JCA announces senior awards at annual Baccalaureate Liturgy

The Joliet Catholic Academy Class of 2019 was honored on Wednesday, May 15 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond’s during the annual Baccalaureate Liturgy and Honors Ceremony. Graduates took part in a mass led by Bishop R. Daniel Conlon and then received awards highlighting the numerous accolades the Class of 2019 garnered during their high school careers.

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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.

Megan O’Brien

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

Megan O’Brien

Jack Smith

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

Jack Smith

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

Kylie Weis


Sydney Pucel

SALUTATORIANS:    Sydney Pucel and Jack Smith   

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.

Each year the JCA Athletic Department honors students who demonstrated both academic and athletic achievement.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: Jennifer Krizka and Kurt Weis

The JCA Spirit Award recognizes students who have displayed academic excellence, school spirit, cooperation, loyalty, and service to the JCA community.

JCA SPIRIT AWARD: Reese Hafner and Logan Senko

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 2019 graduated on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Student Activity Center at JCA, marking the 150th year of Catholic education in Will County provided by the Carmlites and Franciscans between St. Francis Academy, De La Salle High School, Joliet Catholic High School, and Joliet Catholic Academy.

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