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14/15 of JHS DECA members make it to state

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

On Friday, January 31, DECA sectionals took place at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. DECA chapters from schools in Southern Illinois came to the Chicago area to compete in this event, including the chapter from Jacksonville High School. In the competition, members choose options such as doing a roleplay, a written event and a virtual challenge. ...

Student Spotlight: Claire VanAken

Julianne Wilson, staff writer

January 9, 2020

This week’s student spotlight is Claire Madison Van Aken. Claire is a junior at Jacksonville High School. She recently turned 17 and enjoyed her winter break by preparing for her upcoming J’ette season and spending time with f...

Julianne Wilson is in the Spotlight

Amelia Symons, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

This week, I sat down with the founder of the Crimson J’s Student Spotlight section, Julianne Wilson. Julianne is a 16-year-old junior at JHS, an avid tennis player, and former dancer of many years. The first question I ask...

Amelia is Under the Spotlight

Julianne Wilson, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

This week’s student spotlight is Amelia A. Symons. Amelia is a junior at JHS. Amelia loves her dog, Oakley, spending her free time chasing her around. This week I sat down with Amelia and decided to learn more about her. I star...

Maycee Hurt is Under the Spotlight

Julianne Wilson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

This week’s student spotlight at Jacksonville High School is Maycee Hurt. Maycee is 16 and a part of the junior class. Maycee can be found giggling in the halls and carrying around her tennis racket. This week I sat down wi...

Rebecca Edwards: November Kiwanis Vocational Student of the Month

November 13, 2019

Rebecca Edwards is a senior at Jacksonville High School.  Rebecca has been involved in many extracurricular activities including FFA, Student Government, Interact Club, and the German American Partnership (GAPP).  She is ...

Benjamin Fletcher: For the love of dissections

Kylie McCaherty, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Benjamin Fletcher is one of Jacksonville High School’s science teachers, and this school year is his second year as a teacher. Mr. Fletcher attended Blackburn College located in Carlinville, IL, where he received his Bachelor...

JHS supports the red ribbon

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

October 28, 2019

Jacksonville High School is supporting the red ribbon this year bringing awareness to the student body about drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse. Red Ribbon Week is a way to bring attention to these abuses and provide activities f...

Swim meet celebrates senior girls’ performance

Bre Scott, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

As the girls’ swim season comes to an end, seniors have been making the best out of their last season as a Jacksonville High School swimmer. This was seen at JHS’s Senior Girls’ swim meet on October 17 against rival school...

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