Varsity Cheer Team Wins UCA Awards

The Varsity Cheer Team attended a four-day UCA (University Cheerleaders Association) camp this summer at Lander University to learn new cheers, stunting, and to inspire leadership on and off the field. While there, the team won and 1st place trophy – “Grand Champ” for cheer division, a 2nd place trophy for “X-treme Routine” (dance, stunt, and tumble), multiple gold ribbons, and a UCA Spirit Stick.

In addition to these awards, Maggie Galemmo (Sr.), Charlotte Schmitt (Sr.), and Ashley Caputo (Jr.) were chosen to be on the All American Cheerleading Team, and were invited to participate in a parade this December in London.

This year’s Varsity Cheer Team is coached by Cassi Henry and includes Maggie Galemmo (Sr. – Captain), Nicole Connoly (Sr. – Co-captain), Charlotte Schmitt (Sr.), Megan Rozelsky (Sr.), Ashley Caputo (Jr.), Camille Hoover (Jr.), Reagan Chittum (Jr.), Lizzie Latham (Soph.), Mary Lynam (Soph.) and Erica Wood (8th grade).

Boys Cross Country Region Champs, Girls Take 3rd

Our girls and boys cross country teams competed in the Region Championship Meet which was held here on our campus yesterday, October 18th. The boys team finished in first place and won the Region Championship and the girls team placed third. Runners who finished in the top place places were named to the All-Region team. Our runners that made the girls All-Region team were Annika Bissinger and Caroline Linen. Making the All-Region team for the boys were Ford McCoy (Region Runner of the Year), Alfredo Diaz-Santillan, Josh Powers, Zach Palmer, Brendan McTigue, and Coach George Carr (Region Coach of the Year).
Congratulations to Coach George Carr, Coach Marie Kernell, and all of our runners.
Their next competition will be this Saturday in the State Qualifier. That meet will take place at the Sandhills Course in Columbia.

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Fall Play: The Importance of Being Earnest

Tickets are now on sale for the high school fall play, The Importance of Being Earnest, which will be showing October 27 – 30. Written by Oscar Wilde, this humorous and light-hearted comedy follows the adventures of two bachelor friends, Jack and Algernon, as they get into riotous trouble caused by their creation of alter egos. Under the name of Ernest, each aims to pursue the heart of the woman he loves – and each falls into a tangled web of deception and misfortune wherein hilarity ensues. While also poking fun of the Victorian sensibilities, Oscar Wilde has woven an entertaining tale of comedy and romance from which a simple handbag becomes the source of truth.

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Show Schedule:
Preview Performance – Thursday, October 27 – 7:00 PM
Friday, October 28 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 29 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30 – 3:00 PM

All performances will be in the St. John Paul II Center. The fall art exhibit will also be available for viewing during Intermission in the Library.

Admissions Open House

Join us Sunday, November 13th at 1:00 PM as we officially kick off the 2017 Admissions Season with our Open House! Spend an hour or two with us to hear testimonials and learn more about our middle school and/or high school programs, pick up a 2017-2018 admissions packet, tour the facility with current students, and meet many of our teachers, coaches, and parents. This is a family day, so prospective students (of all ages!) and their parents are welcome. Questions? Email admissions@sjcatholicschool.org for more details.

 

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Girls Golf wins Region I-AA Tournament

The St. Joseph’s Catholic School girls golf team won the Region I-AA tournament at The Preserve at Verdae by 31 shots.

Led by eighth-graders Emma Curran and Caleigh Noonan, who shot 83 and 88 respectively, the Knights (8-2) fired a 375 total to beat Christ Church who had a 406. Landrum had a 423 total while Greer Middle College fired a 448.

Curran, Noonan and fellow eighth-grader Kaitlyn Dumit were named to the all-region team.

SJCS next is in action Oct. 17 at the Upstate Qualifying tournament at Village Green Golf Club in Gramling, S.C.

Individual: 1. Peyton Gillespie (CC) 78, 2. Emma Curran (SJ) 83, 3. Samantha Reeves (L) 95, 4. Brooke Murray (L) 96, 5. Kamryn Williams (SJ) and Kaitlyn Dumit (SJ) 97.
Region player of the year: Gillespie. All region team: Gillespie, Curran, Reeves, Murray, Williams, Dumit.

UKnight Campaign Approaches Goal

As of October 7th, the UKnight Capital Campaign has achieved 96% of its goal to raise 2.5 million dollars to connect the academic building to the gymnasium. This addition will include two new science laboratories, flexible meeting and classroom space, four new locker rooms, and athletic department offices, bringing together our academics, athletics and arts to grow opportunities for every child.

On behalf of the entire St. Joseph’s community and the students yet to come, thank you for your continued generosity!

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Upcoming Event: We Are Charleston – Oct 12

The authors of We are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, a multi-layered exploration of the tragic events experienced by South Carolina’s famed Mother Emanuel Church last summer, will be here on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. This speaker event is being co-hosted by Carolina High School and will begin at 7:30 PM in the John Paul II Center. All are welcome to this free and open event.

The book, written by South Carolina-based writers Herb Frazier (award-winning journalist and childhood member of Mother Emanuel), Dr. Bernard Edward Powers (A.M.E. Church member and professor of history at the College of Charleston) and Majory Wentworth (South Carolina’s Poet Laureate), is based on extensive interviews with family and friends of “The Emanuel Nine” – the church members who lost their lives on June 17, 2015, when a young man opened fire on a prayer meeting at the church.

Additionally, We Are Charleston details the 230-year history of the A.M.E. Church – the largest body of African-American Methodists with 7.5 million members world-wide – and its role in America’s social justice story from slavery to the civil rights movement. The book also discusses the importance of Mother Emanuel Church itself, both to the Charleston community and to the nation. The oldest A.M.E. church in the Deep South, Mother Emanuel’s perseverance in the face of adversity and discrimination serves as an example of faith and forgiveness to the entire world. It was no coincidence that this particular church was chosen for this grievous act.

“Nothing this tragic happens in a vacuum. Whether it be terrorism abroad or racism within, we have become the products of many years of anger in our culture,” said Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President of Thomas Nelson and Publisher of W Publishing Group. “Through its powerful portrayal of history and its stirring narrative from the present day, We are Charleston brilliantly shows all of us the importance of awareness, action, and yes, even forgiveness.”

“The tragedy at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church affected us deeply,” the authors said in a group statement. “This book is our attempt to honor those whose lives were lost, the survivors and their families by telling their stories in the context of Charleston, the nation’s racial history and the social justice efforts that have been the hallmark of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.”

M. Judson Booksellers will be at the event selling copies of the book.

Download the event flyer here.