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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!