In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 7

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.


Caroline Cooney

Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl congratulates seniors on making first of second honors for the first quarter. Seniors were rewarded for their hard work on Thursday with cookies, a certificate, and a dress down day.

Presidential Election

Around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. The Republican candidate beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to the required 270 electoral votes.

Trump received 279 electoral votes, while Clinton received 228. Trump won key swing states Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio cementing his victory. Although Trump won the electoral votes, Clinton finished the popular vote with 59,923,033 votes, beating Trump by about 230,055 votes.

Sophomore Holly Dixon was surprised at the result of the election, but she is excited for what Trump brings to the table. “I thought Hillary had the election. I’m honestly excited for the new president-elect, but unsure how he will implement his ideas and plans into action. I just hope our country will be able to unite under him and stop the unrest we are seeing now,” Dixon said.

“Lessons of the Shoah”

Students from across Maryland visited JC on Thursday, Nov. 10, to attend “Lessons of the Shoah.” This event was held to relate the lessons learned from the Holocaust to life today. The focus of this year’s event was on immigration and refugees. Students heard from guest speakers and participated in discussions. Junior Laura Amrhein thought the event was beneficial. “It was good for me to hear about the stories, because it put things in perspective about our current refugee situation,” Amrhein said.

Can drive begins

The Patriot Can Do food drive began Monday with hopes to donate a record number of 8,000 cans. The cans go to various food pantries in Harford County and will last them  an average of three months. To get students excited for the can drive, a drum line walked through the hallways during advisory on Wednesday. The drive will end on Nov. 18 at the Thanksgiving Prayer Service.

Seniors awarded for academic honors

During the lunch mod on Wednesday, seniors who earned first or second honors could report to the brown room to receive a certificate, a cookie, and a sticker permitting them to dress down on Friday. This is a change from last year, when students were only rewarded with a piece of cake and a certificate.

Lauren Becker is a News Editor for The Patriot and