Recently Charlestown baseball senior Brandon Broady was joined by family, coaches, and teammates as he signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play baseball at Jackson College next year.
Jackson College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic rural site six miles south of the city of Jackson, Michigan approximately 40 miles west of Ann Arbor and 35 miles south of Lansing. Jackson College offers quality, transformational educational opportunities to prepare students for today’s career fields or transfer to a university. The College is committed to student success, with expert faculty, academic support and student services.
Jackson College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region XII, which includes the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).
The Jets compete in the Western Conference of the MCCAA against community colleges such as the Lansing Community College Stars, the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders and the Kellogg Community College Bruins in the following varsity sports:
- Men’s & Women’s Basketball
- Men’s & Women’s Bowling
- Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
- Men’s Golf
- Men’s & Women’s Soccer
When asked about his choice to play at Jackson College with the Jets, Broady replied, “I chose Jackson because it felt like the place I could grow as a person and an athlete. The coaches and players I met there made me feel like I was already part of the family up there. And having teammates from travel ball commit after I did made me more confident in my decision.” Broady is undecided on his field of study at Jackson College at this moment.
Charlestown baseball head coach Brian Hester, who coached Broady the first half of last season before an unfortunate injury ended Broady’s junior season had this to say: “Brandon Broady is a coaches dream. Brandon has demonstrated what it takes to be a team leader. He is always on task and willing to work hard in whatever we do. He is also a positive role model and motivator to the underclass. He suffered a season ending injury last year but that never stopped from reaching his dreams. Brandon wanted to play college baseball and he never stopped working towards his goal. I would take a whole team of players like Brandon. I can’t wait to see his performance during his senior season at Charlestown and also at Jackson College. Jackson has signed a player that will help their program in many ways. He drive and work ethic ensure that he will do great things.”
WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Brandon (a member of the Radio and Television program) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Jackson College Jet
Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network.
Student Council would like to issue the following statement regarding this fall’s homecoming week, September 20th–24th.
(*Disclaimer: All information below is subject to change.)
2021 FOOTBALL HOMECOMING CEREMONY:
The 2021 Charlestown High School football homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game against Scottsburg on Friday, September 24th. Tickets must be purchased at the following link: https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=2442
2021 FOOTBALL HOMECOMING COURT:
We would like to congratulate the following students on their selection to the homecoming court:
Freshmen–Sarah England and Grason Connell
Sophomores–Echo Brading, Jayda Holbrook, Chipper Fellows, and Sean McAfee
Juniors–Laney Hawkins, Addison Roberts, Annika White, Josh Andrews, Jake Helton, and Zander Morris
Additionally, we would like to wish good luck to those seniors who are candidates for queen: Sunni Burke, Karly Byrnes, Savannah Gaither, Sadee Goedeker, and Micah Kaelin;
and for King: Jaron Almeciga, Chase Benner, Trey Brison, Steven Cruz, and Alex Wright
SPIRIT WEEK THEMES:
The following spirit days will be observed that week as part of the annual spirit week:
Monday, September 20th–Pajama Day
Tuesday, September 21st–White Lies Tee Day
Wednesday, September 22nd–Luau Day
Thursday, September 23rd–Class Shirt Day
Friday, September 24th–Pirate Pride Day
The 58th annual and longest running football homecoming parade in the state will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:30 P.M. This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” The parade will begin in the student parking lot then proceed down Monroe to Main and stop at the square for the pep rally. Floats need to be in line no later than 4:45. The pep rally will begin at approximately 6:00. You can see the line up and parade route in the graphics below. Public access will be restricted to the back parking lots nearest the baseball and softball fields and only parade traffic will be admitted in the student lot.
The Pirate football boosters will be selling ribeye sandwiches on the square.
PARADE LINEUP & ROUTE: