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

BEAR FACTS

II

June 2007 Volume 25, No. 4

In This Issue:

Alumni Gather for 50-Year

Reunion, Page 5

PAGE Participation Continues

to Rise, Page 6

Catholic High Launches E-Newsletter,

Page 10

Golf Classic Draws 200 Players,

Page 12

Class of 2007 Receives $6,561,723 in

Scholarships, Page 15

Kyle Achord Named Head Baseball

Coach, Page 9

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


’50s

Pete Rumfola ’53 and wife,

Mary Gayle, celebrated their 50th

wedding anniversary on May 12

with a reception at the Erwinville

Community Center

in Port Allen.

Jerry Arbour ’65 has been

selected to serve as the School

B o a r d

Representative on the

Planning Commission for

the city of Baton Rouge

and parish of East Baton

Rouge.

Jerry Arbour ’65

’70s

Cary Bani ’76 was

ordained by Bishop

Robert W. Muench at

St. Joseph Cathedral on May 26.

He has been

appointed to

be parochial

v i c a r

( a s s o c i a t e

pastor) of St. John the

Evangelist Parish in

Prairieville as his first

priestly office.

Jeff Fortenberry ’78

five girls.

Miles Williams ’79

has been named president

of Sigma Consulting

Group, Inc.

David Zielinski ’79

has established East

Baton Rouge Laboratory

Academy, an autonomous

Jeff Fortenberry ’78

was re-elected to the

United States Congress

from Lincoln, Neb. He

serves on the Agriculture,

Small Business and

International Relations

committees. He and his

wife, Celeste, now have

school within the E.B.R. Parish School System

which is associated with Advance Baton Rouge

and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Zielinski taught at Episcopal High School for

18 years, including two years as dean of student

life and four years as head of the upper school.

Mike Beychok ’81, the creative director/

political strategist with Ourso

’80s

’60s

Cary Bani ’76

Miles Williams ’79

Beychok Johnson Inc., a Baton

Rouge based Democratic directmail

firm, won a bronze for a

mailer the firm designed for

Jacques Roy’s campaign for Mayor

of Alexandria.

Shawn Hannie ’82, a cinematographer

and graduate of USC Film School, worked

IN THE NEWS

as first assistant camera

on the feature “A Good

Man Is Hard to Find,”

shot in Baton Rouge. He

is working on filming a

music video in Austin,

Texas.

Stephen Parker ’82 Shawn Hannie ’82

participated in the Five

Boro Bike Tour in New

York City.

Patrick Kelleher ’83

has accepted a job with

Genetech Biotechnology as

a Clinical Specialist in the

Lucentis Division treating

Stephen Parker ’82 Macular Degeneration

with Retinal Injections.

Joseph Mengis ’84, a

partner at Perry, Atkinson,

Balhoff, Mengis and

Burns Law Firm, has been

accepted as a Fellow of the

American College of Trusts

and Estate Counsel. In

December, he was board

certified by the State Bar

Association in the area of

estate planning.

J.P. Piper ’84

over 21 years of serving

our country. He will now

embark upon his new

civilian career with Shaw

Group.

Francis Mayer ’85 is

employed at Amedisys

in Baton Rouge as vice

president of contracting.

Francis Mayer ’85

Joseph Mengis ’84

J.P. Piper ’84 has

been recognized by

collegeinsider.com as

the 2007 Southland

Conference Coach of the

Year.

Andy Kershaw ’85 has

retired from the U.S. Navy

as Chief Petty Officer after

John Lackett ’87, an

architect with Remson

Haley Herpin Architects

A.P.A.C., was promoted

to associate status.

John Zvonek ’87

has been named a vice

president and general

counsel of Burnett & Company, Inc. in New

Orleans, an independent managing general

agent providing local underwriting services to

the London and U.S. insurance markets.

Trey Ourso ’88, the Senior Political

Strategist with Ourso Beychok Johnson Inc.,


Andy Kershaw ’85

a Baton Rouge based Democratic directmail

firm, won a bronze for a mailer the firm

designed for Jacques Roy’s campaign for Mayor

of Alexandria.

Jason Kelleher ’89 owns and runs a catering

business - Jason Kelleher’s Catering. The

catering business has been open for eight years.

Ryan Jumonville ’91 is the chief executive

officer of the United Networks of

America, a Baton Rouge company

offering a discount cosmetic

surgery network.

Tyler Carruth ’92, a NASAbased

physicians assistant, leads medical

contingency training sessions for American and

foreign astronauts.

Jason Decuir ’93 has been elected to serve

on the Young Leaders Academy of Baton Rouge

Board of Directors.

Edward Sutton ’93

was one of eight recipients

for the 2007 SMEI-

Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Distinguished Sales Award

selected by the Baton

Rouge chapter of Sales

Jason Decuir ’93

and Marketing Executives

International.

Chevis Jackson ’96 is working for Nexion-

Health at The Marrero Health Center as a

physical therapist assistant.

Aaron Marcelle ’97,

a TFC with the Louisiana

State Police Bureau of

Investigation South

District Detectives, has

been promoted to the

rank of Sergeant with the

Investigative Support

Section of the State Police.

BEAR FACTS II

’90s

Aaron Marcelle ’97

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor

Contributors:

Margie Alexander

Stacy Bourgeois

Greg Brandao ’73

Sara Brignac

David Butler ’77

Barbara Camp

Katherine Ellis

Joni L. Owens

Glen Randow

We welcome the submission of material for

possible publication. Mailing address:

855 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

www.catholichigh.org


Michael Alello ’98

was ordained as a priest by

Bishop Robert W. Muench

at St. Joseph Cathedral on

May 26. His first priestly

assignment is parochial

vicar (associate pastor)

Michael Alello ’98 of the clustered parishes

along the River Road in

east St. James civil Parish: Most Sacred Heart of

Jesus Parish in Gramercy, St. Joseph Parish in

Paulina, and St. Michael the Archangel Parish

in Convent.

Joshua Ebey ’99 is a partner in a financial

services company, The Capital Financial

Group. He is the grandson of alumni Jack

Manno ’56.

Seth Vallet ’99 graduated from the most

mentally and physically

challenging course in

the United States Army,

the Special Forces

Qualification Course. He

now wears the distinctive

Green Beret and holds

Seth Vallet ’99 the rank of Sergeant.

Jacques McKay

Brousseau ’01 was recognized as Flores Scholar

for graduating in the top 10

’00s

percent of the class in the Flores

MBA Program in LSU’s E.J.

Ourso College of Business.

Jonathan Bakke ’02 has

entered Stanford University to study chemical

engineering.

Justin Eager ’02 received his degree from

the Air Force Academy in system engineering

and has started pilot training.

Dwight LeBlanc ’02 has been recognized

by the University of North Carolina-Charlotte

All-Time Top 10 Performances for 2007 indoor

track and field season. He placed 3rd in the

500m. He was also on the Dean’s List with a

GPA between 3.4 and 3.79.

IN THE NEWS

Lloyd LeBlanc ’02 has been recognized by

the University of North Carolina-Charlotte

All-Time Top 10 Performances for 2007 indoor

track and field season. He placed 9th in the

200m, 400m, and set a school record in the

500m. He was also on the Dean’s List with a

GPA between 3.4 and 3.79. He was offered a

position of Engineering Aide with the In-Service

Support Center, Cherry Point, N.C. as part of

the 2007 Student Summer Hire Program.

Brian Dupont ’03 graduated summa cum

laude from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in

biology. He was also the sole recipient of the

Toolen Award for highest

scholastic achievement.

He maintained a 4.0 grade

point average throughout

his collegiate career. He

will begin medical school

this fall at the University

of Alabama in Mobile.

Morris LeBlanc ’03

Brian Dupont ’03

was accepted to the Research Experience for

Undergraduates at UNC Charlotte for summer

2007. He was also named athlete of the week

in Men’s Track.

CHS Seeks Hall of Fame 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 dead, whose life and

accomplishments can be an inspiration to

the students of Catholic High.

To be selected, a person must

• exemplify the principles of the

Gospels,

• provide service to the community,

• have a good reputation within the

general community,

• and have significant individual

accomplishments.

Seventy-two 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 70896-5004.

Bill Weimar ’03

graduated magna cum

laude from Vanderbilt

University in May with a

degree in economics. This

fall he will be moving to

Charlotte, N.C. to begin

work as an investment

Bill Weimar ’03

banking analyst for Bank

of America Securities.

Michael Alch ’04 is a

junior at the United States

Military Academy, West

Point, N.Y. where he has

been named to the Dean’s

list every semester. He

was promoted to the rank

of cadet first sergeant,

making him the highest

Michael Alch ’04

ranking junior in his cadet company. He will

attend French Army’s Airborne School in Peru,

France this summer. He will graduate in May

2008, with a Bachelor of Science degree in

engineering management and be commissioned

a second lieutenant in the

U.S. Army.

Druit Gremillion ’04

has accepted an internship

in Washington, D.C.

from U.S. Senator David

Vitter and Congressman

Bobby Jindal. In

Druit Gremillion ’04

On the Cover

SCHOLAR ATHLETES.

Returning to the CHS

campus to visit with

Coach Pete Boudreaux

’59 were alums (l to r)

Morris LeBlanc ’03, Dwight

LeBlanc ’02 and Lloyd

LeBlanc ’02.

(Top right) Parents Marc and Marla

Gibbens with son, Kyle ’07.

(Bottom right) 2007 graduates (l to r)

Ryan Ginn and Brian Lumpkins.

(Top left) 76-year graduate Sidney Arbour ’31.

(Bottom left) 50-year graduates (l to r)

Dale Hotard ’57 and Skipper Post ’57.


REUNION. (L to r) Bill Drago ’53, Brother Donnan

Berry, SC and Joe Drago ’53 attended the Class

of 1953 class reunion held April 27, 2007 at the

home of Barbara and Don Delaville ’53.

December of 2007, he will graduate from LSU

with a bachelor’s degree in political science and

plans to attend LSU Law School and study

constitutional law.

Elliot Hutchinson ’04 received the PRAL

Jack Sanders Memorial Scholarship.

Brandon Landry ’04 was accepted into

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary

IN THE NEWS

Medicine.

Tommy Stryjewski ’04, an LSU Honors

College junior and biological sciences major,

has been named a 2007 Truman Scholarship

finalist. He is one of only two finalists chosen

from Louisiana and is the only finalist who

attends a Louisiana school.

MacDougall Womack ’04 was inducted

into the Order of Omega at Millsaps College

in Jackson, Miss. Order of Omega is a

national leadership society that recognizes

student achievement in promoting inter-Greek

activities.

Luke Zumo ’04, a member of Loyola

University’s men’s basketball team, was named

CGAC Player of the Week.

He was also named to the

pre-season GCAC All-

Conference team before

the season.

Trevor Vallet ’05 is

serving in the United

Trevor Vallet ’05

States Coast Guard as

Operation Specialist 3rd

Class in Navigation and

Communication. He is

stationed in Honolulu,

Hawaii.

Bingham Giamalva

’06 is an LSU freshman

majoring in Petroleum

Bingham Engineering. He has

Giamalva ’06 pledged Pi Kappa Phi

fraternity and served as social chair of his class.

During the fall of 2006, he was the assistant

coach of the CHS swim team, helping them to

a state runner-up title.

Byron Washington ’06, a freshman at

North Texas University,

won a 3rd place medal at

the Sun Belt Conference

Indoor Track and Field

Championship in

Jonesboro, Ark. He ran

a time of 6.42 seconds in

the 55-meter dash, only

six one-hundredths of a

second behind first.

Byron Washington

’06

(Top) FATHER/SON. The sons of Catholic High graduates entering 8th or 9th

grade at Catholic High were recognized at a Hamburger Supper for all incoming

students on April 18, 2007. Second generation students and their fathers were

first row (l to r) John Ricca, Jr. ’64, James Fontenot ’11, John Colter ’80, Travis

Colter ’11, Danny Moran ’77, Rhodes Moran ’11, Michael Kirby ’80, Drew Kirby

’11, Xander Erie ’11 and Michael Kron ’11. Second row (l to r) Michael Leggio

’80, Ryan Leggio ’11, Steven Miller ’84, Keene Miller ’11, Ralph Stephens ’73,

Andrew Stephens ’12, Tighe Erie ’65 and Warren Kron ’72. Third row (l to

r) Benton Williams ’11, Matt Dantin ’12, Alex Keaton ’11, Ronnie Abboud ’72,

Samuel Abboud ’11, Shane Sonnier ’12 and Joseph Sonnier ’77. Fourth row (l

to r) Clarke Williams ’75, Jim Dantin ’82, Chris Keaton ’85, Garrett Corripio ’12,

Bernie Corripio ’82, Adam Rosales ’11 and Stephen Rosales ’86. Fifth row (l to

r) was Chris Wagner ’83 and Jake Wagner ’11.

(Right) THIRD GENERATION. Third generation families attending the Hamburger

Supper were first row (l to r) Hayden Hodges ’11, Blake Hodges ’83, Denny

Braud ’56, Patrick Morel ’12, Mike Crapanzano, Jr. ’11, John Atkinson ’48 and

Mike Crapanzano, Sr. ’80. Second row (l to r) was Joseph Webre ’55, Joshua

Hindrichs ’11, Bailey Kilshaw ’11, Hal Kilshaw ’75 and William Kilshaw ’50.

Third row (l to r) was Morgan Stuart ’11, Wells Richard ’11 and James Richard

’74. Fourth row (l to r) was Eugene Termini ’52 and Joseph Stuart ’77.


50-Year Graduates Return to Campus for Reunion

By Katherine Ellis

Catholic High School

honored its 50-year graduates,

the class of 1957, at a reunion on

campus Saturday, June 2, 2007.

Also honored were the 60,

65-, 70- and 75-year graduates

from the classes of 1947, 1942,

1937 and 1932. 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 1957 class members

Anthony Pecoraro, Lawrence

Couvillon, Charles Eckert,

Raymond Post, Bernard

Mistretta, Robert Cangelosi,

Sr. and Dale Hotard.

Following the Mass,

honorees gathered in the Catholic

REUNION. Attending the 50-Year Reunion social honoring the Class of 1957

were (l to r) CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow, Anthony Pecoraro ’57,

Dale Hotard ’57, Raymond “Skipper” Post ’57 and CHS Alumni Association

President David Whatley ’74.

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 Rudy

Valenciano, Junior Politz and

Pete Hymel. Acting as waiters for

the evening were members of the

Key Club under the direction of

Sue Dicharry and Scott Losavio

’95. 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.

Hotard and Gayle Hatch ’57

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- and 70-year reunion

classes.

This year’s president of the

Alumni Association is David

Whatley ’74. Glen Randow,

director of alumni relations and

Katherine Ellis, alumni events

coordinator, organized the

event.

(Left) 50-YEAR GRADS. The Class of 1957

attending the 50-Year Reunion on June 2,

2007 were first row (l to r) Bob Cangelosi,

Dale Hotard, Thomas Drago, Bill Cook,

Whitney Bourgeois, Mike Romano and

Wayne Hirschey. Second row (l to r) were

Bernie Mistretta, Malcolm Brian, William

“Sonny” Carona, Anthony Pecoraro, Pierre

Titard and Henry Gravois. Third row (l

to r) were Albert Babin, Tim Finnegan,

Byron Bozeman, Bill Fremin, Anthony

“A.J.” Scardina, Herman Averette and Buck

Tucker. Fourth row (l to r) were Carl

Keller, David Simmons, Skipper Post, Gayle

Hatch, Ed Baker, Earl Zimmerle, Lauren

Couvillon, Warren Bourgeois and Charles

Schoenbradt.

(Far left) GATHERED.

CHS graduates attending

the 50-Year Reunion were

(l to r) Bill Cook ’57,

Marion Alessi ’47, and

LeClercq Bozeman ’42

(Far right) 50-YEAR

GRADUATE. Brother Eldon

Crifasi, SC ’39 presents a

50-year diploma to Tim

Finnegan ’57.


Parents Annual Giving Participation Continues to Rise

By Greg Brandao ’73

Catholic High School parent

participation in the 2006-2007

Parents Annual Giving Event

(PAGE) has reached its highest

level since 1999-2000.

As of May 31, 635 families

(or 72.5 percent) made a gift to

PAGE. The previous participation

record was 74.8 percent. Because

this year’s PAGE campaign will

not be completed until June 30,

there is still a chance to break the

old participation record.

“PAGE chaircouple Rolfe

and Cary Miller, parents of

Stephen ’08, did outstanding

work leading our PAGE

effort,” said Dr. Greg Brandao

’73, director of development.

“Their creative approach

By Greg Brandao ’73

Twin brothers Robert P.

(Bob) Robichaux, M.D. ’62 and

John F. (Jack) Robichaux, J.D.

’62 have established the Mildred

Creaghan Robichaux and

Gertrude Creaghan Scholarship

in honor of Brother Carl Evans,

SC. Their mother, Mildred, and

aunt, Gertrude, were career high

school teachers whose sacrifices

allowed the brothers to attend

Catholic High School.

The scholarship honors

Brother Carl Evans, SC, the

Robichaux brothers’ biology

and religion teacher at CHS and

lifelong friend who served as

their role model, educator and

mentor. Brother Carl’s personal

involvement in the twins’ lives

contributed greatly to their

success as Catholic professional

men.

“We are establishing this

scholarship with its primary

purpose to provide financial

assistance to Catholic young men

who, through their commitment

to and practice of their faith,

demonstrate potential as

Catholic leaders,” said Jack and

Bob. “Each recipient will be a

young man who is a practicing

through initiation of a Steering

Committee and their follow

through on its recommendations

produced outstanding results.”

Among the Steering

Committee recommendations

that proved most successful were

a PAGE phonathon and use of

attractive and succinct mail pieces

that captured parents’ attention.

Also, Steering Committee

members Fermin and Becky

Montes de Oca, parents of FM

’06 and Anthony ’08, developed

and promoted a “lead donor”

concept that generated more

than $100,000 in PAGE gifts.

“The commitment of

parents to Catholic High and

their sons was validated by the

overwhelming response to PAGE.


BEAR BASH. CHS hosted a PAGE Bear Bash for all PAGE donors on March

3, 2007. Greg Brandao ’73 (left), CHS director of development, thanked

Lacey and Bernie Corripio and Kelly and Virginia Serio for their support

of PAGE.

It is very encouraging to see us

closing in on a long-standing

record for participation,” said

Gene Tullier, president of

Catholic High.

Matt and Gwen Cotton,

parents of Sean ’09 and

Jacob ’11, will serve as PAGE

chaircouple for 2007-2008.

Scholarship Established in Honor of Brother Carl Evans, SC

SCHOLARSHIP. John F. “Jack” Robichaux ’62 (left) and his brother Robert P.

“Bob” Robichaux ’62 (right) are pictured with Brother Carl Evans, SC. The

Robichaux family established a scholarship in honor of Brother Carl.

Catholic and who, through active

involvement in his local parish,

has demonstrated that furthering

his Catholic education is

paramount to merely furthering

his secular education.”

“This is a wonderful gift

from the Robichaux brothers

to their alma mater,” said Gene

Tullier, CHS president. “Their

commitment to Catholic

education, Catholic High School

and the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart is greatly appreciated.

Their generosity will provide

qualified students with financial

need an opportunity to attend

CHS and also will help to

advance the mission of the

Brothers and Catholic High.”

FOURTH GENERATION. Four generations of families attending the Men’s Club Hamburger Supper honoring

incoming 8th and 9th graders were first row (first and second from left) Jim Kleinpeter ’75 and Daniel

Kleinpeter ’11 (deceased, John Kleinpeter ’44 and Aloysius Kleinpeter ’17). First row (third and fourth from

left) Michael Cangelosi ’11 and Robert Cangelosi, Jr. ’80 and back row (far right) Robert Cangelosi, Sr. ’57

(deceased, Roe Cangelosi ’22). Back row (l to r) Bryan Taylor ’11, Jack Persac, Jr. ’43 and Bob Taylor ’74

(deceased, Jack Persac, Sr. ’18).


F. Wayne Frey ’71 Memorial Scholarship Established

A scholarship has been

established by Mr. and Mrs.

Frederick Frey, Jr., Dr. Daniel

Frey ’74, Mr. Christopher Frey

’83, Mrs. Peggy Frey Magette

and Mrs. Judy Frey Bayhi to

memorialize their son and

brother, F. Wayne Frey ’71, who

died on January 14, 2007.

Wayne was an outstanding

student and athlete at Catholic

High during the

late 60s and early

70s. During his

senior year, he was a

member of the Beta

Club, National

Honor Society

and the Fellowship

of Christian

Athletes. Wayne

was a National

Merit Finalist and

received the Student Athlete

Golden Bear. He was the City

Wrestling Champion at 112

pounds. Wayne also was selected

as one of ten “CHS Men of the

Year” for the Class of 1971.

“Wayne was a very

conscientious and intelligent

student. He excelled in English

and wrote very well. He applied

himself in and out of the

classroom, putting his talents to

good use. He was a wrestler who

was tough to handle. Wayne

was always cheerful and pleasant

to be around. He was a deep

thinker who searched beyond

the obvious for answers,” said

Brother Xavier Werneth, SC.

“Wayne Frey was one of the

guys in the Beta Club who took

the idea of service to heart. It

seemed like Wayne offered more

than his fair share of lunch periods

running the

His willingness to be the

quiet servant and do the

things that needed to be

done behind the scenes was

most appreciated...that

spirit seems to have served

him well as an adult.

p o p c o r n

concession

— a n d

cleaning the

m a c h i n e .

His willingness

to

be the quiet

s e r v a n t

and do the

things that

needed to be done behind the

scenes was most appreciated by

the Beta Clubbers, and that spirit

seems to have served him well as

an adult,” according to Wayne’s

classmate, David Brandao ’71.

“His success at wrestling

was considered surprising to the

folks who didn’t know him. The

combination of skill, strength,

smarts and work ethic made

Wayne a winner. I also recall

that perhaps the number one

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fan of ‘Wayne Frey the wrestler’

was Brother Gordian Udinsky,

SC. The irony of the biggest

man at Catholic High being

a cheerleader for one of the

smallest was sweet.”

Wayne’s CHS success

continued in his professional

career. A memorial resolution

adopted by the Calcasieu Parish

Police Jury provides a summary

of his professional career and

the impact he had on his

community.

“Wayne Frey is without

a doubt the most dedicated

prosecutor I’ve ever met. He was

such an invaluable asset. He tried

so many felony criminal jury

trials. It’s just hard to imagine

life at the DA’s office without the

sage and wisdom of Wayne Frey.

We’re just going to miss him

so much,” said Attorney John

DeRosier in an article written by

Theresa Schmidt for KPLC-TV,

Calcasieu District.

In Lake Charles, La., on Law

Day, May 4, 2007, the Southwest

Louisiana Bar Association

honored Wayne posthumously

with the Professionalism Award,

given annually by the Albert Tate

Chapter of the American Inns

of Court. This award promotes

ethical and professional standards

SCHOLARSHIP. The F. Wayne Frey

’71 Scholarship was established by

Frey’s family to memorialize his

successes.

among attorneys. In April, he was

also recognized by the Louisiana

District Attorneys Association

for outstanding services as

Assistant District Attorneys

Section President 2006-2007.

After the F. Wayne

Frey ’71 Scholarship is fully

funded, proceeds from interest

generated by the fund will be

used to provide need-based

financial assistance for CHS

students. Anyone interested in

contributing to this fund may

contact Dr. Greg Brandao ’73,

director of development (389-

0978 or gbrandao@catholichigh.

org).

(Center) ALUMS. Glen Randow, CHS alumni

director, (center) accepts ring donations

from (l to r) Andrew “Drew” Robichaux ’77

and John Bergeron ’70.

(Above) RING. Rick Lea ’77 (left) donates his

class ring to David Beach ’96 in the CHS Alumni

Office.

(Above) DONATION. Anthony Pecoraro ’57

donates his class ring to David Beach ’96

at the 50-Year Reunion for the class ring

display project.


Class of 2007 Offered Admission to 75 Colleges and Universities

By Jan R. Breen

The Class of 2007 was

offered admission to 75 colleges

and universities including

29 to Honors College within

a university. They earned

$6,561,723 in scholarship

money, not including TOPS. As

a class, they accumulated 21,315

hours of community service and

earned 882 credit hours at LSU

Spring Testing. The average

ACT score for the Class of 2007

was 25.1.

The Class of 2007 was

offered admission to the following

colleges and universities:

American University of Rome

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Baton Rouge Community College

Baylor University

Belhaven College

Birmingham-Southern College

California Polytechnic State

University, San Luis Obispo

Carnegie Mellon University

Centenary College of Louisiana

College of Charleston

College of Santa Fe

Colorado State University

Dean College

Emory University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Indiana University at Bloomington

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University at

Eunice

Louisiana Tech University

Loyola University New Orleans

Massachusetts Institute of

Technology

OPPORTUNITIES. Members of the class of 2007 will attend colleges and universities throughout the United

States.

McNeese State University

Midland Lutheran College

Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Morehouse College

Nicholls State University

North Carolina State University

Northwestern State University

of Louisiana

Northwestern University

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University,

Agricultural Technical Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rice University

Roanoke College

Saint Louis University

Samford University

Savannah College of Art and

Design


Sewanee: The University of the

South

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern Methodist University

Southern University and A&M

College

Spring Hill College

St. Edward’s University

Stanford University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Tulane University

Tuskegee University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of Central Arkansas

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-

Champaign

University of Louisiana at

Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Monroe

University of Maryland,

College Park

University of Massachusetts,

Amherst

University of Michigan

University of Mississippi

University of New Orleans

University of North Dakota

University of Notre Dame

University of Pittsburgh

University of Southern Mississippi

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Texas, Austin

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University

Archives Receives ‘Pep Squad’ Jacket and Family Class Ring

By Sara Brignac

The CHS Archives has

acquired some unique items,

which represent different eras in

Catholic High history.

Kay Ewing, along with her

family, donated a 1938 “Pep

Squad” jacket, which belonged to

their late uncle Joe Salemi ’39.

Made of orange and black satin

with an embroidered “CHS”

on the front and the outline of

a grizzly bear on the back, the

jacket is the only one of its kind

in the CHS Archives. Along

with the jacket, a photo of Joe

was also donated to the Archives.

The photo was taken in 1943 in

his army uniform.

Mary Lou James, director

of food services, also donated a

number of unique items to the

Archives, the first of which was

a 1958 class ring worn by her

brother John Ribes ’58. The

ring was then passed down to

her brother Richard Ribes ’64.

It was again passed down to her

youngest brother Jay, who was

a special needs young man. Jay

did not graduate from Catholic

High School, but he was a

constant presence on campus

and at Catholic High sporting

events. His older brothers had

the ring sized to fit Jay so that he

could participate in the family

tradition of wearing a Catholic

High ring.

Along with the donation

of the class ring, the Archives

also received a 1960 photograph

taken in front of Notre Dame. In

the photo is a group of students

from St. Anthony High School

and Catholic High School who

attended the Catholic Students

Mission Crusade convention on

the Notre Dame campus.

Catholic High welcomes

donations to its Archives.


Kyle Achord Named Catholic High Baseball Coach

By Jan R. Breen

Kyle Achord has been

named head baseball coach at

Catholic High School of Baton

Rouge.

Achord has served as head

b a s e b a l l

coach at

C e n t r a l

Private for

the past 12

years and

principal of

the school

Kyle Achord for the last

five years.

“I am very excited to

have a man of Kyle’s caliber,

experience and record of success

as a member of our faculty and

coaching staff,” commented

Catholic High School Principal

Brother Barry Landry, SC.

As head baseball coach

at Central Private, Achord’s

record includes seven state

championships and nine district

titles. He was selected district

and state coach of the year

seven times and holds a record

of 315 wins and 97 losses.

Central Private competes in

the Mississippi Private School

Association.

“Joining the Catholic

High faculty is a wonderful

opportunity for me and for

my family. Catholic High has

an excellent reputation and

tremendous potential in their

baseball program,” commented

Achord.

“What really sold me about

CHS was the enthusiasm and

passion people have for the

school. I felt it every time I talked

to anyone about Catholic High

whether it was Brother Barry,

alumni such as Kurt Ainsworth

or CHS Athletic Director Pete

Boudreaux,” added Achord.

Achord served as head

baseball coach at Starkey

Academy before accepting the

position in 1995 as assistant

football coach and head baseball

coach at Central Private. He has

served in many roles at Central

Private including elementary

school principal, athletic director

and high school principal.

“Central Private has been a

wonderful place for me to work

and I will dearly miss it. My ties

run deep there and I am grateful

for the support of the students

In Memoriam

COACH. Kurt Ainsworth ’96, formerly with the Baltimore Orioles (left);

and Patrick Coogan ’93, formerly with the St. Louis Cardinals (right);

welcome Head Baseball Coach Kyle Achord.

and parents and to have had the

opportunity to work and coach

there,” commented Achord.

A native of Baton Rouge

and a graduate of Central

Private, Achord received

a Bachelor of Science in

kinesiology from Louisiana

PLAYERS. Catholic

High senior

baseball players

Austin Nola ’08

(left) and Spencer

Harrell ’08 (right)

meet with new

Head Coach Kyle

Achord.

State University and a master’s

in education administration

from the University of Southern

Mississippi.

Achord is married to Jill

Johnson Achord and they have

two children, Gannon and

Allyson.

As of May 31, 2007, 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.

Arthur F. Abadie

Rosario S. “Tootsie”

Martha Aline Hundemer Melanie Ann Tessier Moore

Elaine McGehee Abadie

Crifasi, D.D.S

Jumonville

Kay Ebberman Planchard

Roy F. Aicklen, Sr.

Roland J. Daigle ’41

Annie “Maw Maw” Kinchen John Howard Potts, Jr. ’50

Giovanina “Jennie”

Marie L. Davis

Rev. James Allen “Padre” Eulan C. “Mr. Rab” Rabalais

Cusimano Alello

Rose Anne Deumite DeLeo Kinkead, Jr. ’45

Brother Roy Reinecke, SC

Mary Joy Landry Alexander Donald Damian “Paw” Jeanne Anne Cottrell Lacy Winston Wesley Rester

Laurie Smith Anderson

Dietrich, Sr. ’41

Marie Dorothy Camber Mary R. Ross

Tytti “Cookie” Mehaffey Argrave John Bertram Engels, Sr

“Dottie” Lambert

Patrick Nicholas Ross II

Lucien F. Babin, Jr.

Kenneth Warren “Ken” Ewing Josephine Rinaudo Laquerre Camille Joseph “C.J.”

Leland William Bateman Nell Gauthier Fetzer

Joyce Boullion Levraea

“Judge” Russo, Jr

Clarke E. Bernhard

James Ralph “Jim” Fields John Glynn LeBlanc ’46 John Baptist “Teat” Sances

Betty Sue Atkinson Bolton Clyde A. Fussell

Sallie McHugh Lee

Benjamin Leo Spann, Jr.

George Fisher Brogdon ’47 Wallace Wayne Gaudin ’76 Noel F. LeJeune, Jr.

Thomas Warren Stogner

James Joseph Buquet, Jr. Daniel Roy Gianelloni

Angeline Ann Babin

Annie Lupo Terracina

James W. Cash, Sr.

Alfred H. “Al” Godso, Sr ’37 “Angie” Lessard

Charles R. Tessier, Jr. ’41

Michael Gerard Chidester Chris Gomez

Ferrell J. Lorio

John Avery “Jack”

Anthony Justin Collett, Jr., M.D. Annie T. Passantino Graphia Edward Justin Lundin, Sr. Tobey, Jr. ’52

Clifford Charles

Maggie Calcagno Gullotto Norman Louis Marchal ’37 Edward A. Wall ’46

Comeaux, D.D.S.

Andrew R. Hebert

Jerome C. “JC” Matherne, Jr. Wilbur E. Willard

Eola Thibodeaux Courville Fannie Bell Heath

William Barry Maxwell John Curtis Wood, Jr.

James Adam Hernandez, Sr Louis Joseph Mire ’48


Third Annual Alumni Sporting Clay Shoot Held June 9

By Glen Randow

The 3rd Annual Sporting

Clay Shoot was held Saturday,

June 9, 2007, at Hunters Run

Gun Club in West Baton Rouge

Parish.

Fifty CHS alumni, family

and friends participated in a 50-

target walking course. There

were a total of 14 teams vying

for Top Gun, Top Team and

the individual award of Best

Potential.

The Top Team Award went

to the Lipsey Team. Members

were Flint Virgets ’78, Mark

Emonet ’87, Bill Chisholm

’94 and Marcus Boyer ’00.

Top Gun winners were Brian

Bateman ’89 and Frank Norris.

The Top Potential award went to

Zeke Wimert.

The tournament ended with

a jambalaya and watermelon

lunch. Paul “Chef” Salvant

prepared the jambalaya and Dana

Vutera sponsored the lunch.

The tournament committee

members were Carl Gremillion

’52, Gerry Achee ’58, Camp

Matens ’60, Flint Virgets ’78,

Mark Emonet ’87 and Dana

Vutera.

E-Newsletter Connects

Catholic High Community

By Jennifer J. Rouse

On Tuesday, May 8, 2007,

Catholic High Connections,

a weekly e-newsletter, was

launched to over 6,000 alumni,

parents and friends of CHS.

The purpose of Connections

is to guide the CHS community

to the CHS Web site, including

faculty, staff, parents, alumni

and friends of CHS, in order to

inform the community of the

students’ accomplishments and

upcoming CHS community

events. The purpose is to share

more news with the community

that may not be seen in other

printed CHS publications,

such as Bear Facts II and Bearly

Published.

Since the launch of

Connections on May 8, hits to

the Catholic High Web site

have increased by 63 percent

compared to the hits the Tuesday

prior to its launch. The Catholic

High Web site also saw a 229

percent increase compared to the

same-week hits one year ago.

Connections will be sent to

existing email addresses in the

TARGET. John Thibodeaux ’80

focuses on his target at the Clay

Shoot on Saturday, June 9, 2007.

CHS database each Tuesday. An

archive of past Connections can

be viewed from the homepage of

the Web site. Also, if you are not

currently receiving Connections

and would like to, please email

jrouse@catholichigh.org or go

to the homepage of our Web site

www.catholichigh.org to sign

up.

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CLAY SHOOT. Members of the Lipsey Team participating in the 3rd Annual

Clay Shoot were (l to r) Patrick Husband ’04, Brian Bateman ’89, Ryan

McQuiston ’04 and Matthew Lane ’93.

DUCK CALL. Carl Gremillion ’52 (right) demonstrates his duck call to

Daniel Francioni ’07 (left) during the jambalaya lunch at the Clay Shoot.

Baby Bears

Ian James, son of Valerie and William W. Marcin ’83...Anna Elise,

daughter of Missy and Kyle Polozola ’88...Madison Elizabeth,

daughter of Annette and Ken Roberts ’89...Charles Townsend, son

of Drs. Amie and Sean Edward Shannon ’89...Jackson Scott, son of

Ashley and Scott Gautreau ’91...Mignon Elise, daughter of Lori and

Tommy Prochaska ’92...Michael Trent, son of Laura and Trent Griggs

’93...Jackson Scott, son of Amy and Matt Rouse ’94...Samantha

Grace, daughter of Ashley and Todd Politz ’95...Leslie David, son of

Angela and Chris Schouest ’95...Andrew Thomas, son of Sara and

Michael P. Cooper ’97...Brady Christopher, son of Beck and Chris

Eldredge ’98.

Wedding Bells

Jaime Catherine Swindle and Lance Champagne Griffon ’92...

Rachel Ann Fields and Joshua McLain Rivet ’95...Claire Westbrook

Knobles and Joseph Paul Roberts ’95...Angela Dawn Thibodeaux

and George Badge Eldredge, Jr. ’96...Lauren Guidry and Matt

Aicklen ’97...Rebekah Ka Yan Chan and Matthew Alexander Pine

’97...Caitlin Clare Boe and Kyle Richard Stolzenthaler ’97...Rhesa

Austin and Jared Babin ’98...Michelle April Garrod and Ryan Owen

Neustrom ’00...Lacie Noel Quinn and Brad Russell Resweber

’00...Julie Bossier and Drew Talbot ’00...Lauren Lane Campo and

Michael David DiVincenti, Jr. ’01...Kelli Lain Boudreaux and Paul

Harris LeBlanc ’01...Lacie Nicole Ourso and Ryan Christopher

Kemp ’02.


Athletes Sign to Participate at Collegiate Level

By Jennifer J. Rouse

Members of the class of 2007 have

signed letters of intent to play collegiate level

sports.

Beau Roberts has committed to run

track at Louisiana Tech University in

Ruston. Roberts was a member of the 4x200

meter relay team that took third in state his

sophomore year and the 4x400 meter relay

team that took third in state his junior and

senior year. Roberts was also named to the

All-State Track Team his junior year.

“I chose Louisiana Tech because of

the excellent sports program and also the

closeness of the school and community,”

commented Roberts.

Roberts is the son of Joanne and Cooper

Roberts.

Anthony Cane has committed to swim

in college at the University of Massachusetts

in Amherst. Cane was a member of the 2005

State Championship team as well as the State

Runner-up team in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

He was a member of the 400 Free Relay

Team that captured first in state in 2005 and

2006 and he was state runner-up in the 100

free style his junior year. Cane, who swims the

100 free style and 200 IM, has been selected

All-Metro all 4 years at Catholic High.

“I chose University of Massachusetts

because of the swim team and the coach. I

seemed to fit well with the team,” commented

Cane.

Anthony is the son of Helen and

Vincenzo Cane and plans to major in civil

engineering and architecture.

Jarrad Pitcher has committed to run

track at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

Pitcher holds the record for the 300 meter

hurdles at Catholic High and was third in

state in Indoor Track 55 meter hurdles in

2007. Pitcher was All-State in 4x400 meter

relay team and All-Parish in 110 hurdles and

4x400 meter team.

SWIMMING. Anthony Cane ’07 has committed

to swim for the University of Massachusetts in

Amherst. Attending his signing were his parents

(l to r) Vincenzo and Helen Cane and Swim Team

Moderator Peggy Patout.

TRACK. Beau Roberts (center )has committed to

run track at Louisiana Tech University. Joining

him are his parents (l to r) Joanne and Cooper

Roberts.

In 2007, Pitcher placed second in the

Outdoor Track 300 meter hurdles, third

in 4x400 meter outdoor relay at state and

second in Indoor 4x400 meter relay. Pitcher

was also listed second on the All-Time List

for 5A in the 300 meter hurdles in the state

of Louisiana.

“I chose Louisiana Tech because of their

excellence in track, especially hurdles which

is my focus,” commented Pitcher.

Pitcher is the son of Bridget and

Reginald Pitcher.

Greg Berthelot has committed to

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TRACK. Jarrad Pitcher ’07 has committed to run

track at Louisiana Tech University. Attending his

signing were (l to r) his mother, Bridget; sister,

Jessica; and dad, Reginald.

GOLF. Greg Berthelot ’07 (center) has committed

to play golf for Centenary College. Attending his

signing were his parents (l to r) Ronnie and Judith

Berthelot and CHS Golf Coach Jared Cavalier.

Centenary College in Shreveport. Gregory

won the Purple and Gold Classic on the

Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour with a total

score of 10 under 134. He also received first

place in the St. Louis Tournament and first

place in the Gulf State Tournament.

“I chose Centenary because of its

academic program,” commented Berthelot.

“I also liked the strength of the golf

program.”

Berthelot is the son of Judith and Ronnie

Berthelot and plans to major in business.

2007 CHS Football Program

“Count on Me”

To purchase an ad in the

2007 CHS Football Program,

please contact Vicki Melancon or

Jeannie Miller at 383-0397 (or

E-mail vmelancon@catholichigh.org)

Deadline: June 29, 2007

Costs range from $50 to $175.

Programs will be sold at home games.


18th Annual Catholic High Golf Classic Draws 200 Players

By Glen Randow

Pelican Point Golf Club

hosted the 18th Annual Catholic

High Golf Classic on Monday,

April 23, 2007. Players started

the day with a lunch donated

and prepared by Pete Hymel and

Manda Fine Meats. Following

the tournament the dinner was

provided by Carrabba’s Italian

Grill.

The tournament chairman

for the Golf Classic was Edward

Sutton ’93. Sub-committee

members were Scott Ritter

’93, Camp Matens ’60, Terry

Orillion ’77, Steve Maher ’94,

Craig Broome ’93 and Rory

Hebert ’97.

Fifty teams participated

in a shotgun scramble format

and challenged the 36 hole

course with skill, power and

gusto. Players put forth their

best effort to win either a

million dollars in a hole-in-one

contest, sponsored by Arrighi

Title Sponsor: Manda Fine Meats

Commercial Contractors or a

Hawaiian vacation sponsored by

Ritter Maher Architects. Team

prizes for first, second and third

place were for Low Net and Low

Gross for each course.

Tournament winners were

Links Course Low Net: Bill

Holman, Lance Nobles, Hank

Saurage and Dennis Shill. Links

Low Gross: Barry Bernhard ’70,

Stan Barbier, David DiVincenti

’70 and Steve Panepinto ’70.

Additional winners include

Lakes Course Low Net: Trey

Bradford ’89, Brick Wall ’66,

Jason Wall ’85 and Travis Wall

’89. Lakes Low Gross: Ray

Arevalo, Jason Lambert ’93,

Jason Springs and Mike Scurria.

Proceeds from the

tournament provide funds for the

Alumni Association Endowed

Scholarship.

Special Thanks To Our Golf Classic Sponsors

Grizzly Sponsors: Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction, Capital One, McDonald’s of Baton Rouge

Million Dollar Hole-In-One Sponsor: Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction

Hawaii Trip Sponsor: Ritter Maher Architects

Grizzly Gift Sponsor: Carey J. Guglielmo, Jr. ’86, AST Golf

Photography Sponsor: Musemeche Photography

Banner & Sign Sponsor: LAMAR Advertising

Door Prize Sponsors: AST Golf, Cajun Constructors, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, D’Agostino’s Restaurant, Carey J. Guglielmo, Jr. ’86,

Copper Mill Golf Club, Greystone Golf & Country Club, Happy Note, David Nastasi, PGA, Marucci Bats, Mellow

Mushrooom, Opie’s, Peregrine Corporation, Ritter Maher Architects, University Club and The Wine Loft.

Food Sponsors: Pete Hymel, Kellogg Company, Manda Fine Meats, Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Hole Sponsors:: Airtrol, Inc.; AST Golf; BancorpSouth; Cajun Constructors; Cardenas & Saunders; Dale Politz, D.D.S.; Daryl G. May

Builders; Deep South Crane & Rigging Co.; Detlefs-Vicknair Benefit Resources, LLC; Donohue-Patrick, LLC; Engensus;

Employer Support System; Evans Equipment & Environmental; H & E Equipment; Hannis T. Bourgeois, L.L.P; Hiller E.

Moore for DA; Himmel’s Hardware & Cabinets, Inc; Honoré Construction; HydroQuip Manufacturing and Supply Inc.;

Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond, McCowan & Jarman, LLP; LAMAR Advertising; Louis Mechanical Construction,

Inc.; Mellow Mushroom; Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.; Peregrine Corporation; Plaquemine Bank; Postlethwaite &

Netterville, APAC; Roto Rooter Plumbers; Saia Electric, Inc.; Sigma Consulting Group, Inc.; State Bank & Trust Co.; and

Vaughan Roofing.

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ALUMNI. Gathered for the CHS Golf Classic held at Pelican Point on April

23, 2007 were (l to r) Chris Crick ’82, Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39 and

Andy Adler ’82.

JAMBALAYA. Men’s Club officers

(l to r) Junior Politz and Sam Bass

serve Pete Hymel’s jambalaya at the

18th Annual Golf Classic.

GOLF. (L to r) David Ellis ’58 and

David Ellis ’91 prepare to tee off at

the Golf Classic.


Catholic High School Captures All-Sports Award

By Jan R. Breen

Catholic High School was

the 2007 Class 5A winner of the

Louisiana High School Athletic

Association’s All-Sports Award.

This award, the Southern

Quality Ford Cup, recognizes

the most outstanding overall

athletic program among LHSAA

member schools in each of the

seven classes.

“We are excited about

this honor,” commented

CHS Athletic Director Pete

Boudreaux ’59. “The athletic

program is part of the total school

program which strives to achieve

excellence at every level.”

This is the first time

Catholic High has been named

the Class 5A winner. The All-

Sports Award is based on points

Baseball District title State Playoffs

Basketball District title State Playoffs

Bowling Metro Champs State Champions

Cross Country Metro Champs State Runner-up

Football District Title Quarterfinals

Golf Metro Champs State Champions

Soccer District Title State Playoffs

Swimming Metro Champs State Runner-up

Tennis

Regional Runner-up

Track

Indoor Track

State Champions

Outdoor Track District, Regional State Playoffs

Titles

Wrestling Metro Champs 3rd in State

schools receive for each sport.

Points are awarded to only the

top 4 finishers in each sport.

Sixty points are awarded for a

first place finish, 30 points for

a second place finish, 20 points

for a third place finish and 10

points for a fourth place finish.

In bracketed sports, the two

semifinalists receive 15 points

each.

Catholic High finished with

305 points followed by Jesuit of

New Orleans with 300 points.

CHS achieved 3 State

Championships, 3 State Runnerup

honors and 10 District

or Metro championships. A

breakdown of the achievements

in each sport for the 2006-2007

school year is listed.

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Seniors Recognized at Convocation for Excellence

Zehyoue, Raborn Named Outstanding Graduates

By Jan R. Breen

Joel Raborn and Elijah

Zehyoue were named outstanding

graduates of the Class

of 2007 at the annual

Catholic High School Honors

Convocation on May 17, 2007.

Other special award winners

were Kyle Jackson and Anthony

Kumse, Perfect Attendance;

Jeffrey Anderson, David Crochet,

Will Dixon, Ryan Ginn, Aaron

Humphreys, Brian Lumpkins,

Davis Rhorer, Eric Ristroph

and Chris Rouse, Nationally

Recognized Finalists; John

Buancore, Hance Hughes and

Eric Ristroph, Principal’s Award

for 4.0 grade point average; Joel

Raborn, American Legion; Jason

Peters, Student Athlete; Elijah

Zehyoue, Service Award; Ryan

Al-Marhoun, Salutatorian; and

Eric Ristroph, Valedictorian.

Extracurricular award

winners were Chris Smith,

Art; Ryan Al-Marhoun, Bearly

Published; Kesler Bourgoyne,

Beta; Ryan Martin, Bruin;

Andrew Eckles, Drama; Drew

OUTSTANDING GRADUATES. Elijah Zehyoue (second from left) and Joel

Raborn (third from left) were named outstanding graduates of the Class

of 2007. Elijah also received the Service Award and Raborn the American

Legion Award. Congratulating them are CHS President Gene Tullier (left)

and CHS Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC (right).

Maranto, French Club; Taylor

Ashy, Hi-Y; Aaron Bourgoyne,

Junior Classical League; Taylor

Ashy, Key Club; Stephen

Demouy, Mu Alpha Theta;

Joel Raborn, National Honor

Society; Spencer Jurkiewicz,

Photography Club; David

Crochet, Senior High Quiz Bowl;

Jeremiah Mouton, Spanish Club;

and Elijah Zehyoue, Student

Council.

Academic award recipients

included Hance Hughes, Art;

Mark Assad, Band; Jeremiah

Mouton, Business Education;

Mark Primeaux, Chorus; Sean

Gifford, Computer Education;

Eric Ristroph, English; Davis

Rhorer, French; Jason Coleman,

Health and Physical Education;

Steven Summerville, Latin; Brian

Lumpkins, Mathematics; Mark

Assad, Religion; Eric Ristroph,

Science, Joel Raborn, Social

Studies; and Jeremiah Mouton,

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 Ryan

Al-Marhoun, Allen Beal, Jason

Coleman, KC Cunningham,

Trey Johnson, Spencer

Jurkiewicz, Brian Lumpkins,

Raphael Malbrue, Danilo

Martinez, Jeffrey Noel, Jason

Peters, Mark Primeaux, Joel

Raborn, Beau Roberts and Elijah

Zehyoue.

Two hundred and

three seniors participated

in the Baccalaureate Mass

and One hundred eleventh

Commencement Exercises on

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 6

p.m. at the Baton Rouge River

Center Arena.

Photos by Michael’s Photography

(Top left) EXTRACURRICULARS. Taylor Ashy

(center) received the Golden Bear for Best in Hi-Y

from moderators Sue Dicharry and Scott Losavio

’95.

(Top right) GOLDEN BEAR. Jeremiah Paul Mouton

receives the award for Business Education from

Mrs. Emily Terracina.

(Bottom left) ACADEMIC AWARDS. Davis Rhorer

accepts the Golden Bear for French from Mrs. Lyn

Holden.

(Bottom right) STUDENT ATHLETE. Jason Peters

(right) received the Student Athlete Award from

Athletic Director Pete Boudreaux ’59.

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Class of 2007 Receives $6,561,723 in Scholarships

Valedictorian

Eric John Ristroph

Benjamin James Adams

Louisiana State University

º Mason Gabriel Adams

+ Louisiana State University

Robert Joseph Aguilar, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

º Albert Edward Alexander III

+ Baylor University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Texas Christian University

* Ryan Ahmed Al-Marhoun

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Clayton Christopher Altazan

+ Louisiana State University

º Eric Christopher Ament

+ Savannah College of Art and Design

+ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

+ University of Louisiana at Monroe

Brian Gene Ammon

Baton Rouge Community College

Alex Richard Anderson

Louisiana State University

* Jeffrey Miles Anderson

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Kevin Patrick Anderson

Louisiana State University

º Nathan Scott Arceneaux

Louisiana State University

Paxton Louis Arceneaux

Louisiana State University

Taylor Edward Clark Ashy

+ Spring Hill College

St. Edward’s University

University of Alabama

University of Mississippi

* Mark Thomas Assad

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

º Sean Patrick Avocato

Louisiana State University

Samuel John Bahlinger

+ Louisiana State University

+ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ryan William Barbay

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana Tech University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Southern Mississippi

º Christopher James Bayer

Louisiana State University

Salutatorian

Ryan Al-Marhoun

º William Allen Beal, Jr.

+ Louisiana State University

+ University of North Dakota

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Grant Andrew Bello

Baton Rouge Community College

Edward Michael Bentin

+ Louisiana State University

Gregory James Berthelot

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University

º Matthew Alan Bizot

+Louisiana State University

º Cody Michael Blanchard

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Blake Martin Boehringer

Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Alec William Bordelon

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Byron Shelton Boudreaux

Southeastern Louisiana University

Aaron Christopher Bourgoyne

Louisiana State University

Bryce Anthony Bourque

Louisiana State University

Matthew Kent Broha

+ Louisiana Tech University

º Joshua Matthew Brooks

Louisiana State University

Thomas Gene-Paul Broussard II

+ Samford University

Ryan Jude Brunet

Louisiana State University

º John Francis Buancore

Louisiana State University

Tulane University

Army ROTC Scholarship

* Evan Wayne Burgmeier

+ Indiana University at Bloomington Honors

College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

George Oliver Bursavich

+ Louisiana State University

º Matthew deWit Butcher

+ Louisiana State University

+ Loyola University New Orleans

+ Millsaps College

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º John Stephen Butler

+ Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

Bryce Scott Cain

Louisiana State University

Taylor Danna Calandro

Southeastern Louisiana University

Justin Paul Canal

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

º Anthony Filippo Cane

California Polytechnic State University at San

Luis Obispo

+ Carnegie Mellon University

+ Louisiana State University

+ University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Jason Anthony Carlino

Louisiana State University

º Jared Benjamin Caruso

Louisiana State University

Joseph James Carville

Baton Rouge Community College

º Brandon Todd Cary

Louisiana State University

º Paul Philip Catanzaro

Louisiana State University

Rhett Eugene Causey

Louisiana State University

Andrew Joseph Cavell

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Koty Michael Cedotal

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Gary Soule Cleland, Jr.

American University of Rome

College of Santa Fe

University of New Orleans

Logan Robert Cockerham

Louisiana State University at Eunice

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

* Jason Michael Coleman

+ College of Charleston Honors College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Exchange Club Youth of the Month Award

º Nicholas Alexander Comeaux

+ Louisiana State University

James Nathaniel Crifasi

Southeastern Louisiana University

* David William Crochet

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Texas A&M University Honors College

Kevin Eugene Thomas Cunningham,

Jr.

+ Tulane University

Alec Scott Daniel

McNeese State University

Northwestern State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Jeremy Todd Daniels

Louisiana State University

William Gabriel David

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Justin Edward Davis

University of Southern Mississippi

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


Lane Thomas Davis

Louisiana State University

* Stephen Todd Demouy

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Austin Joseph Devall

Louisiana State University

Stanley Adam Dimattia

Louisiana State University

* William Scott Dixon

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Texas A&M University Honors College

+ University of Alabama Honors College

Daughters of the American Revolution Good

Citizens Contest

Robert Paul Dugas III

Louisiana State University

G Jere André Duhon

+ Louisiana State University

º Mark Thomas Dunn

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Louisiana Tech University

Stephen Francis Durel

Louisiana Tech University

+ Mississippi College

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Austin Louis Durham

Louisiana State University

º Andrew Nathan Eckles

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Charles Lloyd Ellis III

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi

Frederick Andrew Ellis

University of New Orleans

Ryan Michael Espey

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Jeffrey Paul Falcon

Louisiana State University

º Brian Evans Falgoust

+ Louisiana State University

+ Rhodes College

+ Spring Hill College

+ Tulane University

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

Anthony Daniel Ferguson

Baton Rouge Community College

Ryan Steve Ferguson

Southeastern Louisiana University

Mitchell Jorge Fischer

Baton Rouge Community College

Nicholas Alexander Fisher

+ Louisiana State University

+ Morehouse College

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship

Daniel Joseph Francioni

Louisiana State University

Jayce Thomas Free

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Kyle Joseph Free

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Thomas Nelson Garitty

Louisiana State University

Daniel Scott Gascon

Louisiana State University

* Cory Duran Gautreau

+ Louisiana State University

+ Tulane University

Jason Michael Giamanco

Louisiana State University

Kyle Anthony Gibbens

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Sean Michael Gifford

Louisiana State University

G Ryan Michael Ginn

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Millsaps College

Texas A&M University Honors College

+ Tulane University

* Jonathan Barry Gipson II

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Army ROTC Scholarship

* Kelly Joseph Goudeau

Colorado State University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

º Matthew Christopher Gray

Arizona State University

Louisiana State University

University of Arizona

Christopher Malcolm Gremillion

Louisiana State University

John Thomas Gross

Louisiana State University

James Stuart Hall

+ Louisiana State University

John Lendon Hamm IV

Louisiana Tech University

Austin Stephen Hatcher

+ Birmingham-Southern College

Justin Paul Hebert

Louisiana State University

º Spencer James Hebert

Louisiana State University

Stephen Clayton Hebert

Louisiana State University

Theodule Hebert IV

Louisiana State University

Patrick Joseph Higdon

Baton Rouge Community College

* Andrew Paul Hinnenkamp

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland at College Park

+ University of Pittsburgh Honors College

Steven Connor Hitt

Auburn University

+ Baylor University Honors College

+ Birmingham-Southern College

Louisiana State University

Daniel Keith Hollier

Louisiana State University

Henry Guy Hopkins

University of Alabama

University of Mississippi

Brady Dantin Hotard

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Hance Day Hughes

+ Louisiana State University

* Geoffrey Aaron Humphreys

+ Arizona State University Honors College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ University of Texas at Austin Honors College

Kyle Martin Jackson

Louisiana State University

+ Louisiana Tech University

Trailon Devin Johnson

+ Belhaven College

+ Birmingham-Southern College

Gertrude S. Hayes Memorial Scholarship

* Spencer Alexander Jurkiewicz

Georgia Institute of Technology

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

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+ United States Naval Academy

University of Michigan

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Navy ROTC Scholarship

Jonathan Obadiah Keys

Midland Lutheran College

º Sidney Charles Kleinpeter

+ Louisiana State University

º Anthony Christopher Kumse

Louisiana State University

Marcus Paul Lasseigne

Louisiana State University

Andrew Joseph Lato

Millsaps College

Louisiana State University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

º Brandon Lloyd Layman

+ Louisiana State University

Army ROTC Scholarship

º Steven Richard Layman

+ Louisiana State University

Andrew Louis LeBlanc

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Matthew Key LeBlanc

Louisiana State University

John Michael LeDoux

Southeastern Louisiana University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

* William Hays Lee

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Brett Micah Lemoine

+ Louisiana State University

Daniel Carter Levert

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Spring Hill College

University of Southern Mississippi

º Matthew James Losavio

+ Louisiana State University

º Timothy Carl Losavio

Louisiana State University

º Boriss Yannick Losso

Louisiana State University

+ Ohio State University

Tulane University

University of Michigan

* Darren Mason Lucy

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

* Brian Alexander Lumpkins

Georgia Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

+ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

+ Rice University

Stanford University

+ University of Texas at Austin

National Achievement Scholarship

º Raphael Anthony Malbrue

Louisiana State University

+ Tuskegee University

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship

º Drew Paul Maranto

Louisiana State University

* Danilo Alejandro Martinez

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

+ Oglethorpe University

Rhodes College

+ Roanoke College

Texas Christian University

* Brant Michael Mayer

+Louisiana State University

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


Nicholls State University

+ Tulane University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Austin Lee Mayeux

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Taylor Bryan Mayeux

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Best Buy Scholarship

James Michael McCoy

+ Louisiana State University

º Ryan Paul McDonner

Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Marvin Phillip McGraw IV

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Alabama

University of Mississippi

Nicholas Stanley Miller

Louisiana State University

+ Northwestern State University of Louisiana

University of Southern Mississippi

G Taylor Wells Miller

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

Mississippi College

Henry Allen Minor II

+ University of Central Arkansas

Andrew David Minvielle

Louisiana State University

Myles James Morris

Birmingham-Southern College

+ Dean College

º Robert Fisk Morris

+ Louisiana State University

Jeremiah Paul Mouton

+ Louisiana State University

* Jeffrey Adams Noel

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Kurt Maxwell Nossaman

+ Louisiana State University

º John Paul Palermo

Auburn University

+ Louisiana State University

Hampton Nicholas Palombo

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Jason Douglas Peters

+ Georgia Institute of Technology

Jordy Chase Pierrotti

United States Naval Academy

Jarrad Dejuan Pitcher

+ Louisiana Tech University

University of Mississippi

º Mark Edmund Primeaux

+ Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

º Ryan Taylor Pritchard

+ Louisiana State University

º George Willard Pugh III

+ Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

+ Rhodes College

+ University of the South

University of Georgia

* Joel Matthew Raborn

+ Louisiana State University

Ryan Michael Ramirez

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Gerard Scott Reech

Louisiana State University

* Davis Stribling Rhorer, Jr.

Emory University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans

Rice University

+ Tulane University

+ University of Notre Dame

Bradley Joseph Rinaudo

Louisiana State University

* Eric John Ristroph

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ North Carolina State University Honors

College

+ Rice University

+ Vanderbilt University

National Merit Scholarship

Cooper Stewart Roberts, Jr.

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Southern Mississippi

Daniel Brock Robinson

Louisiana State University

* Matthew Joseph Rolfsen

+ Louisiana State University

University of Georgia Honors College

Exchange Club Youth of the Month Award

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

º Logan Anthony Roubique

+ Louisiana State University

+ Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

+ University of Central Arkansas

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

* Christopher Lamar Rouse

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

University of Michigan

University of Virginia

Stephen Nicholas Salzer

Baton Rouge Community College

William Austin Scheffy

+ Louisiana State University

+ Southern Methodist University Hilltop

Scholars Program

+ Texas Christian University

Charles Michael Schexnayder

+ Louisiana State University

º Adrian Bryan Serio

Louisiana State University

º Taylor Nelson Simoneaux

+ Louisiana State University

º Matthew James Sinclair

+ Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

* Eric Matthew Smith

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

+ United States Air Force Academy

+ United States Military Academy

+ United States Naval Academy

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Navy ROTC Scholarship

Christopher Gerald Sollie

Louisiana National Guard

Cory Joseph Sperier

Baton Rouge Community College

Lane Hunter Staton

Southeastern Louisiana University

* John Robert Steitz

+ Saint Louis University

+ Southern Methodist University

University of Georgia

º Jeremy Markell Stewart

Northwestern University

+ Stanford University

John Philipps Stuart

Louisiana State University

Eric Landon Sulik

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

* Steven Michael Summerville

+ Louisiana State University

Wesley Blaine Switzer

Southeastern Louisiana University

Andrew Odell Tam

Louisiana State University

Robert Garett Templet

Southeastern Louisiana University

Charles Anthony Terrebonne II

Louisiana State University

Nicholls State University

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

º Ryan Gettys Thompson

+ Louisiana State University

º Jeremy Daniel Tinsley

+ Morehouse College

Texas Christian University

º Daniel James Vermaelen

Louisiana State University

* Jonathan Billy Vignes

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Scholarship

Inter-Civic Council of Baton Rouge Student

Achievement Award

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Masonic Honesty and Integrity Award

Ochsner Future Physician Award

Tony Joseph Vince

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Dustin Blaise Vutera

Louisiana State University

º Shaun Patrick Walker

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Brandon Kenneth Wheeler

Morehouse College

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Jason Scott Williams

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Raymond Elliott Williams III

+ Louisiana State University

Tulane University

Robert Triagland Williams

Baton Rouge Community College

Lorenzo Alonzo Calvin Winters

Southern University and A&M College

º Matthew Joseph Yetman

Louisiana State University

Army ROTC Scholarship

º Elijah Robert Yorloh Zehyoue

Louisiana State University

Samford University

Texas Christian University

Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award

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

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Mrs. Marsha Alford

Memorial Gifts

Mrs. Marsha Alford

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mrs. Ann Arbour

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Domas ’68

Mr. Dana K. Larpenteur

Jared, Joel and Jacob Larpenteur

Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. Mayer

Mr. Lucien Babin

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mohr ’78

Mr. John H. Barber, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Norton Coco

Mrs. Susan S. Brandao

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Arbour ’73

Mr. and Mrs. David T. Butler, Jr. ’77

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Dana K. Larpenteur

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Monroe

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos M. Moreno

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Potter, Sr.

Mr. George F. Brogdon, Jr. ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy, Sr. ’47

Mr. Frank T. Carroll III ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Frazer ’63

Mr. Alfred J. Carville, Sr. ’30

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel III

Mrs. Patty Cenac

Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Modica, Sr.

Mr. Abner Cook

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Aucoin

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Garner

Dr. R. S. Crifasi

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Demouy ’66

Mr. Ralph P. DiBiase

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph DiBiase

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser ’94

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. Leighton B. Ewell ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe, Jr.

Mr. Mathew P. Falgoust

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. F. Wayne Frey ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Demouy ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Honeycutt

Mr. Kenneth J. Istre

Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. Mayer

Mrs. Sybil D. Metrailer

Ms. Laurie F. Moeller

Ms. Dianne H. Potin

Ms. Yvonne E. Soniat

Mr. Wallace W. Gaudin, Jr. ’76

Mr. Chad A. Melancon ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Fielding H. Johnson, Jr. ’77

Mrs. Athalie Macgowan

Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Baltz

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barrios

Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Bologna ’78

Mrs. Edna Grace Bowman

Dr. Gregory A. Brandao ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown

Mr. and Mrs. David T. Butler, Jr. ’77

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Capdevielle

Ms. Carla C. Carasone

Honorable and Mrs. John L. Dardenne, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Gassie ’78

Ms. Geri Guarino

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hurdle

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 17, 2007 through May 30, 2007 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember

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

Mr. H. Alston Johnson III

Dr. Margaret Johnson

Ms. Lyndra L. Lea

Ms. Joni Leggio

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leinweber

Mr. and Mrs. John Lord

Ms. Michelle Montalbano

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Moreno

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Nelson ’79

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Neumann

Dr. and Mrs. L. Allen Proctor, Jr. ’73

Ms. Phillis Ragusa

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Root

Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Shehane

Mr. and Mrs. W. Clarke Southall

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mrs. Carolyn B. Talbot

Ms. Faye H. Talbot

Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Thompson ’74

Mr. Jeffrey S. Thompson ’05

Ms. Ann D. Wax, SCLA

Mr. and Mrs. Miles B. Williams, Sr. ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Winkler

Mr. W. Wayne Gaudin, Sr. ’37

Mr. Chad A. Melancon ’91

Mr. Michael D. Gomes ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Brent Coon

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford X. Guillot ’39

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Mr. Joseph E. Harelson ’41

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

Mr. and Mrs. Jewell A. Garon ’42

Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Kershaw, Sr. ’50

Mr. Arnette F. Heintze

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wilks

Mrs. Zorretta Hippchen

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mrs. Jean Hoefer

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Dan H. Hoskins, Sr. ’49

Mrs. Mary Hoskins

Ms. Belinda H. Jackson

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. John B. Keller

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mr. Patrick B. Kennedy, Sr. ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Cecile Labat

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. Nelson Labat

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Mr. Frank LeBlanc

Mr. and Mrs. Phil J. Muscarello, Sr. ’50

Mr. John G. LeBlanc ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Demouy ’66

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mrs. Angeline Lessard

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Albert J. Lissard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Robert H. Lynch ’88

Mr. Alfred S. Lowe

Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Modica, Sr.

Mr. James C. Marks

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mohr ’78

Dr. C. Anthony Martello

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mohr ’78

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Mr. Blair W. Michelet ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Capdevielle

Mr. Henry L. Mince

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Domas ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller

Mr. Louis J. Mire ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Lorio, Jr. ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy, Sr. ’47

Mr. Chris Paine

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Garner

Mrs. Kay E. Planchard

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Edward G. Polozola ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Demouy ’66

Mr. John J. Ragusa, Sr. ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Fritz

Brother Roy Reinecke, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy, Sr. ’47

Mrs. Anna Mae Ribes

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. John Louis Ribes

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Louis Jay Ribes

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. David B. Shapiro ’89

Dr. and Mrs. Louis R. Barfield, Sr. ’89

Mrs. Mabel Sills

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mr. Andrew R. Simmons

Ms. Linda Levet

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Simmons, Sr.

Mrs. Stella Skapura

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Aucoin

Mr. and Mrs. Stan N. Labat

Mr. James Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr.

Mrs. Annie L. Terracina

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Charles R. Tessier, Jr. ’41

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon A. Fabre, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Zeringue

Mr. Ted S. Tomeny

Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. Mayer

Mrs. Betty D. Watts

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Gary K. Weiner

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Dr. Daniel A. Wray

Mr. Michael A. Cascio, Jr.

Ms. Theresa Cazayoux

Ms. Jennifer Cole

Ms. Jacquelyn A. Creaghan

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dicharry

Mr. and Mrs. F. Michael Kleinpeter, Sr. ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Ott

Honorary Gifts

Mr. Benjamin J. Adams ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Adams

Mr. R. Joseph Aguilar ’07

Mr. Roberto J. Aguilar ’80

The Ordination of Michael J. Alello ’98

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. Ryan A. Al-Marhoun ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Ahmed E. Al-Marhoun

Mr. Eric C. Ament ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Ament

Mr. Jeffrey M. Anderson ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Anderson, Sr. ’73


Mr. Paxton L. Arceneaux ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Arceneaux

Mr. Mark T. Assad ’07

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Assad

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barker

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. Christopher J. Bayer ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Bayer

Mr. W. Allen Beal ’07

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Beal

Mr. Matthew A. Bizot ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bizot III

Mr. Blake M. Boehringer ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Boehringer, Jr. ’71

Mr. Karl G. Boehringer ’04

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Boehringer, Jr. ’71

Mr. Kurt M. Boehringer ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Boehringer, Jr. ’71

Mr. Byron S. Boudreaux ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Boudreaux

Mr. Bryce A. Bourque ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Bourque

Mr. Alec B. Breaud ’02

Ms. Rebecca B. Breaud

Mr. Matthew K. Broha ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Karam J. Thomas

Mr. Joshua M. Brooks ’07

Dr. and Mrs. B. Joseph Brooks, Jr.

Mr. Thomas G. Broussard II ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Broussard

Mr. Ryan J. Brunet ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell A. Brunet

Mr. John F. Buancore ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Buancore, Sr.

Mr. Matthew deWit Butcher ’07

Mr. Laurence S. Butcher ’81 and

Mrs. Annemarie L. deWit

Mr. Mark D. Calandro ’78

Mrs. Mark D. Calandro

Mr. Taylor D. Calandro ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Calandro ’78

Mr. Joseph J. Carville ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Carville ’76

Mr. Brandon T. Cary ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Todd W. Cary

Mr. Paul P. Catanzaro ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Catanzaro

Mr. Koty M. Cedotal ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Cedotal

Mr. Gary S. Cleland, Jr. ’07

Ltc. Gary S. Cleland

Mr. Logan R. Cockerham ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Cockerham

Mr. Jason M. Coleman ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Coleman, Jr.

Mr. Nicholas A. Comeaux ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Sandy B. Comeaux

Mr. James F. Crifasi ’72

Mrs. James F. Crifasi

Mr. James N. Crifasi ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Crifasi ’72

Mr. David W. Crochet ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Crochet

Mr. Kevin E. T. Cunningham ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin E. Cunningham

Mr. Alec S. Daniel ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Danny A. Daniel, Jr

Mr. Jeremy T. Daniels ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Pisciotta

Mr. James A. Demouy ’69

Mrs. James A. Demouy

Mr. Stephen T. Demouy ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Demouy ’69

Stanley A. Dimattia ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Dimattia

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. William S. Dixon ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Dixon

Mr. Garrett L. DuBois ’01

Mr. John P. Luckett ’81 and

Dr. Suzanne S. Luckett

Mr. Robert P. Dugas III ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Dugas, Jr.

Mr. Stephen F. Durel ’07

Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Durel

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad B. Ebner ’88

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. J. David Ebner, Jr.

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. J. David Ebner, Jr.

Mr. Andrew N. Eckles ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Eckles

Mr. B. Evans Falgoust ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Falgoust

Mr. Ryan S. Ferguson ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Ferguson

Mr. Mitchell J. Fischer ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Fischer

Mr. Daniel J. Francioni ’07

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Francioni

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Ms. Kate E. Brady

Mr. and Mrs. H. Bland O’Connor, Jr. ’68

Mr. Sean M. Gifford ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gifford

Mr. Wesley A. Gifford ’98

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gifford

Mr. Ryan M. Ginn ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Ginn

Mr. Jonathan B. Gipson II ’07

Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Gipson

Mr. Kelly J. Goudeau ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Goudeau

Mr. Christopher M. Gremillion ’07

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Gremillion, Jr. ’66

Mr. William K. Gremillion, Jr. ’66

Mrs. William K. Gremillion, Jr.

Grizzly Palace

The Class of 2007

Mr. J. Stuart Hall ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James N. Hall

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Barbara H. Magruder

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan, Jr.

Mr. Spencer J. Hebert ’07

Mrs. Sherry Pourciau

Mr. S. Clay Hebert ’07

Mrs. Sherry Pourciau

Mr. Andrew P. Hinnenkamp ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Hinnenkamp

Mr. Henry G. Hopkins ’07

Mr. and Mrs. H. Guy Hopkins III ’76

Mr. Spencer A. Jurkiewicz ’07

Dr. Carole L. Jurkiewicz

Mr. Aaron R. Kumse ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kumse

Mr. Anthony C. Kumse ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kumse

Mr. Marcus P. Lasseigne ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Lasseigne

Mr. Andrew L. LeBlanc ’07

Mrs. Kim LeBlanc

Mr. Louis LeBlanc

Mr. Blake L. LeBlanc ’02

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney P. Roubique

Mr. Matthew K. LeBlanc ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Marcy J. LeBlanc, Sr.

Mr. John M. LeDoux ’07

Mr. and Mrs. J. Russell LeDoux

Mr. William H. Lee ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lee

Mr. Brett M. Lemoine ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Lemoine

Mr. and Mrs. J. Steven Lemoine ’60

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney P. Roubique

Mr. Daniel C. Levert ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Levert, Jr.

Mr. Albert Lumpkins, Jr. ’93

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lumpkins, Sr.

Mr. Brian A. Lumpkins ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lumpkins, Sr.

Mr. Ryan P. McDonner ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. McDonner

Mr. Taylor W. Miller ’07

Mr. and Mrs. James N. Miller

Mr. Henry A. Minor II ’07

Ms. Jeannetta R. Minor

Mr. Myles J. Morris ’07

Dr. and Mrs. James S. Morris

Mr. Jeremiah P. Mouton ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard P. Mouton

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Nicaud, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. Kurt M. Nossaman ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. O’Neal

Mr. Jason D. Peters ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Peters

Mr. Jordy C. Pierrotti ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Pierrotti, Jr.

Mr. Davis S. Rhorer, Sr. ’74

Mrs. Davis S. Rhorer, Sr. ’74

Mr. Davis S. Rhorer, Jr. ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Davis S. Rhorer, Sr. ’74

Mr. Eric J. Ristroph ’07

Dr. and Mrs. Don L. Ristroph

Mr. Cooper S. Roberts, Jr. ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper S. Roberts

Mr. Daniel B. Robinson ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Reitz ’70

Mr. Matthew J. Rolfsen ’07

Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rolfsen, Sr.

Mr. Logan A. Roubique ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney P. Roubique

Mr. Charles M. Schexnayder ’07

Dr. and Mrs. Michael C. Schexnayder

Mr. Adrian B. Serio ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly B. Serio

Mr. Taylor N. Simoneaux ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk J. Simoneaux

Mr. Eric M. Smith ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Smith

Mr. Christopher G. Sollie ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Greg A. Sollie

Mr. John R. Steitz ’07

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Steitz

Mr. Jeremy M. Stewart ’07

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stewart

Mr. J. Philipps Stuart ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stuart, Jr. ’74

Mr. Steven M. Summerville ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Summerville, Jr.

Mr. Wesley B. Switzer ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Switzer, Jr.

Mr. Ryan G. Thompson ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Thompson ’77

Mr. Jonathan B. Vignes ’07

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Vignes

Mr. Tony J. Vince ’07

Mr. Donnie R. Vince

Mr. Shaun P. Walker ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Walker

Mr. Elijah R. Zehyoue ’07

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Q. Zehyoue

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TRADITION NEVER GRADUATES. Attending the 50-

Year Reunion was D.C. McLaughlin ’33, a 74-Year

graduate of CHS.

By David Butler ’77

All eyes

are on Catholic

High Football

Coach Dale

Weiner as he

addresses his

team before

their game as

David Butler ’77 he tells them,

“Glorify God

in the way you play the game.”

Later, immediately before the

kickoff, the team kneels around

Coach Weiner for the pre-game

prayer. Once again Weiner

reminds the team, “Glorify God

in the way you play the game.”

Such has been Weiner’s practice

for the past 20 years at Catholic

High.

This spring, like every

other spring, playbooks were

handed out at the beginning of

spring practice. Immediately

upon opening the book, before

the actual plays, players were

provided a copy of the Ten

Commandments of Catholic

High Football. The positioning

at the beginning is by design as

Coach Dale Weiner considers

them to be the foundation of his

program.

Weiner, who views his job as

a vocation, felt a need to express

in writing what he was trying

to teach in the Catholic High

football program in relation to

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the overall ministry of the school.

One afternoon Weiner sat down

with the intention of drafting

something specific to athletics

and competition. In drafting the

Ten Commandments of Catholic

High Football, Weiner instead

created something transcending

the game and that his players

could apply to life in general.

To Weiner, the first three

commandments are the most

important.

“They are there by design

and in the order of priority:

God, family and school,” said

Weiner. The first commandment

is Glorify God in the way you

play the game.’ ”

“We are trying to tell the

players that when we put God

first in our life, all other things

fall in place. There is not a game

that occurs that I do not tell

the team that we must conduct

ourselves in a way that glorifies

God. This means playing with

our best effort and being a good

sport. This is always part of our

pre-game and post-game prayer,”

commented Weiner.

From time to time,

Weiner will get a feeling about

something occurring with the

team. On such occasions Weiner

will address the issue at a postpractice

talk incorporating one

of the team’s commandments

into the discussion.

“In today’s society the

fourth commandment, ‘Always

place team success ahead of

personal accomplishments,’

is the toughest challenge. We

live in a day and age of me first

mentality that has permeated

sports. It is more prevalent today

because society has told them to

do it,” commented Weiner.

Over the past 20 years

Catholic High has had many

come from behind victories and

has been able to bounce back

after tough defeats. Weiner is

particularly proud of the manner

in which Catholic High has

‘Never given up during a game’

and ‘Never let a loss one week

prevent victory the next week.’

Weiner attributes Catholic

High’s success to the fact that

Catholic High teams do not sit

around and mope but move on

to the next competition.

“I never felt like chewing

someone out because they made

a mistake, but I lose it with poor

effort and if someone gives up.

I talk to the guys about all the

home runs Roger Clemmons has

given up yet he moves on to the

next hitter and to the next game.

I’m proud that we have avoided

the downward spiral that can

engulf a team,” said Weiner.

How important are these

commandments? Underneath

the commandments is written,

“Strict obedience to these Ten

Commandments will guarantee

that our team will achieve

success. A breakdown of our

commitment to these principles

of personal conduct will

guarantee our defeat.”

The Ten Commandments of

Catholic High Football

1. Glorify God in the way you play the game.

2. Honor your father and mother.

3. Honor your school.

4. Always place team success ahead of personal accomplishments.

5. Be a self-motivator.

6. Never blame others when things go wrong.

7. Never give up during a game.

8. Never let loss one week prevent victory the next week.

9. Always display good sportsmanship.

10. Respect every opponent, but fear none.

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