Moment of Celebration

Chaminade Julienne is a community that is so blessed and has much to celebrate this fall. With recent student academic and athletic success in mind, school principal John Marshall sent an “all call” for the school to gather on an early Friday morning in November and say, “yeah!”

Once together, students were asked to stand and be recognized for different achievements they had earned. Those who had made first quarter honor roll took the first bow, followed by four seniors who were named National Merit Scholars Semi-Finalists: Rebecca Anthony, Brianna Leddy, Michael Manovich, and Janine Steffan.

Athletes and teams were also spotlighted for their success beyond regular season play including the women’s tennis doubles, Nicci Dresden ‘13 and Mollie Buerschen ‘13, (3rd in State), women’s golf team (6th in State), women’s volleyball team (Regional play), football team (play-offs) and cross country runner, Lizzie Gleason ‘13, who would compete at State the following weekend.

“The impromptu gathering also provided us an opportunity to take a historical photo that we will use to say, ‘thanks,’ to our supporters,” Marshall said. The all-school photo was a first for Marshall as principal. “Everybody enjoyed the spirit day and when the photographers started directing the photo, the whole school followed their cues creating a great shot.” Jason Unger, assistant principal, added that the teachers were impressed by the students’ participation and response to the assembly, all paving way for the possibility of more “moments of celebration” and academic pep rallies.

By Emily Draeger ‘13