Tiger Talk events for the week of 5/8 through 5/14/2017

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Events for the week of 5/8/17 through 5/14/17

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  • News
    • Tiger Band Members to Play for Pride of Acadiana
      • Two senior members of the Holy Cross Tiger Band auditioned and will be playing for the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall. Cade Cheramie and Sean Murphy, who are both flute players, received letters with scholarship offers from the university. Congratulations to both of these young men for continuing their love of music as they graduate and attend college


  • Seniors are Reminded of Their Younger Days
    • As our seniors prepared for their senior luncheon and prom last month, they received a little reminder from the past. For five of her seven years here, Mrs. Clark has had freshmen and sophomore boys in English II and English II-Honors write a letter to their future selves. These letters are read by no one, and they are sealed and locked away until three-to-four years later when she hands them back out to the now seniors.

Mrs. Clark says, “This is one of my favorite times of the year (and a little bittersweet) as I can remember the boys they once were as I’m handing this letter to a now grown young man. I love watching the boys get so excited over something they thought I had forgotten about! Some laugh at their younger, less mature version; some are moved by events they had chosen to discuss in their letter, but had not revisited in years. Career goals, college choices, music, and girlfriends have changed over the years, but the brotherhood that these students have created will last a lifetime.”


  • Holy Cross 5th and 6th Grade Track and Field Wins NOLA/Ivy League Championship
    • On Saturday April 29, the 5th and 6th grade track and field team won the NOLA/Ivy League Championship meet with 107 points, defeating second place Lusher Charter by a 21-point margin.  Holy Cross relied on its depth and talent to simply overwhelm the competition, winning five total events. In the 7th and 8th grade division, Holy Cross had only six athletes, but still placed very well in all events entered, including NOAL/Ivy League Champion Sebastian Williams in the 800m run.


  • Seniors Sign for Baseball at Loyola
    • Three Holy Cross seniors–Trace Messina, Mickey Toscano, and Cole Nalesnik–signed on to play baseball with Loyola University in New Orleans next year during a ceremony held in the Student Center on May 1. Congratulations to these young men as they continue their education and their love of baseball.
  • Coach Eric DesOrmeaux Named Louisiana Coach of the Year
    • Holy Cross wrestling coach Eric DesOrmeaux recently was named Louisiana’s Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
    • DesOrmeaux guided the Tigers to the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division I state championship in February. Holy Cross defeated Catholic League rivals Brother Martin and Jesuit in dual meets during the regular season and held off their chief competitors again in the state tournament to earn the Tigers’ first wrestling state championship since 2013.




  • Service Groups Collecting Pop Tops for Ronald McDonald House
    • We are almost there! Members of the Brother Andre Service Society and the Brother Fisher Leadership Council are excited to see that they have almost filled a water jug with aluminum pop tops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  They want to remind our Holy Cross family that they will collect pop tops through the last day of exams–Thursday, May 25.  Thanks to all who have sent in donations so far. Keep them coming!
  • Senior Payne Espenan Chosen as STEM Premier Top 100
    • Congratulations to Holy Cross Senior Payne Espenan, who was chosen as a STEM Premier Top 100 student. STEM Premier is an online platform that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. The platform allows students ages 13 and up to build personal profiles showcasing their skills and talents so that colleges, technical schools and companies can connect directly with students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
    • This year over 225,000 outstanding STEM Premier students from more than 16,000 high schools competed for a spot in the STEM Premier Top 100, making this accomplishment a testament to the selected students’ academic, technical, and extracurricular activities.
    • Payne is only the second Louisiana high school student ever chosen for this honor. He plans to attend the University of Mississippi and study a physics-related field.
  • Rugby Team Finishes Third in State
    • he Holy Cross Rugby Team just wrapped up the state rugby season, finishing in third place with a 60-15 crushing of Brother Martin on championship day. Nick Moffat, Drake Roethele, and Justin Scott were named First Team All-State, and Jack (Ben) Bourgeois III and Will Petty were named to the Second Team All-State.  Congratulations to the team and the coaches for an outstanding season.
  • Senior Kenny Carradine Signs with Belhaven
    • Holy Cross Senior Kenny Carradine recently signed on to play football with Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss.

events coming this week

TU 5/9 Faculty Department Meetings 2:45 PM  
TU 5/9 7th Grade Baseball Championship vs. Christian Brothers 4:30 PM Christian Brothers
TU 5/9 Band Information Night 6:00 PM Band Room
TU 5/9 HCAA Spring Sports Awards-Bowling, Tennis, and Golf 6:00 PM Student Center-Huddle
W 5/10 HCAA-Spring Sports Awards for Powerlifting and Track 6:30 PM Cafeteria
W 5/10 Chorus: Middle School Concert 7:00 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
TH 5/11 12th & 8th Grade Laptop Return 9:30 AM  
TH 5/11 Holy Cross Men’s Club Dinner 6:00 PM Huddle
TH 5/11 Thespian Dinner and Awards 6:00 PM Library
F 5/12 Senior Trip TBA Walt Disney World
F 5/12 2017 Wall of Champions Induction Dinner and Championship Ring Presentation 6:00 PM Wrestling Room
SA 5/13 Senior Trip Departure and Prayer Service 9:30 PM Cafeteria
SA 5/13 Primary Fishing Rodeo 12:00 AM City Park
SA 5/13 Wrestling: Free Style TBA Greco State
SA 5/13 8th Grade Trip TBA Walt Disney World

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