As Top Abshire looks on, student body president Effy Marks makes the following announcement at 3 p.m. dismissal: “This is Effy Marks. The last two times we have played Holy Cross in white jerseys, the Gizzard led the football and soccer teams to two important victories. Tonight, we play them again. We need your support in the Birdcage at 7 p.m. We need the Gizzard big. We need the Gizzard loud. And don’t forget…it’s a WHITE OUT! Go Jays.”
February 5, 2020
The Senior Night wrestling dual meet in Benson Arena saw high fives, five-second near falls, and five-point leads. It also saw five Jesuits take time out of their evening schedules to show support for the place they call home. (Pictured here, from left) Theology teacher Fr. David Paternostro, S.J., Fr. Stephen Kramer, S.J., interim president Fr. John Brown, S.J., school chaplain Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J., and alumni chaplain Fr. Paul Shaughnessy, S.J. stand along the visitors bleachers between matches to enjoy a great view of the wrestling meet and the large crowd of Jesuit students, parents, and friends. Go, Jesuits’!
February 4, 2020
Jesuit’s chief financial officer Jason Hijuelos interviews senior Andrew Dupuy in Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg’s public speaking class. All students prepare resumes, experience a mock interview with a guest interviewer, and learn to compose follow-up thank you notes. Thanks to all the faculty and staff who serve as guest interviewers.
January 30, 2020
So Many Options, So Little Time…
Luke LaForge, Luke Besh, Tripp Haddad, and Giovanni Licciardi happily roam the hallways and decide which Career Day classroom they will visit next. While underclassmen listened to a great talk by Career Day featured speaker Walt Leger III ’96, juniors and seniors were given the chance to learn more about specific industries. Jesuit students thank all the Blue Jay alumni who came to Carrollton and Banks for Career Day 2020!
January 27, 2020
Chinese New Year…
Josh Walker (left) and Chris Gieseler (right) chat in the Philelectic Society office about the upcoming spring musical, Brigadoon, with Michael Harmon, who is sporting a rice hat for the Chinese New Year. The Jesuit cafeteria served lunch around the CHINESE NEW YEAR theme with the following items on the menu:
-Popcorn Chicken w/ Gen Tso Sauce
-California Mixed Veggies
-Assorted Fruit, Fresh Fruit
-Southern Butter Roll
January 22, 2020
A Quality Quartet…
The Barbershop Blue Jays—Chris Giesler, Carlo Barrera, Amélie Ettinger (Sacred Heart), and Leah Velasquez (Patrick Taylor)—perform at the end of the 2020 Mothers’ Luncheon & Alma Mater Awards event held in the Student Commons. The barbershop quartet performed a trio of songs with the last song, of course, being the Alma Mater.
January 17, 2020
Plan Ahead, Save Energy…
Senior student council executive board members Patrick Albright and John Gunaldo plan ahead for the Winter Sports Pep Rally on February 4. Not only did these Blue Jays save energy by planning ahead, they also saved electricity by working in the dark…under a small Christmas light that may hang in the Student Council office for the rest of the month, if not longer!
January 10, 2020
Coach Gino Giambelluca (far left), senior Cameron Cancienne (seated, left), Ward Rice ’84 (standing, right), and Aidan Couvillon (seated, right) listen to the morning announcements read by senior soccer player Davis Laibe. Moving indoors due to rain, the feeling of Morning Assembly Blue Jay Spirit remained present Friday as each voice was heard over the intercom. A LSU national champion football player in 2003, Coach Giambelluca encouraged Blue Jays to sport their Tiger attire on Monday for Purple & Gold Day. Soccer players Cancienne and Laibe reminded students to pack John Ryan Stadium for Friday’s soccer rivalry between Jesuit and Holy Cross. Finally, Ward Rice and Aidan Couvillon continued the partnership between the Class of 1984 and the Freshman Sodality and, together, launched the Winter Clothing Drive! Have a great weekend, Jays.