Clearly the Best
The first event of its kind in Acadiana, Dancing With The Stars, Panther Style is always a guaranteed sell-out.The annual event has helped the school raise nearly two million dollars since its inception in 2012, with monies supporting tuition assistance, endowment, and facilities and technology improvements. Online voting closes just before the event, and live voting continues right up until the final performance Friday night. The couple who raises the most money wins the coveted mirror ball trophy, and the fan favorites are named by popular vote LIVE.
The often imitated, yet never duplicated, Dancing With The Stars, Panther Style is unique in many ways. Cast members aren’t just local personalities. All of them are closely connected to Catholic High as alumni, parents, grandparents, owner pastors, or faculty members. Choreographers are area dance and fitness instructors who volunteer their time and talents to help their couples look their best. The entertainment extends beyond the stage with three celebrity judges, who provide color commentary on each act.
Because tuition only partially covers the cost of a Catholic education, it is imperative that we make a concerted effort to advance our Endowment Fund. This investment in the future of CHS ensures not only that the traditions of the Christian Brothers and Carmelite Sisters continue for generations to come, but it also helps to facilitate current teacher retention and a renewed commitment to Catholic education.
Preserving and continuing to advance a tradition of academic excellence and Christ-centered values require continual upgrade and maintenance of our facilities. Through the continuing generosity of our donors, we have completed a second gymnasium, paved our bus loop, upgraded decades-old air conditioning systems, repaired roofing, improved landscaping, and much more. The long-held dream of a new track is finally becoming a reality as well!
Educating our children is one of the most important tasks we face as a community. Catholic High continues to move forward by providing technology-rich learning environments that prepares its students for life beyond our classrooms. DWTS funds have contributed to critical network infrastructure and security improvements. These include all new managed switching, cloud-managed wireless access points, an updated server, and security cameras, to name just a few.
As we continue to live the Catholic High motto, Acta Non Verba, we must break the barrier that many families face when choosing Catholic education – cost. Not only is your support of Dancing With the Stars, Panther Style crucial to helping those students already enrolled whose families are facing unforeseen circumstances, it also helps us to reach out to qualified students regardless of socioeconomic status to provide an opportunity for a Catholic education.
Picture Yourself Here
You have to see this show to believe it! Unparalleled entertainment, phenomenal support, generous giving, and cast camaraderie are all hallmarks of this Catholic High event. Don’t miss the hottest ticket in town!