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Happy 25th Anniversary to Jockey Hollow Middle School!

Jockey Hollow Middle School

Editor’s Note: The following article is written by Lorenzo Lucas, a Jockey Hollow Middle School seventh grader. 

In the year 1998, Jockey Hollow Middle School opened its doors to the 11-14-year-olds for the first time. To celebrate this event, 25 years later, we will commemorate the anniversary of Jockey Hollow Middle School!

Jockey Hollow will have a parade float celebrating its silver anniversary. On May 25th, 8th graders from Main Campus and STEM Academy will assemble in front of the school in the formation of the number 25 for a drone photo.

PAWS sessions that day will recognize and relate some of the history of Jockey Hollow. Also, if you or someone you know attended Jockey Hollow in the 1998-1999 school year, please reach out to Principal Strong. You are in the JHMS OG club!

Julia Strong speaks at Jockey Hollow Middle School’s graduation last year. This year, she will address the crowd as the school’s principal.

Over the past 25 years, Jockey Hollow has had four amazing principals. The first ever was Anita Healy. Mrs. Healy had previously been the principal of Chalk Hill Middle School. Jockey Hollow welcomed Jack Ceccolini in 2006.

In 2020 Micheal Crowley was appointed to the position. And, this year, Jockey Hollow welcomed current principal Julia Strong, who stated earlier this year, “I am honored to have the role of principal here at Jockey Hollow. I love it here!”

We interviewed former principal Ceccolini about some of his recollections of his 14 years at Jockey Hollow.

“We used to do lots of musical events,” he told us. “In the past, we had big jazz bands come into the school, along with acapella, and other professional bands. At the end of the school year, we used to do olympic games, sort of like a field day, but with olympic type sports. We even got a Sikorski helicopter to come land in the Masuk field!”

Cheers to another 25 amazing years at Jockey Hollow Middle School!

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