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.
Four students in the Class of 2019 were recognized with high honors by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Avery Meyer was named a national merit scholarship semi-finalist and James Blackshire, Gabe Campion and Joshua Kinnear were named commended students.
A member of the Class of 2020 didn’t spend much of his summer out of the classroom. De'verell Williams ‘20 was selected to take part in the DLG (Discovery Lab Global) Summer Program - a peer oriented project based learning program focused on technology and virtual reality with the goal of preparing students for careers after high school.
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.
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School will graduate 158 students from the Class of 2018 on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton’s RecPlex.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.