JPII will be CLOSED Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24 for Spring Break!
Congratulations to junior Devan Cambridge for being named Sumner County Player of the Year in men’s basketball and for being selected to the All-Region Team. Also, congrats to senior Jalon Cambridge for making the Sumner County First Team in men’s basketball. Jalon finished the year as JPII’s all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball.
Congratulations to seniors Ben Brooks and Mason Hickman for being named pre-season All Americans by the Collegiate Baseball News.
JPII art students created social justice art pieces for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s Art Show. The art show was sponsored by Catholic Charities and the Nashville Diocese and this year’s theme was “Being Neighbors in Our Common Home”. The following JPII artists were recognized on March 8th at St. Cecilia where the art show was on display: Hannah Bledsoe, Karen Gao, Kira Niu, Chloe Harper, Mia Timofte, Hanna Tan. Hanna Tan also won an Honorable Mention Award.
Congratulations to senior Jack Schumacher for being honored by the Middle TN Chapter of the National Football Foundation as a national scholar-athlete. Jack and Coach Geisinger attended the 51st NFF banquet in Franklin, TN on March 8th.
Jack was a defensive end for JPII earning All-County and DII-AA All-Region honors as a senior. He finished 4th on the team with 53 tackles. He also registered 3 sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery. Jack was well known for his high motor and relentless style of play. Jack is still undecided on his college choice for next year, however, he will look to continue his studies at a high academic institution while continuing his football career.
The JPII Model United Nations Team capped a stellar year by earning seven awards at the Miami University of Ohio Conference and 66 awards for the year, the second most ever by a JPII team. Thirty-two JPII students traveled to Oxford, Ohio, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, to participate for the first time ever at the 10th Annual Miami University of Ohio Model UN Conference. As a result of their hard work, preparation, and diligence, the JPII students received seven awards, the most among participating schools in their first year of participation in MUMUN. Jack Palen, Niya Patel, Noah Sloan, and Ethan Davanport won four of the seven Best Delegate Awards presented at the conference, giving JPII more of the top awards than any other school. Thomas Janes won an Honorable Mention Award while Parker Bennett and Clare Steiner earned Verbal Commendations.
Through the efforts of our students and community and with the help of faculty sponsor, Mrs. Veronica Del Valle, JPII presented The Jason Foundation with a check for $9,000. The Class of 2017 selected suicide prevention and The Jason Foundation, as the benefactor of their senior project. Funds were raised from the annual Caldwell Classic 5k in the fall as well as other first semester school-wide fundraisers. Accepting the check on behalf of The Jason Foundation was Brett Marciel, Director of Business Development and Public Relations and Clark Flatt, President and founder of The Jason Foundation.
The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs. JPII is a long supporter of The Jason Foundation. For more information about this important foundation, visit JFI.