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Outstanding Senior Award Winners: Class of 2016

May 20, 2016

Agriculture: Tim Seymour American Sign Language: Jessica Olsen Art: Bryce Grable Automotive Technology: Cole Wilson Business: Mason Pohlman Citizenship: Joe Brannan and Mason Pohlman Drafting: Alexandra McBride Electronics:...

Bridgett Bass: Hitting the ground and running

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 18, 2016

Bridgett Bass, a 2003 Jacksonville High School grad, is excited to revisit her old high school in her first year of teaching here at JHS!  As a teacher, Bass strives to inspire her students through education.  She shares how it ...

Chad Suhre: A teacher of skills

Teri Black, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Today, many students aspire to go to college, get a degree, and have a good time. However, equally as important as high-profile jobs in technology or medicine are the vocationals, jobs which require experience and hands-on skill m...

Sandy Hartsook: Making a difference

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

Sandy Hartsook has many things to be admired for including the fact that she is a Jacksonville High School graduate herself! She graduated in 1980, and JHS was then located on State Street whereas now we all know the Crimsons...

Ryan Van Aken: Teaching history to brighten the future

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

His towering height makes him stand out in the hallways. His sense of humor and comical jokes always spread laughter. But most importantly, his welcoming and encouraging charisma sets him apart as a phenomenal teacher. His name...

Sherri McLaughlin

Olivia Lee, staff writer

March 16, 2016

Sherri McLaughlin, President of the Illinois School Counselors Association, mother of two, former coach, and lover of traveling, has been counseling here at Jacksonville High School for six years now.  As a counselor, McLaughl...

Meghan Wardell: Fun math teacher

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

Meghan Wardell is a math teacher at Jacksonville High School. She is a super fun teacher who is easy to get along with. She always makes her classes better and tries to make them fun even if they start to get hard. If students...

Katherine Moore: A ray of sunshine

Teri Black, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Jacksonville, Illinois is well known for its importance to the deaf community. Many generations have walked through the doors of Illinois School for the Deaf, and keeping with the tradition of understanding is Jacksonville High School’s...

Brian Hall: Mi padre

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Brian Hall, my father, is now in his 30th year of teaching, but not all of his teaching has been here at Jacksonville High School. Upon graduating from Monmouth College (he is proud to be a Fightin’ Scot!), he got a job at ROVA (n...

Monica Dixon: Helping young people learn

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

Growing up in St. Joseph, Illinois in a teaching household, Monica Dixon knew that teaching is what she was meant to do. “Ever since I was in junior high, I have wanted to be a teacher,” says Dixon when asked if she has always...

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