KNIGHTS REPRESENTED AT PALMETTO BOYS/GIRLS STATE

Rising seniors Spencer Marchant, Russell Warren, Mary Ellison McCoy, Jenna Maunsell, Gracie Lawton and Alex May represented St. Joseph’s June 9-15 at the prestigious American Legion Palmetto Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State.

The Boys State was held at Anderson University and the Girls State at Presbyterian College. Selection is highly competitive, and students attending represent top talent from across the state.

Russell Warren was elected to City Council and later to the State Senate, the highest position at the county level. He also started his own third party at Boys State: the Populist Party.

Spencer Marchant was a member of City Council and the Superintendent of Education in his county.

Congrats to all of these talented Knights!

COACH KUCINIC CHOSEN TO OFFICIATE AT SOCCER NATIONALS

SJCS boys soccer coach Frank Kucinic has been chosen to officiate at the President’s Cup National Championship July 10-14 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Coach Kucinic is one of the 15 Region III referees who will join the other three regions’ officials in supporting the competition for the National Championship.

Coach Kucinic and the others had the opportunity to referee one match and serve as assistant referee for two others during the recent Region III tournament in Round Rock, Texas, where the temperatures were in the 100s every day. Coach Kucinic served as referee for the U16 Girls championship match.

Congrats to Coach Kucinic and good luck at nationals!

SJCS STUDENTS TOUR GREECE, TURKEY

A group of St. Joseph’s students recently enjoyed a nine-day ACIS Tour through Greece and Turkey under the direction of SJCS teachers Elaine Trakas and Marla Palmer.

It was a great way to learn about Ancient Greece, considered the birthplace of Western civilization, as well as Greek cuisine and Turkish history. The group visited Biblical sites, such as Ephesus, the Island of Patmos, Mars Hill in Athens and the Parthenon, and various other islands, such as Mikonos, Santorini and Rhodes.

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GEORGE CARR, JOSH POWERS HONORED BY HSSR

St. Joseph’s coach George Carr and recent graduate Josh Powers have been honored as all-state in track by the High School Sports Report.

Coach Carr led the Knights to their third consecutive Class 2A state championship May 11 at Spring Valley High School.

Josh had state runner-up finishes in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and teamed with Zac Palmer, Dylan McTigue and Brendan McTigue to win the state championship in the 4×800 relay.

SJCS 8TH-GRADERS CLAIM TOP PRIZES IN ESSAY CONTEST

Lane Anderson (first), Meghan Spikings (second) and Christopher Johnson (third) took the top three prizes in a patriotic essay contest for SJCS eighth-graders sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #10819 at St. Mary Magdalene Parish. The theme of the essay contest was, “What does patriotism mean to me?”

The three winners were honored at a recognition dinner on May 20. The students enjoyed a homemade meal and read their essays to the assembly. Prize money also was awarded. We are so grateful to the KOC for sponsoring this contest!

Congrats to Lane, Meghan and Christopher!!

 

SJCS GRAD SALLY CADE HOLMES HAS BIG NIGHT AT TONY AWARDS!

Hadestown, a musical produced by SJCS graduate Sally Cade Holmes (Class of 2006), won eight Tony Awards during Broadway’s biggest night Sunday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Hadestown won a total of eight categories, the most of any nominated show, and also had the most nominations with 14. The show won for:
  • Best Musical
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical
  • Best Direction of a Musical
  • Best Orchestrations

Sally Cade was back at St. Joe’s in November, talking with students about her experiences as a Broadway producer. She produced Anastasia, which was touring the country and was showing at the Peace Center at that time.

Congrats to Sally Cade on her big night!!

MINISTRY TRIP BRINGS LIKE-MINDED KIDS TOGETHER

It’s called a GS Vacation, and it’s bringing kids from all over together for a special time of fun and fellowship.

Students from St. Joseph’s will be joining kids from Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Florida, Ohio and elsewhere for a camping trip to Table Rock State Park June 28-July 3.

“We’re joining with kids from all over the country, especially the East Coast,” said Campus Minister Mr. Gabe Lewis, who will chaperone the St. Joe’s contingent along with theology teacher and Campus Ministry Assistant Ms. Michele Houmis.

“They’re all kids that do the same kind of work that we do at Campus Ministry, the same kind of approach that we take, especially with Wednesday night Campus Ministry, Thursday morning Campus Ministry and our Advent and Lenten retreats.”

The group will go on hikes, swim in the lake, do lots of singing and do presentations “on themes like art, solitude and loneliness, even the history of America in the south, because this vacation takes places in South Carolina,” Mr. Lewis said.

The trip is open to rising freshmen through those who just graduated in 2019.

For more information, contact Mr. Lewis at glewis@sjcatholicschool.org or 864-234-9009, ext. 114.

Charlotte’s Web Summerstock Cast Announced

Congratulations to the cast! Performances will be August 16-18, 2019. Tickets will be available to purchase on the school website in late-July.

Any students wishing to be involved with crew and other production elements can contact Ms. McGrath.

Charlotte’s Web

Fern Arable – Sarah Morris
Mr. John Arable – Jordan Plumblee
Mrs. Martha Arable – Chloe Bradley
Avery Arable – Max Orbon
Homer Zuckerman – Andy Coburn
Edith Zuckerman – Sarah Poteat
Lurvy – Isabel Moran
Wilbur – Emily Gushue
Templeton – Amber Purney
Charlotte – Margaret Coburn
Goose – Megan Koon
Gander/Uncle – Karl Orbon
Sheep – Sarah Paguaga
Lamb – Rachel Balts

Members of Chorus:
1st Member – Marie Koon
2nd Member – Ellie Combs
3rd Member – Brenda Castro-Vasquez

Other Ensemble Character: Tessa Leduc, Kate Noel, Meghan Spikings

Cast members: Information regarding the cast packet and picking up your script will be emailed to you on Tuesday, June 4th. If you have been cast and cannot commit to fulfilling the role, contact Ms. McGrath immediately. We will have our first cast read-thru on Thursday, June 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019!

On June 1, St. Joseph’s Catholic School held Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2019. The senior class totalled 109 graduates who earned the following accolades:

  • 99% (108 out of 109) of the students were awarded at least one scholarship, with a class Total Award Amount of $20,543,946 (average of $190,221 per student)
  • 6 students were awarded a “full ride” (full tuition or tuition and room and board) to at least one college
  • 99% (108) of the students received a SC State Scholarship Award
  • 100% College Acceptance and 99% College Enrollment, with 99% having reported being happy/very happy with their college acceptances/choices
  • Students will be attending 36 different colleges in 17 different states (including DC) and 3 countries
  • 30 were accepted into Honors Programs (19 will be attending)
  • 6 are enrolling into a Catholic university
  • 3 will be attending Cornell University
  • 13 have signed/committed to play a sport in college, 12 of those at Division I schools
The Salutation was delivered by Luke Cumby, this year’s Father Fox Award recipient; the Senior Class Gift presentation by Emily Garceau, Helen Kopscik and Emma Nixon, who represented the Senior Class Senate; and the Farewell Address by Anthony Cinquemani, the Redemptoris Custos Award recipient. The Commencement Address was given by Mrs. Carolyn McGrath Milheim of the SJCS Class of 1999.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
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SJCS CLASS OF 2019: TIGHT, ‘TALENTED AND MOTIVATED’

By Bob Castello

The students in St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s Class of 2019 have been extraordinary in many ways, having set the bar high before clearing it with room to spare.

They have made an impact in all areas, providing further evidence of the words of SJCS Founding Board Chair Margaret Ann Moon: “Our students are destined to change the world.”

It’s a class that has been stellar statistically, with 96 percent of the senior class having reported being awarded at least one scholarship, totaling a little more than $20 million.

With 99% having reported their acceptances, all have been accepted to at least one college or university, including three who will be attending Cornell University, and 99% reported having been accepted into their first and/or second choices.

But it’s a class that has been about much more than numbers.

“We want to pass on to our students that we as human beings find our fulfillment only when we give of ourselves in love to others,” Headmaster Keith Kiser said. “This is one of the reasons we require our students to do community service, for they often discover that they are happier when they do something good for others.”

Every year, for example, the students who go on the senior mission trip talk about the manner in which it has changed them.

“This reality was illustrated for me in spades this year when our student council led the student body in raising over $40,000 for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,” Mr. Kiser said. “Those kids worked themselves to exhaustion, but I’ve never seen them happier. The hope is that they will remember this experience and want to spend their lives for others.” Campus Minister Gabe Lewis, who came to the school in 2013, said he’s had the pleasure of accompanying members of this class since they were in the seventh grade.

“Learning is a function first and foremost of openness — those who are open, who know they don’t have all the answers, are able to ask questions and truly learn,” Mr. Lewis said. “This class was full of students who were and, more miraculously, remained open.

“Those who are honest with their need and their questions become the protagonists of meaning among their peers. Over and over again, I have witnessed members of this class becoming sources of energy and light for their peers because they do not hide their need for more, their desire for meaning. When Christ said, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,’ he was speaking of hearts like these, who are able to recognize Christ and follow Him when He calls.”

It’s a close-knit group, 56 of whom have been together at St. Joseph’s since the sixth grade.

“The Class of 2019 has always been focused on forging strong ties with one another,” said Steven Jones, Director of the High School. “They’re very supportive of their peers, but what impresses me most is the way they’ve always been happy together. The athletes come to the Fine Arts performances and seem genuinely happy for their friends. Likewise, the students have been very supportive of the various teams at St. Joe’s. It’s not just that they go to whatever is on campus — they enjoy being together.”

It’s a class that has produced more than its share of talented athletes — 13 will be moving on to compete collegiately — and they’ve led the Knights to great heights.This year, St. Joe’s added five state championships (boys swimming, girls and boys cross country, volleyball and boys track) to its collection and won yet another Carlisle Cup as the best athletic program in the state in its classification (2A).

“This is truly a remarkable senior class,” said Athletic Director Eric Nash. “They are the first class in school history to win four straight Carlisle Cups. More than 10% of our senior class is going on to play college athletics and 12 of them at Division I programs. I’m not sure what other schools’ numbers are like, but I’m guessing we have a very high percentage moving on to play college athletics. This senior class not only has some great athletes but exceptional students and leaders as well.”

Fine Arts Department Chair Teresa McGrath said it’s been “an absolute joy and privilege” to work with the students of the Class of 2019 for the past seven years.

“The students who have been involved in the Fine Arts have been dedicated in pursuing their interests and passions, gifting their time and talent to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” Ms. McGrath said. “In every project and production, they have brought enthusiasm, collaboration and determination to overcome challenges and obstacles.

“They have been inspiring and courageous leaders, creative individuals and joy-filled young adults. I have no doubt that these students will use their gifts to be ‘the salt of the earth’ and ‘the light of the world.’ ““This has also been a class that embodied the old adage that ‘iron sharpens iron,’ ” Dr. Jones said. “These kids have pushed each other to succeed and at times pulled each other along.”

As an example he cited the new aeronautics class, which “threw a couple of kids a curveball because no one knew what to expect.”

“For some of them, it wasn’t what they thought it was at all,” Dr. Jones said, “but I saw small groups emerge that helped each other get through the material. They really turned it into a kind of club and were genuinely happy when many of their peers passed the national exam.

“There was a real sense of camaraderie in the class, and that’s been true of these students all along.”

“Our kids are very talented and motivated,” said Mr. Kiser. “They are leaders, and so they will be in a position to change lives for the better. We want them to see that their fulfillment is deeply tied to loving and serving others. If they come to realize this through their personal experiences, they will set the world on fire for good. That’s our hope.”

SJCS GRAD BROOKS McCOY RECEIVES NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Brooks McCoy (SJCS Class of 2015), a recent graduate of Kenyon College and a four-year member of the Lords’ swimming and diving team, was among the winter sports recipients of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Brooks will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $10,000 after being chosen from a pool that includes all three NCAA divisions. Each sports season (fall, winter, spring), 21 scholarships are available for men and 21 for women for use in an accredited graduate program. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

Brooks, who majored in economics and was a 2019 team captain, plans to attend the University of Georgia School of Law.

While competing for the Kenyon swim team, Brooks was a three-time NCAA qualifier. He specialized in distance events, as well as the 400-yard individual medley, and won three NCAA All-America awards and one All-North Coast Athletic Conference honor.

Congrats to Brooks and best of luck in law school!

 

2018-19 SJCS VARSITY ATHLETIC AWARDS

2018-19 SJCS VARSITY ATHLETIC AWARDS

HSSR: High School Sports Report
SCCAWS: South Carolina Coaches Association Women’s Sports All-State
SCFCA: South Carolina Football Coaches Association

FALL SPORTS

Girls Golf
(1st in Region, 3rd in State)
All-Region – Emma Curran, Kaitlyn Dumit, Reagan Lillibridge
Region Coach of the Year – Mark Matlock
Team Awards
MVP – Emma Curran
Most Improved – Kaitlyn Dumit, Raegan Lillibridge
Most Dedicated – Caleigh Noonan

Volleyball
(1st in Region, 1st in State 2A)
SCCAWS – Lauren DeLo
Region Player of the Year – Lauren DeLo
Region Coach of the Year – Jan Carino
All-Region – Katie Culumovic, Kyra Thompson, Lauren DeLo
2A Player of the Year SCCAWS – Lauren DeLo
All-State – Katie Culumovic, Kyra Thompson, Lauren DeLo
North/South All-Stars – Katie Culumovic, Lauren DeLo, Kyra Thompson
HSSR-SCHSL 2A Player of Year – Kyra Thompson
HSSR-SCHSL 2A Coach of Year – Jan Carino
HSSR-SCHSL All-State – Katie Culumovic, Lauren DeLo
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Katie Culumovic
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Lauren DeLo, Kyra Thompson
The Greenville News All Upstate Player of the Year finalist – Katie Culumovic
2A State Champions – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
2A State Champions – 2016, 2017, 2018
Team Awards
MVP – Lauren DeLo, Katie Culumovic, Kyra Thompson
Most Improved – Emily Normand

Girls Swimming
(1st in Region, 4th in State)
All-Region – Elizabeth Loudermilk, Mary Kate Farrell, Chelsea Rose Doyle
All-State – Elizabeth Loudermilk, Mary Kate Farrell, Chelsea Rose Doyle, Helen Norton, Katy Permanente
Team Awards
MVP – Mary Kate Farrell
Coaches Award – Maria Clark
Most Improved – Chloe Lonergan
Spirit Award – Kate Bruner

 

Boys Swimming
(1st in Region, 1st in State 3A)
All-Region – Liam Walker, Silas Crosby, Jack Doyle, Preston Jennings, James Cline
All-State – Liam Walker, Silas Crosby, Jack Doyle, Jack Lonergan, Preston Jennings
Region Boys Swimmer of the Year – Liam Walker
HSSR-SCHSL 1A-2A-3A Boys Co-Swimmers of the Year – Liam Walker, Silas Crosby
HSSR-SCHSL 1A-2A-3A Boys Swim Coach of the Year – Becky VanEvera
Region Boys and Girls Coach of the Year – Becky VanEvera
The Greenville News All-Upstate Swimmer of the Year – Liam Walker
The Greenville News All-Upstate First Team – Silas Crosby, Jack Doyle, Preston Jennings, Liam Walker
The Greenville News All-Upstate Second Team – Silas Crosby, Jack Doyle, Preston Jennings, Liam Walker
3A State Champions – 2017, 2018
Team Awards
MVP – Liam Walker
Coaches Award – Anthony Cinquemani
Most Improved – Joey Stansberry
Spirit Award – Preston Jennings

Girls Tennis
(2nd in Region, 3rd in State)
All-Region – Julia Jacques, Marta Ratkowski
North-South All-Star – Caroline Curran
State Quarterfinalist – Julia Jacques
SCTA All-State – Julia Jacques
The Greenville News All-Upstate First Team – Julia Jacques
Team Awards
MVP – Adrianna Delacruz
Leadership – Caroline Curran
Sportsmanship Award – Helen Kopsick, Grayson Malcomb
Knight Award – Julia Jacques

Girls Cross Country
(1st in Region, 1st in State 2A)
SC Gatorade Girls Runner of the Year – Ava Dobson
SCCAWS All-State – Ava Dobson
All-Region- Brigid Alvis, Lili Jaraczewski, Caroline Linen
All-County – Brigid Alvis, Lili Jaraczewski
All-State – Brigid Alvis, Ava Dobson, Lili Jaraczewski, Caroline Linen
HSSR-SCHSL Class 2A/1A Girls Runner of the Year – Ava Dobson
HSSR-SCHSL Class 2A/1A Girls Coach of the Year – Marie Kernell
HSSR-SCHSL All-State – Brigid Alvis, Lillian Jaraczewski, Caroline Linen
Region Coach of the Year – Marie Kernell
SC Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Coach of the Year – Marie Kernell
The Greenville News All Upstate Runner of the Year – Ava Dobson
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Ava Dobson
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Caroline Linen, Lili Jaraczewski
Shrine Bowl Run – Lili Jaraczewski

Boys Cross Country
(1st in Region, 1st in State 2A)
All-Region – Brendan McTigue, Dylan McTigue, Tristan McTigue, Zac Palmer, Josh Powers
Region Runner of the Year – Josh Powers
All-County – Brendan McTigue, Dylan McTigue, Tristan McTigue, Josh Powers
All-State – Brendan McTigue, Tristan McTigue, Zac Palmer, Josh Powers
SCRunners Race Series Team Winner
SCRunners Race Series Individual Winner – Brendan McTigue
HSSR SCHSL Class 2A Boys Coach of the Year – George Carr
HSSR SCHSL All-State – Brendan McTigue, Tristan McTigue, Josh Powers
Shrine Bowl Run – Josh Powers, Zach Palmer
Region Coach of the Year – George Carr
SC Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Coach of the Year – George Carr
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Brendan McTigue
Team Awards
MVP – Brendan McTigue
MIP – Isaac Hine
Coaches Awards – Josh Powers, Dylan McTigue

Football
(4th in Region, 1st Round Playoff)
Region Player of the Year – Jake Johanning
First Team All-Region – Jake Johanning, Luke Bynum, Josh Masters, Rashad Luckey
Second Team All Region – Alex Wimberly, Mark Lyons, Kyle Lonergan, Joseph Poole
North-South All-Star – Jake Johanning
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Jake Johanning
1st win over Christ Church in school history
Team Awards
Knight Award – Luke Bynum
Unsung Hero Award Defense – Adam Rogers
Unsung Hero Award Offense – Andrew Kruk
Blue Collar Award – Nathan Turcotte

Competitive Cheer
Team Awards
Knight Award – Lizzy Latham
Leadership Award – Conyers Wingard
Most Spirited – Mary Lynam
4th in Gameday Competition

WINTER SPORTS

Boys Basketball
(4th in Region, Sweet 16)
All-Region – Colin Burns, Miles Murray
Team Awards
Knight Award – Connor Bailey, Walker Pace
Best Offensive Player – Miles Murray
Best Defensive Player – Colin Burns
Most Improved – Ben Saunders

Girls Basketball
(5th in Region, 1st Round Playoff)
All-Region – Essence Thompson, Emily Meade
Team Awards
Knight Award – Guilana Fajardo
Coaches Award – Brittany Morris
Offensive Player of the Year – Madeline Duwe

Wrestling
(3rd in Region)
1st Team All-Region – Matt Wilson, Nick Betit
MS State Qualifiers – Logan Dodge, Hammond Fayssoux
Team Awards
Knight Award – Danny d’Anjou
Most Valuable Wrestler – Matt Wilson

SPRING SPORTS

Baseball
(5th in Region)
All-State – Matthew Marchal
All-Region – Matthew Marchal, Walker Pace
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Matthew Marchal
Team Awards
Most Outstanding Offensive Player – Walker Pace
Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Alex Wimberly
Knight Award – Drew McCarthy
Pitcher of the Year – Matthew Marchal
Most Valuable Player – Matthew Marchal
Keys to Castle Award – Luke Bynum
Rookie of the Year – Thomas Werner

Boys Golf
(5th in Region)
All-Region – Joey Clary
Team Awards
MVP – Joey Clary
6th Man Award – Sebastian Casanova

Boys Lacrosse
(2nd in Region)
All Region – Sami Nassif, Daniel Pekalak
Team Awards
Offensive MVP – Sami Nassif
Defensive MVP – Daniel Pekalak
Team Leader – Spencer Marchant
Knight Award – Nick Crews

Girls Lacrosse
All Region – Delaney Egan, Cailin Sullivan, Veronica Carroll
Team Awards
MVP – Veronica Carroll
Offensive Player of the Year – Cailin Sullivan
Defensive Player of the Year – Delaney Egan
Most Spirit – Kelsey Fitzgerald
Most Improved – Emma Martin

Boys Soccer
(2nd in Region, played for Upper State championship)
Region Co-Player of the Year – Connor Stein
All-Region – Robbie Cromley, Connor Stein, Alex May
North-South All-Stars – Robbie Cromley, Connor Stein
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Connor Stein
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Robbie Cromley
Team Awards
MVP – Robbie Cromley
Defensive Players of the Year – Alex May, Connor Stein
Coaches Award – Andrew Armstrong

Girls Soccer
(1st in Region, played for Upper State championship)
Region Player of the Year – Abbie Panuccio
All-Region- Abbie Panuccio, Kat Uprichard, Victoria Kucaba, Julia Thompson
SC Coaches Association All-State Team – Julia Thompson, Abbie Panuccio, Victoria Kucaba
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Abbie Panuccio

Softball
(3rd in Region, 3rd Playoff Finish)
All-Region- Kendall Harvey, Abigail Salerno

Boys Tennis
(1st in Region in 2nd in State)
Region Player of the Year – Nicholas Loudermilk
All-Region – Nicholas Loudermilk, Bradnon Hodge, Maclean Armstrong
State Singles Selections – Nicholas Loudermilk, Brandon Hodge, Maclean Armstrong
The Greenville News All Upstate First Team – Nicholas Loudermilk
The Greenville News All Upstate Boys Tennis Player of the Year – Nicholas Loudermilk
Team Awards
MVP –Nicholas Loudermilk
Most Spirit – Lee Eberly
Leadership – Brandon Hodge
Knight Award – Patrick Reese
Most Improved – Maclean Armstrong

Girls Track
(2nd in Region, 7th in State)
All-Region – Lili Jaraczewski, Annika Bissinger, Ava Dobson, Caroline Linen
Team Awards
MVP – Lili Jaraczewski
Coaches Awards – Caroline Linen, Annika Bissinger
Most Improved – Madison Powers

Boys Track
(3rd in Region, 1st in State)
Region Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year- Josh Powers
All State – Josh Powers (800 meters)
All-Region – Dylan McTigue, Brendan McTigue, Zac Palmer, Josh Powers
The Greenville News All Upstate Second Team – Josh Powers, Isaac Hine, Brendan McTigue, Dylan McTigue, Tristan McTigue, Zac Palmer
Team Awards
MVP – Josh Powers
Coaches Awards – Brendan McTigue, Dylan McTigue
Most Improved – Tristan McTigue

BOOK AWARDS, WEST POINT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Six SJCS students were honored and presented with Book Awards and the West Point Leadership Award.

BOOK AWARDS

Vanderbilt University: Juliana Moore
The Vanderbilt Book Award is presented to the rising senior who has distinguished themselves through leadership ability as demonstrated by their ability or potential ability to make a difference in the community, taking into consideration academic achievement and extracurricular activities.

Washington and Lee University: Julia VanPutte
The Washington and Lee Book Award is presented to a rising senior) who, in the opinion of the school, most exemplifies a combination of academic excellence, personal integrity and strength of character, participation in extracurricular activities and leadership.

Sewanee: University of the South: Elizabeth Tamura
The Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing recipients are strong writers, learners and community members. Criteria includes high academic performance and demonstrated leadership in the school and community.

Saint Michael’s College: Kaitlyn Meade
The Saint Michael’s Book Award for Academic Achievement and Social Conscience recipient has demonstrated academic excellence and a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice and concern for others.

The George Washington University: Luciana Strathern
The George Washington University Book Award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GWU drive and spirit, specifically with academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought and ability to put knowledge into action.

WEST POINT LEADERSHIP AWARD: Preston Jennings
The West Point Leadership Award rewards a junior who has demonstrated leadership, high academic performance, athletic success, community service and good citizenship.

JUNIOR BETA CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY

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Twenty-four rising SJCS 8th-graders were honored during the 2019-2020 Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony Thursday in the JPII Center.

The 24 new Junior Beta Club members are:

Maeve Arnett
Miller Babcock
Kaitlyn Dach
Isabella Delacruz
Grace Eilers
Connor Farrell
Patrick Frank
Chandler Hargett
Lillie Hecker
Charlotte Horin
Johnny Jaraczewski
Patrick Kucaba
Montgomery Meade
Hannah Moore
Sarah Morgan
Annaliese Nelli
Gabe Nelson
Lindsey Netterville
Jordan Pearse
Isabella Ross
Palmer Saad
Taylor Scott
Mateo Simon
Ella Starks

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