The mission of E.D. White Catholic High School is to impart the Catholic faith, promote academic excellence and enhance self-esteem. Over the last eighteen months, we have faced challenges which have tested our ability to achieve our mission. Through faith in God and a love of young people, we continue to work hard every day to prepare the students of E.D. White for the future.
Hurricane Ida struck our beautiful state and caused massive destruction. Fortunately, our facilities received only moderate damage, and once power was restored, we were able to resume normal operations of the school. Our friends at Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma did not fair as well. They received significant damage requiring their campus to be vacated for a period of time. We are happy to be using our school on a “platooning” system with Vandebilt allowing their faculty, staff and students to have partial use of a facility until their school is functional.
I am proud of our students, faculty and staff who have been working in many ways to assist those in need during this recovery period.
As we move forward, we are proud to open the new Bollinger-Bordelon Strength and Conditioning Center along with an expanded boys locker room, and band practice field/parking lot. A grand opening and dedication scheduled for September 1, 2021 was postponed due to the hurricane. Be on the lookout for a rescheduled Grand Opening/Dedication in early 2022. In October, 2021, we will unveil the new dance/cheer indoor practice room. With the help of many generous supporters, the old art room in our main gym was converted into this all-purpose area.
I am grateful for the support we have from everyone in the community. E.D. White is a special place filled with the Holy Spirit. In God we base our goals in life and then we carry on in faith, through service, with purpose.
Tim Robichaux ’79, President