The following is an editorial submitted by Jasper High School teacher Joe Molina:
What is it like to be a student at Jasper High School?
So, you want to know what it is like to be a student at Jasper High School.
It is a senior class working towards the future completing their applications to vocational schools, apprenticeships, and colleges and universities.
It is a senior class building a bonfire to light the way to their future.
It is past senior classes successfully completing their degrees and becoming a contributing member of society.
It is a well-behaved Senior Class at Junior Achievement's Finance Park. For the 5th consecutive year, the volunteers have stated "Jasper has the BEST students than any school in the area."
It is a baseball team making to it to the state tournament.
It a football team with deep playoff runs.
It is a girl's soccer team qualifying for state 4 out of the past 5 years.
It is a girl's basketball team with a new playoff tradition.
It is a tradition of cross country and track and field success.
It is a school with a proud athletic traditions in soccer, volleyball, golf, softball, and tennis.
It is a cheerleading squad winning the 1st State Cheer Championship and qualifying for the finals four years in a row.
It is an award winning band making it to Area Marching Contest and earning another Sweepstakes Award.
It is students receiving assistance from teachers who work diligently and long hours to help the students be successful.
It is an award winning Dazzler Dance Team.
It is a choir establishing a new tradition.
It is a UIL Academic Team finishing 2nd Place in District 2 out of the past 3 years.
It is a UIL Academic Team with multiple qualifiers for Regional and State Competition.
It is a Quiz Bowl team that has qualified for State and Nationals.
It is a Student Council honoring veterans on Veterans Day.
It is a Student Council visiting nursing homes.
It is a Student Council providing the Pre-K students with an Easter Egg Hunt.
It is an Honor Society providing canned food and blankets to the less fortunate.
It is an Honor Society providing breakfast to veterans on Veterans Day
It is a Fishing Team that works like a family.
It is a CTE Department providing career opportunities for students such as early childhood development, welding, construction, and agriculture.
It is an Athletic Training Program that is second to none.
It is an award winning FFA program.
It is an award winning One-Act Play and Drama programs.
Jasper High School is a proud family of students, teachers, staff, and administrators who take pride in their school and accomplishments.
I have been teaching for 11 years at Jasper High School. I am not from Jasper, but I take pride in our students and their accomplishments. I support JHS and want it be known that the video does not portray the daily activities at Jasper High School.