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2020

CJ News Headlines

  • July

    Honors Convocation for the Class of 2020

    Each year at Honors Convocation, graduating seniors are honored for their accomplishments. Normally held in May, this year the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus necessitated that the event be held virtually.

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  • June

    Nicole Zoellner, '17

    Cor Jesu Alumna Interviewed on WBGZ in Alton

    Nicole Zoellner, a 2017 Cor Jesu graduate, was interviewed on radio station WBGZ in Alton to discuss her current summer internship at Phillips 66. This is Nicole’s second summer working for Phillips 66.

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  • A Message From Interim President/Principal, Sr. Veronica Beato, ASCJ '74

    Dear Cor Jesu Academy Community and especially our alumnae,
     
    First and foremost, I want to say – I am sorry. I am so very deeply sorry for the painful experiences some of you have had as students and now as alumnae of Cor Jesu Academy.
     
    Our hearts are breaking as we understand more clearly how many of your hearts were broken in different ways during your time at Cor Jesu. Like many people and institutions in the country right now, we feel as though we are at a pivotal moment of waking up – of truly opening our eyes, ears and hearts to the very real trauma and wounds of people of color in our community AND to the very real ways in which Cor Jesu has explicitly or implicitly contributed to those wounds.

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  • May

    Caitlin Chau '20

    Congratulations to Caitlin Chau ‘20

    Caitlin was recently awarded the Arthur H. Kennett Jr. Educational Fund Scholarship. She is the first student from Cor Jesu to receive this scholarship.

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  • Allison Fields '21

    2020 Harvard Global Heath and Leadership Conference Winner

    Rising senior Allison competed in the Case Study Competition during the 2020 Harvard Global Health and Leadership Conference the weekend of May 23rd – May 24th. She was assigned to a group with three other students from across the country. The group was given three hours to formulate a policy on allocating resources to support mental health services for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Allison and her team were awarded third place in the competition.

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  • Rayna Friedman '21

    Congratulations to Junior Rayna Friedman

    Rayna competed in the Academy of Science Honors Division at the Saint Louis Science Fair where she received a blue ribbon (1st Place) was named a semi-finalist in the honors division and received several special awards.

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  • Student cars line the back parking lot

    It's an End-of-the-Year Parade

    In an unusual end to an unusual school year, students returned to Cor Jesu for a car parade around the school.

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  • Molly Rowles '20

    Molly Rowles Named as Cor Jesu’s Scholar Athlete

    Congratulations to senior Molly Rowles who was named at Cor Jesu’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete for 2020.

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  • The Top 5 Seniors for the Class of 2020

    Cor Jesu Congratulates the Top Five Seniors for the Class of 2020.

    Each year, Cor Jesu recognizes the five seniors who complete their Cor Jesu education with the highest cumulative GPAs in their class. The announcement is usually made at an all-school assembly, but this year it had a slightly different look. Sr. Veronica announced the Top 5 seniors at an all-school Zoom meeting and flowers were delivered to each senior’s home.

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  • Mary Messina '20

    Congratulations to Mary Messina ’20 on receiving the Congressional Silver Medal

    Senior Mary Messina was awarded the Congressional Silver Medal in January. Due to the COVID-19 virus, formal congressional recognition ceremonies are on hold, but we wanted to recognize Mary for this outstanding accomplishment.

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  • The Cor Jesu Speech Team

    Congratulations to the Cor Jesu Speech Team

    The final speech meet of the year for the Christian Interscholastic Speech League was held at Cor Jesu on February 9, 2020. Several Cor Jesu students earned top honors.

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  • Bridget Noonan '21

    Bridget Noonan ’21 Earns Perfect ACT Score

    Congratulations to junior Bridget Noonan who earned a perfect score of 36 on the February 2020 ACT test.

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  • April

    UPDATE - First Friday Liturgy – May 1

    Please join us as we “meet” on Friday to celebrate our last First Friday Liturgy of the school year. Note that there is a change and we will now be streaming the Mass from the Cathedral Basilica - http://cathedralstl.org/live/.

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  • Claire Jumper '20

    Claire Jumper is Cor Jesu’s Nominee for the DAR Good Citizens Award

    Congratulations to senior Claire Jumper, who was selected as Cor Jesu’s nominee for the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award.
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  • Catherine Hannon '20

    Congratulations to Catherine Hannon

    Catherine Hannon received third place for her paper on Susan Blow at the Missouri Virtual State Contest for National History Day.

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  • Freshman Service Day 2020

    Although our freshman won’t be going out in the community on Friday, April 24, we are inviting the freshman class to explore ways that they can safely participate in a day of service and share their time and talents with those in need in our community.

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  • CJ Cares

    We invite you to continue to businesses owned by alumnae, current and past parents, and other members of the CJA community. Click to view our business directory.
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  • Virtual Alumnae Meeting

    Virtual Spring Alumnae Association Meeting

    We invite all CJ alumnae to join us for our first-ever virtual alumnae association meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. as we use Zoom to “social distance” together.
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  • 2020-21 STUCO Exec Team

    Congratulations to the 2020-21 STUCO Exec Team!

    Elections were held on Tuesday for the Student Council Exec Team. Thank you to all those who gave their time and ran. Congratulations to the new STUCO Exec Team:

    President: Abby Eichhorn
    VP: Megan Nguyen
    Secretary: Mia Ford
    Treasurer: Ellie McArthur
    Spirit Commissioner: Taylor Hill
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  • Susie Allmendinger '83

    Eureka High School Theater Named After Cor Jesu Alumna

    The Eureka High School Theater now bears the name of Cor Jesu graduate Susanne Allmendinger ’83. The theater was renamed the Susie Allmendinger Theater in her honor in May of 2019.

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  • Charlotte Steuby '21 with her orange and blue cornflakes

    Congratulations to Charlotte Steuby on Winning the University of Illinois FSHN Food Challenge

    Senior Charlotte Steuby has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year for the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition (FSHN) at the University of Illinois. Charlotte’s entry in the competition, a recipe for orange and blue cornflakes, was ranked first in the food science category.

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  • Top Row -  Julia Brumfield (L), Emily Gurley; Bottom Row - Clare Hilton (L), Amanda Metzler

    Engineering Summer Camp Scholarships

    Through the generosity of Watlow, four Cor Jesu students have received full ($600) scholarships to attend a week-long engineering camp at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO or Saint Louis University Parks College this summer.

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  • March

    Cor Jesu Wins First Place in the High School ACA Video Contest!

    Cor Jesu’s video, telling the story of how Cor Jesu serves “Because we are Catholic”, was chosen at the winner of the Annual Catholic Appeal High School Video contest.

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  • Isobel Dernlan '20

    Double Honors Go to Isobel Dernlan

    Senior Isobel Dernlan has been selected to the 2020 Missouri Scholars 100 and has also been selected to participate in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program Russian Language and Culture program.

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  • L-R, Mallory Ronshausen '21 and Addison Erusha '21

    MWAA Basketball All-Conference

    Congratulations to juniors Mallory Ronshausen and Addison Erusha who were named to the MWAA all-conference basketball teams.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    COVID-19 Update

    Please visit our COVID-19 update page for coronavirus-related updates and resources.
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  • Cor Jesu is Helping to Fight the Coronavirus

    While Cor Jesu’s classrooms may not be in use, our computers are working hard in the effort to fight the coronavirus. Cor Jesu is joining in the Folding@home project to map the proteins of the coronavirus.

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  • CJ students, faculty and parents volunteer on the all-school Service Saturday

    All-School Service Saturday

    On Saturday, March 7, Cor Jesu students, parents and faculty joined for a day of service in the community.

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  • Congratulations to our Charger Musicians and Vocalists!

    After several months of prepraration, students from Cor Jesu participated in the 20120 Missouri High School Activities Association’s Solo & Ensemble Music Festival at Parkway Central High School on Saturday, March 7.

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  • Alice Forget is the winner of the March Match-Up Catholic Quiz show

    March Match-Up Champ!

    Congratulations to junior Alice Forget who won the 2nd Annual March Match-Up Catholic Quiz Show hosted by Covenant Network Catholic Radio.

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  • The program from the Deceased Alumnae Mass of Remembrance

    Cor Jesu Remembers

    On Friday, March 6, 2020, Cor Jesu celebrated its annual Mass of Remembrance for our deceased alumnae. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jack Siefert and was followed by a reception in the library for family and friends.

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  • The Cor Jesu Racquetball Team

    Cor Jesu Racquetball Places Fourth at Nationals

    Congratulations to the Cor Jesu Racquetball team. They competed at the 2020 USA Racquetball High School National Championship in Portland Oregon on February 26 – March 1 and placed 4th out of the 25 girls’ teams competing.

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  • Catherine Hannon '20

    Congratulations to senior Catherine Hannon

    Catherine Hannon was awarded first place for her paper on Susan Blow at the Region 5 National History Day competition.  The competition was held at UMSL on Saturday, February 29. Catherine qualified for the state competition held in April.
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  • February

    Donna Johnson

    Honoring the Life of Donna Johnson

    The Cor Jesu Academy family mourns the passing of retired teacher Donna Johnson.
     
    Retired Cor Jesu Academy teacher Donna Johnson passed away on February 24, 2020 at the age of 71, following an almost year-long battle with cancer.

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  • Cor Jesu students compete in the Battle of the Burets contest

    CJ Students Compete in the Annual Battle of the Burets Contest

    On February 24, six Cor Jesu students traveled to the SIUE campus to compete in the annual Battle of the Burets competition sponsored by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society.

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  • The CJ Racquetball team

    CJ’s Racquetball Team Places 5th at State

    The Racquetball Chargers finished in fifth place at the state tournament held on Sunday, Feburary 23rd at Vetta Sports – Concord. The team had top finishes in several divisions.

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  • The Charger swim team takes 7th place at state.

    Congratulations to our Charger Swimmers!

    On February 21 and 22, the Charger swim team competed in the Missouri Class 2 State Championships and earned a 7th place finish. Congratulations on an outstanding season!

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  • L-R, Clare Hilton, Clare Kellmeyer, Ellie Wich, Alyssa Schaefer  Natalia Klim and Rachel Morgan

    Cor Jesu Students Participate in TEAMS Competition

    On Friday, February 21, six Cor Jesu students participated in the annual TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition. This was Cor Jesu’s first year competing in this competition and the girls took third place in their division.

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  • L-R, Adie Luna, Francie Luna, and Molly Rolwes

    Cross-Country Runners Honored

    Congratulations to Francie Luna, Adie Luna, and Molly Rolwes who were recognized as 2nd Team honorees at the Big River All-Metro Cross Country Award Banquet.

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  • L-R, Maggie Regina and Amy Stuckenholtz

    Cor Jesu Artwork Accepted Into Emerson Young Artists Showcase

    Congratulations to Maggie Regina and Amy Stukenholtz. Both Maggie and Amy have had their artwork accepted into the St. Louis Artists’ Guild Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase. Their work will be on display March 12 to March 18.

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  • CJ seniors at their Penny Queen booth

    Penny Queen Week Raises More Than $23,000

    Between February 7 and February 14, the Cor Jesu community participated in various class-sponsored fundraisers to support the 2020 Penny Queen Charities.
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  • Congratulations to Catherine Hannon ‘20

    Catherine Hannon has been named as a Distinguished Finalist for the state of Missouri in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

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  • Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, PhD.

    Cor Jesu Academy Announces New President

    Sr. Barbara Thomas, ASCJ, Provincial Superior for the Mary, Queen of Apostles (United States) Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cor Jesu Academy, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president for Cor Jesu Academy.

    Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D., will become the school’s second president, succeeding Sr. Barbara.

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  • L-R, Isobel Dernlan, Bridget Hagene, and Grace Hinrichs

    National Merit Finalists Announced

    Three Cor Jesu seniors have been named Finalists in the 2019 Competition for Merit Scholarship Awards: Isobel Dernlan, Bridget Hagene and Grace Hinrichs.
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  • Penny Queen 2020

    Penny Queen Begins February 7, 2020

    This year the charities Cor Jesu will be supporting are the Wendpouire Project, the Covering House, the CJ Summer Appalachian Service Trip, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart mission in Benin, Africa and the CJ Endowment Fund.

    New this year all Penny Queen clothing can be purchased online at www.cjpenneyqueenclothing.com.  Also new this year, you may DONATE ONLINE. All events for Penny Queen week can be found on our website at www.corjesu.org/pennyqueen.
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  • L-R, Emma Comparato, Madison Hoffman, Lily Rogers, Sophie Slinkard, Jessica Smith, and Kelsey Watson

    2019 Volleyball Academic All-State Team

    Congratulations to the six Cor Jesu athletes named to the 2019 Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.
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  • Congratulations to our Charger Swimmers

    The MWAA Conference Swim and Dive Meet was held on Saturday, February 8 with the Charger swim team finishing in 3rd place.

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  • January

    L-R, F. Javier Orozco and Hannah Calandro '20

    MLK Model of Justice Award

    Congratulations to senior Hannah Calandro, Cor Jesu’s awardee for the MLK Model of Justice Award for 2020. This annual award is presented to high school students who have demonstrated through their attitude and their work, a commitment to serving humanity in the broader community. These students have made justice a central part of their life and have committed themselves “to the noble struggle for equal rights.”

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  • The total for Funderwear 2020 is announced

    Cor Jesu Wins the 2020 Funderwear Challenge!

    An amazing number of 23,896 new pairs of socks and underwear were collected for the clients of St. Patrick Center in the annual Funderwear Challenge between Cor Jesu Academy and St. Joseph’s Academy.

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  • CJ alumnae gather in the Little Theater to hear the keynote speaker

    Cor Jesu Welcomes Alumnae Back to CJ for Networking Event

    On Tuesday, January 7, representatives from 28 companies and organizations came to Cor Jesu to network with college-aged alumnae for our Alumnae Internship Networking Connections INC event.

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  • Funderwear Challenge 2019

    Funderwear Challenge

    The 16th Annual Funderwear Challenge is from January 6 - 14! Funderwear is CJ’s annual competition with St. Joseph′s Academy to see who can bring in the most pairs of adult socks and underwear to benefit St. Patrick Center, culminating in a sporting event between the two schools.  Last year both schools combined were able to collect more than 20,000 pairs of socks and underwear for the St. Patrick Center!

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