Class of 2015 Closes Out Senior Week

Posted May 1, 2015 / Last updated May 5, 2015

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Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 closed the book on Senior Week on Friday, May 1 with a busy day of fun activities.

Following their formal dismissal from their final Morning Assembly as students, seniors made their way to the school’s front steps on Carrollton Avenue to take their senior picture — a photo these soon-to-be alumni will treasure for years to come.

The group then moved into the Auditorium to launch their 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. This special assembly put on by seniors, for seniors, featured musical performances, dances, jokes, and tributes to the Class of 2015.

The class paused for a mid-morning snack of donuts and returned to the Auditorium to watch a slideshow filled with photos and memories from the members of the Class of 2015′s four to five years at Jesuit.

Afterwards, seniors boarded several school buses and headed downtown to the Bienville Club Lounge of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome where the 275 members of the Class of 2015 were honored at the Commencement Luncheon. The event recognized the senior class and officially welcomed them into the Jesuit Alumni Association.

Seniors and alumni guests listened to 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.

Before the earnestness of exams begins next week, the almost-graduates will enjoy their Senior Prom tonight at Generations Hall.