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Purple Knights News · St. Aug students Press Mayoral Candidates on the Issues


The St. Augustine Political Science Club along with Film and Media Crew members joined students from other high schools to participate in the political process Friday afternoon during a Mayoral Forum featuring New Orleans’ candidates at Xavier University of Louisiana. Students pressed the two candidates on a variety of issues facing the city: from crime, to access to health care, and improving economic investment in New Orleans East.

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Purple Knights News · Give Purple Day is June 20!


Every June, the St. Augustine High School community around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff—come together for Give Purple Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event. We support the school and programs that are important to us, thereby helping to continue the legacy and the transformative experience of a St. Augustine High School education.

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Multiple Teams · Young film Journalists cover Spring Game: Video


The St. Augustine Film Crew provides budding film journalists opportunities to gain experience covering a multitude of events including sports contests. Several students looking to break into the challenging world of film journalism were given first-hand experience, reporting on-the-ground at recent spring game held at Yulman Stadium at Tulane University. The young journalists received unprecedented access to the stadium’s media platforms and mentorship from a seasoned media professional.

The spring game provided a real-life learning experience, the students were thrown into the hustle, bustle, and excitement of sports reporting at a live event. The student’s work covered every media discipline from production, film editing utilizing industry standard software, to sports journalism including creating content for the web, print, and social media.

Young film journalists covering the spring game were Jalen Hinton, Mark “Munch” Joseph, Yancy Young and Andre Wilson.

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Boys Varsity FBLA · Film students interview Culinary Legend Wayne Baquet – Video


Film students, Kyle Jackson, Jalen Hinton, and Tyler Wilson, caught up with Wayne Baquet ’65, to discuss his passion for New Orleans Creole culinary traditions.

Baquet ’65, carries on a family restaurant tradition at Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe that stretches back to 1947. His parents later opened Eddie’s, and the 7th Ward restaurant grew into a Creole food staple before closing in the 1990s. Baquet has operated several restaurants across the city since then and he opened Li’l Dizzy’s in 2005. He’ll be serving his signature file gumbo, Crawfish Bisque and Trout Baquet at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Multiple Teams · Join us for the Official St. Aug NFL Draft Watch Party


You’re invited to the official St. Augustine High School, NFL 2017 Draft Watch Party. The event will take place on Thursday, April 27, as part of the 2017 NFL Draft viewing experience where Purple Knight running back, Leonard Fournette ’14, is projected by many to be a top-10 selection.

Join the fun and cheer Fournette on at The Original Italian Pie on Paris Ave., beginning with a pre-draft commentary and possible appearances by former St. Aug football coaches at 6 p.m.

Celebrity host for the evening is Dineaux Hanson Class of 1987, Old School 106.7 New Orleans & ESPN New Orleans of The Sports Hangover with Gus Kattengell.

Dineaux will be joined by Ro Brown, of Sports Nola, host of Countdown to Ken Trahan’s Original Prep Football Report’ on WGSO-AM, and Sports Director at WBOK-AM in New Orleans to provide color commentary and analysis of the draft.

The celebration will continue with a live showing of NFL Network’s live coverage of the NFL Draft beginning at 7 p.m. which will be available on the restaurant’s multiple television screens.

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Official St. Augustine NFL 2017 Draft Watch Party

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 p.m.

The Original Italian Pie
4706 Paris Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122

Click here for Leonard Fournette’s draft profile. 

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Purple Knights News · Rex and St. Augustine High School: Celebrating 50 years


This Carnival the past will meet the present when members of the 1967 St. Augustine High School Marching 100 band will join the members of the Rex Organization highlighting the 50-year partnership between Rex and St. Augustine High School.

The Rex Calliope Float in this year’s Rex parade will include 20 members of the 1967 Marching 100, who 50 years ago, were in the first African-American group to participate in the Rex parade. The Calliope float will roll right in front of the Marching 100. The 1967 band members will throw 10,000 specially created commemorative cups marking the anniversary of this occasion.

On Tuesday, February 21, Rex representatives welcomed members of the 1967, Marching 100 to the Rex den to tour the facility and see the custom designed, commemorative cups that the band members will throw on Mardi Gras Day. Cleland Powell, a representative of the Libby Defour Fund, who assisted in the purchase of the cups, attended the event and extended his best wishes to the band members for a great ride on Mardi Gras Day.

“This is a very important milestone for St. Augustine, Rex and the City of New Orleans,” said Kenneth A. St. Charles, Ph.D., President and CEO of St. Augustine High School.  “As members of the band we were always taught that we could compete with anyone and the fact that the band was chosen to integrate the Rex parade validated that. And we always felt pride that we led the way for all the other bands,” St. Charles added.

“Mardi Gras is a tremendously unifying event and we don’t stop and think of all the ways we are brought together as a community but certainly this has been one enduring way we have all been brought together,” Christy Brown, Rex Organization Captain said.

For 50 years the St. Augustine High School Marching 100 has been on hand to celebrate Mardi Gras, pump up the crowd and to represent the school with pride and zeal all Carnival season long. The band has since performed for several U.S. presidents, for Pope John Paul II, the Rose Bowl and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades, and for several Super Bowls.

See below to view a video of the event filmed and edited by St. Augustine Student Film Crew members Jalen Hinton, Tavis Smith, and Angelo Aubry.  

Click here to view more photos of the event.

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Purple Knights News · St. Aug Film Crew covers National Signing Day


The St. Augustine High School film crew was on hand to capture the action at the school’s National Signing Day event. Crew members interviewed the five St. Augustine High School students as they formally announced their intent to play sports at a college or university this fall. The annual ceremony was held in the school library on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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Multiple Teams · Purple Knight Leonard Fournette spends Birthday Giving Back – Student Video


Purple Knight and elite NFL prospect Leonard Fournette celebrated his 22nd birthday by giving back to the school and teachers that helped motivate him to excel on Wednesday, January 18.

Fournette created the ‘BUGA’ 5 annual award for St. Augustine students and teachers. He gave the first five awards to his former coaches and teachers: Darren Dixon, Tyrone Payne, Derick Pannell, Kendrick Johnson and Sean J. Goodwin.

The award includes a trip to watch Fournette in a future NFL game, $1,000 each and a gift pack from Under Armour. St. Augustine students will be eligible to receive future “BUGA 5” awards. The “BUGA 5” are selected by Fournette and represent those who exemplify the traits of Fournette’s “Being United Generates Attitude” mantra. He presented five of his former coaches and teachers with the “BUGA 5”. He later addressed the football team, calling them his motivation and “second family.”

Following the event, some of our film crew students spent some time talking to Fournette. Watch the video below.

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Multiple Teams · Senior Aims to Win Big with Sweet Treat


Story by Cameron Davis | Student Journalist

Rodney Peete Mixes the Perfect Ingredients and Changes the Pinkberry Menu
NEW ORLEANS–What is your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt? Perhaps you like traditional popular flavors like vanilla, strawberry or lemon lime. What if you could change the name and taste of the yogurt and milk mixture and have the support of Pinkberry?

For Rodney Peete, it’s not a “what if” dream. The 17-year-old actually has his own flavor on PinkBerry’s menu. “It’s called, “When the Knights Go Marching In,” said Peete. The salute to the school’s mascot is all part of the Los Angeles-based company’s rules and regulations for all high school students competing for the top prize, $1,250 scholarship. “I got the idea with the help of our counselors Mrs. Guillion and Mrs. Reese,” said Peete.

The Swirly Scholarship Contest rules require high school students selected to compete to honor its school’s mascot when naming the flavor and blend a frozen yogurt on the menu with two toppings. Peete combines a chocolate hazelnut base frozen yogurt, topped with caramel chocolate chips, and cheesecake bites. “I want to share my yogurt creation with the public… People will enjoy my flavor combination, I hope they take a chance and try it out.” Peete added.

Every year Pinkberry offers a scholarship to students in Louisiana with rewards starting at $250 for third place, $500 for second place, and $1,250 for first place. Seniors at Sacred Heart, Saint Scholastic, Drexel Prep, Ursuline Warren Easton, Cabrini, and Isidore Newman are Peete’s competition, competing for that top prize. “If I win, I may invest it in buying something for college like a backpack, computer cases, just put it in my pockets for college,” Peete said.

To help him beat the competition it’s very important for everyone to buy the flavor or mention St. Augustine High School at any New Orleans area Pinkberry. If enough people order Peete’s flavor, the school could win a Pinkberry party. At the moment, Peete is in fifth place. Mark your calendars. The scholarship competition ends Jan. 14.

Story by Cameron Davis | Student Journalist

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Purple Knights News · Join the family! Film Crew invites you to Open House.


The St. Augustine High School Film Crew invites you to experience life as a Purple Knight. We’re welcoming future Purple Knights to our Open House on Monday, October 17, 5-7 p.m. Check out the video written, directed and edited by St. Aug film crew students.

Click here to register for open house.