Eight students will spend their summer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as part of the Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program. Half of the students, Allison Huffman '16, Will Huffman '16, Alex Jennison '16 and Ian Simon '16 are returning to the program for their second year. Abby Arestides '17, Duncan Burke '17, Austin Fuchs '17 and Tommy Krug '16 will be participating in the program for the first time.
"It was amazing and a life-changing experience."
Kenya Compton-Harris '16 was one of the 11 students who traveled to France, Normandy and England recently. The trip was organized by French teacher Michelle Mize.
Three students recently received recognition through the nation's highest art honors, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The winners from CJ were:
Bryce Howell '17:
- View from Franklin Street - American Visions Nominee and Gold Key
- View from Deeds Point - Silver Key
- Before Fireworks - Silver Key
- Utility Poles - Honorable Mention
Rose McDonald '16:
Ahead of the CJ Prom on Saturday, April 16, the school is sponsoring a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week.
"The various activities and events planned for this week are intended to start a conversation in our school community about how students and parents can respond to the real scenarios that face teens today," said school administrator Greg Mueller. "Ultimately we hope to equip our students with tools they can use to help themselves and their friends make smart, healthy decisions in all aspects of their lives."
Update: Congratulations to Thomas for winning the state Poetry Out Loud competition! He will now compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. May 2-4.
Road to State: Surrounded by the clapping and cheering of the CJ community, Thomas Ellison '16 participated in a "Walk to State" on Friday, March 18. Ellison will be representing CJ as one of 12 students competing in the state Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition.
Students coming in and out of a bus on a school day is usually uneventful. But on Friday, March 18, nearly 100 students went inside the C-SPAN interactive multimedia presentation center bus when it made a stop at CJ.
"We go to different middle schools, high school and universities and talk about C-SPAN and all of our non-partisan resources," shared Vanessa Torres, a marketing representative with C-SPAN.
On Thursday, March 3, students in the Art I class will be recognized at an art exhibition and awards ceremony presented by America's Packard Museum. Drive: An Art Exhibition will be held at the museum from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Update: February 22, 2016: Will Huffman was named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations!
September 30, 2015 - Four seniors were recently awarded honors by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Will Huffman was named a Semi-Finalist and Allison Huffman, Thomas Krug and Cameron Woodard were named Commended Students. The students were chosen based off the index score of their Preliminary SAT test.
Update: Congratulations to Thomas Ellison who was the winner of CJ's 2016 Poetry Out Loud Competition. Ellison is also the first male to win the comeptition.
12 students will participate in the final round of CJ's Poetry Out Loud competition on Thursday, January 28.
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Chaminade Julienne is recognizing all foreign languages and American Sign Language as part of the annual Language Week, which began on Monday, January 25.
"Language Week allows CJ as a community to truly embrace our diversity and the unique abilities of our students: both for those who speak a foreign language, as well as those who are currently learning a new language," shared German Teacher and Language Club Moderator Katie Harding.