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Spirit of Sr. Stang Shines Through at CJ

For the third consecutive school year, a member of the Chaminade Julienne community was recognized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for living out the legacy of one of its own.

Guidance counselor Susan Eichenauer was named one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award. The award is given to Catholic faculty members, parish lay ministers, and graduating high school seniors who work to advance social justice by demonstrating the values of Sr. Stang, SNDdeN, a 1949 graduate of Julienne High School.

CJ's St. Luke Grads Honor Beloved Teacher

Twenty former St. Luke students, now Eagles, attended a special Mass at their alma mater May 15 to pay homage to legendary staff member Fran Bruns, who retired this spring.

“When I received the invitation from St. Luke principal Leslie Vondrell I knew our students would be grateful for the opportunity to attend.” said Dan Meixner, CJ President.

After leaving from CJ Tuesday morning, the St. Luke grads arrived early to greet and thank Ms. Bruns, their junior high reading and language arts teacher, for all of the lessons she taught inside and outside the classroom.

Service Awards Recognize Impact for Change

For the sixth consecutive spring, Chaminade Julienne students, faculty and staff gathered together to celebrate the impact of their service and charity on the local and global community at the annual Service Awards assembly Wednesday, May 2.

“This is a day of celebration and recognition of accomplishment for change that each of us can make in our world,” said Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service. A total of 10,386 volunteer hours, over and above religion curriculum requirements, was recorded by members of the CJ community during the 2011-12 school year.

CJ Recovers Julienne Stained Glass

Chaminade Julienne has preserved some of the history of one of its predecessor schools by recovering the stained glass windows that once adorned the interior of the building at 325 Homewood Avenue, formerly the home of Julienne High School.

The leadership team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur joined alumnae from Julienne and members of the CJ alumni office Saturday, March 24 in blessing the first of the school’s new stained glass windows, installed for display on the first floor outside the Welcome Center.

Stang Symposium on Human Trafficking

Senior students at Chaminade Julienne aimed to raise awareness of human trafficking through the school’s third Sister Dorothy Stang Symposium held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Theresa Flores, author of The Slave Across the Street, and founder of TraffickFree and S.O.A.P (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) served as keynote speaker. This free event also inlcluded details about the impact that the Marianists and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur each have on this global issue.

Making Voices Heard at the March for Life

Twelve Chaminade Julienne students, all girls in grades 9-11, made the conscious decision to forgo their weekend plans this January and rather join thousands of advocates at the 39th annual March for Life.

Missing out on socializing with friends at the big game Friday night and spending quality time with dad at the much-anticipated Father/Daughter dance that followed, the group instead headed to Washington, D.C to serve as “a voice for the voiceless.”

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