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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

October 2008 Volume 27, No. 1

Time together...

as students, as alumni, as friends.

In Th i s Is s u e:

Parents Partner with School for

“Mission: Possible,” Page 4

Fishing Rodeo Draws

More Than 300 Anglers, Page 8

Alums Gather for Cross Country

Reunion, Page 11

Seniors Recognized by

National Merit Scholarship

Program, Page 5

Annual Taste Fair

Set for November 16, Page 12

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


’40s

LeClercq

B o z e m a n

’42 and his

wife, Ann,

celebrated

their 61st wedding

anniversary on August

30.

Dr. James Hannie

’52 and his wife, Patricia,

celebrated their 50th

wedding

anniversary

on June 14.

D a v e

James Hannie ’52

Daigle ’53 received

The Order of St.

Louis Medallion for

his volunteer services

to his church and the

Archdiocese of New

Orleans. This award is

the highest honor bestowed on a member of

the laity.

Charles Grace ’53 and

his wife, Anne, celebrated

their 50th wedding

anniversary on September

20.

John Schneider ’66

retired from

U n i t e d

’60s

John Schneider ’66

Airlines on

July 1, 2008

and is now employed

by the Salt Lake City

Department of Airports.

Tom Carville ’67 was

honored with the National

Founders Award by the

Awards and Recognition

Association. The award

is given to one industry

member for contributions

to his community and

industry.

Col. John McArdle ’73,

U.S. Army, was honored for his

outstanding military career of

more than 31 years at a retirement

ceremony held August 1

at Camp Bullis, Texas.

John received the Army’s

Defense Superior Service

Medal from Brigadier

General Fred Wong,

USA (Ret.) representing

the Defense Intelligence

Col. John

McArdle ’73

LeClercq

Bozeman ’42

’50s

Charles Grace ’53

’70s

Agency.

Martin Svendson ’73

a broker with Harvison and

IN THE NEWS

Rhodes Real Estate, has

been recognized as a 2008

Certified Commercial

Investment Member

Rising Star and featured

in the July-August issue

of Commercial Investment

Real Estate Magazine.

Michael Korn ’76, Martin Svendson ’73

who writes under the

name M.F. Korn, has been

invited as Guest Author

to two large Science

Fiction conventions;

Scoutcon2008 in Tampa,

Fla. and Babelcon in

Baton Rouge. Michael

has written 12 novels

and had over 245 stories

published. Three of his

Michael Korn ’76

books were mentioned

in the annual Year’s Best

Horror and two were mentioned in the annual

Mammoth Book of New Horror in the UK.

Mark Ortalano ’79 has been appointed

District Deputy of District 12 of the Knights

of Columbus in Cincinnati. This district

encompasses five councils with over 1,200

members.

Miles Williams ’79 has been appointed

to the Louisiana Professional Engineering and

’80s

Land Surveying Board. He is

president of Sigma Consulting

Group, Inc.

Scott Woodward ’81 was

appointed the University of

Washington’s 16th

director of intercollegiate

athletics by President

Mark A. Emmert

on September 17.

Woodward, the UW’s

vice president for external

relations since 2004,

served as interim athletic

director for the previous

seven months.

John Dugas ’82 is associate professor of

political science and international relations &

Latin American politics at Kalamazoo College

in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Garrett Graves ’90 was

appointed to the position

of director

of coastal

activities by

L o u i s i a n a

Governor

John Dugas ’82 Bobby Jindal.

Andy Blalock ’91 was

named the Rising Young Business Leader of the

2

Scott

Woodward ’81

’90s

Year in the 2008 Acadiana

Business Hall of Fame for

his work on the Louisiana

emergency medical unit

project in the aftermath

of Hurricanes Katrina

and Rita.

Michael Gatz ’92

is the co-owner of The Andy Blalock ’91

Green Building Shop

located in Baton Rouge, a

dealer of environmentally

friendly “green” building

materials.

Michael

Maristany ’92

Tommy Screen ’93

was named Director of

the Institute of Politics at

Loyola University, New

Orleans, on June 1, 2008

as well as continuing

his present position as

director of government

relations.

Jonathan Diez ’94 is

joining the firm of Remax

Jonathan Diez ’94

Than Ezra, John Mayer,

Jason Hanks and Jeff

Nola ’94.

David Balhoff ’96

graduated from the LSU

School of Dentistry

Orthodontics Residency

Program in June 2008.

He is an Associated

David Balhoff ’96

Michael Maristany

’92 was accepted into a

musculoskeletal radiology

fellowship at Brigham

and Women’s Hospital at

Harvard Medical School

in Boston, Mass. starting

in July 2008.

Tommy Screen ’93

Excellent Properties as a

new realtor.

Daniel Hotard ’94

has returned to Baton

Rouge after pursuing his

musical career in Atlanta,

Philadelphia and the

Washington, D.C. area.

He has played with such

musical greats as Better

Daniel Hotard ’94

Orthodontist with

Stephen L. Sherman,

DDS, MS in Baton

Rouge.

Derrick Jones ’96

has been hired by the

University of New

Orleans men’s basketball


program as an assistant basketball coach.

Craig Patterson ’96 completed his residency

training in Internal Medicine at UAB in July

2007. He has completed his first year of subspecialty

training in Pulmonology & Critical

Care Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center

in New Orleans.

Taylor Riché ’96

graduated from the

University of Texas at

Austin with a Ph.D. in

computer sciences in

August 2008. While at

UT, Taylor also received

a master’s degree in 2004

and raced for the UT

Cycling Team.

Chip Uffman ’96

Chip Uffman ’96

will complete his General

Surgery Residency at

LSU Health Sciences

Center in New Orleans

where he is an academic

chief resident. He will

begin a Pediatric Surgery

Fellowship in Memphis,

Tenn. at Le Bonheur/St.

Jude Children’s Hospital in July 2009.

Jordan Dupuy ’98 has

been named as an assistant

coach for the University

of Southern Mississippi

women’s basketball team.

Jordan served for six years

as a manager, graduate

assistant and director of

operations for the men’s

basketball team at USM.

Taylor Riché ’96

Jordan Dupuy ’98

Torrence Welch ’98 earned a Ph.D.

in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia

Institute of Technology

and Emory University

in Atlanta, Ga. Welch

accepted a position at

Exponent in Phoenix,

Ariz., where he will

provide expert witness

testimony for personal

Torrence Welch ’98 injury and product

liability cases.

Donnie Jones ’99 leads the NFL in

punting.

Brian Moscona ’99 is co-founder and

co-director of marketing for Fansinsurance.

com. Fansinsurance.com is an innovative way

to watch college or professional teams play in

the championship game.

Matt Moscona ’00 is co-founder and

co-director of marketing for Fansinsurance.

com.

Beau Bergeron ’03 graduated cum laude

IN THE NEWS

’00s

from the University of Florida

with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in

graphic design. He has accepted

a position

with IDEO

as a communication

designer in their Chicago

office.

Jeffrey Garidel ’04,

of LSU Shreveport, hit

.365 with 16 doubles

and three home runs for

the Clovis Outlaws in the

Sierra Baseball League’s All-Star game. At the

end of the year he was

named first team short

stop for the Outlaws.

Jeffrey was also one of 24

student athletes at LSUS

to qualify for the 2007-

08 Gulf Coast Athletic

Conference Honor Roll.

Jeffrey Garidel ’04

Steven Primeaux ’04

received two Bachelor

of Arts degrees from the

College of Arts & Sciences at LSU. He was one

of 34 LSU seniors honored at a special reception

at the LSU Faculty Club in May for receiving

a University Medal for graduating with the

highest undergraduate grade point average.

Tommy Stryjewski ’04, an LSU student,

is one of 20 high-achieving students named

to the 2008 All-USA

College Academic First

Team, USA TODAY’S

recognition program

for outstanding

undergraduates. All 20

will receive a $2,500 cash

award as representatives

of all outstanding

undergraduates.

Steven Vutera ’04

received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana

State University with

magna cum laude honors.

Steven has been accepted

to the LSU School of

Dentistry in New Orleans

for the fall 2008 class.

Tony Nauta ’05

Steven Vutera ’04

has been accepted

into Louisiana State

University School of

Veterinary Medicine’s class of 2012. Tony

will pursue a doctorate of veterinary medicine

with a concentration in both small and large

animals.

Shane Firmin ’06 was elected treasurer of

his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, Epsilon Phi

Chapter. He was one of 22 young men from

3

Beau Bergeron ’03

Tommy

Stryjewski ’04

across the country chosen

to attend the Delta

Tau Delta Leadership

Academy. The allexpense-paid

program

in Washington, D.C.

consists of workshops

that address effective

problem solving and

other qualities essential

to great leadership.

Chris Bourke ’06, a member of the 256

BSTB Army Guard (stationed in Plaquemine),

assisted with the patrol of the mandatory

evacuation in New Orleans during Hurricane

Gustav. He is attending college and is scheduled

for deployment to Baghdad in the summer of

2009.

Mark Fry ’06 made the Chancellor’s Honor

Roll last spring with a 4.0 in Mechanical

Engineering at LSU. He is a junior and the

recipient of the Dupont Scholarship. This past

summer he interned at Dupont’s Pontchartrain

Works Facility.

Osby Kelly ’08 made

the basketball team at the

University of Tampa.

Cory Richard ’08

made the Southeastern

Osby Kelly ’08

Louisiana University

basketball team.

BEAR FACTS II

Shane Firmin ’06

Catholic High

Wrestling Reunion

40 years of Excellence

Saturday, November 29, 2008

CHS Union

Social 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Reunion Dinner 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information contact

Catholic High Alumni Office

(225) 383-0459 or

bcamp@catholichigh.org

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor

We welcome the submission of material for

possible publication. Mailing address:

P.O. Box 65004

Baton Rouge, LA 70896

www.catholichigh.org


‘Mission: Possible’ as Parents Partner with School for PAGE

By Joni Owens

The 2008-2009 Parents

Annual Giving Event (PAGE)

kicked off in August with a

series of presentations to parents.

The theme of the presentations

was “Mission: Possible” and

provided parents with vital

information regarding the need

for PAGE. Presenters included

CHS President Gene Tullier,

PAGE Chaircouple Russel and

Valerie Primeaux and CHS

Development Director Hal

Dupuy ’73.

“It was our goal to provide

a controlled delivery of the

PAGE message directly to the

parents. We feel that it is crucial

for every parent to understand

the challenge that CHS faces in

maintaining a high standard of

academics despite the increasing

cost of excellence,” commented

Russel and Valerie Primeaux.

PAGE is an opportunity

for parents to invest and

partner in their son’s education

on a tax-deductible basis. As

with all Brothers of the Sacred

Heart Schools, CHS strives

By Glen Randow

Over 30 alumni from the

Dallas Metroplex area

gathered on Friday, August 22

and Saturday, August 23, 2008 to

reconnect with former classmates

and to meet other alumni, staff

and friends of CHS.

Alums enjoyed a social

Friday night at the Victory

Tavern and City Grille in the

PAGE CHAIRCOUPLE. The 2008-09 PAGE Chaircouple, (front, l to r) Valerie

and Russel Primeaux, are pictured with their four sons (back row, l to r)

Mark ’07, Brian ’12, Philip ’10 and Steven ’04.

to remain cost-accessible to

as many families as possible.

PAGE gifts go directly into the

school’s operational budget and

are used to fund many aspects

of the school’s daily operation,

including teachers’ salaries.

“Many parents were

surprised to learn that the

starting salaries for CHS teachers

are significantly lower than that

of teachers in surrounding

parishes,” commented Dupuy.

In his presentation, Tullier

American Airlines Center in

downtown Dallas. On Saturday,

alums met at Texas Ranger

Stadium for a baseball game as

the Rangers faced the Cleveland

Indians. CHS’s own David

Dellucci ’91 was the designated

hitter for the Indians in a 3-game

series against the Rangers.

Plans are being made for

other alumni gatherings in New

Orleans, Dallas, Houston and

Atlanta. Please contact Glen

Randow or Barbara Camp in

the CHS Alumni Office at

(225) 389-0459 if you would

be interested in assisting with an

event in your area.

Visit our website, www.

catholichigh.org, and stay tuned

to Connections and Bear Facts

II for information regarding

upcoming satellite events.

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explained that the school

administration and the CHS

Board of Directors have worked

diligently to attract talented and

career-minded teachers through

competitive and equitable pay.

They are also working to increase

the benefit package for teachers

in order to retain them.

This year’s PAGE campaign

is enthusiastically led by

Chaircouple Russel and Valerie

Primeaux. They are the parents of

current students Philip ’10 and

Brian ’12, and CHS graduates

Steven ’04 and Mark ’07.

“Russel and Valerie bring

a unique level of excitement

to their role as chaircouple,”

remarked CHS President Gene

Tullier.

They are assisted by Senior

Class Coordinators Steve and

Ann Delo, Junior Coordinators

Joe and Judith Kelly, Sophomore

Coordinators Matt and Gwen

Cotton (2007-2008 PAGE

chaircouple), Freshman

Coordinators Suzie and Andy

Adler ’82, and 8th Grade

Coordinators Kay and Ned

Dolese ’80.

Through PAGE, parents

partner in the mission of the

school. Through tax-deductible

donations, they share with faculty

and staff in providing the best

possible education for the young

men of Catholic High School.

If anyone has questions

about PAGE, please contact the

Development Office at (225)

389-0978 or CHS Development

Director Hal Dupuy at hdupuy@

catholichigh.org.

CHS Alumni Gather at Dallas Reunion August 22-23

(Above) DALLAS REUNION. (Left to right) Glen Randow, CHS alumni

director; Chris Lee ’92, Dallas alumni reunion chairman; Taylor Duke ’02;

Sean Crowley ’00; and David Beach ’96, CHS alumni board of directors

president, gather in Dallas.

(Left) DALLAS SOCIAL. Margie Alexander (left), CHS treasurer, visits with

Ronnie Rushing ’92 (right) during the Dallas Reunion Weekend.


Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

By Jan R. Breen

Three seniors were named

National Merit Semifinalists

and three seniors were honored

as Commended Students in

the National Merit Scholarship

Program.

National Merit Semifinalists

are Alex Maris ’09, Zack Talbot

’09 and Clayton Walker ’09.

Alex Maris is the son of

Brenda and Nikos Maris and

attended Westdale Middle

School. Zack Talbot is the son

of Bart and Suzanne Talbot and

attended St. George School.

Clayton Walker is the son of

Gary and Kathi Walker and

attended St. Jude the Apostle

School.

Matthew Darouse ’09,

Kyle Deville ’09 and Roth

Salomon ’09 were named

National Merit Commended

Students.

Matthew Darouse is the

son of Brian and Pam Darouse

and attended St. Jean Vianney

School. Kyle Deville is the son

of Danny and Karen Deville

and attended St. George School.

Roth Salomon is the son of

René and Martha Salomon and

attended St. Luke’s Episcopal

School.

More than 1.5 million

juniors in over 21,000 high

schools entered the 2009

National Merit Program by

taking the 2007 Preliminary

SAT/National Merit Scholarship

Qualifying Test (PSAT/

National Merit Semifinalists include front row (l to r) Alex Maris, Zack

Talbot and Clayton Walker. National Merit Commended Students are back

row (l to r) Matthew Darouse, Kyle Deville and Roth Salomon.

NMSQT). The nationwide pool

of Semifinalists, which represents

less than one percent of U.S.

high school seniors, includes the

highest scoring entrants in each

state.

Alumni Reunite on Campus, in the Classroom and Abroad

FRANCE. After 42 years, Catholic High School alumni

Ken Guillory (left) and Pat Geary (right), class of

1966, reunited in Poitiers, France.

FACULTY ALUMNI. Catholic High School currently has 18 former students on faculty and

staff. Pictured here are (l to r) Jeffrey Hotard ’85, Patrick McClain ’04, Scott Losavio ’95,

Pete Boudreaux ’59, Scott Manning ’01, Tommy Prochaska ’92, Doug Logsdon ’02, Jeff Nola

’94, Patrick Dulaney ’92, Drew Losavio ’98, Craig Saylor ’98, Tim Chustz ’92, Keith Rumfola

’01, Taylor Murphy ’00, Ed Lamy ’78, Hal Dupuy ’73 and J.P. Kelly ’92. Not pictured is Steve

Talamo ’84.

ALUMS. Members of the class of 1971 visiting the

Catholic High campus were (l to r) Lane Gauthier,

George Underwood, Greg Dodd, Mike Whatley and

Mike Simmons.

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VISITING. Bryan

Follins ’77 (front

left) was in town

and had lunch

with (from left)

David Butler

’77, Paul Rhorer

’77, Bryan’s wife

Darlene, and

Brother Eldon

Crifasi, SC ’39.

Brian teaches

computer science.

He and his wife

reside in Las

Vegas, Nevada.


1989 1993 19982003

Jay Giblin II ’95 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Established

By Hal Dupuy ’73

Through the efforts of

Joe Quinlan, chairman of First

National Banker’s Bank, the

James P. “Jay” Giblin II ’95

Memorial Endowed Scholarship

has been established. This

scholarship will forever honor

the memory of Jay, whose life

James P. “Jay” Giblin II ’95

was taken in an automobile

accident on April 4, 2008 at the

age of 31.

Jay and his twin sister, Janay,

were born on May 26, 1976 in

Baton Rouge. Jay attended St.

Thomas More Elementary School

and entered Catholic High in

1990 in the eighth grade.

While at Catholic High,

Jay was an offensive lineman on

the football team and a two-year

letterman. In his senior year,

he received the Most Improved

Player Award.

After his graduation from

CHS in 1995, Jay entered

Northwestern State University

in Natchitoches. While there,

he was a member of the rodeo

team and participated in steer

wrestling and team roping. He

graduated from Northwestern

in 2000 with a Bachelor of

CHS Class Reunions in 2009

Class of 1959

50-Year Reunion

May 16, 2009

For more information contact

the Alumni Office

(225) 383-0459 or email bcamp@catholichigh.org

Class of 1964

45-Year Reunion

April 17, 2009

For more information contact

Steve Myshrall ’64 - (225) 241-2654

Science degree in industrial and

engineering technology.

After graduating from

Northwestern, Jay worked in

the industrial construction field

for several years before moving

into residential construction as

a project manager for Signature

Homes. He thoroughly enjoyed

this line of work and was in

the process of starting his own

construction company.

Jay was an avid hunter,

fisherman, sporting clay

enthusiast, and a devoted LSU

fan. He shared his love of the

outdoors and LSU football with

his family and many friends.

He was proud of his association

with the St. Jude Dream Day

Foundation which benefits the

St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He

would fish and spend time with

kids who were affected by cancer.

He was also a member of Ducks

Unlimited, Coastal Conservation

Association, and Hunter’s Run

Gun Club.

Jay never met a stranger.

He will always be remembered

for his infectious smile and a

genuine desire to help anyone

in any way that he could. It was

this love for his fellow man that

earned him the nickname of “Big

Sweet.”

If anyone is interested

in honoring a loved one by

establishing an endowed

scholarship or endowment,

contact CHS Director of

Development Hal Dupuy

’73 at (225) 389-0978 or

hdupuy@catholichigh.org.

Class of 1979

30-Year Reunion

July 25, 2009

For more information contact

Scott Pecue ’79 - specue@aol.com

Class of 1984

25-Year Reunion

Spring/Summer of 2009

For more information contact

Stevie Toups ’84 - stoups@turner-industries.com

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Open House

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. • Last tour begins at 8:00 p.m.

Young men in grades 6 - 8 and their parents are invited to attend.

855 Hearthstone Drive • Baton Rouge, LA 70806

A shuttle is available from St. Joseph’s Academy

Activity Center Parking Lot on Parker Street.

(225) 383-0397 • www.catholichigh.org

Recognized four times – 1989 • 1993 • 1998 • 2003 – as a

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education


Ring Donations

Ken Achacoso ’88 (right) gives his ring

and his brother, Michael’s ’85, ring to Pete

Boudreaux ’59.

P.J. Marino ’47 (left) presents his

class ring to Glen Randow, Director

of Alumni Relations.

Michael Glisson ’97 (right) presents

his class ring to Glen Randow.

Guy Helouin ’38 (left) presents his

St. Vincent’s Academy class ring to

David Beach ’96.

Greg Landry ’52 (left) and Raymond Broussard

’51 (right) share the story of the lost ring with

Hal Dupuy ’73 (center), CHS development

director. Greg found Raymond’s ring in a

pawn shop. Raymond lost his class ring soon

after his 1951 graduation. This was the first

time in over 57 years Raymond had seen his

ring. He donated the ring to the CHS Class Ring

program soon after expressing his thanks to

Greg on finding and returning his ring.

Ronnie Rushing ’92 (left) gives

his ring to Glen Randow.

Rene Esnard (right) donates the class

ring of his son, Ryan Esnard ’97† to

Glen Randow.

† deceased

Also donating rings were Charles Grace ’53,

Chris Mack ’97, Steven Rennhoff ’84 and Ed

Miller ’96.

In Memoriam

As of September 18, 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.

Jared Matthew Adcock

Suzanne Loup Comarda

Emile S. “Dick” Krouse Jr. Sister Mary Thomas Ranzino, O.P.

Theresa Rinaudo Allelo

William John Cronin Jr.

Felix A. “Al” Landry

Nicholas Arthur Revon Jr.

Clarence John “C.J.” Arboneaux Jr. Euzelien Joseph Daigle

James Michael Landry

Dale Thomas Robert ’56

William Justin Avera Sr.

Charles C. deGravelles

Thomas Benton “T.B.” Landry Jr. Ulysse Joseph Rome Jr.

Gary Martin Bajoie ’71 Inez Elizabeth Ducote

Louis Charles Langlois ’39 Pascal Paul Roques

Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Marvin Joseph Ducote Sr. ’42 Stella Mae Larpenteur

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Ruffino

Behrnes Sr. ’54

Allan Alfred Eisenbraun

Josie Michelli Laran

Peter Joseph Russo Sr.

Samuel J. “Joe” Bergeron Jr. ’64 Kristy Renee Fontenot

Mary Barker LeBlanc

Bess Vaughn Sessums

Mary D. “Winkie” Berlin Sara Roberts Fryoux

James Lemoine

Henry Ivan Singer

Christine Stringer Bonds Leo William Gagnon Jr.

Rose K. Mancuso

Rose Spencer

Jeremy Heath Borne

John Edward Gannon

Edna Barbay Marionneaux Mark Louis Stevens

Betsy Yarbro Brandt

Brian Joseph “B.J.” Gauthier ’01 Nora “Lucille” Wells Martin John Eric Strenski ’88

Alberta LeBlanc Braud

John R. Goff Sr.

Felipe Santiago Martinez Jeanette Theriot

Louis A. Braud Jr. ’31

Vincent Charles “Bush” Greco Andrew F. McGinty

Margie Torregrossa Thompson

John Lee Brewerton Jr. ’52 Dominic Guarino ’41

William A. “Bill” Meyerer ’46 Francis Owen Tomeny Jr.

Clyde Britt Jr.

Benjamin Lawrence Guelfo Geraldine Guillot “Deanie” Bert Silger Turner

Norma Elliser Brown

James Hubert “Jimmy” Hains Milano

Girlie Delcambre Viator

Melvin Martin Bueche ’60 Katherine Stuart “Kit” Hall Wesley O. “W.O.” Muse Louis Laville Waggenspack

Luke Lawrence Bullentini David Paul Harkness

Helen Roussel Newman

Dr. Rivers Patout Wall

Lily Marie McKnight Capdevielle Charles J. “Buck” Harrington Billy B. Nicholas

Bennett Henderson Ward

Anna C. Cashio

John Clinton Heard Jr.

James A. “Buddy” Nobles Jr. ’98 Wayne Preston Waymire

Sam J. Cedotal Jr.

Brother Ephrem (Nee: Edwin Matthew Cedric Palm

Barbara Womack

Yvette Dornier Clothier

Edgar Hebert) Hebert Carlo Parrino

Kathryn Marie Wascom Colomb Dr. Michael R. Herin

Laurie Ann Simmons Plaisance

Sidney Dale Colomb ’35 Sarah Wintz “Maude” Howatt Gordon Alexander Pugh Jr. ’85

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Mrs. A.J. Bonfanti (right) presents

her husband’s letter sweater and

1954 class ring to Barbara Camp.

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Second Annual Fishing Rodeo Draws More Than 300 Anglers

By Glen Randow

The second annual

Alumni Fishing Rodeo

was held in Port Fourchon

on June 20 - 21, 2008. Two

great days of fishing and great

Louisiana cuisine from Fritz

Carville ’95 and the Catering

Cajun of Louisiana attracted over

300 CHS alumni and friends. A

big thanks to our many sponsors

and to Brandon Landry ’97 as

the title sponsor with Walk-Ons

Bistreaux and Bar.

The tournament results can

be found on the CHS Web site at

www.catholichigh.org/alumni.

The 2008 tournament

committee members were Camp

Matens ’60, Jim Richard ’74,

Brad Tuminello ’82, Mike

Matthews ’91, Dale Mouch

’92, Daniel Loup ’97, Jimmy

Prescott ’97, Randy Richard

’97, Mark Stratmann ’97, Rob

Hebert ’98, Justin Suchy ’00

and John Ballance.

Mark your calendar for the

third annual Alumni Fishing

Rodeo in Port Fourchon, June

26 and June 27, 2009. For

sponsorship information please

contact the CHS Alumni office

at (225) 383-0459 or bcamp@

catholichigh.org

(Top) CATCH. (L to r) David Faulk ’88, John Meek ’87 and Louis DeJohn ’66

show off their catch at the Alumni Fishing Rodeo.

(Top)The Catholic High School Graduating Class of 1983 held their 25

year reunion on July 25 and 26. The festivities included a night at The

Roux House on Friday; a golf scramble at the University Club with an

open house hosted by Chris Wagner ’83 on Saturday; and a party with the

St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1983 at the home of Tani McRoberts Bush.

Ross DeNicola III ’83 and Hugo Marrero ’83 coordinated the reunion

activities. Those in attendance pictured are first row (l to r) Kevin

Kinchen ’83, Chris Wagner ’83, Blake Hodges ’83, Ross DeNicola III ’83,

Joe Pittenger ’83, Jon Claitor ’83, Hugo Marrero ’83, Dwayne Honoré

’83 and Tommy Nolan ’83. Second row (l to r) Michael Sherman ’83,

David Chustz ’83, Paul Tullier ’83, Tom Bishop ’83, Mark Guercio ’83,

Brett Alello ’83, Gary Schenk ’83, Chris Frey ’83, Michael Corry ’83 and

Stephen Hussey ’83. Third row (l to r) Martin Padial, Jonathan Moore

’83, Paul Whatley ’83, Erich Ponti ’83, Patrick Biletnikoff ’83, Brent

Silva ’83, Scott Pizzolato ’83, Scott Jolly ’83 and Stephen Woodward

’83. Fourth row (l to r) Kent Nastasi ’83, Marc Couvillion ’83, Patrick

Kelleher ’83, Tommy Harmon ’83, Robert Young ’83, Jeff Decoteau ’83,

Mac Duncan ’83 and Anthony Rotolo ’83.

(Bottom) CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow (left) and CHS Principal

Brother Barry Landry, SC (right) visited with members of the CHS class

of 1998 (l to r) Bryan Batson, Reid Finn and Trey Eyre at a recent

school-wide liturgy.

(Above) Attending the Fishing Rodeo were (l to r) Brad Tuminello ’81,

Randy Richard ’97 and Jimmy Prescott ’97.

CHS Graduate Wins LSU

Football Season Ticket Raffle

By Hal Dupuy ’73

Eugene R. “Lad”

Cazedessus III ’58, was the

winner of the raffle for two LSU

season football tickets. Although

they reside in Colorado, Lad and

his wife, Dolce Dene, attend a

number of LSU home football

games.

The season tickets were

generously donated by a member

of the Catholic High Class of

1989. A total of 208 tickets were

sold, and the winner was chosen

on Friday, August 8, 2008, at 4

p.m. at the offices of Faulk &

Winkler LLC. This was a great

opportunity to win two prime

tickets and help CHS in the

process.

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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 be given for campus

improvements.

We would like to thank our

alumnus for this tremendous

gift, and he encourages his

classmates to help to fully fund

the scholarship in their class

name.

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.


Jordy Rourke ’06 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Established

By Hal Dupuy ’73

Jordy Rourke, a 2006

Honor Graduate of Catholic

High School, passed away just

after completing his sophomore

year at Millsaps College. A

scholarship established in his

memory will be awarded each

year to an incoming senior who

exhibits the qualities embodied

by Jordy, who was a young

man of exceptional integrity,

discipline and courage.

From the day Jordy came

into the world he reminded

all those who knew him to be

thankful for what we have and

not dwell on our shortcomings.

He was born with Spina Bifida,

and in spite of the limitations

that came with the birth defect,

he lived his life with a positive

attitude, sense of humor, and

strong spirit. From this example

his friends, family, and many

I would like to offer a brief

summary and a message to all CHS

students and alumni to what a

wonderful opportunity for learning

and discipline that CHS offered. I

read of the many accomplishments

of our graduates and it is certainly

an impressive record.

I was unable to attend my

60th class reunion this past June as

I was honored as president of the

Retired Eastern Pilots’ Association.

After Catholic High, I entered

LSU and in 1950 the Korean War

acquaintances drew inspiration.

At CHS, Jordy was

remembered in a number of

ways.

“Jordy’s strength throughout

his challenging life has inspired

me so much, as I’m sure he has

inspired anyone that knew him,”

remarked his close friend Drew

Copponex ’06.

“Jordy was one of my

favorite people. I never knew

a harder worker; I never saw

a brighter smile. I will always

remember his wit and his grit,”

said Dr. Catherine Wedwick,

Jordy’s former English teacher.

CHS Campus Minister Jeff

Nola ’95 remembers Jordy as “a

sweet and gentle young man who

treated everyone with respect and

kindness.”

In social settings Jordy did

not call attention to himself or

try to be noticed, yet almost

24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction

and Founders Banquet

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Invitations will be mailed to all donors who contributed

$1,000 or more from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

Letter to the Editor

broke out. I applied for the Naval

Cadet Pilot training program and

became a Marine carrier pilot

flying off the Aircraft Carrier

Ticonderoga. I joined Eastern

Air Lines in 1958 and retired in

1998.

Many thanks for Bear Facts II

and the many nostalgic memories

it brings back to an old grad. Keep

up the good work at CHS.

Capt. Leonard Dwight Smith,

EAL Ret., CHS Class of 1948

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everyone did get to know

and like him. He was a great

listener and brought out the

best in those around him. He

put a lot into his relationships

with others, and it was not a

surprise that so many people

regarded him as a friend. His

heart was as humanly pure

as possible, and he had no

enemies.

Jordy gave of himself,

quietly, to his church parish of

St. George, the Lions Camp,

Habitat for Humanity, St.

Vincent DePaul, and the

Campus Ministry Team at

Millsaps College. He did not

do this to be recognized or

praised but simply because his

heart told him it was the right

thing to do. Very few people

embody a life of service in the

way Jordy did. He was a quiet

inspiration for anyone who

Baby Bears

Catelynn and Caryse Cardenas, twin daughters of Jennifer and Lenny

Cardenas ’80...Susanna Claire Potter, daughter of Gretchen and

William “Chip” Potter ’85...Jack Roman Guitreau, son of Patrice

and Joseph R. Guitreau Jr. ’87...Ken “Mackie” McDonald Musgrove,

son of Alison and Chuck Musgrove ’89...Caroline Elizabeth McKay,

daughter of Catharine and Johnny McKay ’91...Charles Milton

Perkins, son of Bonnie and Milton Perkins III ’91...Ryder Bjorn

Folse, son of Kristen and Bentley Folse ’92...Patrick Bergin Kelly,

son of Alicia and J. P. Kelly ’92...Madelyn Renee Lorio, daughter of

Michelle and Jamie G. Lorio Jr. ’93...McCall Screen, son of Adrienne

and Tommy Screen ’93...Warren Hazel and Bennett Arend Patterson,

twin sons of Cheron and Craig Patterson ’96...Caroline Elizabeth

Garner, daughter of Jennifer and Justin Garner ’97...Hannah Carolyn

Hebert, daughter of Kendall and Ryan Hebert ’98...Margaret Ava

Losavio, daughter of Sarah and Wayne Losavio ’98... Payton Elizabeth

Pinegar, daughter of Jessica and Trey Pinegar ’00.

Wedding Bells

Jordy Rourke ’06

wants to live as Jesus taught us

to live.

If anyone is interested

in honoring a loved one by

establishing an endowed

scholarship or endowment,

contact CHS Director of

Development Hal Dupuy

’73 at (225) 389-0978 or

hdupuy@catholichigh.org.

Siobhan Elizabeth Dupuy and Geoffrey Alford Olinde ’86... Adele

Norwood Andrews and Alexander George Dalmau ’88... Robin

Underwood and Patrick Talamo ’90... Caroline Michelle Wilson

and Austen Michael Delahaye ’92...Jacquelyn Marie McCollum and

Roberto Felipe Facundus ’93... Courtney Rachelle Guastella and

William Edmond Callihan ’94... Rachelle Marie Frisch and Kevin

Lee Brumley ’95... Lauren Kristyn Dufrene and Joseph Thomas

Berry ’96...Julia Glenn Landry and Andrew Michael Wascom ’98...

Ragan Elizabeth Greer and Benjamin Carey Brown ’99... Megan Ann

Bello and Brian Patrick Balhoff ’01... Emily Jean Butler and Jason

Robert Determann ’01... Emily Louise Lucito and David Benjamin

Smith ’01...Lauren Savoy and Andrew Olinde Jr. ’02.


Planned Gift Leaves Lasting Legacy

Dr. Claude “Pat” Patin Remembers CHS in Will

Catholic High School

was recently blessed

with a planned gift from the late

Dr. Claude Joseph “Pat” Patin.

Dr. Patin has always been a very

generous benefactor of CHS,

and has continued the tradition

of giving even after his death.

Dr. Patin was an ardent

supporter of Catholic education.

Two of his three daughters,

Suzanne and Michelle (MeMe)

were graduates of St. Joseph’s

Academy. His daughter Denise

is married to Mark Heroman, a

1974 graduate of Catholic High,

and their son Christopher is a

2008 CHS graduate.

“Pat” had a great love for

St. Aloysius, and served there as

a Eucharistic Minister. He was a

member of Group #5 at Manresa.

He also was an avid hunter and

outdoorsman.

With his gift, the Dr. Claude

Joseph “Pat” Patin Memorial

Endowed Scholarship has been

established. It was his wish that

the money would be used in a

very practical way, and through

his scholarship, a student with

a financial need will receive aid

that will allow him to attend

CHS.

The family also earmarked

a portion of his donation for

the Dr. Greg A. Brandao ’73

Faculty and Staff Endowment.

The entire faculty and staff will

benefit from this generous gift.

The Brothers of the Sacred

Heart have always held a special

place in the life of Dr. Patin and

a final part of his legacy gift

has been designated for their

retirement.

“Although Dr. Patin was a

man small in stature, he had a

huge heart. He shared and gave

what he had to help others have

a better opportunity in life,”

commented CHS Development

Director Hal Dupuy ’73.

CHS knows there may be

many others, like Dr. Patin, who

have already included Catholic

High in their wills and estate

planning. In thanksgiving for

such generous benefactors, CHS

is planning to begin a Planned

Giving Society. If you are

interested in blessing the school

in a similar manner, or if you

Dr. Claude “Pat” Patin

know anyone who has already

included Catholic High School

in his or her will, please contact

Hal Dupuy at (225) 389-0978

or hdupuy@catholichigh.org.

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate Party

(Top left) TAILGATE. Checking in with the Alumni Association at the Alumni

Homecoming Tailgate Party on Friday, September 19, 2008 were (l to r) Keegan

Williams ’98, Calvin Williams ’97, Julius Bessix ’97 and Ronald Abboud ’72.

(Center left) JAMBALAYA. Enjoying jambalaya prepared by Pete Hymel at the

tailgate party were (l to r) Drew Samson ’01, Michael Murphy ’98, Jessie Samson

’03, Keith Rumfola ’01, Jake Thibodeaux ’01 and John Samson.

(Bottom left) ALUMS. Alumni attending the homecoming tailgate party were (l to

r) Taylor Murphy ’00, Drew Talbot ’00, Tommy Prochaska ’92 and Lynn Johnson

’00.

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(Above) Members of the Catholic

High School football anniversary

teams recognized at the 2008 Alumni

Homecoming Tailgate party were (l to

r) Trey Eyre ’98, Michael Murphy ’98,

Keegan Williams ’98, Jerry Harrison

’59, Gerald Didier ’50, Joe DiGerolamo

’60, Doug Samaha ’69, Cal Madere ’90,

Brad Seguin ’90, Brad Thompson ’81

and Bobby Hebert ’38 (not shown in

photo).

(Left) GATHERED. Gathered at the

tailgate party were (l to r) Bryan Hart

’98, Trey Eyre ’98 and Julius Bessix

’97.


Cross Country Runners Gather at Reunion

By Jan R. Breen

Catholic High hosted the

inaugural cross country reunion

on August 8 and 9, 2008,

including a commemorative run

with over 50 runners spanning

four decades, a jambalaya and

stag social, and a Saturday

evening dinner for cross country

alumni, family and friends.

Attending the weekend

events were members of the 1972

State Championship team led by

Greg Haase ’73, the first of 13

state championship teams; and

1975 State Championship and

Perfect Score Team members

Lionel Currier ’76, Ed Gassie

’76, Paul Rhorer ’77 and

Les Roussel ’76. The 1975

Cross Country Team achieved

the only perfect score ever

recorded in Louisiana’s state

meet competition and the only

perfect score recorded in the

United States for any state meet

competitions in 1975.

CHS Cross Country

alumni participating in

Saturday night’s events were

Ed Gassie, introductions and

reminiscences; John McLindon

’81, photo collage presentation;

Greg Haase, Keynote Address;

Paul Rhorer, special presentation

to Mrs. Pat Boudreaux; and

Tim Barfield ’82 presented

Coach Boudreaux ’59 with the

State of Louisiana Declaration

from Governor Bobby Jindal

declaring August 9, 2008 as

“Pete Boudreaux Day.”

Chairing the event was

John McLindon. Committee

members included David

Butler ’77, Tré Hendry ’90,

Ed Gassie, Paul Rhorer, Brent

Martin ’97, Michael Hendry

’03, Sam Mapes ’79, CHS

Alumni Director Glen Randow

and CHS Events Coordinator

Barbara Camp.

The Catholic High Office

of Alumni Relations sponsored

the event along with the CHS

Alumni Association.

THE BEGINNING. Greg Haase ’73 (left) and

Tré Hendry ’90 visit at the reunion. Haase

was a member of the first state cross country

championship team for CHS.

COACH. John McLindon ’81 (right, reunion chair)

congratulates Coach Boudreaux for 40 years of

coaching cross country.

TELLING THE STORY. Ed Gassie ’76 tells the

story of the perfect storm season of cross

country in 1975. He has authored a book

about Catholic High cross country teams.

TRADITION. Former cross country members, led by Coach Boudreaux (right) and Greg Haase, (second

from right), run down Kleinert Avenue, reminiscent of the days of running at CHS.

LUCKY 13. CHS Cross Country teams

have achieved 13 state titles.

PERFECT SCORE. The team that made history in the state meet by

scoring a perfect 15 in 1975 returned to run together again. They

were (from left) Lionel Currier ’76, Les Roussel ’76, Chris McGrew ’76,

Ed Gassie ’76 and Paul Rhorer ’77.

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STATE CHAMPIONS. Former cross country state champions include

Brent Martin ’97, Jim Burk ’86, Lionel Currier ’76 and Les Roussel ’76.


Culinary Delight Set for Sunday, November 16

Alumni Association To Host Ninth Annual Taste Fair

By Barbara Camp

The Catholic High School

Alumni Association will host the

ninth annual Taste Fair featuring

alumni chefs, restaurants and

supporters of Catholic High.

The event will be held on

Sunday, November 16, 2008

from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the CHS

Gymnasium.

“Where else can you get a

taste of 30 restaurants, including

dessert, beer, wine and other

drinks, with no tax or gratuity.

Invite your relatives, your

neighbors, your friends and your

classmates,” encourages Taste

Fair Chairman Patrick Hannie

’86.

Tickets are $35 per person

Archives Has New Location

on Catholic High Campus

By Margie Alexander

Have you ever

wondered who the

quarterback was in

that game on October

14, 1971, against Tara

at Olympia Stadium?

Or, who were the

four co-valedictorians

of the class of 1989?

Well drop by 720

Hearthstone Drive

and you’ll be able

to research that

information – that’s

where the Archives

for Catholic High

School now reside.

Special Archive boxes

and files hold many memorable

moments of events of the past of

the school.

There are yearbooks,

pictures, newspaper clippings,

programs, and rosters, about

most of the sports – football,

baseball, golf, swimming, tennis,

cross country/track, wrestling and

even lacrosse. There are jackets,

sweaters, flags and medals from

events throughout the years.

The Archive records are a

and may be purchased through

CHS Office of Alumni Relations

or Alumni Association Board

members. Tickets can also

be purchased online at www.

catholichigh.org.

Proceeds from the Taste Fair

will benefit events sponsored by

the Alumni Association and the

alumni scholarship fund.

If you are interested in

participating as a restaurant,

corporate sponsor or volunteer,

please contact the CHS Office

of Alumni Relations at (225)

383-0459 or by email to

chsalum@catholichigh.org or

bcamp@catholichigh.org as soon

as possible.

The Archives house documents and pictures that

date back to 1894.

very important part of Catholic

High’s history. We welcome

anything that you might have

that you feel would be a good

addition to the inventory.

Please contact Margie

Alexander at (225) 381-9114 or

email malexander@catholichigh.

org if you have any memorable

items that you would like to

donate to Catholic High or have

any questions about an event of

the past.

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More than 900 people attended the 2007 Alumni Taste Fair and over 30

restaurants participated.

Recognition

GREAT-GRANDSONS. Mrs. Myrle Robichaux (third from left) is the

93-year-old great grandmother of five current CHS students. Mrs.

Robichaux’s great grandsons are (l to r) Patrick Woolworth ’12, Travis

Colter ’11, Mrs. Robichaux, Sean Woolworth ’10, Kyle Robichaux ’12

and Andrew Robichaux ’10.

APPRECIATION. Faculty and staff members were recognized for their

years of service during the faculty/staff orientation on August 8, 2008.

Those recognized were (l to r) Mitch Billings, 35 years; Jan Breen,

35 years; Vic Caffarel, 20 years; Janet Vidrine, 20 years; Ed Lamy ’78,

10 years; Sherry Brouillette, 10 years; Willie Stephenson, 10 years;

Peggy Patout, 15 years; Jeff Nola ’94, 10 years; Diane Bynum, 15 years;

Brother Barry Landry, SC, 15 years; Jewell Reicke, 15 years; and Brother

Xavier Werneth, SC, 15 years. Not pictured is Pat Hanegan, 30 years;

and Jeannie Miller, 10 years.


Friends, family and alumni gather at Men’s Club Barbecue

PREPARING THE STEAKS. (l to r) Rick Capdevielle,

Russell Politz ’86 and Bill Justice prepare the steaks in

the seasoning room.

GREAT STEAKS. Enjoying the dinner were Guy Helouin

’38, Dr. Carl Helouin ’70 and Rick Lefebvre ’67.

SEASONING. Jimmy Boyce ’85

seasons the steaks at the 73 rd

annual Men’s Club Barbecue on

October 11, 2008.

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 May 20, 2008 through September 18, 2008 in honor or memory of loved ones.

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

Memorial Gifts

Mr. William J. Avera Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Addison

Mr. John H. Barber Sr.

Mrs. Mary Barber

Mrs. Mary Bonfanti

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan J. Dauzat

Ms. Alberta L. Braud

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Simmons

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Atkinson Jr. ’79

HomeComings Financial Network, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mathes ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Ruhlin ’88

The Tarajano Family

Mr. and Mrs. Jorge L. Tarajano ’80

Luke L. Bullentini

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Johnson

Mr. Edgar J. Burch ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Andy G. Simon ’77

Mr. Alfred J. Carville Sr. ’30

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel IV ’87

Mr. John M. Carville ’26

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Carville

Mr. J. E. Clements

Burger King Corporation

Mr. Daryl Clements

Mirabile Investment Corporation

Mr. William J. Cronin Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Rene J. Pfefferle

Mrs. Angie R. D’Agostino

Isabel H. Eldridge

FOOTBALL. Preparing to watch the LSU football game at

the barbecue were Curtis Simmons, Mike Simmons ’71

and Art Melancon ’71.

Mrs. Chrystal Musgrove

Mr. Euzelien J. Daigle

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Ronald S. Demouy ’64

Dr. and Mrs. Ray G. Scardina ’72

Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40

Dr. and Mrs. Damon M. Dietrich ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Dietrich

Mrs. Inez Ducote

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Dr. Allan A. Eisenbraun

Lewis Mohr Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mr. Justin L. Fernandez ’53

Mrs. Janet Fernandez

Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Gaudin ’83

Mr. Owen A. Gauthier ’44

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and Mrs. John M.

Jolissaint Sr. ’35

Mr. James P. Giblin II ’95

Bank of Commerce and Trust Company

Bank of Kilmichael

Bank of Maringouin

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mr. and Mrs. McCauley O. Bullock Jr.

Caldwell Bank & Trust Company

Church Point Bank & Trust Company

Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

Coastal Commerce Bank

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cole

Community Trust Bank

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FATHER AND SONS. (from left) Stephen Demouy ’07,

Jimmy Demouy ’69 and Michael Demouy ’04 gather to

enjoy the barbecue.

Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Coogan

Mr. Royce Cumbest

First Louisiana Bank

First National Bank, USA

Gibsland Bank & Trust

Ms. Eliza N. Henderson

Mrs. Sandra J. Higginbotham

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hoffman Sr. ’72

Homeland Federal Savings Bank

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hudson

Mr. J. R. Johnson

Mr. Robert R. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry P. Ledet

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Martin

Merchants & Marine Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Miller

Mr. Pax Mogenson

Mr. and Mrs. John Morris

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Nola ’62

Premier Bank of the South

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Quinlan III ’87

Mrs. Theresa Saia

Mrs. Kathleen C. Screen

Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. St. Pierre

State Investors Bank

Synergy Bank

Mr. Robert Thomas Jr.

Ms. Susan T. Williams

Mr. C. Peter Goff Sr. ’53

CHS Class of ’53

Mr. Carl W. Gremillion Sr. ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Warren N. Virgets Jr. ’76


Mr. Ben L. Guelfo

Ms. Joan W. Starring

Mrs. Katherine “Kit” Hall

Dr. and Mrs. Hans P. Armstrong

Artistic Pools & Service L.L.C.

Col. Michael W. Bailey ’74

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman

Mr. and Mrs. Randall K. Bonaventure

BRPT-Lake Rehabilitation Centers

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Carville ’76

Coating Services Incorporated

Mr. and Mrs. R. Matthew Cotton

Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Dantin Jr.

Mr. Lewis S. Doherty III

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Fahey

Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Fish

Mrs. Mary Alice Gibbens

Mr. Thomas E. Gibbens ’34

Mrs. Charlene Guarisco

Mr. Steve Haynes

Mr. and Mrs. Darren Kimball

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Levert Jr.

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp.

Mr. and Mrs. Trip Ludwig

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mangelli

Ms. Regina McMakin

Mrs. Chrystal Musgrove

Mr. and Mrs. Iveson B. Noland III

Pala-Interstate LLC

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Steitz

Stuart & Company

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Stuart

Mr. and Mrs. Troye Svendson

Thomas, Wilson, Ragusa, Uffman & Co.

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Thompson ’79

Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Woolf Jr.

Mr. Howard J. Helmke Jr. ’53

CHS Class of ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heroman Sr. ’03

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Mr. W. Middleton Heroman ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Mr. Joseph C. Hill Sr. ’28

Ms. Ann F. Fourrier

Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. S. Odom Sr.

Mr. Francis C. Jumonville Sr. ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Jumonville Sr. ’42

Mr. Emile S. Krouse

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Garner

Mr. Joseph E. Labauve Jr. ’36

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and Mrs. John M.

Jolissaint Sr. ’35

Mr. Erie Landry

Mr. and Mrs. Errol E. Labat ’75

Dr. Wallace J. Landry ’31

Mr. Joseph B. Landry

Mr. Louis C. Langlois ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Boe

Mr. Clarence L. Dunn

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O. Ponti

Mrs. Melrose D. Willie

Mrs. Stella M. Larpenteur

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Carville Sr. ’70

Ms. Rose Mancuso

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Simmons

Mr. William A. Meyerer ’46

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47

Mr. Louis J. Mire ’48

Mrs. Jeanette Mire

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman

Mrs. Madeline O. Nesbit

Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired and Mrs. John M.

Jolissaint Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Ms. Nancy K. Newcomb

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Dr. James A. Nobles Jr. ’98

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chase

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta Jr. ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Miller ’96

Mr. and Mrs. J. Felix Sherman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Ustruck

Ms. Carrie B. Weiser

Mr. Mark Olinde

Mrs. Anamaria M. Olinde

Mr. Brent D. Pecue ’80

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. William B. Pecue ’56

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. William Whitney Pecue ’36

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. Malcolm J. Persac ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Kendal W. Hays

Mr. Lynn J. Pourciau

Mr. Mark LeBlanc

Ms. Lynette Pourciau

Mr. Gordon A. Pugh Jr. ’85

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mills Jr. ’51

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. Jordan T. Rourke ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Bonnecaze Jr. ’60

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Ellis Sr. ’65

Ms. Kate M. Garand

Mr. and Mrs. Larry S. Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McGee

Ms. Regina McMakin

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Preis

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rispone

Mr. and Mrs. Michael O. Rourke

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Watson

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mrs. Frances G. Selser

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Furrate ’76

Father Kenneth A. Smith Jr. ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Randow

Mrs. Jeannette Theriot

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy McGinty ’80

Lt. Col. Alfred G. Villavaso ’63

Dr. and Mrs. Eric J. Villavaso ’58

Dr. Rivers P. Wall

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47

Mr. Melvin A. Shortess Jr. ’85

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Simmons

Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall IV

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Whitson

Dr. Rivers P. Wall III ’86

Dr. Michelle Wall

Mr. Bennett H. Ward

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Garner

Mrs. Karen V. Weilbacher

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt L. Weilbacher

Ms. Barbara Womack

Ms. Regina McMakin

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe

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Honorary Gifts

Mr. D. Cory Adams ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd R. Adams Jr.

Mr. Kyle E. Anderman ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Jody E. Anderman

Mr. Brian M. Apple ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Apple

Mr. Matthew J. Arrighi ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Shirley S. Arrighi Jr. ’72

Mr. Austin R. Babin ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Russ J. Babin

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barker

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad B. Ebner ’88

Mr. Adam J. Bertrand ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Denis J. Bertrand

Mr. and Mrs. H. Taylor Best IV ’84

Mr. and Mrs. H. Taylor Best IV ’84

Mr. Harvey T. Best V ’08

Mr. and Mrs. H. Taylor Best IV ’84

Mr. and Mrs. Randall K. Bonaventure

Mr. and Mrs. Randall K. Bonaventure

Mr. Stuart M. Bonaventure ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Randall K. Bonaventure

Mr. Jean-Pierre Boulanger ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Renald J. Boulanger

Mr. Kesler J. Bourgoyne ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Micky J. Bourgoyne

Mr. Kolton L. Brand ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Brand

Mr. Cameron P. Breitenbach ’08

Ms. Nancy S. Breitenbach

Mr. Blane A. Brown ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brown

Mr. Hartman D. Brunt ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Van Nortwick

Mr. John R. Butler ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Butler

Mr. Bradley T. Carville ’04

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Carville

Mr. Brett J. Carville ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Carville

Mr. Brian J. Carville ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Carville

CHS Class of ’08

CHS Casino Night 2008

Mr. Robert M. Clary ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Clary

Mr. Mark D. Clements ’08

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Clements

Mr. Brad W. Cranmer ’08

Mr. F. Wesley Cranmer

Mr. Douglas W. Crochet ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Crochet

Mr. Daniel V. Cusimano ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Crochet

Mr. Christopher J. Demas ’08

Mr. Charles R. Demas and Mrs. Susan C. King

Mr. Daniel T. Dietz ’04

Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence Dietz

Mr. John S. Dietz ’08

Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence Dietz

Mr. Jamie E. Dismukes ’08

Dr. and Mrs. David E. Dismukes

Mr. J. David Ebner Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad B. Ebner ’88

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad B. Ebner ’88

Mr. Pete J. Firmin ’08

Mr. Hillery P. Firmin III

Mr. Adam N. Fontenot ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne D. Fontenot


Mr. Michael T. Fresina ’08

Ms. Michelle Montalbano

Mr. James H. Gilbert ’08

Dr. and Mrs. James W. Gilbert

Mr. Robert L. Glueck ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Daryl M. Glueck

Mr. Grant D. Grenfell ’12

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Grenfell

Mr. Cornell B. Griffin Jr. ’08

Ms. P. Reneé Griffin

Mr. Clint M. Haydel ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Kimm C. Haydel

Mr. Blake K. Hays ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Kendal W. Hays

Mr. Christopher J. Heroman ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Mr. Matthew G. Hiller ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Hiller ’79

Mr. Alex N. Hurst ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Hurst

Mr. Bentley K. Jumonville ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73

Mr. Louis C. Kearny ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Kearny Jr. ’74

Mr. Knox J. Kelly ’08

Mr. and Mrs. W. Joe Kelly

Mr. K. Patrick Kemmerly ’08

Mr. Kevin D. Kemmerly and Dr. Shaun M.

Kemmerly

Mr. Michael M. Kimble

Mr. and Mrs. Dane T. D’Aquin ’77

Mr. Joshua L. King ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Maurice L. King Jr.

Mr. David B. Kives ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Kives

Mr. Brandon D. Kleinpeter ’08

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Kleinpeter

Mr. Samuel E. Knight ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Tim B. Knight

Mr. Christopher R. Kwan ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Simon W. Kwan

Mr. Bryce J. Landry ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Antoine J. Landry

Mr. Grant B. Landry ’08

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Landry

Mr. Kameron M. Langlois ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Vince

Mr. Tanner J. LeBouef ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. LeBouef

Mr. Michael J. Ledet ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Ledet

Mr. Ryan A. Lewis ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Max T. Lewis

Mr. Adam W. Lipscomb ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Lipscomb

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Magette

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. Alex P. McDuffie ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. McDuffie

Mr. Jeffrey H. McIntyre ’08

Mr. and Mrs. James L. McIntyre

Mr. Stephen R. Miller ’08

Mr. and Mrs. G. Rolfe Miller

Mr. Cody R. Miranda ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Miranda

Mr. Samuel J. Montalbano ’55

Ms. Michelle Montalbano

Mr. Anthony C. Montes de Oca ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Fermin Montes de Oca IV

Mr. Michael S. Mooney ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Mooney

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. Cody R. Muse ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Randall K. Muse

Mr. Gordon R. Newman ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. White

Mr. John V. Nguyen ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Anh-Dung J. Nguyen

Mr. Jonathan P. Olinde ’08

Mrs. Anamaria M. Olinde

Mr. Anthony R. Panepinto ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Panepinto ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Panepinto ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Panepinto ’68

Mr. Vincent J. Panepinto ’04

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Panepinto ’68

Mr. James W. Parks III ’08

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Parks II

Mr. Tyler S. Pecue ’08

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. William W. Pecue III ’08

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. Benjamin J. Pfeifer ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin B. Pfeifer

Mr. Darrell J. Phillips ’58

Ms. Laura L. Cotton

Mr. Ransom P. Pipes ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Babb

Mr. Ryan M. Pitchford ’08

Mr. and Mrs. J. David Pitchford Sr.

Mr. Micah J. Podorsky ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Podorsky

Mr. Donald E. Ponder ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Ponder

Mr. J. Christopher Redwine ’08

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Redwine

Mr. Joshua T. Rhodes ’08

Dr. and Mrs. Kent M. Rhodes

Mr. Cory B. Richard ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Brant B. Richard

Mr. Ryan J. Richard ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Brant B. Richard

Mr. Randy S. Roth ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Roth

Mr. Thomas P. Rothermel ’08

Mr. Karl F. Rothermel

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Mr. Jeffrey P. Roussel ’08

Mr. and Ms. Jose M. Vargas

Mr. Daniel J. Smith Jr. ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Smith

Mr. Robert L. Smith ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Smith

Mr. Frank J. Speranza Jr. ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Speranza

Mr. William E. Stradley ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Stradley

Mr. Jordan L. Tarajano ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Jorge L. Tarajano ’80

Mr. Forrest F. Town ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Town

Mr. Michael H. Truax Jr. ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Truax Sr.

Mr. Michael P. Tullier ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Tullier ’75

Mr. Calvin F. Turk ’08

Mr. Frederick J. Turk and Ms. Judith A. Schuerman

Reverend Henry C. Vavasseur ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Murray A. Forman

Mr. William E. Verrett ’08

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Verrett

Mr. Nicholas J. Virgets ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Warren N. Virgets Jr. ’76

Mr. Devan C. Walker ’08

Ms. Melonie P. Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Craig S. Wall ’79

Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall IV

Mr. Daniel J. Weimer ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Weimer

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke H. Williams ’75

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke H. Williams ’75

Mr. Trey D. Willoughby ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton M. Badon

Mr. Brian S. Winders ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Winders

Mr. Matthew K. Zito ’08

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Zito ’66

Mr. A. Joshua Zumo ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Zumo

Members of the 2008-2009 Catholic High School Alumni Association Board of Directors are

first row (l to r) Mark Emonet ’87; Brian Hightower ’97; Ed Sutton ’93; Monty Buckles ’93; Scott

Ritter ’93; Ben Brown ’99, secretary/treasurer; and Billy Bourdier ’55. Second row (l to r) are

Steve Maher ’94; Patrick Roquemore ’84; David Broussard ’55, vice president of membership and

growth; Ken Litz ’75; David Beach ’96, president; Matt Graham ’99; Duane Lato ’75; Michael Acaldo

’85; Blane Clark ’77, past president; Denny Vicknair ’63; and Jim Richard ’74. Not pictured are

Patrick Hannie ’96; Chris Jones ’95, president-elect; Sam Losavio ’66, vice president of volunteers;

Andy Palermo ’06; and Eddie Samson ’66, vice president of sponsorships.


Catholic High School

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DONATION. Charley Tramonte ’61 (right)

presents his letter jacket to David Butler ’77,

member of the Bear Facts II staff, for the CHS

Archives. The letter jacket was earned by Charley

as a member of the 1961 Track team.

As Catholic High

entered the 1987 cross

country season, Coach

Pete Boudreaux ’59

thought he would have

an improved team that

would be competitive.

Little did he realize at

the time that the 1987

David Butler ’77 Team would completely

dominate the state in all classifications

and would serve as a springboard for the

rejuvenation of the Catholic High School

Cross Country Program for years to come.

After winning the State Cross Country

Championship in 1979, Catholic High

finished runner-up for five consecutive years

and then finished fourth in 1985 and fifth

in 1986.

“The team worked extremely hard

during the summer. When we started formal

practice in August the team was ready to do

hard work and we didn’t have to waste two

to three weeks getting everybody into shape.

We had a number of runners moving up to

varsity from an undefeated freshman team

and a number of upperclassmen who worked

really hard preparing for the fall,” reflected

Coach Boudreaux on the 1987 team.

As Catholic High began their season,

much to Boudreaux’s surprise, the team won

two or three invitationals early on. At the

Catholic High Invitational, Catholic High

finished second by a close margin to Mountain

Brook High School from Birmingham,

Ala. That second place finish proved to be

Catholic High’s only second place finish for

three years as Catholic High defeated every

Louisiana team, in every classification, over

that three-year span.

Parents: If your son no longer lives at home, kindly send us his new address. If you also wish to receive

Bear Facts II at no cost, please phone (225) 389-0978 and let us know. Many thanks.

Sports In The Past

Catholic High’s

top returning

runner was Senior

Joe Ruhlin ’88

who finished 17th

for the 1986 Meet.

“Joe Ruhlin

was the surprise of

the meet. He was

our No. 1 runner

all season and

always finished in

the top twelve or

fifteen. He ran

fantastic that day,

running in the lead

pack, and finishing

third in State.

Only five seconds

separated the top

three runners and

only one second

separated second

and third places. Joe Ruhlin beat guys he

had never beaten the entire season,” recalls

Boudreaux.

Rounding off the Bruin finishers on the

tough Highland Road course were Cullen

Tally ’90 (14th), Kevin Burkes ’90 (18th),

Kevin Schmit ’88 (19th), Tré Hendry ’90

(25th), Shannon Johnson ’88 (34th), and

Mike Dalmau ’90 (36th). Catholic High’s

top five runners all ran under 16:30 as they

easily defeated a talented Holy Cross team.

Seniors Schmit, Ken Achacoso ’88,

Joe Ruhlin ’88 and Gordon Polozola ’88

celebrated their four years of running and the

state title by dousing Coach Boudreaux with

a bucket of ice.

“There was no better way to end the

The celebration begins as Kevin Schmit ’88 and his teammates accept the

honor as Quad-A State Champions of Cross Country.

Photo from 1988 Bruin

season than by winning state. But this season

was especially memorable for the four fouryear

seniors who worked hard and contributed

much to the team since their freshman year.

Achieving the state title as a senior made the

hard work worthwhile,” stated Polozola.

“I told each runner that in the state meet

you must run with three things: your head,

your heart, and your legs. The team’s success

is due to smart and aggressive running, and I

believe that they ran to their fullest potential,”

commented Boudreaux.

“By overcoming the obstacle of being

complacent with our successes during the

season and always believing there was room

for improvement, we were able to capture the

state title,” stated Achacoso.

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