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John Mansholt: In the field of agriculture

Marrion Ore, staff writer

January 3, 2015

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Though John Mansholt is entering his 18th year as the Jacksonville High School girls’ soccer head coach, he is just now exploring the opportunity to share his knowledge about running an agribusiness with students at JHS. After...

Tim Thrasher: Father and coach

Walter D. Miller, staff writer

January 3, 2015

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In a personal experience knowing Tim Thrasher, I know that he doesn’t settle for less. He is a great coach and has not only given me, but tons of people in this school, opportunity. He always tries to find the best in the students...

Dale Homolka: From engineering to art overnight

Shelby Tribble, Staff Writer

January 3, 2015

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In an alternate universe, our beloved art teacher, Dale Homolka, would be an engineer. Few know that Homolka actually started off by attending Mankato University, which is now Minnesota University, majoring in engineering. However,...

Tim Orisek: Caretaker of the Komodo Dragons

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014

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Tim Orisek has been a teacher for ten years all of which have been at Jacksonville High School. His inspiration to become a teacher began when he was in high school working at a baseball camp for younger kids. “I would always...

Mercey Bishop: Busy English teacher

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014

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Mercey Bishop has been a teacher for eleven years. Every day she does an amazing job teaching her students and making the class fun. Throughout her career as a teacher, she has had one class that has been really special to her....

Jim Chelsvig: Viewing the world differently

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

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The man of many names. The man of many sweaters. The man of many blaring songs. And the man of many countries. Our beloved geography and world history teacher Mr. Chelsvig proves over and over again to be a favorite among students....

Dan Keller: A journey around the world in one classroom

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

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“Everything has to do with geography.” This quote by Judy Martz could paint a picture of Dan Keller, a geography teacher here at Jacksonville High School. Keller teaches freshman students about the world and cultures around...

Christine Smith: A love like no other

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

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When Christine Smith was young, her dreams were not like others.  Instead of dreaming of becoming a ballet dancer or movie star or the president, she dreamt of inspiring others, of continuing on a tradition that has been going...

Mike McGiles: Putting students first

Lucy Deal, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

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Mike McGiles has been an administrator at Jacksonville High School for ten years, but he has been in the field of education for over 26 years.  He has taught math at Girard, White Hall, North Greene, and Chatham Glenwood. ...

Joe Gaines: Workaholic

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

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Joe Gaines is in his second year teaching math at Jacksonville High School.  He also is in his second season of being a defensive backs coach for the football team.  Growing up, Gaines never wanted to teach math.  He envisio...

David Rubin de Celis: Teacher Extraordinaire

Laurenz Moore, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

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At Jacksonville High School, there are teachers that teach one subject. There are teachers that teach two subjects, maybe even three subjects; however, Mr. Rubin de Celis teaches ESL, Marketing, Business Law, Economic Survey,...

Paul Tollefson: JHS math teacher

Olivia Lee, staff writer

December 4, 2014

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Paul Tollefson is a math teacher here at Jacksonville High School.  After teaching for quite some time, Tollefson has experienced it all.  He loves seeing his students achieve excellence in his classroom and overcome difficult...

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