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Ne w s & Vi e w s o f In t e r e s t t o t h e Al u m n i, Pa r e n t s & Fr i e n d s o f Cat h o l i c Hi g h Sc h o o l

BEAR FACTS

II

June 2008 Volume 26, No. 4

In Th i s Is s u e:

Alumni Gather for 50-Year

Reunion, Page 4

Cross Country Reunion Set for

August 8 and 9, Page 5

Choir and Band

Achieve Success, Page 6

Parent Participation Key to PAGE

Success, Page 7

LSU Season Tickets Raffle Begins

July 1, Page 9

Alumni Golf Classic Draws 240 Players,

Page 13

Class of 2008 Receives $6,873,123 in

Scholarships, Page 16

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


’40s

Ed Picou ’49, an honored

paleontologist and American

Association

of Petroleum

G e o l o g i s t s

Honorary Member,

was inducted into the

Louisiana State University

College of Basic Sciences

Hall of Distinction.

Tommy Virgets ’51

was recognized as the first four-year letterman

in baseball history at LSU.

’50s

Dr. Steven Brooksher ’70

has been awarded accreditation

status in the

American Academy

of Cosmetic Dentistry,

acknowledging proficiency

in providing cosmetic dental

treatment.

Warren Kron ’72 was appointed by United

Community Bank as

senior vice president and

commercial lending officer.

Warren will manage and

maintain a commercial

portfolio and generate

Warren Kron ’72

new business in the Baton

Rouge Market.

Frank Vicari ’74 was

the recipient of the 2008 Mother Seton Award

for Our Lady of Mercy School at the Catholic

Diocesan Home and School Association annual

awards reception.

Brent Honoré ’76 was presented the

Catholic Diocesan Home and School

Association’s Bridge Award at the annual

Mother Seton Awards reception. The Bridge

Award honors distinguished volunteer service

effective in bridging the gaps between home

and school, school and church, and church and

community.

Gerald “Gerry”

Williams ’76 published

his second book, “Recipe

for Sales Leadership Success:

Getting the Most Out of the

First 90 Days.” He serves

as the regional director of

sales for IKON Document

Services for the West

Region of the United States.

Rick Lea ’77

Ed Picou ’49

’70s

Gerald “Gerry”

Williams ’76

Rick Lea ’77 is a

partner in the new business

The Loft at Perkins Rowe.

Bruce Hoffman

’78 received the 2008

Technology Leader of the

Year award given annually at

the Governor’s Technology

IN THE NEWS

Awards. The awards honor individuals,

companies, universities and organizations that

advocate technology in Louisiana.

Eddie Vollenweider ’78 was presented the

Veillon Ambassador Award during the Sixth

Annual Baton Rouge St. Jude Classic hosted by

the Bocage Racquet Club.

Karl Krousel ’81 announces

the formation of the law offices of

Karl E. Krousel Attorney at Law,

LLC. He is a personal injury and

general practice attorney.

Bill Mayer ’82 is serving as president of the

Acadiana Area Veterinary

Association. Owner and

operator of the Mayer

Veterinary Hospital in

Lafayette, he specializes

in companion animal

Bill Mayer ’82

The Loft at Perkins Rowe.

Keith Comeaux ’85

is lead verification and

validation engineer for

Entry, Descent, Landing

at NASA’s Jet Propulsion

Laboratory and is

working on the Mars

Science Laboratory, a next

medicine and surgery.

Scott Petrie ’84 is a

partner in the new business

generation rover headed to the “Red Planet”

in 2010.

Craig Gannuch ’87 was

appointed to the position

of assistant commissioner

for management and

finance by newly elected

Craig Gannuch ’87

Commissioner of

Agriculture and Forestry

Mike Strain.

John Meek ’87

announced the formation of Faulk & Meek

General Contractors, LLC,

specializing in commercial

construction projects in

and around the Baton

Rouge area.

David Faulk ’88

announced the formation

of Faulk & Meek

John Meek ’87

General Contractors,

LLC, specializing in commercial

construction

projects in

’90s

and around

the Baton

Rouge area.

Brad Blanchard ’91

was promoted to IT

David Faulk ’88 application manager of

2

’80s

Scott Petrie ’84

enrollment applications for Blue Cross Blue

Shield of Louisiana. Continuing his theatrical

work, Brad will serve as choreographer of Baton

Rouge Little Theater’s

upcoming summer

musical, The Producers.

Brad Bourg ’91 has

been named director of

business development by

27-year-old Peters Wealth

Advisors, LLC, Baton

Rouge’s first certified

financial planning firm.

Johnny McKay ’91

Johnny McKay ’91,

a real estate lawyer with

Cypress Title, opened the

first Louisiana franchise

of Pet Butler. Pet Butler

is America’s number one

pet waste cleanup and

removal service and will

be servicing the Greater

Baton Rouge area.

Scott Meares ’91, vicepresident

of operations

for AG/CM, was named

“Young Business Person of

the Year” by the Corpus

Christi Chamber of

Commerce at the 2007

Scott Meares ’91

Spirit Business Awards

banquet.

Todd Parker ’92 was appointed to the

Todd Parker ’92

position of assistant

commissioner for

agriculture and

environmental sciences

by newly elected

Commissioner of

Agriculture and Forestry

Mike Strain.

BEAR FACTS II

Brad Bourg ’91

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor

Contributors:

Margie Alexander

Angie Allen

David Butler ’77

Barbara Camp

Hal Dupuy ’73

Glen Randow

Debbie Thomas

Joni L. Owens

We welcome the submission of material for

possible publication. Mailing address:

855 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

www.catholichigh.org


Chris Waguespack ’92 has accepted a

trading position with Taconic Capital Advisors

LP, a hedge fund based in New York City and

London.

Dan Burns ’93 has been awarded a Ph.D

in Theology from Loyola of Chicago and

is now teaching at St. Joseph’s Seminary in

Covington.

Edward Sutton ’93 was acknowledged

by his company, NES

Rentals, as a member of

the Chairman’s Circle,

reserved for the top five

salesmen in the company.

Colin LaRose ’97

received a juris doctor

degree from Georgetown Colin LaRose ’97

Law School in Washington,

D.C. in May. Colin is a primary patent

examiner for the U.S. Patent & Trademark

Office in Alexandria, Va.

Trey Eyre ’98 is a

partner in the new business

The Loft at Perkins Rowe.

Trey Eyre ’98

Kendrick Shanklin

’98 graduated from

Grambling State University

with a B.S. in Computer

Information Systems. He

is teaching Technical Applications in Dallas,

TX at Faith Family

Academy and working on

an MBA at Texas A & M

–Commerce.

Brad Kairdolf ’99

was featured in Fortune

Magazine regarding

the 2008 Rice Business Kendrick

Plan Competition. His Shanklin ’98

company, DiagNano,

placed first for its work on a diagnostic tool

that aims to provide a

more accurate and efficient

methodology

’00s

for cancer

diagnosis.

E v a n

Villarubia

’02 graduated from

Brad Kairdolf ’99

Georgetown University

with honors in Chinese in 2006. He was

hired by the Shaw Group

in 2007 and relocated to

Shanghai in 2008 to help

open the office there.

He helps facilitate their

business in China.

Charley Grant Silvio

’03 received a Bachelor of

Evan Villarubia ’02

Arts from Louisiana State

University in English-

IN THE NEWS

Creative Writing. He has been accepted into the

McNeese State University

Graduate School writing

program and will begin

teaching in the fall.

Michael Alch ’04

graduated from West Point

Michael Alch ’04

School of Medicine at

the LSU Health Science

Center in New Orleans for

the Fall 2008 class.

Calvin Matthews ’04

received a Bachelor of

Science from Louisiana

State University in May.

Calvin will be working as

an Engineering Business

Calvin

Matthews ’04

in May 2008.

Dane Mackey ’04 has

been accepted to the LSU

Analyst at Chevron’s

Corporate Headquarters

in San Ramon, Calif.

Joshua Reaves ’04

achieved placement on the

Louisiana State University

Dean’s List for achieving

a 3.50-3.99 grade point

average for the 2007 fall

semester.

Luke Zumo ’04, a

Loyola University senior guard, was named

honorable mention on the 2007-2008 All-

American Team by The National Association of

Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Luke, a twotime

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, was

named All-GCAC.

Patrick Coco ’05 was elected vice president

of the Biological Engineering Student

Organization at LSU for 2007-2008 and was

responsible for organizing the American Society

of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Southeastern Conference held at LSU.

Ben McArdle ’05 was named a recipient of

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Dane Mackey ’04

SOLDIERS. Nine CHS soldiers returned

home from Iraq on April 26, 2008.

Welcoming home their assistant coaches

Lc. Cpl. Andrew Bolton ’04 (back row,

second from left) and Sgt. Garret DuBois

’01 (back row, second from right) at the

Baton Rouge Marine Corps Reserve Center

were CHS 2008 State Champion Wrestling

team members front row (l to r) Blake

Savoie, Coach Tommy Prochaska ’92 and

son Mason. Back row (l to r) were Matthew

Guidry, Lc. Cpl. Bolton, Beau Town, John

Paul Luckett, Michael Love, Trey Misuraca,

Ben Carol, Sam Knight, Alex Hurst, John

Beiler, Chase Fresina, Sgt. DuBois and

Trent Fresina. Wrestling Team members

presented Assistant Coaches Bolton and

DuBois with championship rings.

the 2008 American Society of Civil Engineers

Baton Rouge Branch Scholarship.

Tyler Ball ’06 achieved placement on the

Louisiana State University Chancellor’s Honor

Roll for achieving a 4.0 grade point average for

the 2007 fall semester.

Michael Mohr ’06 has been named a Ford

Teaching Fellow for the 2008-2009 school year

at Millsaps College. This recognition is a grant

program that gives students opportunities to be

mentored by a professor of their choice. Michael

will be conducting research and teaching a class

on Medieval Mythology.

Scott Sulik ’06 achieved placement on

the Louisiana State University Dean’s List for

achieving a 3.50-3.99 grade point average for

the 2007 fall semester.

Raphael Malbrue ’07 received an Academic

Excellence Award for

achieving a 4.0 GPA as

a 1st Year Bandsman in

the Tuskegee University

Marching Crimson Piper

Band. Malbrue has

been accepted into the

National Institute of

Health Undergrad Step-

Up Research Summer

Program where he will continue to research

Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases.

Adrian Serio ’07 achieved placement on the

Louisiana State University Chancellor’s Honor

Roll for achieving a 4.0 grade point average for

the 2007 fall semester.

John Steitz ’07, a pre-engineering major

at Southern Methodist

University in Dallas, TX,

has been elected to the

Student Senate by the

SMU student body. John is

one of two student senators

representing the Dedman

John Steitz ’07

Raphael

Malbrue ’07

College of Humanities and

Sciences.


50-Year Graduates Return to Campus for Reunion

Catholic High School

honored its 50-year graduates,

the class of 1958, at a reunion

on campus Saturday, May 24,

2008.

Also honored were the 60-,

65-, 70- and 75-year graduates

from the classes of 1948, 1943,

1938 and 1933. The event was

sponsored by the CHS Alumni

Association.

The evening began with

Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral

celebrated by Father Jerry

Young ’54.

Participating in the Mass

were 1958 class members Huey

Brown, Eugene Cazedessus,

Roger del Rio, Norman

Ferachi, Roger Melancon and

Robert Romans.

Following the Mass, honorees

gathered in the Catholic

50-Year Reunion

Gathered at the Catholic High School 50-Year Reunion celebrating the

classes of 1958, 1948, 1943, 1938 and 1933 were (l to r) Oscar Micaud,

class of 1933; Eugene Cazedessus, class of 1958; Robert Romans, class of

1958; David Broussard, class of 1955; Roger del Rio, class of 1958; Roger

Melancon, class of 1958; and Blane Clark, class of 1977.

High Centennial Courtyard and

the Health & Physical Education

Center Plaza for a social.

The school gymnasium was

the setting for a steak dinner

prepared by the CHS Men’s

Club and organized by Pete

Hymel, Junior Politz and Rudy

Valenciano. Waiters for the

evening were members of the

Key Club, under the direction of

Scott Losavio ’95; and the CHS

Student Ambassadors.

Brother Barry Landry, SC,

CHS principal, served as master

of ceremonies and Brother

Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39, director

of alumni relations, emeritus,

led the blessing before dinner.

Gene Tullier, CHS president,

welcomed the graduates and

their guests. Robert Romans

’58 provided reminiscences for

the 50-year graduates.

Commemorative diplomas

were presented to the 50-year

graduates, and engraved plaques

were given to the members of

the 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-year

reunion classes.

This year’s president of the

Alumni Association is Blane

Clark ’77. Glen Randow,

director of alumni relations, and

Barbara Camp, alumni events

coordinator, organized the

event.

REUNION. Members of the CHS class of

1958 celebrating their 50-Year Reunion on

May 24, 2008 were first row (l to r) Eugene

Cazedessus, Jerry Achee, Daniel Uter, Dennis

Delatorre, Roger Melancon, James Blouin

and James Clayton. Second row (l to r) Bobby

Romans, John Esnard, John Reily and Donald

Sicard. Third row (l to r) Ronald McIntire,

David Ellis, Darrell Phillips, Dennis Godso,

Roger del Rio, Norman Ferachi, Ronald

Eckert, John Domingue and Huey Brown.

Fourth row (l to r) William Hart, William

Schneider, Roy Rogge, Benjamin Folmar,

James Ferriell, Cleveland Marchand, James

Ourso and Marion Becnel.

Photos by Michael’s Photograhy

(Bottom left) Daniel Uter ’58 (right)

visits with Sarah Gremillion (left)

at the 50-Year Reunion on May 24,

2008.

(Bottom right) Attending the 50-

Year Reunion were (l to r) James

Ourso ’58 and his wife, Martha.

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Community Bids Farewell to Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

By Jan R. Breen

Brother Adrian Gaudin,

SC, former principal at Catholic

High School from 1976 to 1980,

died on March 12, 2008.

A Brother of the Sacred Heart

Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

CHS Seeks Nominations

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

for 56 years, Brother Adrian

served his community in many

roles: educator, administrator,

principal, superintendent, headmaster,

mentor, friend and

dedicated religious.

In his role as principal at

Catholic High, Brother Adrian

worked tirelessly to broaden

the curriculum to include more

opportunities, especially in the

area of fine arts. Today, CHS

has one of the strongest fine

arts programs in the area. The

band and chorus continue to

receive the highest honors at

local and state competitions

and the drama productions are

outstanding. The art program

must exemplify the principles of

the Gospel, provide service to the

community and have significant

individual accomplishments.

Seventy-three 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.

Cross Country Reunion To Be Held

August 8 and 9

Friday, August 8 Jambalaya and Social

CHS Centennial Courtyard/Union

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 9 “Big Orange Wave Memorial Run”

8 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Run begins

CHS Parking Lot and Kleinert Avenue

Social following in Centennial Courtyard

expanded its curriculum in areas

of history, drawing, painting and

sculpture, and includes three

full-time teachers and one parttime

teacher.

Brother Adrian also believed

that before a senior graduated

he should have a retreat that

would give him the experience

of prayer, fellowship, reflection,

personal growth and a deeper

understanding of God’s love

for him. To achieve this goal,

Brother Adrian initiated the

two-day, overnight retreat

experience for seniors. Today,

this has become one of the most

meaningful experiences in the

life of our seniors.

What I will always cherish

about Brother Adrian was his

continuous encouragement

when I started the student

newspaper, Bearly Published,

32 years ago. He had a strong

commitment to excellence in

journalism and he taught me

how to guide and teach my

journalism students to publish

the best in scholastic journalism.

Brother Adrian used his

famous “red pen marks” on every

issue of the Bearly Published in

those early years. With each

issue and every red mark, the

paper improved and I am proud

Brother Adrian awards Mark

Zielinski ’77 the Golden Bear as

Outstanding Graduate of the Class

of 1977. (Photo from Bruin)

to say that when I sent him

the 25th anniversary issue of

the newspaper, he wrote back

without any red marks!

I shall always be grateful

to Brother Adrian for sharing

his passion for writing with me.

And, I know the students at

CHS are grateful for the many

opportunities they have today

because Brother Adrian helped

make these opportunities a part

of our mission.

Thank you, Brother Adrian,

for sharing your many gifts with

Catholic High. Your presence

here truly made a difference in

the lives of so many.

Saturday, August 9 Cross Country Reunion Dinner

CHS Gymnasium

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Contact the CHS Alumni Office,

(225) 383-0459 or email Barbara Camp at

bcamp@catholichigh.org for more information.

FIRST STATE TITLE. Coach Boudreaux initiated the cross country

program in 1968 but did not field a full team until 1971 when they

placed 14th in the state. The following year, 1972, the CHS team, led

by Greg Haase and Delario Eames, won the state championship – the

first of 13 state titles for Catholic High. Members of the first state cross

country team were (front, l to r) Mark Trepagnier ’73, Bob Bogan ’73,

Greg Haase ’73 and Davis Rhorer ’74. Back, (l to r) were Head Coach

Pete Boudreaux ’59, Kevin Davidson ’74, Pat Heroman ’74, Delario

Eames ’73 and Greg Bercher ’74. (Photo from Bruin)

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Choir and Band Achieve Success at Every Level

By Jennifer J. Rouse

Following a successful

year of intense practices,

grueling competitions and

numerous performances, The

Catholic High and St. Joseph’s

Academy Chorus and Band

ended the 2007-2008 season on

a high note. Chorus and Band

each finished with a superior and

excellent rating, respectively.

The CHS/SJA Chorus

received sweepstakes trophies

in the District and State Choral

Festivals. The Mixed Ensemble

and Girls Schola Cantorum

received Sweepstakes Trophies

at the District Level, qualifying

all five choirs for the State

Competition. The Schola

Cantorum, Mixed Ensemble,

Schola Cantorum Men’s,

Schola Cantorum Women’s and

Advanced Men’s Choirs received

the highest award given by the

State of Louisiana by winning

the Sweepstakes Trophy at the

State Choral Festival.

Superior Ratings, the highest

rating given, also went to choral

members competing individually.

Individual CHS/SJA choir

members were recognized in the

solo, duet, trio, quintet, octet,

and sextet categories in the Solo/

Ensemble Festival. In addition to

the superior rating, two students

received a $300 scholarship to

LSU at the State Rally.

Under the direction of Mr.

Stephen Galliano, the CHS/

SJA Chorus has received the

Sweepstakes Trophy at the State

Choral Festival each year for the

last 21 years. Catholic High

and St. Joseph’s Academy have

always had the highest number

of students chosen to the District

Honor Choir and have typically

made up 46 – 52 percent of the

students chosen in the district.

In addition to their awards,

another top honor the CHS/SJA

Chorus has received is their fourtime

invitation to perform at

Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Under the direction of Band

Director Duane LeBlanc, the

CHS/SJA Band Wind Ensemble

completed the school year with an

(TOP) FACULTY AND SONS. Five

CHS faculty members were

parents to six 2008 Catholic High

graduates. Pictured with their

sons are (l to r) Bobby, Margaret

and Danny Smith; Paula and Kyle

Babin; Josh and Karen Rhodes;

Vic and Aaron Caffarel; and Chad

Gremillion. (Not pictured is

Kim Weimer, mother of Chad

Gremillion.)

(BOTTOM) LACROSSE. CHS fielded

the first Lacrosse team in Baton

Rouge.

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excellent rating at the Louisiana

Music Education Association’s

Large Ensemble Festival. With

91 bands competing, only 10

bands received a higher rating.

Wind Ensemble and

Jazz Ensemble also brought

home Superior Ratings. Wind

Ensemble qualified for the state

competition with a superior

rating at the district LMEA

Festival based on scores on stage

and sight-reading performances.

Jazz Ensemble received a

superior rating, one of only 12

to earn this distinction, at the

Loyola University Jazz Ensemble

Festival.

The Symphonic Band

competes in a Pre-Festival for

judge comments only. Receiving

very favorable comments, the

Symphonic Band was told by

judges, “when teaching, you

want your students to listen to

good bands. CHS can listen to

themselves.”

In an invitation-only

competition sponsored by

Lafayette Music Company, the

CHORUS. The CHS/SJA Chorus

ended their 2007-2008 season with

a Sweepstakes Trophy in the District

and State Choral Festivals.

BAND. The CHS/SJA Band took first

place in Class 3A in the Louisiana

Showcase of Bands.

CHS/SJA Band received fourth

place in the Louisiana Showcase

of Bands overall out of the 32

bands competing and first place

in Class 3A.

In LeBlanc’s four years as

CHS Band Director, the CHS

/SJA Band has received five

superior ratings at the district and

state levels in Large Ensemble

and Jazz Ensemble stage and

sight reading performance.

They also received all superiors

in the Northshore and Morgan

City Marching Band Festivals

and Grand Champion in the

Dutchtown Marching Band

Contest. In addition to their

awards, the CHS/SJA Band has

performed at Disney World on

two occasions.

The Chorus and Band

spend many hours preparing for

performances and competitions.

Band spends over 100 hours

preparing for football half-time

shows. The band experience also

includes a six-day band camp

during the summer.


Parent Participation Key to PAGE Campaign Success

Even though the school year

has come to an end, the books on

this year’s Parents Annual Giving

Event (PAGE) do not officially

close until June 30. Current

parents who have not yet done so

still have time to donate to this

year’s campaign.

As of May 31, 490 of 901

families (or 54.4%) made a gift

to PAGE 23. This represents

a total of $253,424. Parental

participation has been the focus

and goal of this year’s chaircouple,

Matt and Gwen Cotton,

parents of Sean ’09 and Jacob

’11.

“We’ve always felt that

participation is the key, and if

we have the participation then

the numbers will take care of

themselves,” remarked Matt

Cotton.

As is the custom for the

PAGE campaign, it takes a group

of committed volunteers to make

PAGE work. This year is no

different in that it took a number

of parents who came to school on

several different Sunday evenings

to call all current parents.

“It is wonderful to see

parents who are so supportive of

Catholic High and the Brothers

of the Sacred Heart. This parental

support truly validates the time

and effort our faculty puts into

their jobs, and in my first year I

couldn’t have asked for two finer

people to work with than Matt

and Gwen,” commented CHS

Director of Development Hal

Dupuy ’73.

Summer does not allow us

a chance to reflect on PAGE 23,

for meetings will be taking place

shortly to gear up for an exciting

new year.

Austin Nola Receives Honor as

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Austin Nola ’08 was

selected as the Gatorade Circle of

Champions Louisiana Baseball

Player of the Year. He is the first

Catholic High baseball player to

win the award that recognizes

athletic excellence, academic

achievement and exemplary

character demonstrated on and

off the field.

Nola is an LSU signee.

He played shortstop and relief

pitcher for the Bears. He hit

.477 with 48 runs scored, 42

runs batted in and 13 home runs

this season and he helped lead

the Bears to the Class 5A state

semifinals. He is a two-time first

–team LSWA All-State selection

and was the Outstanding Player

on the All-Metro team for

Classes 5A-4A.

An All-American, as named

by Louisville Slugger, Under

Armour/Team One and the

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper,

Nola compiled an .895 slugging

percentage and a .549 on-base

percentage.

Austin Nola ’08

“Austin is a great kid

with a strong work ethic and

very deserving of this honor,”

commented Head CHS Baseball

Coach Kyle Achord.

Catholic High has been

honored with three state

Gatorade Players of the Year and

one National Player of the Year.

In 2007, Jason Peters was named

State Gatorade Football Player

of the Year and in 1997, Travis

Minor was named the state

football winner and the National

Player of the Year.

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PAGE. CHS Development Director Hal Dupuy ’73 (center) meets with PAGE

Chaircouple (l to r) Matt and Gwen Cotton.

“I’d like to encourage next

year’s parents to get involved in

PAGE. It is truly a great way to

show your child you care, and an

excellent opportunity to share in

something very meaningful for

our school,” said Dupuy.

If you are interested in

working on PAGE 24, please

contact the development office

at (225) 389-0978 or Dupuy via

email at hdupuy@catholichigh.

org.

2008 Mothers’ Club Auction

“Bears Jazz it Up”

Platinum Level Sponsors

Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction

Cajun Industries, LLC

Guy Hopkins Construction Co., Inc.

Lamar Outdoor Advertising of Baton Rouge, Inc.

Gerry Lane Enterprises

Reads-Perkins Moving Systems, LLC - Milton M. Perkins III ’91

Gold Level Sponsors

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, CPAs

Calandro’s Supermarket, Inc.

Guglielmo, Marks, Schutte, Terhoeve & Love

The Moran Group - Jim and Beverly Moran

Perry, Atkinson, Balhoff, Mengis & Burns, LLC

Petrin Corporation - Jim and Kit Hall

Ratcliff & LeBlanc, Inc. – Conway LeBlanc

Milton J. Womack, Inc., General Contractor

Orange Level Sponsors

Absolute Care Providers - Stuart and Rachel Sayes, Brunson ’09

Adams Collision, LLC - Boyd and Christi Adams, Cory ’08

Custom Auto Colors – Billy & Gina Rapp

Iberville Motors, Inc. – Deniel & Bobby Roussel ’84, Joey ’11

Kadair Advertising, Inc.

Cary & Ric Kearny ’74, Philip ’02, Stephen ’04, Louis ’08

The Louisiana Insurance Center, Inc.

LUBA Workers’ Compensation - David Bondy Jr.

Realities Construction Groupe – Tricia Guitreau

Select Properties Ltd. Realty – Rick Hymel

Southern Siding of Louisiana


Raymond Post Family Scholarship Fund Established

By Hal Dupuy ’73

The “Raymond Post Family

Scholarship Fund” has been

established by Mr. and Mrs.

Raymond G. “Skipper” Post

Jr. ’57. Following his graduation

from CHS, Post went on to

receive a degree

in architecture

from Texas

A&M University.

He became

a registered

architect in

the State of

Louisiana in

1965, and

became the principal and founder

of Post Architects in 1968. He

and his wife, Bryan, have been

married for 45 years and are

the parents of a son, Raymond

“Ray” III ’86, and a daughter,

Wendy. The Posts have three

grandsons, Raymond, Jordan

and Andrew, and a daughter-inlaw,

Jenny.

Post has served on the

Board of Directors for the

Baton Rouge Chamber of

Commerce, Our Lady of The

Lake Regional Medical Center,

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer

Center, Pennington Medical

Foundation, Rotary Club of

Catholic High was

a critical part

of the process of

growing up.”

Baton Rouge, Salvation Army,

and the Greater Baton Rouge

Food Bank, to name a few.

His professional accomplishments

are extensive on a

national and international level.

He was chosen as the National

President of

the American

Institute of

Architects in

1996, and has

served such

countries as

Japan, Mexico

and Canada.

In 1992, Post

served on the Committee of the

International Union of Architects

in Beijing, and again in 1999 in

Barcelona.

In 1984, Post was the

recipient of the Baton Rouge

Area Volunteer Activists Award.

In 1987, he was the recipient of

the AIA Baton Rouge Chapter

Certificate of Commendation

for Community Service, and

in 2002 he received the Texas

A&M College of Architecture

Outstanding Alumni award, and

was voted the “Business Person

of the Year” by the Greater Baton

Rouge Business Report.

“Perhaps it is normal for all

SCHOLARSHIP FUND. The “Raymond Post Family Scholarship Fund” has

been established by (l to r) Raymond G. “Skipper” Post Jr. ’57 and his wife,

Bryan.

of us, as we grow older, to reflect

on important opportunities

which helped guide us to

successful lives. My mother

and father, Ernestine and

Raymond Post, instilled in me

the importance and obligation to

give back to others a small share

of what others have done to allow

me and my family to enjoy our

lives. To them, Catholic High

School was a critical part of the

process of growing up, and they

both contributed freely of their

time to assist the school in every

way.

“Bryan and I feel very

strongly about the importance of

Catholic High in establishing a

strong foundation of education

and discipline. My son Ray

and I both grew physically and

mentally under the guidance

of the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart. This scholarship will

help a worthy young man fulfill

an educational opportunity,

despite having limited financial

resources. We know that this will

continue to allow CHS to send

well-educated and responsible

citizens into our community in

the future, and three generations

of the Raymond Post family will

have helped in a small way,”

commented Post.

Class of 1953 Gathers

for Reunion

(TOP LEFT) CLASS OF 1953. Members of

the class of 1953 (l to r) Harold Bahlinger,

Paul Schuster and Andy Sceroler gathered

for their 55th Class Reunion on April 18,

2008 in the CHS Union.

(TOP RIGHT) REMINISCING. Reminiscing

with Pete Rumfola ’53 (right) was Brother

Donnan Berry, SC (left).

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(BOTTOM LEFT) CRAWFISH. Enjoying the crawfish

boil at the class of 1953 reunion are (l to r) Dale

Dellaville ’53 and his wife Barbara.

(BOTTOM RIGHT) COURTYARD. Taking a tour of

the campus during the reunion are (l to r) Cooter

Zimmerle ’53 and his wife Sylvia.


LSU Football Season Tickets Donated for July Raffle

Tickets Available Online

member of the Catholic

A High class of 1989 has

generously donated two tickets

for the upcoming LSU football

season. These choice tickets are

located between the 40-45 yard

lines on the east side. A raffle will

be held similar to the one that was

held for the BCS Championship

game. It will take place during

the month of July, and tickets

will only be able to be purchased

online at www.catholichigh.org.

Tickets will be $100 each, which

is quite a bargain considering the

price of season tickets, and the

fact that there will be eight home

games, including Alabama.

The raffle dates will be

Tuesday, July 1, through

Thursday, July 31. The drawing

will be held on Friday, August 8,

at 4 p.m. at the offices of Faulk

& Winkler LLC. Each participant

will receive an email confirming

the purchase of a raffle ticket, and

a second email will follow in three

to five business days with exact

ticket information.

A portion of the proceeds

from this generous donation will go

toward establishing a scholarship

in the name of the class of 1989.

Additional proceeds will go toward

campus improvements.

If anyone has questions

please contact the CHS

Development Office at

(225) 389-0978, or contact

CHS Director of Development

Hal Dupuy ’73 at hdupuy@

catholichigh.org.

Alums, Family Give Class Rings to Catholic High

David Dorman ’98 (left) donates his

class of 1998 ring to Glen Randow,

director of alumni relations, to be

used in the ring display.

How to Purchase a Chance

• Log on to CHS Web site between July 1 and July 31

www.catholichigh.org

• Click on banner at the top of the Web page.

• Tickets available only online.

Bernice Heil (left) gives the class

ring of her husband Ted Heil ’47

to Hal Dupuy ’73, CHS development

director.

Class Ring Donations Needed for

the Following Years

1898

1899

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1916

1917

1918

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1927

1928

1929

1930

1933

1934

1935

1936

1941

1943

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1959

1960

1964

1967

1968

1969

1972

1975

1976

1979

1980

1981

1984

1985

1988

1990

1992

1994

1995

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1999

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(Bottom left) Domonic Bonfanti ’48 donated his class ring to Hal Dupuy ’73

at his 60-year Reunion.

(Bottom right) Edward B. Picou ’49 (left) presents his father’s class ring,

class of 1926, to CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow.

Additional Donations. A 1973 class ring was donated by John L. Daniel ’73,

and Tom Balhoff ’65 donated his class of 1965 ring that was also worn by

sons John T. Balhoff II ’89 and Donald B. Balhoff ’91 to the ring display.


Reverend Kenneth A. Smith ’54 Memorial Endowment Scholarship

The Reverend Kenneth

A. Smith Jr. ’54 Memorial

Endowed Scholarship has been

established by his family to

honor one of Catholic High’s

most beloved supporters. His

love for CHS was unquestioned

and his passion for the success of

its athletic teams was well known

by all those that knew him.

Father Smith, who passed

away on November 12, 2007,

was ordained in May of 1963

at St. Joseph Cathedral by the

late Most Reverend Robert E.

Tracy. His priestly ministry

took him to assignments at

St. Agnes, the Catholic Deaf

Center, Immaculate Heart of

Mary in Maringouin, the Baton

Rouge General Medical Center,

St. Anthony of Padua, Sacred

Heart of Jesus, and finally as

the administrator of St. Anne

in Sorrento and St. Anthony

in Darrow. He also served as

chaplain of the Baton Rouge

City Police Department from

1977-1987, and was a member

of KC Council 3298 and the

Baton Rouge Sertoma Club.

He was a fixture at many

Catholic High functions and

Father Smith spent time with

family and friends on the night

before his passing by attending

the CHS Alumni Taste Fair.

Those that visited with him

at the Taste Fair will have the

memory of knowing how much

he enjoyed himself by sharing

great food and fellowship with

his Catholic High family.

He shared a similar

enthusiasm toward LSU athletics

as he did for his beloved Bears. He

Men’s Club Hamburger Supper

held season tickets with family

members for multiple LSU

sporting events, and loved any

time he could spend with them

while watching the Tigers in

action. Father Smith also shared

a lifelong love for antiques. He

would travel near and far to buy

or sell those precious items that

he developed a fondness for early

on in his life.

“His retirement years were

cut far too short, but the passion

he felt for every aspect of his

life will live with so many of us

forever. My life was better by

having him as my pastor and

as my friend,” remarked CHS

Director of Development Hal

Dupuy ’73.

Anyone interested in

contributing to help fully fund

this scholarship, or wishing

Reverend Kenneth A. Smith ’54

to honor a loved one by

establishing an endowed fund or

scholarship, may contact CHS

Director of Development Hal

Dupuy at (225) 389-0978 or

hdupuy@catholichigh.org.

(Left) SECOND GENERATION. Second generation of fathers and sons to attend

Catholic High School gathered for the Hamburger Supper for incoming 8th and

9th grade students on April 15, 2008 were first row (l to r) Taylor Rabalais ’12

and Paul Rabalais ’83. Second row (l to r) Chandler Loup ’81, William Loup ’12,

Duane Honoré ’83, Daniel Honoré ’12, Nick Lamotte ’12 and Nicholas Lamotte

’84. Third row (l to r) Austin Michelet ’12, Scott Michelet ’84, Ned Chargouis

’75 (uncle of Connor Nelson ’13), Connor Nelson ’13 (son of Mike Nelson ’75),

Anthony Domma ’12 and James Domma ’76. Fourth row (l to r) Patrick Tullier

’75, Brian Tullier ’12, Drew Michael Louviere ’12 and Drew Louviere ’74. Fifth

row (l to r) Benny Gaudin ’80 and Trey Gaudin ’12. Sixth row (l to r) Ned Dolese

’80, Robert Dolese ’13, William Gauthier ’12, Billy Gauthier ’82, Kevin Lindsey

’12 and Stephen Lindsey ’65. Seventh row (l to r) Brian Hanegan ’86, Keller

Hanegan ’12, Richard Lieux ’79, Ted Lieux ’12, Matthew Adler ’12 and Andy Adler

’82. Eighth row (l to r) Tim Huffstickler ’13, Kyle Huffstickler ’85, Quin Mese

’13, David Mese ’79, Jonathan Tarajano ’12 and Jorge Tarajano ’80.

A third generation

family attending the

hamburger supper

were (l to r) Thomas

Barfield ’53, Ramsey

Barfield ’12 and

Louis Barfield ’89.

Second generation of great grandfathers or grandfathers

and grandsons attending the annual hamburger supper for

incoming students were first row (l to r) Forrest King ’12,

great-great grandson of John Carroll “Pete” Kleinpeter ’29,

deceased; and third generation family, Michael Ruiz ’13; and

Fred Ruiz ’45. Second row (l to r) is Alex Say ’13, Robert

Rome ’55, Alex Vicknair ’12 and Nestor Vicknair ’48. Third

row (l to r) is Frank Polozola ’59, Bradley Vutera ’12, Huey

Brown ’58 and Michael Bourgoyne ’12.

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Class of 2008 Offered Admission to 78 Colleges and Universities

Members of the class of

2008 were offered admission

to 78 colleges and universities

including 37 to an Honors

College within a University. They

earned $6,873,123 in scholarship

money, not including TOPS. As

a class, they accumulated 21,735

hours of community service and

earned 758 credit hours at LSU

Spring Testing. The average

ACT score for the class of 2008

was 25.

The class of 2008 was offered

admission to the following

colleges and universities:

Albion College

Auburn University

Ball State University

Baton Rouge Community

College

Baylor University

California State Polytechnic

University, Pomona

California State University,

Long Beach

Centenary College of Louisiana

Christian Brothers University

Clemson University

College of Santa Fe

Colorado State University

Cornell College

Creighton University

Drury University

Emory University

Furman University

The George Washington

University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Guilford College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hendrix College

Ithaca College

Louisiana State University

OPPORTUNITIES. Members of the class of 2008 will attend colleges and universities throughout the United

States.

Louisiana State University at

Alexandria

Louisiana Tech University

Loyola University New Orleans

McNeese State University

Methodist University

Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University

New Mexico State University

Nicholls State University

North Carolina State University

Northwestern State University

of Louisiana

Oklahoma State University

Pace University, New York City

Pennsylvania State University

Point Park University

Rhodes College

Rice University

Ringling College of Art and

Design

Rose-Hulman Institute of

Technology

Saint Louis University

Samford University

Savannah College of Art and

Design

Sewanee: University of the

South

Southeastern Louisiana

University

Southern Methodist University

Spring Hill College

St. Edward’s University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Texas A&M University

Tulane University

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at

Birmingham

University of Dallas

University of Georgia

University of Hartford

University of Kansas

University of Louisiana at

Lafayette

University of Louisiana at

Monroe

University of Mississippi

University of New Hampshire

University of New Orleans

University of South Carolina

University of Tampa

University of Texas, Austin

University of Tulsa

University of Virginia

University of West Florida

Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Men’s Club Hamburger Supper

Third generation students attending Catholic High for the 2008-09 school

year gathered with their family. They were first row (l to r) Thomas Tomeny

’12, Pat Tomeny ’73, great grandson and grandson of Sidney Arbour ’31.

Second row (l to r) is second generation family, Austin Romano ’12 whose

grandfather is Marion Romano ’61, third row. Third row (l to r) is Romano;

Nicholas Lanata ’12, grandson of Jensen Holliday ’58, deceased; and great

grandson of Louis Borne ’28; David Capdevielle ’12, great great grandson

of John Heroman Sr., class of 1898 and grandson of John Heroman ’29;

and Cory Babin ’12, grandson of Joe Babin Jr. ’44 and great grandson of Joe

Babin ’12. Fourth row (l to r) is Andy Simon ’77 and Andrew Simon ’12,

grandson and great grandson of Ed Burch ’35, deceased. Fifth row (l to

r) is Flint Virgets ’78, Warren Virgets ’48, Quentin Virgets ’12, and second

generation family Denny Braud ’56 and Ryan Toups ’12. Sixth row (l to r)

is John “Pete” David ’62, Kevin Ducote ’85 and Allen Ducote ’12. Seventh

row (l to r) Chris Cashen ’13, grandson of Donald Marrero ’51, and stepson

of Tim Cashen ’82; Martin Kleinpeter ’79 and Craig Kleinpeter ’12, son and

grandson of Larry Kleinpeter Sr. ’53. Eighth row (l to r) is James Ruiz ’74,

Fred Ruiz ’45, Michael Ruiz ’13, Albert Crochet ’47, Barton Johnson ’81 and

Matthew Johnson ’12, also the grandson of Fielding H. Johnson ’52.

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Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Draws Alumni and Friends

By Glen Randow

The fourth annual Sporting

Clay Shoot was held Saturday,

April 12, at Hunter’s Run Gun

Club in West Baton Rouge

Parish.

Sixty-five CHS alumni,

family and friends participated

in a 50-target walking course

designed for CHS by the staff at

Hunter’s Run to simulate certain

hunting situations. This year’s

participants ranged in age from

11-91 years old. There were 16

teams competing for top team

honors and additional individual

awards for Top Gun and Most

Potential.

The Top Team award went

to Don Delaville ’53, Dale

Delaville ’76, Ernie Gamon,

Sonny Daniels and Gerald

Geisler. The coveted Top

Gun award was won by Flint

Virgets ’78 and Most Potential

In Memoriam

Award was won by John Grace

’82. Eleven-year-old Hunter

Dexheimer was presented the

Youngest Gun award.

Lunch was provided by

Sean Malone of Serrano’s Salsa

Company and drinks provided

by the Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Bottling Co.

Camp Matens ’60 served

as this year’s chairman, and his

committee members were Dana

Vutera, Mark Emonet ’80,

Virgets, Scott Ritter ’93 and

Alumni Director Glen Randow.

As of May 15, 2008, 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.

Roberta Marie Landry Acosta

Julie Daigle Austin

Connelly Braud ’34

Minnie Hall Berry

Vernis J. “Powee” Broussard

Delmar Joseph Buhler

Cindy L. Caballero

George J. Campagna Sr.

Dorothea Lacaze Cassano

Lena Gentile Catanzaro

Joseph Earl “J.E.” Clements Sr.

Angelo Joseph “A.J.” Culotta

Gladys Celestin Culotta

Angie Romano D’Agostino

Nelson J. Dakmak Sr.

Allan Alfred Eisenbraun

Martha Greer Furrate

Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

James Patrick “Jay” Giblin II ’95

C. Peter Goff Sr. ’53

Sylvia Spillman Graphia

Josephine Marie Held

Howard J. “Bubba” Helmke Jr. ’53

Francis Patrick Henchy

Robert A. Holstead

Aimee Elizabeth Hotstream

Bridget Cavell Jones

Sister Mary Felix Loup, C.S.J.

Margarett Anderson Mullins

Calvin August Oubre

Claude Joseph “Pat” Patin, M.D.

G. Michael Pharis

Mary Bonfanti Percy

Donald Joseph Ramirez Sr.

Dura Lynn Reeves

Jordan “Jordy” Rourke ’06

John Peter Schittone Sr.

Louis Selig Jr.

Morris Shapiro

Robert Paul Sims ’52

Beverly Rita Landry Simoneaux

Robert Paul Sims

Kendall Bridges Stafford

Reverend Joseph Francis Steffes,

CSSR

Francis Owen Tomeny Jr.

Katherine Kendrick “Lyone”

Tricou

Julius Allen Tullier

Lester Thomas Walsh

Mazie Bankhead Whitmore

Hilda Champagne Willi

Lilla Grace Wilbert Williams

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(Top) TOP TEAM. Members of the Top Team for the day were (l to r) Dale

Delaville ’76, Don Delaville ’53, Ernie Gamon, Sonny Daniels and Gerald

Geisler.

(Above left) INSTRUCTION. Flint Virgets ’78 (left), the 2008 Top Gun

winner, provides invaluable tips on hitting the rapidly moving clay birds to

his son, Quentin (right), an incoming freshman at Catholic High.

(Above center) CLAY SHOOT. (L to r) David Beach ’96, Jim Cole and Camp

Matens ’60 visit on the porch at Hunter’s Run Gun Club at the 4th Annual

Clay Shoot.

(Above right) TRACKING. Andrew Bayer ’05 carefully tracks the clay bird

across the water.

Baby Bears

Andrew Joseph Gannuch, son of Melissa and Mark Emonet ’87...

Isabella Marie, daughter of Adriane and Craig Gannuch ’87...

Christopher Hill, son of Emily and Jake Mayo ’93...Madyln

Elizabeth, daughter of Stacy and George Grau Jr. ’94....Kelly Taylor,

daughter of Caroline and Taylor Messenger ’94...Brooke Elizabeth

Julian, daughter of Kristen and Damon Carmouche ’98...Jackson

Harris, son of Layla and Rob Hebert Jr. ’98...Ava Madelyn, daughter

of Kristi and Chad Rounds ’99...David Charles and Catherine Marie

“Cate”, twin son and daughter of Julie and Michael Perrault ’91.

Wedding Bells

Lisa Risher Burns and Tullis Barrett McKnight ’91...Crystal

Rodrique and Bret Antie ’91...Caroline Renee Milner and Andrew

Kenneth Scholl ’96...Brooke Nicole LeBlanc and Alex Bradford

Knight ’01...Lacy Elizabeth Borne and Ian Michael McKnight

’03.


19th Annual Alumni Golf Classic Draws 240 Players

By Barbara Camp

The 19th Annual CHS

Alumni Golf Classic was held on

Monday, April 21 at The Bluffs

Country Club in St. Francisville.

There were 240 players and

60 teams participating in the

tournament.

Breakfast was provided by

The Bluffs; Carrabba’s Italian

Grill served lunch; Manda’s

prepared sausage poboys during

golf rounds; and dinner was

provided by Pete Hymel. The

Niketown Gift Center was

located on-site where golfers

could shop with their $50 gift

cards. There was a grand prize

giveaway (Golf Trip to Craft

Farms), a hole-in-one contest

(Hawaiian Vacation), poker run

($200 cash) and a 21st hole

where players competed to see

who could get closest to the

target located across Thompson

Creek. There were two recorded

hole-in-ones during the day!

Morning round winners in

the Net Division were the team

of Duke Minton ’88, Brian

Blanco, Kenny Keltner and Jake

Berret ’84.

Morning round winners in

the Gross Division were Phillip

Manchester, Cecil Manchester,

Mark Manchester and Buddy

Lindsey.

Afternoon Winners in the

Net Division were the team

of Steve Panepinto ’70, Stan

Barbier, Barry Bernhard ’70

and David DiVincenti ’70.

Afternoon winners in the

Gross Division were the team of

Scott Hullinger ’75, Jay Jolly

’75, Ben Thompson ’75 and

David Melancon.

Winner of the Longest

Drive for the morning round

was Phillip Manchester and

afternoon winner was Donn

Peterson ’81.

Closest to the Pin winner in

the morning was Berret; in the

afternoon was Patrick Patrick

’82.

The Alumni Golf Classic

committee was chaired by Steve

Maher ’94. Title sponsor of

the tournament was Arrighi

Simoneaux Commercial

Construction. Grizzly Sponsors

were Amedisys, Cajun

Industries, LLC, Capital One

and McDonald’s.

(Top) GOLF TOURNAMENT. Preparing to tee off at the 19th Annual Golf

Tournament on April 21 were (l to r) Francis Mayer ’85, Frank Mayer, Steve

Moore ’81, Jack Manno ’59, Bob Navo and Dan Dial ’85.

(Bottom left) étouffée. Greg Landry ’52 (left) is served crawfish étouffée

by (l to r) Pete Hymel, Tootie Hymel and Sam Bass.

(Bottom right) SWING. Billy Gauthier Jr. ’82 (left) hits as his father, Billy

Gauthier Sr. (right), follows the flight of the ball.

Title Sponsor: Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction

Special Thanks To Our Golf Classic Sponsors

Grizzly Sponsors: Amedisys Home Health Services; Cajun Industries, LLC; Capital One; McDonald’s of Baton Rouge

Hole-In-One Sponsor: Ritter Maher Architects

Grizzly Gift Sponsor: Nike Corporation

Photography Sponsor: Musemeche Photography

Banner & Sign Sponsor: LAMAR Advertising

Door Prize Sponsors: Craft Farms Golf Course; Golf, Etc.; Ken Caldwell; Marucci Bats; Nike Corporation; Ritter Maher Architects;

Sammy’s Grill; The Bluffs Country Club & Resort

Food Sponsors: Baton Rouge Coca- Cola; Carrabba’s Italian Grill; Kellogg Company; Manda Fine Meats; Mockler Beverage; Pete Hymel;

The Bluffs Country Club & Resort

Hole Sponsors:: Airtrol, Inc.; Attorney at Law Ayn Stehr; BancorpSouth; Benedetto’s Market; Business First Bank; Chustz

Electric, LLC; Citi Smith Barney; Deumite Construction; Donohue-Patrick, LLC; Edward Jones Investments;

Evans Equipment & Environmental; Environmental Engineering Services, Inc; Frank Culotta Contractor, Inc.;

Himmel’s Hardware & Cabinets, Inc; Honoré Construction; Hydro-Quip Manufacturing and Supply Inc., J.

Rodney Messina Attorney at Law; Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond, McCowan & Jarman, LLP; Milton J.

Womack, Inc.; Peregrine Corporation; Plaquemine Bank; Roto Rooter Plumbers; and Saia Electric, Inc.

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Athletes Sign To Participate at Collegiate Level

Three CHS athletes have signed to play

collegiate sports.

Luis Alexander ’08 has committed to

Washington and Lee University to wrestle.

Alexander, who is in the 135 lb. weight

class, is a four-year letterman and is a threetime

city champion. He finished as state

runner-up his junior year and came in

third place his sophomore and senior years.

Finishing his senior year with a 50-7 record,

Alexander is third for most career wins at

Catholic High School with 159 total wins.

“I chose Washington and Lee for its

academics and people. It is a nice school

with a nice campus and seemed to fit my

personality,” commented Alexander.

“Luis is one of the best wrestlers we

have ever had here at CHS. Luis is the first

wrestler whom I have coached to go on and

wrestle at the next level so it is very special,”

commented Coach Tommy Prochaska ’92.

Alexander is the son of Elba and Albert

Alexander and plans to major in pre-med.

Peter Henry ’08 has committed to

Centenary College to swim and has accepted

an athletic and academic scholarship.

Henry is a two-year letterman at

Catholic High and was the state champion

in the 100 meter free style. He was named

WRESTLING. Luis Alexander (second from left) is

congratulated by (l to r) Coach Tommy Prochaska

’92, and his parents Elba and Albert Alexander.

SWIMMING. Peter Henry (seated) will continue

his swimming career at Centenary College.

Congratulating Henry are (standing, l to r) his

mother, Tarlyn Henry, CHS Head Swimming Coach

Doug Logsdon ’02 and his father, Peter Henry, Sr.

to the All-Metro team his junior and senior

years. Henry was part of the CHS swim team

that took state runner-up honors in 2006

and 2007.

“I chose Centenary because of the

excellent education and because I wanted

to attend a smaller college,” commented

Henry.

According to Henry, the incoming

freshmen class of swimmers is a very talented

group. To accommodate these swimmers,

Centenary has decided to start a junior varsity

team next year. Centenary is a Division I

school.

“Peter is an outstanding swimmer due

to his work ethic and attitude. He has done

much for the Catholic High Swim Team as

far as letting the younger guys know what

is expected of them, and what it takes to be

a state champion. Centenary is getting an

outstanding swimmer and young man who

will benefit their team.We wish Peter the best

of luck swimming in college,” commented

Head Swimming Coach Doug Logsdon ’02.

Henry plans to swim the 100 fly and

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200 fly for Centenary. He is the son of Peter

and Tarlyn Henry and plans to major in

engineering.

Jude Stewart ’08 has committed to

Centenary College to play soccer and has

accepted an academic scholarship to the

school.

Stewart, a CHS goalkeeper, is a threeyear

letterman at Catholic High and was lst

Team All-District his senior year.

“I chose Centenary College because of

its solid soccer program. I like the campus

and the atmosphere and I knew I would get

a top of the line education,” commented

Stewart.

The soccer program at Centenary

College in Shreveport, LA is a Division I

program.

“Jude is our second signing in Soccer

this season. This shows the growth of our

program here at Catholic High. Jude’s

maturity and hard work have paid off,”

commented CHS Head Soccer Coach Bo

Cassidy ’98.

Stewart is the son of Russell and Jill

Stewart and plans to major in history.

SOCCER. Senior Jude Stewart will continue his

soccer career at Centenary College. Congratulating

him are his parents, Jill and Russell Stewart and

CHS Soccer Coach Bo Cassidy ’98 (right).

Se c o n d An n u a l Fishing Ro d e o

June 20-21, 2008

Port Fourchon Marina & Motel

Fourchon, Louisiana

Fishing: 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 20 until 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21

BLUEWATER DIVISION ADDED THIS YEAR

Weigh-In: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. each day

Award Ceremony: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21

Entry Fee: $60 (Includes two meals and registration party)

All Proceeds Benefit the CHS Alumni Fishing Rodeo Scholarship

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Seniors Recognized at Convocation for Excellence

Hartman David Brunt was

named outstanding graduate of

the Class of 2008 at the annual

Catholic High School Honors

Convocation on May 15, 2008.

Other special award

winners were Michael Perrin

Tullier, Perfect Attendance;

James Hanson Gilbert, Matthew

Griffin Hiller, Crosby Mead

Jurkiewicz, Michael Perrin

Tullier, Nationally Recognized

Finalists; Luis Batista Alexander,

Matthew Stephen Berlinger,

Cameron Pierce Breitenbach,

Jacob Stephen Foy, Chad

Michael Gremillion, Matthew

Griffin Hiller and Tyler Scott

Pecue, Principal’s Award for 4.0

grade point average; Hartman

David Brunt, American Legion;

Ryan Anthony Lewis, Student

Athlete; Knox Joseph Kelly,

Service Award; Chad Michael

Gremillion, Salutatorian;

and Luis Batista Alexander,

Valedictorian.

Extracurricular award

winners were Daniel Vincent

Cusimano, Art; Kyle Edward

Anderman, Bearly Published;

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE. Congratulating Hartman Brunt (center) for

being named Outstanding Graduate of the Class of 2008 are (l to r) CHS

President Gene Tullier and CHS Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC.

James Walter Selent, Bruin; James

William Parks III, Drama; Crosby

Mead Jurkiewicz, French; Jeffrey

Paul Roussel, Hi-Y; Gordon

Robert Newman, Junior Classical

League; John Stevens Dietz, Key

Club; Crosby Mead Jurkiewicz,

Mu Alpha Theta; Knox Joseph

Kelly, National Honor Society;

Benjamin James Tuminello,

Photography Club; Christopher

Joseph Heroman, Quiz Bowl;

Luis Batista Alexander, Spanish;

and Anthony Charles Montes de

Oca, Student Council.

Academic award recipients

included Brett Joseph Carville,

Art; Aaron James Caffarel, Band;

Andrew Donnelly Ellender,

Business Education; Gordon

Robert Newman, Chorus; Kyle

Matthew Babin, Computer

Education; James Hanson

Gilbert, English; James Hanson

Gilbert, French; Cameron

Pierce Breitenbach, Health and

Physical Education; Christopher

Joseph Heroman, Latin; James

William Parks III, Mathematics;

Robert Louis Glueck, Religion;

Hartman David Brunt, Science,

James Hanson Gilbert, Social

Studies; and Jonathan Gardere

Carter, Spanish.

Fifteen seniors were honored

as CHS Men of the Year. This

award recognizes seniors for

their service, leadership and

commitment to the school.

Receiving this honor were Luis

Batista Alexander, Matthew

Stephen Berlinger, Hartman

David Brunt, Aaron James

Caffarel, Andrew Donnelly

Ellender, James Hanson Gilbert,

Matthew Griffin Hiller, Alex

Nicholas Hurst, Knox Joseph

Kelly, Michael Joseph Ledet,

Todd Garrett Lee Jr., Ryan

Anthony Lewis, Austin Kyle

Nola, William Wallace Pecue III

and Jeffrey Paul Roussel.

Two hundred and seven

seniors participated in the

Baccalaureate Mass and One

hundred twelfth Commencement

Exercises on Saturday, May 17,

2008 at 6 p.m. at the Baton

Rouge River Center Arena.

(Top left) MEN OF THE YEAR. Seniors

recognized as Men of the Year for their

service, leadership and commitment to the

school were front row (l to r) Todd Lee, Alex

Hurst, Michael Ledet and Austin Nola. Second

row (l to r) Matthew Hiller, Ryan Lewis,

Andrew Ellender and Billy Pecue. Third row

(l to r) Aaron Caffarel, Luis Alexander and

Jeffrey Roussel. Fourth row (l to r) Knox

Kelly, Hartman Brunt, Matthew Berlinger and

James Gilbert.

(Top right) ENGLISH. James Gilbert (right)

received the Golden Bear for Best in

English from Department Chair Mrs. Arlene

Audiffred.

Photos by Michael’s Photograhy

(Bottom left) KEY CLUB. John Dietz was presented

the Golden Bear for Key Club from moderators (l to

r) Mrs. Laura Engemann and Mr. Scott Losavio ’95.

(Bottom right) CHORUS. Gordon Newman received

the Chorus Golden Bear from Choral Director Mr.

Steve Galliano.

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Class of 2008 Receives $6,873,123 in Scholarships

Valedictorian

Luis Batista Alexander

Dustin Cory Adams

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

The University of Alabama

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

* Luis Batista Alexander

+ Louisiana State University

Washington and Lee University

Sam Sylvester Allgood IV

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

Mark Alexander Almon

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

° Kyle Edward Anderman

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

° Brian Mitchell Apple

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Matthew Joel Arrighi

Louisiana State University

Keith Tobin Aubert

Louisiana State University

Nolen Michael Avant

Southeastern Louisiana University

Alexander Jordan Aydell

Louisiana State University

G Austin Reese Babin

+ Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

University of Hartford

* Kyle Matthew Babin

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Larry James Barbier III

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

° John Robert Beieler

+ Louisiana State University

Brandon Scott Bellelo

Louisiana State University

* Matthew Stephen Berlinger

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

The University of Texas, Austin

Ryan Thomas Berryhill

Louisiana State University

+ Mississippi College

Adam Jude Bertrand

+ Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

+ University of Louisiana at Monroe

Salutatorian

Chad Michael Gremillion

Harvey Taylor Best V

Baton Rouge Community College

Jeremy Scott Billings

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Drew Michael Boatner

Louisiana State University

Stuart Morris Bonaventure

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

Christian Fulton Bonds

Louisiana State University

Lewis Anthony Bonfanti

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

+ Spring Hill College

° Jean-Pierre Boulanger

Louisiana State University

° Kesler Joseph Bourgoyne

+ Louisiana State University

Loyola University New Orleans

Tulane University

The University of Alabama at

Birmingham

Kolton Lee Brand

Louisiana State University

° Cameron Pierce Breitenbach

+ Louisiana State University

° Brandon Michael Briggs

Louisiana State University

Joshua Paul Broussard

+ Louisiana State University

+ Savannah College of Art and Design

Blane Andrew Brown

+ Louisiana State University

* Hartman David Brunt

+ Baylor University

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Accepting the Challenge of Excellence

Award

° John Robert Butler

+ Louisiana State University

Luke John Caballero

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

* Aaron James Caffarel

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Loyola University New Orleans

+ Rhodes College

+ St. Edward’s University

* Honors Program Scholar G Honors Program Participant ° Academic Program Scholar + Indicates scholarship offered from a college

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+ Tulane University

University of Virginia

Brent Michael Campbell

Southeastern Louisiana University

Bryce Joseph Campesi

Oklahoma State University

° Jonathan Gardere Carter

+ Southern Methodist University Honors

College

+ Tulane University

Wake Forest University

Brett Joseph Carville

Ringling School of Art and Design

Kyle Nicholas Cassano

Louisiana State University at

Alexandria

° Scott Joseph Causey

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Gordon Blane Clark III

Louisiana State University

° Robert Matthew Clary

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

° Mark Dennis Clements

Louisiana State University

Steven James Comeaux

Louisiana State University

Matthew Jordan Coye

Louisiana State University

° Brad Wesley Cranmer

+ Louisiana State University

° Douglas William Crochet

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

Daniel Vincent Cusimano

+ Louisiana State University

+ Savannah College of Art and Design

° Justin Matthew Dantin

+ Louisiana State University

+ Louisiana Tech University

* Christopher James Demas

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

John Stevens Dietz

Southeastern Louisiana University

Jamie Ethan Dismukes

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of West Florida

William Ivan Duke

Southeastern Louisiana University

Joshua Gregory Duncan

Southern University and A&M College

* Andrew Donnelly Ellender

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Mississippi State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Louisiana Bankers Education Council

Freshman Scholarship Award

Hunter James Falcon

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Pete Joseph Firmin

Southeastern Louisiana University

Adam Nicholas Fontenot

+ Louisiana State University

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

* Jacob Stephen Foy

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

° Charles Elliot Fredieu

Louisiana State University


Michael Trent Fresina

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

° Peter Julius Frost

Louisiana State University

Savannah College of Art and Design

University of New Orleans

° Sean Patrick Gahan

Louisiana State University

Kyle Frederic Gallmann

Baton Rouge Community College

Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

Dane Thomas Gautreau

United States Marine Corps

Scott Michael Gianelloni

+ Louisiana State University

* James Hanson Gilbert

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Rhodes College

+ Spring Hill College

+ Tulane University Honors College

* Robert Louis Glueck

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Daniel George Grammer

Louisiana State University

* Ethan Louis Greenblatt

+ Louisiana State University

* Chad Michael Gremillion

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans

Cornell Bernard Griffin Jr.

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Jace Stephen Guerin

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

McNeese State University

Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

° Luis Gabriel Guerrero

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

Eric Thomas Guidry

Louisiana State University

Matthew Louis Guidry

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of New Orleans

Francis Joseph Harbourt

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Spencer Mallory Harrell

+ Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Clint Matthew Haydel

Baton Rouge Community College

Blake Kendal Hays

Baton Rouge Community College

Leander Peter Henry IV

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

Drury University

Louisiana State University

North Carolina State University

The University of Alabama

* Christopher Joseph Heroman

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University Honors College

* Matthew Griffin Hiller

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans

+ Tulane University

The University of Texas, Austin

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

° Kenneth LeRoy Hilse III

Louisiana State University

Cody Paul Hoover

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Matthew Vaughn Hopkins

Louisiana State University

The University of Alabama

Alex Nicholas Hurst

Christian Brothers University

Colorado State University

Cornell College

+ Louisiana State University

Loyola University New Orleans

Saint Louis University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Alan Joseph Hymel

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

° Robert Joseph James

+ Tulane University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

° James Wartelle Jolly III

Clemson University

+ Georgia Institute of Technology Honors

College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

* Gregory Charles Judice

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Saint Louis University Honors College

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

° Bentley Kyle Jumonville

+ Louisiana State University

* Crosby Mead Jurkiewicz

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Pennsylvania State University

+ Tulane University Honors College

+ United States Naval Academy

Navy ROTC Scholarship

° Louis Cary Kearny

+ Hendrix College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Herman Osby Kelly III

+ Guilford College

+ Methodist University

The University of Tampa

* Knox Joseph Kelly

+ Sewanee: The University of the South

+ Tulane University

* Kevin Patrick Kemmerly

Clemson University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

University of Georgia

+ University of Kansas Mount Oread

Scholars Program

Landon Scott Kemp

Southeastern Louisiana University

Zachary Alexander Kilshaw

Southeastern Louisiana University

Joshua Logan King

+ Louisiana State University

+ Loyola University New Orleans

David Bruce Kives

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Brandon Dean Kleinpeter

Louisiana State University

Michael Stephen Kline Jr.

Baton Rouge Community College

Samuel Edwin Knight

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

° Christopher Ryan Kwan

Louisiana State University

Jacob Matthew LaFrance

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Grant Benton Landry

Louisiana State University

+ Louisiana Tech University

+ University of Louisiana at Monroe

Alexander Damon Lapointe

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Keith Edwin Lauter Jr.

Louisiana State University

Thomas Houston Lawler

+ Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Blake Ashton LeBlanc

Baton Rouge Community College

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Tanner Joe LeBouef

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

° Michael Joseph Ledet

+ Louisiana State University

Motiva Scholarship

James Wallace Ledoux

Louisiana State University

° Todd Garrett Lee Jr.

+ New Mexico State University

Andrew David Legendre

Baton Rouge Community College

Stephen Dale LeJeune

Louisiana State University

° Ryan Anthony Lewis

+ Rice University

° Austin Strate Lieux

Louisiana State University

Adam White Lipscomb

Louisiana State University

Myles Michael Lloyd

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana Tech University

Nicholls State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Anthony Giuseppe Mabrey

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of New Orleans

° Ryan Phillip Martin

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Sigma Pi Phi Scholarship

° David Andrew Mata

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

David Dillon Weaver Mathies

Louisiana State University

Ryan Patrick McCann

Louisiana State University

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

° Alex Paul McDuffie

Louisiana State University

Jeffrey Hartwell McIntyre

Southeastern Louisiana University

° John Thomas Messina

Louisiana State University

Stephen Rolfe Miller

Louisiana State University

The University of Alabama

University of Mississippi

° Robert Jordan Minton

Louisiana State University

Cody Robert Miranda

Louisiana Tech University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

* Honors Program Scholar G Honors Program Participant ° Academic Program Scholar + Indicates scholarship offered from a college

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Roy Achille Mongrue III

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

* Anthony Charles Montes de Oca

Louisiana State University

Tulane University

University of Georgia

Michael Shea Mooney

Southeastern Louisiana University

Cameron Leigh Moore

Louisiana State University

Jacob Allen Morgan

Baton Rouge Community College

Steven Paul Morgan

Louisiana State University

Cody Randall Muse

Louisiana State University

* Gordon Robert Newman

+ Hampden-Sydney College Honors Program

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Millsaps College

+ University of Dallas

John Vincent-Liem Nguyen

Louisiana State University

° Austin Kyle Nola

+ Louisiana State University

° Jonathan Peter Olinde

+ Louisiana Tech University

Jonathan David Olivier

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

Anthony Ross Panepinto

Southeastern Louisiana University

* James William Parks III

+ Ball State University Honors College

+ Furman University

+ Hendrix College

+ Ithaca College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

° Tyler Scott Pecue

+ Louisiana State University

° William Wallace Pecue III

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

° Benjamin John Pfeifer

Louisiana State University

Matthew John Phillips

California State Polytechnic University,

Pomona

+ Louisiana State University

° Ransom Paul Pipes

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

Ryan Michael Pitchford

Baton Rouge Community College

° Micah Jordan Podorsky

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Louisiana Tech University

Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

+ Spring Hill College

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

+ University of Louisiana at Monroe

Donald Eugene Ponder Jr.

+ Louisiana Tech University

+ Tulane University Honors College

° Steven Anthony Powell

+ Louisiana State University

Vincent Thomas Ravasio

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

* James Christopher Redwine

Emory University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Sewanee: The University of the South

+ Tulane University

Joshua Thomas Rhodes

Louisiana State University

Michael Paul Rhorer

Louisiana State University

Cory Bennett Richard

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Matthew Joseph Roberts

Centenary College of Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans

Millsaps College

Pace University, New York City

Samford University

Spring Hill College

Jimmy Williams Foundation Scholarship

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Alex Joseph Rodney

Baton Rouge Community College

William Austin Root

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Mississippi

* Randy Simon Roth

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Thomas Perry Rothermel

+ Louisiana State University

* Jeffrey Paul Roussel

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Knights of Columbus Youth Leadership

Award

* Christopher Aaron Sciortino

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

° Stephen Lee Sherman Jr.

Louisiana State University

Dexter Clayton Shill

Louisiana State University

° Christopher Ryan Smith

California State University, Long Beach

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Point Park University

+ University of New Orleans Honors

College

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Daniel Joseph Smith Jr.

Baton Rouge Community College

Robert Lawrence Smith

Baton Rouge Community College

Frank Joseph Speranza Jr.

Louisiana Tech University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Mississippi

° Jude William Stewart

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Louisiana State University

Millsaps College

William Edward Stradley

+ Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Carl Allen Talbot

+ Louisiana State University

Jordan Luis Tarajano

Loyola University New Orleans

Benjamin Joseph Thibodeaux

Louisiana State University

Northwestern State University of

Louisiana

Patrick James Thigpen

Louisiana State University

The University of Alabama

University of South Carolina

° Michael Carl Thomas

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Vanderbilt University

Forrest Files Town

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

° Robert Webster Town

+ Louisiana State University

° Andrew Jared Townsend

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Larry Hoang Tran

University of New Orleans

Xavier University of Louisiana

° Neil Gerard Tribou

Louisiana State University

° Michael Henry Truax Jr.

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Texas A&M University

+ Tulane University

The University of Alabama

* Michael Perrin Tullier

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Louisiana Tech University

The University of Texas, Austin

Benjamin James Tuminello

+ Louisiana State University

° Calvin Frederick Turk

+ Louisiana State University

Caleb Nicholas Van Pelt

+ Louisiana State University

Brett Bowden Vann

+ University of Mississippi

° William Edward Verrett

+ Auburn University Honors College

+ Louisiana State University Honors

College

+ The University of Alabama Honors College

* Nicholas John Virgets

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Adam Joseph Waggenspack

+ Louisiana State University

Devan Charles Walker

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

Matthew Joseph Walsh

Southeastern Louisiana University

Tyler Scott Ward

Louisiana State University

+ The University of Alabama at

Birmingham

Daniel Joseph Weimer

Southeastern Louisiana University

Kyle Garrett Weishar

Baton Rouge Community College

* Leonard Grant Williams

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University Honors College

° Trey Douglas Willoughby

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Brian Steven Winders

Louisiana State University

Adam Jordan Wood

Baton Rouge Community College

° Joshua Alexander Wood

Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Matthew Kyle Zito

Louisiana Tech University

Anthony Joshua Zumo

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

* Honors Program Scholar G Honors Program Participant ° Academic Program Scholar + Indicates scholarship offered from a college

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Memorial and Honorary Gifts

There are many special occasions during our lives when we choose to memorialize or honor in a special way those we hold dear. The following are

acknowledged for their gifts to Catholic High School from February 28, 2008 through May 19, 2008 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember

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

Memorial Gifts

Mrs. Frances Bergeron

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney P. Graf

Mrs. Minnie Berry

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Laville Sr.

Mrs. Mary Bonfanti

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Frazer ’63

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ’70

The Architectural Studio

Mr. Frederick R. Bonanno ’43

Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Cangelosi ’43

Mr. Leo A. Carlino ’75

Mrs. Laurie H. Carlino

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Haupt

Mr. Alfred J. Carville ’30

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel III

Mr. J. E. Clements

Chesteen & Associates, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Cullen Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gianelloni ’74

Hebert, Spencer, Cusimano & Fry, L.L.P.

Jewell & Jewell

Ms. Sharnell Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville ’73

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Lopoo

Julie Reynolds

Southern Packaging, Inc.

Mrs. Mary Gayle Starke

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mrs. Angie R. D’Agostino

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bourdier ’55

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mrs. Pietra B. Brocato

Ms. Wanda Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Donaldson ’55

Mrs. Jennie C. Fonte

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Kleinpeter ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Owen C. Parker

Mr. and Mrs. David Price

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rivault

Mrs. Daisy Romano

Mr. and Mrs. Tullio J. Saffiotti

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Woolfolk

Mr. Nelson Dakmak Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil J. Muscarello ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

The Architectural Studio

Mr. Patrick A. Doran ’57

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. Charles J. Duhe Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Doyle A. Ball Jr.

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Foret

Mr. and Mrs. L. Joseph Lefebvre ’43

Mrs. Martha Furrate

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy ’47

Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

Mr. Francis L. Bergeron

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Molstad

Ms. Myrtle T. Ourso

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Terracina

Mr. Owen A. Gauthier ’44

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and

Mrs. John M. Jolissaint ’35

Mr. James P. “Jay” Giblin II ’95

1st Financial Bank

Ms. Lori Anderson

Bank First Financial Services

Bank of Coushatta

Bank of Erath

Bank of Oak Ridge

Bank of Winnfield

Mr. and Mrs. William Billingsley

Mr. and Mrs. Jim B. Black Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Bonnecaze ’60

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Ms. Susan Bujol

Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Bush

Cameron State Bank

Mr. Donald J. Cassano ’67

Mrs. Jeanie Cassano

Citizens Bank

Citizens National Bank

Ms. Nona M. Dailey

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Durand

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dyer

Feliciana Bank and Trust Company

Fifth District Savings Bank

First National Banker’s Bank

First North Louisiana Bancshares, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter L. Fourrier ’92

Franklin State Bank

Guaranty Bank of Mamou

Mr. W. E. Hawkins Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hubbard

Investar Bank

Jackson Parish Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Langlois

Merchants & Farmers Bank & Trust Company

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Neely

Mr. Patrick L. Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Panepinto ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Pecue III ’95

Peoples State Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Pierson Jr.

Plaquemine Bank and Trust Co.

Priority One Bank

Progressive Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Quinlan Jr.

Richland State Bank

Simmesport State Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon E. Simon

Small Town Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Smith

South Louisiana Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. and Mrs. J. Rick Tarajano Sr.

Tensas State Bank

The Citizens Bank

The Cottonport Bank

Vermilion Bank & Trust Company

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill C. Wautlet Jr.

Mr. C. Peter Goff ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Phil J. Muscarello ’50

Mr. Omer J. Hebert ’27

Anonymous

Mr. Robert A. Holstead

Mr. James C. Brown ’43

Mr. Francis C. Jumonville ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Jumonville ’42

Mr. Raymond E. Kron

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. James R. LeBouef ’55

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. Joseph E. Labauve ’36

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and

Mrs. John M. Jolissaint ’35

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Mr. Lefebvre J. Lefebvre ’21

Mr. and Mrs. L. Joseph Lefebvre ’43

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe

Mrs. Madeline O. Nesbit

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and

Mrs. John M. Jolissaint ’35

Dr. Claude J. Patin

Dr. and Mrs. Hans P. Armstrong

First National Banker’s Bank

Mr. Brent D. Pecue ’80

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Pecue II ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mr. John P. Schittone Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. Morris Shapiro

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Lopoo

Father Kenneth A. Smith ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. DiVincenti ’67

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Lopoo

Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Smith IV

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Randow

Mr. Olieus J. Templet ’50

Knights of Columbus-Council 3331

Mr. and Mrs. Phil J. Muscarello ’50

Dr. Guy Waggenspack

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Wilson Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Honorary Gifts

Mr. Justin M. Dantin ’08

Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Dantin Jr.

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barker

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert ’64

Mrs. Barbara H. Magruder

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. K. Randall Wolf Jr.

Mrs. Deanna G. Dier

2008 CHS Football Program

“Total Effort”

To purchase an ad in the

2008 CHS Football Program,

please contact Vicki Melancon

at (225)383-0397 (or E-mail

vmelancon@catholichigh.org)

Deadline: June 27, 2008

Costs range from $50 to $175.

Programs will be sold at home games.


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75-YEAR GRADUATES. Celebrating their 75-year

graduation at the 50-Year Reunion on May 24,

2008 were (l to r) Oscar Micaud ’33 and D.C.

McLaughlin ’33.

By David Butler ’77

In May

1971, Catholic

High School

found itself

without a

football coach

as Joel Smith

was leaving

David Butler ’77 and Barrett

Murphy ’55

had not yet

arrived. That unique situation,

together with a struggling track

team, inspired Track Coach Pete

Boudreaux ’59 to hold a school

wide decathlon competition.

“My motive was two-fold

in holding the competition. I

wanted the kids to have fun and

had been thinking about doing

the decathlon as part of my P. E.

class. Also, I wanted to find out if

any of the guys had any talent in

track. I was quite surprised at the

interest and number of entries,”

recalled Coach Boudreaux.

The decathlon is a 10

event competition consisting of

the 100-meter, 400-meter, and

1500-meter runs, the 110-meter

high hurdles, javelin, discus,

shot put, pole vault, high jump

and long jump. In conducting

the competition, Boudreaux

was required to make certain

adaptations. First, he sat down

and compiled scoring tables to

provide points to contestants

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based upon a range of projected

results for each individual

event. Another adaptation by

Boudreaux was to change the

hurdle race from 110-yards

to 60-yards due to the lack of

available hurdles.

The setting for the

competition was the Catholic

High School track. The track, at

that time, was a well worn dirt

oval path around the football

field measuring approximately

440-yards.

“It was not a perfect oval.

We buried tires halfway down in

the turns and it took up part of

the baseball field. There was a

wire fence that would be rolled

back when the baseball team was

not playing and we would run

through part of the outfield,”

described Boudreaux.

“You learn to make do

with what you have,” added

Boudreaux.

After the first day, the

competition was led by

sophomore Greg Comeaux

’73 with 4,175 points, junior

Lawrence Uter ’72 with

3,670 points and senior Pat

Donaldson ’71 with 3,430

points. Donaldson edged out

Uter and Comeaux for individual

decathlon honors scoring 10,510

points to Uter’s 10,320 points

and Comeaux’s 10,050 points.

Donaldson’s winning marks were

POLE VAULT. Lawrence Uter ’72 pole vaults during the decathlon. The

decathlon is a 10 event competition consisting of 100-meter, 400-meter

and 1500-meter runs, the 110-meter high hurdles, javelin, discus, shot

put, pole vault, high jump and long jump. (Photo from Bruin)

5'4" in the high jump, 20'1" in

the long jump and 11' in the

pole vault.

“None of the contestants

really knew how to pole vault.

I gave them a quick lesson then

the competition began,” stated

Boudreaux.

The competition proved a

success as the contestants clearly

had fun and Boudreaux made a

few track discoveries. The most

notable was that Sophomore

Greg Haase ’73 proved to be

fairly good in distance races

despite the lack of training.

“He was our first successful

cross-country and distance

runner and a pioneer in

the Catholic High cross

country program,” commented

Boudreaux.

Boudreaux also saw the

athleticism in Comeaux which

later led to his success as a hurdler

at Catholic High.

“It was a lot of fun. It was

quite challenging and gave us

an opportunity to do events we

wouldn’t otherwise have had the

opportunity to do.”

“Coach Boudreaux had

a great idea and we all enjoyed

participating,” recalled Uter.

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