JCA announces October Students of the Month

Joliet Catholic Academy President/Principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz is pleased to announce the September Students of the Month: Emy Diaz (Kiwanis Club), Charles O’Neill (Rotary Club), and Lily Ray (Lions Club). JCA is proud of the success these students have exhibited both in the classroom and out in the community.

Emy Diaz, daughter of Richard and Aida Diaz, currently has a 4.24 GPA in JCA Honors and AP classes. Diaz is a member of National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, National English Honor Society, and currently serves as the JCA Spanish Club president. Diaz has been a member of the JCA Angels varsity soccer team, which took fourth place in 2019 and second place in 2021 at the IHSA State Finals. She plans on playing soccer in college and studying to become a teacher. 

Charles O’Neill, son of Dan and Dawne Mihelich, currently has a 4.97 GPA in JCA Honors and AP classes. O’Neill is the president of Big Brother Big Sisters of America club, Student Council Executive Board vice-president, and also a member of Respect Life Club, Key and Leo Service Clubs, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and a leader in JCA’s HillZone. O’Neill is currently undecided on his college choice, but plans on studying data analytics to become an actuary or data analyst. 

Lily Ray, daughter of Jeff and Michelle Ray, currently has a 4.86 GPA in JCA Honors and AP classes. Ray is a member of National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity Club, JCA Student Ambassadors, Key and Leo Service Clubs, and JCA Student Council. Ray was a leader in the Respect Life Club last year and treasurer for the NAHS. Ray is a member of the JCA Angels varsity volleyball program and also plays for Club 1. She plans on majoring in physical therapy in college. 

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