In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 23

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.


Grant Sharretts

Students lay in chairs as they get their blood drawn on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Brown Room. Every year, social studies teacher Rodney Johnson organizes a blood drive with the American Red Cross Association.

Return of the Salad Bar

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the salad bar returned to the cafeteria upon student request. Financial Officer Kathleen Cullen sent out a school-wide email announcing the event. In the email, Cullen included the information that on Tuesday a salad bowl would be free in order to promote the salad bar. Donations were accepted in lieu of payment that benefitted the children of St. Rose of Lima School.

FBLA Regional Competition

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, members of the Future Business Leaders of America, competed in a regional competition. The mission of this national society is to prepare young students to be innovators in the business world as adults. Juniors Drew Forthman, Matthew Foulk, Scott Gray, Evan Tridone, Josh Andrychowski, senior Christina Giovanazi, and freshman Eva Sun placed first. Juniors Hayes Stancliff and Taylor Bynion placed second, and junior Ryan Griffin placed fourth in their respective categories.

Stancliff, who placed second in Management Decision Making, enjoyed his experience at the competition. “I found it to be a very rewarding experience. The workshops we attended were excellent and taught us a ton about business and interviews,” Stancliff said.

Blood Drive

On Friday, Jan. 27, the Red Cross bloodmobile came to JC. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students, teachers, staff, and other members of the JC community donated blood to save a life. Students who were at least 110 pounds and 16 years of age or older with permission slip signed by their parent/guardian had the option to donate their blood.

Anna Kotula is a Contributor for The Patriot and