A Newer Tradition Has Seniors Autographing Each Other’s Khaki Shirts
The bell rang for the lunch period on Thursday, signifying the start of Senior Shirt Signing, a still fairly young tradition at Jesuit even though it began about 12 years ago. Most of the seniors participate in this non-stress event. No special talent is required, not even legible hand-writing. No prizes are offered to the Blue Jays who collect the most signatures. Usually, seniors can collect more than 100 signatures of their classmates. Sometimes the quantity doesn’t exactly equate with quality. It’s low key and low pressure, and seniors wasted no time heading over to S. Solomon Street adjacent to Will Clark Field.
Schedule of Activities
Friday, May 1 | Senior Day | Senior Showcase & Commencement Luncheon | Auditorium & Mercedes-Benz Superdome
After being formally dismissed from their final Morning Assembly as Jesuit students, seniors make their way into the Auditorium to begin Senior Day activities. The main attraction is the Senior Showcase, a chance for Blue Jays to share their talents — and a few laughs — with their classmates.
Afterwards, seniors board several school buses and make their way downtown where the 270+ members of the Class of 2015 will be officially welcomed into the Jesuit Alumni Association at the Commencement Luncheon. This year the luncheon will be held in the Bienville Club Lounge of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Seniors and alumni guests will hear from speaker Col. Beau Higgins ’85, USMC (ret.). After 24 years of service in the Marine Corps, Colonel Higgins retired on Sept. 1, 2014. His meritorious performance in numerous deployments and combat missions have earned him several commendations including the Bronze Star Medal and the Marine Corps 2002 Intelligence Officer of the Year Award. He was recognized as Jesuit’s distinguished military alumnus during the 2014 Jesuit vs. Holy Cross game.