Archive for Alumni Memories

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 @ 4:56PM

We Had a Great Night: Our D.C. Gala

Three ingredients for a great party: good company, compelling conversation, and great food. On Saturday October 17, our JSA family brought them all. The Junior State of America’s annual fall gala took place at Joe’s Stone Crab in Washington, DC this year. The lively veranda and dining room became a…

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 @ 9:00AM

A Summer to Remember

JSA alumnus John Guevara (Georgetown ’90) was so impacted by the summer he spent in our program at Georgetown that he’s still singing its praises two and a half decades later. Now a candidate for Sully District Supervisor in Fairfax, VA, he spoke with us about what his JSA summer…

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Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 10:45AM

Welcoming Lanhee Chen

Lanhee Chen (Rowland High ’95) is not only a distinguished member of JSA’s Alumni community but is the newest addition to our Board of Trustees. He is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer in the Public Policy Program and Law School at…

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015 @ 12:15PM

Love and JSA

We’ve always known that JSA has the capacity to change lives, but sometimes it’s in a different way than you’d think. Take the example of the Germain family, who are now on their third generation of JSA involvement. Their story is the perfect JSA twist on Valentine’s Day.     …

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Monday, September 8th, 2014 @ 4:56PM

A Life-Changing Reunion

Years after graduating, a friend from JSA opened a remarkable chapter of Vivian Tsai’s life that is now breast cancer free. Today, Vivian balances family and career with her commitment to ending breast cancer.  She is a proud mother of two sons, Andrew and Sonam, ages 16 and 14. For…

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 @ 6:28PM

The Kick Off

Last Saturday, over 150 of us gathered to kick off our 80th year and celebrate the Junior State. In the morning, alumni from across the ages, including many from the 1940s and 50s, journeyed to Montezuma to meet young JSA leaders. That evening, we gathered at the Hotel Sofitel to…

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