James Monroe High School’s (JMHS) Student Government Association (SGA) will host
its fourth annual James Monroe Day on 24 April from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Highlights of
previous James Monroe Days included a variety of community-oriented themes such as:
- A display of the Monroe County Courthouse Bell, cast in 1818 when James Monroe was
President of the United States
- A display from Sprouting Farms with equipment, products, and ideas for local food
production and marketing
- A display from the Monroe County Historical Society with living historians, maps, and
publications regarding our community’s rich and varied history
- Local veteran’s organizations – the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America
- “Senator Jennings Randolph,” sponsor of the 26th Amendment that lowered to voting age
to 18 as portrayed by Mr. Lee Dean of the WV Secretary of State’s office.
- “President James Monroe” on his trusty horse as portrayed by JMHS’s Dr. Scott Womack
and his horse, Red.
- One-act plays about James Monroe written and performed by JMHS students
- Military recruiters.
In addition to activities such as those listed above JMHS will use this year’s James Monroe
Day to honor students who have committed to serving our country in uniform as members of the
U.S. Armed Forces. We will also take time to honor the Senior Class for earning the Jennings
Randolph Award for registering the entire class to vote. Both events will include a recognition
ceremony with guest speakers.
The JMHS Student Government hopes to reprise these and other interested civic
organizations this year at James Monroe Day. If your group would like to participate, please
contact the SGA advisor, Dr. Scott Womack, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at (304)-
753-5182, or on FaceBook messenger.