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It's All in the Roots - Environmental Project Outside Stadium

New life springing forth from our Marianist heritage

This spring, in conjunction with the Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC), students volunteered in completing an environmental restoration project just outside of Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles.

Peter Evans ‘13, who was with MEEC through his volunteer year with Marianist PULSE (Partners in Urban Leadership, Service and Education) coordinated this project. He shared his reflection on the culmination of the project below:

Students Serve Others in Taos, New Mexico

While students only spent five days in Taos, New Mexico, they brought home a lifetime worth of memories.

11 students traveled to Taos as part of a service mission trip the week of June 11. During their time there, the students not only volunteered, but learned more about the history and people of Taos. They also spent a lot of time outdoors, including taking several hikes.

“New Mexico feels like a different world, and the hike we took only made me more excited for this trip,” said Josie Forsthoff ‘19.

CJ Community Honored During Annual Service Awards

A traditional start to the end of the school year was held on Wednesday, May 2 as the CJ community gathered for the annual Service Awards. In addition to recognizing students for their service throughout the school year, students involved in service-oriented organizations were also honored.

At the award ceremony, students involved in F.L.I.G.H.T. (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today) and L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Experience) were first recognized. Then, a special award from by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was presented.

Urban Plunge Participants Learn & Experience Poverty

Nine students immersed themselves in downtown Cincinnati to empathize, understand and make positive changes involving poverty. Kate Allaire ‘20, Andrew Buchanan ‘18, Peyton Burrows ‘20, Natalie Davis ‘18, Lia-Sophie Keller ‘20, Zoe Mason ‘20, Erin McGraw ‘20, Hillary Vaughn ‘20 and Nicole VanVoorhis ‘18, along with chaperones Jim Brooks and Peg Regan ‘73, participated in this year’s Urban Plunge.

“This was my second time on Urban Plunge and I wanted to go back because I had such an amazing time the first time, and this time was no different,” said Buchanan. 

Seniors Share Passion of Sports With Younger Students

Four seniors on the Eagles varsity baseball team came together off the diamond to make a difference for younger children by using their passion for sports.

David Ernst, Joey Greene, Ryan Peltier and Ben Thomas went to Our Lady of the Rosary school and shared with the students what it means to be a good teammate, as part of the seniors’ Capstone Project.

“Since I've played sports for such a long time I thought it'd be a good idea to share some of my skills with others or kids who never had the opportunity to play sports,” said Thomas.


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