JCA celebrates the Class of 2017 with annual Baccalaureate Mass

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The Joliet Catholic Academy Class of 2017 was honored on Wednesday night at the Cathedral of St. Raymond’s during the annual Baccalaureate Liturgy and Honors Ceremony. Graduates took part in a mass led by Principal Celebrant the Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet-in-Illinois, and then received awards highlighting the numerous accolades the Class of 2017 garnered during their high school careers.

Click Here to view the full list of announced awards earned by JCA’s Class of 2017.

The highlight of the program was the final awards announced: JCA’s Angel of the Year and Hillman of the Year, and the presentation of Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

Joliet Catholic Academy’s most prestigious award recognizes the two students who have upheld the highest standards of honesty and reliability, courtesy, concern and respect for others, have carried out their accepted responsibilities with enthusiasm and dedication, influenced their peers by their positive attitudes, and have given witness to the Gospel values.

The recipient of the JCA ANGEL OF THE YEAR AWARD is:

Emily Cherwin                                            

The recipient of the JCA HILLMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD is:

Hayden Wagner

Each year the Administration of Joliet Catholic academy selects the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the senior class.  This year’s outstanding nominees were:

VALEDICTORIAN:    Audrey Greder

SALUTATORIAN:    Kelly Testin  

The Joliet Catholic Academy community is extremely proud of these seniors and congratulate them and their parents for this great accomplishment.  They join the select few of previous candidates who have attained this tremendous academic distinction.

The Administration, Faculty, Staff, Board of Members, and Board of Directors of Joliet Catholic Academy offer the heartiest congratulations to all recipients, their parents, step-parents, guardians, grandparents, relatives, and friends.

Joliet Catholic Academy’s Class of 2017 will graduate on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Student Activity Center at JCA.

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