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Author: Caitlin Beery

An Enchanted NightPosted 05/10/2021 by Caitlin Beery

After not having prom last year, Thomas Jefferson High School hosted prom for the Class of 2021 in the school’s garden. After TJ prom 2020 was canceled, the class of 2021 waited anxiously for news a... More

Creating Virtual ConnectionsPosted 02/17/2021 by Caitlin Beery

Instead of Challenge Day for the junior class, TJ hosted its first Connection Counts seminar for the senior and junior class. With many events being canceled and schools switching to remote learning, ... More

Remembering the ChallengerPosted 01/28/2021 by Caitlin Beery

It has been 35 years since the devastating disaster of Space Shuttle Challenger. It was on a brisk morning on January 28th, 1986. Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven astronauts—Commander Francis ... More

COVID Diary #5Posted 11/09/2020 by Caitlin Beery

Caitlin. It was March 10th when I found that my official visit to the University of New Mexico was postponed and would be eventually cancelled. It was March 12th when I found out that my championship ... More

Going the DistancePosted 11/04/2020 by Caitlin Beery

Despite the many challenges of this year, Thomas Jefferson High School’s cross country team showed great resilience during their season. Many sports have been affected as a result of the ongoing pan... More

Recruiting Must Go OnPosted 09/25/2020 by Caitlin Beery

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, athletes and universities have had to change their approach to the recruitment process.  Many athletes have felt the impact of the pandemic in many ways. Not onl... More

In Her ElementPosted 05/14/2020 by Caitlin Beery

Ms. Teeter leaves her mark on her students. Science classes are all unique and interesting in their own way, but there is something special about the chemistry classes at TJ. Chemistry and biology tea... More

Cultural ConnectionsPosted 03/06/2020 by Caitlin Beery

The newest club at TJ offers a safe place for Jewish and non-Jewish students to come together and learn about the culture of Judaism.  Judaism has been the target of prejudice and many discriminatory... More

Signing to the Next LevelPosted 02/24/2020 by Caitlin Beery

As the 2020 recruiting cycle comes to a close, some TJ athletes will go on and play at the collegiate level. This year National Signing Day was Wednesday, February 5th, and TJ had seven athletes sign ... More

Leaders of the MarinePosted 02/05/2020 by Caitlin Beery

In the wild, killer whales have very developed family relationships, dialects, and hunting techniques but as humans continue to alter the environment, disregard for their established families may caus... More