May 2012

Martin Sheen '58 Serves With CJ Students

Martin Sheen rolled up his sleeves and joined five students from Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in assisting volunteers at the Dayton Foodbank Wednesday, May 30.

The actor and native Daytonian made his way back home to the Miami Valley to begin a two-day tour alongside Senator Sherrod Brown in support of his campaign for re-election. The pair helped pack lunches for area schoolchildren in need at the downtown distribution center – the destination of weekly R.E.A.C.H. service site visits by CJ students.

“I’m very proud to see so many Eagles here today from Chaminade Julienne, my alma mater,” said the 1958 graduate of Chaminade High School, who was known as Ramon Estevez to classmates. Sheen, a political activist, spoke about the influence being part of a Catholic, Marianist community had early in his adulthood.

“I was inspired and nourished by the basic, fundamental education of service to others. That’s how we really grow ourselves is giving to others,” Sheen said.

“We can’t really know ourselves except through community. None of us live an isolated life. We’re made to walk the journey alone, but we can’t do it without community. So I’m so proud to be associated with Chaminade Julienne and see so many wonderful young volunteers here,” he said.

During the morning event, CJ juniors Mikaela Hadaway, Elizabeth Terzian and Peter Evans along with sophomores Logan Cobbs and Maggie Mochty worked to sort more than 100,000 pounds of donations, which were the result of the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

"I thought it was very nice that Mr. Sheen took the time to stop at The Foodbank in Dayton, Ohio," Hadaway said.

Together, the group organized food from the single-day, national drive held May 12. The drive was facilitated by mail carriers, who picked up donations left at mailboxes. The Foodbank will send collection items to benefit those in need at area food pantries and community centers in the Miami Valley.

"I think it brought back good memories for Mr. Sheen. He told the students that he found his love for service during his time at CJ," said the junior, who also got her start serving at CJ through R.E.A.C.H. visits to The Foodbank.

“I’ve heard it said that justice is the public face of love,” Sheen said, “and feeding people is the most fundamental corporal work of mercy – that’s how we learned it as youngsters –so this is a reflection of a community that is doing justice to its less fortunate members.”

Before getting back on the campaign trail, the two took a short detour, walking down Washington Street to Chaminade Julienne, where students, faculty and staff had the pleasure of visiting and shaking hands with Sheen in the halls of his alma mater.

“The spirit of the founders of our school to which Martin spoke about today continues to inspire today’s generation of students,” said Dan Meixner, CJ president. In the 2011-12 school year, students across all grade levels combined to contribute more than 10,000 service hours beyond religion curriculum requirements.

“We are blessed by the continuing commitment of the sisters, brothers, and priests who foster our mission and by the examples of service and excellence demonstrated each day by the graduates of Julienne, Chaminade, St. Joseph, and, for the last forty years, Chaminade Julienne,” Meixner said.

At CJ, Sheen received hugs, took photos, signed a few autographs, and revisited relics from the past including the newly installed Julienne stained glass window and his 1958 Chaminade senior class composite photograph that hangs above the lockers.

“I always say, it is a pleasure to return from whence I came,” Sheen said.

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STEMM Students Lead Way in Final Months

Projects, presentations, guest speakers, special exploration days and field trips filled the final two months of an exciting school year for CJ STEMM students. With the introduction of new fourth-year Project Lead the Way biomedical science and engineering electives last August, and nearing the one year anniversary of the program’s nationally certified status, the opportunities for Eagles interested in STEM career fields have never been more abundant.

Take a walk back through the activities from the last weeks of 2011-12 in the shoes of a CJ STEMM student:

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY WITH AREA 7TH GRADERS
On Friday, April 20, CJ got the Earth Day celebrations started early, recognizing the annual environmental awareness holiday a few days ahead of schedule in order to include 7th grade students from St. Albert and St. Christopher schools. Eagle Ambassadors helped lead a group of about 70 youngsters at three activity stations on campus. At each station, area experts guided lessons focused on the topic of earthquakes.

“A lot of times there is a pattern in science, and I think kids when they are young have a lot of native curiosity about those types of things,” said Dr. Allen J. McGrew, geology professor at the University of Dayton. McGrew joined fellow professionals Ann Steinart of Cincinnati’s Betts House and Andrew Shepherd of Beavercreek’s Riverside Research, who each shared different lessons.

“If you look at the greatest challenges facing society today, a lot are – at their core – scientific,” McGrew asserted. “So, if we aren’t educating kids now to take on our greatest challenges, then what is education about?”

The day’s challenge facing St. Albert and St.Chris students was to build a seismograph – an instrument used to measure vibrations made by earthquakes – using only household items. After lunch, teams tested their creations in the Student Conditioning Center.

Read more about the morning’s Earth Day e-Text seminar at RiversideResearch.org >

HANDS-ON INTRODUCTIONS TO HEALTH CAREERS
Twenty-four students taking the first-year PLTW course Principles of Biomedical Sciences with teacher Amanda Ooten traveled to Good Samaritan Hospital April 24 for its annual GSH 101: Introductions to Careers in Health Sciences class. The group toured the hospital and heard from three health professionals, plus got a behind-the-scenes look at the Emergency Room and a human cadaver.

“We all had a great time and can’t wait to go back again next year with a new group of students,” Ooten said.

Find field trip photos shared on our Facebook page >

Days later, her classes presented their grant proposals (pictured above) – a unique part of the PLTW curriculum – in front of students, faculty and staff in the library. The project challenges small groups of students to identify a real-world problem, research a solution, and write a seven section grant detailing their plan.

“This project allows students to see the true application of everything they’re learning,” Ooten said. “It isn’t just confined to the classroom.”

Three months of prep work culminated in presentations April 30 and May 1 to hypothetically determine if projects would receive funding. Those in attendance were asked to grade proposals across six categories.

"Six of this year’s eight projects scored well enough to receive funding," said Ooten.

The Principles of Biomedical Sciences class is the first in a series of four PLTW courses designed to end with the capstone Biomedical Innovation course, which was added this year to allow CJ students to apply their acquired skills. Capstone projects were presented May 9, 11 and 14 in teacher Amy O’Loughlin’s classroom.

Check out the complete listing of CJ PLTW curriculum in the 2012-13 course catalog >

STEMM SPEAKERS SOUND OFF AT CJ
Complimenting this year’s CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series were two impromptu May presentations by professionals and professors in the health sciences and engineering career fields.

On May 4, Sr. Carol Bauer, vice president of mission effectiveness at Good Samaritan Hospital, spoke with science and religion classes on a wide variety of topics surrounding health care ethics and the role of Catholic values.

“Health care in today’s society is extremely complex,” Sr. Carol explained. Technology, she added, only compounds the issue.

“Even though we can do it, should we?” she challenged students. “And the more technology develops, the more important that question becomes.”

On May 24, technology was again at the forefront of conversation, this time regarding supply chain management. Marsha Loges ’63 and Ray Girard, instructors at Sinclair Community College, gave CJ PLTW engineering, economics and accounting students insight into the field considered the backbone of the economy in the business world today.

Whether it be providing a service or completing a school assignment, the pair offered three keys to success that must always be addressed: cost, schedule and performance.

“Strive for the lowest cost, stick to a schedule, and produce the highest quality product possible,” Girard said.

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Congrats and God Bless: Class of 2012

Chaminade Julienne held its commencement ceremony Monday, May 21 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated Thursday, May 17 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Graduating first in her class is Caroline Scheid followed by Salutatorian Audrey Drewing; both will attend the University of Notre Dame this fall.

In addition to the top students, the CJ faculty and staff of recognize three seniors who best exemplify the three elements of the school’s mission — commitment to faith, dedication to learning, and demonstration of school and family spirit. Caroline Scheid received the Founder’s Award for demonstrating on a daily basis the spirit of St. Julie Billiart and Blessed William Chaminade. Samuel Mullins received the Michael D. Trainor Award, named in honor of CJ’s principal from 1999 to 2004, which is given to a student who has regularly demonstrated intellectual curiosity. For best exemplifying the CJ spirit, Jay Bryant was awarded the Gerard “Fuzzy” Faust Award, named for CJ’s legendary coach and teacher from 1933 to 1980.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2012 INCLUDE:

  • $12.1 million in awarded in scholarships as of May 16, 2012 to the class of 159 students
  • More than 12,641 service hours were contributed during their four years at CJ with 44 students volunteering over 100 hours each
  • 3 graduates were recognized for their accomplishments in the National Merit Scholarship; they are Mitchell Jones, Christopher Menart, and Samuel Mullins
  • 20 athletes signed or committed to play sports for a college or university
  • 23 served as Kairos retreat leaders
  • 60 graduates are members of the National Honor Society
  • 33 graduates are Presidential Academic Award Recipients
  • 41 graduates are Ohio Award of Merit Recipients
  • 7 graduates are Presidential Achievement Award Recipients

This year's graduates will be attending 54 colleges and universities, with a majority of the graduates attending colleges and universities in Ohio including the University of Dayton, Ohio State University, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University. Graduates will also be attending post-secondary institutions across the nation including Marquette University, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, and Yale University.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
CJ is pleased to welcome Sarah Budd ’03 who will present this year’s Commencement Address. Sarah is a third grade teacher at Padua Academy in Indianapolis, serving primarily a primarily poor population. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College and was one of the first winners of CJ’s Sister Damienne Scholarship. The recent accomplishment of Padua Academy’s IREAD 3 program and her involvement was featured May 15 in her community’s local media.

CJ's St. Luke Grads Honor Beloved Teacher

Twenty former St. Luke students, now Eagles, attended a special Mass at their alma mater May 15 to pay homage to legendary staff member Fran Bruns, who retired this spring.

“When I received the invitation from St. Luke principal Leslie Vondrell I knew our students would be grateful for the opportunity to attend.” said Dan Meixner, CJ President.

After leaving from CJ Tuesday morning, the St. Luke grads arrived early to greet and thank Ms. Bruns, their junior high reading and language arts teacher, for all of the lessons she taught inside and outside the classroom.

At the celebration, Terry Schneider, pastor at St. Luke Parish, asked every person who had been taught by Ms. Bruns to stand and recognize her. At the end of Mass, CJ students presented her with gifts of appreciation, while friends and family gathered to give one final farewell.

Fran, who served the students at St. Luke for more than 30 years, will be fondly remembered by many for her effective teaching techniques. She always believed the two greatest tools in the classroom were a piece of chalk and a chalk board.

MEMORIES
Nicholas Dalton, CJ class of 2014

“Her English and language arts courses were phenomenal," said Dalton, who attended the morning celebration with fellow CJ and St. Luke classmates. "They really prepared me for my English classes at CJ. I know I would not have received such good grades here without her influence.

“She was a great teacher. I would not have missed a Mass in her honor for the world.”

Keiley Ayers, CJ class of 2014

“Ms. Bruns really influenced us through her teaching style. The first day of school with her was my favorite memory. She gave us this great speech about ownership in the classroom. That really stuck with me," recounted the CJ sophomore.

“Ms. Bruns taught us how to be prepared for high school. She taught us more than just what was required through the basics. She really wanted us to succeed.

"It’s hard to picture St. Luke without Ms. Bruns," Ayers said. "She worked so hard all of these years and deserved this honor.”

Tournament Time for CJ Track Teams

Support CJ men’s and women’s track, the final feature teams of the 2011-12 school year, as they begin their quest for a state championship at the two-day Division II district tournament hosted at UD’s Welcome Stadium (directions).

The action begins Thursday, May 17 (4 p.m. field events, 5 p.m. track events) and continues Saturday, May 19 (2 p.m. field events, 3:30 p.m. track events). Admission is $6 each day. View the complete district schedule >

Both programs bring highly impressive resumes into the postseason, highlighted over the past four years by the group success of the four-time GGCL champion and two-time OATCCC indoor champion women’s team, and a 2011 individual men’s state champion.  CJ men’s and women’s track teams are led by head coach Jerry Puckett, the two-time GGCL coach of the year.

Five senior members of the CJ track program have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college.  Standout runners Cierra Brown and Camille Dickens will compete against one another in the Big Ten next season, Brown at Purdue and Dickens at Ohio State. Men’s teammates Darnell Dunson (Mount St. Joseph), Mitchell Jones (Yale), and Darian Reynolds (Ashland) have chosen to play football.

In addition, 12 members of the women’s track team were named to the first or second team All-GGCL, and nine members of the men’s team earned first or second team All-GCL honors. Congratulations Eagles and good luck the rest of the way!

GGCL ALL STARS
Coach of the Year:  Jerry Puckett

Runner of the Year:  Cierra Brown

First Team
Cierra Brown (100m high hurdles) (300 IM hurdles)
Alexandria Coleman (200m dash) (400m dash)
Camille Dickens (long jump)
Devanae Mitchell (100m dash)
Natalie Prince (pole vault)
Helen Wittman (3200m run)
Erin Bailey, Cierra Brown, Alexandria Coleman, Camille Dickens (400m relay)
Erin Bailey, Cierra Brown, Alexandria Coleman, Devanae Mitchell (800m relay)

Second Team
Camille Dickens (100m high hurdles)
Tia Jones (shot put) (discus)
Devanae Mitchell (200m dash) (long jump)
Erin Warfield (pole vault)
Alexandria Coleman, Addi Helms, Kathryn Marshall, Emily Shira (1600m relay)
Addi Helms, Kathryn Marshall, Emily Shira, Helen Wittman (3200m relay)
 

GCL ALL STARS
Co-Athlete of the Year:  Antwan Persons

First Team
Antwan Persons (100m dash) (long jump)
Namron Bush, Darnell Dunson, Brandon Payne, Antwan Persons (800m relay)

Second Team
Cin'Quan Haney (high jump)
Connor Hickey (3200m run)
Mitchell Jones (discus)
Kyle McKinney (long jump)
Darnell Dunson, Wesley Lumpkin, Brandon Payne, Antwan Persons (400m relay)
 

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May Brings More Signings for Eagle Athletes

During the month of May, seven Chaminade Julienne seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their careers as student-athletes at the collegiate level.

According to Scott Pierce, athletic director, a total of 18 students – or about 10 percent of the senior class – have signed or committed to play eight different sports with NCAA-affiliated schools.

“For at least one of every 10 students in the class to use athletics as a springboard for the next chapter in their lives speaks to the vitality of the department and the impact athletics has on the students’ lives,” Pierce said.

Eight student-athletes have agreed to play football, including dual-sport athlete Sam Spees who will also play baseball; John Staley, Raytea Long and Emily Michael have all agreed to play basketball on the NCAA Division I level; Camille Dickens will run track in the Big Ten against longtime teammate Cierra Brown; Sean Miller and Schaudon Herd will play men’s and women’s soccer at Tiffin University and Findlay University respectively; Maggie Switzer will row at Mercyhurst University; Andy Bole will play tennis at Grand Valley State University, and Diann Bonner will golf at Thomas More College.

Pierce believes the breadth of sports represented is a testament to the school’s vastly talented students and a positive reflection on those CJ coaches who have helped Eagles pursue their athletic careers at the next level.

“Our kids are unbelievable, and our coaches fuel the passion that our players have through much dedication and encouragement,” Pierce said.

MAY SIGNINGS
On May 4, defensive tackle and National Achievement Scholarship recipient Mitchell Jones signed with Yale University, where he’ll study chemical engineering; two-year varsity starter Zachary Zavakos signed to play wide receiver at Bluffton University, where he’ll double major in biology and chemistry; and three-year varsity player Jacob Porter signed with Muskingum University to play linebacker. The spring signees (pictured above) join teammates Darian Reynolds, Marco Gresham and Nick Flannery who each signed in February.

“I am very proud of these young men for their success at CJ and their continued efforts at playing the game of football,” said first year CJ head football coach Marcus Colvin. “All three of the universities getting these student-athletes will find that they are young men that have high character and dedication to their sport.”

On May 9, future Ohio State Buckeye Camille Dickens became the second CJ track athlete to sign with an NCAA Division I Big Ten school. In her four years with the varsity program, the senior has been part of four consecutive GGCL championship teams, competed on two indoor state track championship teams, and placed in three events in the outdoor state championships as a junior.

Finally on Monday, May 14, seniors Darnell Dunson, Sam Spees and Andy Bole each signed with respective colleges during an after-school ceremony in the library.

Dunson will play defensive back with the Lions of the College of Mount St. Joseph, where he’ll receive a partial academic scholarship and study Environmental Science. Darnell, who is also an Eagles four-year varsity track athlete, was named to the first team All-GCL last spring as a member of the Eagles 800 meter relay foursome.

Spees will play baseball and football at Centre College in Danville, Ky. The two-sport standout was a four-year varsity starter at shortstop and the 2012 GCL baseball co-Athlete of the Year. He also led the Eagles football program to the 2011 Division IV regional finals at quarterback and punter, for which he received All-GCL, All-Area and third team All-State honors.

Bole will play tennis at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. In 2010, Bole became the first Eagles men’s tennis player to represent CJ at the state tournament in 20 years. He earned first team All-GCL honors in each of his four seasons on varsity and was named GCL Ahtlete of the Year as a senior.

Diann Bonner, a member of the Eagles 2011 state championship golf team, has verbally committed to play golf at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. near Cincinnati. She earned first team All-GGCL honors for her play as a senior during the fall season.

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Celebrating Milestones in Catholic Education

Several CJ faculty and staff members were recognized for their career service and achievements Tuesday, May 1 at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Miami Valley Catholic Schools Teacher Recognition Banquet.

The annual banquet recognizes educators for their dedication to Catholic schools, the Catholic Church, and those students and families who choose Catholic education. Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of schools, welcomed honorees while Rev. Joseph R. Binzer, auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati, read the invocation.

“Thank you for your commitment and all of your sacrifices. The role of a teacher in Catholic education has never been more important,” wrote Binzer in an open letter to those teachers in attendance.

Among those recognized for their vocation to Catholic education were:

Angela Hammerly, math teacher, who celebrates her fifth year in Catholic education, all of which have come at CJ. Hammerly started at CJ in 2006 and has served as a temporary and long-term substitute as well as a part-time teacher. Angela’s daughter Jillian will attend CJ as a freshman in the fall.

Debi Schutt, performing arts department chair, who celebrates her tenth year in Catholic education, all of which have come at CJ. Schutt has been instrumental in the revitalization of the Performing Arts programs at CJ, and also helps administer the school band program for 5th-8th grade students at Holy Angels School.

Ellen Downer and Kelli Kinnear who both celebrate their twentieth year in Catholic education. Both have spent all 20 years at CJ; Downer as a teacher in the social studies department, where she currently serves as chair, and Kinnear in the office of ministry and service, where she currently serves as director.

Downer has taught freshman World Cultures in addition to American Studies, Child Psych and Sociology since 1992, and has also served as the faculty representative to the Co-Educators parents’ group in that time. Both her daughter Martha and son John graduated from CJ in the 1980’s

Kinnear has long played a key role in overseeing the school’s outstanding service program and also previously served as moderator of the Key Club. She is currently a member of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic Identity/Faith Formation Task Force, which is part of the “Lighting the Way” vision planning process.

Joe Staley ‘72, social studies teacher, who celebrates his thirtieth year in Catholic education. Staley, has worked in education since 1978 but began his career at CJ as the men's varsity basketball head coach for the 1985-86 season, becoming a teacher a year later. In 27 seasons, he has compiled the most wins in program history with a 351-272 record, and has coached 12 players who have gone on to play at NCAA Division I colleges.

Finally, Ann Meyers ’76, math teacher, was one of five area teachers to be recognized for earning the designation of Master Teacher by the Ohio Department of Education. A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning.

Meyers has served her alma mater for 31 years as a teacher and coach. She also holds her Ohio Resident Educator Mentor’s license.

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Powderpuff Games Score for Charity

Girls from neighboring Catholic high schools Chaminade Julienne, Carroll and Alter will team up on the gridiron to score for a local charity Saturday, May 12 during the Touchdown for Tots Powderpuff Football Tournament.

Games have been relocated to Carroll High School's practice football field (directions) and the gate opens at 11 a.m. for spectators. Admission costs $2 per person (players and coaches included) and concessions will be available. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.

Support our senior Eagles as they face off against Alter at 11:30 a.m. before taking on Carroll at 2:10 p.m. The Patriots and Knights play each other beginning at 12:50 p.m.

Touchdown for Tots is CJ’s third annual charity powderpuff football event, hosted each spring since 2010 by members of Student Council. The 2011-2012 school year marks the first time all three area Catholic high schools will participate together. In the previous two years, CJ and Alter have combined to help raise more than $500 for charity.

DONATE AND/OR VOLUNTEER
CJ Student Council members appreciate donations of baked goods and beverages (bottled water, soda, sports drinks, etc.) to sell at the concession stand, and are also looking for volunteers to referee and announce the games. Anyone interested in helping with the tournament should contact Angela Ruffolo, teacher and Student Council moderator, at aruffolo@cjeagles.org.

LET’S HEAR IT; SOUND OFF WITH EAGLE SPIRIT!
Use the hashtag #TouchdownForTots to show your school spirit on Twitter!

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Service Awards Recognize Impact for Change

For the sixth consecutive spring, Chaminade Julienne students, faculty and staff gathered together to celebrate the impact of their service and charity on the local and global community at the annual Service Awards assembly Wednesday, May 2.

“This is a day of celebration and recognition of accomplishment for change that each of us can make in our world,” said Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service. A total of 10,386 volunteer hours, over and above religion curriculum requirements, was recorded by members of the CJ community during the 2011-12 school year.

That result, said Kinnear, equals what would be a contribution of nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the local, national and international economy. According to an April 2012 report by the Independent Sector – a non-partisan association for American non-profits, foundations and corporate giving programs – today’s value of one hour of service is equivalent to $21.74.

“The Service Awards assembly is an intentional way for us to gather to witness Christ’s mission lived out through our actions and through our sprit of loving generosity towards others,” Kinnear said.

CJ community members were joined at the morning presentation by ‘Little Sibs’ from Ruskin Elementary and Immaculate Conception. The youngsters were recognized on stage with their high school mentors, or ‘Bigs’, and enjoyed a picnic lunch with the junior and senior participants in the courtyard following the assembly.

The Little Sibs Program is an example of the many service opportunities organized for CJ students by the office of ministry and service. Among this year’s charitable activities included three mission trips to national and international locations; an urban plunge experience in Cincinnati’s poverty-ridden Over-the-Rhine neighborhood; and weekly R.E.A.C.H. (Recreating Earth as Christ Hopes) site visits to The Dayton Food Bank.

“A total of 102 CJ freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors volunteered between 25 and 99 service hours beyond their class requirements, with 24 others putting in 100 hours or more,” Kinnear said.

Students individually recognized for their outstanding efforts included senior Christine Meadors, who contributed 636 hours in four years at CJ; senior Emily Casey, who was bestowed with the Youth Service Award by the Dayton LaSertoma Club; and scholarship recipients Elizabeth Terzian and Logan Cobbs (pictured below). For their demonstrated servant leadership qualities, the junior and sophomore were respectively awarded the Sister Ruth Ann Bange, SNDdeN, Service Award and the George Early Scholarship.

“We honor our students to enlighten and inspire. Recognition helps them see the grace of servant leadership and encourages them to heed God’s call to continually serve in the future,” Kinnear said.

SERVICE BY THE NUMBERS AT CJ

  • 10,386 hours volunteered beyond religion service requirements, valued at $225,792.
  • $2,900 collected for victims of human trafficking as part of the year-long Senior Justice Project.
  • 2,000 non-perishable items and more than $3,100 raised as a result of the annual Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week outreach in November.
  • 231 potential lives saved by 77 pints of blood donated by nearly 90 CJ students, faculty and staff at the annual CJ Blood Drive in February.
  • 140 CJ students along with 15 faculty and staff members volunteered during Join Hands Miami Valley, contributing about 35 hours of service to 10 nonprofit organizations at 14 area locations this October.
  • 12 thousand pounds of items donated by members of the CJ community during the Goodwill Drive to Victory hosted by WHIO-TV in October.

Community 5K Benefits Trafficking Victims

Runners of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the CJ community as economic students host a 5k Run/Walk for the Voiceless. The race will start at 10:30 a.m. on campus at the practice field.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. the day of the race and costs $8. Cost for participants pre-registering by Thursday, May 3 is $5. All proceeds collected from this charity race will be donated to Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.), an organization that uses resources to help stop human trafficking and helps to get kids off the streets.

Participants will receive a wristband with registration and free food will be provided!

Results!
Thanks to all who participated. More than 65 registered participants ran or walked in the race. Congratulations to the top male student finisher Sam Mullins '12 and the top female student finisher Beth Stumpf '15!

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