NROTC Scholarship is awarded to JPII graduate.
We are proud to highlight recent JPII graduate from the Class of 2024, Kaden Harley, who was awarded the NROTC Scholarship for 2024. This marks the second consecutive year a JPII grad was awarded this prestigious honor which recognizes academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to serving the country.This scholarship not only

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JPII President, Therese Allin poses with her daughters at the Soroptimist awards banquet.
In early May, JPII President, Therese Allin was honored at the Soroptimist 2024 South Sound Exceptional Woman awards banquet. Therese was recognized for her commitment to service and the JPII community. Another member of the JPII community, Kim Kondrat, was honored for her service with Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s homeless shelter and

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Ms. Davis engages with a student in one of her science classes. Engaged teachers play a role in the top school in Thurston County.
JPII received a Niche rating of A+ this year, besting area schools! The Olympian recognizes JPII's success in a recent article linked here. With 18 honors, AP, and college credit courses, JPII's rigorous academics prepare students for college and career success. Niche also recognized JPII as the top school for STEM in Thurston County and as a top

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JPII defends its state title. The team poses on the podium.
On Saturday, November 4, the girls cross country team for Pope John Paul II High School defended their State Championship title, winning for the 4th consecutive year. Freshman Ruby H. finishing in 19:29.10, was crowned the individual state champion for girls 1B/2B, the first JPII athlete to do so. Junior, Ariel B. placed 4th overall in a time

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JPII was recently awarded the prestigious ranking of #1 in Thurston County for private schools by Niche, a huge online database of schools and colleges in America. Niche, which has over 140 million reviews and ratings, uses an in-depth ranking system to compile its results. This #1 in Thurston County ranking is coupled with recognition on a

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Soaring Times student publication launches with a story about the volleyball team featured here.
"Soaring Times" is a student publication, featuring articles written and edited by students of JPII. Written By Sam P. - JPII Sophomore On Monday, September 18, 2023, the Pope John Paul II High School girls volleyball team brought home yet another win. The players' game with Quilcene was delayed by an hour-long roadblock. “We were

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Students and Bishop Schuster pose after the South Sound Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Over 600 Catholic school students from pre-K-12th grade attended the South Sound Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 12 at Saint Martin's University. This annual Mass kicks off the new school year by calling on an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. JPII is grateful to SMU for opening Marcus Pavilion as a worship space for the Mass and to Bishop

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JPII's fastpitch Academic State Champions pose for a team photo.
If making it to Districts wasn't achievement enough, fastpitch athletes proved that they were just as competent in the classroom as on the field, earning the Academic State Championship for the 1B classification. This marks JPII's third time a JPII team has been named as academic state champions for the 2022-23 school year (girls cross country

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Air Force Scholarship award winners, Nathan Miller and Catelin King
Nathan Miller and Catelin King have both received the prestigious 4-year Air Force Scholarship for ROTC in college which can cover $200,000 to $250,000 in tuition. Catelin remembers randomly opening her email and seeing "Congratulations" under the Air Force email heading. In reflection she said, "I’m grateful to the help that JPII provided in

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JPII girls basketball team after a game. The team was recognized for having the highest grade point average in the state.
Our girls basketball team has won the WIAA/Gesa Credit Union Academic State Champions Award for achieving the highest grade point average in the girls 1B basketball classification. The season was made all the sweeter in that the team qualified for Districts for the first time in school history. Coach Caiti Schmitz was very pleased that the

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