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Being A Chief Is A Family Tradition
Being a CHIEF is a Family Tradition
NJHS senior Caelan Mitchell was born to be a North Jackson Chief. When she walks across the stage to graduate in May she will join both of her parents as proud alumni. Caelan is a strong academic student who is already earning college credit through dual-enrollment at Northeast Alabama Community College. She is a member of the Beta Club and Academic Excellence and was recently selected to serve on the First Jackson Bank Junior Board of Directors. She spends her Friday nights on the field with the Marching Chiefs Band as a member of the color guard.
She is the daughter of Calvin Mitchell (NJ Class of 96) and Shawnte Wilson Mitchell (NJ Class of 97). She said that her parents love the arch that has been added to the entrance since they graduated. They say the cosmetics of the school have changed; each subject now has its own hall and to them it is like a big puzzle. Calvin was a member of the NJ Chiefs football team and continues to be a strong supporter. He currently works at Tennessee Alloy and her mom, Shawnee works with Shaw Industries.
Caelan plans to attend college after graduation and major in psychology. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Being a Chief to her means always be positive, respectful, and never let people bring you down. She says always try your best to succeed. She is thankful she gets to experience the same high school her parents attended and loved. And she is enjoying them having the opportunity to now experience it again through the eyes of her and her sister, Myridian.