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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 @ 8:05AM

Junior State of America: 80 Years Strong (Huffington Post)

This week, author and blogger Tara Fass writes in the Huffington Post about the history of the Junior State and our 80th Anniversary celebrations. In this excerpt, we capture Fass’s commentary on JSA’s history, current activities and future.         The JSA alumni community is over a half-million strong, but…

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 7:52AM

Remembering Why I Love JSA

Last month, JSA held an event in support of the JSA Chapter at Alliance #5. This school, which supports traditionally underserved students, has brought the student-run JSA model to the entire student body, getting students engaged in their own neighborhood. In addition to raising funds to sponsor students to attend JSA…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 12:13PM

Entrepreneurship for Good

We often hear stories from our alumni about how the JSA experience truly impacts their lives and careers. Here’s one example: After serving as JSA Midwest Lieutenant Governor and later working with USAID, David Simnick had the crazy idea to start making soap in his basement. With hard work and…

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 3:14PM

A JSA love story

It’s election season here at JSA, and we’ve got a great story about why it’s so important to run a clean campaign. In 2003, Allison Lindenberg ran for governor of JSA’s Mid-Atlantic State. Robbie Toll, of the same graduating class, served as the campaign manager for Allison’s opponent. Little did…

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 @ 12:00PM

A Welcome from Daniel Ingram

Welcome to your new JSA Alumni Association website! My name is Daniel Ingram, the new Chair of the JSA Alumni Association. I graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, NJ in 2006, and during my time in JSA, I was honored to serve as Mid-Atlantic State Governor, and…

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 @ 12:00PM

Study Released: JSA’s Impact

In Fall 2013, JSA partnered with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) to analyze the results of the 2013 JSA Student Census, a survey administered to over 1,700 high school students who participated in JSA’s 2012-13 Summer and School Year programs.CIRCLE’s analysis demonstrated the…

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