Memories, laughs, chili and soups were in full supply as members of the Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 gathered for the Last 5 Luncheon on Thursday, December 17.
"This school gave me my education so I wanted to come back," shared Faith White '15, who now attends Wright State University.
This was the fourth year the alumni & development office invited students from the last five graduating classes to a luncheon.
"It's great to see the young graduates excited about what we are doing at CJ," shared alumni relations coordinator Teresa Spanel '10. "They enjoy seeing the new renovations too."
The luncheon was the first opportunity for many of the alumni to see the newly renovated cafeteria and other Building One improvements. The gathering also served as a time for teachers to reconnect with their past students.
"I was excited to see the teachers, other students and reconnect," said Emily Meyer '15, who now attends Tulane University.
Spanel added, "I love that teachers are welcoming the graduates back because it gives them the opportunity to catch up as well."
Both Meyer and White agreed they would like to come to this event again.
"It's great to see the last five classes come together and recognize people from the class above or below," reflected Spanel.
You can see pictures from the 2015 Last 5 Luncheon here.