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Students Serve Others in Taos, New Mexico

While students only spent five days in Taos, New Mexico, they brought home a lifetime worth of memories.

11 students traveled to Taos as part of a service mission trip the week of June 11. During their time there, the students not only volunteered, but learned more about the history and people of Taos. They also spent a lot of time outdoors, including taking several hikes.

“New Mexico feels like a different world, and the hike we took only made me more excited for this trip,” said Josie Forsthoff ‘19.

CJ Community Honored During Annual Service Awards

A traditional start to the end of the school year was held on Wednesday, May 2 as the CJ community gathered for the annual Service Awards. In addition to recognizing students for their service throughout the school year, students involved in service-oriented organizations were also honored.

At the award ceremony, students involved in F.L.I.G.H.T. (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today) and L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Experience) were first recognized. Then, a special award from by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was presented.

2018 Sr. Stang Symposium

The Class of 2018 will present their findings from their Senior Capstone Projects during the Sister Stang Symposium on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The Sister Stang Symposium is named in honor of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN ‘49 whose work among the farmers in Brazil served to raise awareness of human dignity and justice for the poor and of sustaining the balance of the rainforest. On February 12, 2005, she was murdered in Anapu, Para, Brazil.

Urban Plunge Participants Learn & Experience Poverty

Nine students immersed themselves in downtown Cincinnati to empathize, understand and make positive changes involving poverty. Kate Allaire ‘20, Andrew Buchanan ‘18, Peyton Burrows ‘20, Natalie Davis ‘18, Lia-Sophie Keller ‘20, Zoe Mason ‘20, Erin McGraw ‘20, Hillary Vaughn ‘20 and Nicole VanVoorhis ‘18, along with chaperones Jim Brooks and Peg Regan ‘73, participated in this year’s Urban Plunge.

“This was my second time on Urban Plunge and I wanted to go back because I had such an amazing time the first time, and this time was no different,” said Buchanan. 

Seniors Share Passion of Sports With Younger Students

Four seniors on the Eagles varsity baseball team came together off the diamond to make a difference for younger children by using their passion for sports.

David Ernst, Joey Greene, Ryan Peltier and Ben Thomas went to Our Lady of the Rosary school and shared with the students what it means to be a good teammate, as part of the seniors’ Capstone Project.

“Since I've played sports for such a long time I thought it'd be a good idea to share some of my skills with others or kids who never had the opportunity to play sports,” said Thomas.

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