Anna Junior High

Members and a supporter of the Anna Junior High School girls’ bowling team included, from left, Avery Page, Amy Hopkins (coach), Caitlin Ames, Ariel Nekola, Kim Prater (from The Strike Zone in Anna) Madi Hawk, Sara Sinisi and Cary Quick (coach). Photo provided.
The Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, had its state bowling tournament Saturday, March 18, at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights. The Anna Junior High School girls’ team placed fourth out of 24 teams with an overall team score of 3,325 after six games.  The Anna...
Eighteen acts performed during a talent show which was presented at Anna Junior High School on Friday, March 24. The talent show’s participants are featured in the picture. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School Drama Club hosted a talent show on Friday, March 24.  More than 200 people came out to support the 18 acts which performed.  Students performed a wide range of acts, including singing, dancing, air guitar, piano, guitar and comedy.   All students received a certificate...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
New K-9 officer Kaiser waited patiently while his handler, Deputy Eric Ralls, answered questions from 3rd graders at Anna Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Learning came to life for a group of 3rd grade students at Anna Junior High School when they got a visit from the Union County Sheriff Office’s newest officer on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Newly acquired K-9 Kaiser stopped by with his handler, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Ralls, to give the...
School board elections are slated in April 2017 in Union County.  The filing period for school board elections began Dec. 12 and continues through Dec. 19. Nominating petitions are filed at the Union County clerk’s office in Jonesboro. Elections are scheduled in each of the county’s seven school...
Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
Mike Bigler, with Farmers Insurance in Jonesboro, presented $50 gift cards at two Anna District No. 37 schools on Monday, Nov. 28.
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
Students prayed in a circle around the Anna Junior High/Davie School flag pole to pray before school on Wednesday morning, Sept. 28. Photo provided.
Students gathered around the flag pole in front of Anna Junior High/Davie School Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, before school to pray together for the country and for their school leadership. The event was part of the national “See You at the Pole” program that focused on the theme, “We Cry Out.”


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