Admissions Department kicks off Patriot Hospitality Group, The Patriot wins state-wide and national awards


Angela DeCarlo and Morgan Taylor

Admissions Department kicks off Patriot Hospitality Group

The Admissions Dept. started the Patriot Hospitality Group as a method of fostering “a more hospitable environment” at JC, according to Enrollment Office Manager Jenny Falcone.

The group consists of 15 boys and 15 girls picked by the Admissions Department to portray the friendly face of JC.

According to Falcone, the ambassadors will greet guests on special occasions such as shadow days and special events held by the administration. The ambassadors will greet guests at the front of the school and escort them to their destinations in the school, as well as out of the building.  During shadow days, the ambassadors will check in with the shadows periodically and be a friendly face for them.

“[Guests to JC should] look like guests in our home, as we talk about being like a big family,” Falcone said.

To apply to be an ambassador, students need to fill out an application and complete an interview. According to Falcone, the interviews will be completed on Oct. 10 and on Oct. 13 the ambassadors will be selected.

“We’re choosing the best of the best of the JC Patriots,” Falcone said. “Our hope is that everyone will see how kind, excited, and wonderful our ambassadors are, and [it will] inspire others to do the same.”

Senior Amanda Brannan applied to be an ambassador. “I’m excited because hospitality is what I’m thinking about majoring in,” Brannan said. “I’ve wanted a club like this for a while, and I was actually going to ask if they can start one.”

“We want the group to be leaders in the JC community,” Falcone said. “Eventually we want it to be less about admissions and more about [leadership in the community.]”

Angela DeCarlo is the Stories Chief for The Patriot and


The Patriot swims in state-wide and national awards

The Patriot newspaper has recently been awarded eight different awards due to last school year’s efforts.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) coordinates conventions for high school and college journalists and conducts annual reviews of high school and college newspapers.

Out of 10,000 total entries, The Patriot staff won two awards under the Gold Circle category. Columnist senior Rachel Amrhein received a Certificate of Merit for General or Humor Commentary with “Strict Dating Rules Break Hearts.” Media Chief Lauren Glase also earned a Certificate of Merit for her News Page Design for “New Macs Diversify Laptop Options” from the Issue 5 edition of the print paper that was released on May 5.

The Patriot won six awards from Baltimore Student Media, an assembly of nine members of journalists and media professionals that are centered in Towson and Baltimore County.

The Patriot scored first place in the following categories: Best Overall Publication, Best Page 1 Design, and Best Informational Illustration. The online newspaper won second place for Best Overall Website.

Get Updated on the Effect of Technology” by Madison Meyer, class of ’14, and Video Editor Nicole Arrison was awarded Best Arts/Feature story. “Illicit Hazing Remains Problematic” by Video Editor Nicole Arrison was awarded Best Sports Feature story.

Morgan Taylor is a Copy Editor for The Patriot and