Cloaked in white, alumni show support for final Redemptorist class
BATON ROUGE- Alumni of Redemptorist High School wore white and escorted the final graduating class to their ceremony Friday night.
The school will close at the end of the year. The diocese said there is not enough students to support the junior and senior schools.
Alumni in attendance Friday said it was a sad evening, a time to bid farewell to decades of memories.
"I think about my parents who are both deceased who just loved Redemptorist, everything about it; the athletics, the families, the fairs, everybody knew everybody at Church, school, the neighborhood," Catherine Lavigne-Loupe said.
The school opened in 1949. The Catholic Church expected to only have about 150 students next school year.
Wednesday, Redemptorist hosted its final baseball game.
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