Recent Graduate News



Congratulations to SJA 2018 graduate Madeline Andelbradt for placing fifth in the High School 2A State Track Meet for high jump.  Madeline is currently a member of the girls track team at St. Francis High School.  Great job Maddie!  Charger Nation is proud of you!


Benet Academy Inducts New

National Honor Society Members

On Sunday, May 5th several SJA Alumni were inducted into the National Honor Society at Benet Academy.  Congratulations to the following alumni on their induction:

Lucy Benish                           Isabella Camba                          Graham Cooney

Violet Cordova                       Zachary Duray                           Katie Getz

Josephine Heidkamp            Christopher Mankowski               Mia Manuel

Elise Nawrocki                       Allison Penn                                Daniel Rose

Katie Testin                            Kathryn Vicsik                             Marlo Lindquist

SJA would also like to recognize the following alumni who are currently serving as NHS officers.

Nicole Kowalczyk-Secretary

Anna Keating-Student Government Liaison

Madeline Chang-Counselor Liaison

We are very proud of all of you!  Keep up the awesome work and leadership!



St. Joan of Arc Alumnus, James Austgen is Benet’s Valedictorian 2018

The valedictorian for the Class of 2018 is James Austgen of Woodridge. James is a product of St. Joan of Arc School and a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc in Lisle as well. His academic performance here at Benet has earned him the distinction of being ranked first in his class with a cumulative, weighted grade point average of 100.76%. This is especially impressive given his active participation in a variety of school activities. Here at Benet, he has been an avid runner, participating in Boys Track and Cross Country, and this year serving as Captain of the Cross Country Team. He has also been an active member of the Math Team and involved in ministry activities here at Benet, as an altar server at St. Joan of Arc Parish, as a volunteer at Feed My Starving Children and as the Vice President of the nonprofit East Suburban Tutoring Organization. In recent years he has received a variety of recognitions such as being inducted into the Classical and World Language Honor Society and the National Honor Society, being named an Illinois State Scholar, receiving honorable mention from the DuPage County Daily Herald Academic Team, being recognized as a Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, and being nominated to the IHSA All-State Academic Team. At the Senior Honors Convocation, he also received departmental awards in Classical and World Languages, English, Mathematics, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. Next year he will be commencing his collegiate studies in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
Congratulations James, SJA is very proud of you!!


Thanks to the dedication of our teachers, the work ethic of our students, and the support of our parent community, St. Joan of Arc graduates are always prepared for the academic rigors of high school.  Please note the numerous SJA graduates who earned Honor Roll placement at both Benet Academy and St. Francis High School for the recently concluded second semester.  Congratulations to one  all!  We wish you continued success. (June 2018)

Benet Academy

Congratulations to SJA Alumni who are on the A or B Honor roll at Benet Academy for spring 2018 semester. First Honors are given to students whose academic average falls between 92-100 and Second Honors for those students between 85-91.



James Austgen

Daiva Daulys

Aimee Guay

Elizabeth Gustas

Anne Hart

Ava Kasprzycki

Thomas Kmieciak

Evan Lindquist

Ronan McCarter

Patrick Popelka


Caitlyn Allen

Reece Anderson

Anthony Benish Jr

Ethan Camba

Matteo Caulfield

Elizabeth Chang

Vincent DiSanto

Amanda Hasse

Phillip Heidkamp

Alyson Johnson

Kathleen King

Sarah Masud

Lauren Remmes

Emily Testin

Daniel Wisniewski


Kristine Allen

Kaitlyn Buschette

Madeline Chang

Samuel Cribari

William Delaney

Martin Garvin

Nicole Kowalczyk

Abigail Marco

Daniel Nadolski

Jessica Rose

Anne Sobolewski

Jacqueline Stasny


Lucy Benish

Isabella Camba

Graham Cooney

Violet Cordova

Zachary Duray

Kathleen Getz

Hans Haenicke

Josephine Heidkamp

Marlo Lindquist

Christopher Mankowski

Elise Nawrocki

Allison Penn

Carlina Pitello

Katie Testin




Georgia Benish

Mia Brdecka

Scott Carlson

Cecilia Johnson

Megan Keegan

Dominik Krzycki

Erika Markiv

Michael Rubel


Caitlin Cribari

Kristina Garney

Matthew King

Sarah O’Connor

Jennifer Remar

Elena Stevenson

Caitlin Walsh

Kevin Walz


Ian Bixler

Christine Eldrenkamp

Anna Keating

Nathan Stalilionis

Andrew Walls

Rachel Zilligen

Inga Zlioba


William Benish

Claire Cady

Aras Daulys

Mia Manuel

Allison Mosteller

Daniel Rose

Kathryn Vicsik

St Francis High School
The St. Francis High School community is proud to announce and congratulate the  SJA Alumni  that achieved a GPA of 4.0 or better in the spring 2018  semester and made the “A” honor roll and those who achieved a GPA between 3.0 and 3.99 and made the “B” honor roll.

“A” Honor Roll

Grace Rego 2018
Matthew Pell 2018

Leonardode Leon 2020

Natalie Flowers 2020

Aidan Lippencot t

Anna Moran 2020

George Ossey 2020

Alexandra Salemy 2020

Heather Vesely 2020

Daniel Weizeorick 2020

Elizabeth Kapsch 2021

Daniel Popelka 2021

“B” Honor Roll

Ian Lippencott 2019

Matthew Rego  2020

Dennis Kuch 2021

John McLennan 2021

Daniel Smithers 2021

 Congratulations to all on a job well done!