02.21.17
Six CHS Seniors Advance In Knights Of Columbus CYLA Scholarship Program

Six Catholic High seniors have been selected by their respective Knights of Columbus Councils to advance in the Catholic Youth Leadership Award Scholarship Program (CYLA). Hayden Denham (Council 4030), William Martin (Council 3743), Daniel Ourso (Council 10455), Lance Rodriguez II (Council 9692), Michael Ross (Council 5530) and Andrew Schoonmaker (Council 9247) will now compete at the Diocesan level with other Council nominees. In March, each of the seven Dioceses will select one senior boy and one senior girl finalist to compete at the state competition for a $4,000 scholarship. The state CYLA finals will be held at St. Joseph Academy...

02.20.17
CHS Students Shine At YMCA Youth And Government Conference

Catholic High students from all grades participated in the 55th Louisiana YMCA Youth Legislature Conference. Students debated in the House of Representatives, Senate and Supreme Court gaining a unique insight into how the American legislative system works. Seven students' bills were signed into law, and three students won awards for outstanding bills. Catholic High senior and Speaker of the House Ben Smith said, “This year our delegates performed so well. They made connections with students from around the state and at every turn promoted the values of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.” Sophomore Spencer Hietman and freshman Luke Bella’s...

02.13.17
CHS And SJA Host 10th Annual College Planning Seminar

Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy hosted its tenth annual College Planning Seminar on Sunday, Feb. 12 at CHS. The program was designed for CHS and SJA juniors and their parents to learn about the college admissions process. Representatives from LSU, Tulane University, ULL, Saint Louis University and Louisiana Tech were on hand to meet students, answer questions and offer advice. The evening began with SJA senior Madison Hasenkampf sharing words of advice to juniors about her personal experience with college admissions. President of LSU F. King Alexander discussed the different opportunities at LSU and stressed the importance of...

02.10.17
Senior Byrne Kennedy Spends "A Day With The Doctors"

Senior Byrne Kennedy was selected to participate in "A Day with the Doctors" at Tulane School of Medicine on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A Day with the Doctor is a one-day interactive program that offers high school students who have an interest in becoming a physician, an opportunity to experience doctors’ daily activities and life on the Tulane School of Medicine’s campus. Kennedy, along with 31 other participants, had the opportunity to meet with medical students at Tulane and discuss the admission requirements for medical school. Participants were taken through a rotation of various activities led by the medical students including...

02.09.17
Glen Randow To Retire After 40 Years Of Service

After 40 years of service at Catholic High School, Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow will retire at the end of July. “The opportunity to be associated with Catholic High School for 40 years has been a fantastic experience. I owe so much to the Catholic High family: Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the faculty and staff, the students and athletes as well as  members of the alumni association and alumni board," said Randow. Randow was the CHS head basketball coach for 23 years, and he remains the winningest basketball coach in Catholic High School history. His teams appeared in...

02.08.17
Engineering Class Learns About Haz Mat Safety From The Pros

The Haz Mat Unit from the Baton Rouge Fire Department came to campus on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to give Mrs. Jeanette Thompson’s senior engineering class a demonstration on how to handle hazardous materials. The class was introduced to different devices used in hazardous situations and learned how they are used to safely secure area. Students were assigned roles for different scenarios involving hazardous materials. They had to utilize different tools and techniques to secure the leaks. Thank you to the Haz Mat Team for simulating this interactive learning experience. Engineering Design Class - Hazardous Materials Demonstration from Catholic High School...

02.07.17
8th Graders Compete In Regional Math Counts Tournament

Seven CHS eighth graders attended the Regional Math Counts Tournament on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Transportation Training and Education Center on LSU's campus. Eighth graders attending were Rhett Greer, Christian Thompson, Jacob LeBlanc, Benjamin Mayeux, Alex St. Cyr, Trevor Turner and Craig Waguespack. The team of Greer, Thompson, Mayeux and Turner, placed 4th as a group. Individually placing in the top 20 at the tournament were Greer (9th place), Mayeau (12th place) and Thompson (19th place)....

01.17.17
Mu Alpha Theta Takes First At Baton Rouge High Math Tourney

Catholic High School Mu Alpha Theta placed first overall at the Baton Rouge High math tournament on Saturday, January 14.   Students placing in individual events were: Algebra 1 Benjamin Mayeux, 1st place Geometry Christian Thompson, 2nd place Algebra 2 Sayer Sauviac, 2nd place Phillip Tullier, 3rd place Sebastian Cordova, Honorable Mention Precalculus Cameron Vicknair, 2nd place Isaak Dawson, 3rd place Noah Davis, Honorable Mention Stephen Gaudin, Honorable Mention Calculus Nicholas Mueller, 1st place Andrew Ford, 2nd place Josh Brooks, 3rd place Dominic Maggio, Honorable Mention Hagan Dalton, Honorable Mention The following students placed in team events: Algebra 2 Math...

12.13.16
Four CHS Seniors Earn The Rank Of Eagle Scout

Catholic High School seniors Daniel Ourso, Andrew Schoonmaker, Taylor Fontenot and Hagan Dalton have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men are members of BSA Troop 888. To earn this rank, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop and provide service to the community. In addition, a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious or community organization. Eagle Scout Service Projects: Daniel Philip Ourso - Worked with St. Vincent De Paul to make and distribute over...

12.08.16
CHS Junior Stephen Gaudin Achieves Perfect Score On ACT

Catholic High School junior Stephen Gaudin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gaudin of Baton Rouge, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36. “I was pretty surprised when I found out I got a 36 on the ACT,” said Gaudin. “I thought I did well, but I wasn't expecting a perfect score. Getting...

12.02.16
CHS Juniors And Seniors Experience History Firsthand On D.C. Trip

CHS juniors and seniors spent their Thanksgiving break in Washington, D.C., experiencing firsthand the Civics and American History lessons they are learning in the classroom. A combined total of 174 students from CHS and SJA rode four charter buses to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 20, and returned on Saturday, November 26.  While in the nation’s capital, students visited some of the country’s most historical monuments and museums. The group took an illuminated memorial night tour, which included visits to the Jefferson Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. They also...

12.01.16
Senior Religion Class Visits Fellow Brothers Of The Sacred Heart School, St. Stanislaus College

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, students from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart senior religion class took a tour of St. Stanislaus College. The field trip was coordinated by Brother Dwight Kenney, SC, one of their guidance counselors. Students toured the main school building with Brother Barry Landry, the president of SSC. Brother Barry emphasized the rich history of the school and the significance of the Brothers' presence there, dating back to 1854. Brother Bernard Couvillon, who serves as campus minster, led the students through the Brothers' house, concluding the experience there with a prayer service. Mr. Chris Davis, who is discerning a vocation with...

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