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Student Investors Place Second in UD Competition

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.

Mock Debate Serves as Interactive Learning Tool

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."

College Boot Camp for the Class of 2017

Students in the Class of 2017 looking to get a jump-start on their college application process are encouraged to attend one of two CJ College Boot Camp sessions. The first session will be Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. - noon and the second session will be Wednesday, July 27 from 5-8 p.m.

Parents are welcome to attend these sessions but are not required. Representatives from the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College will be at the sessions to answer questions about the college application process.

CJ Named a "Most-Challenging" School for the Fifth Year

For a fifth consecutive year, Chaminade Julienne was named one of "America's Most Challenging Schools" by the Washington Post. The listing, released earlier this month, ranked schools based upon the number of AP tests given divided by the number of graduates. This year, CJ's rank rose by two to 34 in the state of Ohio as well as put it in the top 6% of schools nationally.

The numbers are something Principal John Marshall '86 said only tells part of the school's story.

3D Car Project Combines Art, STEMM Classes

Students in the Mixed Media and Print Making art class and the Introduction to Engineering Design STEMM class worked together to design a stock car model to be created on a 3D printer.

"I talked to Dan Badger, the director of the Packard Museum, about the idea of making 3D cars after the students provided drawings," art teacher Marysa Marderosian explained.  "CJ principal John Marshall later suggested asking the Introduction to Engineering Design students to 3D print the models."

Jakob-Fugger and CJ Student Exchange Program Continues

20 students from Jakob-Fugger-Gymnasium in Augsburg, Germany are spending a week with CJ students as part of an ongoing exchange program between the two schools. The exchange began decades ago as Augsburg and Dayton have been Sister Cities since 1964.

"The relationship with the City of Augsburg and Dayton is the longest and one of the strongest ones we have," said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley during a reception for the students on Tuesday, May 10.

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