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BEAR FACTS II

Volume 23, No. 4 June 2005

In this issue...

• 50-Year Reunion

Alumni gather on campus for reunion.

Page 5

Honoring Our Graduates

• Endowed Scholarship

Alumni Association endows

scholarship.

Page 6

• Zach Stovall ’98

Alum achieves success in photography.

Page 8

• Collegiate Soccer

Soccer players sign to play at

collegiate level.

Page 10

Class of 2005

• Golf Classic

Golf Classic draws 60 teams.

Page 11

Class of 1955

• Class of 2005

Graduates receive $5,255,827 in

scholarships.

Page 13

Class of 1930

C H S - Serving the Baton Rouge area since 1894


’40s

Bobby Giroir ’48 and his

wife, Myrtis,

celebrated

their 50th

wedding anniversary

on February 12.

Buck Langlois ’49 and

his wife, Ina, celebrated

their 50th wedding anniversary

on April 9.

G o rd o n

Pugh ’54, senior

partner

at Breazeale,

Sachse & Wilson LLP,

was named treasurer of

the Public Affairs Research

Buck Langlois ’49 Council board of directors.

Gayle Hatch ’57 received

the Professional

Football Strength and

Conditioning Coaches Society’s

Presidents Award.

Van Mayhall ’64 was

’60s

re-elected by Gordon Pugh ’54

the partners

to the executive committee at

Breazeale,

Sachse & Wilson LLP.

Bill Kleinpeter ’65

has joined the Louisiana

Forestry Association as

the coordinator for the

Bill Kleinpeter ’65

Sustainable Forestr y

Initiative and

the Louisiana

L o g g i n g

Council.

Daryl Didier ’70 has

been re-elected as vice president of the board

of directors of the Steamship Association of

Louisiana and general manager for Lake City

Steamship Agency.

Carl Luikart ’72 has been re-elected to the

board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield

of Louisiana.

Ralph Stephens ’73 was named Volunteer

Executive of the Year at the 13th Excellence in

Corporate Communications Awards presented

by the Corporate Volunteer

Council of Volunteer

Baton Rouge.

Martin Svendson ’73

was elected chairman of

the Louisiana Art and

Science Museum’s board

of trustees.

Bobby Giroir ’48

’50s

Van Mayhall ’64

’70s

Martin Svendson ’73

IN THE NEWS

Mike Korn ’76 has seven paperbacks published

and has written 12 novels, a screenplay,

12 volumes of epistolary discourse and had over

240 stories published worldwide. He writes mild

horror and science fiction published under the

name, MF Korn.

Jeff Tanguis ’77 has joined the Institutional

Asset Management Group at Hancock Bank.

Pat Bogan ’78 was named chief marketing

and training officer of Louisiana Companies.

Jim Laville ’78 has

accepted a position with

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy

as corporate account

director serving the western

U.S.

Pat Bogan ’78

Andy Adler ’82

Andy Adler ’82 was

named city president and

regional executive of the

Louisiana Division of State

Bank & Trust

Co.

C h r i s

Ne c k ’ 8 2

h a s c o m -

pleted his fifth book, Fit

to Lead: The Proven 8-week

Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind,

and Your Career. He is an associate professor

at Virginia Tech’s Pampin College of Business

where he teaches a management practices course.

He is a four-time winner of the Students’ Choice

Teacher of the Year Award.

David Didier ’83 has been named director

of maintenance and purchasing at Medical

Management Options Inc.

Bill Elam ’84 was quoted in Florida Today, a

newspaper serving Florida’s Space Coast, on the

subject of 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages.

Joe Mengis ’84, Catholic High Business

Law teacher, was recognized by the Louisiana

State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in the State

of Louisiana for 2005. He was also appointed

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’80s

Mark Your Calendar

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

CHS Science Center

Sunday, September 11

5 p.m.

Catholic High School

to the Louisiana State

Bar Association Board of

Governors and as a member

of the board of directors

at Manresa House of

Retreats.

Mark Prevot ’84 announced

the creation of

Prevot Design Services,

APAC in Shreveport, La. PDS is an architectural

firm offering complete

project management services.

Chuck Saia ’84 donated

playground equipment

from his business,

Backyard Adventures, to

Mark Prevot ’84

support the Make a Wish

Foundation. Zachary Tuminello,

grandson of Mary Lou “Mama Lou”

James, was the gift recipient.

Mike Achacoso ’85 was named ExxonMobil’s

Asia Pacific safety, health and environmental

manager. His group provides support to

ExxonMobil’s Downstream and Chemical

operations in Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia.

He and his family live in

Singapore.

Brandon Black ’86 has

joined the Baton Rouge

office of Jones Walker

LLP as a special counsel

attorney.

Chris Furlow ’86

has been named a Senior

Fellow at the Homeland

Security Policy Institute

of the George Washington

University in Washington,

D.C. He established

Furlow Strategies, LLC,

a homeland security

Marcel Lemoine ’86 consulting firm based in

Alexandria, Va.

Marcel Lemoine ’86

is a partner in the newly

formed CPA firm Babin

& Lemoine, LLC, located

in Baton Rouge.

Ken Achacoso ’88

took a position with

Genentech, Inc., a biotech

company in South

Martin Alvarez ’88

Joe Mengis ’84

Chris Furlow ’86

Ken Achacoso ’88

San Francisco, Ca., as a

business systems analyst

in their Process Development

Department.

Martin Alvarez ’88

has been promoted to

executive vice-president

of DHL Mexico in Mexico


City.

Brandon Babin ’89

is a partner in the newly

formed CPA firm Babin

& Lemoine, LLC, located

in Baton Rouge.

Michael Corripio ’90

was selected Employee of

’90s

the Year in

the Technology Department of

the Hovensa Refinery, St. Croix,

U.S. Virgin

Islands.

Josh Mascaro ’90 has

been promoted to assistant

vice president and regional

manager of Metropolitan

National Bank’s nine

Little Rock branches. He

serves on the BFI Children

Josh Mascaro ’90

of Promise Scholarship

Foundation’s board of directors.

Marc Tittlebaum ’91

has been selected as Texas

Super Lawyer-Rising Star

by Texas Monthly magazine.

The “rising star”

distinction is given out

to only 2.5 percent of the attorneys practicing

in Texas. He practices

commercial litigation at

his Houston law firm,

The Law Offices of Marc

M. Tittlebaum, and is Of

Counsel to another firm,

Schmidt & Hoffer, LLP.

Brent Bonacorso ’92

is a director signed with

Colin Sonnier ’95

Brandon Babin ’89

Michael

Corripio ’90

Marc Tittlebaum ’91

Notorious 24:7 Productions. He directed television

spots for Infiniti and Sony Playstation, as

well as several music videos on MTV. He is currently

directing six Nike basketball spots airing

internationally in May 2005. Brent relocated

from New York City to Los Angeles.

Jason Cloessner ’93 has been named sales

manager at Lipsey’s Inc. He will oversee the

sales department and assist with new product

development.

Patrick Dial ’94 was

promoted to director of

alternate channels at the

merger announcement

between BridgeCom International,

Inc. and Broadview

Networks.

Colin Sonnier ’95

g r a d u a t e d f rom t h e

University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College

of Business with an MBA degree. He is a certified

IN THE NEWS

RETURNING FOR MASS. Alumni from the classes of 2000 - 2004 joined CHS students for

Mass on May 16, 2005. Those attending were front row (l to r) Adam Gerace ’02, Tommy

Kellner ’03, Jimmy Vermaelen ’01, Beau Bergeron ’03, Maurice King ’01, Robert Breazeale ’04,

Emmanuel Reyes-Cortes ’04 and Scott Manning ’01. Second Row (l to r) were Ryan King ’03,

Jonathan Byrd ’03, Michael Schwartzenburg ’00, J.J. Schleis ’01, Bill Winter ’01, Joe Mosby ’03

and Korey Harvey ’02. Third Row (l to r) were Charley Silvio ’03, Lynn Johnson ’00, Bryan

Gerace ’02, Adam Hensgens ’04, Steven Brooksher ’00, Austin Perkins ’01, Doug Planchard ’02,

John Tate ’02 and Cullen Burke ’04.

internal auditor and was

a Notre Dame fellowship

recipient.

Kyle Harvison ’96 is

pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical

psychology at the University

of Louisville. In

July, he will begin a oneyear

predoctoral residency,

specializing in clinical neuropsychology at Rush

University Medical Center in Chicago.

Taylor Smith ’96 graduated from the LSU

School of Medicine in New Orleans and has

completed his first year of surgery residency at

the University of Texas Southwest in Dallas.

Brian Goad ’98 returned

to CHS to speak

to students about the

profession and career opportunities

in the field of

landscape architecture.

He is a graduate of the

Brian Goad ’98 LSU School of Landscape

Architecture.

Ronnie Haley ’99, a third-year law student

at LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge, was elected

as the regional director

of the National Black

Law Students Association,

Southern Region.

Donnie Jones ’99

formed the Donnie Jones

“Last Play” Foundation

to help young people

achieve their full potential

by using the lessons learned in athletics to

educate and motivate young people to realize

their dreams.

Kenny Woods ’99 and

his wife, Ivonne, are members

of the United States

Air Force.

Lee Guilbeau ’00 won

the gold medal in the Adult

Men’s Brown Belt Division

Kyle Harvison ’96 as well as the silver medal Kenny Woods ’99

in Kumite

Ronnie Haley ’99

’00s

in the Collegiate Men’s Division

when he attended the Shotokan

Karate Nationals in November

2004 as a member of the LSU

Karate Club. Lee was also part of LSU’s 3-man

team winning the gold medal in Kumite. Lee

graduated from LSU and is

a personal trainer in Baton

Rouge.

Scott Pendarvis ’00,

McNeese State quarterback,

signed a one-year contract

to play in Germany with

Brad Golson ’01

Michael

Schwartzenburg ’00

the Lubeck Cougars of the

Germany League.

Michael Schwartzenburg

’00 was named to the 2005 Tiger Twelve

at LSU, a group of exceptional seniors who

have contributed positively to the campus and

community.

Brad Golson ’01 was named to the 2005 Tiger

Twelve at LSU, a group

of exceptional seniors

who have contributed

positively to the campus

and community.

Chris Hester ’01 received

the Outstanding

Greek Ambassador award

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at the 15th Annual Order of Omega Greek

Awards Ceremony at

LSU.

Stephen McGuire

’01 received one of nine

Founder’s Medals from

Vanderbilt University.

Medals are given to the

student with the highest

GPA in each school.

Steve received a degree from the School of

Engineering.

Matthew Neyland ’01 graduated from Louisiana

Tech University cum laude in finance with

a minor in economics. He is an alumnus and

founding father of the Louisiana Tech Chapter

of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

John Pourciau ’01 was chosen by his classmates

to give the commencement speech at his

graduation from Amherst.

Jonathan Bakke ’02

was named a Goldwater

Scholar for 2005 at Tulane.

This prestigious

honor is given to students

who have distinguished

themselves in the fields

of math and sciences and

who demonstrate the potential

to make significant contributions in their

careers. He is majoring in chemical engineering

and plans to pursue a Ph.D.

Marshall Green ’02 is

ending his junior year at

the United States Naval

Academy. He is majoring

in chemistry with a 3.4

cumulative GPA and is

applying to dental school

Marshall Green ’02

at LSU New Orleans.

Marshall has lettered

BEAR FACTS II

Stephen McGuire ’01

Jonathan Bakke ’02

Bear Facts II is published quarterly

by the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor

Contributors:

Margie Alexander

Robin N. Beard

Stacy Bourgeois

Kate Brady

Sara Brignac

David Butler ’77

Barbara Camp

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Joni L. Owens

We welcome the submission of material

for possible publication. Mailing

address: P.O. Box 65004, Baton Rouge,

LA 70896.

IN THE NEWS

the last two years as center

and offensive tackle on

the Navy football team.

James Rodi ’02 has

been named as a candidate

for membership in Phi

Beta Kappa and received

the Mu Sigma Rho Junior

Year Scholarship in Basic

Sciences from the LSU Phi Beta Kappa Society.

He is majoring in physics

and astronomy.

Morris LeBlanc ’03

has been nominated for

membership in The National

Society of Collegiate

Scholars – the honor

Morris LeBlanc ’03 society for high achieving

first- and second-year students.

Raoul Manalac ’03

received the Most Outstanding

New Member

award at the 15th Annual

Order of Omega

Greek Awards Ceremony

at LSU.

Ross Talbot ’03 received

the Outstanding

Ross Talbot ’03

James Rodi ’02

Raoul Manalac ’03

Community Servant

award at the 15th Annual

Order of Omega

Greek Awards Ceremony

at LSU. Ross is a member

of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Joseph Persac ’04

served as freshman senator

at St. Edward’s University

in Austin, Tx. He received the Emerging Leader

Award from the Student Government Association.

This summer, he will be working at St.

Please send us your name, phone

number, address, year of

graduation and news item.

We also accept photographs

if you have them.

Black/white or color is acceptable.

Please send to:

CHS Alumni Office,

P.O. Box 65004,

Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5004

or e-mail your news to

chsalum@catholichigh.org

or fax to (225) 389-0983.

Edward’s as a counselor/mentor

for entering freshman who are

sons and daughters of migrant

farm workers.

Tommy Stryjewski ’04

was selected as one of LSU’s

Outstanding Students for 2005.

He was awarded this distinction

at the annual Chancellor’s

Tommy

Stryjewski ’04

Joseph

Persac ’04

Honors Convocation. He

is majoring in biological

science with a pre-medical

concentration. Tommy

will study abroad this summer

in Europe.

CHS Hall of Fame

Catholic High School is seeking

nominations for membership

in its Hall of Fame.

Log on to the website

www.catholichigh.org

for criteria and nomination form.

Nominations are due by August 15

to the

Hall of Fame Selection Committee,

Catholic High School,

P.O. Box 65004,

Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5004.

On the Cover

Representing the classes of 2005, 1955

and 1930 are (from left) Roy Issa, Ben

Nelson and Remy Cossé (2005); Judge

Doug Gonzales and Dr. Redfield Bryan

(1955); and Fred Hannaman (1930).

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William B. Graves ’89...Brooks Michael,

son of Jody and Scott M. Emonet ’90...

Madison Claire, daughter of Brooke and

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Catharine and John M. McKay ’91...William

Michael “Mike,” son of Libby and W. Scott

Meares ’91...Kennedy Alexis, daughter of Lisa

and Kevin J. Grimsley ’92...Hudson Patrick,

son of Dana and Mark P. Matthews ’92...

Edward Carter, son of Mitsie and Jonathan D.

Mayeux ’95...Alex Kurt, son of Angie and Kurt

H. Ainsworth ’96...Caroline Rose, daughter of

Sarah and Wayne T. Losavio ’98.

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50-Year Graduates Return to Campus for Reunion

Catholic High School honored

its class of 1955 at a reunion

on campus Saturday, May

21, 2005.

Also honored were the

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

from the classes of 1945,

1940, 1935 and 1930. The

event was sponsored by the CHS

Alumni Association.

The evening began with

Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral

celebrated by the Rev. J. Clifton

Hill, Jr. ’54.

Participating in the Mass

were members of the 1955 class

William F. Bourdier, Francis

J. Brewerton, Sr., Redfield E.

Bryan, Jr., Hallie J. DeLage,

Jr., Brother Aquin Gauthier,

SC, Cecil A. Harrison, Cyril

G. Mouch, Jr. and R. Gerard

Robichaux.

Following the Mass, honorees

gathered in the Catholic

High Centennial Courtyard and

REUNION. Gathered at the Catholic High School 50-Year Reunion are (l to

r) Redfield Bryan, class of 1955; Brother Barry Landry, SC, CHS principal;

Doug Gonzales, class of 1955; Fred Hannaman, 75-year graduate and class

of 1930, and Brother Francis David, SC, CHS president.

the Health & Physical Education

Center Plaza for a social.

The school gymnasium was

the setting for a steak dinner

hosted by the Alumni Board of

Directors and prepared by the

CHS Men’s Club. Members

of the Key Club served as waiters

and were directed by faculty

members 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.

Brother Francis David, SC, CHS

president, welcomed the graduates

and their guests. Barrett

Murphy ’55 and Judge Doug

Gonzales ’55 provided reminiscences

for the 50-year graduates.

Robin Beard, director of the

Office of Alumni Relations, and

Joni Owens, alumni events coordinator,

distributed commemorative

diplomas to the 50-year

graduates and engraved plaques

to the members of the 60-, 65-

and 70-year reunion classes.

Special recognition was

given to Fred A. Hannaman,

Jr. and Oscar Hernandez who

celebrated the 75th anniversary

of their graduation in 1930.

(Top left) ALUMNI. Gathered for the

50-Year Reunion on May 21, 2005

were (l to r) Clarence Ledig ’29 and

Billy Bourdier ’55.

(Top right) 50-YEAR GRAD. Brother

Francis David, SC, (left) CHS president,

presents 50-year graduate Cecil

Harrison ’55 with a plaque.

(Bottom) CLASS OF 1955. (First

row) Sal Messina. (Second row, l

to r) Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC,

Redfield Bryan, Barrett Murphy,

Hallie DeLage, S.J. Montalbano,

Darrell McClung, Frank Fasullo,

Doug Gonzales, Robert Rome,

Billy Bourdier, Gerald Ditta, Pete

Langlois and Bernie Lofaso. (Third

row, l to r) James Culotta, Sidney

Boudreaux, Frank Ancona, Tom

Nolan, John Beaumont, Jay Dazzio,

Gerry Robichaux, Ronnie Rome,

Darrell Goudeau, Tommy Hannie,

Ronnie Bello, Ronnie Oldendorf

and Alvin Daigle. (Fourth row, l to

r) Don Fetzer, Robert Arbour, Ron

Donaldson, Choppy Bourgeois, D.J.

Webre, Roy Chustz, David Broussard,

J. H. Martin, Richard McHugh,

Francis Brewerton, John Lewis and

C.G. Mouch. (Fifth row, l to r) John

Starring, Raymond Babin, Cecil

Harrison and Gayle Dedon.

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Catholic High Alumni Association Endows Scholarship

In June 2004, the board of

directors of the Catholic High

School Alumni Association approved

the formation of the

CHS Alumni Association Endowed

Scholarship. This scholarship

was funded initially with

a gift of $20,600 which represented

the proceeds from the annual

golf tournament sponsored

by the CHS Alumni Association.

With an additional gift of

$22,000, the scholarship is now

fully funded and will be used in

the 2005-06 school year to supply

need-based tuition assistance

for a Catholic High student.

The CHS Alumni Association

can trace its beginning to

1927 where records show the

existence of the St. Vincent’s

Academy Alumni Association.

Through the years, the Alumni

Association has operated in conjunction

with the “C” Club and

the Men’s Club. In 1993, the Office

of Alumni Relations was established

at Catholic High with

the purpose of re-establishing an

alumni association under the direction

of a board of directors.

The present officers of the

CHS Alumni Association are

Jimmy Screen ’89, president;

David Arrighi ’73, sponsor

chairman; and Al Wintz ’63,

volunteer chairman.

Additional 2004-2005

board members include

David Alexander ’88, Steven

Brooksher ’70, Blane Clark

’77, Jesse Daigle ’89, Sonny

Gomez ’61, Rhaoul Guillaume

’94, Jimmy Hannie ’52, Mark

Heroman ’74, Dwayne Honoré

’83, Frank LeBlanc ’47, Mike

Martin ’80, Van Mayhall ’64,

Barrett Murphy ’55, Zack

Pendarvis ’98, Scott Pizzolato

’83, Steve Toups ’84, Bobby

Tuminello ’46 and David

Whatley ’74.

The establishment of the

CHS Alumni Association Endowed

Scholarship is closely

connected with the charism of

the Brothers of the Sacred Heart,

which maintains that no student

will ever be refused an education

at Catholic High solely because

of financial inability.

Alumni Gather at Mass and Join Together for Cruise

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. Donn Peterson ’81 (center),

chairman of the 2005 CHS Golf Classic, and Robin Beard, director of

alumni relations (right), present a check for the CHS Alumni Association

Endowed Scholarship to CHS Development Director Brother Aquin Gauthier,

SC ’55.

For further information on

this scholarship or to inquire

about setting up an endowed

scholarship at Catholic High

School, contact the CHS

Development Office at (225)

389-0978.

(Top left) DINING TOGETHER. Dining on the first Catholic High Alumni Cruise were

standing (l to r) Daryl Whitty ’52 and Ben Crifasi ’41. Sitting (l to r) were Stephanie

Whitty, Pat and Jimmy Hannie ’52 and Brother Eldon Crifasi SC ’39.

(Top right) JOINING THE STUDENTS. Alumni from the classes of 1930-1939 returned

to campus on Friday, April 22, 2005 for a Eucharistic Celebration. Those in

attendance were (l to r) Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39, D.C. McLaughlin ’33, Ralph

Dupuy ’37, Vincent Cangelosi ’34, Bobby Hebert, ’39, Anthony Graphia ’39, Louis

Langlois ’39 and Vernon Broussard ’34.

(Bottom left) GATHERING FOR MASS. CHS alumni from the classes of 1940-1949

gathered for Mass on April 22, 2005. Those attending were standing (l to r)

Calvin Golden ’47, Jack Labauve ’47, Gene Termini ’42, James Coerver ’46, Louis

McHardy ’47, Bobby Tuminello ’46, John Tessier ’44, Lawrence Carmena ’44, Ralph

Dupuy ’40, Malcolm Landry ’48, LeClercq Bozeman ’42, Dan LeBlanc ’47 and Joe

Corsentino ’48. Seated (l to r) were Peter Bahlinger ’42, Paul B. Fourrier ’47,

Tommy Day ’44, Roland Daigle ’41, Francis Cazayoux ’48 and Bob Conway ’40.

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Parents Support Second Century of Excellence Campaign

The Second Century of Excellence

fifth consecutive appeal

to parents of students currently

enrolled in CHS once again demonstrates

the commitment of individuals

to carry the mission of

education forward with remarkable

dedication and spirit.

Under the leadership of

Parents Division Chairman Pat

Shingleton, father of Michael

’03, packets were distributed to

8th and 9th graders as part of

their religion class on Thursday,

April 14.

Prior to the distribution of

the video packets, Brother Barry

Landry, principal, visited each

of these classes to deliver a special

message to the students. He

highlighted the history of CHS,

the work of the Brothers of the

Sacred Heart at CHS and the

Catholic High School Master

Plan.

“I enjoyed my time with the

students. It gave me an opportunity

to expand their knowledge

By Sara Brignac

The Catholic High School

archive has acquired unique donations

to its collection thanks

to the generosity of two alumni.

It is through these contributions

that the history of the school will

be passed on to generations to

come.

Darrell J. McClung ’55

visited the archives to make a

donation to commemorate the

50th anniversary of his

graduation

from CHS.

McClung

d o n a t e d

three medals,

which

he won

in the first Catholic High

intramural track meet held in

the spring of 1955. McClung

won the gold medal in the high

hurdles event, the silver medal in

the broad jump and the bronze

SECOND CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE. Calvin Turk ’08 (left) returns his video

packet and receives a coupon to McDonald’s from Second Century of Excellence

Campaign Co-Chair Charlie Valluzzo.

about the Brothers while encouraging

them to view the video

with their families and to participate

in the capital campaign.

It is important that they and our

families understand that through

the years, gifts from generous donors

have provided every brick,

window, door, sidewalk and

floor that comprise the facilities

in which they are educated,”

commented Brother Barry.

medal in the low hurdles event.

The meet was only open

to Catholic High students who

had not previously lettered in

track. McClung stated that even

though he was currently on the

track team, he was eligible to

enter the competition because

he had not yet technically lettered

in

a f t e r

track. One month

the event at

the 1955

S p r i n g

S p o r t s

C o n v o -

c a t i o n ,

he was

awarded a

letter in track.

Another valuable donation

to the archives came from Robert

“Bobby” M. Hebert, Sr. ’39.

Hebert graciously donated his

Riders Trophy, awarded to him

for his Consistency of Play. He

also donated his framed and

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“This campaign has funded

and will continue to fund

the Science Center, the Health

& Physical Education Center,

renovations to the gym and

courtyard, all of which provide

unparalleled educational experiences

and opportunities for our

students. What an investment

for our families to make in their

sons,” added Brother Barry.

Each family, including

signed photograph of the 1937

Catholic High School district

championship football team.

The team was named “Eleven

Iron Men.”

If you are interested in view-

grandparents if possible, was

asked to view the video, complete

the enclosed letter of intent and

return it to CHS through their

son. McDonald’s of Baton Rouge

and the Valluzzo family provided

McDonald’s coupons which were

presented to each student when

he returned his packet.

As of May 17, and as a result

of this appeal, gifts, pledges and

matching gift pledges from 49

donors total over $42,000. Combined

with gifts from families of

8th and 9th graders from previous

appeals, the total amount of

gifts and pledges is over $327,000

from 142 donors. Over the past

five years, gifts to the Second

Century of Excellence from over

900 parents, grandparents and

matching gift companies total

over $2.2 million.

For information on making

a gift to the campaign, please call

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC

’55 at (225) 389-0978 or e-mail

aquin@catholichigh.org.

Alums Donate Track Medals, Trophy and Photo to Archives

ELEVEN IRON MEN. Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39 (left) was pleased to

accept donations to the archives from his former classmate Bobby Hebert

’39 (center) and wife, Helen (right). Hebert donated his Riders Trophy and

signed photograph of the 1937 CHS district championship football team.

ing items in the archive collection

or have an item you would

like to donate, please contact

CHS Archivist Sara Brignac

at (225) 389-0978 or email

sbrignac@catholichigh.org.


Photo by Bob Friel

Alumni Feature

Zach Stovall ’98 Turns Photography Hobby Into Career

By Jennifer J. Rouse

A hobby of photography

passed down from his grandfather

and father has led to a successful

career for Zach Stovall

’98.

Zach began his interest in

photography

while

a t t e n d -

ing CHS

as an 8th

g r a d e r .

His dad

b e g a n

m e n t o r -

ing him

and teaching

him

Zach Stovall ’98

the basics

of photography. He showed an

immediate talent by taking third

place in his first photo contest

held at Loyola University in

New Orleans.

Stovall served as president

of the CHS Photography Club

for four years. Because of his

leadership and talent, Zach received

a Golden Bear in photography

all four years. He is the

only student to receive a Golden

Bear each year of his high school

career. Stovall received a fifth

Golden Bear his senior year for

Service, a tribute to this unselfish

giving of time and talent to

CHS.

Stovall’s talents were

acknowledged at the national

level when he received a first

place award for photography

in the National Scholastic

Press Association photography

contest for his basketball

shot of players Randy

Guillaume ’97 and Brandon

Landry ’97.

“Attending a strong school

with such a sense of unity broadened

my outlook and experience

at Catholic High. The opportunity

to capture these moments

opened doors to allow me to

meet people from CHS, SJA,

and now the world,” commented

Stovall.

During his four years as Photography

Club President, Stovall

saw the club grow. He felt the

club members became more passionate

about photography and

members began critiquing each

other’s work, helping them to

grow as photographers.

“Zach has a way about him,

a ‘finesse’ that immediately disarms

even the worst curmudgeon,

and allows him an access

that few are able to obtain. It is a

sense of goodness that radiates as

an aura . . . it is not really a gift,

but a blessing,” commented Mr.

Mitch Billings,

CHS English

teacher.

Aside from

Photography

Club, Stovall

found time

to participate

in band, Key

Club, National

Honor Society,

Spanish Club,

Student Ministers,

Bearly

Published and

Bruin. He was

also named a

CHS Man of

the Year for his leadership, service

and dedication to CHS.

While working on a degree

in finance at Louisiana State

University, Stovall managed a

successful business called Party

Pics. After graduating from

LSU in 2002, he decided to

continue on with a career in

photography until the world of

finance was back on track. With

15 Louisiana Scholastic Press

Association Awards, Zach had a

résumé that was enticing enough

for World Publications to take

advantage of his talents.

As director of photo services

at World Publications, Stovall

was assigned to Caribbean Travel

& Life magazine, a publication

of World Publications. In

COVER. Stovall’s photo took the

cover of Caribbean Travel & Life

magazine.

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NATIONAL RECOGNITION. Zach Stovall’s sports photo won first place in the

National Scholastic Press Association’s photography contest.

March 2005, he wrote and photographed

his

first nine-page

feature story

and cover. The

cover photo

that reflects his

article, Beachlover’s

Guide

to St. Martin,

was taken from

Île Pinel, just

off the coast of

French Saint

Martin. Stovall

has also photographed

over 13

tropical destinations

including

St. Barts, Belize and Jamaica, in

addition to covering food and

wine festivals in New York and

Austin, Texas for World Publications’

Saveur magazine.

Wedding Bells

Although Zach does not

have a background in journalism,

he credits his talent for writing to

his teachers at Catholic High.

Catholic High is where I

received my foundation. The

writing skills I use in my career

were formed at CHS,” commented

Stovall.

Stovall is not sure where his

career path will lead, but he is

sure that the education Catholic

High provided for him has contributed

to his success.

“I received a wonderful education

at Catholic High. The

person I am today is a direct result

of Catholic High School,”

commented Stovall.

When Zach is not photographing

the islands of the Caribbean,

he resides in Winter

Park, Florida.

Marti Blasco Ledwidge and Gerald R. Didier, Sr. ’50...Jamie N.

Stanford and John R. Marino ’78...Adriane Charis Robin and Mark

T. Emonet ’87...Carole Renee Gluth and A. Jacob Culotta, Jr. ’89...

Christian Crochet and Robert R. Funderburk ’92...Abby Lynn

Arcement and Geoffrey R. Beatty ’94...Lindsay Claire Bratton and

W. Grey Mullins ’95...Shelly Elizabeth Smith and Bradley J. Caro

’96...Jennifer Sydney Ross and Michael J. Nicaud, Jr. ’96...Marci

Leigh Garcia and Taylor A. Smith ’96...Stacey Brooke Adcock and

Ross J. Campesi III ’97...Ann Krystine Waldrop and G. Anthony

Piazza ’97...Meredith Audrey Azzarello and David M. Brayden

’98...Lindsey Michelle Bello and Nicholas J. Olivier ’98...Jill Renee

Louviere and Frank S.R. Stagg ’98...Jodi Marie Silvio and Ronald

D. LeSage, Jr. ’99...Allison Claire Kogler and James W. Matherne

IV ’01.


New Students Gather at Men’s Club Hamburger Supper

(Top left) FOUR GENERATIONS. Celebrating

the fourth generation to attend

Catholic High were (l to r) Alexander

Kleinpeter ’09 and his dad Jim ’75.

(Grandfather John B. ’44 and greatgrandfather

Aloysius Carrol Kleinpeter

’17 are deceased.)

(Top right) THREE GENERATIONS.

Robert Brown ’09 (center) attended the

Men’s Club Hamburger Supper with his

grandfather Emmett Brown ’51 and his

father Robert Brown ’75.

(Bottom) TWO GENERATIONS. Two generations of fathers and

sons in attendance on April 6, 2005 were front row (l to r) Vincent

D’Agostino ’58, James D’Agostino ’09, Anthony Maggio ’67, Seth

Maggio ’09, Martin Ware, Jonathan Ware ’09. Second row (l to

r) were George Cunningham ’81, Michael Cunningham ’09, Trey

Tanoos ’09 and Ernie Tanoos ’79. Third row (l to r) were Andy

McGinty ’78, Colin McGinty ’09, Allen Proctor ’73, Benjamin

Proctor ’09. Fourth row (l to r) were Bernie Corripio ’82, Nicholas

Corripio ’09, David Gauthier ’72, Parker Gauthier ’09, John Young

’09 and Patrick Young ’84. Fifth row (l to r) were Jordan Allan ’09,

Gary Allan ’76, Joshua Haupt ’09 and Mark Haupt ’86.

As of May 17, 2005, 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.

Evelyn Altazin

Evelyn Gassie Beaud

J. G. Beaud

Edward “Ed” Bentin, Jr.

Arton Anthony “Whip” Bertrand ’52

Audrey Begue Bickham

James Leo Boone, Jr.

Andre Joseph Bordelon

George Franklin Borghardt, Jr.

George Lloyd Brignac

Shelby Joseph Burns III ’60

Dominick Campesi

Mary G. Catanzaro

Aida “Nana” Chamoun

Emma Grace Cheatham

Francine Rosso Constantino

Rev. Peter Dominic Crifasi ’37

Joseph Davis DeBlieux

James Vernon “Coach Dietrich” Dietrich, Sr. ’50

Sam Drago, Sr.

Carolyn Kidd Evans

David Anthony Fontane

Arthur “Guy” Fryoux ’56

John Fred Gourrier ’59

Michael Frank Graphia ’60

In Memoriam

Alfred R. Guglielmo

Ivan Robert Guidry, Jr. ’53

John J. Hainkel, Jr.

John Logan “Big John” Hearld

Ernest Lynn Hill

Charleen David Hodges

Adele Isabelle Hurst

Howard Allen Kidder, Sr.

Lenora Mae Sell “Lee” Kleinpeter

Vincent Arnold “Bobo” Kleinpeter, Sr. ’46

Melvin John Lamotte, Sr.

George Landry

Theodore “Smoky” Lange

Carolyn Davidson Laughlin

Dorian Frank Lavender ’41

Edward Joseph “E.J.” LeBlanc

Lawrence I. Lefeaux, Jr. ’36

Ronald M. Leleaux, Sr.

Margery Evans Litchfield

Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Maranto ’40

J.B. Mauroner

Henrietta Dumesnil Mouton

Nolan Camille Naquin ’32

Durwood Joseph Newton

Joseph D. Nicholas, Sr.

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Archie Henry “Billy” Palmer

Salvadore “Sammy” Parrino ’50

Charles A. Partin, Jr.

Peter Joseph Polozola, Sr.

James Dejean Prescott, Sr.

Jared V. Rachal ’99

David Lemuel Ray, Jr.

John P. Ristroph

John E. “Skip” Ritter

E.D. Roberts, Jr. ’45

William G. “Bill” Robinson, Sr. ’37

Robert “Hawk” Samaha ’58

Roy Joseph Sanchez

Bernard John Schott

Kenneth C. “Ken” Scullin, Sr. ’55

John Sherburne “Jack” Sentell

Ida Lamarre Sicard

Agnes Haydel Stevens

Nelda Lucille Stuckey

Frederick C. “Fred” Tuttle

Ronald Joseph Waguespack, Sr.

Gerald Cire Williams ’30

Sidney John Williamson ’39

Clare J. Winchell


Four Soccer Players Sign To Play at Collegiate Level

By Jennifer J. Rouse

Rick Guerrero ’05, BJ

Reine ’05, Ted Tomeny ’05 and

David Winchell ’05 will continue

their soccer careers at the

collegiate level.

Guerrero will play for

Centenary College in Shreveport,

Louisiana. Rick played forward,

was First team All-District,

Offensive MVP, First team All-

Metro and First team All-District

in soccer.

“I chose Centenary because

it is a good school academically

and also for its Division I soccer

team,” commented Guerrero.

Guerrero is the son of Lisa

Frigon and Rick Guerrero ’85

and plans to major in sports

medicine.

Reine will play for

Georgia State University in

Atlanta, Georgia. BJ was a central

mid-fielder, All-District

MVP, All-Metro MVP, All-State

Offensive MVP and overall team

MVP in soccer.

“I chose Georgia State because

of the size of the school

and for its Division I soccer

team,” commented Reine.

Reine is the son of Jackie

and Darrell Reine ’70 and plans

to major in pre-exercise science.

Tomeny will play for Spring

Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.

Ted was sweeper, Defensive MVP

team, Defensive MVP District,

All-District Defensive MVP, All-

Metro team and Academic All

State in soccer.

“I chose Spring Hill because

it is a good school and offered

me the best scholarship,” commented

Tomeny.

Tomeny is the son of Ellen

and Pat Tomeny ’73 and plans

to major in pre-med.

Winchell will play for Colorado

State University-Pueblo in

Pueblo, Colorado. David was

Alums Enjoy Reunion in Houston

COLLEGIATE SOCCER. Catholic High soccer players preparing to play at the

collegiate level are (l to r) Rick Guerrero, Ted Tomeny, BJ Reine and David

Winchell.

goalkeeper, Second and First

team All-District, All-Metro and

Second Team All-State.

“I chose Colorado State because

of its soccer team. I get

along well with the team and

they have a good coach,” commented

Winchell.

Winchell is the son of

Christine and George Pintado

and Sherry and Tom Winchell.

Forty CHS graduates are

currently playing at the collegiate

level in football, swimming, soccer,

tennis, basketball, baseball

and track.

(Top left) GATHERING FOR

REUNION. Gathering at the

Houston Reunion on April 23,

2005 were front row (l to r)

Mark Dakmak ’73, Brother Eldon

Crifasi SC ’39, Robin Beard and

Brother Francis David, SC. Back

row (l to r) were Brother Xavier

Werneth, SC, Tony Gagliano

’74, Nelson Dakmak ’75, Nolan

Keller ’60, Albert Merey ’76 and

Will Dakmak ’73.

(Top right) ENJOYING REUNION.

Enjoying the Houston Reunion

and Crawfish Boil were (l to r)

Matt Borgmeyer ’99 and Tom

Bourgeois ’36.

(Bottom left) MEETING

ALUMS. Emily Terracina (center),

CHS faculty member, attends

the Houston Reunion with

(l to r) Steve Rice ’93 and Adam

Swales ’92.

(Bottom right) keeping in

touch. Joining the reunion were

(l to r) Dale Willard ’69, Brother

Xavier Werneth, SC, Nolan Keller

’60 and Brother Francis David,

SC.

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16th Annual Catholic High Golf Classic Draws 60 Teams

By Robin Beard

Two hundred and forty

CHS alumni and friends participated

in the 16th annual CHS

Golf Classic played on April 18

at the Pelican Point Golf Club.

New to the tournament this year

was a chance at a Million-Dollar

Hole-In-One.

All 60 teams participated in

the “shotgun scramble,” which

is one of the largest golf tournaments

in the Baton Rouge

area. The 60 teams started off

simultaneously on the two 18-

hole courses at Pelican Point, the

Links and the Lakes. The day

began with a lunch sponsored

by Manda Fine Meats and Pete

Hymel. Outback Steakhouse

provided the evening meal following

the tournament.

Serving as chairman was

Donn Peterson ’81. Subcommittee

chairmen were

Andy Adler ’82, Matt Cronin

’79, David Faulk ’88, Carey

Guglielmo ’86, Matt Marchand

’84, Camp Matens ’60, Terry

Orillion ’77, Scott Ritter ’93,

Byron Rome ’89 and Edward

Sutton ’93.

Tournament winners

were Links Course Low Net:

Stephen Panepinto ’70, David

DiVincenti ’70, Barry

Bernhard ’70 and Samuel

D’Agostino ’70; Links Course

Low Gross: Larry Denison, Steve

Thompson ’77, Dennis Shill

and Bret Blanchard ’92;

Lakes Course Low Net: James

Bourg, Daryl Guercio, Danny

Oubre and Jamie Tayler; and

Lakes Course Low Gross: Karl

Krousel ’81, Tim Valluzzo, Matt

Lofaso and Patrick Broussard

’84.

Proceeds from the Golf

Classic provide funds for an endowed

scholarship at CHS.

DOOR PRIZE. Andy Adler ’82

(left) presents door prize to Blake

Hodges ’83 at the CHS Golf Classic.

GOLF CLASSIC. Attending the 2005 CHS Alumni Golf Classic were (l to r)

Andrew Bergeron ’81, Brother Eldon Crifasi SC ’39, Donn Peterson ’81 and

Brandon Landry ’97.

Special Thanks to Our Golf Classic Sponsors

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

“Car Sponsor”: Iberville Motors

“Grizzly Sponsors”: Amedisys Home Health Care; Arrighi Simoneaux Commercial Construction; Hibernia National Bank; Manda

Fine Meats; McDonald’s of Baton Rouge; and Walk-on’s/The Roux House

“Bruin Sponsors”: Airtrol, Inc.; Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Guy Hopkins Construction Co.; The Private Consulting

Group; The Shaw Group Inc.; and State Bank & Trust Co.

“Cub Sponsors”: Acme Refrigeration of Baton Rouge, Inc.; Angelle Concrete, Inc.; Apex Industries Corp.; Babcock Law Firm;

Babin & Lemoine, LLC; Bancorp South; Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Brew-Bacher’s Grill; Buquet and LeBlanc, Inc.;

Cardenas & Saunders Attorneys at Law; Carlino Builders; Chaisson Building Inspection Services, Inc.; Cocreham Brick and Stone,

Inc.; Coleman & Partners Architects; Cory, Tucker & Larrowe; Cypress Environmental; D. Honoré Construction; Dale J. Politz, DDS

& Thomas E. Hebert, DDS, LLC; Daly Dental Services; Daniel Bankhead D.D.S.; Detlefs-Vicknair Benefit Resources, LLC; EPSCO

International; Eric J. Vicknair, C.P.A.; Evans Equipment Environmental; Frank Culotta Contractor, Inc.; Guglielmo, Marks, Schutte,

Terhoeve & Love; Hannis T. Bourgeois, L.L.P.; Himmel’s Hardware & Cabinets, Inc.; Hydro Quip Mfg; JMCS Janitorial; Johnson

Controls, Inc.; Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond, McCowan & Jarman, LLP; Law Office of Donahue - Patrick, LLC; Lewis Mohr

Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Inc.; Linsco/Private Ledger; Louis Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; MBD Construction Company, Inc.;

Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.; Padial Real Estate, Inc.; Peregrine Corporation; Petrin Corporation; Phil J. Muscarello Insurance,

Inc.; Plaquemine Bank and Trust Co.; Port Allen Bakery; Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC; Premier Sales, Inc.; Ragusa’s Automotive;

Richard G. Cangelosi, DDS; RMC Group Architecture and Interiors; Sigma Consulting Group, Inc.; Signature Title; Smith Barney;

Stanley Steemer; Star Service, Inc.; Thornton, Harvison & Rhodes Real Estate, LLC; and Wilkinson Construction, LLC

“Food Sponsors”: Hoffman Enterprises; Kellogg Company; Manda Fine Meats; Outback Steakhouse; and Pete Hymel

“Photograph Sponsor”: Musemeche Photography

“Grizzly Gift Sponsor”: Carey J. Guglielmo, Jr. ’86

“Banner & Sign Sponsor”: Tiger Billboard Advertising, LLC

“Door Prize Sponsors”: Babcock Law Firm; CHS Office of Alumni Relations; GeauxTown.com; Carey J. Guglielmo, Jr. ’86; Kean,

Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond, McCowan & Jarman, LLP; Sherwood Forest Country Club; and Tigre’s Restaurant

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Seniors Recognized at Convocation for Excellence

Eric Couper Named Outstanding Graduate

Eric Couper was named outstanding

graduate of the Class of 2005 at the annual

Catholic High School Honors Convocation

on May 12, 2005.

Other special award winners were Ben

Bradley, Eric Couper, Jason Gremillion,

Kevin Hanegan, Maverick LeBlanc, Johnny

Love and Doug Pittman, Principal’s Award for

4.0 grade point average; Eric Couper, American

Legion; Ted Tomeny, Student Athlete;

Dixon McMakin, Service; Ben Bradley,

Johnny Love and Doug Pittman, Valedictorians.

Sixteen 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 Michael Paul Bourgeois, Joey Chatelain,

D.C. Christopher, Patrick Coco, Remy Cossé,

Eric Couper, David Dugas, Tim Durel,

Sean Gahagan, Roy Issa, Kirkland James, Joel

Larpenteur, Johnny Love, James Martin,

Dixon McMakin and Ben Nelson.

Extracurricular award winners were

Derek Arbour, Art; Eric Couper, Bearly Published;

Joseph Calvasina, Beta; Patrick Coco,

Bruin; Joel Larpenteur, Drama; Will Flake,

French Club; Patrick Coco, Hi-Y Club; Joey

Chatelain, Junior Classical League; Justin

Bello, Key Club; Remy Cossé, Mu Alpha

Photos by Michael’s Photography

Theta; Sean Gahagan,

National Honor Society;

Bradley Romano,

Photography Club;

Matthew Caillet, Senior

High Quiz Bowl;

Kevin Hanegan, Spanish

Club; and Dixon

McMakin, Student

Council.

Academic award

recipients included

Stephen Brouillette,

Band; Justin Scott,

Business Education;

David Dugas, Chorus;

Justin Scott, Computer

Education; Kevin

Hanegan, English; Sean

Gahagan, Fine Arts; Ben

Bradley, French; Roy

Issa, Health and Physical

Education; Joey

Chatelain, Latin; Remy

Cossé, Mathematics;

Kyle Morgan, Religion;

Ben Bradley, Science;

Alex Demas, Social Studies; and Preston

Aydell, Spanish.

Thirteen seniors were recognized

MEN OF THE YEAR. Named CHS Men of the Year were bottom

row (l to r) Joey Chatelain, Joel Larpenteur and Eric Couper.

Second row were (l to r) Tim Durel, Johnny Love and David

Dugas. Third row were (l to r) Michael Paul Bourgeois, Dixon McMakin

and Remy Cossé. Fourth row were (l to r) Ben Nelson, James Martin,

Kirkland James and Sean Gahagan. Top row were (l to r) Patrick Coco

and Roy Issa. Not pictured was D.C. Christopher.

as National Merit Finalists. They were

Stephen Brouillette, Joseph Calvasina, Joseph

Chatelain, Remy Cossé, Eric Couper, Devin

Davis, Sean Gahagan, Matthew Gidden,

Johnny Love, Jeremy Meiske, Kyle Morgan,

Matthew Naylor and Douglas Pittman.

One hundred ninety-five seniors participated

in the Baccalaureate Mass and One

hundred ninth Commencement Exercises

on Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Baton

Rouge River Center Arena.

Class of 2005

(Top left) OUTSTANDING GRADUATE. Eric

Couper (center) was named outstanding

graduate of the Class of 2005. Congratulating

Couper is CHS President Brother Francis

David, SC (left) and CHS Principal Brother

Barry Landry, SC.

(Top right) EXTRACURRICULARS. Photography

Moderators Brother Xavier Werneth, SC

(left) and Brad Messina present the Golden

Bear in Photography to Bradley Romano

(right).

(Bottom left) ACADEMIC HONORS. Spanish

Teacher Marta McCarron presents the Golden

Bear in Spanish to Preston Aydell.

• Number in class: 195

• Number of colleges/universities at

which graduates accepted: 80

• National Merit Semifinalists: 13

• National Merit Finalists: 13

• Average ACT Score: 25.4

• Total scholarship monies offered:

$5,255,827 (Doesn’t include TOPS)

• Credit hours earned at LSU Spring

Testing: 978

(CHS led the state again in the number

of credit hours earned at LSU)

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Class of 2005 Receives $5,255,827 in Scholarships

Ben Bradley

Valedictorian

Johnny Love

Valedictorian

Gordon Charles Abboud

Louisiana State University

Mississippi State University

Matthew Joseph Abboud

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

David Porter Adams, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Chad Andrew Alford

The Citadel

Louisiana State University

United States Army ROTC Scholarship

Devin Bryan Allain

Louisiana State University

Brandon Scott Ammon

Louisiana State University

º David Keith Andrepont

Louisiana State University

Daniel James Arbour

Baton Rouge Community College

Louisiana State University

º Derek William Arbour

Louisiana State University

º Ford Reilley Athmann

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans

Tulane University

* Blaine Thomas Aydell

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Preston Pershing Aydell

+ Louisiana State University

º Randall Joseph Babin, Jr.

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

Texas Christian University

º Emory Blake Balden

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Joshua Paul Barrios

Louisiana State University

Kevin James Baudoin

Louisiana State University

Doug Pittman

Valedictorian

º Andrew Justin Bayer

Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Kevin Patrick Beard

Louisiana State University

+ Louisiana Tech University

Mississippi State University

Charles Aaron Bergeron

Louisiana State University

º Philip Gerard Bergeron

Louisiana State University

Brett Austin Blanchard

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Gerard Michael Blanchard

+ Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College Honors College

+ University of Dallas

* Blaine Joseph Boatner

Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

º Kurt Michael Boehringer

Louisiana State University

Nicholls State University

Nicholas Paul Bogan

Louisiana State University

Brian Patrick Boiteaux

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Jason Robert Bossier

Louisiana State University

* Michael Paul Bourgeois

Louisiana State University

* Benjamin Thomas Bradley

+ Louisiana State University

Rice University

+ Tulane University Honors College

Vanderbilt University

* Stephen Gerard Brouillette

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

The Shaw Group Merit Scholarship

James Doyle Brousseau

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

Coleman Perry Brown

Pacific Northwest College of Art

+ Savannah College of Art and Design

+ The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

+ University of New Orleans

º Daniel deWit Butcher

Louisiana State University

º David Thomas Butler III

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

Sewanee: The University of the South

Falcon Foundation Scholarship

* Matthew David Caillet

+ Louisiana State University

Texas A&M University

+ Tulane University

The University of Texas at Austin

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Hunter Michael Calix

Louisiana State University

* John Joseph Calvasina

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ University of Florida Honors College

PFLAG Scholarship

James Joseph Cashiola

Louisiana State University

º Joseph Michael Cefalu, Jr.

Louisiana State University

* Joseph Paul Chatelain

Georgia Institute of Technology

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Dow Chemical Company Merit Scholarship

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

º Thomas Michael Chauvin

+ Catholic University of America

Louisiana State University

Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Falcon Foundation Scholarship

Daniel Jamall Christopher

Baton Rouge Community College

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern University and A&M College

* Patrick Nesbit Coco

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

* Clark Remy Cossé IV

Boston College

+ Loyola University New Orleans Honors

College

Rice University

+ Tulane University Honors College

+ The University of Chicago

Washington University in St. Louis

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* Eric Anthony Couper

The College of William & Mary Honors

College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Rhodes College

+ Tulane University Honors College

University of Richmond

Vanderbilt University

Exchange Club of Baton Rouge Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship

Aubrey Paul Courville

Louisiana State University

Paul Anthony Cronan

Louisiana State University

Kevan Michael Cullins, Jr.

Baton Rouge Community College

Nicholas James Daigle

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Trent Allen D’Amico

Louisiana State University

º Jacob Andrew Dantin

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

º Matthew Michael Dardenne

Louisiana State University

Jordan Daniel Davidson

Baton Rouge Community College

* Devin Michael Davis

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Dow Chemical Company Merit Scholarship

Richard Allen Davis

Baton Rouge Community College

* Matthew Robert Delarosa

+ Louisiana State University

Texas A&M University

+ The University of Alabama

The University of Georgia

The University of Texas at Austin

* Alexander Patrick Demas

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship

Trenton James Determann

Louisiana State University

º Kyle Matthew Devillier

Louisiana State University Honors College

Austin Phillip Doiron

Northwestern State University

* Jason Daniel Dormady

+ Louisiana State University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Joseph Drury

Nicholls State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of South Alabama

* Wayne David Dugas, Jr.

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Laurin Michael Dupré

Southeastern Louisiana University

Timothy Michael Durel

Louisiana State University

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Jeremy Richod Eason

Southeastern Louisiana University

Robert Andrew Elzey

Baton Rouge Community College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Bruce Joseph Faciane III

Louisiana State University

Nicholls State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Frank Louis Fazio

Louisiana State University

º William Henry-Frith Flake

Louisiana State University

Loyola University New Orleans

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

* Sean Michael Gahagan

Georgia Institute of Technology

+ Louisiana State University

+ Texas A&M University

+ Tulane University

+ United States Air Force Academy

+ United States Military Academy

Lucas James Gallmann

Louisiana State University

º Edward Joseph Garitty

Louisiana State University

º Konstantinos John Aristotle

Gatsios

Louisiana State University

Andrew Wayne Gaudin

Louisiana State University Honors College

Garrett Michael Gibbens

Louisiana State University

* Matthew Joseph Gidden

Carnegie Mellon University

+ Harvey Mudd College

The Johns Hopkins University

Rice University

+ Texas A&M University Honors College

+ Tulane University

º Benjamin Eric Gonsoulin

Louisiana State University

+ The University of Iowa

The University of Oklahoma

Mark Eric Grant, Jr.

Louisiana State University

* Jason Christopher Gremillion

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

º Rick Anthony Guerrero, Jr.

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

Louisiana State University

* Kevin Christopher Hanegan

+ Auburn University Honors College

Georgia Institute of Technology

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Texas A&M University Honors College

+ Tulane University Honors College

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

* Tyler William Harper

+ Louisiana State University

Vanderbilt University

The University of Chicago

University of Richmond

14

Christopher Michael Harris

Louisiana State University

º Robert Barksdale Hastings

Louisiana State University

u Frank Chandler Henchy

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Robert Keith Hidalgo

+ Dana College

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

* Josef Patrick Hoffmann

Christendom College

Louisiana State University Honors College

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

º Brett Wayne Hughes, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Richard Earl Hultberg

Louisiana State University

º Roy Toufic Issa

Louisiana State University

Kirkland Montrel James

+ Louisiana State University

Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholar

Garrett Michael Joffrion

+ Louisiana State University

Seth Michael Joffrion

Southeastern Louisiana University

º James Taylor Johnson, Jr.

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Tulane University

* Michael Everett Johnson

Birmingham-Southern College

+ Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

+ Tulane University

º James Robert Johnston

Louisiana State University

* James Barton Kelly

Louisiana State University

John Eric Kitto

Louisiana State University

Jason Roth Laurence Kleiner

Baton Rouge Community College

º Matthew Jordan LaBorde

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

Tulane University

Hosea Rene LaFleur

Louisiana State University

Andrew Joseph Landry

Louisiana State University

º Joel Bradley Larpenteur

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

Trinity University

The University of Mississippi

Marcy Joseph LeBlanc, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

º Maverick Joseph LeBlanc

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

University of Florida


Alexander John LeBoeuf

Southeastern Louisiana University

Levi Joseph Lemoine

Baton Rouge Community College

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Robert Gregory Leumas

Louisiana State University

º Chad Michael Loupe

Louisiana State University

* John Brady Love

Emory University

+ Louisiana State University

+ Princeton University

Rice University

+ Tulane University

+ Vanderbilt University

Jeffrey Keith Manning

Louisiana State University

Steven Bernard Mart

The University of Alabama

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

º James Nate Martin

Louisiana State University

Mathew Paul Martinez

Louisiana State University

Charles Joseph Mascagni III

Louisiana State University

Sean Michael Matassa

Louisiana State University

* Benjamin Charles McArdle

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Louis Clay McKnight IV

Louisiana State University

º Dixon Wallace McMakin

+ Louisiana State University

+ The University of Mississippi

Exchange Club of Baton Rouge Scholarship

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

Optimist Club of Baton Rouge Scholarship

* Jeremy Lawrence Meiske

+ Arizona State University Honors College

+ Boston University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans Honors

College

Texas A&M University

+ Tulane University

PFLAG Scholarship

Gregory Appel Melancon, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Stephen Simpson Merrick

Louisiana State University

u Derek Christopher Messelt

Louisiana State University

+ Spring Hill College

Eric Len Milano

Louisiana State University

Trenton Edward Miles

Louisiana State University

º Kalen Paul Minvielle

Louisiana State University

Steven Brock Mix

Southeastern Louisiana University

United States Army

Brian James Montgomery

Louisiana State University

* Kyle Edward Morgan

The College of William & Mary

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Tulane University

Ryan Andrew Munn

Louisiana State University

Jeffrey Michael Murray

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Jason Michael Naquin

Louisiana State University

* Anthony Andrew Nauta, Jr.

Louisiana State University

º Matthew Thomas Naylor

Colorado School of Mines

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

+ Trinity University

+ Tulane University

+ The University of Tulsa

* Benjamin Joseph Nelson

Louisiana State University

º James Robert Nelson

Louisiana State University

Matthew Anthony Neumann

Louisiana State University

º Ryan Edmund Niedbalski

Louisiana State University

+ Rhodes College

Mason Owen Olinde

Baton Rouge Community College

Joseph Paden Orcino

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Todd Charles Pedersen

Louisiana State University

Christopher James Periou

Louisiana State University

Steven Joseph Perry

Louisiana State University

º Stephen Byrne Persac

Louisiana State University

º Blake Alan Pino

Louisiana State University

* Douglas Edward Pittman

Boston College

+ Tulane University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel

Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Dow Chemical Company Merit Scholarship

º Philip Lemoine Plaisance

Louisiana State University

º Douglas Allen Proctor

Louisiana State University

Michael Robert Ragusa

Louisiana State University

Robert Patrick Reilley

Louisiana State University

Benjamin Joel Reine

Francis Marion University

+ Georgia Southern University

Lander University

+ Lees-McRae College

Louisiana State University

* Ryan Michael Rhodes

+ Baylor University

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

University of Tennessee

Ryan Joseph Richard

Nicholls State University

Taylor Philip Richardson

Southeastern Louisiana University

Alexander Mitchell Rios

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Benjamin Jacob Roberts

Louisiana State University

Bradley Steven Romano

Southeastern Louisiana University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth

Leadership Award

º Darren William Rome

Louisiana State University

Trey Douglas Samaha

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge TELCO Federal Credit Union

Sportsmanship Scholarship

Joseph Martin Samson

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

* Jeremy Michael Sanders

+ Birmingham-Southern College

+ Louisiana State University Honors College

+ Loyola University New Orleans Honors

College

+ Millsaps College

º Jacob Ryan Savoy

Louisiana State University

Matthew Joseph Schultz

Baton Rouge Community College

º Justin Michael Scott

Louisiana State University

+ Louisiana Tech University

William Briggs Scott

Louisiana State University

* Scott Andrew Shirley

+ Louisiana State University

Benjamin Perry Simms

Louisiana State University

Bradley David Smith

Baton Rouge Community College

Landon Thomas Smith

Louisiana State University

+ Northwestern State University

+ Southeastern Louisiana University

+ University of Louisiana at Monroe

+ University of New Orleans

15


Revay Anthony Smith

+ Grambling State University

º Chad Ellis Songy

Louisiana State University

Troy Daniel Sonnier

Baton Rouge Community College

º Adam James St. Pierre

Louisiana State University

Justin Michael Suarez

Louisiana State University

Dean Michael Talbot

Louisiana State University

Ryan Joseph Talbot

Southeastern Louisiana University

Andrew James Talley

Louisiana State University

º Jeffrey Scott Thompson, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Joshua James Tinsley

Louisiana State University

Southern University and A&M College

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

º Theodore Stephen Tomeny

+ Austin College

+ Centenary College of Louisiana

+ Christian Brothers University

Louisiana State University

+ Millsaps College

+ Spring Hill College

Wade Clement Trapp

McNeese State University

* Blake Tillman Tribou

+ Louisiana State University

+ United States Naval Academy

Bradley Douglas Troxclair

Trevor John Vallet

United States Coast Guard

Kevin Keith Vaughn, Jr.

Louisiana State University

Dutch Joseph Vicknair

Louisiana State University

º David Anthony Vitrano

Louisiana State University

Richard Jarrott Walcott

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

º Adam Lindsey Wilcox

Louisiana State University

University of New Orleans

Corey James Williams

+ Grambling State University

Matthew Paul Williams

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University

David Michael Winchell

+ Colorado State University-Pueblo

Austin Gregory Worley

Louisiana State University

David Ward Yarbro

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

* Honors Program Scholar u Honors Program Participant ° Academic Program Scholar

+ Indicates scholarship offered from a college

Offers of admission and scholarships listed were reported to Catholic High School on or before May 5, 2005.

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 24 through May 16, 2005 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember these alumni

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

Memorial Gifts

Mrs. Linda Abadie

Mr. Jeffrey L. Fortenberry ’78

Mr. Andrew A. Agosta ’65

Mr. Anthony A. Agosta

Mrs. Louise Agosta

Mr. Anthony A. Agosta

Mr. Thomas W. Allain

Ms. Donna M. Mayeux

Mr. and Mrs. Rene J. Pfefferle

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Weimar, Jr.

Mr. Eugene F. Allen

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Allen ’56

Mrs. Evelyn Altazin

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

Mr. Glennon T. Atkinson ’87

Mrs. James D. Atkinson III

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Sawyer ’87

Ms. Marie H. Azar

Mr. and Mrs. Murray A. Forman

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Guarino

Mr. Sidney J. Babin

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Reverend Daniel R. Barfield, SJ ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Barfield, Sr. ’53

Mr. David F. Barnett ’37

Mrs. Rita Barnett

Ms. Carolyn Barrios

Ms. Regina McMakin

Mr. Robert Thomas Bauch ’68

Ms. Kathleen P. McGinley

Mr. James W. Baudoin

Mrs. Geraldine Baudoin

Mr. J. Gregory Bergeron ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Bergeron

Mr. Leon J. Berthelot

Mrs. Jan J. D’Spain

Mr. Arton A. Bertrand ’52

Mr. and Mrs. J. Alvin Badeaux, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Bettag

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. Blaine David Best ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey T. Best III

Mr. Lawrence E. Blanchard

Mr. Hayden T. Blanchard, Jr. ’51

Mrs. Billie Blessey

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerald Berret, Jr.

Mrs. Maria P. Bologna

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

Mr. André J. Bordelon

Mr. and Mrs. Whitey Bordelon

Mr. George F. Borghardt

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Blitzer, Jr.

Mr. Claude Bourg, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bernard

Mr. Tom D. Bradford, Sr.

Mrs. Jean Bradford

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Chastain, Sr.

Mr. Thaddeus A. Broussard

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Anyson F. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Luke E. Fontenot

Mr. Shelby J. Burns III ’60

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bernard

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Culmone ’61

Judge and Mrs. Frank J. Polozola ’59

Mr. Eric S. Cain

Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Aucoin

Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Calongne

Mrs. Lynn Hendry

Mr. S. J. Caputa

Mr. Warren Gallaspy

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Michele

Mr. Leo A. Carlino, Jr. ’75

Mrs. Laurie H. Carlino

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Haupt

Mr. David J. Carville, Sr. ’32

Mr. Samuel E. Carville, Jr. ’95

Ms. Aida Chamoun

Mr. and Mrs. Daryl A. Bongiovanni ’73

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Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher F. Cusick

Mr. and Mrs. Luke A. Cusimano, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Wayne Daquano ’60

Mr. and Mrs. Sylman G. Dauzat

Dr. and Mrs. Mark K. Hodges

Dr. and Mrs. Louis O. Jeansonne III ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mistoler

Dr. and Mrs. Vincent R. Russo

Mrs. Theresa Saia

Dr. and Mrs. Carlton H. Sheely II

Sister Clarissa

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Tangney

Mr. John A. Commagere III ’56

Mrs. June D. Commagere

Mr. Peter A. Corona ’32

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley J. Couvillon

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Bell, Jr.

Reverend Peter D. Crifasi ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Cangelosi ’43

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

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Crochet, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Crochet

Mrs. Julia F. Curtis

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Curtis ’51

Ms. Rita B. Dauenhauer

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Connolly

Mr. Thomas M. DeBlanc, Jr. ’87

Mr. James C. Parker

Mr. Steve Starnes

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Sawyer ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Stari

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Troxell, Sr.

Mr. John O. DeMars

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. DeMars

Mr. Ronald S. Demouy ’64

Mrs. Mary T. Scardina

Mr. Verne J. Dicharry, Sr. ’34

Mrs. Veva D. Dicharry


Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. James V. Dietrich ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Sylman G. Dauzat

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Lombardo ’45

Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. DeNicola III ’83

Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dolese ’80

Dr. Damon M. Dietrich ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Dolese

Miss Phyllis DiVincenti

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fortenberry

Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Coker ’90

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Husband

Mr. and Mrs. Jason J. Droddy

Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamendola

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

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Tullio J. Saffiotti

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob K. Orr

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith

Mrs. Dixie T. Tanguis

Spilsbury, Hamilton, Legendre & Paciera

Mrs. Marion Donaldson

Mr. Ivan R. Guidry, Jr. ’53

Mr. and Mrs. F. Richard Donaldson

CHS Class of ’53

Col. Rae Donaldson

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford X. Guillot ’39

Mr. and Mrs. F. Richard Donaldson

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Mr. Patrick A. Doran, Sr. ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Dobbins Guillot

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Doran, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone M. Arceneaux

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe, Jr.

Mr. Peter L. Doran ’79

Mr. William W. Hannaman, Sr. ’31

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Doran, Jr.

Mrs. Margaret K. Hannaman

Mr. William J. Doran, Jr. ’49

Mr. Wylie Todd Hartsfield, Jr. ’36

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Doran, Jr.

Mrs. Shirley Hartsfield

Mr. Sam Drago, Sr.

Mr. John L. Hearld

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bernard

Mr. Bryan D. Audiffred ’95

Mr. Charles A. Dranguet, Sr. ’32

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

Mr. and Mrs. C. Alvin Dranguet, Jr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Charles J. Duhe, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Luke A. Cusimano, Jr.

Mrs. Mary Duhe

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Duvic

Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Herringshaw

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Crochet

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

Mrs. Jessie M. Edmonston

Dr. and Mrs. Carlton H. Sheely II

Mr. John V. Edmonston, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. Joseph C. Hebert ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser ’94

Mrs. Marie N. Hebert

Mr. and Mrs. W. David Butler

Mr. Norman C. Heffron

Mr. Stan Fabre

Mr. and Mrs. M. Daniel Moran, Jr. ’77

ChevronTexaco Matching Gift Program Mr. B. Clovis Hendry, Sr. ’35

Entergy Corporation

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Fabre

Mr. Ray G. Herthum ’40

Ms. Mary Findlay

Mr. Jake J. Gerace

Mr. Dick Findlay

Ms. Betty Hidalgo

Mr. Ivan H. Fleniken

Mr. Don Hidalgo

Mr. Patrick D. Fleniken ’04

Mr. Ernest L. Hill

Mr. Marcelus Fontenot

Miss Leslie M. Beard

Mr. and Mrs. Luke E. Fontenot

Mr. and Mrs. Huey P. Brown ’58

Brother Felician Fourrier, SC ’31

Ms. Alice Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Howe

Mr. Jay A. Hoffpauir

Mr. Allen E. Frederic, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan N. Hebert ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Allen E. Frederic, Jr. ’65 Mr. Joshua M. Hoffpauir ’98

Mr. Bruce Freeman

Dr. Robert Chasuk

Dr. and Dr. O. Lonnie Roberts, Jr. ’58 Mr. D. Jensen Holliday ’58

Mrs. Lorraine D. Friday

Mr. and Mrs. Chris T. Crifasi

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Moehle

Mr. Dan H. Hoskins, Sr. ’49

Mr. Stephen M. Friday

Mrs. Mary Hoskins

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Moehle

Mr. Edward Houde

Mrs. Victoria M. Galtier

Mr. and Mrs. Don Cary

Ms. Betty Lou Hebert

Mr. Howard E. Huckins, Jr. ’40

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Gauthreaux, Sr.

Mrs. Frances Huckins

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Gauthreaux ’60 Ms. Rebecca Istre

Mr. James Patrick Gebhart ’70

Mr. and Mrs. A. Edward Hardin, Jr. ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Gebhart

Mr. James B. Jackson

Mr. Freddie Giles

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

Dr. John A. Heidingsfelder ’67

Dr. Henry W. Jolly, Jr. ’33

Brother Gordian

Mr. Bob C. Jolly ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Ashby ’83

Mr. James W. Jolly, Sr. ’42

Mr. John F. Gourrier, Jr. ’59

Mrs. Margaret C. Jolly

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Guarino

Mr. Carlton Judice

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Tujague

Mrs. Richard Ruckstuhl

Mrs. Camille Wentworth

Mrs. Lee Kleinpeter

Mr. Kenneth P. Granada ’75

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Granada

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Zito ’66

Mr. Michael F. Graphia ’60

Mr. Leon R. Kleinpeter, Jr. ’35

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

Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Kleinpeter III ’75

Mrs. Susan Grimes

Mr. Vincent A. Kleinpeter, Sr. ’46

Mr. William W. Henderson

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. Dale B. Mitchell

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

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe

Mr. Raymond E. Kron

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe, Jr.

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mr. Alfred R. Guglielmo

Mr. Octave M. Lacour

Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Cashio

Mrs. Edna LaCour

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Lemoine

Mr. Sidney J. Lacy, Jr. ’44

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Lt. M. Scott Lamana ’88

Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Funes ’87

Hibernia National Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Riche, Jr. ’88

Mr. Norman V. Ryan, Jr. ’99

Mr. George R. Lamy, Sr. ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Larry LeJeune

Mr. Elphege J. Landry ’37

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mrs. Frances L. Landry

Ms. Fran F. Harvey

Mrs. Shirrell Landry

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mrs. Ruth Larpenteur

Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Harvey

Mr. Dana Larpenteur

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel IV ’87

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Shackleton

Mr. Dorian F. Lavender ’41

Mrs. Cloren M. Lavender

Mr. Melvin J. LeBlanc, Jr. ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Cashio

Mr. James R. LeBouef ’55

Ms. Marilyn Kron

Mrs. Vivian Lemoine

Mr. Andrew Scardina

Mrs. Mary T. Scardina

Mr. Tom Lovas

Mrs. Claudia Brosius

Miss Madeleine M. Lynch

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

Mr. Robert H. Lynch

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

Mr. Joseph Mascarella

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Mascarella ’60

Mrs. Marie R. Mayhall

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. John M. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mrs. Margaret L. McHugh

Kellogg Sales Company

Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh ’73

Mr. Weldon C. McHugh

Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh ’73

Mr. Joe McMakin

Mr. and Ms. Leslie Jeansonne

Mr. Kenneth A. Miller, Jr. ’90

Mr. and Mrs. Jacques D. Bagur

Mr. Giavanni Molesini

Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Bologna ’78

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bateman

Mr. Bradley T. Lowe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe

Mr. and Mrs. Keith T. Reed ’91

Mr. Douglas S. Morgan ’85

Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Morgan, Jr.

Mr. Billy J. Moses

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Moses

Mrs. Henrietta Mouton

Mrs. Martin N. Fritcher

Ms. Dorothy Nachman

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Curtis ’51

Mr. Nolan C. Naquin ’32

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. JohnM. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. William Nesbit ’99

Mr. William D. Nesbit ’53

Mr. Jack Noel

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bernard

Mr. James A. Nola ’58

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bernard

Mr. C. Anthony Nolan ’92

Mr. and Mrs. C. Norman Nolan ’92

Mr. Arthur J. Orillion, Jr. ’35

Mr. Terry P. Orillion ’77

Mr. Salvador V. Parrino ’50

Mrs. Judy Distefano


Mr. Charles A. Partin, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mrs. Theresa Saia

Mr. Francis D. Patriquin ’63

Mr. Robert S. Patriquin ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Emile G. Peltier, Sr.

Mr. Emile G. Peltier, Jr. ’53

Mr. James G. Perkins

Mrs. Martin N. Fritcher

Ms. Aline Perrault

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Blitzer, Jr.

Mr. Alfred Adrian Persac, Jr. ’16

Mrs. Eloise Persac

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Persac ’54

Mr. Robert J. Persac, Sr. ’44

Mrs. Eloise Persac

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Persac ’54

Mr. David Phillips

Mr. Justin T. Phillips ’09

Mr. Edward B. Picou, Sr. ’26

Mr. Edward B. Picou, Jr. ’49

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Mrs. Iris Threeton

Mr. Raymond G. Post, Sr.

Ms. Antoinette Post

Ms. Potts

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Kelley

Mr. John H. Potts

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Kelley

Mr. Jared V. Rachal ’99

Dr. Cynthia W. Baker

Dr. Stephen M. Breaud

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

CHS Beta Club

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Culotta, Jr. ’70

Mr. Kepler P. Ducote

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Gaffney

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hernandez

Mr. and Dr. R. Paul Ivey

Mr. Carter A. Kelly ’03

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Landry

Ms. Donna M.Mayeux

Mr. and Ms. Jack M. Miller

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Ratcliff, Jr.

Mr. Norman V. Ryan, Jr. ’99

Mr. Brody Saxon and Dr. Ann F. Reilley Saxon

Mrs. Myrtle A. Saxon

Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Thibodeaux

Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Thomas ’71

Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Walker

Dr. Charles H. Williamson

Mr. David L. Ray II

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Spielman, Jr.

Mr. Robert G. Renaudin

Mr. and Mrs. F. Richard Donaldson

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.

Ms. Gladys Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Skurdy J. Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Duncan

Mr. John P. Ristrophe

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cancienne

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Gibbens ’34

Dr. and Mrs. James J. Hoth

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Labry

Mr. Frank D. McArthur II

Mr. Dalton L. Pollet

ROMEO Club

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Yarborough

Mr. Edward D. Roberts, Jr. ’45

Dr. Russell J. Saloom

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mrs. Ethel E. Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Roberts ’89

Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Roberts, Sr.

Dr. and Dr. O. Lonnie Roberts, Jr. ’58

Mr. William G. Robinson, Sr. ’37

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. JohnM. Jolissaint, Sr. ’35

Mr. Ruben R. Rodriguez ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Rupert N. Rodriguez

Mr. Roy A. Romano, Jr. ’67

Mrs. Gretchen L. Romano

Mrs. Stefana L. Ruiz

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

Mr. J. Rodney Ryan, Jr. ’67

Mrs. Gladys T. Ryan

Mr. Robert Samaha ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Thomas ’71

Mr. Roy J. Sanchez

Mr. and Mrs. Daryl A. Bongiovanni ’73

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Mrs. Theresa Saia

Mr. Larry Santos

Mr. Patrick Flanagan

Mr. Andrew Scardina

Mr. Andrew Scardina

Mrs. Mary T. Scardina

Mr. J. Patrick Screen

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Weilbacher

Mr. Kenneth C. Scullin, Sr. ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Frazer ’63

Mr. David B. Shapiro ’89

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

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Barfield, Sr. ’53

Mr. and Mrs. M. Douglas Cain II ’89

Mr. Erich Sternberg

Dr. and Mrs. Leo M. Abraham

Mr. Josef Sternberg

Dr. and Mrs. Leo M. Abraham

Mrs. Lea Knurr Sternberg

Dr. and Mrs. Leo M. Abraham

Mrs. Agnes Stevens

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Record

Mr. B. Barrow Switzer ’92

Ms. Patricia Evans and

Ms. Maureen Macintyre

Mr. Michael C. Gatz ’92

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Mother Seton Award Winner

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. Nancy

Donald (right), president of the

Catholic High School Mothers’

Club presents a check to CHS

Development Director Brother

Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55 for the CHS

Mothers’ Club Endowed Scholarship

at Catholic High School. This fully

endowed scholarship was initiated

by the CHS Mothers’ Club in 1993.

Nancy Donald was the recipient

of the Mother Seton Award for

Catholic High School.

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Gibson and a few of the lefthanded

hitters telling them, “If

the winning or tying run is on

second with two out and Eckersley

is pitching with a 3-2

count ( 3 balls – 2 strikes) then

he will throw you a backdoor

slider.” Didier was referring

to a pitch that looked as if it

would be outside for ball four

but at the last moment would

break across the black edge of

the plate for strike three. Didier

concluded his meeting by

reminding the left-handed hitters

not to forget about the backdoor slider.

The Dodgers were a surprise team riding

the arm of Orel Hershiser and the bat of

Gibson into the playoffs and the series. Gibson’s

appearance in the game was a complete

surprise as he injured both legs and could

hardly walk without being in pain. He did

not dress for the opening introductions and

spent most of the game in the training room

icing his knees and trying to hit a ball off of

a tee. Meanwhile Dodger manager Tommy

Lasorda would periodically check on Gibson

to see if he could play but each time Gibson

would give him the thumbs down. With

the game on the line Gibson resolved that he

could pinch hit and surprised Lasorda and

his teammates when he approached the dugout.

Lasorda kept him hidden until the opportune

time and Gibson hobbled into the

batter’s box.

The Dodger crowd was going wild as

Gibson abruptly stepped out of the batter’s

box with a 3-2 count, smiled, took a pracclass

of 1935. Gathering at the 50-Year Reunion

are 70-year graduates (l to r) Bill Williamson ’35

and John Jolissaint ’35.

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By David Butler ’77

Two out in the

bottom of the ninth

inning, with the tying

run on second,

set the stage for one

of the most dramatic

moments in sports

history. As Oakland

A’s Hall of Fame reliever Dennis Eckersley is

about to pitch to Los Angeles Dodger Kurt

Gibson, Gibson steps out of the batter’s box

and thinks of Mel Didier ’44. As he steps

out, Didier sees Gibson smile and he too

knows what Gibson is thinking.

Since his student days at Catholic High,

Didier has worn many hats including coaching

CHS to the 1953 state baseball title.

Besides the four years he coached at CHS,

Didier has been in upper management of

three major league expansion teams. In 1969

he joined the Montreal Expos as director of

scouting and player development and in 1977

moved to the Seattle Mariners as director of

baseball operations. Finally in 1997, he was

director of minor leagues with the Arizona

Diamondbacks. In addition, Didier was special

assistant to Dodger General Managers Al

Campanis and Fred Claire for 16 years. Currently

he is special assistant to Texas Ranger

General Manager John Hart.

Didier was in the midst of his time with

the Dodgers when he was called upon to be

an advance scout to prepare the Dodgers to

play Oakland should the two teams meet in

the world series. He scouted Oakland about

25 times. As Didier prepared the Dodgers

with his scouting report, he turned to

SPORTS IN THE PAST

Mel Didier ’44 (left) was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall

of Fame. With Mel are (from left) Bob Didier, Fred Claire and

Gerald Didier ’50.

tice swing telling himself to get ready because

Didier said the backdoor slider was coming.

Didier saw the smile and knew Gibson remembered.

Meanwhile the Dodger players

were saying to themselves, “backdoor slider.”

The rest is history. Gibson somehow

caught up with the pitch hitting it out of

Dodger Stadium and limping around the

bases pumping his arms. The Dodgers went

wild and could not be stopped after that winning

the 1988 World Series. A plaque in the

Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown commemorates

the homerun telling the Didier-

Gibson tale.

Since that time Didier and Gibson have

become the best of friends and have hunted

together.

“Gibson is one of the most gifted athletes

I have ever seen,” commented Didier.

Former Dodger catcher Mike Scioscia

said it best when he said, “This was the poem

Casey at the Bat and this time Casey hits a

homerun and the Mudville nine won and we

were excited.”

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