Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Bob Hill ‘44

As an incoming junior at North Dallas High, I did not understand why my mother would enroll me at a new school, Jesuit High. ThankYou Mom! What the Jesuits gave me in those two years, among them personal values and principles, I have with me to this day. I am sure that you have heard many many times about...

Jerry Durbin ’53

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,...

Charles Edmond ’58

The initial interview was conducted via phone on 11/20/06 with Sheryl Row, Jesuit Archivist, and revised with Mr. Edmond’s additional comments sent via email on 7/22/11. In the spring of 1955, while attending St. Peter’s Catholic School in the ninth grade, a nun who was also the principal approached me to recruit me to integrate Jesuit High School.  I believe...

Henry Neuhoff, III ‘52

When I was a student at the old Jesuit we had a parking lot out front which might hold ten cars ….and it was never full! And seniors were the only students allowed to go in the front door.

John Buettner ’44

I am taking this method of communicating as the most convenient since I am afraid that I really have little to say. My wife, Cathy, says that expecting to get anything of value on events that took place 55 years ago from an 80-year-old man with a poor memory to begin with is an exercise in futility. As I guess...

Arthur Allen ’59

This summary is compiled from Mr. Allen’s talk in 2006 with freshmen in Ms. Celeste DesOrmeaux’s English class and from previous discussions with Sheryl Row, Jesuit Archivist. The talk in 2006 was recorded. In early 1954 a group of city leaders met in the Adolphus Hotel to discuss integration in Dallas schools.  Attending were J. Erik Jonsson, CEO of Texas...

Memories – Leo Coerver ’43

Well, you asked for it.  Against the better judgment of the good Jesuit fathers, I and my colleagues were in the first graduating class of Jesuit High School in Dallas, Texas.  The campus was what had originally been the property of either the diocese or the order that runs Notre Dame.  It was called “Dallas University” when I was...

Steve Bosworth ’62

One of my fondest remembrances of Jesuit is that we were a close knit family. The camaraderie still lives today. I still stay in touch via email with classmates. Jesuit offered us a Catholic education and taught us to be good, Christian men who would help each other. In addition, it had high academic standards. The senior steps were hallowed...

John Tolle ’51

I entered Jesuit in 1947 as a freshman and graduated in 1951. The school was much smaller then and there were about 42 in the ninth graduating class of 1951. There is no resemblance between the school building in Oak Lawn and the present facility. I attended Jesuit because my brother Mark was already there as a member of...