After winning the district competition last school year, the Mock Trial team looks to continue their success as they take on the case, State of Harmony v. Riley Green.
Pro-life students from across Ohio traveled to Columbus earlier this week to share their support of HB 294 and SB 127. The bills target the use of state funds for Planned Parenthood and stopping abortions. Several members of the CJ club Eagles for Life went to the state capitol in support of the legislation.
"Lobbying in Columbus made me feel important, "shared Genevieve Lofland '18.
"We're into the little stuff. We don't hold events, we don't demonstrate on the street. We just make rosaries."
Helen Sparrow '19 wants to make an impact beyond the Dayton area. That's why she organized one of CJ's newest clubs, The Glory Beads.
"The Glory Beads are a group of students interested in honoring our Blessed Mother in a unique way: by making rosaries," said Sparrow.
Update: September 30
On Sunday, September 27, students who went to Augsburg over the summer shared their experiences with families and classmates. This presentation is a requirement through the Dayton Sister City Committee. Two students who attended the trip can be seen with their presentation in the picture, below right.
One student is pretending to play drums, while another does air guitar. Another student stands up and joins the make-believe band as a singer. The crowd immediately guesses, "you're in a rock band!"
For the second year in a row, students spent three days learning more about legal system and saw actual court proceedings take place, during a Mock Trial Summer Seminar.
"I had participated the previous year, and found that the knowledge I gleaned from the experience helped me in the actual competition," said Jacob Troutwine '17.
"Leaders don't have to get ready, they stay ready.”
That theme was at the heart of a Leadership Development Camp recently held by the American Red Cross. Brianna Gavin ’17 attended this camp and called it an amazing experience.
“Being a leader doesn't mean that you have to have a title,” said Gavin. “To be a leader, all you have to do is take your goals, take your peoples wishes, compromise, and come to quick solutions for the better of most and/or all involved parties.”
Two familiar faces were recently chosen to coach and lead the CJ cheerleaders this upcoming school year.
Jessica Smith ’08 and Danielle Byrd said they were both excited about the opportunity to give back to the CJ community through the cheerleading program. Smith cheered during the football and basketball seasons all four years she attended CJ and Byrd is the parent of a CJ student.
“I am most excited to give back to my high school,” Smith said about being back at CJ.
CJ students are helping pave the way in the future of engineering, with the help of some robots.
Recently, members of the CJ Extreme Bots club participated in the Xtreme Bots Competition at Wright State University. Club moderator Eric Grimm said even though CJ has participated in this competition before, this was the first year two robots were submitted to compete.
Creative concoctions were constructed beyond the expectations of moderator Susan Eichenauer, who with the Key Club, hosted the first "Cake Boss Competition."
"The idea was basically to provide a unique and different after school activity for students to get them connected with a different group of kids," Eichenauer said.