February 2, 2001
Pennsylvania priest Father George Tribou, whose name became synonymous in Little Rock (Pulaski County) with rigorous academics and strict discipline, died. Tribou had served as principal of the Catholic High School for Boys (CHS) from 1966 to 2000. Every year, more than ninety-five percent of CHS graduating students continue their education at universities in Arkansas and across the United States, including such prestigious schools as Yale, Boston University, Stanford, and military academies. With the help of loyal alumni, CHS keeps tuition costs low and provides scholarships for students in need. Approximately seventy-five percent of the school’s students are Catholic, with the remainder coming from other religious traditions. In 2017, CHS had an enrollment of more than 700 students.