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The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

    Keeping an ‘ion’ Mr. Jessup: new NC appreciation club 

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    Addie Hill
    Though he started teaching only two years ago, magnet chemistry teacher Weston Jessup has embedded himself into the Warrior way. His classroom, known for its energetic atmosphere, continues to teach numerous NC students. To express their appreciation for him and his classes, Jessup’s students created a new club in his honor.

    Debuting as the magnet chemistry and astronomy teacher during the 2021-2022 school year, Mr. Weston Jessup took NC’s science world by storm. From sparking fires on the Bunsen Burner to exploding pumpkins, Jessup has turned his chemistry classroom into a haven for curious high school STEM-lovers.

    “So far, NC has been my favorite place to work. Teaching the subject I love to brilliant students always brightens my day. I am so grateful that I can turn my classroom into a safe and engaging learning environment for every student I teach,” Jessup said.

    Jessup, renowned for his humor, eccentric teaching style and refusing to say “we love you” in the magnet birthday song, forms treasured friendships with students and teachers alike. Along with his educational endeavors, Jessup also sponsors multiple clubs in his classroom. NC’s Chess Club and UGA Heros, among others, house their meetings in the comforting room of the esteemed science teacher. In addition to these clubs, Jessup hosts a new NC club: the Mr. Jessup Fan Club.

    Fueled by adoration and friendship for the hilarious teacher, numerous students came together to form a union dedicated to their favorite teacher. The club, which meets every Friday afternoon at 3:40 in the wondrous 708 walls, entails a plethora of activities to showcase the students’ appreciation. From drawing posters filled with details of Jessup’s greatness to Kahoot games about his life, students of all grade levels attend the club to form a friendships with the esteemed educator. The students even organized a fundraiser to help Jessup purchase state-of-the-art chemistry equipment for his classroom.

    “I am honored to have the first NC fan club in my name. Being able to see the impact I’ve had on my classes never fails to amaze me, and I thank the leaders of the club for dedicating their Friday afternoons to me. My favorite part is when they host student-led interviews where they ask questions about my life and try to get to know me better,” Jessup said.

    Following graduation, the leadership board, comprised of all seniors who took Jessup’s class during his first year at NC, hopes to pass the club’s reins down to the lower grade levels. The legacy of the club intends to continue for as long as Jessup remains a Warrior teacher. Currently, club members advocate for other students who have taken a Jessup-taught class to join the club in aims to expand the club population. Overall, the adoration Jessup’s students have for him remains a notable and evident tale.

     

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    Addie Hill, Reporter
    Since she was young, Addie Hill has always loved to write. From stories to poems to journaling, she’s always found a way to get her thoughts onto paper. Present-day Hill, a magnet junior, has joined The Chant to expand her writing abilities and shift her focus from fiction to journalistic pieces. When she’s not writing or interviewing, you can find Hill dancing, listening to music, crocheting a new project, reading a good book or hanging out at Church—one of her passions other than writing. She is a co-leader of NC’s Collective Hope Bible study club and an attendee of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Alongside these clubs, she is also a Beta Club officer and aspiring dance teacher.  Hill is super excited to pursue her first year at The Chant and can’t wait to get to reporting!

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