Saturday, October 5, 2019 saw the historic 50th reunion of the class of 1969, the first graduating class of Moreau. Much of the planning and execution of the event was led by Dan Morrison ’69.
57 members of the class and their spouses attended the event, some even joining via video call. The group reconnected over dinner, received their Golden diplomas, toured the school to see the changes of the last 50 years, recorded testimonials, and honored influential faculty members with the dedication of the Five Navigators monument in Mary’s Grotto.
The Five Navigators were the first five faculty and staff members who opened Moreau in 1965. They were Br. Fisher Iwasko, CSC, Br. Alfred Ledet, CSC, Patrick Wagener, Gale Peachey, and Phil White. Morrison gave the dedication, stating in part : “The first Five Navigators couldn’t see the future. They were brought together to form a team of people who were charged with opening a new high school, educating students, and creating a sustainable institution of learning from scratch. They dedicated their time, talents, resourcefulness, and counsel to all of us through the classroom content areas, sports, clubs, and leadership roles. The Navigators guided us with their intuition, compassion, authenticity, and sincerity. They were motivated to work tirelessly and selflessly with purpose for our individual development.”
The granite monument will be erected in the Grotto to commemorate the great work of these five school leaders.