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BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED 2017 NATIONAL CIVIC IMPACT AWARD WINNER

BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED 2017 NATIONAL CIVIC IMPACT AWARD WINNER

John Burroughs High School in Southern California has been named the 2016-2017 National Civic Impact Award winner.  The Chapter, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has been active in its Los Angeles County community raising awareness about issues like children’s cancer, volunteering for local and state campaigns and promoting the importance of the youth vote.

Burroughs JSA Chapter leadership in their application essay noted that the Chapter is committed to “dissuading the the sort of political apathy that is pervasive among their generation.” As part of its efforts, the Chapter hosted the California Secretary of State at a school-wide assembly and also invited and welcomed several local officials as guest speakers at its weekly JSA club meetings.

“Burroughs JSA is a collective of exceptionally talented and passionate students who have dedicated their efforts to promoting youth involvement in politics and activism in phenomenal ways this year,” the essay noted.

This year alone the Chapter raised more than $2,000 for children with cancer to have summer camp experiences and collected canned food for the local temporary aid center. As the 2016-2017 National Civic Impact Award winner, Burroughs High School will receive a $2,000 grant to continue their civic engagement effort, a $500 grant for their Teacher Advisor and an engraved plaque.

 
Burroughs HS Teacher Advisor David Knatcal and Chapter President Luluea Dubretsion

Burroughs HS Teacher Advisor David Knatcal and Chapter President Luluea Dubretsion

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Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Junior Statesmen Foundation welcomes Lorrayne Ward to its Board of Directors to help with the strategic vision and direction of the national civic education organization. Ward brings more than 10 years of experience working in the business and health sector. She is also a former JSA Chapter president.

Lorrayne Ward, new board member

Lorrayne Ward, new board member

“We are excited to welcome Lorrayne to the board and believe her expertise will be a valuable asset to JSA as we continue to teach the significance of civil dialogue and develop the next generation of leaders,” said Board President Rachel Kaganoff Stern.

Ward will lend her strategic management skills to the 15-member JSA board.  Presently, Ward serves as the director of operations and strategy for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.  She was a member of the founding team that helped establish Dell Medical School as a Tier One research university, the first medical school to gain the designation in the past 50 years.

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA), Harvard Kennedy School (MPP) and Harvard College (BA). More importantly, in the late 1990s she was a JSA Chapter President (West Torrance High School), two-term Angeles Region Mayor, Southern State Statesperson of the Year, and a graduate of the Stanford and Georgetown Summer Schools.

 

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New Governors and LTGs Elected

JSA’s 10 states have elected their new officers, including governor, lieutenant governor and in some states a speaker. JSA states held their elections during Spring States. The majority of states held competitive elections with more than two candidates campaigning for the top positions. The new governors will sit on JSA’s governing student-run body, the Council of Governors.

The Council of Governors is responsible for coordinating a National Cabinet made up of students from JSA’s 10 states.  They also help to manage Chapters within their states, support creation of new Chapters, coordinate planning of state conventions and one-day conferences and managing state cabinets.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 elected officials.

Arizona

Governor Yesenia Mortes

LTG Marina Martinez

 

Northern California

Governor Kate Gross-Whitaker

LTG Jake Hanssen

Speaker Angelica Vohland

 

Northeast

Governor Derek Lo

LTG Sarah Hoffman

 

Mid-Atlantic

Governor Ariel Rakovitsky

LTG Olivia Vladyka

 

Midwest

Governor Colin Jensen

LTG Anmol Parande

 

Ohio River Valley

Governor Weston Lindner

LTG Shane Ausmus

 

Southeast

Governor Thurman Massa

LTG Nana Kusi

 

Southern California

Governor Patrick Aimone

LTG Max Sweeney

 

Pacific Northwest

Governor Nick Liang

LTG Kendall Smith

 

Texas

Governor Ben Scarborough

LTG Ife Omidiran
Speaker Alissa Kono

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2017 Chapters of the Year and Statespersons Selected

2017 Chapters of the Year and Statespersons Selected

 

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JSA has named the top Chapters from each of its 10 states at the conclusion of Spring States. Nominated Chapters made a presentation to a judging panel that demonstrated how the Chapter successfully engaged its student body in political awareness, its record of community service, and advocating for change with local elected officials such as the school board or city council. Chapters also had to show how chapter members are actively involved in leadership roles on the regional and national level of JSA.

Judges included high school teachers who serve as JSA chapter advisors, and the decision was based on the chapter’s educational programming and civic involvement throughout the year.  The ten Chapters will now compete against for the National Civic Impact Award, which will be presented in May.

In addition, states voted for their Statespersons of the Year. These are students who have served as mentors for other students, demonstrated values of responsibility, accountability, and leadership. The award is given to a non-elected member of the state.

This year’s Chapters of the Year and Statespersons of the Year are:

Arizona

Kofa High School – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Solomon Jones – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Northern California

Alameda High School – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Talia Soglin – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Northeast

Cheshire High School – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Karl Meakin – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Mid-Atlantic

Bergen County Academies – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Jackie Sun – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Midwest

District 204 – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Eily Brady – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Ohio River Valley
Cristo Rey Columbus – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Jordan Parker – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Pacific Northwest

Skyline High School – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Sean Bleyle – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Southern California

John Burroughs High School – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Lulea Dubretsion – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

Texas

Saint Mary’s Hall – 2017 Chapter of the Year

Elizabeth Contreras – 2017 Statesperson of the Year

 

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Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA


Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA
Standard Registration Period: TBA

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: TBA
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee + Extra Night: TBA

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: TBA
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room 2 nights: TBA


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