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Winter Congress took place through Zoom and utilized the breakout room function to divide members into their designated committees. Zoom was an extremely convenient resource to use and allowed the convention to run smoothly.

Junior State of America engages in virtual Winter Congress

Abbie Goldstein ’22, Features editor March 5, 2021

Each year, members of the national, student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) long for Winter Congress, a three-day convention in Washington D.C. where students from all over the country come...

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.

JSA members excited for Winter 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...

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.

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor 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,...

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

Attending Winter Congress for the first time

Victoria Lubin , Staff Writer 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

Izzy Ullmann, Opinions Editor 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

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer 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

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer 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 prepare to propose their bills.

JSA members propose bills at Winter Congress

Claire Lewin, News Editor 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...

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