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.
January 9, 2020
205 Years Later…
Jesuit’s MCJROTC Color Guard, Band, and flag crew celebrate the 205th commemoration ceremony of the Battle of New Orleans at Jackson Square. January 8 was the 205th anniversary of the battle. Throughout the week, New Orleanians are celebrating in many different ways. On Friday and Saturday, there will be American and British camps set up at the Chalmette Battlefield inside the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Along with games, storytelling, and people dressed in period clothing, there will be the firing of cannons and muskets throughout the day.
January 8, 2020
Watching TV, Increasing IQ…
Junior Blake Johnson sits among students from competing schools as players watch the TV screen, which displays questions about Presidents of the United States of America. The Academic Games team, led by Mr. Jordan Holmer ’12, competed in the first round of the Presidents tournament after school in the Jesuit cafeteria. Presidents is a questions and response game in which players develop an understanding of the personalities, historical contexts, political decisions, and other events of our nation’s leaders. Students sit in groups of three or four for purposes of checking each other’s answers and keeping score. Many such groups may be playing simultaneously in the same room. Players are given a range of Presidents that they may consider for their answer. Keep it up, Gamers!
January 6, 2020
New Year, Clean Yard…
Maintenance and facilities personnel Kent Broussard and Ken Turner pressure wash the bricks on Traditions Courtyard so that students have a clean setting for the new year. Jesuit thanks the team, under the leadership of new maintenance director David Sansone, for their hard work and continued behind-the-scenes efforts to improve the quality of the building in order to maintain the quality education!
January 3, 2020
Class of 2016 alumni John Kemmerly, Joseph Dupré, Mark Beebe, James Stoddard, Brandon Beck, Tristan Diermann, and Kenneth Krizan gather for a debriefing session after meeting with alumni director Michael Prados ’83. The purpose of the meeting was to get the class organized prior to its first reunion in the summer of 2021. It’s also an exciting time to see who emerges as consistent leaders of the group. Blue Jays who graduated in 2015 and 2016 are also reminded that the deadline (Feb. 1) is approaching to apply for the Alumni Service Corps (ASC). The ASC program gives young alumni the opportunity to devote a year of their lives to their alma mater between completing college and moving on to graduate school or a career.