News & Views of Interest to the Alumni, Parents & Friends of Catholic High School BEAR FACTS II March 2005 Volume 23, No. 3 In this issue... MothersвЂ™ Club Auction April 9, 2005 вЂў Day of Experience Faculty and staff reach out to community. Page 4 вЂў Development Director CHS announces change in development ofп¬Ѓce. Page 7 вЂў Annual Gathering Mothers and sons gather for breakfast. Page 8 вЂў Dr. Stewart Gordon вЂ™82 Alumnus devotes career to helping children. Page 9 вЂў Sportsmanship Award CHS wins award for third year. Page 10 Bears in Paradise Page 5 вЂў Golf Classic Annual Golf Classic set for April 18. Page 11 C H S - Serving the Baton Rouge area since 1894 Carl Gremillion вЂ™52 was honored as the Louisiana Cajun at the annual Cajun Festival in Edinburg, Texas. IN THE NEWS вЂ™50s Carl Gremillion вЂ™52 Bob Downey вЂ™55 resides in Trophy Club, TX and received the townвЂ™s Citizen of the Year Award for 2004. Gerry Robichaux вЂ™55 was elected vice presiBob Downey вЂ™55 dent of the board of directors for the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games. Gayle Hatch вЂ™57 will be recognized by the Smithsonian with Gerry a display of his uniform Robichaux вЂ™55 worn at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Wade Labat вЂ™63 received the 2004 Po l y e t h y l Gayle Hatch вЂ™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 Rouge. Randy Bonnecaze вЂ™65 was recognized for his 30 years of service with the CPA п¬Ѓrm of Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP. He вЂ™60s Wade Labat вЂ™63 DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE. Congratulating Catholic HighвЂ™s Distinguished Graduate David Whatley вЂ™74 (center) were (l to r) Brother Barry Landry, SC, CHS principal, and Brother Francis David, SC, CHS president, honored during Catholic Schools week. has served as managing partner for 25 years. David Dupuy вЂ™68 is owner and opera- Randy Bonnecaze вЂ™65 tor of Audio Video Results, Inc., specializing in stereo and TV system David Dupuy вЂ™68 design sales and installation. Warren Kron вЂ™72 has been named senior vice president and lending ofп¬Ѓcer of First Bank. Jimmy Arbour вЂ™73 is living in Magden, Switzerland where he has served two years as head group accountant with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Mark Mese вЂ™75 was named a partner of Kean Miller Law Firm. Johnny Brewerton вЂ™77 was one of three cancer survivors featured вЂ™70s Mark Mese вЂ™75 in a recent M.D. Anderson Cancer Center video п¬Ѓlmed at Rollins College in Orlando, Fla. The video is intended to increase awareness of cancer in people ages 18-25. BrewerJohnny Brewerton вЂ™77 ton celebrated his 25th year in cancer remission. Pat Bogan вЂ™78 has been appointed as the chief marketing and training ofп¬Ѓcer of Louisiana Companies effecPat Bogan вЂ™78 tive January 1, 2005. Perry Key вЂ™78 has been named assistant vice president of Loan Review at First National BankerвЂ™s Bank. Ben Leggio вЂ™78, a family practice physician, has been Perry Key вЂ™78 named Rural Physician BEAR FACTS II Baby Bears Christian Davies, son of Dina and T. Richey Sawyer вЂ™83...Anna Clare, daughter of Karrie and James F. Pierson III вЂ™85...Samantha Mary, daughter of Terri and Brian D. Vicknair вЂ™85... McKinley Elizabeth, daughter of Michelle and Christopher J. Howard вЂ™86...Sidney Joseph, son of Bethany and Sidney R. Bowden, Jr. вЂ™87...Julia Elizabeth, daughter of Diana and Luke T. Cardillo вЂ™87...Gillian Francis, daughter of Lisa and Paul B. Sawyer вЂ™87...Kyle Frederick and Meredith Ella, twin son and daughter of Dana and George F. Schmitt вЂ™87...Dominic Joseph, son of Salena and Carl J. Accardo вЂ™88...Ashlynn ReneГ©, daughter of Lori and Todd P. Howell вЂ™89... Daniel Charles, son of Catherine and Francis P. Coker вЂ™90...Avery and Campbell, twin daughters of Jodie and Stephen M. Dille вЂ™90...Luke Thomas and Lacy Nicole, twin son and daughter of Dawn and Jason S. Duncan вЂ™90...Keaton Lane, son of Tricia and Charles R. Sanchez, Jr. вЂ™90...Beau Phillip-Joseph, son of Sonya and Bradley P. Blanchard вЂ™91...Emma Rose, daughter of Emily and Keith S. Polozola вЂ™92...Jacob Sidney, son of Lenore and Michael L. Schmitt вЂ™92... Charles Collier, son of Betsey and Jarrod C. Tramonte вЂ™93...Jaden Bryce, son of Katherine and Shane Bennett вЂ™94...Ann Claire, daughter of Aimee and Adam W. Harris вЂ™94...Payton Marie, 2 Bear Facts II is published quarterly by the Ofп¬Ѓce of Public Relations. Jan R. Breen, editor Jennifer J. Rouse, assistant editor Contributors: Margie Alexander Robin N. Beard Stacy Bourgeois Kate Brady Sara Brignac David Butler вЂ™77 Barbara Camp Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC вЂ™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 вЂ™79 of MBD Construction Co. LLC. was elected to the 2005 Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Board of Directors. George Kranske вЂ™81 is in Baghdad, Iraq with the Louisiana National Guard Unit 256 of Lafayette. John Mese вЂ™81, actor, appeared on the NBC TV Show вЂњMediumвЂќ on Monday, January 10. Chris Sapp вЂ™81 of Sapp and Sapp George Architects has been Kranske вЂ™81 elected vice president of the American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge Chapter. He will serve as president in 2006. Frank Brian вЂ™82 of Saia Electric, Inc. was elected to the 2005 Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Board of Directors. David Chustz вЂ™83 has been promoted Frank to vice president, creative Brian вЂ™82 director responsible for on-air advertising and promotion at Lifetime television network in New York. Seth Dawson вЂ™85 will launch Paperless Environments LLC, a company which will market imaging software and elec- вЂ™80s Jim Pierson вЂ™85 IN THE NEWS tronic data storage. Greg Olinde вЂ™85 accepted the position of adjunct professor in the Economics and Finance Department of Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. Jim Pierson вЂ™85 has been in Phoenix since 1990 and is a principal in a commercial mortgage banking п¬Ѓrm, Johnson Capital. Gordon ALUMS ON CAMPUS. Alumni returning to campus to share inPugh вЂ™85 is working sight about college life were (front row, l to r) Tim Honigman вЂ™01, with the Home Realty University of Georgia; Brad Golson вЂ™01, Louisiana State University; Jeffrey Harrison вЂ™02, Villanova University; Shannon Talamo вЂ™02, Store, a real estate broLouisiana State University; Eric Hart вЂ™02, Texas Christian University; kerage п¬Ѓrm. He acts as Michael Rolfsen вЂ™04, University of Notre Dame; and Adam Hensgens a broker and rehabiliвЂ™04, Marquette University. Back row (l to r) Josh Coleman вЂ™03, University of Georgia; Chris Williams вЂ™03, Vanderbilt University; Steve tates bank foreclosed McGuire вЂ™01, Vanderbilt University; Ryan Rebowe вЂ™04, University of properties. Virginia; and David Smith вЂ™01, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Victor Vignes вЂ™85 is working with the Home Realty Store, Louis Barп¬Ѓeld вЂ™89 completa real estate brokerage п¬Ѓrm. He serves as an ed a General Surgery agent and project manager. Residency at Ochsner Major Beau Booth вЂ™86 is the chief Medical Foundation of standardization and evaluation for the in New Orleans, a Co57th Wing at Nellis AFB, Nev. He is also lon and Rectal Fellowserving as an instructor pilot at the USAFвЂ™s ship at LSU in ShreveF-16 Fighter Weapons School. port and a Laparoscopic Jean-Paul Perrault вЂ™87 of McColon and Rectal Louis Barп¬Ѓeld вЂ™89 Glinchey Stafford serves as secretary of the Surgery Fellowship in Baton Rouge Head Injury Association. Richmond, Va. He is in practice with the Joey Quinlan вЂ™87 has been named Baton Rouge Colon and Rectal Associates. President and Chief Operations Ofп¬Ѓcer at Michael FrugГ© вЂ™90 has First National BankerвЂ™s Bank. been elected David Faulk вЂ™88 was elected to the to the partCapital Area Court Appointed Special Advonership at cates Association board. Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP law п¬Ѓrm. He practices Michael FrugГ© вЂ™90 in the areas of business & commercial litigation. Chuck SanAWARD. John Ribes вЂ™58 chez вЂ™90, owner of (standing, left) was invested Chuck as a Fellow of the AmeriSTUN Design and AdSanchez вЂ™90 can Society of Landscape vertising, has expanded his п¬Ѓrm in four adArchitects. Joining John for ditional states including his recognition were his brother Richard Ribes вЂ™64 Maine, Texas, Tennessee (top right), sister CHS Food and Alabama. Service Director Mary Lou Jason Cashio James (top center) and sister JoAnn Graphia (bottom вЂ™91 was named as partright) with her husband ner of Kean Miller Law Judge Tony Graphia вЂ™56. Firm. вЂ™90s Jason Cashio вЂ™91 3 IN THE NEWS Stephen Hightower вЂ™91 is managing partner of TigreвЂ™s Fine Dining. Kemp Tullier вЂ™91 was named an ofп¬Ѓcer of Business Associates of Baton Rouge. Warrick Dunn вЂ™93 of the Atlanta Falcons received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Dunn was nominated for his вЂњHomes for the HolidaysвЂќ program. Tommy Screen вЂ™93 has been named assistant to the president for government relations at Loyola University in New Orleans. Walt Braud вЂ™96 accepted a position with Roche Laboratories as a pharmaceutical sales representative in the New Orleans area. Dustin Kirkland вЂ™97 has been named a вЂњMaster InventorвЂќ by IBM, recognizing over 50 pending patents and other intellectual property contributions. John Cronan вЂ™98 accepted a job as a п¬Ѓnancial analyst in the McDonaldвЂ™s U.S. Controller Group at the McDonaldвЂ™s home ofп¬Ѓce in Oak Brook, Ill. Jeff Hebert вЂ™98 has completed his masterвЂ™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 вЂ™98 is working with the Home Realty Store, a real estate brokerage п¬Ѓrm. He acts as a broker and rehabilitates bank foreclosed properties. Brian Meyers вЂ™99 graduated from LSU in December 2004 in biological science and now works for Oppenheimer Urological вЂ™00s Reference Laboratory in Nashville, Tenn. Tyler deFrances вЂ™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 Tyler deFrances вЂ™00 Theta Xi Fraternity and Student Government. Jesse McClure вЂ™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 вЂ™00 graduated from Tulane University magna Jesse McClure вЂ™00 cum laude in mechanical engineering in the spring of 2004. He is now working for ExxonMobil at the Baton Rouge Reп¬Ѓnery. Eric Hart вЂ™02 was elected vice president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, at Keith Murphy вЂ™00 Texas Christian University. Doug Planchard вЂ™02 lettered as center and guard in his red shirt freshman and sophomore years at LSU. He is also a mem- ber of the 2003 National Football Championship team and is majoring in sports marketing. Tommy Kellner вЂ™03 was honored for outstanding academic Doug Planchard вЂ™02 achievement at The Citadel during the 2004 fall semester. He is on the DeanвЂ™s List and achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Morris LeBlanc Tommy Kellner вЂ™03 вЂ™03 made the DeanвЂ™s List for the Fall 2004 semester at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Dillon Couvillon вЂ™04 was chosen in the 2004 Fall semester to be an LSU Associate Student Ambassador. Dane Lambert вЂ™04 made the DeanвЂ™s List Dillon at LSU for the 2004 fall Couvillon вЂ™04 semester. On the Cover MothersвЂ™ 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, MothersвЂ™ Club president; Kathy Barbay, chair; Kathy Broha, co-chair; Fran Harvey, Ann Delo and Cindy Dantin. 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. вЂњThis 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 CHS faculty member Chris Gardner volunteers at Southdowns Elementary. Orleans Province,вЂќ commented Campus Minister Tom Eldringhoff. вЂњEach year the Day of Experience reп¬‚ects one of the seven basic teachings of the program. The program calls for п¬Ѓve hours of formation/instruction on Catholic Social Teaching and one full day of experi4 ence working with and for the marginalized,вЂќ added Eldringhoff. Comments shared by some of the faculty and staff include: Southdowns Elementary вЂ“ вЂњI 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.вЂќ Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired вЂ“ вЂњI learned a great deal about the causes of vision difп¬Ѓculties and also about accommodations needed to educate visually impaired students.вЂќ 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 MothersвЂ™ Club Auction Set for April 9 Alumni, parents and friends attending the Catholic High School MothersвЂ™ 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 вЂњThe OriginalвЂќ HeromanвЂ™s Florist) Old Cypress Hoosier Cabinet (donated by Kay and Peter Rumfola III вЂ™89) Champagne Rafп¬‚e- Platinum Diamond Cross (donated by Ken FellinвЂ™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 вЂ™89) Dinner for 6 at the Camelot Club with Brother Francis David, SC and Brother Barry Landry, SC (donated by Albemarle Corporation) LCD 17-inch Flat-Screen TV Panasonic model TC17 (donated by Custom Audio and Video) Framed Original Oil Painting entitled вЂњProvenceвЂќ by a local artist Ed Fetzer вЂ™48 (donated by FetzerвЂ™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 KornmeyerвЂ™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 вЂ™86 and Cheryl and Frank Rumfola вЂ™84) Scavenger Hunt (donated by Catholic High School MothersвЂ™ 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 Rafп¬‚e 2005 Cadillac CTS from Duplessis Automotive Group (donated by CHS MothersвЂ™ Club) Weekend Fishing trip for 4 (donated by Thomas and Bill Persac вЂ™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, M.D.) Bear Fishing in a Stream Oil Painting 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) Tr o m p e LвЂ™ O e i l Canvas (donated by Connie Bourgeois Perque) Sinker Cypress Kitchen Platinum Diamond Cross Table (donated by Southern Plantation Shutters) 2005-2006 Tuition Door Prize Drawing (donated by CHS MothersвЂ™ Club) Again this year an exciting rafп¬‚e will be held - A Champagne Rafп¬‚e. A limited number of tickets are being sold for $25 each. On the evening of the MothersвЂ™ Club Auction, tickets will be exchanged for a glass English Antique Pine Pot Cupboard/Commode of champagne. One lucky glass will contain a Dauterive, Ann Delo, Leslie Falgoust, platinum cross with 0.50 total carat weight of Melinda Francioni, Jackie Gallmann, Celia diamonds on a stunning 18" platinum chain. Gascon, Shannon Guglielmo, Fran Harvey, Patti Contact Patty Hiller, (225) 751-3165, for Hiller, Joan Hinnenkamp, Joyce Jackson, tickets or additional details. Cissy Landry, Claire Major, Stephanie A festive medley of food prepared by Miranda, Susan Nelson, Joanne Roberts, Laura Charles вЂњSqueakyвЂќ Miranda of City CafГ© Simoneaux, Sue Steitz, Dianne Talbot, Ramona on OвЂ™Neal Lane will be featured. The menu will offer both Louisiana and tropical items. Talley, Chris Tam, Cindy Tiek and Carol White. For the sixth year, desserts will be prepared Arlene Audiffred moderates the MothersвЂ™ Club, by CHS grandmother, Melanie McRoberts, Margie Alexander serves as п¬Ѓnancial advifeaturing her own delicious recipes for cakes, sor and Nancy Donald is MothersвЂ™ Club president. cookies and pastries. Tickets to the auction are $20 per Another highlight of the evening is the person and may be purchased by calling Gail drawing for the Cadillac CTS from Duplessis Bourgeois at (225) 272-7208 or Susan Nelson Automotive Group. The drawing will be held at (225) 275-4678. Tickets will also be availduring the live auction. Rafп¬‚e tickets will be able at the door. available for purchase during the auction or can be purchased in advance by calling Kathy Broha (225) 292-5719. Tuition Door Prize Kathy Barbay, committee chairperson, is assisted by co-chairs Kathy Broha and Pam A CHS student of your choice Faciane. will receive free tuition for the Other committee members are: 2005-06 school year. Debbie Anderson, Debra Boehringer, Gail Bourgeois, Amiee deWit Butcher, Mary Must be present to win. Kadair-Crump, Cindy Dantin, Vicki 5 Endowed Scholarship Rick H. Lea вЂ™77 Endowed Scholarship To Help Others The Lea family has been 1982, Lea worked for Ameron in associated with the Brothers of the Saudi Arabia for п¬Ѓve years. When Sacred Heart for the past 50 years. he returned to Baton Rouge from Rick Lea вЂ™77 is a Catholic High Saudi Arabia, Lea joined his fagraduate and his father, Richard ther in the family business of Lea, graduated from St. Aloysius Specialty Plastics. When the compain New Orleans in 1958. RickвЂ™s ny was sold to EDO Specialty Plasnephew, Ryan Lea, is a 1998 gradutics in 1999, Rick became director of ate of St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, business development for Fiberbond. Mississippi. It is because of his close He is also an active member of Most connection with the Brothers of the SaBlessed Sacrament Church Parish. cred Heart that Rick has made numerIn setting up the Rick H. ous contributions to Catholic HighвЂ” Lea вЂ™77 Endowed Scholarship, Lea in particular, the funding of the James admitted that this act was triggered Lea вЂ™77 (at left) is pictured with his classmate Paul by the induction of his good friend Patrick Hannie Memorial Endowed Rick Rhorer вЂ™77 (at right) and Pete Boudreaux вЂ™59 on the occasion of Pete Scholarship and the newly established BoudreauxвЂ™s induction into the CHS Hall of Fame. Coach Boudreaux into the CHS Hall Rick H. Lea вЂ™77 Endowed Scholarof Fame. One of the fondest memoship. toughness and his teaching by exampleвЂ” ries in RickвЂ™s life goes back to July 1994 when Lea entered CHS in the eighth whether it was science or the method of he hosted a dinner at his restaurant for Bougrade and was immediately impressed with praying.вЂќ He saw in Brother Eldon Crifasi, dreaux and his wife Pat, Warrick Dunn вЂ™93, Coach Pete Boudreaux вЂ™59, who would be SC, вЂ™39 a person вЂњwho trusted people and as Kevin Franklin вЂ™93, Paul Rhorer вЂ™77 and his Louisiana history teacher, guidance coun- a person who led by example.вЂќ He credited CHS Public Relations Director Jan Breen. selor, freshmen football coach and varsity Coach Barrett Murphy вЂ™55 with instilling вЂњIt was a very special night because track coach. Coach Boudreaux affectionately in him an interest in weightlifting which he our common bond was a love of Catholic referred to Rick as вЂњJoe Dash.вЂќ High,вЂќ commented Lea. вЂњI was an average still possesses to the present day. вЂњCoach Boudreaux had a tremenIn his senior year, Lea received the student who got along well with everyone. dous inп¬‚uence on my life. I admired the way Golden Grizzly Award. This award was given I respected others and felt I was respected by he handled people, treated everyone with re- for the hardest working player in football. them in return,вЂќ added Lea. spect and made each person feel important. Lea would say that вЂњlife is a relay вЂњThis award taught me that even He treated everyone the same,вЂќ commented though you might work hard you still need and we must pass the baton on for the imLea. other people in your life to help and guide provement of the next generation. The Rick Lea remembers Brother Gordian you,вЂќ commented Lea. H. Lea вЂ™77 Endowed Scholarship is my small Udinsky, SC for his вЂњteaching of mental Upon graduation from LSU in part in passing on this baton.вЂќ 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. Everett Bennett вЂњRedвЂќ LeBlanc Linda Richard Abadie Clarence A. Frost Alton Leslie Meyer Thomas W. Allain James N. Garrett Joseph B. Modicut, Jr. вЂ™48 John Enoch Andrews, Sr. Lefebvre Louis Gianelloni II вЂ™55 Anna Mae Alello Montagnino Sidney Joseph Babin Nettie Anna вЂњTuzzieвЂќ Guerin Mildred Agnes Mouch Virginia Warren вЂњGinnyвЂќ Baker Alfred R. Guglielmo Iris C. Ortego Thelma Breaux Baudry Richard Gwin вЂ™72 Herbert Piller, Ph.D. Mary Agnes Gipson Beatty Joseph Carlysle Hebert вЂ™39 Charles Stavaol вЂњCharlieвЂќ Prosser, Jr. Corrine Olivier Bolton Ray Herthum вЂ™40 Paul Denver Reynolds, Jr. Margie Norton Bourg Juanita W. Hester John Samuel Sardisco, M.D. Irma Germaine St. Romain Bridges Robert A. Holloway, Sr. Nancy Scioneaux Jack S. Burk, Sr. Forrest Lee Hooper, Jr. вЂ™48 Albert Allen Stevens Horace вЂњButchвЂќ Butler Richard вЂњDickвЂќ Jones Dalton Suire William вЂњBrettвЂќ Conrad, Sr. вЂ™79 Margaret Moore Judice Leon Surrat Dolores Decuir вЂњZenoвЂќ Darensbourg Elphege Joseph вЂњE.J.вЂќ Landry вЂ™37 Bernice Dupuy Thibodeaux James Calvin вЂњJimвЂќ Davis Shirrell Grass Landry Margarita Suadi Thompson Maj. Donald Cecile Delaune, U.S. Army, Thomas Ray Landry, Ph.D. Albert Hays Town retired Ruth Carol Hardin Larpenteur Robert E. вЂњBobвЂќ Young, Jr. вЂ™44 Phyllis Ann вЂњMiss DвЂќ DiVincenti Marie Ann LeBas 6 CHS Announces Changes In Development Ofп¬Ѓce Brother Aquin Gauthier, SC вЂ™55, will be leaving Catholic High School as development director, effective June 30, 2005, and will assume a new r e s p onBrother Aquin s i b i l ity Gauthier, SC вЂ™55 at E. D. 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 2005-06 spring semester, he will 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 Excellence Campaign which has provided the п¬Ѓrst installment of the Master Plan вЂ“ the Health & Physical Education Center and the soon-to-be-completed Science Center. вЂњBrother Aquin has been a prime mover in the development efforts that have produced tremendous successes,вЂќ commented CHS President Brother Francis David, SC. In directing the development ofп¬Ѓce activities, Brother Aquin worked tirelessly 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. вЂњThese scholarships are a part of the future of CHS,вЂќ commented Gauthier. вЂњThe funds allow young men who need tuition assistance to have the opportunity for a Catholic High education,вЂќ added Gauthier. Before beginning his service at CHS, Brother Aquin served as development director for 20 years at St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Dr. Greg Brandao вЂ™73 will assume the role of CHS Development Director, effective July 1, 2005. Dr. Greg Brandao вЂ™73 Brandao returns to CHS after serving 18 years at the school, including 11 as principal. He also will continue his consulting career that he began in 2004. вЂњCatholic High has been an important part of my life,вЂќ commented Brandao. вЂњAs 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,вЂќ added Brandao. The Catholic High Development Ofп¬Ѓce was established in 1980 under the direction of Brother Donnan Berry, SC. The ofп¬Ѓce serves to promote п¬Ѓnancial support of the school. Alums To Gather in Houston There are over 200 Catholic High Bears living in Houston, Texas Our п¬Ѓrst satellite alumni association will be established with a kick-off crawп¬Ѓsh boil/reunion on Saturday, April 23 at the homes of Mark and Will Dakmak вЂ™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 [email protected] Prayer Breakfast ALUMNI. (Top left) Alumni who gathered for the 2005 Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) Francis Furrate вЂ™47, John Jolissaint вЂ™35, Louis McHardy вЂ™47, Buck Langlois вЂ™49 and Dan LeBlanc вЂ™47. PRAYING TOGETHER. (Top right) Attending the Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) George Gelpi вЂ™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 вЂ™39, Rayne Lorio вЂ™54, Camilia Lorio and Clarence Lorio вЂ™52. VISITING. (Bottom right) Visiting during the 2005 Prayer Breakfast were (l to r) David Alexander вЂ™88, Archie Kranske вЂ™82, Rich Whitlow вЂ™84 and Amy Alexander. 7 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 Center. 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 п¬‚owers 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 MothersвЂ™ Club. Coach Pete Boudreaux вЂ™59 was the guest speaker for the over 1,000 in attendance. Mrs. Arlene Audiffred, MothersвЂ™ Club moderator, introduced Boudreaux. Student Council President Dixon McMakin вЂ™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 вЂ™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 Taylor. CELEBRATING MOMS AND SONS. Jason Peters вЂ™07 (left) and mom Monica and Brandon Wheeler вЂ™07 (right) and mom Roberta enjoy the time together. BREAKFAST TOGETHER. (Right) Andrew LeBas вЂ™06 and mom Sherri enjoy the breakfast. TEARS OF JOY. (Far right) Jeffrey Thompson вЂ™05 gives his mom Linda Jane a hug. Bears In Action NASA. (Top left) Students from the Catholic High Astronomy Club visiting NASAвЂ™s Johnson Space Center in Houston were (l to r) Josh Barrios вЂ™05, Alex Demas вЂ™05, Joey Chatelain вЂ™05, Nicholas Comeaux вЂ™07, Taylor Johnson вЂ™05, Adam Frost вЂ™09 and Andrew Bayer вЂ™05. QUIZ BOWL. (Top right) Accepting the trophy for second place in the Diocesan Quiz Bowl Tournament were (l to r) Andrew Stewart вЂ™09, Matthew Smith вЂ™09, Wesley Zeringue вЂ™09, Travis Edwards вЂ™09 and CHS Moderator Mrs. Alys Melancon. Stephan Bouanchaud вЂ™09 and Bennett Caldwell вЂ™09 were also members of the team. AFRICAN AMERICAN PROGRAM. (Bottom 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 вЂ™07, Tim Durel вЂ™05, Brandon Odom вЂ™06, Davis Rhorer вЂ™07, Julius Fleming вЂ™06, Kirkland James вЂ™05, Mayor Holden, Sean Cotton вЂ™09, CHS Faculty member Andy Martin, Osby Kelly вЂ™08 and Mark Clements вЂ™08. BAND. (Bottom right) The CHS Band and Bruinettes marched in a parade at Disney World over the Mardi Gras break. 8 Alumni Feature Dr. Stewart Gordon вЂ™82 Devotes Career To Helping Children By Jennifer J. Rouse Dr. Stewart Gordon вЂ™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 pediatric medical education at Earl K. Long Medical Dr. Stewart Gordon вЂ™82 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 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 п¬Ѓrst п¬Ѓve years of a childвЂ™s life are important for the highest level of brain development. вЂњReading promotes вЂ�School Readiness,вЂ™ an important building block for long-term success,вЂќ commented Gordon. In addition to these pro- REACH OUT AND READ. Dr. Stewart Gordon вЂ™82 reads to his grams, Gordon has been active in patient at the LSU Medical Center. many other areas. He designed the state of LouisianaвЂ™s medical program that and do something to improve their future,вЂќ offers health care to incarcerated youth from commented Gordon. While at Catholic High, Gordon ages 10 to 21 years. He has served on boards for child advocacy programs such as Loui- was involved in Key Club, Student Council siana ChildrenвЂ™s Cabinet Advisory Board, and Band. He served his senior year as a senaLouisiana Juvenile Justice Commission tor for the Hi-Y convention and president of Advisory Board and Prevent Child Abuse the National Honor Society. The NHS moderator presented Gordon with the Golden Louisiana. Gordon pursued a career in pedi- Bear for Outstanding Member of NHS for atrics because of his love of children and for heading one of the most successful tutoring the gratiп¬Ѓcation of watching children get programs at that time. вЂњStewart is very committed to his well. He saw the need in the community to help educate parents and children on the family, friends and the children of our comimportance of early child health care and de- munity. In his positions at Earl K. Long, the Pennington, and YouWho, Inc., he is very velopment. вЂњMost of us who grew up with the passionate about educating and caring for luxury of a Catholic High education did not children,вЂќ commented Sonny Chastain вЂ™82. вЂњHis role goes well beyond that of appreciate how fortunate we were to be in that environment. There are many people a mere job, but a vocation or calling. Each in the Baton Rouge com- day, Stewart truly exempliп¬Ѓes the call to serve munity who were born others that the Brothers of the Sacred Heart into a much different, less instilled in us,вЂќ added Chastain. Dr. Gordon and his wife of 12 years, fortunate environment. We are better served as a Cricket, have two children, eight-year-old community if we become Emma and four-year-old Webster and are exmore aware of those who pecting another baby in April. struggle to live around us Wedding Bells BROTHERHOOD/SISTERHOOD AWARD. John Pastorek (center), 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. Holly Lyn Keene and E. Michael Martin вЂ™80...Lisa Terry Friday and Norman L. Duhon, Jr. вЂ™89...Lori Ann Murphy and Stephen T. Saux, Jr. вЂ™90...Kristin Suzanne Bassett and Stephen D. Chapman II вЂ™94... Jennifer Michelle Hood and D. Brian Cohn вЂ™94...AвЂ™Lecia Annette Ardoin and Nicholas I. Mancuso вЂ™96...Mary Lucille Knobloch and Jason K. Schwartzenburg вЂ™97...Diane Renee Keller and Michael O. Smith вЂ™97... Beth Courville and Robert J. Crochet, Jr. вЂ™98...Kasey Aline Pierce and Kenneth E. Marcell III вЂ™98...Amanda Christine Tassin and Matthew J. Schittone вЂ™98...Lindsey Lee Daigle and Kenneth J. Manda, Jr. вЂ™00. 9 Athletes Sign To Play Football at Grambling State Two Catholic High seniors signed to play college football in 2005. Revay Smith вЂ™05 and Corey Williams вЂ™05 will play for Grambling State University. вЂњI chose Grambling State because I felt at home there and I have great respect for the coach,вЂќ 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. вЂњI chose Grambling State because it is a place where everybody is somebody,вЂќ commented Smith. Smith was offensive guard for the Bears and was also named to the second team All -District. вЂњI am very proud of these young men,вЂќ commented Head Football Coach Dale Weiner. вЂњTheir 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,вЂќ added Weiner. Since 1988 there have been 86 CHS graduates who have signed to play collegiate football. 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 Ofп¬Ѓcials, 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 п¬Ѓve classiп¬Ѓcations are included in the judging for the award. Football ofп¬Ѓcials 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. COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL. Revay Smith вЂ™05 (left) and Corey Williams вЂ™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 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 вЂ™47 of the Baton Rouge Area Football Ofп¬Ѓcials. SPORTSMANSHIP. The Bears were honored for their sportsmanship during season play. Garidel To Play for Tulane Jeffrey Garidel вЂ™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 10 named a CHS Man of the Year for his leadership, service and dedication to the school. вЂњTulane offers the opportunity to participate in one of the top baseball programs in America and, more importantly, to attend one of the top Jeffrey Garidel вЂ™04 academic institutions in the country,вЂќ commented Garidel. 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 yearвЂ™s вЂњshotgun scrambleвЂќ will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be played simultaneously on both 18-hole golf courses at Pelican Point. 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 prize. A maximum of 72 foursomes will be able to play in this tournament and those who played last year will receive the п¬Ѓrst opportunity to play this year. Conп¬Ѓrmed 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 play. вЂњThis 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 wouldnвЂ™t be able to do it on their own, is something we should all be proud of,вЂќ commented Donn Peterson вЂ™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, GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE. Committee members gathered to plan the 16th Annual Golf Classic were sitting (l to r) Camp Matens вЂ™60; Donn Peterson вЂ™81, chairman; and Matt Cronin вЂ™79. Standing (l to r) Byron Rome вЂ™89, Ed Sutton вЂ™93, Terry Orillion вЂ™77. hole sponsorship, special recognition in Bear Facts II, and an ad in all of 2005 football season programs.) Proceeds will beneп¬Ѓt the Alumni Association Scholarship at Catholic High School. Members of this yearвЂ™s Golf Classic steering committee are Donn Peterson вЂ™81, chairman; Andy Adler вЂ™82, Robin Beard, Matt Cronin вЂ™79, David Faulk вЂ™88, Carey Guglielmo вЂ™86, Matt Marchand вЂ™84, Camp Matens вЂ™60, Terri Orillion вЂ™77, Scott Ritter вЂ™93, Byron Rome вЂ™89 and Ed Sutton вЂ™93. For further information on the golf tournament, contact Robin Beard at (225) 383-0459 or email [email protected] Brother Eldon 5K Run ALUMNI WINNER. (Top left) Will Steele вЂ™94 (left) receives his п¬Ѓrst place ribbon from Brother Eldon Crifasi SC вЂ™39 for the 5K Race. ALUMNI. (TOP RIGHT) Alumni gathered at the Brother Eldon 5K Run were (l to r) David Whatley вЂ™74; Randy Ellis вЂ™65; Mike Martin вЂ™80, race co-chairman; and Steve Brooksher вЂ™70, race co-chairman. WINNERS. (Bottom left) Austin Beard вЂ™06 (left) receives his п¬Ѓrst place ribbon from Brother Eldon Crifasi SC вЂ™39 for the one-mile walk/jog. OLDEST RUNNER. (Bottom right) Steve Brooksher вЂ™70 (left), chairman of the Brother Eldon 5K Run, congratulates Sidney Arbour вЂ™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. 11 From the Archives Diploma, Certiп¬Ѓcates, Ring and Jacket Donated to Archives By Sara Brignac The Catholic High SchoolвЂ™s constituency of alumni and their families are always showing their generosity to the school in various ways вЂ” whether it is through the donation of dollars, time or effort. Recently, the Catholic High archive ofп¬Ѓce 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 п¬Ѓve brothers attended Catholic High School - James Cazayoux вЂ™42, Brother Cosmas Cazayoux вЂ™45, Reverend Clair M. Cazayoux, SJ вЂ™47, Dr. Francis T. Cazayoux вЂ™48 and Dr. Robert V. Cazayoux вЂ™51. Ms. Cazayoux donated JamesвЂ™ honor roll award certiп¬Ѓcates from 1939 and 1940, both his grade school and high school graduation diplomas and his вЂњSodality of Our Blessed LadyвЂќ diploma from the 1940 Sodality student organization. Also included was JamesвЂ™ 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 CosmasвЂ™ (Eugene Cazayoux) honor roll certiп¬Ѓcates as well as a 1940 football letter. In celebration of his 50-year reunion, Mr. Thomas Nolan, Sr. вЂ™55 has also recently donated both his football letterman sweater and jacket to the Catholic High School archives. NolanвЂ™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- Grandparents Day ated. 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 [email protected] org. 50-Year Reunion May 21, 2005 For Information contact Alumni Ofп¬Ѓce (225) 383-0459 ALL SMILES. (Top left) Enjoying the reception following the 2005 Grandparents Day program were (l to r) Essie Coleman and grandson, Trey Johnson вЂ™07. THREE GENERATIONS. (Top right) Ruby Bordelon (second from left) visits with grandson Davis Rhorer вЂ™07 (far left) along with his cousin Michael Paul Rhorer вЂ™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 вЂ™08 (third from left), tours the campus with grandparents (l to r) Dotty and James Lieux вЂ™41 and Rita Strate. COURTYARD TOUR. (Bottom right) Jean Wong (center) walks in the courtyard with grandsons (l to r) Timothy вЂ™06 and Christopher Kwan вЂ™08 following the Grandparents Day program. 12 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 athletics. 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- tion mail-in deadline is Friday, May 6, 2005. Camp brochures may be picked up in the front ofп¬Ѓce of the school or viewed from the Catholic High School website at www.catholichigh.org. Contact Mrs. Margie Alexander at (225) 381-9114 or [email protected] for questions concerning registration, and Ms. Sherie Noel at (225) 383-0397 or [email protected] for questions regarding program activities. Activities taking place in the Summer at CHS program include academic enrichment, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Alumni Recognized 1000th ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBER. Robin Beard, director of the ofп¬Ѓce of alumni relations, presents various gifts to Ken Litz вЂ™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. 1980sвЂ™ 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 вЂ™84, Sloan Deumite вЂ™87, Brian Davis вЂ™89 and Don Scully вЂ™96. Standing were (l to r) George Cunningham вЂ™81, Leo Abel вЂ™89, Dwayne HonorГ© вЂ™83, Nick Dimaio вЂ™85, Hal Bahlinger вЂ™82, Kirk Patrick вЂ™82 and Mark Sanchez вЂ™82 DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES. Catholic High School alums who were recognized as Distinguished Graduates from elementary schools were (l to r) Sloan Deumite вЂ™87, for St. George; and Ben Giamalva вЂ™76, for St. Aloysius. Attending Mass honoring Catholic Schools Week were (l to r) Jonathan Greer вЂ™88, Sid Bowden вЂ™87, Andy Adler вЂ™82, Karl Krousel вЂ™81, John McLinden вЂ™81, Stevie Toups вЂ™84, Frank Marabella and Sonny Chastain вЂ™82 13 Memorial and Honorary Gifts There are many special occasions during our lives when we choose to memorialize or honor in a special way those we hold dear. The following are acknowledged for their gifts to Catholic High School from 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. вЂ™40 Mr. Thomas W. Allain Ms. Regina McMakin Mrs. Edith L. Assaf Dr. and Mrs. David Assaf IV вЂ™89 Mrs. Mary Claire Bahlinger Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Haase, Sr. вЂ™48 Mrs. Maria P. Bologna Mr. Frank M. Bologna вЂ™45 Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr. Mr. Edward J. Borgmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. John R. Bourg, Sr. вЂ™48 Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc вЂ™47 Mrs. Eloise Braud Mr. L. Paul Braud, Jr. вЂ™76 Sr. Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J. Dr. and Mrs. Curtis C. Chastain II вЂ™79 Mr. Jack W. Broussard Mr. Lance C. Broussard вЂ™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. вЂ™75 Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Haupt Mr. Sam J. Caruso вЂ™43 Mr. and Mrs. Benny G. Caruso Mr. John P. Clarke III вЂ™64 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. вЂ™64 Mr. John A. Commagere III вЂ™56 Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Comeaux, Jr. вЂ™59 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Culotta Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. вЂ™59 The Steven W. Deumite вЂ™79 Memorial Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Shepard F. Perrin III вЂ™79 Mrs. Ann Didier Mr. Gerald R. Didier, Sr. вЂ™50 Mr. Duane A. Didier Mr. Gerald R. Didier, Sr. вЂ™50 Mr. Stewart L. Dietrich вЂ™40 Mrs. Janet Dietrich Mr. Patrick M. Dietrich Miss Phyllis DiVincenti Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Babin вЂ™61 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barber, Sr. Mrs. Lucille E. Bennett Ms. Patricia Blanchard Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Bologna вЂ™78 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Bonnecaze вЂ™65 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brouillette Mr. and Mrs. David H. Broussard вЂ™55 Ms. Theresa Cazayoux Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Culotta вЂ™51 Mrs. Virginia M. DiVincenti Mrs. Osborne C. Dye Patrick L. Flanagan Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Warren Gallaspy Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert, Jr. вЂ™64 Mrs. Kathryn A. Hessburg Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hoffman, Sr. вЂ™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. Rufп¬Ѓno Judge and Mrs. Melvin A. Shortess, Sr. Dr. Patrick Slattery Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Stephens вЂ™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. вЂ™40 Mrs. Norma Domas Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Domas вЂ™71 Mr. William J. Doran, Jr. вЂ™49 Mr. and Mrs. John B. Landry вЂ™50 Mr. Charles A. Dranguet, Sr. вЂ™32 Mr. and Mrs. C. Alvin Dranguet, Jr. вЂ™59 Mr. Charles J. Duhe, Sr. Mrs. Mary Duhe Mr. James O. Dumigan Dr. and Dr. R. Matthew Dumigan вЂ™90 Mr. P. Ryan Esnard вЂ™97 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Bruser вЂ™94 Mr. Vincent C. Ferachi Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Ferachi, Jr. вЂ™54 Mr. Gordon E. Fisher, Sr. вЂ™44 Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. McHardy, Sr. вЂ™47 Mr. Bruce Freeman Dr. and Dr. O. Lonnie Roberts, Jr. вЂ™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 вЂ™50 Mr. Charles H. Gautreaux вЂ™44 Mr. and Mrs. Boyd T. Gautreaux вЂ™50 Mr.Vernon A. Gautreaux вЂ™38 Mr. and Mrs. Boyd T. Gautreaux вЂ™50 Mr. Lefebvre L. Gianelloni II вЂ™55 Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc вЂ™47 Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. LeBlanc, Jr. вЂ™47 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Williams, Sr. Brother Gordian Udinsky, SC Mr. Daniel R. Murray вЂ™63 Mr. Richard L. Gwin вЂ™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 вЂ™83 Mr. James J. Hebert вЂ™49 Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc вЂ™47 Mr. D. Jensen Holliday вЂ™58 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Borgmeyer Mr. Forrest L. Hooper, Jr. вЂ™48 14 CHS MenвЂ™s Club CHS MenвЂ™s Club Executive Committee Mr. Philip B. Eckert вЂ™52 Patrick L. Flanagan Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gelpi вЂ™52 Mrs. Bernice L. Jones Judge and Mrs. Daniel W. LeBlanc вЂ™47 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Lorio, Jr. вЂ™52 Mr. John D. Terry Mr. Tommy Howard Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grisaffe, Jr. Mr. Timothy F. Hulin, Sr. вЂ™46 Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Marchand, Jr. Mrs. Marion Jaubert Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. вЂ™59 Mr. Francis C. Jumonville, Sr. вЂ™39 Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel J. Jumonville, Sr. вЂ™42 Ms. Mildred Juneau Mr. and Mrs. Lionel P. Lambert Mr. Hing Kwan Mrs. Theresa Saia Lt. M. Scott Lamana вЂ™88 Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Crochet Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Miller вЂ™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 MothersвЂ™ Club Ms. Robin E. Deck Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dupont Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gianelloni вЂ™74 Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jewell Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, DвЂ™Armond, McCowan & Jarman, LLP Ms. RenГЁe 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. вЂ™51 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mohr вЂ™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 вЂ™74 Mrs. Joyce Leggett Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Leggett вЂ™85 Mr. Harry P. Lemoine вЂ™38 Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Culotta, Jr. вЂ™59 Mr. Raymond Paul Loup Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Loup вЂ™62 Miss Madeleine M. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. James, Jr. Memorial and Honorary Gifts Mr. Kendal Magee Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Wilton, Jr. вЂ™40 Mr. Edward C. Mansur вЂ™36 Mr. and Mrs. David C. Sutton Mr. F. Bernard Manuel вЂ™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. вЂ™64 Mrs. Murel L. McConnell Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. McConnell вЂ™69 Mr. James E. McGuire вЂ™42 Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Ourso Mrs. Margaret L. McHugh Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh вЂ™73 Mr. Weldon C. McHugh вЂ™37 Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. McHugh вЂ™73 Mr. Joe McMakin Mrs. Regar DвЂ™Agostino Mr. and Mrs. David L. 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Box 65004 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5004 www.catholichigh.org Nonproп¬Ѓt Organization U.S. Postage PAID Baton Rouge, LA Permit #481 Address Service Requested AWARDS. Dale Weiner (center) received the All-American Coach Award at the All-American Football FoundationвЂ™s 67th Annual Banquet of Champions. Also recognized were (l to r) Jesse Daigle вЂ™89 and Jimmy Screen вЂ™89, both receiving the вЂњBill Wade Unsung Hero Award.вЂќ Parents: If your son no longer lives at home, kindly send us his new address. If you also wish to receive Bear Facts II at no cost, please phone (225) 389-0978 and let us know. Many thanks. Sports In The Past By David Butler вЂ™77 As school began in September 1941, Bobby Claitor вЂ™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 п¬Ѓnished 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. вЂњThey encouraged me to put together a team and when I approached Brother Casmir he was quite receptive,вЂќ commented Claitor. 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 п¬Ѓrst for the Bears in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:37. Adding second place п¬Ѓnishes for CHS were Richard Wall вЂ™42- 50 free; Claitor- 100 backstroke; Roy Howard вЂ™42- 100 free and Harry Hyde вЂ™42 in diving. Catholic High next participated in a quadrangular meet with Fortier High School, far in such a short period of time. ClaitorвЂ™s swimming served him well BRH and Lutcher High School. CHS п¬Ѓnas he attended the ished third behind FHS and U.S. Naval AcadBRH. Hyde won the diving emy and was capand Claitor п¬Ѓnished second With just weeks before the tain of their water in the backstroke. polo team. He subA week later CHS state meet to prepare, it sequently joined the participated in the state was a complete surprise New York Athletic meet at LSU, п¬Ѓnishing third when CHS п¬Ѓnished Club Water Polo behind BRH and FHS. Team and particiPacing the Bears with thirdthird in the 1941-42 pated in the 1952 place п¬Ѓnishes were Wall in state swim meet. Olympic trials. His the 50 free and Cecil Lorio team п¬Ѓnshed third in the 220-yard free. Claiafter being eliminattor was fourth in the 100ed by a team from California. While at the yard backstroke as was John Krebs вЂ™42 in the Naval Academy, Claitor earned three varsity 100-yard breaststroke. letters in basketball, and his junior year the Claitor recalls the swimmers were Naval Academy was one of eight teams inquite excited about their showing in their invited to the NCAA tournament. augural season and they were quite proud of their accomplishment since they had come so SWIM TEAM. The п¬Ѓrst Catholic High School swim team was formed in 1941. Team members were top row (l to r) Ramon Bonanno вЂ™43, H.T. Landry вЂ™44, Weber Mansur вЂ™44, Aubrey Lewis, John Krebs вЂ™42, J. Daigle and Roy Howard вЂ™42. Bottom row (l to r) were Harry Hyde вЂ™42; Robert Lorio; Bobby Claitor вЂ™43, captain; Clyde Dalier вЂ™45; Alex Bourgeois вЂ™42; Richard Wall вЂ™42; Robert Champagne; Julian Carazo вЂ™42; James Cazayoux вЂ™42; and Frank Bologna вЂ™45. Coach Robert Percy is not pictured.