Senior Week Continues as Class of 2015 Performs Teacher Impersonations
Dressed in t-shirts representing the colleges they’ll attend starting this fall, seniors spent part of their lunchtime on Tuesday, April 28 bringing truth to the phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” as brave members of the Class of 2015 put on their best impersonations of beloved faculty members. Some curious faculty and staff members had a laugh at their own expense as seniors entertained each other with their performances.
The fun continues on Wednesday when Prefect of Discipline Mr. Top Abshire will — rain or shine — prepare the slip and slide seniors will slip, slide, dive, crash, and fly across.
The well-deserved Senior Week celebration features lunchtime activities each day (see the schedule below), concluding with Commencement Luncheon when graduating seniors are officially welcomed into the Alumni Association.
Schedule of Activities
Wednesday, April 29 | Slip & Slide | Will Clark Field
The Class of 2015 will slip and slide their way into a fun afternoon in this favorite annual activity.
Thursday, April 30 | Shirt Signing | S. Solomon St. & Outside Chapel of the North American Martyrs
Seniors will gather in the far end of the school yard and on S. Solomon Street to take part in one of the newer traditions at Jesuit — amassing the autographs of their classmates and beloved faculty and administration on their uniform shirts.
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.