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CJ Named Again to America's Most Challenging High Schools List

Catholic faith, excellent academics, enriched community. These pillars tell just part of the story at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. This month, another part of the story was told when the Washington Post named CJ to their America's Most Challenging High Schools list for a sixth consecutive year. Additionally, the school went up in the overall rankings and was ranked 29th in the state.

Student Investors Place Second in UD Competition

Four students in the Financial Investing class qualified for the University of Dayton's Davis Center portfolio high school competition, and looked to repeat as champions at the final presentation on December 8.  

For the fall semester, students from area high schools were asked to learn how the stock market worked, outperform one other using their stock selection, and make a profit. The CJ group of Jacob Johns '17, Darian Jones '17, Logan Koch '17 and Mike Poteet '17 was ranked first overall in the Dayton-area before the final presentation.

Mock Debate Serves as Interactive Learning Tool

Rather than write a paper or do a presentation in their classroom, junior and senior AP U.S. Government students personified the 2016 presidential candidates for a mock debate in front of hundreds of students.

"I do the presidential primary debates in the spring of an election year and then I do the presidential debates right before the presidential election," shared teacher Angela Ruffolo. "I can only do these debates every four years.  In the off years, our students do either debates in class or mock debates when we go to the State House in the late spring."

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