In addition to football, Mark’s tenacity and determination were also evident in the world of Junior High Debate: River Forest Academy Speech and Debate
St. Paul’s Debate Club, 1972. Mark is first row, far right.
As a teen, Mark worked for Mall Mart appliances (in the Bogue Falaya Mall) -- delivering and installing appliances throughout St. Tammany and Washington parishes. He and Karen would get a Patti-Melt at the diner in Murphy’s.