March 1, 2012 - Catholic High School

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News & Views of Interest to the Alumni, Parents & Friends of Catholic High School



Volume 30, No. 3

30 years

In This Issue

PAGE 4, 5

CHS Auction Set for March 24

PAGE 8, 9

Basketball Reunion Draws Over 70

Former Players and Coaches


Fishing Rodeo Set for June 22-23


Golf Classic To Be Held at University



Indoor Track Wins State Title


Two Athletes Sign To Participate in

Collegiate Sports



Fred Heroman ’36 coauthored

a cookbook for the

East Baton Rouge Lions Club

titled Geaux Cajun.

Mel Didier ’44, a

Senior Advisor for

Player Development

and Scouting in the | Fred Heroman ’36

Toronto Blue Jays

Baseball Club, received the

2011 West Coast Scout of ’40s

the Year Award at a recent

| Mel Didier ’44

Major League Baseball

meeting in Dallas. Additionally, Didier

and his wife Elena Anna Arcaro Didier celebrated

their 35th wedding anniversary in February.




Billy Gaudin ’56 and his wife Mary Lou

Gautreaux Gaudin celebrated their 50th

wedding anniversary with family and friends at

a dinner party organized by their three sons at

Sterling Golf Club in Houston, TX.

Fred W. Heroman III ’60 sold his

business, Fred Heroman’s Flowers &

Gifts, to Billy Heroman’s Flowerland.

He will continue to work at the Florida

Boulevard location and be the primary

face of the location’s business.

Hal Dupuy ’73, the CHS

director of advancement,

began a one-year term

as President of the Board

of Manresa House of

Retreats in Convent, La.

David P. Broussard ’82

was recognized as St. | Hal Dupuy ’73

Thomas More School’s

Distinguished Graduate at the 2012 Diocese of

Baton Rouge Awards Dinner.

| David Alexander ’88

David Alexander ’88 placed 20th

in the Baton Rouge Half-Marathon

held on January 15, 2012. His time

was 1:28:49. There were 1,203

runners who participated in the


Kent Smith ’88 was named

President of Langston University in

January 2012.

Michael Fritz ’95 was promoted to

Principal at the law firm of McKool,

Smith in Dallas, TX. Michael specializes

in complex civil, commercial and

intellectual property litigation.

Brian Rourke ’95 is hosting the Third Annual Red

Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012.

This running and cycling event in St. Francisville is

held in memory of his brother, Jordy

Rourke ’06.

| Michael Alello ’98



Fr. Michael Alello ’98 was

recognized as Catholic High School’s

Distinguished Graduate at the 2012

Diocese of Baton Rouge Awards


MILITARY. Attending a breakfast

honoring military students at the

Baton Rouge Country Club in

December 2011 were (seated, l to

r) Austin Gerald ’09 and Marcus

Thomas ’09. Standing in military

uniform (l to r) are Matt LaFleur

’09 and Stephen Arceneaux

’11. They were joined by friends

(standing, l to r) Mark Rolfsen

’09, Scott Kleinpeter ’09, LaFleur,

Arceneaux and Ben Silverberg


Brian Goad ’98 won three

Merit Awards during the

Louisiana Chapter of

the American Society of

Landscape Architects awards

presentation at the Shaw

Center in February. He won

an award for the all-organic

community garden he | Brian Goad ’98

co-founded in downtown

Baton Rouge, the “Beauregarden.” In addition, two

awards were given for projects which he managed

while employed at Reich Associates Landscape

Architects & Land Planners: Greenwood

Community Park near Baker, La., and the Math,

Science, and Arts Academy in St. Gabriel, La. Brian

is currently working with Suzanne Turner Associates

in Baton Rouge.

Matthew J. Graham ’99 was recognized as St. Jude

the Apostle School’s Distinguished Graduate at the

2012 Diocese of Baton

Rouge Awards Dinner.

| Kevin Beard ’05


Kevin Beard

’05 graduated in

Construction Management

from the University of Louisiana

Monroe and will be working

for Environmental Resources

Management in Houston.

Austin Beard ’06 graduated cum laude from

Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Chemical

Engineering and now works for Dow Chemical in

Houston, TX.

Mark Dunn ’07 graduated summa cum laude

from Louisiana State University in Civil Engineering.

Dunn earned the University Medal, awarded to

students graduating with a perfect undergraduate

grade-point average, and the Edward McLaughlin

Medal for Excellence, awarded for earning a perfect

4.00 GPA. Dunn is currently working for Jacobs

Engineering in Metairie, La.

Ensign Spencer A. Jurkiewicz

’07 has graduated from the

post-graduate Naval Nuclear

Power School in Charleston,

S.C. He will begin his

Submarine Prototype

Training in March. | Spencer Jurkiewicz ’07

Mark D. Clements ’08

was recognized as Most

Blessed Sacrament School’s

Distinguished Graduate at the

2012 Diocese of Baton Rouge

Awards Dinner.

Lance Cpl. Anthony

| Mark Clements ’08 Salvaggio ’10, a machine

gunner with weapons

platoon, Lima Company Battalion Landing Team

3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary

Unit (MEU), is deployed as part

of the Makin Island Amphibious

Ready Group as the U.S. Central

Command theater reserve force,

providing support for maritime

security operations and theater

security cooperation efforts

in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of

| Anthony Salvaggio ’10


2012 Blood Drive

March 21, 2012


Bear Facts II is published quarterly by


assistant editor




uses these

help us strip

Mr. Gerald E. Tullier

Bears in Action


Message From the President

(Top) FINALISTS. CHS Principal Lisa Harvey (far left) congratulates the 11

Catholic High School seniors named National Merit Finalists and the one

student named National Achievement Finalist. National Merit Finalists

include (bottom, l to r) Stephen Crosby, Tyler Daigrepont, Jake Bowers,

Ethan Beaman and National Achievement Finalist Kevin Paul. Top (l to

r) Kurt Ristroph, Daniel Gates, Joshua Edwards, Sam Justice and Ben

Wiseman. Also, (top, middle and right) are Finalists Daniel Babin and

Joseph Delaune.

(Bottom) SERVICE. The Diocese of Baton Rouge honored Catholic High

teachers (center, l to r) Arlene Audiffred for 35 years in Catholic education

and Tom Eldringhoff for 25 years in Catholic education. Congratulating

Arlene and Tom are Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Melanie Verges

(left) and CHS Principal Lisa Harvey (right).



Mothers’ Club Presents 32nd Auction on March 24

Live Auction Items

there is a

Earrings from Saunders Lux


Orthodontic Specialists

Master of Ceremonies:

Kent Gonsoulin

Cajun Comedian

Antique French

Napoleon III Armoire


Murray Conque

Plane ride in

Stearman PTI3 Trainer


(donated by Joe

and Suzanne Quinlan)


(donated by Dr. and Mrs.

Robert M. Branstetter Jr.)

Jeff Nola ’94


and donated by Peter

Rumfola III ’89

donated by Mr.

& Mrs. Tom Adamek

Live Auction Features Items Such as:

donated by

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Adamek

donated by

Lorilin Braymer and Susan


(donated by Mr. & Mrs.

Stephen Delo


(donated by Stanton’s


donated by Mr. &

Mrs. Norman Nolan ’92

and Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne

Honoré ’83

donated by

Saunders Lux Jewelers

donated by

Sherman & Balhoff

donated by La-Z-

Boy Furniture Galleries

donated by

Mr. & Mrs. William Steele

and the V-Tones

donated by Dr.

Anthony Stephens

(donated by Kevin Brian

’86 and Frank Brian ’82

built and

donated by Tonia and Ross

Rumfola ’86

donated by

Chef Peter Sclafani

donated by

“Friends of CHS”

(donated by “Friends of


$5 Tickets




Matching Gifts Important Source of School’s Income

2010-2011 Corporate Matching Gifts and Grants

triple the

“Roughly 10 percent of all

corporate philanthropy is

through matching gifts.”


By Margie Alexander

Prayer Breakfast


Planning Your Gift to Catholic High School

Charitable Remainder

Trust (CRT)


If you have established a planned gift for CHS or would like information on Planned Giving,

please contact Margie Alexander in the CHS Advancement Office (225) 389-0978.

Guest speaker for the annual Alumni Fellowship Prayer Breakfast was U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry,

(center) CHS class of 1978. The Breakfast was held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Drusilla Seafood

Restaurant. Gathered with Fortenberry were (l to r) CHS Alumni Association Board Member Eddie Samson,

CHS Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow, Fortenberry, CHS President Gene Tullier and CHS Principal

Lisa Harvey.

Student Body President Jonathan Zeringue introduces

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry ’78 to students

assembled in the gym.

Attending the Alumni Prayer and Fellowship

Breakfast were (l to r) Father Clifton Hill ’54 and

Buddy Webre ’53.

Help secure the future of

Catholic High School

by becoming a member of the

Remember CHS with a Planned Gift

Your Will

Life Insurance

Bank Account, Brokerage

Account, CDs

IRAs and 401Ks


Basketball Reunion Draws Over 70 Former Players and Coaches

Don Zito ’71


Landry ’97

Gerald Didier ’50 Perry

Key ’78 Maurice Coleman

’82 Burk Heroman

’87 Randy Guillaume ’97

Scott Losavio ’95 Taylor

Murphy ’00

RECONNECT. Mel Didier ’44 (left), former CHS basketball player

and coach, reconnects with former players (l to r) Van Hicks ’42 and

Gerald Didier ’50.

PARTY. CHS Alumni basketball players (l to r) Mike Capone ’67, Mike

Martone ’65, Damien Gauthier ’93 and Randy Guillaume ’97 meet on

Friday night for the alumni draft party held at Walk-On’s.

DRAFT. Former CHS basketball coach Mark Estorge (left) joins alumni

players (l to r) Scott Losavio ’95, Jamahl Mitchell ’97 and Jeremy Speeg

’99 at the Friday night Alumni Draft Party hosted by Brandon Landry ’97

at Walk-On’s.

FAMILY. The LaCour family, (l to r) Stephen; daughter, Amelia; wife,

Beth; and mother-in-law, Lois Lucas, proudly display their matching

T-shirts in support of Stephen LaCour ’89 (left), a participant in the

5-on-5 alumni basketball game.



ALUMNI. Former basketball coach Glen Randow (center) connects

with former players (l to r) Luke Zumo ’04, Robert Pearson ’00, Ben

Stove ’02 and Taylor Murphy ’00.

MEMORIES. Memorable moments of CHS basketball are shared by (l

to r) former basketball coach Frank Pasqua and former player Don Zito


WHITE TEAM. Members of the alumni 5-on-5 white team were (seated,

l to r) John Freeman ’02, Rhaoul Guillaume ’94, Jamahl Mitchell

’97, Jonathan Pixley ’91, Jamie Broussard ’90, Steve Sterling ’92,

Scott Losavio ’95 and Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39. Standing (l to r)

were Coach Glen Randow, Don Zito ’71, Mike Martone ’65, Andy

Hinnenkamp ’07, Randy Guillaume ’97, Larry Butcher ’81, Paul Judice

’83, Steve Losavio ’73 and Jeremy Speeg ’99.

BLACK TEAM. Members of the alumni 5-on-5 black team were (seated,

l to r) Coach Glen Randow, Kenny Perret ’82, Mark Fritchie ’11, Steve

LaCour ’89, Cory Richard ’08, Robert Pearson ’00, Ben Stove ’02, Luke

Zumo ’04 and Preston Pittman ’11. Standing (l to r) were Matt Butcher

’07, Jay Butcher ’81, Don Cassano ’67, Maurice Coleman ’82, Tim

Losavio ’74, Perry Key ’78, Mike Capone ’67, Bryan Denison ’92 and

Taylor Murphy ’00. (Team member Damien Gauthier ’93 not available

for photo.)

50-Year Reunion

30-Year Reunion

Upcoming Class Reunions

25-Year Reunion

20-Year Reunion

10-Year Reunion



Mothers and Sons Enjoy the 26 th Annual Breakfast

Jon-Hayes Pipes

(Top) COMMITTEE. Gathered before the Mother/Son Breakfast are (l to r) Charla

Sartain, Breakfast Assistant Chair; Ellis Sartain ’13; Suzie Adler, Breakfast Chair;

Matthew Adler ’12; Arlene Audiffred, Mothers’ Club Moderator; Brother Barry

Landry, SC, Guest Speaker; Lisa Harvey, CHS Principal; Gene Tullier, CHS President;

Cameron Hebert ’13; Laura Poché, Mothers’ Club Vice President; Stacy Hebert,

Mothers’ Club President; Trey Poché ’13; and Lewis Poché ’15.

(Bottom left) Attending the Mother/Son Breakfast were (l to r) Nicholas Lanata

’12 and his mother Christine Lanata.

(Bottom right) Maurice Coleman ’13 and his mother Allison Coleman gathered for

the annual Mother/Son Breakfast.

Fifth Annual Fishing Rodeo Set for June 22-23

Cal Madere ’90

Chris Macaluso ’94

Jim Richard ’74

Brad Tuminello ’81 Camp

Matens ’60Carter Fourrier ’92

Ryan Perry ’95Ian McKnight

’03Daniel Loup

’97Randy Richard ’97Jimmy

Prescott ’97 Mike Matthews

’91 Paul Walker ’93 Trent

Griggs ’93 Brennan Uter


Wedding Bells

Brien Michael Rabenhorst ’98

William “Beau” Motsinger ’01

Joshua Paul Wiggins ’04

William Reino Winter ’01

Noah Benjamin Levy ’01Craig Austin

Polk ’95.

WEIGH-IN. (L to r) Ryan Perry ’95 displays his prize-winning 22.10 pound red

snapper with team members Ben Ber and David Gautreaux at the 2011 Fishing


Baby Bears

Stephen Holliday ’84

Andrew Bernard

’94Michael Fritz

’95 Trent Folse ’96

Dr. Jeremy S. Speeg ’99

Garet J. Rembert ’00

Lance Broussard

’01Philip Mayer ’02



Kevin Kleinpeter ’92.

are Dale LeBlanc ’95 Terry

Orillion ’77 Camp Matens

’60 Jake Berret ’84 Scott

Ritter ’93 Matt Doiron ’92

Stan Stolzenthaler ’92Jeffrey

Esnard ’93Chris Clement ’99

Josh Rounds ’96


23 rd Annual Golf Classic To Be Held at University Club


Dellucci ’91,


GOLF CLASSIC. (L to r) Kirby Braud, Team Captain Tony Marabella ’64, Troy

Charpentier and Jose Gonzalez enjoy a great day on the golf course at the

2011 Golf Classic.

Golf Classic Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Grizzly Sponsors

Te n t Sponsor

CHS Baseball Pro Day Camp Draws Over 70 Campers

PRO DAY. Over 70 boys received

instruction in hitting, pitching,

running and batting from professional

players including Louis Coleman,

Ryan Schimpf, David Dellucci ’91,

Nolan Cain and Sean Ochinko.


Charism of the Brothers Takes Life in the CHS Annual Fund

Goal of the 2011-12 Annual


Barefoot Pedals

Foundation, Inc.

“Honoring the legacy of

Jeff Nola ’94”


Nola ’94

Goal for PAGE 27:

Goal for 2011-2012 AGE:

Hal Dupuy ’73.

Goal for 2011-12 FAGE:

DONATION. Gordon Robertson, Class of 1950, donated his ring. Behind

him is a painting of Catholic High School on North Street.



Indoor Track Captures Sixth Consecutive State Title

Wrestlers Take State Runner-Up Honors


Boudreaux ’59

Cole Stafford Receives Gatorade Honor

STATE TITLE. Catholic High took a record sixth consecutive State Indoor Track

Championship February 18, 2012.

STATE RUNNER-UP. The CHS Wrestling team captured the State Runner-Up honor

at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association /State Farm State Wrestling

Tournament on February 12, 2012.

Tommy Prochaska ’92



Mozie and Stafford Sign To Participate in Collegiate Sports

Raphael Mozie

Cole Stafford

Pete Boudreaux ’59

(Top) FOOTBALL. Surrounded by CHS Head Football Coach Dale Weiner (left) and

CHS Assistant Football Coach David Bayard ’06 (right) and fellow football and

wrestling teammates, Raphael Mozie (center) signs to play football for Arkansas-


(Bottom) RUNNING. Cole Stafford (seated) is congratulated by (l to r) Assistant

Cross Country Coach Nick Minvielle; his brother, Preston; parents, Aurora and

Clay; and CHS Head Cross Country and Track Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59.

Summer at CHS Offers Courses

in Arts, Athletics, Academics and Adult Leisure



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 December 7, 2011 through February 10, 2012 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please

remember these alumni and friends, as well as their families, in your prayers.


Mr. Heude Arbour Jr. ’42

Mr. Heude V. Arbour Sr.

Mrs. Edith L. Assaf

Mr. Durward P. Babin Jr. ’43

Mr. Vernon M. Bahlinger ’43

Mr. Leonard E. Bernard ’46

Mr. Eugene M. Bologna ’69

Mrs. Bonnie Bonnette

Mrs. Eula Bordelon

Dr. Lynnwood J. Brassett ’46

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. David T. Butler Sr.

Mr. Matthew D. DeBosier ’83

Mr. Ronald S. Demouy ’64

Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40

Mr. Landreaux A. Donaldson ’54

Ms. Angele M. Dumestre

Mr. Gordon E. Fisher Sr. ’44

Mr. M. Clyde Garrison Jr. ’40

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Father Howard B. Hall ’53

Mr. Steve Harmon Sr.

Mr. Norman C. Heffron

Mr. Forrest L. Hooper Jr. ’48

Mrs. Helen C. LaCour

Lt. M. Scott Lamana ’88

Mr. Alexander J. LeBoeuf ’05

Mr. Clarence A. Ledig ’29

Mr. John G. Lewis ’55

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lindsey Sr.

Mr. Anthony J. Lombardo ’45

Miss Madeleine M. Lynch

Mrs. Georgia F. Marcello

Mr. C. D. Marix

Mrs. Marta H. McCarron

Mr. Clyde J. Messenger Jr.

Mr. Joseph R. Nelson Jr. ’61

Mr. Jeffrey D. Nola ’94

Mr. C. Anthony Nolan ’92

Mr. Brent D. Pecue ’80

Mrs. Ella K. Plaisance

Mrs. Gail Poché

Mrs. Jean M. Poteet

Mr. Jared V. Rachal ’99

Mr. Jordan T. Rourke ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Mr. Ryan J. O. Sessums ’03

Father Kenneth A. Smith Jr. ’54

Mr. Robert J. Songy ’53

Mr. Paul B. Stuckey ’83

Dr. Rivers P. Wall III ’86

Mr. George Wichser

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Wintz


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander

Ms. Diane Bynum

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. Thomas W. Eldringhoff

Ms. Karen Garner

Mrs. Miriam Gonzalez

Mrs. Patricia Hanegan

Dr. Jason E. Hanks

Mrs. Lisa Harvey

Ms. Abby Haydel

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mr. Brian W. Hightower ’97

Mrs. Stephanie Hodges

Mrs. Pinney Johnson

As of February 13, 2012, the following alumni and friends of CHS have

died since the last issue of Bear Facts II. Please remember them and

their families in your prayers.

Leonard E. “Lennie” Bernard ’46

Clarence Samuel Bourg Jr. ’41

Joseph Batista Culmone Sr. ’53

Matthew “Matt” DeBosier ’83

Lynn Joseph Dicharry ’33

Landreaux “Laddie”

Donaldson ’54

Reverend Jerome A. Dugas ’54

Denis Michael Guillot ’68

Reverend Howard B. Hall ’53

Robert M. “Bobby” Hebert Sr. ’39


Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitchell

Mrs. Val Lessard

Mrs. Vicki Melancon

Mrs. Peggy Patout

Mrs. Edith Thornton

Mr. Patrick E. Van Duzee ’13

Mrs. Janet Vidrine

Mr. Benjamin R. Williams ’71

2010-2011 Annual Report

Alexander John LeBoeuf ’05

Richard Anthony “Rick” Rizer ’88

Col. John Joseph “Jack”

Wolcott ’57




Catholic High School

P.O. Box 65004

Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5004



Address Service Requested

Parents: If your son no longer lives at home,

kindly send us his new address. If you also wish

to receive Bear Facts II, please phone

(225) 389-0978 and let us know. Many thanks.


David Butler ’77

Pete Boudreaux ’59

RUSSIAN TEAM. The Catholic High Basketball team played the leading high school

team in Russia in the CHS Gym in 1990.

Stephen Sterling ’92

Jamie Broussard ’90


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