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  • August 24Congressional Debate new member meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 3:20 p.m. in room 228.

  • August 24Science Olympiad informational meeting in room 323 at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

  • August 24Truth Seekers will meet on Friday to discuss topics for first semester.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

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  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

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  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

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  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

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JSA attends last major convention

Photo courtesy of JSA

Photo courtesy of JSA

Claire Yu, Staff Writer

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On April 22 and 23, Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) members from all over the Midwest region met in Schaumburg, Ill for their final convention of the year: Spring State. The two days were packed with controversial debate topics and special activities.

For sophomore and JSA member Waverly Dooling, the atmosphere and the people of the convention allowed her to grow as a debater.

“JSA is such a supportive place that anyone can speak their opinion and will be respected,” Dooling said. “You can walk into a debate room not knowing anything about a topic yet through your peers’ speeches and quick research sessions, you’ll have enough research to present your opinion on the topic before the block is over.”

Along with Dooling, soon-to-be Chapter President Shirley Wu also shared the many highlights of Spring State.

“I have too many favorite [experiences], from the keynote speaker who talked both about the LGBT awareness organization he is in, to his philosophical musings, to Midwest Cabinet memory jars, to making no-sew blankets to Chapter Caucus.”

Spring State gave many speaking and moderating opportunities for all of its attendees to participate in. Laaiba Mahmood, another member of Central’s chapter, spoke at her first debate and won the Best Speaker award.

After hours of debating, the convention closed with the highly anticipated elections for the new 2017-2018 Midwest Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Colin Jensen, the current Central chapter president, was elected to be the next Governor. He is the first JSA member from Central to be elected Governor.

When it comes to political and social views, JSA members can be found occupying all parts of the spectrum. However, at the end of the day, members can all agree upon one thing: that JSA is an experience like no other.

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