Introduction of Woody
This year at JWCC was our second year we have had a homecoming. Thanks to SGA there were plenty of activities that went on through out the school. It was a very busy week with paint all over the windows, bingo, tailgating, and decorated golf carts that paraded throughout campus. Game day was excellent with another awesome performance from the dance team. This time they also had little Blazerettes performing with them. Us cheerleaders also put on a half time routine and the game ended with a victory for the Blazers! Later that night SGA put on a homecoming dance that was at the Stoney Creek end, and might I say it was a blast!
Now homecoming also helped introduced a new family member to the Blazers, Woody. Woody is our official school mascot and he is one tough cookie. Woody of course is here to present John Wood with enthusiasm and pride, because we all our proud to be a JWCC Blazer. Honestly it is about time that we have a mascot. I’m sure we all will be seeing Woody around even more as the semester continues.
As fall approaches there are a lot of events that are going to take place here on campus. Starting with SGA, they sponsor a ton of fun events that one can participate in and the best part is that these events are planned by students. Tomorrow there is tailgating for the softball and baseball game starting at 3, which means free food! Know one can pass up free food. Also in October SGA is putting on a glow in the dark color run. Fall Fest will be coming up soon. I’m actually a part of planning this event. Now I don’t want to give out all the surprises, but as of now we are looking at having a hayrack ride, bonfire (more free food!), and haunted trails. This friday the cheer and dance team are having a car wash to help with our fundraising. Tickets are $5 and you can buy them from any cheer or dance member. PTK is sponsoring a concert here at John Wood in the Sac on November 7th. The lead act being Madd Hoss Jackson! So start listening to the radio for more details to come.
I am sure I have mentioned Trio before, but I just want to give them props for really helping students including me at John Wood. Trio is a group that wants students to succeed through out John Wood. They are here to help students academically, whether it being by helping students find tutors, helping students stay on track, or even helping students with the stress of transferring. That’s where I am at right now. I know where I want to go, but that’s as far as I know about transferring. My trio adviser is so awesome, because she is helping me find out what classes are going to transfer, and what classes I need to take so I can be ready to dive on into my major when I get to Edwardsville. She also helps keep my stress level down. I am a perfectionist and I want to succeed at everything I do. So not knowing anything about whether or not my classes will transfer has been stressing me out. Overall I am really thankful for trio, because they have had my back all throughout my years at John Wood.
Now that I’m a sophomore I have to think about transfering. I finally figured where I am going to go and that’s Edwardsville. I’m super excited about transferring but kind of stressed about it at the same time. I still need to apply, find scholarships, find out where I’m going to live, and talk to an advisor. Ah just thinking about this is stressing me out. Thankfully the whole John Wood staff is here to help all of us with this. Hopefully this year will be stress free and just as fun as last year.
We have finally gotten our whole new cheer squad and I am so thrilled! I know we have such great potential, which makes me even more excited for the games coming up this fall. For any new John Wood students you should really think about trying out next year for cheer. It is a blast! This year not only are we going to cheer at the home games, but we want to support our guys at some of the away games. From what I have heard threw the grape vine these guys are going to be super good this year, so that will make cheering for them even more fun! Also this year we are actually having for the first time a mascot. So come to all the excitement and support our athletic teams, I know I can’t wait to get the crowd pumped this year, go Blazers!
As I walked into those front doors for the second time to start school I felt completely different from a year ago. I wasn’t nervous at all, instead I was anxious to see everyone again. Which is exactly what I did, this causing me to be late to almost all of my classes because of all my talking. I think this school year is going to be a blast and I’m excited to get started. Some new things that are going on is that we just had our fall cheer tryouts and we added one new member to our squad, Kentucky as we call her. I’m super stoked about this up coming cheer season. My cheer squad is also putting on a car wash tomorrow Saturday the 23rd. This past Thursday was the annual splash bash at Sheridan Swim Club. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend because of work, but I heard it was a good turn out and everyone had a blast! Then this up coming week is The John Wood BBQ, which equals free food! Yay!
Today was the first day of the SGA retreat, and for those of you who don’t know what SGA is let me tell you. SGA stands for student government association; now what most people don’t realize is that it has nothing really to do with government issues. Instead because of SGA students can participate in fun activities throughout the school year which are free or very close to it. Now I’m excited to see what we come up with this year especially since the executive officers are excellent and really enthusiastic on making this school year fun. So far just from my group we have planned a talent show, karaoke, a drive in movie night, and a fall party. I’m really eager to start on these activities and see what fun things us students can accomplish!