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Alumni Soccer Game

Boys Cardinal Soccer Alumni gathered on January 2, 2021 for a pick-up game in honor of the 25th anniversary of the program. Alumni participants ranged from the classes of 1999-2019. 

Seth Ledet ’14 was happy to find his alma mater in good condition upon his return for the celebration. “The field and stadium are looking really nice these days,” he said. “It’s always nice catching up with everyone and just laughing at how out of shape we all are.”

The pick-up game took place after the Varsity team’s match against Parkview Baptist so alumni were able to take in the condition of the program. Matthew Loker ’15 said although they lost that match, it was good to see the program is still in great shape.”  The alumni had enough numbers to have a competitive game.
 
They split the teams between those who graduated on years ending in even vs odd numbers. The game ended with the even graduating years winning 3-0. “our main goal was to have a good game free of injuries which we did so it was a successful day.”
 
Nick Duet ’08 faculty member and current asssistant cardinal soccer coach said, “I had a great time in the alumni game. I played in a few leagues when I lived in New Orleans so I still played a little and kept up my skills. It was great seeing and playing with (and against) some of the guys that I haven’t seen in a long time. I’ll be ready for the next one in 5 more years when I get to play against some of the guys that I am coaching right now!” 

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Two Athletic Signings

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

Abbey Marie Ratcliff signed to run Cross Country at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her high school head coach Tommy Schexnayder praised Ratliff’s leadership in matters both pertaining to races and in other areas of student life. “When she stepped on our campus in 8th grade, I knew she was one of the ones that would stand out, and she sure has,” Schexnayder said. 

This season, Ratcliff lead a young girls XC team to a State Championship and placed 3rd overall in the race. 

Ratcliff expressed gratitude to her family and friends and to her coaches directly said, “I couldn’t even think about the last five years without y’all and this sport and the impact y’all have had on my life.”

Braedon Methvin signed with Missisisippi College on Thursday. Coach Schex said, “Braedon broke out of his shell not only to become one of the best distance runners in the state (of any class) but also the leader of our team.” Schexnayder also commended Methvin for being a model of what the XC program strives to accomplish in its student athletes.

Methvin also lead a State Champion team this season, and placed 2nd overall in the race. 

Both Ratcliff and Methvin look ahead now to the track season approaching in Spring 2021 before closing out their high school running careers. 

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

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Annual Christmas Concert

Welcome to Cardinal Vanguard’s annual Christmas Concert! Thanks to all who helped in preparation for this event, and special congratulations to the members of Cardinal Vanguard on a terrific performance! Enjoy! 

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Art Club Pop-Up

E.D. White Art Club presents the first online Art Sale!

Several students hand painted wooden Christmas ornaments.  Use this link -or- text “EDWOrnaments” to 76278 to visit our virtual shop. 

The sale ends Sunday, January 3rd, and all purchased items will be available for pick up Wednesday, January 6th at E.D. White from 2:00pm-4:30pm

Thanks in advance for your support! 

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Christmas Drive

Every year the E.D. White senior class spearheads a Christmas Drive to bring Christmas cheer to children at local Headstart programs. Senior representatives visit 3rd period classes at the end of the 2nd quarter collecting donations and use the money raised to purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts to the schools. 

We currently have 8 days left of the Christmas Drive and have collected $4,000 of our $7000 goal. 

 

Tuesday (12/8) and Wednesday (12/9) are  “credit card day(s)” where any student can report to the Main Office  to make a donation with a credit card. 

 

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Cardinal Football Advances to Semifinals

Our fighting Cardinal football team advanced to the semifinals after defeating Archbishop Hannan last Friday. Landon Brignac, kicked from more than 20 yards out to secure the 16-13 victory.  

Defensive Coordinator, Chris Bergeron, said “The effort the guys put in throughout the week puts them in the position to win a game on any given Friday night. So winning against Hannan was really good payoff for their weekly sacrifices.” 

The quarterfinal victory marked 11 years to the day of Cardinal Football advancing to the semifinals. Offensive Coordinator, Grant Chiasson was a member of the 2009 team. He notes several similarities between that team and the Cardinals facing the semifinal challenge this Friday. 

“I see trust among team members that reminds me of us. Defense trusts offense and offense trusts defense to make the block, the run, the catch,” said Chiasson. 

Coach Bergeron, who also remembers the ’09 team notes leadership, and selflessness as qualities contributing to the success of both teams. Speaking about the 2020 team he said, “They aren’t really concerned who gets the headlines and publicity, they want to win football games at the end of the day and they know they need each other for that.”

The Cardinals take on the #1 seed, DeLaSalle Cavaliers, this Friday in Metarie. 

Bergeron said the old adage of “seize the moment” has never been more relevant than to the 2020 football season. His “living in the momentMoving so far in the playoffs has not left a huge impression on Coach Bergeron who has taken a “present moment” approach to the season. 

He said, “Players will ask me on Friday if I’m ready for the game, and because of the day-today preparation, I’m able to say ‘Yea guys, we made it through another week, so let’s go play a game.'”

For Chiasson, the unprecedented season was a catalyst of gratitude among the team, players and coaching staff alike. “When we pray before games we say, ‘Thank you Lord so much for allowing us to play this game, when we didn’t even know if we would have a season and we’re happy to be here.'”

What began as mere symbol of bringing energy to every play, Coach Shaun Seiler’s motto “Bring the Juice” has taken on a literal meaning among the team.

“That Friday at Assumption early in the season when Coach awarded Ethan Lee an OJ after a good play, started a tradition we couldn’t shake and has become so meaningful to the team,” said Chiasson.

The Cardinals are certainly expected to “Bring the Juice” this Friday. 

Ticket sales will be at the gate only. Each school has 1000 tickets. 

 

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Quarterfinal Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for Friday’s quarterfinal football game vs Archbishop Hannan open to the public today.

When: Thursday 12/3 from 11:15am-12:30pm  and  Friday 12/4 from 11:45am-1:10pm

Where: E.D. White Student Union –>East 7th entrance

Price: $12

Tickets can only be purchased in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the gate. 

 

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Four Athletic Signings

Wednesday afternoon, four Cardinal athletes signed letters of intent to participate at the collegiate level in their respective competitions. 

Zachary Templet signed to play baseball at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Head baseball coach David Constant said of Templet, “He is a true gamer, a bulldog on the mound which is really what you want to have.” He said that Templet is ready to play through every game and that’s a quality taking him to the next level. Templet will join three other Cardinal Baseball alumni on the Colonel squad, something that Constant said, “I can’t wait to watch.”

Jacques Rathle signed to swim at Auburn University in Auburn, Al. Christina Lasserre, head swim coach, said Rathle is “the best swimmer E.D. White has ever seen,” and continued, “but not without putting in years and years of hard work.” Lasserre predicted that despite all the years of work up to this point, Rathle is very much still at the beginning of his swim career. 

Jacqueline Robichaux signed to play soccer at Delta State University in Cleveland, Ms. Girls head soccer coach Lindsay Spinner said Robichaux joins only six other Cardinal Soccer alumnae to ever go on to play at the next level. Spinner also said Robichaux has been an integral part of the growth of the Cardinal soccer team over the last four years.  

Heidi Chauvin signed to play softball at Bell Haven College in Jackson, Ms.  Head softball coach, Juli Dardar, said Chauvin is the epitome of a team player. Dardar said her dedication made her stand out throughout her time here and that same dedication will make Chauvin stand out at the next level.

 

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#iGiveCatholic

This year for iGiveCatholic, we’re aiming to improve facilities in a way that benefits Cardinal Music. Visit our iGiveCatholic website to participate. 

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1st Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all students who excelled academically in the 1st quarter and earned a spot on the honor roll!