CJ News Headlines

  • April

    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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  • Rayna Friedman '21

    Congratulations to Junior Rayna Friedman

    Rayna competed in the Academy of Science Honors Division at the Saint Louis Science Fair and was named a semi-finalist.

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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  Also new this year, you may DONATE ONLINE. All events for Penny Queen week can be found on our website at
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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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