• Jay Reader's Award

    Any JCHS student in grades 9-12 has the opportunity to earn the Jay Reader's Award each year. The award will be presented at the Jay Pride awards ceremony at the end of the school year. The award consists of a medal, a certificate, and a copy of the current Gateway Reader's Award Winning Book.


    • Students read and review a minimum of four Gateway Award nominees for the current school year.
    • Seniors read and review a minimum of two Missouri Dogwood Nominees or books from the college-bound reading lists provided by the JCHS Library or approved by the librarians.

    • Students read and review a minimum of four books (fiction or nonfiction) of their choice. Students submit titles prior to reading for approval.
    • Students participate in at least two book clubs or reading challenges through the JCHS Library. Books read during book club can count towards the required reading.
    • Students meet with the librarians twice during the school year (November and February) to verify reading. 

    *Required novels read for JCHS classes do NOT apply toward this award.

    Talk to a librarian to sign up before November 1 of any school year.

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Last Modified on April 24, 2024