Crawfish Boil Brings Together Alumni Classes from 1968, 1969, & 1970

Posted March 15, 2016 / Last updated March 15, 2016

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Seventy-six Blue Jays from three different classes joined forces to attack 350 lbs. of crawfish and rekindle the old Blue Jay Spirit. Members from the classes of 1968, 1969, and 1970 met in the school cafeteria on the evening of Friday, March 11, in a rare three-class reunion.

The brainchild of Kevin Heigle ’69, the event drew Jays from as far away as scenic Puyallup, WA, to Carrollton and Banks. Actually, the crawfish party was originally planned for Pontiff Pavilion at John Ryan Stadium, an appropriate setting since one crawfish eater was John Ryan ’70 himself. However, the crawfish may have actually been swimming at the stadium because of heavy rainfall. So class leaders Jay Baudier ’68, Heigle, and Jerry Conrad ’70 marshalled their class troops to the familiar environment of the cafeteria for the assault on the mudbugs.

Roy Brennan ’69, the lone citizen from Puyallup at the reunion, said, “Crawfish, New Orleans, and Jesuit High School. It just doesn’t get any better than this.”  Talk is for this to become an annual event, hopefully at “The Ryan.”

Read more reunion news on Alumni Class Pages.