The Catholic High School Alumni Association
The CHS Alumni Association continues to foster the relationship between Catholic High School and its alumni.
Comprising of more than 10,000 alumni worldwide, the Alumni Association sponsors events throughout the year designed to maintain connections and reconnect alumni to CHS.
Our events fund various scholarships and campus endeavors including but not limited to
- The CHS Golf Classic Scholarship
- The Brother Eldon 5K Scholarship
- STREAM Labs on the CHS Campus.
This webpage, along with our overall communication efforts and alumni events, will help you stay engaged with Catholic High School… Remember, “Its More than 4, It’s a Lifetime!”
CHS Fishing Rodeo
CATCH – MEASURE – PHOTO TOURNAMENT
May 29 – September 7, 2020
Due to COVID-19 and government restrictions on large group events, the 2020 CHS Fishing Rodeo will not occur as originally planned in Fourchon on May 28-30 but it is still on. While details are not final, the 2020 CHS Fishing Rodeo will be a summer-long event where participants will compete in a format similar to other “Catch, Photo and Release” tournaments popular all across the country. Additionally we hope we can host a celebration at CHS at the conclusion of the tournament. Stay tuned for future announcements, registration and rules.
Chris Macaluso ’94
Garret Graves ’90
20 Year Reunion for Class of 2000
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Friday, July 10
6:30 pm CHS Union – Drinks and Tour of Campus and afterwards Happy’s Irish Pub
Joint Reunion with SJA
Saturday, July 11
South Stadium Club
Food and Open Bar by Drake’s Catering
2020-2021 Catholic High School Grizzly Greats Induction Banquet
Saturday, August 14, 2020
Join us at L’Auberge Baton Rouge. Cash Bar at 6 p.m., dinner and induction at 7 p.m. For more information, call (225) 383-0459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Alumni Events
The Catholic High School wrestling program celebrated its 50-year anniversary of the sport on Saturday night with an on campus event in the CHS Union. More than 130 wrestling alumni were on hand, including four former coaches who were instrumental in building the program. In addition, there was a special recognition for the first Wrestling Coach, Barrett Murphy ’55. Congratulations to all CHS wrestling alumni on 50 years of excellence. Your hard work and dedication to the sport and to CHS has created a legacy of championship wrestling that will last forever.
Prior to taking trips down memory lane, returning alumni were on hand to witness the Bears capture their 30th City Championship in the gym. Catholic scored 274 points to finish ahead of Division I rivals St. Amant (254), Zachary (207), East Ascension (200) and Live Oak (191).
Bear grapplers Ethan Ourso (106), Hunter Goodson (113), Canon Hunt (145) and Connor Finucane (285) captured City titles in their divisions. Ourso was selected as Outstanding Wrestler and was presented his award by Billy Aguillard, the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Wrestler award 50 years ago.
Coach Tommy Prochaska was proud of his squad’s performance. “It was special to win City, our 30th in school history on such a historic evening. It was the 50th City tournament which has long represented the area as the pivotal meet on the wrestling calendar in Baton Rouge,” commented Prochaska. “Plus, we had more 130 former wrestlers, family members and friends of the program on hand to see our hard work come to fruition on the mat.”
With the win, Prochaska and his staff can get back to work and prepare the team for the Division I state tournament in two weeks. The tournament will return to Bossier City, on February 8 & 9, at the Century Tel Center. “Anything can happen at state. We look forward to seeing the state’s best in our division,” added Prochaska.
On January 17, the CHS Office of Alumni Relations hosted a social for all New Orleans Area Alumni at the Red Dog Diner. With over 50 grads in attendance, the evening gave alumni from the class of 1948 to 2018 the opportunity to make new connections and strengthen existing ones. CHS President Gene Tullier, Director of Advancement Jamie Segar `90 and Director of Alumni Relations Brian Hightower `97 gave a brief presentation to those in attendance on recent student accomplishments, curriculum advances, the Advancing the Mission Capital Campaign and the Fund for Catholic High School. Look for a CHS event near you…and remember, “It’s more than four, it’s a lifetime!”
Contact the Alumni Team
Brian W. Hightower ’97
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Catholic High School Alumni Association is to strengthen our commitment to our school, renew and foster the bonds of friendship, promote continued involvement of graduates, and further the gospel values taught by word and example by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.