Andrew Schiro Honored at MCJROTC’s 29th Annual Parade and Review
Guidance counselor Andrew Schiro was honored for his 35 years of service to Jesuit High School by the MCJROTC at the organization’s 29th annual Parade and Review on Thursday, April 7.
At the ceremony that was attended by his colleagues and witnessed by the entire Jesuit student body, Schiro was celebrated as the embodiment of Jesuit’s motto “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.” Through his example of faith, strength, and humility, Schiro shows Blue Jays the true meaning of being a “Man of Faith” and a “Man for Others.”
In a proclamation signed by Jesuit President Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J. ’66, and read to the audience by senior Adam Ledet, Schiro was lauded for his impact on the thousands of students he has guided throughout his time at Jesuit. “An astute counselor, he is deeply concerned for the well-being of his students, always making time to meet with them and to help them with their problems,” read the proclamation. “He is especially effective with the younger students as they navigate the sometimes difficult transition to Jesuit. His friendly, caring demeanor and sincere interest in his students make him easily approachable and have made him a trusted counselor for many students.”
A 1975 graduate of Nichols State University, Schiro earned his Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in 1980. In 1981 he joined Jesuit High School’s Guidance Department. Since then Schiro has served as a guidance counselor for every grade level, counseling more than 8,700 students. He served as the department head for four years and has been the pre-freshman grade counselor for 17 years. He has also served as the coach of the golf team for one year and the tennis team for five years, winning a state championship in 1989. He moderates the Golf Club, assists in the Peer Support Program, serves as Jesuit’s registrar for the Selective Service System, and mentors younger guidance counselors.
After Schiro was recognized, the MCJROTC Drill Team and the MCJROTC Band gave brief performances for the honoree and his audience. The parade is a time-honored ceremony of the Marine Corps. Present day parades in the Marine Corps and the MCJROTC are based on history and tradition.