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Senior Superlatives 2019-2020

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Congratulations to the following Seniors for winning Senior Superlatives in the yearbook! We will be in touch in the coming weeks to photograph you for the yearbook!  Teachers voted on JB Legacy.

Most Athletic – Sebastian Wise & Reilly Heinbaugh

Most Evolved – Logan Daniels & Kylee Long

Best Smile – Grant Souder & Mallory Peck

Biggest Outdoorsmen – Alec Urban & Rachel Martin

Most Fashionable – Richard Gillette & Kamari Moser

Best Hair – Syrus Maldonado & Malorie Parson

Best Laugh – Colby Shingler & Paige Doyle

Worst Case of Senioritis – Dakota Leighton & Erika Sheaffer

Most Musical – Zachary Slodysko & Ella Heckman

Most Artistic – Nick Eisenhuth & Carlee Jackson

Class Clown – Nathan Manikowski & Lindsey Meyers

Most Likely to Succeed – Jacob Troupe & Sarah Kimmel

Most Involved – Nick Alfree & Hannah Kimmel

Best Eyes – Dalton Eckard & Paige Hartman

Most Likely to Look 20 When They are 40 – Trey Mummert & Madison Bailey

Most Friendly – Dean King & Elena McNulty

Most Charisma – Jakob Piper & Claire Kriner

Most School Spirit – Paul Dzieciol & Kaitlyn Ebersole

JB Legacy – Patrick Hicks & Megan Rummel

Diving In At James Buchanan

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Diving In At James Buchanan

Ms. Angi Johnson (Faculty) smiles on the pool deck at James Buchanan High School.

Ms. Angi Johnson (Faculty) smiles on the pool deck at James Buchanan High School.

Ms. Angi Johnson (Faculty) smiles on the pool deck at James Buchanan High School.

Ms. Angi Johnson (Faculty) smiles on the pool deck at James Buchanan High School.

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On October 29, 2018, Ms. Angie Johnson (Faculty) started as the new swim instructor at James Buchanan High School. Prior to her new job as a swim instructor, Johnson had been an aquatics director at the Chambersburg YMCA for 12 years.

Growing up in Hawaii,  Johnson has been around water her whole life.  As a child, her mother and father would always take her to pools and water parks.  Kings Dominion was Johnson’s first water park. She feels most comfortable in the water or on the pool deck.

“Basically water is my life,” said Johnson.

Wanting to put her love for water to good use, Johnson became the Aquatics Director at the YMCA.  Her job entailed teaching swim lessons to all ages, teaching and making sure kids know water safety, and also managing the lifeguards that were on duty to make sure everyone maintains safety. As soon as Johnson started teaching Aquatics, she instantly knew her life came to a full circle.

“Water safety is very important and everyone needs to be aware of how dangerous water can be,” said Johnson. “But it can be so much fun too.”

Johnson has been smoothly transitioning into her new position as the new swim instructor.  Students all seem to agree that Ms. Johnson is an excellent teacher.

Abigail Nagy (9) and Makinna Peck (9) smile for a picture before going to swim class.

“She is very helpful as a teacher and always explains what to do, sometimes even through example,” said Makinna Peck (9).

Peck and Nagy really appreciate the fact that Johnson will go the extra mile by getting into the pool with them and taking the time to explain how to do different skills.

“I think Ms. Johnson is doing a good job of keeping us on task and keeping us busy,” said Abigail Nagy (9).

The students especially enjoy how Johnson changes up the class every day.  For example, on Mondays and Wednesdays, they do water fitness. Tuesdays and Thursdays, they do water aerobics, and Friday is a free day.  

“Aquatics is different this year because there aren’t as many students, sand Samuel Ocasio (11).  “So it’s fun because we

Samuel Ocasio (11) swims during his special aquatics class.

get to change it up every day.”

Johnson is excited to give high school students an opportunity to do a different type of physical education that is water-based.  She is also looking forward to giving the high school students an opportunity to teach the elementary children as she did in high school.

“I am just really excited to be here, and it’s going to be an amazing experience, I just know it,” said Johnson. “Everybody so far has been so welcoming and friendly.”

Ms. Angi Johnson (Faculty) teaches Alexis Snyder (9) and Samuel Ocasio (11) about the breaststroke.

Contest Alert! Win a Free Yearbook!

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This year, our yearbook theme is “Let’s Rewind,” so we are rewinding back to your past with a contest to help you win a FREE YEARBOOK!  Who doesn’t want a yearbook, a $75 value, for FREE?

Here is what you need to do.  In order to win, you must complete all steps and make sure you read the fine print.  Even if you already bought a yearbook, YOU COULD STILL WIN!

  1. Submit a THROWBACK photo of you and your JB friends to [email protected]
    • We are looking for pics of you and other students from when you were in elementary, middle school, etc.
    • We want to REWIND through the years with you.
    • Photos must be submitted digitally.
    • Students must currently be enrolled at JBHS (cannot have already graduated)
    • State your name, grade, and #JBRewindContest in the subject line

2. Follow us on a minimum of our social media accounts (linked below)

  1.  Instagram
  2. Twitter
  3. Facebook

3.  Comment on the post for the yearbook giveaway with the image shown to the right.

  • Tag 3 friends that attend JB in the post and comment #JBRewindContest

4.  An additional entry (1 maximum) for posting the photo on social media, tagging JB Student Media, and using #JBRewindContest as the hashtag.

*FINE PRINT: This contest is not sponsored or affiliated in any way by Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or Jostens.  All entrants must complete Steps 1-3 in the entirety to win and must currently be enrolled in James Buchanan High School to win.  Each person will earn an extra entry for completing step 4.  We will be giving away 3 yearbooks ($75 value).  A reimbursement check will be made payable to the person who purchased the yearbook according to Jostens records if it was already paid in full.  If the student is a senior and has already placed the order, the parent and student will have the choice to get a 1/4 page senior advertisement for free in place of the yearbook fee.  If a photo is not received, or if the photo includes people not currently JBHS.  Contest will close on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced via social media on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Senior Superlatives 2018-2019

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Congratulations to the following Seniors for winning Senior Superlatives in the yearbook! We will be in touch in the coming month to photograph you for the yearbook!  Teachers will be voting on JB Legacy and we will announce on this page next week!

Most Athletic – Dan Corcoran & Ella Jones

Most Evolved – Michael Newman & Emily Newman

Best Smile – Cormac Houpt & Maria Burkett

Biggest Outdoorsmen – David Clopper & Danielle Barnhart

Most Fashionable – Jarred Moquin & Madi Dorsey

Best Hair – Noah Walter & Kayla Locke

Best Laugh – Nathan Walls & Breanna Dukehart

Worst Case of Senioritis – Galen Oberholzer & Bryanna Lehman

Most Musical – Logan Williams & Chelsea Wareham

Most Artistic – Aaron Stone & Olivia Harmon

Class Clown – Julian Barcelo & Shaelyn Kaiser

Most Likely to Succeed – Dale Miller & Amber Clark

Most Involved – Jarrett Iverson & Alyssa Blair

Best Eyes – Derek Pine & Jenna Mongold

Most Likely to Look 20 When They are 40 – Cash Atherton & Gwen Hunt

Most Friendly – Jake Line & Madi Shupp

Most Charisma – Noah Wise & Lindsay Ambrisco

JB Legacy – Owen Stoner & Maggie Strawoet

Megan Rummel

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Megan Rummel

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Megan Rummel lives with her mom, dad, and her two grandmas. Her brother lives in Chambersburg and is a father to his son, Pierce. She has two dogs named Popi and Tiny, who are both Chihuahuas. She also rescued a grey and white cat three months ago and has kept it ever since. Her name is Gracie. She likes to go fishing in her free time. On occasion, she will go hiking locally at Cowans Gap. Her favorite colors are blue, green, and white. Her favorite fruit is mangos. She plays tennis for JBHS and is involved in JB Student Media for the second year, this year as a Junior Editor.

Eva Dempsey

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Eva Dempsey

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Eva Dempsey is 15-years old and she is in her sophomore year at James Buchanan High School. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite food is pizza. She spends the majority of her time with her best friend Kamiah.

Ms. Reeder

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Ms. Reeder

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Ms. Kelley Reeder has been the adviser of the JBHS Citadel yearbook since 2006-2007.  She has helped students produce eleven student publications and they are now getting ready for our 13th, “Let’s Rewind.”  On top of the yearbook, this year The Rocket Flame, an online student newspaper that is produced by the students for the students, was added to the Journalism Publications course. This is meant to represent YOU and JBSM will report on things that matter to you as teens at JBHS.

Her role as the adviser of this publication is to oversee the production, establish deadlines, and provide students with journalism skills necessary to create published student work.  Students make all editorial and content decisions, and her role is as a guide.

She currently teaches grades nine and ten at JBHS, and this is her twelfth year here. She has sat in your seats at JB as a student here, and feels “blessed to teach in my home community.”  She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Journalism education through Kent State University and will graduate and walk in May 2019!

On a personal note, she loves all things Disney and Harry Potter, and most of her time is spent hanging out with the coolest nieces ever!

Julia Trei

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Julia Trei

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Julia Trei is 15-years old and a sophomore at James Buchanan High School. Her hobbies include running and shopping. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite food is a salad. She spends most of her time at the beach and hanging out with friends.

Abby Carbaugh

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Abby Carbaugh

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Abby Carbaugh is 17 years old as well as a senior at James Buchanan High School. This is her first year on the Student Media staff, and she is very excited to be a part of it. Also at the school, she is involved in Art club, Student Council, and is a member of the Girls’ Tennis team. Outside of school, she has a part-time job at Stoner’s on the Square located in the town square of Mercersburg.

Deanna Grove

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Deanna Grove

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Deanna Grove is a senior at James Buchanan High School. This is her first year as part of the JB Student Media staff, and she’s always busy taking part in a myriad of programs within the school, including NHS, Drama club, Band, and Indoor Percussion. After taking pictures of the Indoor Guard, she decided to join the Student Media staff and is excited to photograph and write articles about everything that happens in and around the school.

Shay Fisher

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Shay Fisher is a senior at James Buchanan High School. In her free time, she enjoys running for JB’s Cross Country team. Shay also participates in several school organizations such as National Honors Society, Foreign Exchange club, Student Council, and Art Club. She enjoys being actively present in the school not wanting to miss out on any opportunities there are. Outside of school, Shay paints, bakes, and plays volleyball. Her most recent art piece is displayed in the Chambersburg murals. Her plans after high school are to major in sports performance nutrition at a highly acredibly college to go onto helping athletes.

Alyssa Blair

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Alyssa Blair

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Alyssa Blair is a a first-year member of the James Buchanan Student Media staff.  She is a senior at James Buchanan High School and is very involved.  Alyssa is a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and softball.   Along with being the Class President for the Class of 2019, Senior Board Representative, a member of National Honors Society, and College Ambassadors.  She is excited to be apart of the Student Media staff and recap the year!

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