Eagle Pride

Quarterback,  Women's Golf up for Player / Team of the Week

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Junior quarterback Jacob Harrison has been nominated for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle.com Player of the Week award after piling up 376 passing yards, 144 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Week 2. Voting ends at noon this Friday, Sept. 12. VOTE NOW >

The Eagles women's golfers were also nominated for Team of the Week honors after pushing its undefeated streak to 18-0 on the season. Voting also ends at noon this Friday, Sept. 12. VOTE NOW >

Eagles run away with Brookville Invitational

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Eagles won their second invitational title this season, besting a field of 13 in the Small School Race at the 49th Annual Brookville Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6. Medalists included Tucker Helms (2nd place), Jack Dalton '17 (5th place), Mike Carper (6th place). Visit the men's cross country team page for more photos and links to full results. 

Eagles Win Season Opener

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In the 2014 season opener, CJ football defeated Troy 42-7. The Eagles next play St. Francis DeSales (Columbus) at Wayne High School on Saturday, September 6. 

Men's Cross Country Wins Moeller Invitational

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Eagles finished first among eight Division II/III schools at the Moeller Primetime Invitational to win the McCarty Cup Trophy on August 22. CJ was paced by sophomore Tucker Helms who finished third overall with an average mile time of 5:46.3. Visit the men's cross country team page for more photos and links to full results. 

WDTN OP FOotball Preview: Chaminade Julienne

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Eagles first take the field Friday, Aug. 29 in a season opener at Troy High School (directions). As the season progresses, check the CJ football team Web page often to find links to highlights and news articles, like this Operation Football Preview from WDTN-TV:

Bruggeman '10 Wins Gold, Twice

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Molly Bruggeman '10 earned two gold medals at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy this summer. The former Eagles rower combined with her American teammates to take first in the women’s four and women's eight races. Bruggeman (pictured below, third from left) is a 2014 graduate of Notre Dame where her sister Gretchen '13, a sophomore, also rows. She is a three-time All-American and a product of the Dayton Boat Club. Read more >


CJ Alumnae Take 2nd at Crew Club Nationals

Monday, July 21, 2014

More good news from Eagles alumnae rowers. In a reunion of sorts, a contingent of former CJ crew athletes teamed up again this summer to compete with other members of the Dayton Boat Club in the 2014 US Rowing National Club Championships. The DBC women's intermediate 4+ which included Caitlin O'Loughlin '13 of Notre Dame, Gretchen Bruggeman '13 of Notre Dame and Maggie Switzer '12 of Mercyhurst (pictured right to left) placed 2nd in the country this summer. 

"The four finished 3.8 seconds behind Penn Athletic Club and 0.4 seconds ahead of 3rd place Vesper in an exciting sprint," according to coach Trish Miles. "The girls also beat a number of Development camp squads and the US Junior National Team entries."

Also pictured: Sarah Peffley (Ohio State), Rebecca Yaklic (Louisville) and Coach Mitch Vossler.

TWo ALumnae Receive College Rowing Honors

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Congratulations to CJ alumnae and former classmates Molly Bruggeman '10 (Notre Dame) and Ally Flinn '10 (Georgetown) who were both named to the All-Region teams by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Assocation. Molly was also named to the 2014 Pocock All-America Second Team. She is currently in Berkeley, Calif. training for the Under-23 World Championships.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Congratulations to Eagles honored for their athletic achievements this season. In addition to league honorees, men's club lacrosse player Ben Reis, a four-year varsity letterwinner and four-year captain, was named Midfielder of the Year, First Team All State, and First Team All Region by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association (OHSLA).

gclc.gclsports.com First Team Second Team
Stephen Hoendorf '16
Kyle Shoup '14
Chandler Spees '14
Alex Livingston '14
Corey Lugiano '14
Matthew Richard '15
Coach of the Year
Dee Werbrich
Erin Colbert '17
Caitlin Mathews '14
Lauren Rose '16
Olivia Childs-Taylor '15
Noelle Grierson '15
Sydney Petroski '14
Track & Field
Kendall Pegues '14
Isaac Renner '14
Kyle McKinney '15
Braxton Horton '15
Nick Boyd '16
Will Peterson '14
Dejah Gilliam '15
Jasmyne Shaw '15
Faith White '15
Ariel Caffee '16
Kyle McKinney '15
Isaac Renner '14
Braxton Horton '15
Nick Boyd '16
Kendall Pegues '14
Ariel Caffee '16
Beth Stumpf '15
Abby Stayer '14
Emily Stayer '14
Faith White '15
Helen Wittman '15
Coach of the Year
Jim Brooks
Malik Guy '15
Carlos Estrada-Sanchez '16
Warren Reynolds '14
Anthony Genovesi '15
Will Huffman '16
Robert Smith '15
Aaron Talib '15
Tim Menker '15
Matthew Pyper '15
Thomas Wilimitis '16


Fifteen Headed to State Track Meet

Monday, June 2, 2014

The men's and women's track team will send 15 student athletes to the 2014 Division II state track meet June 6-7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Congratulations and good luck, Eagles!


4x100 - Regional Champions (43.86)
Isaac Renner, Will Peterson, Braxton Horton, and Kendall Pegues
Alternate: Jaylen Freeman
4x200 - 2nd place (1:30.69)
Isaac Renner, Braxton Horton, Kyle McKinney and Kendall Pegues
Alternate: Jaylen Freeman
Long jump - Regional Champ (22-00.50)
Kyle McKinney - CJ long jumper 'flying' to state (14-0529, myDDN.com)


4x100 - 2nd place (50.24)
Jasmyne Shaw, Faith White, Lauren Pegues and Dejah Gilliam
Alternate: Camille Stevenson
4x800 - 3rd place (9:45.25)
Emily Stayer, Abby Stayer, Helen Wittman and Beth Stumpf

Eagles Soaring Into Regionals

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The baseball Eagles won a district championship with an 11-0 run-rule victory over Cincinnati Madeira on May 23. It is CJ's first district title since 1986. The team has won eight of the last 10 games and has yet to allow a run in postseason play (10-0 vs. Stivers and 3-0 vs. Waynesville). For more on the team's run to regionals, read articles in Thursday's Dayton Daily News (subscription) and in the Hamilton Journal-News

Also competing at regionals are members of the men's and women's track teams. Follow the links to find news and results from the district meet. 

Baseball Wins Sectional Title

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CJ won its first sectional baseball championship since 2008, defeating top-seeded Waynesville 3-0 on May 21. Kyle Shoup pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win, and Chandler Spees recorded the save. After a leading off the game with a triple, Spees scored on a fielder's choice to put the Eagles on top for good in the first inning. Third basemen Stephen Hoendorf went 2-3 at the plate with a double and 2 RBIs. The Eagles advance to the district finals and play the winner of Madiera vs. Williamsburg on Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. at Kings High School (directions). 

Sophomore Wins Sectional Tennis Championship

Monday, May 19, 2014

Congratulations to Carlos Estrada-Sanchez who won the Division II sectional singles championship May 17 at Centerville. He defeated Alex Boardman of Bellbrook and Michael Prevozchikov of Miami Valley in the first place game. The sophomore advances to the district tournament Thursday, May 22 at the ATP Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason (directions) and will face Chris Bak of Cincinnati Clark Montessori in the opening round. 

Rowers Qualify for Nationals

Monday, May 19, 2014

Congratulations to the CJ men's and women's rowers who competed at the Midwest Championship on May 17-18. The girls varsity lightweight four with Margaret Geraghty, Abby O'Loughlin, Ashley Erich and Erin Carmody placed third, and Sophie Johnson placed third in the girls varsity pair. Tony Bogard took first place in the boys varsity double and Joe Dannemiller took first place in the boys second varsity double. These rowers have qualified for the USRowing Youth Nationals at Lake Natoma, California June 13-15. Good luck and go Eagles!

Spring Teams Off to Hot Tourney Start

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The softball and lacrosse teams each began their 2014 tournament seasons with victories on Tuesday, May 13. Softball upset Clinton Massie 8-4 (read more) and lacrosse recorded the first postseason win in school history 16-15 over Miami Valley School (read more). 

Men's and women's track took second and fourth respectively at the 2014 GCL Coed League Meet. The Eagles turned in first place finishes in five events. Find individual results posted on the men's track page and the women's track page

Eagles, Knights Donate to Dayton Children's

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Chaminade Julienne and Alter High School donated $322 to the Dayton Children's Medical Center thanks to the annual Charity PowderPuff Football Tournament. The Eagles defeated the Knights 18-0 on Saturday. A special thanks to everyone who donated and/or patronized this event. 

Senior Wins United Way Award

Thursday, May 7, 2014

Senior Jennifer Meier was named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Student Award presented by the United Way of Greater Dayton. The award honors high school juniors and seniors for their commitment to academic performance, community, and dedication to the service of others. Jennifer is a member of the National Honor Society, actively involved in performing arts, and has accumulated more than 300 hours of service over her four years at CJ. She was nominated by her mother, teacher Judi MacLeod, and Nicole Will, guidance counselor. 

Artists, Writers win Spring Awards

Thursday, May 7, 2014

Congratulations to the following six students who placed in the 2014 Max May Memorial Holocaust Art Contest and Lydia May Holocaust Writing Contest:


  • Rachel Coughlin '17, honorable mention
  • Emily Stayer '14, honorable mention


  • *Marin Zumwald '14, 1st place - prose
  • Megan Barrett '14, 3rd place - prose
  • *Luke Schumann '14, honorable mention - prose
  • Rachel Craighead '14, 3rd place - poetry

Senior Luke Schumann was also awarded honorable mention in the photography category of the 2014 10th Dstrict Congressional Art Competition hosted by the Dayton Art Institute.

*Not pictured.

Coach Young inducted into MVFCA Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bob Young has been unanimously inducted into the 2014 Miami Valley Football Coaches Association (MVFCA) Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame. He will be formally recognized at the 30th annual MVFCA All-Star game on Friday, June 13 at Welcome Stadium.

“It is nice to win this award, but it was an even greater honor to be nominated by one of my former Eagles players,” Young said.

A high school teacher and coach since 1977, Young has spent the last 24 years at CJ where he presently teaches engineering and serves as facilities manager. In addition to football, he has coached baseball, soccer, track and field, tennis, and wrestling during his career.

“Playing sports teaches student athletes to be great leaders and to know what it means to be part of a team, whether that’s on a field or in business,” Young said of his motivation for coaching.

Quiz Bowl Team Finishes Season at REgionals

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Congratulations to members of the Quiz Bowl team who finished tied for sixth place at the Ohio Academic Competition (OAC) regional tournament April 12 at Tippecanoe High School. The Eagles ended the regular season with a 7-1 record and advanced to regionals by winning their postseason tournament. 


Laura Bullock
Nick Dalton
Grace Klosterman
Ryan Menker
Nick Nevius
Patrick Zopff
Jacob Babal
Peter Barclay
Thomas Carmody
Joe Dannemiller
Connor Erbacher
Cannon Hill
Will Huffman
Bridget Miles
Jacob Troutwine
Michael Zopff

Three Win Writing Contest Awards

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seniors Cari Zahn and Vaughn Martin, plus English teacher Jim Brooks, won awards for their poems submitted in the Annual Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Prize contest. The contest is sponsored by Sinclair Community College. Cari's poem "Playground Wedding" and Vaughn's poem "Clockwork" were chosen as co-winners in the high school category. "Poppies" by Mr. Brooks was also chosen a co-winner of the adult category. Winners will be recognized and receive cash prizes at a special invitation-only ceremony on April 21.

Congratulations Eagles!

Senior Named Ohio Basketball and Football All-Star

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Congratulations to senior C.J. Riazzi who will participate in both the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association (OHSFCA) North-South Classic game and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) North-South All-Star game this April. Riazzi is the first student athlete in school history to be selected for both games.

Saturday, April 26 - OHSFCA North-South Classic

The football game (Div. IV, V, VI, and VII) begins at 4:30 p.m. at Welcome Stadium. Congratulations also to fellow participants senior Will Peterson who will play defensive back and coach Marcus Colvin who will serve on the coaching staff.

Sunday, April 27 - OHSBCA North-South All-Star Game

The basketball game (Div. III and IV) begins at 3:45 p.m. at Ohio Dominican University. 


2014 Distinguished Young Women Recipient

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Congratulations to senior Kaylee Piatt who was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Northern Montgomery County. Kaylee was one of 26 finalists in the state-wide competition held in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This year marks the 56th Anniversary of the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio program. The overall winner of this annual competition travels to Mobile, Alabama in June to participate in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Finalists will compete for more than $100,000 in college scholarships. Learn more >

OATCCC Indoor State Championship Results

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Eagles men's and women's indoor track teams qualified to compete in the Division II/III Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) Indoor Track & Field State Championships for the fourth consecutive year on March 8. View full results >

CJ Results:

  • The Girls 4x200 Meter Relay team of Ariel Caffee '16, Faith White '15, Jasmyne Shaw '15 and Keiley Ayers '14 finished 10th (1:49.56).
  • The Boys 4x200 Meter Relay team of Isaac Renner '14, Kyle McKinney '15, Braxton Horton '15 and Kendall Pegues finished 15th (1:36.55).
  • The Girls 4x800 Meter Relay team of Beth Stumpf '15, Rachel Craighead '14, Abby O'Loughlin '15 and Helen Wittman '15 finished 13th (10:45.27).
  • The Boys 4x800 Meter Relay team of John Carper '14, Jack Dalton '17, Tucker Helms '17 and Conor Hickey '14 finished 14th (8:47.62).
  • In the Girls 800 Meter Run, Beth Stumpf '15 finished 13th (2:31.64).
  • In the Girls 3200 Meter Run, Rachel Craighead finished 12th (12:23.25).

CJ opens the 2014 outdoor season on Saturday, March 29 at the Up and Running Invitational hosted by Troy High School.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

gclc.gclsports.com First Team Second Team Honorable Mention
Myo Baxter-Bell '15
C.J. Riazzi '14
Haleigh Shaw '15
Alan Vest '15
Angel Curry '14
Aaron Hammond '14
Jacob Harrison '16
Tyanna McDowell '14
Eric Handorf '14
Katie Sargent '15
Shannon Leik '14
Rebecca Mayer '15
Kris Heidenreich '14
Coach of the Year
Paul Biermann
Claire Meyers '14
Erin Staley '15
Georgia Albino '15
Abby Arestides '17
Vincent Dang '17
Aarik Fretz '15
John Hawthorn '15
Gary LaBianco '14
Claire Meyers '14
Erin Staley '15
Georgia Albino '15
Abby Arestides '17
Sammie Cudney '14
Vincent Dang '17
Katy Harrington '15
John Hawthorn '15
Kaitlin Kearns '14
Claire Meyers '14
Chris McCoy '15
Natalie Murray '16
Matthew Richard '15
Erin Staley '15
Athlete of the Year
Lyle Plummer '14
Mason Kooser '14
McKinley Screetch '15
Deter Spees '16



Thanks for Supporting the Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thank you to all supporters of this year's CJ Blood Drive. This event was co-sponsored February 28 by Student Council and the Community Blood Center, and hosted in Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gymnasium. More than 90 volunteers stepped up to donate blood and 80 pints were collected. The amount represents a total of 240 lives that could be saved. In addition, a number of students, parents, members of the CJ community, and area businesses also made donations of food and drink. A special thanks goes to: Ashley's Bakery, Target, Milanos, Panera (Brown Street), Evans Bakery, and Dewey's Pizza.

2014 Poetry OUt Loud Champ Crowned

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Congratulations to senior Rachel Strahorn who won her third consecutive CJ Poetry Out Loud title at the school-wide competition Monday, Feb. 24. This year's competition was very good and very close said Jim Brooks, English teacher and moderator. Junior Emily Meyer finished in second place, senior John Scaccia took third, and senior Vaughn Martin placed fourth.

Rachel's win qualifies her for the state contest on Saturday, March 8 at Ohio Dominican University's Matesich Theatre (directions). She will perform "Insomnia," by Gabriel Rossetti, "Adam's Curse," by William Butler Yeats, and "The Blackstone Rangers," by Gwendolyn Brooks.

The state contest is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council. Go to www.oac.state.oh.us to learn more. Nationals are held April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.

Best of luck, Rachel!

Karaoke For the Cure Results

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Members of Student Council raised $200 for the American Cancer Society through the Karaoke for the Cure event held the first week of February. Thanks to CJ parents Theresa and Grant Stumpf and all chaperones who volunteered to help make the evening possible.  

Two Bowlers Advance to Districts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Congratulations to senior Eric Handorf and junior Katie Sargent who each advanced to the Division II district bowling tournament on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Beaver-Vu Lanes (directions).

Eric placed third at sectionals with a total of 585 pins in three postseason games, including a team best single-game high of 224. He carries a 208.7 average this season, good for third best in the GCL Coed. View full men's sectional results >

Katie finished in 10th place with 477 total pins. She carries a 181.9 average this season, also good for third best in the GCL Coed. View full women's sectional results >

Swimmers, DIVERS AdvancIng to Districts

Monday, February 10, 2014

Congratulations to 18 CJ men's and women's swimmers and divers who have qualified to compete in the district tournament February 14-15 at Miami University. 


  • Francesca Weizman – Diving
  • Georgia Albino – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
  • Abby Arestides – 200 Medley Relay, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
  • Sammie Cudney – 400 Free Relay
  • Katy Harrington – 400 Free Relay
  • Kaitlin Kearns – 500 Free
  • Claire Meyers – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Fly, 200 Free Relay, 100 Breast
  • Natalie Murray – 400 Free Relay
  • Erin Staley – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Free Relay
  • Abby Stayer – 400 Free Relay


  • Vincent Dang – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 100 Back
  • Aarik Fretz – 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
  • Phillip Hawthorn – 200 Medley Relay
  • John Hawhtorn – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 100 Breast
  • Gary Labianco – 400 Free Relay
  • Chris McCoy – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Breast
  • Ian Moorefield – 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
  • Matthew Richard – 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

For more tournament information, visit www.swdab.org

CJ Welcomes Seven Into Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Congratulations to members of this year's CJ Athletic Hall of Fame class who will be introduced at halftime of the home men's varsity basketball game against Alter on Saturday, Feb. 8. More details >

Honorees include:

  • Charles Schafer '61 - Basketball
  • Timothy Wabler '70 - Baseball
  • Shannon Puckett Wahrhaftig '90 - Soccer, Softball
  • Brandie Hoskins '03 - Basketball
  • Cody Midlam '03 - Wrestling
  • Nathan Peavy '03 - Basketball, Cross Country, Track
  • Christopher Vangas '03 - Football

Three Selected For OHSFCA North-South Game

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association has selected three Eagles to participate in the North-South Football Classic, which is being played Saturday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Welcome Stadium. Coach Marcus Colvin will help lead the Small School (Divisions IV-VII) as an assistant coach. Playing at defensive back for the South squad is CJ senior Will Peterson and at tight end is fellow senior C.J. Riazzi. View full roster >

The OHSFCA Classic is the nation's longest running high school football all-star game. Congratulations Eagles!

Eagles Upset No. 2 Lima Central Catholic

Thursday, January 23, 2014

With the score tied and less than 10 seconds to play, senior C.J. Riazzi raced the ball the length of the court and hit a lay-up as time expired to defeat Lima Central Catholic, the No. 2 ranked team in Ohio Division III men's basketball. The Eagles' 60-58 last-second victory was the team's third win in thrilling fashion this season. Watch highlights online at www.fox45now.com.

Vote Eagles for the All-Tristate Football Team

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Three Eagles football players have made the ballot for the 2014 All-Tristate Football Team. Vote for quarterback Jacob Harrison, linebacker Juleon Elmore, and defensive back Will Peterson online at www.tristatefootball.com. Fan voting is open through noon on Monday, Feb. 3. 

CJ Eagles Swimmers Stand Out From the Flock

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Eagles swimming program proudly hosted the second ever "Best of the Nest" meet at the Dayton Raiders Aquatic Center on Saturday, Jan. 4. Aptly named, the meet is comprised of all schools with winged mascots including the Bellbrook Golden Eagles, Eaton Eagles, Fairborn Skyhawks, and Fairmont Firebirds. This year, the women from CJ took first place (68) by a 20-point margin and the men finished in third place (27), combining for second overall in total team points behind Fairmont. CJ swimmers also turned in first place finishes across seven events (listed below). View full results and read a meet recap by the Fairborn Daily Herald online.

1. Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay (2:02.85) - Abby Arestides, Erin Staley, Claire Meyers, Katy Harrington

15. Girls 500 Yard Free (5:43.38) - Erin Staley

16. Boys 500 Yard Free (5:39.84) - John Hawthorn

17. Girls 200 Yard Free Relay (1:50.79) - Abby Arestides, Kaitlin Kearns, Georgia Albino, Claire Meyers

21. Girls 100 Yard Breast (1:15.19) - Claire Meyers

22. Boys 100 Yard Breast (1:11.35) - John Hawthorn

23. Girls 400 Yard Free Relay (4:13.52) - Kaitlin Kearns, Katy Harrington, Samantha Cudney, Erin Staley

CJ WRITING CONTEST Winners Announced

Jim Brooks, English teacher; January 2, 2014

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


Freshmen/Sophomores Juniors/Seniors
1st Place  Jacob Troutwine Cari Zahn
2nd Place  Anna Haralson Mimi Uwase
3rd Place  Jillian Hammerly Laura Bullock
Honorable Mention Ian Simon C.J. Riazzi


1st Place Lauren Eifert LiNan McSherry
2nd Place Aaron Gerhard Miranda Fryman
3rd Place Caroline Weiler Ashley Huffman
Honorable Mention Conner Goode Lizzy Schmitt
  Abby Arestides Margot Duffy
  Austin Fuchs Catherine Grady
  Noah Mussin Phillips Cierra Stevenson
  Rachel Coughlin Vaughn Martin
  Noah Amstutz  


1st Place Tucker Helms Miranda Fryman
2nd Place Hannah Schwager Jesse Thompson
3rd Place (T) Jacob Troutwine Grace Horner
3rd Place (T) Noah Mussin Phillips  
Honorable Mention Megan Stefan Nicholas Dalton
  Gabrielle Elders Eric Handorf
  Claire Vaughn Rachel Strahorn


1st Place Jack Dalton Vaughn Martin
2nd Place Hannah Schwager Cari Zahn
3rd Place (T) Bella Peters Caroline Chick
3rd Place (T) Sara Bowman  
Honorable Mention Kyle Hixenbaugh Miranda Fryman
  Audrey Thacker Keiley Ayers
  Daniel Feldmann Bobby Krupa
  Camille Stevenson Sarah Chapman
  Graham Curry  
  Rachel Coughlin  

Religion Teacher Tim Dillon Earns PH.D.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Congratulations to Tim Dillon who received his doctorate from the University of Dayton during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. The CJ religion teacher and current department chair earned his Ph.D. in theology from the department of Religious Studies. Mr. Dillon thanked his wife, Mary Ellen, for her support and said he originally chose the program so that he could stay local and continue teaching at CJ while in school. “Some people climb mountains,” he quipped, “but I’ve always wanted a doctorate degree.” He has served as an educator at CJ for 30 years and also holds master’s degrees in theological studies (UD) and clinical psychology (Xavier University) as well a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College. 

Three Eagles Named to All-State Team

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Congratulations to three Eagles football players who were named to the Division V All-Ohio team by the Associated Press. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Harrison received first team honors, senior defensive back Will Peterson received second team honors, and senior defensive back Juleon Elmore received honorable mention honors. 

Artwork ON Display at Dayton Art Institute

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Congratulations to six students and a recent graduate who now have work on display in the Max May Memorial Exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute:

  • Alicia Cleaver '15
  • Jacoby Cobble '15
  • Maria Emery '15
  • Catherine Grady '15
  • George Miller '13
  • Katelin Sargent '15
  • Maureen Zopff '16

Artwork will be on display through Sunday, Jan 12. There will be a closing reception held from 3 to 5 p.m. that day.

Six Earn Southwest All-District Honors

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Congratulations to six Eagles football players who earned Southwest All-District honors this season. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Harrison was named the Offensive Player of the Year in Division V. Joining him on the first team from the defensive side of the ball are senior linebacker Juleon Elmore and senior defensive back Will Peterson. The receiving corps of senior C.J. Riazzi, junior Zach Burneka and sophomore Tyler Traylor are named on the Honorable Mention list.  GO EAGLES!

2013 Division V, REgion 18 Football Playoffs

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Your Eagles (6-4) play at Richwood North Union High School (9-1) this Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Division V Region 18 high school football playoffs. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear green.


Support CJ by purchasing pre-sale tickets for $7 in the athletic office and Welcome Center this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (P-T Conferences), or Friday from 8 a.m. to noon (no school this day). Our school keeps a portion of advanced sales. All tickets are $9 at the gate and no passes will be honored.


A spirit bus will be available to transport students from CJ to the game and back. The cost to ride is $10, which includes admission to the game plus a pizza dinner and drink. Students must return a signed permission slip to the office of student services by noon this Thursday. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the bus departs at 4:45 p.m.


North Union High School is located at 401 North Franklin St. in Richwood, Ohio (directions), about 97 minutes northeast of Dayton via State Route 4. Parking costs $2 per car. Lots will be open at the high school as well as at the adjacent elementary and middle schools. A shuttle service will run from the elementary and middle school parking lots to the stadium. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact or email Scott Pierce, athletic director, at (937) 461-3740 x233.

GCL Co-ed All Conference Teams

Thursday, October 31, 2013

gclc.gclsports.com First Team Second Team
Cross Country
Rachel Craighead '14
Conor Hickey '14
Helen Wittman '15
John Carper '14
John Hawthorn '15
Tucker Helms '17
Ben Reis '14
Zach Burneka '15
Juleon Elmore '14
Jacob Harrison '16
Will Peterson '14
CJ Riazzi '14
Tyler Traylor '16
Braxton Horton '15
Alex Livingston '14
Davion McKinney '15
Danny Meyer '15
Adam Pendergrass '15
Marvin Radford '15
Josh Simons '16
Sam Stidham '15
Antwand Wilson '16
Coach of the Year
George Menker '55
Athlete of the Year
Sarah Downing '15
Kaitlyn Cartone '14
Ellie Cronin '16
Aaron Marshall '14
Chandler Spees '14
Emma Hawthorn '14
Rachel Strahorn '14
Quin Armstrong '14
Scott Stoermer '14
Logan Dix '17
Kate Quinttus '16
Ryan Menker '14
Kendall Pegues '14
Coach of the Year
Jim Brooks
Natalie Allen '16
Mackenzie Boyer '14
Brianna Douglas '17
Kelly Pleiman '17
Margot Duffy '15
Ashley Huffman '15
Beth Stumpf '14
Samantha Cudney '14
Megan Murray '14



Student Council Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Members of Student Council contributed $575 to the American Cancer Society as a result of a Homecoming "Pink Out" donation drive. Thanks to all students, parents, alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends who generously supported this initiative at the football game on Friday, Oct. 11. The month of October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

2009 Grad Named UC Engineer of the Month

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A 2009 alumnus, who enrolled in CJ's Project Lead The Way biomedical sciences program as a high school student, was named the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) engineer of the month for October 2013.

Cameron Ingram, a fifth-year senior majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in medical science, maintains a 3.94 GPA as an undergraduate. He has been the recipient of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship, served as president of the school’s Biomedical Engineering Society, and completed two co-ops while dually enrolled in UC CEAS and the UC College of Medicine.

Currently, Cameron is completing his senior capstone project in the Division of Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also serves voluntarily as director of quality improvement at a clinical internship with the Crossroad Health Center in Over-the-Rhine, a downtown neighborhood.

Cameron has been accepted to enroll in UC’s medical school next summer and will be married in June 2014. Congratulations and best of luck!

Information courtesy of a release by Desiré Bennett posted at http://ceas.uc.edu/eom13-14/eomoct13.html. Follow the link to read more and watch Cameron's featured video (screenshot above).  

Recent CJ Alumni Excel as College Athletes

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kurt Hess '09, senior quarterback at Youngstown State University, has been named a finalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy reported YSUsports.com. Nominees for the award, which honors college football's best and brightest scholar athlete, must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA, show outstanding prowess on the gridiron and be models for leadership and citizenship. 

Senior golfer Micaela Cronin '10 made headlines twice in September at Cleveland State University. The Viking, who plays alongside former Eagles teammate Madeline Kaminski '10, was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on Sept. 18 just a day after she set the program's 36 hole record at the Chicago State Cougar Invitational. During a practice round, Micaela hit a hole in one!

Fellow Cleveland State college athlete Grace Kauth '13 (volleyball) also earned Horizon League honors in September for her MVP offensive performance in the Cincinnati Invitational. She helped the Vikings to the tournament championship, recording a total of 39 kills and 26 digs over three matches. 

And in his first college cross country race, Matthaus Ayers '13 finished in seventh place (30:59) overall to help the Purple Knights of Saint Michael's College win the Vermont Technical Invitational on Sept. 14. 

Saint Mary's cross country runner Kathryn Marshall '13 helped her team to a strong fourth place finish in the MIAA Jamboree league race in late September.

For more updates like these, be sure to "Like" the Chaminade Julienne Alumni Facebook page and join the conversation!


Golfers Shoot Program's 5th Best Team Score

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Eagles women's golf team (4-0) emphatically kept its undefeated streak alive Monday, Aug. 12 against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, recording a team score of 165, the fifth lowest in program history. Read more >

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 (directions). 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


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 Cincinnati. The 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). More details >

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

First Team
Second Team
Hannah Mahorney '13
Caitlin Mathews '14
Nikki Northern '13
Sydney Petroski '14
Lauren Rose '16
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
Will Keller '13
Alex Livingston '14
Will Duffy '15
Zach Poelking '13
Kyle Shoup '14
Chandler Spees '14
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
Coach of the Year
Jim Brooks
Carlos Estrada-Sanchez '16
Thomas Cox '13
Robert Smith '15
Matthew Miles '13


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! Vote for Mrs. Ooten's video lesson on Facebook between now and May 28, and you could help Chaminade Julienne win $5,000 for science lab equipment!  Learn more >

"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.  Read more >
  • 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' 11 served as model. Read more >
  • 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. Read more >
  • 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. Read more >

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! Read more >


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

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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):


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


  • 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 (directions). 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

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


GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Justin Clark '13**
Austin Piatt '13
Tim Riley '13
Bowling TBA TBA
Swimming & Diving -- Mike McGinnis '14
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

*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 or www.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.  View complete results >

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.



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, visit www.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. Learn more about Sr. Nicole >

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. Read more >

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 (directions).

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 the 2012 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.

Men's Teams >    |    Women's Teams >

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.  Check out the article >

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


156 - Tecumseh
177 - CJ 343 - CJ


165 - Lebanon
194 - Lebanon 359 - Lebanon


166 - CJ
222 - Northmont 410 - Xenia


172 - Xenia 238 - Xenia 421 - Northmont


173 - Middletown 250 - Middletown 423 - Middletown


175 - Fairmont 251 - Fairmont 426 - Fairmont


191 - Fairborn -NA- -NA-


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 at ohiobasketballhalloffame.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.

CJ Football "Team To Beat" in Region 16

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Following the team's regional runners-up finish a season ago, JJHuddle.com picked the Eagles as this year's "team to beat" in Region 16 of Ohio high school Division IV football. CJ begins the 2012 season on the road Friday, August 24 with a re-match of last year's opener against Division I Troy High School.

Eagles Alumna Named NCAA Head Coach

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Congratulations to Allison Kern, '03, who was named head women's basketball coach at Misericordia University this June. The CJ alumna is a graduate of John Carroll University, where she played basketball for four years. Kern also helped lead the Eagles to a state championship during her senior season. More details >

Best of luck, Allison!

Spring Sports All League TEams

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GGCL Grey North

First Team
Second Team
Coach of the Year

Dee Werbrich

Anne Marie Krug '13
Hannah Mahorney '13
Sydney Petroski '14
GGCL Grey North Champs
Coach of the Year
Jerry Puckett
Runner of the Year
Cierra Brown '12
Camille Dickens '12
Allie Coleman '12
Devanae MItchell '13
Erinn Bailey '13
Natalie Prince '12
Camille Dickens '12
Allie Coleman '12
Erin Warfield '12
Devanae Mitchell '13
Tia Jones '13
Emily Shira '13
Kathryn Marshall '13
Addi Helms '15
Helen Wittman '15



GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Athlete of the Year
Sam Spees '12
Daniel Barhorst '12
Alex Livingston '14
Will McKelvey '12
Athlete of the Year
Antwan Persons '13
Brandon Payne '13
Darnell Dunson '12
Namron Bush '12
Connor Hickey '14
Brandon Payne '13
Darnell Dunson '12
Wesley Lumpkin '13
Antwan Persons '13
MItchell Jones '12
Kyle McKinney '15
CinQuan Haney '13
Athlete of the Year
Andrew Bole '12

John Manovich '12
Tony Vo '12
Daniel Striebich '12
Anthony Genovesi '15
Connor Kaminski '12
Matthew Miles '13



Eagle Rowers Take sixth at Nationals

Mike Miles, CJ crew coach, Monday, June 11, 2012

Congratulations to CJ crew members Lydia Schmitt '13, Clare Geraghty '13, and Kaitlin Blanchard '14, who finished sixth at the US Rowing Youth National Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The boat qualified by winning their Friday heat, then placing in the semifinal on Saturday.  A boys boat with with Eagles Peter Skrobot '12 and Zach Thomas '14 also raced on Friday.

Way to go, Eagles!

CJ Alumnae at NCAA Crew National Championships

Mike Miles, CJ crew coach, Monday, June 4, 2012

Alumnae and former Eagles rowing program student-athletes Annie Haley '09, Abby Meyers and Molly Bruggeman competed in the NCAA rowing championships during the final weekend in May. Haley won her second consecutive Division III title with Williams College. Bruggeman and Meyers of Notre Dame each helped the Fighting Irish to a 15th place team finish in Division I.

Congratulations girls! Click photo to view larger.

Charity Powderpuff Results are in

Angela Ruffolo, teacher and Senior Class Moderator, Wednesday, May 31, 2012

The three area Catholic high schools – CJ, Carroll and Alter – combined to raise $756.97 through the Charity Powder Puff Football Tournament that took place Saturday, May 12. The total represents the largest contribution ever collected In the three-year history of this charity event! All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, and will be presented as a gift from all three schools.

Counselor, Principal Recognized with Archdiocese Awards

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Congratulations to two Chaminade Julienne faculty members who were recognized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Catholic Schools Office with special awards.

Last week, Susan Eichenauer received the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The award is given to 10 Catholic faculty members, parish lay ministers, and graduating high school seniors who demonstrate the values of Sr. Stang, SNDdeN '49, by advancing social justice. Susan is the third consecutive Sr. Stang recipient from CJ in the award's three-year history. Cora Harrison '10 and Mick Mominee are the others.

Additionally, John Marshall was named one of two inaugural winners of the St. John the Baptist Award for introducing innovative programs during the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's annual Principal's Meeting in April. John is among 10 fellow Catholic school principals who received one of the six new awards for their distinguished service.

Spring Season Continues for Track, Crew Teams

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Congratulations to the men’s and women’s track and crew programs on their postseason success thus far.

Track & Field

The Eagles’ women’s track team ran away with the Division II district title May 17 and 19 at UD’s Welcome Stadium, finishing 63 points ahead of the second place team with 134. The men’s team finished outside of the top five, but two individual qualifiers will compete in the next round.

The men’s and women’s regional track tournament will be held Thursday, May 24 (4 p.m. field events, 4:30 p.m. track events) and Saturday, May 26 (11:30 a.m. start) at Welcome Stadium. Congratulations to the following regional qualifiers (top four advance)!


  • Antwan Persons (20-7.75), 2nd place  -- long jump
  • Connor Hickey (10:48.90), 3rd place – 3200 meter run



  • *Cierra Brown (14.25) & Camille Dickens (14.86), 1st and 2nd place – 100 meter hurdles
  • C. Dickens (46.33) & C. Brown (47.31), 1st and 2nd place – 300 meter hurdles
  • *C. Dickens (18-3) & Devanae Mitchell (18-1), 1st & 2nd place – long jump
  • D. Mitchell (12.44), 1st place – 100 meter dash
  • C. Brown, Allie Coleman, D. Mitchell, Jasmine Shaw (50.62); 1st place – 4 x 100m
  • C. Brown, A. Coleman, C. Dickens, D. Mitchell (1:42.94); 1st place, 4 x 200m
  • Helen Wittmann (12:31.08), 1st place – 3200 meter run
  • Tia Jones (34-2), 2nd place – shot put
  • A. Coleman (26.80), 3rd place – 200 meter dash
  • A. Coleman (61.43), 4th place – 400 meter dash
  • Addi Helms, Kathryn Marshall, Emily Shira, H. Wittmann (10:09.97); 3rd place – 4 x 800m
  • K. Marshall (5:33.96), 4th place – 1600m run

*Indicates new meet record


Two boats qualified to compete in the national rowing championships on Sunday, May 20 after finishing second (women’s) and third (men’s) at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships on Harsha Lake in Batavia.

CJ rowers moving on to compete in the U.S. Rowing Youth championships this June include women’s competitors Kaitlin Blanchard, Clare Geraghty, and Lydia Schmitt (4 07:54.600), and men’s competitors Zach Thomas and Peter Skrobot (3 07:08.500).

Crew Alumni Compete in College Championships

Coach Mike Miles was proud to announce that three Eagles alumnae will compete amongst rowers in the NCAA Championship field. Congratulations to  Molly Bruggeman ‘10 (Notre Dame) Annie Haley ‘09 (Williams College), and Abby Meyers ‘09 (Notre Dame).

CJ Sweeps Charity Powderpuff Games

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CJ seniors swept the competition at the Touchdown for Tots Charity Powderpuff Tournament on Saturday, May 12, beating Alter 12-0 in the first game of the day and shutting out Carroll 20-0 in the final match-up between the three schools. Thanks to everyone who supported this event. All of the proceeds are being donated to the Children's Medical Center of Dayton.

Easterling has posted a new photo album on their Web site, where visitors can view or purchase powderpuff pictures.

Eagles Soar at State Science Fair

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM, Monday, May 7, 2012

Congratulations to the following CJ students who participated, and made a great showing, at the State Science Day on Saturday, May 5 at Ohio State University:

  • Matt Dudon ’14 scored an Excellent and won a special award from Nestlé.
  • Kathryn Marshall ’13 scored an Excellent.
  • Rebecca Reis ’12 scored an Excellent and won a special award.
  • Pearse Scudder ’15 scored a Superior.

The competition featured more than 1,000 students in grades 5-12.

Science Olympiad Wraps Up Season

Andrea Varney, moderator, Friday, April 27, 2012

After a shaky start at Invitationals earlier in the year, the CJ Science Olympiad team medaled in three events at the Regional Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, March 17. Although the team did not place, five students medaled in their individual events.

Leading the Eagles in medals was sophomore Zach Thomas, who brought home two – a 5th place Astronomy medal earned with junior partner Sam Wittman to go with a 4th place Remote Sensing medal won with senior partner Arthur Siwecki. Additionally, seniors Brian Beall and Sam Beach placed 6th in Thermodynamics.

Congratulations on a great year!

Quiz Bowl Teams Compete at National, State Level

Monday, April 21, 2012

Congratulations to members of two CJ Quiz Bowl teams, who were busy competing at national and state-wide competitions during the weekend of April 18-20.

During the Ohio Academic Competition regional tournament Saturday, April 21, CJ's six-time GCAL league-champion Quiz Bowl team qualified to compete in the state championships by placing second amongst eight other high school varsity squads. The Eagles will move on to compete for a state title in Columbus on Saturday, May 5 for the first time in school history. The final competition will be held at Columbus State Community College. View more details >

On Saturday and Sunday, an Eagles Junior Council on World Affairs Quiz Bowl team consisting of seniors Jon Meyer, Sam Mullins, Tony Vo and Patrick Miles competed in the 10th Annual National Academic WorldQuest Competition in Washington D.C. The team of four, which qualified for the international event by winning the Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA) Academic WorldQuest competition on February 9, competed against 44 teams from schools in states ranging from New York to Hawaii (and one team from Egypt). CJ represented one of only two teams from Ohio.

Additionally, 22 JCOWA students will be participating in the Dayton Council on World Affairs Geography Bowl on Friday, April 27 hosted at the Univresity of Dayton.

Best of luck to all Eagle quiz-bowlers!

2010 Alumna Excelling on the Water

Mike Miles, crew head coach, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recent CJ alumna Molly Bruggeman '10 has been selected as one of 20 rowers nationwide to attend the USRowing Association Under-23 National Team Selection Camp. The University of Notre Dame sophomore will compete for a spot at the U23 World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania in July.

in 2011, Molly earned All-Big East honors rowing with the Fighting Irish as a freshman, and was joined in that honor by her Notre Dame teammate and fellow CJ alumna Abby Meyers ‘09.

Best of luck Molly!

Max May Memorial Holocaust Art & Writing Winners

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UPDATE  -  Max May Memorial Holocaust Writing Contest winners were announced Tuesday, April 3 and included five CJ students:

  • Bridget McCormick '12 -- First Place, poetry
  • P.J. Stephens '12 -- Second Place, poetry
  • Sharon Reynolds '12 -- Third Place, poetry
  • Breonna Pinson '12 -- Second Place, prose
  • Daniel Barhorst '12 -- Honorable Mention, prose

In addition, artwork submissions by five students won awards in the Max May Memorial Holocaust Art Contest. Congratulations to the following Eagles who placed in Division II (grades 9-12):

  • Jesse Thompson '14 -- Best in Show
  • Jacoby Cobble '15 -- First Place
  • Patrick Zopff '14 -- Second Place
  • Maggie Mochty '14 -- Third Place
  • Chumari Bowser '15 -- Honorable Mention

All winners will be acknowledged at the Yom Hashoah event on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Beth Abraham Synagogue (directions). Art will be on display prior to the event starting at 6 p.m. 

Great work Eagles!

Four Advance to State Science Fair

Amanda Ooten, Science Fair moderator, Monday, March 19, 2012

Four of CJ's six District Science Fair qualifiers have advanced to compete at the state level. Congratulations to sophomore Matt Dudon, junior Kathryn Marshall, senior Rebecca Reis, and freshman Pearse Scudder. These students will present their projects and compete for more than $2.2 million in scholarships and awards at the State Science Day on Saturday, May 5 at Ohio State University's French Field House and St. John Arena.  More details >

Good luck Eagles!

Freshman Takes First at Library Writing Contest

Jim Brooks, English teacher, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congratulations to freshman Laura Bullock, who took first place in the short-short story category of the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Writing Contest (open to area students in grades 7-12). For her winning entry, Laura earned a $100 cash prize and will have her story printed and circulated in a special library collection.

Great job!

2012 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

Diana Barr, Visual Arts department chair, Monday, March 5, 2012

Congratulations to four CJ students whose entries were selected as regional winners in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition judging March 3-4. Their work will be taken to Columbus March 10-11 to be judged at the state level.

  • Simonne Gage '12, photography
  • Stephanie Moore '14, photography
  • Cory Sager '13, photography
  • Rachel Strahorn '15, photography

Approximately 12,000 pieces of artwork from schools throughout Ohio are selected regionally and judged to fill just 300 coveted spots for state winners.

2012 District Science Fair Qualifiers

Amanda Ooten, Science Fair moderator, Monday, March 5, 2012

Congratulations to the 12 Eagles who competed at the County Science Day at UD March 3.

Six of the 12 CJ participants were awarded a rating of Superior, and will advance to the District level:

  • Matt Dudon
  • Kathryn Marshall
  • Rebecca Reis (achieved a perfect project score of 40)
  • Sharon Reynolds
  • Elizabeth Rosenkranz
  • Pearse Scudder

Additionally, Kathryn received a special award from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and Rebecca received a special Girls in Science & Engineering award from Teradata Corporation.

The District Science Fair will be held March 17 at Central State University. We wish our Eagles the best at that completion, which directly leads to the state competition at OSU.

2011-12 Chaminade Julienne Writing Contest

Winners Announced

Molly Bardine & Jim Brooks, English department, March 2, 2012

The following CJ students were recognized for placing or earning honorable mention in the school'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  Laura Bullock Abby Craighead
2nd Place  Alicia Cleaver Jacob Porter
3rd Place  Addi Helms Sam Mullins
Honorable Mention Phoebe Moreo Cameron Rohrer
  Caroline Chick Danny Siebenthaler
  Monica Rains  

Short Story

1st Place Cierra Stevenson Megan Scupski
2nd Place Ashley Huffman Chris Menart
3rd Place Laura Bullock Cari Meixner
Honorable Mention Zac Collopy Emily Shira
  Erin Berberich Maggie Switzer
  Addi Helms  
  Elizabeth Sinnathamby  
  Cannon Hill  
  Cari Zahn  
  Julianne Evans  


1st Place LiNan McSherry Emily Casey
2nd Place Miranda Fryman Arthur Siwecki
3rd Place Sophie Johnson Mary Haley
Honorable Mention Grace Klosterman Emma Stumpf
  Francesca Weizman Sam Spees
  Olivia Levine  
  Kelsey Dufresne  


1st Place Nick Nevius Austin Piatt
2nd Place Doug Neff Eddie Ruff
3rd Place Elizabeth Sinnathamby (T) Sara Held
    (T) Megan Scupski
Honorable Mention Beth Stumpf Annemarie Krug
  Grace Klosterman Kathryn Marshall
  Katherine Harrington Chris Menart
  Julia Ward Kateri Dillon
    Jacob Trick

WInter Sports All League TEams

Monday, February 27, 2012

GGCL Grey North

First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention
GGCL Grey North
Coach of the Year
Mandy Myers
Simonne Gage '12
Raytea Long '12
Emily Michael '12
- - Krista White '13
Bowling - - - - Katie Sargent '15
Claire Meyers '14
Adrianne Marx '12
Sheridan Zumwald '12
- -


*Associated Press Division II All-Ohio
Honorable Mention: Raytea Long
*All-Southwest District Team
Coach of the Year:  Mandy Myers
Second Team:  Raytea Long
Honorable Mention:  Emily Michael

GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
GCL North Champs
Coach of the Year
Joe Staley
Athlete of the Year
John Staley '12
Justin Bibbs '14
Justin Clark '13
Austin Piatt '13
Eric Handorf '14
P.J. Stephens '12
D'Angelo Thompson '13
Greg Evans '12
GCL North Champs
Coach of the Year
Tim Begley
Athlete of the Year
Lyle Plummer '14
Tyler McBeath '12
Patrick McManus '12
Tommy Redinger '13
Alex Screetch '12
McKinley Screetch '15
Dominic Genovese '12
Justin Mornhinweg '13
Patrick Steffan '13
Thomas Yoshida '13


*All-Southwest District Team
First Team:  John Staley
Honorable Mention:  Justin Bibbs
*Division II All-Ohio Special Mention
John Staley
*North vs. South All-Star Game Selection

John Staley

**Individual State Qualifier

Lyle Plummer (second consecutive season)

CJ Students, Community Continue to Fight Human Trafficking

Angela Ruffolo, Student Council moderator, Thursday, February 23, 2012

In a combined effort, members of Student Council and Key Club -- bolstered by tremendous support from the CJ community -- raised $750 to donate to the S.O.A.P. Foundation (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution).

  • Student Council sponsored a charity bake sale at the end of January, and collected donations at the CJ vs. Alter men’s basketball game in February.

  • Key Club helped host the Sister Dorothy Stang Symposium on Human Trafficking and was able to collect donations at that event as well.

Thanks to all who generously supported CJ’s efforts to donate to S.O.A.P. and to help raise awareness of this growing problem affecting people in the United States and throughout the world. The Class of 2012 hopes to sponsor more of these kinds of activities as students tackle this issue for their senior service project.

UK High School Indoor Track Invitational

Jerry Puckett, track coach, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Six Eagles qualified to compete in the prestigious University of Kentucky Indoor Track High School Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 18. Congratulations to junior Antwan Persons, who won the long jump (22' 2.5"), and senior Cierra Brown, who took first in the triple jump (38' 8.25"). View the complete results at www.uktrack.com.

2012 Montgomery County Science Fair Qualifiers

Amanda Ooten, Science Fair moderator, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congratulations to the 17 CJ students who qualified for the Montgomery County Science Fair by scoring a 34 or higher in the school-wide competition February 23. The following students have the opportunity to present their projects in the next round at the University of Dayton on Saturday, March 3:

• Mackenzie Boyer
• Matt Dudon
• Molly Fitch
• Kathryn Marshall
• Megan Murray
• Lyle Plummer
• Rebecca Reis
• Sharon Reynolds
• Rachel Rogers

• Elizabeth Rosenkranz
• Luke Schumann
• Leighanne Schwab
• Pearse Scudder
• Haleigh Shaw
• Nicole Weckesser
• Tom Weckesser
• Helen Wittman

OMEA District 12 Honor Participants

Debi Schutt, Performing Arts chair, Tueseday, February 21, 2012

Congratulations to all of our students who performed at this year’s OMEA District 12 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated event. Twelve students participated at this year’s event hosted at Stebbins High School on February 11. The following students earned Superior Ratings for their solo and ensemble performances:

  • Abby Lisjak (flute solo)
  • Maddie Brown (saxophone solo)
  • David Marshall (euphonium solo)
  • Kaylee Piatt (vocal solo)
  • Jenny Meier (vocal solo)

Additionally, the CJ Percussion Ensemble made up of students Jay Bryant, William Howard, Bobby Krupa, Marissa Miller and Pearse Scudder earned a Superior Rating as well.

Brooks Wins Sportsmanship Award

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jim Brooks, English teacher and head men's and women's varsity tennis coach, has been selected by members of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association (OTCA) to receive the 2012 Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. Jim will be recognized at the annual OTCA banquet at the end of February.

In September 2011, Jim was also recognized by the CJ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Honorary Alumni Award. He has served the CJ community for more than 30 years as a teacher, coach and volunteer.

Congratulations Coach Brooks!

2012 National Scholarship Finalists

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congratulations to seniors Mitchell Jones, Christopher Menart and Sam Mullins for being recognized as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

According to nationalmerit.org, Christopher and Sam are among about 15,000 National Merit Scholarship finalists in the running for approximately 8,300 Merit Scholarship awards. 

Mitchell is one of about 1,300 students being considered for the NMSC's National Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship program specifically recognizes outstanding Black American high school students. A total of 700 finalists will receive a $2,500 single-payment award.

Congrats and good luck seniors!

Five Eagles Make ‘Alter Idol’ Cut

Monday, January 30, 2012

UPDATE (12-0218): Congratulations to Waltaevia who finished in 2nd place and Caitlin Pearn who finished in 5th place.

Five Chaminade Julienne students have been selected to perform at the first annual Alter Idol singing competition Saturday, Feb. 18.  

Following a January audition, CJ students Addi Helms ’15, Waltaevia Jones ’15, Cari Meixner ’12, Kaylee Piatt ’14, and Catilin Pearn ’13 were chosen to make solo performances at the first-ever competition. The girls will compete for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 against 15 other 8th-12th graders from across the Miami Valley.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted in Alter High School’s gym (directions). Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.

Alumnae Assists On George Lucas Film

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dayton Daily News columnist Amelia Robinson blogged Tuesday about the recent work of 2005 Chaminade Julienne graduate Taylor Jillian Robinson in promotion of George Lucas' latest blockbuster film Red Tails. She reported that as an employee of Industrial Light and Magic -- a division of Lucasfilm -- the CJ alumnae "worked with the media, set up screens and interacted with Tuskegee Airmen all over the country."  Learn more here at DaytonDailyNews.com >

Congratulations Taylor, keep up the good work!

Former Eagle Cagers Earn Bragging Rights at Alumni Game

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CJ alumni, ranging in graduation years from 1993 to 2011, paid a visit to the gym over Christmas break to take on current members of the men's varsity basketball team during the Eagles Alumni Game.

For more than 25 years the alumni game has been a fun way for former players to reconnect with CJ and visit their alma mater, and it has been played nearly every season since said current varsity head coach Joe Staley, ‘72. The informal event is a highlight each year because it allows former players a chance to interact with the current Eagles team.

Generations of CJ cagers clashed on the court Friday, Dec. 23, pitting this season’s varsity squad against 11 former varsity basketball players. Led by coach Staley, the alumni team proved victorious with a barn-burning 41-40 win over their fellow Eagle opponents, who were coached by current freshman head coach Tony Ricciuto, ’74.

Thanks to everyone who participated, especially our returning alumni players and coaches!

Player Roster

Class of 2006: Evan Allen, Alex Johnson

Class of 2008: Joe Szabo, John McGinnis, Chad Briggs

Class of 2010: Joe Staley, David Cordonnier, Mike Pyper

Class of 2011: Mike Russell, Tim Szabo, Logan Daugherty


Joe Staley, ’72; Tony Ricciuto, ’74; Charlie Szabo, ’98; Mike Collins, ’93; Jonathon BIbbs, ‘10

View the CJ men's basketball all-time records >

Strong Start to CJ SWimming Season

Monday, December 12, 2011

In the Eagles first meet of the 2011-12 season, the women's swim team finished first in a field of 23 schools and the men's team finished eighth in a field of 21 at the Trotwood-Greenon High School Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 10. Great job!

View complete results >

Girls Golfers Recognized at Ohio Statehouse

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

All seven members of the Chaminade Julienne Division II State champion women’s golf team, along with head coach George Menker, were recognized on the floor of both sessions of the Ohio General Assembly Tuesday, Dec. 6.

During the team's visit, the Eagles were presented with a special resolution from Rep. Clayton Luckie, '81, and from Senators Bill Beagle and Peggy Lehner.  View a photo from the visit at WDTN.com > 

Video courtesy of www.ohiochannel.org

In October, the Eagles won the 2011 State golf championship in just the program’s fifth full season of competition. The State golf team title is the school’s first since 1933, and the first-ever for the women’s program. 

Stumpf '12 Earns Special Volleyball Honor

Monday, December 5, 2011

Senior Emma Stumpf was recognized Sunday, Dec. 4 as a four-year varsity letter-winner at the Regional Finalist Team Celebration held in the auditorium. Since joining the varsity volleyball team as a freshman in 2008-09, Stumpf has been named to the GGCL All Conference team three times.

The ceremony Sunday, a first of its kind, was hosted in celebration of the members of CJ football, volleyball, and cheerleading teams along with the student-trainers, who all extended their season with regional finals appearances and, as a result, were not recognized at the fall sports banquet.

Fall Sports All League TEams

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

GGCL Grey North

GGCLsports.com First Team Second Team Honorable Mention
Cross Country
Helen Wittman '15
Mary Kate Carigg '12
Carli Goode '14
Beth Rosenkranz '13
Diann Bonner '12
Kaitlyn Cartone '14
Mikaela Hadaway '13
Adrianne Marx '12
Emily Poock '13 Erin Warfield '12
Soccer Jordan Yaney '12 Schaudon Herd '12  
Brooke Sandridge '13
Allie McMahon '12
Emily Shira '13
Mary Haley '12
Ruby Fortson '12
Ashley Huffman '15
Coach of the Year
Dennis Hale
Athlete of the Year
Grace Kauth '13
Heidi Hess '13
Emma Stumpf '12
Anna Kroger '13 Haleigh Shaw '15


*SW Ohio DII Girls Golf All Star Team
First team:  Bonner, Hadaway (Player of the Year)
Honorable Mention:  Cartone, Marx, Poock
Coach of the Year:  George Menker
**District 15 OHSVCA DII All Star Team
First Team:  Kauth, Stumpf
Second Team:  Hess
Honorable Mention:  Cudney, Kroger, Shaw
Coach of the Year:  Dennis Hale

GCL North

GCLsports.com First Team Second Team
Cross Country

William Bonner '13

John Carper '14
Conor Hickey '14
Sam Mullins '12
Ben Reis '14
Luke Schumann '14
Chandler Spees '14
Marco Gresham '12
Darrien Howard '13
Mitchell Jones '12
Brandon Payne '13
Darian Reynolds '12
Ja'mel Sanders '13
Sam Spees '13
Jon Besecker '12
Chris Darden '13
NIck Flannery '12
Kris Lampkin '13
Zach Poelking '13
Jacob Porter '12
Thomas WIttmann '12
Soccer Christian Knight '12
Eddie Ruff '12
Charlie Emmerich '12
Nate Rose '12


*All Southwest District Division IV
First Team Defense:  Howard (Player of the Year), Gresham, Spees
Second Team Offense:  Jones, Payne
Second Team Defense:  Sanders
Honorable Mention:  Reynolds

A Note to the CJ Community

Monday, November 14, 2011

This note was emailed to Chaminade Julienne following the first round playoff football game between CJ and Westfall on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Westfall High School:

"I work concessions at all home football games on the visitor's side. I wanted to send a quick note and tell you how kind and courteous your fans were at the game on Saturday. Some of them gave extra money for our band, and others asked for the name of our injured player so they could pray for him. It was wonderful to see such a valid demonstration of good sportsmanship and caring. I wanted you to know that it was noticed and appreciated."

-From a Teacher at Westfall High School

Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest Winners

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Congratulations to five CJ seniors in Mr. Jim Brooks's Creative Writing class who placed in the top six spots in the Dayton Metro Library's fall poetry contest.

1st place  -  Abbie Craighead, First Kiss  ($100)

3rd place  -  Danny Siebenthaler, The King of Trees  ($50)

Honorable Mention  -  Kateri Dillon, Abstract Mural

Honorable Mention  -  Megan Scupski, Reflection on My Bedroom

Honorable Mention  -  Sam Mullins, Gone

Eagle Performs Eagle Scout Service Project at MEEC

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eagle Scout candidate Cole Retzloff, '13, recently completed his service project by building a garden shed for the Mount St. John nature preserve in Dayton. Cole learned that the Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) needed a shelter to protect garden tools while participating in a CJ service project there as a freshman.

The CJ junior designed the shed to MEEC’s specifications, then – with help from a local Home Depot (which supplied nearly all building materials) and a group of more than twenty scouts and their parents (who supplied the labor) – began construction on the project in early September. The shed was completed in time for MEEC’s 25th anniversary celebration in October.

For more details about Cole’s Eagle Project as well as information about the Marianist garden, visit the center’s Web site at http://meec.udayton.edu/gardenshed.asp >

Laselle '95 Finishes Ninth at World Duathlon

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nicole LaSelle, '95, represented the United States favorably at the World Duathlon in Spain during late September, placing ninth amongst all finishers. The individual competition started with a 10k run, followed by a 43k cycling tour and concluded with another run of 5k. Dayton Daily News contributing writer Mickey Zezzo reported that LaSelle's bike time of 1:09 was the event's fastest and that she was the first competitor to finish from the U.S.  Read the article here at DDN.com >

Nicole works at the University of Dayton and is married to CJ religion teacher Mick Mominee.

SW Ohio - Division II - Girl's Golf All Star Team

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First Team

  • Diann Bonner, '12
  • Mikaela Hadaway, '13 - PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Honorable Mention

  • Adrianne Marx, '12
  • Emily Poock, '13
  • Kaitlyn Cartone, '14

Coach of the Year

  • George Menker, '55

Women's Volleyball Vies for Regional Finals

Monday, October 31, 2011

Members of the CJ women's volleyball team qualified to compete in the regional tournament on Saturday, October 29 after beating state-ranked McNicholas in straight sets in the District championship match. The Eagles defeated fellow GGCL opponents, the No. 9 ranked Rockets 25-20, 25-23, and 25-22 at Fairmont's Trent Arena. Read more and view photos here at DaytonDailyNews.com:

The girls will face The Plains Athens High School in the Regional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Novemer 3 at Wilmington High School.

Go Eagles!

Women's Soccer Advances to District Finals

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sophomore Sarah Chapman sealed a district semi-final victory for the women's soccer team Monday, October 24 with a game-winning penalty kick against Carroll at Tecumseh High School. For more about the team's exciting double-overtime finish, and a preview of the district finals, visit DaytonDailyNews.com:

The Eagles face the Ross Rams (16-1-1) on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at Kings High School.

Good luck girls!

Morrison '11 Named a UC Darwin T. Turner Scholar

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jordan Morrison, a 2011 Chaminade Julienne graduate, was recently named a Darwin T. Turner Scholar by the University of Cincinnati. According to the university's Web site, the scholarship program provides full tuition to incoming student-recipients who show high potential for academic success in order to promote academic excellence, foster diversity and provide leadership opportunities at UC.

Congrats Jordan!

Eagles Doubles Duo StateBound

Monday, October 17, 2011

Congratulations to Mary Haley '12 and Brooke Sandridge '13 who will compete in the Division II State doubles tennis tournament beginning Friday, October 21 at the Ohio State University Outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts. The girls would fall to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in the District finals, but qualified for State with a semifinal defeat of Wyoming High School (7-6, 4-6, 6-2).  Read more at DDN.com >

Good luck in Columbus girls!

Two Eagles Make Verbal College Commitments

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In early September, CJ senior John Staley verbally committed to play basketball at Northern Kentucky University. The Norse are expected to make the jump from Division II to Division I NCAA athletics for the 2012-13 season. As a junior, the center nearly averaged a double-double in points and rebounds.  More at DDN.com >

A little more than a month later Staley's counterpart in the paint Raytea Long, power forward for the CJ women's basketball team, verbally committed to play at Division I Vanderbilt University. Long will likely finish her career at CJ a four-year varsity starter.  More at DDN.com >

Recent Grad Receives Congressional Art Award

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shortly after earning her diploma in May, CJ graduate and Miami Valley Career Technology Center alumna Rachel Leathers ’11 was granted a trip to Washington, D.C. to receive the grand prize in Congressman Boehner’s 2011 8th District Congressional Art Competition.

Rachel’s white color pencil and graphite piece was selected for top honors after judges reviewed 156 entries submitted by 116 students from 22 area high schools. Her winning piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

This fall, Rachel is attending the Savannah College of Art and Design on a four-year renewable scholarship.

Pleiman '09 Plays in Tennis All-American Championships

Monday, October 3, 2011

Katie Pleiman, a 2009 CJ graduate and current junior tennis player at Xavier University, was selected to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Women's All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif. held during the first week of October. The former Eagle and her family was recently the subject of a Dayton Daily News story by staff writer Sean McClelland.

Here's an excerpt from the October 1 article (read the full article here at daytondailynews.com):

"Pleiman went 31-8 in singles matches her first two years at Xavier. She’s been a force in doubles, too, but has had to find a new partner with the graduation of her sister. Also a CJ grad, Christie Pleiman works for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York and wants to become a financial planner."

2012 National Merit Commended Students

Friday, September 30, 2011

Seniors John Chick, Audrey Drewing, Molly Fitch, Jonathan Meyer, and Megan Scupski have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The CJ students are five 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 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/Nationa Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Senior SEMIFINALIST FOR National Merit Scholarship

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congratulations to senior Mitchell Jones who was named a semifinalist in the National Merit Achievement Scholarship program. Mitchell is one of only 1,600 students in the country to earn this distinction. Scholarship winners will be announced in April 2012.

Great job!

CJ Receives Campus Safety Award

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Wednesday morning, Assistant Principal Jason Unger was presented with the 2011 Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association / Sinclair Police Department Corporate Award. The award recognizes the school's committed efforts to maintaining a safe campus, including CJ's collaboration with Sinclair police officers who patrol campus after hours.

Wilbur '10 Named "Ms. SOphomore"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Courtney Wilbur, '10, was coronated Bethune Cookman University's Ms. Sophomore during a ceremony held on Friday, September 16. Courtney, a Criminal Justice major, is an honor student and resides in the Alexis Pugh Scholarship House. She is also very active on campus, serving as a Peer Mentor to freshman students.

Keep it up Courtney!

BIg Week for GOlf Teams

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Congratulations to sophomore men's golfers Luke Schumann and Chandler Spees who were named to the All GCL North first team after competing in the league tournment Monday and Tuesday at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Also on Tuesday, September 20, the women's team tied its season-low score by shooting a 168 (combined lowest four scores of six players) at Miami Valley Golf Course against Northmont (186) and Fairborn (248). Junior Mikaela Hadaway tied a school record for lowest score on nine holes by finishing with a 34 for the round to match the mark set by Micaela Cronin, '10, in 2009. Fellow senior teammates Diann Bonner (39) and Adi Marx (49) also finished in the top five.

Senior Wins $2,500 College Scholarship

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Senior Emma Stumpf was one of three random high school students selected to receive a college scholarship from WelcometoCollege.com, an online resource for students planning college visits. Emma was awarded the grand prize $2,500 scholarship to the school of her choice (more information available here).

Congratulations Emma!

National Merit SemiFinalists Announced

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Congratulations to Chris Menart and Sam Mullins who were named National Merit Semifinalists. There are approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the entire country. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships.

Great job and good luck to Chris and Sam!

Women's Golf Wins GGCL Title

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Eagles played in the GGCL Golf Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course Tuesday, shooting a combined 359 for 18 holes (best four scores taken from five players) and winning the 2011 GGCL Grey Division Title. The Eagles improved to 19-3 overall, and 10-3 in the GGCL.  All three losses have been to Division I teams (Seton, Ursuline and St. Ursula).

Diann Bonner, CJ senior and team captain, shot an 82 -- good for the tournament's second lowest score in the Grey North division.

Men's And Women's Golf Team up to Take Title

Friday, September 2, 2011

The men's and women's golf teams shot a combined-tournament best 356 at the Diana Schwab Invitational on Monday, August 22 to win the combined overall team championship.  Way to go Eagles!

Men's Top 4 Scores

Women's Top 4 Scores

Combined Results

160 - Tecumseh
184 - Northmont 356 - CJ
166 - Wayne
185 - CJ 362 - Fairfield
170 - Fairfield
192 - Fairfield 372 - Northmont
171 - CJ
211 - Lebanon 384 - Lebanon
173 - Lebanon 237 - Xenia 405 - Wayne
174 - Xenia 239 - Wayne 411 - Xenia
180 - Fairmont 262 - Fairmont 442 - Fairmont
188 - Northmont    


2011 Schroeder Invitational Champions

Jim Brooks, tennis coach, August 23, 2011

The Lady Eagles tennis team bested seven other schools on Saturday, August 20 to win the Schroeder Invitational tournament. Congratulations to Brooke, Mary, Allie, Emily, Mackenzie, Ruby and Ashley!


CJ Eagles 2011 Football Preview

August 19, 2011

Watch Channel 2 WDTN's Operation Football preview of CJ Eagles football.

Women's Volleyball Team Rides for Life

August 18, 2011

On Saturday, July 30, members of the CJ women's volleyball program participated in the TK Hausfeld Dayton Ride for Life sponsored by The Dayton Right to Life. The team rode both the 6-mile and 13-mile route options, sporting their blue CJ volleyball t-shirts. The girls won the Spirit Award for, amon other things, being the biggest group at the ride. Along with door prizes and a great scenic route on the bike path, they appreciated having the chance to Ride for Life!

Women's GOlf Gets Underway with Record-Setting win

August 8, 2011

The 2011-12 Lady Eagles golf team made their mark in the record books Friday, August 5 during the girls' 173-187 defeat of National Trail High School in the first match of the season at Highland Lake Golf Course in Richmond, Ind. Junior Mikaela Hadaway finshed the day even par at 36, shooting three birdies and three bogeys while recording the school's second-lowest individual round. The team's round of 173 was the fifth best in the program's history.


Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, August 3, 2011

Dayton’s Riverside Research center in Beavercreek recently featured a story on its Web site about the organization’s partnership with Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School during the 2011 CJ STEMM Gateway Academy Summer Camp.  The article profiles the visit of guest speaker Todd Simpson of the MAD Lab (Modeling and Application Development Laboratory) and his hands-on demonstrations with campers, including an “airborne surveillance activity” in which students were able to fly a remote controlled helicopter while recording video. 

Read the story and view photos here at RiversideResearch.org >

Senior Makes Good Showing at National Track Competition

August 2, 2011

Congrats to senior Cierra Brown who finished in the top ten in two events at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships July 26-31.

As reported in the August 2 edition of the Dayton Daily News, Brown placed seventh in both the triple jump (38 feet, 9 inches) and 100m hurdles (14.59) at the amateur summer event in Wichita, Kan. As a junior, she helped lead the Lady Eagles to an OATCCC indoor state championship, a GGCL title, district and regional championships, and placed in the top ten at state in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.

Way to go Cierra!


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 (schedule).

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



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


Coach of the Year:

    Jerry Puckett

Relay Team

  Cierra Brown, '12

  Camille Dickens, '12

  DeVanae Mitchell, '13

  Alexandria Coleman, '12


  Cierra Brown, '12

  Camille Dickens, '12

  DeVanae Mitchell, '13

  Natalie Prince, '12

Tia Jones, '13

Erin Warfield, '12





Daniel Barhorst, '12

Patrick Raiff, '13

Tyler Rohrer, '11

Sam Spees, '12

Will McKelvey, '12

Ricky Nelson, '11



  Darrien Howard, '13

  Antwan Persons, '13

Relay Team

  Brandon Payne. '13

  Antwan Persons, '13

  Darien Reynolds, '12

  Aaron Stokes, '11


  Antwan Persons, '13



  Andrew Bole, '12

  John Buerschen, '11


  Matt Henne, '11

  Joseph Hangana, '11



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.


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 (directions) 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..."

Click here to read the entire Q&A.

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 (more information below), 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




   Coach of the Year:

       Duane Williams

Raytea Long, '12

Emily Michael, '12

Simonne Gage, '12

Krista White, '13

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





John Staley, '12

Tim Szabo, '11

Logan Daugherty, '11


   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 (view story). 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


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 Kairos, Tower 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!


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. -- View story

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:

Men's team:

Women's team:

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 finishers Matthew 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. -- View story and photo

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 (read the January 15 post here). 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 ENR for 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 (below) for her selection as a PLTW Core Training Instructor.

CJ grads featured in DDN's 'Campus Tour'

January 3, 2011

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


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  


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



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)


Riviere Duffy, '11

Dianne Bonner, '12

Mikaela Hadaway, '13

Adrianne Marx, '12

Maddie Marx, '12

Nia Troutman, '11





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


Sam Auricchio, '11

Robbie Hankey, '11

Matt Engle, '11

Eddie Ruff, '12

Cross Country Sam Mullins, '12

William Bonner, '13

John Carper, '14


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!

Two Boats Qualify for Nationals

Mike Raiff, athletic director, May 17, 2010

Crew had a great weekend, with two boats qualifying for nationals – varsity four and lightweight four, and one boat medaled.  According to Mike Miles, crew coach, the varsity four have a terrific shot at winning nationals as they won their event in the qualifiers-- "the first time we've ever won an event at the Midwest Championships. It was won in an impressive manner in open water and in a very convincing fashion.

"They are showing speed that we haven't seen before, so I think we have a real chance at doing well at nationals," said Miles.

CJ participants

Varsity Four: 1st Place:  Molly Bruggeman '10, Ally Flinn '10, and Emily Dannemiller '12.

Lightweight Varsity Four:  2nd Place behind St. Louis Rowing Club: Janine Steffan '10, Sarah Shanks '10, and Laken Ethun '10.

Varsity Four: 3rd Place behind St Louis and Westerville: Chandani Harjani '12, Lydia Schmitt '13, Bridget McCormick '12, Anna Roland '12, and Kateri Dillon '12.

Good luck at Nationals girls!


Baseball All-Star Team Named

Mike Raiff, athletic director, May 17, 2010

Athlete Of The Year: Todd Barhorst '10

First Team:
Todd Barhorst '10 (OF); Chris Poelking '10 (1B); Pat Raiff '13 (2B)

Second Team:
Mason Hickey '10 (3B); Josh Marshall '11 (OF); Sam Spees '12 (P)


State Science Fair Finalists

Ellen Fifarek, science, May 17, 2010

This past weekend, Kateri Dillon '12 and Annemarie Krug '13 participated in the State Science Fair at The Ohio StateUniversity.They both earned a score of "Excellent" for their exceptional projects. These two girls are to be congratulated for a job well done!


Track & Field All-Stars Announced

Mike Raiff, athletic director, May 17. 2010

GGCL Grey North Division

Runner of the Year: Lizzie Gleason '10

Coach of the Year: Trey Coleman

First Team:

Cierra Brown '12, Alexandria Coleman '12, Camille Dickens '12, Lizzie Gleason '10, Devanae Mitchell '13, Breanna Peterson '11, Natialie Prince '12

Second Team:

Rachel Collins '11, Tia Jones '13, Kathryn Marshall '13, Emma Meyers '10, Erin Warfield '12, Jasmine Williams '11

GCL Grey North Division

Athlete Of The Year: Laron Brown '10 and Darrien Howard '13

First Team:
Laron Brown '10 (100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash)

Bryan Cain '11 (110 Meter High Hurdles, 300 Meter IM Hurdles)

Galen Curry '10; Aaron Stokes '11; Darian Reynolds '12; Chris Boddie '10 (800 Meter Relay); Darrien Howard '13 (Shotput, Discus)

Second Team:

Aaron Stokes '11 (200 Meter Dash); Galen Curry '10; Aaron Stokes '11; Darian Reynolds '12; Bryan Cain '11 (400 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay); Josh Garner '10; Laron Brown '10; Chris Boddie '10 (1600 Meter Relay)


Softball All Stars Announced

Mike Raiff, athletic director, May 17. 2010

First Team:

Lyndsey Diggs '11, Marlena Hoendorf '10, Sara Yoder '10

Second Team:

Kiara Henderson '10, Hannah Mahorney '13


Eco Eagle Takes 2nd Place

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM, May 16
Congratulations to the creators of the "Eco Eagle," Paige Brun ’12 and Emily Draeger ‘13. The sculpture won 2nd place in the Team High School division at the County’s Award Ceremony at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 15. There were 163 entries overall. The eagle and her three eaglets are on display outside the Welcome Center.


CJ Softball Advances

The Lady Eagles came up winners (2-0) over Franklin in the Division II Dayton Sectionals, May 14, fueled by a no-hit game delivered by Lyndsey Diggs '11. The team will play Valley View at Wayne on Tuesday, May 18. Go Eagles!

CJ Throws No-hitter for Sectional Win; DDN, May 15, 2010

Two Advance in Men's Tennis

Jim Brooks, tennis coach, May 15, 2010

Andrew Bole '12 and John Buerschen '11 each won three singles matches May 14, and will advance to the sectional semi-finals and next week’s district tournament.  John had a great win over Oakwood’s #1 singles player to advance.  Beau Smedley '12 won three matches and lost to the #1 seed in the tournament.  Joseph Hangana '11 and Matt Henne '11 made it to the quarterfinals before they lost.  Stephen Matthews '10 and Giles Hinders '11 knocked off the #4 seed in their first match, but they lost to a Miami Valley team in the second round.  Nice job Eagles!


CJ Senior Featured in Catholic Telegraph

For its graduation edition, the Catholic Telegraph wanted to run stories about students who had overcome difficulites on their paths leading to high school graduation. CJ senior, Romeo Kwihangana, was among those chosen to have their stories featured in the May 13 edition:

Chaminade Julienne Senior's Work Ethic An Example For Others; Catholic Telegraph, May 13, 2010.


Recognition Banquet

Dan Meixner '84, president, May 5, 2010

Congratulations to our teachers, educators and administrators honored May 4 at the Teacher Recognition Banquet for their years of service to students in Catholic education. They are:

Jim Brooks (30 years)
The following teachers were also honored for successfully earning an Innovative Teaching Grant from the Miami Valley Catholic Education Council and the Catholic Education Collaborative. CJ teachers won 3 of the 17 grants through this program, the most of any school in the area:

At the banquet, Bob Jackson, who serves as the chairman of the Council and is the father of Emily Jackson '09, shared in his closing remarks, exerpts from a letter he had received from Emily from college, in which she talked about the valuable impact of her Catholic education at CJ.  Bob said that Emily is very proud of being a CJ alumnae and thanks her teachers for all they did for her.

Go Eagles!


Quiz Bowl Team Places 4th in State Regionals

Jim Sparrow, quiz bowl moderator, social studies teacher, April 24, 2010

CJ's varsity quiz bowl team competed against Ohio's best on Saturday, April 24 at the State Regionals. The team placed 4th out of 17 teams, falling to the two teams who will advance to State Finals on May 1--Walnut Hills and Sycamore schools. This is the fifth year that CJ's team has competed in State Regionals out of its six-year history. "This is the furthest that we've ever been in the Regional, we've just never made it to the final round," said moderator, Jim Sparrow. (Read full article.)


JCOWA Quiz Bowl Team Places in National Top 20

Tony Ricciuto, JCOWA moderator, social studies teacher, April 24, 2010

On April 24, four members of CJ's JCOWA quiz bowl team, sophomores: John Chick, John Manovich, Jon Meyer and Sam Mullins competed in the Academic World Quest in Washington D.C. held at the National Press Club. They placed 16 out of 40 teams nationally--a very respectable showing. While in D.C., the group attended a conference at George Washington University, toured many of the monuments and Smithsonian Museums and had a private tour of the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum. (Read full article.)


Andy Jomantas to Play in Football All-Star Game

Andy Helms, varsity football coach, April 22, 2010

Senior Andy Jomantas will represent CJ and the South Team at the 65th annual OHSFCA North-South Classic – the nation’s longest running football all-star game. The game will take place at Ohio Stadium on Friday, April 23, 2010. Good luck Andy!  (Details)


Molly Fitch Catapults to Nationals

April 12, 2010

Molly Fitch '12 competed in regional gymnastics on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in went in Lansing Michigan and earned the right to move onto Nationals. She and just five other athletes will represent five states in Region 5. Her next competition will be May 2 in Charleston, West Virginia, where she will compete in all four gymnastic events as a member of the Regional dream team--a dream come true for Molly!


CJ Artists Shine at the Max May Holocaust Art Contest

Diana Barr, art chair, April 8, 2010

Four CJ students artists earned top recognition at this year's memorial contest after entering art pieces based on the theme: Lessons of the Holocaust. This year's theme pushed students to reflect upon the seeds of prejudice and how they can look at their own lives and habits as they express their feelings regarding this issue. Congratulations goes to Rebecca Reis - 1st place; Hanifah Shabaaz - 2nd place; and Elizabeth Wirrig and Maggie Ryan, both earning Honorable Mention.


Indoor Track Champion

Andy Helms, March 21, 2010

Laron Brown won the D-II/III 60m champion at the Ohio Indoor Track Championships held at the University of Akron with a time of 7.08 seconds. Cierra Brown was second in the triple jump (35-6 1/2) and third in the 60m, while Devanae Mitchell was third in triple jump. Way to go



DDN article, Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Governors Youth State Winners

Diana Barr, art department chair, March 21, 2010

Brooke Place '10 and Sarah Shanks '10 both received state awards for their art submitted in the Governors Youth Art Exhibition. Approximately 12,000 artworks were submitted throughout the state and 350 were chosen for state awards in Columbus by a team of judges. Both of their pieces were printmaking from photographs that they had taken and worked with in a printmaking process in photography class.  Please congratulate these students on their wonderful accomplishment!


Molly Fitch '12 Wins State, Qualifies for Gymnastic Regionals

Mike Raiff, athletic director, March 21, 2010

Level 10 gymnast Molly Fitch '12 now moves on to compete in the USAG regionals after winning the State competition held at Youngstown March 20-21. Level 10 is the final level of USAG gymnastics before becoming an elite gymnast which is what the Olympians are! Fitch trains year-long at Gem City Gymnastics while maintaining an "A" average and serving as an Eagle Ambassador. Way to go Molly!


Two Move On to State Science Fair

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, March 20, 2010

Congratulations to two of the three of our CJ students who competed in the West District Science Day at Central State University on Saturday.

Kateri Dillon ’12 and Annemarie Krug ’13 will be going on to represent CJ at the State Science Day at OSU on May 8. Go Ladies!


"Sacred Ground" Art Show Opens March 27

Janet Lasley, art teacher, March 17, 2010

"Sacred Ground" is an art show put on by MEEC, the Marianist Environmental Education Center, at Gallery Saint John, near Bergamo, with 20 CJ students participating from many of the art classes. Ceramic plaques are some of the pieces displayed in the this show which will run through mid-April. As in other years the work of Janet Lasley and Diana Barr will be included in the show. Each art class will have the opportunity to view the show in scheduled field trips in April.


 Quiz Bowl Team Wins State Qualifier

Jim Sparrow, CJ Social Studies Teacher, Quiz Bowl moderator, March 12, 2010

The CJ Quiz Bowl team came out on top at the Regional State Qualifier held Saturday, March 12 at Cincinnati State. Among the competitors were members schools of the Greater Cincinnati Academic League (GCAL) along with the top regional public school teams. CJ heads to State April 24, though the team had previously qualified for State by winning the GCAL competition on February 23, the team's fourth straight championship victory.  (See this year's record.)


CJ's state competition team is comprised of :

Good luck, team!


Poetry Out Loud -- Heading to Nationals

Jim Brooks, CJ English teacher, Poetry Out Loud moderator, March 12, 2010

Lynsay Strahorn '11 won the State Poetry Out Loud contest held March 13 at Ohio Dominican University. The top place finished won Lynsay the right to represent CJ and the state of Ohio at the National Poetry Out Loud Contest April 26. In addition to an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, she received $200 and a $500 stipend for CJ to buy poetry books . Congratulations Lynsay!


Lady Eagles Regional Runners-Up

The CJ Eagles met the Lady Knights in Regional competition on Friday, March 12 when CJ lost to Alter by 1. Thanks for an exciting season, ladies. We are proud of you!


Students Advance to Science Fair Districts

Amy O'Loughlin, science and STEMM teacher, March 7, 2010

The following students earned the right to compete in the Montgomery County Science Fair at UD on Saturday, March 7:

Kateri, Courteney, and Annemarie have advanced to the District Science Fair on March 20 at Central State. Please congratulate these students when you see them.


Ten Pieces of Art Qualify for State Competition

Diana Barr, art teacher, March 7, 2010

CJ's art department presented 58 student works of art to be judged at the Regional level of the Governors Youth Art Exhibition. Ten student works were chosen as Regional winners and will continue on to be judged at the State level on March 14. The students with winning works are:

"I am very proud of these students and wish them luck in the State level judging next week." -- Diana Barr


Record Number from CJ Win Scholastic Writing Award

Jim Brooks, English teacher, March 3, 2010

Seven freshmen have been recognized for their writing in the Scholastic Writing Awards, the most prestigious program in the country. They have received a Gold Key Award, which means they have made it to about the top 2% of all who entered. Their work has been passed on to the next level of judging, which makes them eligible for a Silver Award or Gold Award. We will know later in March if any of these students have won any of these awards. This is a record number of students who have made it to this level. Recipients are:


Senior Artist Wins Gold Key Award, Competes on National Level

Diana Barr, art dept. chair, March 2, 2010

Sarah Shanks '10 received a Gold Key Award from the Scholastic Awards Competition at a reception in Kentucky for her photography portfolio which now goes on to be judged at the National level in New York in April where she has a potential of winning a $10,000 scholarship to the school of her choice.

Sarah also received the Yeck Scholarship which entitles her to take special classes each week with artists at the Dayton Art Institute. She won this scholarship award based on her art portfolio. In yet another competition, "Before and After” photo editing, her piece that was submitted received an Honorable Mention.

"Sarah is a special and beautiful person, an academic scholar, and a very very gifted visual artist," said Diana Barr, art teacher. " I am pleased and quite proud to be able to work with her and help guide her on her way."


Wrestlers Place in Sectional Tournament

Bill Hughett, head wrestling coach, February 22

Please congratulate the following wrestlers for placing in the sectional tournament last weekend: 2nd - Jacob Miller; 4th - Nick Muhl; 4th - Matt Piekenbrock; 5th - Josh Marshall; 6th - Patrick Mcmanus; 6th - Justin Mornhinweg; and 6th - Jacob Porter. Nick Muhl, Josh Marshall, Matt Piekenbrock, and Jacob Miller will be moving onto Districts this Friday and Saturday please keep them in your thoughts.


Winter Sport Athletes Earn Recognition

Mike Raiff, athletic director, February 22, 2010

Congratulations to these Chaminade Julienne athletes have earned special recognition in our community:

Shannon DeWitt '10 - GGCL Bowler of The Year

Samarie Walker '10 - GGCL Basketball Player of the Year
Joe Staley '10 - GCL Basketball Player of the Year


Chaminade Julienee Writing Contest

Winners Announced

Jim Brooks, CJ English Teacher, Poetry Out Loud Moderator, Writing Workshops  |  461-3740 x410  |  email

The following students placed or earned honorable mention in Chaminade Julienne's 7th-8th Grade All-Area Catholic School Writing Contest and were recognized at a reception in February. Chaminade Julienne congratulates the following students for their achievements:

Short Short Story

Freshmen/Sophomores Juniors/Seniors
1st Place  Kitty Knorreck Mollie Buerschen
2nd Place  Elizabeth Rosencrantz Nicci Dresden
3rd Place  Emily Shira Becky Anthony
3rd Place    Matt Henne
 Honorable Mention  Abbie Craighead Rachel Collins

 Short Story

1st Place  Chris Menart John Henry Hinders
2nd Place  Brian Beall Lauren Porter
3rd Place Carly Meixner Rachel Wade
Honorable Mention Kathryn Marshall Mary Moore
  Maria Chabali C'ierra Beckham
    Rebecca Scheid


1st Place Sam Wittman Cora Harrison
2nd Place Merry Austin Jordan Morrison
3rd Place Audrey Drewing Levi Koehl
Honorable Mention Caitlin O'Loughlin  
  Patrick Steffan  
  Maria Wade  


1st Place Kateri Dillon Ariel Scaccia
2nd Place Emma Bridgman Tyler Davis
3rd Place Jarnai Alexander Lynsay Strahorn
Honorable Mention Rebecca Reis Chrissy Barrett
  Caroliine Scheid Cathy Parker
  Madeline Brown C'ierra Beckham
  Tevon Ademu-John Lyndsey Diggs
    Rebecca Scheid



Poetry Out Loud Contest 2010

Jim Brooks, CJ English Teacher, Poetry Out Loud Moderator, Writing Workshops, February 17

We congratulate this year's winner of CJ's Poetry Out Loud contest, Lynsay Strahorn '11. We are excited for Lynsay to represent CJ at State for the second time in a row. Last year she placed 3rd in State. The top finishers at CJ this year are:

1st - Lynsay Strahorn; 2nd - Maggie Cleary; 3rd – Kathryn Marshall; 4th – Sam Mullins; 5th – Emma Bridgman; 6th – Mariah Manson; 7th – Jon Meyer; 8th – Colleen Brooks; 9th – Paige Brun; and 10th – Cierra Beckham.


National Merit Finalists Named

Charlene Wheeler, director of guidance, February 8

Four CJ seniors were named as National Merit Finalists, Becky Anthony, Brianna Leddy, Mike Manovich, and Janine Steffan. Congratulations to you all for this wonderful achievement.


Dayton International Peace Museum

Janet Lasley, art teacher, February 8

On February 2nd, the "Together, Peace Works!" exhibit opened at the Dayton International Peace Museum that was put together conceptually and physically by a team of 11 teens and five adults. Serving on this Youth Advisory Committee were Kayla HayesAllison DurdenRachael Jancauskas, and Liz Postigo--all who helped to make this happen. Janet Lasley serves as the advisor of the group. Other schools involved with the project are Dayton Early College Academy, Ponitz Tech and Dayton Christian.



Women's Cross Country Season Highlights

Greg Mueller, cross country coach, February 4, 2010



Six are Selected for Honor Bands

Debi Schutt, music chair, January 7, 2010

Based on nominations and recorded auditions, six band students have been selected for two honor bands in the area. This is a significant achievement for these students as well as our school. 


Maddie Brown '13, Jay Bryant '12, Trevor Meyers '12, and Beth VanDorpe '10 were nominated and selected for the 2010 Southwestern Ohio Catholic Honor Band. The SWOCHB event will take place Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m. University of Dayton Boll Theatre


Josephine Kolvek '12 and Katie Beyoglides '10 auditioned for and were selected for the 2010 WSU/Tri-State Honor Band. The WSU/Tri-State Honor Band will take place Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center at Wright State.


Please congratulate these students when you see them!


Dayton Art Institute to Show CJ Students' Artwork

Diana Barr, art chair, November 9, 2009

Six students will have their artwork displayed in the Regional Artists Gallery at the Dayton Art Institute from October 25 through January 3. Please congratulate these students on their accomplishment: Elise Kaminski, Audrey Drewing, Rachel Engel, Eric Messinaoti, Elizabeth Abell, and Maggie Cleary


Lizzie Gleason Named Athlete of the Week

Greg Mueller, cross country head coach, September 9, 2009

Channel 7 named Lizzie Gleason '10 its Student Athlete of the Week. View the station's tribute to Lizzie and her accomplishments in winning the All-Ohio Catholic Championship and the Alliance Championship. Congratulations!

  • George Menker, '55
    • 1st Girls Varsity 4+: 3rd Place -- Maggie Switzer '12, Emily Dannemiller '12

    • 2nd Girls Varsity 4+: 3rd Place -- Gretchen Bruggeman '13, Ashley Sattler '13, Clare Geraghty '13, Angelica Tomlinson '12

    • 3rd Girls Varsity 4+: 3rd Place -- Emma Bridgman '13, Anna Roland '12, Lydia Schmitt '13, Angelica Tomlinson '12

    • Girls V8+ (Petite Final): 3rd Place -- Angelica Tomlinson '12, Gretchen Bruggeman '13, Lydia Schmitt '13, Maggie Switzer '12, Clare Geraghty '13, Ashley Sattler '13, Christian Coleman '13, Emma Bridgman '13

    • Mens 2nd Varsity 2x: 1st Place -- Tony Bogard '14, Peter Evans '13; 2nd Place -- Tim Flinn '12, Zach Thomas '14; 5th Place -- Jesse Thompson '14

    • Mens Varsity 4x: 3rd Place -- Peter Skrobot '12, Tim Flinn '12, Zach Thomas '14

    • Annemarie Krug '13 scored an Excellent, and won 2nd place of the Future Physician-Scientist Award, sponsored by OSU's College of Medicine and Public Health and OSU Health Systems.

    • Kathryn Marshall '13 scored an Excellent, and won 3rd place of the Food Science and Engineering Award, sponsored by Nestle Product Technology Center in Marysville, Ohio.

    • Luke Schumann '14 scored a Superior.

    • Erin Warfield '12 scored a Superior, and won 1st place of the Food Science and Engineering Award, sponsored by Nestle Product Technology Center in Marysville, Ohio, and an Honorable Mention of the Food Science Award sponsored by the OSU Department of Food Science & Technology.

    • Emily Dannemiller, '12, placed fifth out of 36 lightweight high school women.

    • Maggie Switzer, '12, placed ninth out of 35 lightweight high school women.

    • Gretchen Bruggeman, '13, placed 21st out of 50 openweight high school women.

    • Jami Montesano, a senior at Oakwood who competes with the Ealges club team, earned a bronze medal, beating out 50 high school women in the openweight division.

    • Margaret Cleary '11, selected for one drawing and one painting
    • Kristopher Lampkin '13, selected for one painting
    • Ricky Nelson '11, selected for one digital artwork
    • Rachel Ruttle '11, selected for one photograph
    • Patrick Zopff '14, selected for one painting
    • Trevor Meyers '12 -- trumpet solo
    • Josephine Kolvek '12 -- clarinet solo
    • Anne Backhaus '11, Maddie Brown '13, Kathryn Marshall '13, Abby Lisjak '14 -- flute quartet
    • Caitlin Pearn '13, Emily Mahorney '13, Kaylee Piatt '14, Marissa Miller '14, Jennifer Meier '14 -- vocal ensemble
    • Emily Mahorney '13 -- vocal solo
    • Kate McFadden '14 -- vocal solo
    • Caitlin Pearn '13 -- vocal solo
    • Maddie Brown '13 -- alto saxophone solo
    • February 20 - Ohio State vs. Purdue at 5 p.m. on ESPN2
    • February 21 - Prairie View A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
    • March 8 - Sun Belt Conference Final at 2 p.m. on ESPNU
    • March 12 - SWAC Conference Final at 6 p.m. on ESPNU
    • March19 - NCAA Tournament 1st Round at 4 & 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2
    • March 21 - NCAA Tournament 2nd Round at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2
    • 200 Medley relay - Cody Burke '11, Quinn Corrado '13, Connor Sullivan '11, and Zack Zavakos '12

    • 400 Free relay - Cody Burke '11, Danny Siebenthaler '12, Daniel Striebich '12, and Sam Spees '12

    • 200 Medley relay - Megan Pierce '12, Kaorin Marshall '12, Sheridan Zumwald '12, and Adi Marx '12
    • 50 Free - Claire Meyers '14
    • 100 Breast - Claire Meyers '14
    • 200 Free relay - Merry Austin '13, Katheryn Austin '13, Sheridan Zumwald '12, and Claire Meyers '14
    • 400 Free relay - Merry Austin '13, Katheryn Austin '11, Kaitlin Kearns '14, and Claire Meyers '14
    • Tiera Stephen, a 2008 graduate of CJ, was featured in a Dayton Daily News article Friday, Dec. 31, titled 'CJ grad finding her way at Wisconsin.' After starting at point guard as a freshman for the 2009 NCAA tournament runner-up Louisville Cardinals, Stephen transferred to Wisconsin and is playing in her first season for the Badgers.
    • Now a defensive end at Arizona Western College, Matt Miller '09, finished the season second on the team in sacks and takles for losses. On December 4, Miller and his team played in the C.H.A.M.P.S Heart of Texas Bowl, losing to Blinn Junior College 31-27. (CJ grad enjoying life in the desert, for now -- DDN 10-1218)
    • "Another Day Down the Drain"
    • "Super Heroes Can't Solve Everything"
    • Erin Ketch (5 years)
    • Susan Eichenauer (10 years)
    • Jeni Elliott (10 years)
    • Bill Stachler (10 years)
    • Mary Ann Bray (20 years)
    • Nancy Egbers (20 years)
    • Tony Ricciuto (25 years)
    • Ellen Fifarek, Bill Hughett, and Amy O'Loughlin
    • Gina Harrington
    • Meg Draeger, Bob Young, and (again) Amy O'Loughlin
    • Dylan Aughe '10
    • Giles Hinders '11
    • John Henry Hinders '11
    • John Manovich '12
    • Michael Manovich '10, captain; 1st Team Honors in League
    • Arthur Siwecki '12
    • Kateri Dillon '12 
    • Annemarie Krug '13
    • Courteney Muhl '13 
    • Caitlin O’Loughlin '13
    • Namron Bush - Computer Graphics
    • Rebecca Reis- Commercial Art
    • Jeremy Johnson -  Painting
    • Brooke Place - Printmaking
    • Tyler Davis - Printmaking
    • Lizzy Gleason - Printmaking
    • Megan Pierce - Printmaking
    • Sarah Shanks - Printmaking
    • Sarah Shanks - Photography
    • Sarah Shanks - Photography
    • Emma Bridgman: "Granddad," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Clare Geraghty: "Vacations Past," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Annemarie Krug: "Mark," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Kathryn Marshall: "Taps," Short Story
    • Emily Shira: "Kylie," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Jasiris Tapia: "A Memory," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Thomas Cox: "Johnny D," Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Beat Carroll and Fenwick at CJ Tri-Meet, 9/15/09
    • First Place Team Finish at Ed Leas Eaton Invite, 10/3/09
    • Third Place GGCL Grey North
    • Lizzie Gleason, Runner of the Year GGCL Grey Division (1st Team)
    • Rachel Collins, Second Team GGCL
    • Jackie Herzer, Honorable Mention GGCL
    • 5th Place Team at Districts
    • Lizzie Gleason: WHIO Student Athlete of the Week, District Champion, 3rd Place at Regionals, Only 4th CJ Women’s XC runner in school history to qualify for State Meet, 16thFinish at State – All Ohio, Academic All Ohio, Beat 1,176 runners in 2009.