CE Byrd High School Alumni Association

CE Byrd High School Alumni Association

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Class ot 1960 - New Reunion Date

The Reunion Date is Changed to Saturday, November 6, 2021

Hopefully Vaccines will be fully distributed by November and we won't have to
change this date. However, our ultimate goal is to have a safe reunion.

C. E. Byrd Class of 1960
Will now be our 61st reunion
East Ridge Country Club
Shreveport, LA

Saturday Reunion Agenda
11:00 Dutch Treat Luncheon at Chianti's
5:00 Remembrance Program at East Ridge
6:00 Dinner at East Ridge

If you made a reservation at Holiday Inn Express call 318-629-0163 to change it.

Questions? Contact Gretchen O'Steen Evanco
501-226-5249

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My cousin David attended Byrd. He went missing Feb. 7, 1971 He left home walking to the local college to a school event. He was not a runaway. If anyone has any information Please contact the FACES Lab:(225) 578-4761
or Shreveport Police Department 318-673-7028
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The C.E. Byrd Alumni Association's goal is connect graduates of Byrd, to support the school with fin

Operating as usual

12/05/2022

The City of Byrd is excited about Louisiana-Lafayette coming to Shreveport for the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on December 23. It means you’ll get to see—and hear—Byrd’s Class of 2022 drum major and current Ragin Cajun tuba player Charlie Martin! The last time Charlie was in Independence Stadium he lead the Byrd band as they played the alma mater at graduation. We love it when our Jackets continue to pursue their passions when they leave The City of Byrd. 💜💛🐝💜💛

11/25/2022

Turkey Day game between C.E. Byrd and Fair Park. Thanks to Fair Park’s Jesse Carrigan (No. 74) for posting this picture. 💜💛🏈🐝💜💛

11/18/2022

School performance scores have been released, and C. E. Byrd is proud to announce that we continue to be an “A” school! We are also a TOP GAINS SCHOOL recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education which shows that our school continues to grow academically each year. Congratulations, Yellow Jackets! We are proud of our students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators and support staff. It takes everyone to achieve these goals! Jacket Pride is alive and well in Louisiana! 💛💜🐝💛💜🐝

11/07/2022

The second season begins now. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 6 seed in the Division I Select bracket. They receive a bye and await the winner of No. 11 McKinley versus No. 22 Alexandria. 💜💛🐝🏈💜💛

11/02/2022

Happy birthday, Mr. Badgley! Thank you for all that you do for our Jackets at The City of Byrd. 🎂

Yellow Jackets thrive in underdog role, pound Panthers 10/15/2022

Yellow Jackets thrive in underdog role, pound Panthers

Yellow Jackets thrive in underdog role, pound Panthers BACK IN ACTION: After missing games with injuries, Byrd’s Lake Lambert and running back Josh Allen were impactful for the Yellow Jackets Friday night. (Photo by APRIL JOHNSON, Journal Sports) …

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post 10/09/2022

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post

Photos from CE Byrd High School Alumni Association's post 10/08/2022

Here are a few images from our Hall of Fame Banquet. Congratulations to our inductees Cynthia Peterson, William Peatross, Merrilee Leatherman, Jericho Brown, Stephen D. Porter, Roy Thomas

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post 10/07/2022

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post

10/07/2022
10/07/2022

Congratulations to class of 2007 graduates and board members Jamie Burke and Brent Latin on receiving the Barbara Hodges Alumnus Service Award! This award is given for singular and distinctive service to C.E. Byrd High School. Thank you Jamie and Brent for all you do! 💜💛

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post 10/05/2022

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post

09/29/2022

Jackets, come celebrate Homecoming next week with us at the parade on October 4th at 6:00 P.M.!

09/23/2022

Congratulations to C.E. Byrd head coach Stacy Ballew and his coaching staff on their 4-0 start to the 2022 season. During his first season as a head coach last year, Ballew and the Yellow Jackets went 9-2. You would have to go back 61 years to find a first-year Byrd head coach with a better record. The year was 1960 and J.D. Cox took over for Lee Hedges, who moved to Woodlawn High School. Cox and the Jackets went 11-1 that season. However, Byrd started the next season 2-3 in 1961. To find a coach in school history who has reached 13 wins in his first 15 games, you would have to go all the way back to 1935. Lee Dobson's Byrd team went 11-1 in his first season, winning a state championship with a 19-0 win over Jesuit. The following season, Dobson's Byrd team went 7-1-1. Their only loss was 6-0 against Haynesville.

09/23/2022
09/22/2022

Jackets, time to hunt some 🐊!💜💛🐝🏈💜💛

09/22/2022

We're excited about the Class of 2012 celebrating a decade.

09/22/2022

It’s Game Day, Jackets! 💜💛🐝🏈💜💛

09/20/2022

Thank you to the Drifters (class of 1961), our Top Jacket sponsor for the 2022 Hall of Fame Reception on October 6!

We appreciate our sponsors for all they do to support Byrd!

09/18/2022

“Say what you want to say, but just make sure you say it’s over!,” C.E. Byrd head football coach, Boyd Cole after beating Jesuit to end 31-game losing streak on September 18th, 1986. It had been so long since the Jackets raised the victory flag that administration had to hunt for it. The tradition of raising the victory flag ended in 1987. The flag is now framed and hanging in the Purple & Gold Room. It was a night the Jackets (and the manager of the McDonald’s on Line Ave.😂) would never forget. Article ✍️ by Teddy Allen! 💜💛🐝🏈💜💛

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post 09/17/2022

Photos from CE Byrd High School's post

09/17/2022

Last but not least, we have our faculty inductee for the 2022 Byrd Hall of Fame - Roy Thomas!

Mr. Thomas has an extensive resume in the profession of education and civic membership. He began his educational career as a social studies teacher at C.E. Byrd until 1984 where he transitioned to Broadmoor Middle School as an assistant principal. In 1986, he returned to “The City of Byrd” as an assistant principal until he began the journey of being a principal at Linwood Middle School from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Thomas then went to Caddo Parish School System’s central office and served in the capacities of middle school, high school, and cluster director until his retirement in 2010.

His civic duties include the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Linwood Public Charter School Board, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Louisiana Middle School Association Board, and many more organizations. In his spare time he loves to play golf, tennis, walk, and record local history.

To learn more and hear from Roy, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

09/16/2022

Only 2 more to go! Our next 2022 Hall of Fame inductee is Stephen D. Porter, class of 1973!

Stephen D. Porter is an active local artist and teacher for the Bossier Talented Arts Program. Porter is well known for his murals at Artbreak and for the community mural on Texas Avenue. He enjoys the challenge of working on a larger scale with two of his most notable artworks measuring 25’x5’ and 9‘x12’.

“Birds, open doors, windows and stairs, animals, clowns and faces, their expressions litter my canvas like a modern day Guernica,” states Porter. “My thoughts, my experiences, each stroke of my brush is influenced by my life and what I have seen or thought I saw, what I heard or thought I heard.”

To learn more and hear from Stephen, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

09/15/2022

Today's 2022 Hall of Fame inductee highlight is Cynthia Peterson, class of 1975!

Cynthia B. Peterson was appointed dean of the LSU College of Science in August 2014 and holds the Seola Arnaud and Richard Vernon Edwards, Jr. Professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences. She leads a college of five departments and the Museum of Natural Science with about 250 faculty and more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. She is the first woman to head the College of Science and since assuming the position has overseen significant increases in college enrollment, with a 25 percent increase in freshman enrollment in fall 2018 that came from a 46 percent increase in undergraduate applications that year.

A staunch supporter of science communication, Peterson is committed to broadly communicating the impact of science and research and the strengths of the LSU College of Science. Under her leadership, the college has also developed a number of outreach projects that connect it with the local community and inspire the next generation of scientists – beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school.

To learn more and hear from Cynthia, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

09/14/2022

Homecoming information! Also, don’t forget our CE Byrd High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame events as well! 💜🐝💛

09/14/2022

Our next 2022 Hall of Fame inductee is William "Bill" Peatross, class of 1961!

Bill's life at Byrd clearly prepared him for a successful business and legal career in our
community and state. His participation in the yearbook staff, the national honor society and
his appreciation for Irma Robinson's Latin classes were building blocks for his education at the LSU School of Journalism and the LSU Law School.

When not practicing law at the firm of Wiener, Weiss and Madison, Bill is an avid snow skier at
his second home in Colorado, an incorrigible gardener and a runner, having completed 40
marathons around the United States.

To learn more and hear from Bill, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

09/13/2022

This week, we are highlighting our 2022 Byrd Hall of Fame Inductees. Next is Merrilee Streun Leatherman, class of 1960!

Merrilee worked at the Shreveport Journal in many roles and was also the Medical Publications Coordinator at Shumpert Medical Center. She has won numerous national and regional writing, editing and design awards. These include United Press International First Place, National Federation of Press Women First place and several Sigma Delta Chi excellence in journalism awards.

To learn more and hear from Merrilee, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

09/12/2022

For the next 6 days, we are highlighting our 2022 Byrd Hall of Fame Inductees. First up is Jericho Brown, class of 1994!

Jericho Brown is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award. He is currently the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

To learn more and hear from Jericho, join us on October 6 at East Ridge Country Club for our Hall of Fame Reception! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ce-byrd-hall-of-fame-reception-tickets-322492462637

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