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BEARFACTS FA L L 2017

Conceptual rendering of proposed Student Center

N AT I O N A L M E R I T AND AP SCHOLARS

KHIEM LE: A HUMBLE LEGACY

A DVA N C I N G T H E M I S S I O N : FA L L U P D AT E

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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 quarterly by Catholic High School’s Office of Communications. Richard Beaugh, Editor Samantha Murray, Assistant Editor Contributors: Margie Alexander David Butler ’77 Jane Dunn Lisa Harvey Brian Hightower ’97 Jenny Ridge Jamie Segar ’90 Gene Tullier Aimee Turner

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Submissions: We welcome the submission of material for possible publication based on the discretion of the editor. Catholic High School 855 Hearthstone Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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What’s Inside 2-3

President’s & Principal’s Updates

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On Campus

Faculty Focus 2017 Summer Mission Trips National Merit Scholarship Program Advanced Placement Scholars CHS Snapshots State Champions CHS Legend Honored with Track Dedication

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Khiem Le: A Humble Legacy Restless: Catholic Leadership Encounter 2017

Alumni in the News Reunions CHS Golf Classic CHS Taste Fair & Auction Archives Jubilarian Celebration

Bear Nation

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Advancement

The Fund for Catholic High School Advancing the Mission: Fall Update

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Alumni

Honorary Gifts and In Memoriam

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Sports in the Past

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Grizzly Socials Click the icon in the online version of Bear Facts in select articles and photographs for bonus video. www.catholichigh.org

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PRESIDENT’S UPDATE Gerald E. Tullier CHS President

DURING A RECENT TRIP to the grocery store, I found

The first phase of teaching Gospel values consists of increasing

that my favorite brand of thin-sliced honey ham was out of stock. There were at least three other brands. So, with a feeling of slight irritation and after a short delay, I selected one and was on my way. Days later, an opinion I read in the Baylor Lariat, “Apple Products Exhibit First World Problems In Their Prime,” reminded me that my grocery store irritation was a First World problem. The essay also raised the question, “What if we put the time, effort and resources needed to produce luxury products into the development of clean water systems in Third World countries?”

awareness. It involves young people discovering lots of

Certainly, it is an interesting question, but a rather naïve one. It did, though, prompt me to think about our Catholic High School mission in light of Third World needs. Our CHS mission is to “teach Gospel values,” but that isn’t done in a vacuum. Compared to Third World populations, our students are immersed in technology and affluence. That’s not a bad thing. All of God’s creation is good, including the products of human ingenuity, like the iPhone, as long as these are used for good and not idolized. Our students are fortunate to have a multitude of resources that enrich their lives. Realistically, individuals and corporations are not going to stop investing time, energy and resources into the development of luxury products. Nor does our faith, or the CHS mission ask us to do that. What the mission does require is that we provide a school environment that challenges young people to engage in an ongoing life journey involving three complementary and recurring phases.

information—about the world in general, about cultures, history, science, about many other topics including the wisdom of great thinkers, the teachings of the Church, and the ways and reasons people struggle and suffer. A second phase is an opening of hearts. We guide young people not only to know about others, but to care about them, with an openness that creates vulnerability. If we genuinely care, we rejoice when others rejoice, but we suffer with them when they suffer. The Brothers of the Sacred Heart wear an external sign, a cross with an open heart, that symbolizes this. It represents the pierced heart of Jesus and his willingness to suffer with and because of us. Teaching Gospel values means cultivating this kind of openness among our students. Finally, we seek to move our students beyond awareness and openness into action. Teaching Gospel values means preparing students to live responsibly, to love deeply and to act boldly in faith to make their world a better place for all. Our students live in a First World culture with social media, technology, iPhones and multiple brands of thin-sliced honey ham. Those advantages, however, can be a distraction. By teaching Gospel values, we strive to form our students into competent and willing men who use their First World advantages for the good of their families, communities, nation and world—including people in the Third World whose needs are so dire. - Gerald E. Tullier

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PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE Our school year is off to a great start and we are grateful for the quieter beginning without the flooding that our community experienced last year. The recovery process for so many of our students and faculty took most of the school year. Unfortunately, many other areas in our country have now suffered devastation because of hurricanes and our school community reciprocated the kindness that we received last year by holding a fund drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to the generosity of our students, our school has made a monetary donation to Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas. Their school had water in every building and because it is not in a flood plain, the Diocese did not have flood insurance on the buildings. I am proud of our students’ response to those in need and their willingness to demonstrate solidarity with another suffering Catholic school community. We continue to challenge our students to live the Gospel values that are at the core of our school’s mission. Our students’ response is but one example of the religious values that are at the center of our educational philosophy. Another example is our focus at the beginning of this year on the difficult conversations surrounding race relations and the value of diversity in our school, community and society. Each summer, one book is selected to serve as the Big Read for the entire school community. This year’s book, Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson, was chosen because of the incredible example it sets for productive dialogue about a difficult subject. The challenging circumstances in Baton Rouge surrounding the Alton Sterling shooting, followed by the brutal attack on Baton Rouge police officers and EBR deputies, made the conversations on our Big Read relevant and necessary. We are hopeful this text contributes to helping our community live Gospel values and contribute to creating a society that is welcoming of diverse views and people. Our beginning-of-the-year faculty professional development included an open dialogue on the points of the book and led to discussions on how we can teach and encourage our students to be mindful and tolerant of the situations of others. Teachers have used the book in their classroom activities and will continue

to use it throughout the school year. Other efforts on this issue include our student diversity committee that meets regularly with our campus minister and other faculty members, as well as our minority recruitment committee which meets throughout the year to discuss and find active ways to increase the diversity of our student body. Also, on Sept. 25, we were fortunate to host Dr. James Cook, a 1968 graduate of Catholic High School and one of the first group of African-American students to graduate from CHS, who spoke to our student body about the difficult experiences he faced as a student at Catholic High 50 years ago. His honest message of respect, tolerance and acceptance was wellreceived by our students. These are but a few of the ways that we are striving to further enhance a school culture that is inclusive and respectful of everyone. According to the Brothers document, Educational Mission and Ministry, “Promoting and maintaining a diversity of students within the school community is a positive value consistent with the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.” Catholic High School is committed to instilling within our students a respect for each person as a child of God and the inherent dignity created in the Divine Image. This idea is an essential aspect of our Catholic faith and the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. I believe that our continued efforts to have honest conversations about diversity and to promote respect and dignity for everyone is part of our responsibility to further the mission of the Brothers. I am proud of our school community and our willingness to tackle these issues. Ametur Cor Jesu. Loved be the heart of Jesus.

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Lisa Harvey CHS Principal


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Faculty Focus

New Faculty for the 2017-2018 School Year

Austin Bellamy

Shawn Jezek

Algebra II, Coaching Football and Baseball

Reading, Psychology, A.P. Psychology, and

Mr. Bellamy is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He teaches algebra II, and coaches football and baseball. He enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and watching Shark Tank.

Jason Dukes Civics II, A.P. World History, Coaching Football and Baseball

Mr. Dukes graduated from Georgia Tech University with a degree in economics and played football for the Yellow Jackets. He also played two years in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a 13-year veteran teacher, teaches civics II and A.P. world history, and coaches football and baseball at CHS.

Hudson Fuller Health and Physical Education, Coaching Football

Coaching Football and Lacrosse

Mr. Jezek is originally from Temple, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in psychology. He also earned a master’s degree in sports psychology from Texas A&M and a MBA from John F. Kennedy University. Mr. Jezek teaches reading, psychology and A.P. psychology.

Brother Clifford King, SC Theology

Brother Cliff entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart as a novice in 1972, and comes to CHS after spending the last 27 years in ministry and teaching at Mount St. Charles High School in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Brother Cliff teaches two sections of sophomore theology dealing with the sacraments.

Erica Miguez English I, Speech and Moderator for Student

Mr. Fuller is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, with a degree in business administration. He played football for three seasons with the Majors, and then spent three years there as a student assistant and wide receiver’s coach. He was on the TCU coaching staff for four seasons and spent one season on the staff at LSU. Mr. Fuller teaches health and physical education and will serve as offensive coordinator for the Bears.

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Ministry and Speech and Debate

Mrs. Miguez is from Mobile, Alabama, where she graduated from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with minors in French and history. She also has a MFA in creative writing from University of New Orleans. Mrs. Miguez teaches English I and speech, and will moderate student ministry and the speech and debate team.


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Jaime Olinde

Melanie Williams

Biology H, Chemistry and Co-moderator of

Algebra I, Algebra II

Student Ambassadors

Mrs. Williams graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and is a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. She is married to Brad Williams, and has two sons – Reed and Cooper. When she is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family and travel. Mrs. Williams teaches algebra I and algebra II.

Mrs. Olinde attended LSU where she earned degrees in biology and medical technology. She is married to Travis Olinde ’01, and has three children – Isabelle, Austin and Annie. Mrs. Olinde teaches honors biology and chemistry, and co-moderates student ambassadors.

Kristen Pasquier Physics

Mrs. Pasquier earned a B.S. in chemistry from LSU and a M.S. in analytical chemistry from Florida State University. She is married to Michael Pasquier and has three children – Sara, Mick and Peter. Mrs. Pasquier teaches physics.

Familiar Face, New Role Christy Kessler Assistant Principal for Instruction

Mrs. Kessler is a graduate of Mt. Carmel and Vermilion Catholic High School. She received her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in Education from Louisiana State University where she graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude. She joined the Catholic High School faculty in 1996 and also taught at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. She taught free enterprise, physical science, Louisiana history, world history, law studies, Louisiana history and served as social studies department chair before joining the administrative team. Mrs. Kessler will continue to teach AP European history.

I’m very invested in CHS. Its longevity and it’s commitment in doing things the right way. I felt very strongly that I can contribute to that.

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A Spirit of Compassion 2017 Summer Mission Trips FACULTY AND STUDENTS once again reached out with a spirit of compassion over the summer, taking part in several mission trips and formation programs. Scott Manning and Fiona Conroy took eight CHS and six SJA students to Klagetoh, Arizona, where they served members of St. Anne’s Mission, leading Bible school for the Navajo children in the area. Susana Costela and Chad Dupuy accompanied 17 CHS students to Nicaragua where they worked with the Cantera organization, interacting with local children, and helping to work and develop farmland in the area. Chris Davis, Nancy Herin,

Scott Losavio and Willie Stephenson took 22 CHS students to Houma, Louisiana, as part of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mission Experience. Joined by more than 100 students from all nine Brothers’ schools in the U.S. Province, students worked with the Houmas Indian tribe, assisting with local community service projects. Academic Assistant Principal Jared Cavalier traveled to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart school, Mission Amatongas, in Mozambique, Africa, to work with Brother Chris Sweeney ’84, S.C. and volunteers from Brother Martin School in New Orleans.

St. Anne’s Mission, Klagetoh, Arizona

Cantera Organization, Nicaragua

Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mission Experience, Houma, Louisiana

Mission Amatongas, Mozambique, Africa

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National Merit Scholarship Program The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Each year, roughly 1.5 million students in the nation enter the

competition by taking the PSAT to test their critical reading, mathematics and writing skills. The top 50,000 scorers qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

COMMENDED Of those 50,000 students, more than two-thirds (about 34,000 students) receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.

Thomas Brignac ’18

Evan Dille ’18

Michael Doran ’18

Joshua Durnin ’18

Samuel Gianfala ’18

Jackson Haag ’18

Gabriel Keowen ’18

Khoivu Nguyen ’18

Rees Romero ’18

Jacob Routier ’18

SEMIFINALISTS The top one-third high-scorers (about 16,000 students) qualify as a National Merit Semifinalist. These students are the highest scoring entrants in each state. In February, Semifinalists will be notified whether or not they have advanced to Finalist standing. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.

Ryan Aultman ’18

Stephen Gaudin ’18

Andrew Harris ’18

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Jason Marxsen ’18


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Advanced Placement Scholars The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Tests are scored on a scale of one to five. AP SCHOLARS: Students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP Exams. AP SCHOLAR WITH HONOR: Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams. AP SCHOLAR WITH DISTINCTION: Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.

Andrew Ford National AP Scholar, is attending Auburn University.

Nicholas Mueller National AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana Tech University.

Zachary Crawford AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana State University.

Mathew Howell AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending the University of South Carolina.

Patrick Crifasi AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Loyola University.

Michael Krzystowczyk AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana Tech University.

Thomas Brignac AP Scholar with Honor, is a senior at CHS.

Alexandre Van Biersel National AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Laurence de la Bretonne AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana State University.

Brian Long AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana State University.

Noah Davis AP Scholar with Honor, is a senior at CHS.

William Aguillard AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending the University of Alabama.

Charles Dial AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending the University of Alabama.

Dominic Maggio AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Collin DeVillier AP Scholar with Honor, is attending Louisiana State University.

Christopher Alumbaugh AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana State University.

Stephen Gaudin AP Scholar with Distinction, is a senior at CHS.

Andrew Schoonmaker AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana Tech University.

Evan Dille AP Scholar with Honor, is a senior at CHS.

Matthew Berdon AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Fordham University.

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Andrew Harris AP Scholar with Distinction, is a senior at CHS.

Ryan Aultman AP Scholar with Honor, is a senior at CHS.

Adam Langlois AP Scholar with Honor, is a senior at CHS.

Hall Michael Braud AP Scholar with Distinction, is attending Louisiana State University.

Everett Bonner AP Scholar with Honor, is a junior at CHS.

Braden Nyboer AP Scholar with Honor, is attending Louisiana State University.


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Joseph Bagnerise AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Jonathan Barham AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Ross DeNicola AP Scholar, is a junior at CHS.

Spencer Heitman AP Scholar, is a junior at CHS.

Jacob Routier AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Joshua Durnin AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Anderson Keim AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Harold Miller AP Scholar, is attending the University of Alabama.

Lance Blanchard AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Jeremy Sapia AP Scholar, is attending Spring Hill College.

Samuel Gianfala AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Gabe Keowen AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Ivan Nguyen AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Owen Rothschild AP Scholar, is attending George Washington University.

Ollie Smith AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Ezra Grant AP Scholar, is attending the United States Military Academy Preparatory School.

Phillip Kerr AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Khoivu Nguyen AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

Jacob Breaux AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Marshall St. Amant AP Scholar, is a junior at CHS.

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Joseph Harkrider AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Jordan LeBas AP Scholar, is attending the University of Oklahoma.

Zachary Olsen AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Josh Brooks AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Nicholas Thompson AP Scholar, is attending the University of Alabama.

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Ryan Haycook AP Scholar, is attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Robert Martin AP Scholar, is attending Louisiana State University.

Ryan Reese AP Scholar, is attending Tulane University.

Lance Chaisson AP Scholar, is attending the University of Alabama.

Jason Marxsen AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

William Ridge AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.

David Tran AP Scholar, is attending the University of Miami.

Steven Vince AP Scholar, is a senior at CHS.


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CHS Snapshots

CHS Wrestlers Partner With Rebuilding Together To Build Wheelchair Ramps.

Junior Lance Gaupp Attends Interlochen Art Camp.

Ryan Aultman, Seth LeBlanc, Tucker Poret and Lyndon Wilbert were selected to the LMEA All-State Honor Choir.

CHS Marching Band Receives Sweepstakes Award at LA Showcase of Marching Bands.

CHS senior Mason Maurer wins Best All-Around Angler Award in the oldest fishing tournament in the U.S.

The Mu Alpha Theta club hosted more than 300 participants at the 22nd annual middle school math tournament.

The 2017 Bruin Yearbook, ONE, took home 10 awards in the 13 categories entered in Louisiana Scholastic Press Association’s High School Yearbook Competition.

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CHS Bear Bots Robotics team takes first and second place in the 2017-2018 Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit of South Louisiana hosted by CHS.


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a quick look at some pretty cool things happening on and off campus

Roberto Carreras, Nick Fanguy, Andrew Gawarecki, Tucker Poret and Stewart Roeling were selected to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference.

CHS seniors Evan Dille and Stephen Gaudin received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Drake Brignac was selected as the Louisiana Delegate for the U.S. Senate Youth Program.

Senior Evan Goldsmith Wins Congressional App Challenge presented by Congressman Garret Graves ’90.

Students visit classmate Robert Ritchie at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The Louisiana Right to Life Federation presented a screening of I Lived on Parker Avenue, hosted by the CHS Respect Life Club in the CHS gym.

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Senior Sam Gianfala was named the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program Winner.


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CHAMPIONS

2017 5A Cross Country State Champions

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CHS Legend Honored with Track Dedication CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL honored long-time coach and Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Famer, Pete Boudreaux ’59, on Saturday, July 15, at the dedication of the Pete Boudreaux ’59 Track and the unveiling of the Pete Boudreaux ’59 Bust. Family and friends gathered to celebrate his lifetime of service and achievement advancing the mission of Catholic High School. The Bust will be displayed on the Pete Boudreaux ’59 Track in a special plaza on the northeast corner.

Pat and Pete Boudreaux ’59

This year marks the completion of Boudreaux’s 50th year as a teacher and coach at Catholic High School. In those

2016 Boys National High School Track & Field Coach of the

50 years, he has won 46 state titles in track and field, and

Association, and was inducted into the National High School

cross country. Last school year, Boudreaux was named the

Hall of Fame.

Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 8 a.m. 1 mile Run/Walk 8:30 a.m. 5K register at www.catholichigh.org

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Khiem Le a humble legacy

The following is an excerpt from an article written by CHS junior Francis Dinh. The article appeared in Bearly Published, the student newspaper at Catholic High School.

BORN ON DECEMBER 4, 1943, in Bến Tre, Saigon, Vietnam, Mr. Khiem Le grew up in a family with six siblings, four boys and two girls on a farm in a rural village. Growing up was difficult. Most of his teenage life consisted of going to school and living through the Vietnam War. At an early age, Le was forced to work in the fields with his parents and other siblings caring for (dứa) pineapples, (hạt lúa) grains and (chuối) bananas. Le attended a public school for first through sixth grade before testing high enough to attend a private school in 1957. Going to school for Le was just for the sake of saying that he went to school, because the thought process during the time was more about survival than about the future. War caused him to only think about himself and his family. In 1964, Le attended college in Saigon for which he earned a luât (law) degree. After college, he attended Biên tập Viên Cảnh Sát (police academy) and graduated as a police officer in December 1966. Le was transferred to Bình Long on Jan. 2, 1967. With his high test scores and college degree, he was able to earn the rank of Chỉ Huy Phó Cãnh Sát Tĩnh (deputy commander) where he would answer to the Ông Trưởng (commissioner) and oversee all operations of the police force including capturing Viet Cong insurgents. Le was eventually promoted to Đại Úy Cãnh Sát (lieutenant) and was transferred to Bình Dương in May 1974, where he would serve until the fall of Saigon.

After nine years of service in the police force, President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu of South Vietnam declared surrender to the North and demanded a ceasefire on April 30, 1975. Le sent his family back to Bến Tre for safety while he stayed back in Bình Dương. Later that same evening, the Viet Cong closed off all routes out of Saigon, preventing Le from rejoining his family in Bến Tre. Overnight, a decree went out stating that all workers and soldiers left in the city who worked for the government of South Vietnam were to turn themselves in. The next day, Le went to turn himself in as many others did. Upon reaching the designated area, he was called by name and stopped at the gate. At first, he was shocked that these men knew his name. He was immediately put under gunpoint and led inside without question. He later realized that the man who called out his name and held the gun to his back was a fellow officer who used to work for him. The officer was a defect and was arrested by Le and his officers sometime before 1975. Without a trial, Le was immediately put into a detention camp in Bình Dương. Each day, more and more men showed up at the camp, and each day, more and more men would be randomly executed. Living conditions were deplorable. There were no rules or officers to stop them from executing prisoners. Most Viet Cong troops in charge of the camp would kill the prisoners out of hatred or revenge.

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“With people as good as the people at Catholic, it just made me want to do the best I can for them in return.” After a month, he was moved to another camp in Binh Hoa where he was forced to share a mud hut with 150 other prisoners. No one was allowed to leave their hut unless it was assigned to them at a certain time. After a year, he was constantly moved from one camp to the next.

Upon arriving, Le worked with Catholic Relief Services to find a job at Catholic High School in August 1991. He has officially been at Catholic High for 26 years and has greatly enjoyed his time at CHS. “Càng ngày càng vui,” which translates to “Each day, I become happier and happier,” says Le. Le has three children, two boys and one girl. Trung Lê, born in 1969 is currently a welder; Trinh Lê, born in 1970 is currently a tailor; and Tín Lê is currently in business and trading. After 26 years of hard work and dedication, Le retired in December 2017. He has made so many happy memories here at Catholic High and has met so many great people. “With people as good as the people at Catholic, it just made me want to do the best I can for them in return,” said Le. Mr. Khiem Le would lastly like to thank the CHS faculty and administration for their generous support and kindness throughout the years. He would also like to thank the students at Catholic High School for allowing him to work for them. He would also like to thank those who have helped him be where he is today, his family and nephew, and his fellow comrades who did not survive. Most of all, he would like to thank Coach Hood and his fellow custodians for all that they have done for him. “Cảm ơn Catholic High” – Khiem Le

After five years of living in the camps, in 1982, he was transferred back to the South because the North could no longer take care of them. “It wasn’t like they were taking care of us anyway,” said Le. On May 15, 1984, Khiem was released and given $150 from the North Vietnamese government. Upon his release, Le immediately went to the nearest market to go buy some food only to run into his wife and her sister. Le was held prisoner for a total of nine years and 15 days from 1975-1984. During his captivity, Dùng, his nephew, went to a U.S. embassy in Australia in 1982 to request permission for Le and his family to be allowed to go to America. He and his family were finally granted permission to leave, and they came to the United States in May 1991.

CHS President Gene Tullier thanks Khiem Le for his 26 years of service and dedication at CHS.

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Catholic Leadership Encounter 2017

THE CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP Encounter is a 10 day leadership program that takes place in Estes Park, Colorado. The program is meant to challenge high school students in developing and “owning” their faith through a variety of interactive experiences set in the Rocky Mountains. The three main components that the program achieves are instruction, formation and witness. In the area of instruction, students are taught the value of servant leadership, social justice, moral decision making, active listening, consensus building, delegating responsibility, managing conflict and empowerment/motivation. The program’s instructional element stays true to its title by exploring the notion of what it means to be Catholic and

what it means to be a Catholic leader. Students receive formation in the charisms of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and the Sisters of St. Joseph throughout the Catholic Leadership Encounter. Additional formation takes place through 13 significant prayer experiences that involve/invite participation. Students are called to witness their faith under the leadership of a ratio of 1 adult staff member to 3 high school students. Throughout the entire program, adults are assigned in pairs to groups of 8-9 students to aid in processing the experience. Students themselves are encouraged to publicly and privately witness their faith throughout the program and back home.

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ADVANCEMENT

PARENTS. ALUMNI. FRIENDS. TOGETHER for every student, every year

The Fund for Catholic High School (The Fund) is well on its way toward a successful year. Our school’s annual fund is made possible thanks to the generosity of our CHS community. It’s how we all come together to help “Define the Difference” for all of our students at CHS. We invite you to join us in this year’s campaign as PARENTS, ALUMNI, FRIENDS—TOGETHER FOR EVERY STUDENT, EVERY YEAR. For the first time in history, 100 percent of our CHS faculty and staff participated in giving to The Fund this school year. With this new milestone reached, we launched our annual Parents’ Appeal in August, followed by our Alumni and Friends campaigns throughout the fall semester. Our combined goal of the individual appeals from parents, alumni and friends during the 2017-2018 campaign is

$625,000. As of Dec. 27, thanks to the generosity of the CHS community, we have reached 70 percent of our financial goal. Your tax-deductible donation to The Fund has an immediate impact on the school’s operating budget. Gifts help minimize annual tuition increases, support academic excellence, spiritual formation, improvements to our campus infrastructure, as well as improve programs that allow our young men to learn, grow and discover their true potential. Gifts can be made online, by phone or check. If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact the Office of Advancement at (225) 389-0978 or go to www. catholichigh.org/giving. We are grateful for your support.

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT Mi nimize Tui t ion Incre a ses

Enr iching the Cur r iculu m – ST REAM & Fine Ar ts

Re c r u i t/ Re tai n Exe m p l ar y Fac u l ty

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The 2017-2018 Fund for Catholic High School Parents Appeal in Full Swing 2017-2018 CHS Parents’ Appeal Chair-Couple

(l to r) William, Brannon ’87, Alicia and Stewart ’16 Perilloux

Alicia and I agreed to be this year’s chair-couple because of the positive impact that Catholic High has made to my family and many families. The Brothers, the faculty and the school environment have been very successful at preparing our boys to become young men, to be self-disciplined, to become productive members of society, to serve and be respectful of others and to excel in whatever field they choose. We are aiming for 100 percent participation from parents this year. Currently, we are at 40 percent. When everyone donates, they take ownership in Catholic High and their sons’ experience. These donations support CHS and our students directly. Donations help pay for those students with needbased tuition assistance, for new classroom technology including computers, and software. It helps to maintain and improve existing buildings. In addition, donations also help fund those non-revenue generating sports such as golf, tennis, bowling, lacrosse, swimming and more. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to The Fund for CHS today. Help us continue to Define the Difference. To make a gift online, go to catholichigh.org/giving.

Thanks to the entire faculty and staff of CHS for 100 percent participation in the Fund for Catholic High! In just three short weeks, we garnered 100 percent giving from everyone in the CHS family. Thank you for your support!

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THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, Advancing the Mission, that was launched in October 2015, continues to progress. The firms of Ritter Maher Architects and Tipton Associates are the architects for the new Student Center that will be constructed on the Catholic High School campus. The first phase of a central mechanical plant is included in the project. To date, approximately $4,090,000 has been received in cash and pledges. We are very thankful to the 298 donors who have either given outright gifts of cash or made pledges for the campaign, and we are proud to say that 100 percent of our faculty and staff participated

in the launch of this campaign. Many CHS alumni, both from the Baton Rouge area and around the country, have responded with excitement and invested in this project. This new Student Center will serve our 1,137 students and many more young men for years to come. The new Student Center, some 31,000-squarefeet of space, will include a kitchen and food preparation area; a dining space that will also serve as a flexible, common gathering space; classrooms; a teacher workroom; campus ministry offices; and an IT Quick Help Kiosk. - Gerald E. Tullier

“We are both humbled and proud to have been selected as architects for this project. To have the opportunity to create a legacy building on the same campus that shaped my adult development is both challenging and exciting. I cannot wait for the next generation of Bears to experience this building and what it will do for the enhancement of the overall Campus. ” - Scott A. Ritter, AIA ’93 A Brothers of the Sacred Heart School Since 1894


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Conceptual rendering of proposed Student Center

GOAL: $6,130,000

“25 years ago I received my first taste of architecture at Catholic High in Ms. Harrison’s architectural drafting class. To now have the honor of returning to campus to design the new Student Center has been a truly humbling experience.” - Steve Maher, AIA ’94

“When I think about life experiences that really shaped me from an academic and spiritual perspective, Catholic High is at the top of my list. It has always been my goal to be in a position to give back to the school that gave so much to me! I am truly honored to participate in Advancing the Mission of Catholic High and hope that others can benefit in a similar way that I did.” - Capt. Brandon D. Holden ’96

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Capital Campaign Donors Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aguilar Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Justin B. Alford Sr. ’89 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Melvin P. Argrave III ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Aubin ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Eric C. Balkom ’78 Mr. and Mrs. George P. Balhoff Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Balhoff ’73 Dr. and Dr. Louis R. Barfield Sr. ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Barfield Jr. ’82 Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Barnidge Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bass Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Beale Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beaugh Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Berret III ’84 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Berrigan Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John O. Blakeney ’71 Dr. and Mrs. G. Michael Blanchard Jr. ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bodin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Bogan ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bonine Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Matthew E. Borgmeyer ’99 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ’59 Mr. and Mrs. C. Hewes Bowden ’94 Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Brandao ’73 Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Branstetter Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Branstetter III ’89 Dr. and Mrs. B. Joseph Brooks Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Steven H. Brooksher Sr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette Dr. and Mrs. Cleve Brown Mr. and Mrs. Burton Brumfield Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Burke ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Burmaster Mr. Jarrell P. Butcher ’81 Ms. Diane Bynum Mr. and Mrs. J. Victor Caffarel III Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cain Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry N. Camp Ms. Kariya A. Canizaro Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Carruth Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Cascio ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Cashio ’91

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Mr. and Mrs. Jared Cavalier Mr. and Mrs. Dean P. Cazenave Mr. and Mrs. André Chapoy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Chustz ’96 Mr. and Mrs. G. Blane Clark Jr. ’77 Col. James F. Coerver ’46 Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Coleman ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Chase Comeaux Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod J. Coniglio Conoco Phillips Company Ms. Fiona Conroy Mr. Robert Conroy Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo M. Corripio ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Jose Costela Mr. and Mrs. R. Matthew Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Chris T. Crifasi Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39 Mr. and Mrs. S. Dale Cronin ’86 Dr. and Mrs. Brad A. Culotta ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daigrepont Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Be Dang Mr. and Mrs. Thuan Dang Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. David Jr. ’85 Mr. Sanders P. Davis ’10 Ms. Robin E. Deck Mr. and Mrs. Austen M. Delahaye ’92 Mr. John J. Devlin III 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. James P. Doré Ms. Tracy Ducote Ms. Erin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Dulaney ’92 Mr. Chad A. Dupuy ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Dupuy ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Eldringhoff Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet ’87 Mr. Steven Engborg Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Eymard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Falgout Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III Mr. and Mrs. John H. Faulk ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Ferachi ’84


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Mr. Robert J. Lorio ’66 Mr. Andrew E. Losavio ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Losavio ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Adam MacDowell Mr. and Mrs. M. Scott Manning ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Sean Marcantel Mr. Mark Martin Mr. and Mrs. Craig Maxson Mr. and Mrs. Brian May Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Mayeaux Mr. Evan McAleer Mrs. Judy B. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. John T. Meek II ’87 Dr. and Mrs. Tom J. Meek 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. Bradley J. Messina and Mrs. Elisa Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Messina Mr. and Mrs. Blake Metz Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Miller ’96 Mr. and Mrs. G. Rolfe Miller Mr. Michael G. Miller - Star Service Milton J. Womack Foundation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Minvielle Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Moak ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moniotte Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Moran ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Brett J. Murray ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Nelson ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Jake Netterville Mr. and Mrs. Thi Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Norton Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Noto Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Olinde ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Orlesh Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Otterstetter Mr. and Mrs. Darrell P. Ourso Mr. and Mrs. Hays D. Owen Mr. Jude Palombo ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Papillion Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Patout Jr. Ms. Nancy Patout Dr. and Mrs. Scott M. Pecue ’79 Mr. and Mrs. James J. Peeler Jr. ’76 Dr. and Mrs. Brannon C. Perilloux ’87 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. John W. Perry Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Cu Pham Mr. and Mrs. Thu X. Pham Ms. Langley Pierre Mr. and Mrs. Luke Piontek Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Polito Mr. Mark E. Primeaux ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Prochaska ’92 Dr. and Mrs. William Pryor Mrs. Camillia Pugh Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Raetzsch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ramos-Grasa Mr. and Mrs. Glen Randow Mr. Christopher Redden Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Reinecke Mr. Ben Relle Mr. and Mrs. Kent M. Rhodes

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Mr. and Mrs. Bo Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Riche Jr. ’88 Ms. Jewell C. Riecke Ritter Maher Architects Mr. and Mrs. Cooper S. Roberts Ms. Catherine C. Robichaux Ms. Jill Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Michael O. Rourke Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rousseau Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Rumfola ’01 Mr. and Mrs. M. Wesley Salmon ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Sanchez Jr. ’61 Dr. and Mrs. George D. Say Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schoonmaker Mr. and Mrs. L. James Segar III ’90 Mrs. Heather M. Serrano Mr. and Mrs. George Shaheen Jr. Drs. Amie and Sean Shannon ’89 Dr. and Mrs. Carlton H. Sheely II Shell Oil Company Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Silvio ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Cale P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. 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 Mr. John A. Stassi II Mr. and Mrs. Willie M. Stephenson Mr. Chuck Streets Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Summerville Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin Svendson ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sykes ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Talamo ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Adam T. Tate ’95 Mrs. Emilie Terracina Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Tessier ’91 The Catherine L. and Edward A. Lozick Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thibodeaux Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III Mr. and Mrs. Roland M. Toups Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Toups ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Tullier Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Tullier ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tully Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Turner Jr. Mr. John G. Turner ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Valluzzo Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Valluzzo ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Valluzzo ’99 Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Vath Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine Mr. and Mrs. Duc Vo Mr. Graham Waddill Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Waguespack Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wascom Mr. and Mrs. August J. Webber III ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Dale K. Weiner Brother Xavier Werneth, SC Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Weston Mr. and Mrs. MIchael G. Whatley ’71 Williams Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Williams Mr. and Mrs. MIles B. Williams Sr. ’79 Mr. Caleb Williamson

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ALUMNI in the NEWS

1973 JOHN D’ANTONI led a team of investors in the design and construction of the first Catholic High School on the north side of Houston, Texas. Frassati Catholic High School, located in Spring, Texas, is a co-educational college preparatory school on a 63 acre campus. After construction was complete, D’Antoni continued developing the school as the director of operations and information technology.

2016 Flood Recovery and was predesignated to lead the federal response to hurricanes in Louisiana for the 2017 Hurricane Season.

1982 COLONEL BRET ACKERMANN relinquished control of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support)—the U.S. Army’s Medical Theater Enabling Command for the Indo-Asia Pacific region, on July 10. Ackermann, a past president of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, now serves as the deputy command surgeon for U.S. Army- Pacific. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Army’s Legion of Merit.

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STEVEN MOORE The Law Office of Steven J. Moore and Attorney Franz Borghardt announced the opening of the Borghardt Law Firm. The firm is a full service law firm that provides legal assistance in multiple facets of your daily personal life and business affairs.

WILLIAM DORAN III, USAF Col (retired), was appointed FEMA federal coordinating officer for the August

1991 WESLEY SALMON earned Honorable Mention in the Lorain Hemingway short

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25 story competition for his short story, Lil Poot.

Women’s College World Series, and has been featured on the SEC Network’s, “Thinking Out Loud,” with Greg McElroy and Baton Rouge native Marcus Spears.

1992 STUART SONNIER has been named director of finance at Catholic High School. Sonnier earned a degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a licensed CPA with more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience.

JON STEWART is celebrating his 10th anniversary as a production researcher with ESPN/SEC Network. October will mark his 10-year anniversary with ESPN. He’s worked two NFL Drafts, two Heisman Trophy ceremonies, SEC Men’s Basketball, Softball and Baseball Tournaments, the

1994 RYAN ELLIS graduated from the University of Washington on June 10, 2017, with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in choral conducting. Ryan also received two undergraduate degrees in music from LSU before earning a master’s degree from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a second master’s Degree from UMass in Amherst, Massachusetts.

1995 JONATHAN MATESSINO is a senior relationship manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Commercial Banking Group focusing on Louisiana companies with revenues of $50 million to $2 Billion.

JOSEPH PICOU is the cofounder of Southern Craft Brewing Company. Catholic High investors include: David Heroman ’89, Andrew Pecquet ’86, Eric Waguespack ’86, Chris Odom ’85, David Fargason ’85, Paul Waguespack ’85 and David Koch ’85. Southern Craft Brewing Company sells their beer throughout South Louisiana and has a local taproom that is open to the public.

1996 ERIC BORNE was selected to the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Class for 20172018 sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Borne serves as the engineering alliance group head for ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge area projects.

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Marriages, Births, Promotions, Graduations, Accolades, Relocations, Highlights, Photographs Contact the CHS Alumni Office with your latest and greatest. 225.383.0459 | jridge@catholichigh.org

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TRENT FOLSE is a senior relationship manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Commercial Banking Group focusing on Louisiana companies with revenues of $50 million to $2 Billion.

FRANK MEYERS, a Louisiana registered architect, started his own small architecture firm in Baton Rouge, GFM Architecture, LLC.

2002 MARRIAGE ERIC MICHAEL VALENCIANO and Katherine Peyton Jeter

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ROBERT OLIVIER was named chief executive officer of Sigma Engineers and Constructors, Inc. He has been with the company for more than 11 years, having previously served as Sigma’s chief operating officer.

CAPTAIN ADAM HOLTHAUS is a Marine Judge Advocate currently serving as the aide-de-camp for the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations.

2001 ADAM BROUSSARD accepted the position of program director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at University of Oklahoma.

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1997 FRANZ BORGHARDT The Law Office of Steven J. Moore ’81 and Attorney Franz Borghardt announced the opening of the Borghardt Law Firm. The firm is a full service law firm that provides legal assistance in multiple facets of your daily personal life and business affairs.

BIRTH Sarah and KURT BOEHRINGER, son Russell Paul

BIRTH Claire and STEPHEN VATH, son Benjamin Michael

MARRIAGE GARRETT GIBBENS and Stefania Himpler FRANZ BORGHARDT was selected by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a Top 40 Under 40. He founded his own law firm and was recently elected President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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BEN MCARDLE has been named the civil/structural/marine department manager at CDI Engineering in Baton Rouge.


27 BIRTH Megan and BEN MCARDLE, son Graham Charles

2007 KYLE FREE, a recent graduate of LSUHSC School of Dentistry, is practicing dentistry at Hood Dental Care in Denham Springs.

States Navy on Sept. 29, 2017, after completing Advanced Helicopter Training at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida. Dubreuil is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is assigned to the Fleet Replacement Squadron and flies the MH-60S Seahawk.

MARRIAGE LIEUTENANT JG MATTHEW DUBREUIL and Katie Talbot

2006 BIRTH Mary and MICHAEL JOHNSON, son Isaac Fielding

MARRIAGE MYLES MORRIS and Monte’ Dugas

2008 GORDON NEWMAN, warrant officer in the U.S. Army, graduated with honors from the Aviation School in Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Nov. 22, 2017. Newman, a veteran of Afghanistan, is stationed in Conroe, Texas, where he has joined his aviation unit as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot.

MICHAEL ST. BLANC graduated in May 2017 from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He was awarded the 2017 Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association Equine Clinical Proficiency Award and is serving an equine medicine and surgery internship at the Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic in Weatherford, Texas.

PETER TWAL was named the winner of the annual Etel Adnan Poetry Prize for his collection, Our Earliest Tattoos. Twal will receive $1,000, and his collection will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in the fall of 2018.

JUDE WILLIAM STEWART received his Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma University on Dec. 8, 2017. Stewart is on active duty in the U.S. Navy and works at the Naval Air Station at Oceana as a petty officer first class.

CHARLES REES and Mary Garner Veazey

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LIEUTENANT JG MATTHEW DUBREUIL earned his Wings of Gold from the United

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BRAD HAGMANN joined Leon Capital Group in February 2017 as an associate focusing on single tenant retail acquisitions and works with brokers and retailers to identify and execute on opportunities in both new and existing markets across the country. Brad is a graduate of the Tulane University Freeman School of Business, where he earned degrees in Finance and Business Management.

JOSH MATTHEWS is stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, with the 4th Brigade Airborne combat team, 25th infantry division.

JAKE VEAZEY, private second class, graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. Veazey is now attending advanced individual training studying to be an interior electrician and will be assigned to his National Guard Unit in September.

2013 SCOTT MCKINZIE, an agribusiness management senior at Mississippi State University, received a summer internship offer to be a fishing guide and boat captain in Ninilchik, Alaska, where he has spent the past five summers taking fishermen and families from all over the world on adventures searching for giant Pacific Halibut.

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noon - 3 p.m. at CHS Food | Games | Face Painting | Campus Tours | 1978: 40 Year Reunion |

| 1993: 25 Year Reunion |

July 13 - STAG Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CHS Wrestling Room, $35 July 14 - Joint Reunion with SJA, 7 p.m., TimeOut Lounge, Cash Bar, RSVP: stephen1@mac.com

July 14 - Joint Reunion with SJA, 7 p.m., The Annex at Kalurah Street Grill

| 1998: 20 Year Reunion | TBA

| 1988: 30 Year Reunion | | 2008: 10 Year Reunion |

July 13 - STAG Night, 6:30 p.m., Radio Bar July 14 - Joint Reunion with SJA, 7 p.m., The Trademark, $55 which includes food and music, Cash Bar

July 14 - Joint Reunion with SJA, 7 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Co., $65

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GRIZZLY SPONSORS

SCORE CARD SPONSORS

The Catholic High School Alumni Association hosted the 2017 Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 6, at Santa Maria Golf Course. A great day of golf was enjoyed by 126 golfers, including 55 alumni of CHS, in near perfect weather conditions. The 2017 CHS Golf Classic Committee was chaired by Kevin Kleinpeter ’92.

Food and beverage was provided by Adrian’s, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola, Baton Rouge Water Company, City Pork, Driftwood Cask & Barrel/ Uncle Earl’s, Mockler Beverage Company, Phil’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant, sLocal, PODs, Walk-On’s Catering and Your Mom’s Restaurant & Bar.

The $47,000 raised will fund both the CHS Golf Classic Scholarship and the CHS STREAM initiative for continued improvements to STREAM labs located in the Brother Gordian Udinsky, S.C. Science Center and the Fine Arts Center. These state-of-the-art renovations will provide each student with opportunities to enhance their critical thinking skills by applying science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.

Special thanks to Jorge Serrano ’72 and Adam Serrano ’97 with Beacon Images for donating all of the tournament signage. Congratulations to the winning team of Bill Whittle, Brent Boyd ’75, Blake Whittle and Drew Alleman.

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CHS Taste Fair & Auction 2017 THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni Association partnered with the CHS Mothers’ Club to host the CHS Taste Fair & Auction on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the school gym. More than 500 alumni, guests and friends of Catholic High School gathered to experience a wonderful evening of great food and beverages and exciting silent auction items. Guests were treated to samples from 30 area restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors. The event raised more than $40,000 for Catholic High School. The chairman of the Taste Fair was Kyle Smith ’95, joined by fellow alumni association board members, Monty Buckles ’93, Bryan Hart ’98 and Stephen Berthelot ’92, Steven Cheatham ’97, Buddy Webre ’53, John-Paul Luckett ’81 and Stuart Newman ’03. The auction was chaired by Stacey Schliewe and co-chaired by Krista Valluzzo, supported by Mothers’ Club President Jodie Johnson, and Vice President Stephanie Reigel-Woolverton.

2017 Taste Fair & Auction - presented by the Alumni Association and the CHS Mothers’ Club

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Thank you to our participating vendors! Adrian’s Restaurant and Bar The Ambrosia Bakery Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co. BRQ Cane Land Distilling City Pork Community Coffee Company Crowne Plaza DiGiulio Brothers Doe’s Eat Place Drusilla Seafood Restaurant & Drusilla Place Catering Hawk’s Nest Restaurant Ichiban Sushi Bar & Grill Juban’s Restaurant and Catering Kona Grill Mary Miller Personal Chef Mike Anderson’s Seafood Mockler Beverage Mansurs on the Boulevard Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant Paul Wong’s Chinese Phil’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant Piccadilly Restaurants Red Stick Spice Company Republic National Distributing Ruffino’s Catering Stinky’s Fish Camp The Tracy Center Walk-On’s Catering Your Mom’s Restaurant & Bar


CHS Archives

Treasures of the Past

“I am a Catholic” Coin Donated by Anonymous

Letterman Jacket Donated by Elisa Fryou

Letterman Jacket Delivered by Mike Nola ’62

Letterman jacket for Bruin that belonged to Adrian Gauthier ’67+.

Football letterman jacket donated by John Noto ’63.

CHS vs. Bolton High Football Program, Oct. 23, 1952 Donated by James Culotta ’55

Bear Facts, Feb. 17, 1966 Donated by Anonymous Was found in a Main Building wall during recent renovations. Programs and Miss CHS Dance Jewelry Box Donated by Tara Messenger Program from the Sept. 26, 1969, CHS vs. Glen Oaks High School football game, September and November 1969 Bear Facts publications, 1969 newspaper clippings, 1970 Graduation Mass program and a brass jewelry box inscribed with MISS C.H.S. DANCE - NOV. 11 1967.

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(front, l to r) Brother Noel Lemmon, S.C., Brother Robert Gagne, S.C., Brother Bryan de Porres Lewis, S.C., Brother Lee Barker (back, l to r) Brother Ronald Cairns, S.C., Brother Alan Drain, S.C., Brother Francis David, S.C., Brother Celestine Algero, S.C., Brother Ronald Talbot, S.C., Brother Robert Breault, S.C.

Jubilarian Celebration

Brothers of the Sacred Heart United States Province

ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the Province of the United States recognized those brothers who were celebrating at least 25 years of service in the Institute of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The Jubilarians were honored during a Mass and dinner held at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey. Eight of the 14 Brothers honored, have been associated with Catholic High School at one point in their career.

Celebrating 25 Years of Service Brother Bryan de Porres Lewis, S.C. Celebrating 50 Years of Service Brother Laurent Beaunoyer, S.C. Brother Robert Croteau, S.C.* Brother Francis David, S.C.* Brother Ronald Talbot, S.C.* Celebrating 60 Years of Service Brother Alan Drain, S.C.* Brother Robert Gagne, S.C.* Brother Joseph Murphy, S.C. Celebrating 65 Years of Service Brother Celestine Algero, S.C. Brother Matthias Amos, S.C.* Brother Robert Breault, S.C. Brother Ronald Cairns, S.C. Celebrating 70 Years of Service Brother Lee Barker, S.C.* Brother Noel Lemmon, S.C.* * Associated with Catholic High School at one point in their career.

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Photo 6 GRAND REUNION: (l to r) Dale Weiner, Michael Blackstone ’97 and Max Zimmer ’97 at the Grand Reunion honoring the classes of 2007, 1997, 1987 and 1977. Photo 7 GRAND REUNION: Miss Olivia Velardo, daughter of Brian Velardo ’97, has her face painted at the Grand Reunion. Photo 8 GRAND REUNION: Sam Pernici ’97, wife Kristin Pernici and sons at the Grand Reunion. Photo 9 PETE BOUDREAUX ’59 COMMEMORATIVE BUST: Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59 (left) and coach Don Hood at the Track Dedication ceremony. Photo 10 PETE BOUDREAUX ’59 COMMEMORATIVE BUST: Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59 and his granddaughters at the Track Dedication ceremony.

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Faculty Alumni (front, l to r) Mark Cascio ’03, Pete Boudreaux ’59, Brian W. Hightower ’97, Jamie Segar ’90, Mitch Billings ’06, Keith Rumfola ’01, Brother Eldon Crifasi, ’39, S.C. (second row, l to r) Drew Losavio ’98, Scott Manning ’01, Jeffrey Hotard ’85, Mark Primeaux ’07, J.P. Kelly ’92, Ben DiPalma ’00, (third row, l to r) Chad Dupuy ’00, Taylor Messenger ’94, Scott Losavio ’95, Patrick Dulaney ’92, Steve Talamo ’84, Tommy Prochaska ’92, (back, l to r) Ralph Stephens ’73, Jay Butcher ’81, Tim Chustz ’96, Sanders Davis ’10, Doug Logsdon ’02, Stuart Sonnier ’92 and Bradley Katzmarzyk ’14.

Alumni Association Board of Directors (front, l to r) Director of Alumni Relations Brian W. Hightower ’97, Director Emeritus of Alumni Relations Brother Eldon Crifasi, ’39, S.C. , Ross Campesi ’97, Steven Cheatham ’97, Don Contine ’67, Sonny Carona ’57, Buddy Webre ’53, Denny Vicknair ’63, Associate Director of Alumni Relations Jenny Ridge, (middle, l to r) Monty Buckles ’93, Michael Brassett ’01, Justin Mannino ’06, Kyle Smith ’95, John Wayne Brocato ’63, George Bonfanti ’63, Stuart Newman ’03, Davis Prescott ’01, (back, l to r) Kyle Jackson ’07, Steve Berthelot ’92 - President Elect, Bryan Hart ’98, Tim Welborn ’92, Joey Coco ’95, Dale LeBlanc ’95, John Paul Luckett ’81 and Board President Scott Lanehart ’95. Not pictured: Jake Berret ’84.

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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 June 10, 2017, through Dec. 13, 2017, in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember these alumni and friends, as well as their families, in your prayers.

Memorial Gifts Mr. Emile A. Ackoury Jr. ’45 Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Ellis Sr. ’65 Mrs. Judy A. Adkins BASF Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo C. Valenciano Mr. Charles L. Bahlinger Sr. ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Bahlinger ’42 Mr. Julius A. Bahlinger III ’41 Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Bahlinger ’42 Sr. Kathleen Bahlinger, CSJ Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Bahlinger ’42 Mr. Vernon M. Bahlinger ’43 Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Bahlinger ’42 Mr. Aaron P. Belanger ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Levert Jr. Schwab Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73 Brother Donnan Berry, SC Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo C. Valenciano Mr. Eugene M. Bologna ’69 Mrs. Mary Lou James Mr. Frank M. Bologna ’45 Mrs. Mary Lou James Mrs. Maria P. Bologna Mrs. Mary Lou James Mr. Edward S. Bonin ’39 Mr. Bernard L. Bonin ’69 Mr. Cleveland L. Boudreaux ’65 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ’59 Mrs. Joanne Brassett Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo C. Valenciano Mr. Samson Breen Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mr. Lance R. Brignac ’78

Holinga, APLLC

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Dimattia ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Blumberg

Mr. and Mrs. M. Leroy Harvey

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Ms. Ruthie A. Bullock

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Balhoff

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell Jr.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. D’Agostino

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70

Dr. and Mrs. Ross J. DeNicola Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. William F. Hagemann

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gilmore

Mrs. Abby McCurry

Dr. and Mrs. Stewart T. Gordon ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew G. Moscona ’00

Hospice of Baton Rouge

Mr. Huey P. Brown ’58

Mrs. Corinne K. Lemoine

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stephen H. Harmon Jr. ’58 Mr. Robert K. Brown ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Lipsey Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Macmorran

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. LeBlanc ’75 Mr. Christopher S. Callegan ’84

Mr. and Mrs. C. Eric Major Jr. ’72 Mang, Bourgeois, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Mathews

Dr. and Mrs. Jon Traxler Mr. Richard A. Campbell

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Nugent

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Campbell III ’95 Mr. Robert L. Cangelosi Jr. ’80

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Perone Ms. Clara Pierre Mr. and Mrs. G. William Poche, MD

Mrs. Mary Lou James Mr. Leonard Cardenas III ’80

Dr. and Mrs. D. Stephen Sanches Jr. ’01

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Balhoff ’81

Schwab Charitable

Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Sonnier

Mr. John Joubert

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G. Sonnier ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Krousel Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. St. Amant

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Shutt ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73 Mr. Thomas C. Day ’44

The Dunham School Mr. Elgin Caston

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Andrews

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Silvio ’61 Mr. Thomas C. Coerver Sr.

Ms. Claudia Bement Mr. and Mrs. Craig G. Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ’70 Dr. Michael J. Coogan

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cancienne

Dr. and Mrs. Hans P. Armstrong Bienvenu Bonnecaze Foco Viator &

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Mr. and Mrs. Josh Bassett

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Mr. Stephen D. Chapman ’94 and Dr. Kristin S. Chapman


Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Dozier Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Mrs. Amy Heroman Mr. and Mrs. Naohiro Kato Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kronenberger La Printaniere Montessori School Dr. and Mrs. John K. Legleu Jr. ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Devin Roy Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Williams Mrs. Elaine DeLatin Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73 Mr. John DeLatin Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bogan III ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Cockerham ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73 Schwab Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73 Mrs. Mary DeLaune Mrs. Nellie Broussard Mr. and Mrs. L. Sterling Core Ms. Rosanna Marino Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie D. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Robertson ’50

Mr. Charles J. Fox

Mr. Sean McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mrs. Sandra Fox Mr. J. Micah Gardemal ’81

Mr. Malcolm Moate Mr. and Mrs. John C. Connolly

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Bourque Mr. Ronald J. Gibbens ’61

Dr. Joe A. Morgan Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fourrier ’61 Mr. James P. Giblin II ’95

Mr. Jeffrey D. Nola ’94 Dr. and Mrs. David A. Balhoff ’96

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Carville Jr. ’95 Mr. Dee L. Glueck

CHS Student Ambassadors

BASF Corporation

Mrs. Louise Kilshaw

Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo C. Valenciano

Mrs. JoAnn P. Montz

Mr. Gregory M. Gora Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Peno

Mr. and Mrs. Sandy K. Plakidas Mrs. Lucy Mancuso Nola

Mr. John B. Gremillion Mr. and Mrs. Brent J. Samaha ’68

Mrs. JoAnn P. Montz Mr. Blaine A. Oubre

Mr. Paul M. Hebert Sr. ’24 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Justin M. Driesse ’99 Ms. Sally Padgett

Mr. James H. Helmke ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Drago ’53

Mr. Horace P. Crochet Mrs. Sharon Patton Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Misuraca Jr. Mr. Burt J. Helouin ’45

Ms. Frances Politz Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fourrier ’61

Mrs. Maxine Helouin Mr. Ronald J. Huguet Sr. ’48

Mrs. Anna Mae Ribes Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mrs. Fay Huguet Mr. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Louis Jay Ribes

Mr. Denver R. Denison ’16

Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mrs. Mary Lou James

Mr. E. Michael Willis ’11

Mr. Gordon L. Jones ’99

Mrs. Mary Gayle Rumfola

Mr. Steven W. Deumite ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Kleinpeter III ’75 Mrs. Janet Dietrich Mr. Daryl J. Dietrich Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40 Mr. Daryl J. Dietrich Mr. Albert R. Ellis Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Drago ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47 Mr. James B. Evans III ’52 Baton Rouge Water Company Mr. Robert N. Ferachi ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Woolfolk Mr. Patrick L. Flanagan Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Losavio ’66 Mr. Daly E. Fleniken ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fourrier ’61 Dr. Ben L. Forbes, Ph.D. ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70 Mrs. Gloria Labat

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fourrier ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo C. Valenciano

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75 Lt. M. Scott Lamana ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia Mrs. Rose S. Brian and Ms. Theresa Saia

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64 Mr. George A. Lasseigne Jr.

Harry and Anne Scardina Mr. and Mrs. Jerome W. Scardina ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III Mr. Dominick E. Losavio ’45

Mr. Matthew M. Smith ’18 Susan Surber

Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Losavio ’66 Mr. John James Maginnis ’66

Mrs. Melba B. Tullier Dr. and Mrs. Leo P. Blaize III

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Constantin ’66 Ms. Grace S. Marino

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. David Freeman

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Tujague Mrs. Margaret J. Mayers

Ms. Dzifa A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette Mr. Joseph R. McCall III ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nichols Schwab Charitable

Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet ’87 Mrs. Marta H. McCarron Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73 Ms. Candace Ribes Young Mrs. Mary Lou James

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Honorary Gifts Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Donald Leslie Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ’59 Lt. Col. and Mrs. Stephen H. Harmon Jr. ’58 Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cangelosi Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39 Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr. Mr. William J. Evans Jr. ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans Sr.

Mr. Bailey A. Faulk ’21

Mr. Christian P. Leger ’19

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Faulk III

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Leger

Dr. and Mrs. Ronaldo Funes

Mr. and Mrs. James Magette

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Funes ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Galliano

Judge C. Lenton Sartain Jr. ’38

Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47

Mr. Jackson B. Haag ’18

Mr. Lloyd B. Silvey ’21

Mr. and Mrs. Shane J. Haag

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Silvey

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitchell

Mr. Matthew H. Waghalter ’20

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Funes ’89

in MEMORIAM

Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Waghalter Jr.

AS OF NOVEMBER 17, 2017 the following alumni and friends of CHS have passed away since the last issue of Bear Facts II. Please remember them and their families in your prayers. Judy Jefferson Adkins

Susan Quarles Esnard

Joseph Robert McCall III ’63

Andrew Joseph Alessi

James B. Evans III ’52

Bernadine Swindler Miller

Theresa Lemoine Alonzo

Patrick Lowrey Flanagan

Mary Louisa Montagnino

John Hugh Borne Sr. ’66

Ben L. Forges ’47

Joe Almond Morgan MD

Cleveland L. Boudreaux ’65

Ronald Julian Gibbens ’61

Louis F. Neck Jr. ’54

Rudolph E. Bouillion

Dee Louis Glueck

Blaine Antoine Oubre

Joanne Bontemps Brassett

Gregory M. Gora

Sally Padgett

Rosa Mae Blanchard Cancienne

John Berton Gremillion

Marietta Padial

John James Capdevielle

Helen Jeanette Lieux Gwin

Frances Nicolosi Politz

Leonard Cardenas III ’80

Francis Helluin

Francis Sprague Pugh ’53

Elgin Louis Caston Sr.

J. Homer Helmke ’53

Mary Gayle Rumfola

Robert Gregors Claitor ’43

John Taylor Heroman Sr. ’62

Mark Alan Sotile Sr.

Laurence John Conkerton

Vickie Samson Horcasitas

William Anthony Spedale

Michael James Coogan

Phyllis Sabella Moore Jackson

Mary Lillian Matthews Starring

Thomas Christian Day ’44

John Mire Jolissaint Jr.

Marie A Steele

Laura Gatz Deavers

Jim Lackett ’86

Marguerite Jean Stuart

Mary Virginia Wheadon deGravelles

Bobby G. Lamb

Rosemary LeBlanc Tuminello

Elaine Treuil DeLatin

George Augustine Lasseigne Jr.

Roy Tuminello

John Baptiste DeLatin

Gerald L. Long

Edward Francis Ward Jr.

Melvin J. Didier Sr. ’44

Grace Scorsone Marino

Wanda Williams

Albert Robinson Ellis Jr.

Margaret Jacqueline Mayers

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Sports in the By David Butler ’77 Inside the press box at the Catholic High track is a plaque commemorating the 1977 district track title. The accomplishment may seem somewhat insignificant given the numerous state titles earned by coach Pete Boudreaux’s ’77 track teams. However, at that time Coach Boudreaux was in the early stages of his tenure at Catholic High and the program was in its infancy stages. Throughout that season, Catholic High was defeated in meet after meet by district rival Woodlawn. Going into the district meet Woodlawn was heavily favored. “Woodlawn was led by Michael Cooper who was a phenomenal athlete,” said Boudreaux. “I knew we were a little deeper giving us more opportunities to score. We knew they were going to win certain events. We stressed that everyone was important, and there were a lot of events where two guys scored.” Winning district titles for the Bears were Markham Polumbo ’78 (120 yard high hurdles), Karl Hirschey ’78 (2 mile run), Steve Loupe ’77 (shot put), Bruce Hoffmann ’78 (pole vault) and Terry Daffin ’77 (javelin). In four of those events Catholic High added a second scorer: Tim Joiner ’79 (fourth-120 yard high hurdles), Wendy Haase ’77 (third-2 mile run), Gene Ponti ’78 (second-shot put) and Greg Reech ’78 (fifth-javelin). In the 180 low hurdles, Markham Polumbo and Mike Brewerton ’78 finished second and

third and Paul Rhorer ’77 and John Hollowell ’77 finished second and third in the mile yard run. In the 880 yard run, Hirshey and Paris Humphrey ’77 finished second and fourth, Daffin and Eddie Vollenweider ’78 added a second and fifth in the high jump, and Jeff Tanguis ’77 was second in the discus. Perhaps the surprise of the meet was the performance of the Catholic High relay teams. “We finished third in the 440 yard relay and fifth in the 880 relay even though none of our sprinters scored in the individual events,” said Boudreaux. “We picked up points late in the meet with Karl Hirschey and Wendy Haase finishing first and third in the two mile run. Going into the mile relay we needed a sixth place finish. Will Pecue ’78, Ricky Lea ’77, Dane Strother ’79 and Stephen Boyd ’79 stepped up with a third place finish to clinch the title. We ended up beating Woodlawn, who went on to win state, 88-82.” Ricky Lea (aka Joe Dash) reflected on the 40th anniversary of the title. “Track and Field is perceived as an individual sport,” said Lea. “Coach Boudreaux coached it as a team sport and everyone pulled for each other in every event. We were a team of average athletes with the exception of Terry Daffin. We knew each point would count. Coach Boudreaux coached us up, helping us to reach our potential and letting us have fun at the same time.”

1977 Varsity Track District Champions

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I RECENTLY MET a young man who had just completed his formal education to become a mechanical engineer. From all outward appearances, he had it all: a great job, terrific people with whom to work, an awesome salary with benefits and unbelievable opportunities for advancement. He was even developing his relationship with a beautiful young lady. But something still wasn’t right. When he was with the “gang,” he was his smiling, happygo-lucky, life of the party, self. But amidst it all, something was still missing. Deep down, he wasn’t truly happy. Was the Lord inviting him to something else? Not better or worse, but something different? Is the Lord inviting him to discern a religious vocation?

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