#11 – Kyle Emerson

Kyle Emerson, son of William and Melissa Emerson, will attend Allegheny College to study and become a physical therapist.

Awards and Honors: Italian Heritage Award,  National Honor Society, JHS Baseball Team Captain, Team MVP and Most Valuable Pitcher Award, Senior Superlative: Friendliest, ECIC Division 1 2012 2nd Team All-League and ECIC Division 1 2011 Honorable Mention All-League

Activities: JHS Varsity Baseball Team (sophomore to senior years) and National Honor Society member

“JHS is special for a variety of reasons. First, it offers so many courses and opportunities that are so scarcely found around the district, let alone anywhere else. The teachers genuinely care about the students, and the school counselors do a fantastic job helping out the students with whatever needs we may have over the course of our careers at JHS. The student body is very close, and I personally have met some of my closest friends here at JHS. The community really rallies around the school, and offers endless support for our various sports teams and extracurricular activities. The sense of pride and tradition that goes along with wearing the Red and Green cannot be understated, and I feel truly blessed to have grown up a Red Raider”

“Going to JHS has been a blessing to me because the faculty and administrators do a wonderful job of preparing students for life after graduation. The school offers so many college and advanced classes that prepare students for the college workload and give them college credit in the process. The variety of classes allow for every student to find an interest, and the depth of the courses help develop and expand the knowledge of the student taking them.”

“I’ve like all my teachers at JHS but my favorite would probably be Mrs. DeJoy. I had her for AP English in 11th grade and I really enjoyed her teaching style and how easy she was to interact with. Mrs. DeJoy always challenged me to push forward and do more and she had a way of inspiring her students to always put forth their best efforts. She is a perfectionist, as she always finds something for her and her students to improve on. Once you get to know her, she is one of the kindest teachers you’ll ever meet, and she never lets good work go without praise. Her caring, determined and often humorous personality is ever present in her classroom, and luckily for me it was also present in my Honor Society induction speech. I thoroughly enjoyed walking into her classroom every other morning, and I could not have asked for a better teacher than the one and only Mrs. DeJoy.”