Current CJ students and faculty, along with alumni, came together for a pilgrimage to Ireland this summer. The experience was through the group 4Mary Inc., which serves the spiritually and materially poor.
Shortly after the 2017-2018 school year ended, Eagles came back together to volunteer their time and talents to those in Solsberry, Indiana.
The group worked hand-in-hand with students from fellow Marianist high school, Moeller, in Cincinnati.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seniors passionate about providing cats and dogs a safe home, rather than on the streets or in an overcrowded shelter, brought their message to 4th grade students at St. Charles School in Kettering as part of their Senior Capstone Project.
If someone is cold, they can usually grab a blanket to help warm up. For many people, even those in the Dayton-area, that’s not possible. That was one motivation behind the Senior Capstone group of Lydia Bice, Rylie Meyer, Josie Schlangen and Annie Weckesser to organize a blanket making project.
The end of January is usually a special week in Catholic schools across the nation, and 2018 isn’t any different. The annual Catholic Schools Week is being held January 28 - February 3. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.
CJ is celebrating throughout the week with events and activities: