My fondest memory unfortunately is after the time Jesuit graduate Joe Lostetter was killed in Korea. The military sent an honor guard to Jesuit on Oak Lawn to conduct a memorial service in Joe’s memory with his family members present and the student body attending
I probably became a cheerleader to attract girls’ attention. If we had an official moderator, I’m not sure who it would have been. Probably a staffer with the personality of Father Poche. Jameel Ashmore could probably answer that better than I could. We did have some pep rallies for special games & only when we were playing at home – especially for homecoming or special rivals like Highland Park. Remember – back then we didn’t have our own stadium, so we played our home games mostly at Highlander Field (H.P.).
I think I remember some bonfires on the old Jesuit practice field at the Blackburn & Preston Rd. location. We never wore our cheerleading uniforms to class or during the day unless there was some kind of special sporting event right after classes – like a basketball game in the old upstairs attic gym. I was not a prominent cheerleader – but was known mainly for golf and boxing. Other cheerleaders besides Ashmore & me were Mickey Hager & Doug Weisbruch.
P.S.-I also played French Horn in the band – so I marched at halftime in my Cheerleading outfit.