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DECA provides student enrichment

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

`DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a large international nonprofit organization that has more than 1 million members in the U.S. It educates students about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and competition. W...

Luisa Ramirez: A Journey to America

Maycee Hurt, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Luisa Ramirez is joining the students at Jacksonville High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Luisa has traveled about 2,624 miles to study in Jacksonville, Illinois. She is seventeen years old and came here from Colombia, So...

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...

Small Town Fun

Julianne Wilson, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Often times small towns seem boring and drab. However, they are a hidden gem of adventures and good times. If you live in Small Town, USA, you may be looking for a few things to do around town.  Hiking is always a lot of fun. In small to...

Jacksonville High School students enjoy their 2019 Homecoming

Bailey Campbell, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Jacksonville High School’s Homecoming week and activities have always been a way to bring all the students together. Homecoming week consists of different themes for the days of the week. For the students of JHS, the week i...

Jazz band prepares for competition

Amahni Fletcher, Staff writer

October 9, 2019

As the weeks fly by, the jazz band is in preparation for performances at the IMEA auditions. With players such as Miles Leonard on piano, Andrew Corbridge on trumpet, Jewels Fuqua (who is also part of drumline) on bass, and many ...

2019 Homecoming royalty announced

Kylie McCaherty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

This year’s Homecoming court consisted of a group of athletically and academically talented kids. Each one of them has had many accomplishments throughout their high school careers. Jacksonville High School should be proud to ...

Jacksonville High School welcomes exchange student from Italy

Kylie McCaherty, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Every school year, Jacksonville High School welcomes foreign exchange students from all sorts of countries. Giorgia Calvia is one of this year’s students. She is 17 years old and from Italy.  She decided to spend a year in America thr...

Braces: Are they worth it?

Alice Webster, staff writer

April 11, 2019

If you walk down the hallways of any middle school or high school, you will likely see at least one brace face. Many teenagers and unlucky adults get braces at some point. Most people who have braces wear them for about eighteen mo...

Dance team goes undefeated three weeks in a row

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

March 21, 2019

Every spring, the dancers at Sara’s Studio of Dance prepare for competitions around the country every weekend. Sara Roegge, owner and director of Sara’s Studio of Dance, trains her elite and intermediate dance competition ...

JHS choir and band travels to PORTA for solo and ensemble contest

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Jacksonville High School’s choir and band traveled to PORTA for the annual solo and ensemble contest. Solo and ensemble is a competition for choir and band students. The competition is not like most competitions. ...

Hear ye, hear ye, the Madrigal dinner has arrived

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

The 2019 Madrigal dinner for the Jacksonville High School choir classes was this past Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3. The dinner consists of the top choir, Madrigals, singing songs from the Renaissance period as ...

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