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


Volume 23, No. 3

In this issue...

• Day of Experience

Faculty and staff reach out to


Page 4

• Development Director

March 2005

Mothers’ Club


April 9, 2005

CHS announces change in

development office.

Page 7

• Annual Gathering

Mothers and sons gather for breakfast.

Page 8

• Dr. Stewart Gordon ’82

Alumnus devotes career to helping


Page 9

• Sportsmanship Award

CHS wins award for third year.

Page 10

• Golf Classic

Bears in Paradise

Page 5

Annual Golf Classic set for

April 18.

Page 11

C H S - Serving the Baton Rouge area since 1894

C a r l

’50s Gremillion

’52 was honored

as the


Cajun at the

annual Cajun Festival in

Edinburg, Texas.

Bob Downey ’55 resides in

Trophy Club, TX and

received the town’s Citizen

of the Year Award for


Gerry Robichaux

’55 was elected vice president

Bob Downey ’55

of the board of directors

for the Louisiana

Senior Olympic Games.

Gayle Hatch

’57 will be recognized

by the Smithsonian with

a display of his uniform


at the 2004 Olympics in


Wade Labat

’63 received

the 2004 ’60s

Po l y e t h y l -

Gayle Hatch ’57 ene Global

Award from

ExxonMobil Chemical. He also received

an award from Bishop Muench for his

longtime volunteer contributions to the

Catholic Community

Services of Baton


Randy Bonnecaze

’65 was recognized

for his 30 years

of service with the

CPA firm of Hannis

T. Bourgeois, LLP. He

Wade Labat ’63

Carl Gremillion ’52


Robichaux ’55


has served as managing

partner for 25 years.

David Dupuy

’68 is owner and opera-

Bonnecaze ’65

tor of Audio Video Results,

Inc., specializing

in stereo and TV system

David Dupuy ’68

design sales and installation.

Warren Kron ’72 has


been named senior vice president

and lending officer of First


Jimmy Arbour ’73 is living

in Magden, Switzerland where he has

served two years as head group accountant

with Ciba Specialty


Mark Mese ’75

was named a partner of

Kean Miller Law Firm.

Johnny Brewerton

’77 was one of three

cancer survivors featured

Mark Mese ’75

Baby Bears


Christian Davies, son of Dina and T. Richey Sawyer ’83...Anna Clare, daughter of Karrie and

James F. Pierson III ’85...Samantha Mary, daughter of Terri and Brian D. Vicknair ’85...

McKinley Elizabeth, daughter of Michelle and Christopher J. Howard ’86...Sidney Joseph, son

of Bethany and Sidney R. Bowden, Jr. ’87...Julia Elizabeth, daughter of Diana and Luke T.

Cardillo ’87...Gillian Francis, daughter of Lisa and Paul B. Sawyer ’87...Kyle Frederick and

Meredith Ella, twin son and daughter of Dana and George F. Schmitt ’87...Dominic Joseph, son

of Salena and Carl J. Accardo ’88...Ashlynn Reneé, daughter of Lori and Todd P. Howell ’89...

Daniel Charles, son of Catherine and Francis P. Coker ’90...Avery and Campbell, twin daughters

of Jodie and Stephen M. Dille ’90...Luke Thomas and Lacy Nicole, twin son and daughter

of Dawn and Jason S. Duncan ’90...Keaton Lane, son of Tricia and Charles R. Sanchez, Jr.

’90...Beau Phillip-Joseph, son of Sonya and Bradley P. Blanchard ’91...Emma Rose, daughter of

Emily and Keith S. Polozola ’92...Jacob Sidney, son of Lenore and Michael L. Schmitt ’92...

Charles Collier, son of Betsey and Jarrod C. Tramonte ’93...Jaden Bryce, son of Katherine and

Shane Bennett ’94...Ann Claire, daughter of Aimee and Adam W. Harris ’94...Payton Marie,

in a recent M.D. Anderson

Cancer Center

video filmed at Rollins

College in Orlando, Fla.

The video is intended

to increase awareness

of cancer in people

ages 18-25. Brewerton

celebrated his 25th


Congratulating Catholic High’s

Distinguished Graduate David

Whatley ’74 (center) were (l

to r) Brother Barry Landry, SC,

CHS principal, and Brother

Francis David, SC, CHS president,

honored during Catholic

Schools week.

year in cancer remission.

Pat Bogan ’78

has been appointed as

the chief marketing and

training officer of Louisiana

Companies effective

January 1, 2005.

Pat Bogan ’78

Perry Key ’78

has been named assistant

vice president of Loan

Review at First National

Banker’s Bank.

Ben Leggio

’78, a family practice

physician, has been

named Rural Physician Perry Key ’78



Brewerton ’77

Bear Facts II is published quarterly by

the Office of Public Relations.

Jan R. Breen, editor

Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor


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.


of the Year. This award is presented annually

to the physician who has most impacted and

dedicated his or her practice to improving

the lives of rural communities.

Andy McLindon ’79

of MBD Construction Co. LLC.

was elected to the 2005 Pelican

Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors

Board of Directors.

George Kranske ’81

is in Baghdad, Iraq with the ’80s

Louisiana National Guard Unit

256 of Lafayette.

John Mese ’81,

actor, appeared on

the NBC TV Show

“Medium” on Monday,

January 10.


Kranske ’81

Chris Sapp

’81 of Sapp and Sapp

Architects has been

elected vice president of

the American Institute of Architects Baton

Rouge Chapter. He will serve as president

in 2006.

Frank Brian ’82 of Saia Electric,

Inc. was elected to the

2005 Pelican Chapter

of Associated Builders

& Contractors Board of


David Chustz

’83 has been promoted

to vice president, creative


Brian ’82

director responsible for on-air advertising

and promotion at Lifetime television network

in New York.

Seth Dawson ’85 will launch

Paperless Environments LLC, a company

which will market imaging software and elec-

Jim Pierson ’85


tronic data storage.

Greg Olinde

’85 accepted the position

of adjunct professor

in the Economics

and Finance Department

of Salisbury University

in Salisbury, Md.

Jim Pierson

’85 has been in Phoenix

since 1990 and is a

principal in a commercial

mortgage banking

firm, Johnson Capital.

G o r d o n

Pugh ’85 is working

with the Home Realty

Store, a real estate brokerage

firm. He acts as

a broker and rehabilitates

bank foreclosed


Victor Vignes

’85 is working with the Home Realty Store,

a real estate brokerage firm. He serves as an

agent and project manager.

Major Beau Booth ’86 is the chief

of standardization and evaluation for the

57th Wing at Nellis AFB, Nev. He is also

serving as an instructor pilot at the USAF’s

F-16 Fighter Weapons School.

Jean-Paul Perrault ’87 of Mc-

Glinchey Stafford serves as secretary of the

Baton Rouge Head Injury Association.

Joey Quinlan ’87 has been named

President and Chief Operations Officer at

First National Banker’s Bank.

David Faulk ’88 was elected to the

Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates

Association board.

ALUMS ON CAMPUS. Alumni returning to campus to share insight

about college life were (front row, l to r) Tim Honigman ’01,

University of Georgia; Brad Golson ’01, Louisiana State University;

Jeffrey Harrison ’02, Villanova University; Shannon Talamo ’02,

Louisiana State University; Eric Hart ’02, Texas Christian University;

Michael Rolfsen ’04, University of Notre Dame; and Adam Hensgens

’04, Marquette University. Back row (l to r) Josh Coleman ’03, University

of Georgia; Chris Williams ’03, Vanderbilt University; Steve

McGuire ’01, Vanderbilt University; Ryan Rebowe ’04, University of

Virginia; and David Smith ’01, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

AWARD. John Ribes ’58

(standing, left) was invested

as a Fellow of the American

Society of Landscape

Architects. Joining John for

his recognition were his

brother Richard Ribes ’64

(top right), sister CHS Food

Service Director Mary Lou

James (top center) and sister

JoAnn Graphia (bottom

right) with her husband

Judge Tony Graphia ’56.

Louis Barfield ’89 completed

a General Surgery

Residency at Ochsner


Barfield ’89

Medical Foundation

in New Orleans, a Colon

and Rectal Fellowship

at LSU in Shreveport

and a Laparoscopic

Colon and Rectal

Surgery Fellowship in

Richmond, Va. He is in practice with the

Baton Rouge Colon and Rectal Associates.

Michael Frugé ’90 has

been elected

to the partnership


Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson,

LLP law firm. He

p r a c -

Michael t i c e s

Frugé ’90 in the

areas of business & commercial


Chuck Sanchez

’90, owner of

STUN Design and Ad-

Sanchez ’90

vertising, has expanded his firm in four additional

states including

Maine, Texas, Tennessee

and Alabama.

Jason Cashio ’91



Jason Cashio

’91 was named as partner

of Kean Miller Law



Stephen Hightower ’91 is managing

partner of Tigre’s Fine Dining.

Kemp Tullier ’91 was named an officer

of Business Associates of Baton Rouge.

Warrick Dunn ’93 of the Atlanta

Falcons received the Walter Payton NFL Man

of the Year award. Dunn was nominated for

his “Homes for the Holidays” program.

Tommy Screen ’93 has been named

assistant to the president for government relations

at Loyola University in New Orleans.

Walt Braud ’96 accepted a position

with Roche Laboratories as a pharmaceutical

sales representative in the New Orleans area.

Dustin Kirkland ’97 has been

named a “Master Inventor” by IBM, recognizing

over 50 pending patents and other intellectual

property contributions.

John Cronan ’98 accepted a job as

a financial analyst in the McDonald’s U.S.

Controller Group at the McDonald’s home

office in Oak Brook, Ill.

Jeff Hebert ’98 has completed

his master’s in city planning at M.I.T. He

is currently the project manager for the economic

development division of the Brooklyn

Chamber of Commerce in New York City.

Peter Panepinto ’98 is working

with the Home Realty Store, a real estate

brokerage firm. He acts as a broker and rehabilitates

bank foreclosed properties.

Brian Meyers ’99 graduated from

LSU in December 2004 in biological science

and now works for Oppenheimer Urological


Reference Laboratory in Nashville,


Tyler deFrances ’00

received his

bachelor of arts degree

in political science with

a minor in history from

LSU in December 2004.

He was a member of

Theta Xi Fraternity and

Student Government.

Jesse McClure ’00 graduated from

Tulane University magna cum laude in mechanical

engineering in

the spring of 2004. He

will continue graduate

studies at Tulane.

Keith Murphy

’00 graduated from Tulane

University magna

cum laude in mechanical

engineering in the spring of 2004. He is now

working for ExxonMobil

at the Baton Rouge


Eric Hart ’02

was elected vice president

of his fraternity,

Lambda Chi Alpha, at

Texas Christian Univer-



Doug Planchard ’02 lettered as

center and guard in his red shirt freshman and

sophomore years at LSU. He is also a member

of the 2003 National

Football Championship

team and is majoring in

sports marketing.

Tommy Kellner

’03 was honored for

outstanding academic

Planchard ’02

achievement at The

Citadel during the 2004

fall semester. He is on the

Dean’s List and achieved

a 3.7 grade point average

or higher.

Morris LeBlanc

’03 made the Dean’s List

for the Fall 2004 semester at the University

of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dillon Couvillon

’04 was chosen in

the 2004 Fall semester

to be an LSU Associate

Student Ambassador.

Dane Lambert

’04 made the Dean’s List

at LSU for the 2004 fall


Faculty/Staff Serve Community in Day of Experience

By Barbara Camp

The faculty and staff of Catholic

High School served the community as they

participated in a Day of Experience January

24, 2005. Over one hundred members assisted

in volunteer efforts at sites throughout

the Baton Rouge area.

Faculty members had the opportunity

to experience the daily operations of 11

different agencies including the St. Vincent

de Paul dining room, pharmacy and three

thrift store locations, Connections for Life,

YWCA Early Head Start, Louisiana School

for the Visually Impaired, United Methodist

HOPE and Southdowns Elementary. Another

group traveled by bus to Angola for a tour

of the prison facilities.

“This day is part of the faculty formation

in the Catholic Social Teaching Program

which takes place in each of the Brothers

of the Sacred Heart schools in the New

Tyler deFrances ’00

Keith Murphy ’00


Jesse McClure ’00


Kellner ’03

On the Cover



Couvillon ’04

Mothers’ Club Auction Steering Committee:

front row (l to r) Cindy Tiek, Gail Weeks, Vicki

Dauterive and Sue Steitz. Back row (l to r)

Arlene Audiffred, moderator; Nancy

Donald, Mothers’ Club president; Kathy

Barbay, chair; Kathy Broha, co-chair; Fran

Harvey, Ann Delo and Cindy Dantin.

CHS faculty member Chris Gardner volunteers at

Southdowns Elementary.

Orleans Province,” commented Campus

Minister Tom Eldringhoff.

“Each year the Day of Experience

reflects one of the seven basic teachings of

the program. The program calls for five

hours of formation/instruction on Catholic

Social Teaching and one full day of experience

working with and for the marginalized,”

added Eldringhoff.

Comments shared by some of the

faculty and staff include:

Southdowns Elementary – “I was

moved by the wonderful teachers and aides

who work daily to help these children. We

should continue to heighten an awareness of

the needs of those who have challenges and

who struggle daily to live.”

Louisiana School for the Visually

Impaired – “I learned a great deal about the

causes of vision difficulties and also about

accommodations needed to educate visually

impaired students.”

The Day of Experience presents an

awareness of the many needs in the community.

It provides faculty and staff an opportunity

for service that continues throughout

the year and sets an example for their students.

Annual CHS Mothers’ Club Auction Set for April 9

Alumni, parents and friends attending

the Catholic High School Mothers’ Club Annual

Auction will enjoy a tropical night with

the theme Bears In Paradise. The event will

be held on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 6

p.m. in the CHS gymnasium.

The silent and live auctions are always

one of the highlights of the evening.

The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with

over 400 items available in all price ranges.

The items that will be presented at the

live auction beginning at 9 p.m. include:

Orthodontic Treatment (donated by

Stephen Sherman D.D.S., M.S.)

Boka-A-Month (donated by “The

Original” Heroman’s Florist)

Old Cypress Hoosier Cabinet (donated

by Kay and Peter Rumfola III ’89)

Champagne Raffle- Platinum Diamond

Cross (donated by Ken Fellin’s Fine Jewelers)

Zoom Teeth Bleaching (donated by

William Sinclair D.D.S.)

Cypress Table with Cabriole Legs (donated

by Kay and Peter Rumfola III ’89)

Dinner for 6 at the Camelot Club

with Brother Francis David, SC and Brother

Barry Landry, SC (donated by Albemarle


LCD 17-inch Flat-Screen TV Panasonic

model TC17 (donated by Custom Audio and


Framed Original Oil Painting entitled

“Provence” by a local artist Ed Fetzer ’48 (donated

by Fetzer’s Interiors & Fine Antiques)

Girls Night Out party for 10 (donated

by John and Sue Steitz and Bath Junkie)

Vacation Home in Cashiers, North

Carolina (donated by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas

J. Adamek)

English Antique Pine Pot Cupboard/

Commode (donated by Kornmeyer’s)

Tahitian Pearl and Sapphire Earrings

(donated by Dr. and Mrs. Robert M.

Branstetter, Jr.)

Old Cypress Swing Glider (donated by

Tonia and John Ross Rumfola ’86 and Cheryl

and Frank Rumfola ’84)

Scavenger Hunt (donated by Catholic

High School Mothers’ Club)

Impressionist Oil Painting (donated by

Nick and Carolyn Hebert)

Marsh Club Duck Hunting Trip for

four (donated by Lane Grigsby, Ken Jacob and

Milton Graugnard, Cajun Constructors, Inc.)

Car Raffle 2005 Cadillac CTS from

Duplessis Automotive Group (donated by CHS

Mothers’ Club)

Weekend Fishing trip for 4 (donated by

Thomas and Bill Persac ’72)

Zoom Teeth Bleaching (donated by

Richard L. Wampold, D.D.S.)

Sterling Silver and 14-karat Gold Double

Cable Citrine-Tipped Bracelet (donated by

Robert Roth Jewelers)

Bilateral Lasik Eye Surgery (donated by

Williamson Nelson Eye Center, Scott Nelson,


Bear Fishing in a Stream

statue, two season passes to all

of CHS sporting events for the

2005-06 school year and CHS

spirit items (donated by Classic

Interiors & Gift, CHS Athletic Department

and the CHS Bookstore)

T r o m p e L ’ O e i l

C a n v a s ( d o n a t e d b y

Connie Bourgeois Perque)

Sinker Cypress Kitchen

Table (donated by Southern Plantation


2005-2006 Tuition Door Prize Drawing

(donated by CHS Mothers’ Club)

Again this year an exciting raffle will

be held - A Champagne Raffle. A limited

number of tickets are being sold for $25

each. On the evening of the Mothers’ Club

Auction, tickets will be exchanged for a glass

of champagne. One lucky glass will contain a

platinum cross with 0.50 total carat weight of

diamonds on a stunning 18" platinum chain.

Contact Patty Hiller, (225) 751-3165, for

tickets or additional details.

A festive medley of food prepared by

Charles “Squeaky” Miranda of City Café

on O’Neal Lane will be featured. The menu

will offer both Louisiana and tropical items.

For the sixth year, desserts will be prepared

by CHS grandmother, Melanie McRoberts,

featuring her own delicious recipes for cakes,

cookies and pastries.

Another highlight of the evening is the

drawing for the Cadillac CTS from Duplessis

Automotive Group. The drawing will be held

during the live auction. Raffle tickets will be

available for purchase during the auction or

can be purchased in advance by calling Kathy

Broha (225) 292-5719.

Kathy Barbay, committee chairperson,

is assisted by co-chairs Kathy Broha and Pam


Other committee members are:

Debbie Anderson, Debra Boehringer, Gail

Bourgeois, Amiee deWit Butcher, Mary

Kadair-Crump, Cindy Dantin, Vicki

Platinum Diamond Cross

Oil Painting

English Antique Pine Pot


Dauterive, Ann Delo, Leslie Falgoust,

Melinda Francioni, Jackie Gallmann, Celia

Gascon, Shannon Guglielmo, Fran Harvey, Patti

Hiller, Joan Hinnenkamp, Joyce Jackson,

Cissy Landry, Claire Major, Stephanie

Miranda, Susan Nelson, Joanne Roberts, Laura

Simoneaux, Sue Steitz, Dianne Talbot, Ramona

Talley, Chris Tam, Cindy Tiek and Carol White.

Arlene Audiffred moderates the Mothers’ Club,

Margie Alexander serves as financial advisor

and Nancy Donald is Mothers’ Club


Tickets to the auction are $20 per

person and may be purchased by calling Gail

Bourgeois at (225) 272-7208 or Susan Nelson

at (225) 275-4678. Tickets will also be available

at the door.

Tuition Door Prize

A CHS student of your choice

will receive free tuition for the

2005-06 school year.

Must be present to win.


Endowed Scholarship

Rick H. Lea ’77 Endowed Scholarship To Help Others

The Lea family has been

associated with the Brothers of the

Sacred Heart for the past 50 years.

Rick Lea ’77 is a Catholic High

graduate and his father, Richard

Lea, graduated from St. Aloysius

in New Orleans in 1958. Rick’s

nephew, Ryan Lea, is a 1998 graduate

of St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis,

Mississippi. It is because of his close

connection with the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart that Rick has made numerous

contributions to Catholic High

in particular, the funding of the James

Patrick Hannie Memorial Endowed

Scholarship and the newly established

Rick H. Lea ’77 Endowed Scholarship.

Lea entered CHS in the eighth

grade and was immediately impressed with

Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59, who would be

his Louisiana history teacher, guidance counselor,

freshmen football coach and varsity

track coach. Coach Boudreaux affectionately

referred to Rick as “Joe Dash.”

“Coach Boudreaux had a tremendous

influence on my life. I admired the way

he handled people, treated everyone with respect

and made each person feel important.

He treated everyone the same,” commented


Lea remembers Brother Gordian

Udinsky, SC for his “teaching of mental

toughness and his teaching by example—

whether it was science or the method of

praying.” He saw in Brother Eldon Crifasi,

SC, ’39 a person “who trusted people and as

a person who led by example.” He credited

Coach Barrett Murphy ’55 with instilling

in him an interest in weightlifting which he

still possesses to the present day.

In his senior year, Lea received the

Golden Grizzly Award. This award was given

for the hardest working player in football.

“This award taught me that even

though you might work hard you still need

other people in your life to help and guide

you,” commented Lea.

Upon graduation from LSU in

In Memoriam

As of February 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.

Linda Richard Abadie

Thomas W. Allain

John Enoch Andrews, Sr.

Sidney Joseph Babin

Virginia Warren “Ginny” Baker

Thelma Breaux Baudry

Mary Agnes Gipson Beatty

Corrine Olivier Bolton

Margie Norton Bourg

Irma Germaine St. Romain Bridges

Jack S. Burk, Sr.

Horace “Butch” Butler

William “Brett” Conrad, Sr. ’79

Dolores Decuir “Zeno” Darensbourg

James Calvin “Jim” Davis

Maj. Donald Cecile Delaune, U.S. Army,


Phyllis Ann “Miss D” DiVincenti

Rick Lea ’77 (at left) is pictured with his classmate Paul

Rhorer ’77 (at right) and Pete Boudreaux ’59 on the occasion of Pete

Boudreaux’s induction into the CHS Hall of Fame.

Clarence A. Frost

James N. Garrett

Lefebvre Louis Gianelloni II ’55

Nettie Anna “Tuzzie” Guerin

Alfred R. Guglielmo

Richard Gwin ’72

Joseph Carlysle Hebert ’39

Ray Herthum ’40

Juanita W. Hester

Robert A. Holloway, Sr.

Forrest Lee Hooper, Jr. ’48

Richard “Dick” Jones

Margaret Moore Judice

Elphege Joseph “E.J.” Landry ’37

Shirrell Grass Landry

Thomas Ray Landry, Ph.D.

Ruth Carol Hardin Larpenteur

Marie Ann LeBas


1982, Lea worked for Ameron in

Saudi Arabia for five years. When

he returned to Baton Rouge from

Saudi Arabia, Lea joined his father

in the family business of

Specialty Plastics. When the company

was sold to EDO Specialty Plastics

in 1999, Rick became director of

business development for Fiberbond.

He is also an active member of Most

Blessed Sacrament Church Parish.

In setting up the Rick H.

Lea ’77 Endowed Scholarship, Lea

admitted that this act was triggered

by the induction of his good friend

Coach Boudreaux into the CHS Hall

of Fame. One of the fondest memories

in Rick’s life goes back to July 1994 when

he hosted a dinner at his restaurant for Boudreaux

and his wife Pat, Warrick Dunn ’93,

Kevin Franklin ’93, Paul Rhorer ’77 and

CHS Public Relations Director Jan Breen.

“It was a very special night because

our common bond was a love of Catholic

High,” commented Lea. “I was an average

student who got along well with everyone.

I respected others and felt I was respected by

them in return,” added Lea.

Lea would say that “life is a relay

and we must pass the baton on for the improvement

of the next generation. The Rick

H. Lea ’77 Endowed Scholarship is my small

part in passing on this baton.”

Everett Bennett “Red” LeBlanc

Alton Leslie Meyer

Joseph B. Modicut, Jr. ’48

Anna Mae Alello Montagnino

Mildred Agnes Mouch

Iris C. Ortego

Herbert Piller, Ph.D.

Charles Stavaol “Charlie” Prosser, Jr.

Paul Denver Reynolds, Jr.

John Samuel Sardisco, M.D.

Nancy Scioneaux

Albert Allen Stevens

Dalton Suire

Leon Surrat

Bernice Dupuy Thibodeaux

Margarita Suadi Thompson

Albert Hays Town

Robert E. “Bob” Young, Jr. ’44

CHS Announces Changes In Development Office

Excellence Campaign which has

provided the first installment of

the Master Plan – the Health

& Physical Education Center

and the soon-to-be-completed

Science Center.

“Brother Aquin has

been a prime mover in the development

efforts that have produced

tremendous successes,”

commented CHS President

Brother Francis David, SC.

In directing the devel-

for 20 years at St. Stanislaus High

School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Dr. Greg Brandao

’73 will

a s s u m e

the role

of CHS

D e v e l -

o p m e n t


Brother Aquin

Gauthier, SC ’55, will be leaving

Catholic High School as

d e v e l -




June 30,

2 0 0 5 ,

and will

a s s u m e

a new

Brother Aquin respon-

e f f e c -

tive July

Gauthier, SC ’55 s i b i l i t y opment office activities, Brother 1, 2005.

at E. D. Aquin worked tirelessly in the B r a n d a o

Dr. Greg Brandao ’73

White Catholic High School in

Thibodaux, La.

Brother Aquin will

be on a sabbatical in the fall of

2005 at the Catholic Theological

Union in Chicago participating

in a program for members of

religious congregations. In the

Catholic High School annual

campaigns with parents, alums

and friends of CHS. He is especially

proud of his work to raise

the number of endowed scholarships

from 16 to over 70.

“These scholarships are

a part of the future of CHS,”

returns to CHS after serving 18

years at the school, including 11

2005-06 spring semester, he will commented Gauthier. “The

join the faculty of E.D. White

and work in the areas of admissions

and public relations.

While serving as development

director at CHS for

12 years, Brother Aquin helped

launch the Second Century of

funds allow young men who need

tuition assistance to have the opportunity

for a Catholic High

education,” added Gauthier.

Before beginning his

service at CHS, Brother Aquin

served as development director

as principal. He also will continue

his consulting career that

he began in 2004.

Catholic High has

been an important part of my

life,” commented Brandao. “As

my consulting career continues,

I am excited that service to

Catholic High will be a major

part of my work for the 2005-06

school year,” added Brandao.

The Catholic High

Development Office was established

in 1980 under the direction

of Brother Donnan Berry,

SC. The office serves to promote

financial support of the school.

Alums To Gather in Houston

There are over 200

Catholic High Bears living in

Houston, Texas

Our first satellite alumni association will be established

with a kick-off crawfish boil/reunion

on Saturday, April 23

at the homes of Mark and Will Dakmak ’73.

If you live in the Houston area or are planning to be in the

Houston area that weekend, please contact

Nolan Keller if you would like to attend at

(713) 664-4683 or nolankeller@sbcglobal.net

Prayer Breakfast

ALUMNI. (Top left) Alumni who gathered for

the 2005 Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) Francis

Furrate ’47, John Jolissaint ’35, Louis McHardy

’47, Buck Langlois ’49 and Dan LeBlanc ’47.

PRAYING TOGETHER. (Top right) Attending

the Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) George Gelpi

’52 and his wife, Jane Gelpi.

ENJOYING THE TIME. (Bottom left) Gathered

before the Prayer Breakfast on January 29,

2005 were (l to r) Patsy Lorio, Brother Eldon

Crifasi, SC ’39, Rayne Lorio ’54, Camilia

Lorio and Clarence Lorio ’52.

VISITING. (Bottom right) Visiting during the

2005 Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) David

Alexander ’88, Archie Kranske ’82, Rich

Whitlow ’84 and Amy Alexander.


Mothers and Sons Gather for 19th Annual Breakfast

The 19th Annual

Catholic High School

Mother-Son Breakfast was held

on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at

the Holiday Inn Select Executive


In keeping with the

theme Bears in Paradise guests

entered the Premier Ballrooms to

Jimmy Buffett music and tables

decorated with bright umbrellas,

parrots, fresh flowers and

balloons. A copy of the opening

poem tied with colorful ribbon

and a cross charm were placed

on the table for each mother as a

special keepsake.

The group was welcomed

by Nancy Donald,

president of the Catholic High

Mothers’ Club. Coach Pete

Boudreaux ’59 was the guest

speaker for the over 1,000

in attendance. Mrs. Arlene

Audiffred, Mothers’ Club moderator,

introduced Boudreaux.

Student Council President

Dixon McMakin ’05 gave the

blessing with a special prayer he

wrote for the event.

Seniors presented roses

to their moms as members of

the CHS Choir led by David

Dugas ’05 entertained the

group. Commemorative photos

of mothers and sons were taken

by Kleinpeter Photography prior

to the breakfast.

Chairperson for the

breakfast was Cindy Dantin.

Other committee members included

Ginger Cary, Beth Ellis,

Kirby Hollier, Aline Landry, Fay

Reitz, Jan Samson and Theresa



Andrew LeBas ’06 and mom Sherri

enjoy the breakfast.

TEARS OF JOY. (Far right) Jeffrey

Thompson ’05 gives his mom Linda

Jane a hug.

CELEBRATING MOMS AND SONS. Jason Peters ’07 (left) and mom Monica

and Brandon Wheeler ’07 (right) and mom Roberta enjoy the time together.

Bears In Action

NASA. (Top left) Students

from the Catholic High

Astronomy Club visiting NASA’s

Johnson Space Center in Houston

were (l to r) Josh Barrios ’05,

Alex Demas ’05, Joey Chatelain

’05, Nicholas Comeaux ’07, Taylor

Johnson ’05, Adam Frost ’09 and

Andrew Bayer ’05.

QUIZ BOWL. (Top right) Accepting

the trophy for second place

in the Diocesan Quiz Bowl Tournament

were (l to r) Andrew

Stewart ’09, Matthew Smith ’09,

Wesley Zeringue ’09, Travis

Edwards ’09 and CHS Moderator

Mrs. Alys Melancon. Stephan

Bouanchaud ’09 and Bennett

Caldwell ’09 were also members of

the team.


left) Students representing Catholic High

at the African American History Program

at the Russel B. Long Federal Building

and United States Courthouse and joining

Mayor President Kip Holden were

(from left) Jason Peters ’07, Tim Durel

’05, Brandon Odom ’06, Davis Rhorer

’07, Julius Fleming ’06, Kirkland James

’05, Mayor Holden, Sean Cotton ’09, CHS

Faculty member Andy Martin, Osby Kelly

’08 and Mark Clements ’08.

BAND. (Bottom right) The CHS Band and

Bruinettes marched in a parade at Disney

World over the Mardi Gras break.


Alumni Feature

Dr. Stewart Gordon ’82 Devotes Career To Helping Children

By Jennifer J. Rouse

Dr. Stewart Gordon ’82, chief of

pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center/

Earl K. Long Medical Center, has dedicated

his medical practice to helping children with

obesity and abuse

and to educating

parents on early

child development.

In addition to

enhancing pe-

Dr. Stewart Gordon ’82

diatric medical

education at Earl

K. Long Medical

Center, Gordon

has been instrumental

in instituting many child advocacy

programs. His programs address child abuse

prevention, childhood obesity and the importance

of early brain development.

Gordon currently serves as president

of the organization YouWho, Inc. This

program was established to provide one organization

that could work in combination

with other child advocate groups to speak

together rather than individually. In his

pediatric weight management program at

Pennington Research Center, Gordon also

works with children suffering from obesity.

The program works with overweight children

to help them and their families learn

how to lead healthier lives.

Reach Out and Read is a program

Gordon helped develop in the Pediatric


board member for the National Conference for Community and

Justice, presents the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award to (l to r)

staff member Jeannie Miller, faculty member Tom Eldringhoff and

seniors Jim Martin and Kirkland James.

Clinics at LSUHSC / EKLMC in

order to expose young children to

reading and to educating parents

on the importance of early infant

brain development. His belief in

this program is that the first five

years of a child’s life are important

for the highest level of brain development.

“Reading promotes

School Readiness,’ an important

building block for long-term success,”

commented Gordon.

In addition to these programs,

Gordon has been active in

many other areas. He designed

the state of Louisiana’s medical program that

offers health care to incarcerated youth from

ages 10 to 21 years. He has served on boards

for child advocacy programs such as Louisiana

Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board,

Louisiana Juvenile Justice Commission

Advisory Board and Prevent Child Abuse


Gordon pursued a career in pediatrics

because of his love of children and for

the gratification of watching children get

well. He saw the need in the community

to help educate parents and children on the

importance of early child health care and development.

“Most of us who grew up with the

luxury of a Catholic High education did not

appreciate how fortunate we were to be in

that environment. There are many people

in the Baton Rouge community

who were born

into a much different, less

fortunate environment.

We are better served as a

community if we become

more aware of those who

struggle to live around us

REACH OUT AND READ. Dr. Stewart Gordon ’82 reads to his

patient at the LSU Medical Center.

and do something to improve their future,”

commented Gordon.

While at Catholic High, Gordon

was involved in Key Club, Student Council

and Band. He served his senior year as a senator

for the Hi-Y convention and president of

the National Honor Society. The NHS moderator

presented Gordon with the Golden

Bear for Outstanding Member of NHS for

heading one of the most successful tutoring

programs at that time.

“Stewart is very committed to his

family, friends and the children of our community.

In his positions at Earl K. Long, the

Pennington, and YouWho, Inc., he is very

passionate about educating and caring for

children,” commented Sonny Chastain ’82.

“His role goes well beyond that of

a mere job, but a vocation or calling. Each

day, Stewart truly exemplifies the call to serve

others that the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

instilled in us,” added Chastain.

Dr. Gordon and his wife of 12 years,

Cricket, have two children, eight-year-old

Emma and four-year-old Webster and are expecting

another baby in April.

Wedding Bells

Holly Lyn Keene and E. Michael Martin ’80...Lisa Terry Friday and

Norman L. Duhon, Jr. ’89...Lori Ann Murphy and Stephen T. Saux,

Jr. ’90...Kristin Suzanne Bassett and Stephen D. Chapman II ’94...

Jennifer Michelle Hood and D. Brian Cohn ’94...A’Lecia Annette Ardoin

and Nicholas I. Mancuso ’96...Mary Lucille Knobloch and Jason K.

Schwartzenburg ’97...Diane Renee Keller and Michael O. Smith ’97...

Beth Courville and Robert J. Crochet, Jr. ’98...Kasey Aline Pierce and

Kenneth E. Marcell III ’98...Amanda Christine Tassin and Matthew J.

Schittone ’98...Lindsey Lee Daigle and Kenneth J. Manda, Jr. ’00.


Athletes Sign To Play Football at Grambling State

Two Catholic High seniors

signed to play college football in


Revay Smith ’05 and

Corey Williams ’05 will play

for Grambling State University.

“I chose Grambling State

because I felt at home there

and I have great respect for the

coach,” commented Williams.

Williams played defensive

tackle for the Bears and

was named to the second team

All-District. He played on the

Capital City All Star Team.

Revay Smith also liked the

Tigers of Grambling State. “I

chose Grambling State because

it is a place where everybody is

somebody,” commented Smith.

Smith was offensive guard

for the Bears and was also named

to the second team All -District.

“I am very proud of these

young men,” commented Head

Football Coach Dale Weiner.

“Their hard work helped us to

be successful and helped them to

continue their football careers. I

am excited to see them go to a

program that produces quality

student athletes,” added Weiner.

Since 1988 there have been

86 CHS graduates who have

signed to play collegiate football.


COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL. Revay Smith ’05 (left) and Corey Williams ’05 (right)

are congratulated by Head Football Coach Dale Weiner as they sign letters

of intent to play football at Grambling State.

CHS Receives 2004 BellSouth Sportsmanship Award

Catholic High School

is the recipient for the third

year in a row of the BellSouth

Sportsmanship Award.

Given since 1999 by

BellSouth in conjunction with

the Baton Rouge Area Football

Officials, the award recognizes

the team that maintains the

highest level of sportsmanship as

determined by the Baton Rouge

Area Football Association. All

43 high school football teams in

a seven-parish area are eligible for

the award, and all five classifications

are included in the judging

for the award.

Football officials grade

each game played during the

year according to a list of 15

items pertaining to sportsmanship.

At the end of the season,

the team with the highest score

wins the award.

The football team, coaches

and administration were honored

at an awards banquet and the

school received a trophy to keep

for a year. Additionally, each

player received a sportsmanship

patch for his letter jacket and the

head coach was given a plaque

honoring him and his team.

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD. Presenting the BellSouth Sportsmanship Award to

Catholic High School Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC (second from left)

and CHS Head Football Coach Dale Weiner (center) were BellSouth representatives

(l to r) Tyrrell Bordelon, Dale Spikes and Francis Furrate ’47 of

the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials.

SPORTSMANSHIP. The Bears were honored for their sportsmanship during

season play.

Garidel To Play for Tulane

Jeffrey Garidel ’04 joins

the ranks of CHS graduates who

continue their athletic career

at the collegiate level. Garidel

transferred to Tulane University

in January 2005 and will play

baseball for the Green Wave.

At Catholic High,

Garidel played short stop for the

Bears. He was 4-5A All-District

Utility Player in 2003 and 2004;

named to the Louisiana High

School 5-A Academic All-State

team as short stop; received the

CHS Baseball Student-Athlete

Award and played in the

Louisiana High School All Star

Game. In 2003, he received the

CHS Baseball Highest Batting

Average award. He was also

named a CHS Man of the Year

for his leadership, service and

dedication to the school.

“Tulane offers the opportunity

to participate in one of the

top baseball


in America

and, more

i m p o r -

tantly, to

attend one

of the top

Jeffrey Garidel ’04

academic institutions in

the country,” commented


Garidel, who is the son

of CHS Head Baseball Coach

Gerry Garidel, will play second

base for Tulane.

16th Annual Golf Classic Set for April 18 at Pelican Point

The 16th Annual

CHS Golf Classic will be held

on Monday, April 18, 2005, at

Pelican Point Golf Club. This

year’s “shotgun scramble” will

begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be

played simultaneously on both

18-hole golf courses at Pelican


Entry fees include

green fees, cart fees, registration

gifts, lunch, drinks on the

course and dinner. As always

there will be a hole-in-one car

giveaway. New this year will be

the million-dollar-hole-in-one.

One lucky golfer will be chosen

to take a shot for a million dollar


A maximum of 72

foursomes will be able to play

in this tournament and those

who played last year will receive

the first opportunity to play this

year. Confirmed registrations

will be based strictly on the

order of received paid registration

forms. Although the CHS

Alumni Association sponsors

the event, all men are invited to


“This is another event

that gives us all a chance to see

old friends and renew old acquaintances,

while at the same

time supporting a worthwhile

endeavor like the alumni scholarship

fund. Helping someone

receive an education from CHS,

when they wouldn’t be able to

do it on their own, is something

we should all be proud of,” commented

Donn Peterson ’81,

chairman of the event.

Sponsorships are available

as follows: Cub Sponsorships

for $725 (includes one four-man

team, hole sponsorship and recognition

in Bear Facts II); Bruin

Sponsorship for $1,000 (includes

one four-man-team, tournament

banner recognition, hole sponsorship

and recognition in Bear

Facts II); Grizzly Sponsorship for

$2,000 (includes one four-manteam,

tournament banner recognition,

golf cart signage, hospitality

gift for each team member,

Brother Eldon 5K Run

GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE. Committee members gathered to plan the 16th

Annual Golf Classic were sitting (l to r) Camp Matens ’60; Donn Peterson

’81, chairman; and Matt Cronin ’79. Standing (l to r) Byron Rome ’89, Ed

Sutton ’93, Terry Orillion ’77.

hole sponsorship, special recognition

in Bear Facts II, and an ad

in all of 2005 football season programs.)

Proceeds will benefit

the Alumni Association Scholarship

at Catholic High School.

Members of this year’s

Golf Classic steering committee

are Donn Peterson ’81, chairman;

Andy Adler ’82, Robin

Beard, Matt Cronin ’79, David

Faulk ’88, Carey Guglielmo

’86, Matt Marchand ’84, Camp

Matens ’60, Terri Orillion ’77,

Scott Ritter ’93, Byron Rome

’89 and Ed Sutton ’93.

For further information

on the golf tournament,

contact Robin Beard

at (225) 383-0459 or email



Will Steele ’94 (left) receives

his first place ribbon from

Brother Eldon Crifasi SC ’39 for

the 5K Race.


gathered at the Brother Eldon

5K Run were (l to r) David

Whatley ’74; Randy Ellis ’65;

Mike Martin ’80, race co-chairman;

and Steve Brooksher ’70,

race co-chairman.

WINNERS. (Bottom left) Austin Beard ’06 (left)

receives his first place ribbon from Brother Eldon

Crifasi SC ’39 for the one-mile walk/jog.

OLDEST RUNNER. (Bottom right) Steve Brooksher

’70 (left), chairman of the Brother Eldon 5K Run,

congratulates Sidney Arbour ’31 for being the

oldest runner at 91 years of age.

Results of Race

Log on to www.catholichigh.org/alumni

and click on Alumni Events.


From the Archives

Diploma, Certificates, Ring and Jacket Donated to Archives

By Sara Brignac

The Catholic High

School’s constituency of alumni

and their families are always showing

their generosity to the school

in various ways — whether it is

through the donation of dollars,

time or effort. Recently, the

Catholic High archive office

has been the recipient

of some of this generosity

through donations made

to the collections there.

In February,

Ms. Vivian Cazayoux

paid a visit to the archives

bringing with her memorabilia

hailing from the years when

her five brothers attended

Catholic High School - James

Cazayoux ’42, Brother Cosmas

Cazayoux ’45, Reverend Clair

M. Cazayoux, SJ ’47, Dr.

Francis T. Cazayoux ’48 and Dr.

Robert V. Cazayoux ’51. Ms.

Cazayoux donated James’ honor

roll award certificates from 1939

and 1940, both his grade school

and high school graduation diplomas

and his “Sodality of Our

Blessed Lady” diploma

from the

1940 Sodality



Also included

was James’

1942 class ring

with black onyx on the front

with a bear logo in the center.

This is the only class ring in the

archive collection of this design.

She also donated Brother

Cosmas’ (Eugene Cazayoux)

honor roll certificates as well as

a 1940 football letter.

In celebration

of his 50-year reunion,

Mr. Thomas

Nolan, Sr. ’55 has

also recently donated

both his

football letterman


and jacket

to the

C a t h o -

lic High

School archives.

Nolan’s jacket is particularly

unique in that it is reversible

with wool on one side and twill

on the other. Both the sweater

and jacket show the signs that

they have been well worn. Mr.

Nolan stated that both items

held special memories for him

about his time as a Catholic High

Bear, and he wanted the items to

go where they would be appreci-


If you are interested

in viewing 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



50-Year Reunion

May 21, 2005

For Information contact

Alumni Office

(225) 383-0459

Grandparents Day

ALL SMILES. (Top left) Enjoying

the reception following the 2005

Grandparents Day program were

(l to r) Essie Coleman and grandson,

Trey Johnson ’07.


Ruby Bordelon (second from

left) visits with grandson Davis

Rhorer ’07 (far left) along with

his cousin Michael Paul Rhorer

’08 (far right) and their greatgrandmother

Zip Quinn (center)

and grandmother Janet Rhorer

(fourth from left) during Grandparents

Day on January 7, 2005.

TOURING. (Bottom left)

Austin Lieux ’08 (third

from left), tours the

campus with grandparents

(l to r) Dotty and

James Lieux ’41 and

Rita Strate.


(Bottom right) Jean

Wong (center) walks

in the courtyard with

grandsons (l to r)

Timothy ’06 and

Christopher Kwan

’08 following the

Grandparents Day program.


Summer at CHS Offers New Courses in Academics, Arts and Athletics

By Jennifer J. Rouse

The Summer at CHS program will

offer new courses in 2005 giving students additional

opportunities in academics, arts and


New summer activities include

academic enrichment courses in ACT preparation,

college and career planning, Geometry

I and an adventure camp. A new arts

section has been added to include three band

camp options and an art workshop. In addition

to academics and arts, athletics will add

a bowling camp, summer basketball league,

wrestling and additional combo camps to its

list of courses this summer.

Students will have the option of

requesting previous summer courses such

as preparation for Algebra I and II, English

I and computer keyboarding. Sports camps

will again highlight baseball, basketball, football,

soccer and weightlifting.

Summer sessions start May 23 and

conclude July 22. Activities are offered for

students as young as eight years old. Course

times and exact dates can be found in the

Summer at CHS brochure. The registra-

Alumni Recognized

tion mail-in deadline is Friday, May 6,


Camp brochures may

be picked up in the front office

of the school or viewed from the

Catholic High School website at

www.catholichigh.org. Contact Mrs.

Margie Alexander at (225) 381-9114

or malexander@catholichigh.org for

questions concerning registration, and

Ms. Sherie Noel at (225) 383-0397 or

summerprogram@catholichigh.org for

questions regarding program activities.

Activities taking place

in the Summer at CHS

program include academic

enrichment, athletic

and extracurricular


1980s’ ALUMNI ATTEND MASS. Alumni from the classes of 1980-89

attended mass on January 27, 2005. Alumni attending were seated

(l to r) Rich Whitlow ’84, Sloan Deumite ’87, Brian Davis ’89 and

Don Scully ’96. Standing were (l to r) George Cunningham ’81, Leo

Abel ’89, Dwayne Honoré ’83, Nick Dimaio ’85, Hal Bahlinger ’82,

Kirk Patrick ’82 and Mark Sanchez ’82

1000th ALUMNI AS-


Robin Beard, director

of the office of alumni

relations, presents various

gifts to Ken Litz

’75 commemorating his

being the 1000th member

of the CHS Alumni

Association on January

6, 2005. This is the

highest enrollment in

the history of the association.

Attending Mass honoring Catholic Schools Week were (l to r)

Jonathan Greer ’88, Sid Bowden ’87, Andy Adler ’82, Karl Krousel

’81, John McLinden ’81, Stevie Toups ’84, Frank Marabella and Sonny

Chastain ’82



High School alums

who were recognized

as Distinguished

Graduates from elementary

schools were

(l to r) Sloan Deumite

’87, for St. George;

and Ben Giamalva ’76,

for St. Aloysius.


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 December 4, 2004 through February 23, 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. and Mrs. R. Patrick Beard

Mrs. Louise Agosta

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Mr. Thomas W. Allain

Ms. Regina McMakin

Mrs. Edith L. Assaf

Dr. and Mrs. David Assaf IV ’89

Mrs. Mary Claire Bahlinger

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Haase, Sr. ’48

Mrs. Maria P. Bologna

Mr. Frank M. Bologna ’45

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

Mr. Edward J. Borgmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

Mr. John R. Bourg, Sr. ’48

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mrs. Eloise Braud

Mr. L. Paul Braud, Jr. ’76

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Dr. and Mrs. Curtis C. Chastain II ’79

Mr. Jack W. Broussard

Mr. Lance C. Broussard ’01

Mr. Lloyd J. Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. Benny G. Caruso

Mr. Thaddeus A. Broussard

Mrs. V. P. Bella, Jr.

Mr. Leo A. Carlino, Jr. ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Haupt

Mr. Sam J. Caruso ’43

Mr. and Mrs. Benny G. Caruso

Mr. John P. Clarke III ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mr. John A. Commagere III ’56

Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Comeaux, Jr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Culotta

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. ’59

The Steven W. Deumite ’79

Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Shepard F. Perrin III ’79

Mrs. Ann Didier

Mr. Gerald R. Didier, Sr. ’50

Mr. Duane A. Didier

Mr. Gerald R. Didier, Sr. ’50

Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40

Mrs. Janet Dietrich

Mr. Patrick M. Dietrich

Miss Phyllis DiVincenti


Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Babin ’61

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barber, Sr.

Mrs. Lucille E. Bennett

Ms. Patricia Blanchard

Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Bologna ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze ’65

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Broussard ’55

Ms. Theresa Cazayoux

Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Culotta ’51

Mrs. Virginia M. DiVincenti

Mrs. Osborne C. Dye

Patrick L. Flanagan Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mr. Warren Gallaspy

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Kathryn A. Hessburg

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hoffman, Sr. ’72

Mrs. Jewell Hotard

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

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Melancon, Jr.

Mr. and Ms. W. O. Moss

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Murphy III

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ponti

Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Ruffino

Judge and Mrs. Melvin A. Shortess, Sr.

Dr. Patrick Slattery

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Ms. Cynthia Thomas

Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall IV

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Wray

Mr. Elmo Dixon

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Mrs. Norma Domas

Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Domas ’71

Mr. William J. Doran, Jr. ’49

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Landry ’50

Mr. Charles A. Dranguet, Sr. ’32

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

Mr. Charles J. Duhe, Sr.

Mrs. Mary Duhe

Mr. James O. Dumigan

Dr. and Dr. R. Matthew Dumigan ’90

Mr. P. Ryan Esnard ’97

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser ’94

Mr. Vincent C. Ferachi

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Ferachi, Jr. ’54

Mr. Gordon E. Fisher, Sr. ’44

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

Mr. Bruce Freeman

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

Mrs. Victoria M. Galtier

Ms. Betty Lou Hebert

Mr. and Mrs. James N. Garrett

Mrs. Yvonne Smith

Mr. Allison Gautreaux

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd T. Gautreaux ’50

Mr. Charles H. Gautreaux ’44

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd T. Gautreaux ’50

Mr.Vernon A. Gautreaux ’38

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd T. Gautreaux ’50

Mr. Lefebvre L. Gianelloni II ’55

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. LeBlanc, Jr. ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Williams, Sr.

Brother Gordian Udinsky, SC

Mr. Daniel R. Murray ’63

Mr. Richard L. Gwin ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Murray A. Forman

Mr. and Mrs. Rene J. Pfefferle

Mr. David A. Hamilton

Mrs. Gaye Hamilton

Mr. Charles C. Healy, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet T. Healy ’83

Mr. James J. Hebert ’49

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mr. D. Jensen Holliday ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

Mr. Forrest L. Hooper, Jr. ’48

CHS Men’s Club

CHS Men’s Club Executive Committee

Mr. Philip B. Eckert ’52

Patrick L. Flanagan Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gelpi ’52

Mrs. Bernice L. Jones

Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. LeBlanc

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

Mr. John D. Terry

Mr. Tommy Howard

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe, Jr.

Mr. Timothy F. Hulin, Sr. ’46

Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Marchand, Jr.

Mrs. Marion Jaubert

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. ’59

Mr. Francis C. Jumonville, Sr. ’39

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

Ms. Mildred Juneau

Mr. and Mrs. Lionel P. Lambert

Mr. Hing Kwan

Mrs. Theresa Saia

Lt. M. Scott Lamana ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Crochet

Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Miller ’84

Mrs. Frances L. Landry

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Borghardt

Mrs. Ruth Larpenteur

Ms. Christine E. Angelloz

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bouchereau, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Bourgeois

Mr. and Mrs. Tommie C. Bradley and Ben

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

CHS Mothers’ Club

Ms. Robin E. Deck

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dupont

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gianelloni ’74

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jewell

Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond,

McCowan & Jarman, LLP

Ms. Renèe H. LaCour

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Laville, Sr.

Dr. Ignatius J. Mazoch

and Dr. Cheryl S. Hedlund

Mr. Dixon McMakin

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mills, Jr. ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mohr ’78

Ms. Kathy A. Morin

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon S. Nadler

Mr. and Mrs. Jules J. Noel III

Mr. and Mrs. Grady P. Savoie, Sr.

Ms. Linda A. Williams

Ms. Melissa L. LeBlanc

Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. LeJeune

Mr. William H. LeBlanc, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Thompson ’74

Mrs. Joyce Leggett

Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Leggett ’85

Mr. Harry P. Lemoine ’38

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. ’59

Mr. Raymond Paul Loup

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Loup ’62

Miss Madeleine M. Lynch

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


Mr. Kendal Magee

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Mr. Edward C. Mansur ’36

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Sutton

Mr. F. Bernard Manuel ’32

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Morgan

Mr. Oscar Maumus

Dr. and Mrs. Carl J. Thomas

Mr. Raymond Maumus

Dr. and Mrs. Carl J. Thomas

Mrs. Marie R. Mayhall

Mr. and Mrs. Van R. Mayhall, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Murel L. McConnell

Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. McConnell ’69

Mr. James E. McGuire ’42

Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Ourso

Mrs. Margaret L. McHugh

Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh ’73

Mr. Weldon C. McHugh ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh ’73

Mr. Joe McMakin

Mrs. Regar D’Agostino

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lloyd

Mr. Richard K. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Marchand, Jr.

Ms. Dorothy O. Mills

Mrs. Claudia Brosius

Mr. Ralph Minvielle

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk P. Minvielle

Mr. Byron M. Monroe ’91

Mr. Bradley T. Lowe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Monroe

Mr. William D. Moore, Jr.

Mrs. Ruby Moore

Mrs. Claire M. Morvant

Mrs. Cherrill M. Morvant

Mr. C. Anthony Nolan ’92

Mr. and Mrs. C. Norman Nolan ’92

Mr. Charles Pearce

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Mr. Myrden J. Pellegrin

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. Edward B. Picou, Sr. ’26

Mr. Edward B. Picou, Jr. ’49

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Mr. Felix Ragas

Mrs. Margaret S. Boudreau

Mrs. Anna Mae Ribes

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

Mr. John Louis Ribes

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

Mr. Louis Jay Ribes

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

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

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

Mr. Roy A. Romano, Jr. ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Romano, Sr.

Mrs. Stefana L. Ruiz

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

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fife

Mr. Alfred E. Schuler

Mrs. Andrea Schuler

Ms. Nancy Scioneaux

Mr. C. Wally McMakin

Mr. Burtis W. Scott

Mrs. Shirley Scott

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Mr. Allen G. Sibley ’37

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Morgan

Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille

Bethany Community

Sr. Marie Broussard, CSJ

Mrs. Kenneth A. Smith, Sr.

Father Kenneth A. Smith, Jr. ’54

Ms. Juanita St. Amand

Mrs. Martin N. Fritcher

Mr. Leon Surrat

Mr. C. Wally McMakin

Mr. B. Barrow Switzer ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan W. Richard ’94

Ms. Genevieve Thibodeaux

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Mrs. Anna Mae Thomas

Mrs. Claudia Brosius

Dr. Ben Frank Thompson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Thompson ’74

Mrs. Shirley Calabrese Tremont

Ms. Tami L. Rodney

Mrs. Paula Usey

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Joseph A. Villamil

Mr. Ignacio A. Villamil ’67

Lt. Col. Alfred G. Villavaso ’63

Dr. and Mrs. Eric J. Villavaso ’58

Ms. Katie Volentine

Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. ’40

Dr. Myron A. Walker, Sr.

Mrs. June B. Walker

Dr. Rivers P. Wall III ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Barone, Jr.

Dr. E. D. Bateman

Ms. E. Renee Becker

Mr. and Mrs. F. Thomas Bernard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Brooks, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald T. Brown, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Les Callender

Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Comeaux, Jr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. H. Wallace Eversberg

Ms. Deborah Faust

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Freeman

Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Frenkel

Mr. and Mrs. C. Wallace Gladney

Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Gowdy

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Guglielmo

Miss Suzanne L. Hamilton

Ms. Tommy L. Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howell

Mr. and Mrs. C. Christian Hundemer

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hundemer ’43

The Hynes Family

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ’70

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Laville, Sr.

Mrs. Katherine A. LeBlanc

Mr. Michael W. Maddin

Mrs. Bena S. Miceli

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon S. Nadler

Mr. and Mrs. J. Huntington Odom

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Pamer

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Parlange

Dr. and Mrs. W. Brian Perry

Mr. L. William Peters

Mr. David M. Saperstein

and Ms. Susan Knoppow


Judge and Mrs. Melvin A. Shortess, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Stari

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Mr. A. Hays Town +

Dr. David W. Wall

Dr. and Mrs. Rivers P. Wall

Dr. and Mrs. Williams D. Wall IV

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. T. MacDougall

Womack, Sr.

Ms. Charlotte Wright

Mr. William H. Wright, Jr.

Mr. Taylor R. Weimer ’02

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Lousteau

Mr. William A. Wintz, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Dupuy

Honorary Gifts

Mr. Tyler J. Ball ’06

Mrs. Mary Duhe

Mr. Guy S. Barone, Jr.

Ms. Kathleen Hoffpauir

Mr. St. Clair J. Bergeron IV ’03

Mr. S. J. Bergeron III

Mr. J. Pierre Boudreaux, Sr. ’59

Dr. and Mrs. Frank B. Wolfsheimer

Mr. Jesse A. Breaux, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John N. Samson

Mr. Dillon A. Couvillon ’04

Ms. Renée H. LaCour

Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Gagliano ’74

Mr. Jacob A. Dantin ’05

Mrs. Doris Dantin

Mr. Justin M. Dantin ’08

Mrs. Doris Dantin

Mr. Jonathan P. Dykes ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Norman M. Sutton, Sr.

Sister Dulce M. Flores

Mr. and Mrs. E. Douglas Samaha, Sr. ’69

Brother Adrian Gaudin, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Gaudin ’83

Mr. Steven P. Gremillion ’04

Mr. and Mrs. L. Mark Gremillion

Mr. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Barbara H. Magruder

Mr. Matthew J. LaBorde ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Creed

Mr. Kenneth R. Leggett

Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Leggett ’85

Mr. G. Charles Mahaffey, Jr. ’96

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton R. Mahaffey, Sr.

Mr. Justin T. Phillips ’09

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stoothoff

Mr. Stephen C. Rice ’93

Mrs. Carolyn R. Woodard

Mr. Stephen P. J. Small ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lawler

Mr. Landon T. Smith ’05

Mrs. Mary Duhe

Mr. P. Brian Thomas ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Karam J. Thomas

Mr. Chester C. Williams, Esq.

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

+ deceased

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AWARDS. Dale Weiner (center) received the

All-American Coach Award at the All-American

Football Foundation’s 67th Annual Banquet of

Champions. Also recognized were (l to r) Jesse

Daigle ’89 and Jimmy Screen ’89, both receiving

the “Bill Wade Unsung Hero Award.”

By David Butler ’77

As school began

in September 1941,

Bobby Claitor ’43 approached

Brother Casmir,

the principal of

Catholic High, about

forming a swim team

to compete in the state

meet. With just weeks before the state meet

to prepare, it was a complete surprise when

CHS finished third in the 1941-42 state

swim meet.

Claitor, hanging out at the

Louisiana State University pool, became

friends with LSU Coach Higginbotham and

LSU All-American Bob Percy.

“They encouraged me to put together

a team and when I approached Brother

Casmir he was quite receptive,” commented


Claitor remembers signs being

posted around the school announcing tryouts.

The team was coached by Bob Percy

and practiced at the LSU pool. Traditionally,

the state swim rally was held in the spring. A

change was made after the May 1941 rally to

move swimming to the fall.

CHS opened its swimming campaign

with a dual meet against defending

state champion Baton Rouge High, losing

46-20. Aubrey Lewis won first for the Bears

in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of

1:37. Adding second place finishes for CHS

were Richard Wall ’42- 50 free; Claitor- 100

backstroke; Roy Howard ’42- 100 free and

Harry Hyde ’42 in diving.

Catholic High next participated in a

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Sports In The Past

quadrangular meet with Fortier High School,

BRH and Lutcher High School. CHS finished

third behind FHS and

BRH. Hyde won the diving

and Claitor finished second

in the backstroke.

A week later CHS

participated in the state

meet at LSU, finishing third

behind BRH and FHS.

Pacing the Bears with thirdplace

finishes were Wall in

the 50 free and Cecil Lorio

in the 220-yard free. Claitor

was fourth in the 100-

yard backstroke as was John Krebs ’42 in the

100-yard breaststroke.

Claitor recalls the swimmers were

quite excited about their showing in their inaugural

season and they were quite proud of

their accomplishment since they had come so

far in such a short period of time.

Claitor’s swimming served him well

as he attended the

U.S. Naval Academy

and was captain

of their water

polo team. He subsequently

joined the

New York Athletic

Club Water Polo

Team and participated

in the 1952

Olympic trials. His

team finshed third

after being eliminated

by a team from California. While at the

Naval Academy, Claitor earned three varsity

letters in basketball, and his junior year the

Naval Academy was one of eight teams invited

to the NCAA tournament.

With just weeks before the

state meet to prepare, it

was a complete surprise

when CHS finished

third in the 1941-42

state swim meet.

SWIM TEAM. The first

Catholic High School

swim team was formed

in 1941. Team members

were top row (l to r)

Ramon Bonanno ’43, H.T.

Landry ’44, Weber Mansur

’44, Aubrey Lewis, John

Krebs ’42, J. Daigle and

Roy Howard ’42. Bottom

row (l to r) were

Harry Hyde ’42; Robert

Lorio; Bobby Claitor ’43,

captain; Clyde Dalier

’45; Alex Bourgeois ’42;

Richard Wall ’42; Robert

Champagne; Julian Carazo

’42; James Cazayoux ’42;

and Frank Bologna ’45.

Coach Robert Percy is not


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