Letters from our Alumni:
My name is Zachary Francis Guest. I attended St. Jude School from the first through 6th grade, 1986 - 1991.
I live in Chattanooga and was married on October 18, 2008. I would like to reconnect with fellow students
that attended St. Jude during those years. I can be reached at 615-785-8788.
I went to St Jude from 1969 - 1975 before transferring...I was the mascot for the cheerleading squad when
I was in First Grade....I only remember one of the 8th graders at that time and that is Julie Labbie! I see
her father, Carl Sr., at my office every now and again. Carl Jr. was in my class along with Billy Eberle,
Kelly Bruce, Carrol Farrar, Elizabeth Steiner, Katherine Dowling, Jim Thomas, Tina Berberich and too many
more to name.
I definitely received the foundation of a great education from St Jude. I was one of the few non-catholic's (at the
time) that attended such a wonderful establishment.
I have wonderful memories of Sister Mary Reginald as my first grade teacher and later as the
principal. I would hope that one day, all the old timers like myself could have a reunion and catch up.
Alisa Selby Forester
I went to St. Jude for 8 years. My husband Bobby and I have been married for 16 years. We have
one child, Max. Max graduated from OLPH in the spring and just started his freshman year at Notre
Dame. I am a stay at home wife and mother at the present time.
Watching Max graduate in May and then entering Notre Dame, it got me thinking about my school days, so
I thought I would just visit the website to see what my former school and parish were up to!
It seemed so strange to cheer for OLPH when we played St. Jude. I told Max that I would cheer on the
outside for the Rams, but inside, I had to be a little proud of the Raiders! Speaking to parents who
have sent their children to St. Jude, it was so nice to hear what a wonderful place it still is!
My name is Cindy Fuller Thomas. I graduated from St. Jude School a long, long time ago! (I think)
in 1968. I attended St. Jude beginning in 1960 (I think) when I began first grade . When I
attended St. Jude we only had two school buildings with one classroom for each grade in each building.
There was no library and the cafeteria building was our church too. There were 52 children in
my first grade class and no discipline problem I can remember. We attended mass EVERY day and
woe be unto you if you forgot your Chapel Veil for your head. There were no drapes on the windows and
we were in gray wool uniforms and tams for hats. I am not sure whose bright idea this was but in the
afternoons we would have to move our desks to one side of the room so the sun didn't melt the crayons
in our desks. We had NO air conditioning and it was terribly hot at certain times of the year.
We were blessed to have nuns for teachers and Father Albert Seiner was a wonderful priest. I am still in
touch with some of my classmates from St. Jude even though we didn't go to the same high school. I have
wonderful memories of my years at St. Jude School.
I have had two children attend and graduate from St. Jude and go on to Notre Dame High
School and graduate, Rebecca and Matthew. I now have two grandchildren attending St. Jude School.
Chandler and David Holder are in the sixth grade and Kindergarten.
Mrs. Cindy Fuller-Thomas
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