E. D. White Catholic Monthly Updates
October 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events
November 20
EDW at Pelicans

December 10

January 30-31

February 24

April 20, 2018
Card Draft 

Quick Links
Calendar Contest Winners
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Barataria Estuary Calendar Art Contest. Their art work will be featured in next year's calendar: Lexi Becnel, Alexis Naquin, Victoria Truxillo, and Sydney Zaner.

Kiddie Camp
EDW held its annual cheer and dance Kiddie Camp in the main gym on October 21. There were around 94 girls in attendance ranging in grades kindergarten through 5th.  Attendees participated in a variety of activities including the learning of a cheer, chant, a dance, and the painting of spirit items. They learned cheer stunts under the supervision of an EDW cheer squad member. A parent show-off was held at the end of the camp so that the parents could see what their camper learned throughout the day.   
On October 27, the campers performed what they learned at camp during the 3rd Quarter of the football game .

Cardinal Greats

Sandra Diez Trosclair '79 and Jeff Donnes '73 were inducted into the Cardinal Greats during halftime at the football game against South Terrebonne on October 13. Pictured from left are: Athletic Director Mary Cavell, Sandra Diez Trosclair, Jeff Donnes, Assistant Athletic Director Kyle Lasseigne and President Tim Robichaux. (Not pictured David Duplantis)   

50th Year Celebration
Brother Ronald Talbot, S.C. is pictured receiving a gift from Principal Michelle Chiasson at his 50th year of religious profession celebration on October 22.  Talbot renewed his vows at a special Mass held for him in the EDW chapel and then celebrated with his family and friends at a dinner and presentation in the union.   

Mothers Club Fall Bash

The first annual Fall Bash sponsored by the Mothers Club was held on October 20 with the theme "Rock -n- Roll."  There were photo booths, music, a jump house, games and a dunking booth.  Pictures from the event can be found on Shutterfly under "Quick links."
Fall Sports and Clubs Senior Night


The Fall Sports and Clubs Senior Night was held before the football game vs. Ellender on October 27. Football, cheer, dance team, band and cross country parents were recognized for showing their support through their child's' high school career.  Pictured is Senior Ethan Naquin with his parents Mark and Linda Naquin.

Marching Season

The Cardinal Vanguard finished its season October 28 at Northwestern State University in the Classic on the Cane Festival. The Vanguard received 1st place in class 3A and also 1st place Colorguard in class 3A.

Open House 2017


EDW Catholic opened its doors October 25 and welcomed prospective students and their parents to its annual Open House. School tours were given by student ambassadors that showcased the many academic, religious, and co-curricular programs offered at E. D. White Catholic.  The evening ended in the main school gym where all guests gathered to learn about the many student organizations, athletic programs and competition teams.  An EDW t-shirt was also given to each prospective student in attendance.

Living Rosary

A school-wide living rosary was held on October 30 in the stadium sponsored by Campus Ministry. 
Campus Minister Christina Lasserre said that every year they host a living rosary but after talking, campus ministry really wanted to make it a school-wide event. "It was beautiful," said Lasserre, "Students showed incredible reverence, and it was so nice to see the entire school come together in prayer."
Mats for Homeless

Students are pictured making mats out of recycled shopping bags for the homeless in Sarah Johnson's FACS class in October. Shelby Ellis '16 brought the idea to life when she came home for fall break. "The mats can easily be washed since they are plastic and are easy to roll up and carry," said Ellis. She said that the mats are made by cutting the bags into loops and stringing the loops together in a long chain. When the chain is rolled into a ball, it makes plarn (plastic yarn) and then the plarn is crocheted into a mat.

Ellis said that the mats give homeless men and women a clean bed to lie on instead of the ground, especially as the weather gets colder. "There are many homeless people in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma that could use a gift or a kind conversation and this is the perfect way to do it," she said.

Hall of Fame

Edward Douglas White Catholic High School has announced J.B. Falgoust as this year's inductee into the Hall of Fame.  The 2017 induction ceremony will take place Sunday, December 10 at noon.

The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those who have exhibited outstanding Christian values in their contribution to their profession and in their religious, civic, business, or educational involvement.

Contact Jane Bourgeois at (985) 449-1859 to RSVP.

Alumnus of the Year

The Alumni Association of Edward Douglas White Catholic High School has announced Dr. Troy P. LeBlanc '86 as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Alumnus of the Year Award.

The Alumnus of the Year Award is given to a graduate of Thibodaux College, Mount Carmel Academy, Thibodaux Central Catholic, or  
E. D. White Catholic, who exemplifies the charism of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in his or her life and who has achieved success in the global community. 
LeBlanc will be honored at the Alumni Mass on Friday, February 2, and at an Alumnus of the Year luncheon that will follow at Envie Restaurant in Thibodaux.  Please contact Michelle Keife at mkeife@htdiocese.org if you wish to attend the luncheon.

In the Classroom


Senior Julianne Hull is shown holding up the pumpkin that she carved during Sarah Johnson's FACS class on October 27.
Teacher Highlight

Chris Bergeron, a 1998 graduate of Terrebonne High, is in his 14th year at E. D. White. Bergeron currently teaches health and physical education and serves as head football coach and head of the strength and conditioning program.

He received his four-year degree in health and physical education from Nicholls State in 2002.

While attending Nicholls State, Bergeron returned to Terrebonne to coach football and with the strength program, which gave him full affirmation that he wanted to pursue a career that allowed him to help form students into successful and well-rounded individuals.
Before arriving at E. D. White, Bergeron spent three years at Terrebonne followed by one year at H. L. Bourgeois. He said, "When the opportunity presented itself to teach and coach at E. D. White, I knew I wanted to be a part of the E. D. White family. I've made so many special memories here, and I've met and worked with some outstanding people that have mentored me through the years. "
Bergeron is thankful and honored to have the opportunity to work in a profession that allows him to share his passion for helping others. "If I touch one student's life like my teachers and coaches have touched mine, I know that I am doing my job. The most rewarding part of the profession is knowing that I am making a positive impact on our young people. This is the ultimate goal as a teacher and coach," he stated.

To raise awareness and support for the charitable, educational and spiritual ministries of our diocese, we are rallying the Catholic community by participating in the third annual #iGiveCatholic Giving Day. #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday will be held from midnight until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 28. It's 24 hours of giving by Catholics for the Catholic community, but you have the opportunity to make your gifts in advance beginning November 10 and running through November 26. Transactions made on  iGiveCatholic.org are secure and your donations of $25 or more are tax deductible. You can find additional information about #iGiveCatholic at our website ( https://igivecatholic.org/designee/ed-white-catholic-high-school-thibodaux) or by contacting Michelle Keife at (985) 446-8486 or mkeife@htdiocese.org. Help us inspire and celebrate Catholic giving by spreading the word about #iGiveCatholic to your friends, family, and colleagues!

Card Draft 2018 Going Virtual

Visit our website which can be found under "Quick Links" in this newsletter and/or text "carddraft18" to 24700 to see everything that is new with the EDW Card Draft. You can also get a sneak peak at the 85 auction items we've collected thus far, from hunting and fishing trips to vacation get-a-ways to sports memorabilia.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's Card Draft, contact Boyd Hebert or Michelle Keife at (985) 446-8486 ext. 138 for more information.

We are looking for alumni updates to put into  the next edition of the Cardinal Courier. If you or  someone you know has recently married, added a new addition to their family, or know of an alum or friend of EDW who has passed, please email Kaye Constant at kconstant@htdiocese.org.
Mothers Club News

  The E. D. White Mothers Club will have a booth at this year's Thibodeauxville Fall Festival on November 11.

"This year we will be out in full force with lots of holiday decoration decor and plenty of EDW apparel; including vintage and new Cardinal fashions. Come by to visit, shop, and support the school we all love," said Mothers Club member Rhonda Avants.

The Mothers Club would like to thank John Deere for generously sponsoring the Mothers Club booth space.  

For any questions about membership, please contact Gwen Marino at (985) 227-3074. 

Pave Your Way to a Better Future  
Helping tradition embrace the future
brick by brick

Engraved bricks provide an opportunity to remember a loved one, or special event, to commemorate your years at E. D. White Catholic High School, or to serve as a great gift to family and friends!

Your engraved brick will be located outside of Harvey Peltier Stadium.

 4x8......... $100


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