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Crusader for Life…

Crusader for Life…

As a member of Crusaders for Life, Senior Alex Lucas wants to ‘make a difference’. Together with other high school students from throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Alex’s plan for a day of prayer outside of the Causeway Medical Clinic was realized.  The Clarion Herald reported on the …

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2015 Student Orientation

2015 Student Orientation

Attention parents. Attached are all the items mentioned in the letter you ​recently received at home in the mail. If you are unable to access any of the files, ​then ​please contact Mrs. Cissy Yakelis at 283-1561, and she will mail you a hard copy.

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Cheerleaders Benefit from UCA Camp

Cheerleaders Benefit from UCA Camp

The Brother Martin cheerleaders recently attended a private camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) in Lafayette, Louisiana. Over the three days, UCA instructors assisted the cheerleaders in learning new skills, cheers for pep rallies and games, perfected routines, and learned various techniques for upcoming competition routines. This …

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O’ Rourke’17 Participates in the Duke TIP Summer Experience

O’ Rourke’17 Participates in the Duke TIP Summer Experience

Rising junior Ryan O’Rourke participated in a summer program through Duke TIP on the campus of the North Carolina university this summer titled “Celluloid Dreams.” Students watched 11 films and learned film analysis. As part of their film studies, students also created several original films themselves to give them a …

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2015 Crusader Camp

2015 Crusader Camp

It’s the beginning of the summer and you know what that means: Brother Martin Crusader Camp is up and running!  Each morning consists of a camper’s choice between three sports ranging from baseball to flag football with instruction from members of the Crusader coaching staff and players. Afternoons consist of …

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St. Aloysius Class of 1964  Dedicates Historical Marker

St. Aloysius Class of 1964 Dedicates Historical Marker

Members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association gathered for the dedication of a historical marker at the former site of St. Aloysius College (1869 – 1969).  The marker was sponsored and dedicated on June 19, 2015 by members of the St. Aloysius Class of 1964.  Currently …

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Frederick ’16 Named to 2015 LBCA All-State Baseball Team

Frederick ’16 Named to 2015 LBCA All-State Baseball Team

Congratulations to Blair Frederick ’16 for being named to the 2015 LBCA All-State team.  Blair was also named to 2015 All District Baseball team. He finished the 2015 baseball season with a .327 batting average.

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Thiele & Francis Named to LSSCA All-State Team

Thiele & Francis Named to LSSCA All-State Team

Congratulations to mid-fielder Will Thiele ’15 and forward Miles Francis ’16 for being named to the 2015 LSSCA All-State team. Thiele and Francis were both selected to the Division I- Second Team. These Crusaders were also named to the 2015 All-Metro Soccer team.

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Swilling Brothers Receive Offers from LSU

Swilling Brothers Receive Offers from LSU

Brothers Tre Swilling ‘17 and Bruce Jordan-Swilling ‘17 both received offers to play football at LSU. Tre is a cornerback on the Crusader football team. He also has offers from Michigan and Troy, with Georgia and Oklahoma State showing interest.

Bruce Jordan-Swilling, who plays both running back and linebacker for …

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Senior Irvin Smith, Jr. ’16 Commits to Texas A& M

Senior Irvin Smith, Jr. ’16 Commits to Texas A& M

Senior tight end Irvin Smith, Jr. ’16 has verbally committed  to play football at Texas A&M University in College Station. Smith decided to commit to Texas A&M after his visit to College Station last weekend. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Smith also received offers from Texas, Michigan, Miami, Arizona State, Tulane, Missouri, and …

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Summer Enrichment 2015 is in Full Swing

Summer Enrichment 2015 is in Full Swing

Each Summer, our newest Crusaders have the opportunity to attend the Summer Enrichment Program,​ a three-week program during which students attend academic classes for math and English in the morning and then participate in an afternoon activity with a concentration on academics and athletics. Each Friday, students will also have the opportunity …

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8th Graders Travel to Dallas/San Antonio

8th Graders Travel to Dallas/San Antonio

110 students and 12 faculty members traveled to Dallas/San Antonio, Texas for the annual 8th grade trip from Monday June 1st to Friday June 5th.  Monday, students visited Dealey Plaza to learn about President JFK’s assassination and followed that up with golf, putt putt, horseshoes, and batting cages at …

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Buller Shines at District Piano Rally

Buller Shines at District Piano Rally

Senior Benjamin Buller recently participated in the New Orleans District Piano Rally held at Loyola University.  He was the Level IV performance winner and received the Emily Bell O’Bannon Award.  His scores were Performance 95, Sight Reading 98, and Musicianship 98. Congratulations Ben we are proud of you!


7th Graders Explore Nation’s Capital

7th Graders Explore Nation’s Capital

On Friday afternoon, members of the Class of 2020 returned home from visiting the Nation’s Capital. The group left on Tuesday, May 30th, and headed north for a night in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  On the first night, everyone enjoyed dinner at CiCi’s Pizza and a night at The Track …

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Remembering Thomas F. Ridgley ’51 SA

Remembering Thomas F. Ridgley ’51 SA

The Brother Martin community mourns the loss of Thomas F. Ridgley the 1988 Senator Allen J. Ellender Alumnus of the Year.

No one more than Tom Ridgley ’51 SA, along with his wife Elaine, has been consistently more involved at the heart of the leadership of Brother Martin High School.

Currently, he …

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