Named Endowment Funds
Miles Arceneaux ‘87 Memorial Fund – 1968-1993
A memorial fund in the name of Miles ‘87 was established to perpetuate his memory in a way that is personal and meaningful to his family and friends. Interest generated by the fund will financially assist a high school student in need. The student selected each year will be one who best exemplifies the traits that made Miles special — one who shows compassion to others, has a kind and caring nature, and is always a cheerful example to other students.
Zach Burch ‘02 Sportsmanship Award – 1985-2001
The Zach Burch ‘02 Sportsmanship Award was created by Doug and Marilyn Burch in memory of their son, Zach. The award is given to a senior member of the STM Golf Team who displays good sportsmanship in his/her endeavors. The award is selected by the golf coach, the athletic director and the golf team.
Jacob Crouch ’99 Memorial Award – 1981-2005
Kenny and Michelle Crouch, joined by family and friends, established the Jacob Crouch ’99 Memorial Award in memory of their son. Jacob was a gift to anyone who had a chance to know him. Jacob was selected by the coaches to lead the Cougar football team into Cougar Stadium for the first game played at the stadium. He was very tenderhearted, funny, and very loyal, a perfect gentleman and the perfect friend, someone to be emulated. This gift will be presented to a student, who displays some of Jacob’s unique qualities – first and foremost, love for God, kindness, leadership, humor, love for family and friends, and humility.
Mark W. Graham ‘02 Memorial Award – 1985-2007
The Mark Graham ‘02 Memorial Award was established by family and friends in memory of Mark, who died in action in Iraq. Mark was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. This award is given to an STM senior who has demonstrated good fellowship and character to pursue his or her dreams.
Harry and Jessie Greig Memorial Music Scholarship Fund – established 2003
This scholarship was established by Msgr. Harry, Becky and Jerry Greig to honor their parents and to ensure that STM would continue to create an environment to attract students to the Band program. This scholarship is given to an in-coming freshman who has a love of music and who will participate in the Band program while at STM.
Bryce Harkrider ‘94 Memorial Fund – 1975-1991
Bill and Anne Harkrider established this fund in loving memory of their son, Bryce, who died during his sophomore year at STM. Gifts made to the Bryce Harkrider ‘94 Memorial support the Academic Support Program of St. Thomas More Catholic High School which assists students who have learning differences or attention difficulties in academic areas.
The Brother Ephrem Hebert Memorial Fund
The Brother Ephrem Fund was established in memory of Brother Ephrem who died in August 2008. Earnings from the fund are designated to provide tuition assistance for students.
Josh Johns ‘01 Memorial Award –1983-1999
Richard and Therese Johns, family and friends, established the Josh Johns ‘01 Memorial Award in honor of their son who attended St. Thomas More Catholic High School. The award is presented to a student who best exemplifies the traits that made Josh special—one who is a leader, works hard at practice and at game time, a team player, competitive, and lighthearted. This student has intense STM school spirit, practices camaraderie both on and off the field and has a love for the game. The cash award and a plaque are presented to a senior at one of the last Masses in the spring.
B. J. Jourdan ‘92 Memorial Fund – 1974-1993
Family and friends established this award in honor of Brian Francis Jourdan ‘92, fondly known as “B.J.” The award is presented to a student who, like B.J., has a cheerful attitude, a quick wit, is a good friend to those around him, and maintains strong faith within the Catholic Church. The award will provide tuition assistance to the recipient.
Amanda Claire Judice '07 Memorial Scholarship Award - 1988-2010
This award was established by the Judice family and is presented to a varsity cheerleader who best exemplifies the qualities Amanda is most remembered for by those who knew and loved her. She was a fun-loving and deeply loyal friend, a devout Catholic, with a good and kind heart but not "showy" about it. She was genuine and trustworthy, a model student with a sweet, constant smile and joyful presence. Friends summed it up saying, "There was nothing mean about her, she was quietly wonderful." She is remembered as "never complaining." This was especially evident as she battled her illness, where she exhibited one of her qualities in life, the ability to trust God's will and go about life with peace and joy. Selection is made by STM faculty committee. Read more.
Louis A. Labbe Memorial – 1973-1999
A memorial award was established by Leon and Lou Labbe, parents of Louis and Laura Anne ’88, to remember and encourage Louis’ qualities of love, as proclaimed by 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, as well as courage and optimism. Louis was lovingly accepted as one of their own by the STM boys’ basketball team in his capacity as water boy. Gifts to this fund will endow an annual $250 tuition award to a boys’ basketball team player who best exemplifies Louis’ qualities. Funds earned by the endowment in excess of the first award will provide tuition assistance to a high school student in financial need who best exemplifies Louis’ characteristics.
Charles A. Moody Memorial Fund – established 1996
Mrs. Carol S. Moody, former head of the St. Thomas More Catholic High School and Our Lady of Fatima High School Business Departments, established this fund in loving memory of her husband, Charles, father of Daniel ’84, Chuck, OLF ‘79, and Mary Beth, OLF’78. Charles’ deep voice and enthusiastic “Go Cougars” or “Go Warriors” will be remembered by fans and athletes of this era. The fund will provide tuition assistance to a student from Our Lady of Fatima School and Our Lady of Fatima Church parish, who will attend STM. Like the Moody family, the student should be involved in an assortment of extra-curricular or co-curricular activities related to school, church, and/or community. Selection is made by the STM administration in coordination with the school’s Work/Study Grant Program for the year it is awarded.
William J. Moss Courage Award
Mr. Moss is the father of Courey Moss ’93, and the son of former STM faculty member Tina Moss. The William J. Moss Courage Award was established in 1989 and activated in 1991 by the friends and family of Bill, to perpetuate his memory and to encourage others who face adversity daily, with faith and courage. Annually, a cash award and a plaque are presented to an STM student who best meets the following criteria: a display of tolerance and perseverance under irreversible conditions; pursues all avenues of hope; and exhibits strength in God while maintaining a cheerful attitude. Selection is made by the faculty and staff of STM.
Austin Paul Rivault '16 Memorial Scholarship Fund - 1988 - 2013
The Austin Paul Rivault '16 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends of Austin after a tragic event claimed his life. Austin was a freshman, new to STM as well as the sport of Lacrosse, and he was best known for his zest for life, dry wit, kind disposition and ability to make people smile. This award is presented to a freshman member of the Lacrosse Team who exhibits many of the chacteristics that Austin demonstrated; namely, his kindness, politeness, willingness to help others, respect for others, love of life, and easy going disposition.
Scott Savoy ‘88 Memorial – 1970-1992
The Scott Savoy ‘88 Memorial fund was established by Cindi and Rodney Savoy in loving memory of their son, Scott. Gifts made to this endowment provide assistance to a junior debate student selected for his/her outstanding performance and commitment to the STM Speech Squad. This award will aid the student in travel to and from speech tournaments held during the honoree’s senior year.
The Raymond R. Simon Faculty and Staff Endowment Fund
This fund was established in March, 2010, in recognition of former STM principal, Raymond R. Simon. Mr. Simon served STM from 1991 – 2010. The earnings are designated to enhance faculty and staff salaries.
Ryan Tate ‘00 Memorial Scholarship Fund – 1982-2000
The Ryan Tate ‘00 Memorial Scholarship Award was established by family and friends in memory of Ryan. Ryan will be remembered as an avid runner and member of the STM Cross Country Team. The award will assist a student with tuition costs.
Sgt. Patrick Oliver Williamson ’04 Memorial Scholarship Fund – 1985-2009
The Sgt. Patrick Oliver Williamson ’04 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends in memory of Patrick, who died while on active duty in southern Afghanistan. Patrick served with the U. S. Army’s 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.