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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 Glen Randow Jenny Ridge Jamie Segar ’90 Gene Tullier

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Aimee Turner Submissions: We welcome the submission of material for possible publication based on the discretion of the editor. Catholic High School 808 Hearthstone Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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It’s time to come home! |2007: 10 Year Reunion|

|1997: 20 Year Reunion|

July 8 - Golf Outing July 14 - STAG Event, CHS Campus | 6-9 p.m. July 15 - Family Day, CHS Campus | 12-2 p.m. July 15 - Evening With SJA, Tin Roof Brewing Co. | 7-10 p.m.

July 14 - STAG Event, Happy’s Irish Pub | 7 p.m. July 15 - Family Day, CHS Campus | 12-2 p.m. July 15 - Evening With SJA, The Varsity | 7 p.m.

|1987: 30 Year Reunion|

|1977: 40 Year Reunion|

July 14 - Golf Outing, Beaver Creek Course | 12 p.m. July 14 - STAG Event, CHS Union | 6-9 p.m. July 15 - Family Day, CHS Campus | 12-2 p.m. July 15 - Evening With SJA, The Trademark | 7-10 p.m.

July 14 - STAG Event, Hooters/Siegen Ln. | 7-10 p.m. July 15 - Family Day, CHS Campus | 12-2 p.m.

For more information or to register for all events - www.catholichigh.org/alumni

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President’s & Principal’s Updates


On Campus

2017 Honors Convocation Things That Count Collegiate Signings Ultimate National Champions



The Class of 2017 Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Alumni in the News CHS Legacies 50-Year Reunion Archives

Bear Nation



The Power of Participation Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Grant Awards





Honorary Gifts and In Memoriam


Sports in the Past

Grizzly Socials Click the icon in the online version of Bear Facts in select articles and photographs for bonus video. SUMMER 2017 www.catholichigh.org

PRESIDENT’S UPDATE Gerald E. Tullier CHS President AMONG MANY THINGS I value, are two special pictures

name the CHS track and unveil a bust and plaque in Coach Pete’s

in my office. One is of my paternal grandfather that was taken in front of St. Vincent’s Academy in 1908. He wore a dress shirt and a serious, 9-year old’s expression similar to that of the other 18 students in the picture. The other photograph is more recent, a 1940 picture of my dad as a member of the CHS district champion varsity basketball team.

honor on July 15, 2017. The plaque reads:

The consistency and permanence of the CHS mission is an intangible, but none-the-less real. I firmly believe it is the essential quality that parents have always valued most about CHS. It is expressed through the school’s laser focus on formation of young men in faith and character by competent, caring men and women who serve as teachers and coaches but most importantly as mentors and witnesses in faith. One of those mentors is Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59, who was hired in August 1966 to teach and coach at CHS. Over the last 50 years, he has achieved outstanding success as a coach, but more importantly, he has excelled as a mentor and witness and has embodied the consistency and permanence of mission that is CHS. In recognition of that extraordinary service, CHS will formally


Mentor - Educator - Coach A lifetime of service and


These pictures are valuable to me in part because they represent continuity and permanence. Unfortunately, neither my father nor grandfather is still living. Regardless, there is the obvious continuity of family—grandfather, father, son—each with a different but significant connection to Catholic High School. Beyond this personal significance, these pictures also represent for me the continuity and permanence of mission. The school’s name, location, curriculum and staff have all changed considerably since my grandfather’s day. He did not graduate from high school and I never attended CHS, but he and I and my father were all shaped in some significant way, like thousands of others over the last 123 years, by our “CHS experiences.”

J. Pierre “Pete” Boudreaux ’59

achievement advancing the mission of Catholic High School forming thousands of young men

and women according to the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

Of course the consistency and permanence of the CHS mission can never be fully embodied by any individual. Yet, it is in the commitment, passion and selfless service of individuals in each generation that the mission is fulfilled and the intangible value that is CHS is preserved. While deservedly honoring Coach Pete, we want his bust and plaque to be visible reminders for all in our CHS community of the values that make CHS the exemplary school that it is. Since 1894, St. Vincent’s Academy and Catholic High School have provided formation, mentoring and witness to young men. Just as I appreciate the shared and valuable CHS experience with my father and grandfather, we want our current students, their future sons and grandsons, and future generations of young men to share the same. Catholic High School will continue to invest time and energy in selecting and forming teachers, coaches and staff who can be worthy mentors and witnesses. Coach Pete’s bust and plaque will be a constant reminder of how important this is.

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PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE IN JULY 2014, the New Orleans, New England and New York provinces of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart formally united to form the United States Province of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. That move was more than in name only. The leadership of the U.S. Province, the Provincial Council, consists of Brothers from all three former Provinces, and marks a greater collaboration between the schools and Brothers within the U.S. Province. St. Columba’s College, located in St. Alban’s, England, just outside of London, is also a part of the U.S. Province. Cooperation between the schools consists of annual meetings with the presidents and principals of the Brothers’ schools in the United States and England, along with collaboration between faculty members from all the schools. Student interaction through conferences and mission trips has become the norm. This summer, the 4th annual U.S. Province Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mission Experience took place from June 25 to June 29 in Houma, Louisiana. Two province schools, Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma and E.D. White High School in Thibodaux, co-hosted the experience. The previous years were hosted by Brother Martin in New Orleans, Catholic High School in Baton Rouge and Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire. This year’s program was special since it marked the first time all nine Brothers’ schools located within the continental United States participated.

ample time for student prayer and reflection on these experiences. Twenty-two students from Catholic High attended the mission trip, accompanied by Campus Minister Scott Losavio and faculty members Willie Stephenson, Nancy Herin and Chris Davis. I am grateful to Scott Losavio and all the campus ministers of the nine schools for the tremendous work and planning it took to provide this program for the students of our province. Further collaboration and shared events between the Brothers’ schools within the U.S. Province will continue as we offer both students and faculties the chance to build greater connections among all who dedicate themselves to the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. These connections transcend geographical locations, unite our schools and are vital to keeping the Brothers’ mission alive in new generations of students and faculty members so together we can better witness to the unconditional love of God. Ametur Cor Jesu. Loved be the heart of Jesus.

The 140 students, both boys and girls, began the week with a welcome BBQ and opening mass, celebrated by Brother Carl Evans, SC. The week concluded on Thursday, June 29, with a traditional Louisiana seafood boil. The week was a balance of work, prayer and cultural experiences. Students and chaperones had the opportunity to provide service to members of the Houmas Tribe with projects coordinated by Brother John Hotstream, SC. Students toured the Louisiana swamps, went to Lumcon—a coastal research facility—the Water Life Museum and Southdown Plantation in Houma. In addition, participants had the chance to spend time with Houmas teenagers, learning traditional games such as stickball and archery. The week’s schedule also included


Lisa Harvey CHS Principal



2017 Honors Convocation ZACHARY RYAN CRAWFORD was named Outstanding Graduate of the Class of 2017 at the annual Catholic High School Honors Convocation on May 18, 2017. Recognized as National Merit Finalists were Matthew Broeg Berdon, Andrew James Ford, Michael Paul Krzystowczyk, Jordan

Edward LeBas, Brian Charles Long, Dominic Rosario Maggio, Harold Edmond Miller, Nicholas Robert Mueller and Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker. Receiving the Principal’s Award for a 4.0 grade point average were Matthew Broeg Berdon, Hall Michael Braud, Zachary Ryan Crawford, Patrick Francis Crifasi, Hayden Alexander Denham, Collin Jude DeVillier, Ryan Jude DeVillier, Andrew James Ford, Michael Joseph LeBas, Brian Charles Long, Dominic Rosario Maggio and Nicholas Robert Mueller. Zachary Miskom Tom was named Student Athlete; Patrick Daniel Mahoney Jr. received the Service Award; and John Denham Bennett was the American Legion Award recipient. The Valedictorian for the Class of 2017 is Andrew James Ford and the Salutatorian is Matthew Broeg Berdon. Extracurricular award winners were Art Club, Brent Joseph Helouin Jr.; Bearly Published, Jason Matthew Martin; Bruin, Brennan Paul Dupeire; Drama Club, Patrick Byrne Kennedy III; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Payton Michael Alexander; French Club, Brant Alden Becker; Junior Classical League, Jacob (Top, l to r) Zachary Miskom Tom, Student Athlete; Zachary Ryan Crawford, Outstanding Graduate; Patrick Daniel Mahoney Jr., Service Award; (bottom, l to r) Matthew Broeg Berdon, Salutatorian; Andrew James Ford, Valedictorian; and John Denham Bennett, American Legion Award.

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2017 CHS Men of the Year are (top, l to r) Ryan Jude DeVillier, Daniel Philip Ourso, Collin Jude DeVillier, Mathew Edward Howell, Zachary Ryan Crawford, John Denham Bennett, (bottom, l to r) Parker Thomas Fontenot, Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker, Jacob Lyman Thornton, Ezra Nicolas Grant, John Taylor Empson and Patrick Daniel Mahoney Jr.

Matthew Summerville; Mu Alpha Theta, Nicholas Robert Mueller; National Honor Society, Zachary Ryan Crawford; Photography Club, Michael Paul Krzystowczyk; Spanish Club, Daniel Philip Ourso; Speech and Debate, John Denham Bennett; Student Ambassador, John Austin Tuminello; Student Council, Mark Jacob Schexnaildre; Ultimate, Matthew Pettes Freeburgh; and Youth and Government, Ben Alexander Smith. Academic award winners included Art, Jacob Lyman Thornton; Band, Brian Charles Long; Business and Computer Science, Nicholaus Joseph Hutchinson; Choir, Carter Joseph Hunt; English, Zachary Ryan Crawford; French, Ryan Alexander

Haycook; Health and Physical Education, Landon Alex Leger; Latin, Andrew James Ford; Math, Brian Charles Long; Religion, Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker; Science, Dominic Rosario Maggio; Social Studies, Andrew James Ford; and Spanish, Dominic Rosario Maggio. Twelve seniors were named CHS Men of the Year. They are John Denham Bennett, Zachary Ryan Crawford, Collin Jude DeVillier, Ryan Jude DeVillier, John Taylor Empson, Parker Thomas Fontenot, Ezra Nicolas Grant, Mathew Edward Howell, Patrick Daniel Mahoney Jr., Daniel Philip Ourso, Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker and Jacob Lyman Thornton.

Receiving the Principal’s Award for a 4.0 grade point average were (top, l to r) Collin Jude DeVillier, Hall Michael Braud, Patrick Francis Crifasi, Brian Charles Long, Michael Joseph LeBas, Ryan Jude DeVillier, (bottom, l to r) Hayden Alexander Denham, Matthew Broeg Berdon, Andrew James Ford, Dominic Rosario Maggio and Nicholas Robert Mueller.



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Things That Count ONE CHS Mu Alpha Theta club placed third at 2017 State Convention. TWO Evan Dille and Stephen Gaudin were accepted to the 2017 United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. THREE Josh LeJeune was recognized by the Exchange Club of Baton Rouge as an Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) Award winner. FOUR Sophomore Kevin Oubre wins Southern University’s 39th Annual Computer Science Symposium.


FIVE CHS Bear Bots Robotics Team Places 2nd at Spring RARC Competition.




5 SIX Jacob Summerville was recognized by Captain Randy Aguillard from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for his service with the D.A.R.E. Program during Role Model Week.


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SEVEN WWII veteran, Dr. David H. Fisher Sr., spoke to social studies students about his experiences as a radio operator during World War II.


EIGHT 54 CHS Latin students won awards for outstanding performance on the 2017 National Latin Exam. NINE Joseph Noguera-Zuniga was accepted to attend the Ashbrook Academy summer program. TEN Jordan Davenport and Ian Madere finished eighth in the B.A.S.S. Louisiana High School State Championship for fishing.

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12 ELEVEN Taylor Fontenot is awarded the ROTC Minuteman Scholarship. TWELVE Senior Ben Smith and juniors Dalton Major and Drake Brignac were invited to attend the YMCA Conference on National Affairs as a member of the Louisiana Delegation.


THIRTEEN Daniel Ourso, Carter Richard and Andrew Schoonmaker were named Church’s Chicken 2017 Scholarship recipients. BEAR FACTS MAGAZINE



Moving up to the next level

Chris Cameron

Aaron Moffitt

Ben Miles

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Zach Tom

Jacob Martin

Southern University


Louisiana State University

University of Nebraska

Louisiana State University

Wake Forest University

Nicholls State University

Payton Alexander

Patrick Crifasi

Will Ethridge

Cole Johnson

Parker Evans

Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans

Nicholls State University

Louisiana State University - Eunice

Delgado Community College

Cole McKnight University of Louisiana Monroe

Louisiana State University




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Collegiate Signings

Jonathan McKeough Henderson State University

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Charles Daniel Belmont Abbey College




THE CATHOLIC HIGH Ultimate Team defeated nationally-ranked No. 2 Lakeside of Seattle, 13-10, to capture the ultimate frisbee high school national championship. The national title is believed to be the first of any kind for any team competing in Catholic High history. The Bears went 6-0 in the national tournament held in Rockford, Illinois. Five of the victories came against nationally ranked opponents. CHS came into the tourney ranked 12th nationally and was the No. 5 seed in Rockford. Lakeside was the No. 2 seed. The Bears finished the 2017 season with a 32-3 record - the three losses came to top 10 nationally ranked teams. The Bears were led by head coach Thomas Echols and assistant coach/team moderator Michael Aguilar and Taylor

Messenger. Echols is in year two leading the Bears, while faculty member Aguilar completed his sixth season with Bayou Hazard, the CHS Ultimate program. Deuce Harrison served as the strength and conditioning coach for the squad. “What an accomplishment for these guys and Catholic High! I am so proud of our kids for competing at the highest level for six games over the weekend,” said Aguilar. “Our administration, our faculty/staff and community played such a big role in this achievement. The commitment our administration gives to our program is light years ahead of what we see from others around the country.” “I am blessed to coach such a hard-working group of guys,” said Echols. “They executed so well over the course of the tournament. Their skill and buy-in allowed us to play man the entire tournament.”





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Beau Thomas Abadie William Joseph Aguillard Tensley Manuel Aldridge III Payton Michael Alexander Justin Benton Alford Jr. Grant Michael Alonzo Christopher Burton Alumbaugh Eric Montgomery Anderson Stephen Thomas Arceneaux Melvin Paul Argrave IV Zachary John Averette Brandon Thomas Avery Michael Aaron Avery Michael Butler Avery * Joseph Philippe Bagnerise * Jonathan Matthew Barham º Blake Joseph Bean Brant Alden Becker Nicholas Eric Benedetto John Denham Bennett * Matthew Broeg Berdon º Joseph Ashton Berret º James Edward Berrigan III º Austin Joseph Bertrand º Andrew Mark Bienvenu Stephen Thomas Bienvenu * Lance John Blanchard Ashton Rami Blount Ryan Gregory Bodin Zachary Paul Bordelon Ryan Patrick Boudreaux º Gage Mason Boullion º Samuel Paul Bourgoyne Matthew Emmett Boyle * Hall Michael Braud * Jacob David Breaux

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Travis Christian Gunn Brock Josh Alexander Brooks Charles William Broussard Pierce Michael Brown Nathan Daniel Burnett John Christian Burns Dillon Andrew Cain Christopher Morgan Cameron Lewis Ilya Carley Cameron Paul Carpenter Diego Alejandro Carrera Jacob David Cavana Nicholas Keaton Cezar Lance Joseph Chaisson Steven Wilton Champney Jr. Ethan Patrick Charlson Austin Joseph Chustz Connor Michael Chustz Jordan Marsalis Clanton Griffin McLean Clark Joseph DeSean Clark Miguel Andre Clouatre Chase Anthony Collier Tanner Allan Colson Tyler Christian Cook Zachary Ryan Crawford Patrick Francis Crifasi Angelo Michael Culotta Kameron Christopher Cummings Hagan Harrison Dalton Connor Joseph D’Amico Charles Percy Daniel Gabriel Michael Deaton Laurence Willard de la Bretonne IV James Kernan DeLee Baylor Michael Demouy

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Hayden Alexander Denham Michael Anthony DeSoto Collin Jude DeVillier Ryan Jude DeVillier Cole Vincent Dewey Charles Hebert Dial Kadeem Samuell Dogan Logan Christopher Dove Caleb Michael Dugas Kyle Patrick Dugas Logan Scott Dugas Patrick Joseph Dunn Brennan Paul Dupeire Jeremy Robert Dutreix Valerien Jerry-Donald Dykes Clydrick De’Neil Edwards-Helaire Avery Francis Eggart John Taylor Empson Noah Riley English William Grant Ethridge Jr. Marshall Graves Etue Parker Nye Evans James Gregory Fazio James Riley Feezel Jeremy Robert Flieg Evan Michael Fontenot Parker Thomas Fontenot Taylor Wade Fontenot Andrew James Ford Collin Patrick Ford Ja’Lyn JaMarkus Foster Perry Jude Franklin Jr. Phillip Peter Moeller Frederiksen Matthew Pettes Freeburgh Benjamin Daniel Frick André Maurice Frugé Jr.

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Griffin Phillip Garrett Albert Henry Gasperecz Chene Thomas Gaudet Christian Todd Gendron Brandon Edward Ginn John Eric Ginn Ezra Nicolas Grant Elliott James Greenwood John Garrett Grissom David Joseph Gruner Ryan Michael Guerin Parker Jameyson Hanks Joseph Dylan Harkrider Tanner Blake Hawkins Ryan Alexander Haycook Brett Allen Hebert Colin Gregory Hebert Collin Patrick Hebert Brent Joseph Helouin Jr. Alexander Raymond Helwig IV Mathew Edward Howell Carter Joseph Hunt Stephen Cain Hunt Nicholaus Joseph Hutchinson Hayden Francis Jack De’Marcus Jamal Jefferson Cole Hebert Johnson Sheldon Desmond Johnson Patrick Dean Jolly Thomas John Kadair Anderson Thomas Keim Marshall Joseph Kellerman Adam Thomas Kelly Patrick Byrne Kennedy III Phillip Allen Kerr Jr. Clayton Sawyer Kershaw Michael Paul Krzystowczyk Austin Joseph Lachney Luke Michael Lacy Austin Lee Lambert Aaron Michael LaMotte William Daniel Land John David Landry Mason Luke Latour Robert Louis Laville Thomas Francis Laville Jr. Jordan Edward LeBas Lee Joseph LeBas Michael Joseph LeBas Colin Peter LeCocq Jacob Allen Leger Landon Alex Leger Benjamin Raymond Leggins Joshua Paul LeJeune Blaine Christopher LeMaire Joseph Rodney LeMoine II London William Lewis

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Jacob Edward Little Brian Charles Long John Andrew Lopoo Brennan Paul Lovell Brock Daniel Lundin Jacob Matthew Maddox Dominic Rosario Maggio Patrick Daniel Mahoney Jr. Zachary James Majoria Jacob James Martin Robert William Desha Martin Tyler Keitrel Mason Diego Javier Matus Ethan McKinnley McAlister Lloyd Delbert McClatchey IV Christopher Ray McElveen Sean Michael McGoey Jonathan Michael McKeough Jr. Cole Garrett McKnight Jacob Matthew Meek Gabriel Paul Mengarelli Connor Douglas Michael Christian Kirk Michelet Benjamin LaBarge Miles Bryce Joseph Miller Christopher Lawrence Miller Harold Edmond Miller Luke Carl Miller Tyler Jacob Mixon Aaron Thomas Moffitt John Christopher Mongrue Martin Daniel Moran III John Paul Mouton Nicholas Robert Mueller Preston Matthew Nelson Alan Vinh Nguyen Ivan Dinh Nguyen Joshua Thanh Tu Nguyen George Peyton Kennedy North Isaac James Nosacka Andrew Mark Nuschler Braden Victor Nyboer Raymond Robert Odom Zachary Charles Olsen Daniel Philip Ourso Lane Michael Palmisano Henry William Péré IV Alex Charles Perrodin Brennan Scott Pizzolato Jackson David Poss Samuel Burl Prescott William Evans Price Joseph Kale Purdom Wilson Charles Raetzsch Neko Jolantai Redd Ryan Marshall Reese Rhymes Leo Regan

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Dylan Thomas Reviere Teodor Carmelo Riazuelo Carter James Richard Brooks Burnett Richardson Clayton Shaw Rives II Remy Paul Robert II Lance Michael Rodriguez II Nicholas Elias Romero Michael James Ross Owen Bourgeois Rothschild Cade Alexander Rounds Daryl John Rousseau II Jake Anthony Rovira Jeremy Paul Sapia Collin Joseph Sarrazin Mark Jacob Schexnaildre Rock Michael Schexnaydre Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker Cole Andrew Sevario Jared Michael Small Ben Alexander Smith Bradford Jennings Smith Jr. Christopher Ryan Smith Delario Joseph-Leon Smith Matthew Thomas Snellgrove Robert Leroy Square III Justin Michael Stevens Nicholas Hatfield Stuart Tyler Thomas Suire Jacob Matthew Summerville Garret Martin Tate Frank Jude Tempanaro Jr. Anderson Jay Thomas Nicholas George Thompson Jacob Lyman Thornton Zachary Miskom Tom Dominic Joseph Toranto David Dang Tran James Maxwell Trapp John Austin Tuminello Alexandre Joseph Van Biersel Caleb Matthew Vlahos Patrick Anthony Vuljoin Maxwell Joseph Wagner Parker Kenneth Wall Trey Michael Weileman Neal Edward Weller Houston Douglas West Bryant Joseph Whaley Grant Carter Wilkinson Seth Jared Williamson Adam Luke Wiltz Renard Lee Woodard Chase Michael Wright David Yessayan

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Class of 2017... Defining the Difference

Offered admission to 129 colleges and universities

Nine National Merit Finalists and seven National Merit Scholarship recipients

Accumulated more than 23,790 hours of community service

Earned $24,421,966 (excluding TOPS) in scholarship offers

Averaged 25.6 on the ACT with 100 percent of class taking the test (Louisiana average -

(as of May 15, 2017)

19.5, national average - 20.8)

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Student spotlight Andrew James Ford Class of 2017 Valedictorian

GPA 4.0 (unweighted), 4.44 (weighted) EXTRACURRICULAR Student Ministry, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society ATHLETICS Swimming SENIOR YEAR ACCOLADES Class of 2017 Valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar, Advanced Placement Scholar, Principals Award, Honors Program Scholar, Academic All-State Swimmer, Golden Bear award for Latin, Golden Bear award for Social Studies COLLEGE Auburn University

Student spotlight Matthew Broeg Berdon

Class of 2017 Salutatorian

GPA 4.0 (unweighted), 4.44 (weighted) EXTRACURRICULAR FCA, Junior Classical League, Student Ambassador, Student Ministry, Church Peer Ministry Team ATHLETICS Track (11 and 12), Lacrosse (9, 10 and 11) SENIOR YEAR ACCOLADES Class of 2017 Salutatorian, National Merit Scholarship recipient, Advanced Placement Scholar, Principals Award, Honors Program Scholar, U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate COLLEGE Fordham University

Student spotlight Zachary Ryan Crawford

Class of 2017 Outstanding Graduate

GPA 4.0 (unweighted), 4.44 (weighted) EXTRACURRICULAR Honor Board (president), National Honor Society (president), church youth group ATHLETICS Football (9-12, team captain), Baseball (9,10) SENIOR YEAR ACCOLADES Class of 2017 Outstanding Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Principals Award, CHS Man of the Year, Honors Program Scholar, received appointment to the United States Military Academy, Golden Bear award for National Honor Society, Golden Bear award for English, Cox Player of the Week, All-District Football 2nd team COLLEGE Louisiana State University BEAR FACTS MAGAZINE


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Grizzly Greats

Athletic Hall of Fame CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL is proud to announce the Grizzly Great Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for the 20172018 year: Patrick Coogan ’93, Corey Gaines ’94, Major Applewhite ’97 and Donnie Jones ’99.

Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and spent six seasons in professional baseball. Coogan is currently the owner of Champion Wealth Strategies. Coogan and his wife, Brooke, have three children: Michael, Matthew and Bram.

Patrick Coogan ’93, lead the baseball Bears to a state runnerup and a district title in 1992 and 1993 respectfully. As a junior, Coogan helped the Bears to a 9-1 District record before eventually falling in the state championship 3-2. He was named to the All-District team in 1992. As a senior, Coogan was the starting third baseman when not on the mound and earned All-District, All-Metro, All-State and USA Today All-American distinctions as a pitcher. His senior year, Coogan accepted an athletic scholarship to Louisiana State University. At LSU, he was an integral part of two National Championships. In his final two years, Coogan went 20-3 and had 239 strikeouts. He was the winning pitcher in the 1996 National Championship game when the Tigers came back from a 7-3 deficit to beat the Miami Hurricanes 9-8. He was named SEC-All Academic that season. The following year at the College World Series, Patrick Coogan ’93 Coogan earned a win against Alabama and a save against Stanford on the way to an LSU repeat as National Champions. For his efforts, Coogan was named to both the All-SEC and All-American teams in 1997. That spring, he was drafted in the third round of the

Corey Gaines graduated from Catholic High School in 1994 as a Man of the Year and one of the most prolific three-sport athletes in CHS history. As a three-year letterman in football, Gaines was a member of the 1992 district championship team and earned All-District as a defensive back. As a twoway player for the Bears in 1993, Gaines was named All-District, All-Metro and All-State and was awarded the Most Valuable Player at the 1994 Sports Convocation. Gaines also Corey Gaines ’94 earned three Varsity Letters in basketball and helped the Bears to an undefeated regular season and a district championship in 1992. In 1994, Gaines earned All-District honors and was awarded Best Defenseman at the 1994 Sports Convocation. Gaines also earned three Varsity Letters in track and field to bring his career total to nine. In track and field, he was a member of the 1992 and 1993 district and regional championship teams and the 1993 state championship team. Individually, he set the school triple jump record in 1993 and won state titles in the 4x200 and 4x100 with team members Ron Lewis ’93, and fellow Grizzly Greats Kevin Franklin ’93 and Warrick Dunn ’93. At the end of his senior year, Gaines was named The Advocate’s Star of Stars and

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accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Tennessee. As a Volunteer, Gaines earned All-SEC Academic Honors in 1994 and lettered his sophomore through senior seasons, amassing 162 tackles, a sack, an interception and a defensive touchdown. His Tennessee team finished second in the nation in 1995 and won the SEC Championship in 1997. His senior year, Gaines won the Silent Leadership Award – a distinction given to a player for his leadership on and off the field. The Indianapolis Colts drafted him in the 1998 NFL Draft and he played one season in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens. Gaines, his wife, Dana, and stepson, Ray Oubre, live just outside of Houston, Texas. In a professional career that has taken him from Syracuse to Tuscaloosa to Houston, Major Applewhite’s love of football took root on the field at Hearthstone Drive. Applewhite, a member of the CHS class of 1997, was a three-year letterman for the Bears, leading his team to a 34-5 record over a three-year span including a record of 20-0 during his final two regular seasons. In his senior season, Catholic entered the playoffs ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 17 nationally. He would leave Catholic High with records for passing yards (3,329 yards) and passing Major Applewhite ’97 touchdowns (50). For his accomplishments on the field, Applewhite accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Texas where, as a freshman, he led the Longhorns to the first Cotton Bowl victory since 1982 and was selected as the 1998 Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He would follow that freshman performance by being named to the All-Big 12 first team and the Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1999. His collegiate career ended in the Holiday Bowl in 2001 where he was awarded the offensive MVP after throwing for 473 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Washington Huskies. Applewhite would leave the University of Texas with 8,363 total passing yards and 60 touchdowns. By 2005, Applewhite was the quarterbacks coach at the University of Syracuse and from there elevated to offensive coordinator for Rice University (2006), the University of Alabama (2007), University of Texas (2011-2013) and the University of Houston (2015-2016). In 2017, the University of Houston named Applewhite as head football coach. Applewhite and his wife, Julie, reside in Houston, Texas, with their two children, Lila and Nash.


Nicknamed “Thunderfoot” by his teammates, Donald “Donnie” Jones Jr., CHS class of 1999, is considered one of the greatest punters in school history. Named All-District, All-Metro and All-State in 1998, Jones averaged 43.4 yards per punt and had a record long punt of 74 yards. That year, Jones was also named All-District Donnie Jones ’99 tight end and Academic All-State. Following his senior season, Jones accepted an athletic scholarship to kick for Louisiana State University. As a four-year starter and lettermen for the Tigers, Jones toppled nearly every punting record in LSU history. He was named SEC first team AllFreshmen in 2000 and SEC second team in 2002. He is famously remembered for punting the ball on the last play of the 2003 National Championship, denying Ohio State an opportunity for one last play. Using that play as inspiration, Jones authored “Nine Seconds to Glory,” a book chronicling his athletic careers at both CHS and LSU. He finished his collegiate career with records for most punts (233), most punting yards (9,798 yards) and longest punt from scrimmage (86 yards). He is second all-time in career punting average (42.1 yards per pass). As a senior, Jones was a Ray Guy semifinalist. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2004 NFL Draft and has an NFL career that has spanned the greater part of two decades. Jones was named an All-Pro punter in both 2008 and 2009. As a current member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones is the franchise leader in gross average (45.4), net average (40.4) and punts downed inside the 20-yard line (117). Jones, his wife, Aubrie, and their two children, Weston and Addison, split their time between Philadelphia and Baton Rouge.

The Catholic High School Grizzly Greats Hall of Fame honors any person who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the athletic program, selfless sacrifice of time and effort, leadership and whose actions portray characteristics which further the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and whose life and accomplishments can be inspiration to the athletes of Catholic High School. The 2017-2018 Grizzly Great Athletic Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted at a ceremony in the spring of 2018.



Your Investment... Their Future THANK YOU to our parents, alumni, grandparents and friends who have contributed to the 2016-2017 Fund for Catholic High School. Your gifts help further the schools mission of academic excellence and spiritual formation towards a holistic education, reinforcing the mission and charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

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of friends gave to the Fund for Catholic High School

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17 The Office of Advancement would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all the parents that served as class captains and callers for our annual giving event held on October 24. We are grateful for your time and support. We could not have a successful campaign without your help! 2016-2017 CLASS CAPTAINS Danny and Tracie Aguillard Jason and Brandi Anseman Murphy and Lisa Arcemont Chad and Aimee Aultman Kenneth and Mary Beadle Bryan and Dawn Beale Jimmie and Laurie Berrigan Jr. Michael and Yvonne Bienvenu Everett and Allyson Bonner Manville and Janine Borne Bubbie and Becky Bourg Frank and Donna Brian ’82 Alex and Pam Broussard John and Stephanie Cargile Jason and Claire Cashio ’91 Clayton Comeaux Dana B. Coody Guillermo and Amy Cordon Joe and Saundra Costello Toney and Patricia Darst James and Nancy deGraauw Ross and Lana DeNicola ’83 Christopher and Kelly Elliott Frank and Monica Fazio John and Laura Gaupp Corey and Tobi Gomez ’85 Stephen and Sheila Gordon ’81 Christopher and Jene’ Grand Jonathan and Rene Greer ’88

Thomas and Leigh Groves ’87 Ed and Nancy Hardin ’86 Bryan and Celeste Hollis Dwayne and Kathy Honoré ’83 Heather Hood Mary Claire Hotard Richard and Caprice Ieyoub Walter and Meg Jacobsen Terri Jameyson Thomas and Rene Keowen Rodney and Jan King William and Lisa Kitto Jeffrey and Edy Koonce Charles and Stephanie Kurzweg Kevin and Donna Langley ’82 Duke and Laurie Laville ’80 Thomas and Ursula Laville ’87 Stuart and Elaine LeBas Dale and Britney LeBlanc ’95 Frank and Jeanne Lopinto Ryan and Jaimie Majoria Jonathan and Mitsie Mayeux ’95 Justin and Nancy McDonald Joe and Stacey Mengis ’84 Jeff and Margaret Miller Ronnie and Allyson Morris Darrell and Sharon Nash Craig and Adele Netterville Catherine M. Nipper

Jay and Jill Noel ’87 John and Kelly Nyboer Hays and Celia Owen Robert and Angele Peek Brannon and Alicia Perilloux ’87 Rhett and Leah Petite Luke and Mindy Piontek Mike and Kimberly Price Jim and Lori Richard Paul M. Ross ’87 Allison and Tamara Sabine Doug and Suzette Say John and Tracey Scott George and Donna Shaheen Buster and Melissa Silva ’85 Marshall and Gabriella St. Amant David and Lisa Stigall Elmer and Karen Tatum Robert and Bridget Thibodaux Jeffery and Anna Trammell Patrick and Renee’ Tullier ’75 Shawn and Jennifer Usher Chris and Krista Valluzzo ’87 Kirk and Alicia Vidrine Joseph and Denise Wallace John and Heather Westra Chad and Veronica Winchester Mac and Sheryl Womack

“What a blessing it has been to serve as chair couple for the 2016-2017 Parents Annual Giving Event, PAGE 32. It was a wonderful opportunity to give back to CHS, a school that has given so much to our boys and so many others. As we look back on this year, we hope each of you were able to visualize the power of our participation as CHS parents. It is rewarding to anticipate the positive changes reflected on the current students’ future by each of our investments. In August of 2008, as we began our journey as CHS parents, we could never have imagined the impact CHS would have on our lives. We look forward to the next few years and being able to continue to impact the mission of Catholic High School.”  -Suzette and Douglas Say



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Leave a Legacy at CHS Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership AS AN ALUMNUS, parent or friend of Catholic High School, you can leave a lasting legacy to protect and continue Catholic High School’s strong tradition of excellence. Named in memory of former CHS Principal Brother Donnan Berry, SC, the Legacy Partnership honors his ambitious vision and commitment toward establishing an endowment program to assist families who might not be able to afford a Catholic High School education. A planned gift made to CHS ensures that a diverse and challenging college preparatory education rooted in Catholic traditions will remain for future generations.

Anyone, regardless of income level, can make an investment in the future of CHS by initiating a planned gift. Become a part of the Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership and create a planned gift today that will leave a legacy at Catholic High School. If you are interested in learning more about our planned giving opportunities, please contact Margie Alexander at (225) 382-0593 or malexander@catholichigh.org.

Leaving a Legacy at Catholic High School Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership I am/we are pleased to inform you that I/we (check all that apply): Have already included CHS in my/our estate plans. Am/are considering a planned gift to CHS. Would like a personal call or visit to discuss a planned gift. Would like to receive information about how to include CHS in a will. Name(s): Address: City:



Email: Phone: Mail the completed form to Margie Alexander, director of legacy gifts and grants coordinator, at 855 Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

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School Recipient of Three Grants • • •

The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation Albemarle Foundation USA Football

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL has recently been named the beneficiary of three grants. The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation awarded a grant to assist with the cost of the renovation of the bathrooms in the main building and the union annex. The bathrooms in these two buildings have not been renovated since the original construction of the buildings. The main building was open for instruction in 1957 and the union annex was opened in 1973. The bathrooms will be completely demolished and remodeled to serve more students.

must have a youth-based football program or be part of a school-sponsored football program. We are extremely grateful to the E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation, the Albemarle Foundation and the USA Football Program for awarding these grants to Catholic High School. These grants allow the school to accomplish facility improvements, specialty program camps, and purchase additional football uniforms for the upcoming football season that would not be possible otherwise.

The Albemarle Foundation’s grant to the school will help with the Albemarle Catholic High School Middle School STEM Camp this summer. This camp, under the direction of Mrs. Jeannette Thompson, offers opportunities to 24 students from various schools in the community to attend. Topics covered in the camp will include safety instruction, temperature, pressure and electric circuits. The last day will cover a review of all subjects touched on during the week. Students will make presentations and undergo a brief test. Field trips to the YMCA, CAMD and LSU will also be included. Each student will be presented an Artic cooler tumbler and a t-shirt with the Albemarle logo.

Marjory B. and E.J. Ourso

USA Football has awarded a grant to the Athletic Department. The grant is to be used for football uniforms purchased through Siege Sports. Siege Sports provides custom uniforms and athletic apparel solutions. Football programs or projects must be located in the United States to be eligible for the grant. The organization submitting the grant application must have IRS-approved, tax-exempt status. As stated in the eligibility requirements, “The 501(c)(3) status ensures that the grant recipient has a charitable mission, is not operated for the benefit of private interests and has been vetted by the IRS through its application process.” The school awarded a grant





1964 VAN R. MAYHALL JR. celebrated the release of the third book, “7,” in his Cloe LeJeune thriller series. Mayhall is teaming up with Film Incito producers, Jarred Coates and Lisa Arnold, for the film production of his debut novel, “Judas the Apostle.” Mayhall is the senior partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. where he practices corporate and business law and handles selective litigation. Mayhall is also listed in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana.

a franchisor and operator of multiple restaurant brands in the United States and Mexico.


1995 CHRIS JONES was one of 15 dancers who participated in the 11th Annual Dancing for Big Buddy. Jones was awarded the prize for the Most Online Votes as well as the Spiciest Dancer.


MILES WILLIAMS, president and co-owner of Sigma Consulting Group Inc., was selected to the LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Hall of Distinction for his service to the engineering profession and for serving as an outstanding role model for the engineering students.

DALE LEBLANC was named vice president of Louisiana’s industrial operations for Cajun Constructors, LLC. He has been with the company for 20 years, having previously served as director of projects for industrial operations.



RICK PASTOREK was named chief operations officer for Stockade Companies based out of Round Rock, Texas. Stockade Companies is

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CHRISTOPHER PROSSER received his doctorate degree in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin. He is now the founding co-director of


TETRACTYS new music concert series in Austin.




HUNTER TERRITO received the Ralph Sims Lifetime Achievement Award in Advertising Education from the American Advertising Federation-Baton Rouge. AAFBR presents an annual award of excellence to an advertising professional in the Baton Rouge area who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentoring of area college and university students in the fields of advertising, design and related fields.

MARRIAGE Chelsea Leigh Kerr and RYAN BARBAY

MARRIAGE Amy Elizabeth Delahoussayee and MATTHEW BROHA

KYLE FREE graduated from the LSUHSC School of Dentistry.

BRANDON LANDRY, founder, co-owner and chief executive director of the WalkOn’s Bistreaux & Bar chain, was elected to the LSU Alumni Association global board of directors.

2001 GRANT GUILLOT accepted a position as an attorney with Adams and Reese, LLP in Baton Rouge where he will practice appellate litigation, business and contractual disputes, charter school matters, government law, insurance and regulatory matters.

BIRTH Ashley and HUNTER TERRITO, son Ellis Andrew Territo


MAR RIAGE Amber and GRANT GUILLOT, son Gabriel Joseph

Leah Nicole Neupert and WILLIAM BULLOCK


Sarah Cupit and TONY VINCE ’07

2006 BIRTH



STEPHEN MILLER joined The Miller Group, Wealth Strategies of Raymond James as a financial advisor. Stephen brings with him an impressive and well-rounded background in the financial services industry. Stephen graduated from the

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National Police Week to law enforcement officers as recognition for their selfless acts of bravery, courage and outstanding service to their communities during the preceding year. The Top Cops are nominated by fellow officers and selected from hundreds of nominations. Thirty-four cases were honored this year.

JAKE CREDO received a National Association of Police Organizations Top Cop runner up award on Friday, May 12, in Washington D.C. Top Cop Awards are presented annually during


University of Alabama with a B.S. in finance. While attending Alabama, he also studied abroad at the London School of Economics focusing on management and decision making.

Credo was selected not only for his efforts leading the very successful Eastern District of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast Task Force with a team of more than 20 task force officers from local, state and federal agencies with an arrest rate of over 800 fugitives annually in over 13 parishes in the state, but also for the critical lifesaving efforts he provided to a fellow police officer who was shot in the line of duty in New Orleans. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Marshal Service Director David Harlow and Marshal Genny May of the Middle District of Louisiana were all in attendance at the awards ceremony at the Omni Hotel in Washington D.C.

Office of the Dean of Students. Dizor was also honored as a member of the Leadership LSU Class of 2017.

engineer summer intern with G.E. Johnson Construction Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

CHRISTIAN KEY, a construction management senior at Missouri State University, will be working as a field


2013 CONNOR DIZOR was presented as a Tiger Twelve Class of 2017 by the LSU

Hey Bears, What’s Your News?

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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Second Generation Legacies Incoming 8th and 9th Graders

Kevin Ainsworth, Addison Ainsworth ’21 M. Todd Alley ’89, Patrick Alley ’22 Michael Anderson ’95, Gregory Keller Jr. ’21 William Baird ’87, Jackson Baird ’21 Joseph Gerald Berret, III ’84, Logan Berret ’21 Arton A. Bertrand ’52 +, Carter Knotts ’21 John Bishop ’84, Noah Bishop ’21 Brandon Black ’86, Stewart Black ’21 Randy Bonnecaze ’65, Adam Grissom ’21 Dr. George S. Bourgeois ’46, Evan Bourgeois ’21 Erik Burns ’86, Brady Burns ’22 Tyler Carruth ’92, Liam Carruth ’22 Samuel J. Caruso, Sr. ’41, Trevor Caruso ’21 Jules A. Carville Jr. ’’, Brian Jones Jr. ’21

Mike Cave ’88, Ethan Cave ’22 Peter Marcus Couhig ’90, James Couhig ’22 Horace Crochet Jr. ’92, Cameron Crochet ’21 A. Brooks Cronan Jr ’52, Walter Herasymiuk ’21 Fernand Thomas D’Aquin ’48, Connor Sanders ’21 Jeffrey A. Decoteau ’83, Jeffrey Decoteau ’21 Roger del Rio ’58, Matthew del Rio ’21 Mario DeOliveira ’94, Ethan DeOliveira ’21 William Dietrich ’39, Grant LeSage ’21 Patrick Eckler ’88, Ethan Eckler ’21 David Faulk ’88, Bailey Faulk ’21 Mark Fuselier ’90, Luke Fuselier ’21 Kurt Graves ’85, Conner Graves ’21 Fred A. Gwin III ’68, Charles Roemer ’21

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Bradley Hamilton ’91, Harlan Hamilton ’21 Todd Hebert ’88, Eric Hebert ’21 Eric Helm ’93, Liam Helm ’21 Gerald M Hitzman Jr ’91, Gabriel Hitzman ’21 James P. Kelly ’92, James Kelly ’21 John Michael Lamana ’64, Michael Chatelain ’21 Randall Mayeux ’90, Trent Langlinais ’21 Burton Meche ’90, Charles Meche ’22 Clarence Melancon ’42, Sean Melancon ’22 David Mills ’84, David Mills, Jr. ’21 John Munson ’84, Jackson Munson ’21 Joseph A. Myhand ’28, John Peak ’21 Christopher M. Patin ’90, Christopher Patin ’21 Alfred Persac ’17+, Robert Belou ’21

Donald Plaisance ’64, Collin Blanchard ’21 John Dale Powers ’54, Andrew Sellers III ’21 Keith Primeaux ’87, Cole Primeaux ’21 Kenneth Raymond ’66, Logan Leger ’21 Kenneth L. Riche, Jr ’88, Noah Riche ’21 Jeffrey Rippel ’87, William Rippel ’22 Kerry Rome ’87, Kamren Rome ’21 Bryant Spiller ’55, Evan Landry ’21 Malcolm E. Wall III ’92, Jackson Wall ’21 John Warrington ’84, Gordon Warrington ’21 William (Billy) West ’79, Mason Moore ’21



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Third Generation Legacies Incoming 8th and 9th Graders

Harry J. Accardo ’39+, Stephen J. Accardo ’85, Garrett Accardo ’21 Billy Joseph Aguillard ’70, James Todd Parker ’92, James Parker ’21 Leonard Bernard ’46 +, Paul Bernard ’83, Luke Bernard ’21 Gordon Blanchard ’64, G. Michael Blanchard, Jr. ’90, Joseph Blanchard ’22 E.J. Burch ’35 +, Andy Simon ’77, James-Gordon Simon ’21 Alfred Carville Sr. ’30, Gregory Noel ’88, Nicholas Noel ’21 Randy Cashio ’62, Walter Modica ’95, Walter Modica ’21 James Clark ’60, Bradford Keller Sr. ’90, Bradford Keller Jr. ’21 Vincent D’Agostino ’58, Paul D’Agostino ’84, Nicholas D’Agostino ’21 Verne Dicharry Sr. ’34 +, Verne Dicharry Jr. ’62, Davis Dicharry Jr. ’21 Randall “Randy” Ellis Sr. ’65, Randall “John” Ellis, Jr. ’70, Anthony Ellis ’21 Fred Heroman Jr. ’36, Christopher Jones ’95, Cazes Jones ’21 Paul Jumonville ’36, Kevin Sinquefield ’88, Andrew Crawford ’21 William Kilshaw ’50, Travis D’Amico 2002, Tristin D’Amico ’21 Thomas McGuire Jr. ’59 +, Thomas McGuire III ’84, Loudon McGuire ’22 Dotson Morgan ’48, James Murtagh ’53, John P. Morgan ’79, Zachary Morgan ’21 Mike Nola ’62, Paul Nola ’90, Nicholas Nola ’21 Donald J. Plaisance Jr ’64, Kyle Carmouche ’88, Christopher Carmouche ’21 James Zito ’66, Brad Zito ’90, Parker Zito ’21

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Fourth Generation Legacies Incoming 8th and 9th Graders

Sidney V. Arbour Sr. + (St. Vincent’s), Sidney V. Arbour Jr. ’31+, S. Vincent Arbour III ’72, Robert Ritchie ’21 Louis Borne (St. Vincent’s), Daniel Jensen Holliday ’58 +, Daniel D. Holliday III ’86, Daniel Holliday II ’22 Louis J. Rome (St. Vincents), Robert L. Rome ’55, Byron Rome ’89, John Rome ’21

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Class of 2017

Legacy Graduates

Justin B. Alford Sr. ’89, Benton Alford Jr. ’17

Thomas F. Laville Sr. ’87, Thomas Laville Jr. ’17

Melvin P. Argrave III ’86, Drew Argrave IV ’17

John B. Lopoo ’88, Jack Lopoo ’17

Richard M. Averette ’82, Zachary Averette ’17

Thomas C. Lundin ’65, Marcus L. Lundin ’89, Brock Lundin ’17

Nicholas E. Benedetto ’54, Martin E. Benedetto ’80, Nick Benedetto ’17

John T. Meek II ’87, Jacob Meek ’17

Joseph G. Berret III ’84, Ashton Berret ’17

Kirk W. Michelet ’81, Christian Michelet ’17

Louis A. Clouatre ’46+, Andre B. Clouatre ’81, Miguel Clouatre ’17

Peter L. Miller ’84, Christopher Miller ’17

James L. D’Amico ’55, Brit J. D’Amico ’85, Connor D’Amico ’17

M. Daniel Moran Jr. ’77, Daniel Moran III ’17

Daniel I. Dial ’85, Charlie Dial ’17

H. Louis Sorrel Odom Jr. ’85, Raymond Odom ’17

Ryan L. Empson ’97, Taylor Empson ’17

Scott A. Pizzolato ’83, Brennan Pizzolato ’17

Noah Rizan ’47, Noah English ’17

Paul M. Ross ’87, Michael Ross ’17

Aaron T. Gendron ’96, Christian Gendron ’17

Joshua J. Rounds ’96, Cade Rounds ’17

Martin C. Helouin ’39+, Brent J. Helouin ’71, Brent Helouin Jr. ’17

Michael A. Schexnaydre ’64, Rock A. Schexnaydre ’90, Rock Schexnaydre ’17

Matthew K. Hunt ’86, Carter Hunt ’17

J. Andrew Smith ’87, Ryan Smith ’17

P. Scott Jolly ’83, Dean Jolly ’17

Brad R. Tuminello ’81, Austin Tuminello ’17

George A. Kadair ’38, George A. Kadair Jr. ’62, Thomas Kadair ’17

Christopher J. Wagner ’83, Maxwell Wagner ’17

Patrick B. Kennedy ’52+, Patrick B. Kennedy Jr. ’81, Byrne Kennedy III ’17

Alex W. Wall ’36+, Hon. Alex W. Wall, Jr. ’66, Jason L. Wall ’85, Parker Wall ’17

John H. Laville ’80, Louis Laville ’17



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H. Lynn Alessi Fredrick M. Allen Michael P. Alu David M. Ancona Henry P. Arboneaux Jr. Donald S. Arbour Joseph H. Arbour III Edwin F. Aycock Jr. + W. Richard Bayhi Rodney P. Blanchard John I. Blythe Jr. Henri F. Boudreaux Michael J. Boudreaux John Wayne Bourgeois + Michael J. Bourgeois + S. Edward Bourgeois J. Bertrand Bouy Jr. Robert N. Bradford Robert M. Broussard Dennis V. Cacioppo Charles H. Calandro Michael D. Capone Thomas F. Carville Donald J. Cassano William A. Champagne Michael J. Chenevert Jack James Collura Jr. +

CLASS OF 1967 Donald E. Contine Ben D. Crifasi Jr. Jack J. Cristina Jr. Jackson J. Cullen Jr. George E. Daigre III Harold M. Dart Jr. R. Michael Demouy Victor Denicola Jr. D. Wayne Diel Samuel W. DiVincenti Sr. John Stephen Francis Doerner + Valery L. Duffel III Philip D. Dugan II Dr. Timothy C. Flynn Anthony V. Fresina Ronald L. Garon Adrian L. Gauthier + L. Michael Gebhart Dr. Steve Giambrone Frank J. Greco John R. Greely Greg G. Guercio Dr. Richard I. Guidry Jr. Gregory L. Guillory Richard F. Hamilton Russell J. Hebert Dr. John A. Heidingsfelder

Dr. Dwight C. Holliday Frank C. Howze II Robert R. Jackson Ronald M. Kleinpeter + Vincent A. Kleinpeter Jr. Joseph C. Knight Jr. Myron A. LaBorde + Ernest J. Landry Jr. L. Mitchel Landry Jr. John W. Lanehart Dr. Paul E. LaRose Crews R. E. LeBlanc Dr. Richard A. Lefebvre Dr. John K. Legleu Jr. James N. Lieux Jr. Dennis E. Losavio Robert L. Lunsford A. Stephenson Maggio Jr. Barry I. Many David C. Martinez Clyde J. Messenger III James P. Monahan Sr. Anthony W. Oubre Milton M. Ourso Jr. Robert S. Patriquin Preston D. Pecue Jr. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mark R. Platt

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Steven A. Reulet Robert J. Richard Ronald P. Richard Allen P. Rigaud Roy A. Romano Jr. + Dean P. Roy J. Rodney Ryan Jr. + Terrell P. Sheets Robert L. Simoneaux John I. Staid + Terry C. Stuckey C. Charest D. Thibaut III Kenneth C. Thibodeaux G. Scott Thompson Jr. Dr. Michael C. Toerner Ruel A. Toups Jr. Gregory Stephen Tuminello + David Eugene Viccellio + Ignacio A. Villamil Ray B. Vittur Jr. Terry A. Waggenspack Sr. Wame N. Waggenspack William E. Wall Thomas N. Walsh Jr. Michael J. Woosley + + Deceased



1957 | 1952 | 1947 | 1942



(bottom, l to r) Thomas J. Drago, Anthony J. Pecoraro, Dr. William J. Carona, Dr. Pierre L. Titard, Henry J. “Beezer” Roussel Jr., Hubert F. Tucker Jr., (top, l to r) Harold C. Arbour, Dr. Bernard Mistretta, Timothy M. Finnegan, Dr. Lawrence A. Couvillon and Byron N. Bozeman.

(bottom, l to r) Dr. Antime J. Landry II, Vincent A. Cannatella, Victor H. Roppolo Jr., George D. Gelpi, Thompson M. Wallace, Dr. James J. Hannie, Lt. Cmdr. F. James Brown, (top, l to r) Gregory M. Landry, Clarence P. Lorio Jr., Philip B. Eckert, Norris A. Marchand, Byron J. Campagna and Judge Carl A. Guidry.



(l to r) A. Calvin Golden and Noah P. Rizan Jr.

(l to r) Charles R. Bernhard Sr., Hurst E. Samson, Gabriel J. Jumonville Sr., Marion J. Bahlinger and T. Alexander Bourgeois.



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COACH PETE BOUDREAUX ’59 2016 - National High School Boys’ Track & Field Coach of the Year 2016 - USA Track & Field Boys’ Coach of the Year for Louisiana 2016 - National High School Hall of Fame Inductee 2014 - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 - National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 - LSU Track Officials Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 - USA Track & Field National Coach of the Year 2010 - Mobile Meet of Champions Hall of Fame Inductee 2004 - Catholic High School Hall of Fame Inductee 2000 - Golden South Track Classic Hall of Fame Inductee 2000 - LA High School Athletic & Coaches Assocation Hall of Fame Inductee

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CHS Archives

Treasures of the Past SMTC Patches. Donated by Betty K. Kershaw School Military Training Corps (SMTC) began at CHS in 1944 during WWII when the U.S. government decided that young men should get military training in school. Students wore uniforms, drilled in place of physical education and completed obstacle courses. The program was suspended in 1945 after the end of WWII. Thank you to all those who submitted responses to our inquiry about the SMTC patches.

Bear Facts II Volume 1, No. 1 Donated by Brother Francis David, SC

Copies of Bearly Published from 1977-1982, Centennial Celebration program (1994) and a football schedule card from the 1961 season. Donated by Charles “Trey” McCowan III ’82.

To donate an item from the past to the CHS Archives, contact Margie Alexander at malexander@catholichigh.org or 225.381.9114. BEAR FACTS MAGAZINE


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Photo 1 CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION: Eighth grade teachers and graduates who started CHS as eighth graders are (faculty) Tommy Prochaska ’92, Dr. Jason Hanks, Ben DiPalma ’00, Lisa Summerville, Katie May, Margarita Ramos-Grasa, Suzanne Williams, Lynn Holden, Chad Dupuy ’00, Brad Messina, (students) Drew Argrave ’17, Brant Becker ’17, Chris Cameron ’17, Angelo Culotta ’17, Kam Cummings ’17, Collin DeVillier ’17, Ryan DeVillier ’17, Clyde Edwards-Helaire ’17, Noah English ’17, Jeremy Flieg ’17, Christian Gendron ’17, Ryan Haycook ’17, Mathew Howell ’17, Anderson Keim ’17, Byrne Kennedy ’17, Clay Kershaw ’17, Michael Krzystowczyk ’17, Lee LeBas ’17, Brock Lundin ’17, Dominic Maggio ’17, Patrick Mahoney ’17, Diego Matus ’17, Nicholas Mueller ’17, Peyton North ’17, Andrew Nuschler ’17, Raymond Odom ’17, Clayton Rives ’17, Andrew Schoonmaker ’17, Ryan Smith ’17, Jacob Thornton ’17, Garret Tate ’17 and Adam Wiltz. Photo 2 CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION: Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow was awarded an honorary diploma for 40 years of service at Catholic High School. Photo 3 CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION: Faculty and staff members and their graduating sons are (l to r) Edith Thornton and Jacob Thornton ’17; Lisa Summerville and Jacob Summerville; Sheri Schoonmaker and Andrew Schoonmaker; Bill

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The Alumni Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their participation in the 2017 Fishing Rodeo:

Sponsors Ad-venture Silk Screen Appliance Distributors Louisiana Awning World Bateman Law Firm Bayou Tree Service Beacon Images Bland & Partners Block Companies, LLC Buquet & LeBlanc Inc. Cajun Industries Charles Carter Coastal Urgent Care, LLC Custom Colors Evans Investment Advisors Faulk & Meek General Contractors Feast & Flame Flores Construction Forte & Tablada Fourrier Agency, Inc. G.T. Michelli


Group Industries H & H Lures Himmel’s Architectual Jay Giblin Foundation John Ballance Photography La Center for Restorative Dentistry Lake after Hours Urgent Care Level Homes Louis Mechanical Lyons Specialty Company McMillin Interiors PODS Progressive Insurance Ryan Perry DDS Sherwood TV & Appliance Southern Turf & Landscape Southern Packaging Inc. Star Services Superior Bait & Tackle WalkOn’s Catering Workbox LA

SAVE THE DATE for the 11th Annual Alumni Fishing Rodeo!


May 31 - June 2, 2018

DeVillier, Collin DeVillier ’17 and Ryan DeVillier ’17; Maranda Howell and Mathew Howell ’17; Jeannette Thompson and Nicholas Thompson ’17; Tracy Ducote and Taylor Empson ’17; and Betty Cain and Dillon Cain ’17. Photo 4 CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION: Eagle Scouts in the class of 2017 are (top, l to r) Hagan Dalton ’17, Daniel Ourso ’17, Taylor Fontenot ’17, Ryan Guerin ’17, Chris Alumbaugh ’17, Collin Hebert ’17, Austin Tuminello ’17, Jake Rovira ’17, Benton Alford ’17, Byrne Kennedy ’17, (sitting, left to right) Ezra Grant ’17, Jacob Thornton ’17, Andrew Schoonmaker ’17, Collin DeVillier ’17, Ryan DeVillier ’17, Nicholas Thompson ’17, Taylor Empson ’17, William Martin ’17 and Alexander Van Biersel ’17. Not pictured are Will de la Bretonne ’17 and Gabe Mengarelli ’17. Photo 5 10TH ANNUAL ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Congressman Garrett Graves “90. Photo 6 10TH ANNUAL ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: (l to r) Lance Newman, Steve Antrobus ’82, Brad Tuminello ’81, Austin Tuminello ’17, John Terhoeve ’81 and Carlos Padial ’81. Photo 7 10TH ANNUAL ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: (l to r) Rudy Valenciano, Marcus Valenciano ’93, Chris Duet and Eric Valenciano ’02.




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 March 14, 2017 through June 9, 2017 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember these alumni and friends, as well as their families, in your prayers.

Memorial Gifts Dr. E. Henry Amos ’60

Mr. Terry L. Badeaux

Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Dunn

Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Edrington III

Ms. Lauren Baronet

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fairbanks

Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux Sr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Walton Bean

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Farris ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bellon

Feliciana Health Services, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Berrigan Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Fontaine

Mr. and Mrs. Denis J. Bertrand

Ms. Christina O. Franques

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bethea

Gaines & Company, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bienvenu Sr.

Mr. Danny Gaspard

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Blanchard

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ginn

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Bogan ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Gomez

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bowen

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Braud

Mr. David Gunn

Mr. and Mrs. David Y. Brian

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Harlow Jr.

Ms. Pamela R. Bridges

Ms. Janet M. Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Terry J. Brouillette

Dr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Hoffpauir

Ms. Sandra W. Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne G. Honoré ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Jonne S. Hudson

Mrs. and Mrs. William J. Burke Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Ibert

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Canady

Mr. and Mrs. P. Scott Jolly ’83

Mr. and Mrs. S. Joseph Chaisson III

Mr. Russell M. Jones and

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Conger Mr. Aaron P. Belanger ’13

Mr. Lance R. Brignac ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Peno Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70 Mr. Robert Brown Mr. and Mrs. Meinrad Lang Jr. Mr. Robert K. Brown ’75 Mr. Jay Ratelle Mr. Kevin Schmitz Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine Mr. Christopher S. Callegan ’84 Dr. and Mrs. Jon Traxler Mr. Richard A. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Campbell III ’95 Mrs. Mary DeLaune

City Cafe

Ms. Cheryl A. Sanchez

Mr. Edward B. Picou Jr. ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Royce B. Cliburn

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Keaton ’86

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Collins

Mr. and Mrs. David King

Sherwood Forest Garden Club

Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. Cooley

Mr. and Mrs. Darren Landry

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tillerson

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Scott LeBlanc

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Culotta

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Adams Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Culotta

Mr. and Mrs. John Luke

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Adler ’82

Mr. and Mr. Mark K. Dearman

Mr. and Mrs. David Magee Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Ainsworth

Ms. Wendy Demouy

MAPP Construction, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allain

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Denison Sr.

Mr. Jason L. McNeely

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Alumbaugh

Diversified Healthcare Investments, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Justin McNeely Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John Andrishok

Mr. and Mrs. Kermit J. Ducote Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mestayer

Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Ashford

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Duhe III ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Michel

Mr. Denver R. Denison ’16

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor IV

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Gregg P. Theriot

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Moffitt

Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. Thibodeaux

Ms. Angela Newsom

Mrs. Anita G. Trussell

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Olinde

Ms. Tina Vince

Mr. and Mrs. Jason M. Osborne

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ward III

Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Oubre

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilkinson V

Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Pizzolato ’83

Mr. E. Michael Willis ’11

Ms. Jennifer L. Price

Dr. and Mrs. Carey Winder


Ms. Laura B. Witter

Ms. Ashley P. Quartararo Mr. and Mrs. James A. Richard Mr. and Mrs. Cooper S. Roberts

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. Linton J. W. Naquin III ’87

Mr. Robert N. Ferachi ’84

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Romero

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Carona ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Root

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Carville ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Roussel

Dr. and Mrs. Craig M. Cordes

Mr. and Mrs. E. Douglas Samaha Sr. ’69

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. del Rio ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schexnaildre

Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Grace

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith Southeast Insulations, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. J. Anthony Stephens Steven J. Moore, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Sturiale Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Sylvest III Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sylvest ’84 Ms. Patricia B. Talbot Ms. Emily S. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. McKibbin Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Mr. Josh H. Smith ’16

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Bittner Mrs. Marta H. McCarron

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Romano

Dr. and Mrs. Bradford Smith

Mr. Paul K. Kleinpeter Sr. Mr. Thomas R. Kovacievich

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Blanche Sr. ’56

Ms. Kristin F. Shortess

Dr. Nelson P. Daly ’73 and Dr. Sally Daly Mr. and Mrs. Karl L. Kleinpeter ’84

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Rodriguez

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Shill

Dr. Nathan Kern

Mr. and Mrs. Linton J. Naquin Jr. Mr. Jeffrey D. Nola ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Fetterman Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia Mrs. Rose S. Brian and Ms. Theresa Saia Mr. Roland N. Selig Mrs. Patricia T. Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe Jr.

Mr. Matthew M. Smith ’18

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Holliday ’60

Ms. Cheryl Akeman

Mr. and Mrs. Morris W. Needham Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Brian Vennen

Mr. Jeremy Guillette

Ms. Keli Williams

Mrs. Paris Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Milton J. Womack Jr. ’84


Mr. Louis B. Gaudin

Mr. David Langston

Ms. Linda LeBlanc

Mr. Tyler Nealson

Mr. James W. Jolly Sr. ’42

Ms. Aggie Partington

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jolly Jr. ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peneguy

Mr. Gordon L. Jones ’99

Dr. Jennifer Richards Ms. Linda Vanacore

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70

Mr. Henry H. Tolusso Jr. ’65

Ms. Vivian M. Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. W. Joe Kelly

Ms. Gladys Cooper

Honorary Gifts Class of 1947 Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47 Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Galliano

Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Leger

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mr. Darren A. Madaffari ’96

Mr. and Ms. Daniel L. Miremont ’78

Mrs. Barbara H. Magruder

The Vision 21 Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. William J. Evans Jr. ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Ronaldo Funes Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Funes ’89

Mr. Christian P. Leger ’19

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Madaffari Mr. and Mrs. David R. Madaffari ’00

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

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Madaffari Mr. and Mrs. James Magette

Mr. Brennan C. Lambert ’18

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. and Mrs. Lionel P. Lambert

Mr. Matthew H. Waghalter ’20 Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Waghalter Jr.




AS OF JUNE 12, 2017, 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. Aaron Paul Belanger ’13

Curt Eysink

Thomas Neck Sr.

Leon Paul Braud Sr.

Dorothy Lorio Falgoust

Donna Phillips

Lance Ramon Brignac ’78

Robert N. Ferachi ’84

Robert Gerard Brown

Jack Bernard Files

Donald Martin Richey ’54

Robert K. Brown ’75

Daly Eugene Fleniken ’61

Randolph Richard Cassidy

Charles James Fox Jr.

Rev. Michael Collins

Louis Gustave Hoffmann Jr.

Regar D’Agostino

Mary Ann Burns Hsu

Larry Tridico’55

Mary Roppolo DeLaune

Vivian Marix Kelly

Rocco Charles Valluzzo Jr. ’71

Anthony C. Dowden ’82

Nathan Kern

Bryan S. Rushing ’81 Marion Martine Roques Matthew Myles Smith ’18


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Registration is now open for the 28th Annual Catholic High Golf Classic hosted by the CHS Alumni Association. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 6 at Santa Maria Golf Course. Please visit www.catholichigh.org and click on the Golf Classic button on the home page to register your team or sign up as a tournament sponsor. Tournament proceeds will assist with funding the CHS Golf Classic Scholarship and the CHS STREAM initiative for improvements to STREAM labs located in the Brother Gordian Udinsky, SC Science 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. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a catered lunch and the shotgun start at noon. Tournament format is a four-man scramble and there will be a limit of 36 teams. The entry fee is $150 per player and includes green fees, cart fees, contests, drinks and food on the course and a catered lunch. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or tournament details, go to www.catholichigh.org or contact Brian Hightower, Director of Alumni Relations, bhightower@catholichigh.org.



Sports in the By David Butler ’77 RECENTLY, I HAD the opportunity to visit with Dale Weiner and reflect on some of his most memorable come-from-behind wins during his 30-year tenure as head coach of the Catholic High football team. “Five different times we were down three touchdowns and came back to win games,” recalled Weiner. “Two of the games were state playoff victories.” In 1989, Catholic High faced district rival Lee High in the final game of the regular season, with the winner securing a wild-card playoff berth. With 45 seconds to go in the first half, Catholic trailed 21-0. The Bears fought back, driving from their own 37-yard line to score on a 10-yard pass from Johnnie Hannie ’90 to Jeremy Keller ’90, tying the game at 21 and sending it to overtime. In overtime, Lee High scored, but Mike Blanchard ’90 blocked the PAT. Johnnie Hannie tied the score at 27 with a 10-yard run, and kicked the game winning PAT. “This win was very significant in the growth and development of our program, and served as a springboard for comefrom-behind wins in the next few years,” said Weiner.

the ball from the Evangel running back, and Catholic High scored with 33 seconds left on a 13-yard pass from Ian Brian ’16 to Parker Sulik ’16. Parker Fontenot’s PAT tied the game. In overtime, Catholic prevailed 27-21 on a James Berrigan ’17 6-yard run. “Losses kill you and sometimes overshadow accomplishments, but our guys have stepped up in playoff games. It says a lot about the character of our guys to claw and scratch,” concluded Weiner.

Two of Catholic High’s three-touchdown-deficit victories came against the St. Amant Gators. In 2003, Catholic High trailed 20-0 before coming back to win 35-27. Trey McLean ’04 tied the score on an 11-yard run, and Luke Martin ’04 kicked the PAT to put Catholic ahead for good 28-27. Catholic’s other win against the Gators was in 2016. At one point, the Bears trailed 22-0. Parker Fontenot ’17 kicked a 31-yard field goal with less than two minutes left to seal the come-from-behind victory. St. Amant was undefeated at the time. Catholic High’s other two-touchdown-deficit games occurred in playoff games. The first of these was against Acadiana in 2009. Catholic High trailed 28-7, going on to prevail 34-28. Catholic’s final score was a 72-yard-pass from quarterback Zack Oliver ’11 to Johvan Jilbert ’10. Then, in 2015, the Bears trailed No. 2 Evangel High School 21-0 with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter. Trailing 21-14 with 55 seconds remaining in the game, Brandon Fairbanks ’16 stole

Dale Weiner, Catholic High School head football coach, 1987 - 2016.

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DISCIPLESHIP IS what Christian vocations are about. Whether one feels called to married life, single life, priesthood, or religious life, the real question is how is God inviting me to follow Jesus? How often have we felt, “I’m not holy enough, spiritual enough - good enough to be a priest, brother or sister.” The truth is that none of us is holy enough, spiritual enough, or good enough to live any of the Christian vocations. All vocations have inherent sacrifices and challenges, but all are equally good paths to holiness. The good news is that the Lord gives us abundant grace to live the vocation to which we are called, the grace to live each of them.

The real question is: “Am I brave enough to ask God the question: to which vocation are you calling me? How are you calling me to follow Christ?” Have we prayed for the courage to discern and say “YES!” wherever that call might lead? Who might you know has the gifts to serve God as a Brother of the Sacred Heart? Have you encouraged him to discern such a vocation?  - Brother Ronald Hingle, SC,  Vocation Director, Province of the United States

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