On February 8, the Capt. Ed Nestor '75 Rock 'N' Roll Trivia Night—newly newly-named in memory of the Hall of Fame alumnus who helped create the event—transformed Spartan Country into the House of Rock! Over 400 guests packed the gym to sing along with eight rounds of music trivia, with Chris Higgins '88 serving as the emcee and Chris Johnson '95 as the DJ.
Thanks to all the participants and sponsors, the trivia night netted over $15,000! The proceeds will primarily benefit the De Smet Jesuit Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund, with a portion going to the Ed Nestor Scholarship as well.
The De Smet Alumni Legacy Scholarship was established in 2019 through the Alumni Association to help encourage and promote our alma mater’s multi-generational bond as we strive to form more Men for and With Others. Alumni are a primary key to De Smet Jesuit’s sustained success. The Legacy Scholarship covers $1,000 on the tuition of every incoming student who is a son or stepson of a De Smet Jesuit alumnus. If a family wishes to return the scholarship dollars so they can be utilized towards another student in need of tuition assistance, they are welcome to do so.
Next year’s trivia night will take place on February 13, 2021. Contributions to both scholarship funds can be made at any time at www.desmet.org/giving. Please indicate the scholarship of choice in the “comments” section of the donation form.