Catholic faith, excellent academics, enriched community. These pillars tell just part of the story at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. This month, another part of the story was told when the Washington Post named CJ to their America's Most Challenging High Schools list for a sixth consecutive year. Additionally, the school went up in the overall rankings and was ranked 29th in the state.
Art and writing students were recently recognized in the annual Max and Lydia May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. This year’s theme was, “The World Watched in Silence.”
For more than nine decades, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has been honoring teenagers with exceptional artistic and writing talents through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year, Chaminade Julienne had several students recognized for their artwork or writing:
“With the first pick in the 2017 NFL draft….”
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to be on the clock first on Thursday, April 27 when the NFL Draft begins. However, in the sports management class taught by Don MacLeod, students were drafting choices for the 32 NFL teams on Wednesday, April 26.
Update: Congratulations to Ella Waldspurger on being named this year's school winner! She is seen in the picture to the right talking with Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin ahead of the next round in the Poetry Out Loud competition.
Local leaders are visiting Chaminade Julienne through the month of January as part of a new Government Speaker Series.
As the last bell of the day rang on Monday, December 19, dozens of students swarmed the CJ library for a chance to interact with dogs from 4 Paws for Ability. Three dogs from the organization were at the school to help relieve stress from exams.
"My biggest regret is that I'm not 23 and can do it all over again."
After 43 years of service, John Zaidain '68 taught his last class at Chaminade Julienne on Thursday, December 15.
"It was special to come back and it was special to be here the first year of the merger," Zaidain shared.
Four students in the Financial Investing class qualified for the University of Dayton's Davis Center portfolio high school competition, and looked to repeat as champions at the final presentation on December 8.
For the fall semester, students from area high schools were asked to learn how the stock market worked, outperform one other using their stock selection, and make a profit. The CJ group of Jacob Johns '17, Darian Jones '17, Logan Koch '17 and Mike Poteet '17 was ranked first overall in the Dayton-area before the final presentation.
Rather than write a paper or do a presentation in their classroom, junior and senior AP U.S. Government students personified the 2016 presidential candidates for a mock debate in front of hundreds of students.
"I do the presidential primary debates in the spring of an election year and then I do the presidential debates right before the presidential election," shared teacher Angela Ruffolo. "I can only do these debates every four years. In the off years, our students do either debates in class or mock debates when we go to the State House in the late spring."