Jennings County High School
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Student Spotlights

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Senior Award Night

We pleased to announce the JCHS Senior Award Night program and the Jennings County Community Foundation Senior Awards program on May 5, 2021. Please see the programs below for more information. Congratulations to all of our seniors!

Jennings County High School Academic Honors Ceremony

The Jennings County High School academic honors ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 21. The top 10 underclassmen and the top 20 seniors were recognized. Congratulations to all!

Student Spotlight - Key Club

Kyla and Cheyenne

Kyla was recognized on February 27, 2021, as the Indiana Key Club Lt. Governor of the year at the 69th Annual Indiana Key Club District Leadership Convention. She led and inspired Key Club members, helped build relationships, and led her six clubs in raising over $1000 for Ovarian Cancer Research. Pictured below are Kyla (left) Key Club Governor, Cheyenne Stewart (right).

Key Club

The Jennings County High School Key Club and surrounding Key Clubs in the area are hosting a fundraiser to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. Approximately 21,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and out of those 21,000 people, approximately 14,000 people pass away due to it. Of those 21,000 people, you are likely to know someone or perhaps know of someone suffering from this devastating disease. With that in mind, the Jennings County High School Key Club, among other local clubs’ goal is to raise $1,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. To reach this goal, we are hosting a virtual movie night via Zoom on February 20, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. To attend the virtual fundraiser, all that we ask is for a $20 donation to our GoFundMe page. The $20 donation will not only pay for your admission, but you will also receive a custom event t-shirt and some yummy popcorn to enjoy while viewing the movie. Once you submit your donation, be sure to fill out the Google form regarding your t-shirt size! We could not reach our goal without amazing people like you.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

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An Eagle Scout/Jennings County High School Academy of Fine Arts Project of Kayden Gresham

Kayden Gresham holding up his art

Kayden, Jennings County High School senior 2021, has put together a gallery showing of surreal works made by local and national artists. He will give a talk about art and autism on Friday, June 5 at the Perceptions Center for Mindful Practices art gallery space in Vernon. This will be our first official opening (with social distancing of course). The show opens at 6:00 and goes until 7:30 p.m. Parking is available around the courthouse.

Please join us to celebrate art, gain insight into autism through the lens of art, and enjoy some time together.

AP Senior Art Presentations

Our AP senior art students have worked really hard on their projects. We encourage you to check out the AP Senior Art Show.

Family and Consumer Sciences Department

View more photos of the Family and Consumer Sciences DepartmentStudents taking nutrition and wellness in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department display knowledge learned in a variety of methods. Students participate in a variety of labs displaying effective communication and team-building skills in the kitchen. Some of our food laboratory experiences include a new homecoming tradition of making Panther popcorn, creating meals that follow the MyPlate guidelines, discussing family traditions around Thanksgiving while learning how to make a pie crust, and finally, students are challenged to display their food and kitchen knowledge learned through a chili cook-off!

JCHS Key Club

Key Club International

Key Club International is the world's largest student-led high school service organization, with over 270,000 members in 38 countries. The local Kiwanis clubs sponsor the Key club. In Jennings County, our Key club had a combined 800 hours of service during the 2017–2018 school year and is on pace to exceed that amount this year. Students plan projects with organizations, such as Mercy Rescue and Good Samaritan Food Pantry. Student discover creative ways to raise money for causes that matter to them, such as Miracle Minutes for Riley Hospital and the JCHS talent show to ensure clean water throughout the world.

Good Samaritan Food Pantry estimated that the JCHS Key club, JCMS Builders club, and the North Vernon Kiwanis club trick o' treating for canned foods collected over 1000 pounds of food. JCHS Key clubs also spent the weekend at Camp Tecumseh at Key Leader, where they learned and enhanced their leadership skills.

Photos of Key Club