It Was a Memorable “Senior Week” for the Class of 2019!

Posted April 29, 2019 / Last updated May 6, 2019

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The Class of 2019 celebrates Senior Day on May 3.

Friday, May 2 | Senior Day | Senior Showcase & Commencement Luncheon | Auditorium & Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Class of 2019’s final word to the school was given from student council president Dowen Fife in the State of the Blue Jay Address, a tradition that was started in 1994.

Watch the State of the Blue Address by Student Body President Dowen Fife ’19

After being formally dismissed from their final Morning Assembly as Jesuit students, seniors made their way into the Auditorium to begin Senior Day activities. The main attraction was the Senior Showcase, a chance for Blue Jays to share their talents — and a few laughs — with their classmates.

Christopher Vuong shows off his musical talents at the Senior Showcase with a medley of popular songs.

Afterwards, seniors boarded several school buses for downtown where the members of the Class of 2019 were officially welcomed into the Jesuit Alumni Association at the Commencement Luncheon. This year the luncheon was held in the Bienville Club Lounge of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The seniors exude excitement as they are dismissed from classes for the final time.

Thursday, May 2 | Senior Exodus | Traditions Courtyard to Will Clark Field

Watch the Senior Run-Out on YouTube

It was hard to hear the sound of the 3 o’clock dismissal bell as Jesuit’s Traditions Courtyard was overwhelmed with the chorus of running seniors hootin’ and hollerin’ on their way to Will Clark Field. In matching blue “Class of 2019” t-shirts they gathered together and celebrated their final day of classes as Jesuit seniors.

Cameron Helm, Perry Ganci, Michael Fitzsimmons, Grant Greco, and Chris Scamardo sign each other’s khaki shirts on the back field.

Thursday, May 2 | Uniform Shirt Signing | S. Solomon St. & Outside Chapel of the North American Martyrs

The Class of 2019 gathered in the far end of the school yard and on S. Solomon Street to take part in one of the newer Senior Week traditions at Jesuit — amassing the autographs of their classmates and beloved faculty and administration on their uniform shirts.

Harrison LeBlanc and Michael Buisson glide down the Slip ‘n Slide head-first in Wednesday’s Senior Week activity.

Wednesday, May 1 | Slip & Slide | Will Clark Field

On the day before the last day of classes, seniors found themselves slipping and sliding through lunch with Wednesday’s Senior Week activity. Just a few feet of plastic sheeting, orange traffic cones, and dish soap were all that was needed to make one awesome slip ‘n slide. Many of the student gliders went with the traditional baseball slide, others dove head-first, while the truly brave attempted to run across the 30+ feet of plastic sheeting. On Thursday morning, student will put on their khaki uniforms for the last time as Blue Jays, one of the many “last times” that seniors will note as they approach graduation.

Gus Huete, Marseyas Fernandez, Zachary Neagle, Nick Tanet, and Nicholas Lacour enjoy their last week as Jesuit seniors.

Tuesday, April 30 | Senior Jambalaya Lunch & Cabbage Ball | Will Clark Field

The seniors crowded onto Will Clark field with bowls of spicy jambalaya in-hand to eat lunch and watch their fellow classmates compete against each other in a quick game of cabbage ball. The savory jambalaya was generously cooked by Mr. Bill Poynot and served by members of the faculty. Fun activities like the jambalaya lunch and cabbage ball game are an annual rite of passage that rewards the upperclassmen for their hard work and exemplary behavior throughout their final year as high school students.

Seniors react to a witty comment at the “Senior Superlatives” Awards in the Student Commons.

Monday, April 29 | Senior Lunch & “Senior Superlatives” Awards  | Student Commons

Senior Week – five days of festivity surrounding the last full week of senior classes – began on Monday with “Senior Superlatives” in the Student Commons. With awards ranging from “Most Likely to Ask if There’s a Quiz,” to “Most Sweaty,” the satirical awards had seniors in stitches with memories from their time together as Blue Jays. Members of the Class of 2019 also enjoyed the their final senior lunch from 5 Happiness Restaurant and wore a shirt from the college they will be attending next school year so classmates could wish each other well.

The well-deserved senior celebration will continue with lunchtime activities each day this week (see the schedule below), concluding with the Commencement Luncheon which will officially welcome the graduating seniors into the Alumni Association.