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New drug testing policy implemented

New drug testing policy implemented

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
September 8, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

A new policy has been implemented that allows the administration to perform random drug toxiology screenings on students.   Any student suspected of being under the influence of drugs on school property can be screened by the school, but administrators will also be conducting random drug tests t...

Truck plows through crowd in Nice, France

Truck plows through crowd in Nice, France

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
July 16, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

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The Patriot staff members win awards

The Patriot staff members win awards

July 8, 2016
Filed under Awards, JC News, News

Three members of The Patriot staff, junior In-Focus Editor Caroline Cooney and seniors Media Editor Mitch Hopkins and Online Chief Kishan Patel recently won awards from the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society and Youth Journalism International. Both Cooney and Hopkins won Quill and Scroll...

German teacher hired, exchange rescheduled

German teacher hired, exchange rescheduled

Alyssa Kraus, Reporter
June 11, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Mark Canter, class of ’01, has been hired as the new German teacher. In addition to teaching classes, Canter will chaperone the German exchange which will be revived after a brief hiatus. This summer’s German exchange has been rescheduled for the summer of 2018, according to Spanish teacher Jane ...

School experiences faculty changes

School experiences faculty changes

Paige Alban, Reporter
June 2, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

As JC prepares for the upcoming school year, several faculty members have announced they will not return for the 2016-2017 school year. Principal Madelyn Ball will be leaving. She has worked as principal for five years and will be moving to Baltimore to be closer to her family. President Richard O'Hara will...

Assembly honors seniors for achievement

Assembly honors seniors for achievement

Elizabeth Harmison, Media Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On May 25, the school held the annual Senior Awards assembly to celebrate the graduating seniors and to congratulate them on their achievements. A wide variety of awards and scholarships were distributed to primarily seniors, but a few awards also recognized several members of the junior, sophomore, and f...

Admistration changes final exam exemption policy

Admistration changes final exam exemption policy

Grace Mottley and Erin McCloskey
May 27, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On May 11, the administration announced in an email to teachers a new policy that changes the way students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes take final exams. According to Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl, all students taking AP courses will be required to take a final exam in additio...

Prestigious high school under scrutiny for alleged racial comments

Prestigious high school under scrutiny for alleged racial comments

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC, Top Stories

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Chemathon excels at competition

Chemathon excels at competition

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On April 30, AP Chemistry teacher Julie Baker and nine students competed against 23 other schools from Maryland, DC, and northern Virginia in the Chemathon competition held at the University of Maryland. Level one, which consisted of senior Aventory Zhou, juniors Carry Yi and Greg Wang, and sophomores...

Winner of Firefly tickets announced

Winner of Firefly tickets announced

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under News, Patriot Giveaways, Top Stories

On May 11, the winner of the contest for two free Firefly tickets was announced. Junior Matt Hammons was the lucky recipient. “I didn’t think I would win, I don’t have good luck like that,” Hammons said. The Patriot held a contest to win tickets to the Firefly Music Festival, which is held at ...

Academic Team wins champsionship

Academic Team wins champsionship

Grace Mottley, News Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On April 26, the JC It’s Academic Team won the Harford County Championship in a sudden death round against C. Milton Wright. The team, which experienced success earlier in their season, participated in six preliminary rounds before going on to the playoffs, according to Academic Team moderator Bob ...

Educator of the Year nominees announced

Educator of the Year nominees announced

Katherine Grimm, Media Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Every year, the Student Government Association (SGA) awards one outstanding faculty member with the Educator of the Year award, which recognizes an educator who has a large impact on students’ lives. In the past two years, English teacher Nick Attanasio, class of ‘96, and Director of Enrollment Eddi...

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