Eagle Excellence 2012-2013 Archive

SR. NICOLE PREPARES TO TAKE FINAL VOWS

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, will take her final vows with the Marianists Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. at the University of Dayton's Immaculate Conception Chapel.

The Texas native is entering her third year at CJ as a religion teacher, an assistant director of ministry and service and an assistant director in the academic office. Sr. Nicole was recently profiled, and her journey toward religious life featured, in a story published July 17 in the Beaumont Enterprise, her hometown newspaper. She discussed her excitement for taking her final vows in a short video posted on the Marianists' YouTube page (watch below).

For more, read Sr. Nicole's blog, The Life of a New Sister, at http://sisternicole.blogspot.com/.


THREE EAGLES ATTEND OHIO LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chaminade Julienne representatives Grace Saunders ‘15, Margaret Geraghty ‘15 and Clare Geraghty ‘13 (pictured left to right) were selected to serve as the school’s ambassadors at the 2013 Southwest Ohio Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar. The four-day event was hosted June 13-16 at Urbana University for roughly 200 area youth. The goal of the program is to bring together like-minded local high school students for meaningful interactions that are meant to empower each with the skills, motivation and training to return to and serve their own communities. Weekend activities included service projects, guest speakers and presentations, and a fun talent show. The program is conducted annually in all 50 states throughout the U.S. and in four regions in Ohio. HOBY has organized summer youth leadership development seminars each year since 1958 when the program was founded by television and film actor Hugh O’Brian, who recieved inspiration from 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a German theologian and physician.


STUDENT ARTWORK ON DISPLAY THRU JUNE

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Artwork by Connor Erbacher '14 and Andrew Neick '15 will be on display this month in the "Touching Earth" show at Gallery St. John. The show is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until June 30, and sponsored by the Marianist Environmental Education Center.


TRACK TEAM FINISHES SEASON AT STATE TOURNAMENT

UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 2013

CJ STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Boys Long Jump

12th: Antwan Persons (20-10.50)

Girls 100m Dash

9th: Devanae Mitchell (12.55)

Girls 4x100m Relay

8th: CJ (50.37) - Erinn Bailey, Faith White, Dejah Gilliam and Devanae Mitchell

Girls Long Jump

3rd: Devanae Mitchell (17-04.75)

Congratulations on a job well done, Eagles! For complete results of the state tournament go to http://www.baumspage.com/ohsaa/tf/2013/index.htm.


CONGRATULATIONS TO LACROSSE ALL-STARS

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Congratulations to the following members of the men's and women's Eagles lacrosse teams who were recognized for their achievements on and off the field this season.

Women's Academic All-Americans

  • Maria Auricchio '13 (defense)
  • Keiley Ayers '14 (midfield-A)
  • Megan Barrett '14 (offense/goalie)
  • Emma Bridgman '13 (midfield-D)
  • Julie Ward '14 (midfield-C)

Men's Second Team All-Region

  • Ben Reis '14 (44 goals, 34 assists and 143 ground balls)

WOMEN'S TRACK WINS DISTRICTS

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Eagles women's track team brought home the Division II district championship for the fourth consecutive season, edging out second place finishers Oakwood by five points. Senior Devanae Mitchell, who will run for Toledo next season, won the 100 meter dash, placed second in both the 200 meter dash and long jump, and anchored the first place 4x100 meter relay team with Erinn Bailey '13, Faith White '15 and Dejah Gilliam '15. Fellow senior Tia Jones, who signed with Kentucky State University, placed second in the discus throw and shot put. Other notable performances included third place finishes by Emily Shira '13 (400 meter dash) and Beth Stumpf '15 (800 meter dash), a fourth place finish by Olivia Brown '16 in the discus throw and a fourth place finish in the 3,200 meter run by Rachel Craighead '14, which sealed the win for CJ.

The men's track team finished third led by senior Antwan Persons who won the long jump, finished second in the 100 and 200 meter dash, and anchored the third place 4x100 meter relay team with Wesley Lumpkin '13, Will Peterson '14 and Isaac Renner '14. Fellow senior Cinquan Haney cleared 6-feet to finish fourth in the high jump, and the men's 4x800 relay team of John Carper '14, Anthony Walton '15, Conor Hickey and MIke Carper '16 finished in fourth place.

View the complete results online here. The D-II regional competition is being held Thursday, May 30 and Saturday, June 1 at UD's Welcome Stadium.


BARDINE RECEIVES 2013 SPIRIT OF SR. STANG AWARD

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Congratulations to CJ English teacher Molly Bardine who was named a recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Sr. Dorothy Stang Award, presented by the Archdiocese of CincinnatiThe award is given annually to Catholic faculty members, parish lay ministers, and graduating high school seniors who work to advance social justice by demonstrating the values of Sr. Dorothy, SNDdeN '49. Molly, who is celebrating her 20th year as a CJ faculty member, serves on the school's Missoin Integration Team (MIT) and spearheaded the 2012-13 Senior Capstone Project. She has also twice attended the national SND Education Conference, most recently during the summer of 2012. Molly was nominated for the award by her fellow teachers with input from current students.

A CJ community member has received the award named to honor one of its most beloved alumna since the Spirit of Sr. Dorothy Stang Award was introduced in 2010. Past winners include Cora Harrison '10, Mick Mominee (religion teacher), and Susan Eichenauer (guidance counselor).


CREW TEAM HEADED TO NATIONALS

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Members of the CJ crew team qualified to compete in the USRowing Youth National Championships after great finishes in the Midwest regional competition. Five boats, including two comprised of entirely CJ student athletes, will be represented at the competition June 7-9 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.:

  • The boys varsity quad with rowers Tony Bogard '14 and Zach Thomas '14 finished second.
  • The girls varsity four with rowers Gretchen Bruggeman '13 and Grace Horner '14 finished third.
  • The boys varsity lightweight double with rowers Tony Bogard '14 and Zach Thomas '14 finished third.
  • The girls varsity lightweight eight with rowers Margaret Geraghty '15, Erin Carmody '15, Kaitlin Blanchard '14, Clare Geraghty '13, Lydia Schmitt '13, Georgia Albino '15, Sophie Johnson '15, Abby O’Loughlin '15, and Monica Rains '15 finished second.
  • The girls varsity lightweight four with rowers Erin Carmody '15, Kaitlin Blanchard '14, Clare Geraghty '13, and Lydia Schmitt '13 finished second.

CJ rowers and coxswains compete under the Dayton Boat Club.


SOFTBALL SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The varsity softball team (12-10 overall) finished in second place in the GGCL Grey North division with a May 17 victory over Fenwick. Throughout the season, senior Nikki Northern was named the Subway Player of the Week, junior Caitlin Mathews was featured as the DDN Player of the Week, and coach Dee Werberich notched her 100th career victory with the Eagles!


2013 SPRING SPORTS ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED

Thursday, May 16, 2013

GGCL Grey North

GGCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Softball
 
Hannah Mahorney '13
Caitlin Mathews '14
Nikki Northern '13
Sydney Petroski '14
Lauren Rose '16
Track
Runner of the Year
Devanae MItchell '13
 
Erinn Bailey '13
Dejah Gilliam '15
Jasmyne Shaw '15
Emily Shira '15
Faith White '15
 
Ariel Caffee '16
Addi Helms '15
Tia Jones '13
Beth Stumpf '15

 

 

GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Baseball
Will Keller '13
Alex Livingston '14
Will Duffy '15
Zach Poelking '13
Kyle Shoup '14
Chandler Spees '14
Track
Athlete of the Year
Antwan Persons '13

Connor Hickey '14
Wesley Lumpkin '13
Kyle McKinney '15
Isaac Renner '14
 

Kyle McKinney '15
CinQuan Haney '13
Tennis
 
Coach of the Year
Jim Brooks
Carlos Estrada-Sanchez '16
 
Thomas Cox '13
Robert Smith '15
Volleyball
Matthew Miles '13
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VOTE FOR CJ SCIENCE TEACHER AMANDA OOTEN

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CJ science teacher and Project Lead The Way instructor Amanda Ooten is the Montgomery County, OH winner of the Make My LabWoRx contest. She is one of seven finalists and now needs the CJ community to put her over the top! 


"TOUCHDOWN FOR TOTS" SCORES FOR CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The annual "Touchdown for Tots" PowderPuff Football Tournament for charity raised $500 for the Dayton Children's Medical Center on Sunday, May 5. This annual event involving teams from Dayton Catholic high schools CJ, Carroll and Alter is sponsored by the CJ Student Council. On the field, the Eagles continued their record of success by defeating the Knights' and Patriots'  teams. Student Council thanks all schools and the students, parents, coaches and faculty members who supported and/or attended the weekend's event!


CJ ALUMNI IN THE NEWS . . .

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Catch up on the accomplishments of the following alumni who've recently been making headlines:

  • Internationally syndicated radio host Donald Isaac, Jr. '10, a junior at Bluffton University, was awarded the $500 Antelle Haithcock Humanitarian Scholarship, dedicated to students pursuing careers in journalism, broadcasting or music. He hosts "The Chillout Sessions" show and serves as program director for a campus radio station at the Ohio college located northeast of Lima.  
  • The stylings of Colleen Brooks '10, fashion designer and University of Cincinati junior, were on display April 26 during UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) runway fashion show. Before the event, her work was featured in the Dayton Daily News, where sister Carmen' 11served as model. 
  • Saint Mary's College junior Rachael Bridgman '10 was recently awarded the 2013 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) by the University of Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology. Her summer research project deals with detecting protein using nanostructure probes. 
  • Accomplished high school band director and founder of the Ohio Color Guard Circuit Fred Miller '50 was posthumously inducted into the Fairborn High School Hall of Honor for his lifetime musical achievements. Fred was a drum major at Chaminade High School and a graduate of the University of Dayton's Music Education program. 

Alumni can keep in touch and find more news by updating contact information online and liking the CJ Alumni Facebook Page.


 

OHIO NORTH-SOUTH CLASSIC ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Eagles' tandem of Darrien Howard and Ja'mel Sanders proved to be defensive stalwarts for the South Division team in a narrow 6-point defeat at the annual Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic held April 27 at Welcome Stadium. Howard, the West Virginia bound linebacker, was named the South's defensive player of the game. His teammate Sanders, who is headed to the Air Force Academy, recorded a team-high 4.5 tackles. Congrats to both student-athletes on their all-star selections! 


 

STUDENTS CELEBRATE PACEM IN TERRIS ANNIVERSARY AT XU

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sixteen CJ students spent a day with 310 fellow high schoolers and 37 Catholic educators on Thursday, April 18 to celebrate the the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). The event, hosted at Xavier University's Cintas Center, was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, XU, the College of Mount St. Joseph, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center and the Educating for Peace Coalition. Participants began the day with a prayer read by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, then heard from keynote speaker John Carr, formerly an executive director with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, before moving to any of 15 breakout sessions to work in small groups.  Read more about the event at www.thecatholictelegraph.com.


NINE RECEIVE NATIONAL LATIN EXAM RECOGNITION

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nine CJ students received recognition for their performance on the National Latin Exam, which was administered to CJ students in March. Special congratulations is in order for senior Sam Wittman who received the gold medal and summa cum laude certificate for his perfect score on the Latin IV exam. Sam is the first CJ student to record a perfect score since 2007!

Complete results:

Latin IV

  • Sam Wittman '13 - Gold medal, summa cum laude (perfect score)
  • Emily Shira '13 - Cum laude (fourth place winner)

Latin III

  • Megan Barrett '14 - Cum laude (fourth place winner)
  • Conor Hickey '14 - Cum laude (fourth place winner)

Latin II

  • Jarred Stamper '15 - Magna cum laude (third place winner)
  • Doug Neff '14 - Cum laude (fourth place winner)
  • Martin Vaugn '14 - Cum laude (fourth place winner)

Latin I

  • Jill Hammerly '16 - Silver medal, maxima cum laude (second place winner)
  • Laura Neff '16 - Cum Laude (fourth place winner

According to www.nle.org, more than 149,000 Latin students from all fifty states as well as students from 13 foreign countries participated in the exam this past year .


EAGLES MAKING APRIL HEADLINES

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In the news...


MAX MAY MEMORIAL HOLOCAUST CONTEST

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Eight CJ students will be recognized for their entries in the Max May Memorial Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. Congratulations to this year's Eagle award-winners in Division II (Grades 9-12):

ART

  • Alicia Cleaver '15 -- 1st Place
  • George Miller '13 -- 2nd Place
  • Leah Sanchez '14 -- Honorable Mention

WRITING

  • Maria Auricchio '13 -- 1st Place
  • Mikaela Hadaway '13 -- 2nd Place
  • Leah Byrd '13 -- 3rd Place
  • Alexas Turner '13 -- Honorable Mention
  • Caitlin Colbert '13 -- Honorable Mention

Students have been invited to recieve their awards Sunday, April 7 at the community-wide Holocaust Rememberance Day (Yom HaShoah) at Temple Beth Or Synagogue. The winners' work will be on dispaly before and after the program. The exhibition will be open at 6 p.m. for viewing, seating will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the program -- featuring a powerful guest speaker -- will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The Max May Memorial Holocaust Contest is sponsored by the Frydman Family under the auspices of the Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.


LENTEN MISSION DRIVE 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thanks to everyone who helped with, participated in, or came to watch the 3-on-3 "Hoops for H2O" Tournament after school Wednesday, March 27. Between the bake sale, the tournament, out of uniform days and homeroom collections, an estimated $1,800 will have been raised for the Lenten Mission Drive. Proceeds support programs by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Marianists that provide clean drinking water in their African missions.

Also, congratulations to the "Snack Boys," the repeating basketball tournament champions! The team comprised of freshman MIke Hoendorf, sophomore Alan Vest, coach Joe Staley, Jr. '10,  assistant director of ministry & service Mike Hoendorf and assistant director of development Mike Lehner won the title again in 2013 with an overtime finals victory.


ARTWORK ON DISPLAY AT ONE SOUTH MAIN

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Now through April 1, artwork by students in Janet Lasley's classes is on display in the main lobby of the Fifth Third Building at One South Main. The following 20 pieces, produced by 15 students, are now on display in two showcases:

  • Mouth with Teeth by Melissa Nunnery '13
  • Coiled Vessel by Maggie Keaty '14
  • Ship of Fools and Shrine by Andrew Neick '15
  • Heart Cups by Tashyra Wilson '14
  • Rowboat? and Symbolism Plaque by Matthew Richard '15
  • Ball and Two Spouted by Will Bonner '13
  • Plate with Earth Symbol by Julia Ward '14
  • Figure by Mariah Manson '13
  • Golf Bag and Four Corner Bowl by Chandler Spees '14
  • Symbolism Plaque by Ryan Menker '14
  • Symbolism Plaque and Camera by Leah Byrd '13
  • Plate by Christian Loyd '14
  • Inlaid Box by Mike McGinnis '14
  • Tiger by Darrah Manson '13
  • Panda World by Tyler Fox '14

2013 OHIO GOVERNOR'S YOUTH ART EXHIBITION

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Two entries in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition by junior Patrick Zopff were selected by regional judges for inclusion in the state-wide competition on March 9. The exhibition, now in its 43rd year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented high school students in the state of Ohio according to its Web site, www.GovArt.org.

Patrick's submissions -- one drawing titled "Henry Kissinger" and one painting titled "Transcendentalism" -- will be judged in Columbus with approximately 12,000 other qualified pieces of artwork from students at schools in 15 regions throughout the state. Jurors will choose 300 for display in the exhibition, with only 25 earning the Governor's Award of Excellence.

The exhibition opens after a noon awards ceremony on Sunday, April 14 at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower and runs weekdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) through May 16.


SENIOR RECEIVES PERFECT SCIENCE FAIR SCORE

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Senior Annemarie Krug received a perfect score at the Montgomery County Science Fair on March 2 for her project, "The Effect of Sound on the Memory of Autistic People." She will participate in the West District Science Fair on March 16 at Central State University for a chance to advance to state. Great job, Annemarie!

Congratulations also to county-wide competitors Taylor Burrows (scored 37), Matthew Weckesser (scored 35) and Amanda Draeger (scored 32).


WRESLTING "WALK TO STATE"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Congratulations to junior Lyle Plummer, who has qualified to compete in the OHSAA Division II state wrestling tournament for the third consecutive year. The tournament is being held Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. On Thursday morning, Lyle and his teammates made the traditional "Walk to State" through the halls of CJ!

Lyle is the first wrestler in CJ history to reach the state tournament in three consecutive seasons. In January, he also made history by recording his 100th career victory along the Eagles' road to victory at the All-Ohio Catholic Invitational Tournament. Lyle currently holds a record of 41-6. During the regular season, he won first place at the Circleville Tournament and the Eaton Invitational.

Best of luck at state, Lyle!


WINTER SPORTS ALL LEAGUE TEAMS

 
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 

GGCL Grey North

GGCLsports.com First Team Second Team Honorable Mention
Basketball Krista White '13* Ja'Cole Tabor '13
Erinn Bailey '13
Brittaney Jefferson '13
Bowling
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-- Katie Sargent '15
Swimming & Diving Claire Meyers '14
Samantha Cudney '14
Kaitlin Kearns '14
Erin Staley '15
Abby Stayer '14
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GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Basketball Justin Clark '13**
Austin Piatt '13
Tim Riley '13
Bowling TBA TBA
Swimming & Diving -- Mike McGinnis '14
Wrestling
GCL North Champs
 
Co-Coach of the Year
Tim Begley
Athlete of the Year
Lyle Plummer '14
 
Marvin Radford '15
Tommy Redinger '13
McKinley Screetch '15
Patrick Steffan '13
Tommy Yoshida '13
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*2013 D-II AP Southwestern All-District Special Mention

**2013 D-II AP Southwestern All-District Third Team


2013 CJ POETRY OUT LOUD CONTEST

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 6th annual Poetry Out Loud school-wide recitation contest Monday, Feb. 11 in the auditorium. Junior Rachel Strahorn repeated as champion and was followed by seniors Maddie Brown (2nd place), Elizabeth Rosenkranz (3rd place) and Clare Geraghty (4th place).

Rachel will move on to represent CJ at the state competition Saturday, March 16 at Ohio Dominican University. For more information about the state and national competitions, visit www.oac.state.oh.us/events/PoetryOutLoud/default.asp orwww.poetryoutloud.org.


EAGLE BOWLER ROLLS A 279

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Junior Eric Handorf, a member of the men's bowling team, rolled a 279 -- 90 pins better than his season average -- on Feb. 6 against Springfield Central Catholic. The total is good for second highest among all GCL North bowlers this season and tied for third best among bowlers in each of the league's three divisions, according to statistics available at gclsports.com.  Keep it up, Eric!


CJ SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Senior Samuel Wittman was named a Finalist in the 58th National Merit Scholarship Program. He will continue to compete for the more than 8,000 scholarships – worth more than $32 million – being offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Winners are expected to be announced in April.

Congratulations and best of luck!


5 RECEIVE REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS

Monday, February 4, 2013

Congratulations to five CJ students who earned recognition for their writing submissions in the 2013 Region-at-Large Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

Laura Bullock '15

  • Earned a Silver Key for her submission titled Eye of the Beholder in the Flash Fiction category.
  • Earned Honorable Mention for her submission titled Last Rose of Summer in the Short Story category.
  • Earned Honorable Mention for her submission titled True Colors in the Short Story category.

Daniel Feldmann '16

  • Earned a Silver Key for his submission titled Holocaust in the Poetry category.

Conor Hickey '14

  • Earned a Silver Key for his submission titled Affirmative Action: The Dissenting Opinion in the Persuasive Writing category.

Kathryn Marshall '13

  • Earned a Silver Key for her submission titled Stars, Silence, Night and Day, Puzzle Pieces, In the Music in the Poetry category.
  • Earned a Silver Key for her submission titled Comfortably Numb in the Flash Fiction category.
  • Earned Honorable Mention for her submission titled Pop Tarts in the Personal Essay/Memoir category.

Elizabeth Rosenkranz '13

  • Earned a Silver Key for her submission titled Sarah in the Short Story category.

The names of regional Gold Key Award winners from across the US will be posted online at www.artandwriting.org on Friday, Feb. 8. Those receiving regional Gold Key Awards for their work become eligible for national recognition.


EAGLE VOCALIST CROWNED 'IDOL'

Monday, February 4, 2013

CJ senior Caitlin Pearn took top honors at the second annual "Alter Idol" singing competition on Saturday, Feb. 2. After an auditioning process, she performed with a field of 11 other high school contestants including fellow classmates Waltaevia Jones '15 (2nd place), Addi Helms '15 (6th place) and Kaylee Piatt '13.

The competition, which mimics the format of hit TV show American Idol, awarded Caitlin a $500 cash prize for her performance in the final round.  All four girls are active members of the CJ's two pop a cappella groups, Vega and Age V (pronounced "age five").

Congratulations to everyone involved!


2013 CJ BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS ARE IN!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The annual CJ Blood Drive, sponsored by the CJ Student Council and the Community Blood Center, was a huge success! More than 100 people tried to give, and more than 74 pints of blood were actually collected. For every pint of blood, three lives are saved, so we saved over 222 lives Tuesday, Jan. 29. In the "Battle of the Sexes" competition, more girls tried to to donate than boys, so four female students' names were drawn for our raffle prizes.

A big thanks goes out to the whole CJ Community -- faculty, staff, students and parents -- for participating in and supporting our drive. Thanks also to those businesses who donated items to the drive, including Dewey's Pizza, Sam's Club, Jimmy John's and Ashley's Bakery.


2013 OMEA DISTRICT 12 HONOREES

Monday, January 28, 2013

Four CJ Performing Arts students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 12 Solo and Ensemble adjudicated event Saturday, Jan. 26 at Stebbins High School.

Senior Maddie Brown (saxophone solo), junior Abby Lisjak (flute solo), and freshman Emily Thie (piano solo) all received Superior ratings for their solo performances. You can listen to these students perform their solos at the upcoming Winter Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Additionally, junior Bobby Krupa's solo performance on the drum set received a rating of Excellent.

According to omea-ohio.org, adjudicated events provide students with individual assessments that offer constructive evaluations of their performance based on certain standards and are not meant as competitions.

Congratulations Eagles!


WRESTLERS WIN 2013 CATHOLIC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The CJ varsity wrestling team won the “small division” championship at the 52nd annual All-Ohio Catholic Invitational Tournament (CIT). Along the way, junior Lyle Plummer notched his 100th career victory for the Eagles.

Thirty teams -- 14 “large” schools and 16 “small” schools -- from around the state were invited to participate in the 2013 CIT, held Jan. 19-20 at Olentagy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio. The Eagles edged 2nd place Delphos St. John’s High School, last year’s champion, by one point to earn CJ’s first-ever team title after more than a decade competing in the event.

Plummer, the No.2 seed in the 120-pound weight class, recorded his 100th career victory in a semi-finals major decision (14-1) on his way to finishing as runner-up. Teammate McKinley Screetch, a sophomore, finished third as the No. 4 seed in the 106-pound weight class.  

Fellow GCL program and Marianist institution Moeller High School (Cincinnati) won the “large division” CIT championship for the third consecutive year. The tournament was sponsored by Bishop Hartley High School (Columbus).


SONG OFF VEGA'S DEBUT ALBUM GAINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Congratulations to CJ's pop a cappella group Vega, which recently had its cover of the Jessie J song "Price Tag" -- a track appearing on the group's debut album,Momentum -- selected for inclusion on the Best of High School A Cappella (BOHSA) 2012-13 hits list. According to a Dec. 24 announcement at varsityvocals.com, the track was one of 20 selected from hundreds of submissions by high school groups across the United States for this biannual BOHSA "greatest hits" album.

"Hundreds upon hundreds of tracks were submitted. With so many groups pushing the envelope -- in everything from vocalists and arrangement, to recording and production quality, to song selection and genre -- selecting our lineup this year was more difficult than ever before," the announcement stated. "Groups are really done [sic] some incredible things in the studio, and it was a humbling experience to try to select the very best!"

To learn more, visit Vega's web page at cjeagles.org where you can:

  • Find pictures and information about the 2012-13 group.
  • Listen to their nationally recognized hit track "Pricetag".
  • Download an order form to purchase Momentum.
  • Watch videos from live performances.

 


KARAOKE FOR THE CURE RESULTS

Monday, December 3, 2012

CJ Student Council's "Karaoke for the Cure" event, held Nov. 3, helped raise $135 to donate to the American Cancer Society. The fun night of singing also helped supply a hefty contribution of canned goods to The Foodbank. Thanks to everyone who participated!


CJ COUNSELOR CO-CHAIRS DAYTON MARIANIST FAMILY COUNCIL

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

As announced in the Nov. 14 issue of FamilyOnline, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by The Marianist Family, CJ guidance counselor Jama Badinghaus will serve as one of the founding co-chairs of the newly established Dayton Marianist Family Council. According to the newsletter, the goal of the council is "to facilitate communication and build relationships and collaboration among the lay and religious Marianist communities in Dayton." Jama is a Lay Marianist living in community in East Dayton. She functions as the school's student support coordinator, overseeing the City Connects at CJ program, and will serve on the Dayton Marianist Family Council with fellow faculty member Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI.


MAX MAY MEMORIAL HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CJ student artwork will be on display at the Dayton Art Institute from Nov. 18 through Jan. 6 as part of the annual Max May Holocaust Exhibit in the museum's Lower Level Galleries. This year, a painting by Megan Scupski '12 titled Memories of Vicitim is highlighted. For more information about the exhibit, visitwww.daytonartinstitute.org.


FRESHMAN TAKES 1ST IN FAMILY ESSAY CONTEST

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Freshman Allison Huffman won first place for her essay submission in the 12th annual Families Matter Essay and Poster Contest. Allison’s 246-word essay, titled ‘The Grand Canyon,’ took the top prize in the grades 9-12 division of the Dayton Family Services Association’s contest. Her achievements will be recognized at the association’s annual Awards Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mandalay Banquet Center in Moraine. Marsha Bonhart, news anchor at WDTN-TV, will serve as emcee.

According to its Web site, www.fsadayton.org, the contest and awards ceremony recognizes local students and showcases their talent and creativity, while emphasizing the importance of families spending quality time together. This year’s contest theme was, “My favorite family memory.” In her winning essay, Allison recounts being “mesmerized by one of the seven natural wonders of the world” during a hiking trip out west with her family of seven. Allison is enrolled in honors English with teacher Mr. Jim Brooks.

Congratulations!  Read the DDN coverage >


DONATION DRIVE SAVES LIVES

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The CJ community, through donations collected in homerooms as part of Key Club's "Spooktacular Gift of Life" drive, raised $3,233.23 for Elizabeth’s New Life Center. The contribution -- made by close to 90 percent of the student body -- is enough to save six babies!


SR. NICOLE TRAHAN NAMED MARIANIST VOCATION COORDINATOR

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

As announced in the Oct. 31 issue of FamilyOnline, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by The Marianist Family, Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, was named vocation coordiantor of the Marianist Sisters, U.S. Province. Sr. Nicole has been a faculty member at CJ since 2011, serving as a religion teacher and an assistant director in both the office of academics and ministry and service. She will become eligible to take her final vows for the first time in the summer of 2013. 


CJ RECEIVES OHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee has named Chaminade Julienne a winner of the Harold A. Meyer Award and a "Respect the Game Challenge" recipient for the 2011-12 academic year. It is the 10th time CJ has been honored with the Meyer Award since its inception in 1991-92. 


CROSS COUNTRY TEAM QUALIFIES FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Eagles qualified to compete at the state tournament for the first time since 1983 by finishing with 141 points -- good for fourth place overall -- at the Troy regional meet Saturday, Oct. 27. The team of Will Bonner, Sam Wittman, regional medalist Matthaus Ayers (10th - 17:00.58), Conor Hickey, Ben Reis, John Carper and John Hawthorn will run in the Division II state championship meet against the top 16 teams and 38 individuals in Ohio this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.

Keep it up at state!


5 GOLFERS PLUS COACH MAKE  LEAGUE & DISTRICT ALL-STAR TEAM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All five competing members of the CJ women's golf team that placed second in the2012 Division II state tournament have been named to the Southwest Ohio District All-Star Team and the GGCL Grey North All-Star team. Head coach George Menker '55 earned both league and district Coach of the Year honors.

To view news, highlights and listings of individual fall sport honorees, visit our team Web pages.


2013 NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM RECOGNIZES SENIOR

Monday, October 8, 2012

Senior Isaiah Ingram has been named to the list of Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which initiated the program in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students, Isaiah is one of about 3,100 to have made the list after scoring in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black American students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Great job, Isaiah!


2013 NAT'L MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMMENDED STUDENTS

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seniors Austin Piatt and Emily Shira have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. These CJ students are two of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Commended Students represent the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/Nationa Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

In September, fellow CJ senior Sam Wittman was named a program Semifinalist. Congratulations Eagles!


BOB YOUNG WEARS MANY HATS AT CJ

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Veteran teacher, coach and staff member Bob Young was profiled in the Neighbors section of the Dayton Daily News this September for his contributions to Chaminade Julienne over more than 20 years.  


CJ'S NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST NAMED

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Congratulations to senior Sam Wittman who was named a Semifinalist in the 58th National Merit Scholarship Program. Sam is one of approximately 16,000 students in the country to earn this distinction. As a Semifinalist, he will continue to compete for more than 8,000 scholarships, worth more than $32 million, that will be offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) next spring. According to the non-profit organization, about 90 percent of students will attain Finalist standing. Winners are typically announced in April.

Keep it up, Sam!


GIRLS GOLFERS GRAB LEAGUE TITLE

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Eagles secured the 2012 GGCL Grey division championship Tuesday, Sept. 12, after finishing a combined 33 strokes ahead of the next closest team in the field. Congratulations girls!

1.) Chaminade Julienne (344)
Mikaela Hadaway, 73
Kaitlyn Cartone, 87
Ellie Cronin, 91
Sarah Downing,93
Emily Poock, 101
2.) Alter (377)
3.) McNicholas (445)
4.) Fenwick (461)
5.) Badin (463)
6.) Carroll (DNF)
 

GOLFERS COMBINE TO TURN IN TOURNAMENT BEST

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The men's and women's golf teams teamed up Monday, Aug. 27 to take the combined Diana Schwab Invitational title for a second consecutive season. CJ men shot a team score of 166, good for third among all eight men's teams, while the women outpaced a field of six teams by 17 shots to win the its division outright. Great job Eagles!

 

MEN'S SCORES

WOMEN'S SCORES

COMBINED RESULTS

1

156 - Tecumseh 177 - CJ 343 - CJ

2

165 - Lebanon 194 - Lebanon 359 - Lebanon

3

166 - CJ 222 - Northmont 410 - Xenia

4

172 - Xenia 238 - Xenia 421 - Northmont

5

173 - Middletown 250 - Middletown 423 - Middletown

6

175 - Fairmont 251 - Fairmont 426 - Fairmont

7

191 - Fairborn -NA- -NA-

8

199 - Northmont -NA- -NA-

EAGLES TEE IT UP AS DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Before the CJ women's golf team began its quest for a second consecutive Division II state championship on Monday, August 13 at Twin Base Golf Course,Dayton Daily News staff writer Greg Billings profiled the Eagles in his article, 'CJ girls golfers ready to build on team's success'.

Billings writes:

"CJ, 97-24 in five seasons of golf, is coming off its best one. The Eagles won the Division II state championship in 2011 —a three-stroke win over Poland Seminary — and should be loaded with talented players again despite the graduation of three golfers. Four seniors return and [Coach George] Menker is optimistic about his five freshmen."  Read the full article at daytondailynews.com >

Follow the Eagles' progress all season long from the women's golf team page at cjeagles.org.


WATCH WDTN'S OP FOOTBALL PREVIEW OF THE CJ EAGLES

Thursday, August 8, 2012

Video provided courtesy of WDTN Channel 2.

 

Op Football Preview: Chaminade-Julienne


ALUMNA TO BE INDUCTED INTO OHIO HOOPS HALL

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame announced it will welcome 1998 CJ graduate Tamika Williams-Raymond as a member of its eighth induction class in 2013.

“At Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton, Williams was named national prep player of the year by Street & Smith’s magazine, Naismith, USA Today and Parade magazine. She played on national championship teams at the University of Connecticut in 2000 and 2002,” reads a press release atohiobasketballhalloffame.com.

Williams-Raymond, a 2008 CJ Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, also played professionally in the WNBA for seven seasons and has coached on staff at Ohio State University and the University of Kansas. She – along with 12 other individuals and two teams – will be honored at the OBHOF induction ceremony on May 18, 2013, in Columbus.