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Meet Our Valedictorian, James Murano!

Meet Our Valedictorian, James Murano!
James Murano '24

James Murano is the Class of 2024 Valedictorian! He is a well-rounded students who participates in academics and athletic activities and serves in multiple leadership roles at SJ. He's also been featured in our Fall 2023 Communique Magazine! 

We asked James what his favorite memory at SJ was and he wrote, "It's hard to pick only one favorite SJ memory, but if I had to select one, it would come from my time as a member of the golf team. Most high school golf tournaments prohibit spectators, but this year’s state championship allowed them. While we weren’t expecting a cheering section, much to our surprise, our JV golf team showed up unannounced at our state tournament to cheer us on – this is just one example of the community we have here at SJ. While we ended up losing the championship by one stroke, it doesn’t diminish the hard work we, as a team, put in over the past four years to get to this point."

In the Fall, James will attend the University of Notre Dame to study mathematics and political science.


National Merit Scholar Commended Student

Check Out James' Extracurricular Activities & Awards!

  • Co-Captain of the Debate Team, 5th place varsity speaker award at CT Debate Association state tournament 2024
  • Vice President of the National Honor Society
  • President of Model Congress
  • 4-year Varsity Letterman on golf team, FCIAC East Champions and CIAC State Championship runner ups
  • Executive Board Member of the Student Ambassador program
  • Student Council representative
  • St. Joe’s Concert Band

St. Joes Awards:

  • Harvard Book Award recipient
  • Commended National Merit Scholar
  • Member of Math, English, Spanish, and Music Honor Societies.

Other Activities:

  • Represented Connecticut as one of one-hundred Senators nationwide at the American Legion Boys Nation program
  • Worked and volunteered at Tashua Knolls and the First Tee of Connecticut.