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Swim Athletic Signing

Another Cardinal athlete has signed to compete at the collegiate level. 

Dawson Jeansonne signed to swim at Emmanuel College in Georgia. He said, “I will definitely miss the family aspect of swimming here at E. D. White, but I am excited to see what’s to come.”

Swim coach Christina Lasserre said, “It has been an honor and pleasure to work with Dawson at E. D. White, and I am very excited to see what the future has in store for him.”

She also thanked his parents and coaches who pushed Jeansonne to reach his full potential, and who support his love and dedication to the sport. 

Congratulations to Dawson for exemplifying what it means to be Cardinal athlete, and we wish him the best of luck in his athletic successes moving forward.

 

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Spring Athletics Update Pt. 2

With spring sports coming to an end, we’re giving another athletic update on how track and baseball finished up their seasons.

Track

The Lady Cardinal Track team finished their season last Friday at LHSAA’s district meet in Baton Rouge at LSU. They came in as runner-up scoring a total of 66 points.  

Winners from the event include:

  • 1600 meter run: Abbey Marie Ratcliff finishing with 5:17.65 seconds and in the 3200 finishing with 11:45.26
  • Pole vault: Laura DeGravelle with 11 feet, 4.50 inches
  •  4×800 relay: Julia Robichaux,Elizabeth Rodrigue, Rylee Methvin and Sydney Siegel finishing with atime of 10:01.68. 

Coach Don Grabert said, “They competed as a group. We had a great season. It’s something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.”

Baseball

The Cardinal baseball season concluded with the team finishing as District and Regional Champions with a record of 19 wins and 14 losses. 

The Cardinals played against Parkview Baptist this past weekend. OnFriday, they gave Parkview their first loss of the entire season. The Cardinals won 3-2 against Parkview, who had a 30-0 record. 

Coach David Constant said that he is extremely proud of how they finished out the season. 

“I am super proud of how the team prepared all week for the series, as every day they worked harder and harder. They believed when many around them didn’t,” said Constant. 

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Tennis at State Tournament

Congratulations to Cardinal Tennis on an excellent season! 

Several pairs finished their seasons as semifinalists this week and have a lot to be proud of! 

Semifinalist Doubles Pairs

  • Emily & Joy Patten
  • Sally LeBlanc & Anna Bergeron
  • Ethan Soignet & Caleb Sylvest

Photos thanks to Paul Sylvest

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Four Athletic Signings

 Four more Cardinal athletes signed letters of intent to participate at the collegiate level in their respective competitions. 

Kade Folse signed to play soccer at Millsaps College. Head soccer coach Roger Bimah said, “We wish him success, playing on a team that hopefully serves as a guide throughout the next four years of his journey and beyond.”

Laura DeGravelle signed to pole vault at Louisiana Tech University.  Her coach Don Grabert said, “I’ve seen her jump since 8th grade and she’s gotten better every year. We’re excited to see what’s to come in her career.”

Jadacia Shanklin signed to run track at Nicholls State University. Coach Don Grabert said, “She’s one of the kind of athletes that we strive to produce at E.D. White–the ones that are humble and hard working.”

Reece Shelby signed to run cross country at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Coach Tommy Schexnayder said, “Around the same time he found his passion in running he found passion for his faith and it’s no coincidence that his success followed.”

Congratulations to each of these Cardinal athletes for mirroring the tenets of our mission statement in their athletic successes. 

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Spring Athletics Update Pt. 1

With our spring sports in the heat of playoff competition this week, we’re givingan update on each group’s performance so far this season. 

Softball

The Lady Cardinal Softball team finished their season last Tuesday. The team played in 5 tournaments this season with a total of 32 games and a record of 12-20. Their season ended on a high note by beating Vandebilt in their last regularseason game.  Key players this season include seniors Heidi Chauvin, pitcher, and Sydney Thibodaux, first and third base. They both had a huge impact on the team’s accomplishments both on and off the field. The young team is looking forward toa successful season next year.

Baseball

The Cardinals have finished 9-1 in district 9-3A. Varsity is coming off of a week of wins against Berwick and St. James. They currently sit #8 in the state division II power rankings. They are heading into playoffs 16-11 against Archbishop Hannan. The regional series starts this Friday at home.

Boys’ Golf

The boys’ team finished strong in the regular season with leading medalist, Luke Poiencot, having the best overall individual score on the team. Five golfers competed in the District Championship, where the team came out 3rd at Ellendale Country Club with Luke Poiencot and Benjamin Pitre having the best individual scores. They will compete again this upcoming Wednesday at Grand Ridge Golf Club in Hahnville, La for the Regional Championship.

Girls’ Golf

Key players this year include Aubree Matherne, Emma Hebert and Jaci Daigle. The team is looking forward to expanding their knowledge of the sport and gaining experience to carry with them into next season. The team has played 2 matches and are competing in their regional competition tomorrow with a record of 0-2.

 

Tennis participates in the state tournament today and tomorrow and track’s regional meet is Wednesday. More athletics updates will follow these competitions.

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Guard & Indoor Virtual Season

This season has been unlike any other for winter guard and indoor percussion. A typical season would consist of both groups traveling around the south to compete in competitions in front of a live audience and judges. However, because Covid has prohibited large gatherings such as these to take place, both winter guard and indoor percussion have been competing virtually this season. 

Monica Rau, assistant band director at E. D. White, said that the biggest thing that sets this season apart from others is the lack of having a live audience there. The students have learned to thrive while performing live, so the absence of an audience is definitely something that takes some getting used to. Although it is different, Rau said that she is thankful that the competitions are still taking place.

“We are blessed to have somewhat of a ‘normal’ season,” said Rau.

Guard

Although there is no traveling and live audiences, guard coach Olivia Adamietz talked about some of the advantages of recording performances, saying that they are able to record on any day of the week rather than have a set date and time to perform.

“With virtual performances, we are also able to be in a controlled environment. We can easily control who is watching which helps the performers be a little more comfortable. Even through so much uncertainty this season, these girls have really proved their love and dedication for this activity,” says Adamietz.

Guard member Hannah Siegel talked about what a typical competition day now looks like for the team, saying that they filmed the performance a week in advance. The girls will show up early to get some extra practice in, then they go into the band room to get dressed. They do their hair and makeup, put on their costumes and then gather to pray. Once they are fully ready, they start their performance in the main gym.

“We normally video the show two to three times to make sure we do our very best to send of for judging,” Siegel said.

Hannah Hebert, guard member, also said that the team is doing their best, but that she misses the performance high that she gets from performing in a room full of people.

“The noise difference is drastically different. On a normal season, people cheer so loud that sometimes you can’t even hear the music. Not having that same atmosphere is definitely different,” said Hebert.

Despite all the changes and challenges, the guard has had an exceptional season and has placed first in all virtual competitions.

Percussion

Similar to winter guard, indoor percussion has also been competing virtually. Matthew Ledet, senior section leader, said this year has been different not only because of the virtual aspect, but also because this year’s show is just the front ensemble.

“This year’s show is just the front keyboard ensemble in the show. Since there was no marching season, the drum line did not get that experience to carry with them into the indoor show. We decided to hold off and just do a keyboard ensemble, and percussion will join next season,” said Matthew Ledet

Matthew Ledet said that they have consistently receiving all ones on their performance. For the first few competitions they have been giving them general rating of excellent or superior, but for the local competitions they gave them specific number scores. They received a 93, which is the second highest score in the history of E. D. White’s local circuit.

Indoor coach Keith Ledet said that the thing the student miss most is the audience reaction and not getting to travel and see other groups perform. Although there is much uncertainty, the team has remained optimistic through it all.

“It has been different, the kids have made the best of it and are performing their show very well,” said Keith Ledet.

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StuCo & School Spirit

Student Council and School Spirit

Despite COVID-19 and cancellation of many traditional student events that take place at E. D. White such as pep rallies and school dances, student council has still found ways to boost school morale while keeping the student body safe.

“Safety is our main priority, so before any event is planned, we have to sit down and discuss if holding the event is even possible,” said Sydney Siegel ’21, executive board vice president of student council.

Siegel said that student council wants the students to be able to attend events and have fun, but that may not always be able to happen due to the hazard of large gatherings. In some cases, the events cannot take place at all. In other instances, the events can be adjusted to meet health and safety requirements, as well as give the students enough room to practice social distancing. Students are also required to wear masks the entire time.

Holding events for the student body is important because it allows for students to have the opportunity to take pride in their school. Although some events have been cancelled, others have been able to take place successfully. 

“Throughout this year, student council has planned a variety of fun-filled events, such as a roaring 20’s themed “Homecoming Week” (despite the absence of the school dance), spirit themes/ activities surrounding the football season, and an all-new tradition of having E. D. White’s first ever Mardi Gras Court composed of the students’ favorite teachers and staff,” Siegel said.

In an effort to make things more fun for the students, student council has pushed its creative energy to the limits in the way they plan events. One idea that they have implemented is setting up something special for each Friday until the end of the school year. Some of the events include music and lunch at the football stadium, dress down days and handing out candy grams.

“We try our hardest to keep up the school spirit throughout these difficult times so that every student gets the high school experience they deserve,” said Claire Naquin ’21, student council eighth and ninth grade liaison.

Lauren Theriot ’21, executive board treasurer of student council, agreed with Naquin. She said that although it is hard to adjust because most of what student council does is bring people together, student council tries to always stay positive and make the most out of what they can do.

“This is it for the Senior Class, so we want to make sure they get the most of their last year in high school. As for the younger classmen, we want them to have the same experience that we had,” said Theriot.

Because this school year has been an unusual one, school spirit is more important now than ever. Student Council plays an important role in keeping school morale high while also keeping the student body safe, and it is important that we recognize all of their hard work and commitment to making this school year a fun and memorable one.  

Student Council Week is coming up, beginning on April 19. Keep up with their activities by following our social media accounts:

Instagram: @edwarddouglaswhitecatholic

Facebook: @E.D. White Catholic High School

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Card Draft 2021

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all students who excelled academically in the 3rd quarter and earned a spot on the honor roll.

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Celebrating School Counselors

Celebrating School Counselors

National School Counseling is celebrated the first Monday through Friday in the month of February every year. During this week, counselors are recognized and celebrated for their unique contributions to schools across the nation.

At E.D.White, the counseling department is comprised of three people, Gwen Duet, Tiffany Bourgeois and Maria Montet. They not only care about the academic success of our students, but for their emotional health as well.

Bourgeois is the ninth and 10th grade counselor and is also a former graduate of E.D. White. She stated she believes school counselors are a necessity, and students need to be provided with a safe place where they can talk about the problems they are facing.  She also uses her past experiences to relate to the students.

“I am a graduate here, so I do oftentimes use that to say, ‘I know what you are going through, I have walked these halls.’ They need to feel comfortable and this needs to be a sanctuary place,” Bourgeois said.

Montet is the 11th and 12th grade counselor. She focuses on preparing upperclassmen for their transition out of a high school setting and into college or the workforce.

As part of the preparation for after they leave E.D. White, Montet makes sure the students learn certain skills that foster confidence and maturity. They learn how to self-advocate, how to speak up when they are hurting, and how to reach out to other people when they need help.

“It is important that they learn that now so that when things arise in the future, they are equipped with the skills to succeed,” Montet said. 

Duet is the director of counseling at E.D. White and is also responsible for counseling the eighth-grade class. She said what makes their counseling department different from other schools is how faith based it is, and how much work they do behind the scenes to make sure the students know they are cared for.

“If we can get them to leave here knowing that God loves them, we love them, and that they should love themselves, I think we are doing a great job,” said Duet.

Although school counselors may not teach in front of a classroom full of students, they are still reaching and impacting the lives of students on a one-on-one basis. As a result, this influences their learning experience at school, and allows for students to strive to reach their full potential, both in and out of the classroom. 

It is important to acknowledge all that counselors do for students and schools locally, statewide and across the nation. National School Counseling week allows for that opportunity and lets school communities give them the credit they deserve.

 

Written by: Madeleine Bauland, Communications Intern

You can learn more about & contact our counselors here.