The weather may have been chilly outside, but the spirits and hearts were warm inside of those who attended the public dedication of the Sr. Dorothy Stang '49, SNDdeN, Ohio Historical Marker on Monday, December 12.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Chloe Johnson and Anjali Phadke from the Dayton Regional STEM School were given an assignment by their teacher, Kevin Lydy, on Ohio Historical Markers. Out of a list of names Lydy provided, the pair chose to learn more about Sr. Dorothy Stang and apply for an Ohio Historical Marker in her honor. The marker was approved by Ohio History Connection and in March 2015, it was announced that the marker in Sr. Dorothy's name would be put on the CJ campus. In August 2016, the marker was placed in its permanent home on the pedestrian plaza at Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the Chaminade Julienne Eagles.
The public dedication was attended by Johnson, Phadke, Lydy, several of his current students, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Ohio State Representative Mike Henne, Sr. Judi Clemens '58, SNDdeN, Amy Rohmiller '04 from Ohio History Connection, members of Sr. Dorothy's family and dozens of CJ students, faculty and staff.
"It's an amazing feeling to know that an idea that we had came full circle," shared Johnson. "The fact that people will be able to see it for years to come is wonderful."
Phadke agreed, "When we went through this process, we were both really amazed that two high school students could create something so big that will be here forever. It's so amazing."
CJ In the News
Read WDTN's report about the public dedication here.
Posted December 15, 2016