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Last surviving member of SHS’s first football team dies

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on March 18, 2009

Dominick Bruno

BRUNO Dominick Bruno, of Slidell, LA on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Beloved Husband of late Melba “Putty” Bruno. Father of Dominick J. Bruno(Diann) and Melvin J. “Butch” Bruno. Brother of Cusimano Bruno and Vivian B. Fail. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Special thanks to Carol Ann, his niece, and Trinity Rehabilitation for their special care. Age 93 years. A native of Sicily, Italy and long time resident of Slidell. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for over 80 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of Slidell High, on it’s first football team and it’s first All State member, of which he was the last surviving member of the team. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at HONAKER FUNERAL HOME, 1751 GAUSE Blvd. WEST (IN FOREST LAWN CEMETERY), Slidell, LA on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. Interment in FOREST LAWN CEMETERY. Visitation on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M. until funeral time. Donations to Slidell Hospice, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

SHS Celebration info

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on March 18, 2009

100th year
Celebration and Culminating Event / Gala
Saturday, March 28 2009
10:00am – 3:00pm

As we start the celebration, join us around the front of campus and cheer for current Slidell High students and our Honorary Grand Marshalls:

Mrs. Elinor B. McGinty Class of 1931
Mr. Joseph C. Buccaran Teacher 1963-76, Principal 1976-2003
John Lamarque Class of 1961
Ronnie Panks Class of 1963
Johnny Johnston Class of 1964, Band director 1971-2001
Ray Alfred Class of 1972
Trey Folse Class of 1977
Mike Gambrell Class of 1980
Matt Forte’ Class of 2004

10:15 OPENING CEREMONIES at the Main Stage and Garden Stage at the front of the campus.

Welcome Blake Edwards, Class of 2010
Invocation Rev. Matthew Rawle, Class of 1997
Presentation of Colors Slidell High NJROTC
Pledge Lillian McAbee, Class of 2009
National Anthem Matthew Rawle, Class of 1997, Jennifer Reich, C lass of 1997, Melanie Rawle St.Cyr, Class of 1999, Chris Marroy, Class of 2006
Introduction of Guests Blake Edwards, Class of 2010
Centennial Remarks Mr. William C. Percy, SHS Principal
Guest Speakers Superintendent Mrs. Gayle Sloan, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Trey Folse, Mr. Joseph C. Buccaran
Garden Dedication Sr. Chief Ray Gonzales, Present Faculty Member
Singing of Alma Maters Johnny Johnston and SHS Honor Choir

10:45 Tribute to L.V. McGinty
Join us in the library for a special showing of a video produced by St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Access Channel 13 for a tribute in memory to “Mr. Mac’s” more than 40 years of legendary service as teacher, coach, and principal at Slidell High.

11:00 Vince VanCe and the Valiants in a 90 minute concert on the Main Stage

11:10 SENIOR SHOWSTOPPERS in the Auditorium
Don’t miss our musical revue celebrating a history of spectacular senior plays at Slidell High, with performances by many of our shining alumni.

11:15 Meet Matt Forte, Chicago Bears RB and Slidell High class of 2004, in the Gymnasium

11:15 “Future” Cheerleaders and Swingerettes CLINIC
Young girls can learn a centennial cheer and dance from current Cheerleaders and Swingerettes in the Gym.

12:30 Country music sensation Jenny Brooks, class of 1989 performs on the Main Stage

1:00 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Alumni and current members of the Slidell High Band perform on the Garden Stage

1:10 SENIOR SHOWSTOPPERS in the Auditorium

1:15 “Future” Cheerleaders and Swingerettes Perform on the Garden Stage

1:30 Vince VanCe and the Valiants perform on the Main Stage

3:15 Powder-Puff Football at L.V. McGinty Stadium

Also Featuring:

Food from various local restaurants
Walk down memory lane with memorabilla collected from SHS alumni
Excerpts from past senior class plays
Children Focused Activities – space walks, face painting, dancing, cheering
Much more …….

For further info, visit: http://www.slidellhigh.stpsb.org