The Jefferson High School BOOSTER originated in 1913 and is currently one of the oldest student-run newspapers in the state. Originally, the BOOSTER newspaper was named the Monitor, before the name was changed to its current name in 1923. A quote from the Nov. 5, 1915, issue of the Monitor said, “Copies of the Monitor have been sent as far as Washington D.C., Asheville, N.C., and Bade City, Fla. And yet some have the nerve to ask, ‘Why is a high school paper necessary?’ ” The BOOSTER newspaper is a student-funded newspaper, which is self-sufficient economically in terms of printing costs.  The newspaper has a rich history of advisors, most notably C.J. Hopkins, who worked at the Journal and Courier, coached the last Jefferson High School State Championship Tennis Team, was beloved by all his students, and advised the paper from 1949 to 1974. In 1986, Charles Herber began advising The BOOSTER, and has led the paper to receiving national acclaim and distributed it as far as California and Florida. In 2014, The BOOSTER was sent to Ireland for a subscription and is now an internationally acclaimed newspaper. For the past 12  years the Booster has won first place in national critical evaluations. The awards range from American Scholastic Press Association  (Most Outstanding High School Newspaper in the nation for the past two years) to Quill and Scroll, the International High School Press  Association (International First Place Award). For the past two years, the American Scholastic Press Association awarded the BOOSTER not only the First Place With Special Merit award, but also Most Outstanding High School Newspaper for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.  In this competition, the BOOSTER was the only paper across the nation to receive this award based on schools the size of Jeff with approximately 1,700 to 2,200 students.  To receive the award twice in a row is a remarkable achievement. The BOOSTER is proud to celebrate 101 years of publication featuring hundreds of writers, dozens of editors, several advisers, and one unique publication.

Current BOOSTER Staff:
     Editor-in-Chief: Clare Long, Monzerrat Aquino Sanchez


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