Jesuit High School, founded 1847
Bob Moulin very kindly contributed the images and info below on the class of '48.

The class of 1948 made its own contributions to New Orleans and America, filled, as it was, with worthy young men, many of whom would, in time, become noteworthy in their chosen professions.
   Bob writes:  "Of some interest may be the presence of former [New Orleans] Mayor, Cabinet Secretary and 6th Circuit Judge Moon Landrieu, third from left in the second row from the top.  I am in the next row down, to the left of Fr. Frank Coco S.J. (AKA the clarinet playing priest), well known for his frequent appearances with Pete Fountain at his club in the Quarter.
   The picture, also, contains the last school photo of one of the greatest running backs in state history, John Petibon.  He recently passed away in New Orleans.  He is second from the left in the third row from the top.  Our 1946 football, basketball, baseball and track teams won City and State championships and the national baseball American Legion baseball little world series.  Never been done before or since and probably is a record that won't ever be equaled."
Bob supplied a 1946 New Orleans newspaper article, which I have transcribed below.

In Prep Sports

by N. Charles Wicker

Jesuit goes after the Crescent City's seventh straight regional championship and the 14th title in the past 18 years next week when they compete in the regionals at Hattiesburg.
The tourney finds the Jays seeking their third straight which, if captured, will be a record for a Crescent City team.
No one sponsor has had a team to capture more than two straight.  Jesuit, Little Rock and the Zatarains have won the regional crown two successive years.
Past regional champions follow:

   1928.......Ada, Okla.
   1929.......White Sox, New Orleans
   1930.......Sizzelers, New Orleans
   1931.......Jesuit, New Orleans
   1932.......Zatarain Papoose, New Orleans
   1933.......Little Rock, Ark.
   1934.......Jesuit, New Orleans
   1935.......Tulsa, Okla.
   1936.......Jesuit, New Orleans
   1937.......Zatarain Papoose, New Orleans
   1938.......Zatarain Papoose, New Orleans
   1939.......Little Rock, Ark.
   1940.......Little Rock, Ark.
   1941.......Holy Cross, New Orleans
   1942.......Jesuit, New Orleans
   1943.......St. Aloysius, New Orleans
   1944.......Holy Cross, New Orleans
   1945.......Jesuit, New Orleans
   1946.......Jesuit, New Orleans

All games in the regionals will be played in the afternoon, according to Coach Eddie Toribio, who was in Hattiesburg Friday to see the state playoff and who is expected to attend the Arkansas finals this afternoon in Little Rock.
Austin defeated St. Thomas of Houston in two extra-inning games to defeat the lads
for the Texas playoff.

New Orleans will be able to send its kid champions to various cities and towns to compete in championship and inter-city games very soon, we understand the city's department of recreation will have its own bus.
It's a pity the bus, which is expected to arrive next week, could not have come earlier.
It would have saved lots of headaches for those seeking accommodations to send the VFW softball teams to the national tournament.

Dick Sallinger of the Aloysius Crusaders and Frank Rapp of the Redemptorist Rams
are planning to attend a St. Louis Cardinal "school" this week, at Laurel, Miss.

There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding the increase in the price of
admission to the prep football games.
There have been several arguments -- one in particular -- which seems very sound,
in that the public is raised much greater than the schools.
Jesuit Class of 1949

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25th class reunion, 1973; sportscaster, Buddy Diliberto, standing in the second row, tenth from left.
5th class reunion, 1953; in this picture, Moon Landrieu is standing, second from right.
55th class reunion, 2003
Below:  Moon Landrieu makes some predictions about the
future of New Orleans, from the Times-Picayune, 1987.
Class of 1948
60th class reunion, 2008