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JSA members excited for Winter Congress

Staples JSA members are excited to arrive in Washington D.C. for their Winter Congress. They will be sightseeing as well as participating in a simulated Congress.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor

February 25, 2020

The national student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) has a chapter at Staples High School, which allows students to engage in political debates, write bills for a mock congress, meet people from all over the country, participate in activism campaigns and find their voice. Throughout...

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated in the event. Staples will not receive their final results until the week of May 6, but they are ...

We The People class heads to Washington D.C.

We The People class heads to Washington D.C.

March 26, 2018

By Hannah Bolandian ’19 A group of four sits in front of a panel of judges.They answer questions that determine their fate going forward. Staples High School students competed in the We The People competition and were awarded the “wildcard” to move onto the national competition. In December,...

JSA members travel to D.C. for winter Congress

JSA members travel to D.C. for winter Congress

March 9, 2017

The Staples chapter of Junior State of America (JSA) attended an annual winter Congress event in Washington D.C., where the members wrote legislation, served as members of Congress, conducted floor debates, listened to political speakers and participated in other activities from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26. JSA’s...

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