In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 24

The Patriot recaps what has happened over the past week in the community and makes sure nothing passed you by. Have a look, and catch up on the news just in case you missed it.

STEM Night
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night was held for elementary and middle schoolers. STEM Night is held every year to generate middle school students’ interest in the STEM program. There were different stations from colleges and teachers running experiments and information sessions. JC STEM students volunteered at the event. One of the volunteers, senior Iain Olsen, enjoyed STEM night. “It was fun, and good to see the kids get excited doing STEM,” Olsen said.

Drug assembly
On Thursday, Oct. 27, an assembly was held to inform students about the consequences of addiction. Recovering addicts spoke to students detailing what they went through and how they received help. Students were divided by grade and gender and each group heard two speakers during the hour-long assembly mod.

Students had different opinions on the effectiveness of the assembly. “I don’t think it’s going to change anything. It was really boring,” junior Bella Brooke said.

While students like Brooke disliked the assembly, some students thought the assembly was beneficial. “I didn’t mind it. It wasn’t a bad thing, and it probably helped somebody,” sophomore Brooke Bleacher said.

Dress down day
Students who purchased a wristband in the school store were allowed to dress down on Friday, Oct. 28. Wristbands cost $2, and all proceeds benefitted Team JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF). Team JDRF raises money that goes towards researching type one diabetes.

FBLA Lollipop Sale
Members of the JC Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) sold gourmet lollipops as part of their annual fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. The lollipops cost $1 each and a variety of flavors were made available. Members of the club stood outside of the cafeteria during lunch mods to practice their entrepreneurship skills and raise money for the club.

Lauren Becker is a News Editor for The Patriot and