St. Louis Catholic Performing Arts Trailer

St. Louis Catholic Performing Arts Trailer

St. Louis Catholic High School debuted a performing arts curriculum in 2019, with approximately 40 students participating in our Dance elective classes taught by instructor Ms. Tricia Barrow.

We hope to grow this program even more in the future!  Mr. Robbie Austin’s Media Arts class filmed a video about the Saints performing arts that you can watch here:

St. Louis Catholic at Welsh is KPLC’s Week 4 Game of the Week

St. Louis Catholic at Welsh is KPLC’s Week 4 Game of the Week

Junior running back Evan Joubert; Photo by Stephen Broussard

KPLC’s Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Welsh as the Greyhounds play host to 3A foe St. Louis Catholic. It’s the first meeting between the schools since 2006.

The Saints come into week four on the heels of a double-overtime thriller. SLCHS pulled off the one-point win over Kinder last week to improve to 2-1 on the season. Running back Evan Joubert is leading the offense with 480 yards rushing and six touchdowns so far this season. Quarterback Cooper Miller has seen plenty of play as well as the junior has over 336 passing yards with three touchdowns.

Welsh is a team that’s talent doesn’t match its record. While the Greyhounds are off to a 1-2 start, the Hounds have fallen to a pair of 3A teams who are a combined 5-1. The Welsh defense has stood the tallest through three games as opposing teams have scored a combined 27 points vs. the Hounds. Quarterback Landen Broussard has been the bell cow of this offense so far as he and Gavan Guillory hooked up for another touchdown last week.

Read more from KPLC here.

Golden Gala Ticket Sales End Sept. 13!

Golden Gala Ticket Sales End Sept. 13!

Have you bought your tickets yet to The Golden Gala & Auction? Click here to join us for an incredible evening at Calcasieu Marine Bank! Remember, all proceeds benefit ALL students at St. Louis Catholic High School. Tickets are nearly sold out, so get yours while they last until tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 13!)

You won’t want to miss the Gala! The Saints Show Choir will perform during the VIP cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., and tables are going fast! Also, a performance by the Flamethrowers will conclude the evening. Click here to watch a preview of the event on today’s FOX29 Morning Show, including more about the 2019 St. Louis Catholic Hall of Fame inductee we will enshrine that night – 1968 Landry Memorial graduate Mike Veron.

St. Louis Catholic Names Two National Merit Semifinalists

St. Louis Catholic Names Two National Merit Semifinalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 11, 2019 – Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including St. Louis Catholic seniors and aspiring engineers Ethan Hebert and Caroline Obluda.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be awarded next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

Hebert and Obluda were two of more than 1.5 million high school juniors who entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NSMQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Caroline Obluda

Obluda said she hopes to continue to advance in the competition and perhaps earn a college scholarship along the way.  She serves on the leadership board of the St. Louis Catholic Spanish Club, is treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta, Saints ambassador, National Honor Society tutor and a leader of the ICCS middle and elementary school Engineering Club, planning and teaching lessons for the kids.

“Academics are very rigorous here at St. Louis Catholic, so it made the PSAT pretty easy in comparison,” said Obluda, whose goal is to earn a mechanical engineering degree in college.  “My mom told me it was a really big deal, so I committed to doing well.”

Hebert said becoming a Semifinalist is “humbling” not even six months after he also earned a perfect ACT score.  Like Obluda, Hebert runs for the St. Louis Catholic cross country team, and he has played on the soccer and tennis teams since 2016.  Hebert was elected Mu Alpha Theta Vice President and Student Council Class President as a

Ethan Hebert

junior, and he also earned Louisiana & Global Seals of Biliteracy in Spanish.

“I didn’t expect this at all,” said Hebert, who wants to earn a college degree in cyber engineering or computer science after graduation. “I just am so grateful to God.”

From the approximately 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.  To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application demonstrating their participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, and awards & honors received.  A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm his or her earlier performance on the qualifying test.

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.

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Lady Saints Volleyball Starts 2019 Season with Wins at Barbe, Jennings

Lady Saints Volleyball Starts 2019 Season with Wins at Barbe, Jennings

Photos courtesy of Rick Hickman / The American Press

A year older and wiser, the St. Louis Catholic Saints volleyball team showed they’re also tougher, keeping their poise on the road in a five-set season-opening win over Barbe.

The Saints won Tuesday on the road 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12.

Saints head coach Elizabeth “Bit” Thompson said the match was a gut-check, with her team showing newfound fortitude.

“I don’t like looking back or referencing past teams, but last year in a match like this we would have rolled over and died,” she said. “We would not have fought as hard as we did tonight. I’m proud of them for that. We stayed calm in the fifth set. There were some really long and frantic rallies, but we kept our composure.”

On one such play, Madison Brinkman dove to make a dig then scrambled up in time to send the ball back over the net. St. Louis won the point on a kill two shots later.

“That is the game of volleyball,” Thompson said. “We play some teams that are super scrappy and our worst nightmare. If we can be the scrappy team and make those hustle plays, that is all a coach can ask for.”

Julie Savoy led the Saints with 13 kills and two blocks. Leah Richert added nine kills.

Barbe head coach Katie Franks said her team was uneven throughout the match.

“We cut down our errors and earned a lot of our points (in the fourth set),” she said. “We fought back and played hard. I’m proud of how they played. We just need to be more consistent. We passed the ball better tonight. We had a lot of kills, but also a lot of hitting errors. Same with serving — lots of aces but also lots of errors. If we can limit the errors we will be OK.”

Grayce Guidry led Barbe with 29 kills and four aces. Sadie Guillory had 38 assists.

Click here for the original story from The American Press.