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Crusaders Make Honor Band

Crusaders Make Honor Band

Congratulations to the members of the Crusader Marching Band who have been recently named to District VI Senior High and Junior High Honor Bands.

Senior High
Benjamin Buller ’16
Dennis Burke ’15
Austin Kain ’17
Dominique Lousteau ’16
Ryan O’Rourke ’17
Shaid Stewart ’15
Tony Suarez ’16
Nathan Teed ’15
Bobby Tomlinson ’15

Junior High
Anthony Beavers …

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Journey Toward Manhood

Journey Toward Manhood

The last senior retreat of this school year occurred on December 7th and 8th at the Solomon Episcopal Retreat Conference Center in Robert, Louisiana. The theme of this overnight experience was the masculine journey toward manhood. From large group talks to small group discussions, students engaged in meaningful conversations. …

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Crusader Athletes Make College Decisions

Crusader Athletes Make College Decisions

Two Crusaders have decided to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Senior defensive end Brendon Hayes ’15 recently ended his recruitment when he pledged to the University of Central Florida. Hayes says he plans to major in mechanical engineering and will enroll starting this summer. Hayes also had offers …

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Crusaders Dominate Blue Jays

Crusaders Dominate Blue Jays

The Brother Martin Wrestling team easily handled the Jesuit Blue Jays by a score of 43-17 in a dual meet on Saturday night.  After falling in two of the first three matches, the Crusaders dominated the middle weight classes by winning eight straight matches from the 126-pound weight class to …

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NJROTC Toy Drive

NJROTC Toy Drive

Cadets in the Brother Martin NJROTC program hosted a toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital.  Because of the generosity of the students, parents, faculty and staff, over 550 toys were collected and will be distributed to children who will be spending this Christmas in the hospital.  The NJROTC would like …

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Robotics Team Takes the Field for FIRST Time

Robotics Team Takes the Field for FIRST Time

One of Brother Martin’s newest organizations is the FIRST Tech Challenge Team. The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an annual game. However, FTC …

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A Pre-Exam Treat

A Pre-Exam Treat

As semester exams approach, members of the senior class received a special lunch before the Christmas break. Crusaders enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches, pasta with Alfredo sauce, BBQ chicken, salad, and countless desserts provided by the Alumni Office and Crusader parents.  Any remaining desserts were given to the underclassmen unstructured …

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Crusader Athletics Featured on WVUE Fox 8

Crusader Athletics Featured on WVUE Fox 8

Recently, members of the Brother Martin Crusader athletic program were featured in a news story by Sean Fazende ’99. The story highlights how Dr. Tony Melito ’76, faculty member and mental game expert, helps train the players to be mentally tough.  He helps them focus their concentration so they …

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“A Christmas Festival”: The Annual Crusader Band Christmas Concert

“A Christmas Festival”: The Annual Crusader Band Christmas Concert

Members of the symphonic, novice, and concert bands entertained friends and family at their annual Christmas Concert, held in the Robert Conlin Gymnasium. Under the direction of Mr. Dominick Caronna ’85 and Mr. Chris Bailey ’86, the students performed a variety of seasonal and symphonic pieces including Gustav Holst’s …

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Varsity Draws Against the Tigers

Varsity Draws Against the Tigers

After a scoreless first half, Holy Cross took the lead in the 43rd minute as a Tiger beat the keeper inside the post for a 1-0 lead.

Brother Martin (3-1-1, 0-0-1) turned up the pressure as junior Miles Francis sent a volley over the crossbar in the 55th minute which …

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Another Successful Home Tour for the Ladies of the Shield

Another Successful Home Tour for the Ladies of the Shield

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, the Ladies of the Shield and Brother Martin High School hosted its 8th annual Holiday Home Tour. This year the tour featured six (6) homes in Old Metairie. Proceeds from the tour are dedicated to the Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. Student Activities Endowment.

Homes featured …

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2014 Hour of Code

2014 Hour of Code

The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Code.org to introduce millions of students to at least one hour of computer science and computer programming. Brother Martin recognizes the need for computer …

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The Great Read: Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

The Great Read: Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

All students are receiving their copies of this year’s Great Read, the compelling story of Enrique, a sixteen-year-old who braves dangerous conditions to leave the squalor, poverty, and violence of Honduras to reunite with his mother who is working in the United States. 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are …

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Brother Martin Wins Opening Round

Brother Martin Wins Opening Round

The Crusader Basketball team (4-2) opened the Newman Invitational with a 81-73 win over Baker High School of Mobile, AL.  The team was led by senior Venjie Wallis (28 points, 9 rebounds), sophomore Bruce-Jordan Swilling (18 points, 11 rebounds), senior Luke Walker (10 points), and sophomore Vejon Wallis grabbed 10 …

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“Brothers, Sing On!” The Annual Crusader Chorus Christmas Concert

“Brothers, Sing On!” The Annual Crusader Chorus Christmas Concert

The Brother Martin High School Chorus held its annual Christmas Concert in the Branton Chapel. Under the direction of conductor Kevin Caparotta ’88, the Crusader students performed a variety of pieces, including Christmas carols and choral pieces. Highlights included the percussive “Betelehemu,” the sea shanty “Away to Rio,” and …

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