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



Volume 31, No. 4

In This Issue

Page 5

Class of 1963 Honored at 50-Year


Page 9

CHS Mourns Loss of

Judge Frank Polozola ’59

Page 10

Class of 2013 Offered Admission

to 75 Colleges and Universities

Page 11

University President Dr. Kent Smith Jr.

’88 Reflects on Time at CHS

Page 12

Four Alumni To Be Inducted into

Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame

Page 21

Indoor Track, Outdoor Track and

Baseball Teams Win State Titles

In the News


Ervin Bourg ’45 received the Bishop’s

Service Award Medal for

the Diocese of Lafayette

in recognition for the

work he has done for the

church over the years. Bourg is a

member of the Men’s Guild at the

Carmelite Monastery in Lafayette,

Holy Name of Jesus Society,

| Ervin Bourg ’45

committed adorer of Perpetual

Adoration and a member of Our

Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.


Gayle Hatch ’57

was named to the

Northwestern State All-

Century Basketball Team,

spanning the dawn of the

program in 1912-1913 through

the 2012-2013


Dr. Nelson Daly ’73,

a general dentist

practicing in Baton

Rouge, La., was installed

as president-elect of the

| Nelson Daly ’73 Louisiana Dental Association for

2013-2014 during its 133rd House

of Delegates meeting held March 9, 2013, at the

Shreveport Convention Center.

Lt. Col. Bruce Giamalva ’74 was awarded the

Bronze Star for developing and implementing

criterion for dealing with traumatic brain injuries

immediately post-injury while he was stationed in


Frankie Marcello ’78 has opened Frankie

Marcello’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge. The casual

neighborhood restaurant serves Italian, creole

and seafood cuisine made from

scratch using family recipes.


David Broussard ’82

served as chairman of the

2013 St. Thomas More

Catholic Church Fair. Assisting

him as second chair was Michael

Matthews ’91 and as third chair

was Paul Ross ’87.

| Keith

Comeaux ’85

Keith Comeaux ’85, flight director for

Curiosity’s August 2012 entry, descent

and landing on Mars, was inducted

into the LSU Alumni Association Hall

of Distinction during ceremonies held

at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on

April 12.

Paul Ross ’87 served as third chair

for the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Fair. Also

on the committee were David Broussard ’82 and

Michael Matthews ’91.

Gavin Gautreau ’88, Senior

Geotechnical Research Engineer

at the Louisiana Transportation

Research Center, was awarded

the Andrew M. Lockett Medal for

Civic Activities from the Baton

Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana

Engineering Society (LES).

Gautreau along with other LES

| Gayle Hatch ’57


| David

Broussard ’82

| Gavin

Gautreau ’88


CHS graduates and current

LSU track and cross country

runners Barrett Miller ’10

(left) and Philip Primeaux

’10 (right) wait for their race

to start at the New Balance

Invitational held in January

2013 at the Armory in New


winners were formally recognized at the Engineers

Week Banquet held in February.

Glen LaBorde ’88 has been

named a partner in the

audit division of Hannis T.

Bourgeois, LLP Certified Public

Accountants. LaBorde was a

senior manager specializing in

auditing and consulting in the

auto dealership industry and in

audits of small businesses.


Michael Matthews ’91 served as

second chair for the St. Thomas More

Catholic Church Fair.

Also on the committee

were David Broussard ’82 and

Paul Ross ’87.

Warrick Dunn ’93 earned his

Master’s in Business Administration

from Emory University.

Joshua Ebey

’99, a certified financial planner,

was elected President of the

Financial Planning Association of

Baton Rouge and is a member of

the LSU CFP Program Advisory

Board for 2013.

| Joshua Ebey ’99

Dr. Matt Blanchard ’02 is in his first year

of residency in Family Practice at Baton

Rouge General Hospital. Blanchard is a

graduate of Ross University School of


Dr. Michael Von Gruben ’02, currently on staff at

Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, has joined the

staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington,

La. Von Gruben performs dental surgeries on

babies, toddlers, children and young adults.

Jacob Rideau ’03 is pursuing a Master of Laws

degree with a focus in Tax Law in London. He

graduated from Southern University Law Center in

May 2012 and went on to pass the Louisiana Bar

Exam. He was sworn into the Bar in October 2012.

John Shackelford ’03, a graduate student in LSU’s

Department of Food Science, worked as a lead chef

for the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta

National Golf Club. Shackelford also led the LSU


| Glen LaBorde ’88

| Warrick Dunn ’93


| John

Shackelford ’03

Globemaster III. Suarez was

named the “Most Outstanding

Officer” of the Air Force

Specialized Undergraduate Pilot

Training 47th Wing in 2010.

| Steven

Vutera ’04

Research Chefs Association team

at a national competition in

Charlotte, N.C.

Brandon Suarez ’03, a 2008

graduate in Electrical Engineering

from LSU, earned the rank of

Captain in the U.S. Air Force

and is stationed in Charleston,

S.C. where he

pilots the C-17

Dr. Steven

Vutera ’04

joined the

| Brandon

Suarez ’03

dental office of Dr. Robin Levy

and Dr. Ross DeNicola Jr. in Baton

Rouge. Vutera previously practiced

with Dr. David Arrington in


Dean Talbot ’05 was deployed on

March 3, 2013 to serve in Afghanistan. Talbot is a

pilot in the Air Force.


Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Communications.

Jennifer J. Knight, editor

Caitlin Switzer, assistant editor


Margie Alexander

Angie Allen

David Butler ’77

Kate Brady

Barbara Camp

Wendy Coniglio

Hal Dupuy ’73

Glen Randow

We welcome the submission of material

for possible publication. Mailing address:

855 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806


In the News

Robby Apple ’06 completed the CPA exam in

November and is working with Apple Guerin

Company, LLC in Baton Rouge.

Warren Chase Jr. ’06 graduated with a Bachelor of

Science in Architectural Studies from the University

of Louisiana at Lafayette in December 2012.

Brandon Layman ’07 is employed with Holden

Architects in downtown Baton Rouge. Layman

graduated from LSU’s College of Art & Design in

May of 2011 with a degree in Architecture.

Raphael Malbrue ’07, a thirdyear

student at the Tuskegee

University School of Veterinary

Medicine and its 2014 Class

President, has been honored as

a recipient of the Westminster

Kennel Foundation Scholarship.

| Raphael Malbrue was selected as one

Malbrue ’07 of the featured speakers at the

groundbreaking ceremony for the new veterinary

medical teaching hospital at Tuskegee University.

Kyle Anderman ’08 entered his business plan

for the LSU Student Incubator Venture Challenge

and was chosen as the top entry. Anderman’s

student-run firm, Frosted, a gourmet cupcake shop

operating in the LSU area, received an $8,000 share

of the $25,000 given to the winning student-run

business by the Incubator, part of the Louisiana

Business and Technology Center.

Louis Kearny ’08 is teaching

English as a foreign language

to freshmen at the University

of Guiyang, city of Guiyang,

Guizhou province, Republic

of China. Kearny is one of

approximately 100 westerners

living in Guiyang, a city of over

four million people. Kearny

will return in August to begin

Mandarin classes at LSU.

10-Year Reunion

Class of 2003

Friday, July 12, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Contact Ryan Hidalgo ’03

at (225) 324-8904 or


30-Year Reunion

Class of 1983

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

For more information


| Louis Kearny ’08


Alumni Reunions

FACULTY PARENTS. Five CHS faculty and staff members pose with their sons at the 117th

Commencement Exercises. Celebrating their graduation are (l to r) Mark Babin and mother Paula

Babin; David Summerville and mother Lisa Summerville; Conner Caffarel and father Vic Caffarel;

Timothy Huffstickler and mother Michelle Huffstickler; and Cullen Hodges and mother Stephanie


| Alex

Kleinpeter ’09

Alex Kleinpeter ’09 graduated

from LSU with a degree in

Biology and a 3.6 GPA. He

has been accepted for the

doctoral microbiology program

at University of Alabama-

Birmingham. Kleinpeter will

specialize in virology in hopes

of a career in disease research.

Kleinpeter was also awarded the

prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med

to Grad Fellowship, which will allow him to begin

work in June at UAB.

Robert Brown ’09, a student at LSU and an Army

ROTC Cadet, received the George C. Marshall

Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall

Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington,

Va. This award, the highest national award an

ROTC Cadet can receive, is presented annually to

the most outstanding senior Army ROTC cadet in

military science studies and leadership values in

each battalion at host universities or colleges.

20-Year Reunion

Class of 1993

Friday, July 19, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

For more information


35-Year Reunion

Class of 1978

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Contact Albert Merey ’78

at (225) 907-5845 or


For more information, check the Alumni Class Reunions

page on the CHS website.

Kevin Miller ’09, a student-athlete in men’s

basketball at Xavier University in New Orleans,

received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business



Jeremy Lopez ’11 has been selected to

participate in the College of Engineering

sponsored immersion experience in

Lyon, France. Lopez will also attend

school in Germany during the summer of 2013.

Aaron Nola ’11 was selected

to play for Team USA during its

summer 2013 tour. Nola was

named SEC Pitcher of the Year.

Taylor Dizor ’12 was named

drum major for Pride of

Acadiana, the marching band for

the University of Louisiana at


| Aaron Nola ’11

78th Annual Men’s Club Barbecue

78th Annual Men’s Club Barbecue

will be held

on Saturday, August 24, 2013

in the CHS Gym.

Tickets are $20 in advance


$25 at the door.

For tickets, contact

Catholic High School

at (225) 383-0397 or log on to


Kevin Brian ’86 is Chair of the Barbecue.

Barry Abshire is President of the CHS Men’s Club.


President’s Letter

Dear Friends,

As Catholic High School


its 2013


class, Mrs.

Lisa Harvey,


and I gave a

very similar

Gene Tullier message to

our newest

graduates. Simply stated, that

message is, “You have been

blessed; you are called to be a

blessing for others.”

At the graduation

ceremony, Mrs. Harvey

commented that we all stand

on the shoulders of others.

Parents, relatives, friends and

mentors allow us to reach

higher and achieve more than

we otherwise could because

of the opportunities they have

given us. By way of example,

she mentioned several of the

“giants” upon whose shoulders

we at CHS stand—Brother

Donnan Berry, SC and Sister

Katie Brogdon, CSJ, who are

deceased, and others, such as

Mr. Pete Boudreaux ’59 and

Mrs. Emily Terracina who

are very much still a part of

CHS. Mrs. Harvey reminded

our graduates that as they

enter adulthood, they have

the responsibility to let others

stand on their shoulders.

At the Honors

Convocation, I told the story

of a letter written in 1823, by

Father André Coindre, founder

of the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart, to a discouraged Brother

Borgia. Borgia complained that

things were not going well.

“The young men whom

you are training are retaining

more than you think. Should

they ever become fathers, ah!

How much better will they be

able to bring up their children!

Good is constantly being done,”

wrote Coindre.

Coindre’s response

embodied faith, confidence

and conviction. Coindre was

certain that the young boys

with whom they worked would

be a blessing for others, and

thus, a part of transforming the

world to good.

That is the essential

mission of CHS—to transform

the world to good through the

formation of young men in faith

and values, enabling them to be

blessings for others throughout

their lives.

We indeed stand on the

shoulders of others who have

first blessed us. In addition

to those who Mrs. Harvey

mentioned, we at CHS stand

on your shoulders, the alumni,

friends and benefactors of CHS.

Because of the good will and

generosity of so many of you,

CHS is able to reach higher and

achieve more.

I ask that you continue

to believe in, pray for and

financially support the mission

of CHS. Each of you is able to

spread the good news story of

CHS among your friends and

acquaintances. Likewise, each

of you is able to give prayerful

thanks for the blessing that CHS

has been to individuals and

our community. Many of you

are able to financially partner

in this mission through the

annual fund, through planned

legacy gifts or even through

a naming opportunity for a

building, such as our Health

& Physical Education Building

or other buildings that may be

part of our new master plan. In

whatever manner you are able

to give, your blessing on CHS is



Gerald E. Tullier

Bears Around Campus

(Top left) STUDENT COUNCIL. Serving as CHS Student Council Executive

Officers for the 2013-2014 school year are (l to r) Fiona Conroy, comoderator;

Pierce Hill, historian/public relations; Simon Silverberg, secretary;

Michael Lusco, LASC District III treasurer; William Cotten, LASC state

parliamentarian; Madison Dillard, vice president; James Chastain, president;

and Drew Losavio ’98, co-moderator.

(Top right) MINISTERS. Twenty-three members of the Class of 2014 were

commissioned to serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion for

school liturgies for the 2013-2014 school year. Those commissioned are Ben

Anderson, Timothy Balhoff, Jonathan Bradley, Grant Brian, Patrick Brian,

James Chastain, William Cotten, Hunter D’Armond, Conor Diel, Madison

Dillard, Brandon Fontenot, Paul Lewis, Michael Lusco, Matthew Mistretta,

Matt Moreau, Nicholas Nicosia, Hunter Rube, Parker Say, Tyler Shipley, Joe

Stephens, Zachary Watts, Allen White and David Wroten.

(Bottom left) MILITARY. Members of the Class of 2013 entering the Armed

Forces after graduation are (l to r) Byron Quartano, U.S. Air Force; Clarence

Ellis III, U.S. Navy; Matthew Bolin, U.S. Marine Corps; and Ben Puckett, U.S.

Marine Corps.


Class of 1963 Honored at 50-Year Reunion Mass and Dinner

Catholic High School

honored the classes of 1963,

1953, 1948, 1943 and 1938 at the

50-Year Reunion held on the

CHS campus Saturday, May 11,


The evening began with

Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus

Catholic Church celebrated by

Reverend Paul A. McDuffie.

Following the Mass,

honorees gathered in the

Catholic High School

gymnasium for a social and a

steak dinner prepared by the

CHS Men’s Club and organized

by Junior Politz, Michael

Lamana ’64, Mike Nola ’62 and

Al Wintz ’63. Student servers

for the evening were members

of the CHS Key Club, under

the direction of Scott Losavio

’95 and Tracy Ducote. Brother

Ivy LeBlanc, SC ’63, provincial

of the New Orleans Province

of the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart, led the blessing and

pledge of allegiance before

dinner. Dr. Bill Poche ’63

50-Year Reunion

CLASS OF 1963. Members of the CHS Class of 1963 gather for a class picture at their 50-Year Anniversary Reunion.

First row (l to r) were P. David Malatesta, Denny J. Vicknair, John A. Wintz III, Wade J. Labat, J. Thomas Miceli, Brother

Louis Couvillon, SC, J. Michael Bradley, John W. Brocato, Michael J. Kadair and Brother Ivy LeBlanc, SC. Second row

(l to r) were William L. Lemoine, Patrick L. Tessier, Anthony R. Inzenga Jr., Fred M. DeFoe, Louis M. Bergeron, J. Robert

McCall III, Stephen M. Jacob, J. Douglas Grand and Daniel R. Murray. Third row (l to r) were G. Charest Thibodeaux,

Thomas A. Burks, Frederick W. Wilson, John A. Wintz III, P. James LeBlanc Jr., Patrick D. Brown, John A. Noto, Ronald J.

Sanchez and P. Jefferson Bennett. Fourth row (l to r) were Owen T. Langridge, G. William Poche, Roy G. Kadair, Jerome

C. Campbell III, Edison C. Fanguy Jr., Edward L. Chenevert, James A. Jackson Jr., Lawrence J. Marino, Michael J. Uter,

Kenneth C. Dolhonde and Thomas G. Kleinpeter Jr.

provided reminiscences for

the 50-year graduates. Brother

Louis Couvillon, SC ’63 led the

closing prayer.

David Broussard ’55 and

Mark Emonet ’87 were the

CHS Alumni Board of Directors

50-Year Reunion committee

co-chairs. Director of Alumni

Relations Glen Randow,

Associate Director of Alumni

Relations Barbara Camp

and members of the Alumni

Association Board of Directors

organized the event.

(Top left) GATHERING. Gathering at the Catholic High 50-Year Reunion

Dinner (front row, seated) was CHS Alumni Association Board of Directors,

Member Emeritus David Broussard ’55. Second row (l to r) were CHS

Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow, Wade Labat ’63, Al Wintz ’63,

Ed Chenevert ’63, Dr. Bill Poche ’63, Mark Emonet ’87, Denny Vicknair ’63,

Alumni Board President Sam Losavio ’66 and Fred Weimer ’43.

(Top right) VISITING. Visiting during the CHS 50-Year Reunion were (l to r)

Carla Norton, Mickey Norton ’53, Carmen Scully and Don Scully ’63.

(Left) CLASS OF 1938. Recognized as 75-year graduates from the class of

1938 at the CHS 50-Year Reunion were (l to r) Arthur Hannaman Jr. ’38

and Reginald Roberts Jr. ’38.


Annual Fund

Annual Fund Allows Opportunity To Give Back to CHS

By Kate Brady

The Catholic High

School Annual Fund has long

provided alumni and friends

an opportunity to give back

in some measure for what

they or a dear one received.

The friends made, the lessons

learned, the memories forged,

“It’s More Than Four…It’s

a Lifetime.” Support of the

Annual Fund makes a critical

difference in maintaining

excellence and creating

opportunities for current and

future students.

The 2012 – 2013 CHS

operating budget depends

on resources, such as the

Annual Fund, for more than

$2,000,000 beyond tuition paid

by the families of students.

Participation in each of

the three main segments of the

Annual Fund – AGE (alumni),

FAGE (friends) and PAGE

(parents) – is vital for success.

FAGE - Friends Annual Giving Event

Total Gifts and Number of Gifts

Likewise, participation at any

level is key, as gifts of all sizes

support the operating budget.

The percentage of alumni

who give to CHS can also

be a factor considered by

corporations, foundations

and ranking organizations.

It is a clear measure of the

effectiveness and success of

an educational institution’s

program. It is important for

alumni, friends and parents to

participate because it shows

that those who know CHS

best care about its future.

The 2012 – 2013 Annual

Fund included appeals to

more than 11,000 alumni,

friends and parents with

results indicated by the last

point of each chart. Cash

and matching cash gifts are

reflected in these numbers.

Does your employer or your

spouse’s employer match

your charitable donations?







Alumni Giving

Total Gifts and Percentage of Participation











2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

Many companies offer this

benefit to employees with

a 1:1 or 2:1 match. Contact

your Human Resources

Department and ask if your

gift can be matched.

The stars can move higher

on each graph. If you have

yet to make your gift to the

2012-2013 Annual Fund, gifts

are accepted through June 30,

2013. To make a gift online, go

to www.catholichigh.org and

click Donate Online at the top

of the homepage.

Your participation will

• sustain the charism

of the Brothers of the

Sacred Heart

• retain qualified and

compassionate faculty

• enhance technology

• moderate tuition


Please contact Director of

Advancement Hal Dupuy ’73

(225) 389-0978 if you have any

questions regarding the CHS

Annual Fund.



















2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

Help secure the future of

Catholic High School

by becoming a member of the

Remember CHS with a Planned Gift








PAGE - Parents Annual Giving Event

Total Gifts and Percentage of Participation





















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.

Since March 1, 2013 the following people have become

members of the Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership

by listing CHS in their will as a Forever Archive Donation:


Mrs. Margie Alexander


Dr. O. Lonnie Roberts Jr. ’58


Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Simoneaux Sr. ’58

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, contact

Director of Legacy Gifts Margie Alexander at

malexander@catholichigh.org or (225) 381-9114.



Scholarship Renamed in Memory of Brian T. Davis ’89

By Hal Dupuy ’73

“For those who trust in God,

in the pain of sorrow there is

consolation, in the face of despair

there is hope, and in the midst of

death there is life,” The Book of


The recent passing of

Brian T. Davis ’89 has caused

his classmates to feel the

pain and despair that comes

with the death of a cherished

friend. Through their trust in

God, they know that in death

there is consolation, hope

and life. Renaming their class

scholarship the “Class of 1989

(Brian T. Davis) Memorial

Scholarship” is a sign of that

trust and a testament of their


In August of 2008, the

Class of 1989 Scholarship Fund

was established. The initial

funds came from the proceeds

of a raffle for a pair of 2008 LSU

Football season tickets donated

by a member of the class of


According to his classmates,

Davis was an active member

of the class of 1989. After his

graduation from Catholic High

School, he studied at Gardner-

Webb University, where he

majored in Religious Studies.

Upon his return to Baton

Rouge, he shared his deep faith

at Broadmoor Presbyterian

Church as a church elder and

member of the Sanctuary

Choir, and later at First United

Methodist Church where he

served several terms on the

LSU Season Tickets Donated for

Catholic High Raffle

Two tickets for the

upcoming LSU football

season have been donated

to Catholic High School. The

tickets will be part of a raffle

that will be held during the

month of July. Tickets are

$100 each and will only be

available for purchase online

at www.catholichigh.org.

The tickets being raffled

are located in Section 303,

Row 25, between the 40-45

yard line on the East Side. The

raffle dates will be Tuesday,

July 1 through Thursday, July


The drawing will be held

on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Proceeds from this

generous donation will go

toward the Class of 1989

(Brian T. Davis ’89) Memorial

Scholarship. If you have any

questions please contact the

CHS Advancement Office at

(225) 389-0978.

Church Council.

Despite the limitations that

came with his cerebral palsy, he

considered every aspect of his

life – the joys and the sorrows,

the challenges and suffering –

as a gift from God. His parents

never asked for any special

concessions for him, as it was

their desire for Brian to achieve

all he could, just as anyone else

would. They were thankful

and humbled at the added

dimension Catholic High

provided for Davis’ life.

Davis’ classmates are

grateful for the impact that

Davis had on all of their lives.

“Brian always had a great

sense of humor and was very

sharp. He also had a big smile

and was an integral part of our

class,” commented classmate

Jimmy Screen ’89. “It is only

fitting that we are renaming

the Class of 1989 Scholarship

in his name, as he represented

the best characteristics of our

class: determination, team

spirit, strong religious values

and a great sense of humor. He

will be dearly missed, but

remembered fondly by all who

knew him.”

“Brian was an amazing

friend, classmate and alumnus.

He attended every meeting

of the reunion committee and

always had a laugh or joke

to share. Brian never had a

harsh word for anyone, except

Brian T. Davis ’89

if you were dating one of his

’girlfriends.’ Then he would

let you know how he felt,”

added David Heroman ’89.

“He embodied everything

great about CHS: acceptance,

tolerance, commitment and

brotherhood. It is CHS’s gain

to have our scholarship named

after Brian. I know our class

will step up and make sure it

gets funded in his memory.”

Anyone wishing to donate

to this scholarship can do so

by sending their donation

to Catholic High School, 808

Hearthstone Drive, Baton

Rouge, La. 70806. If you have

any questions regarding the

establishment of a scholarship

or endowment, please contact

CHS Director of Advancement

Hal Dupuy ’73 at (225) 389-

0978 or hdupuy@catholichigh.


2013 CHS Football Program

“A New Level”

To purchase an ad in the

2013 CHS Football Program,

please contact Vicki Melancon at

(225) 383-0397 or


Deadline: June 28, 2013

Costs range from $50 to $175.

Programs will be sold at all home games.



CHS Recommended for Renewal of Five-Year Accreditation

Catholic High School

has been recommended for

renewal of full Accreditation

by the Quality Assurance

Review Team from AdvancED/

Southern Association of

Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The formal report from

AdvancED recommending

Catholic High for full

Accreditation for the next five

years will be complete by June

2013 and will be available on

the CHS website. All accredited

schools must go through the

renewal review process every

five years.

Over a two-day period,

Tuesday, March 5 and

Wednesday, March 6, the review

board met with representatives

of all stakeholders of Catholic

High including faculty, staff,

parents, students, community,

business leaders and alumni.

The review team also engaged

in classroom observations and

the analysis of documentation

provided by the school,

including surveys completed

by parents, students and

Alumni Events

ACCREDITATION. Catholic High School has been recommended for renewal

of full accreditation by the Quality Assurance Review Team from AdvancED.

faculty. In preparation for

this review, CHS held faculty

meetings throughout the school

year dedicated to the selfevaluation

of the school, based

on five standards established

by AdvancED: Purpose and

Direction; Governance and

Leadership; Resources and

Support Systems; Teaching and

Assessing for Learning; and

Using Results for Continuous


The Strategic Plan that

Catholic High School has

undergone in the last two

years provided significant

resources for the AdvancED

review process.

The Review Team,

comprised of professional

peers with diverse experience

and rich contextual

perspective, described Catholic

High School as one of the most

exceptional high schools in

the country and expressed

that CHS, as a community, has

many reasons to be proud.

“The accreditation process

was of great benefit for the

entire school community,”

commented CHS Principal Lisa

Harvey. “The team’s validation

that the mission of Catholic

High School is visible and

present affirmed the dedication

of the faculty and staff and our

goal of continuing the mission

of the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart. We will continue the

process of self-evaluation and

seek opportunities for further

enhancing the educational

excellence present at CHS.”

AdvancED is the global

leader in advancing excellence

in education through

continuous improvement,

organizational effectiveness

and accreditation. This review

is an international protocol

for institutions committed to

providing an environment that

increases and sustains student

learning as well as stimulates

and improves effectiveness and


(Top left) HOUSTON. Attending the CHS Alumni Social in Houston at the

home of Alan Svoboda ’80 on April 4, 2013 were (l to r) Kevin Southwick

’71, Vincent Valentine ’79, Michael Whatley ’71, Philip D’Antoni ’79, Jay

Harmon ’78, Brad Broussard ’79, Paul Buras ’71 and CHS Director of

Advancement Hal Dupuy ’73.

(Top right) GIVING. Denny Vicknair ’63 (left) participates in the 2013 Blood

Drive sponsored by the CHS Bruin Club and the CHS Alumni Association.

(Bottom left) FELLOWSHIP. Attending the Alumni Fellowship Breakfast on

March 15, 2013 were (clockwise, l to r) Shelia Emonet, Mark Emonet ’87,

Leon Lemoine, Adam Lato ’04, Brian Bateman ’89, Jason Cloessner ’93

and Charlie Emonet.


Catholic High lost a

special friend and

Hall of Fame member with

the passing of Judge Frank

Polozola ’59 on Sunday,

February 24, 2013.

In 1986,

Judge Polozola

was installed

in the Catholic

High School

Hall of Fame for

his leadership,




dedication and


Members of the

Hall of Fame are inspirations to

the students of Catholic High


“The future of humanity

lies in the hands of those who

are strong enough to provide

coming generations with

reasons for living and hoping.”

This statement, published in

The Church in the Modern World

by the bishops

of the Second


Council on


7, 1965, was

referenced at

the 1986 CHS

Hall of Fame

Induction to




contribution to his alma maters,

community, country and family.

On May 29, 1980, at age

38, Judge Polozola was sworn

Hall of Fame

CHS Mourns Loss of Hall of Famer Judge Frank Polozola ’59

“His compassion, his care

and his concern for other

people were limitless,

and as a result, he spent

his life focused on others

and never on himself.”

In Memoriam

As of May 17, 2013, 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.

Frank Schell Atkinson Jr. ’45

St. Clair Bienvenu Sr.

John Garrett Bozant ’82

Acklan J. Braud Jr. ’53

Angelina Mary Drago Brocato

James C. Brown Jr. ’43

Patrick A. Brown Sr.

Marion Anthony Cangelosi Jr. ’56

Enaut Louis Chenevert

Marvin Graham Chidester Jr.

Louis August Clouatre ’46

Thomas Cahill Coerver

Dorothy Hicks David

Brian Taylor Davis ’89

Roseanne Marie Dicharry

Nathan Daniel Eaton

Doris Cecile Hanks Eiswirth

Michael Hudson Ellis Sr.

Mildred Dugas Ellis

James Henry Engels Sr. ’44

Suzanne Haulard Ferrell

Wilfred Joseph Fontenot

Lionel Joseph Fourrier Sr. ’40

Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau

James Gibbens Sr.

Jerold S. Girod ’63

Jacqueline Atkinson Grand

Sadie Coco Gremillion

Julie Barfield Hamilton

Ann Lindsly Hannaman

Van Joseph Hicks Sr. ’42

Joyce Lacy Jolissaint

Rudolph Charles Kolb

Olivia Torrence LaRose

Daniel Wallace LeBlanc ’47

Dewayne Joseph Lewis ’90

Thomas Michael Mansur Sr.

Marilyn Savoie Mattingly

Claudia McMahon

Stephen Michael Michel

Austin Thomas Miguez

Gregory Mitchell ’79

Sidney Dale Nesom Sr.

Mona Louise Domingue Picou

Frank J. Polozola ’59

Thyra Bernhard Richardson

Mary Lou Caradine Riché

Shirley Legendre Rodrigue

Anthony L. Rotolo Jr. ’83

Grayson Rumfola

Samuel John Scurria ’46

Lucas A. Silvio ’46

Elizabeth DeGeneres Stewart

Brother Mark Thornton, SC

John James Townsend

Harold Leo Tridico Sr.

Herman J. Truxillo

Anke Korving Virgets

Roy Issac White


in as a United States District

Judge for the Middle District

of Louisiana. Nominated

by President Jimmy Carter,

Polozola became one of

the youngest persons ever

appointed to the federal

judiciary. Polozola went on

to serve as Chief Judge of the

Middle District of Louisiana

and eventually a Senior Judge.

”In the more than 30

years that I knew Frank

Polozola, I came to know him

as a dedicated federal judge

who had an extraordinarily

profound respect for the Court.

But his judicial career wasn’t

the true measure of the man,”

said Brother Francis David,

SC, former president of CHS.

“As great as Frank’s respect

for the Court might have

been, it paled in comparison

to his love for his God, his

family, and his countless

friends and acquaintances. His

compassion, his care and his

concern for other people were

limitless, and as a result, he

spent his life focused on others

and never on himself. We have

always said that the men and

women who are selected to

Catholic High’s Hall of Fame

should serve as role models for

our present students. The boys

of today’s student body would

never go wrong in looking to

Frank Polozola as the epitome

of what it means to be a CHS


In addition to his

professional career, Polozola

has served the Catholic High

and Baton Rouge community

through various organizations’

board of directors. His service

includes Knights of Columbus,

St. Thomas More, Catholic

Youth Organization, the local

chapter of the Federal Bar

Association and National

Council on United States

Magistrates. In 1986, he was

appointed, along with Roland

Toups, one of the first lay men

to serve on the Catholic High

School Board of Directors. He

Judge Frank Polozola ’59

served continuously on that

board from 1986 until 2008.

He and his family are also

members of St. Louis King of

France Parish.

“From my first introduction

to Judge Polozola nearly 15

years ago, I was impressed

by his energy and passion for

helping others,” commented

CHS President Gene Tullier.

“That first impression never

changed, but in subsequent

years, I also came to know him

as a truly compassionate man

who was totally dedicated

to his family. As he battled

cancer in recent years, I finally

came to know him as a man of

strong faith whose optimism

and thankfulness could not be

extinguished. It is no wonder

that he was selected for the

Catholic High School Hall of

Fame in 1986. What a great role

model for young people! What

a great man!”

Judge Polozola was

married to Linda White

Polozola for more than 50 years

at the time of his death. They had

two sons who graduated from

CHS: Greg in 1982 and Gordon

in 1988. Their daughter, Sheri,

graduated from St. Joseph’s

Academy. Polozola attended

Sacred Heart and Catholic High

School and graduated from

LSU Law School.

Class of 2013

Class of 2013 Offered Admission to 75 Colleges and Universities

OPPORTUNITIES. Members of the Class of 2013 will attend colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Members of the Class of 2013

were offered admission to 75

colleges and universities. They

earned $7,098,076 in scholarship

offers, not including TOPS. As

a class, they accumulated 19,910

hours of community service

and earned 1,049 credit hours

at LSU Spring Invitational.

The average ACT score for the

Class of 2013 was 25.8, with 99.6

percent of the class taking the


The Class of 2013 was offered

admission to the following

colleges and universities:

Arizona State University

Ave Maria University

Baton Rouge Community


Baylor University



Blinn College

Boston University

Catholic University of


Centenary College of


Clemson University

DePaul University

Emory University

Fordham University

Franciscan University of


Furman University

George Washington


Georgia State University

Gonzaga University

Grambling State University

Hendrix College

Hofstra University

Holy Cross College

Illinois State University

ITI Technical College

Johns Hopkins University

Knox College

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

at Eunice

Louisiana Tech University

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University New


McNeese State University

Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University

Missouri State University

Morehouse College

Nicholls State University

North Carolina State


Northwestern State

University of Louisiana

Norwich University

Reed College

Rhodes College

Roanoke College

Saint Louis University

Samford University

Southeastern Louisiana


Southern University and

A&M College

Spring Hill College

St. Edward’s University

SUNY Maritime College

Tennessee State University

Tulane University

University of Alabama

University of Alabama in


University of Arkansas at


University of California at


University of California at

Los Angeles

University of Dallas

University of Dayton

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at


University of Illinois at


University of Louisiana at


University of Louisiana at


University of Mississippi

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina

at Charlotte

University of Oklahoma

University of Richmond

University of Southern


University of Texas at


University of Washington

Washington University in

St. Louis

Xavier University of



University President Dr. Kent Smith Jr. ’88 Reflects on Time at CHS

By Caitlin Switzer

As a student at Catholic

High School, Dr.

Kent Smith Jr. ’88 did not

understand the high academic

and disciplinary standards that

CHS insisted on enforcing.

However, 25 years later, Dr.

Smith finds himself upholding

those same high standards

as President of Langston

University, and he appreciates

the strong foundation that his

CHS education provided.

After graduating from

Catholic High, Smith went on

to earn his bachelor’s degree in

higher education from Southern

University. He was hired to

teach at Central High School

and then returned to Southern

and earned his master’s degree.

Upon graduation, Smith was

selected to participate in an

exchange program between

Southern University and

Colorado State University,

where he earned his Ph.D.

After completing his

education, Smith accepted the

position of Assistant Director

for the Office of Black Student

Services at Colorado State

University. From there, he has

held administrative roles at

universities around the nation.

Alumni Feature

He was appointed Director of

Multicultural Affairs at Case

Western Reserve University,

Dean of Students at Auburn

University and Vice President

for Student Affairs at Ohio


Langston University

is a land-grant institution

established in 1897 with

campuses in Tulsa, Langston

and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

It is a top-ranked university

in the state for biology and

chemistry, and it is the number

one university in the world for

agricultural goat research.

As president of Langston

University, Smith serves as

chief ambassador and recruiter

for the university. He also

oversees and directs a cabinet of

senior leaders, such as the Vice

President for Academic Affairs,

the Vice President for Fiscal

and Administrative Affairs,

the Vice President for Student

Affairs and the Vice President

for Institutional Advancement

and Development.

But most importantly

to him, Smith does his best

to get to know each of the

more than 2,000 students on

Langston’s campus. He makes

sure that each student knows

CHS Hall of Fame Nominations due

by August 15

Catholic High School is seeking nominations for membership

in its Hall of Fame. To be eligible, a person must have

graduated from Catholic High School or been associated with

the school at least five years prior to nomination.

The Hall of Fame honors any person, living or deceased,

whose life and accomplishments can be an inspiration to the

students of Catholic High.

To be selected, a person must exemplify the principles of the

Gospel, provide service to the community and have significant

individual accomplishments.

Seventy-eight alumni and friends of CHS are members of the

Hall of Fame. Letters of nomination and copies of résumés or

other biographical materials are due by August 15, to the Hall

of Fame Selection Committee, Catholic High School, P.O.

Box 65004, Baton Rouge, LA 70896.

PRESIDENT. Dr. Kent Smith Jr. ’88 (center), president of Langston University in

Langston, Oklahoma, visits with students and faculty on campus.

how to communicate with him

through phone, email and even

Facebook and Twitter.

“Students are not just

numbers here, and I make sure I

get to know them,” commented


As president, Smith tries to

make sure that the university

teaches students more than just

academics. He strives to provide

an education that develops wellrounded

individuals who will

contribute to society, just like

the education CHS provided


Looking back, Dr. Smith is

grateful for the great education

he received at Catholic High,

especially the discipline and

challenges CHS presents each

student. Like any high school

student, Smith had struggles in

school, but he recognizes that

those struggles formed him into

the strong leader he is today.

“I did not appreciate all of

the hard work and discipline

while I was at Catholic High,”

commented Smith. “Now I

understand that CHS was

building character, and I hold

those same high standards

for my students at Langston.

I cannot emphasize enough

the value of my Catholic High


While at CHS, Dr. Smith

was involved in the Key Club,

but what he remembers most

is the time he spent working

with Coach Don Hood and

the football team as an athletic

trainer. He looks back fondly

on the many rides to and from

football games singing and

talking with Coach Hood,

who truly served as a friendly

mentor to Smith. One of Smith’s

favorite memories from his

days as an athletic trainer was

when he had the opportunity

to be the CHS Bear mascot for a

home football game.

Don Hood remembers Dr.

Smith as a good young man

who always had a smile on his

face, no matter what.

“Kent was an outgoing

and hard-working student who

was always ready to do what I

asked,” commented Coach Don

Hood. “He was one of those

guys who I knew would achieve

his dreams, no matter what they

were. I can see why he is such a


As president of Langston

University, Dr. Smith hopes

to influence students the way

Catholic High School influenced

him. He appreciates the values

Catholic High instilled in him

and hopes all CHS students

past, present and future will

take their education seriously.

“Stay committed to

education and values,”

recommends Dr. Smith. “The

values Catholic High sets will

impact you for the rest of your

life, in a good way.”


Grizzly Greats

Four Alumni To Be Inducted as CHS Grizzly Greats

By Jennifer Knight

Four Catholic High School

alumni will be inducted into the

CHS Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall

of Fame at a banquet to be held on

August 9, 2013. Inductees are Pete

Boudreaux ’59, Jesse Daigle ’89,

Kevin Kleinpeter ’92 and Robby

LeBlanc ’96.

Boudreaux has coached

at Catholic High for 46 years.

During his time at CHS, he has

accumulated 39 State Titles,

20 State Runner-up Titles and

59 District/Metro Titles in

Cross Country, Indoor Track

and Outdoor Track. He was

recognized in 2010 by Gill Athletics

as the National High School Track

and Field Coach of the Year. In

addition, Coach Boudreaux has

been named Louisiana Coach of

the Year 14 times.

Coach Boudreaux and his

wife Pat have three children, John

Boudreaux ’84, Denise Williston

and Debbie Bennett, and six


While at CHS, Daigle starred

in football and baseball. As

starting quarterback at CHS, Jesse

set numerous records including

most yards passing in a game

and most total yards gained and

was elected 1st team All-District

quarterback his senior year. His

baseball career at Catholic High

was equally notable. He was

twice elected as District MVP and

unanimously voted as an All-State

selection his junior and senior

year. Daigle went to LSU on a full

scholarship and was a starting

quarterback for the Tigers and

was a member of the 1993 LSU

National Championship Baseball


Daigle graduated with a

degree in Finance from LSU and

is currently a partner with Altus

Wealth Management. He and his

wife, Laura Hodge Daigle, have

two children – a son, Cliff and a

daughter, Jolie.

Kleinpeter was a four-year

varsity letter Soccer player while

at CHS and played on two CHS

State Championship teams. He

served as team captain his junior

and senior year. Kevin was a

three-time selection to the district

and All-State team. His senior

year he was district and state

MVP. Kevin returned to CHS to

serve as Head Soccer Coach from

1995 – 1997 where he was named

District Coach of the Year for three

straight years. During his time as

coach, his team went undefeated

as District Champions all three

years and earned a State Runner-

Up Title.

2013 Alumni Fishing Rodeo

At Chris Moran’s Marina - The Pavilion

in Port Fourchon, La.

Captain’s and Registration Party

June 18, 2013 from 4 - 8 p.m.

at Cabela’s.

To register for the rodeo, visit the Fishing Rodeo

page under Alumni Events on the CHS website,


Pete Boudreaux ’59 Jesse Daigle ’89

Kevin Kleinpeter ’92 Robby LeBlanc ’96

Kleinpeter graduated from

LSU with a degree in Business

Administration and earned his

Juris Doctorate from South Texas

College of Law. He and his wife,

Kim Kavanaugh Kleinpeter, have

two sons – Jack and Max.

LeBlanc was a Track and

Cross Country star while at

CHS where he ran on four State

Championship Teams. He was

an Individual State Champion

in Cross Country three years

straight, an Individual State Track

Champion in the 3200 Meter

Outdoor Competition four years

straight and for three years in

Indoor Track. LeBlanc went on

to run track and cross country at


Robby graduated from LSU

and LSU Medical School. He is

an orthopaedic surgeon with

Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists

in Lafayette. He and his wife,

Krista Gosslee LeBlanc, have

two children – son, Mason and

daughter, Caroline.

The CHS Grizzly Greats

Athletic 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

an inspiration to the athletes of

Catholic High.

A limited number of tickets

to attend the Grizzly Greats

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Banquet will be available for

purchase. Ticket information will

be available on the CHS website in




TWO GENERATIONS. CHS alumni have sons who will begin Catholic High School in the 2013-2014 school year as a second generation family. Attending

the Hamburger Supper on April 10, 2013 were front row (l to r) Thomas Laville Sr. ’87 and Thomas Laville; Trey Branstetter ’89 and Robby Branstetter; Steve

Gaudin ’83 and Stephen Gaudin; Brent Helouin Jr. and Brent Helouin Sr. ’71, third generation family, grandson and son of Dr. M. C. Helouin ’39; and Joseph

Giambrone and Steven Giambrone ’97, third generation family, grandson and son of Guice Giambrone ’64. Second row were (l to r) Bradley Tuminello

’81 and Austin Tuminello; Matthew Hunt ’86 and Carter Hunt; Maxwell Wagner and Chris Wagner ’83; Joseph Mitchell and Greg Stevens ’95; and Patrick

Broussard ’84 and Bryce Broussard, a three generation family. Third row were (l to r) Justin Alford Jr. and Justin Alford Sr. ’89; William Wilkinson ’89 and

John Wilkinson; Jacob Meek and his uncle Joe Quinlan ’87; Scott Jolly ’83 and Patrick Jolly; Grant Gallegos and Mark Gallegos ’84; and Peyton Wax. Fourth

row were (l to r) Peter Miller ’84 and Christopher Miller; Dan Dial ’85 and Charlie Dial. Fifth row were (l to r) Joseph LeMoine, grandson of William “Billy”

Kilshaw ’50, and Leon Lemoine; James Fazio, brother of Frank Fazio ’05, and Frank Fazio Sr; and John Laville ’87 and Louis Laville.

GRANDFATHERS. Two-generation students

who will begin Catholic High School in the

2013-2014 school year have grandfathers who

attended CHS. Attending the Hamburger Supper

with their grandfathers were first row (l to r)

Denny Vicknair ’63 and Christopher Alumbaugh;

Beau Abadie and Carl Dietrich ’56; James Wax

’56 and Peyton Wax; Jim R. Broussard ’61 and

Bryce Broussard, a three generation family.

Second row were (l to r) Sonny Calandro ’58 and

Hayden Denham; Landon Leger and Kenneth

Raymond ’66; Bob McCall ’63 and Bryce Miller;

and Bradford Smith and Wayne Hirschey ’57.

Third row were (l to r) Jason Marxsen and

Lawrence Braud ’59.

THREE GENERATIONS. Eleven students who will begin Catholic High School in the

fall are the third generation in their families to attend CHS. Attending the Hamburger

Supper as three-generation families were first row (l to r) Michael Dipuma ’91 with

nephew Gabriel Keowen and Lucas Dipuma ’56, a two generation family; Guice

Giambrone ’64, Joseph Giambrone and Steven Giambrone ’97. Second row were (l to r)

Sean Averette ’11, Anthony Musso ’60, Zachary Averette and Richard Averette ’82; and

Patrick Broussard ’84, Bryce Broussard and Jim Broussard ’61.

FOUR GENERATIONS. Attending the Hamburger Supper

as a four generation family were (l to r) Alex “Brick” Wall

Jr. ’66, Parker Wall and Jason Wall ’85. Parker is the greatgrandson

of Louis Carville, class of 1908.


Catholic High Students Receive Honors at Convocation

Francis Jay Poché III was

named outstanding graduate of

the Class of 2013 at the annual

Catholic High School Honors

Convocation on May 16, 2013.

Other special award

winners were Mark Russell

Babin, Austin Anthony Lala,

Taylor James Lemoine, Kevin

Mark Ortego Jr. and Brice

Alexander Polito – National

Merit Finalists. Receiving the

Principal’s Award for a 4.0

grade point average were Daniel

Brendan Aguillard Jr., Mark

Russell Babin, Michael David

Doiron Jr., Cecil Farrell Frugé III,

Tyler Lee Peairs, Adam Adras

Prevot and Ellis Joseph Sartain.

Garret Louis Broussard was

named Student Athlete; Jacob

Michael Oubre received the

Service Award; Zachary Steven

Miller was the American Legion

Award recipient. Salutatorian

was Michael David Doiron Jr.

and Mark Russell Babin was


Extracurricular award

winners were Art Club –

Michael David Doiron Jr.; Bearly

Published – Brett Patrick Riviere;

Class of 2013

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE. Francis Jay Poché III (center) was named

outstanding graduate of the class of 2013. Congratulating him are CHS

Principal Lisa Harvey (left) and CHS President Gene Tullier (right).

Bruin – Alexander Douglas

Say; Drama Club – Chase

Ryan Easley; Fellowship of

Christian Athletes – Matthew

Lee Moreau; French Club –

Corey Lantz King; Hi-Y Youth

and Government – Troy Louis

Henderson IV; Junior Classical

League – David Matthew

Summerville; Key Club –

William Christopher Pearson;

Lacrosse – Jonathon Andrew

Miller; Mu Alpha Theta –

Michael David Doiron Jr.;

National Honor Society – Francis

Jay Poché III; Photography

Club – Alexander Douglas Say;

Spanish Club – Stephen William

Hurdle; Speech and Debate –

Adam Adras Prevot; Student

Ambassador – Reece Michael

Babin; Student Council – Jacob

Michael Oubre; and Ultimate –

Mark Thomas Graham.

Academic award winners

included Art – Hunter Charles

Kenneth Hurst; Band – Bryson

Michael LeJeune; Business

and Computer Education –

Robert Joseph Kusch II; Chorus

– Mark Thomas Graham;

English – Michael David Doiron

Jr.; French – Mitchell Alden

LaBauve; Health & Physical

Education – Kurt Michael

Becnel; Latin – Hunter Joseph

Dupré; Math – Mark Russell

Babin; Religion – Ryan Joseph

Harb; Science – Ellis Joseph

Sartain; Social Studies – Joseph

Paul St. Cyr; and Spanish –

Stephen William Hurdle.

Nine seniors were named

CHS Men of the Year. They

are Garret Louis Broussard,

Ryan Joseph Harb, Mitchell

Alden LaBauve, Myles Jordan

Nash, Jacob Michael Oubre,

William Christopher Pearson,

Francis Jay Poché III, Alexander

Douglas Say and Tyler Tamond


Two hundred and thirtythree

seniors participated in

the Baccalaureate Mass and

One hundred seventeenth

Commencement Exercises on

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4 p.m.

in the Baton Rouge River Center


(Top left) AMERICAN LEGION. Zachary Miller (center) received the Golden Bear for the American

Legion Award from CHS Principal Lisa Harvey (left) and CHS President Gene Tullier (right).

(Top right) MEN OF THE YEAR. Named CHS Men of the Year were first row (l to r) Jacob Oubre,

Mitchell LaBauve and Trey Poché. Second row (l to r) were Myles Nash, Alex Say and William

Pearson. Third row (l to r) were Tyler Sparrow, Garret Broussard and Ryan Harb.

(Left) LATIN. Hunter Dupré (right) accepts the Latin Award from CHS faculty member Graham

Waddill (left).


By Margie Alexander

The weather has been

unseasonably cool and rainy

since the last edition of Bear

Facts II, but it hasn’t prevented

our alumni from sending

or bringing in items to the


It is always exciting to see

what our alumni and

friends find.





in the




always manages to contribute

a piece of memorabilia we have

never seen before.

Jeffrey Hotard ’85, son of

Dale Hotard of the class of 1957,

discovered original sketches by

David Norwood in his parents’

home. Norwood was an

illustrator and cartoonist for the

Baton Rouge Morning Advocate

for almost 50 years. He is also

the father of John Norwood, a

graduate of the class of 1985.

The sketch of the Bear was

used as the artwork for the


New Items Donated to Catholic High School Archives

Men’s Club apron in 1994 when

Catholic High School had its

Centennial Celebration. The

Bear is depicted on roller skates

and the wheels represent the

100 years. The other sketch is of

a bear dressed as a cheerleader

standing above a ferocious Bear

dressed in a football uniform

complete with helmet.



’69 of




in a well


leather bag

that was

used as a gym bag. It

will be used in athletic displays

during the school year and

placed in the Archives when not

on display.

Billy Lemoine, honored

this year as a member of the

Class of 1963, brought his

football jacket to the 50-Year

Reunion to be used in the

display of memorabilia. It

is orange with black stripes

and has the large letter C

CHS Receives Kinder Morgan

Foundation Grant

By Margie Alexander

Catholic High is the proud

recipient of a grant from the

Kinder Morgan Foundation. It

will be used for the technology

program that will begin with

the 2013-2014 school year

in which every student will

receive a Fujitsu Lifebook T732

Tablet for his own use at school

and at home.

In its proposal to the

Foundation, Catholic High

School outlined its vision for

instructional technology and

presented a timeline for faculty

and student training.

Maureen Bulkley with the

Foundation said the Foundation

is happy to give to a school in

our community.

“The Kinder Morgan

Foundation believes that today’s

youth are tomorrow’s leaders,

and its mission is to provide

them with opportunities to

learn and grow,” commented

Bulkley. “Its goal is to help

today’s science, math and music

students become the engineers,

educators and musicians

who will support our diverse

communities for many years to

come. To accomplish this goal,

it funds programs that promote

the academic and artistic

interests of young people in the

many cities and towns across

North America where Kinder

Morgan operates.”


PORTRAIT. A portrait of Sister Katie Brogdon, CSJ hangs in the CHS Guidance


with a football emblem. Billy

proudly wore this jacket while

at Catholic High. He kindly

donated it to the Archives.

In 1995, Mr. Milton J.

Womack Sr. gave U.S. District

Court Judge Frank Polozola

’59 a portrait of Sister Katie

Brogdon, CSJ. Judge Polozola

in a letter to Mr. Womack

wrote, “I shall always treasure

this portrait of Sister. My love,

respect and admiration for

her is very deep and real. Her

portrait in my chambers will

serve as a daily reminder of

this deep affection.” He asked

that the portrait be given to

the Sisters of St. Joseph or the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart

upon his death. Respecting his

wishes, Sister Joan LaPlace, CSJ

kindly delivered the portrait to

Catholic High after displaying

the portrait for viewing by the

other sisters. It is now displayed

on the wall of the Sister Katie

Wedding Bells

Brogdan, CSJ Guidance Office

Conference Room of CHS.

Sister Katie was a member of

the Guidance Department for

23 years.

Jack Jaubert, a Louisiana

artist, was commissioned to

do the painting. Jaubert is a

portrait artist who has become

renowned for his stirring

murals, creative portraits,

exciting sports art and LSU

art. He is also the artist of a

large sports painting, also done

for the CHS Centennial that is

displayed in the Union of the


CHS appreciates these

items, which have been added

to our collection. If you have

memoirs from your years at

Catholic High and would

like to donate the items to the

Archives, please contact Margie

Alexander at (225) 381-9114 or

at malexander@catholichigh.


Meghan Claire McElwee and Garrett Lee Dubois ’01…Margaret

Landry and Michael Pernici ’01…Laura Catherine Hebbler and

Bryan Russell Gerace ’02…Melissa Christine Musso and Jake

Newton Alford ’04…Rachel Laura Brabham and Ryan Garrett

Beadle ’06…Virginia Clare Schmidt and Jacob Roland Dugas ’06.

Baby Bears

Charleston Ruth Eggers Tittlebaum, daughter of Stephanie and

Marc Tittlebaum ’91...Vivian Jane Mansur, daughter of Lindsay

and Michael Mansur ’93.

Class of 2013

Graduates Receive $7,098,076 in Scholarship Offers


Mark Russell Babin


Michael David Doiron Jr.

˚ Cody Austin Abshire

* Batu Derin Acar

˚ Conrad James Adkins

˚ Andres Alejandro Aguilar

* Daniel Brendan

Aguillard Jr.

Austin Lee Anderman

Jordan Collins Anderson

Eric John Andries

˚ Brett Joseph Arnold


* Mark Russell Babin

˚ Reece Michael Babin

Matthew Griffin Baggett

Lucas Jaye Bankston

Garrett Lawrence Baringer

Brennan Jude Barrilleaux

˚ Hunter Michael Baudier

˚ Barrett Cameron Beam

˚ Kurt Michael Becnel

Aaron Paul Belanger

˚ Tyler James Bellue

Julian Gregory Bernard

Michael Daniel Bernhard

Patrick Michael Betts

˚ Patrick Davis Blanchard

* Christopher Joseph Bloise

Caleb André Boesch

Matthew Carl Bolin

Taylor Dayne Bonvillain

Daniel Martin Bordelon

John Michael Bourg

Benjamin John Braymer

Dillon Todd Breaux

˚ Garret Louis Broussard

Christian Jamison Brown

William Thomas Burnett IV

* John Reid Burns

˚ Christian Jude Bursavich

˚ Brandon Alexander Byrd

Conner Taylor Caffarel

Leon Duke Calvit III

Cole Stallmann Cardenas

˚ Nicholas Paul Caruso

˚ Hayden Charles Case

˚ Maurice Joseph Coleman Jr.

˚ Stephen Elliott Colomb

George Emitte Core III

Andrew Robert Creel

William Edward Crosby

* Samuel Thomas Culotta

Patrick Ryan Cunningham

˚ Tyler Joseph Davidson

Austin Keith Davis

Noel Carson Day

˚ Austin Michael Dedon

Zachary Ryan Delaney

Dylan Scott DeLee

Ashton Thomas Dewey II

Nicholas William Dias

* Connor Joseph Dizor

* Michael David Doiron Jr.

Lucas Taylor Dove

Adam Paul Duhe

* Hunter Joseph Dupré

Patrick Michael Durel

Chase Ryan Easley

Matthew David Edwards

Clarence Ellis III

Ross Harter Ellison

˚ Blake Woodson Esch

Connor Jason Ethridge

˚ Cody Michael Favaro

John Piere Firmin

Jake Russell Forshag

* Marc Andrew Fournet

Corey Christopher Free

˚ Wesley Thomas Freeburgh

˚ Brandon Paul Fresina

* Cecil Farrell Frugé III

˚ Nicholas Lee Frugé

Ryan Gabriel Gaudin

Adam Reed Genre

Hudson McKowen Gerald

˚ Nicholas Dean Gough

˚ Mark Thomas Graham

Evan Andrew Graves

˚ Matthew Payton Green

Justin Matthew Guitreau

˚ Barrett Christian Hall

Matthew Joseph Hannaman

˚ Ryan Joseph Harb

Taylor Dodson Harris

˚ Trevor Neil Heap

Cameron Michael Hebert

Troy Louis Henderson IV

* Matthew Joseph Herrera

* John Cullen Hodges

* Jonathan Matthew


˚ Reed Joseph Hymel


˚ Travis Joseph Honoré

Timothy Kyle Huffstickler

Brennan Alexander Hull

˚ Philip Thomas Hunt

* Stephen William Hurdle

˚ Hunter Charles Kenneth


* Patrick Thomas Isacks

˚ Travis Allen Jackson

Robert Lee Jefferson III

* George Michael Jeha

Samuel Joseph Jett

Jeffrey Hunter Jones

Nicholas Allen Jones

˚ Thomas Joseph Karam Jr.

Ryan Allen Keaton

Christoph Berend Keim

˚ John Timothy Kellner

Christian Francis Key

* Corey Lantz King

Everett Alexander Lee


˚ Robert Joseph Kusch II

* Mitchell Alden LaBauve

George Gilmer LaCour III

* Austin Anthony Lala

Aaron Christopher Lambert

Kyle Patrick Landry

Benjamin Louis-Philip


Jean-Marc Joseph Lapointe

Scott Ashley Lauter

Kim-Nam Le

Darius Trevon Leahman

Taylor Seth LeBlanc

Tyler Joseph Lee

Austin Lee LeJeune

Bryson Michael LeJeune

* Joseph Burton LeJeune

* Taylor James Lemoine

Peyton Tyler Leonardi

˚ Andrew Mark Leto

* Travis John Lindsey

* Honors Program Scholar ° Academic Program Scholar


Class of 2013

David Joseph Losavio

Elijha De-James Lotten

˚ Brandon Michael Luckett

˚ Thomas Demie Fejes


Patrick Charles Marcus

Hamilton Alexander May

* Michael Charles McDowell

Ryan Thomas McGinty

Scott Ragan McKinzie

˚ Grayson Bradford


Joseph Scott Meade II

Alan Tyler Melder

Jordan Quin Mese

˚ Ryan Edward Michiels

˚ Robert James Miketinas

Jonathon Andrew Miller

Zachary Steven Miller

Charles William Mock Jr.

˚ Michael Stewart Morales

˚ Kevin August Moran

˚ Matthew Gregory Morgan

Myles Jordan Nash

˚ Phillip Jacob Nauta

˚ Connor Eugene Nelson

˚ Justin Herbert Nicholson

* Kevin Mark Ortego Jr.

˚ Jacob Michael Oubre

Ryan Joseph Palmisano

Casey Joseph Panepinto

Matthew Aaron Patterson

* Tyler Lee Peairs

˚ William Christopher


Ian Patrick Pfister

Thomas Edwin Phillips IV

Christian Gage Pittman

* Francis Jay Poché III

* Brice Alexander Polito

Joshua Patrick Porche

˚ Adam Adras Prevot

Benjamin Joseph Puckett

Byron Joseph Quartano

˚ Logan Christopher Ray

Matthew Patrick Rhorer

Micah Vincent Rispone

˚ Brett Patrick Riviere

Jacob Michael Robbins

˚ Austin Taylor Robert

George Sullivan Roberts

Phillip Michael Rodman

˚ Sidney Adam Rodriguez

˚ Jordan David Romero

Paul Michael Roppolo

* Michael James Ruiz

˚ Christopher Lawrence Ruth

Nicholas Grant Salzer

˚ Steven Patrick Sanchez

˚ Ryan Charles Sandifer

Connor Michael Sanford

* Ellis Joseph Sartain

Alexander Douglas Say

˚ Ben Jacob Schexnayder

˚ Stephen Zachary Schmidt

˚ Joshua Blake


Kyle Jarvis Scott

˚ Patrick Edward Shamma

˚ Bennett Oliver Sherman

Ryan Michael Carter Shore

Jonathan Tré Simmons

* Honors Program Scholar ° Academic Program Scholar

˚ Cody James Solar

˚ Mack Henry Solar

Tyler Tamond Sparrow

* Joseph Paul St. Cyr

* Adam Patrick Stagg

* Austin Patrick Starks

Anthony Mekdessie Stuart

Austin James Sulik

David Matthew


Caleb Russell Sutton

˚ Micah James Theriot

Avery Sanders Thibodeaux

Khalil LoWalt Thomas

˚ Cameron Shainaan Tom

Patrick Elias Van Duzee

Adam Vinh Vo

Matthew Steven Walker

˚ Brendan Thomas Walsh

Matthew Burns Walsh

˚ Richard Evan Wampold

Kenneth Wayne Ward II

* Alexander Charles Watson

Jacob Franklin Watts

˚ Tyler Paul Wills

Austin James Wilson

Dwayne Everette

Woodard Jr.

* Michael Ryan Zielewski

Gathered. Gathered at the Brothers’ Woodside residence for a crawfish

boil on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to celebrate the end of the school year

were (seated, l to r) Brother Will McCue, SC; Brother Paul Montero, SC;

Brother Eldon Crifasi ’39, SC; Brother Maurus Bordelon, SC; Brother

Ramon Daunis, SC; and Mr. Tu Pham. Standing (l to r) were Brother

Xavier Werneth, SC; Brother Alan Drain, SC; Brother Marcel Riviere,

SC; Brother Ray Hebert, SC; Brother Henry Gaither, SC; Brother Ronald

Talbot, SC; Brother James Burns, SC; Brother Noel Lemmon, SC; and

Brother Malcolm Melcher, SC.

The CHS Alumni Association Says “Thank You” to 2012-2013 Golden Sponsors!


By Jennifer Knight

Six seniors have signed to

play collegiate sports. Four will

play collegiate baseball, one will

play collegiate football, and one

will run track.

Baseball players signing

to play collegiate baseball were

Ben Braymer ’13 with LSU-

Eunice, Jordan Romero ’13 with

LSU-Eunice, Andrew Fournet

’13 with Loyola University and

Paul Roppolo ’13 with Loyola

University. Christian Brown

’13 has signed a letter of intent

to play football at Arkansas-

Monticello. D.J. Woodard

’13 has signed to run track

for Southeastern Louisiana


Braymer, a pitcher for the

Bears, was named to the 2013

Southeast Honorable Mention

team by Perfect Game. He was

also named to the 2013 All-

District 2nd Team.

“I chose LSUE because it

gave me the best opportunity

to develop academically and

my athletic abilities. Their

tradition and success were a big

draw and I like their coaches,”

commented Braymer.

Braymer plans to major in

business administration. He

is the son of Lorilin and John


Romero, a catcher for the

Bears, was named All-District

in 2012 and will play in the

All-Star Game in 2013. He was

named to the All-Metro Team

and Most Outstanding Player

for the 2013 season. In addition,

Romero was named a 2013 Star

of Stars by The Advocate.

“I chose LSUE because my

goal is to play in the SEC and

I can work towards my degree

through LSUE,” commented


Romero plans to major in

engineering. He is the son of

Shelly and Kenneth Romero.

Fournet, a centerfielder for

the Bears, was named to the All-

District Team in 2012 and 2013.

Athletic Signings

Six CHS Student Athletes Sign To Play Collegiate Sports

“I chose Loyola because it

is a great school where I can get

a good education. It is a small

community, beautiful area of

New Orleans and it allows me

to continue to play baseball,”

commented Fournet.

Fournet plans to major in

engineering. He is the son of

Karen and Marc Fournet ’68.

Roppolo, a pitcher for the

Bears, was named to the 2013

All-District 2nd Team.

“I chose Loyola because

it is a small community like

Catholic High. Teachers know

you by name. It seems like a

close-knit family,” commented


Roppolo plans to major

in pre-med. He is the son of

Monica and Michael Roppolo.

Braymer, Romero, Fournet

and Roppolo were members of

the 2013 Catholic High School

State Championship Baseball


Brown, tight end for the

2013 football team, was named

2nd Team All-District his senior

year and Honorable Mention

his junior year.

“I chose Arkansas-

Monticello because it was more

of a family environment, similar

to Catholic High,” commented


He is the son of Denise and

Brian Brown.

Woodard was State

Runner-Up in the 300 Hurdles

and State Champion in the

Indoor Track 400 Meters. His

senior year, he was named

2013 CHS Outstanding Track

member and Track Athlete of

the Year by the Times-Picayune.

He was also named All-District

and All-Metro his senior year.

“I chose Southeastern

because of the internships. I

really enjoyed my visit, the

campus and the people,”

commented Woodard.

Woodard plans to major

in Kinesiology with a minor in

Sports Management.


BASEBALL. Signing to play collegiate baseball were (seated, l to r) Ben

Braymer ’13, with LSU-Eunice; Jordan Romero, with LSU-Eunice; Andrew

Fournet, with Loyola New Orleans; and Paul Roppolo, with Loyola New

Orleans. Congratulating them are coaches (back row, l to r) Michael Billings

’06, Brad Bass and Ricky Creel.

FOOTBALL. Christian Brown ’13 (seated) signed to play collegiate football at

the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Celebrating with him are coaches (back

row, l to r) Don Hood, Dale Weiner and Anthony Camp.

TRACK. D.J. Woodard ’13 (seated) signed to run track with Southeastern

Louisiana University. At the signing with him are CHS Track and Field coaches

(back row, l to r) Sarah Fox, Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59, Don Hood and Nick


He is the son of Constance

and Larry Stewart and Duane

Woodard Sr.

Thirteen members of the

Class of 2013 will participate in

football, baseball and track at

the collegiate level.

By Barbara Camp

More than 150 golfers

participated in the 24th Annual

CHS Alumni Golf Classic on

Monday, April 22, 2013 at

Greystone Golf and Country


Cajun Industries, LLC

served as title sponsor for the

fourth year in a row.

Seventeen four-person

teams enjoyed breakfast

provided by Greystone before

their tee-off at 8 a.m. Twentytwo

teams joined the morning

golfers for lunch provided by

Carrabba’s Italian Grill before

their 1:30 p.m. tee time. At the

end of the day, dinner was

prepared by Pete’s Lagniappe

Catering. Both morning and

afternoon golfers had the

opportunity to enjoy food and

drink on the course from Walk-

On’s Catering, CDI Engineering

Solutions, Inc., Coca-Cola and

Zippy’s Burritos, Tacos and

More. Every golfer received a

$50 gift card for Nike products

at the on-site Nike Store.

“The staff and management

of Greystone appreciated the

Golf Classic

24th Annual Golf Classic Draws More than 150 Golfers

excellent organization provided

by the CHS Golf Committee,”

Steve Myshrall ’64, head

marshal for Greystone Golf and

Country Club. “The Golf Classic

was one of the most well run

tournaments that we have been

associated with. It made me

proud to be a CHS graduate.”

The 2013 Alumni Golf

Committee, chaired by

Kevin Kleinpeter ’92 did an

outstanding job planning and

executing the event. Other

committee members were

Matt Doiron ’92, Dale LeBlanc

’95, Camp Matens ’60, Terry

Orillion ’77, Scott Ritter ’93,

Stan Stolzenthaler ’92, Mark

Stratmann ’97, Don Contine

’67, Brandon Bouchereau ’92,

Director of Alumni Relations

Glen Randow and Associate

Director of Alumni Relations

Barbara Camp.

Proceeds from the

tournament help support CHS

and the mission of the Brothers

of the Sacred Heart with

proceeds being dedicated to

upgrade the school’s technology


Special Thanks to Our Golf Classic Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Cajun Industries, LLC

Grizzly Sponsors: Group Industries, LLC; Performance Contractors;

Walk-On’s Catering

Tent Sponsors: Global Technical Services; TSC Logistics

Cub Sponsors: Airtrol, Inc.; BancorpSouth; Bernhard Bros.

Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Mark Matthews AIA Architect, LLC;

Marucci; Michael Kirby, CHS Class of 1980; Milton J. Womack, Inc.;

Plaquemine Bank & Trust; Saia Electric, Inc.; Scott Wilson, Metro

Council; Williamson Eye Center.

Hole-in-One Sponsor: Ritter Maher Architects

Grizzly Gift Sponsor: Nike Corporation

Banner and Sign Sponsor: Beacon Images; Lamar Corporation

Food and Beverage Sponsors: Baton Rouge Coca-Cola; Carrabba’s

Italian Grill; CDI Engineering Solutions, Inc.; Greystone Golf and

Country Club; Pete’s Lagniappe Catering; Walk-On’s Catering; Zippy’s

Burritos, Tacos & More

Hole Sponsors: Ad-Venture Silk Screen; Babcock Partners, LLC;

Benedetto’s Market Land Marine; Capital Valve & Fitting Company,

LLC; CDI Engineering Solutions, Inc.; Fourrier Agency, Inc.; Kean Miller,

LLP; Moreau Physical Therapy; David and Emily Marchand; Peregrine

Corporation; Unglesby Law Firm.

(Top left) TEAM. Teaming up during the Alumni Golf Classic were (l to

r) Richard Daviet ’64, Ellis Michael, Jimmy Lyles ’62 and Sonny Calandro


(Top right) FACULTY. CHS faculty members attending the Alumni Golf

Classic were (l to r) Assistant Principal for Discipline Brian Hightower ’97,

Athletic Director J.P. Kelly ’92 and Instructional Technology Coordinator

Jared Cavalier.

(Left) SERVING. Serving bacon-wrapped filets on the course were (l to r)

Matt Martinez ’05 and Madison Carville from Walk-On’s Catering.


CHS Events

Special Thanks to the Brother Eldon 5K Sponsors

RUNNERS. More than 300 runners participated in the 14th Annual

Brother Eldon 5K Run and One-Mile Run/Walk/Jog on Saturday, March

9, 2013.


Abel Financial Services, Inc.


Ad-Venture Silk Screen


Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Bottling Co.


Benny’s Car Wash


Bill and Cynthia Steele


Blue Cross Blue Shield of



Booth-Laird Investment



Brew-Bacher’s of Baton

Rouge III, Inc.


C. Richard Atkins, DDS


Cangelosi Ward General

Contractors, LLC


Capitol City Produce


Club South Runners


CMA Technology



Coffee Call


The Cohn Law Firm


Crewboats, Inc.


Dr. Carl Luikart ’72/

Louisiana Cardiology



Edward Jones Investments


Elaine and Randy Ellis ’65


Frankie’s Dawg House


Geico Local Office


Hi -Nabor Supermarket, Inc.


Himmel’s Architectural Door &

Hardware, Inc.


J. Rivet Construction, LLC


Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD


Dr. John K. Legleu ’67, DDS, MS


Letterman’s Blue Print & Supply


Mapes & Mapes, Inc.


MAPP Construction, LLC


Michael J. Montalbano Jr. ’95,



Pete’s Lagniappe Catering


Rabalais Law Firm


Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers


Sigma Consulting Group, Inc.


Smoothie King


Varsity Sports


Wardlaw & Lasseigne, LLC

Grandparents Day

(Top Left) ENJOYING. Enjoying the Grandparents Day reception were (l to

r) Tyler Sparrow ’13, Essie and Nathaniel Coleman and Tarick Johnson ’16.

(Top right) FAMILY. Spending time as a family during CHS Grandparents

Day were first row (l to r) Peggy LeBlanc and Collin DeVillier ’17. Second

row (l to r) were L.J. LeBlanc and Ryan DeVillier ’17. Back row (l to r) were

Gaven Devillier ’15, Jeanette DeVillier and James DeVillier.

(Bottom left) CELEBRATING. Celebrating during Grandparents Day is

Jacob Oubre ’13 (left) and grandmother, Audrey Tempanaro (right).

(Bottom right) TOURING. Touring his grandmother around CHS campus

during Grandparents Day was Jorge Getz-Garcia ’16 (right) and his

grandmother Juana Rodriguez (left).



Indoor Track, Outdoor Track and Baseball Teams Win State Titles

Golf, Tennis and Bowling Advanced to Playoffs

By Jennifer Knight

The CHS Indoor Track

Team won its seventh

consecutive Division I State

Title on Saturday, February

23, 2013 at LSU. The Bears had

a total of 97 points finishing

ahead of Covington’s St. Paul’s

(38), Zachary (32) and Edna

Karr (28).

Ken Ward ’13 recorded

the nation’s top time winning

the 55-meter hurdles in 7.35


Placing for the Bears and

leading to their seventh State

Title were Garret Broussard ’13,

Shot Put; D.J. Woodard ’13, 400

Meter run; Ken Ward ’13, 55

Meter Hurdles; team of Michael

Comeaux ’15, Ryan Palmisano

’13, Matthew Rhorer ’13 and

Joseph St. Cyr ’13, 4x800 Meter

Relay; team of Derrius Guice

’15, Davis Richardson ’14,

Rhorer and Woodard, 4x400

Meter Relay.

Placing second for the

Bears were St. Cyr, 1600 Meter

Run; Rhorer, 800 Meter Run;

team of Guice, Khalil Thomas

’13, Ward and Woodard, 4x200

Meter Relay. Third place

finishers were Cameron Tom

’13, Shot Put; Chance Stephens

’14, High Jump; and Brandt

Green ’15, 3200 Meter Run.

Catholic High captured

the State Title in the Class 5A

State outdoor Track Meet at

LSU on May 4, 2013. The Bears

tallied 116.2 points, a historical

record. The Bears swept the

three relays, won five events

and finished second in another

six events to dominate the

competition and set a new 5A

state meet scoring record in the

process. The victory marked the

fifth State Title in the last six

years for the Bears.

The team recorded five

first place finishes including

William Crosby ’13, Javelin;

Ross Quinlan ’14, Discus; team

of Arthur Price ’14, Woodard,

Trevell Johnson ’15 and Guice,

4x200 Meter Relay; team of

Price, Woodard, Guice and

Thomas, 4x100 Meter Relay;

and team of Rhorer, Richardson,

Woodard and Phillip Rodman

’13, 4x400 Meter Relay.

Placing second in the State

Tournament were St. Cyr, 1,600

Meter Run; Ward, 110 Meter

Hurdles; Rhorer, 800 Meter

Run; Matthew Venable ’13,

Javelin; and Nigel Despinasse

’14, Discus.

Stephens placed third in

High Jump and placing fourth

were Chadd Burns ’15, Pole

Vault; Broussard, Shot Put; and

Richardson, 300 Meter Hurdles.

The CHS Varsity Baseball

Team defeated Zachary 3-2 at

Tulane’s Turchin Stadium to

take home the State Title on

Sunday, May 12, 2013. With the

win, CHS pulled off the biggest

5A Championship upset since

the new seeding system began

in 2008 going in as the lowest


The Bears were led by

excellent fielding, strong hitting

and persistent pitching. Clay

Moffitt ’14 pitched a complete

game earning MVP honors for

the weekend. After allowing

Zachary to score two runs in

the first, the Bears stepped up

defensively and did not let the

Broncos score again.

The runs came in for the

Bears when Connor Whalen

’13 hit a homerun in the fourth,

the only homerun of the entire

state tournament. CHS put up

another run in the fifth, tying the

game at 2-2. The Bears took the

lead in the seventh with another

run, and ended the game with

a fast-action double play to take

home the championship trophy.

The game ball was given

to the CHS student section

by Coach Brad Bass for their

constant support throughout

the entire tournament. Catholic

High School now holds four

STATE TITLES. Celebrating their State Championship Titles are the Indoor

Track Team (top), the Outdoor Track & Field Team (middle) and the Varsity

Baseball Team (bottom).

Baseball State Titles: 1953, 1976,

2010 and 2013.

Bowling, Golf and

Tennis advanced in the state

playoffs. Golf finished third

in State. Tennis won their

fifth consecutive regional title

and advanced to the state


Of the 12 sports in which

Catholic High competes, the

Bears finished in the top eight in

10 sports, top five in eight sports

and top three in six sports.

The Bears ended the year

with three State Titles and one

Runner-up Title.


Catholic High School held

its annual auction, Bear Fête,

presented by the CHS Mothers’

Club on March 9, 2013 at the

Capitol Park Museum.

Guests enjoyed a silent

and live auction, music by the

Beaucoup Boogie Band, food by

Heirloom Cuisine and cocktails

by Pelican House Whiskey Bar

and Taproom. Kelleé Tujague

was the lucky winner of the

beautiful 2.5 carat topaz and

diamond ring donated by Jules

Madere Creative Jewelers for

the Champagne Raffle.

The Mothers’ Club would

like to extend a special thank

you to Master of Ceremonies

Kent Gonsoulin, Auctioneer

Murray Conque and all of the

generous auction donors and

sponsors. There were over

350 Silent Auction and 17 Live

Auction items sold.

The evening concluded

(Top) CAR RAFFLE. Picking up her

new Lexus RX Lease provided by

Price LeBlanc Toyota/Lexus is car

raffle winner Betty Honoré (right).

With her are (l to r) Mothers’ Club

President Laura Poché, Bear Fête Co-

Chair Renee Brian and Brent LeBlanc

’85. Honoré is the mother of four

CHS alumni and the grandmother of

10 CHS alumni.

(Bottom) AUCTION. Enjoying the

Bear Fête, the annual Mothers’ Club

Auction, were (l to r) Jim Veazey ’82,

Beth Veazey, Holly Warrington and

Mark Warrington ’95.

Bear Fête

33rd Annual Bear Fête, Auction, Draws Large Crowd

with the highly anticipated

Annual Car Raffle

drawing. Mrs. Betty Honoré

won the drawing and chose a

2013 Lexus RX Lease provided

by Price LeBlanc Toyota/Lexus


The proceeds from Bear

Fête will be used to support the

school’s operating budget and

help to fund new technology

for the school and the students.

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 February 2, 2013 through May 17, 2013 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember

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

Memorial Gifts

Dr. Disamodha Chandrakirthi


Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mrs. Janie V. Argrave

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin P.

Argrave III ’86

Mrs. Elizabeth Arrighi

Mr. and Mrs. B. Stephen Fourrier ’61

Mrs. Nancy Suarez

Mr. Frank S. Atkinson Jr. ’45

Dr. and Mrs. Steven H.

Brooksher Sr. ’70

Mrs. Corinne K. Lemoine

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Simmons

Mr. Charles L. Bahlinger Sr. ’48

Mrs. Mary E. Barber

Mr. and Mrs. B. Stephen Fourrier ’61

Dr. Gary P. Mayeux and Dr. Allyson

B. Mayeux

Mr. and Mrs. Roland N. Selig

Mrs. Virginia Tomeny

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams

Mr. John H. Barber Sr.

Mrs. Mary E. Barber

Mr. Samuel M. Barth ’13

Mr. and Mrs. Todd M. Lemoine ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Brother Donnan Berry, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I.

Bahlinger Sr. ’53

Mr. and Mrs. E. John Hornsby Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Richard

Mr. Derric L. Blanchard

Mrs. Jan M. Blanchard

Mr. and Mrs. George Boudreaux

Mr. and Mrs. James M.

Bernhard Sr. ’43

Dr. John G. Bozant ’82

Mrs. Carolyn B. Talbot

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, CSJ

Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall IV

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70

Mr. James C. Brown Jr. ’43

Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Cangelosi ’43

Mr. Patrick A. Brown

Mr. James C. Brown Jr. ’43

Mr. Leon Calvit

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Calvit

Mr. Chester J. Carville ’32

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hoffman Sr. ’72

Mr. Anthony S. Centineo ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I.

Bahlinger Sr. ’53

Mr. Louis A. Clouatre ’46

Dr. and Mrs. Terence Beven

Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre

Boudreaux Sr. ’59

Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Brandao ’73

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence L.

Braud Sr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.

Cangelosi Jr. ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Alston E. Dunbar III

Mrs. Patricia W. Fanguy

Mr. Edward P. Gilbert ’45

Dr. and Mrs. Stewart T. Gordon ’82

Gully, Phelps & McKey, Inc. Realtors

Mr. Florent Hardy Jr.

Mrs. Janet Hearin

Mr. and Mrs. Fielding H.

Johnson Jr. ’77

Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Krousel Sr. ’81

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Lamana ’64

Mrs. Anne Laville

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Marks Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Milanowski

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Nicolle Jr. ’46

Mrs. Earline B. Pesson

Dr. and Dr. Christopher H.

Pope, MD ’84

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Post Jr. ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie D. Powell

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Randow

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Riddick

Robert Leeper Landscapes

Mrs. Catherine Roundtree

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shortess ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Speligene

Mrs. Emily Terracina

Varsity Sports

Ms. Agatha D. Cockerham

Mr. Timothy J. Cockerham ’74

Mr. J. Quincy Cockerham

Mr. Timothy J. Cockerham ’74

Mr. Thomas C. Coerver Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Belou

Mrs. Robin R. Coerver

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Boudreaux Sr. ’59

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Eisenbach Jr.

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Fourrier ’61

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McCowan Jr.

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Sports in the Past

Kevin Kleinpeter

’92 has been actively

involved in many

of the successes

achieved by the CHS

Soccer Program as

a player and as a

coach. When asked to

identify the one game

or season he felt most

David Butler ’77 significant for the

program, there was no

hesitation when he responded, “The 1989-

90 year is defining, as it set the stage for

years to come.”

From the time Catholic initiated its

soccer program in 1986, the team had

advanced to the state playoffs for four

consecutive years, but had yet to capture

a district or state title. Going into the 1989-

1990 season, the team set a number of goals

including a district and state title.

In the final game of the season, CHS

faced Baton Rouge High for the 6-AAAA

soccer championship. Catholic won 2-0,

capturing their first district title after

finishing runner-up for four consecutive

years. Peter Couhig ’90 scored both goals

for Catholic. To score the first goal, Couhig

took advantage of an attempted off-side

trap by the Baton Rouge High defense.

With five minutes remaining in the contest,

Couhig scored a second goal on a penalty

kick. Catholic goalie Doug Williams ’91

posted his ninth shutout in 16 games.

In the opening round of the state

playoffs Catholic defeated Mandeville 2-1.

Team co-captain Scott Meares ’91 scored

on a penalty kick with three minutes

remaining. The penalty kick resulted from

Couhig being fouled by Mandeville’s

Jason Kreis, a future all-time leading scorer

and four time college all-American, as he

attempted to score on a breakaway. Scott

Yerby ’93 scored Catholic’s earlier goal

from the right side two minutes into the


Catholic advanced in the state

quarterfinals defeating Jesuit 2-1, scoring

two goals in the second half. With minutes

remaining and a rabid Jesuit crowd,

sweeper Kleinpeter played a mid-field free

kick into the box which was volleyed into

the net by Couhig for the game winning

goal. In the semifinal round, Catholic High

defeated Acadiana 2-1 in an overtime

thriller. Jeff Kappel ’92 scored the winning

goal on a throw-in from co-captain Couhig.

Couhig’s throw launched past the crowd

on the goal’s left side and the Acadiana

goalkeeper overplayed the ball. With the

right side of the goal open, Kappel kicked

the ball in, untouched. Catholic’s first goal

was scored by Couhig.

With the win over Acadiana, Catholic

advanced to the state finals with a 19-1

record and a rematch between De La Salle.

Catholic began the season winning first

place in the De La Salle Tournament, only

to suffer its only defeat one week later with

a 2-1 loss to De La Salle.

In the championship contest Couhig

scored Catholic’s first goal following a De

La Salle foul. With a direct kick 25 yards

from the goal, De La Salle formed a human

wall to defend against the kick. Couhig

kicked over a De La Salle player to the right

side and the ball caromed off the De La

Salle goalie’s extended fingertips into the

net - Couhig’s 26th goal of the season. De La

Salle later scored again, tying the contest.

In the second sudden death period,

Kappel was faced with an open right side.

He blasted the ball, untouched, into the net,

giving the Bears yet another 2-1 victory and

its first state soccer championship.


SOCCER. Peter Couhig ’90 prepares to kick the ball

in the opponent’s goal in a game during the 1990

season when the Bears won their first state title.

“We had a solid but young team that

set goals and accomplished our goals. This

was a very proud moment for Catholic High

Soccer that set the goals and standards for

Catholic High Soccer for years to come,”

reflected Kleinpeter.

“As the season progressed we got

stronger and stronger and felt like it was

the beginning of a dynasty. For the next

five years Catholic played in four state

championship games winning two more

state titles,” added Couhig.

Coach Kevin Couhig has fond

memories of the team and season.

“On the first day of practice I asked the

boys to close their eyes and imagine Coach

Pete Boudreaux ’59 announcing ‘Ladies

and gentlemen the 1989-90 state soccer

champions,’” stated Coach Kevin Couhig.

“Through hard work and dedication a

group of mostly sophomores and a few

juniors and seniors made that vision come

true. They truly laid the groundwork for

future successes of the program.”

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