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JSA elects council for 2020-2021 school year

The Junior State of America attended Winter Congress in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23. Five out of the six new council members attended the trip.

Maddie Lee

March 21, 2020

On Thursday, Mar. 12, the Junior State of America (JSA) held their council election for the upcoming year. The council will consist of freshman Lucy Battista of Tinton Falls, junior Erin Burke of Allentown, junior Nawaal Mudassir of Manalapan, sophomore Hannah Schwartzberg of Ocean, sophomore Sam Skolnic...

JSA hosts mock Democratic Primary debate

(From left to right) Freshman Joey Esposito of Tinton Falls, sophomore Maggie Schnieder of Wall, senior Colin Martin of Middletown, senior Neil Estrada of Middletown, and junior Kai Sequiera of Middletown during the mock debate on Friday.

Meredith Prud'homme

February 1, 2020

The six democratic candidates took to the cafeteria and began to debate on some of the country’s most pressing issues in the CHS mock Democratic Primary debate on Friday, Jan. 31. The Junior State of America (JSA) hosted the event, with club members representing each of the six democratic frontrunn...

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

Seniors Dane Tedder of Ocean and Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls on a JSA trip in Washington DC.

Madison Beekman

January 17, 2020

For the CHS chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA), yearly conventions aren’t just a way of racking up best speaker awards, but a chance to socialize with other students across the east coast, sharpen public speaking through debates and learn the inner-workings of American politics. These tri...

JSA attends Fall State convention

CHS entered with a strong arsenal of assigned speakers, and left with several awards for each speech.

Joey Esposito

November 24, 2019

CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the organization’s annual Fall State convention in Woodbridge, N.J. from Saturday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov 17. Each fall, the national organization invites chapters from over the Mid-Atlantic region to debate with their peers. This two-day ev...

JSA debates in D.C.

Students got the chance to tour the city when they weren't attending conferences.

Tess Rempel

March 16, 2019

.Members of CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the Winter Congress trip in Washington, D.C. from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Supervised by math teacher Justine Lane, the trip provided an opportunity for politically active high school students to express their opinions ...

JSA team members travel to Washington D.C.

Photo courtesy of Samantha LaRochelle.

Katherine Lombardi

March 2, 2018

Members of the CHS Junior State of America (JSA) chapter participated in debate, student activism and political conversation at the annual Winter Congress in Washington D.C., Feb. 23 to 26. Accompanied by Spanish teacher Karen Britto, school nurse Dorothy Condon and two parents chaperones, 26 stu...

Instructional Council meets for February

Shannon Damiano

February 16, 2017

The Instructional Council met to discuss issues such as junior seminar, summer reading, clubs and Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). Some new possible topics are being considered for junior seminar, such as SAT prep, time management and a service project. The summer reading books are being discussed for...

JSA’s first club trip marks start of debate conferences

Junior Samara Ghali lead JSA to through their conference.

Katherine Lombardi

December 22, 2016

The newly-established CHS Chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA) took its first club trip to the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fall State Conference on Nov. 19 and 20. JSA club members arrived at CHS at 8 a.m. on Saturday and traveled to the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, NJ. The students returned to th...

JSA makes their debut at first conference

JSA members at their first debate convention.

Katherine Lombardi

December 5, 2016

The newly-established CHS Chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA) took its first club trip to the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fall State Conference on Nov. 19 and 20. JSA club members arrived at CHS at 8 a.m. on Saturday and traveled to the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, NJ. The students returned to th...

Ghali starts the JSA Club

Junior Samara Ghali leads a JSA meeting.

Tony Moore

November 8, 2016

The 2016-17 school year kicked off with the addition of the Junior State of America (JSA) club. Junior Samara Ghali of Colts Neck leads the official club as its president. JSA Club is the CHS branch of the respectively named national organization that hosts multiple conventions on the state and national...

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