NDA-Eagles-15-300x300Notre Dame Academy’s Jillian Schaefer will be running track for the John Carroll University (JCU) Track and Field Team.  Ms. Schaefer is the 2015 Three Rivers Athletic Conference 400 Meter Dash champion and plans to run the 400 Meter Dash at JCU. She has run the 4 x 200 Meter Relay, 4 x 400 Meter Relay and Long Jump for the NDA.  “So much of track is mental, so you need to trust your training, your coaches, and your ability when you’re at a meet,” Ms. Schaefer said. “It is a trust that I continue to work on as I build my skills.”

Ms. Schaefer took AP Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology and Honors Spanish, Honors Physics, Honors Theology, Honors Math, and Honors History.  AT NDA and  in the community, she was involved as a Link Leader, a member for the S.E.A.L. Team, Student Council, Fitness Club, cross country, and the NDA Nicaragua Mission trip, Toledo Y.E.S. Project, and is a Eucharistic Minister.

Passionate about social justice, Ms. Schaefer was thrilled to also be accepted into the Arrupe Scholars Program at JCU.  “The Arrupe Scholars Program is a social justice leadership program at JCU,” she explained. “I really want to continue with social justice being part of my life.”