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On Friday, March 29, students, alumni and friends gathered as Catholic High School in Baton Rouge broke ground for a new student center. The 32,000-square-foot facility will be located at the north end of Hearthstone Drive on the CHS campus. This event also marked the kickoff of a $40 million master campus plan campaign, Advancing the Mission. From left, are, Daniel Barfield ’20; Jamie Segar ’90, CHS director of advancement; Jerry Jolly ’70, CHS Advancing the Mission co-chairman; Carol Bonnecaze, CHS Board of Directors; Brother Cliff King SC; Gene Tullier, CHS president; Lisa Harvey, CHS principal; Margie Alexander, CHS Foundation Board; Scott Ritter ’93, Ritter Maher Architects; and Brian Hightower ’97, CHS director of alumni relations. Photos by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator 


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ribbon cutting for a new student center included the demolition of an unoccupied house that sat along Hearthstone Drive across from the school. The 32,000 square- foot facility, which will be named in memory of Brother Donnan Berry SC, will include a dining and kitchen area, a seminar room, four classrooms and study rooms, a campus ministry center, a student commons area featuring an outdoor student pavilion, a large conference room, an outdoor terrace and a faculty work center. The $14 million project is expected to be completed by summer 2021.