5 St. Louis Catholic Seniors Named to All-Academic Composite Team

5 St. Louis Catholic Seniors Named to All-Academic Composite Team

Five St. Louis Catholic senior student-athletes who participate in fall sports have received recognition by the LHSAA All-Academic Program as members of the 2019-2020 Composite Team for maintaining a 4.00 unweighted GPA for the previous six semesters.

Seniors Ethan Hebert (cross country), Lucas Manuel (football), Carson Mixon (football), Caroline Obluda (cross country) and Sophie Stine (volleyball) will be honored at the LHSAA state events for their distinguished achievements in the classroom.  To earn Composite Team honors, a student-athlete must have an unweighted 4.00 GPA.  They cannot even have a ‘B’ on their transcripts.

“We are so proud that these outstanding student-athletes are being recognized for their academic achievements,” said St. Louis Catholic Athletic Director Pat Neck.  “They are all outstanding representatives of our school.”

The LHSAA All-Academic Award Program presented by ISC recognizes the academic excellence of senior student-athletes who have attained a 3.5 grade point average or higher by placing them on either the Composite All-Academic Team or Class All-Academic Team.

The Class Team is composed of student-athletes with six-semester GPAs of 3.5-3.999, and St. Louis Catholic has several student-athletes featured on this list as well.   Students on the Class Team will receive a certificate from their schools following the state event of their sport.  St. Louis Catholic’s Class All-Academic Team members are:

FOOTBALL
Stratty McLaughlin
Kane Miller
Joe Percle
VOLLEYBALL
Madison Brinkman
Anna Broussard
Emma Faul
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Morgan Evans
Colby Piatt
Aidan Primeaux
John Savoy
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Blake Alley
Anne Helms
Cailyn Jones
Emily LaBiche
Madeline Stickell
BOYS SWIMMING
Jace Peloquin
GIRLS SWIMMING
Sarah Adams
Blake Alley
Emma Faul
Abigail Fontenot

St. Louis Catholic at Westlake is KPLC’s Week 9 Game of the Week

St. Louis Catholic at Westlake is KPLC’s Week 9 Game of the Week

For the first time since 2017, KPLC’s Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed back to Ram Country. The TDL Game of the Week for Week 9 is a huge district matchup between two teams that made KPLC’s Top Surprise Teams list coming into the season in Westlake and St. Louis Catholic. The Rams are the only 4-3A team that are unbeaten in district play.

After an 0-4 start, first-year head coach John Richardson has led the Rams to three consecutive wins, averaging 44 points-per-game in that span. Their dynamic backfield that features Jayden “JJ” Ross and Jasia Simien has been the lifeblood for the offense. In their week 8 win over Iowa, the duo combined for 239 yards rushing and four scores.

The Saints come in at 5-2 and were winners of three straight before falling in a nailbiter to LCCP in week 7. St. Louis Catholic followed that up with a dominant performance in week 8 in its 42-17 defeat of South Beauregard. The Saints also lean on their ground game to produce offensively as Evan Joubert and J’uan Seymore have carried the load. Through seven games, Joubert has reached the 1,000-yard mark (1,037 total yards; 141.7 yards per game average) and has found the end zone 17 times.

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RB Evan Joubert (Photo by Stephen Broussard)

In other news, Evan Joubert is up for the VYPE Louisiana Football Player of the Week!  Click here to vote for Evan in the poll until Saturday, November 2nd, at Noon.

You can vote as many as times as you’d like before Saturday at noon.  Please note that the use of voting software or bots will result in a deletion of votes and a potential DQ from the contest.

 

St. Louis Catholic Choir Students Earn Statewide, National Honors

St. Louis Catholic Choir Students Earn Statewide, National Honors

St. Louis Catholic’s Concert Choir, under the director of Colette Bulber Tanner, is enjoying a banner fall 2019 semester.  Several students have been selected for All-State choir performances, and the Saints will also have students auditioning for District Honor Choir at the beginning of November!

  • Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the Louisiana – American Choral Directors Association All-State Choirs. The conference and performance will take place November 7-9 in New Orleans.
    • Matthew Aleshire 
    • Neely Khan
    • Cody Lyons
    • J-Allen Manuel
    • Christian Wise
    • Coleman Zeringue
  • Congratulations to the following students who passed the FIRST ROUND of AUDITIONS for the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Choir.
    • Neely Khan
    • J-Allen Manuel
    • Olivia Rupert
    • Christian Wise
  • Congratulations to the following students who passed the SECOND ROUND of AUDITIONS for the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Choirs and will represent St. Louis Catholic High School at the LMEA Conference & Performance Nov. 21-23 in Baton Rouge.
    • Neely Khan
    • J-Allen Manuel
  • Congratulations to Olivia Rupert for being selected to participate as a soprano with the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS TREBLE CHOIR at Carnegie Hall in New York.  Olivia submitted her recorded audition this past summer and was selected from auditions from all over the world!

Senior Caroline Obluda Achieves Perfect ACT Score

Senior Caroline Obluda Achieves Perfect ACT Score

Caroline Obluda photo by Puckett’s Photography

Caroline Obluda, daughter of Margaret and Gerry Obluda and a senior at St. Louis Catholic High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 in October 2019.

Only around two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

“My parents have always supported me, and my mom told me not to lose sleep over one test, which really helped me stay cool and collected when taking the test,” Obluda said.  “However, I was nervous to look at my results because I knew this was the last time I would ever take the ACT.  When I saw the score, I definitely freaked out a little bit and immediately emailed my parents.  It was very exciting and a little bit overwhelming!”

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school.  It consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36.  A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter to Obluda, an alumna of Immaculate Conception Cathedral School (ICCS) in Lake Charles, recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

Obluda said she prepared to take the ACT a second time by attending an ACT math boot-camp to boost her math performance.

“I have to thank my wonderful teachers from ICCS to St. Louis Catholic that supported me and challenged me, and my parents, who always believed in me,” she said.  “I tried not to worry about the test too much, because I know that one score truly doesn’t define a person.”

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.  Obluda said she plans on attending Colorado School of Mines to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and possibly minor in space exploration after graduating from St. Louis Catholic in May.

“I’ve always been passionate about space and recently enrolled in a fascinating astronomy class at McNeese,” she said.  “My dream job is to work at NASA some day.”

St. Louis Catholic Administrator Mia Orgeron said Obluda’s dedication and knowledge were on full display this past summer at the COR Expedition in Wyoming.

“I had the wonderful experience of spending a week with Caroline in the wilderness, and it’s no surprise that she did so well on the ACT,” Orgeron said.  “She would give the group nightly lessons about the various constellations in the sky.  Caroline is a remarkable person who definitely has a future as bright as those stars in the sky!”

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Obluda is the second member of the St. Louis Catholic Class of 2020 to earn a perfect ACT score, joining senior Ethan Hebert, who received a 36 composite in April 2019.

St. Louis Catholic Journalism Students Explore the Art of Podcasting

St. Louis Catholic Journalism Students Explore the Art of Podcasting

St. Louis Catholic High School’s Journalism class has launched “The Lou” podcast series, as students work to develop their skills in modern journalism techniques.

Click here to listen to the first episode with junior Tyler August and senior Sarah Blue interviewing fellow Saints junior Mason Schlang on the social media video app TikTok.  More than 16 million people under age 25 use TikTok, and Schlang has 64,000 followers, establishing himself as a TikTok influencer.

Journalism teacher Monica Core said her students choose the podcast topics and the guests who appear. They are currently working on scripts for two more podcasts this year.

St. Louis Catholic’s Journalism class is a semester-long course open to juniors and seniors who are interested in developing their skills as writers.  The course explores the contemporary media and the ethical responsibility issues inherent in the press today.  Students learn the fundamentals of news, feature, editorial and sports writing, focusing on copy reading, news style and editing.  Students also create numerous original stories using varied structures and writing techniques, along with computer-generated layouts and graphics.  The course is NOT an English credit, nor does it fulfill the Fine Art elective credit for TOPS.

St. Louis Catholic High School Honors 50th Anniversary Football Team

St. Louis Catholic High School Honors 50th Anniversary Football Team

Photo courtesy of Stephen Broussard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Louis Catholic Honors 50th Anniversary Football Team Thursday, Oct. 24 at Halftime

St. Louis Catholic High School continued its 50th anniversary celebration by honoring all the legendary members of its 50th anniversary football team at halftime of the Saints’ varsity game against South Beauregard Thursday, October 24, at Cougar Stadium.

St. Louis Catholic’s 50th anniversary football team is rooted in the school’s traditions that extend back to its formation in 1970 from the parent institutions St. Charles Academy and Landry Memorial and sister school Sacred Heart.  The athletic department selected the team this summer, weighing factors such as postseason honors and statistical leaders.

The anniversary team features athletes who embodied what it means to be a Saint both on and off the gridiron – honoring and praising God…in all ways.  Several players were student-athletes for the 1978 Saints that advanced all the way to the state finals, and 18 played (or currently play) football at the collegiate level.  Two team members – the late LB Derrick Batiste and DB Bryan Hicks – also played professionally (Batiste in the USFL and Hicks with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, even reaching Super Bowl XVI).

“We are pleased to honor some of the greatest players ever to wear blue and orange,” said St. Louis Catholic Athletic Director Pat Neck.  “We are thankful for their contributions to our rich football history and are excited to welcome them back to help us cheer on our current Saints on Thursday night.”

All 50 players are listed below by position.  Three former coaches are also part of the anniversary team – Tom Couste’, Mike Johns and the late Charles Vicknair.

Quarterbacks

Bailey Hardy             2018                Holds Saints career records for total offense, TD responsible for (46), passing yards (4,203) and TD passes (36). Holds single-season records for total offense (2,384 yards) and passing yards (2,131). Holds single-game records for passing yards (390) and TD passes (5).

Keith Jones                1979                Led Saints to 1978 state finals. Holds school single-season record for yards per attempt (8.665).  2nd all-time in yards per completion, 4th in yards per attempt, 8th in passing yards, 9th in TD passes. Played collegiately at Tulane.

Scott Jones                 1971                District Offensive MVP 1970. First-ever Saints QB. Holds school single-game record for 2-point conversions (2). Led 1970 squad in scoring (76), total offense (1,231) and passing (744). One of only two Saint QBs to earn district MVP honors.

Mike Mahony            1982                District Offensive MVP 1981. Led Saints to 1978 state quarterfinals. Holds school career record for rushing yards by a QB (892). Led team in passing in 1980 and 1981, scoring in 1981 (70 points) and total offense in 1981 (1,305 yards).

Running Backs

Dillon Berlin              2011                SW Louisiana Offensive MVP 2010. All-SW Louisiana 2010. District Offensive MVP 2010. Holds Saints career records for total touchdowns (42), rushing attempts (596), rushing yards (3,379) and rushing TDs (42). Holds school single-season records for points (180), total TDs (30), total offensive plays (359), total yards (2,249), TDs responsible for (30), rushing attempts (359), rushing yards (2,249), yards per carry (6.26) and rushing TDs (30). Holds single-game records for points (30), total TDs (5), rushing attempts (42), rushing yards (335) and rushing TDs (5). Played collegiately at McNeese State.

Wendell Christian     1977                1st Team All-State 1976. District Offensive MVP 1976.  Led 1976 team in scoring (130 points) and rushing yards (1,332). Ranks 4th all-time in career scoring (206), 5th in rushing touchdowns (26) and 8th in rushing yards (2,112). One of only six players in school history to earn district MVP honors. Played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Paul Debetaz              1981                District Offensive MVP 1979. Holds school single-game record for yards-per-carry (13.67). Led 1979 team in scoring (96) and rushing (1,274). Third in school history in total touchdowns (33), rushing attempts (514), rushing yards (2,969) and rushing touchdowns (32). Played collegiately at McNeese State.

David Foret                1979                District Offensive MVP 1977. Only player in school history to score 100+ points in two different seasons. Ranks 2nd in school history in rushing attempts (550), 3rd in scoring (246) and rushing touchdowns (32) and 4th in total TDs (32) and rushing yards (2,954). Played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Thad Minaldi             1975                1st Team All-State 1973. First all-state player in St. Louis Catholic High School history. Led 1973 squad to state finals. Led 1973 team in scoring (98), total offense (1,393), rushing (1,393) and punting (31.53). Ranks 6th all-time in career rushing with 2,269 yards. Played collegiately at LSU.

Colby Rodriguez       2016                Holds Saints career records for scoring (254) and touchdowns (42). Holds single-game records for total TDs (5) and rushing TDs (5). Led 2014 and 2015 teams in scoring, total offense and rushing. Ranks 2nd in school history in rushing yards (3,019).

Wide Receivers

Carl Ambrose            1980                1st Team All-State 1979. Holds Saints career record for yards per reception (20.59). Holds single-game records for receiving yards (192) and yards per reception (32.00). One of only two players in school history to lead team in receiving for three consecutive seasons. Played collegiately at Tulane.

Doug Boudreaux       1997                1st Team All-State & All-SW Louisiana 1995, 1996. One of only seven players in school history to earn 1st Team All-State honors in multiple seasons. Led team in receiving in 1995 (60 catches-699 yards) and 1996 (52 for 638 yards).

Kenny Brown            2010                All-SW Louisiana 2009. Holds Saints career records for receptions (144), receiving yards (2,175) and receiving touchdowns (21). One of only two players in school history to gain 1,000 yards receiving in a season.

Justin Moreaux         2008                All-SW Louisiana 2007. Holds Saints single-season records for receptions (68) and receiving yards (1,233). Ranks 4th in school history with 18.13 yards per catch for his career. Played only one season of varsity football.

Louis Walker             2007                All-SW Louisiana 2005, 2006. Holds Saints single-season records for yards per reception (19.61) and touchdown receptions (13). Holds school single-game record for TD receptions (3). Ranks 2nd all-time in TD receptions (19) and 3rd in receiving yards (1,522) and yards per reception (19.27).

Offensive Linemen

John Clement             1984                One of only four offensive linemen in school history to earn Honorable Mention All-State honors. Played collegiately at Louisiana-Monroe and was a member of the school’s 1987 Division I-AA national championship team.

Cade Courville          2011                All-SW Louisiana 2010. Led 2010 district championship team to 9-1 regular season and 10-2 overall record. Anchored offensive line for team that scored school record 359 points.

Matt Devall                1998                All-SW Louisiana 1997. One of only three offensive linemen in school history to earn 1st Team All-State honors. Anchored offensive line for 1997 squad that advanced to regional round of state playoffs.

John DiGiglia            1977                Led offensive line on 1975 district championship team and 1976 regional playoff squad. Was a key blocker on 1976 team that accumulated 3,518 total yards (293.2 per game) and 2,613 rushing yards.

Bill Hathaway            1979                One of only three offensive linemen in school history to earn 1st Team All-State honors (1978). Anchored offensive line for 1978 team that advanced to state finals. Played collegiately at McNeese State.

Matt Saunders           2008                One of only six offensive linemen in school history to earn 1st Team All-District honors twice (2006-07). Anchored offensive line on 2007 team that advanced to state quarterfinals and set school records for passing yards (2,174) and pass completions (149).

Tim Theriot               1978                One of only three offensive linemen in school history to earn 1st Team All-State honors (1977). Led offensive line for team that advanced to 1977 state quarterfinals.

Defensive Linemen

Marcus Abel              1997                . All-SW Louisiana 1996. Only player in school history to earn SW Louisiana Defensive MVP honors (1996). One of only two defensive linemen in school history to earn district MVP honors, also in 1996.

Bob Boudreau           1979                Led defensive line for team that advanced to 1978 state finals. Also was standout for 1977 state quarterfinal squad.

Sam Bruchhaus         2017                1st Team All-State 2015. 1st Team All-SW Louisiana 2014, 2015. District Defensive MVP 2015. One of only two defensive linemen in school history to earn district defensive MVP honors. Only defensive lineman in school history to earn 1st Team All-District honors in consecutive seasons. Plays collegiately at Tulane.

Dan Elliott                  1976                Led defensive line on 1975 district championship team that advanced to regional round of state playoffs.

Andrew Gary            2011                All-SW Louisiana 2010. Anchored defensive line on 2010 squad that won district championship with 9-1 regular season and 10-2 overall record.

Michael Miller           2006                Led defensive line on 2004 district championship squad. 2005 team set school records for fewest passing yards allowed (406) and points allowed (75).

Nick Ordoyne            1996                One of only nine players in school history to earn 1st Team All-District honors on both offense and defense. Led defensive line on 1995 team that made school’s first playoff appearance in five years.

Pat Theriot                 1980                Standout player on only back-to-back undefeated district championship teams in school history. Played in 1978 state championship game at Kinder. Team combined record in junior and senior seasons was 23-3 and allowed only 11.6 points per game.

Linebackers

Hade Ange                 2006                All-SW Louisiana 2004, 2005. District Defensive MVP 2005. One of only 14 players in school history to earn multiple All-SW Louisiana honors. Led defense on 2004 district championship team.

Derrick Batiste          1980                1st Team All-State 1979. District Defensive MVP 1979. Led defense on 1978 district champion and state runner-up team and had 151 tackles and a pair of interceptions on 1979 district title squad. Played collegiately at McNeese State and professionally in the United States Football League. Passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, at age 51.

Jerome Blanchette    1992                1st Team All-State 1990. District Defensive MVP 1990. Amassed 100 tackles, nine tackles for loss, six sacks and two fumble recoveries in 1990. Passed away on April 21, 1993, at age 19.

Tony Bourgeois         1983                District Defensive MVP 1982. One of just 12 players and eight linebackers in school history to earn district defensive MVP honors. Anchored 1982 defensive unit that allowed just 17.7 points per game.

Randy Dial                 1977                District Defensive MVP 1976. Anchored defense for 1976 squad that allowed only 10.1 points per game and advanced to regional round of playoffs for 2nd consecutive year. Deceased.

Jonathan Foret          1999                All-SW Louisiana 1997, 1998. One of only three players in school history to earn Honorable Mention All-State honors in consecutive seasons (1997-98). One of only 14 players in school history to earn multiple All-SW Louisiana honors.

Mark Johnston          2017                All-SW Louisiana 2015, 2016. One of only 14 players in school history to earn All-SW Louisiana honors in consecutive seasons. Led defense for team that won undefeated district title. Plays collegiate baseball at McNeese State.

Collin Todd               2011                All-SW Louisiana 2010. District Defensive MVP 2010. Led defense for undefeated district championship team in 2010 that had a 9-1 regular season and 10-2 overall record.

Paul Young                1974                District Defensive MVP 1973. First district defensive MVP in St. Louis Catholic High School history. One of only 11 players in school history to earn all-district honors at multiple positions in the same season (also as TE in 1973).

Defensive Backs

Jerry Bonvillain         1977                Four-year letterman. School record 26 receptions as a freshman. Ranks 6th in school history in yards per reception and 10th in touchdown receptions. Led team in receiving in 1973 (26-456).

Brent Flavin               2004                All-SW Louisiana 2003. District defensive MVP 2003. School record 27 receptions as a running back. Led team in scoring in 2003 with 26 points.

Bryan Hicks               1975                District Defensive MVP 1974. Also led 1974 team in rushing and total offense with 800 yards. Played collegiately at McNeese State. Played three seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and played in Super Bowl XVI. Is the only Saint alumnus to ever play in the Super Bowl.

Michael Mack            2016                1st Team All-State 2015 (K). All-SW Louisiana 2014, 2015 (P). One of only two players in school history to make 1st Team All-District six times. Holds school record with 7 kickoff touchbacks in a game. Played collegiately at McNeese State.

Kickers/Punters

Kris Albarado           2011                All-SW Louisiana 2008, 2009, 2010. Holds school career records for punts (141) and punting yards (5,732), freshman punting average (36.6) and sophomore punting average (40.7). Third all-time in career punting (40.7). Played collegiately at Southern California.

James Bice                 2010                All-SW Louisiana 2007, 2008, 2009. Holds school career records for kicking points (158), PATs made (98), PATs attempted (100), PAT percentage (98.0), and consecutive PATs (52). Made two field goals of 50+ yards. Played collegiately at McNeese State.

Harrison Flynt           2012                All-SW Louisiana 2010, 2011. Holds school career record with 22 field goals. Holds school single-season records for kicking points (74), field goals (11) and PATs made (41). Made two field goals of 50+ yards.

Adam Ieyoub             2018                All-SW Louisiana 2016, 2017. Holds school records for career punting average (42.2), kickoff touchbacks in a game (7), kickoff touchbacks in a season (49), kickoff touchbacks in a career (80) and career touchback percentage (81.6).

Alex Kjellsten            2013                All-SW Louisiana 2011, 2012. One of only two players in school history to earn all-state honors at two positions (P in 2011, K in 2012). Holds school records for single-season PAT percentage (100) and single-season kickoff touchback percentage (93.8). Ranks second in career punting average (41.2). Made two field goals of 50+ yards. Played collegiately at McNeese State.

Ross Thevenot           2006                All-SW Louisiana 2003, 2004 (K & P), 2005 (K & P). Only player in school history to earn 1st Team All-State honors three times. Only player in school history to earn All-SW Louisiana honors five times. Holds school record for single-season punting average (46.96), longest punt (77), field goals in a game (4), kicking points in a game (16) and kickoff touchbacks in a game (7). Played collegiately at Tulane.

Joel Thibodeaux        2001                All-SW Louisiana 2000. Holds school record for longest field goal (57) and most field goals of 50+ yards (4). One of only seven players in school history to earn multiple all-state honors. Also has second-longest field goal in school history (55).

Coaches

Tom Couste’              1973-80           District Coach of the Year 1978, 1979. Led Saints to three district championships (1975, 1978, 1979). First all-time with 12 playoff victories. Second all-time with 64 wins and a 67.7 winning percentage. Led team to six playoff appearances in eight seasons. Saints were state runners-up in 1973 and 1978, quarterfinalists in 1977 and reached the regional round in 1975, 1976 and 1979.

Mike Johns                2001-13           District Coach of the Year 2004, 2009, 2010. Only coach to lead Saints to four district championships (2004, 2009, 2010, 2011). Second all-time with five playoff victories. All-time leader with 72 wins and ranks third with a 51.8 winning percentage. Led team to 10 playoff appearances in 13 seasons. Team reached state quarterfinals in 2007 and regional round in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Charles Vicknair       1995-2000       District Coach of the Year 1998. Led Saints to 1998 district championship. Third all-time with two playoff victories. Third all-time with 34 wins and ranks fourth in winning percentage at 50.7. Led team to five playoff appearances in six seasons, reaching the regional round in 1996 and 1997. Passed away on Sept. 20, 2008.

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St. Louis Catholic Mini Cheer Camp Saturday, Oct. 19

St. Louis Catholic Mini Cheer Camp Saturday, Oct. 19

Your child can join the St. Louis Catholic Saints cheerleaders Saturday, October 19, for a fun-filled morning at the SLCHS MINI CHEERLEADING CAMP! Open to PK-4th graders, the camp is from 9 a.m. to noon in Krajicek Gym and concludes with a performance!

Campers can also participate in a unique gameday experience with the Saints cheerleaders next Thursday, Oct. 24, when the Saints host South Beauregard at Cougar Stadium – a special pregame performance that night (6:40 p.m.), followed by the football team run-through and cheering during the first quarter of the game.  Please arrive between 6 and 6:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Saturday’s camp registration form is below…please print, complete and bring with you to St. Louis Catholic before the start of camp Saturday (between 8:45-9 a.m.).  Forms are also available in the school office.

St. Louis Catholic to Welcome Renowned Teaching Artist, Choreographer To Campus

St. Louis Catholic to Welcome Renowned Teaching Artist, Choreographer To Campus

St. Louis Catholic is excited to welcome Carol Anglin, a renowned teaching artist, choreographer and artistic director, to our campus in October 2019.  Anglin will teach our dance students Master Classes in Modern Dance and our choir students Stage Movement, and she will also hold an academic/professional performing arts Q&A session open to all students from 8-8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Cafeteria.

**The Q&A session is open to all students who are interested in pursuing careers in visual, media and/or performing arts.  Please sign up in the Counseling Department by Thursday, October 10.**

Carol received her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Oklahoma.  For over 34 years, she owned Carol Anglin Dancenter in Shreveport, La., where she taught ballet, tap, jazz and modern to students of all ages from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  She has recently been named Regional Dance America/SouthEast’s 2020 Adjudicator.  Click here for a full description of her expertise.  In addition to her professional experience staging, directing and choreographing productions, Anglin is also a visual artist who studied with leading faculty members at The Art Institute of Chicago.  Certified to teach K-12, she received her degree in Art Education from Louisiana Tech with an emphasis in painting and sculpture.  This experience led to her involvement in design and execution of costumes, lighting, backdrops and sets.

Anglin’s visit is made possible thanks to a grant written by Saints Dance Instructor Tricia Barrow this summer with some assistance from the Fine Arts Department.  The support of the St. Louis Catholic community for the Performing Arts program in its inaugural year gives our students the opportunity to experience guest artists like Carol Anglin.

St. Louis Catholic Announces Two Commended Students in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

St. Louis Catholic Announces Two Commended Students in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Katherine Jester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 1, 2019 – St. Louis Catholic announced today that seniors Katherine Jester and Lucas Manuel have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by SLCHS Administrator Mia Orgeron to these scholastically talented seniors.

“St. Louis Catholic is beyond proud of our students Katherine and Lucas for achieving the distinction of National Merit Commended Student,” Orgeron said.  “Both students demonstrate excellence on and off campus.  They are not only academically gifted, but they are also great role models for their peers.  We know that their futures are bright, and they will give back to their communities in many ways.”

Lucas Manuel

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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Click here to read about St. Louis Catholic’s 2019-2020 National Merit semifinalists, Ethan Hebert and Caroline Obluda.