SJCS Welcomes New Alumni

Congratulations to the 102 members of the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Class of 2016 who graduated on Saturday, May 28. During the Commencement Exercises, the soon-to-be graduates and audience of family, friends, faculty and staff listened to speeches from Lauren Jones and Hannah White. Lauren, the recipient of the Father Fox Award, delivered the salutatory address while Hannah, the recipient of the Redemptoris Custos Award, gave the farewell address.

The Class of 2016 has earned the following accolades:

  • 100% college acceptance.
  • 11.5 million dollars in college scholarship money.
  • 93 members (92% of the class) received scholarship offers, with an average award package of over $125,000 per student.
  • Of those 93 students, 88 seniors (87% of the class) received a South Carolina state scholarship award: 21 Palmetto Fellows Scholarships, 61 Life Scholarships, and 6 Hope Scholarships.
  • Six members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: one was named National Merit Finalist and five were named National Merit Commended Students.
  • Eight members of the class committed to continue their athletic careers in college.
  • One member of the class was accepted and is planning to attend seminary.
  • The Class of 2016 was also distinguished by the addition of 18 new colleges and universities to the ever-growing list of schools to which the previous graduates were accepted, including Clark University, Connecticut College, Manhattan School of Music, Northeastern University, University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland.

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Inaugural Banquet Recognizes Athletes

On May 16, the inaugural Greenville News Upstate Sports Awards took place at the TD Convention Center. This banquet, featuring speaker Tim Tebow, was created to recognize high school athletes in the Upstate for their outstanding achievements during the 2015-2016 school year. Out of 31 schools, 22 sports, and 200+ athletes, St. Joseph’s Catholic School was well represented.

Congratulations to recent graduate Christian Baliker who was selected as the Boys Golfer of the Year and rising junior Allison Whitten who was selected as the Volleyball Player of the Year.

Additionally, the following athletes received recognition:

Sean Langan – Boys Soccer (1st Team)
Carly Lyvers – Girls Golf (1st Team)
Michelle Malsch – Softball (1st Team)
Ford McCoy – Boys Cross Country (1st Team)
Kaely Thompson – Volleyball (1st Team)

Annika Bissinger – Girls Cross Country (2nd Team) and Girls Track & Field (2nd Team)
Christian Castillo – Boys Lacrosse (2nd Team)
Jeffrey Fann – Wrestling (2nd Team)
Reilly Koslow – Boys Soccer (2nd Team)
Leah Saunders – Volleyball (2nd Team)

Students Win Conservation Contest


Congratulations to SJCS rising seventh grade students Victoria Kucaba, Harrison Scott, and Jenna Zuchowski who were selected as winners in the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District essay contest. Their essays on the topic of why “We All Need Trees” were selected as some of the best out of over 300 submissions. They each received a $50 check at the district’s annual awards banquet held on Thursday, May 19.

SJCS Hosts Cornhole Tournament

St. Joseph’s 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament, held May 14, was another big hit with the 21 & up crowd at SJCS. Parents, alumni, and supporters of the school gathered for food, beverages, music, and a cornhole tournament to help the SJCS Annual Fund in providing tuition assistance to our students. During the tournament, three coveted raffles were drawn: A Knights Athletic Booster Platinum Membership or $500 off tuition, a custom set of SJCS Cornhole Boards, and two SJCS stadium chairs with two SJCS tumblers. Thank you to all of our participants and Cornhole Committee for making the evening a relaxed and fun success!

Congratulations to Team “Pitchers Not Catchers”, Brian Larkin and Chris Maddox, who claimed first place in the tournament and to Team “The Long & Short Of It”, Matt and Heidi Cooney, for placing runner-up.

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Freshman Competes on Food Network

Congratulations to SJCS freshman Patrick Meyer, who recently competed on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Kids v. Adults along with his cousin, Helen Meyer. The two bakers produced four cupcake flavors based around the episode’s theme of DC Superhero Girls: Mexican Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Meringue Frosting, Strawberry with Strawberry Mango Buttercream, Coconut with Salted Caramel Buttercream, and Lemon Blueberry with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. A special surprise viewing party was hosted the night of the episode’s premier at St. Joseph’s, complete with miniature cupcakes in the same flavors. The team came in first runner-up, second only to an adult with an established bakery.

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