JCA announces January Students of the Month

Joliet Catholic Academy President/Principal Dr. Jeffrey Budz is pleased to announce the January Students of the Month: Ceara Johansson (Kiwanis Club), Michael Rouse (Rotary Club), and Betsy Kennedy (Lions Club). JCA is proud of the success these students have exhibited both in the classroom and out in the community.

Ceara Johansson, daughter of Eric and Colleen Johansson of Plainfield, is a graduate of Holy Family School and currently has a 5.00 GPA in JCA Honors and AP classes. Johansson is a member of National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. She plans on double majoring in computer science and mechanical engineering with a minor in graphic design. 

Michael Rouse, son of Kevin and Sue Rouse of Yorkville, is a graduate of the Cathedral of St. Raymond School and currently has a 4.7 GP in JCA Honors and AP classes. Rouse is a member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. Rouse was also a captain and member of the 2021 JCA football IHSA State Championship team. He was also named Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference twice, and was named Academic All-State twice. In his spare time, Rouse is a member of Rudy’s Gym, where he weight trains. He has received an academic and athletic scholarship to attend Truman State, where he will play football and intends to major in accounting. 

Betsy Kennedy, daughter of Ellis and Debora Kennedy of Channahon, is a graduate of Channahon Jr. High and currently has a 4.42 GPA in JCA Honors and AP classes. Kennedy is a member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Club, JCA Student Ambassadors, JCA HillZone, and Big Buddies/Little Buddies. She is also the president of the JCA Drama Club and president of the Future Teachers of America Club. Kennedy plans to major in elementary education to become a teacher. 


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