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FFA chapter competes successfully

February 26, 2016

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This year's theme "Amplify" is exactly what our local FFA chapter accomplished tonight, February 25, at the Section 13 Career Development Event:  Poultry Judging.  In this event students apply their knowledge learned in the...

Amplify with FFA

February 17, 2016

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Spirit Days: Monday, 2/22: Bibs & Boots Day Tuesday, 2/23: Camouflage Day Wednesday, 2/24: John Deere VS. Case IH Day Thursday, 2/25: FFA Jacket Day Friday, 2/26: FFA Shirt Day Other FFA Activities: Saturday, 2/20: Decorate ...

J’ettes compete at Highland

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 11, 2016

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With only one competition left until state and only one out of their three competition routines qualified, the Jacksonville J’ettes had some serious stress to overcome at their last competition of the season. At previous...

J’ettes take first place at Clinton

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 1, 2016

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In their first competition of the season at Edwardsville, the Jacksonville J’ettes did not place as high as they had hoped for due to complications with penalties and illegal stunts.  However, the tables turned this past wee...

First competition of the season for the J’ettes

Olivia Lee, staff writer

January 29, 2016

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On Saturday morning, January 9, the Jacksonville J’ettes were up and ready to leave for their first competition by 10am.  On the hour and a half bus ride to Edwardsville, the girls were mentally preparing themselves for what a...

A week dedicated to kindness

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” With this mindset, JHS will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 25th – 29th. Your initial reaction might be, “What exactly is this?” To answer...

Winter Guard: Preparing for competition season

Ashley Orendoff, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

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It is almost the end of the year, which means it is crunch time for the Jacksonville High School Winter Guard. With their first competition on January 2, they have two weeks to perfect their routines. Try outs for the team were...

The Philippines: The World’s Dollar Store

Laurenz Moore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

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  Somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, there lies a series of 5,000 islands connected together by an invisible tether and unified government. Under the same leadership maybe, but each of these islands...

Interact Club helps out the Presbyterian Church

Olivia Lee, staff writer

December 1, 2015

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Interact Club is an organization through Rotary which allows teens ages 14 to 18 to participate in a variety of activities.  Interact Club bases their activities and projects off of the four main principle elements of the club ...

Are you ready for finals?

Ashley Orendoff, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

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As the seasons change and winter takes hold of the world, amid daydreams of winter wonderlands, Christmas festivities, and drinking hot cocoa by a fire, one word lurks in the back of every high school student’s mind. Finals....

‘Tis the season for college applications

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

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Now is the time of the year where a question hangs over the heads of seniors everywhere:  Where will the future take us? For some, this may mean finding out what career path you wish to follow or if the military may be the...

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