In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 9

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.


Allie Taylor

Senior Kyle Baldauf dances with Miss Northern Cheyenne Devin Kills Bac at the Morning Star Powwow on Saturday, Jan. 14. The Morning Star Powwow, which is the largest powwow in the mid-Atlantic region, is an annual event held at JC to raise money for St. Labre Indian School.

Mock Trial

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Mock Trial team traveled to the Harford County Courthouse and competed against Joppatowne High School. At these events, students are assigned roles and carry out an imitation trial. The team competed in their first meet of the season, and they defeated Joppatowne 45-37.

Freshman Emily Smith enjoyed her experience at the trial. “It’s a unique and fun experience, and I can and have learned a lot from being on the team,” Smith said.

Alice in Wonderland”

On Thursday, Jan. 12, Director of Theatre Programs  Kimberly Brueggemann’s acting class performed their end of semester play. Throughout the semester, students prepared to perform “Alice in Wonderland”. They performed the play once during the day for students to see and once in the evening for parents.

Being a part of the play allowed students to cultivate new friendships. “My favorite part of the acting play was all of the friends I made along the way, I grew close with many new people,” junior John Kyburz said.

Dress down day

On Friday, Jan. 13, students could participate in a dress down day to benefit the charity To Write Love on Her Arms. According to their website, To Write Love on Her Arms “is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.”

The dress down day was organized by The Breakfast Club, a group of students who donate their time to helping other students. If students need help with relationships, homework, or just need someone to talk to, they can meet with a Breakfast Club member on Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8 in the Brown Room. Bracelets to dress down were sold for $2, and the dress down day raised $1,126 and will be donated to To Write Love on Her Arms.

Morning Star Powwow

The annual Morning Star Powwow took place on Saturday, Jan. 14. The powwow benefits St. Labré Indian School in Ashland, Mont. In the morning, attendees enjoyed Native American flute and gourd dancing. The Grand Entry took place at 1 p.m. and participants displayed various types of Native American dancing.

Anna Kotula is a Contributor for The Patriot and