10.30.17
CITY CHAMPIONS! CHS Swim Team Wins 28th Consecutive Baton Rouge City Championship

The CHS swim team moved to 5-0 on the season and won its 28th consecutive Baton Rouge city championship on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Crawfish Aquatics. The Bears won all three relays and five out of eight individual events. CHS senior Sion Cavana was named outstanding male swimmer of the meet. Full results can be viewed here.   The Final Score was: 1.    Catholic High School Bears 566 2.    Episcopal High School 243 3.    Dutchtown High School 182 4.    Baton Rouge Magnet High 158 5.    East Ascension High 146 6.    Zachary High School 119 7.    University High Swimming 106 8.    Lutcher...

10.24.17
Big Orange Wave Finishes Second at Metro Championships

The Big Orange Wave scored 53 points in their second place effort at the Metro Championships held last Saturday morning at Highland Road Park.  The Wave was led by Collin Hedges, who matched his personal best for three miles at Highland with a 15:55 clocking.  Hedges finished fifth overall in the Metro meet.  Ben Langley finished ninth; Chris Cuntz placed 12th with a Highland best of 16:19; Brian Miller came in 15th; and Luke Bella completed the top five for CHS with a 17th place finish.  Josh Durnin, Sean Dunn, and Jack Maddox set personal bests for three miles at...

10.24.17
Drake Brignac Selected as Louisiana Semifinalist for U.S. Senate Youth Program

CHS senior Drake Brignac was chosen as one of the four Louisiana semifinalists for the 2017-2018 United States Senate Youth Program, sponsored by the William R. Hearst Foundation for the last 56 years. Two finalists from Louisiana will receive a week-long, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D. C., March 3-10, 2018, and a $10,000 college scholarship.  A panel of external judges will select the two delegates based on the results of portfolio scores, written exam and an interview. This final step in the competition will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Baton Rouge.   ...

10.24.17
Senior Sam Gianfala Is The 2017 Wendy's High School Heisman Program Winner

CHS senior Sam Gianfala was selected as the school winner in the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman program. This program was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994 and honors high school scholar-athletes for excellence in the classroom and in sports.  Gianfala, who is a valuable member of the CHS swim team, has also been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as a National Merit Commended student and has been named an AP Scholar. Gianfala is the president of the Spanish club and a member of the Drama Club, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society. He joins...

10.24.17
More Than 200 Attend Screening Of I Lived On Parker Avenue

On Sunday evening in the CHS gym, the Louisiana Right to Life Federation presented a screening of I Lived on Parker Avenue, hosted by the CHS Respect Life Club. With an audience of more than 200 from CHS and the Baton Rouge community, the event was an amazing opportunity for all present to consider the beauty of the life-giving choice of adoption. Following pizza and fellowship, Ben Clapper, the executive director of the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, introduced the film and welcomed David Scotton and his family who are featured in it. Representatives from Catholic Charities, Paula Davis and...

10.23.17
Miss Anna Colleen Koonce Crowned 2017 CHS Homecoming Queen

A large crowd turned out at Olympia Stadium on Friday night to visit with old classmates, watch the band perform and see Miss Anna Colleen Koonce crowned the 2017 CHS Homecoming Queen. Unfortunately, the football team lost a hard fought battle to East Ascension, 9-3. The defense held the Spartans to under 200 yards of offense, but the Bears could not reach the endzone. The Bears dropped to 5-3 overall, while EA moved to 7-1 on the season. Patrick Mensah was the Player of the Game on special teams, as the senior cornerback returned the opening kickoff 41 yards and...

10.23.17
CHS Seniors Attend Symposium For Systemic Change

On Friday, October 20, five CHS seniors attended the Symposium for Systemic Change hosted by Catholic Charities and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Catholic Life Center. The all-day event focused on criminal justice reform, especially as it relates to fairness in sentencing and re-entry initiatives for those who have been released from incarceration. Bishop Muench opened with powerful remarks based on the Last Judgment passage in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, when Jesus assures us that when we reach out to prisoners, we are encountering and serving Jesus himself. Other presenters included Rob Tasman, the advocate...

10.23.17
CHS Swim Team Remains Perfect at 4-0

The CHS swim team moved to 4-0 on the season on Saturday, October 21, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The final score was:  1. Catholic High School Bears 268 2. Barbe High School 138 3. Baton Rouge Magnet High School 94 4. Lafayette High School 78 5. Lafayette Christian Academy 6 6. North Vermilion High School 4 Those scoring for the Bears:  200 Medley Relay: 1st place Grant Dawson, Tyler McCullough, Daniel Woodruff, Landon Godso 200 Free: 1st place Sion Cavana, 2nd place Mason Nyboer, 4th place Garrett Accardo, 5th place Sam Gianfala  200 IM: 1st place Daniel Woodruff, 2nd place Nicholas...

10.18.17
Support CHS With the sLocal App

CHS invites you to become part of the CHS sLocal community by purchasing the sLocal app. sLocal is an app that supports local schools, serves local businesses and generates a tremendous consumer savings. The sLocal app uniquely allows local businesses to promote savings and discounts to its users.  The sLocal app costs $2.99/month, or $33/year, and 25 percent of that subscription is dedicated to the school of the user’s choice. In addition to supporting CHS and local businesses, the use of the app will result in significant savings for individual users. For more information about sLocal, click here.  To sign...

10.16.17
Four CHS Students Selected to All-State Honor Choir

Four CHS Choir members were selected to the LMEA All-State Honor Choir. Auditions were held Saturday, Oct. 7, against high school boys throughout the state. Congratulations to the following for their selection to All-State Honor Choir: Ryan Aultman  Seth LeBlanc Tucker Poret Lyndon Wilbert   ...

10.16.17
Football Bears Move to 5-2 With Win Over McKinley

Both Catholic and McKinley entered Friday night's contest with identical 4-2 records. Pundits had the Bears as heavy pre-game favorites, but the Panthers offered serious resistance with the backing of a loud and enthusiastic crowd. The Bears fought through adversity, answering multiple comebacks by the host Panthers to pull away and win 47-28 on the road. Catholic is now 5-2 overall, 1-1 in district play and should move up in the 5A LSWA polls. McKinley dropped to 4-3 and 1-1 and will look to raise their power rankings as the regular season winds down. Defensive Player of the Week honors goes to...

10.15.17
CHS To Host Special Screening of "I Lived on Parker Avenue"

The Louisiana Right to Life Federation will present a screening in the CHS gym on Sunday, Oct. 22, of a documentary called I Lived on Parker Avenue about the beauty of adoption.  Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known.  His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born.  I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the...