Josephinum Academy Celebrates the Class of 2021

On Saturday, June 5, the thirty-seven young women of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart Class of 2021 graduated in an in-person, outdoor ceremony on the Josephinum field. The commencement address was delivered by Science teacher Olivia Johnson and inspiring speeches were given by this year's six co-valedictorians. This graduating class faced challenges like no other in Josephinum's history and we are so very proud of their resilience and their accomplishments. Class of 2021 graduates will be continuing their education at schools such as Cornell University, DePaul University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, Purdue University and University of Illinois (Chicago and Urbana-Champaign). Several graduates are taking part in the Star Scholarship Program, beginning their college journeys at City Colleges of Chicago. The young women of the Class of 2021, including three Illinois State Scholars, were awarded a total of over $6.7M in merit scholarships. The entire Jo community wishes them all great success in their future endeavors and looks forward to hearing where their journeys take them.