It takes about 12 seconds for 290 students to exit the building on the last day of senior classes. Thoughts of summer afternoons by the pool, a rest from school assignments, and a broader world of possibility all put a smile on many a senior face at 3:00 PM. When students return for Senior Day activities on Friday, the bitter-sweet emotions set in as members of the Class of 2017 consider the many ways in which Jesuit has been the school that truly has changed their lives.
April 26, 2017
Members of the swim team become adept at their respective swimming strokes if they’re going to compete at the highest levels of high school athletics. On Wednesday at the Senior Week activity on Will Clark Field, there were many different strokes on display as seniors launched themselves down the Slip ‘N Slide to the amazement of of their classmates. Seniors Noah Wilkins and Justin Leveque even put on swim caps and mimicked swimming strokes as they slid down the plastic sheeting.
April 25, 2017
Made in the Shade…
Although the last week of classes for seniors brings with it the last tests and projects of the quarter, by this time most seniors have it made in the shade. College decisions and applications are a thing of the past, the nostalgia of four or five years having passed way too quickly begins to set in, and the last days of enjoying friendships at Carrollton and Banks makes the school days pass well. On Tuesday, seniors watched the senior intramural cabbage ball game and enjoyed a bowl of jambalaya on Will Clark Field as part of Senior Week activities.
As a final lunchtime event for the whole school before senior week activities ramp up, the student council hosted a homeroom arm wrestling competition in Traditions Courtyard. Each homeroom sent their champion to the yard on Thursday to lock in with other competitors until there was one man left standing. In the final bout, freshman Sonny Hazard upset senior Jordan Verhoeven to claim the honors of being the strongest student on campus.
April 19, 2017
Engineering the Future…
The senior countdown until the end of classes is well into the single digits, and many teachers are using the last days as an opportunity to prepare students for life after Jesuit. To broaden students’ perspective on future career paths, Mr. Kyle White invited Jesuit alumnus Dale Hunn ’68 to speak to White’s pre-engineering class. Hunn told stories from his 42-year career as a civil, structural, and environmental engineer, admitting in one anecdote that he chose to study engineering in college simply because the line to register for engineering was the shortest! Hunn was licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Iowa before retiring several years ago. He now volunteers in Jesuit’s advancement office.
April 18, 2017
Good as Gold…
Just how good is Jesuit alumnus and breakout NFL rookie Deion Jones ’12? Well, if you ask freshmen Marco Lagos and Zach Haydel pictured here, he’s as good as gold. Displayed outside the Resource Center in the Hall of Honors is the commemorative Golden Football Jesuit has received for Jones’ Super Bowl LI appearance with the Atlanta Falcons. This is Jesuit’s second football received from the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, a program started last year to honor the communities which shaped every NFL player ever to compete in the Super Bowl. Steve Foley ’71 returned to Jesuit in January 2016 to speak at morning assembly and bring to Carrollton and Banks the golden football for his two Super Bowl appearances with the Denver Broncos.
April 12, 2017
A Festive Equation…
What do you get when you combine one part refreshments, one part decorations, one part pinata, and one part party hats? A formula for birthday party fun! On Wednesday, April 12, students in Mr. Peter Muller’s Honors Chemistry I class threw him a fantastic birthday celebration, including all the elements necessary for this festive equation. Pictured here, Muller ’81 poses with his thoughtful class as they enjoy the bash.