Eagle Excellence 2010-2011 Archive

WOMEN'S SOCCER NETS PRESEASON WIN AT NORTHERN OHIO TOURNEY

July 26, 2011

CJ's women's soccer team began preseason play July 22-24 at the 2011 Adidas National Soccer Showcase in Strongsville, Ohio.  During the five-game tournament, the girls scored four goals and conceded just two on their way to a weekend record of 1-3-1. Goals by Olivia Spirk, '14, Adrienne Myton (2), '14, and Jordan Yaney, '12, led the Eagles to a 4-0 victory over Firelands High School during the second day, rebounding from a 2-0 loss to Maumee High School on day one. CJ recorded four shutouts, three in the form of 0-0 ties.

First-year head coach Roy Craig along with assistants Rosalynn Craig and Chuck Shelly were pleased with the girls' preseason progress, and all look forward to the official start of the season on Monday, August 1.


NEWS TAKES NOTICE OF WORK BY TWO LATE '90s GRADS

July 24, 2011

Curtis Mann ‘98

The New York Times Sunday Magazine recently commissioned Curtis Mann, ’98, to create photo illustrations for its story titled Yemen on the Brink of Hell, written by Robert F Worth. His artwork, which can be seen here at nytimes.com, was featured on both the cover and as a spread inside the July 24 issue of the popular news magazine.

Curtis is the son of Tom Mann and Lois Mann, administrative assistant to the principal, and was featured in a Living the Faith article in the Spring 2010 issue of Vision. Learn more about Curtis and his artistic endeavors at his Web site curtismann.com.

Garrett S. Moore ‘99

The Dayton Daily News recently chronicled the career of fashion designer and 1999 CJ graduate Garrett S. Moore in the July 24 article “CJ grad launches own clothing website” by DDN staff writer Amelia Robinson. After earning his degree from New York’s Fashion Institute of Design and working in the Big Apple, Moore has since launched his own inspirational line of t-shirts in Dayton. His clothing can be purchased online at pillseverywhere.com and at Flamingo’s in the Dayton Mall.  


ALUMNUS HONORED FOR SERVICE ON 9/11

June 29, 2011

Ohio Task Force 1 (OH-TF1) Leader Mike Muhl ’87 was honored along with three members of his team at the seventh annual AMFC Freedom’s Call Tattoo on Friday, June 24 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The Urban Search and Rescue team was recognized for its response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City nearly 10 years ago. During that time, Muhl served as a special liaison assigned to the FDNY’s response teams on the group’s daily missions through Ground Zero. Mike and wife Kelly Muhl, administrative assistant in the guidance office, are CJ parents.


CJ GRADS, UD STUDENT-ATHLETES SUCCEED IN COLLEGE CLASSROOM

June 27, 2011

Taylor Beyerle, '09 and Lizzie Gleason, '10, both members of the track and cross country teams at the University of Dayton, were honored during the 2010-11 school year as two of 25 athletes to earn the 4.00 Flyers Award. The award is given to UD student-athletes who earn a perfect 4.00 grade point average during spring or fall semesters by the school's Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (view the complete list of honorees).  Way to go girls!


Spring Sports All League Teams

Jon Payne, athletic director, June 23, 2011

GGCL GREY NORTH DIVISION

 GGCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
Softball

Coach of the Year:

     Dee Bowling

Lyndsey Diggs, '11

       Player of the Year

April Grierson, '11

Hannah Mahorney, '13

Dannielle Gerhard-Scott, '13

Seanice Reynolds, '11

Track

Coach of the Year:

    Jerry Puckett

Relay Team

  Cierra Brown, '12

  Camille Dickens, '12

  DeVanae Mitchell, '13

  Alexandria Coleman, '12

Individual 

  Cierra Brown, '12

  Camille Dickens, '12

  DeVanae Mitchell, '13

  Natalie Prince, '12

Tia Jones, '13

Erin Warfield, '12

 

 

GCL NORTH DIVISION

 GCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
Baseball
 

Daniel Barhorst, '12

Patrick Raiff, '13

Tyler Rohrer, '11

Sam Spees, '12

Will McKelvey, '12

Ricky Nelson, '11

Track
 

Individual 

  Darrien Howard, '13

  Antwan Persons, '13

Relay Team

  Brandon Payne. '13

  Antwan Persons, '13

  Darien Reynolds, '12

  Aaron Stokes, '11

Individual

  Antwan Persons, '13

Tennis
 

Singles

  Andrew Bole, '12

  John Buerschen, '11

Doubles

  Matt Henne, '11

  Joseph Hangana, '11

Volleyball

 

Kyle Foley, '11

Chris Honious, '11

Matthew Miles, '13

Connor Sullivan, '11

 


BRO. FITZ RECEIVES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

June 13, 2011

Bro. Raymond Fitz, S.M. was honored with the Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award by the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church at a banquet Sunday, June 12. Bro. Fitz is the Ferree Professor of Social Justice at the University of Dayton and serves on the Board of Trustees for Chaminade Julienne High School.According to a release from the University’s Web site, Fitz was one of 17 recognized with the award that, “honors individuals who are models of giving to others and to the community without any expectation of recognition.” The award is named after Cardinal Joseph Louis Bernardin, former Archbishop of Chicago.


SIX RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Linda Colas, foreign languages teacher, May 31, 2011

Results are in from the National Latin Exam, This exam is taken in all 50 states and 12 foreign countries. Over 150,000 students took this exam in 2011. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement:

Latin 1

Connor Hickey '14 Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude Certificate
Raymond Hall '11 Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Megan Barrett '14 Cum Laude Certificate
 

Latin 2 

Samuel Wittman '13 Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude Certificate
Austin Piatt '13 Magna Cum Laude Certificate
Emily Shira '13 Cum Laude Certificate
 

CREW TEAM SENDS TWO BOATS TO NATIONALS

May 25, 2011

The men's and women's crew teams each earned the opportunity to represent the Eagles at the USRowing Youth National Championships in June after qualifying at the Midwest Rowing Championships May 21-22.

CJ rowers moving on to compete at nationals include Emily Dannemiller '12, Maggie Switzer '12, Peter Skrobot '12, Tim Flinn '12 and Zach Thomas '14. Peter, Tim and Zach will be the first men's representatives from CJ at nationals in the program's history.

In addition, nearly every Eagles rower medaled at the Midwest Rowing Championships.

Results:

Visit the program's team pages for photos and more information:

 


CJ TRACK TEAM SETS PACE AT DISTRICTS

May 24, 2011

Members of the men's and women's Eagles track teams performed mightily on Saturday, May 21 at the Division II state district tournament at Welcome Stadium.

The women's team took the title after beating out Oakwood High School 136-92.50 and have advanced to the regional track meet which takes place Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28 at Welcome Stadium. Junior Cierra Brown set a new record in the 100 hurdles, finishing in 15.01.

On the men's side, senior Bryan Cain set two new records by finishing the 110 high hurdles in 14.15 and the 300 hurdles in 37.89. The Eagles earned the district runner-up title and will also compete in the regional track meet May 26 and 28 at Welcome Stadium.

Read highlights from the 2010-11 season at cjeagles.org:

Visit the program's team pages for photos and more information:

 


JOHN BUERSCHEN '11 ADVANCES TO STATE

Jim Brooks, head tennis coach, May 23, 2011

Senior John Buerschen will compete as the No. 5 seed in the Division II state singles tennis tournament at Hilliard Davidson High School on Friday, May 27. His accomplishment marks the second consecutive season a CJ men’s tennis player represents the Eagles at state. In 2010, teammate Andrew Bole '12 became the first CJ player since 1990 to appear at state by reaching the semifinals as a sophomore.

Good luck John!


KETTERING RELAY FOR LIFE RESULTS

May 16, 2011

About 35 students participated in the Kettering Relay for Life walk at Delco Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, and teams from CJ were able to raise $849! This was a huge success, thanks to everyone who supported this event.

In January 2011, CJ Student Council raised $500 through its Pink Bake Sale and Dance, which helped the Eagles contribute more than half of the total money raised for this Relay for Life event.


STATE SCIENCE DAY RESULTS

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, May 10, 2011

Congratulations to the four CJ students who competed at the State Science Day at OSU on Saturday.

It was a long day in the French Field House at OSU for the four CJ students who presented their science projects, along with more than 1,000 students in grades 5-12 from around Ohio. Multiple presentations to judges, including several special award judges, paid off, as our students walked away with four special awards:


POWDER PUFF GAME RAISES $300 FOR CHARITY

Angela Ruffolo, student council moderator, May 9, 2011

Our CJ Eagle girls played very well in the CJ vs. Alter "Hut, Hut Hike for Humanity" Powder Puff Charity Game sponsored by the CJ Student Council on Saturday, May 7. The game ended in a 14-14 tie, but more importantly with the combined effort of CJ and Alter, we raised $300 for the Dayton Area Habitat for Humanity. A BIG special thanks goes out to all of the parents, students, and faculty members who helped make this event possible! We appreciate your support, your donations, and your help!

We look forward to the CJ Juniors vs. Seniors Powder Puff Game on Thursday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. on Blue Green Field.


Q&A WITH COACH COLVIN

May 6, 2011

Head football coach Marcus Colvin shared his thoughts with Greg Shoemaker, QueenCityHigh.com analyst, about the Eagles football program during a question and answer session in May.  Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"I am a lucky man. Not just to coach this team, but to be a part of this great institution here at CJ. It is the only school I have known during my career in teaching and coaching. I am honored they have entrusted me with the head coaching job..."


SUCCESSES IN COLLEGE FOR MANY CJ CREW ALUMNI

May 5, 2011

Several CJ graduates and former members of the Eagles crew team have experienced tremendous success at the college level.  Molly Bruggeman, '10, who rows on scholarship at the University of Notre Dame, was named to the All-Big East First Team this season. She competes with fellow CJ alumna Abby Meyers, '09, who performs the coxswain duties for the Fighting Irish.

Annie Haley, '09, has won a Division III national championship at Williams College and this season leads the no. 1 ranked D-III team. To learn more about CJ's crew program or read more stories about grads who have gone on to succeed after rowing for the Eagles, visit the Men's Crew or Women's Crew team pages at cjeagles.org.


MEN'S TENNIS IS RANKED NO. 1

Jon Payne, athletic director, May 4, 2011

The Eagles defeated Bellbrook 4-1 on Monday, May 2 to earn the top spot in the Division II MVTCA rankings (DDN 11-0503). The squad looks to advance to district finals of the state team tournament Tuesday, May 10 with a match against Carlisle. Good luck!


PLEIMAN '09 NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL A-10 AT XU

April 29, 2011

The Dayton Daily News reported Friday, April 29 that CJ graduate Katie Pleiman '09 was named first team All-Atlantic 10 for her singles and doubles tennis play at Xavier University. Katie competes for the Musketeers alongside her sister Christie Pleiman '07.


CJ SENIOR INDUCTED IN NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

April 27, 2011

Senior Rachel Leathers was recently inducted into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center's chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify and can then be considered for awards and scholarships. Congratulations Rachel!


MOLLY FITCH MAKES NATIONALS

April 25, 2011

After competing at regionals Sunday, April 17, junior Molly Fitch beat out gymnasts from five states to secure one of six slots as a Region 5 representative at Nationals. She will be compete at nationals in all four events (uneven bars, vault, beam and floor exercise) for her second consecutive year beginning Sunday, May 8 in Boston, Mass. Go Molly!


PAIR OF CJ SENIORS WIN NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

April 21, 2011

Seniors Megan Ayers and Lyndsay Strahorn each received the National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. According to this Dayton Daily News article, "The winners are among about the more than 160,000 students who entered the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration when they took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test." The girls from CJ are just two of 13 winners selected from the Miami Valley region. Congratulations Megan and Lyndsay!


1965 CHAMINADE GRADUATE HONORED WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

April 14, 2011

The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) recently presented the Outstanding Service Award in Prosecution to Mat Heck, Jr., '65, prosecuting Attorney of Montgomery County, Ohio. The honor came at the 27th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama.  Heck received the prestigious award, intended to recognize professionals who have made a significant positive contribution to services that address child abuse and exploitation in their communities, at the Symposium's annual awards luncheon.

The Chaminade grad is one of the founders of CAREHouse, the Montgomery County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) and as prosecuting attorney, his office conducts an annual child abuse prevention campaign, holds an annual Violence Prevention poster contest for children, and assists others in Ohio who are forming their own CACs.


JCOWA PLACES FIVE TEAMS IN TOP TEN AT UD GEOGRAPHY BOWL

Tony Ricciuto, social studies teacher and JCOWA moderator, April 8, 2011

More than 30 members of CJ's Junior Council on World Affairs competed in a Geography Bowl at the University of Dayton, with five Eagles teams placing in the top ten. A total of seven schools and 33 teams were represented at the competition, which consists of 100 questions in 10 different categories. Congratulations to all those students who participated!

Second Place Third Place Sixth Place T - Eighth Place

Sheridan Zumwald

Jon Meyer

Kaorin Marshall

Morgan Coffey

Danny Siebenthaler

Sam Spees

Sean McDermott

Will McKelvey

Sophie Dannin

Emily Poock

Sam Wittman

Matthew Miles

Maggie Ryan

Emily Dannemiller

Maggie Switzer

 

 

 

Emma Bridgeman

Merry Austin

Joe Dannin


CREW KICKS OFF SEASON INDOORS

April 4, 2011

Before beginning the season rowing on the Great Miami River, members of CJ's crew teams competed in the 2011 Cincinnati Indoor Rowing Championships (click for full results) at Northern Kentucy's Notre Dame Academy in mid-February. Several started the season with strong individual performances:

The CJ men's and women's crew members compete as members of the Dayton Boat Club. In the offseason, the team practices at the Student Conditioning Center on 15 ergometers, or rowing machines.  In the spring, the team races on the Great Miami River.  To view photos, learn more, or get involved with crew at CJ, visit their team pages under the Athletics tab. No experience is necessary and all are welcome!


SENIOR TAKES SECOND AT STATEWIDE WRITING COMPETITION

Jim Brooks, English teacher, April 1, 2011

Senior Maggie Ryan has taken second place in the Robert Fox Awards for Young Writers. According to its Web site, the competition, which has been co-sponsored by the Ohioana Library Association since 2007, recognizes writers with three awards in the prose and poetry categories. Submissions are accepted from Ohio students in grades 9-12; however, a maximum of only three entries may be submitted per school, making Maggie among the best of the very best in the state. For her short story titled Prismatic Attraction, she will receive a cash prize of $150. Way to go Maggie!


EAGLE GYMNAST EYES REGIONALS

March 29, 2011

CJ junior gymnast Molly Fitch will compete against athletes from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan on Sunday, April 17, at the women's Region 5 Regional Championship meet held in Cleveland. Fitch qualified for regionals after medaling in three events and turning in her best all-around of the year at the statewide competition on Sunday, March 27 in Columbus. Good luck Molly!


MEN'S LACROSSE WINS SEASON OPENER

Jon Payne, athletic director, March 29, 2011

The men's Eagles Lacrosse Club opened the regular season with a 14-1 win over Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati) on Thursday, March 24.  The victory is the first in the history of the program, which is currently ranked no. 4 in the South West region of the OHSLA club division by laxpower.com.  Congratulations Eagles and good luck this season!


Winter Sports All League Teams

Jon Payne, athletic director, March 11, 2011

GGCL GREY NORTH DIVISION

 GGCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION

Basketball

   Coach of the Year:

       Duane Williams

Raytea Long, '12

Emily Michael, '12

Simonne Gage, '12

Krista White, '13
Swimming

50 yd. Freestyle:

   Claire Meyers, '14 

200 yd. Freestyle Relay:

   Katheryne Austin, '11

   Merry Austin, '13

   Claire Meyers, '14

   Sheridan Zumwald, '11

100 yd. Breaststroke:

   Claire Meyers, '14

 

 

GCL NORTH DIVISION

 GCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
Basketball

John Staley, '12

Tim Szabo, '11

Logan Daugherty, '11

Wrestling

   Coach of the Year:

       Tim Begley

Lyle Plummer, '14, Athlete of the Year

Dominic Genovesi, '12

Josh Marshall, '11

Tyler McBeath, '12

Justin Mornhinweg, '13

Nick Muhl, '11

Joey Fitzwater, '14

Lee Hollis, '11

Tommy Redinger, '13

 


STUDENTS' ARTWORK GOING TO STATE

Diana Barr, department chair, March 7, 2011

Artwork by five students has been selected for judging in the statewide Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition on Saturday, March 12. Winning entries will be on display from April 10 through May 12 at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus (open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

According to the exhibition's Web site, a total of 12,000 entries were accepted from 15 regions with approximately 2,500 selected for state judging. "State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition, with 25 of the 300 chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence. Scholarships are offered to seniors by over 30 universities and colleges of art."

Congratulations to the following regional winners:

 

UPDATE 11-0317: Patrick Zopff and Rachel Ruttle were named state winners and will have their work featured at the Rhodes State Office Tower along with many of the other 300 winners in Columbus April 10th - May 12th.


FOUR RECEIVE SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS' TOP HONOR

Molly Bardine & Jim Brooks, English department, March 7, 2011

Four CJ students received Gold Key Awards for their entries into the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. According to the program's Web site, works designated Gold Keys on the regional level then become eligible for national recognition. Students selected as national Silver or Gold Medal Award winners receive cash prizes and are invited to an acceptance ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Congratulations to the following students:

Student Category Award

Elizabeth Cromartie '11

Poetry

Gold Key Award

Miranda Fryman '14

Personal essay/memoir Gold Key Award

Chris Menart '12

Short story Gold Key Award

Rachel Rogers '14

Personal essay/memoir  Gold Key Award

UPDATE 11-0318: Elizabeth Cromartie has been chosen to receive a national Silver Medal Award for her poems KairosTower of Babel, and I Come From. She will receive her medal along with a cash prize and other accolades on Tuesday, May 31 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


SOUTHWEST OHIO ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL TEAMS

Jon Payne, athletic director, March 5, 2011

Four Chaminade Julienne basketball players -- two boys and two girls -- earned Special Mention honors on Ohio's Division II Southwest All-District teams. Congratulations to Tim Szabo '11, John Staley '12, Raytea Long '12, and Emily Michael '12. -- View complete listing (DDN)


CJ BLOOD DRIVE - IT TAKES ALL TYPES TO SAVE A LIFE!

Angela Ruffolo, moderator, March 1, 2011

The students, faculty and staff who participated in CJ's annual Blood Drive on Friday, Feb. 25 donated enough blood to 225 lives!  There were 95 volunteers who tried to give blood and the Community Blood Center collected 75 units or pints.

Thanks to all those members of the CJ community who donated food, including parents, Student Council members and the following businesses: Papa John’s, Cousin Vinney’s, Ashley’s Bakery, Potbelly Sandwiches, W.G. Grinders, Jersey Mike’s, and Big Sky Bread.  We could not have had this blood drive without all of your help!


2007 ALUMNA WINS UD SERVICE AWARD

February 28, 2011

Claire Hampel, a 2007 CJ graduate and current University of Dayton senior, has been named as one of three recipients of the 2011 Miryam Award. Since 1996, UD's Miryam Award has been given annually by the school's Center for Social Concern to "recognize the efforts of people on campus to change the atmosphere and the potential for women's achievements."

Hampel is being recognized primarily for her efforts as co-founder of the service club Solidarity. According to UD's Service Clubs Web page, the program is "aimed at mentoring young women at two local Dayton junior high schools. [Its] goal is to bring support to the young women as they face the challenges of growing up as a girl today."

She will be honored at the Miryam Award Prayer Service on Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. The award will then be presented to all three recipients at a reception following the prayer service in Chaminade Hall room 102. Congratulations Claire!

Did You Know: Current CJ Alumni Relations Coordinator Caitlin Cronin Bennett was also recognized with the Miryam Award as a UD senior in 2009.


CJ JUNIOR A GYMNASTICS CHAMP

February 28, 2011

After rehabbing from a back injury suffered in the fall, Molly Fitch '12 took first place all-around at the Circle of Stars gymnastics competition held January 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind. She competes at a level 10, the highest numerical level sanctioned by the USAG.

Good luck to Molly as she enters the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival Gymnastics Challenge Saturday, March 5 in Columbus, Ohio!

UPDATE:  Molly placed first on the uneven bars and won second place overall at the Schwarzenegger Challenge. She competes with Gem City Gymnastics of Tipp City, Ohio.  


PEFORMING ART STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL HONORS ENSEMBLES

Debi Schutt, department chair, February 20, 2011

We had 11 Performing Arts Students nominated and selected to participate in the OMEA District 12 Honors Festival that took place at Centerville High School February 19-20.

High School Honor Band High School Honor Choir
Anne Backhaus '11

Cari Meixner '13

Josephine Kolvek '12 Carly Meixner '12
Maddie Brown '13 Emily Mahorney '13
Trevor Meyers '12 Kayla Hayes '11
Annemarie Krug '13 Caitlin Pearn '13
  Kaylee Piatt '14

Additionally, on Saturday, February 12, Performing Arts students participated in the OMEA District 12 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event at Stebbins High School.

Students receiving a SUPERIOR rating for ther performances were:

 

Students receiving an EXCELLENT rating for their performances were:

2011 SCHOOL-WIDE POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION

Jim Brooks, English teacher, February 18, 2011

For the third consecutive year, Lynsay Strahorn '11 was crowned champion at CJ's Poetry Out Loud competition on Thursday, Feb. 17. She will represent the school at the state competition on Saturday, March 12 at Ohio Dominican University.

Congratulations to all of this year's participants who, by really knowing their poems and displaying the meaning and feeling behind them, made this year's competition the best CJ has ever hosted in terms of the overall quality of the performances. Thank you to the members of our English department and the six judges for your fantastic job conducting this program!

Results:

1.  Lynsay Strahorn '11

2.  Joe Ferneding '11

3.  Jon Meyer '12

4.  Sam Mullins '12

5.  Cari Meixner '13

6.  Chris Menart '12/Trey Carter '11

8.  Kathryn Marshall '13

9.  Mackenzie Aughe '12

10.  Caitlin Pearn '13

UPDATE 11-0314: Representing CJ in the state competition, Lynsay Strahorn finished in second place at the Ohio Poetry Out Loud competition on Saturday, March 12.


2011 CJ SCIENCE FAIR

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, February 18, 2011

Congratulations to the 40 students who participated in the CJ Science Fair Thursday, Feb. 17. The following 14 individuals earned the opportunity to move on and compete in the Montgomery County Science Day held at the University of Dayton on Saturday, March 5:

Jon Besecker '12 Carli Goode '14 Luke Schumann '14
Kaitlin Blanchard '14

Annemarie Krug '13

Erin Warfield '12
Taveon Brown '12 Kathryn Marshall '13 Tom Weckesser '14
Samantha Cudney '14 Adrianne Marx '12 Lauren Wells '12
Matt Dudon '14 Adrienne Myton '14  

Thanks to all those who helped make our CJ Science Fair a success – students, Science teachers, judges, parents in the Awards Ceremony audience, Eagle Parents who donated judges’ snacks, and Culinary Arts Meal Planning students for preparing the snacks.

UPDATE 11-0321: Six Receive Superior Rating at County Science Fair and five become eligible to compete at Ohio State University's State Science Day on May 7 after receiving Superior scores at the West District Science Day.

  


TAMIKA WILLIAMS-RAYMOND JOINS ESPN

February 15, 2011

Tamika Williams-Raymond '98 can now add ESPN game analyst to her long and impressive resume, which already includes two Ohio High School Player of the Year awards, two NCAA National championships, and seven seasons playing professional basketball after her 6th overall selection by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Tune in to her commentary during one of the following upcoming games:


WRESTLERS TAKE GCL CHAMPIONSHIP, SWIMMERS ADVANCE TO DISTRICTS

Jon Payne, athletic director, February 13, 2011

Six CJ varsity wrestlers placed and four won medals as the Eagles finished atop the GCL North, taking home their third overall team trophy this season. Congratuations also to the JV team on their third place finish at the JV GCL league meet on Friday. View photos and read more about the team's victory at the wrestling team Web page.

In addition, the following swimmers have advanced to Districts and will compete at Miami University on Friday and Saturday, February 18-19:


2010 ALUMNA GETS NOTICED ON THE COLLEGIATE LANES

February 12, 2011

Recent CJ graduate Shannon DeWitt '10 was featured in a Dayton Daily News story Saturday, Feb. 12 for her accomplishments as a freshman bowler for the Knights of Marian University in Indianapolis. According to the article, "[DeWitt] was ranked 13th nationally among all first year competitors in the CollegeBowling.com Rookie-of-the-Year women’s standings at the end of January. And Marian, in its first year of competition, was ranked No. 20 among all women’s teams."

Congratulations Shannon!


2011 JCOWA INTERNATIONAL QUIZ BOWL CONTEST

Tony Ricciuto, JCOWA moderator, February 10, 2011

Forty students representing the Junior Council on World Affairs competed against 12 other Ohio schools Thursday at the International Quiz Bowl Contest. CJ students were split up into ten teams of four, two of which placed in the top five out of a total of 53 teams (comprised of more than 200 high school students). Congratulations to fourth place finishers Jon Meyer '12, John Manovich '12, John Chick '12 and Sam Mullins '12, fifth place finishersMatthew Miles '13, Sophia Danin '13, Ellen Poock '13, and Sam Wittmann '13, and to all of the students who participated!


TWO SENIORS WIN SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS

Diana Barr, Art Dept. Chair, February 9, 2011

Seniors Margaret Cleary and Rachel Ruttle were named Scholastic Art winners and will be honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 18.  Their work will also be featured at a local showing in the K-12 Art Gallery. The exhibition opens Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Margaret Cleary

Title Category Award
Sylvia Painting Honorable Mention
Mary Drawing Honorable Mention
Sanctuary Drawing Honorable Mention
Yin and Yang Photography Honorable Mention

Rachel Ruttle

Title Category         Award
Reverberation  Photography Silver Key
Solar Moon Photography Honorable Mention
Decay      Photography Silver Key

 


TWO SENIORS EARN GIRL SCOUT'S HIGHEST HONOR

February 5, 2011

Seniors Carmen Brooks and Cassie Zehenny have earned the Girl Sout's Gold Award, achieving the organizations top honor by hosting their ¡Hola Español! Spanish Camp on campus at CJ last summer. The girls planned and implemented the four day camp for children in 2nd to 5th grade in July 2010. Each day had a different theme based on color, clothes and adjectives. The highlight for the roughly 37 children in attendance was making a different snack each day.

A special ceremony and reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, March 6, along with other girls in Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Buckeye Trails Region who have earned this distinguished award.

Congratulations Carmen and Cassie!


NFL'S MCKINNEY, '01, RETURNS TO ALMA MATER, GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

February 4, 2011

As featured in the Community Update story 'CJ Grad and NFL Star Gives Back,' Baltimore Raven Brandon McKinney '01 spoke to students at CJ on Monday, Jan. 31, and visited with kids at the Children's Medical Center of Dayton on Wednesday in conjunction with his BJ Kids 91 Foundation. Learn more about his community outreach by reading two articles from the Datyon Daily News: 'CJ grad enjoys giving back with BJ Kids 91 Foundation' and 'McKinney making good on promise.'


TWO HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS FOR FORMER EAGLES VOLLEYBALL STANDOUT

January 22, 2011

Erin Treadway Hazelbaker, '00, was inducted into the University of Datyon's Athletic Hall of Fame and introduced, along with three fellow inductees, at halftime of the Flyers' victory over Fordham Saturday night. According to an article at whiotv.com, Treadway was named A-10 Player of the Year, A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Performer, and A-10 Student-Athlete of the year during her senior year in 2003, becoming the first Flyer to ever earn all three league honors in one season.

In addition, Treadway and Eagles teammate Amy Brand Powell, '00, have each been selected for induction into the CJ Athletics Hall of Fame on February 19. Read more about the former volleyball standouts and meet the entire CJ Hall of Fame class of 2011 in the winter issue of Vision magazine.


CJ STUDENTS RAISE $500 FOR CHARITY

Angela Ruffolo, Student Council moderator, January 20, 2010

The Pink Bake Sale and Dance, held during the first week of January, raised $500 which students donated to the American Cancer Society in support of breast cancer awareness.


MATH TEACHER ANN MEYERS, '76, "UD'S GREATEST TWO-SPORT ATHLETE"

January 15, 2011

Dayton Daily News columnist Tom Archdeacon recently named CJ teacher Ann Meyers, '76, the Dayton Flyers' greatest two-sport athlete in his DDN blog Through the Arch. In her time at UD, Meyers lead the women's basketball team to a national championship during the 1979-80 season and was twice named college volleyball National Player of the Year. Today, she teaches math at CJ and has served her alma mater for 30 years as a member of the faculty.


MICHAEL MUHL, '87, FEATURED IN DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

January 14, 2011

Michael Muhl, a 1987 graduate of CJ, was featured in the January 14 edition of the Dayton Business Journal for his participation in the Wills for Heroes program.According to the article, "the program, run locally by the Dayton Bar Association and area lawyers, has helped 450 first responders obtain a legal will."


1984 ALUMNUS A TOP NEWSMAKER IN 2010

January 12, 2011

Chaminade Julienne alumnus Marty Corrado, ’84, was named to the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2010 list of the top 25 Newsmakers in the field of construction for his work on the Miami Valley Hospital project in Dayton, Ohio. According to ENR’s Web site, Newsmakers are chosen each year for “delivering innovations, achievements and services that advance the construction industry,” and winners must qualify for the award by having been previously mentioned in the magazine.

Corrado and his firm Skanska were featured in a September 2010 issue of ENRfor their use of an innovative new technique of prefabricating rooms and structural components, instead of building them on site, which allowed for faster completion and lowered cost.  He will be honored in the cover story of the January 2011 edition of the magazine and will also be recognized at an April luncheon and dinner in New York City. 

Look for more about Marty Corrado and his achievement in the winter issue of CJ’s Vision magazine. Congratulations Marty!


OOTEN AND O'LOUGHLIN OBTAIN MASTERS

January 11, 2011

Congratulations to current CJ teachers Amanda Ooten and Amy O'Loughlin '86, who each graduated from the University of Dayton on December 18, 2010 with their Masters of Education. Both members of the faculty serve as science department co-chairs and instruct courses in the school's Project Lead the Way program. O'Loughlin was recently featured in Eagle Pride for her selection as a PLTW Core Training Instructor.


2010-11 CHAMINADE JULIENNE WRITING CONTEST

Winners Announced

Molly Bardine & Jim Brooks, English department, December 15, 2010

The following students were recognized for placing or earning honorable mention in Chaminade Julienne's annual writing contest hosted by the English department. Congratulations to all the students who participated.

Short Short Story

Freshmen/Sophomores Juniors/Seniors
1st Place  Sam Wittman Jon Meyer
2nd Place  Emily Shira Maggie Ryan
3rd Place  Emma Bridgman Annie Backhaus
Honorable Mention  Rachel Rogers Allison Cleaver
  Elizabeth Rosenkranz Adrianne Marx
  Luke Schumann John Staley
  Elizabeth Terzian  
  Patrick Steffan  

 Short Story


1st Place  Cari Zahn Kateri Dillon
2nd Place  Kaitlin Blanchard Elizabeth Cromartie
3rd Place Eimile Martin John Henry Hinders
Honorable Mention Megan Barrett Jack Cox
  Samantha Cudney Erin Berberich
  Eric Handorf Kyle Foley
  Grace Horner Marie Freeman

Essay


1st Place Miranda Fryman Carmen Brooks
2nd Place Ryan Menker Lynsay Strahorn
3rd Place Megan Murray Christin Meadors
Honorable Mention Claire Meyers  Lyndsey Diggs
  Carly Meixner  Anne Reuter
  Ben Reis  
  Austin Piatt  

Poetry


1st Place Kathryn Marshall Lyndsey Diggs
2nd Place Christian Ayers Annie Brinkman
3rd Place Shardae Arnold Maggie Ryan
Honorable Mention Keiley Ayers Treyvon Carter
  Kaitlin Blanchard Tiarra Comer
  Emma Bridgman Elizabeth Cromartie
  Joe Hoeft Sara Held
   Austin Piatt Cari Meixner
  Kate Schultz Caroline Scheid

 


WRESTLERS TAKE HOME TEAM TROPHY

Tim Begley, coach, December 13, 2010

Despite competing with three empty weight classes Saturday at the Xenia Invitational Tournament, CJ wrestlers finished in second place overall to win a team trophy. Individually, five wrestlers placed in the top four spots in their respective weight classes. Up next for the Eagles is Senior Night on Tuesday, Jan. 4, when CJ hosts a JV/Varsity duel with Tri-County North in the gym beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Class Name Results
103 Lyle Plummer, '14 1st place
140 Josh Marshall, '11 1st place
145 Patrick Steffan, '13 4th place
152 Dominic Genovesi, '12 1st place
189 Tyler McBeath, '12 3rd place

ALUMNUS EARNS SCHOLARSHIP AT PRESTIGIOUS LAW SCHOOL

December 13, 2010

Joseph Young, '05, has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire's School of Law, earning a scholarship to pursue a Juris Doctor in the school's internationally renowned intellectual property program. After graduating from CJ, Young earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Good luck and congratulations Joseph! (Press release from law.unh.edu)


1960 GRAD HONORED AT WSU GAME

Mike Lehner, assistant director of development, December 10, 2010

Major General Edward J. Mechenbier, graduate of the Chaminade High School class of 1960, was recognized Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Nutter Center during Wright State's basketball game vs. Air Force Academy. Maj. Gen. Mechenbier is president of the Dayton-area Air Force Academy alumni association, and a member of CJ's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. While serving in the Vietnam War, Mechenbier became a prisoner of war for more than five years after the aircraft he was piloting went down behind enemy lines. To learn more about Maj. Gen. Mechenbier, read this excellent column published in the December 9 issue of the Dayton Daily News (DDN.com).


CJ TEACHER SELECTED AS PLTW CORE TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, December 9, 2010

Congratulations to Amy O’Loughlin, CJ Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences teacher, who was selected to be a Core Training Instructor (a.k.a. Master Teacher) for the PLTW Human Body Systems course. O'Loughlin will be eligible to teach other teachers in the Training Institutes' mandatory professional development program of PLTW.

According to the national Web site PLTW.org, "Core Training Instructors are exemplary classroom instructors appointed by PLTW to conduct teacher training at Core Training venues. They possess a rich understanding of the curriculum they teach and of how it's created, organized and linked to other disciplines, as well as its application outside of the classroom.

"All teachers (must) complete a two-week professional development course for every PLTW class that they teach so that they are fully prepared to engage students in innovation. Core Training Instructors deliver that professional development."

Currently, four CJ teachers are certified to teach PLTW courses in both Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.


WRESTLING GETS OFF ON RIGHT FOOT

Tim Begley, coach, December 9, 2010

Varsity wrestlers Lyle Plummer, '14, and Nick Muhl, '11, were each invited to the Graham Southwestern All-Star Invitational Preview held during the first weekend in December. Plummer received recognition for being a state qualifier as an 8th grader last season and Muhl for being a district qualifier as a junior.

At the team's first meet Friday, Dec. 4, the Franklin Invitational, six Eagles placed among the top four finishers in their respective weight class, earning a medal and a spot on the podium:

Class Name Results
103 Lyle Plummer, '14 1st place
135 Nick Muhl, '11 4th place
140 Josh Marshall, '11 3rd place
145 Alex Screetch, '12 4th place
171 Tommy Redinger, '13 2nd place
189 Tyler McBeath, '12 2nd place

Fall Sports All League Teams

Jon Payne, athletic director, December 3, 2010

GGCL GREY NORTH DIVISION

 GGCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION
Volleyball

Grace Kauth, '13

Emma Stumpf, '12

Heidi Hess, '13 Lindsay Richard, '11
Soccer Jordan Yaney, '12 Lynsay Strahorn, '11  
Cross Country Kathryn Marshall, '13 Rachel Collins, '11  
Tennis Brooke Sandrigde, '13 (singles)

Emily Michael, '12 (singles)

Cassie Zehenny, '11, and

Allie McMahon, '12 (doubles)

Mary Haley, '12 (singles)

Carmen Brooks, '11, and

Emily Shira, '13 (doubles)

Golf

Riviere Duffy, '11

Dianne Bonner, '12

Mikaela Hadaway, '13

Adrianne Marx, '12

Maddie Marx, '12

Nia Troutman, '11

 

 

GCL NORTH DIVISION

 GCLsports.com FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
Football

DB Marco Gresham, '12

LB Darian Howard, '13

DB Donovan Layne, '11

WR Tim Szabo, '11

OL Tony Bishop, '11

DL J.T. Johnson, '11

DL Jared Jones, '11

WR Darian Reynolds, '12

LB Jam’el Sanders, '13

QB Michael Simpson, '12

DB Sam Spees, '12

RB Aaron Stokes, '11

Soccer

Sam Auricchio, '11

Robbie Hankey, '11

Matt Engle, '11

Eddie Ruff, '12

Cross Country Sam Mullins, '12

William Bonner, '13

John Carper, '14

Golf  

Jon Besecker, '12


TWO SELECTED TO FOOTBALL ALL-STATE TEAM

Andy Helms, varsity football coach, December 1, 2010

Senior Tim Szabo, WR/DB, was selected Second Team All Ohio in Divisions II-IV, and CJ sophomore teammate Darrien Howard, LB/TE, received Special Mention. (DDN news release)


THREE STUDENTS, ONE TEACHER PLACE AT POETRY CONTEST

Jim Brooks, English, November 14, 2010

Three CJ students and one teacher received recognition for their submissions in the Montgomery County Library Poetry Contest. In the High School category, Cari Meixner, '12, took third place for her work Origami Dragon while Tiarra Comer, '12, and Kyle Foley, '12, each earned Honorable Mention for their poems This Black Dress and Heart. In the Adult category, English teacher Mr. Jim Brooks placed third for Till the Cows Come Home.


FORMER EAGLE FOOTBALL PLAYERS EXCEL ON COLLEGE STAGE

Andy Helms, varsity football coach, October-November 2010

  • Jermar Rayford, '10, set an Ohio Wesleyan school record for receptions Saturday, Oct. 23 by hauling in 16 passes in the team's loss to Allegheny. Rayford, a first year fullback at OWU, tallied 119 yards and one TD while breaking the school's previous 43 year-old record of 13 receptions in one game. (More info from OWU.edu)
  •  Kurt Hess, '09, began his college football career at Youngstown State University with a bang, going 21 of 25 passing for 189 yards and two TD's against Big Ten conference powerhouse Penn State, and carried that success throughout the 2010 season to earn Miami Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors. (News release from YSUsports.com & DDN article)
  • Zack Kauth, '08, junior Air Force Academy wide receiver, has hauled in 14 catches for 253 yards and four TD's this season, helping the Falcons earn a bid in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Monday, Dec. 27 (AP photo--catch vs. UNLV & bowl information)

CJ SENIOR WINS WRITING AWARD

Molly Bardine, English, October 23, 2010

John Henry Hinders, '11, was one of only ten seniors from Ohio selected this fall as a winner of the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Awards in Writing. Nominated during his junior year by English teacher Beth Marshall, Hinders was chosen from 1,641 student-nominees hailing from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Canada, and American schools abroad. In total, 543 high school seniors were recognized as outstanding writers this year.

For more information and a complete listing of the 2010 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing winners, visit NCTE.org.


SUCCESS AT STATE FOR GIRLS GOLF TEAM

George Menker, coach, October 15-16

The women’s golf team qualified for the Division II state tournament for the second consecutive year, finishing in seventh place with scores 374-374-748. (OHSAA Tournament recap)


ARTWORK CHOSEN FOR STATE-WIDE EXHIBITION

Diana Barr, visual arts, October 4, 2010

Two peices by CJ senior Ricky Nelson have been selected to be featured at the 2010 Ohio High School Art Exhibition in the computer graphics category:

Congratulations Ricky!


NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COMMENDS TWO SENIORS

John Marshall, principal, September 2010

Seniors Levi Koehl and Lynsay Strahorn have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for 2011. The two students join roughly 34,000 Commended Students recognized nationally for their exceptional academic promise. According to the NMSC, those recognized with this honor placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Congratulations Levi and Lynsay!