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RAIDER

LEGEND

2022 RAIDER LEGEND

KENNETH "KEN" FLAIR

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Biography by Larry Holder '98, columnist for The Athletic

 

It was love at first sight.

 

For Ken Flair, the beginning of his journey of over four decades at Archbishop Rummel gave him a clear picture of having a sense of belonging.

 

“I was home at Rummel High School and with the Brothers,” Flair said.

 

This heartfelt memory resonates almost 60 years later as Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Flair remembers being asked by Brother Ephram to join the faculty in Summer of 1966, in the young, formation stage of what would become a Metairie and Jefferson Parish institution and excellent fixture in education.

 

A respected educator and administrator for 42 years, Mr. Flair proudly accepted the call to mold the lives of thousands of Raiders and help shape them into Christian gentlemen. Admired by his peers, Mr. Flair motivated and inspired countless Raiders to work to the best of their abilities and share their unique talents. In the process, Flair impacted an enormous number of lives.

 

“When I do a job, I do it as a Christian Brother,” Flair said. “I don’t do it for any reward or congratulations, I do it completely and fully… I am honored to be associated with the men and women on that wall… they are the legends in my mind.” 

 

During his tenure at Rummel, Mr. Flair’s experience began in the classroom as a geometry teacher for the first few years. As his credibility grew, his leadership skills were called upon by the school administration initially as the department head for the Math department, and then to help groom the students as disciplinarian, vice-principal and dean of students. In addition, he implemented new standards annually to ensure the continued success of the students and the school, as a whole.

 

As the recipient of the Raider Legend award for 2022, Flair embodies all of the qualities associated with the prestigious honor, representing Raider Pride in fabulous fashion.

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Br. Gale Condit, FSC

2021 RAIDER LEGEND

Brother Gale Condit, FSC, generous, kind, and the essence of a true Lasallian educator. Over his span of 18 years at Archbishop Rummel, he has served as president, vice principal for Institutional Advancement, admissions director, guidance counselor, and teacher.

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Fr. Wayne Roca, S.J.

2020 RAIDER LEGEND

Father Roca became a Raider in 1990 and is considered an all-time favorite chaplain, mentor, teacher, and colleague.  His extraordinary love and care for the Raider community touched thousands.  He deeply appreciated the history and traditions of his beloved school, especially Raider Pride.  

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Joseph “Joey” Boh

2018 RAIDER LEGEND

A man of influence and leadership, Joseph “Joey” Boh has influenced countless Raider students in the classroom and on athletic fields. He has excelled as a teacher for over 30 years and his contributions are unparalleled.  He is the essence of a Christian gentleman. 

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Isaac Campbell Musselwhite

2018 RAIDER LEGEND

A beloved English teacher for 1967 to 1999, Mr. Musslewhite taught thousands of Raiders to appreciate literature and grammar and to be Raider gentlemen. 

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Bro. John Fairfax, FSC

2017 RAIDER LEGEND

A longtime Archbishop Rummel administrator from the school's early years, Brother John's name is tired to countless traditions, including the naming of the school's mascot. 

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Mary Ann Robarts

2016 RAIDER LEGEND

A Student Council moderator and English teacher for decades, Mrs. Robarts helped to create many Raider traditions while forming thousands of Raider student leaders. 

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Coach Don Perret

2015 RAIDER LEGEND

A hard-nosed football coach who instilled discipline in his players, Coach Perret will always be remembered for coining the phrase "Raider Pride" at a 1971 pep rally. 

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“Coach” Bill Arthurs

2014 RAIDER LEGEND

The school's first basketball coach, Mr. Arthurs is best known for teaching thousands of Raiders to type and for photographing more events in Archbishop Rummel history. 

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Wendell “Pete” Fenner

2013 RAIDER LEGEND

A long-time Raider faculty member and coach, Mr. Fenner is fondly remembered as a model educator who touched the lives of thousands of Archbishop Rummel students. 

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Chuck “Mr. G” Guajardo

2012 RAIDER LEGEND

As a member of the first faculty, Mr. G founded the Genesian Players, demanding excellence from his performers and directing decades of theatrical performances. 

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Coach Ronnie Doyle

2011 RAIDER LEGEND

Remembered fondly for his cigars, the Raiders' long-time athletic director was dedicated to molding all student-athletes into Christian gentlemen. 

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John Niemietz

2010 RAIDER LEGEND

An original Raider faculty member, Mr. Niemietz has been a student favorite for over 50 years.  In his classes, generations of Raiders learned much more than Social Studies.