This plaque, a legacy of the Class of 2006, is made of the finest and strongest granite, symbolizing the character of the students and what they endured following Hurricane Katrina. They began the school year at Holy Cross on August 15, two weeks before Katrina. On Friday, August 26, 2005 they left their classrooms at the close of the schoolday never to return to the classrooms again. Katrina struck that Sunday night flooding the City and the school.
Two weeks after Katrina they commuted 150 miles a day to a satellite school in Baton Rouge for two months. In November and December they attended class at the reopened Cabrini School in New Orleans and in January they returned to the Holy Cross campus to portable classrooms.
The plaque will be placed on the site of the new Holy Cross campus. This is the last class to who went to class in the historical buildings at the campus on Dauphine Street and marks the end of an era of the oldest boys' school in New Orleans.
Christopher is my grandson and follows in the footsteps at Holy Cross of his great-grandfather (my father) and my three sons.