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Adam Dzurech: Slovakia to America

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

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If you were to ask what an interview with Adam Dzurech includes, the answer would be laughter, a friendly personality, and tons of fun. Adam is a junior here at Jacksonville High School with the Chiee Agency. Adam traveled here...

Bailey Brammeier: Do what makes you happy

Olivia Lee, staff writer

December 10, 2015

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Becoming a teacher was always something Bailey Brammeier dreamed of when she was younger. Inspired by her own teachers as a student, Brammeier developed a natural gift for teaching and found something that truly made her happy.  Br...

Ben Legel: Welcome to JHS

Teri Black, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

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It takes a special person to teach science, and biology in particular, but not just because of the dead animals. To teach biology requires a love of life and a desire to know how it works. Ben Allen Legel certainly has this love f...

Chelsea Williams: A selfless and loving teacher

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

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Chelsea Williams is an English 9 and 10 teacher here at Jacksonville High School. She is originally from Cahokia, Illinois and Dupo, Illinois. She graduated from high school in 2008. Afterwards, her future plan was to attend SIUE...

Scott Robinson: The best teacher for chemistry and advice

Teri Black, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Sometimes things do not always go according to plan, though sometimes this is for the better. Scott Robinson did not always expect to be a teacher; originally he planned on being a veterinarian. In the end, though, he decided ...

Raelene Lawless: The importance of physical education

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 21, 2015

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With over 20 years of teaching experience, Raelene Lawless has seen it all in the gyms of Jacksonville High School.  Lawless enjoys introducing exercise and new healthy habits to her physical education students and strives to help th...

Jeannette Barlow: From criminal justice to physical education

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Jeannette Barlow is a P.E. teacher here at Jacksonville High School.  She has been teaching here since 2003 making this her 13th year.  Though Barlow has always had a love for physical education, it wasn’t what she origin...

Nico Guerrero: Meeting new people

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Interviewing Nicolas or “Nico” Guerrero was a joyful experience and I learned a lot! Nico is here at Jacksonville High School all the way from Mexico. When interviewing Nico, it was a little hard to communicate because of...

Bill Gibson: Accounting for the best

Ashley Orendoff, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

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Bill Gibson has been a teacher for twenty-two years. However, he began his adult career by following in the footsteps of his father and joining the accounting field. He worked at Archer Daniels Midland Company in Decatur, Illinois...

Joe O’Neil: A student-centered teacher

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

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Joe O’Neil’s job at Jacksonville High School is Special Education Department Chair. In his words, “I oversee students who have Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and the programs that those students may be involved in....

From Italy to Jacksonville: Meet Valentina Bonomi

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

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This year at Jacksonville High School we have several foreign exchange students, and I got the privilege to interview one of these students: Miss Valentina Bonomi! Valentina is here in the USA from Italy with a program called...

Arnie Rahe: New teacher at JHS

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

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Mr. Rahe is a new teacher at Jacksonville High School. He was originally born in Bluffs, Illinois. He went to college at Western Illinois University took graduate courses at ISU and SIUE. He then got a Bachelor of Science degree...

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