For the 11th year, the CJ Ministry & Service office recognized students for serving in the Dayton community and beyond at the Service Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 3.
The idea of going without technology for an entire day was unfathomable to juniors in Dr. Mick Mominee's religion class. However, students were challenged to do just that as part of an assignment connected with Pope Francis' encyclical.
On Thursday, March 30, members of the Class of 2017 will present the findings of their Senior Capstone Project during the Sr. Stang Symposium. The students explored social justice topics and implemented projects to better the Dayton community and beyond.
On March 3, 4, and 5, 12 sophomores and juniors traveled to Cincinnati as part of the Urban Plunge learning experience.
“Going into Urban Plunge, I was hoping just to help others and give my time to those less fortunate than me,” Megan Piatt ‘19 shared.
“I was hoping to just gain more knowledge about poverty,” added Katie Bardine ‘19. “I have never come face to face with it, and I knew that going on this retreat I would be. I really was looking forward to learning about different ways to serve those experiencing homelessness.”
Teen boys from the Boys & Girls Club of Dayton, along with officers from the Dayton Police Department, spent an afternoon on the basketball court building up community and discussing the dangers of gun violence.
Seniors Jaime Cambron, Jacob Johns, and Jimmy Wittman brought the groups together for a basketball tournament with a purpose on Saturday, February 18 for their Senior Capstone Project.
On Valentine's Day, a Senior Capstone Group offered a fair trade to students - write a note thanking a Fair Trade cocoa farmer and receive a piece of chocolate produced by Fair Trade farmers.
The Senior Capstone Group of Erin Colbert, Danielle Ostendorf, Nate Reuter, and Maia Wagner had heard about Fair Trade prior to their senior year as CJ has been a Fair Trade school since 2014.
"I always knew what the concept of Fair Trade through previous Senior Capstone Projects on Fair Trade and through my dad who sells Fair Trade coffee at my Parish," said Reuter.
Four members of the Class of 2017, who have a passion for sports, are influencing younger students through their Senior Capstone Project. Michael Fugate, Mike Poteet, Evan Rhea and P’Hariz Watkins are mentoring younger boys while engaging them through athletic activities such as basketball.
In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, more than 70 blankets will be delivered to kids and adults at St. Vincent de Paul thanks to a student-led effort by a Senior Capstone group.
Seniors Lauren Cartone, Marcie Meyers, Kelly Pleiman and Megan Stefan organized a blanket-making project after school on Wednesday, February 1.
One day before the 12th anniversary of her martyrdom, Sr. Dorothy Stang ‘49, SNDdeN, will be honored and remembered through the national touring opera, Angel of the Amazon.
With a blessing from members of the Chaminade Julienne and Carroll High School communities during a Mass in the CJ Chapel, students, faculty and staff from each school embarked to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life on Thursday, January 26.
“I have always wanted to go on the March for Life trip but never had the opportunity,” said Nate Reuter ‘17. “Fortunately, I got to go last year, however we didn't get to march due to the inclement weather so this year was the first time that I actually marched.”