July 2019

#becauseofCJ: Reflection from Caitlin '13

Young alumni are sharing how they are succeeding after high school in our #becauseofCJ series. Through your gift to the Annual Fund, you make this happen. When you do, more Eagles can soar! Read Caitlin’s story below, and consider making your gift today.

Dear CJ Community,

Though I left the halls of CJ more than five years ago, I still reflect fondly upon my time as a CJ student. CJ helped me grow my love for academics and athletics, and showed me the true meaning of community. Today, because of CJ, I have fostered a passion for building social responsibility in our communities and using clinical research to do it.

In 2017, I finished my bachelor’s degree in psychology and accepted a year-long position as the research coordinator on a study of clinical symptoms among people living with HIV. This experience afforded me the opportunity to work face-to-face with underserved individuals in Center City Philadelphia, many of whom endure the burdens of social oppression, multiple chronic health diagnoses, and homelessness on a daily basis. In fact, the main reason this study was started was in response to the high levels of shame and stigma experienced by many people living with HIV. For some, the shame and fear of being mistreated by others is so debilitating that they have stopped going to pharmacies to pick up their HIV medication.

With adherence to daily medication, many people living with HIV can be “undetectable,” which means they carry a very low viral load, and thus, a very low risk of transmitting the virus to another person. It’s important to know that these people also have a better chance of living a long, full life. Yep, you read that correctly — long, full life. HIV is no longer a “death sentence.” Certainly not everything in 2019 is rainbows and butterflies, but this is great news!

However, while this type of life-saving care finally exists for people living with HIV and many of these individuals are even able to get their medicine for free, there is still a huge barrier for people getting their medication — shame as a result of society’s failure to recognize the humanity and intrinsic worth of each person living with HIV. Had I not been educated in issues related to human dignity and social justice at CJ, I would have been utterly unprepared to serve these individuals with compassion and understanding. The way we treat people, especially in our own ignorance, is often pervasive – so pervasive that it might impact an individual’s decision to take advantage of life-saving medical care. But a member of the CJ community would already know the importance of treating others with respect.

What a member of the CJ community might not know, however, is how to magically fix these types of social problems. Cue in clinical research. Not only did CJ show me the value of building pluralistic communities, but my experience as a student also inspired me to continue educating myself so I can better understand what it takes to build stronger and more compassionate communities and to seek empirically-based solutions that will allow us to better serve those who are underserved. Maybe I’m biased by my parents, both teachers at CJ (one in religion and one in science,) but science and the Marianist values related to social responsibility are not divergent.

I am a few (okay, five) years away from getting my doctorate in clinical psychology. I primarily study the social factors related to suicide and self-harm – another phenomenon intimately linked to shame and social isolation, and another perfect marriage of science and social responsibility.

Thank you to every CJ teacher, staff member, and administrator who shaped my CJ experience and worked to instill these values in me – you are more patient and inspiring than I could ever hope to be!

Caitlin O’Loughlin, Class of 2013

Posted July 31, 2019


Eagle Pride Welcomes Two New Instructors

When members of Eagle Pride, the CJ marching band and color guard, came back to school in July for their annual band camp, they also welcomed two new instructors.

Caleb Vanden Eynden, a senior at the University of Dayton, is instructing the drum line and Emily Kramer, a junior at the University of Dayton, is instructing the brass. Both college students are studying music education. 

Eagle Pride Director Luke Grieshop, now in his third year of leading the group, said this year’s show will have a lot more movement compared to last year.

“Our show this year is a Latin show,” said Grieshop. “That music is always so exciting and has these fun rhythms that get people to move. We also have a lot more movement in each song. Last year for example, we maybe had a total of 30 sets. One of our songs this year has 20 sets.”

Eagle Pride performs before football games and during half-time of the competitions.

Posted July 25, 2019

Eagles Travel to Augsburg for Exchange Program

Eagles traveled overseas to Germany last month as part of an ongoing exchange between the sister cities of Dayton and Augsburg.

The students spent several days in Augsburg with students who attend Jakob Fugger Gymnasium.

“I wanted an experience that allowed me to be completely submerged into someone else's culture and daily life,” said Jessica Brunner ‘21.

“I’ve always loved the idea of getting to travel to another country and see how people from other cultures live,” shared Reiley Meserve ‘21. “This trip was my first real experience to be able to finally see this in person and experience what I have wanted to for so long. I was surprised about how most of their food was fresh and homemade, and also by the fact that everyone rides their bike or walks for the most part.”

The students stayed in the homes of the German students and spent time learning about their culture and city. 

“In Augsburg, I was surprised to see the difference in social tendencies and neighborhoods,” Brunner noted. “No one is very loud and small talk isn't natural. The neighborhoods are small communities with most houses connected like row-houses or townhomes. There are bakeries on every corner!”

The exchange program, a partnership with the Dayton Sister City Committee, has been going on for several years. In the odd numbered years, students travel to Germany, and in the even numbered years, German students travel to Dayton.

“The Dayton Sister City Program did a great job setting everything up and planning out activities,” said Meserve. “It was truly a wonderful experience and I would recommend that everyone at least considers participating.”

Brunner agreed, “I 110% recommend going because you get to see another part of the world yet you can still make parallels in how kids our age live. You are also thrown into a new community and it opens your eyes to the fact that there are so many people but we aren't all that different.”

Posted July 24, 2019

2019-2020 Back-To-School Guide

Eagles will once again be back in the halls of CJ as the 2019-2020 school year approaches. Below are the Top 10 items parents and students need to know before coming to school this fall.

1. New Student Orientation and First Day of School
Students new to CJ will have orientation on Monday, August 19.  All students will report for classes on Tuesday, August 20. Frequently check the school calendar page on the CJ website for information such as block days.

2. Student Handbook
The 2019-2020 Handbook is available on the CJ website. The consent form, found on page 33, needs to be turned into the Office of Student Services by Friday, August 30. For forms not found in the handbook (emergency medical, immunization record, physical, etc.) check out the Health Forms page.

3. Uniform Guidelines
There were some significant changes made to this year's uniform guidelines and dress codes. Students will adhere to a dress code Monday-Thursday and then have the opportunity to show their Eagle Pride on Eagle Fridays. Learn more about these changes here.
Uniform tops can be purchased this year at the CJ Spirit Store (find the summer schedule here) or on the online CJ Spirit Store.

4. Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program
The CJ Drug Awareness and Universal Testing Program remains in affect with mandatory testing for all students. Refer to the CJ website for program goals, information on the testing process, and a FAQ section.

5. Parking Passes
Student parking passes will be sold online and in-person this year. Passes may be purchased online on the CJ website beginning Monday, August 5 at 8 a.m. Passes may be purchased in-person in the Business Office beginning Wednesday, August 7 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., OSS will be open to distribute parking passes to students who have paid. Passes not picked up before the first day of school will be distributed before and after school in OSS.

6. Chromebooks
All students will use a Chromebook as part of the Connected Classroom program. New students will receive their Chromebooks during the New Student Meeting/Partners in Mission session. The last session will be Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. As outlined in the School Supply List, all students must have their CJ issued Chromebook and a set of earbuds (headphones) every day.

7. Lunch Menu and Payment
Cafeteria services are operated by W.G. Grinders. Lunch menus are posted on the CJ website and typically include an "Entree of the Day," four to five sandwiches, soups and salads, plus vegetarian options. Items range in price from $1.00 - $4.50; a meal with drink typically costs about $5.50. Students may pay with cash or parents can load funds onto their child’s Student ID by creating an account with SPS EZpay.

8. Activity Interest Form
Students and parents are encouraged to become involved in the educational experience at CJ. Students can fill out the activity interest form to learn more about athletic and performing arts programs and can also get involved in one of the school's many clubs. Parents who want to meet new friends and lend a helping hand should look into joining the Blue Green Club and/or the CJ PoPS. Additional parent opportunities can be found on the Partners in Mission page.

9. Athletics - Final Forms and Eagle Activity Passes
Student athletes must have a completed Final Forms profile to compete. Fall sport athletes must have their Final Forms profile and updated physical completed by Wednesday, July 31 in order to try-out and participate in their sport. Additional details can be found on the CJ website.
Eagle Activity Passes will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, August 1. Passes allow students access to all home athletic competitions and performing arts productions. The CJ website will be updated with additional information before the passes go on sale.

10. Stay Informed
Parents who have not done so already should subscribe to the CJ electronic mailing list to receive the latest news and information in their inbox. CJ distributes a weekly newsletter (Parent Weekly), monthly newsletter (Eagle Bytes). Parent are also contacted via email on an as-needed basis. Parents who have not been receiving the newsletters should email Kary Ellen Berger, communications coordinator. Parents and students can also connect with CJ on social media. Find the Eagles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Students schedules will be mailed home in early August. Additional details will be shared in Parent Weekly prior to the mailing. 

If you have questions about a topic not listed above, please email assistant principals Steve Fuchs or Greg Mueller.

Posted July 18, 2019

Capstone Focuses on Importance of Exercise

Prior to the 2019-2020 school year, we reflect on some of the great achievements the Class of 2019 accomplished with their Senior Capstone Projects.

The Senior Capstone group of Kyle Benoit, Hunter Johns, Andrew Sipos and Raymond Thies focused on talking with middle grade students about the importance of physical activity over technology.

“I felt inspired to do this project because technology is becoming something that people depend on,” said Thies. “I wanted to be able to show the youth that activity is still very important.”

For their project, the group spoke with 6th and 7th grade students at Our Lady of the Rosary and presented information about the importance of physical activity and risks if there is none. The seniors also played active games with the students to show them that physical activity can be done in a fun way.

“Our project was insightful and greatly impacted the children we helped,” shared Sipos. “It made me feel that I was giving back to my community in a great way as I got to teach the youth around me how to lead more healthy lives.”

Johns agreed, “After the project, I felt like I really made a difference. The kids enjoyed our presentation and enjoyed getting to play around with us. It was very rewarding to receive the results from the fitness tests, from before we presented to after, and see so many advancements and progressions with the children and their health journey. I had so much fun creating relationships with the children and seeing their health progress while using technology responsibly.”

Posted July 17, 2019

What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Have you run out of ideas of books to read this summer? As first seen in Vision, CJ faculty and staff shared their ideas for your summer reading list. They each answered three questions:

1. What are you reading now?
2. Why would you encourage others to read it?
3. What is your favorite book of all time?

Read below for their answers:

Jama Badinghaus, School Counselor/City Connects Coordinator 

1. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
2. The book is an extraordinary challenge to our individual and collective wrestling with racial divide in our country through the lens of seemingly ordinary characters.
3. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Celebrating the varied paths of becoming a woman, embracing both strengths and flaws as well as enduring societal expectations, never goes out of style.

Jim Brooks, Head Tennis Coach 

1. Fiction: Gilead, Housekeeping, Home and Lila by Marilynne Robinson; The Good Lord Bird, Five Karat Soul by James McBride. Spirituality: The Holy Longing, Sacred Fire by Ronald Rolheiser. NonFiction: Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman. Poetry: “Collected and Last Poems” by Wislawa Szymborska.

Katlyn DeLong '98, English Teacher 

1. Usually I am reading four or five books at any given time, which includes reread books along with my students: John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; Markus Zuskak’s The Book Thief; and Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. For leisure, I am reading Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
2. I am reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time because I am always on the lookout for young adult literature to teach my freshmen. I am fascinated with the perspective and the honesty of the narrator, a young autistic man.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love the complexity of the characters and the nuance of the language. I could read it every year and never tire of it.

Dan Eiser,  English Teacher and Cross Country Coach 

1. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo that dealt with growing up in Harlem for a young Afro-Latina and all the hurdles she has to jump to pursue her interests. I also just started a book called Crux: A Cross Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero.
2. I enjoy these because growing up in a MexicanAmerican household, I wanted to read books that reflected my family but often never had the chance as a lot of literature from Latino/a authors wasn’t easily available in those days. Now, I can read about kids who grow up in similar ways to me and my family.
3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. The main character, Jake, just has so many things happen in his life that I can relate to especially the ending lines; story of my life.

Fr. Bob Jones, SM, Math Teacher and School Chaplain 

1. Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by Fr. James Martin, SJ
2. By looking at scripture, the lives of the saints, and everyday life, this humorous yet thought provoking light-read reminds us that holiness and joyfulness go hand in hand, and that God desires us to find joy in all of life. And our very own St. Julie is on the cover!
3. Honestly, I don’t have a favorite book, but everyone always assumes I’m going to say The Bible, which is a great answer!

Erin Ketch, English Teacher and Sophomore Student Council Moderator 

1. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, and There, There by Tommy Orange.
2. The Great Believers is a fictional story set in the midst of a messy historic moment — the AIDS crisis of the 1980s — and really gives that moment life and humanity.
3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It is historical fiction that follows an American missionary family’s journey through Africa over many decades. When I first read it as a teenager, it opened my eyes to how much of the world I didn’t know, and didn’t understand.

Beth Marshall, English Teacher and Mock Trial Moderator 

1. Hide by Lisa Gardner; So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo; Gratefulness: The Habit of a Grace-Filled Life by Susan Annette Muto; and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
2. So you want to talk about race offers a clear, honest examination of the current racial landscape in America, addressing uncomfortable topics that desperately need to be addressed. I appreciate Oluo’s fearless commentary and story sharing.
3. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. It’s my “macaroni and cheese” feel good book from a simpler time, and I love Alcott’s sensible approach to parenting and growing up that comes through in the story.

Dan Meixner ‘84, President 

1. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein outlines the manner by which policies and laws of local and national government created segregated neighborhoods in cities all over the nation.
2. The Color of Law makes the reader reflect on our past and the challenges to create stronger communities today.
3. The Frontiersmen by Allen W. Eckert, traces the history of settlement of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Interesting to learn how Ohio cities, towns, rivers, and other landmarks got their names

Jim Sparrow, Social Studies Teacher and Quiz Bowl Moderator 

1. The Judas Window by Carter Dickson
2. It is a classic locked room mystery and I am very partial to those.
3. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk. It can be read as a war story, or a love story, or a coming of age story

Sister Nicole Trahan, FMI, Ministry and Service Minister 

1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
2. So many people I respect have mentioned this book as being important to them and their understanding of humanity and God. I do like the book, but it took me several weeks to get to a point that I could enjoy it. This is the longest it’s taken me to read a book - both because of its length (over 1000 pages) and because I keep putting it down for weeks at a time. So, it is not a page turner, by any means. But I do feel it’s worth the time. There is one part in particular in which one of the characters discusses his views on God, love, and human nature. It was very thought-provoking.
3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. She is a powerful story-teller and the story was one to which I could relate. It shook me to my core.

Posted July 11, 2019

Students Expand Leadership Skills in Boston

Expanding already instilled leadership skills was a common theme for many of the students who attended the Sisters of Notre Dame Student Leadership Conference at the end of June. Eight rising juniors and seniors attended the conference with students from other Notre Dame schools around the world.

“I wanted to attend the conference because it was in Boston and I had never been there before,” said Kaitlin Stewart ‘20. “Also, because it would allow me to strengthen my leadership skills and figure out how I can be more of a leader in our CJ community. Lastly, I had the chance to meet people from all around the country and world that all had the same common interest, leadership.”

Max Cross ‘21 agreed, “I wanted to go to the conference because I saw it as an opportunity to expand my leadership skills so I can become a better leader but also so I can pass those skills on to other people and allow them to become great leaders themselves. I also wanted to go because it gave me the chance to learn more about St. Julie, the foundress of the Sisters, and the good work that they have done for so many people around the world.”

During their time at the conference, students immersed themselves into a better understanding of topics including social justice outreach, communication, and leadership styles.

“I learned my leadership type through an activity called leadership mosaics,” shared Claire Leingang ‘21. “In this activity, every student took a short test to determine which of the four leadership groups they belonged to. The four groups were blue, green, gold, and orange. This activity emphasized the importance of having a variety of people present in any group. For example, if a group was made entirely of orange leaders, who are characterized as impulsive, outgoing, adventurous, and bold, the group would be unable to focus and stay on task!”

The students also gained a deeper understanding of the mission of the Sisters.

“One thing I hope to bring back and to share with the CJ community is all that I have learned about being a leader and what it means,” said Cross. “I want to continue sharing ideas that reflect what the Sisters have taught for so many years. We are all different and have unique talents, but if we use our talents that God has given us together we can create our footprint of service in this world.”

“I hope to bring back a stronger Notre Dame spirit to CJ and a greater awareness of the mission and work that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are doing worldwide,” added Leingang.

Stewart said, “What I hope to bring back to the CJ community is that we all need to work with each other and take the initiative as students to help be that leader who steps up in our community.”

Posted July 11, 2019

2019 Spring Sports Recap

The Eagles spring sports season ended with two groups being named state champions. Read more to see how each team did on the diamond, field, court, and track this spring.

Record: 27-2 (GCL: 11-1)
The Eagles baseball team became only the ninth team in OHSAA history to earn back-to-back state championships in the sport. On their road to state, the Eagles were named GCL, district and regional champions. They also finished the year ranked first in Division II by Max Preps.
“Our pitching staff threw 26 complete games and only allowed 41 runs (1.41 per game),” noted head coach Mike Barhorst ‘85. “We struck out 223 and only walked 49 (4.6 K’s per walk). We finished with 23 straight wins.”
Barhorst also said AJ Solomon set a new school record for stolen bases (29) and pitcher Nick Wissman, who finished 11-0, and the second most wins in a season in school history. This season also marked the last for Barhorst, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

Post-Season Honors
GCL North Player of the Year
Nick Wissman

GCL Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

First Team All-GCL
Sebastian Gongora
Andrew Simones
AJ Solomon
Nick Wissman

Second Team All-GCL
Jake Hieatt
Jack Huffman
Elliot Seelig
Dylan Snyder

All-Area Player of the Year
Nick Wissman

Div II All-Area Coach of the Year
Mike Barhorst

First Team All-Area
Sebastian Gongora
Andrew Simones
Nick Wissman

Second Team All-Area
Jake Hieatt
Jack Huffman
Dylan Snyder
AJ Solomon

Mizuno All-Ohio
Nick Wissman

Men’s Lacrosse
Record: 9-10
“The overall wins this season surpassed the previous three seasons combined,” shared new head coach Jason Dembiczak. “Overall we had a very competitive season and saw significant improvement across the board in nearly every statistical category.” The team had two players in the top five in the region for points (Pasquale Cristiano and Drew Lehmann) and ground balls (Ben Hanlin and Nolan Kimball).

Post-Season Honors
Second Team All-Region - Faceoffs
Pasquale Cristiano

Honorable Mention All-Region - Attack
Pasquale Cristiano

Honorable Mention All-Region - LSM
Ben Hanlin

Women’s Lacrosse 
Record: 10-8 (JV 9-7)
“This was our highest win record yet,” said head coach Danielle Cash. “The seniors this past year were the biggest motivators for the team to do well and they will be very missed. We also have a lot of young talent moving up this next year who will hopefully keep this seasons momentum going.”

Post-Season Honors
Second Team All-Region
Brooke House
Greta Spees

Honorable Mention All-Region
Abby Rau

Academic All-American
Rachel Stefan

Team Awards
MVP Offense - Brook House
MVP Defense - Abby Rau
MVP Overall - Greta Spees

Record: 14-7 (GCL 7-6)
Highlights for the softball team this season included defeating Alter and Carroll twice. Additionally, pitcher Carly Fugett ‘19 secured her 500th strikeout along with pitching a perfect game this season.

Post-Season Honors
GCL North Co-Player of the Year
Carly Fugett

First Team All-GCL
Natalie Bates
Carly Fugett
Sarah Menker

Second Team All-GCL
Courtney Ayers Mcclinton
Maddie Frasure
Tania Moody

Southwest District All-Area
Carly Fugett

Men’s Tennis  
Record: 12-8
The Eagles tennis team placed second in the GCL this season. Head coach Jim Brooks said highlights included defeating Alter, Carroll, and winning the CJ Invitational against Butler, Northmont and Miamisburg. The doubles of Will Marshall/Sam Kohls and Joe Allaire/Connor Kocur finished third and fourth in the sectional tournament respectively and advanced to the district tournament at Kings Island.

Post-Season Honors
First Team All-GCL
Sam Kohls (singles)
Will Marshall (singles)

Second Team All-GCL
Joe Allaire/John Muhl (doubles)

Second Team All-Area
Sam Kohls (singles)
Joe Allaire/John Muhl (doubles)

Third Team All-Area
Will Marshall (singles)

Track and Field
More than a dozen school and meet records were broken by the men’s and women’s track and field teams this season. Both teams placed second in the GCL conference meet and the women’s team won the district competition. 12 athletes represented the teams at the state tournament and the women’s 4x100 relay consisting of Imani Wortham, Jadyn Haywood, Jazmyn Potts and Meyah Haywood placed first in the state with a time of 47.89. Several other athletes and relays placed in the top five at the state tournament as well including women's 4x200 (2nd place), Jazmyn Potts (300 hurdles, 2nd place), men's 4x100 (3rd place), Calvin Hatcher (200 dash, 2nd place and 100 dash, 5th place) and Jesse Kahmann (seated shot put - 5th place)

Post-Season Honors
GCL Running Events Player of the Year
Jazmyn Potts

GCL Coach of the Year
Jerry Puckett

First Team All-GCL
Jadyn Haywood (100 meter dash)
Jazmyn Potts (200 meter dash)
Madison Meixner (1600 meter run)
Jazmyn Potts (100 meter high hurdles)
Jazmyn Potts (300 IM hurdles)
Imani Wortham, Jadyn Haywood, Jayda Grant, Meyah Haywood (4x100 relay)
Jazmyn Potts, Jayda Grant, Julia DiLoreto, Meyah Haywood (4x200 relay)
Madison Meixner, Amber Peaslee, Lucy Zelinski, Carolyn Marshall  (4x800 relay)

Second Team All-GCL
Imani Wortham (100 meter dash)

Men’s Volleyball 
Record: 16-8
“For the second year in a row, we swept the GCL South CoEd schools (Badin, McNick, Roger Bacon and Purcell),” said head coach Megan Marrinan ‘98. “We had a total of 33 players in the program with successful seasons for all three teams (Varsity, JV-A & JV-B). Also, seven of our 10 varsity players were Scholar Athlete Winners through the Ohio Boys Scholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. This award is for players with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. The team was also awarded the team award for having an average team GPA of 3.764.”

Post-Season Honors
First Team All-GCL
Andrew Barnes
AJ Murray

Second Team All-GCL
Eric Miller

First Team All-Region
Andrew Barnes

Second Team All-Region
AJ Murray

Honorable Mention All-Region
Eric Miller

Second Team All-State
Andrew Barnes

Posted July 4, 2019


Students Volunteer in Solsberry, Indiana

Students spent part of their summer helping others in Solsberry, Indiana as part of a CJ sponsored mission trip.

The group volunteered not only at the location where they were staying, but also at various organizations around Solsberry.

“At Jill’s House, we played with both the eldery and with preschool students who were in the same building as the nursing home,” shared Jacob Bridgett ‘22, Stella Haws ‘22, and Evelyn Parisi ‘22. “This experience taught us about the difference and the sacredness of the wide range of ages.”

Other students volunteered at Wheeler’s Mission where they painted and scraped paint off door frames while another group took nails out of wood, sledgehammered concrete, and babysat at the mission trip site.

Students volunteered their time along with other students from fellow Marianist high school, Moeller. The Eagles shared that during the mission trip they not only got to know each other better, but the students from Moeller too.

Posted July 2, 2019