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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.
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...

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

The group of students in the club visited the National Mall during some time off from learning about the federal government as it applies to JSA.
February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates...

Congressman Jim Himes visits library

Congressman Jim Himes visits library
January 15, 2018

By Caroline Blevins '18 and Kaya Leitner '19

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”
March 23, 2017

By: Arin Garland '18 Recently, the Staples JSA club has joined a nationwide campaign called “Fight Apathy,” which aims to “encourage students to think about what's important to them,” in the...

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,...

Attending Winter Congress for the first time

The Staples Chapter of JSA poses in front of the Capitol Building when sightseeing on Friday, Feb. 26
March 15, 2016

By: Tori Lubin '18 Like a bird ready to pounce on his prey, I’m ready to attack my opponent. My words are my claws, prepared to slice apart any argument made against me. This is debate. This is my...

Counties postponed, provokes conflict among students

Counties postponed, provokes conflict among students
January 24, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Counties Anniversary Charity Ball was postponed to Saturday, Feb. 7, due to the “very dangerous, snowy and icy conditions,” the assembly was anticipating. “I’m pretty...

Junior State of America marches into an exciting new year

Junior State of America marches into an exciting new year
January 9, 2015

Junior State of America, better known around Staples as JSA, kicked off its year with an impressive showing at the Fall State convention on the weekend of Nov. 22 in Boston, Massachusettes. JSA, with...

Ferguson decision stimulates discussion at Staples

Ferguson decision stimulates discussion at Staples
November 25, 2014

Yesterday, a grand jury in St. Louis County declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer from Ferguson, Missouri who allegedly shot and killed the unarmed 18-year-old man, Michael Brown. According...

JSA members propose bills at Winter Congress

JSA members prepare to propose their bills.
February 13, 2014

This past weekend, Feb. 7-9, was filled with heated debates, Senate and House hearings and battles over proposed bills as the Staples chapter of Junior State of America (JSA) headed off to Washington,...

November 4, 2010 | JSA Meeting

November 4, 2010

2:47 p.m. One of Staples' numerous clubs, Junior State of America (JSA), held its weekly meeting today after school. At this meeting, newer members and older members played bonding games to get to know...

April 28, 2010 | Nothing But Nets

April 28, 2010 | Nothing But Nets
April 28, 2010

Taking part in a Junior Statesmen of America fundraiser, Principal John Dodig allows students to tape him to a wall of the cafeteria, all to support Nothing But Nets, a program, sponsored by JSA, that...

JSA Beats Weather Down to D.C. for “Winter Congress”

Members of the JSA club pose at the
March 2, 2010

Each year the Junior State of America (JSA) club visits Washington, D.C. for “Winter Congress,” a gathering of high school students in a mock Congress convention. Normally, they are greeted with...

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