14 May 2012

Class of 1962 Honored at 50-Year Reunion

Catholic High School honored its 50-year graduates, the class of 1962, at a reunion on campus Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Also honored were the 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-year graduates from the classes of 1952, 1947, 1942 and 1937.  The event was sponsored by the CHS Alumni Association.

The evening began with Mass at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by Reverend Paul A. McDuffie.
Participating in the Mass were 1962 class members Dr. Robert P. Greene, L. James íÍJimmyíñ Lyles Jr. and Louis S. Prejean Jr.   Also participating in the Mass were Brother Eldon Crifasi, SC, Davis Hotard and Denise Williston.

Following the Mass, honorees gathered in the Catholic High Centennial Courtyard and the Health & Physical Education Center Plaza for a social.

The school gymnasium was the setting for a steak dinner prepared by the CHS Mení´s Club and organized by Junior Politz, Michael Lamana and Al Wintz.  Acting as waiters for the evening were members of the CHS Key Club, under the direction of Scott Losavio and Sue Dicharry.  Lisa Harvey, CHS Principal, served as master of ceremonies and Gene Tullier, president of Catholic High welcomed the dinner guests, volunteers, CHS faculty and staff in attendance. Brother Eldon Crifasi, director of alumni relations, emeritus, led the blessing before dinner.  Glen Randow, CHS director of alumni relations, and Scott Ritter, president of the CHS alumni board of directors, welcomed the reunion honorees and other alumni present.  Jimmy Lyles and Louis Prejean from the CHS class of 1962 provided reminiscences for the 50-year graduates.

Commemorative diplomas were presented to the 50-year graduates by Brother Eldon Crifasi, Brother Carl Evans and Brother Virgil Harris, members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and former teachers of the class of 1962. Special gifts were also given to the members of the 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-year reunion classes. 

David Broussard was the CHS Alumni Board of Directors 50-Year Reunion committee chairman.  Glen Randow, director of alumni relations; Barbara Camp, associate director of alumni relations; and members of the alumni association board of directors organized the event.