Everyone’s eyes went skyward as senior Grant Saunders hit his third home run hit in a row. The second day of Senior week was a day for eating jambalaya and hitting cabbage balls. The seniors ate jambalaya made by Mr. Bill Poynot and participated in a Cabbage Ball Home Run Derby. The rules were simple—hit as many home runs as you can before you get three strikes, then you were out! Although Saunders made a valiant effort, he was bested by classmate Dylan McKeough who hit four home runs in a row and was crowned the king of the derby.
December 5, 2018
Kent Broussard and Sidney Gleason, sometimes called “Kidney” when the two men are together, add a fresh coat of paint to the balusters that support the railing of the 3rd-floor balcony. Broussard and Gleason have a combined 57 years of service to Jesuit High School as members of the maintenance and facilities staff. Jesuit thanks all members of the maintenance team for their excellent work in preserving Jesuit’s 92-year-old complex on the corner of Carrollton and Banks.
January 17, 2014
“My Name Is Nobody”…
Actually, that’s not true. Well, it is true. And it’s not true. There are three people in the photo (four if you count the dude on the screen), from left, pre-freshman Thomas Delsa, Spanish teacher Mr. Jon Malax, and senior Ian Calamari. The two Blue Jays constituted the audience (it was a low turnout) on Friday, Jan. 17 for the Movie Critics Club, moderated by Mr. Malax. Delsa and Calamari were enjoying the classroom-theatre to themselves — no lines for popcorn or the bathroom, no screaming kids, no insensitive cads texting or talking into cellphones. It’s a fantastic way to take in a movie, which this afternoon happened to be My Name Is Nobody, a 1973 film in the western-comedy genre starring Henry Fonda (the guy onscreen in the role of gunslinger Jack Beauregard) and Terence Hill (the young gun-totin’ whipper-snapper named Nobody). The Club meets every other Friday and the movies typically attract larger audiences. More than a dozen Jays recently watched the 2013 science-fiction film Star Trek Into Darkness.
September 11, 2013
Members of the Blue Jay Band practice Wednesday afternoon on Will Clark Field in preparation for their “super” set at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday evening. The Band will play when the Blue Jay football team takes the field against St. Paul’s in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Showcase.
April 29, 2019
The seniors woke up the campus cheering “Twenty…Nineteen!” as they traversed the Jesuit parking lot to join the rest of the students for morning assembly. Their “walk-in” marked the beginning of Senior Week. Each senior sported a shirt of the college or university they will be attending this fall. The rest of the week will commemorate their last few days at Jesuit with lunchtime events. On Friday, the celebrations will conclude with the seniors’ “walk-out” of morning assembly, after which they will join Jesuit alumni for the Commencement Luncheon and officially be welcomed into the Alumni Association.
April 16, 2013
“O” So Positive!
Blue Jays lined up in the student commons to donate blood for the local blood bank. Juniors Patrick Ryan (left) and Alex Letulle are just two of the special people who donated during the school day on Tuesday.
September 12, 2016
(Fresh)men for Others …
Adding to Jesuit’s efforts to assist victims of the Baton Rouge flooding were 35 freshmen and a dozen parents who traveled to Baton Rouge to gut flooded homes on Saturday. The Blue Jay volunteers spread out to cover six houses, but the to-do list at each was the same: remove damaged furniture, pull down molded dry wall, and pull up damaged floors. It was grueling work, but the youngsters worked tirelessly and had a great time doing it. Pictured from left are Andrew Farnsworth, Colin Farnsworth, Wes Melito, Matthew Perschall, John Duncan, Marlene Domingue (parishioner of Immaculate Conception Parish in Baton Rouge), Andrew Whitehead, Myles Gordon, Aidan Gauthe, and Alex Heusel.
August 18, 2015
Blue Jays gather in the auditorium to watch and cheer on Jesuit-based Retif Oil playing for the 2015 American Legion Word Series baseball championship. The game, held in Shelby, N.C., is being broadcast on ESPNU and streamed online. The Oilers are playing in their final game of the season against Chapin-Newberry, S.C., the same team they defeated on Saturday, 5-2. The Oilers last won the Legion’s World Series in 2012 and hope to reclaim the national title. (#ALWS2015 is the official hashtag for the tournament.)