On May 4, Jesuit bent its admissions requirements to allow a Stormtrooper transfer from the Imperial Academy of the Galactic Empire. Well, not really. In honor of what has rapidly become a full-fledged, inter-galactic holiday, students in some classes were allowed to don a piece of their best Star Wars gear. Pre-freshman Hunter Bouchie proudly wears his Stormtrooper helmet during English class. It was widely thought that the white armor in the helmet, in addition to helping Hunter survive in an variety of environments, would also help him remember his rules for grammar and punctuation.
May 2, 2017
Todd Crabtree fires a rocket today at Will Clark Field while other students in Mr. White’s Introduction to Engineering class watch closely to see where it lands. As part of their final project, seniors used CAD software and 3D printers to construct a variety of plastic missile designs. There were a few, albeit minor, design flaws, as we can see by the angle of the projectile. (From left Andre Benjamin, Jeremy Hamilton Briggs Lucia, Noah Martin, and Cullen Unsworth)
May 1, 2017
Queen of the May…
A special devotion is attached to each month of the Catholic liturgical calendar to help guide the faithful in their prayer. November, for example, is dedicated to the poor souls in purgatory; June, to the Sacred Heart; March, to St. Joseph. The devotion this month is to the Blessed Virgin Mary. To celebrate the beginning of May, Blue Jays celebrated the annual May Crowning Ceremony at Morning Assembly in Traditions Courtyard. Prefreshman Stephen Peterman had the honor of adorning the statue of Mary with a crown of flowers after the student body prayed a litany to Mary and the Hail Holy Queen.
April 27, 2017
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.