New Orleans, LOUISIANA

For years it educated the teenagers of New Orleans’ ninth ward. It stood proudly as Francis T. Nicholls High School. The building is a bit tarnished now, but we will always carry shining memories of it in our hearts. In the following pages, you can look back at our senior year, catch a glimpse of us as we are today, and read about what we’ve done in the years in between. We’re the Class of 1961 — Rebels Forever!

What's new on the Nicholls Class of '61 Website
The website has some additions you should know about:
The 50th Anniversary Reunion Celebration is now history,
but the memories will live on here.

See also:
                             •  We have lost a few more classmates; see the "In Memoriam" section.                           
                             •  Scans of The Rebel Yell (including the 1959 senior edition) are online! Click here or see below.
                             •  Movie highlights of the 1960 Nicholls vs. Redemptorist homecoming football game. Click here.
                             •  Nick Genovese's Tribute to Professor Emile P. Schmidt.

Let us add your biography; please send to Mary Olivier Thurman: <>

50th Anniversary Reunion Picnic
     Sunday, October 23, 2011 Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville

The Rebel Yell masthead

The Rebel Yell
     Scans of three years: 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61

Al Ohm and wife

What happened to the Class of 1961 after graduation
     Biographies and pictures
     In Memoriam — We remember our deceased classmates

What happened to Nicholls after we left
     Mary Olivier's account of a 2009 visit
     What does the future hold for Nicholls

1961 Senior Pictures

Class Photos
     Senior class pictures from The Rebel Yell, June 1, 1961
     More pictures of seniors who were not in The Rebel Yell

     Oh yeah! We did go to classes and study occasionally
     . . . and we had great teachers

Organizations and Activities
     Band, sports, clubs, events, honor society, and lots more

     What did you save from our high school years?

Past Events
     25th Anniversary Reunion, November 14, 1986
     Picnic Reunions in October 2008 and October 2009
     Cruise to Alaska, May 25 - June 1, 2010

Staying in Touch
     Nicholls Alumni Association (May no longer exist, as of 2021.)