Joliet Catholic Academy announces Class of 2020 Awards

The Joliet Catholic Academy Class of 2020 will be honored at the 30th annual commencement ceremony this Sunday, July 26 on campus in the Student Activity Center. Due to COVID-19, the original Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass were postponed.  This year marks the 151st year of Catholic education in Will County provided by the Carmelites and Franciscans between St. Francis Academy, De La Salle High School, Joliet Catholic High School, and Joliet Catholic Academy and the 30th graduating class since the merger of SFA and JCHS into JCA.

Click Here to view the full list of announced awards earned by JCA’s Class of 2020.

The highlight of the program over the years has been the announcement of yearly awards: 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.

JCA Angel of the Year:

Claire Dow










JCA Hillman of the Year:

Jake Bumstead


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









SALUTATORIAN:   Madison Mikuska 


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: Mia Bertino and Tyler Kaput



















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

JCA SPIRIT AWARD: Madison Mikuska and Malachy O’Connell











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.

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