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Financial Investing Students Present at UD

The unknown outcome of managing money on the stock market can vary day-to-day. For select students at the University of Dayton’s Davis Center for Portfolio Management, they have the added pressure of managing $30 million of the university’s endowment invested in equity markets. These same students also guide area high school students, including Chaminade Julienne Eagles, for an eight week high school portfolio competition. On Friday, December 7, two groups from CJ traveled to UD to present their portfolios to the college students and financial experts.

Top Students Chosen for Wright Scholar Research Program

Two students will spend their summer in the prestigious Wright Scholar Research Assistant program. What makes these two Eagles unique compared to years past is that the two students were the Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian. Katie Kohnen ‘18 and Jasmine Hughes ‘18, respectively, are also participating in the Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program for a second year.

Economics Class Project Benefits Local Organizations

A recent project in the economics class made a big impact not only on the CJ community, but local organizations.

Teacher Angela Ruffolo challenged her students to create an event that would benefit area nonprofits. The groups the students chose included 4 Paws for Ability and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. One group's profits went towards the school's Lenten Mission Drive, with proceeds benefiting organizations from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Marianists.

JCOWA Goes to Washington, D.C. for National Competition

Update: Congratulations to the JCOWA members on their participation in the Academic Worldquest! The group finished in the top 30 of the competition.


Road to Nationals: Four members of the JCOWA (Junior Council on World Affairs) club are returning to Washington, D.C. to compete in the World Affairs Councils of America's Academic Worldquest in Washington, D.C. from April 27-28.

Jake Jagels ‘18, Emery Monnig ‘18, and Connor Trick ‘18 represented CJ at the national competition in 2016.

CJ Poetry Out Loud Champ Heads to D.C.

Update 4/24/18: Caroline finished in the regional round of the national Poetry Out Loud competition. Congratulations!


Update on 3/5/18: Caroline won the Ohio Poetry Out Loud competition, and will now compete in the national competition, taking place in Washington, D.C. on April 24 and 25. You can watch Caroline take the stage between 9 a.m. and noon on April 24 through this link.

Congratulations, and good luck, Caroline!

Niche Ranks CJ as a Best Private School

For the 2017-2018 school year, Chaminade Julienne was again recognized by Niche.com as a Best School in the nation.

“The 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users,” according to Niche.com.

For the 2017-2018 school year, CJ was ranked as the following:

Two Groups Represent CJ at Financial Investing Competition

For a third year in a row, Chaminade Julienne was represented at the University of Dayton’s Davis Center portfolio high school competition. The competition challenged students from four area high schools to invest in stocks and come away with the biggest profit. Students in CJ’s financial investing class split into small groups, and two of those groups did well enough to advance to the final round at UD.

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