Rush Days Give Blue Jays Chance to Learn about 50+ Clubs and Organizations
The Chess Club held a strategic placement to recruit new
members during the second of two Rush Days 2011.
Rush Days are an opportunity for Blue Jays—new students and veterans—to discover the diverse activities Jesuit High School offers students outside of the classroom. During these two days, Blue Jays take time during their lunch hour to learn more about more than 50 active clubs and organizations on campus.
Rush Days 2012 Photos: Thursday and Friday
Rush Days 2011 Photos: Wednesday and Thursday
Rush Days 2010 Photos: Thursday and Wednesday
Ultimate Frisbee Team Captures State Championship
Jesuit’s Ultimate Frisbee team recently won the 2013 state championship. Members of the team are (front row, from left): Zach Ciolino, Matt Hackney, Matt Arseneaux, Matt Felger, Seth Chauhan, Charles Fink, Glenn Lorio; (top row, from left): Garrett Tobin, Blake Lundin, Scout Serpas, Jacob Meariman, Thomas Echols, Josh DeBlieux, Corey James, Bo Devenport, Chris Powers, Ben Brim, Joe Barletta, and Nick Gobert.
Jesuit’s Ultimate Frisbee team recently captured the state championship by winning the Louisiana State Tournament, sponsored by USA Ultimate. The Frisbee Jays knocked off the two-time defending champions — the Catholic High Bears of Baton Rouge, 13-9 — in a hard-fought championship game to remain undefeated in the tournament.
Academic Games Team Makes Its Mark in National Competition
Among the players on Jesuit’s junior Academic Games team are, from left,
freshman Mayank Mardia, sophomore Matthew Sentilles, and freshmen
Logan Yokum, Anton Derbes, and Chalon Fogarty.
Jesuit’s junior Academic Games team won first place in Onsets and Propaganda, and placed third in the overall Sweepstakes at the national competition, which was recently held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At the Louisiana State Scholastic Tournament, Chess Jays Successfully Defend Their Championship
Jesuit’s Chess team successfully defended its state championship at the Louisiana State Scholastic Chess Tournament, which took place on Saturday, May 4 in
Lake Charles. The Chess Jays narrowly defeated DeLaSalle to win the state
title in the final round by a single game. Among the Jays taking home
individual trophies in the high school section were freshman Conrad
Leonik (5th), freshman Ryan Gaudet (4th), pre-freshman Karl
Hoefer (3rd), and pre-freshman Jack Pontin (2nd).
High Tech Jays Show Off Their Talents in Robotics Competition Debut
|Jesuit’s Robotic Club Earns Second Place Finish|
Moderator Kyle White (left), sophomore Michael Belanger, pre-freshman John
Crowson, pre-freshman Todd Crabtree, seniors William Escobar, Chet Ford, sophomore Bryan Jones, and moderator Eric Leefe proudly show off
their awards for finishing second out of 20 teams at the
First Robotics Competition in Pasadena, Texas.
Over the Mardi Gras holiday, Jesuit’s new robotics club entered their first competition at the First Robotics Competition (FRC) held at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. Competing against 20 other schools with more head-to-head experience, the Blue Jays made it to the final round of the event, eventually taking second place.
FRC is designed for those students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.
Congratulations to the Blue Jays for their effort in their inaugural year!
Urban Farming Club Plants First Garden
The planters (from left): sophomore Juan Martinez, senior Jack Ferro, alumnus Gavin Daigle ’04, sophomore Jacob Cassagne, sophomore Josh Talbot, Ms. Aurora Daigle, and sophomore James Deichmann.
The Urban Farming Club cultivated its first garden at the corner of Solomon and Banks streets with the efforts of students, staff, and alumni for several weekends from September 27 through October 13, 2012. The club’s mission is to cultivate urban agriculture which would create a renewable resource for the school community and inspire positive local action around food access.
View the First Urban Farming Club Photo Gallery
Cadet Sargeant John Grieco receives a certificate of recognition from the Marine Corps League Paul E. Boyd Detachment #579 as the outstanding MCJROTC.
Sal Serio, Hillary Simoneaux, and George Haase presented the award
to Grieco at Will Clark Field this afternoon.
Lunch Time, Game Time...
Mr. J.R. Piseno watches the last game of intramural football of the week.
Senior Corey James and sophomore Peyton Markey read through their Outdoors Club permission slip during a quick lunch meeting. The club is planning a weekend
canoe trip in Mississippi. For more information about the Outdoors Club,
and all of the Blue Jay co-curriculars, click here.
What a Classic...
Junior Christopher Maurice (right) lends a hand to pre-freshman Ben Wolf in an after-school meeting of the Classics Society. The club offers tutoring in Latin and Greek on a bi-weekly basis by students in the upper-level Classics courses.
The Odds in Their Favor...
This group of music-minded freshmen has started a new club called the “Odd Instruments Orchestra.” The musicians meet in the courtyard before the
school day begins. From left are freshmen Evan Palmisano on ukulele,
Brandon Wolff on recorder, Felix Rabito on kazoo and ukulele,
Carlo Carino on slide whistle, and John Nimmo on the jug.
Back row, from left, are freshmen Nick Slay, Patrick
Finegan, and Tristan Killgore. The club held its first
meeting on Wednesday (September 26). The
moderator of Jesuit’s newest co-curricular
is Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. ’76.
Music to Their Ears...
Co-Drum Majors Ian Rohr (foreground) and Peyton Fine (background) lead the
Blue Jay Band during practice Tuesday after school. The Band is gearing up for
two big events on Thursday — a football game against John Ehret and a joint concert with visiting students from Clavius Gymnasium School in Baumberg, Germany. The visiting students are part of a band exchange program that
has existed for nearly 15 years. They will stay in New Orleans with
Jesuit High School host families through next week.
As moderator Mr. Ted Mahne advises the new staff of The Blue Jay student newspaper, seniors Matthew Wolff (layout editor) and Peyton Fine (editor-in-chief) stand in the back discussing details of the current issue. The Blue Jay is a monthly publication that covers current events and provides editorial perspectives on issues affecting students and from their point of view.
Code to Tweet...
For Blue and White Day sophomore Patrick Fine wore his Blue Jay Band shirt that sports a QR Code on the back. Using a QR reader on a smart phone, a user can scan the blocky-looking symbol to be directed to Jesuit’s offical Twitter feed @JesuitNOLA.