March 1, 2019

As the end of my senior year approaches, I have started to look back at my high school career. I have been blessed to be able to live in a community that supports school and community service projects. Communities members, businesses, and Adrian R-3 staff have done so much to help me contribute to this wonderful area. I am amazed everyday by the amount of love, aid, and helping hands I have received. I was able to do many things such as dinners, fundraisers, and much more in this county. I was able to do these things without much stress at all because of the willingness from people to support me. For that I am very grateful.

When I talk to people that are not from this area I always praise this community. It is a bittersweet moment be able to look back at my time with the Adrian R-3 school and the things I have accomplished. I will miss attending this school and the great staff that have become family, yet I am very excited to continue to do many things to better and help the community.

So for the last time as an Adrian R-3 student, Class of 2019, thank you everyone!

Jonhenry Jackson

Adrian R-3 FCCLA President

It was a pleasure to be able to drop of a nice treat for the Bates County Sheriff’s Department. We greatly appreciate all they do for us day in and day out. Especially during this horrific winter we are having. So on behalf of Amsterdam Citizens Bank and myself, thank you for all the hard work and stay warm.

Jonhenry Jackson

Adrian FCCLA President

On Saturday, December 8th, Evan Tolle and myself, with the help of many, hosted a First Responders Appreciation Dinner. The event included delicious food, talented entertainment, a thrilling raffle, and many laughs. The night was filled with smiles from everyone and apparently many comedians that I was pleased attended.

The work for the dinner started months ago. The dinner would not have been possible without the wonderful table sponsors who donated prizes and money to buy supplies, food, and gifts. When I explained what I wanted to do, the sponsors without a second thought were very gracious with their donations. The dinner also required a lot of preparation like organization and planning, which was one of the most difficult and nerve-racking parts. Yet, I was lucky enough to have great help from Evan Tolle, Kennady Keating, and my advisor, Elizabeth Dilillo. The time and effort they gave was appreciated more than they know. People from the community of Adrian donated their time as did citizens from surrounding communities. Many of these people jumped at the idea of being able to help with the dinner and for that I am grateful.

The dinner was a long-awaited night for myself and my two partners who helped me bring this idea to life, Kennady and Evan. After the event, we three friends were very happy we could show our support for first responders and allow them to have a night that was meant just for them. Today’s world is full of hatred and anger. We are pleased to bring love to the responders when we can to say thank you because they are not thanked often enough.

So on behalf of Evan Tolle, Kennady Keating, the Adrian FCCLA, and myself, we would like to thank everyone who attended that night and the volunteers who donated their time. We would also like to thank the the sponsors for all their help and support. To the first responders of the Bates County area, and all over, thank you for the long nights and cold rainy days that are filled with people calling for your help. To the courageous men and women who work in all fields as first responders and answer those calls with love, care, and strength, we thank you. We have your backs. God bless.

Adrian FCCLA Chapter President,

Jonhenry Jackson