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

BEAR FACTS II

October 2010 Volume 29, No. 1

Together Again...

In This Issue:

Parents Annual Appeal Kicks Off,

Page 4

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate Set for

October 28, Page 5

CHS Teacher Attends

Presidential Academy, Page 7

75th Men’s Club Barbecue Draws 1,700

Guests, Page 10 - 11

11th Annual Taste Fair Set for

November 14, Page 14

Sixteen Students Recognized by

National Merit Corporation, Page 16

Alumni Play Collegiate

and Professional Sports, Page 18

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


In the News

’40s

Father Bill Greene

’42 celebrated his 60th

anniversary as a priest

at a ceremony held in

the chapel at St. Joseph’s

Academy. He was ordained

on June 3, 1950, at St. Louis

Cathedral by Bishop Louis

Caillouet, the same priest

who baptized him and gave

him his First Communion.

Ulyesse LeGrange ’48 retired as senior vice

president and chief financial officer of ExxonMobil

Corporation’s U.S. Oil and Gas Operations after a

40-year career and was selected as an inductee

for the 2010 class of the Financial Executives

International Hall of Fame. This annual award

recognizes individuals who epitomize the

performance, leadership and integrity of the most

exemplary financial executives throughout their

careers.

Bob Downey ’55 made

a visit to the CHS Alumni

Office. He currently resides in Trophy

Club, TX.

Judge Frank Polozola ’59 of the

| Bob Downey ’55 U.S. District Court, Middle District of

Louisiana, has been named a Fellow

of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. The Foundation

enhances the legal profession, increases public

understanding of the legal system and advances

equal justice.

’60s

Camp Matens ’60,

CCA Louisiana Board

Member, was appointed

by Governor Bobby

Jindal to serve as a

Louisiana representative

on the Gulf States Marine

Fisheries Commission. The

Commission is empowered

to make recommendations | Camp Matens ’60

to the governors and

legislatures of the five Gulf states regarding

fisheries management. In addition, the Commission

advises Congress and may testify on legislation and

marine policies that affect the Gulf.

| Robert Boudreaux ’61

| Father Bill Greene ’42

’50s

Robert Boudreaux ’61 was

inducted into the inaugural Region

8 Men’s Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Region 8 includes Alabama, Florida,

Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina,

South Carolina and Tennessee.

Boudreaux is also a charter member

of the North Carolina Men’s

Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Robert Robichaux ’62, professor of medicine at

the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was

one of 10 Department of Medicine (DOM) faculty

selected this year by the residents as outstanding

teacher and one of 10 selected by the DOM faculty

to receive the Ed Tutsky and Glen Cobbs Award for

Clinical Excellence.

Tom Carville ’67, owner of Carco Awards, has

been elected to a three year term on the national

board of directors for the Awards & Recognition

Association. The board is comprised of seven

retailers and seven suppliers from throughout the

U.S. Carville was also selected to serve on the ARA

Communications Committee for 2010.

Don Stratmann ’79 was

inducted to IBM’s Quarter

Century Club

for 25 years of

service and was

recognized by

the White House

with a President’s Volunteer

| Don Stratmann ’79 Service Award for work on

The Salvation Army Advisory

Council in Austin, Tex.

’80s

Michael Acaldo

’85, a CHS Hall

of Fame inductee,

served as the

Grand Marshall for the

38th Annual Kenilworth

Independence Day Parade.

Michael is the CEO and

President of St. Vincent de

Paul in Baton Rouge.

’70s

| Michael Acaldo ’85

Ned Fasullo ’89 migrated his company SimplifyIT

to Transformyx where he accepted the position of

vice president of sales. Transformyx offers Cloud

Computing Services and Managed IT Services to

their Dynasite.net and Rally Point offerings.

Todd Monroe ’91, associate professor of biological

and agricultural engineering at LSU,

received the Howard Hughes Medical ’90s

Institute Distinguished Mentor Award

for Excellence in undergraduate

mentoring associated with research in

life sciences. Monroe is a member of the Center for

Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems. The awards are

given in competitions in which tenured and tenuretrack

faculty from the University of Florida, LSU and

Morehouse College are eligible.

Jared Llorens ’93, assistant professor in the Public

Administration Institute at LSU’s E.J. Ourso College

Spc. Chris Sollie ’07, a

helicopter mechanic in

the 1-244th AHB unit, was

assigned to Haiti to assist

with relief efforts. He has

orders to deploy to Iraq in

November 2011. Spc. Sollie

is pictured with his Catholic

High School flag while in

Haiti.

of Business, has been named a member of the

editorial board for the Review of Public Personnel

Administration. Llorens also has been asked to

serve as the U.S. book review editor for the Public

Administration Journal.

Capt. Josh Burton ’95, U.S. Army, served two tours

in Iraq - 1st Infantry Division, 2004-05 and 1st

Cavalry Division 2006-08.

Capt. Brandon Holden ’96 served a tour in Iraq.

Taylor Smith ’96 completed his fellowship in

Vascular Surgery at the University of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is

on staff at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Capt. Dan Burton ’98, U.S. Army, served two tours

in Iraq - 1st Armored Division, 2004 and 1st Infantry

Division 2007-2008.

George Bensabat ’01 graduated from

medical school in May and began his

BEAR FACTS II

’00s

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Knight, assistant editor

Contributors:

Margie Alexander

Angie Allen

David Butler ’77

Barbara Camp

Hal Dupuy ’73

Glen Randow

Debbie Thomas

Joni Owens

We welcome the submission of material for

possible publication. Mailing address:

855 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

www.catholichigh.org

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In the News

residency in internal medicine at Tulane University

in New Orleans.

Noah Lessard ’01 has been named head chef

at Duvic’s, one of the first martini bars to be

established in the capital city, now under new

ownership. Lessard began introducing gourmet

dishes for customers to enjoy with the bar’s

signature martinis.

Erick Sanchez ’02 graduated

from LSU Medical School

in New Orleans where he

received AOA honors as

a junior as well as being

awarded the Biochemistry

award. Sanchez is a first-year

resident at the University

| Erick Sanchez ’02 of Texas Medical Center in

Galveston, Tex. where he is

pursuing plastic surgery.

Mark Cascio ’03 has been named the head

basketball coach at Christian Life Academy in Baton

Rouge.

ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Members of the 2010-2011 Alumni Association Board of Directors

are front row (l to r) Denny Vicknair ’63; Michael Acaldo ’85; Sonny Carona ’57; Monty Buckles ’93;

Barbara Camp, alumni events coordinator; Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39, alumni director emeritus;

Brian Hightower ’97; Scott Ritter ’93, president-elect; and Jake Berret ’84. Second row (l to r) are Ed

Sutton ’93, vice president of sponsorships; Billy Bourdier ’55; Eddie Samson ’66, president; Tre Hendry

’90; David Broussard ’55, board member emeritus; Ken Litz ’75, vice president of community services;

Randy Guillaume ’97; and Mark Emonet ’87. Not available for photo are Glen Randow, director of

alumni relations; Craig Broome ’93; Chris Jones ’95, past president; Sam Losavio ’66, vice president

of volunteers; Dennis Lewis ’69; Luke Myers ’97, secretary/treasurer; and Patrick Roquemore ’84.

Matthew Juneau ’03

graduated from LSU’s Paul M.

Hebert Law Center magna

cum laude, Order of the Coif

and will be joining Baker,

Donaldson, Bearman and

Caldwell Law Firm in New

Orleans.

| Michael Kleinpeter

’04

in TESOL (Teaching English

to Speakers of Other

Languages) from New York

University. He is in Daegu,

South Korea teaching at

Catholic University of Daegu

and conducting lectures in

foreign language pedagogy

and linguistics to graduate

students.

Michael Kleinpeter ’04

graduated from the LSU

School of Construction

Management and is serving

as a Project Manager for

Cajun Construction Inc. in

Baton Rouge.

Stephen Mayeaux ’04

received his Master of Arts

Dixon McMakin ’05 spent the summer studying

at LSU’s Law Summer School in Lyon, France.

McMakin participated in the running with the bulls

in Pamplona, Spain, where he dressed as Elvis

complete with blue suede shoes.

| Chris Fronczek ’06

| Matthew Juneau

’03

| Stephen Mayeaux

’04

Chris Fronczek ’06 received

a Bachelor of Science degree

from Louisiana State University

in May 2010. He accepted a

fellowship to the University of

Arizona in Tucson where he is

pursuing a PhD in biomedical

engineering.

Mark Fry ’06 graduated magna cum laude from

LSU with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His

senior design team received the Ben Burns Award

for Best Capstone Project Design for its mobile

deer stand invention. Fry is pursuing his Masters

through the 3-2 Accelerated Masters Program in

Mechanical Engineering at LSU, and expects to

complete his studies in the area of thermal fluids.

John Sances ’06 will begin his graduate studies in

Linguistics at Purdue University.

| Rustin Sanchez ’06

David Tarnow ’06 graduated

cum laude from LSU with

a B.S. in Environmental

Management. He is

employed full time as an

Aquaculture Biologist at C-K

Associates in Baton Rouge.

Rustin Sanchez ’06

graduated summa cum

laude from the School of Basic

Sciences at LSU and was a

University Medalist with a 4.0

grade point average. Sanchez

will be attending LSU Medical

School in New Orleans this

fall.

Grayson Young ’06 graduated from the United

States Naval Academy with a degree in Chemistry

and a commission as an Ensign in the United States

Navy. He serves on the DDG 53 USS John Paul

Jones, a destroyer based in San

Diego, Calif.

| Alec Daniel ’07

Osby Kelly III ’08, a junior

majoring in criminology at

the University of Tampa,

has earned a basketball

scholarship for the 2010-2011

season.

| David Tarnow ’06

Alec Daniel ’07 is serving in

Afghanistan with the 101st

Airborne Division of the United

States Army.

| Osby Kelly ’08

Blake LeBlanc ’08 finished his baseball career

at Baton Rouge Community College and has

committed to the University of New Orleans for

his junior and senior seasons. Blake was a starting

outfielder for B.R.C.C. and will play centerfield for

the Privateers.

John “Henry” Laville Jr. ’09 is attending U.S.

Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island.

Trenton Ball ’10 received

the Sigma Phi Epsilon

Alumni Leadership Award

and Scholarship at the LSU

Beta Chapter Balanced Man

Scholarship Banquet.

| Trenton Ball ’10 William Garrett ’10

successfully completed the

rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America

Istrouma Area Council Troop 478. His Eagle project

was organizing and coordinating the repairs of

a chemistry classroom at

Broadmoor High School.

Rob Johannessen ’10

achieved the rank of Eagle

Scout with the Boy Scouts of

America Troop 12 from Our

Lady of Mercy.

| Rob Johannessen ’10

Deadline for the next issue of

Bear Facts II

In the News,

Baby Bears and Wedding Bells

is

November 15

Please send your information to the

CHS Alumni Office at chsalum@

catholichigh.org or call (225) 383-0459.

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PAGE

2010-11 Parents Annual Giving Event (PAGE) In Progress

By Joni Owens

Parents of all incoming

8th and 9th grade students

were required to attend one

of two presentations titled

“YOUnited Mission” in the CHS

Gymnasium on Sunday, August

29 or Tuesday, August 31. The

purpose of the presentations

was to inform parents of the

reason behind the importance

of our Parents Annual Giving

Event (PAGE) program. The

content of the presentation

focused on the mission of CHS

and the parents’ role in ensuring

that the mission remains viable.

The “mandatory meeting”

model began in 2008 and has

resulted in the most successful

PAGE campaigns in the school’s

history. Over the past two

years, over $900,000 has been

given by CHS parents to PAGE.

CHS President Gene

Tullier opened the presentation

by showing parents the CHS

recruitment video, “Foundation

for Life,” which provides a

visual example of what the CHS

PAGE CHAIR COUPLE. Serving as the 2010-11 PAGE program chair couple

are Suzie (fourth from left) and Andy Adler ’82 (fifth from left). They are

pictured here with their family (l to r) Matthew ’12, Katie and Allie.

mission is about. He followed

the video by explaining the

challenges that CHS faces in

regard to affordability, the

increasing cost of excellence

and the tremendous impact that

the PAGE program has made in

addressing those challenges.

“As a result of PAGE,

the rate of tuition increases

has slowed over the past two

years. We have also been able to

provide a significant increase in

faculty compensation and were

able to provide a 40 percent

increase in our instructional

technology budget,” explained

Tullier.

The chair couple for the

2010-11 PAGE program is Suzie

and Andy Adler ’82, parents of

Matthew ’12. Suzie and Andy

followed Tullier’s presentation

by sharing with parents the

impact that CHS has made in

their personal lives and asked

parents to show their solidarity

with the CHS community by

participating in PAGE.

“It is our responsibility as

parents of CHS to give life to this

legacy we were given and our

Catholic faith. By contributing

to PAGE we are giving action to

God’s word. We are putting His

plan into action and being good

stewards of the gifts that were

given to us,” commented Suzie

Adler.

Also serving on the PAGE

Leadership Team are Christine

and Chris Wagner ’83, senior

class coordinators; Valerie

and Russel Primeaux, junior

class coordinators; Kathy and

Dwayne Honoré, sophomore

class coordinators; Kathleen

and John Lovretich, freshman

class coordinators; and Alice

and Wayne Madere, 8th grade

class coordinators.

For more information,

parents can contact the CHS

Office of Advancement at (225)

389-0978.

PAGE Meetings

As a Result of PAGE:

♦♦The rate of tuition increases

has slowed over the past

two years.

(Top) PARENTS. Parents had

an opportunity to visit after the

PAGE presentation. Parents

visiting are (l to r) Karen

Holden, Ezra Parks, Derrik

Holden and Janile Parks.

(Bottom) PACKETS. Each

parent received a personal

packet as they arrived. Rene

Graphia (left) and Blair Roussel

(second from left) receive

packets from Kathleen Lovretich

(third from left) and John

Lovretich (fourth from left).

♦♦There has been a significant

increase in faculty

compensation.

♦ ♦ There was a 40 percent

increase in the instructional

technology budget.

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The Alumni Association

would like to invite all CHS

families and friends to attend

the Eighth Annual Alumni

Homecoming Tailgate Party on

Thursday, October 28, 2010, at

Olympia Stadium as the Bears

face the Scotlandville Hornets.

Come early to the big

orange tent to meet classmates

and enjoy free jambalaya by

Pete Hymel.

The Alumni Tailgate cochairmen

are Bill Bourdier ’55

and Denny Vicknair ’63. Game

tickets may be purchased in

advance at the CHS Bookstore

for $5 or at the gate for $7. Wear

orange and black and don’t

forget to pick up a Bear Fan

with the dates of all the alumni

events.

For more information

contact the Office of Alumni

Relations at (225) 383-0459 or

e-mail chsalum@catholichigh.

org.

Homecoming

Alumni Association To Host Eighth Annual Homecoming Tailgate

(Top left) SIGNING. Chris

Demouy ’93 signs the 1997

LSU National Championship

poster at the 2009 Tailgate.

(Top right) TAILGATE. Alumni and

friends gather for jambalaya at

the 2009 Homecoming Tailgate.

(Right) FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Alumni Association board

members serve jambalaya to

guests and their families.

Multimedia Students Create

Animated Film at Redstick Festival

CHS Multimedia Club members (l to r) Levi Hood, Alex Bates and

Jeremy Lopez work on their short film at the Animation Collaboration

for a Cause at the Shaw Center on September 15.

Ten Catholic High students

attended the Animation

Collaboration for a Cause at

the Shaw Center on September

15 and 16, 2010. Students

worked with AnimAction, a

company that specializes in

youth expression. They worked

to create a 2D animated short

film that will be screened at the

Redstick Animation Festival on

Friday, November 12, 2010, as

well as festivals worldwide.

Five teams competed

including Catholic High, Baker

Academy and three teams from

Mentorship Academy.

Students attending were

Jonathan Tarajano, Levi Hood,

Shea Brown, Jeremy Lopez,

Alex Bates, Ryan Stower, Brian

Tucker, Patrick Tangney, Brian

Boyd and Kylan Race. Faculty

members attending were

Multimedia Moderator Jared

Cavalier and CHS Assistant

Principal for Instruction Tom

Eldringhoff.

Job Postings Available Through

Alumni Online Community

One of the many features

available through the CHS

Alumni Online Community is

the Job Board. Alums have the

opportunity to post openings in

their businesses or post résumés

for those seeking jobs. This is

a very resourceful tool for all

alumni looking for internships

while in college or looking for

new careers.

Prayer requests continue

to be a helpful tool for alumni,

family and friends to pray for

classmates or to post prayer

requests. The Alumni Online

Community can be accessed

by all CHS Alumni; however,

all family and friends of CHS

alumni are encouraged to

e-mail their prayer requests

to the CHS Office of Alumni

Relations for posting on the

Alumni Online Community.

Alumni are able to log on to

the Alumni Online Community

with their current e-mail

address on file in the alumni

database or their constituent

ID number. Once your record

has been accessed, you have

the ability to change your login

to a preferred e-mail address,

change your password and

update your personal profile.

The Class of 2010, the

newest members to the CHS

Alumni community, will

receive a letter from the CHS

Office of Alumni Relations

giving login information. The

members of the Class of 2010

are encouraged to login and

update their information.

For questions regarding

the CHS Alumni Online

Community, e-mail Angie Allen

at aallen@catholichigh.org.

Attention Class of

2010

Look for a letter from the CHS

Office of Alumni Relations

with login information.

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Scholarships

Class Endowments and Scholarships Leave Lasting Legacy

By Joni Owens

The CHS Office of

Advancement has a total of

15 classes that have begun

or fully funded endowments

or scholarships. Seven of

these classes have established

endowments whose funds are

earmarked

for a specific

purpose.

There are

also seven

classes

that have

established

scholarships,

and funds

generated

from those

scholarships

are used to assist students

with a financial need. The

Class of 1943 has established a

scholarship in honor of Brother

Alfred Kolb, SC.

“Establishing a class

endowment or scholarship is

“Establishing a class endowment

or scholarship is a great way for

guys to band together and make

a statement of appreciation for

their years at Catholic High.”

a great way for guys to band

together and make a statement

of appreciation for their years

at Catholic High. One of the

tremendous aspects of a CHS

education is the lifelong bond

that is formed during those high

school years, and through these

endowments and scholarships,

classes

can have

a positive

and lasting

effect on the

young men

that follow

of advancement.

in their

footsteps,”

commented

Hal Dupuy

’73, director

“Fully funding these

endowments and scholarships

is not always an easy

undertaking. Each class

that has begun this process

usually has one or two from

Class Endowments presently set up at

Catholic High School:

♦♦

The Class of 1962 Endowment Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1975 Endowment

♦♦

The Class of 1981 Endowment Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1983 Endowment Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1984 Endowment Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1987 Endowment

♦♦

The Class of 1999 Endowment Fund

Class Scholarships presently set up at

Catholic High School:

♦♦

The Class of 1943 (Brother Alfred Kolb, SC) Endowed

Scholarship

♦♦

The Class of 1945 Endowed Scholarship

♦♦

The Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1973 Endowed Scholarship

♦♦

The Class of 1977 Endowed Scholarship

♦♦

The Class of 1982 Endowed Scholarship

♦♦

The Class of 1989 Scholarship Fund

♦♦

The Class of 1990 Scholarship Fund

Note: Any endowment or scholarship is noted as a fund

until such time it has reached its fully endowed amount.

CLASS SCHOLARSHIP. Members of the class of 1973 who established the first

Class Endowed Scholarship were (l to r) Dusty Jumonville, Stan Heine III, Greg

Brandao, Steve Losavio, Bob Bogan and Hal Dupuy. Not pictured are John L.

Daniel and Ralph Stephens.

the class who take the lead in

securing the necessary funds.

Approximately half of the

endowments and scholarships

are fully funded. Our hope by

drawing attention to this is

that alums will come forward

to find out what is needed to

get their class endowment or

scholarship to fully funded

status. Once they are fully

funded, the school and the

young men with financial need

can start reaping the benefits of

the generosity of previous CHS

grads,” noted Dupuy.

Thanks to the alumni

who have already played a

part in their class scholarship

or endowment. For more

information on setting up

a class scholarship, contact

Dupuy at (225) 389-0978 or

hdupuy@catholichigh.org.

In Memoriam

As of September 1, 2010, the following alumni and friends of CHS have

died since the last issue of Bear Facts II. Please remember them and

their families in your prayers.

Blanche D. Arceneaux

Jackson David Attuso

Ben R. Babin Sr.

Patsy Massony Ballance

Laura Ackermann Cardenas

Baptista

Allen J. Bergeron Jr. ’52

Sister Marie Broussard, C.S.J.

Charles Robert “Bob” Carter ’45

Joseph Oscar Christiana Sr.

Marie Louise Cicero

Talor Joseph D’Amico

John J. Daigre ’42

Leila Day

Katherine Rita Dipuma

Olga Hilda Hartsfield

Donaldson

Annette Gauthier Durand

Mary Lee Moreland Eggart

Michael Joseph Fazio

Elwood J. “Woody” Fourrier ’51

Alberta Bileci Gilmore

Katherine Arbour Hannaman

Oscar Saurage Hernandez ’30

Shirley May Lieux Kirby

Marion LeBlanc LaPlace

Claire Marie Laudumiey

Janice Persac LeBlanc

Frank Anthony Marchiafava Sr.

Vita Corsentino Martello

Phillip Hill Massey Jr. ’80

Brother Loyola Mattingly, SC

Roberta Nesbit McDonald

Thomas Loudon McGuire Jr. ’59

Marion Rodrigue Melancon

Susie C. Montagnino

Rose Militello Pasqua

Walter Wayne Peyronnin ’56

Augustin Arthur Richard Jr.

Murphy E. Richardson

Tyler John Rogers

Christine Langlois Roy

Wandah Marie Scheuermann

Ryan Jude Olaf Sessums ’03

Dixie Tanguis-McCutchon

Frank Anthony Termini

Alice Louise Flynn Walsh

Susan Atkinson Wells

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Faculty

CHS Teacher Anthony Zehyoue Attends Presidential Academy

Mr. Anthony Zehyoue,

American history and western

civilization teacher, was

selected to participate in the

Presidential Academy for

American History and Civics

held July 11-29, 2010. Fifty

teachers, one from each state,

were selected for the program.

This marks the second year

in a row that a Catholic High

teacher has been the delegate

from Louisiana. CHS American

history teacher Robin Deck

attended the Academy in 2009.

The Presidential Academy

is a study of the three pivotal

turning points in American

history memorialized by the

Declaration of Independence,

the Gettysburg Address and

the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Participants spent five days

in Philadelphia, six days in

Gettysburg and five days in

Washington, D.C. studying

the American Revolution and

Founding, the Civil War and

the Civil Rights Movement.

Faculty Recognition

Zehyoue studied the ideas

and arguments that shaped

these American epochs, the

documents that made history

and the places history was

made.

Faculty in the program

included professors among

the finest scholars of American

history and government, and

included two Pulitzer Prizewinning

authors.

“The Academy provided

me with a wealth of resources

including primary sources of

documents for my students and

for my greater knowledge,”

commented Zehyoue.

“It was unique to watch

our history in three phases and

to see the series of connected

events,” added Zehyoue.

During the course,

Zehyoue read 27 historical

books, speeches and

biographical accounts. He had

the opportunity to sit on the

floor of the U.S. Senate and “feel

Faculty and Staff members were recognized for their years of service

during the faculty/staff orientation on August 4, 2010. CHS President

Gene Tullier (back row, left) and CHS Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC

(back row, right) recognized each honoree. Those recognized were back

row (l to r) Lisa Harvey, 10 years of service; Vicki Melancon, 10 years of

service; Tommy Prochaska ’92, 10 years of service; Nancy Herin, 10 years

of service; and Scott Losavio ’95, 10 years of service. Front row (l to

r) were Sherie LeBlanc, 10 years of service; Margie Alexander, 25 years

of service; Emily Terracina, 35 years of service; and Arlene Audiffred, 30

years of service. Not pictured are Thu Pham, 15 years of service; and Tom

Eldringhoff, 20 years of service.

Catholic High faculty member Anthony Zehyoue (right) speaks with

Presidential Academy Instructor Juan Williams, senior correspondent for

National Public Radio and political analyst for Fox News Channel.

the life as a political leader.”

Zehyoue is in his second

year of teaching at Catholic

High. He holds a bachelor’s

Wedding Bells

degree in history and a master’s

degree in education from LSU.

He also coaches soccer and

football.

Laura Lee Landry and Jeffrey David Nola ’94…Jodi Allison

Fontenot and Thomas Joseph Messina ’96…Anita Claycomb

and Ramon Roberto Lopez ’97…Kristin Linder and James R.

Carpenter ’99… Ashley Marie McKnight and Brad Anthony

Culotta ’99…Lisa Elizabeth Kivett and Anthony Michael

Ioppolo ’99…Laura Marie Hilburn and Norman Stephen

Smith ’00…Managan McKay and Mason C. Johnson ’01…

Alyse Catherine Caliva and Michael Scott Manning ’01…Greta

Adele Hanks and Eric Michael Massey ’01…Anne Louise Rouse

and David Neal Hastings Jr. ’02…Elizabeth Marie LaFleur

and John Paul Cancienne ’02…Danielle Alyse Gagnet and

Robert Morgan Stuart III ’02…Clare Elizabeth Polito and Jared

Charlton Larpenteur ’03…Emily Dan Lomax and Benjamin Eric

Gonsoulin ’05…Megan Muffoletto and Bradley Moses ’06.

Baby Bears

Alexander George Dalmou II, son of Adele and Alexander

Dalmau ’88…Reagan Marie Talamo, daughter of Robin and

Patrick Talamo ’90…Cullen Joseph Boss, son of Jill and Mark

Boss ’91…Amelie Ann Schmitt, daughter of Allie and Philip

Schmitt ’91…Brayson Riggs Blanchard, son of Ashley and Troy

Blanchard ’93...Molly Marie Screen, daughter of Adrienne and

Tommy Screen ’93…Samuel Anthony Messenger, son of Caroline

and Taylor Messenger ’94…Sophia Madeleine Plakidas, daughter

of Paulette and Anthony Plakidas ’95…Finn Keaton Folse, son of

Jenny and Trent Folse ’96…Nicholas Michael Montagnino, son

of Ashley and Brandon Montagnino ’96…Anna Claire Amedee,

daughter of Ashley and Aaron Amedee ’97…William Joseph

Hebert, son of Andrae and Rory Hebert ’97…Anthony Paul

DiVincenti, son of Lauren and David DiVincenti ’01…Adelaide

Rose Sanches, daughter of Kathryn and Stephen Sanches ’01.

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Alumni Feature

Alums Living Gospel Values in the Spirit of Father André Coindre

By Jennifer J. Knight

“If Father [André] Coindre

showed a preference to anyone,

it was to the poor of spirit and

material possessions,” stated

Brother René Sanctorum, SC, a

noted historian of the Brothers

of the Sacred Heart, on Father

André Coindre, founder of the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

For many alums of Catholic

High and other Brothers of the

Sacred Heart schools, Father

Coindre’s teachings of “Living

Gospel Values” continues to

guide them in their service to

others.

For over 10 years, Catholic

High students have made an

annual trip to Honduras and

have assisted orphanages

with building dorm facilities,

repairing roofs and fences and

painting. In addition, they

spent time with the children at

the orphanage, playing sports,

making arts and crafts and

reading books.

CHS Faculty Members

HONDURAS. Catholic High Faculty members Taylor Murphy ‘99 (second from

left); Travis Kern (fifth from left), 2003 graduate of Brother Martin; and Chad

Dupuy ‘00 (right), along with 2006 St. Joseph’s Academy graduate Katheryn

Redmond (third from left), traveled throughout Honduras.

Taylor Murphy ’99, Chad

Dupuy ’00 and Travis Kern,

a 2003 graduate from Brother

Martin in New Orleans, saw

a need and an opportunity to

assist others “poor in spirit and

material possessions” while

scouting new opportunities

on their trip to Honduras last

Christmas.

“I feel that service

ALUMS. (Top) CHS alums (l to r)

Michael Kline ’08, Matthew Hiller

’08, Ethan Greenblatt ’08 and

Jeffrey Roussel ’08 visit with area

children during one of the trips.

VISIT. (Left) Matthew Hiller

’08 takes a break from painting

and building to visit with area

children.

experience is something kids

need. I will go as long and as

often as I can for it changes your

perspective. Our kids need to

see that their contributions can

make a difference,” commented

Murphy, who began visiting

Honduras in

1999 while

a senior at

Catholic High.

Murphy has

made the trip

at least once a

year since that

time.

Murphy, Dupuy and Kern

visited hospitals, churches and

schools in Guaimaca, Olancho,

Jeticalpa and Catacamas and

saw a great need for assistance

in medical clinics, orphanages,

repairs to churches, elderly

assistance as well as farming

assistance on a 227 acre farm

belonging to an all girls’

boarding school.

“I decided I wanted to visit

Honduras and step outside my

comfort zone. I saw where

we could help and it made me

want to continue going in the

future,” stated Dupuy.

Kern’s first visit to

Honduras was in the summer

of 2009 with Catholic High

students.

“Watching our kids

interact with the kids and

watching our kids work

hard and then hearing them

“We are invited to be

the hands and feet of Christ

in today’s world.”

share their experiences was

profound,” commented Kern.

“They saw that this is a real

problem in our world and

they saw that they can make a

difference.”

Matthew Hiller ’08,

Michael Kline ’08, Mark

Clements ’08, Kyle Jackson ’07

and Jeff Roussel ’08 are another

example of graduates who

continue to give of themselves

in the spirit of the Brothers of

the Sacred Heart. This group

of alums, along with Brother

Chris Sweeney ’84, spent three

weeks this past summer in

the Philippines. This trip was

about exposure and seeing

where they could provide

assistance. Future trips will

involve renovating a Chapel,

located in Davao City, as well

as assisting children with basic

needs, such as clothing, and

basic

care.

dental

Members

of this group

have spent time

in Honduras;

Zambia,

Africa; and

the Philippines. Hiller’s first

mission trip was to St. Francis

in Zambia, Africa where he

spent his time working on

renovations and painting in

area schools.

“Brother Chris spoke to

my senior class and while

talking to some of my friends,

we decided we wanted to be a

part of making a difference,”

commented Hiller. “Taking

these trips has helped put

things into perspective for me.

These people have much bigger

worries,” added Hiller.

“This generation is

becoming one of the strongest

groups of volunteer service

workers our country has ever

seen. The message of Jesus is

simple, ‘Feed my sheep.’ We

are invited to be the hands and

feet of Christ in today’s world,”

stated Father Michael Alello

’98.

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Religion

Religious Symbols Added to Campus Buildings

Hanging in the Gym, Mall

and the Science Center are

three new devotional symbols

which are reminders of Christ’s

presence at Catholic High

School.

An image of the Sacred

Heart of Jesus hangs above

the doors of the Mall. The

picture is a copy of the statue

of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at

Notre Dame and was taken as

three separate pictures. Father

Michael Alello, class of 1998,

donated the wall hanging to

CHS.

“This picture of the Sacred

Heart spoke to who we are at

CHS. It is a reminder of the role

the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

played in my life and in my

formation,” commented Alello.

Alello sees the picture as a

reminder of Christ’s presence

Father Kenneth A. Smith

’54 traveled often to Italy

and on one of his travels he

acquired a hand-carved Henri

Crucifix. A proud and loyal

alumnus, Father Smith was a

regular attendee at CHS athletic

and alumni events. Through

the generosity of the families of

John and Lelia Lopoo and Steve

and Carolyn Smith, the crucifix

was donated to Catholic High

in honor and memory of Father

Smith.

The crucifix was dedicated

at a school-wide Mass

Wednesday, September 1,

2010, by Father Michael Alello

’98. Also assisting in the Mass

were two former seminarian

classmates of Father Smith,

Father Howard Hall ’53 and

Father Gerard Young ’54.

CHS Students serving

during Mass were Nic Cotton

’11 and Pierce Gautreau ’11,

readers; Sean Saxon ’11 and

Michael Edmonson ’12, altar

(Bottom left) CRUCIFIX. Chandler

Rome ’11 carries the crucifix into the

gym during Mass.

in people’s lives and the

importance of the Brothers’

presence in the school.

Hanging in the gym is a

cross designed by Art Teachers

Muffin Smith and Edith

Thornton and constructed by

Keith Rumfola ’01 and his

grandfather, Pete Rumfola ’53.

Brother Barry Landry, SC

initiated this idea for a cross in

the gym.

“I felt a need to have a

reminder of our faith in such a

prominent place in our school,”

commented Brother Barry.

The third religious symbol

added to campus is a hand

carved Henri Crucifix which

was donated to Catholic High

in honor and memory of Father

Kenneth A. Smith ’54, and

hangs in the entryway of the

Science Center.

Crucifix Dedicated at School-wide Mass

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(Top) SACRED HEART. The image of

the Sacred Heart of Jesus hangs in

the Mall. The picture is a copy of the

Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at

Notre Dame University.

(Left) CROSS. The cross, which was

constructed by Keith Rumfola ’01

and his grandfather, Pete Rumfola

’53, hangs in the gymnasium.

servers; and Chandler Rome

’11, cross bearer.

Guests included John and

Lelia Lopoo; Steve and Carolyn

Smith; David DiVincenti ’70; Re

DiVincenti; Sonny Carona ’57,

CHS Alumni Association Board

Member; Denny Vicknair ’63,

CHS Alumni Association Board

Member; Dennis Lewis ’69,

CHS Alumni Association Board

Member; Sam Losavio ’66,

CHS Alumni Association Board

Member; Mark Emonet ’87,

CHS Alumni Association Board

Member; and Monty Buckles

’93, CHS Alumni Association

Board Member.

(Top center) DEDICATION. Viewing

the Father Smith Crucifix in the CHS

Science Center are front row (l to

r) Sean Saxon ’11, Kristian Jessen

’11, Dr. John Lopoo, Lelia Lopoo,

Chandler Rome ’11, Carolyn Smith

and Michael Edmondson ’12. Back

row (l to r) are Father Michael Alello

’98, CHS President Gene Tullier, Steve

Smith, Father Gerard Young ’54 and

Father Howard Hall ’53.

(Bottom right) BLESSING. (L to r)

Father Gerard Young ’54 and Father

Howard Hall ’53 bless the crucifix

and plaque at a school-wide Mass.


Men’s Club Barbecue

75th Annual Men’s Club Stag Barbecue

Over 1,700 people attended

the 75th Annual Catholic High

Men’s Club Stag Barbecue

on August 14. Past Barbecue

Chairs were honored and

special recognition was given

to LeClercq Bozeman ’42 who

attended his 64th consecutive

Barbecue.

Scott Pecue ’79 served as

chair of the event. Officers of

the CHS Men’s Club include

Russell Politz ’86, president;

David Clements, vice president;

Kevin Brian ’86, treasurer;

Gary Littlefield, secretary;

and Pecue, past president.

Faculty members Jason Hanks

and Jared Cavalier serve as

co-moderators.

HONOREES. Past Men’s

Club Barbecue Chairs

honored at the 75th

Barbecue were (l to

r) Warren Virgets ’48,

Marvin Borgmeyer,

George Gelpi ’52, L.J.

Dantin, Al Wintz ’63,

Chair Scott Pecue ’79,

Gene Ponti, Joe Perrault,

Rudy Valenciano, David

Broussard ’55, Mike

Nola ’62, Mike Lamana

’64, Junior Politz, Sam

DiVincenti ’67 and Pete

Hymel.

ON ITS WAY.

Pete Hymel

communicates that

the next round of

steaks is on its way

to take out.

EXECUTIVE

COMMITTEE.

Men’s Club

Executive

Committee

members Barry

Abshire, David

Clements and

Stan Labat

prepare for the

Barbecue.

COOKS. Manning the Pits were (l to r) Brian Connolly ’89, Hugo Andricain ’89, Todd

Alley ’89, Jeffrey Hotard ’85, Richard Donaldson ’89, Buddy Halbert, Jason Hymel ’00,

Sam Bass, David Heroman ’89, Kyle Huffsticker ’85, Harry Burton, Russell Politz ’86,

Fred Ruiz ’72, Junior Politz, Pete Hymel and William Roberts ’92.

STEAKS. (L to r) Trey Argrave ’86, Russell Politz ’86 and Dwayne

Labatut prepare the steaks for the pits.

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Men’s Club Barbecue

75th SHIRTS. Displaying the 75th Men’s Club Stag

Barbecue shirts are (l to r) Kurt Bueche and Robert

Peek.

CHAIR. (L to r) Barbecue Chair Scott Pecue ’79 welcomes

Wallace Guerin and Ken Kleinpeter.

VISIT. (L to r) Philip D’Antoni ’79, CHS President Gene Tullier, Maurice

Coleman ’82 and CHS Faculty Member Jay Butcher ’81 spend time together.

CLASS OF 1942. Members of the class of 1942 (l to r) Albert Merey,

LeClercq Bozeman and Marvin Ourso talk about old times.

CLASS OF 2010. Enjoying the barbecue are members of the class of 2010

(front bottom, clockwise) Mitch Gregory, Ben Jumonville, Ethan Daigle, Luis

Colon, Peyton McMahon, Andrew Carmichael and Andrew Gahagan.

PACKED GYM. Record numbers in recent years attended the barbecue.

More than 1,700 gathered throughout the evening.

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Archives

Looking Back Through the Archives

By Margie Alexander

The tone sounded at

Catholic High School for the

117th year on August 9, for 8th

and 9th grade students and on

August 10, for the sophomores,

juniors and seniors. The doors

opened with 1,031 students.

How amazing it is that this

all began on October 1, 1894,

when St. Vincent’s Academy

opened its doors to 106 boys

under the leadership of Brother

Felix Hoffman, SC, as principal.

Brother Felix was a member

of the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart, a religious congregation

of men founded in Lyon, France

in 1821. The Brothers arrived in

America in 1847. In 1897, the

first three students received

diplomas from SVA. The

tradition continues and is as

strong today as it has been for

those 117 years.

Let’s look back at some

of the dates that stand out

over those years. In 1929, the

new building on Fourth Street

opened and the name of the

school was changed to

Catholic High School. In

1930, the Mothers’ Club

was formed and continues

to be a very vital part of the

school.

In 1947, the Brothers

of the Sacred

Heart

celebrated the

centennial of

their service

in the U.S.

The

“C” Club,

forerunner of the Men’s Club,

was organized in 1948. The

Men’s Club, as it is known

today, continues to contribute

much time, talent and resources

to the school. Also in that year,

the first issue of the school

yearbook, the Bruin, was

published.

The year 1957 is an

important date to remember as

that is the year the new campus

CLASS OF 1929. Photo of the Class of 1929 donated by Edward Corona Jr.

‘48, son of Edward Corona Sr. ‘29.

at 855 Hearthstone Drive,

the present site of the school,

opened its doors to the first

classes. In 1963, construction

of the new gym began. And,

in 1985, the 18,000 square foot

Fine Arts/Computer Center

was completed.

In 1989, Catholic High was

recognized as a National School

of Excellence and received the

U.S. Department of Education’s

Blue Ribbon Award. The school

continued its work of excellence

and

received

the award

in 1993,

1998 and

2003.

Over

those years,

the school

won various

titles in

sports

including

state and

district

championships. Among those

were: the boxing team winning

state in 1940 and the baseball

team in 1953. The team once

again won the state title in 2010.

In 1975, the wrestling team

won the state title and became

the first school outside New

Orleans to do so. In 1976, the

cross country team became the

first in the nation to achieve

a perfect score in the state

competition.

In the fall of 2002, the Health

& Physical Education Center

was dedicated. The

latest new building,

the Brother Gordian

Udinsky Science

Center, opened in

2004, adding 10 new

classrooms to the

campus.

The Archives of

the school continues to collect

items from all of these, and

so many more, occasions and

events of the school. Our alums

and friends continue to share

precious memoirs they have

held onto for so many years.

Since our last issue, items

were donated by Edward J.

Corona ’48, Mrs. Catherine

Weiss, widow of Thomas E.

Weiss, MD ’33, Mrs. Lorraine

Drago, Mrs. Jennie Fonte and

Raymond D. Babin ’55.

Mr. Corona donated

the diploma, a beanie and a

photograph of the Class of

1929 that belonged to his father,

Edward Corona Sr. ’29.

Mrs. Weiss sent in the

Centennial Edition of the

Alumni Directory and the

program from the 50-Year

Reunion held on Friday,

June 10, 1983, at which Dr.

Weiss’ class was honored.

She also contributed a copy

of the booklet “A Century of

Excellence” that was published

for the celebration of the first

one hundred years of Catholic

High School.

Mrs. Drago gave the

Archives a ring charm from the

Senior Prom at Catholic High.

The prom was held in 1952.

Mrs. Fonte gave the

Archives a miniature trophy

that her son, Jimmie, had

received from the CHS

Coronation in 1948.

Mr. Babin shared his copy

of RING-N-CHAT, a telephone

directory that was published

in 1953. It included names and

phone numbers (five digits for

those of you who remember

those telephone numbers)

of CHS, SJA

and SAHS (St.

Anthony High

School). He also

gave the Archives

a gold sheet of

Catholic High

“Our alums and

friends continue

to share precious

memoirs...”

Yells.” Among

the yells were:

Victory Yell, Whistle Yell and

the Cold Water Yell, to name

a few. Copies of The Golden

Bear, the school newspaper,

from the late ’40s and the early

’50s were among his collection.

He also shared a copy of a

newspaper article announcing

the celebration of the 25th

Anniversary of three Brothers

of the Sacred Heart (Brother

Gordian was one of the three

pictured.)

CHS cherishes these

memoirs and the other items

that so many have chosen to

share with Catholic High. If

one day, you decide to part

with your many memories

of the school, please call or

write us – we would love to

have your articles to display

in the Archives room at 720

Hearthstone Drive.

If you have items you

wish to donate, please call

Margie Alexander at (225) 381-

9114 or e-mail at malexander@

catholichigh.org.

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Alumni

Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59 To Speak at Prayer Breakfast

Catholic High School

will host the annual Alumni

Fellowship Prayer Breakfast on

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from

7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Drusilla

Seafood Restaurant located

at 3482 Drusilla Lane. All

CHS alumni, friends and their

spouses or guests are invited

to attend. The Prayer Breakfast

has been moved to a weekday

in October to make this popular

event more available to the

CHS community.

Coach Pete Boudreaux

’59, CHS athletic director,

head cross country and track

coach, is

the keynote

speaker.

Boudreaux

was selected

Gill Athletics

National

High School

Coach Pete

Boudreaux ’59 Male Track

& Field

Coach of the Year out of 12

regional finalists. This annual

award is based on coaching

record, honors, and recognition

and service to sport, school and

community.

Co-chairmen of the event

are CHS alumni board members

Michael Acaldo ’85 and Ken

Litz ’75. If anyone is interested

in serving as a table captain and

hosting a table for the breakfast,

please contact the CHS Alumni

Office.

Tickets are $15 per person

and may be purchased in the

CHS Alumni Office at (225) 383-

0459 or chsalum@catholichigh.

org. Tickets may also be

purchased online at www.

catholichigh.org.

(Top right) 2009 BREAKFAST.

Keynote speaker Roland Toups

(center), his son, Stevie Toups ’84,

(far right) and son-in-law Andy Adler

’82 (far left) join committee cochairmen

Ken Litz ’75 (second from

left) and Michael Acaldo ’85 (second

from right) for a photograph at the

2009 Business Prayer Breakfast.

(Bottom right) FRIENDS. (L to r)

Friends and former classmates Rayne

Lorio ’54 and wife Camillia join

Gwendolyn and Blaise Solario ’54 at

the Prayer & Fellowship Breakfast on

January 30, 2010.

CHS/SJA Lafayette Alumni Tailgate

(Top left) REUNITE. Reuniting at the CHS/SJA Lafayette tailgate were (l

to r) Chris Schouest ‘95 and his wife Angie; Randy Guillaume ‘97; Brian

Hightower ‘97; Kate Brady, St. Thomas More Development Director;

and Linda Harvison, SJA Principal.

(Top right) GATHERED. Gathered for the Lafayette Tailgate were

(l to r) Scott Ritter ’93, CHS Alumni Association board member; Sister

Joan Laplace, SJA Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving; Dottie

Sanchez Gauthier, 1968 SJA graduate; Linda Harvison, SJA principal;

and Dottie’s husband, Emmett.

(Bottom left) FANS. Young Bear fans enjoy sharing CHS spirit, food and

friendship.

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11th Annual Taste Fair Set for November 14

The 11th Annual Catholic

High School Alumni Taste

Fair will be held on Sunday,

November 14, 2010, in the CHS

Gymnasium. Restaurants,

caterers and distributors in and

around the Baton Rouge area

have been invited to come and

showcase samples of their finest

food. Last year, 31 restaurants

and vendors participated in

the event and joined CHS in

welcoming over 600 guests.

Randy Guillaume ’97 will

once again chair the event with

assistance from members of

the Alumni Board of Directors

Dr. James Hannie ’52, alumni

board member emeritus; Glen

Randow, director of alumni

relations; and Barbara Camp,

alumni events coordinator.

The Taste Fair is an

opportunity to taste foods

from more than 30 restaurants,

including desserts and

beverages. Invite relatives,

neighbors and friends

Please join CHS alumni,

parents, students and friends

for the Seventh Annual Alumni

Sporting Clay Shoot event on

Saturday, October 16, at the

Hunter’s Run Gun Club located

in Port Allen, LA.

Registration will be from

8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. There

will be a 75-target walking

course open from 9 a.m. until

to experience our finest

restaurants all located in one

place.

Drawings for door prizes,

consisting of cash and gift

baskets, will take place during

the event. Winners must be

present at the time of the

drawing.

Tickets are $35 per person

and will go on sale beginning

Wednesday, September 15.

Tickets may also be purchased

online at www.catholichigh.

org.

Proceeds from the event

will benefit alumni activities on

campus as well as help fund the

Alumni Association Endowed

Scholarship.

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 chsalum@catholichigh.

org as soon as possible.

noon. The event is open to

CHS alumni and their spouses,

families and friends of CHS.

12– and 20–gauge shells will

be provided as well as nonalcoholic

drinks and a delicious

lunch by Pete Hymel.

Awards and prizes will be

given to the top three teams as

well as individual awards for

Top Gun and Most Potential.

Alumni

2010 Restaurants

Check the CHS website for an up-to-date list of

participating restaurants for the

11th Annual Taste Fair.

Go to the CHS Homepage and Click on the

Taste Fair button at the bottom of the page.

Annual Alumni Sporting Clay Shoot Set for October 16

CLAY SHOOT. (l to r) Leon Lemoine, John “Duke” Laville ’80, Scott Guerin

and Sims Regard ’80 shoot as a team during the April 2010 Spring Clay Shoot

at Hunter’s Run.

TASTE FAIR 2009. Sonny Creel and Kent Fontenot from Drusilla Seafood

Restaurant serve their specialty to Taste Fair guests.

Only 4-man teams are eligible

for team awards.

The registration fees are:

♦ ♦ $200 for pre-registered

4-man teams

♦ ♦ $240 for teams registering

the day of the event

♦ ♦ $50 for pre-registered

single shooters

♦ ♦ $60 for single shooters

who register the day of the

event

♦ ♦ $30 for current high school

students

♦ ♦ $15 for ages 14 and under

Tickets are now being sold

for chances to win the following

prizes:

♦♦

Browning Pump Shotgun

12-Gauge 30” Stalker 3”

♦♦

Keystone Crickett Black

& Orange Single-Shot .22

Rifle

♦♦

Yeti Roadie 15 qt. White

Cooler

♦♦

Browning Louisiana

Special 3-knife set

♦♦

Zeiss 8S10 Classic

Compact Binoculars

The drawing will take

place at the event and one does

not have to be present to win.

Tickets are $10 each and anyone

may contact the following for

tickets:

Mark Emonet – emonet@

lipseys.com; Dana Vutera

– dana@vutera.com or

Glen Randow – grandow@

catholichigh.org.

Any profits from this

event will be donated to the

CHS Alumni Association

Scholarship program.

To register for the event

or for additional information

contact the CHS Alumni

Office at (225) 383-0459 or

e-mail bcamp@catholichigh.

org. Registration will also be

available the day of the event.

To register online go to www.

catholichigh.org.

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By Hal Dupuy ’73

Under the leadership of

President Gene Tullier, Catholic

High School will begin a new

strategic planning initiative.

The most recent campus-wide

strategic plan was a two-year

process that began in August

of 1997 and was completed

in September of 1999. The

anticipated timeframe for the

current strategic plan will be

one year.

“Many great things were

accomplished through the last

strategic plan and resulting

capital campaign. The most

visible of these are the Health

& Physical Education Center

completed in 2002, and the

Brother Gordian Udinsky

Science Center that opened

in 2004. We owe a debt of

gratitude to all of the generous

benefactors who made these

wonderful additions to our

CHS Embarks on New Strategic Plan

Ring Donations

Advancing the Mission

campus a reality,” commented

Gene Tullier, CHS president.

“In order to honor those

who have come before us,

I feel it is our duty to keep

advancing the mission of this

great institution. We want to

develop and take the necessary

steps to guarantee that Catholic

High continues the excellence

in education that people have

come to expect. The next

generation of students will reap

the benefits of this strategic

planning process,” noted

Tullier.

Catholic High has engaged

the services of Partners in

Mission to lead them through

this strategic planning

process. Based in Boston,

Partners in Mission is a fullservice

educational consulting

firm which offers proven

strategies and practices to

advance the mission of growth

and excellence in Catholic

schools, dioceses, religious

congregations and parishes.

Their team has served dozens

of such organizations in more

than 30 states around the

country.

“We look forward to our

partnership with Catholic

High School as we capture

the strength of the past and

recognize the challenge and

opportunities of today, in order

to build a strong and vibrant

future for all who will benefit

from the CHS experience,”

remarked Larry Furey, founder

of Partners in Mission, after a

recent visit to campus.

In addition to Tullier, Dr.

Richard Vath will serve as

the overall Strategic Planning

Chairman. There will be nine

committees whose area of focus

will be Mission Integration,

Academic Resources, The Arts,

Athletics, Facilities, Financial

Resources and Planning,

Student Life, Technology and

Advancement.

Initial committee meetings

will take place in September

and the committee findings

and recommendations will be

turned in by early December.

The strategic planning

committee chairs, in

consultation with the Partners

in Mission team, will then

draft and prioritize strategic

planning objectives for

approval by the CHS Board of

Directors. The final document

will be completed by the end of

April 2011.

DONATION. Kevan Cullins Jr. ’05 (right) donated his CHS class ring to

David Beach ’96 for the CHS Ring Display.

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Rings Still Needed:

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Open House

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 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

Catholic High School admits students of any race, color,

national or ethnic origin or religious preference.

Recognized four times as a

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

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Nationally Recognized

Nationally Recognized Semifinalists and Commended Students

John Abrams, National

Achievement Semifinalist and

National Merit Commended, son of

Julie Chenier and Mathew Abrams,

attended St. Jude the Apostle School.

Jack Collins, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Terri and Mel

Collins, attended St. Jude the Apostle

School.

Garrett Corripio, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Lacey and Bernie

Corripio, attended St. Thomas More

School.

Haggai Davis III, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Paula and

Haggai Davis II, attended St. Jude

the Apostle School.

Michael Kelly, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Cathy and Larry

Kelly, homeschooled.

Luke Matheny, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Jane and Danny

Matheny, attended Runnels School.

John Moore, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Barbara and

John Moore, attended Our Lady of

Mercy School.

Christopher Sloas, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Amy and Stephen

Tolivar and David Sloas, attended St.

Aloysius School.

David Stewart, National Merit

Semifinalist, son of Kim and John

Stewart, attended St. George School.

Gill Walker Jr., National Achievement

Semifinalist, son of Shalonda and Gill

Walker Sr., attended Sacred Heart of

Jesus School.

Michael Cangelosi, National Merit

Commended, son of Theresa and

Robert Cangelosi, attended Our Lady

of Mercy School.

Austin Daspit, National Merit

Commended, son of Kristie and

Brian Daspit, attended Baton Rouge

Lutheran School.

Tyler Hood, National Merit

Commended, son of Marianne and

Tim Hood, attended Sacred Heart of

Jesus School.

Michael Murray, National Merit

Commended, son of Gaye and Mike

Murray, attended St. Aloysius School.

Zachary Windham, National Merit

Commended, son of Cheryl and

Steve Windham, attended St. Thomas

More School.

Ken Zielewski, National Merit

Commended, son of Elizabeth and

Chris Zielewski, attended Sacred

Heart of Jesus School.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars

Eighteen Honored for Achievement on College-Level AP Exams

Raymond DeCuir, National

AP Scholar and Scholar with

Distinction, son of Paula and

David DeCuir, is attending

Georgia Tech University.

Matthew Daigle, AP Scholar

with Distinction, son of

Peggy and William Daigle,

is attending Texas A&M

University.

Nathan Bush, AP Scholar

with Honor, son of Lisa and Ed

Bush, is attending Louisiana

State University.

Sanders Davis, AP Scholar

with Honor, son of Shan

and Stan Davis, is attending

Dartmouth College.

William Duhe, AP Scholar with

Honor, son of Staci and Craig

Duhe, is attending Louisiana

State University.

Christopher Focht, AP Scholar

with Honor, son of Lisa Knotts

and Gary Focht, is attending

Louisiana State University.

Christopher Goodman, AP

Scholar with Honor, son of

Candace and Eric Goodman, is

attending Baylor University.

Russ Guidry Jr., AP Scholar

with Honor, son of Ellen and

Russ Guidry Sr., is attending

Tulane University.

Taylor Simon, AP Scholar with

Honor, son of Geraldine and

Robert Simon, is attending

Louisiana State University.

Charles Weimer, AP Scholar

with Honor, son of Holly and

Charles Weimer, is attending

Tulane University.

Eric Bordlee, AP Scholar, son

of Julia and Greg Bordlee, is

attending the University of

Alabama.

Jordan Boudreaux, AP

Scholar, son of Janet and

Ronald Boudreaux, is attending

Louisiana State University.

Andrew Carmichael,

AP Scholar, son of Lisette

and Charles Carmichael, is

attending Louisiana State

University.

Casey Fitzgerald, AP Scholar,

son of Denise Fitzgerald and

Adrian Fitzgerald, is attending

Vanderbilt University.

Michael Lacombe, AP

Scholar, son of Lynette and

Gary Lacombe, is attending

Louisiana State University.

Andrew Mire, AP Scholar, son

of Joyce and Christopher Mire,

is a senior at Catholic High

School.

John Moore, AP Scholar, son

of Barbara and John Moore,

is a senior at Catholic High

School.

Steven Spedale, AP Scholar,

son of Marla and Steven Spedale,

is attending Washington

University in St. Louis.

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Collegiate Athletes

CHS Alumni Play Collegiate and Professional Sports

Name

Football

Alex Baronich ’06

Julius Fleming ’06

Matthew Broha ’07

Thomas Broussard ’07

Henry Minor ’07

Jason Peters ’07

Logan Roubique ’07

Jeremy Stewart ’07

Adam Bertrand ’08

Spencer Harrell ’08

Todd Lee ’08

Ryan Lewis ’08

D.J. Ponder ’08

Devan Walker ’08

Brennan Herrmann ’09

Jordan McClay ’09

Greg Ostrom ’09

Marcus Thomas ’09

Blane Arnold ’10

Sanders Davis ’10

Tyler Duvall ’10

Brad Nelson ’10

Jovhan Jilbert ’10

Christian King ’10

Corey Schmitt ’10

Name

Todd Burford ’06

Peter Henry ’08

Name

Ryan Berryhill ’08

Ryan Landry ’09

Name

Cody Loup ’06

Name

Kevin David ’06

Spencer Harrell ’08

Blake LeBlanc ’08

Ryan Lewis ’08

Austin Nola ’08

D.J. Ponder ’08

Tyler Naquin ’09

Alex Facundus ’10

Greg Bellelo ’10

Karson Cullins ’10

Dylan Gregoire ’10

Jamie McClure ’10

Scott Ashford ’10

Swimming

Soccer

Tennis

Baseball

College

Huntingdon College

New Mexico State

Louisiana Tech University

Samford University

University of Central Arkansas

Georgia Tech University

University of Central Arkansas

Stanford University

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Northwestern State University

New Mexico State

Rice University

Tulane University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Mississippi College

Southeastern Louisiana University

Louisiana State University

United States Naval Academy

Southeastern Louisiana University

Dartmouth College

Northwestern State University

Nicholls State University

Northwestern State University

Rhodes College

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

College

Louisiana State University

Centenary College

College

Mississippi College

Rhodes College

College

Louisiana State University

College

Oklahoma State University

Northwestern State University

University of New Orleans

Rice University

Louisiana State University

Tulane University

Baton Rouge Community College

Tulane University

Loyola University

Loyola University

Southwest Mississippi Community

College

Panola Junior College

Louisiana State University at Eunice

Name

Austin Nola ’08

Louisiana State University

Osby Kelly ’08

Kevin Miller ’09

John Darnall ’09

Basketball

Track

Name

Jonathan Keys ’07

Jarrad Pitcher ’07

Jeremy Tinsley ’07

Ben Guarisco ’09

Ryan Reynaud ’09

Mark Rolfsen ’09

Marcus Thomas ’09

Vincent DeDuff ’10

Rance Guerin ’10

Kevin Taylor ’10

Julian Parker ’10

Richard White ’10

Golf

Name

Greg Berthelot ’07

Name

Michael Love ’10

College

University of Tampa

Xavier University

Baton Rouge Community College

College

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

Morehouse College

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Georgia

United States Naval Academy

Louisiana State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

North Texas State

South Plains College (Texas)

Louisiana Tech University

College

Centenary College

Wrestling

College

United States Naval Academy

Currently playing in the NFL

Donnie Jones ’99 - St. Louis Rams

Chris Williams ’03 - Chicago Bears

Kevin Miller ’09

Xavier University

Please contact the Office of Public Relations for any additions or corrections to this list.

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Memorial & Honorary Gifts

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

acknowledged for their gifts to Catholic High School May 24, 2010 through August 31, 2010 in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember

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

Memorial Gifts

Mr. Brian Bondoc Agujar ’95

CHS/SJA Class of ’95

Mrs. Blanche D. Arceneaux

Mr. and Mrs. Terry W. Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Samson Breen

CHS Mothers’ Club

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Fahey

Ms. Cynthia Hadden

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hall

Mrs. Susanne Hotard

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Landry

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. LeBlanc

Mr. and Mrs. Don Leslie

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Ms. Loretta Ramirez

Ms. Mary Lou Riché

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Riché

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rome ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Schexnayder Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stanley

Mr. Adam M. Barksdale ’02

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cancienne

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Judge Allen J. Bergeron Jr. ’52

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gelpi ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Cheney C. Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. Hans van Beek

Mr. and Mrs. George W. West

Mr. Corrie J. Bergeron Sr. ’42

Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Cavell ’44

Dr. George A. Bishop Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bishop ’84

Mr. Gordon M. Blanchard Sr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger

Sr. ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie P. Gatz ’64

Dr. Lynnwood J. Brassett ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew E. Borgmeyer ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Craig

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Downs

Mrs. Jessica Humphreys

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kelly

Ms. Brenda LeBoeuf

Dr. and Mrs. Stan Montelaro

Mr. F. Jason Buchmann ’95

CHS/SJA Class of ’95

Mr. Edgar J. Burch ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Andy G. Simon ’77

Mr. C. Robert Carter ’45

Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Carlino ’76

Himmel’s Hardware & Cabinets Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keller ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Macdiarmid Jr.

Marino & Son Plumbing, Inc.

Mr. John D. Terry

Mr. Philip W. Yeates

Mr. William J. Conway ’48

Mrs. Evelyn Brown

Mr. A. Brooks Cronan III ’80

CHS Class of ’80

Mr. Ralph J. DiBiase

Mrs. Ralph DiBiase

Mrs. Jennie C. Fonte

Ms. Annette G. Durand

Mrs. Claudia Brosius

Mr. Christopher A. Eisenbraun ’80

CHS Class of ’80

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser ’94

Mr. Michael J. Fazio

Calandro’s Supermarket, Inc.

Football Radio Broadcasts

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Kerr

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Wally McMakin

Mr. Elwood J. Fourrier ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy Sr. ’47

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Dr. and Mrs. Stan Montelaro

Mr. James P. Giblin II ’95

CHS/SJA Class of ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford X. Guillot ’39

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Mr. Oscar S. Hernandez ’30

Mr. and Mrs. John Corbett

Mr. Dale Hotard ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger Sr. ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Gordon L. Jones ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser ’94

Ms. Debbie Hanley

Mr. Francis C. Jumonville Sr. ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Jumonville

Sr. ’42

Mr. William Ray Love Jr. ’80

CHS Class of ’80

Mr. Rosario B. Maranto

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger

Sr. ’53

Mr. Thomas L. McGuire, Jr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ’59

Mr. Sean J. McKnight ’95

CHS/SJA Class of ’95

Mrs. Marion R. Melancon

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Bonis

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Levert Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Moore III

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Brent D. Pecue ’80

CHS Class of ’80

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Dr. and Mrs. Scott M. Pecue ’79

Mr. William B. Pecue ’56

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. Wanyale Steven Radasky ’80

CHS Class of ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Father Kenneth A. Smith Jr. ’54

Mr. and Mrs. M. David DiVincenti

Sr. ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Silvio ’61

Mr. B. Barrow Switzer ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie P. Gatz ’64

Mr. Karam J. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger

Sr. ’53

Mrs. Orlea M. Tregre

Mr. James T. Furrate ’76

Ms. Susan Atkinson Wells

Mr. James T. Furrate ’76

Mr. and Mrs. B. Peter Hirschey ’59

Mrs. Myra B. Wintz

Mr. Johnnie J. Seal Jr.

Honorary Gifts

Class of 1988

Mr. Eric J. Broussard ’88

Mr. Scott D. Gautreau ’01

Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Brandt

Mr. James Magette

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Mr. and Mrs. James Magette

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Raley

Dr. and Mrs. J. Aaron Roy

Dr. and Mrs. Stan Montelaro

Mr. Clarke H. Williams ’75

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Live radio broadcasts of each

Catholic High School Varsity Football

game will be available throughout

the 2010 season.

Catch the Bears live on 104.5 FM ESPN

Baton Rouge with live stream available

at www.1045espn.com.

Mothers’ Club To Host Parents Meeting in Prayer

Join us every third Wednesday of the month for Parents

Meeting in Prayer. Prayer will be held at noon in the

Brothers’ Chapel with the rosary recited and prayers

offered for special intentions and is open to anyone who

would like to attend.

October 20

November 17

December 15

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

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BEAR CAMP. Incoming 8th and 9th graders

attended Bear Camp on August 22, 2010.

Students experienced school spirit at CHS through

a mini pep rally where they learned the CHS Fight

Song and participated in a variety of relay games.

David Butler ’77

It has often

been said, “Records

are made to be

broken.” Over the

years a number of

Catholic High’s

athletic records have

been eclipsed, many

of which seemed

insurmountable. Yet

there are a few that

have withstood the

test of time and are so far ahead of other

performances that they are entrenched,

possibly forever, in the Catholic High

record books.

A few coaches offered their thoughts

on records in their respective sports that

they feel may never be broken. Current

alumni director and former basketball

coach Glen Randow cited the 32-1 record of

the 1991-92 basketball team, which finished

the regular season undefeated. Their lone

loss occurred in the state semifinals.

“The 1992 team will be remembered

not only for their perfect regular season

of 29-0 but also for their great talent and

exceptional team play. A perfect record

in district of 10-0 and winning five

tournaments earned them the respect and

distinction of being the most successful

team in CHS history,” reflected Coach

Randow.

Track and cross country Coach Pete

Boudreaux ’59 did not hesitate in offering

the 224’ 7” javelin throw of Terry Daffin ’77

as a record that may never be broken.

“In 33 years no one has come close to

that mark and it is not because we have not

had some good javelin throwers through

the years. Terry won the national meet and

was the number one ranked high school

javelin thrower in the nation. That record

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

receive Bear Facts II, please phone (225) 389-0978 and let us know. Many thanks.

Sports in the Past

TEAM OF 1992. The basketball team of 1992 garnered a perfect regular season of 29-0.

has withstood the test of time and is the

oldest CHS track record of current events,”

remarked Boudreaux.

In referring to other possible

unreachable records, Boudreaux also

mentioned the perfect score of the 1975

cross country team and Robby LeBlanc ’96

winning four consecutive outdoor 3200-

meter state championships in 1993, 1994,

1995 and 1996.

“For four years he was undefeated

outdoors in the 3200-meter run. He never

came in second. That is remarkable,” added

Boudreaux.

Swim Coach Doug Logsdon ’02

referred back to the exploits of Brian

Zielinski ’82. Zielinski swam 46.70 in the

100 freestyle in 1981. This stood as the All-

Division state record until 2001 and is the

Metro Swim Meet record. His 1:41.03 in

the 200 freestyle was the Division I state

record until 2003 and his 49.95 in the 100

butterfly was the All-Division state record

until 2008. All three marks remain as CHS

school records.

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“Brian Zielinski’s CHS school records

in the 100 free, 200 free and 100 fly were

amazingly fast for being set 30 years ago

in a sport that has seen multiple Division I

athletes come through CHS. These records

will be incredibly hard to beat and are a

testament to Mr. Zielinski’s swimming

ability. These records serve as motivation

for the current and future swimmers of

CHS,” added Logsdon.

When asked about possible football

records Coach Dale Weiner responded,

“Of course Nicholas Marchan’s ’01 99-

yard scoring rush from scrimmage in 1999

against Tara will never be broken but it can

possibly be tied. I feel Travis Minor’s ’97

2022 yards rushing in the regular season

in 1996 will never be broken. It is quite

difficult to average over 200 yards per

game rushing. The other record out there is

the six interceptions by our defense in the

1990 playoff game against Denham Springs

that we won 28-0. That was an incredible

defensive performance.”

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