landreneau ’22, Jacob LeBlanc ’21, Cameron Morin ’21, Andrew Sellers ’21, Craig Waguespack ’21 who scored a 34. Owen Gamble ’21, Lucas Gawarecki ’22, Walter Herasymiuk ’21, Noah Hixson ’21, Alexander Lauve ’22, Robert Martin ’21, Jack Matthews ’21, Jacob Nguyen ’21, Benjamin Papizan ’22, Jackson Robb ’22, and Broderick Wong ’21 who scored a 35. And, Jonathan Beale ’22, Benjamin Mayeux ’21, and Christian Thompson ’21 who scored a 36.

CATHOLIC YOUTH LEADER AWARD Lane Poche was named the State winner of the Catholic Youth Leadership Award by the Knights of Columbus for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Catholic faith. It has been 34 years since a Catholic High School student has won the state level award! Congratulations, Lane!

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Golden Bear Honors Convocation The Golden Bear Honors Convocation recognizes many of the students who have honored Catholic High School by their outstanding performance during the past four or five years - performances characterized by diligence in the classroom, perseverance on the field of play, fellowship among classmates, charity through serving those in need, and integrity and kindness in all that they do. It is appropriate, therefore, to give special recognition to these students who have contributed so much toward making this year a memorable one. Louisiana Seal of Biliteracy

Simon Rene Bourgeois Adam Wesley Callicott Brennan Michael Campesi Daniel Pierce Carter Jacob Paul Clement William Robins Conger Blake Campbell Cook Andrew Douglas Crawford Jr. Luke Robert Dardis Gage Neal Deshotel James Lee Douet Timothy Andrew Ferrell Thomas Wesley Fontenot Luke Joseph Fuselier Owen Thomas Gamble Laison James Gilbert Adam Paul Grissom John Blaise Habisreitinger III Walter Brooks Herasymiuk Thomas William Hodgson James Peter Kelly William Peter Kitto IV Lance Joseph Landry Benjamin James Langley Cody Paul Lauret James Davis Lauve Jack Christopher Matthews Christian Rey Midence Zachary Philip Morgan Marcello Andres Occupati John Michael Pontif Steffek Taylor Rainey Teagan Randolph Richards Alex Enrique Rodriguez-Guzmán Connor James Sanders

Eric Connor Schroeder Andrew Parr Sellers III Eric Darrell Street III Christian Jude Thompson

Catholic High School STREAM Certificate Mason Quintin Acosta Evan Ross Bourgeois Alexander Lawrence Dunn Carson Mitchell Giambrone Andrew Edward Ivey Bruen Sidney Johnson Carter Joseph Knotts Grant William LeSage Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Noah Lee Riché James Ronald Robert III Owen Michael Simon Peter Alexander Vallet Jacob Christopher Wells Broderick Pierce Wong

Academic Program Scholars Mason Quintin Acosta Fisher Thomas Baudier Thomas Drake Bellanger Logan Patrick Berret Justin Michael Bertrand Collin Thomas Blanchard Evan Ross Bourgeois Simon Rene Bourgeois Thomas Aquinas Custer Brock Christopher Gill Carmouche Daniel Pierce Carter

Michael Scott Chatelain Jack Alcee Chittom Grant Matthew Chustz Jacob Paul Clement Blake Campbell Cook William Grafton Cooper Andrew Douglas Crawford Jr. Alexander Lawrence Dunn Noah Michél Duplantis Ethan Martin Eckler Anthony Joseph Ellis Graham Michael Fels Thomas Wesley Fontenot Luke Joseph Fuselier Conner William Graves Jackson Bridges Guest George Larry Hart III Walter Brooks Herasymiuk Stephen Andrew Herin Andrew Edward Ivey Garrett Matthew Jenkins John Christopher Johnson Brian Berkeley Jones Jr. Bradford John Keller Jr. Andrew Karl Kleinpeter Kristopher Adam Kleinpeter Alexander Adger Leake Logan Paul Leger Brooks O’Keefe Lewis Christian Blake Mannino Caleb John Marcantel Joshua Louis Marrero Anderson Allen Martin Robert Douglas Martin David Coleman Mills Jr. Graycen Spaulding Moore

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Landon James O’Connor Anthony Robert Raemsch Nicholas Roe Raetzsch Steffek Taylor Rainey Patrick Jude Richard II Teagan Randolph Richards Noah Lee Riché Jackson Anthony Rimes Jack Maguire Schliewe Lloyd Broyles Silvey Hunter Matthew Soulie Charles Brady St. Martin Parker James St. Romain Landon Michael Toups Blaison Dwane Treuil Benjamin Luke Tully Jackson Allen Wall Benjamin Luke Wilfert Reid Alexander Wilson Ethan Luke Winchester

Honors Program Scholars

Stewart Brandon Black Samuel Lloyd Brashier Brennan Michael Campesi Bion Barnett Cashio Ian Jeffery Cavana John William Cole William Robins Conger Cameron Joseph Crochet Luke Robert Dardis James Lee Douet Christian Alexander Dubroc Blake Thomas Edwards Bailey Arthur Faulk Timothy Andrew Ferrell Owen Thomas Gamble Carson Mitchell Giambrone Eric Paul Gioe Adam Paul Grissom Harlan Anthony Hamilton Noah Kipp Hixson Thomas William Hodgson Matthew Roy Hubbell Bruen Sidney Johnson Gavin Christopher Juge James Peter Kelly Lance Joseph Landry Benjamin James Langley Cody Paul Lauret James Davis Lauve Jacob Matthew LeBlanc James Alexander Leonard Michael Mahley Long Jack Christopher Matthews Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Brandt Michael Middleton Zachary Philip Morgan Cameron Ray Morin Jacob Minh Man Nguyen John Bryan Peak Lane Joseph Poche

John Michael Pontif Cole Gerard Primeaux Charlie Stephen Rhodes Connor James Sanders Andrew Parr Sellers III Owen Michael Simon Jonah Daniel Stagg Christian Jude Thompson Trevor James Turner Peter Alexander Vallet Craig Michael Waguespack George Michael Wilson Broderick Pierce Wong Caleb Gerard Woods

National Merit Finalists Brennan Michael Campesi Bailey Arthur Faulk Adam Paul Grissom Noah Kipp Hixson Jacob Matthew LeBlanc Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Christian Jude Thompson

Extracurricular Clubs

Art Club: Cameron Joseph Crochet Bearly Published: Parker James St. Romain Bruin Broadcast Network: Noah Lawin Bishop Drama Club: Trevor James Turner Fellowship of Christian Athletes: James Peter Kelly French Club: Jacob Minh Man Nguyen Junior Classical League: James Davis Lauve Mu Alpha Theta: Benjamin Thomas Mayeux National Honor Society: Bailey Arthur Faulk Photography Club: Michael Mahley Long Spanish Club: Simon Rene Bourgeois Speech and Debate Team: John William Cole Student Ambassadors: Craig Michael Waguespack Student Council: Matthew Ray Tilley Ultimate Team: Daniel Pierce Carter Youth and Government Club: Mason Charles Guy

Academic Golden Bears

Art: Christian Alexander Dubroc Band: Stephen Andrew Herin Chorus: Brayden Daniel Guitreau Engineering and Technology: Benjamin Thomas Mayeux English: Christian Jude Thompson French: Jacob Paul Clement Health and Physical Education: Craig Michael Waguespack

Latin: James Davis Lauve Mathematics: Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Religion: James Peter Kelly Science: Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Social Studies: Cameron Ray Morin Spanish: Brennan Michael Campesi

Principal’s Award Scholars

(cumulative grade point average of 4.0) Brennan Michael Campesi Luke Robert Dardis Bailey Arthur Faulk Owen Thomas Gamble Thomas William Hodgson James Peter Kelly Lance Joseph Landry Michael Mahley Long Jack Christopher Matthews Benjamin Thomas Mayeux Cameron Ray Morin Lane Joseph Poche Christian Jude Thompson Broderick Pierce Wong

CHS Men of the Year

Brennan Michael Campesi Luke Robert Dardis Bailey Arthur Faulk Mason Charles Guy George Larry Hart III Stephen Andrew Herin James Peter Kelly James Davis Lauve Jacob Minh Man Nguyen Lane Joseph Poche Steffek Taylor Rainey James Ronald Robert III Trevor James Turner Craig Michael Waguespack Caleb Gerard Woods

American Legion Award Lane Joseph Poche

Outstanding Graduate Steffek Taylor Rainey

Student-Athlete Award Blake Campbell Cook

Service Award

Luke Robert Dardis

Salutatorian

Benjamin Thomas Mayeux

Valedictorian

Christian Jude Thompson

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Catholic High School’s long-standing tradition of inspiring students to serve their country Applying to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was an easy decision for recent CHS graduate William Conger ’21. “I’ve always had a desire to serve my country,” Conger says. “Going to West Point has always been a dream of mine.” And in the spring of 2021, that dream came true. William received his acceptance letter to the prestigious military school. He, along with his classmates, Ian Cavana ’21, Michael Cerniauskas ’21, and Matthew Tilley ’21 will head to New York this fall to begin their studies at one of the nation’s top federal service academies. A total of 11 graduates from the CHS Class of 2021 have committed to serving their country by either enlisting in the military or attending a U.S. Service Academy or Preparatory School. In addition to the four young men headed to West Point, Addison Ainsworth will attend West Point Preparatory School, Avon Old Farms; Mitchell Gillem ’21 will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School; and Mikey

Albarado ’21 and Luke Dardis ’21 will be in the Army ROTC at their respective universities. Additionally, three students will move straight to active service: Logan Smith Keller ’21 enlisting in the Army and John Carter Davis ’21 and Sean Hanly ’21 enlisting in the Marines. These young men join hundreds of former CHS graduates who have honorably chosen to serve their country post-graduation – a tradition the school has continued since its inception in 1894. Students like Ian Cavana credit their experience at CHS for preparing them to rise to the challenge. “The rigorous classwork, competitive athletic program, and leadership development have all played a factor in preparing me to to take my education to the next level,” says Ian Cavana. “I know I’m in for a challenge, but I’m excited to continue growing as a person while I’m around others who will make me better.” School administrators and faculty members take pride in shaping young

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men who possess the committment to serve others – helping fulfill the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We would like to thank all of Catholic High School’s past and present service men for their selfless dedication to our country.

Calling all CHS Veterans and active service alumni!

Are you an alumnus who has served - or is currently serving in a branch of the U.S. Military? Did you attend a Federal Service Academy, military college or prep school?

Send your name, high school graduation year, branch of service, and the name of service academy you attended to Brian Hightower ’97 at bhightower@catholichigh.org.


EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION Congratulations to our 8th grade Bears! Fifty members of the CHS Class of 2025 were honored during a promotion ceremony and Mass, celebrated by Brother Ray Hebert, S.C., followed by a reception in the Brother Donnan Berry, S.C. Student Center. Cesar Rico was selected by his classmates and teachers to receive the Courtesy Award for always being respectful and courteous. Joshua Dupre Aidan Albin Joseph Feet Erikson Auxt Jett Gagliano Jacob Bradford Noah Gawarecki Coy Bruno Carter Gibson Dane Bruno Charles Grose Drew Bruno Michelangelo Buogo Jr. Corey Hatch Max Himmel Amari Clayton Luke House Gabriel Cordell Alex Huffine Marcus Couhig

Karson Johnson-Harris Eric Jurkovic Mikai Lacy Hampton Landry William Lane Cohen LeBlanc Noah Lewis David Marsh Quentin Maughan James Meher IV

Thomas Miller Samuel Norman Garner O'Neal Jacob Palmisano Jack Pou Quinn Price Shiv Reshamwala Cesar Rico Hudson Rounds John Ruckert

George Smarada Ervin Smith III Phillip Street Jacob Tompkins Jr. Charles Venable Brady Waguespack Thomas Whaley Caleb White Michael Wilhelm Jr. Kevin Zheng

CLASS OF 2022 RING CEREMONY The Class of 2022 Presentation and Ring Ceremony was held Wednesday, May 12, in the Catholic High School Gymnasium. The Catholic High School Ring is a symbol of the loyalty, dependability and courage needed in the never-ending struggle to live up to the ideals of Christianity. The ring indicates that the wearer has successfully handled many challenges in the past, and he has accepted the promises of the future.

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Congratulations to the CHS Drum Major for the 2021-2022 Season

Mark Mills '23!

The CHS/SJA Choir submitted digital recordings of their songs from the Christmas Concert to the Louisiana Music Educators Association Choral Assessment event and received SUPERIOR ratings across the board! The choir’s performance also earned them the Sweepstakes Award.

The 2020 Bruin yearbook “It’s in Our Nature” was honored by the publishing company Herff Jones by being included in their annual Portfolio, a nationally-distributed collection of the best of the best in yearbook design. CHS has TWO features in this year’s volume!

CHS was recently awarded the Louisiana Volunteer Service Award in appreciation for making a difference in

our community. Special thanks to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank President and CEO Mike Manning for sharing this honor with our Bears on campus!

Kevin Zheng ‘25 qualified for the 2021 Raytheon Technologies MathCounts National Competition which was hosted virtually on May 8-10. Kevin is the FIRST CHS Student to qualify for the NATIONAL competition!

Parker St. Romain ’21 was awarded $800 in seed money to

start his business, GoVoyage, through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The YEA connects students with their interests in new business ventures by teaching them how to create business plans and pitch to investors as they seek funding to launch their own companies.

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For Senior Dress-Up Week, members of the senior class were encouraged to

"Dress Like a Brother!"

Thank you to Br. Robert (Bob) Croteau, Br. Ray Hebert, Br. Cliff King, Br. David Landry, Br. Roger LeMoyne, Br. Mike Migacz, and Br. Paul Montero for being with us for the seniors’ last litugry.

CHS student leaders were honored at our annual

Leadership Convocation.

Awards were given for special academic and service accomplishments. We also inducted our Student Council leaders for the 2021-2022 school year.

The CHS faculty and staff took some time away from life’s daily stresses to reflect and find peace in their faith. Our school family traveled to the Rosaryville Retreat Center in Ponchatoula to pray and reconnect with God. Special thanks to Becky Eldredge for sharing her ministry with us.

CHS Art Show 2021

Friends, family, and classmates gathered in the gym to view original works by CHS students in Art I, II, III, and IV studio classes. We were excited to have an in-person event this year and were so impressed with our Bears' display of creativity and talent!

The Grizzly Hospitality Group brought their restaurant concept, Cajun Soul Southern Kitchen, to life. The restaurant is student-driven with help from local restauranteur and CHS Alumnus Stephen Hightower ’91 and the crew from Turning Point Food Services.

The CHS African American Affinity group hosted four local attorneys - community leaders and members of the the National Black Prosecutors Association - to speak about their role in the Louisiana Justice System. Huge THANK YOU to Adam Kwentua, Leslie Ricard Chambers, Ron Gathe ’92, and Kendall Thomas for spending this time with our Bears! 27

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ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020-2021 | WINTER AND SPRING SPORTS

BASEBALL

LACROSSE

District Champions District Coach of the Year – Brad Bass

BASKETBALL

TRACK AND FIELD

BOWLING District Champions Final Four Appearance District Coach of the Year – Robin Davis

District Champions Regionals Runner-Up All-Metro Coach of the Year Christopher Davis

POWERLIFTING McVey Stockwell- Divison I State Champion, 165 lb weight class. First State Title in powerlifting in CHS history

District Champions

GOLF

City Champions LHSAA State Runner-Up

District Champions Regional Runner-Up

WRESTLING 5th Place in State Championship

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SOCCER The CHS Soccer Bears defeated St. Paul’s in overtime in the Division I state title game with a final score of 2-0. Alex Leonard ’21 was named the Outstanding Player of the game.

Division I

STATE CHAMPIONS

In a tournament whose outcome came down to the final match, the Bears edged out Brother Martin for the title by winning the doubles final. Bears clinched the title with a 6-0, 6-2 doubles victory by Ashton Ellis ’22 and Carson Chassiagnac ’22. Charlie Fremaux ’22 was the runner-up for the singles championship title.

This is the tennis team’s tenth state title in school history and fourth state title in a row.

Metro and State Coach of the Year Kyle Jackson ’07†

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ALL SPORTS 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

STUDENT ATHLETES HONORS AND AWARDS ALL METRO AND ALL-DISTRICT ATHLETES – 127 DISTRICT AND METRO MVPS – 10

ALL-STATE ATHLETES – 47

ACADEMIC ALL-STATE ATHLETES – 70

Next-level Cur Dogs

The following spring and winter sport athletes will be continuing their athletic careers at the next level. Congratulations, Bears!

Noah Duplantis Murray State Baseball

Patrick Richard Hendrix College Lacrosse

Carson Chassiagnac Dallas Baptist Tennis

Brady St. Martin Millsaps College Tennis

Jackson Rimes Louisiana State University Track and Field

Mason Zambo University of Louisiana Lafayette Baseball

Addison Ainsworth Avon Old Farms School Baseball


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In Memory of Kyle Jackson ’07 Service to the community is a large expectation for each of our students at Catholic High School. Our hope is that upon graduation our students have embraced a desire to serve others and share that desire to serve with their neighbors. When Kyle Jackson graduated from Catholic High School in 2007 he dedicated his heart to service. His relationship with his alma mater and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart led him to Africa to work with Brother Chris Sweeney ’84, he served the Baton Rouge community through professional real estate associations, and for several years Kyle served on the CHS Alumni Association Board of Directors. Most significantly Kyle was President of the Alumni Board during the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to his community service, Kyle served as head coach of the tennis team since 2013, leading the team to four state championship titles, one runner-up placement, and eight regional championships. As Coach, he taught God’s love by modeling gospel values and showing personal attention to his players. This just scratches the surface on the work he did in the community to spread love and serve others. On May 3, 2021, God called Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 home. The entire CHS community mourned this great loss. Following are some notes of condolence received by the school to show support:

“Kyle was an amazing role model and mentor for his tennis guys. He was all in and did so much to show he cared. He encouraged the boys to be responsible humans in their words and actions.” “What a gentleman and coach, mentor and friend to the many players he coached at CHS. Our heartfelt prayers for his beautiful wife Emily, and the entire Jackson family.” “Without question, Kyle was the model CHS Alumnus. His service to CHS was genuine, was without motive, and epitomized servicebefore-self. He led our Alumni Board and was just a fine man at that; a calm presence prevailed in his leadership. CHS has lost a rock star but has gained something even greater that perhaps Kyle didn’t intend; namely, a renewed commitment of how future alumni can positively impact our great school and community through selflessness. Kyle represented the CHS Alumni Association motto ‘It’s More Than Four, It’s A Lifetime.’” Kyle is survived by his wife, Emily Sulzer Jackson; his parents, Joyce and Jay Jackson ’71; brother Bret Jackson ’10 and his wife, Mallory; sister Sara Ludlam and her husband, Mickey; and countless others.

Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 Scholarship Established Shortly after Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 passed, the Alumni Association Board of Directors established the Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 Scholarship to honor the life and legacy of Coach Kyle Jackson ’07. The scholarship today has far-exceeded the minimum needed ($40,000) to support families of CHS students in need. Through the tremendous generosity of individuals and corporations who were inspired to remember Kyle in this special way, as of July 8, 2021, the Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 Scholarship has a balance of $89,000. Starting this fall, this scholarship will provide financial assistance to families who cannot afford CHS tuition. Donations to Kyle’s scholarship, and all scholarships, directly benefit CHS students and their families. To support the Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 Scholarship or to support/establish another scholarship fund please contact the CHS Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at (225) 239-7010 or visit www.catholichigh.org/giving. 31

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The Advocate honors high school athletes and coaches from across the Baton Rouge metro area as Star of Stars for their excellence in individual sports. The following athletes were selected as the best in their individual sport for the 2020-2021 school year based on all-district, all-metro and allstate honors, performances at regional and state competitions, along with recommendatons of area coaches.

BOYS BOWLING

DJ Mills ‘21

BOYS TENNIS

Charlie Fremaux ‘22

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Daniel Sullivan ‘22

BOYS TEAM OF THE YEAR

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Derrick Jones ’96

HEAD BASKETBALL COACH “I’m honored to have the opportunity to come back home to Catholic High School to work with the incredible faculty, staff, administration, and, most importantly, the students. This school is a part of who I am, and I am eager to re-immerse myself in the culture that is CHS.”

Bella Rawls

HEAD TENNIS COACH “Taking over as Head Coach this year is exciting, but I know I have some really big shoes to fill following Coach Kyle Jackson ’07 because he was an amazing person, coach and friend. We want to keep the legacy going. We want to win in his name.”

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David Simoneaux HEAD FOOTBALL COACH “I’m honored and humbled to become a part of this incredible school community. I’m looking forward to honoring the tradition here and continuing to elevate the legacy of the school’s thriving football program.”

“Being an alumnus and a coach here for over a decade, I’m honored and excited that the administration put their trust in me to lead the athletic program here at Catholic High. I’m looking forward to continuing to fulfill the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart through our athletic program and our guys.”

Ben DiPalma ’00 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Paul Rhorer ‘77

Paul Rhorer, CHS Class of 1977, was considered the heart and soul of the CHS Cross Country team in the mid-70s, leading his team to state titles in 1974, 1975, and 1976. He was part of the team considered one of the best cross country teams in the history of LHSAA. He was a driving force behind the CHS Cross Country program’s foundation of hard work, success, courage, leadership and dedication. Paul has coached at Sacred Heart of Jesus School and volunteered to help build youth programs since he left CHS. Today, he serves as an administrator for the State of Louisiana providing services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. He continues to be an advocate for all runners and helps them be the best they can be.

Scott Ray ‘89

During his time at Catholic High School, Scott Ray, CHS Class of 1989, left a tremendous legacy as a three-sport athlete. As a freshman at CHS, he was part of the football, basketball, and track teams. He made the varsity football and basketball teams his sophomore year, lettering in both sports. He was named an All-District basketball player and All-American football player. By the time he graduated, he held every wide receiver record including Most Yards Received in a Game, Most Yards Received in a Season, Most Pass Receptions per Game, Most Pass Receptions per Season, Most Pass Receptions Caught per Season, and Most Pass Receptions Caught per Career. Upon graduation, Ray signed with LSU where his father, Eddie Ray, played as a fullback. He lettered for four years and had a total of 77 career receptions, 1103 yards, 14.3 yards per reception, and three touchdowns.

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Stephen Sterling‘92 Chris Demouy ‘93

Man of the Year and champion athlete Stephen Sterling graduated from CHS in 1992. A threeyear letterman in basketball, Sterling was a part of Catholic High School’s first-ever back-to-back district champion basketball teams, was a part of the CHS team that beat the Soviet National team by 3 points at CHS and led his Bears to a 32-0 season into the Final Four his senior year. Sterling received several honors during his time at CHS including Most Improved Player (1991, 1992), 2nd Team All-District, and perfect season (1992). Stephen has a private law practice in Baton Rouge and serves the Baton Rouge community as a lawyer for the Office of Public Defender in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Chris Demouy, CHS Class of 1993, was a part of the Baseball Bears’ first 5-5A District Title during his junior season. As a senior, Demouy was named an AllDistrict player where he led his team to the district championship. Demouy went to LSU where he was a three-year letterman and was part of the 1996 and 1997 National Championship teams. Chris was also named to the Academic All-American teams in 1996 and 1997. He was drafted by the Anaheim Angels and spent five years in the minor leagues as a professional player. Today, Chris resides in Baton Rouge with his family and is in medical device sales.

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OFFICE OF

ADVANCEMENT

WE NEED YOU

The Fund for Catholic High School 2021-2022 Year after year, Catholic High School counts on

The 2020-2021 school year brought many changes

gifts from parents, alumni and friends of the CHS

to the CHS campus. From hybrid schedules and

community in order to continue to fulfill the

masked students, faculty, and staff, to a new

mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart while

building, a sixth Blue Ribbon and loss of loved ones,

providing a first-class education and robust high

we have faced highs and lows, but persevered

school experience to CHS students. This year,

through them all together. The 2021-2022 school

our community went above and beyond and

year will begin with another change as J.P Kelly ’92

answered the call to give.

steps into the role of Director of Advancement.

With the support of our parents, teachers, alumni, and friends, the 2020-2021 Annual Fund for Catholic High School campaign was

“I am excited to join the Advancement Team and hope to bring an energetic approach that focuses on the spiritual, educational, and social development of our students.”

the most successful in the

- J.P. Kelly ’92

history of Catholic High School. Congratulations to Jamie Segar ’91 and the J.P. Kelly ’92 Director of Advancement

entire CHS Advancement Team for their hard work.

But most importantly, thank you for another incredible year of giving. Your commitment and belief in the mission of the Brothers of

Director of Advancement Our goal is to continue to build the community of Catholic High School by enhancing the student experience, being personally attentive, and available to our constituents. We invite all to share in the rich traditions of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We look forward to the start of the 2021-22 school year.

the Sacred Heart and Catholic High School is tremendous and deeply appreciated.

For information on how to make a gift, go to catholichigh.org/giving

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Community Connection of

Giving Greater The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation’s Longstanding Commitment to CHS by Charley G. Silvio ’03

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ifts to Catholic High School sustain the school’s operation and, more importantly, contribute to the culture of generosity that permeates all we do. Often, families or individuals make such gifts, but there are exceptions. One significant exception is the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation, a treasured local philanthropic organization that has established $240,000 in endowed scholarships at Catholic High School to date.

Anyone who calls the area home is doubtless aware of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair that lights up the expansive Airline Highway Park each fall. However, even some members of the Catholic High School community may not be aware of the historical connections between the school and the fair. Furthermore, the connections between the two institutions run deeper, joined by a set of values that focus on uniting and improving the local community.

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The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair—along with the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation—and Catholic High School are decidedly different organizations. Yet, through different means, each supports the Baton Rouge community. At least part of the reason that the two share these values is its connection of CHS alumni being highly involved in the fair’s origins and development. Those origins and the continued mission of the foundation to support local


institutions have created a cherished partnership, one that has benefited Catholic High School immensely.

The Catholic High School Connection The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair (GBRSF) began in 1965 as a fundraising effort of the Baton Rouge Jaycees. The Jaycees—officially known as the United States Junior Chamber—is a longstanding civic organization open to young people who are looking to network, develop leadership and business skills, and give back to the community. Some of the key individuals at the heart of the Jaycees’ fair initiative were CHS graduates, J.H. Martin ’55, David H. Broussard, Sr. ’55, Judge Doug Gonzales, Sr. ’55, and Buddy Webre ’53. Of course, the leadership of these individuals will be familiar to many within the CHS family; throughout their lives, these impressive men were consistently involved throughout the Baton Rouge community and at CHS. They were active over the years in the CHS Men’s Club, Alumni Association, Alumni Board of Directors, and a variety of other events and initiatives. So too were these men involved in an assortment of worthy Baton Rouge civic organizations and efforts. It was their membership in the Jaycees, though, that led them to found the fair. In 1965, they merged the Jaycees’ Trade Show and Carnival to inaugurate the fair as a fundraising activity. In the early years, the event took place in various locations around town before settling in to its location on Airline Highway in 1972. During the mid-1980s, a streak of atrocious weather led to the Jaycees’ decision to dissociate with the fair; however, enough people were involved and interest was high enough to create an independent fair and associated charitable foundation. At this point, some of the most influential participants were still CHS alumni, including a few of the original founders. As a fundraising event, the primary goal of the fair has been to use

proceeds to benefit local charitable causes. In the last 35 years, the foundation associated with the fair has generously poured over $4.5 million in the local community through both expenditures and donations.

Its Worthy Cause Grant recipients have included groups as diverse as the American Red Cross, the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the Baton Rouge Zoo, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater Baton Rouge, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the Louisiana Special Olympics, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Vincent de Paul, and the YMCA, among many others. In addition, over the past 25 years, as part of its Outstanding Student Volunteer Awards Program, the foundation has given area high schools the opportunity to name one student as the Outstanding Volunteer of their Junior Class, a title that also carries a $500 award. Honorees of CHS students in recent years include George Dial ’20 (2019) Lane Poche ’21 (2020), and Benjamin Eagleton ’22 (2021). It is unlikely to be a coincidence that CHS alumni were present at the onset of the history of such a successful and charitable phenomenon. After all, the mission of CHS strives to cultivate in its students a sense of service that includes charitable giving and community involvement. The achievements of alumni serve as testament to the success of the school’s mission, and, if the Fair Foundation’s track record serves as evidence, it’s easy to see that Catholic High School alumni are involved in truly worthwhile initiatives.

An Organization That Operates Like Family While, certainly, CHS alumni involvement in the GBRSF is noteworthy, it must not obscure the organization’s much larger group of key people. Greg Edwards, Chair of the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation, explains that the fair and foundation volunteers are a close-knit group— “All the men and women who

serve the fair and the foundation are like family to each other. There’s a long history there.” The monumental effort necessary to stage a fair of this size, and to manage and donate the proceeds, is grand in scale. To have lasted so long is a testament to the work of many people who are dedicated to the mission of the fair. Additionally, it is significant that other than vendors, the entire fair team is comprised of volunteer work. In addition, both the Fair Board and the Foundation Board consist wholly of volunteers. These volunteers dedicate significant time and energy to enrich the lives of their neighbors and the area in which we all live. This group effort reflects well the culture of the area, as Mr. Edwards explains—“The fair is a very special project. It’s like a family and that’s typical of culture in south Louisiana. “If you get a group of committed people working together toward the same goal, you’ll find success.” And, thus, the connections provided within the fair family and across Baton Rouge have come to define the success of the GBRSF. So too, as a representation of local culture, the fair incorporates quite a bit of the Catholic flavor so distinct to the area. There were others involved in founding the fair in 1965 that were non-CHS affiliated, yet still very often connected to the Catholic Baton Rouge culture. It would be surprising if the faith of those involved did not play a major role in their attraction to participating in the event—with such a noble cause at the heart of their mission, the GBRSF fits in well with the charitable orientation in the area. “The Catholic community here is impressive to an outsider,” notes Texas-born Edwards, explaining the impact of the local culture on the success of the organization. The fair’s engagement with local Catholic culture extends also to its fundraising efforts. The foundation regularly gifts money to Catholic High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities, Our Lady of the Lake Regional 41

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Pictured from left to right: Brian Hightower ’97, Fair Foundation Board Director Warren Wilson, Fair Foundation Board Director Jay Martin, Buddy Webre ’53, Jamie Segar ’90, Greg Edwards, President Gene Tullier

Medical Center, and similar Catholic organizations. However, that short list is only a sample of the long list of beneficiaries—direct and indirect—of the foundation’s charitable giving.

Supporting the Brothers’ Mission Over the years, Catholic High School has benefited greatly from its relationship with the fair and the foundation. They have funded five endowed scholarships and other meaningful initiatives, mostly at the request of alumni who served the fair organization. The late J.H. Martin ’55, in particular, was a major driving force in the founding and continuing operation of the fair and the foundation over much of its history, along with many others who also sought to include CHS in grants and donations whenever possible. In 2015, the event celebrated 50 years of operation, the fair foundation held a gala to recognize and honor donors and volunteers. In particular, they honored people who had served throughout the entire history of

the fair by contributing to charities chosen by the lauded members. “All the CHS guys wanted to donate some money to the school,” recalls Edwards. In celebration of his 50 years of service in 2020, the fair’s foundation honored founding member Buddy Webre ’53 with an additional $10,000 gift toward the already established endowed scholarship that was dedicated to CHS in his name. In addition, the giving to CHS continues, as another $40,000 endowed scholarship will soon be fully funded to benefit the mission of its needbased tuition assistance program. Although not a CHS alumnus, founding member fair board director RL Leger, the grandfather of Landon Leger ’17 and Logan Leger ’21, is proud to give back in this special way. It is clear that CHS’s impact on the local community is one valued by such longstanding community organizations like the fair and the fair foundation. “It’s very important for valuable community resources like CHS to stay in the city,” says Edwards. “Private institutions are often funded by families,” he continues,

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It’s very important for valuable community resources like CHS to stay in the city. Private institutions are often funded by families, but fundraising is a group effort from many and it contributes to the survival of institutions.”

-Greg Edwards Chair of the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation


“but fundraising is a group effort from many and it contributes to the survival of institutions.” Fair Foundation donations aim to grow community resources, and CHS is lucky to be one of the recipients of the foundation’s beneficence. CHS Associate Director of Advancement, Jamie Segar ’90 acknowledges the incredible commitment from the Fair Foundation: “It has been an inspiration to see our alumni giving back throughout the community, and leaving a legacy to impact the mission that benefits families of current and future students that may not otherwise be able to attend CHS without the support.”

Bringing a Community Together Along with everyone else, The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is hoping for a return to normalcy in the near future. After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, plans for the 2021 fair are well underway. Greg Edwards predicts that—barring unforeseen circumstances—this year’s event should be a tremendous success. “Typically, after a wet year—when the fair suffers due to weather—the next year experiences an uptick in enthusiasm,” says Edwards. “So, this should be a great year.” Edwards’ enthusiasm builds when he talks about the fair, and it is clear that the forthcoming event has a special significance. “Fairs and festivals and carnivals have been an important part of civilization throughout history,” he shares, clearly excited by the prospect of the fair’s return. “They are often a celebration of the harvest, part of a universal human desire. They are an important part of culture, a place everyone is welcome and where everybody has a great time.” Of course, everyone loves the wild rides and the indulgent food, staples of any fair-going experience. Yet, as Edwards reminds us, the key component of a fair is the sense of

community, of bringing everyone together for a good time. Perhaps, then, the Baton Rouge community needs the fair this year more than any other year. As we begin to emerge from the past year of relative isolation and solitude, organizations like the GBRSF and the Fair Foundation can serve as powerful reminders of the need for community while also providing the means for helping us regain that sense of togetherness that will be so crucial moving ahead. In that sense, they share a special value with Catholic High School, a value that is so foundational it often risks trivialization: togetherness. As Greg Edwards reminds us, “If you get a group of committed people working together toward the same goal, you’ll find success.” This basic assumption, put into practice each year, helps organizations like GBRSF, the Fair Foundation, and CHS realize worthwhile goals, of fostering stronger communities. It is on the foundation of strong communities that we move forward, together.

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WHY WE GIVE

Matthew and Gwen Cotton

Planned Giving: Leaving a Lasting Legacy at Catholic High School A.J. Chiniche and Jacob Cotton ’11.

A Brothers of the Sacred Heart School Since 1894


W

hile life may seem calm these days, not long ago, the halls of Matthew and Gwen Cotton’s home were filled with the sounds of teenage boys. Their sons, Sean and Jacob, kept them on-the-go. From soccer practice and club meetings to cross country meets and after-school study sessions, the Cottons spent much of their time - as most parents do bound to schedules, rushed meals, and school work. Drop-offs and pickups, weekend games, Latin homework, and parent meetings made for busy days and nights, but the Cottons wouldn’t change their sons’ high school experiences for the world. “The charism of Brother André Coindre, the school’s mission, the dedicated faculty, and holistic learning environment - all of these aspects, along with the support Sean and Jacob received during their time at CHS, have made the school a very special place for our family,” Matt says. “Sending the boys to Catholic High School wasn’t even a question for us,” says Gwen “My dad and his brothers went to St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, so the traditions of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart run deep in my family. My dad was so proud to have his grandsons continue the tradition in Baton Rouge at Catholic High.” During Sean and Jacob’s time at CHS, Gwen and Matt were staples around campus. Gwen volunteered with the CHS Mothers’ Club, serving as president. The couple also chaired the annual parents fundraiser until their

sons graduated – Sean in 2009 and Jacob in 2011. Both thriving in their adult lives, Sean lives in New York City where he works in book sales. Jacob lives with his wife and son in Baton Rouge where he works as an architect with RHH Architects. While the pace may have slowed a bit for the Cottons, one thing has stayed constant: their commitment to the school they say shaped their boys into the men they are today. Gwen and Matt continue to attend CHS fundraising and athletic events, and Gwen serves on the CHS Board of Directors. The Cottons also continue to support CHS, financially, through a long-term giving plan. “As parents, we’re asked to give while our kids are in school, but what many don’t think about is continuing your family’s legacy far beyond that,” Gwen says. “When you think about donating, most consider making a one-time-donation or a yearly pledge. Planned giving is thinking about what’s going to happen to CHS when you’re no longer here.”

Sean ’09, Gwen, and Jacob ’11 Cotton.

“I’ve always taught my sons that you need to do something greater than yourself - one of the ways to do that is giving back,” Matt says. “When you’re planning for the future, and you feel like your children and grandchildren are taken care of, this is another way to give back – by passing along part of your wealth to an institution that meant so much to you. It’s not the amount but a testament of your appreciation for the school.”

As parents, we’re asked to give while our kids are in school, but what many don’t think about is continuing your family’s legacy far beyond those years.

The future of Catholic High School rests on the investments of those with a vision for tomorrow, and planned giving is one way for supporters to leave a lasting legacy while also proactively helping the school plan for the success of future students. In addition to supporting the mission, planned gifts can provide families with substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate. The benefits include income tax deduction, reduced capital gains taxes, and reduced probate costs and estate taxes. Families can designate a gift that fits their specific needs, as well as the needs of the school. Matt says just knowing that he would be giving the gift of an education to others was all it took to for him and Gwen to make the decision to add CHS to their will.

And what better way to show your appreciation than helping provide a first-class education for the future leaders of our community, including their 22-month-old grandson (and future CHS Bear), Marshall.

“It’s great to know that when Marshall is here a decade from now, that he knows his grandparents loved Catholic High so much that they chose to do this – to make this very worthwhile investment,” Gwen says.

To learn more about Planned Giving opportunities, contact Margie Alexander at 225.382.0593, or via email at malexander@catholichigh. org.

Matt and Gwen with grandson, Marshall.

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Abboud Sr. '72 Ad Venture Silk Screen Mr. Daniel Adler Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Aertker III '92 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aguilar Mr. André C. Aguillard '16 Airtrol, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Justin Alford Sr. '89 Mr. and Mrs. D. Spedale Allen '64 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Allen Mr. and Mrs. Brent Alonzo Mr. Drew P. Alvarez '15 Mr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Amedee '97 Mr. Gregory M. Anding '88 Anonymous Donors Apple Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Major L. Applewhite '97 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Arbour '73 Mr. and Mrs. Melvin P. Argrave III '86 Mr. David H. Arrighi Sr. '73 Arthur J. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Aubin '75 Mr. and Mrs. Christian P. Aucoin '97 Axiall Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Dane Babin Mr. and Mrs. George P. Balhoff Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Balhoff '73 Mr. and Mrs. Eric C. Balkom '78 Bank of America Dr. Louis R. Barfield '89 and Dr. Lauren M. Barfield Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Barfield Jr. '82 Dr. and Mrs. William T. Barfield '56 Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Barnidge Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Barton Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bass Baton Rouge Area Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Baudier Ms. Stephanie Bauer Mr. and Mrs. W. Bryan Beale Mr. W. Brandon Beale '18 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beaugh Mr. Thomas J. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Bell Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Tim A. Bella '79 Dr. and Mrs. Drake Bellanger Mr. and Mrs. Derek F. Benedetto '94 Mr. and Mrs. G. Karl Bernard '82 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Berret III '84 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Berrigan Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joey Bielkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Biletnikoff '90 Mr. and Mrs. J. O'Connor Blakeney '71 Dr. and Mrs. G. Michael Blanchard Jr. '90 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bodin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Bogan '78 Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bogan III '73 Mr. and Mrs. Phil Bohan

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Boneno '87 Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bonine Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze '65 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Booth '93 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Matt E. Borgmeyer '99 Mr. and Mrs. Manville Borne Mr. and Mrs. Chet Boudreaux Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. '59 Mr. and Ms. Michael Boudreaux Mr. Zach S. Boudreaux '93 Mr. and Mrs. Brennan Bourg Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James Bourgeois Dr. Michael Bourgeois + Honorable and Mrs. Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. '94 Mr. and Mrs. C. Hewes Bowden '94 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Boyce III '85 Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Brandao '73 Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Branstetter Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Branstetter III '89 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Brashier Dr. and Mrs. Jeryl Breaux Mr. and Mrs. David Y. Brian Dr. and Mrs. B. Joseph Brooks Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Steven H. Brooksher Sr. '70 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette Dr. and Mrs. Adam J. Broussard '01 Mr. and Mrs. David P. Broussard '82 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Brown '94 Dr. Benjamin C. Brown '10 Dr. and Mrs. Cleve Brown Mr. and Mrs. Patrick N. Broyles '94 Mr. and Mrs. Burton Brumfield Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Buras '71 Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Burke '89 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Burmaster Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Busbice Mr. Jarrell P. Butcher '81 Mr. and Mrs. David T. Butler Jr. '77 Ms. Diane Bynum Mr. and Mrs. J. Victor Caffarel III Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cain Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry N. Camp Mr. and Mrs. Brad Campesi Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. Campesi III '97 Mr. and Mrs. David C. Cangelosi '73 Ms. Kariya A. Canizaro Mr. Philip G. Canizaro Capital Area United Way Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Carleton '87 Mr. and Mrs. D. Scott Carmouche Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Carruth Mr. Greg Carter Dr. and Mrs. Phillippe Carter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cascio III Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Cascio '03 Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Cashio '91 Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Catalanatto Sr. Catholic Community Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jared Cavalier Mr. and Mrs. Dean P. Cazenave Mr. and Mrs. Beau A. Champion '01 Mr. and Mrs. André Chapoy Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Cheatham '97 CHS Alumni Office CHS Foundation CHS Men's Club CHS Mothers' Club Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Chustz '96 Chustz Electric, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. G. Blane Clark Jr. '77 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Clements Jr. '73 Mr. Gabriel J. R. Clothier '97 The Coca-Cola Company Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Cockerham '74 Col. James F. Coerver '46 Mr. and Mrs. Matt R. Cohn '96 Mr. Joshua J. Coleman '03 Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Coleman '82 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Collens III '65 Mr. and Mrs. Chase Comeaux Commerce Title and Abstract Company Dr. and Mrs. R. Mark Conger Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod J. Coniglio ConocoPhillips Company Ms. Fiona Conroy Mr. Robert Conroy Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Constantino Jr. '82 Mr. Glenn M. Constantino Sr. '60 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Coogan '93 Dr. and Mrs. James C. Cook Jr. '68 Mr. Tyler C. Cook '17 Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo M. Corripio '82 Mr. and Mrs. Jose Costela Mr. and Mrs. R. Matthew Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crawford Mr. Michael M. Crick '18 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Crifasi Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC '39 Mrs. Eva Crochet Mr. and Mrs. S. Dale Cronin '86 Dr. and Mrs. Brad A. Culotta '99 Mr. and Mrs. J. Clayton Culotta '85 Mr. C. Patrick Cuntz and Dr. Maria Cecilia Cuntz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daigrepont Jr. Mr. John S. Daly '77 Mr. and Mrs. Be Dang Mr. and Mrs. Thuan Dang Mr. and Mrs. John L. Daniel Jr. '73 Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard David Jr. '85 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Davis Mr. Sanders P. Davis '10 Mr. and Mrs. John Dawes Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. DeBosier '85 Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeJohn Jr. '66 Mr. and Mrs. Austen M. Delahaye '92 47 Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. DeLatin '73

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Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. DeNicola III '83 Mr. John J. Devlin III Dr. Daniel I. Dial '85 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dille '87 Mr. Ben S. DiPalma '00 and Dr. Erin DiPalma Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti Sr. '70 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. DiVincenti Jr. '73 Mr. and Mrs. James P. Doré Mr. Samuel Logan P. Doré '97 Mr. William P. Drago III '53 Mr. and Mrs. C. Alvin Dranguet Jr. '59 Ms. Tracy Ducote Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers Ms. Erin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Brent J. Dugas '97 Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Duggar Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Dulaney '92 Mr. Paul J. Dunham '76 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Dunn Mr. Chad A. Dupuy '00 Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Dupuy '73 Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Durel Mr. John A. Ebner '87 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Eldringhoff Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Elliott Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Elliott Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet '87 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Emory '84 Mr. Steven Engborg Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Esnard '93 Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Esneault '97 Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Eymard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Falgout Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III Mr. and Mrs. David A. Faulk '88 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Faulk '93 Mr. and Mrs. Danny P. Fawley '93 Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Ferachi '58 Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Ferachi '84 Ms. Suzy Ferachi Mr. Vincent A. Ferachi Jr. '54 + Ferdinand J. Guerin, Jr. and Audrey Ann Guerin Living Trust Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fernandez '72 Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Fertitta Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fife Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Finnan Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Flores Mr. and Mrs. Brant Fox Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fox Mr. and Mrs. Perry Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Frey Fringe Benefit Administrators, Ltd.

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Furrate '76 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Galante Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Galliano Mr. and Mrs. P. William Ganley Dr. and Mrs. Lane R. Gauthier '71 Mr. Scott D. Gautreau '01 Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gawarecki Mr. and Mrs. Guice A. Giambrone Jr. '64 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Gilmore III '91 Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ginn Mr. and Mrs. Daryl M. Glueck Mr. and Mrs. Randy Godso Mr. and Mrs. A. Calvin Golden '47 Mr. Craig Gonzales and Dr. Melissa Aldy Dr. and Dr. Doug M. Gonzales Jr. '85 Judge Douglas M. Gonzales Sr. '55 + Reverend Matthew J. Graham '99 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Graphia Mr. and Mrs. Milton Graugnard Ms. Amanda Graves Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Greg Flores Construction, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Gremillion Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion '54 Mr. L. Mark Gremillion + Dr. Joseph Griffin and Dr. Ewelina Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Steven Grissom Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Grizzaffi Ms. Donna Grodner Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Gross '98 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan L. Guelfo '99 Mr. Glen Guillaume Col. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Guillory '66 Mr. Daniel G. Gunn '16 Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Hackney '88 Dr. and Mrs. William A. Hadlock Mrs. Amy Hanegan Mr. and Mrs. David Hansen Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stephen H. Harmon Jr. '58 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Harmon Jr. '83 Dr. and Mrs. Adam W. Harris '94 Mr. and Mrs. Deuce Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Bryan G. Hart '98 Ms. Erin Hart Mr. Korey D. Harvey '02 Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Harvey Mr. Carroll J. Haydel '53 Mr. and Mrs. Emmet T. Healy Sr. '83 Mr. Dean M. Hebert '98 Mr. and Mrs. Nick P. Hebert Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. '64 Brother Ray Hebert, SC

Capt. and Mrs. John S. Heffron, USN '70 Mr. and Mrs. Stan I. Heine '73 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Held Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hennessey '88 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Henton Sr. Ms. Nancy P. Herin Mr. and Mrs. David Hertel Ms. Anne M. Hibbard Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Hightower '97 Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hightower Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Hiller '79 Brother Ronald Hingle, SC Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Hingle Mr. and Mrs. Blake A. Hodges '83 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Herschel D. Hoffpauir Capt. and Mrs. Brandon D. Holden '96 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Holliday '60 Mr. Carl Hollier Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Hollis Mr. and Mrs. John Holloway Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne G. Honore '83 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hood Mr. and Mrs. H. Guy Hopkins III '76 Mr. and Mrs. E. John Hornsby Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Hosea Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hotard Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Hotard '85 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Howell Mr. and Mrs. Jordan P. Hultberg Jr. '04 Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. J. Connellee Hyde '46 Intel Corporation Dr. and Mrs. M. Kramer Irby '97 Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Jacob '63 Jacob M. Richard Memorial Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John F. Jakuback Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Jewett '86 Governor and Mrs. Bobby Jindal Mr. and Mrs. Girvus Johnson III Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Johnson Ms. Linda Sue Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jolly Jr. '75 Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly '70 Mr. and Mrs. P. Scott Jolly '83 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher K. Jones '95 Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Jones Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Jones Jr. '99 Ms. Eilleen Kean Jones Mr. Jerry Jones and Mrs. Lyn Holden Mrs. Julie Jones Joseph C. Termini Estate JPMorgan Chase Foundation Matching Gift Program


Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Jumonville Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. '73 Mr. and Mrs. P. Dan Jumonville Kean Miller LLP Mr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Kearny Jr. '74 Mr. Stephen Kegg Mr. and Mrs. James P. Kelly '92 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kessler III Mr. Albert D. Kidd '43 + Brother Clifford King, SC Mr. and Mrs. Rodney King Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Kirby '80 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Klein Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kleinpeter '84 Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Kleinpeter '09 Dr. Shawn Kleinpeter Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Koonce Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kurzweg Mr. and Mrs. Timothy LaBauve Mr. and Mrs. John LaCour '81 Mr. and Mrs. C J. Laird Dr. James and Dr. Elise Lalonde Mr. Brennan C. Lambert '18 Mr. and Mrs. Lionel P. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Neal R. Lamonica '94 Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Lamy III '78 Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. Landry III Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Landry '98 Mr. and Mrs. J. Bradley Lanehart '72 Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Lanehart '95 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Laney Mr. and Mrs. Jason J. Lasseigne Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Lauve Mr. Khiem V. Le + Mr. Clifford G. LeBlanc III '93 Mr. and Mrs. Duane LeBlanc Mr. Lyle J. LeBlanc '90 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. LeBlanc Mr. G. Dale Lemmon '52 Mr. and Mrs. J. Chadwick Lemoine '92 Mr. Sanford P. Lemoine Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lemoine '63 Mrs. Susan Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Logsdon '02 Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Long Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lopinto Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Keith G. Lorio '86 Mr. Robert J. Lorio '66 Mr. Drew E. Losavio '98 Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Losavio '95 Mr. Stephen C. Losavio Sr. '73 Mr. Stephen C. Losavio Jr. '93 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Losavio '74 The Catherine L. & Edward A. Lozick Foundation LPL Financial Mr. John Paul Luckett Jr. '81 and Dr. Suzanne S. Luckett Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Macaluso '94 Mr. and Mrs. Adam MacDowell Mr. Bailey Macmurdo Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Madaffari Dr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Maher

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Maher '94 Mr. and Mrs. P. David Malatesta '63 Dr. John Maloney and Mrs. Beverly Hodges Mr. and Mrs. M. Scott Manning '01 Mr. and Mrs. Weber P. Mansur Jr. '44 Judge and Mrs. Anthony J. Marabella Jr. '64 Mr. and Mrs. Sean Marcantel Mr. Brent T. Martin '97 Mr. Mark Martin Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Massey Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maurer Mr. and Mrs. Craig Maxson Mr. and Mrs. Brian May Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mayeaux Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor B. Mayeux '07 Ms. Valerie E. Mayhall Mr. Evan McAleer Col. and Mrs. John H. McArdle '73 Mr. and Mrs. Jordan C. McClay '09 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan III '82 Mrs. Julia B. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. McGuire III '84 Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh '73 Ms. Gina McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Don J. McLean Jr. The Medtronic Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John T. Meek II '87 Dr. and Mrs. Tom J. Meek Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Melancon Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Melancon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Mengis '84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mengis '79 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Messenger '82 Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Messenger Mr. Bradley J. Messina and Mrs. Elisa Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Messina Mr. and Mrs. Blake Metz Ms. Deborah Michael Brother Michael Migacz, SC Mr. and Mrs. Gerald G. Millard '97 Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Miller '96 Mr. and Mrs. G. Rolfe Miller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller Mr. Nicholas Minvielle Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Moak '88 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mockler Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moniotte Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Moran '86 Mr. and Mrs. Warren P. Moreau Mr. and Mrs. John P. Morgan '79 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Morgan Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Mr. and Mrs. Matthew G. Moscona '00 Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Mosely Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mouton Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Marchand Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Brett J. Murray '06

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Nash Mr. Milton E. Naylor Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Nelson '79 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neucere Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Neumann New York Life Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thi Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Nicotri Mr. and Mrs. Gainer Nissen Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Nobles '82 Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel III Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Nola '62 Mr. Chris Normand '96 North Texas Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Norton Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Noto Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Noto Jr. '66 Dr. and Mrs. John Nyboer Dr. and Mrs. Scott Nyboer Mr. and Mrs. Raph Y. O'Neill '84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Olinde '83 Mr. and Mrs. Chad Olivier Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Orlesh Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Otterstetter Mr. and Mrs. A. Justin Ourso III '70 Mr. and Mrs. Darrell P. Ourso Mr. Michael W. Ourso '97 Mr. and Mrs. Milton M. Ourso III '88 The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Hays D. Owen Mr. and Mrs. Jude J. Palombo '79 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Panepinto '73 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Panepinto` '70 Mr. Darrel Papillion Mr. Jude F. Papillion '19 Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Patout Jr. Ms. Nancy Patout Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Peak Dr. and Mrs. Scott M. Pecue '79 Mr. and Mrs. James J. Peeler Jr. '76 PepsiCo Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Brannon C. Perilloux '87 Mr. John H. Perkins + Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Pernici Jr. '97 Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Perrault '91 Mr. and Mrs. John W. Perry Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Cu Pham Mr. and Mrs. Thu X. Pham Mr. and Mrs. A. Anthony Piazza Jr. '97 Mr. and Mrs. Luke Piontek Mr. and Mrs. F. Jay Poche Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Polito Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Politz '66 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Ponson '94 Mr. and Mrs. Darick Potter Mr. Jack M. Pou '97 Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Primeaux '07 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Prochaska '92 Dr. and Mrs. William Pryor Mrs. Camilla R. Pugh Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Raetzsch Mr. Steffek T. Rainey '21 Mr. and Mrs. Glen Randow Raymond James

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS as of June 26, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Delton G. Rea III '92 Mr. Christopher Redden Ms. Pamela Reibert Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Reinecke Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reinholtz Mr. Ben Relle Mr. and Mrs. C. Ric Reulet Jr. '89 Dr. and Mrs. Kent M. Rhodes Mr. and Mrs. P. Ragan Richard Mr. and Mrs. Wade Richard Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Richards Mr. and Mrs. Parry H. Richardson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Riche Jr. '88 Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Riché Mr. and Mrs. William Ridge Ms. Jewell C. Riecke Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. Riggs '97 Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Ritter '93 Ritter Maher Architects Ms. Stephanie Robert Mr. and Mrs. Cooper S. Roberts Ms. Catherine C. Robichaux Ms. Jill Robinson Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo J. Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. S. Van Roeling Dr. and Mrs. Kevin A. Rogers '99 Mr. and Mrs. Neil Romaine Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ross Mr. and Mrs. Michael O. Rourke Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rousseau Mr. Eric J. Roussel '14 Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Rumfola '01 Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie W. Rushing '92 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rusk Mr. and Mrs. Trae Russell Mr. and Mrs. Bennett C. Saia '90 Mr. and Mrs. M. Wesley Salmon '91 Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Sanchez Jr. '61 Mr. Ruston R. Sanders '97 Dr. Taylor W. Sanders '97 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sanford Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey R. Say Dr. and Mrs. G. Douglas Say Mr. and Mrs. Al Scallan Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schempf '90 Mr. Seth A. Schmeeckle '93 and Dr. Kellie A. Schmeeckle Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schoonmaker Schwab Charitable Mr. Michael R. Schwartzenburg '00 Scott Hollingsworth Equipment Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. L. James Segar III '90 Mr. Andrew Sellers and Dr. Denise Sellers Mr. and Mrs. Jason Serpas

Mr. and Mrs. Adam M. Serrano '97 Mr. and Mrs. George Shaheen Jr. Dr. Sean E. Shannon '89 and Dr. Amie B. Shannon Dr. and Mrs. Carlton H. Sheely II Capt. and Mrs. H. Dan Sheets II '96 Shell Oil Company Foundation Sigma Engineers & Constructors, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Silvio '61 Dr. B. Diane Sistrunk Mr. and Mrs. Cale P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Smith Mr. and Mrs. David B. Smith '01 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith Mr. Jerry Smith Ms. Kathie Smith Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Smith Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G. Sonnier '92 Southeast Insulations, Inc. Mr. Richard Speyrer Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Spring Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Brandon S. St. Amant '94 Dr. and Mrs. Marshall St. Amant Mr. and Mrs. Kenny St. Romain Star Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stassi II Mr. and Mrs. William L. Steele II Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens '73 Mr. and Mrs. Willie M. Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Stanford C. Stolzenthaler III '71 Mr. Chuck Streets Dr. Leonard J. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Summerville Jr. Mrs. Katherine Surek Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin Svendson '73 Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Svoboda '80 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sykes Jr. '85 Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Talamo '84 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Tanner Jr. Mr. Myron J. Tassin Jr. '73 Mr. and Mrs. Adam T. Tate '95 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Terito Jr. Ms. Emily Terracina Mr. and Mrs. David J. Territo '00 Textron, Inc. Matching Gift Program The Estate of Lawrence Delaune Mr. and Mrs. C. Charest Thibodeaux '63 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thibodeaux Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III Mr. Andrew J. Thriffiley '14 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thurmand Mr. and Mrs. Roland M. Toups Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Toups '84 Mr. and Mrs. M. Shane Treigle

Dr. and Mrs. Graham E. Tujague '81 Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Tujague Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Tullier Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Tullier '75 Mr. Walter V. Tullos IV '91 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tully Mr. J. Christopher Tuminello '69 Mr. and Mrs. Carlos A. Turner Jr. Mr. John G. Turner '78 and Mr. Jerry G. Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Todd Ulmer Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Underwood '97 Union Pacific Fund For Effective Government UnitedHealth Group Mr. Charles L. Valluzzo Mr. and Mrs. Chris C. Valluzzo '87 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Valluzzo '99 Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Vath Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Vaughan '94 Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Velardo '97 Mr. Eric J. Vicknair '75 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine The Vision 21 Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Duc Vo Mr. and Mrs. Graham Waddill Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Waggenspack '72 Dr. and Mrs. Wame N. Waggenspack Jr. '93 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Waguespack Mr. and Mrs. Mackie E. Wall III '92 Mr. and Mrs. Thompson M. Wallace '52 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Walters Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Walters '91 Mr. and Mrs. John W. Warrington '84 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wascom WCA Tree Farm, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. August J. Webber III '90 Mr. and Mrs. Dale K. Weiner Mr. and Mrs. P. Sean Wendell Brother Xavier Werneth, SC Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Weston Mr. and Mrs. David L. Whatley '74 Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Whatley '71 Mr. and Mrs. Leslie P. Wilbert '73 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Williams Mr. and Mrs. Miles B. Williams Sr. '79 Williams Community RelationsMatching Gifts Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Willis Jr. Mr. Joseph D. Wimberly '97 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Winston Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wintz Milton J. Womack Foundation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Brandon E. Worley '94 Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Zuber

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CHS TASTE FAIR & AUCTION

Brother Donnan Berry, S.C. Student Center Sunday, November 14

CHS GOLF CLASSIC

Presented by the CHS Alumni Association

Santa Maria Golf Course Friday, October 1

Registration open at www.catholichigh.org/alumni

For more information or sponsorship opportunities contact Jenny Ridge, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at jridge@catholichigh.org.

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2021 CHS FISHING RODEO The 14th annual CHS Fishing Rodeo hosted a record number of guests as we returned to Fourchon, Louisiana for an in-person event. CHS alumni, faculty, and current students, and friends joined us for three days of fishing, food, and fellowship. Together with our sponsors and more than 460 anglers, the CHS Alumni Association raised $82,000 which will help fund the Capital Campaign, scholarships, and future Alumni Association initiatives. A special thank you goes to the CHS Alumni Association Board of Directors and the CHS Fishing Rodeo Committee for all of their efforts that helped to make this year’s event a huge success.

ADULT LEADERBOARD WINNERS RED SNAPPER – 27.98 lb – Hunter Andras SPECKLED TROUT – 6.34 lb – Ed Sexton YELLOWFIN TUNA 69.94 lb – Austin Tuminello ’17 REDFISH – 9.26 lb – Chris Sasser GROUPER – 23.36 lb – Kyle Sinnot COBIA – 48.65 lb – John Walters ’91 DOLPHIN (MAHI) – 5.22 lb – M. Bryan Day MANGROVE SNAPPER – 11.56 lb – Stacey Beassie

GARRET GRAVES ’90

RED SNAPPER

CHALLENGE 95.10 lb M. Bryan Day JACOB MEEK ’17

INSHORE

GRAND SLAM 10.82 lbs Donald Shexnayder

BLACKFIN TUNA – 27 lb – Steven Caldwell SHEEPSHEAD – 5.62 lb – Sims Regard ’80

YOUTH LEADERBOARD WINNERS RED SNAPPER – 10.72 lb – Kemper Tullier SHEEPSHEAD – 4.72 lb – Carter Hymel BLACKFIN TUNA – 20.86 lb – Brennan Russo

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SPECKLED TROUT – 3.73 lb – Stefan Schexnayder YELLOWFIN TUNA – 39.63 lb –Brennan Russo REDFISH – 6.05 lb – Wynn Turner MANGROVE SNAPPER – 9.10 lb – Brennan Russo

TOTAL DOLLARS

RAISED $82,000


The CHS Office of Alumni Relations would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2021 Fishing Rodeo:

THANK YOU

TO OUR SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR

CAPTAIN SPONSORS

DIVISION SPONSORS

Species Sponsors

Bruin Sponsors

Bateman Law Firm

Ad-Venture Silk Screen

Buquet & LeBlanc

Assurance Financial, David Alello ’95

Cajun Industries, Inc.

Barber Bros.

Charles Carter Construction

Evans Investment Advisors

Faulk & Meek

Greg Flores Construction

Hart Mailboxes

Highland Wealth

Iberia Bank

JR Constuction

Jay Giblin Foundation

Lanoix Insurance

Law Office of James D. Prescott, III

OLOL

Louis Mechanical

Outpost Design Bureau

Milton J. Womack, Inc.

Scott Woodward ’81

Sigma Engineers and Constructors

Star Service

Golden Bear

Taylor Porter

Awning World

Watkins and Williams

Cocreham Brick

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Custom Colors Cypress Title Elifin Realty Premier Geotech and Testing Pro Painters

Grizzly Sponsors Couyon’s BBQ Dr. J Kemp Tullier ’91

Baton Rouge Coca Cola Billy Aguillard ’70 and Crew City Pork Catering Dave Fleischbein and Bobcat’s Diner Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Mockler Beverage

Facilities Maintenance Management Fourrier Construction G.T. Michelli Co. Investar Bank John Ballance Photography Lyons Specialty Co., LLC Mark Matthews AIA Relief Windows

SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 2, 3 & 4, 2022 MORAN’S MARINA, FOURCHON, LA

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1967 STEVE MAGGIO ’67 and his wife, Debbie, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary June 3, 2021. They have seven children and 27 grandchildren. They are active members of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

1968

DR. BEN “TOMMY” THOMPSON ’68 a Pulmonologist/ Critical Care Specialist at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Medical Group, has been elected to Mastership by the American College of Physicians. According to the American College of Physicians, Mastership is conferred only on a select number of worthy candidates who are deemed distinguished through a combination of achievements, including the practice of internal medicine, academic contributions to the specialty, and service to the College. He and his wife Marty have four children and ten grandchildren.

1970

STEPHEN PANEPINTO ’70 Chairman, President and CEO of Plaquemine Bank and Trust Company, was elected

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to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) Board of Directors in February. He will serve a four-year term representing Louisiana Financial Institutions, Community Development Organizations and Insurance Companies which are members of the FHLB Dallas.

1971

DR. BRUCE THOMPSON ’71 celebrated his 40th year with the Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles.

1973

MIKE TASSIN ’73 AND JOHN MCARDLE ’73 attended the 2nd annual CHS Class of ’73 Bears in the Rockies, hosted by Jimmy Arbour ’73 and his wife Candy at their home in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Mike, John and Jimmy summited Mt. Democrat, which at 14,148 ft. is one of Colorado’s 56 14ers (mountains 14,000 ft. or higher).

1978

PERRY KEY ’78, was promoted to Senior Vice President at First National Bankers Bank Services Corp., Loan Review Division.

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1981

PAUL SELLECK ’81 and his son Jordan have built a significant virtual following on YouTube channel, Stud Pack, by posting videos of their home improvement projects. The Sellecks began posting the videos in mid-2019, after Jordan saw his sister’s Snapchat video of Paul doing demolition work by himself on a home he was flipping. Jordan then began filming Paul installing bathtubs, leveling tiles and drywalling pipes, among other tasks. Nearly two years later, Stud Pack has more than 48,200 subscribers. Each video averages at least thousands of views, with one viral video reaching 1.2 million views.

1982

MICHAEL D. FERACHI ’82 became the new Managing Member (partner) of McGlinchey Stafford effective Jan. 1, 2021. Michael worked closely with predecessor Rodolfo “Rudy” J. Aguilar, Jr. ’76 to lead McGlinchey over the past two years as part of the firm’s succession planning strategy. In addition to his leadership role at the firm, Michael is an experienced trial attorney who advises clients on consumer finance litigation, class actions, business disputes, and insurance defense matters.


1991 DR. DONALD B. BALHOFF ’91 was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Southern Association of Orthodontists (SAO), the second largest regional organization of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). As a member of the Executive Committee, Dr. Balhoff will become President of the SAO, which has approximately 2,500 members, in 2027. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Balhoff has been actively involved in local, state, and national dental organizations while holding multiple positions on the Executive Committees of the Acadiana District Dental Association and the Louisiana Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Balhoff has also represented the AAO on multiple visits to Washington, D.C., meeting with numerous U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen advocating for the legislative efforts of the orthodontic profession on a national level. Dr. Balhoff has maintained his private orthodontics practice in Lafayette, LA, since 2006.

for individuals and business clients. Horizon Financial Group is a full-service wealth management company with four strategic areas of focus: Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Plans, and Simplifynance.

2000

BRANDON KELLY ’00 was recently named Community Reinvestment Officer for Square Financial Services, the newly chartered bank for the digital payments company, Square. Brandon will be developing local and national strategies to support small businesses and positively impact low income families and disinvested communities, all to contribute to Square’s mission of economic empowerment. Brandon is also an active member of the CHS Alumni Association Board of Directors.

2001

JOEY COCO ’95 became the President and CEO of Forte and Tablada, a multi-disciplinary engineering and surveying firm.

DAVIS PRESCOTT ’01 has been with IBERIABANK for 13 years. He is currently the SVP, Commercial lender and has transitioned to the Dallas Team. Davis is also an active member of the CHS Alumni Association Board of Directors.

1995

1999

CLINT GAUTREAU, CFPA ’99 was named partner in Horizon Financial Group. Besides leading the overall investment management of the firm, Clint also manages complex financial planning matters

2002

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2004 REEVE LEGENDRE ’04 graduated with his PhD in Horticulture from the University of Georgia in December 2020. He is now a new assistant professor at Louisiana State University in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences where he leads the research program for hemp and medical cannabis.

2005

AUSTIN DOIRON ’05 held a whiskey tasting and bottle raffle at NEAT Bottle Shop in Alys Beach during the week of Thanksgiving. He raised $2,619 for Warrick Dunn (CHS Class of 1993) Charities.

2008

B I RTH

ANDREW ELLENDER ’08 and his wife Hillary welcomed their second baby girl, Catherine Grace Ellender, on September 22, 2020.

2009

B I RTH

MARK KENNEY ’09 and his wife Hannah Shedlof Kenney (SJA ‘09) welcomed their son, Mason Jude Kenney, on December 2, 2020.

2011

CAMERON BUECHE ’11 married Lauren Cullen on October 24, 2020.

JOHN FREEMAN ’02 and his wife Hilary welcomed their second child, Margot Catherine Freeman, on November 30, 2020.

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2012

DALE MELANCON ’12 started Pick Up Coffee Company last year. An actor and singer by trade, Melancon was living in New York when the COVID-19 shutdown put an indefinite pause on his profession. He moved to Pensacola and decided to pursue one of his other passions as a means of earning an income: coffee. His concept revolves around a two-step process that allows customers to first pick what beans their coffee is made of followed by the customer’s drink style selection. He serves coffee out of the bed of a Dodge Ram which has a build-out that resembles a counter at a coffee shop, complete with an espresso maker, bean grinder and an array of syrups and toppings. BRIAN REES ’12 graduated Cum Laude from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, May 2020. He served as President of the Public Action Law Society. He was honored with the Irving Bogatin Service Award and the Rodney K. Smith Service Award at graduation. Passing the bar, he was sworn into the Tennessee Bar Association. He is practicing as an associate with the law firm of Griffin, Clift, Everton, & Maschmeyer, PLLC in Memphis.

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2015 AUSTIN CAIN ’15 married Jonette Fitzgerald on September 18, 2020.

2016

CHASE BROUILLETTE ’16 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Spring Hill College, where he served as the Director of Badger TV. He is currently working as a video/film editor for Viral Outdoors, which is featured on Outdoor Channel Plus and showcases the world’s most outrageous and hilarious hunting, fishing, and outdoor videos, and he also manages content for their YouTube page. In addition, he is also serving as a Fellow for the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) where he is part of the conversation about advocacy impacting students’ ability to access, afford, and attain a college degree, as well as conversations about federal policies affecting higher education. BEN HACKNEY ’16 graduated from Northeastern University in May 2021 with a combined degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is joining Vizuri under AEM Corp. as a software engineer in Washington D.C. in June.

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MATT MIYAGI ’16 is Program Coordinator at Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center. He graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a degree in Business and Entertainment.

2017

ANDREW SCHOONMAKER ’17 was selected as a member of Louisiana Tech’s Who’s Who by the Student Government Association.

Hey Bears! What’s Your News?

Marriages, Births, Promotions, Graduations, Accolades, Relocations, Highlights, and Photographs

Keep your classmates updated on what you’re up to! If you want your news published in the next issue of Bear Facts, contact Jenny Ridge at jridge@catholichigh. org or go online at www.catholichigh.org/alumni/in-the-news/


Spotlights

CHS ALUMNI

Congratulations to the LSUE Bengals for capturing the NJCAA Baseball Division II National Championship. Three of our CHS Alumni are members of the championship teamAustin Andrishok ’18, Brady Hebert ’18 and Luke McGibboney ’20.

Career Day 2021 We were so excited to welcome back CHS Alumni from a wide variety of professions - spanning from architecture and engineering to information technology and medicine. We are proud of these talented men for their work to better our society and give back to their school community!

(Photo by: Richard Meek, The Catholic Commentator)

Two CHS Alumni were ordained during the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the Rite of Ordination of Priests. Pictured with Bishop Michael Duca (left) are Father David Dawson ‘92 (center) and Father Taylor Sanford ‘10 (right). The CHS Community thanks you for answering God’s call. Father David Dawson was recently appointed by Bishop Duca to serve as the chaplain for CHS for the 2021-2022 School Year.

After a 203-day journey, NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover has landed safely on the Red Planet. Alumnus Keith Comeaux ‘85 served as Deputy Chief Engineer and Launch, Cruise, Approach, EDL (LCAE) Mission Manager. Entry, Descent, and Landing – often referred to as “EDL” – is the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission.

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SECOND GENERATION Legacies 2020 8TH AND 9TH GRADERS

Br ig gs B a rga s ’ 2 4 , G ordon B a rga s , Jr. ’ 51

Ke ega n Ec k ler ’ 2 4 , Pat r ic k Ec k ler ’ 88

Everett Che at h a m ’ 2 4 , St even Che at h a m ’ 97

Joseph Fe et ’ 2 5 , Joh n K leinpet er ’ 29 +

Ry a n C orey ’ 2 4 , Ken Rot olo ’66

Lu ke F une s ’ 2 4 , Ch r is F une s ’ 89

Et h a n Cro c het ’ 2 4 , Hor ace Cro c het ’ 92

C a r t er Gibson ’ 2 5 , C a rl Gibson ’ 82

Lu ke Daw son ’ 2 4 , S et h Daw son ’ 85

T hom a s Gi lmore I V ’ 2 4 , Tom Gi lmore III

Bl a nc h a rd L aga rde ` 2 4 , Mic h ael Melsheimer ’ 70 Ja me s Ma her ’ 2 4 , St eve Ma her ’ 9 4 Ja me s McK ay ’ 2 4 , Joh n ny McK ay ’ 9 1 Winst on Napoli ’ 2 4 , Kend a l l Diel ’65

’91

C a m New m a n ’ 2 4 , Er ic New m a n ’ 95

Oliver Ha m i lt on ’ 2 4 , Br ad Ha m i lt on ’ 9 1

Lu ke Reu let ’ 2 4 , R ic k y Reu let ’ 89

Tony Dist efa no Sr. ’ 99

Em met He a ly, Jr. ’ 2 4 , Em met He a ly ’ 83

Hudson Rounds ’ 2 5 , Josh Rounds ’ 9 6

Doug l a s D upre e ’ 2 4 , J. B . R ag us a ’ 59

Ma x Him mel ’ 2 5 , Ch ad Him mel ’ 95

A ndrew S c h me e c k le , Jr. ’ 2 4 ,

Et h a n DeB a rbier is ’ 2 4 , F r a n k S a l a r io ’ 57+ A nt hony Dist efa no, Jr. ’ 2 4 ,

S et h S c h me e c k le ’ 93

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The CHS Legacy Photos are a time-honored tradition where Bears of the past accompany their sons, grandsons, and great grandsons for a photoshoot prior to the incoming student’s first year at CHS. In 2021, we held two photo sessions - one for the 2021 class of legacies and a second for the legacies who began their CHS career in 2020, as our usual plans were forced to change in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Gr a h a m S el ler s ’ 2 4 , Joh n Da le Power s , Sr. ’ 5 4

Not pic tu re d : B e au A l len ’ 2 4 , D av id A r r ig h i , Sr. ’ 7 3

G e orge Sm a r ad a ’ 2 5 , G e of f Sm a r ad a ’ 9 1 Ja me s Stuc key ’ 2 4 , Jon at h a n Stuc key ’ 93 T yler Ta lbot ’ 2 4 , Pau l Ta lbot ’ 88

G e or ge He b er t ’ 2 4 , St ephen He b er t ’ 88

D re w B on iol ’ 2 4 , A ndy B on iol ’ 9 6

D yl a n Joh n s on ’ 2 4 , O. J.Temple t ’ 5 0 +

C o op er B oude t ’ 2 4 , Br y a n B oude t ’ 92+

D av i s L a mon ic a ’ 2 4 , Ne a l L a mon ic a ’ 9 4

C h r i st i a n B ou r ge oi s ’ 2 4 , G e or ge B ou r ge oi s ’ 4 6

S a m L av i l le ’ 2 4 , T hom a s L av i l le , Sr. ’ 87

M ac C ou h ig ’ 2 5 , Pe t e C ou h ig ’ 9 0

M a s on Pa st ore k ’ 2 4 , R ic k Pa st ore k ’ 78

Lu ke D a rd i s ’ 2 1 , Jac k Robic h au x ’ 62

Ken Rome ’ 2 4 , Ker r y Rome ’ 87

A dr i a n Templet ’ 2 4 , A dr i a n K a iser Jr. ’47 +

Et h a n D e a n ’ 2 4 , E l mo D e a n ’ 6 1

M att he w S a nder s ’ 2 4 , Taylor S a nder s ’ 9 7

B en D eB o sier ’ 2 4 , St e ven A l len D eB o sier ’ 8 5

G ab e Wi l l i s ’ 2 4 , Wi l l i a m Br u m f ie ld D upre ’ 4 3+

Br a ndt T r ic he ’ 2 4 , B e au T r ic he ’ 2 4 ,

C a r t er D e c u i r ’ 2 2 , C h r i s D e c u i r ’ 89

St a n ley T r ic he , Jr. ’ 57

Je tt G a g l i a no ’ 2 5 , G ordon G a g l i a no ’ 74

L o c ke Va l lu zzo ’ 2 4 , Pat r ic k Va l lu zzo ’ 99

Hen r y Ha r g r ave ’ 2 4 , Wi lb u r Ne s bit ’ 39 +

Jac k Hen r y Wag ue spac k ’ 2 4 , Jac k ie Cu lott a ’ 59

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THIRD GENERA P i ct ured A bo ve: A lex Brow n ’ 24 A ndrew Brow n ’ 94 Johnny Edmonston ’ 74 C onnor Heber t ’ 24 Ryan Heber t ’ 98 Rober t Monteg udo ’ 35+ Henr y Fr idge Heber t , Sr. ’ 30+

Legacies

2020 8TH AND 9TH GRAD

Ryder L oup ’ 24 R anda ll L oup ’87 R ay L oup ’62

Edw in Per rault ’ 24 Michael Per rault ’ 91 Roe C angelosi ’ 22+

Har r y Marchand ’ 24 Paul Marchand ’86 Jer r y Marchand ’49+

Not pic tured:

Br itt on Br um f ield ’ 2 4

Jude Ver ret ’ 2 4

Vic t or Br um f ield Jr. ’ 98

Mor r is L a m a n a Sr. ’69

Vic t or Br um f ield Sr. ’ 76

Edw in Paet z ’ 52+

T r ipp Sm it h ’ 2 4 St ephen Sm it h ’ 86 F r a n k Sm it h ’62

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GRADERS

P i ct ured Bel o w: Jack K leinpeter ’ 24 Kev in K leinpeter ’ 92 Bo K leinpeter ’67 Vincent K leinpeter, Sr.’46+

C ohen L eBlanc ’ 25 Da le L eBlanc ’ 95 R a lph A nt hony Ma lbrough ’ 5 4 Melv in Joseph L eBlanc III , ’ 72

Melv in Joseph L eBlanc, Jr. ’46 Drew Ourso ’ 24 Trey Ourso ’88 Milton Ourso ’67 Milton Mellon Ourso Sr. ’ 32+

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FIFTH GENERATION

Legacy

Keller Fourrier ’ 24 C ar ter Fourrier ’ 92 Andre Fourrier ’68 Larr y Fourrier ’ 26, J.D.+ Law rence Fourrier+

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Are you an IN SEARCH OF alumnus currently living a religious life? CHS ALUMNI Send your name, high school SERVING IN graduation year, vocation role, and your faith community RELIGIOUS name/city/state of service to Brian Hightower ’97 at VOCATIONS bhightower@catholichigh.org.

Upcoming Alumni

Events & Reunions CLASS OF 2011 - 10 YEAR

REUNION SNAPSHOTS During the month of July, the classes of 1991, 2000, and 2016 gathered at the Brother Donnan Berry, S.C. Student Center to celebrate their 30th, 20th, and fifth-year reunions. Here are a few snapshots from the festivities!

August 21, 2021

CLASS OF 1970 - 50 YEAR September 17, 2021

GOLF CLASSIC October 1, 2021

CLASS OF 1991

ALUMNI TAILGATE October 22, 2021

CLASS OF 1981 - 40 YEAR October 22-23, 2021

CLASS OF 2000

CLASS OF 1971 - 50 YEAR October 29-30, 2021

CLASS OF 1961 - 60 YEAR October 30, 2021

TASTE FAIR & AUCTION November 14, 2021

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Br ady Eldredge ’ 2 5 , Ch r is Eldredge ’ 98

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Mic h ael A g ui l l a rd ’ 2 5 , Bi l ly A g ui l l a rd ’ 70

Jeremy F isher Jr. ’ 2 5 , Jeremy F isher Sr. ’ 99

Matt hew Hot st re a m ’ 2 5 , Sh aw n Hot st re a m ’ 85

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Dr a ke Mor ice ’ 26 , Jorge Mor ice ’ 93

Holden S aw yer ’ 2 5 , Pau l S aw yer ’ 87

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Gus P i a zza ’ 2 5 , A nt hony P i a zza ’ 97

Jacob S om mer s ’ 2 5 , Bi l ly Dim att i a ’ 56

Joh n Winc he st er ’ 2 5 , Joh n At k inson Sr. ’48+

Joh n R itt er ’ 2 5 , S cott R itt er ’ 93

Pey t on T r igo ’ 2 5 , Ma nuel K n ig ht ’ 38+

Hen r y Robin ’ 2 5 , Joh n Wi lber t III ’69

P ier son Va l lu zzo ’ 2 5 , Ch r is Va l lu zzo ’ 87 S e a n Va l lu zzo ’ 2 5 , Pat r ic k Va l lu zzo ’ 99

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Rober t Bourg ’ 25 Brad Bourg ’ 91 Emile Bourg ’40+

Austin Duv ic ’ 26 Frankie K leinpeter ’ 70 BoBo K leinpeter ’46

Finley Jones ’ 25 Chris Jones ’ 95 Fred Heroman ’36+

Dav is Emonet Scott Emonet ’ 90 Bobby McC a ll III ’63+

Connor C ampbell ’ 25 Geoff C ampbell ’ 92 Jerr y C ampbell ’63

Michael Griggs ’ 25 Trent Griggs ’ 93 Gar y Griggs ’68

Charles Lanehar t ’ 25, Scott Lanehar t ’ 95, Brad Lanehar t ’ 72

Daniel Ser rano ’ 25 Adam Ser rano ’ 97 Jorge Ser rano ’ 72

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Dav is Dawes ’ 25, Michel Fourrier ’69, Larr y Fourrier ’ 26 J.D.+

Law rence Fourrier+ Por ter Fourrier ’ 25 Ant hony Wag uespack ’ 25 Daniel Wag uespack ’ 98 Keit h Const antino ’ 73 Pete Const antino ’47+

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FIFTH GENERATION

Legacies 2021 8TH AND 9TH GRADERS

Tripp C ar v ille ’ 26 Frit z C ar v ille ’ 95 Sammy C ar v ille ’ 70 Dav id C ar v ille ’32+ Louis C ar v ille 1908+

Jack Fourrier ’ 25 Brad Fourrier ’ 93 Michel Fourrier ’69 Larr y Fourrier ’ 26 J.D.+ Law rence Fourrier+

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CHS Archives Treasures of the Past Copies of the Bruin from 1961 and 1994. Donated by Brother Carl Evans, S.C.

Appreciation plaques and photos of the 1967 and 1973 football teams, the 1975 baseball team, and the 1974-1975 wrestling champions from the collection of Dr. James Hannie ’52†. Donated by Chris Hannie ’71.

Framed print of St. Vincent’s Academy. Donated by Marianne Gulino.

Four copies of the Bruin yearbook, five Golden Bears, Football Programs, and a sweater from the Estate of Dr. J. Roy Chustz Jr. ’55†. Donated by CHS Faculty Member Margo Otterstetter.

CHS student directories, copies of Bearly Published, and programs from a Spring Honors Banquet, a Sports Banquet, and the program from the first Catholic High School Mothers’ Club Mother-Son Breakfast held on February 15, 1987. Donated anonymously.

St. Vincent’s Alumni Association Constitution and Preamble from the collection of J. Andrew Bahlinger Class of 1912. Donated by Anne Bahlinger Bernard.

Please contact Margie Alexander at malexander@catholichigh.org if you have treasures from years past.

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MEMORIAL and HONORARY GIFTS

THERE ARE MANY special occasions during our lives when we choose to memorialize or honor in a special way those we hold dear. The following are acknowledged for their gifts to Catholic High School from December 4, 2020 through June 26, 2021 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember these alumni and friends, as well as their families, in your prayers.

Memorial Gifts Mr. Julius B. Arbour ‘39 Mrs. Katherine A. LeBlanc Mr. Sidney V. Arbour Jr. ‘31 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Arbour ‘73 Mr. David Assaf Jr. Dr. and Mrs. David Assaf IV ‘89 Mr. Carl Babin Bourg Insurance Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti Sr. ‘70 Dr. and Mrs. Keith G. Lorio ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Callen Schramm Mr. Kay B. Babin ‘54 Mr. and Mrs. J. Terry Gaudet ‘54 Ms. Phillis Ragusa Mr. Thomas A. Barfield Sr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Barber Sr. ‘56 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ‘59 Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Branstetter Jr. Ms. Wendy Chiles Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Comeaux Mr. and Mrs. Chris J. Crick ‘82 Mr. Daniel Q. Flint ‘79 Dr. and Mrs. Stewart T. Gordon ‘82 Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Heine ‘78 Mrs. Kathryn A. Hessburg Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ‘70 Mrs. Joyce Kilshaw Dr. Gary P. Mayeux and Dr. Allyson B. Mayeux Mr. Stephen J. Parker ‘82 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peneguy Dr. Brian J. Petit and Dr. Jan B. Wampold Justin Schexnaydet Schwab Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. Lynn J. Webre Jr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Williams Sr.

Mr. James M. Boudreaux ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Ellis Sr. ‘65 Dr. and Mrs. Claude F. Garon ‘60 Mr. Sidney E. Boudreaux III ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ‘59 Dr. and Mrs. George S. Bourgeois ‘46 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bourgeois Dr. Michael Bourgeois Ms. Judy McDonough Mr. Donald J. Bozeman ‘77 Ms. Mary Sticklen

Mr. Denver R. Denison ‘16 Mr. Chase C. Brouillette ‘16 Leland Ross Denison Sr Estate Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Martone ‘65 Schwab Charitable Mr. Nathan J. Stephens ‘16 Mr. E. Michael Willis ‘11 Ms. Megan Willis Mr. Michael S. Di Vincenti III Mr. Paul P. Bologna ‘78 Mr. Christopher J. Dimattia ‘94 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Balhoff Mr. and Mrs. Bill N. Boudet Charles Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dupre

Mr. C. Travis Brandt ‘02 Mr. Korey D. Harvey ‘02

Ms. Adria Ellis Ms. Susanne Heroman Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ‘59

Mr. Brennan E. Bujol ‘14 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bujol Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin P. Landry

Mr. Vincent A. Ferachi Jr. ‘54 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion ‘54 Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gremillion

Mr. Paul A. Burns ‘02 Mr. Korey D. Harvey ‘02

Mrs. Claire Fielding Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ‘75

Mr. Richard A. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Campbell III ‘95

Mr. J. Micah Gardemal ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. L. Benton Alford Mr. and Mrs. James R. Chastain Jr. ‘82

Mr. J. William Carmena Jr. ‘46 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peneguy Mr. Eric T. Carnegie ‘00 Mr. Scott M. Emonet ‘90 Mr. Michael C. Cerniauskas ‘21 Ms. Carol Cerniauskas Dr. J. Roy Chustz Jr. ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. Jake Netterville Dr. John J. Ory Mr. McCall S. Chustz ‘21 Ms. Peggy Chustz

Mr. Aaron P. Belanger ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ‘64

Dr. Steven D. Collins Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III

Mr. Francis L. Bergeron Dr. Michael A. Bergeron ‘84

Mr. Walter L. Comeaux II Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion ‘54

Mr. David J. Blanchard ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53

Mr. Frank J. Culotta Jr. ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bourdier Sr. ‘55

Mr. Bryan P. Boudet ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Balhoff Mr. and Mrs. Bill N. Boudet Mrs. Shonda R. Boudet Mr. and Mrs. William B. Greene III ‘92 Mr. Jeffrey Pizzo

Mr. Hugh C. Curtis ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Dr. Ross J. DeNicola Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murrell

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Judge Douglas M. Gonzales Sr. ‘55 Ms. Susannah Babin Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Barber Sr. ‘56 Dr. and Mrs. Francis J. Brewerton ‘55 Dr. and Mrs. Redfield E. Bryan Jr. ‘55 Cajun Clickers Computer Club Mr. and Mrs. James A. Culotta ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. J. Clayton Culotta ‘85 Ms. Irene DeNicola Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Evans Mr. and Mrs. D E E. Fetzer ‘55 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Judge and Mrs. Frank Foil Lt. Col. and Mrs. Michael J. Frenzel ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fridley Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion ‘54 Ms. Susanne Heroman Ms. Jeannie Joe Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Lamonica Mr. and Mrs. J. Randolph Ogden Mr. Eddie Rohwedder Schwab Charitable Dr. C. Dennis Selig ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. D. Joseph Webre Jr. ‘55 Mr. John A. Graves Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III Ms. Susanne Heroman


Mr. William B. Greene Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Greene III ‘92 Dr. Thomas J. Hannie Jr. ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Culotta ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. D E E. Fetzer ‘55 Mr. Carol L. Harelson ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Barker Ms. Paula M. Berumen Dr. and Mrs. John K. Cooper ‘49 Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. DeNicola III ‘83 Mr. and Mrs. D E E. Fetzer ‘55 Ms. Kjell Flanagan Mrs. Mary Helen Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Daryl M. Glueck Dr. Lawrence M. Kleinpeter ‘53 Ms. Sealann Longwell Mr. and Mrs. Otis P. Rourke Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Tujague Mr. Charles L. Valluzzo Mr. Albert H. Hart ‘25 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hart Sr. ‘58 Mr. Fred W. Heroman III ‘60 Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stephen H. Harmon Jr. ‘58 Ms. Betty Honore Mr. and Mrs. Rudy C. Valenciano Mr. Matthew V. Hopkins ‘08 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Batsche Mr. John H. Jackson ‘40 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Caruin Ms. Jacquelyn J. Carvin Mr. Richard B. Jackson ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Leone Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Luchenta Mr. Kyle M. Jackson ‘07 Mr. Barry Allen Assurance Financial Group LLC AV Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Mr. John L. Bahlinger ‘79 Baton Rouge Area Foundation Ms. Barbara Benton Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Boehringer Jr. ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bogan III ‘73 Mr. George M. Bonfanti ‘63 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Brady Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Brandao ‘73 Mr. Dillon Braud Ms. Janie Braud Mr. Connor Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette Mr. and Mrs. Jim Browning Mr. and Mrs. Jerome C. Campbell III ‘63 Capital City Beer Festival Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Caruin Mr. and Mrs. Sammy E. Carville Sr. ‘70 Ms. Jacquelyn J. Carvin Mr. Brandon T. Cary ‘07 Mr. Jonathan W. Cary ‘11 Mr. Andrew J. Cavell ‘07 Dr. and Mrs. Watson Christine III Mr. and Mrs. R. Matthew Cotton

Crawford Orthodontics, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. William B. Daigle Mr. and Mrs. John Davies Ms. Nela Drouin Mr. Taylor Dunne Mr. Joseph Dupard Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Engquist Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mrs. and Mrs. Raymond R. Frick III Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gardner Ms. Sarah Gardner Mrs. Deborah K. Gelpi Mr. A. Austin Gerald ‘09 Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Russ M. Guidry Sr. Mr. Adrian W. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Joel J. Hebert Brother Ray Hebert, SC Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Hightower ‘97 Ms. Emily Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Jackson ‘71 Mr. Richard B. Jackson ‘70 Mr. John Kapp Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kumse Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kurzweg Ms. Rene Landry Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Lanehart ‘95 Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. LaRose ‘71 Mrs. Catherine Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Chris Leone Louisiana Cure Louisiana High School Athletic Assn. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Luchenta Mr. Robert Martin Mr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Martin ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor B. Mayeux ‘07 Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. McDonner Mr. and Mrs. Ryan P. McDonner ‘07 Mr. and Mrs. David McKey Mr. Andrew T. McMains Mr. Dixon W. McMakin ‘05 Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Miller ‘84 Ms. Holly Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Montero II Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moore Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Nola ‘62 Ms. Monice Oliphant Oral Surgery Associates Mrs. Paige Pailet Mr. and Mrs. James C. Percy Mr. and Mrs. Glen Petersen Mr. Adam Pham Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pickell Ms. Laura Plunkett Ms. Amanda Poland Mr. and Mrs. Darick Potter Dr. and Mrs. John B. Ragusa ‘59 Mr. Steven Ramke Mr. and Mrs. James Rasbery Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Reynaud Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Ridge Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Rosales ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Samson ‘66 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saporito Schwab Charitable Mr. and Mrs. L. James Segar III ‘90 Dr. Christel Slaughter Ms. Criston Solar Mr. and Mrs. John Spain St. Louis Catholic High School Tennis Team Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ‘73

Mr. and Mrs. Stanford C. Stolzenthaler III ‘71 Ms. Sarah Sulzer Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Thibodeaux Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Carlos A. Turner Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Earl Turner Vanguard Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine Mr. and Mrs. O’Neal Walsh Mr. Adam J. Werth ‘21 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Weston Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Whatley ‘71 Mr. Robert Williams Mr. Emmett Wilson Ms. Ellen Wright Mr. James W. Jolly Sr. ‘42 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jolly Jr. ‘75 Mr. Shaben M. Kadair ‘41 Mr. J. Howard Kadair ‘62 Mr. Clint Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Travis W. Olinde ‘01 Mr. Patrick B. Kennedy Sr. ‘52 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ‘64 Mr. Edmond J. Labat Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ‘75 Mr. Guy J. Lato ‘64 Ms. Gina McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Miller Mr. Robert W. Lewis Jr. ‘52 Dr. Jacqueline C. Lewis Mr. Sidney M. Longwell ‘56 Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Kantrow Mr. Daniel J. Lorio Jr. ‘46 Dr. and Mrs. Keith G. Lorio ‘86 Mr. Alfred P. Manint III Ms. Syralja Griffin Mr. Edward C. Mansur ‘36 Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Mansur ‘62 Mrs. Marta H. McCarron Ms. Nancy P. Herin Mr. Patrick O. McCarron ‘93 Mr. Robert L. McCarron Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. McCarron III ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III Mr. Jacob M. Meek ‘17 Mr. and Mrs. William C. Baird Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William H. Baird ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Dickey Curole Dr. and Mrs. Brannon C. Perilloux ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Perrault ‘87 Mrs. Marion R. Melancon Mr. and Mrs. Christian P. Aucoin ‘97 Mr. Wilfred J. Melancon ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Lynn J. Webre Jr. ‘53

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Memorial Gifts Mr. P. J. Mills Jr. ‘51 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman Mr. and Mrs. John D. Becker Mr. Harry Blumenthal and Mrs. Nurray Pitts Ms. Elizabeth Boh Mr. William C. Coe Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cole Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Connick Ms. Regina Douvillier Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dubas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eddy Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Espenan Ms. Kathryn Fitzpatrick Ms. Kay Franz Ms. Elizabeth Goodyear Ms. Roberta Maestri Ms. Elizabeth McAloon Ms. Mary Mouton Mr. and Mrs. Alan Philipson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery M. Svendson Sr. ‘72 Ms. Olga Svendson Mr. Troye Svendson Ms. Susan Viator Mr. Byron M. Monroe ‘91 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman Mr. Samuel J. Montalbano ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Culotta ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip T. Doiron Mr. and Mrs. D E E. Fetzer ‘55 Ms. Sandra Johnson Lakeshore Gardens Property Owners Mr. and Mrs. Randal Leblanc Ms. Nadine Mann Menard Financial Mr. Samuel J. Montalbano ‘55 Prison Enterprise Ms. Phillis Ragusa Ms. Susan Steele Ms. Mary Wren Dr. James J. Murtagh ‘53 Mrs. Lisa Chance Lakeshore Gardens Property Owners Mrs. Emma Lefebvre Dr. Patrick H. Martin and Dr. Ann Martin Mr. and Mrs. Clint Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Saloom Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Schneider ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Toomer Jr. ‘85 Mr. Linton J. W. Naquin III ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Linton J. Naquin Jr. Mr. Daniel T. Nola ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti Sr. ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Nola ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Richard Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Townsend

Mr. Jeffrey D. Nola ‘94 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Balhoff Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Brown ‘94 Mr. Joshua J. Coleman ‘03 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Fetterman ‘94 Mr. Joseph Charles Nolan Jr. ‘45 Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Messenger

Dr. J. Aaron Roy Ms. Susanne Heroman Mr. Rhett G. Roy ‘63 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion ‘54 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Jaeger Mrs. Olivia Leray Mr. and Mrs. Raphael W. Roy Jr. ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Roy II Mr. Robert G. Ruffino ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti Sr. ‘70

Mrs. Mabel Ourso Mr. and Mrs. Rudy C. Valenciano

Mr. Peter Rumfola Jr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ‘53 Mr. Steve Fourrier ‘61 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Nola ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. John G. Tilton III ‘61 Mr. and Mrs. Lynn J. Webre Jr. ‘53

Mr. Taylor P. Pastorek ‘16 Mr. Chase C. Brouillette ‘16

Mr. Everett T. Scott ‘20 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette

Mr. John F. Pecoraro ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Pecoraro ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Pecoraro ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Segar Jr.

Mr. Demarcus C. Shepherd ‘16 Mr. Chase C. Brouillette ‘16

Mr. Michael Quinn Nolan ‘45 Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Messenger

Mr. Ken Phillibert Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mashburn Mr. Anthony J. Politz Jr. ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. W. Kyle Huffstickler ‘85 Mr. Louis S. Prejean Jr. ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ‘64 Ms. Susanne Heroman Dr. Llewellyn A. Proctor Jr. ‘73 Dr. and Mrs. D. Edward Neumann Ms. Wildred C. Quinlan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Quinlan Jr. Mr. Davis S. Rhorer Sr. ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. S. Vincent Arbour III ‘72 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ‘59 Carbo Landscape Architecture Mr. and Mrs. James R. Chastain Jr. ‘82 The Honorable and Mrs. John L. Dardenne Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Davies Angela deGravelles Mr. Bridger Eglin Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Mrs. Janet Hearin Mr. and Mrs. Herschel D. Hoffpauir Mr. and Mrs. David Knight Dr. Gary P. Mayeux and Dr. Allyson B. Mayeux Ms. Barbara J. McManus Dr. and Mrs. Stan Montelaro Mr. and Mrs. Linton J. Naquin Jr. Trey Ourso & Associates, Inc. Raymond James Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Reynaud Jr. Ms. Meredith Richard Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Robertson ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. John Spain

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Mr. Norman M. Sutton Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Plauche’ II Mrs. Nancy Valluzzo Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti Sr. ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Gremillion ‘54 Mr. Paul S. West Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Burns Sr. Mr. E. Michael Willis ‘11


Honorary Gifts Mr. Branden J. Coniglio ‘14 Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod J. Coniglio

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Donald Leslie

Mr. Cade P. Cooper ‘18 Mr. Charles Cooper and Dr. Carrie Cooper

Dr. and Mrs. Kelly Boudreaux Dr. and Mrs. Kelly Boudreaux Mr. Bailey H. Brown ‘16 Mr. and Mrs. William Brown

Mr. Cameron J. Crochet ‘21 Mrs. Eva Crochet Mr. and Mrs. Horace P. Crochet Jr. ‘92

Mr. Raymond E. Heck Mr. Hayden C. H. Brown ‘21

Mr. Ethan M. Crochet ‘24 Mrs. Eva Crochet Mr. and Mrs. Horace P. Crochet Jr. ‘92

Mr. and Mrs. William Brown Mr. Raymond E. Heck Mr. Christopher W. Cerniauskas ‘22 Ms. Carol Cerniauskas CHS Class of 1952 Mr. Charles M. Pecot Jr. ‘52 CHS Faculty & Staff Mr. Michael M. Crick ‘18 Ms. Nancy P. Herin Class of 1993 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Booth ‘93

Mr. Gabriel G. DeFee ‘22 Dr. and Mrs. Buren DeFee Mr. Michael D. K. Focht ‘16 Mrs. Mary Groves Dr. and Mrs. Ronaldo Funes Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Funes ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Grey III ‘88 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Grey III ‘88 Mr. Andrew M. Hansen ‘24 Ms. Barbara A. Graphia Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Harvey Mr. Korey D. Harvey ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. Van R. Mayhall IV ‘24 Ms. Valerie E. Mayhall Mr. Dixon W. McMakin ‘05 Mr. and Mrs. Steve E. Hatcher Mr. Joseph K. Miller ‘14 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery T. Miller Brady T. Moore Ms. Tiffany Moore Mr. and Mrs. Adam M. Morgan ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Morgan Mr. Jack M. Mosely ‘24 Mr. Florent Hardy Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Angelo S. Nola Jr. ‘60 Mr. Glenn M. Constantino Sr. ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Nolan Sr. ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Messenger Mr. Michael L. Rolfsen Jr. ‘04 Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rolfsen Sr. Mr. Donald W. Salemi ‘60 Mr. Glenn M. Constantino Sr. ‘60 Mr. Grant J. Segar ‘18 Mr. and Mrs. L. James Segar III ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Spring Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Spring Sr.

Mr. Todd A. Jumonville ‘10 Schwab Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ‘73

Mr. Michael E. Sutton ‘23 Mr. David C. Sutton

Brother Clifford King, SC Mrs. Malise O’Banion

Mr. Grant A. Thevenot ‘22 Mr. and Mrs. David Loupe

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitchell Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Funes ‘89

Mr. Gerald E. Tullier Ms. Nancy P. Herin

Mr. and Mrs. James Magette Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. Brett B. Vidrine ‘15 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Mansur ‘93 Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Mansur ‘62

Mr. Gabriel J. Willis ‘24 Mr. Travis Huber

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MEMORIAM

AS OF JUNE 18, 2021, the following alumni and friends of CHS have passed away since the last issue of Bear Facts. Please remember them and their

families in your prayers. Cletus Glay Babin ‘47

Clarence P. “Ken” Gilmore ‘42

Frank Pasqua

Kay Boykin Babin ‘54

Douglas M. Gonzales Sr. ‘55

Frank J. Panepinto ‘68

Elizabeth “Betty” K. Bahlinger

John Arthur Graves

John F. Pecoraro ‘68

Thomas A. Barfield ‘53

Thomas Joseph Hannie Jr. ‘55

Carolyn B. Perkins

William “Billy” R. Beale, Jr.

Carol L. Harelson ‘53

Louis S. Prejean Jr. ‘62

Francis “Frankie” Benedetto

Br. Martin Humphreys, O.F.M. ‘43

Wildred “Willie” Quinlan

David J. Blanchard ‘53

Kyle M. Jackson ’07

G. Eugene “Gene” Rettig ‘49

Richard “Dickie” A. Boeker, Sr. ‘54

Gabriel J. Jumonville Sr. ‘42

Davis S. Rhorer ‘74

James “Jim” M. Boudreaux ‘65

Barbara Ann “Bobbie” McClure

Aaron Roy

Michael O. Bourgeois

Joseph G. McCoy ‘81

Rhett Gerard Roy ‘63

J. William “Billy” Carmena Jr. ‘46

Wilfred “Wil” J. Melancon ‘53

Robert G. Ruffino ‘87

Eric T. Carnegie ‘00

P. J. Mills ‘51

Peter Rumfola Jr. ‘53

Steven Duncan Collins, Sr.

S. J. Montalbano ‘55

Everett Thomas Scott ‘20

Walter L. Comeaux II

J. Kenneth Morvant ’72

Suzanne Pauline Wilbert Turner

H. Craig Davidson, Sr. ‘65

James J. “Jimmy” Murtagh

Ann Theresa “Nancy” Mellody Valluzzo

Raymond Dennis Delatorre ‘58

Daniel Thomas Nola ‘70

Paul S. West

Adria Elizabeth Landry Ellis

Mabel Ourso

E. Michael Willis ‘11

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The Brothers of the Sacred Heart around the globe are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of our Institute in Lyon, France with a virtual celebration on Thursday evening, September 30, 2021. We hope you and your family, as important members of our extended family, can join us for the festivities! The Bicentennial Party will kick-off around dinner time (Central Time) with a prayer, a brief welcome, and of course, lots of good food and drink – all in your home!! Good Food: Everyone who chooses to participate will receive a Bicentennial Cookbook containing recipes of delicious French dishes created by chef alums of the Brothers’ schools in the U.S., England and the Philippines! A YouTube video of each chef alum preparing his/her recipe will be posted to help you learn the techniques to transfer the recipe into an epicurean delight. It’ll be up to you to pick which delicacies you wish to prepare in your home. (Links to access the chef’s videos will be forwarded to you closer to the date of the event.) More Good Food: Participants are invited to select from three different sized cheese board options consisting of carefully selected imported French cheeses that will be described that evening by a professional “Cheesemonger,” a connoisseur of fine cheese. Each commemorative cheese board will be laser-etched with a replica of a mission cross implanted by Fr. Coindre, our founder, at the end of each of his missions and with the official Bicentennial logo. Good Drink: Participants can also choose to make a donation for a bottle or two (or 12) of our special wine that has been grown and harvested near Lyon and distributed for this event with our own commemorative label. An expert with 35 years of fine wine experience will also be with us to describe the special vintage we will be enjoying that evening. To participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event, please head to www.brothers200th.com for more information. The deadline to order gourmet chesse has passed, but there’s still time to order the wine with a commemorative label! To ensure that we can import and distribute these unique items for our celebration, we respectfully ask that you place all requests for wine by Friday August 27, 2021. We look forward to having you join in our virtual celebration as we toast and thank the Lord for our first 200 years, and as we look forward with hope-filled anticipation to what God has in store for the next 200! In His Heart, Brother Ronald Hingle, S.C., Provincial

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Brandon Luckett ’13 recently took time to reflect on his journey from a Catholic High wrestler to a competitor in the World CrossFit Championship later this summer. While wrestling at Catholic High, Brandon was a two-time State Champion, only one of eight Catholic High wrestlers to accomplish this fete. (Mike Hissing ’75, Jeff Tanguis ’77, Dan Zvonek ’92, Alex Knight ’01, Matt Mazock ’03, Michael Love ’10, James Claitor ’14). After high school Brandon obtained a B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Medical Physics. He completed graduate school at MD Anderson with a Masters in Medical Physics. He is completing his residency in Medical Physics at the University of Oklahoma. Luckett’s love of CrossFit began shortly after his Catholic High graduation. He recalled, “My brother, John Paul Luckett ’10, was working out so I joined to work out with my brother and to stay in shape. CrossFit is a blend of every modality of fitness, taking into account weight

lifting, power lifting, gymnastics and endurance training.” Luckett began competing in 2014 but soon realized weightlifting is a huge component of CrossFit. He teamed up with Catholic High Strength Coach Matt Bruce ’01 for about a year to improve his weightlifting technique and strength. Luckett then began to show quite a bit of improvement in his competition. In discussing the relationship of wrestling and CrossFit, Luckett chuckled recalling in a recent competition he had to run 4 x 1500 meters with a pack on his back. Each lap a heavy sandbag was added to the pack. Luckett said, “As a wrestler I was used to carrying heavy things on the run. It was not uncommon when the wrestling team would go for a run and one of the younger wrestlers fell back. One of us would pick him up and carry him in. We started together and would finish together.” Luckett’s training consists of weightlifting, running. biking, swimming, gymnastics and general

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BY DAVID BUTLER ’77 CrossFit. He trains one hour every morning and 3-4 hours every day after work. On weekends he trains 4-5 hours per day. Luckett added, “Tommy Prochaska ’92 is partly the reason I am competing in the World Championship. Wrestling taught me hard work, sacrifice and discipline. Coach Tommy instilled discipline in us and challenged us to get better. Wrestling ties into every aspect of my life for me. The lessons learned are applicable to anything I want to apply myself in. These lessons have carried forward into academics and CrossFit.”

“Wrestling taught me hard work, sacrifice and discipline. Coach Tommy instilled discipline in us and challenged us to get better.”


Focus on a Fruitful Future A few months ago, I read about a teacher who uses a creative activity with her students. She asks her students to look around the classroom and focus on one particular color (she chooses any color), for example, anything RED in the room. After a few moments she asks them to close their eyes and recall all the red items they saw. And then comes the unexpected! With their eyes still closed, she tells them to name all the BLUE things they saw. Because they were so focused on the red, they mostly missed all the blue. Your life is busy and probably filled with daily and weekly activities, commitments, deadlines—be it studies, work, Church or civic involvement, etc. You are constantly in need of keeping your focus on who or what is before you and requires your immediate attention. This is normal and necessary. However, if you are between the ages of 22 and 40, there is the possibility that your focus is so much on the present that you do not take (or make!) the time to focus on your future—five years from now; or ten; or fifteen. Where will you be? What will you be doing in terms of career or profession? Will your life have purpose, meaning, fulfillment? Will you have made a difference in the world, given your special gifts and talents? Will you be happy? God’s Spirit may be inviting you at this time in your life to focus on the possibility of your becoming a Brother of the Sacred Heart. I ask that you not dismiss that possibility too lightly. The following prayer may be helpful. Loving God, You’ve blessed me with the gift of life, and with talents and abilities beyond measure. I want to respond to Your tremendous goodness by using my blessings to serve others. I want to be more sensitive and responsive to the cries of the poor of our world, especially the young poor who are abandoned, neglected, abused, unloved, and often without hope for a better future. Lord, I ask for the courage to humbly embrace the values for which you lived and died, the strength to love whole-heartedly, and the generosity to respond in faith to whatever you are calling me. Guide my steps that I may willingly and enthusiastically say “Yes!” to Your call in my life. Amen.

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The world may not be calling you to become a Brother of the Sacred Heart, but maybe God is! If you’re not already committed, why not consider life as a Brother of the Sacred Heart? Let’s talk. Brother Paul Montero, S.C. Vocation Director, Province of the United States

225.400.4985

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