Class of 2017
We celebrate the Class of 2017 as they finish high school and share their plans for the fall. We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to the next phase of their journeys!
Cor Jesu Academy
High School Highlights: Honors all four years, high honors sophomore-senior year, varsity swim and dive including state team, competitive ultimate frisbee, LASTing project (20 hour service project)
What’s Next: Anna is heading to Missouri State University to study Secondary Education. She received several scholarships based on her GPA.
My favorite memories were Congé and Mission Day. I also am a huge fan of cache-cache.
High School Highlights: First Honors all four years, National Honors Society, Freshman Basketball, Varsity Track and Field, Spanish Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, Cup of Joe (coffee shop) manager
What’s Next: Laurel will be studying graphic design at the University of Dayton. She received a Trustees’ Merit Scholarship, Commitment to Catholic Education Award and Textbook Scholarship
My favorite memory from ASH is field day. I always loved competing in the different events and picking up ribbons at the end of the day.
High School Highlights: Summa Cum Laude, Honor Roll, Theater, Junior Optimist International, Drama Club, Jaguar Connection (Peer Mentoring), SPED Peer Mentor, Choir, ITS
What’s Next: Zoe is heading to Emory University, Oxford College to study business.
I loved helping out and all the traditions at ASH. My favorite memories were all the people, the joy and the love I encountered at the Academy.
High School Highlights: Honor Roll all four years, Yearbook Club, Marianist Life Community, Spanish Club, Health and Nutrition Club, Band, Drama, Chaminade Student Programming Network, Esto Vir Ambassador, swimming and volleyball. In addition, RJ was named Missouri Scout of the Year by the VFW.
What’s Next: RJ will be attending Morehouse College to study political science and global leadership.
My favorite Academy memories would be the Country Fairs with my friends, getting to put on Congé, and late dismissal fun.
High School Highlights: Graduated Cum Laude, Honor Roll all four years, Concert Choir, Ambassadors Club, Tennis manager
What’s Next: Morgan received a Merit Scholarship and GPA related scholarships to Lindenwood, Mizzou, and Missouri State. She chose Lindenwood University.
I loved going to Country Fair, hosting Congé, and doing the Maypole with my friends!
High School Highlights: Graduated Cum Laude (with honors), 4 year varsity cheerleader
What’s Next: Ashlyn plans to study Elementary Education and minor in Early Childhood and Spanish at Missouri Southern State University. She received an A+ Award, MOSO Merit Gold Scholarship and cheerleading scholarship.
If I could do my Academy experience over again I would. The memories and friendships I made there are forever lasting and I couldn’t be more grateful for what the Academy has given me in every aspect of my life.
High School Highlights: Graduation with Honors, Goal 4 Award, Student Council Vice President, Ambassadors, Yearbook, volleyball manager
What’s Next: Berkeley earned a Dean’s Scholarship and will be heading to the University of Denver where she will be part of the Pioneer Leadership Program which earns a minor in Leadership Studies.
I am so grateful for my Academy education as it propelled me to take on leadership roles in and out of the classroom. The Academy taught me to take risks and to not be afraid of potential failure. I learned how solve problems so that even in times of failure, I could work toward a successful solution. .
High School Highlights: Salutatorian, Honor Roll all four years, National Honor Society leadership team, Spanish Club leadership team, Student Council, George Washington Carver Award recipient, Missouri Seal of Biliteracy recipient.
What’s Next: Claire received multiple scholarships, including Vice President’s Scholarship to St. Louis University and Presidential Scholarship to Xavier. She chose University of Missouri — Columbia where she received a Curators Scholars Award and will be studying nursing.
Some of my favorite memories from ASH were with my friends playing soccer and basketball to spending time with each other at Country Fair to planning Congé in 8th grade. ASH was a great time that has prepared me for high school, college, and my future.
High School Highlights: Salutatorian, Honors with distinction, Math Club, Women’s Empowerment Club, varsity soccer, basketball manager
What’s Next: Emily received a RedHawk Excellence Scholarship to Miami University and plans to study business economics.
One of my favorite things about the Academy was probably just late dismissal in general. I got super close with the people there since we would be with each other pretty much every day and I always enjoyed hanging out with everyone and messing around.
High School Highlights: Swim and Dive, Yoga Club, Philanthropy Club, Student Ambassadors, Senior Family Leader
What’s Next: Payton will attend University of Mississippi and study Integrated Marketing Communications.
My favorite memories were always all of my Congés that we had. I also just love spending time with my classmates. Lastly the teachers is what made my time at the Academy so special.
High School Highlights: First Honors all four years, STEM scholar, Beta Chi Pi, MU Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Chief of yearbook, head builder of the robotics team
What’s Next: Madison is heading to the University of Missouri — Columbia where she is studying Animal Science Pre-Vet. She received an Excellence Award and Wurdack Natural Resources Research Fund scholarship.
Maypole is my favorite memory!
High School Highlights: Valedictorian, Special Honors and Academic Excellence Award all 4 years, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Marianist Life Community, Esto Vir Ambassador, Culinary Club, Fishing Club, Liturgical Choir, Golf
What’s Next: Jack will be studying computer science at Missouri S & T. He received the GroundBreaker Scholarship.
The Academy prepared me for high school by teaching me personal responsibility. I understood quickly the high expectations my teachers had of me and stepped up to the challenge. I learned the importance of being organized and thorough when completing my assignments. Most importantly, I attribute my success to lots of hard work and the support my teachers at the Academy and Chaminade gave to me over the years.
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Class of 2016
Class of 2016
We celebrate the Class of 2016 as they finish high school and share their plans for the fall. We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to the next phase of their journeys!
High School Highlights: Academic First Honors (all 4 years) and STEM scholar, Robotics team, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, French Honor Society
What’s Next: Katie is heading to the University of Arkansas where she plans to study Biomedical Engineering. She received a New Arkansan Non-Residential Tuition Award Scholarship
“I was scared at first to transfer to ASH because I was coming in the middle of the year, but in the end I couldn’t have been happier. I made some of the most amazing friends and unforgettable memories.”
High School Highlights: JV Soccer, Happiness Club, Baking Club, President of Gaming Club
What’s Next: Rhiannon received a Webster Blue Scholarship to attend Webster University where she plans to major in Computer Science with a certificate in Game Design
Favorite Academy Memory: Eighth Class lock-in. “It was so much fun playing school-wide hide-and-seek!”
High School Highlights: First Honors, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Hockey, Varsity Cross Country, Prep News Core Staff, Men for Life, Senior Spirit Leader
What’s Next: Mitchell will be heading to Boston University to study Business Marketing.
Favorite Academy Memory: I loved the morning STUCO meetings and hosting the Talent Show in Eighth Class.
“I grew up at ASH and will always cherish the time I spent there.”
High School Highlights: Football, Baseball
What’s Next: Tommy will attend the University of Missouri—Columbia, where he’ll enter the School of Journalism.
“The final couple years I spent at ASH were some of the best times of my life. My friends then are still my friends now, even if we didn’t go to high school together. I was looking forward to coming back to speak at the Seventh Class retreat, but it didn’t end up happening. Thank you all for preparing us for the rest of our lives. I was certainly ready academically, but what stands out to me is the maturity that ASH taught me – how to be respectful, how to talk to adults, and how to have relationships with one another. Thank you!”
High School Highlights: First Honors all 4 years, 4x Varsity Swim Team (2x MSHSAA State Champion), National Honors Society, President’s Ambassador, Medical Careers Club
What’s Next: Josh is heading to the University of Missouri—Columbia, where he’ll study Biology. He received a Mizzou Scholars Award, Chancellor’s Award and Bright Flight Scholarship.
“I really loved my time at ASH. It truly shaped me into the person I am today through the habits I developed and friendships I made there.”
High School Highlights: Honor Roll for all four years, National Honor Society, Student Body Vice President, Honors Choir Section Leader, Recipient of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Model of Justice Award
What’s Next: Zoë will be attending Howard University where she plans to study Sociology. She received a Howard University Freshman Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: Eighth Class lock-in and Congé
“ASH provided me and my classmates with the education necessary to become the passionate and powerful leaders our world needs.”
High School Highlights: First Honors, Freshman Football, Gaelic Football, ACES – Social Justice Club, Men for Life – Pro-Life Club
What’s Next: Michael plan to study psychiatry at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He received an Excellence Award.
Favorite Academy Memory: One of my favorite memories is the lock-in we had with our class. Some great traditions are Congé and signing our names in “the secret room” as eighth graders.
“I appreciate my education, and the lasting friendships I made at the Academy.”
High School Highlights: Track & Field, Student Ambassadors, Scholars’ Academy
What’s Next: Dominic will be attending Saint Louis University. He received a Vice President’s Scholarship and Catholic High School Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: The Eighth Class celebrations and graduation
High School Highlights: Summa Cum Laude, National Honor Society, President’s List, qualified for Bright Flight Scholarship, Scholars Academy Graduate, Silver Service Award (250-350 service hours), Ambassadors, Swim and Dive Team (voted captain sophomore year and every year after), plays and musicals (acting and stage crews), choir. Maura also spent time working with special needs children at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center art camps, helping at Five Acres Animal Shelter, and working various events around ASH, DHS, and the community.
What’s Next: Maura will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology where she was among about 10% of applicants to be accepted into the Animation Program. She earned a Presidential Scholarship and a Performing Arts Scholarship.
“The chances we had to interact with the community through service really inspired me to continue volunteering. I am so glad we were able to have this experience at ASH; it gave me confidence to go out on my own and continue working. Thank you!”
High School Highlights Valedictorian, President’s Honors, National Honor Society, Honor Council, Youth Leadership St. Louis, Stage Crew Manager, Pit Band, and Robotics
What’s Next: Ryan will be studying Journalism at Maryville University. He received the Barat Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: I really enjoyed the 8th class lock-in and hanging out with my friends.
High School Highlights: High Honors, National Merit Finalist, National Honor Society, Track and Field, Cross Country, STUCO – senior class president
What’s Next: Bridget is heading to the University of Kentucky to study Engineering. She received a Patterson Scholarship.
“My favorite memories at ASH all center around the various traditions. Our eighth grade year was especially exciting and special for us, and I am so thankful to have met so many of my best friends at the Academy.”
High School Highlights: Second Honors, International Music Club, Track and Field, Anime Club, Diversity Club, Medical Health Careers Club
What’s Next: Paige will be heading to Drake University and received a Crew Scholars Program Scholarship, DVALI Program Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: Our Eighth Class retreat definitely left a long-lasting, emotional impact on me.
High School Highlights: Honor Roll, George Washington Carver Award, Missouri College Prep Award, President’s Award for Education Excellence, S.A.A. Award, Missouri Department of Higher Education – Bright Flight, Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, Lewis and Clark Career Center Health Occupations Program, SkillsUSA
What’s Next: Amanda received a Board of Governors Scholarship to study at Missouri State University.
“The Academy really gave me the foundation I needed to succeed in school. It taught me so much more than just the school subjects. It taught me how it feels to be part of a community that truly cares about each member and will work tirelessly to help each one be successful in their own way. I’ve felt beyond prepared for high school and now feel ready to take the next step as I move on to college. I was lucky that ASH taught me the concept of working hard from the beginning.”
High School Highlights: First Honors, Football (Freshman), Track & Field (Freshman), National Honor Society
What’s Next: Victor will be attending Saint Louis University where he’ll be studying Business-Sports Business. He received a SLU Vice President Tuition Scholarship, SLU Jesuit High School Award and a Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship
Favorite Academy Memory: Football and soccer at break and Eighth Class basketball and soccer season
High School Highlights: First Honors for all four years, Theatre, Varsity Softball, National Honor Society, National English Honors Society, National French Honors Society, Earth Angels Environmental Club, Diversity Club
What’s Next: Natalie is excited to attend Marquette University where she’ll study English and Theatre Arts. She received the Pere Marquette Scholarship, Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and National Merit Scholarship from Marquette University.
Favorite Academy Memory: My all-time favorite class was Seventh Class literature with Ms. Walsh. I also loved my French class of five people for my last couple years at the school! My favorite traditions were Congé (both leading and experiencing), the Fun Run, the Eighth Class dance in the talent show, and the Eighth Class lock-in.
“I loved ASH and truly do cherish the 10 years I spent there. I love visiting, because just the building itself, even if it’s empty, makes me feel like I’m back in middle school!”
High School Highlights: High Honors, Varsity Soccer Captain, Senior Class Board, National Honor Society, ECHO Club
What’s Next: Claudia will be attending Saint Louis University where she’ll study Occupational Therapy.
“I loved ASH especially Congé and graduation. Some of my best friends still today are from ASH. I love seeing people from ASH and getting to catch up with them!”
High School Highlights: High Honors for all 4 years, NHS, Tennis team, C.A.R.E. Club, Benin Babies Club, Penny Queen apparel designer
What’s Next: Zoe will be heading to New York to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology where she’ll study Fashion Business Management.
“The people I met and relationships that I made at ASH have been my favorite part of my experience! ASH always meant so much to my family, and I can honestly say it means just as much to me. I learned so much about working hard, being a good person, and building relationships with others, and I definitely used that knowledge in all four years of high school and will continue to use it my whole life.”
High School Highlights: First Honors for all four years, Varsity Volleyball, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Science Honor Society, History Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Spirit Club, Pro-Life Club
What’s Next: Brooke will be attending Missouri State University to play beach volleyball and study pre-med. She received a Dean’s Scholarship and Beach Volleyball Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: Some of my favorite memories include Congé, Field Day and Country Fair (especially because it was always the same day or weekend as my birthday)! I was honored to receive the Sacred Heart Award and will never forget that moment.
High School Highlights: Varsity Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, Peer Ministry, Football Drone Manager, Head of House
What’s Next: Sam will be attending the University of Missouri—Columbia to study Architecture.
High School Highlights: Principal’s Leadership Award, Tennis, Student Council Spirit Leader, Senior Advisor, Admissions Ambassador, Youth Leadership St. Louis, Swim team manager, member of ACES (club aimed at promoting racial justice)
What’s Next: Victor is excited to attend Boston College. “College is my biggest motivator right now; I’m looking forward to the change that will come with the new environment.”
“Everyone in the ASH Class of 2016 has developed beautifully. We all are bold leaders who still strive to emphasize the values of the Academy in our young-adult lives. I think that’s pretty cool.”
High School Highlights: First Honors, National Honor Society, Cross Country, Varsity Captain Cross Country, Assistant Coach Tennis, Varsity Track, Varsity Bowling, Varsity Brothers in Prayer, Kairos Leader, Eagle Scout
What’s Next: Callum will be attending the University of Missouri – Columbia and plans to study Business/Accounting. He received the Excellence Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: My favorite memories of the Academy are all the community-building events like Congé, Mission Day, and Camp Lakewood.
“I’m really grateful for my time spent at ASH because my teachers always taught me the value of hard work and being prepared.”
High School Highlights: First Honors, Hockey, Tennis
What’s Next: TJ plans to study Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. He received a Collegiate Scholar Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: Eighth Class lock-in
High School Highlights: President’s List (highest honors), National Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, House Officer, Key Club Officer, Varsity Crew at St. Louis Rowing Club, Tennis, Science Olympiad
What’s Next: Jade will be heading to Baylor University to study Medical Humanities and Political Science. She received a Provost’s Gold Scholarship.
“My time at the Academy was special to me because of all the life-long friendships I made, which I still hold dear to me today. My class at ASH had such a special bond and am so grateful for the experience.”
High School Highlights: 1st honors on the Honor Roll, Basketball & Track, Angels in Prayer Club, Club Sandwich, Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Society)
What’s Next: Victoria will be attending Franciscan University to study Biochemistry and she’ll be playing basketball. She received a Dean’s Scholarship & St. Michael’s Scholarship.
High School Highlights: Honor Roll, Top 10% of class, Young Alumni Award, Student Council President, National Honor Society, Thespian officer
What’s Next: Emily will be studying nursing at Saint Louis University. She received a Vice President Scholarship and Presidential Finalist Scholarship.
Favorite Academy Memory: Eighth Class lock-in was such a fun experience with my class and teachers and being on campus at all hours of the night.
“I always will thank ASH for my strong academic and leadership foundation. I will be forever grateful for the life skills I learned there.”
High School Highlights: Honor Roll, National Honors Society, Family Leader, Ambassadors, GIFT Club, Varsity Tennis
What’s Next: Kandace will be heading to the University of Arkansas to study nursing. She received a New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Award.
Favorite Academy Memory: I loved the recess breaks with my friends. Those were always the best!
“The Academy made such a memorable and meaningful impact on my life thus far. The academic rigor that was taught and the life-long friends I met at ASH continually gives my soul an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I couldn’t be more grateful to have been/still be a part of such a great community.”