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

BEAR FACTS II

March 2010 Volume 28, No. 3

Making a Difference

State Champs

Career Day

Distinguished Graduates

March for Life

Prayer Breakfast

In This Issue:

Golf Classic Set for Carter Plantation,

page 3

Mothers’ Club Auction To Be Held

March 20, page 4

PAGE Donations Still Accepted, page 9

Indoor Track, Wrestling Teams Win State

Titles, page 12

Primeaux ’10 Receives Gatorade Honor,

page 13

Alums Make Presentations at Career

Day, page 8

Two Seniors Sign To Play College

Football, page 14

CHS - Serving the Baton Rouge Area Since 1894


In the News

’30s

Vernon Broussard Sr.

’34 has written a book

entitled Be Not Afraid –

The Story of Abbot Paul

Schaeuble O.S.B., and

Other Men of the Time Who

Touched My Life.

Brother

Eldon

Crifasi, SC

’39 and his

teammates captured the silver medal

in the 80-plus age category in the

National Senior Olympics in Stanford,

Calif.

| Brother Eldon Vince Ferachi ’54

Crifasi, SC ’39 received the 2009 Legion

of Merit Award from

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the many

contributions he has made to the Food Bank.

’80s

Pete Boudreaux ’59, head track coach at Catholic

High, won his fourth

consecutive state title in

indoor track. Boudreaux

has been head coach and

athletic director at CHS for

over 40 years.

Maj. Travis Douget ’88 was

deployed to Iraq with

| Pete Boudreaux ’59

the 256th Infantry as

Brigade Combat Team

Force Protection Director.

Tommy

Prochaska

’92, head

wrestling

| Tim Smith ’89

coach at

Catholic

High, has

captured two state

’90s wrestling titles in 2008

and 2010. Prochaska

has been head coach

at CHS for 12 years.

| Vernon Broussard Sr.

’34

Tim Smith ’89 appeared on the

CNBC London in December 2009.

Tim is a CFA with Houlihan Lokey

- London.

Thomas “Tommy” Arbour Jr., M.D. ’95 completed

a fellowship in gastroenterology at LSU Health

Sciences Center in June. He also completed board

certification in gastroenterology and is currently

employed at the Baton Rouge Clinic.

| Frank Sill Robert

“Spike” Stagg ’98

’50s

| Tommy Prochaska ’92

Frank Sill Robert “Spike” Stagg

’98 graduated from LSU in May

2003 with a B.S. in Mechanical

Engineering. He received his MBA

from the University of Denver

in May 2006 and is working in

Houston, TX for Koch Supply &

Trading as a trading information

analyst.

David Pollet ’02 graduated with

honors from LSU in 2006 where

he was a member of the LSU golf

LUNCH GROUP. Café Americain Lunch Group front row (l to r) Larry Cumbo ’53, Russell Lieux ’47, Cooter

Zimmerle ’53 and Gerald Didier ’50. Second row (l to r) Buddy Webre ’53, Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39,

Daryl Whitty ’52, Buck Langlois ’49, James Hannie ’52, Hal Dupuy ’73, Francis Furrate ’47 and Louis McHardy

Sr. ’47. Back row (l to r) CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow, Clarence Lorio ’52, Johnny Kaiser ’50 and

Ed Fetzer ’48.

team. He will receive his

M.D. from LSU

Medical School in

New Orleans this

spring.

’00s

Steven Gremillion ’04

graduated in December

2009 with a Master of

Architecture from the | David Pollet ’02

University of Louisiana

at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design,

earning a 3.75 GPA.

| Mark Pollet ’04

Mark Pollet ’04 graduated

with honors from Texas A & M

in 2008 and is in his second

year at University of Texas -

Southwestern Medical School

in Dallas.

SPC Christopher Bourke '06

will deploy to Iraq in April 2010

with the HQ 256th Brigade

Special Troops Battalion.

PFC Stephen Bordelon '06 will deploy to Iraq in

April 2010 with A Company 2/156.

SEND US YOUR NEWS!

Please send us your name, phone

number, address, e-mail, year of

graduation and news item along with

a color or black/white photo.

Please send to:

CHS Alumni Office

808 Hearthstone Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

or e-mail to:

chsalum@catholichigh.org.

50-Year Reunion

sponsored by the

CHS Alumni Association

Honoring the Class of 1960

May 15, 2010

Also honoring the Classes of

1950, 1945, 1940, 1935

For more information, contact the CHS

Alumni Office at (225) 383-0459.

BEAR FACTS II

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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Brother Chris Sweeney,

SC, class of 1984, was

honored as Catholic High's

Distinguished Graduate at

the Diocesan Distinguished

Graduate Awards Dinner on

February 2, 2010, as part of the

celebration of Catholic Schools

Week.

Brother Chris lives in New

Orleans where he has served

as vocation director for the

New Orleans Province of the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart for

the last four years. As vocation

director, he travels throughout

the United States, meeting

with young people who are

considering a call to religious

life. In addition, Brother Chris

coordinates yearly mission trips

for the Brothers of the Sacred

Heart to St. Anne’s Mission

in Klagetoh, Arizona and St.

Francis High School in Malole,

Zambia.

Catholic High alumni

honored as Distinguished

Graduates at a Diocesan

Banquet on February 2, 2010,

were Brother Chris for Catholic

High School; Bart Saia ’91, for

Holy Family School; Jamie Wax

’87 for St. George School; and

Josh Ebey ’99 for St. Louis King

of France School.

Alumni

21st Annual Golf Classic Set for Carter Plantation

By Barbara Camp

The 21st Annual CHS

Alumni Golf Classic will be

held on Monday, April 19, 2010,

at Carter Plantation. Tee times

will include a choice of morning

or afternoon start.

The morning registration/

breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and tee

time is 8:30 a.m. The afternoon

registration/lunch begins at

12:30 p.m. and the afternoon

round starts at 2 p.m.

This year’s title sponsor is

Cajun Industries.

Entry fees include green

fees, hole-in-one contest,

registration gift card, drinks and

food on the course, breakfast

and lunch for the 8 a.m. starters

and lunch and dinner for the 2

p.m. starters. Breakfast will be

provided by Carter Plantation,

lunch by Carrabba’s Italian

Grill and dinner by Pete Hymel.

There will also be several hole

challenges, longest drive

contest and the Poker Run

game.

A maximum of 60

foursomes will be able to play

in this tournament. Confirmed

registrations will be based

strictly on the order of received

paid registration forms. This

event is open to all adult men

and women and is hosted by

the Catholic High Alumni

Association. Proceeds from

the tournament will benefit

the Alumni Association

Brother Chris Sweeney, SC ’84 Honored as Distinguished Graduate

Wedding Bells

Casey Donelle Colomb and David Paul Brewerton ’92…Rebecca

Lee Bone and Henry Carl Eyre III ’98…Jana Alaine Beckett and

Britt Allen Miller ’99…Jillianne Blair Tuttle and Eric Michael Hart

’02…Kelli De’Ette Davidson and Brandt Joseph Moran ’03…Sarah

Frances Kennedy and Daniel Hector Nelson ’03…Callie Corkern

and John David Pitchford ’06.

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Scholarship Fund at Catholic

High School.

Carter Plantation has

offered a discount price at the

Villas at Carter Plantation for

anyone participating in the

CHS Golf Classic. The villas

have a limited number of rooms

for Sunday night, April 18. To

make reservations for a round

of golf on Sunday afternoon

and for a room call (877) 811-

5295. The offer is available

(Top) DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES.

Catholic High graduates honored at

the Diocesan Banquet on February

2, 2010 were (l to r) Josh Ebey ’99,

Jamie Wax ’87 and Brother Chris

Sweeney, SC ’84.

(Right) RECOGNIZED. CHS Alumni

Director Glen Randow congratulates

CHS alum Bart Saia ’91 (right) for

his recognition as a Distinguished

Graduate at the Diocesan Banquet.

until April 14, 2010.

“We look forward

to hosting another great

tournament at Carter Plantation

on April 19. We will have great

food and prizes, new contests

and the Nike Town store will

once again be on site. It will

be a wonderful opportunity for

the Catholic High community

to renew old relationships and

build new ones,” commented

Golf Classic Chairman Rory

Hebert ’97.

Other members of this

year’s Golf Classic steering

committee are Jake Berret

’84, Terry Orillion ’77, Dale

LeBlanc ’95, Mark Stratman

’97, Camp Matens ’60, Steve

Maher ’94 and John Nikolaus

’98.

Deadline to register is April

10, 2010. For more information

on the golf tournament contact

the CHS Alumni Office at (225)

383-0459 or e-mail bcamp@

catholichigh.org.


Mothers’ Club

Mothers’ Club Auction Celebrates 30th Anniversary March 20

Celebration Set for New Location – Louisiana State Museum

Come join in the fun and excitement

as the CHS Mothers’ Club celebrates its

30-year anniversary of the Auction! This

year’s event will take place on Saturday,

March 20, 2010, from 7 - 11 p.m., and will

feature a brand new location, the beautiful

Louisiana State Museum in downtown

Baton Rouge. Alumni, parents, friends

and supporters of CHS are invited to enjoy

an evening of great food, cocktails, great

company, and much more.

In addition to a brand new venue,

another new and exciting addition to this

event will be a live band. Come dance the

night away to the music of the V-Tones, or

relax and listen to the music in the outdoor

covered plaza in the shadow of the State

Capitol.

As always, there will be approximately

400 items presented in the live and silent

auctions, a car raffle and a champagne

raffle. This year, the car raffle will feature

a 2010 Honda Accord purchased from

Richard’s Honda. The champagne raffle

will feature a pair of elegant diamond hoop

earrings donated by Boudreaux’s Fine

Jewelers. Tickets for the car raffle at $5, as

well as a limited number of tickets for the

champagne raffle at $25, will be available

the night of the auction.

The wine toss will return after its

successful debut last year. Be sure to test

your ring-tossing skills for a chance to win

a bottle or two of fine wine. For $5, each

contestant will be given three chances to

toss a ring around a bottle and claim that

bottle.

Pat Shingleton of WBRZ-TV will join

us as our Master of Ceremonies, and Brian

Fourroux of Brian’s Furniture in Port Allen

will serve as our Auctioneer. Food will

be provided by Heirloom Cuisine of St.

Francisville.

Silent auction items will include

artwork, jewelry, gift certificates and items

for the home, plus much, much more.

As an added bonus, exhibits on all three

floors of the State Museum will be open for

viewing during the event. The museum

features thematic exhibits on the diverse

aspects of Louisiana history, industry

and culture. The museum includes two

permanent exhibitions entitled Grounds

for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation,

and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering

the Soul of America.

Reserve your tickets today to help

celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CHS

Mothers’ Club Auction. Admission Ticket

is only $30 per person for this exciting

event. Online registration, as well as more

information concerning the CHS Night at

the Museum, can be found at the bottom

of the CHS home page (www.catholichigh.

org) under the label “Mothers’ Club

Auction” or contact Kathy Honoré at (225)

413-4352 or Beverly Shaw at (225) 235-0185.

Listed below are just some of the items to be featured

in the Live Auction:

♦♦

Cocktail Party for 20 at the home of the National Champions LSU Tigers

Baseball Coach (donated by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mainieri)

♦♦

Framed Autographed Artist Proof (6/100) commemorating the 50th

Anniversary of Billy Cannon’s Halloween Run, numbered and signed

by Artist Wally Faucheaux & Billy Cannon (donated by Professional Dental

Partners)

♦♦

Beautiful Handcrafted Furniture (built and donated by Mr. & Mrs. Peter

Rumfola Jr. ’53 and Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rumfola III ’89)

♦♦

Four Course Dinner for 10 at Ruffino’s Restaurant (donated by Ruffino’s and

Executive Chef Peter Sclafani)

♦♦

Beautiful Lady’s Ring (donated by Robert Roth Jewelers)

♦♦

David Yurman Cuff Bracelet (donated by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelers)

♦♦

Custom Lasik Surgery (donated by Scott Nelson, M.D.)

♦♦

Twenty-four month Orthodontic Treatment (donated by Dr. Stephen Sherman)

♦ ♦ “Fisherman’s Paradise” Fishing Trip for four, including overnight stay at

the Chateaux Deleaux in Dulac, La., gourmet dinner, full breakfast, lunch

aboard a 22 foot Champion bay boat (donated by Steve and Ann Delo)

♦♦

Bally’s Membership for Four (donated by Bally Total Fitness-Perkins Rowe)

♦♦

Tickets for Four to the 2011 Endymion Ball (donated by Mr. & Mrs. Jean

Dugas)

♦♦

Hotel stays at Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and Windsor Court in

New Orleans (donated by Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and

Mr. & Mrs. Jude Palombo)

♦♦

Three-night stay in a Perdido Key, Florida Condo (donated by Mr. & Mrs.

Tom Adamek)

♦♦

One-week stay at a Vacation Home Condo in North Carolina (donated by Mr.

& Mrs. Tom Adamek)

♦♦

Golf Trip including two nights at a State Park (can be used at Poverty Point

Reservoir near Black Bear or any other park), Golf Round for four at Black

Bear Golf Course, and one Golf Lesson by Black Bear Golf Pro Scottie Gray

(donated by Office of State Parks and Black Bear Golf Course)

♦♦

One Year Membership to one of our finest Spas and Flowers for a year

(donated by Le Roche Bleu Day Spa and “The Original Heroman’s”)

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Mothers’ Club

CAR RAFFLE. Pictured with the 2010 Honda Accord to be raffled at the 30th

Anniversary Mothers’ Club Auction were committee members front row (l to r)

Kathy Honoré, Susan Ragan and CHS Mothers’ Club President Gwen Cotton.

Second row (l to r) CHS President Gene Tullier, Beverly Shaw and Margie

Alexander.

(Top right) The 30th Anniversary Auction will be

held at the Louisiana State Museum.

(Bottom left) Lady’s earrings will be available for

bidding.

(Bottom right) Auction item that will be available

for bidding is a framed autographed artist proof

commemorating the 50th anniversary of Billy

Cannon’s Halloween Run.

Prayer Breakfast

(Top left) ALUMS. Alumni

visiting with Prayer Breakfast

guest speaker, Father Michael

Alello ’98 (third from right)

are (l to r) Drew Losavio ’98,

Scott Manning ’01, Josh Zumo

’08, Michael Ledet ’08, Alello,

Jonathan Dziuba ’98 and Kyle

Vallot ’06.

(Top right) ENJOYING.

Enjoying breakfast together

are (l to r) Don Kershaw ’50,

Billy Kilshaw ’50 and John

Kaiser ’50.

(Bottom left) PRAYER. Father

Michael Alello ’98 (center) is

greeted by event chairmen

Michael Acaldo ’85 and Ken

Litz ’75.

(Bottom right) GATHERED.

Gathered for the Annual

Prayer Breakfast were (l to

r) Paul Cashio, Audry Cashio,

Mary Frances Gascon, Sally

Crifasi, Francis Crifasi ’46,

Camilia Lorio, Lorraine Drago,

Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39,

Clarence Lorio ’52, Patsy Lorio

and Joe Drago ’53. Back row

is Rayne Lorio ’54.

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Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Catholic High Remembers Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Catholic High School

remembered Brother Aquin

Gauthier, SC, class of 1955, at

a Mass at Sacred Heart Church

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

A Remembrance

By Margie Alexander

I was first introduced to

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC

’55 in 1990. At that time, I was

assisting former Brother Alfred

Rodriguez with the accounting

for the national Brothers’

organization formerly known

as NARB. Alfred was treasurer

of the organization and Brother

Aquin would soon be the

newly elected treasurer. I then

assisted Brother Aquin with his

responsibilities – a position he

held from 1990 to 1998.

Brother Aquin moved

to Baton Rouge when he

was appointed director of

development for Catholic High

School in 1993. Shortly after his

arrival we immediately began

to prepare for the move to 808

Hearthstone Drive – “the red

brick house across the street

from the school” as we referred

to it when visitors called for

directions. The house would

serve as the new offices for the

CHS Foundation.

Brother and I worked

closely together during the 12

years he was here at CHS. I

enjoyed working with him

through the many challenges

we faced. He took his position

seriously and conquered

many hurdles while here. His

in Baton Rouge on January 16,

2010. A reception followed in

the church hall. Brother Aquin

died in the early morning on

January 13, 2010.

Brother Aquin served as

development director at CHS

from 1993 to 2005. In his role as

development director, Brother

Aquin helped launch the

Second Century of Excellence

Campaign which provided the

first installment of the Master

Plan – the Health & Physical

Education Building and the

Brother Gordian Udinsky, SC

Science Center.

“Brother Aquin worked

tirelessly to advance the

accomplishments were many as

he worked with various groups

of donors.

We could always depend on

Brother Aquin to have a supply

of chocolate and fruitcake.

When I would have a day that

was a little more stressful than

usual, I knew I could go to

Brother for chocolate.

When I learned of his

illness, I would call him from

time to time. When I would

ask, “How are you,” he would

say, “Margie, I take one day at

a time.”

When I visited Brother

Aquin at the Brothers’ residence

at 801 Hearthstone shortly after

he returned to Baton Rouge,

he told me, “You saved my

neck many times, Margie.” My

response to him was, “Brother,

we are all in this together.”

I will miss Brother Aquin

– he was a very kind and

thoughtful person. Even more,

I will miss my annual phone

calls on my birthday and my

wedding anniversary. He never

missed a one from the year I

first met him.

We love you Brother – you

won’t have to take one day at

a time any more – your special

day has come – enjoy – it’s all

one huge happy day now.

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educational mission of the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart

throughout his life. His

dedicated efforts as the CHS

Development Director made

a Catholic High education

possible for a great number of

young men in the Baton Rouge

area,” commented former

CHS President Brother Francis

David, SC.

In directing the

development office activities,

Brother Aquin worked

tirelessly in the CHS annual

campaigns with parents, alums

and friends of CHS. He was

especially proud of his work to

raise the number of endowed

scholarships from 16 to 70.

Following his service to

Catholic High, Brother Aquin

moved to Thibodaux in the

spring of 2006 to join the faculty

of E.D. White and work in the

areas of admissions and public

relations.

"Anyone who ever met

Brother Aquin knows that he

was a man of great energy

and enthusiasm for life. For

over 50 years, the Brothers

have been blessed by Brother

Aquin's selfless sharing of his

energy and enthusiasm with

us in our mission as educators

of youth," commented Brother

Ronald Talbot, provincial of the

Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

Before beginning his tenure

at CHS, Brother Aquin served

as development director at St.

Stanislaus College in Bay St.

Louis, Mississippi for 20 years.

(Top) RECEPTION. Gail Bass, standing, joins Mary and Mike Nola ’62 at the

reception following the Mass for Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55.

(Bottom) RECEPTION. Brother Ronald Talbot, SC, provincial of the Brothers

of the Sacred Heart, (right) talks with Kate Brady. Brady served as Associate

Development Director with Brother Aquin.


Brother Eldon 5K Run/Walk/Jog

Brother Eldon 5K

For Race Results:

Log on to

www.catholichigh.org/alumni

and click on Alumni Events.

(Top left) STUDENTS. CHS students

(l to r) Patrick Isacks ’13, Joe

Stephens ’13, Alex Say ’13, Jacob

Oubre ’13, Blake Esch ’13, Patrick

Butler ’11 and Andrew Mire ’11

participated in the Brother Eldon 5K.

(Top right) PARTICIPANTS. Ken

Blanchard, Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC

’39 and Dickie Longo visit after the

run.

(Bottom left) QUILT. (L to r) Brian

Hightower ’97 and Denny Vicknair

’63 present Brother Eldon Crifasi,

SC ’39 with a quilt made by Gail

Vicknair and Katherine Myer. The

panels in the quilt are made of

T-shirts from all 10 Brother Eldon 5K

runs and a CHS Basketball Camp.

(Bottom right) RUNNERS. Runners

Drew Louviere ’74, Skip Rhorer ’72

and Lile Lindsey prepare to begin the

Brother Eldon 5K.

Summer at CHS Offers Courses

in Academics, Arts and Athletics

Summer at CHS will run available are baseball,

from June 7 – July 23, 2010. basketball, football, golf, soccer,

Activities are offered for strength and speed, track and

students as young as eight wrestling. New in 2010 is a

years old.

Fun Friday

“Summer

at CHS offers

Camp.

Campers

more than just

will enjoy a

“Summer at CHS offers more

an academic,

fun day of

art, or athletic than just an academic, art, activities,

experience. or athletic experience.” including

It offers the

sports and

opportunity

games.

for students

Course

with common interests to come times and exact dates can be

together and make lasting found in the Summer at CHS

memories and friendships,” brochure, which can be picked

commented Summer at CHS

Director Sherie LeBlanc.

up in the main office or viewed

on the CHS Web site at www.

Academic courses catholichigh.org.

available include Algebra I, Please contact Mrs. Sherie

geometry, English I, study LeBlanc, Ms. Nancy Patout or

skills, speech and debate and

computer literacy.

Athletic courses will once

again be offered individually

Mr. Brian Hightower ’97 at (225)

383-0397 or summerprogram@

catholichigh.org for questions

regarding program activities or

and as combos. Courses registration.

Special Thanks to 2010

Brother Eldon 5K Sponsors:

♦♦

Acadian Residential

Mortgage

♦♦

Ad-Venture Silk Screen

♦♦

Blue Cross Blue Shield of

Louisiana

♦♦

Brew-Bacher’s of Baton

Rouge III, Inc.

♦♦

Cangelosi Ward General

Contractors, LLC

♦♦

Capital City Produce

♦♦

Central Dental Care

♦♦

Cherbonnier, Mayer &

Associates, Inc.

♦♦

Club South Runners

♦♦

Coca-Cola Baton Rouge

Bottling Company

♦♦

Coffee Call

♦♦

The Cohn Law Firm

♦♦

Commerce Title

♦♦

Crewboats, Inc.

♦♦

Edward Jones

Investments - Matthew

Cotton

♦♦

Fleet Feet Sports

♦♦

Hi Nabor Supermarket,

Inc.

♦♦

Himmel’s Architectural

Doors & Hardware, Inc.

♦♦

Holliday Law Firm

♦♦

John Hendry Insurance

Agency

♦♦

Kellogg’s Sales Company

♦♦

Keogh, Cox & Wilson, Ltd.

♦♦

Letterman’s Blue Print &

Supply

♦♦

Louisiana Cardiology

Associates - Carl S. Luikart,

M.D.

♦♦

MAPP Construction, LLC

♦♦

Michael J. Montalbano Jr.,

D.D.S.

♦♦

Morgan Keegan

♦♦

Quality Litigation Support

♦♦

Randy and Elaine Ellis

♦♦

Ryan P. Perry, D.D.S.

♦♦

Sean A. Smith, D.D.S.

♦♦

Timothy Thigpen

♦♦

Varsity Sports

♦♦

Walsh & Bailey

♦♦

Wedge Kyes Import

Specialties, Inc.

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Students and Alumni Gather for Career Day

More than 70 alumni made

presentations to students about

career choices at Career Day on

March 2, 2010.

Students were given

the opportunity to hear four

different presentations about

jobs including journalism,

architecture, engineering,

criminal/forensics, physicians,

attorneys, arts, music, FBI/

Secret Service, aerospace,

teaching and marine biology, to

name a few.

“I feel I know a lot more

about careers than I did before,”

commented Freshman David

Doiron. “I really liked the

presentation by Mr. Toups ’84

on construction.”

Career Day

“This day surpassed my

expectations. I especially

liked the teaching session

by Mr. Mitchell ’01 and the

psychiatrist/counselor one with

Mr. Esteve ’97,” commented

Senior Simon Cassel.

The event was coordinated

by the CHS Alumni Office

and was organized by CHS

Events Coordinator Barbara

Camp and Alumni Director

Glen Randow. The Catholic

High Alumni Association and

CHS Advancement Office

also assisted with the event.

Academic Assistant Principal

Lisa Harvey coordinated the

student schedules for the

presentations.

Norman Ryan ’99 talks with students about a career in the Secret Service. (L to r) Todd Monroe ’91, Rich Bourgeois ’94 and CHS teacher Brian

Hightower ’97 visit at the close of the presentations.

CHS teacher Mitch Billings (center) visits with speakers Kevin Paul Ducote ’85

(left) and Doug Cain ’89 (right).

Catholic High Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC (left)

welcomes Mike Lamana ’64, who spoke about his career as

a pharmacist.

Jim Kleinpeter ’75 shares stories about his experience as a sports journalist.

Career Day speakers (l to r) Robbie Cangelosi ’80, Dwayne Honore ’83, Brad

Bourg ’91, Alumni Director Glen Randow and Hunter Territo ’03 visit in the

library before presentations begin.

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By Joni Owens

With the Parents Annual

Giving Event (PAGE 25) for

the 2009-2010 school year

beginning its final months,

there is still time to increase

the parent participation

percentages. As of February

28, 2010, parent participation

is nearing 61 percent. This is

down over 15 percent from

last year’s final total. Cash in

hand and pledges are currently

$432,219, which is only $24,000

away from last year’s record

setting pace of $456,063.

“There is still time for

everyone to participate. We

hope that those families that

have not yet given to PAGE

will do so by the June 30 close

of the campaign. Our goal is

100 percent response from CHS

families. We truly believe that

if we get near that percentage,

then another dollar record will

be broken again this year,”

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Parents Encouraged To Make PAGE 25 Donations

In Memoriam

commented Joe Kelly who

along with his wife Judith are

serving as the PAGE 25 chair

couple.

“I want to emphasize to

our parents how important

our PAGE program is to our

students and faculty. Tuition

alone only goes so far, and

when our parents partner

with us through their PAGE

donations, we are able to

accomplish so much more.

Parent participation is the key,

yet I want to stress that all

gifts, regardless of the amount,

are needed and appreciated,”

commented CHS President

Gene Tullier.

“Our parents are generous

in so many ways. They give of

themselves, not only financially,

but also in support of our clubs,

the band and athletic teams

as well. It truly takes a total

effort to provide educational

excellence for our students,

As of February 26, 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.

Ruth Collet Alello

Mary Louise Baker

Agatha Cecila Benhaim

Beverly Jeansonne Bartol

Gordon Michael Blanchard Sr. ’64

Lynnwood James Brassett M.D. ’46

Emma Joan Landry Broussard

Alfred Kemp “Sonny” Cayer ’50

Sister Agatha Chauvin C.S.J.

Clinton Joseph “C.J.” Chenevert Jr.

Dorothy Genovese Corsentino

Maria Teresa Portela Cruz

Hugh Cage Curtis ’53

Elvin Joseph “E.J.” Dantin Sr.,

P.E., Ph.D.

Lee Roy Dantin

Richard J. “Rick” Dornier

Mary Polito Graphia Ellis

Rev. Hacker Joseph Fagot, S.J.

Sallie Johnson Farrell

Nathan J. Folse

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Shelby Ray Gilley

Charles A. “Charlie” Gogreve Jr.

Harry Burk Heroman ’39

Lee C. Heroman Jr. ’33

Charles Dale Hotard ’57

John Spencer Howell ’40

Margaret Domma Landry

Sanford Philip “Sandy” Lemoine Sr.

Sena Smith Mansur

Rosario B. “R.B.” Maranto

John Henry McCaa Jr.

George Ann “Tincy” McMakin

Herbert Paul “Rookie” Michael Sr.

Charles Mark Montet ’37

Ethel O’Neal Mouch

Wallace George Nesbit Jr.

Louis Joseph Olano

Anthony J. “Pina” Politz

Sister Marie Andre’ Raymond C.S.J.

Sonja Hannie Reeder

Eric Scott “Ric” Reimsnyder

Claire Louise Wohner Roach

Lily Attuso Rodney

Teddy Jean Ruiz

Gay Claire Curet Smith

Dorothy Abney “Dotsy” Tanner

Francis J. “Deda” Vicknair Sr.

Phil Louis Washauer

Betty Crook West

Jeffrey “Z” Zimmerle

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and I want our parents to know

how much our faculty and staff

appreciate their generosity and

support,” noted CHS Director

of Advancement Hal Dupuy

’73.

Parents who have not

yet responded to the PAGE

appeal are encouraged to

return their commitment cards

as soon as possible to the

CHS Advancement Office at

808 Hearthstone Drive, Baton

Rouge, LA 70806. If you have

misplaced your commitment

form, please contact the

Advancement Office at (225)

389-0978, or by e-mail at

jowens@catholichigh.org.

2010 CHS ALUMNI FISHING RODEO

June 25-26, 2010

Chris Moran’s Belle Pass Marina, LLC

Port Fourchon, LA

Registration Party

Wednesday, June 23

4 – 7 p.m.

Catholic High School Union & Courtyard

Registration forms and online registration

will be available in April.

Members of

the CHS Alumni

Association

Board of

Directors

preparing to

serve at St.

Vincent DePaul

in December

are (l to r) Billy

Bourdier ’55,

Scott Ritter ’93,

Steve Maher

’94, Jim Richard

’74, Sam

Losavio’66,

Eddie Samson

’66 and Craig

Broome ’93.


The 24th Annual Mother-

Son Breakfast was held on

Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Nearly 900 Catholic High

mothers and sons enjoyed guest

speaker Coach Pete Boudreaux

’59. Coach Boudreaux spoke

about his own mother, adding

that “moms are the most special

people in the world.”

“Coach Boudreaux had

us laughing and crying by

taking us through the life of

his own mother with stories

from his childhood. Her death

Mother/Son Breakfast

Mothers and Sons Enjoy Annual Breakfast

is a reminder to all of us of

the importance of always

saying ’I Love You’ to our own

mothers,” commented Michelle

McMahon, event chairperson.

Breakfast was served as

the crowd was entertained.

The CHS Chorus performed

in addition to Senior Peyton

McMahon.

Michelle McMahon chaired

the event with the assistance

of her co-chairs, Stephanie

Hodges and Beth Bourdier, and

Mothers’ Club President Gwen

Cotton.

(Top) MOTHERS’ CLUB. Front row (l to r) Jacob Cotton ’11; Gwen Cotton,

Mothers’ Club president; Stephanie Hodges, co-chairman; Michelle McMahon,

chairman; Beth Bourdier, co-chairman; and Ben Brown ’10. Back row (l to r) Drew

Kirby ’11; Toni Kirby, Mothers' Club vice-president; Arlene Audiffred, Mothers’ Club

moderator; Hayden Hodges ’11; Cullen Hodges ’13; Peyton McMahon ’10; Susan

Ragan, Mothers' Club moderator; and Brother Barry Landry, SC, CHS principal.

(Far left) Enjoying the Mother/Son Breakfast are Scott Daigle ’10 and his mom

Peggy.

(Left) Junior Gill Walker and his mom Shalonda await the start of the program.

Donations to Archives Reflect History of School

By Margie Alexander

Special pieces have been

donated to the Archives of

Catholic High School. These

special pieces included a

miniature print of the four

Catholic High School buildings,

a Men’s Club barbecue

doubloon, an honor roll

certificate and an elementary

school graduation program,

history of a prom program

cover, a sash and an SVA solid

gold medal, a CHS solid gold

medal and a belt buckle.

Brother Eldon Crifasi,

SC ’39 donated the miniature

print of the four Catholic High

buildings dated 1928. Mr.

Wallace Thompson donated the

Men’s Club barbecue doubloon

dated 1980.

The honor roll certificate

was donated by Monsignor

Gerald Lefebvre ’48. It was

for the week ending November

14, 1941. He also donated an

Elementary School Graduation

program of the Saint Joseph’s

Parochial School and Catholic

High School from Monday,

May 29, 1944.

Charles Domma ’51

donated the wooden sketch

of the Mexican señor that was

pictured on the cover of the

Junior-Senior prom invitation,

class of 1948. Mr.

Domma entered a

school contest for the

drawing that would

be used for the cover

of the invitation. Mr.

Domma also donated

various newspaper

pictures and articles, a

football program dated

September 17, 1949,

when Catholic High

played Holy Cross, his

graduation invitation

and various certificates.

He also gave the Archives

newspaper prints of pictures of

Brothers who taught him.

Dominic Bonfanti ’48

donated his gold and black sash,

his letter C with megaphone

and issues of The Golden Bear

from 1946 and 1947. The sash

and the letter are from Mr.

Bonfanti’s days as a cheerleader

for CHS.

Ben Brown, a 1999

graduate, asked his mother-inlaw,

Mrs. Roslyn Strain Greer,

shortly before his death,

to donate a solid gold SVA

medal marked Excellence

and dated 1925 to Catholic

High School. The medal

belonged to her father,

Mr. Hoyt Strain Sr. ’30,

the grandfather of Ben’s

wife Ragan. In memory

of their father, Mrs. Greer

and her brother, Hoyt

Strain Jr., did just that.

This treasured piece,

which will be placed

in a shadow box and

displayed in the Archives of

the school, was presented to

Catholic High by Mrs. Greer

and Ben’s mother Trisha

Brown, in memory of Ben’s

recent birthday.

The family of Arthur

Orillion Jr. ’35 donated a CHS

solid gold medal with the

words Merit and 1929 on the

reverse side. The family, Mrs.

Marie L. Orillion and her three

sons, Arthur ’62, Mike ’73 and

Terry ’77, visited the school and

brought the medal as well as a

belt buckle embossed with the

number 35. They also gave

the school an ivory colored

satin bow with a small cross,

heart and anchor attached that

belonged to Mr. Orillion. Plans

are to place the gold medal in

a shadow box also and display

it in the Archives Office of the

school. The Orillion family also

donated Mr. Orillion’s class ring

to be added to the collection of

rings that will one day be a part

of the CHS ring display.

If you have an item that

you would like to donate to

Catholic High School, please

contact Margie Alexander by

phone (225) 381-9114 or e-mail,

malexander@catholichigh.org.

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By Jennifer J. Knight

Catholic High School

Director of College Counseling

and Senior Class Counselor

Sherry Brouillette, LPC, has

been selected to serve on the

National Catholic College

Admission Association Board

of Directors. Serving a two-year

term, Brouillette will be one of

two high school counselors on

the board in addition to eight

regional college representatives.

“It is quite an honor for

me to be selected for this

position on the National

CCAA Board of Directors, and

I feel the insight gained and

the networking opportunities

provided will enable me to be a

better resource for the students

at CHS as they go through the

college admissions process,”

commented Brouillette.

As a board member,

Brouillette will assist with

overseeing the direction of

the organization, including

membership, research, partnerships

and the annual reception at the

National Association for College

Admission Counseling conference.

Brouillette’s responsibilities

will include attending two

board meetings each year

in addition to the NACAC

conference.

“Our high school members

play a very important role in

keeping the college members

of the Board focused on the

realities of the high school

college counseling profession,”

stated Jon Boeckenstedt,

Associate Vice President for

Policy and Planning at DePaul

University and President of

NCCAA.

In addition to serving

on the board for NCCAA,

Brouillette is also a member of

the National Association for

College Admission Counseling;

the Southern Association

Honors

Sherry Brouillette Selected to NCCAA Board of Directors

for College

Admission

Counseling;

the Louisiana

Counseling

Association;

and Louisiana

School

Counselors

Association.

As a member

of the Southern

ACAC, she

currently

serves as the

director of

high school

counselor

workshops

for Louisiana,

Arkansas,

Mississippi

and Tennessee,

as well as

the chairperson for Louisiana

Initiatives.

Sherry Brouillette, CHS Senior Class Counselor and Director of

College Counseling, is pictured with Craig Young '09 (right).

Brouillette was selected to serve on the National Catholic

College Admission Association Board of Directors.

Brouillette has served as

guidance counselor at Catholic

High for 12 years.

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(Top left) (L to r) Hal Dupuy ’73 and Glen Randow

accept a 1950 class ring from Carol Buhler ’50 (center).

(Top right) Glen Randow receives a 2000 class ring from

Marta Richards (right), mother of Richard Massony ’00.

(Bottom left) John Kaiser ’50 (right) presents his class

ring to CHS Alumni Director Glen Randow.

(Bottom right) Donating the class ring of Arthur Orillion

’35 to Glen Randow (back) were family members front

row (l to r) Mike Orillion ’73 and Mrs. Marie Orillion,

second row (l to r) Arthur Orillion ’62 and Terry Orillion

’77.

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State Titles

Wrestling, Indoor Track Capture State Championships

On February 20, 2010, the

Catholic High athletic program

made history as the wrestling

and indoor track teams both

captured a state championship

on the same day.

The wrestling team won

the Division I-Class 5A State

Title at the state tournament

held at the Pontchartrain

Center in New Orleans while in

Baton Rouge at the LSU Indoor

Track facility, the indoor track

team won the Division I-Class

5A State Title.

The CHS wrestling team

placed 13 of the 14 wrestlers

in the top 6 in each of their

respective weight classes

and outwrestled defending

champion Jesuit of New

Orleans, 301.5 to 294.5 for the

title.

The Bears entered the finals

with a four-point lead over

Jesuit. CHS had five wrestlers

in the finals, while Jesuit had

six. The Blue Jays then took

the lead with victories in the

103-pound and 125-pound

weight classes. CHS countered

when Chase Fresina ’10 won

his bout at 130. Jesuit then lost

its bouts at 135, 145 and 152.

Michael Love ’10 won

his 171-pound bout in a 13-4

decision, giving the Bears the

five points it needed for the title.

J.P. Luckett ’10 then pinned his

opponent in the 189-pound

class.

“I liked where we were

because with Jesuit wrestling

early we knew early what we

needed to do,” commented CHS

Head Wrestling Coach Tommy

Prochaska ’92. “This was a

senior group, and they handled

the situation.”

Luckett was voted

Outstanding Wrestler for the

tournament. Placing first were

Luckett, Fresina and Love.

Second place finishers were

Patrick Bourgoyne ’10 (160) and

Drew Samaha ’10 (215). Wade

Samaha ’10 (140), Trey Misuraca

’10 (145) and Patrick Lawler ’10

(152) took third. Austin Becnel

’11 (112) placed fourth and fifth

place included Garrett Carvillle

’10 (125) and Kyle Hidalgo ’10

(285). Zack Louis ’12 (103) and

Blake Ashford ’11 (119) finished

STATE TITLES. The CHS Wrestling Team and Indoor Track Team captured State

Titles on February 20, 2010. This is the second state title for the CHS Wrestling

Team in the past three years and the fourth consecutive state title for the Indoor

Track Team.

STATE

CHAMPIONS.

Chase Fresina

’10 (left) and

his brother Trent

Fresina ’08 were

both individual

state wrestling

champions and

each helped

CHS win a state

wrestling title.

Chase won the

130 pound in

2010 and Trent

won the 152

pound class in

2008. CHS won

state wrestling

titles in 2008 and

2010.

in sixth place.

This is the third state title

for the CHS wrestling team -

1975, 2008 and 2010.

It was the fourth

consecutive Division I State

Title for the CHS indoor track

team.

The Bears also set a new

state record for the most events

won in a state indoor meet by

claiming six first place finishes.

Catholic High School now

owns the five highest team

scores ever recorded in the

indoor state championship

meet.

The Bears won four

individual events. Barrett

Miller ’10 captured the 1600

meter and the 800 meter events.

Kevin Taylor ’10 won the 400

meters and Philip Primeaux

’10 won the 3200 meters.

CHS won two relays: the 4x

800 and the 4 x 400. Members of

the 4 x 800 included Matthew

Rhorer ’13, Julian Parker ’10,

Taylor Sanford ’10 and Miller.

Members of the 4 x 400 team

were D.J. Woodard ’13, Casey

Fitzgerald ’10, Parker and

Taylor.

Sanford finished third in

the 1600 meters; Parker was

third in the 3200 meters and

Cole Stafford ’12 captured

third in the 3200 meters.

Richard White ’10 took third in

the long jump.

“I’m just in awe of these

guys. That’s four straight

indoor championships and

I never dreamed we would

score 92 points in the meet,”

commented Head Track Coach

Pete Boudreaux ’59.

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Catholic High Senior Philip

Primeaux was recognized for

the second year in a row as the

Gatorade Louisiana Boys Cross

Country Runner of the Year.

Primeaux won a second

consecutive Class 5A state

meet this year with a time of

16:24.1 and led the Bears to

a repeat as team champions.

He was named Baton Rouge

All-Metro Runner of the Year

by The Advocate and captured

first place at the St. Michael

Bayou Boogie, the St. Joseph’s

Invitational, the Catholic High

Invitational, the Walker High

shootout and the Baton Rouge

Metro Championship meets

last fall.

Maintaining a 3.7 GPA,

Primeaux is an All-State

singer in the school choir and

a member of the National

Honor Society. He volunteers

regularly at a local homeless

shelter and was part of a service

mission with his church on a

humanitarian trip to Virginia.

“The last two years Philip

has been one of the most

dominant runners we’ve ever

had here,” commented Catholic

High Head Cross Country

Coach Pete Boudreaux ’59.

“Philip is a guy who goes out

early and puts everybody

away. That’s his style,” added

Recognition

Primeaux Named Gatorade State Cross Country Runner of the Year

By Joni Owens

The CHS Office of

Advancement is starting to

see an increase in alumni gifts

to the Annual Fund. Since

the last Bear Facts II there has

been an increase of almost

two percentage points. Alums

continue to express their

surprise when looking at the

percentage of donations from

their class.

“I know it is difficult

for some graduates to give

back considering other

responsibilities, but I want

them to know that their gift

doesn’t have to be a large gift

or one time gift. Some donors

give smaller amounts on a

monthly basis and that is a

Boudreaux.

The Gatorade Player

of the Year Award

recognizes not only

outstanding athletic

excellence but also high

standards of academic

achievement and

exemplary character

demonstrated on and off

the race course.

Philip is the son

of Valerie and Russel

Primeaux.

RUNNER. This is the second year

in a row that Philip Primeaux

’10 has been named Gatorade

State Cross Country Runner of

the Year.

Alumni Donations Are Not Only About Large Gifts

great way to do it. I believe

that when you start donating

on a regular basis it’s easier to

continue on that path. Once

it becomes a consistent part

of your philanthropic giving,

you will feel a sense of pride,

ownership and commitment

to something that you know

has benefitted your life,”

commented Hal Dupuy ’73,

director of advancement.

“For those living outside

the Baton Rouge area, we

understand that you may not

feel totally connected to all that

goes on at Catholic High. Our

Alumni and Public Relations

offices work extremely hard

to keep you apprised of all

the wonderful things that our

students are accomplishing.

Despite your distance from

campus, we want you to feel a

sense of belonging to the CHS

family that as alumni we all are

a part of,” noted Dupuy.

“For the over 5,000 alums

in the Baton Rouge area, we

invite you to take part in the

many events sponsored by the

alumni office. We try to have

events that foster camaraderie

across the wide span of years

of our graduates. We believe

we have something for

everyone and encourage you to

participate in those events that

interest you,” commented Glen

Grandparent’s Day

Randow, director of alumni

relations.

In order to continue the

great tradition of excellence that

is Catholic High, your support

is important. Encourage and

challenge your classmates to

get or stay involved. Together,

we can accomplish much. The

most important thing is to

participate.

Thanks to those alumni

that have responded already. If

you have comments or for more

information, contact Dupuy

at (225) 389-0978 or hdupuy@

catholichigh.org.

Grandparents and Great-Grandparents

of all CHS Students

are invited to

CHS Grandparent’s Day

Friday, March 26, 2010

(Rescheduled date)

2 p.m. – Program - Gymnasium

2:45 p.m. – Reception – Union/Courtyard

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the Class 5A semifinals with 69

catches for 1,110 yards and 11

touchdowns.

“I enjoyed my visit to

Nicholls and felt it was a perfect

situation for me. The coaches

are a good fit for me and

the school is close to home,”

commented Nelson.

Nelson has also played

varsity basketball for 3 years

and is a forward on the team.

Nelson is the son of

Bob and Sue Nelson and is

undecided about his major.

He currently holds a 3.3 grade

point average.

Catholic High students

have signed to play collegiate

football for the last 22

consecutive years. Since 1988,

the school has seen 105 players

have the opportunity to play

collegiate football.

Sports

Two Seniors Sign To Play Collegiate Football

Catholic High seniors

Sanders Davis and Brad

Nelson have signed letters of

intent to play football at the

collegiate level.

Sanders Davis will play

football at Dartmouth College

in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Davis, an offensive tackle for

the Bears, was a two-year

starter for Catholic High. He

earned first-team All-District

5-5A honors and played for the

Rough Riders in the U.S. Army

Red Stick Bowl in December.

“I knew I wanted to

attend an Ivy League school,”

commented Davis. “Dartmouth

is the epitome of where you can

be a student/athlete and obtain

the best education possible,”

added Davis.

Davis is the son of Stan

and Shan Davis and he plans to

major in biology. He currently

holds a 3.91 grade point

average.

Brad Nelson has signed

with Nicholls State in

Thibodaux, Louisiana. Nelson,

a wide receiver for the Bears,

was All-District 5-5A and

an All-Metro selection. He

helped Catholic High reach

(Top) SIGNING. Head Football Coach

Dale Weiner congratulates seniors

Brad Nelson (top left) and Sanders

Davis (top right) who have both signed

to play collegiate football.

(Bottom) QUARTERFINALS. Brad

Nelson ’10 (left) carries the ball as

Sanders Davis ’10 (right) blocks. Both

players helped the Bears make it to the

state quarterfinals in football.

CHS Men’s Club Thanks Sponsors of the

2009 Football Season Radio Broadcast

These companies made the broadcast possible through their

generosity. Some of these sponsors have been with us for 22

years! Please show them your gratitude.

♦♦Louisiana Electric Company, Inc. (22 years)

♦♦Bolton’s HealthMart Drug Store (22 years)

♦♦Calandro’s Supermarket (22 years)

♦♦Fourrier Insurance Agency (22 years)

♦♦CHS Bookstore

♦♦Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, CPAs

♦♦Winners Circle Car Care

♦♦Gulf Coast Office Products

We invite anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for next

year to contact Andre Fourrier ’68 at (225) 921-2254 or (225)

383-0682 for further information.

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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 from December 8, 2009 through February 26, 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. Robert F. Arbour ’55

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Arbour ’62

Mrs. Edith L. Assaf

Dr. and Mrs. David Assaf IV ’89

Mr. Tracy A. Babin Jr. ’68

Dr. Rick Beringer

Mr. Frederick J. Bahlinger Sr. 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger

Sr. ’53

Mr. J. Andrew Bahlinger Jr. 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Harold I. Bahlinger

Sr. ’53

Ms. Ronnie Beckcom

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. St. Clair J. Bergeron Jr. ’43

Mrs. Nell Brousseau Bergeron

Mrs. Maria P. Bologna

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mrs. Susan S. Brandao

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Dr. Lynnwood J. Brassett ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy

Sr. ’47

Mr. Richard H. Bretz Sr.

Mrs. Rita B. Bretz

Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J.

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mrs. Emma Landry Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coopersmith

Mr. and Mrs. Naylor Cragin

Mr. Lou H. Fontenot

Mrs. Lisa Mello

Mr. Leon Minvielle

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Willis

Mr. Benjamin C. Brown ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Ms. Regina McMakin Hatcher

Dr. and Mrs. Julius H. Mullins Jr.

Mrs. Sheila Reagan

Mr. Isidore D. Contine ’39

Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Baltz

Mr. and Mrs. Abel Daigle

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Kerr

Dr. Elvin J. Dantin Sr.

Mrs. Helen Harbourt

Mr. Ronald S. Demouy ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Demouy ’66

Dr. Eldon P. Dicharry ’38

Ms. Leslie Dicharry

Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich ’40

Mrs. Janet Dietrich

Mr. Percy A. Dupuy Jr. ’36

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Martone ’68

Mr. Edward H. Fetzer Jr. ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Gagliano ’74

Mrs. Nell Fetzer

Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Gauthier ’53

Mr. M. Clyde Garrison Jr. ’40

Mrs. Joanne Garrison

Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bogan III ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher F. Cusick

Michael C. Cusick, M.D. ’99

Mr. Patrick J. Cusick ’02

Honorable and Mrs. John L.

Dardenne Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. DeLatin ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Fryou ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy

Sr. ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richard

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy C. Valenciano

Mr. James P. Giblin II ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Brother Gordian

Mr. Daniel R. Murray ’63

Mr. William S. Grass Sr.

Mrs. Patricia M. Boone

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford X. Guillot ’39

Mr. Denis M. Guillot ’68

Mrs. Katherine Hall

Capital One

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenny Freeman

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

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stuart Jr. ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Causby Hamic Sr.

Commander and Mrs. Louis M.

Bienvenu, USNR ’79

Col. John G. Hanks

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Fred A. Hannaman Jr. ’30

Mrs. Margaret K. Hannaman

Mr. William W. Hannaman Sr. ’31

Mrs. Margaret K. Hannaman

Mr. Harry B. Heroman Sr. ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Mr. Dale Hotard ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander

Allrite Electric, Inc.

Ms. Christine E. Angelloz

Assaf, Simoneaux, Tauzin &

Associates, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bass III

Ms. Paula M. Berumen

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Blitzer Jr.

Block Construction, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierre Boudreaux

Sr. ’59

Mrs. Juanita M. Bozeman

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Broyles

Buquet and LeBlanc, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. George Carmouche

Dr. and Mrs. Fred Cerise

Mrs. Robin R. Coerver

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gelpi ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hanks

Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Heroman ’74

Mr. and Mrs. David Hewlett

Mrs. Estelle Holliday

Mr. and Mrs. Cheney C. Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Kleinpeter

Jr. ’65

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Lopoo

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. Daniel W. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Norwood Jr.

Old State Capitol

Post Architects

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rome ’55

Ms. Gail Ann Sevin

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens ’73

Stuart & Company

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy C. Valenciano

Mr. Severe S. Hull

Ms. Trina Hull

Lynn and Gayle Hymel

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dubreuil

Mr. David M. James Jr.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. David M. James Sr.

Dr. Louis O. Jeansonne III ’63

Dr. and Mrs. Julius H. Mullins Jr.

Mr. Fielding H. Johnson ’52

Anonymous

Mr. Francis C. Jumonville Sr. ’39

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Jumonville

Sr. ’42

Mr. Leonard Kelly Sr.

Ms. Vivian M. Kelly

Mrs. Amber V. Lousteau

Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Morgan

Mr. Edward C. Mansur ’36

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Anjier

Mrs. Sena Smith Mansur

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Anjier

Mrs. Marta H. McCarron

CHS National Honor Society

Dr. B. Diane Sistrunk

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. Thornton III

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Vidrine

Mr. James Edward Miremont

Mr. Daniel L. Miremont ’78

Mr. Charles M. Montet ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Evan P. Hall

LA Dept. of Revenue, Tax

Administration Division

Mr. and Mrs. Early Shirane

Mr. Vernon Thorning

Ms. Edna K. Wilson

Mr. Douglas S. Morgan ’85

Mr. and Mrs. M. Gregory Smith ’85

Mr. Louis J. Olano

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bass III

Mr. Marco Pacella

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette

Mr. Brent D. Pecue ’80

Mrs. Patricia M. Boone

Mrs. Sara L. Cecil

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. William B. Pecue ’56

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mr. William Whitney Pecue ’36

Mrs. Danni Pecue

Mrs. Maude Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Gordon A. Pugh Jr. ’85

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Gordon A. Pugh Sr. ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James Jr.

Mr. Jared V. Rachal ’99

Dr. and Mrs. Vincent O. Rachal

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.

Mrs. Lois P. Ristroph

Donohue-Patrick L.L.C.

Mrs. Juanita Rizzutto

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Drago ’53

Mrs. Claire W. Roach

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Graham Jr.

Mr. Jordan T. Rourke ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Boyce

Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Saia

Dr. and Mrs. C. Verne Brian

Dr. Rivers P. Wall III ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad B. Ebner ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Patin II ’86

Dr. Michelle Wall

Mrs. Betty C. West

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley M. Glenn

Mr. Jeffery Zimmerle

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Drago ’53

Honorary Gifts

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Audiffred

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Mr. St. Clair J. Bergeron III ’03

Mrs. Nell Brousseau Bergeron

CHS 2009-10 Administration

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Vidrine

CHS 2009-10 Mathematics Department

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Vidrine

Ms. Fiona Conroy

Ms. Sue Dicharry

Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC ’39

Mr. Daniel L. Miremont ’78

Brother Francis David, SC

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. deGravelles

Jr.

Mr. William W. deGravelles ’03

Mr. John A. Ebner ’87

Mrs. Dickens Wall

Brother Carl Evans, SC

Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Robichaux ’62

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mrs. Barbara H. Magruder

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McCowan Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Labb

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander

Mr. Spencer P. Landry ’12

Mr. and Mrs. Windell Landry

Mr. and Mrs. Don Leslie

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Alexander

Dr. and Mrs. W. Todd Monroe ’91

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Monroe

Mr. Trey D. Samaha ’05

Mrs. Myrle Browning

Mr. Brian J. Tullier ’12

Dr. and Mrs. Gene Robinson

Mr. E. Anthony Van Duzee ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Van Duzee

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Williams ’71

Mrs. Rosemary H. Williams

Baby Bears

Maxwell Cheng Comeaux and Evangeline Cheng Comeaux, son

and daughter of Cecilia Cheng and Keith Comeaux ’85...Ethan

Mark Emonet, son of Adriane and Mark Emonet ’87…Elena

Kathryn Dalmau, daughter of Kimberly and Michael Scott Dalmau

’90…Geddy Dane Folse, son of Kristen and Bentley Folse ’92…John

Stanford Stolzenthaler, son of Anna and Stanford Stolzenthaler

’92…Cole Henry Stagg, son of Jill and Frank Sill Robert Stagg

’98…Hays Taylor Knight, son of Brooke and Alex Knight ’01.

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Sports in the Past

By David Butler ’77

The sixth seed

1958-59 Catholic

High basketball team

wasn’t considered

a tournament

contender, much less

when one considers

that tournament is the

prestigious Wedge

David Butler ’77 Kyes Tournament.

Seeded six out of eight teams their 8-7

record was hardly imposing when one

considered higher seeds Istrouma, Denham

Springs, Maurepas, Baton Rouge High and

Live Oak.

The Wedge Kyes Tournament was

started in 1950 by Kenner Day of Baton

Rouge High and Brother Flavian, the

athletic director at Catholic High, to honor

former Baker principal and Istrouma

basketball coach Wedge Kyes. For over 25

years, the Wedge Kyes Tournament was

the premier basketball tournament in the

area, if not in the state. An invitation alone

was considered recognition of a team’s

accomplishment as invitations did not

go out until the week of the tournament.

Schools quickly adjusted schedules to

accommodate a Kyes invitation.

In the opening round of the double

elimination tournament Catholic upset

third seed Maurepas 58-55. Entering the

second quarter, Catholic held a 13-6 lead

but Maurepas tied the score twice. Then a

basket by Bobby Comeaux ’59 and two free

throws by Jimmy Poche ’59 gave Catholic

a 22-18 lead. A half-court shot cut the lead

to two points as the teams completed the

1958-1959 Varsity Basketball Team. Members of the team included (l to r) Bobby Comeaux ‘59, Jimmy

Cangelosi ‘61, Fred Malatesta ‘60, Roger Dornier ’59, Mark Ott ‘60, Larry Braud ‘59, John Fred Gourrier ’59,

Jimmy Poche ’59, Tommy DeBlanc ’59, Michael Monahan ‘60 and George Domas ’60. Kneeling is Head

Basketball Coach Gus Adomitis.

half. Behind Poche and John Fred Gourrier

’59 the Bears surged ahead in the third

quarter. Gourrier’s two free throws late in

the game sealed the win for Catholic. Poche

led Catholic scorers with 22 points while

Gourrier and Comeaux added 13 each.

Catholic advanced to face second seed

Denham Springs. Paced by the shooting of

Gourrier (32 points) and Poche (23 points)

and the back court play of Comeaux and

Tommy DeBlanc ’59, the Bears advanced

to the finals, winning 61-48.

Catholic found itself in somewhat

familiar territory as previous teams had

advanced to the finals but were eluded

by a victory in the final game. Facing fifth

seed Live Oak, Catholic High once again

called on their starting lineup of Comeaux,

DeBlanc, Roger Dornier ’59, Gourrier and

Poche. After trailing 24-20 at halftime,

Poche and Gourrier led the Bears scoring 18

points in the third quarter to Live Oak’s 9 to

take a 38-33 lead entering the final quarter.

Although Live Oak made a run at the

Bears, Coach Gus Adomitis’ team was too

strong and Catholic went on to win their

first Wedge Kyes tournament 58-48.

Poche was voted the Most Valuable

Player of the tournament and was named

to the All-Tournament Team along with

Gourrier.

“We all looked forward to the Wedge

Kyes Tournament. That tournament was

John Fred’s finest hour. We could not have

won it without him elevating his game.

Over the years the team has enjoyed the

memory and notoriety of winning Catholic

High’s first Wedge Kyes Tournament,”

recalled Poche.

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