Joliet Catholic Academy President/Principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz is proud to announce the May Students of the Month: Jay Waldron (Kiwanis Club), Colleen Andrae (Rotary Club), and Samantha Legg (Lions Club). JCA is proud of the success these students have exhibited both in the classroom and out in the community.
Jay Waldron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waldron, has been named the Kiwanis Club Student of the Month. Waldron currently holds a 4.48 G.P.A. and was recently honored by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce as one of the top twenty-five students in his graduating class. Waldron is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and currently holds the following offices: secretary of Mu Alpha Theta (Math National Honor Society), co-captain of the Scholastic Bowl team, and vice-president of the Spanish Club. He was recently named an Illinois State Scholar, received a bronze medal on then National Spanish Exams, and received an honorary certificate in pharmacy from Midwestern University and Walgreen’s Pharmacies Company Careers. Waldron will attend the University of Missouri, where he has received the Mark Twain Scholarship. He plans on studying business and international relations, with hopes to attend graduate school and become a foreign service officer in the State Department.
Colleen Andrae, daughter of Ms. Cathleen Andrae, has been named the Rotary Club Student of the Month. Andrae holds a 4.11 G.P.A. and is a member of JCA’s Drama Club, Spanish Club, and the National Thespian Society. Andrae plans on attending the University of Missouri, where she has received the Mark Twain Scholarship. She plans on double majoring in political science and journalism with hopes of one day becoming a lawyer or journalist. Andrae currently serves as a lifeguard at the Joliet Park District and enjoys swimming, playing volleyball with friends, and hiking.
Samantha Legg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Legg, has been named the Lions Club Student of the Month. Legg currently holds a 4.05 G.P.A. and has been inducted into the following National Honor Societies: National Art Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta (Math National Honor Society). She was awarded the theology certificate and is also a member of the Student Council, Student Ambassadors, and varsity Dance Team. Legg plans on attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she will double major in psychology or biology and dance. She has been an active member of the Forte Arts Center for the last thirteen years, where she currently serves as a company captain. She was also recently a leader for the March Kairos retreat at JCA. Legg hopes to one day become a doctor and dance instructor.