SJCS Students Welcomed into Church at Easter

This year at the Easter Vigil Mass, five St. Joseph’s students were confirmed in the Catholic Church, with two of those also being baptized. It was a wonderful night of celebration and joy in our Risen Savior! All the sponsors were in some way SJCS community members, either students, teacher, spouse, or alum. Congratulations!

Elizabeth Armstrong (sponsor: Mrs. Shawna Fesler)
G. Hazelhurst (sponsor: Drew Lyons)
Brannon Timms (sponsor: Madalyn Palash)
Robby Matlock (sponsor: SJCS alum & seminarian, Alex Foley)
Lauren Willoughby (sponsor: Mrs. Megan Lewis)

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Seniors Honored at Spring Athletic Signings

On April 19th, four members of the Class of 2017 were honored at an Athletic Signing Ceremony recognizing their commitment to continue their athletic careers at their colleges of choice. Micah Banks will be playing basketball at Columbia International University, Caleb Coleman will be playing basketball at Johnson and Wales University, Drew Luzzatti will be playing soccer at Oglethorpe University, and Liam Martin will be running Track at the Citadel.

Congratulations to all our student athletes on their achievements! This is the result of long hours of hard work by our students and their families and coaches. We’re proud of you! Go Knights!

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Boys and Girls Lacrosse Qualifies for Playoffs

Congratulations to our girls and boys lacrosse teams for qualifying for the Class AAAA state playoffs. The boys team received a four seed in the Upper State bracket and will host Eastside High School today at 5:30 PM. The girls team are the sixth seed and will travel to Greenville High School today. That game will be played at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville and it will also start at 5:30 PM.
Good luck to both teams and GO KNIGHTS!

Boys Varsity Golf Beats GMC

St. Joseph’s, missing its two best players because of spring break, put together solid rounds by four players to beat Greer Middle College 181-195 Monday at The Preserve at Verdae.

The Knights (8-2-1) were led by sophomore Ryan Gorman who shot a 3-over 38. Junior Greg Hazelhurst contributed a solid 40 while seventh-grader Joey Clary had a 49. Junior Robby Matlock shot 53 and sophomore Ryan McLear chipped in with a 55.

GMC was led by Jacob Richardson who shot a 40.

It’s the start of a busy week for the Knights, who play Region I-AA rivals Christ Church and Landrum Wednesday at the Chanticleer course of Greenville Country Club. Thursday, SJCS will play AAAAA school Riverside at Thornblade.

Before spring break, the Knights finished fifth out of 17 teams in the Tee-Off Classic in Ninety Six. Taking those results into account, the golf team has a record of 20-6-1.

Team: 1. St. Joseph’s 181, 2. Greer Middle College 195.

Individual: 1. Ryan Gorman (SJ) 39, 2. Greg Hazelhurst (SJ), Jacob Richardson (GMC) 40, 4. Joey Clary (SJ) 49.

Records: SJ 8-2-1.

Honors Physics Tries New Circuitry Labs

In February, teacher Julie Schroeder attended the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference in Atlanta. At that conference, she learned about many new labs and was excited to bring them back to her students at St. Joe’s! Honors Physics performed a lab using Squishy Circuits, in which students learned about what qualities affect an object’s resistance. Specifically, they observed how the brightness of an LED would change depending on the length or width of the conductive dough used in the circuit. They then did a formal lab write up using their Chromebooks, in which they had to include pictures of their various set ups. See more photos of this lab and other classroom activities in the photo gallery!

 

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STEM Scouts Experiment with Hydraulics

The STEM Scouts are at it again! Last month, the students learned about hydraulics, constructing their own working hydraulic arms and using them to pick up everyday objects. The hands-on project was an extremely engaging way to learn the principals involved and the students really enjoyed constructing their arms! Thanks to teachers Joanna McLucas and Keith Perham for this project!

 

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Varsity Boys Tennis Training Hard

Boys Varsity Tennis is putting in the hours this season! Coach Kevin Meyer says that the majority of his team trains 4 to 5 days a week, combining team practices and individual clinics to improve their game. The team is fairly young, mostly 8th and 9th grade, and show great dedication. “They’re excited, and have a positive attitude” Coach Meyer says. The team is Maclean Armstrong, Lee Eberly, Austin Helmer, Zachary Hoover, Matthew Jacques, Collin Maides, Preston Saad, Mack Self, and Connor York. Tomorrow’s match against Southside Christian could determine whether or not the boys will go to the state playoffs.

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