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

BEAR FACTS II

January 2011 Volume 29, No. 2

In Service to Others

In This Issue:

Brother Francis David, SC Inducted into

Hall of Fame, page 4

Taste Fair Draws Crowd, page 6

CHS Faculty/Staff Includes 22 Alums,

page 10

Advancement Prepares for Annual

Appeal, page 12

Mothers’ Club Hosts Fall Luncheon,

page 15

Multimedia Club Takes First Place in

Redstick Film Festival, page 17

Three Seniors Commit To Play Collegiate

Baseball, page 18

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


In the News

’70s

Greg Dodd ’71 and his wife Katie have

established a new Seniors Helping Seniors

in-home services franchise in Dallas, Texas – the

second franchise in the state. The mission of

Seniors Helping Seniors is to provide seniors

with the ability to choose an independent lifestyle

in their own homes, for as long as possible, with

the dignity and respect they deserve,

by providing compassionate seniors

to help.

| Richard Harris ’71

’80s

Richard Harris ’71 participated in

this year’s Louisiana Senior Olympics

bicycle races held in St. Francisville

where he won a silver medal in a

time trial and a bronze medal in a

road race.

Jeff Fortenberry ’78 was

re-elected as United States

Congressman from Nebraska

by 71 percent of the vote.

Paul Judice ’83

has been named

regional president of | Jeff Fortenberry ’78

the Lafayette based

MidSouth Bank’s east Louisiana region. Judice

was senior vice president/city president for the

Baton Rouge market.

David Parker ’84 completed his second Columbus

Marathon in October with a time of 3:36, a

new personal record. He missed qualifying for

the Boston Marathon by five minutes. His goal

continues in 2011 to get to Boston!

Sonny Marks ’86 wrote a book

on LSU basketball that has been

published. The name of the book is

FIVE: The Night Dale Brown’s Bench

Met the Best.

John Couvillon ’87 has formed

a political consulting firm, JMC

| Sonny Marks ’86 Enterprises of Louisiana, which offers

services to political candidates such

as poll sample development, poll analysis, voter

targeting and demographic consulting.

’90s

Winston DeCuir Jr. ’91 is a recipient of

the 2010 Baton Rouge Business Report’s

Forty Under Forty award. In

addition to advising clients

in employment and labor

law, DeCuir has a passion

for education reform and

is an integral part in the

reinvigoration of Capitol

High Academy, a project

undertaken by the 100 Black | Winston DeCuir ’91

Men of Metro Baton Rouge.

Garret Graves ’90 is a recipient

of the 2010 Baton Rouge Business

Report’s Forty Under Forty award.

Graves is the director of the

Governor’s Office of Coastal

Activities, the agency that oversees

all coastal restoration and hurricane

protection projects in the state.

| Garret Graves ’90 Under his leadership, Louisiana is on

track to experience the smallest rate

of land loss in 80 years.

CLASS OF 1953. Members

of the Class of 1953

gathered in the fall.

Pictured are (l to r) Dave

Daigle, Charlie Pizzalato,

Larry Cumbo, Homer

Helmke, James “Cooter”

Zimmerle and Don

Delaville.

Kyle Harvison ’96 was

awarded board certification

in Clinical Neuropsychology

by the American Board of

Professional Psychology. Dr.

Harvison practices as a clinical

neuropsychologist at Abbott

Northwestern Hospital/Sister

Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

in Minneapolis.

Kyle Johnston ’96 joined

Globalstar, Inc. as Assistant

General Counsel. Globalstar

is a publicly traded satellite

communications company

headquartered in Covington, La.

Johnston was also recognized

as one of the top 2010 “40

| Kyle Johnston ’96 under 40” in the New Orleans

area by Gambit Weekly.

Adam Broussard ’01 graduated from

LSU Medical School and has begun his

residency in Anesthesiology in New

Orleans.

Rad Heroman ’01 graduated

from Southern Law School in

May. Rad took the legal oath

in October.

PFC Joseph Shedlof ’03 is

serving in Iraq with the 2nd

Battalion, 5th Field Artillery.

| Kyle Harvison ’96

Don’t miss out on Catholic High’s

Weekly Newsletter Connections.

Catch the latest news every week

about CHS by receiving the

E-newsletter Connections on

Tuesdays.

If you do not receive it, send us

your e-mail address at

jknight@catholichigh.org

’00s

| PFC Joseph Shedlof

’03

Karl Boehringer ’04 was hired by LinkedIn, one

of Silicon Valley’s most well-known internet

technology companies, to manage campaign

operations for clients who are using LinkedIn’s suite

of Corporate Solutions products. These products

help companies source and recruit people on

LinkedIn.

Jared Bonvillain ’04 was one of five graduate

students inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi

International Honor Society in Education at

Spring Hill College in November. Kappa Delta Pi

encourages high professional, intellectual, and

personal standards and recognizes outstanding

contributions to education. Bonvillain is currently

working on his master’s degree in secondary

education.

Mark Fry ’06 graduated

magna cum laude

from LSU with a B.S. in

mechanical engineering

and was recognized as

top of his class. Mark is

pursuing his Master’s through | Mark Fry ’06

the 3-2 Accelerated Masters Program in Mechanical

Engineering at LSU. Mark is currently Vice

President of the LSU Triathlon Club and has

completed several triathlon events.

BEAR FACTS II

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Knight, assistant editor

Contributors:

Margie Alexander

Angie Allen

David Butler ’77

Barbara Camp

Hal Dupuy ’73

Glen Randow

Debbie Thomas

Joni Owens

We welcome the submission of material for

possible publication. Mailing address:

855 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

www.catholichigh.org

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In the News

| Andrew Palermo ’06

Andrew Palermo ’06

graduated from LSU with a

major in political science. He

has been accepted by Teach For

America to be one of their 2010

corps members and will relocate

to Delaware to teach for two

years in an underprivileged,

underperforming school.

Justin Hebert ’07 graduated

as a United States Marine

from Parris Island, S.C. in

April. Lance Corporal Hebert

recently returned from

serving in South Korea.

Osby Kelly ’08 is playing

basketball for the University | Justin Hebert ’07

of Tampa and is in his third

season with the Spartans. He is

a junior and playing guard on

the team.

| Osby Kelly ’08

Chris Sciortino ’08 is a

member of the ASCE Student

Chapter Steel Bridge team in

the LSU Department of Civil and

ROME. General Councilor for

the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart Brother Paul Montero, SC

(left) and US Congressman Jeff

Fortenberry ‘78, from Nebraska,

visit in Rome.

| Chris Sciortino ’08

Environmental Engineering. The

LSU team competed for their

eighth consecutive year and

placed 14th overall out of the 46

schools invited to the national

competition at Purdue University.

Charles Garner ’10

successfully completed the

rank of Eagle Scout with

the Boy Scouts of America

Istrouma Area Council Troop

322 from St. Alphonsus

Catholic Church.

Spring 2011 Alumni Events

| Charles Garner ’10

12th Annual Brother

Eldon 5K Run and One-

Mile Run-Walk-Jog

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Catholic High School

Race times are 8 a.m. for

One-Mile and 8:30 a.m. for

5K

50-Year Reunion

CHS Alumni Association

Honoring the Class of 1961

May 14, 2011

Also honoring the Classes of

1951, 1946, 1941, 1936

For more information, contact the

CHS Alumni Office at (225) 383-0459

or e-mail bcamp@catholichigh.org

FISHING AGAIN IN FOURCHON!

June 24-25, 2011

Moran’s Marina, LLC -

Port Fourchon, LA

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Founders Banquet

Brother Francis David, SC Inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

Brother Francis David, SC,

was inducted into the Catholic

High School Hall of Fame on

December 2, 2010, at the 26th

Annual Founders Banquet at

the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol

Center.

In his 22 years as principal

and president of Catholic

High, Brother Francis left an

indelible mark on CHS. Under

his leadership, Catholic High

School was recognized four

times as a National School

of Excellence by the U.S.

Department of Education. The

school’s enrollment grew by

50 percent and through the

creation and implementation

of a strategic plan and master

plan, two new facilities were

added to the campus (Health &

Physical Education Center and

the Brother Gordian Udinsky

Science Center), and the size

of the campus expanded with

the acquisition of the Oleander

Street properties.

Brother Francis successfully

established the President-

HALL OF FAME. Catholic High President Gene Tullier (right) presents a Golden

Bear to Brother Francis David, SC, the newest inductee into the Catholic

High School Hall of Fame. Brother Francis was honored at the 26th Annual

Founders Banquet on December 2, 2010.

Principal model of administration

and planned and executed the

Centennial celebration of CHS,

including the renovation of the

Centennial Courtyard.

“For 117 years now,

Catholic High has played an

important role in building the

church in the Baton Rouge area,

forming young men who can

be leaders in life. It was a rare

privilege for me to serve in roles

of leadership at CHS for over 20

years, and to be recognized now

for that service by inclusion in

the school’s Hall of Fame is truly

a special honor,” commented

Brother Francis.

Brother Francis has served

as Provincial of the Brothers of

the Sacred Heart and is currently

the Admissions Director at E.D.

White Catholic High School in

Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Dr. and Mrs. Quentin

D. Falgoust ’61, Mr. and Mrs.

George A. Fischer and Mrs.

Glynn R. Heroman were

honored as new CHS Perpetual

Founders for their generous

donation of $100,000 or more

to Catholic High School during

their lifetimes.

Hal Dupuy ’73, director of

advancement, served as master

of ceremonies of the Founders

Banquet and Gene Tullier, CHS

president, inducted Brother

Francis into the Hall of Fame.

Dupuy recognized the

Alumni Association, Past

Mothers’ Club President Gwen

Cotton and Past Men’s Club

President Scott Pecue ’79 for

their service to CHS in the 2009-

2010 school year. Dupuy also

acknowledged Joe and Judith

Kelly, 2009-2010 Parents Annual

Giving Event chair couple, for

their leadership.

The CHS Advancement

Office organized the event.

(Top left) FOUNDERS. Steve

and Cheryl Windham enjoy the

Founders Banquet.

(Top right) PERPETUAL FOUNDERS.

Dr. and Mrs. Quentin D. Falgoust

’61 were honored as Perpetual

Founders. Gathered before

the presentation were (l to r)

daughter Angelle Brown, son

Woody Falgoust, Marie Falgoust,

Dr. Quentin Falgoust and Catholic

High President Gene Tullier.

(Bottom left) BANQUET. Lucy Kadair,

wife of deceased Hall of Fame member

George Kadair ’38, joins her son

Michael Kadair ’63 at the banquet.

(Bottom right) PERPETUAL FOUNDERS.

Lillian and George Fischer were named

Perpetual Founders. Joining them at

the banquet were (l to r) Matt Berlinger

’08, CHS Advancement Director Hal

Dupuy ’73, grandson Tommy Rothermel

’08, Lillian Fischer, George Fischer,

daughter Mary Carmouche, grandson

Grant Rothermel ’15 and Brother Ray

Hebert, SC.

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Founders Banquet

CONGRATULATIONS. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mansur ‘62 congratulate Brother

Francis on his induction into the Hall of Fame.

PERPETUAL FOUNDER. CHS President Gene Tullier (right) presents the

perpetual founder medal in honor of Glynn Heroman to daughter Meg

Capdevielle and Rick Capdevielle.

FOUNDERS. Founders Dr. Steve Lindsey ’65 and wife Joyce (third and fourth

from right) talk with (from left) Roland Toups and Norman Deumite.

VISIT. Mary Lou James and John Valluzzo ‘78 visit at the Founders Banquet.

HALL OF FAME. Members of the Catholic High Hall of Fame present at the Founders Banquet were (bottom, l to r) Dr. Greg Brandao ’73, Brother Eldon Crifasi,

SC ’39, Paula Melancon, Brother Francis David, SC, Carol Bonnecaze, Dr. James Hannie ‘52, A.J. Politz and Father Trey Nelson ’80. Top row (l to r) are Michael

Acaldo ’85, L.J. Dantin, Judge Frank Polozola ’59, Pete Boudreaux ’59, Ralph Stephens ’73, Norman Deumite, Brother Xavier Werneth, SC and Roland Toups.

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Taste Fair

Alums, Friends Gather for 11th Annual Taste Fair

The 11th Annual Catholic

High School Taste Fair was held

on Sunday, November 14, 2010,

in the Catholic High School

Gymnasium.

Thirty-three restaurants,

caterers and beverage distributors

in and around the Baton Rouge

area came to showcase samples of

their finest food. Over 500 people

attended the event.

Prize winners for the evening

were Julie Fresina, Community

Coffee gift basket; Eddie Samson

’66, French Market Bistro gift

certificate; Don Contine, Whole

Foods gift basket; Ann Samson,

HoneyBaked Ham gift certificate;

Steve Losavio ‘73, Hi Nabor gift

basket; Debra Gaudin, wine and

gift certificate from Maxwell’s

Market; Linda Skapura, Ruffino’s

wine and gift certificate; Rosemary

Orr, wine from Paul Bologna Fine

Wines; Andy Adler ’82 and Scott

Schneidewind, gift certificates

from Monjuni’s and Michael

Acaldo ’85, gift certificate from

Doe’s Eat Place. Ross DeNicola

‘83, Bonnie Perrin, Brigitte Kron,

Lynn Johnson ’00, Erich Ponti ’83,

and David DiVincenti ’70 each

received a bottle of wine from the

TASTE FAIR. Sonny Carona ’57 (left) tastes the tamales from Doe’s Eat Place

at the 11th Annual Taste Fair on November 14, 2010.

Joseph Kent Winery. Cash prizes

were won by Cheri Mock, $100

cash prize; Matt Cotton, $150 cash

prize; and Susan Hardy, $250 cash

prize.

Proceeds from the event

will benefit alumni activities on

campus as well as help fund the

Alumni Association Scholarship.

The chairman of this year’s

event was Randy Guillaume

’97 joined by co-chair Patton

Brantley ’97. Members of the

Alumni Board of Directors

assisted with the event along with

Glen Randow, director of Alumni

Relations and Barbara Camp,

alumni events coordinator.

Special Thanks to Our

Participating Restaurants and

Vendors

♦♦

Acme Oyster House

♦♦

Ambrosia Bakery

♦♦

Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Bottling Co.

♦♦

Baton Rouge Beer Agency

♦♦

Bistro Byronz

♦♦

BJ’s Restaurant and

Brewhouse

♦♦

Café Americain Restaurant

and Catering

♦♦

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

♦♦

Chef Don Bergeron

Enterprises

♦♦

Chocolate Fountains and

More

♦♦

Community Coffee

Company, LLC

♦♦

Copeland’s Cheesecake

Bistro

♦♦

DiGiulio Brothers

♦♦

Doe’s Eat Place

♦♦

Drusilla Seafood

Restaurant

♦♦

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy,

LLC

♦♦

Louisiana Lagniappe

♦♦

Mansurs on the Boulevard

♦♦

Marcello’s Wine Market

♦♦

Mary Miller Catering

♦♦

Mestizo Restaurant

♦♦

Monjuni’s

♦♦

Parrain’s Seafood

Restaurant

♦♦

Paul Bologna’s Fine Wines

♦♦

Paul Wong’s Chinese and

Sushi

♦♦

Philay’s Catfish & More

♦♦

Roberto’s River Road

Restaurant

♦♦

Ruffino’s Italian

Restaurant

♦♦

Serop’s Café

♦♦

The Edible Event

♦♦

The Grape

♦♦

Tropical Smoothie Café

♦♦

WalkOn’s Bistreaux and

Bar

(Top left) COMMITTEE. CHS Taste Fair

committee members (l to r) CHS Alumni

Director Glen Randow, Alumni Events

Coordinator Barbara Camp and Alumni

Association President Eddie Samson ’66

greet visitors at the Taste Fair.

(Top right) WINNER. Brother Xavier

Werneth, SC presents a gift basket to

door prize winner Julie Fresina.

(Bottom left) ATTENDING. Attending

the 11th annual Taste Fair were (l to

r) Leonard and Phoebe Carmouche.

(Bottom right) SERVING. (L to r)

Kent Fontenot and Sonny Creel from

Drusilla serve Jay Jackson ’71 at the

Taste Fair.

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Taste Fair

VISITING. Visiting during the Taste Fair were (l to r) Rock Rockenbaugh, Jimmy

Durbin and Brad Rhorer.

ENJOYING. Enjoying the annual Taste Fair were (l to r) Denise and Don

Contine ’67.

TIME TOGETHER. (L to r) Scott Ritter ’93 and Marsha and John Hightower visit

at the 11th Annual Taste Fair.

PRESENTING. Presenting a door prize to Erich Ponti ’83 (left) is CHS Alumni

Director Glen Randow.

PRIZE. Congratulating Steve Losavio ’73 (third from left) for his door prize, a Hi

Nabor gift basket, were (l to r) Michael Acaldo ’85, Brother Ray Hebert, SC and

Glen Randow.

GATHERED. Gathered for the annual Taste Fair were (l to r) Bartley Bourgeois,

Amy Bourgeois, Jenny Cohn and Brian Cohn ‘94.

Mark Your Calendar!

Brigitte Kron (left) is

presented a door prize,

a bottle of Joseph Kent

Wine, by CHS Alumni

Association President

Eddie Samson '66

(right).

12th Annual Taste Fair

November 13, 2011

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Alumni Events

Fellowship Prayer Breakfast Draws Large Crowd

Over 130 CHS alumni,

friends and guests attended

the annual Alumni Fellowship

Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday,

October 19, 2010, at Drusilla

Seafood Restaurant. The breakfast

was provided by Drusilla Place

Catering.

This year’s keynote speaker

was Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59,

CHS athletic director, head cross

country and track coach and Gill

Athletics National High School

Male Track & Field Coach of the

Year.

Members of the Catholic

High chorus, Johnny Ballance

’11, Ellis Blanchfield ’11, Dex

Ellis ’11, Brian Primeaux ’12 and

Dan Babin ’12 performed two

numbers during the program.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Pete Boudreaux ’59, keynote speaker at the 2010

Alumni Fellowship Prayer Breakfast, addresses a crowd of over 130 alumni,

family and friends.

Dr. Greg Brandao ’73,

past principal of Catholic High,

served as master of ceremonies.

Seminarian Matthew Graham

’99 gave the opening prayer and

Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39 said

the closing prayer. CHS President

Gene Tullier gave a brief message,

and closing remarks were made

by Glen Randow, director of

alumni relations.

The event was co-chaired

by Michael Acaldo ’85 and Ken

Litz ’75 and current members

of the CHS alumni association

board of directors. Assisting at the

event were Eddie Samson ’66,

president of the alumni board;

Samson’s wife, Ann Samson;

Margie Alexander; and Barbara

Camp, alumni events coordinator.

GATHERING. Donnie Thymes, Miles Williams ’79 and Clarke Williams ’75 gather

before breakfast.

BREAKFAST. Enjoying breakfast are Stephen St. Cyr, Scott Ritter ’93 and

Dwayne Honore ’83.

ENJOYING. Attending the Alumni Fellowship Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) Matt

Moscona ’99, Brent Lambert, Event Committee Co-chairman Michael Acaldo ’85

and Matthew Graham ’99.

VISITING. Carl Landry ‘47 and David Broussard ’55 share stories as they

await the beginning of the program.

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On Friday, March 18,

2011, Catholic High School will

welcome grandparents and greatgrandparents

of all CHS students

for its annual Grandparents Day

celebration.

The program will begin at

2 p.m. in the gymnasium where

guests will be entertained by the

CHS band and chorus, participate

in a prayer service led by the CHS

student ministry team and hear

Breakfast With Santa

writings by CHS students about

their grandparents.

Students not directly

involved in the program will

remain in their classrooms

during the program and will

be dismissed to meet their

grandparents after the program

in a designated area on campus.

At that time, grandparents will be

able to tour the campus with their

grandsons and enjoy a reception

Alumni

Grandparents Day Set for March 18

Baby Bears

Cecilia James Hebert, son of Jana and Michael Hebert ’93…Jack

Wallace Bernard, son of Meghan and Andrew Bernard ’94…

Rowan Amelia Doré, daughter of Dana and Séamas Doré ’94…

Josephine Clarke Johnston, daughter of Ginny and Kyle Johnston

’96…Crawford Wilson Stolzenthaler, son of Caitlin and Kyle

Stolzenthaler ’97…Lola Devall Eyre, daughter of Rebecca and

Trey Eyre ’98…Raleigh Michael Hebert, son of Layla and Rob

Hebert ’98…Angelina Ruth Hidalgo, daughter of Simone and Beau

Hidalgo ’98…Ava Olivia Cronan, daughter of Jennifer and Jeremy

Cronan ’99…Wyatt Chandler Pendarvis, son of Lynsie and Scott

Pendarvis ’00…Olivia Clare Trivette, daughter of Erica and Dylan

Trivette ’00…Anna Grace Hebert, daughter of Elizabeth and Sean

Hebert ’02…Joseph Robert Von Gruben, son of Rachel and Michael

Von Gruben ’02… Tess Marie Kellner, daughter of Maike and Tom

Kellner ’03...Nordman Dean Samson, son of Samantha and Jesse

Samson ’03.

Attending the 2010 Grandparents Day were (l to r) Joy Dubreuil, Michael

Dubreuil ’12 and David Dubreuil.

hosted by the CHS Mothers’ Club

in the Union.

Invitations will be mailed on

Wednesday, February 16. A list

of grandparents who will receive

invitations has been posted on

Edline. Parents are asked to

contact aallen@catholichigh.org

by Friday, February 11, if their

son’s grandparent is not listed

so that they can be added to the

mailing list.

For more information

regarding Grandparents Day,

contact the CHS Advancement

Office at (225) 389-0978.

Wedding Bells

Cheree Michelle Tham and Blase Joseph Dragna ’93...Heather

Michelle Joachim and Bradley Falcon Harris ’99…Ashley Landry

and Christopher Brown ’02…Jennifer Jaeger and Blake Winchell

’02…Caroline Summerford Holland and William Seward Weimar

’03…Hailie Kathleen Cook and Druit George Gremillion Jr.

’04…Rhonda Bengtson and Aubrey Paul Courville ’05…Jessica

Breeanne Garner and Thomas Gregory Weimer ’06.

Over 200

children and

their parents

attended the

Breakfast

with Santa

on Saturday,

December 11,

2010, in the

CHS Union.

The event was

sponsored by

the CHS Alumni

Association.

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Alumni Feature

CHS Faculty and Staff Include 22 Alums

Catholic High School

currently has 22 former students

on faculty and staff for the 2010-

2011 school year. Their years of

service at CHS range from just

a few months to over 40 years.

Their dedication and service to

Catholic High

demonstrates

the amount

of respect and

love these men

have not only

for CHS but

also for the

Brothers of the

Sacred Heart.

“Outside of my parents,

the Brothers’ philosophy has

influenced me more than any

other factor in my life. Their

“The great experience I had as

a student made the decision

to come back and teach

simple.” J.P. Kelly ’92

simple approach to a life based on

morals and selflessness is counter

to many of our social pressures,”

stated Assistant Principal for

Discipline J.P. Kelly ’92.

“When Brother Ronald

Catholic High Men’s Club

Membership in the CHS Men’s Club includes dads

of current and former students, alumni and friends

of the school.

Don’t forget to join the Men’s Club.

first asked

me to teach

the Business

Law class, I

had no idea

how much

Catholic High

would be a

part of my

life. In almost

30 years

of teaching and coaching, I

have made many friends and

formed dozens of wonderful

relationships. Professionally

Upcoming activities

Hamburger suppers for students January 26

and dads February 23

March 23

RETURNING TO CHS. Catholic High School currently has 22 former students

on faculty and staff for the 2010-2011 school year. Pictured here are front

row (l to r) Jeffrey Hotard '85, Brian Hightower '97 and Patrick McClain '04.

Second row (l to r) Pete Boudreaux '59, J.P. Kelly '92, Michael Palermo '02,

Tommy Prochaska '92, Scott Losavio '95 and Remy Cosse '05. Third row (l

to r) Chad Dupuy '00, Hal Dupuy '73, Drew Losavio '98, Patrick Dulaney '92,

Scott Manning '01 and Tim Chustz '92. Fourth row (l to r) Steve Talamo '84,

Doug Logsdon '02, Ralph Stephens '73, Jay Butcher '81, Taylor Murphy '00

and Craig Saylor '98. Not pictured is Jeff Nola '94.

I work as a CPA, so the time

that I am in the classroom is an

energizing and rewarding start

of my day,” stated Business Law

Teacher Ralph Stephens ’73, who

has taught at Catholic High for

nearly 30 years.

“I left CHS well prepared

for college; what I did not realize

when I came back to teach was

what a tremendous education

students provide for teachers,”

added Kelly.

“My thought is that you

look at the young teachers here

who graduated from CHS, and

you wonder who will be the next

Mrs. Audiffred, Mr. Billings or

Brother Gordian, who will inspire

the next generation of students,”

commented Jeffrey Hotard ’85,

director of finance.

CHS/SJA Band Places Fourth in Showcase

Hamburger supper for incoming April 13

8th and 9th graders and dads

Senior Supper April 19

Annual $13,000 Raffle May 6

50-Year Reunion May 14

Officers of the Men’s Club

Russell Politz ’86 – President

David Clements – Vice President

Kevin Brian ’86 – Treasurer

Gary Littlefield – Secretary

Scott Pecue ’79 – Past President

The Catholic High School Band and Bruinette Dance Ensemble placed

fourth in the Louisiana Showcase of Bands Saturday in Lafayette. They

placed third in the preliminary performance and qualified to compete

for the championship title. With only 30 minutes to prepare, the band

performed in the toughest spot of the night, first. They set the bar high

and placed fourth at this invitation-only state level contest.

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As of December 7, 2010,

61 percent of our families

have responded to the appeal

for their participation in the

Parents Annual Giving Event

(PAGE) program.

“The response from

parents has been remarkable

thus far. We are definitely

headed for another recordbreaking

PAGE year. We ask

the remaining 39 percent of

parents who have not yet

responded to do so as soon as

possible,” commented Suzie

and Andy Adler ’82, PAGE

chair couple.

In November, parent

volunteers made followup

calls to the families that

had not yet responded to the

By Hal Dupuy ‘73

Numerous meetings have

taken place among the nine

committees that comprise

the CHS strategic planning

initiative. Most committees

are led by a chair and faculty

liaison co-chair. Assistant

principals, school board

members, alumni and parents

are leading these committees.

“The energy level and

enthusiasm of each group has

been more than we could have

expected. The passion and

excitement of each committee

is an affirmation of their belief

in and support of the mission

of Catholic High School,”

commented Gene Tullier, CHS

president.

“There isn’t anyone

serving on these committees

who doesn’t already have

a full plate of things that

they do. Yet, all are giving

even more of their time to

make this process a success.

Watching and listening to

committee members as they

go about their work, I see

appeal. Additional followup

contacts will be made

throughout the end of the

school year.

“We are grateful to

everyone who has responded

to the PAGE appeal thus far.

This response is proof that

parents believe in the mission

of CHS and are committed

to partnering in that mission

with us, whatever the cost. As

always, any gift, regardless of

the amount, is appreciated

and needed,” commented

CHS President Gene Tullier.

Parents who have not

yet responded to the PAGE

appeal are encouraged to

return their commitment

cards as soon as possible to the

PAGE

Response to PAGE Appeal Still Needed

a degree of selfless giving

that is synonymous with the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart

and that has characterized

this great institution since it

began in 1894,” added Tullier.

The nine committees and

their leaders are: Mission

Integration (Marlene Sheely

and Brother Xavier Werneth,

SC); Academic Resource (Lisa

Harvey); The Arts (Suzie

Adler and Duane LeBlanc);

Athletics (Wesley Salmon

‘91 and Tommy Prochaska

’92); Facilities (Dwayne

Honoré ’83 and Don Hood);

Financial Resource and

Planning (Francis Jumonville

’73, Margie Alexander and

Jeffrey Hotard ’85; Student

Life (Gwen Cotton and Brian

Hightower ’97); Technology

(Tom Eldringhoff); and

Advancement (Russel

Primeaux and Hal Dupuy

’73).

Partners in Mission

has been instrumental in

providing schools and

contacts for each committee.

CHS Advancement Office at

808 Hearthstone Drive, Baton

Rouge, LA 70806. If you have

misplaced your commitment

In addition, wherever

possible, committees have

conducted site visits. Brother

Martin, Jesuit and Holy Cross

have already hosted these

visits. Other schools in the

Baton Rouge area and those

in other parts of the state are

slated for upcoming visits.

“Working hand in hand

with those on our committee

has given me a new

appreciation for the education

our sons have received at

CHS,” commented Student

Life Chair Gwen Cotton.

“If we are to continue to

provide the very best for our

young men, we need to look

at ourselves and seek ways

we can improve the entire

educational process. This

strategic planning initiative

allows us to look at all we

do from both an internal

and external perspective.

In the end, Catholic High

and its students will both be

better served,” commented

Lisa Harvey, CHS Academic

Assistant Principal and

form, please contact the

Advancement Office at (225)

389-0978.

Committees Hard at Work on New Strategic Plan

Academic Resources

committee chair.

After a recent meeting,

Partners in Mission partner

Tom Brodnicki remarked, “I

am in awe of the work being

done by each committee.

The Catholic High School

community is blessed with

an abundance of people

who care deeply about this

historic institution. I find that

oftentimes there needs to be

some hand holding when it

comes to this type of work,

but that is not the case here.

People are running with

thoughts and ideas, and I feel

certain that this will lead to an

exceptional Strategic Plan.”

Committees are expected

to complete their work in

February. Partners in Mission

will then work closely with

CHS President Gene Tullier

and Director of Advancement

Hal Dupuy ’73 on the creation

of the plan that will be

presented to the board by the

end of the school year.

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Annual Fund

Advancement Office Prepares for Annual Fund Appeal

The CHS Advancement

Office is preparing for the

2010-11 Annual Fund Appeal

to alumni and friends. Annual

Fund donations go directly

into the CHS Foundation and

are used to provide grants

to the school as needed for

extraordinary

expenses,

including

renovations

and repairs.

“We want

our alumni

and friends

to identify

with the CHS

Mission.”

In the

2009-10 fiscal

year, alumni

contributed over $144,000 to

the Annual Fund. Friends of

CHS, defined as any donor

who is not an alumnus or a

current parent, contributed

over $114,000 to the Annual

Fund. In addition, alumni

who also had a student

enrolled at CHS in the 2009-

2010 school year gave over

$75,000 to the Parents Annual

Giving Event (PAGE).

The 2009-10 appeal

to CHS alums focused

on the low percentage of

Washington Area CHS and SJA Alumni Reunion

The SJA and CHS Alumni Offices hosted a reunion for alumni/alumnae

on November 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Attending a brunch held at

Joe Theismann’s restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia were Catholic High

alumni (first row, l to r) Michael Love ’10, Garrett DuBois ’01 and Michael

Wong ’01. Second row (l to r) Josh Coleman ’03, Norman Ryan ’99, Brent

Golleher ’01, Michael Bourgeois ’05 and Jay Thudium ’89. Third row (l to r)

CHS Alumni Association President Eddie Samson ’66, James Carpenter ’99

and CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow. (Not pictured is Bobby Facundus

’93.)

Enjoying the CHS/SJA Alumni Brunch were (l to r) Michael Wong ’01,

Brent Golleher ‘01, Amanda Briody ’05; Michael Bourgeois ’05 and Josh

Coleman ’03.

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participation, which has not

exceeded 10 percent in the

past five years.

CHS Students Participate

in Day of the Deployed

CHS friends and

alumni joined with

current students,

faculty and staff

in supporting our

graduates in military

service in the Day of the

Deployed on Tuesday,

October 26, 2011. CHS

partnered with the

national organization,

Soldiers Angels, a nonprofit

organization, in

sponsoring this event

which is now in its fifth year.

Throughout the day,

students, faculty, staff, alums

and friends collected supplies

to be shipped to deployed

alums currently serving in

Iraq and Afghanistan. Alums

who have returned from

active duty were on hand to

answer questions about their

deployment and to help raise

awareness of the brave men

and women in uniform.

“What started out to be a

simple reminder to students

turned into a tremendous

response from the Catholic

High community. We hoped

“We want our alumni and

friends to identify with the

CHS mission. We want them

to genuinely partner in the

important work of keeping

our mission viable, financially

and otherwise. By intentional

and clear communication of

our mission to alumni and

friends, we hope to change

the culture of giving at CHS,”

commented CHS President

Gene Tullier.

Alumni and friends can

expect to receive their Annual

Fund appeal information in

the early part of 2011.

CHS Student Patrick O’Neill ‘11 thanks CHS

alumni Joseph Shedlof ‘03 for his service with

the US military in Iraq.

to put together enough

supplies to be able to ship

1-2 boxes of supplies to each

of our deployed alums. The

generosity was overwhelming

and to date over 150 boxes

have been shipped to our

alums and members of their

units,” commented Pinney

Johnson, CHS Bookstore

Manager and coordinator of

the event.

CHS Alumni attending

the Day of the Deployed

and greeting students were

Keith Sibille ’95 and Joseph

Shedlof ’03.


Catholic High lost a

special friend and Hall of

Famer with the passing of

Stan Heine Jr. on Saturday,

December 4, 2010.

Heine was a 1944

graduate of Catholic High

School. During his high school

career, Stan participated in

football, basketball, track and

baseball. Not only was he

outstanding on the athletic

field, but also in academics.

Following graduation,

he served in the Navy and

then returned home to

marry the former Genevieve

Hanks. Together they had

five sons and one daughter,

Sharon Ruth. All five sons

are graduates of CHS: Stan

’73, Richard ’74, Robert ’76,

Randall ’78 and Rodney ’81.

Children Richard and Sharon

and wife Genevieve have

preceded Stan Jr. in death.

Heine was always

committed to helping Catholic

Alumni

CHS Mourns Loss of Hall of Famer Stan Heine Jr. ’44

Stan Heine Jr. ‘44

High and served in many

roles in the CHS Men’s Club

including chair of numerous

committees, secretary, vice

president and president. His

dedication to his alma mater

was inspirational, and in

1982 he was inducted into the

Catholic High School Hall of

Fame.

A long-time friend of

Heine, Brother Donnan Berry,

SC, noted, “I was fortunate

enough to visit the Heine

home through the years and

there was more love at 3224

Claycut Road than most

people ever thought possible.

You know what real family

life is all about.”

“There are certain family

names, that when you hear

them, you immediately

identify with Catholic High.

The Heine family name

is definitely one of them.

Having all five of his sons

follow in his footsteps as

CHS graduates was surely

a source of great pride for

Mr. Stan,” commented CHS

Advancement Director and

friend Hal Dupuy ’73.

Heine was the former

owner of Louisiana Electrical

Co. and the past president of

the Baton Rouge Electrical

Contractors Association of

Baton Rouge.

Warrick Dunn ’93 Visits CHS

Catholic High graduate

Warrick Dunn visited CHS

students Thursday, October

7, 2010. Dunn spoke to the

student body at an assembly

about his book, Running for

My Life, and then spent time

visiting with students.

Dunn graduated from

Catholic High in 1993 and

went on to play collegiate

football at Florida State and

professional football for the

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and

Atlanta Falcons. He started

the Homes for the Holidays

program in 1997 to honor

his late mother’s dream of

home ownership. Catholic

High students have had the

opportunity to participate in

building some of the homes

for Dunn’s Homes for the

Holidays program.

In 2005, Dunn received the

Walter Payton Man of the Year

Award, the only NFL Award

that recognizes a player for

his community service as

well as for excellence on the

field. In December 2010,

Dunn received another honor,

the Heisman Humanitarian

Award, in recognition for

his service to his community

and to improving the lives of

others.

Homecoming Tailgate

Blake Hodges ’83 and wife Stephanie enjoy jambalaya at the Catholic

High Alumni Homecoming Tailgate before the game at Olympia Stadium.

Warrick Dunn ‘93 greets students following an assembly where he addressed

the students. Dunn spoke to the students about his book, Running for My

Life.

CHS alumni board members (l to r) Denny Vicknair ’63, Sam Losavio ’66,

Billy Bourdier ’55 and Patrick Roquemore ’84, assisted by Don Contine

’67 (second from left) serve jambalaya by Pete Hymel to guests at the

tailgate.

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By Margie Alexander

Do you have an award

you received when you were

a student at Catholic High

School? Or, that special

publication that included

your name for something you

had accomplished? If you

do, please consider giving it

or willing it to Catholic High

School.

Just recently, Robert

James Hernandez, a graduate

of 1955, and his wife, Dot,

called to say that they had a

class ring that belonged to

Mr. Hernandez’s father, Oscar

S. Hernandez, a graduate of

1930. His dad had requested

that upon his death, the ring

be given to the school.

When Mr. and Mrs.

Hernandez arrived, not only

did they have the class ring

Archives

Archives Receives New Donations

Ring Donations

but several other items. A

unique item was Mr. Oscar

Hernandez’s salutatorian

pin, a special award that he

received, and his salutatory

speech.

Other items included

a photograph of the Class

of 1930, a photograph of

Mr. Hernandez’s altar boy

DONATION. Robert Hernandez ‘55 donates his father’s, Oscar Hernandez,

class of 1930 ring to CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow.

class, his grammar school

certificate from St. Vincent’s

Academy dated June 17,

1926, the program from the

commencement exercises

and his diploma from

Catholic High. A Souvenir

Album and Honor Roll of

Friends, dedicated to the

Alumni Association, was

also included in the packet of

items as well as the program

from the senior Hernandez’s

50 year reunion held on June

5, 1981.

While visiting, Bob

Hernandez mentioned that he

had been a member of the 1953

State Championship baseball

team. A little tidbit that he

shared with us was that the

team had to practice twice

on Saturdays during the year

they won the championship.

Other items that have

been donated to the Archives

since the last issue of Bear

Facts II include a small, black

and orange Catholic High

pendant that belonged to the

late Dale Hotard ’57. His

widow, Susie, donated it to

the school.

Dr. James Hannie, a

graduate of 1952, donated

a photograph of the 1935

basketball team. The team

placed 4th in State that year.

He also gave the school a

copy of The Golden Bear dated

March, 1952. He was featured

in an article as Outstanding

Senior of the month. He shared

this honor with Carl Guidry

’52. The article mentioned

his involvement in the school

band – he was the captain

of the Varsity Band. It also

mentioned that his favorite

sport was basketball and his

favorite subject was solid

geometry. He was quoted as

saying, “I dislike no subject in

particular, but all in general.”

However, he was usually

on the Honor Roll. Today,

he is a retired pediatrician.

Dr. Hannie also contributed

a newspaper article from

November 28, 1971, in which

he was pictured assisting a

CHS football player as the

team doctor.

Photos from the Past

RING. Mark Boss ’91 (left) presents his class ring to CHS Alumni Director

Glen Randow.

Can you help ID this photo of the 1928 Football Team? If so, contact the

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

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The Mothers’ Club

hosted its annual fall

luncheon on Tuesday, October

19, 2010 at the home of Jim

and Dana Bernhard. Lunch

was catered by Maxwell’s

Market and enjoyed on the

patio overlooking the pool.

Tables were adorned with

fall flowers and the guests

were treated to the festive

sounds of a jazz band. Past

presidents honored at the

luncheon included Evelyn

Coleman Brown, Polly Verges

Moyer, Bettye Butler, Carolyn

Hebert, Kathy Screen, Carol

Mark your calendars and

save the date for the CHS

Mothers’ Club Auction to be

held on Saturday, March 19,

2011. This event will be held

at the beautiful Louisiana

State Museum in downtown

Baton Rouge for the second

consecutive year. It was a

Mothers’ Club

Mothers’ Club Hosts Fall Luncheon

Bonnecaze, Debbie Coogan,

Joanne Roberts, Leslie

Falgoust and Gwen Cotton.

The luncheon also kicked

off the 31st annual Mothers’

Club Car Raffle. The drawing

for a 2011 Toyota Camry or a

three-year, 36,000-mile lease

on a Lexus ISC250 convertible

from Price LeBlanc will take

place at the Louisiana State

Museum on March 19, 2011,

during the Mothers’ Club

auction.

The fall luncheon was

chaired by Sherrie Portwood

and Valerie Primeaux.

Mothers’ Club Auction Set for March 19

huge success last year, so you

don’t want to miss it!

Come join us for an

evening of good food,

great music provided by

Storywood, and friendly

bidding on exciting silent

and live auction items. Try

your luck at the wine toss and

perhaps take home a bottle or

two of fine wine, then stick

around for the champagne

toast and raffle that will

feature an exquisite Orange

Sapphire and Diamond Ring

donated by Jules Madere

Creative Jewelers. As always,

the night will end with a

drawing for a new car, which

this year features the winner’s

choice of a Toyota Camry

or a three-year, 36,000-mile

(Top) COMMITTEE. Serving on

the Mothers’ Club Fall Luncheon

committe were (l to r) Stacy

Hebert, Toni Kirby, Dana Bernhard,

Valerie Primeaux and Sherrie

Portwood.

(Bottom left) CAR RAFFLE.

Showcasing the Lexus ISC250

that will be auctioned at the

Mothers’ Club Auction in March

are (l to r) Toni Kirby, Stacy Hebert,

Stacie Bemis, Beverly Shaw, CHS

President Gene Tullier, Margie

Alexander and Arlene Audiffred.

(Bottom right) LUNCHEON. The

Mothers’ Club Fall Luncheon was

held at the home of Jim and Dana

Bernhard.

lease on a Lexus convertible,

provided by Price LeBlanc

Toyota-Lexus.

The annual Auction

is the Mothers’ Club’s

only fundraiser, and more

importantly, it is the best

opportunity for CHS friends

and families to gather together

and have some fun!

Watch your mail for the

invitation.

Mother/Son Breakfast

The 25th Annual Mother/Son Breakfast

will be held on

Sunday, January 30, 2011

at the Crowne Plaza.

Invitations will be mailed the

first week of January.

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By Hal Dupuy ‘73

Since its humble

beginnings in 1894, Catholic

High School has been

built, largely in part, on the

generosity of others. There

is a common misconception

that CHS has all the money it

needs and that tuition covers

the cost for everything the

school provides its students.

Actually, nothing could be

further from the truth.

One of the guiding

principles of the Brothers of

the Sacred Heart is to provide

tuition at a level that can be

attained by as many families

as possible. Each year the

amount of tuition charged is

always less than the actual

cost of educating each student.

This difference is made up

through the generosity of

parents, alums and friends.

For the 2010-2011 school

year, the difference is $1,477.

There are currently over 1,000

students, which makes this

shortfall well over one million

Growing Endowment Necessary for Future

Faculty Day of Experience

dollars. At best, if this money

is raised, it allows the school

to remain at status quo.

“Growing the school

endowment enables the school

leadership, faculty and staff to

have the means to continue

to reach for the excellence

which parents, alumni and

friends have come to expect.

In order for us to maintain our

excellence, expand programs,

and continue to graduate the

leaders of tomorrow, we have

to take our endowment to a

new level,” commented Gene

Endowment

Tullier, CHS president.

The cost of education

continually escalates and

that creates a burden for

young families who believe

in Catholic education. An

increased endowment fund

would partially offset the costs

of education, and give more

families access to Catholic

education. However, that

can only happen if endowed

funds grow significantly.

“History has shown that

there is an increase in giving

when there are tangible

items such as building or

other improvements are

taking place. Just as new and

improved buildings are a

cornerstone of a campus, so

is the solid financial footing

that is created by an increased

endowment. Donations are

just as critical, even during

those times when there is no

capital campaign in progress,

perhaps even more so,” noted

Tullier.

Several types of

planned gifts help grow

the endowment including

outright donations, bequests,

insurance policies, and

proceeds from the sale of stock

and real property. Memorial

gifts are also a great way to

increase the endowment.

If you are interested in

making a donation to the

endowment and need more

information, contact the

CHS Advancement Office at

(225) 389-0978 or hdupuy@

catholichigh.org.

(Top left) TREES. Planting Trees

along the beaches of Grand Isle,

LA on October 29, 2010, were

CHS Faculty/Staff members (l to

r) Brother Ray Hebert, SC, Diane

Bynum, Valerie Lessard and Travis

Kern.

(Top right) CARE PACKAGES.

As part of her Faculty Day of

Experience, CHS Bookstore

Manager Pinney Johnson prepares

care packages for CHS troops in

Iraq from items collected at the

Day of the Deployed.

(Bottom left) BUILD. CHS Faculty

and Staff members participated in

the Habitat for Humanity build on

Friday, October 29, 2010.

(Bottom right) FOOD. Sorting

food at the Baton Rouge Food

Bank for their Faculty Day of

Experience were (l to r) Miranda

Howell, Laura Engemann and Ben

Relle.

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Around School

Multimedia Club Takes First Place in Redstick Film Festival

The CHS Multimedia

Club took First Place in the

Animation Collaboration for

a Cause category at the Red

Stick International Animation

Film Festival on Friday,

November 12, 2010.

Ten Catholic High

students attended the

Animation Collaboration for

a Cause at the Shaw Center

on September 15 and 16,

2010. Students worked with

AnimAction, a company

that specializes in youth

expression. They worked to

create a 2D animated short

film. This film was screened

Senior Zachary Freeman

was named a 2011 National

Achievement Outstanding

Participant in the National

Achievement Scholarship

Program.

at the Redstick Animation

Festival on Friday, November

Zachary Freeman Honored

by National Achievement

Zachary Freeman ‘11

Freeman is co-president of

Mu Alpha Theta and captain

of the varsity basketball

team. He is a member of

Student Council, National

Honor Society and the Junior

Classical League. He serves

as treasurer of the Mayor’s

Youth Advisory Council and

is a National Society of High

School Scholar.

Freeman plans to major

in mathematics or chemical

engineering in college. He is

the son of Dayne and Joseph

Freeman and attended Sacred

Heart Elementary School.

All-Metro Athletes

Cross Country

Swim Team

♦♦

Mac Hoffman

♦♦

Cole Stafford

♦♦

Joseph St. Cyr

♦♦

Ben Ross

♦♦

Brian Primeaux

Football

♦♦

Grant Venable

♦♦

Thomas Tomeny

♦♦

Zack Oliver

♦♦

Chris Cazenave

♦♦

Chase Dansereau

♦♦

Colin Finnegan

♦♦

Michael Neumann

♦♦

Brian Primeaux

♦♦

Andrew Rothkamm

♦♦

Dean Tribou

♦♦

Grant Grenfell

12, 2010, as well as festivals

worldwide.

“This was a great

opportunity for the students

to not only learn 2D Classical

Animation, but also to learn

skills like collaboration,

Bears On the Move

communication, organization

and teamwork. I am really

proud of how these students

came together to put their

message into a format that

is clear and entertaining,”

commented Multimedia

Teacher Jared Cavalier.

Five teams competed

including Catholic High,

Baker Academy and three

teams from Mentorship

Academy.

Students attending were

Jonathan Tarajano, Levi Hood,

Shea Brown, Jeremy Lopez,

Alex Bates, Ryan Stower,

Brian Tucker, Patrick Tangney,

Brian Boyd and Kylan Race.

Faculty member attending

was Multimedia Moderator

Jared Cavalier.

GO BEARS. Over 600 students filled the Gym wearing their orange

Thursday morning, October 28, for the Homecoming Pep Rally which was

broadcast live on WAFB Channel 9. Johnny Ahysen and Diane Deaton

from WAFB 9News This Morning showcased the Catholic High spirit as they

reported live from CHS.

TOY DRIVE. Members of the National Honor Society load toys collected

during the annual Toy Drive at CHS to take to St. Paul’s Learning Center.

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Three CHS Seniors Commit To Play Collegiate Baseball

Catholic High Seniors

Alex Massey, Aaron Nola

and Chris Sciambra signed

letters of intent to play college

baseball at LSU and Tulane.

Alex Massey has

committed

to Tulane

University.

A pitcher for

the Bears,

Massey has

played varsity

baseball for

three years

earning 2nd team All District

in 2010. He was 7-0 with a

3.22 earned run average last

year while striking out 52

batters and walking 15 in 46

innings.

Massey is the son of

Roger and Gayle Massey.

“I’m excited for these young men

to have the opportunity to play

collegiate baseball.”

Head Baseball Coach

Kyle Achord.

Baseball Guest Speakers

Aaron Nola will play for

LSU. A varsity baseball player

for three years, Nola earned

1st team All District in 2009

and 2010 as a pitcher for the

Bears. He was

1st team All

Metro and 1st

team All State

in 2010. He

was selected

to Collegiate

Baseball’s High

School All

American team in 2010. Nola

was 7-0 with one save and

had a 1.50 earned run average

last year while striking out 71

batters and only walking 7 in

56 innings.

Nola is the son of A.J. and

Sports

PLAY BALL. Celebrating their commitments to play collegiate baseball are, (l

to r) Chris Sciambra with parents Ellen and John Sciambra; Aaron Nola and

parents Stacie and A.J. Nola; and Alex Massey with parents Gayle and Roger

Massey.

Stacie Nola.

Chris Sciambra has

committed to LSU. He played

varsity baseball for three

years earning 1st team All

District in 2009 and 2010. He

was 1st team All Metro and

All State in 2010. Chris led

the Bears in hitting last year

with a .374 batting average

and a .550 on base percentage.

He had 10 doubles, 2 triples

and 9 homeruns and led the

team in hits (46), runs (46) and

RBIs(33).

Sciambra is the son of

John and Ellen Sciambra.

Massey, Nola and

Sciambra helped lead the

Bears to the 5A State Baseball

Championship in 2010, the

first title in 34 years. Kyle

Achord serves as head

baseball coach.

Currently there are 13

CHS graduates playing

collegiate baseball.

GUEST SPEAKER. Mark Starring, a 1975 graduate of Catholic High,

spoke to the baseball team. Mark was on the state runner-up baseball

championship team for CHS in 1975 and the state wrestling championship

team in 1975. Mark owns Mark Starring & Associates Inc, a distributor for

Depuy Orthopedics.

Head Baseball Coach Kyle Achord (left) welcomes David Whatley ‘74 as

one of the guest speakers.

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Memorial & 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 September 1, 2010 through December 7, 2010 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please

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

Memorial Gifts

Mr. Harry I. Abboud

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Kleinpeter

Mr. Robert E. Amrhein, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hilburn Jr.

Mr. John F. Ancona ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mr. Charles P. Angelini ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mrs. Blanche D. Arceneaux

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mr. Adam M. Barksdale ’02

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Nesbit ’53

Dr. George A. Bishop Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bishop ’84

Mr. Gordon M. Blanchard Sr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mr. Antonio J. Bologna ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mr. Roydan Douglas Bozeman Jr. ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Danny R. Matheny

Dr. J. Perry Brandao

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

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70

Dr. and Mrs. Gregory F. Ferrara

Mrs. Abby McCurry

Mr. Charles Dale Button ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mr. Leo A. Carlino Jr. ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Haupt

Mrs. Mercedese Carville

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Laville Sr.

Mr. Isidore D. Contine ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mrs. Rita Dakmak

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. Patrick A. Doran Sr. ’57

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. Thomas M. Duncan Jr. ’32

Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Duncan ’90

Mrs. Audrey McGuire Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mrs. Barbara Chenevert

Mr. and Mrs. E. Anthony deFrances ’61

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Determann

Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jolly

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Kleinpeter

Jr. ’65

Ms. Ann Landry

Ms. Mimi Landry

Mrs. Corinne Lemoine

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Michael

Patrick L.Flanagan Insurance

Agency, Inc.

Mrs. Patricia Swenson

Ms. Hallie Vanderhider

Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Wamsley

Mr. and Mrs. T. Wayne Wroten

Mr. Michael J. Fazio

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Ms. Patricia Fejes

Mr. and Mrs. C. Wally McMakin

Mr. Walter J. Fournet Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Fournet ’68

Ms. Irene Frederick

Mrs. Claudia Brosius

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Salmon

Brother Nicholas Geisenberg, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Kleinpeter ’53

Mr. Michael D. Gomes ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Crochet

Mr. Robert Gough

Ms. Margaret Gough

Mr. Daniel P. Guillory

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Castillo

Mrs. Dorothy Guillory

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Castillo

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford X. Guillot ’39

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Mrs. Queenie Hebert

Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ’59

Mrs. Kathleen C. Screen

Mr. Oscar S. Hernandez ’30

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander

Mr. Dale Hotard ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mr. Leonard Kelly Sr.

Ms. Vivian M. Kelly

Mr. Raymond E. Kron Sr.

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mrs. Gloria Labat

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. J. Ivy LeBlanc Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Frazer ’63

Mr. Julius A. LeBlanc Jr. ’41

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Dupuy Sr. ’40

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Frazer ’63

Dr. and Mrs. Warren B. Kirsch

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Pastorek

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ruhlin

Mr. James R. LeBouef ’55

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. Rosario B. Maranto

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mrs. Marta H. McCarron

Dr. and Mrs. Armando B. Corripio

Dr. and Mrs. Colin A. McHardy

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy

Sr. ’47

Brother James O’Grady, SC

Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ’59

Mr. Charles A. Possa Sr. ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mrs. Myrle Robichaux

Mr. and Mrs. Randal C. Arceneaux

Department of Environmental

Quality

Ms. Marie Hebert

Mr. Leo Fred Rogge ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mr. Louis J. Rome Jr.

Ms. Marie Hebert

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Tammy W. Shore

Mr. John A. Shore

Mr. Louis P. Simoneaux Jr. ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Mr. Louis Stratmann

Dr. and Mrs. Oscar A. Cruz ’79

Mr. Joseph V. Terracina

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

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

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Jarrell P. Butcher ’81

Central High School Athletic Dept.

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Emonet ’87

Mrs. Virginia P. Fresina

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Gaudin ’83

Ms. Margaret Gough

Mr. and Mrs. Brent P. LeBlanc ’85

Mr. and Mrs. V. Price LeBlanc Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Menard

Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Morales III ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Nelson ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel III

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Palermo Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peters

Mrs. Kelly Salzer

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stutes

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Vidrine

Mr. Alfred Robert Torregrossa ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Dozier

Mr. Felix T. Viccellio Jr. ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Corsentino ’48

Honorary Gifts

Mr. Cody A. Abshire ’13

Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Couper

Mr. Benjamin T. Anderson ’14

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Anderson

Curtis J. Babin

Jack O. Benitez

Dorothy Mixon Borne

Floyd Anthony Bourgeois

Octave Albert Brackin Jr.

James Perry Brandao

Bryan Edward Bush Jr.

Mercedese Griffon Carville

Jules Joseph Cazayoux Jr.

Anthony S. Centineo ’53

Rita Nolan Dakmak

Mary Nicholas D’Antoni

Nathan James Edelmann ’51

Audrey McGuire Ellis

Patricia R. Fejes

Walter L. Frazer Jr.

Brother Nicholas Geisenberg, SC

Rev. Thomas Gillin, SJ

Joseph Bernard Grezaffi

LeEarl Katherine Daspit

Griffith

Stanley L. Heine ’44

Celeste Frances Cavell Jack

In Memoriam

Brother Francis David, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Ulyesse J. LeGrange ’48

Mr. Seth D. Durham ’15

Mr. and Mrs. David Durham

Mr. Wade H. Jackson ’14

Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson

Mr. William G. Jackson II ’11

Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson

Mr. James Magette

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. Daniel P. McNamara II ’14

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McNamara

Mr. Jeffrey M. Mohr ’78

Mr. Dana S. Vutera

Mr. Benjamin R. Williams ’71

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Mr. Lawrence H. Williams ’77

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Mr. Miles B. Williams Sr. ’79

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

As of December 7, 2010, 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.

Mary Anna Jurgensen Johnson

Mary Allen Frost Kron

Vivian Marie Waguespack

Landry

Jared C. LaPlace

Joseph Ivy LeBlanc Sr.

Julius Andrew LeBlanc Jr. ’41

V. Price LeBlanc

Ben Lerma Jr.

Corinne Heroman McLavy

A.P. “Tony” Muscarello

James Wade O’Neal Jr. ’51

John Mark Ramirez Jr.

Marie Eulalis Marks Reed

Myrle Landry Robichaux

Anthony Joseph Russo Sr.

Evis M. St. Romain

Byrle Lucille Sterba

Louis Christian Stratmann III

James Ewell Brown Stuart Sr.

Herbert Frank Termini ’43

Joseph Vincent Terracina

Leroy Ellis Willie

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Sports in the Past

When former

Catholic High

School basketball

coach Glen Randow

was questioned

regarding the

most impressive

tournament win

during his 23 year

tenure, there was

David Butler ’77

no hesitation when

he responded: “The 1991 Newman

Tournament.” He added, “The quality of

competition and the level that we had to

play in order to compete and in order to

win this tournament made this win really

special.”

The Newman Tournament,

considered one of the prestigious high

school basketball tournaments in the

New Orleans region, traditionally

attracted the premier teams from the

New Orleans area together with select

teams from the gulf coast region. As

the 1991 tournament began, Newman,

along with St. Augustine, Shaw and John

Ehret were considered local tournament

favorites. Catholic High, sporting a 6-0

record, was mentioned in that group as a

possible tournament contender.

Catholic opened the tournament

defeating De La Salle 98-65 in a Thursday

night showdown. Catholic was led by

Jonathan Pixley ’92 with 21 points and

Daryl George ’92 and Kevin Batiste ’92

with 17 points each.

In Friday’s quarterfinals Catholic

played a very tough Shaw team. With

Catholic trailing 51-43 at the end of the

third quarter, Shaw opened the fourth

quarter with quick basket to extend their

lead to 10 points. Catholic High went on

an 8-2 run bringing the Bears within 2,

53-51. With 3:03 remaining Pixley hit his

fourth three-pointer of the game giving

Catholic a 54-53 lead. As the game

reached the final minute, Pixley’s layup

gave Catholic a 58-56 lead. Another

Pixley basket extended the lead to 60

-56 before Shaw added a three-pointer

giving Catholic a 60-59 win.

Commenting on the game at the

time, Pixley stated: “We had gotten down

and we hadn’t been down all year until

the end. I guess we surprised ourselves a

little bit by coming back and fighting the

way we did.”

The Saturday semi-finals saw

Catholic dominate John Ehret 71-39. Led

by Ben Weinstein ’93, Catholic opened

a 26-4 lead and the contest was never in

doubt. Weinstein added 10 points in the

second quarter finishing with 15 points.

Daryl George added 14 points.

Catholic’s win over John Ehret

advanced them to Sunday’s finals against

tournament favorite and host Newman

High School led by All-American Randy

Livingston and coached by legendary

Coach Billy Fitzgerald. Catholic’s

pressing defense forced 18 Newman

turnovers. Despite Randy Livingston’s 33

points, Catholic prevailed 71-63. Leading

the Catholic scorers were Batiste with 24

points, Daryl George with 21 points and

Pixley with 15 points.

Jonathan Pixley looking back stated:

“This was the turning point in the season

because we realized we had a chance to

be really good as we beat some very good

teams.

In reflecting back on this team and

the tournament, Glen Randow stated: “I

knew we had a good team and wanted to

play in a quality tournament. My assistant

coach, Paul Kelly, knew the magnitude

of the tournament and encouraged us to

play. Pixley, George, Batiste, Weinstein,

Stephen Sterling ’92, Bryan Denison

’92, Horace Crochet ’92 and Ron Lewis

’93 were all instrumental in winning the

Newman game and the tournament. I

think we are the only Baton Rouge team

to win this tournament.

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