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MHS Students Successful at Fall JSA State Competition

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(Submitted by Mr. Jason Goodwin – MHS History Teacher and JSA Sponsor)

(Maricopa, AZ) On Saturday December 9th the Maricopa High School’s Chapter of Junior State of America (JSA) competed at the Fall State competition held in Tucson, AZ.  Our 43 students met with students from all over Arizona and held debates, discussions and learned about campaigns.  Advisor Mr. Jason Goodwin commented, “This was by far, the most successful conference we have attended to date.  We had multiple debate winners, best speaker awards and a scholarship recipient.” 

 Congratulations to the following debate and speaker winners:

 Debate Winners:

~ Hannah Bailey

Pro: Resolved: Kneeling during the National Anthem is an appropriate form of protest

~  Freya Abraham

Con: Resolved: Access to higher education is a human right.

~Mahonri Santos

Pro: Resolved: The United States was responsible for providing emergency relief to Puerto Rico in a timely manner.

~  Rachel Knight

Con: Resolved: The United States is justified in leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.

 Best Speaker Winners:

~ Freya Abraham

~ Zyled Rodriguez


~ Jasmin Dimas was awarded a half scholarship to attend Princeton University for JSA Summer School.

For more information about JSA and their summer school programs, please visit  For more information about Maricopa High School and the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520.568.5100 or visit the District’s website at

44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy | Maricopa, AZ 85138 | (520) 568-5100

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