Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
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Journal November, 2006
3rd annual event honors top Jugheads
On Saturday, October 14, Wendy Arneberg planned and hosted our 3rd annual
Ultimate Club Banquet held at Colony Park Church. Although the climax
of the banquet was the awarding of varsity letters earned through Edina
High School, the event was a celebration of the Ultimate Club as a whole.
Paul spoke of the unique character traits of last year's members and this
year's rookies, and letters from our graduate letterwinners were read.
The JUGHEADS & EHS letter winners honored for 2005-2006 were: 10th
graders Ricky, Ben, Brett, Nate, Danny,
David, and Riley; 11th graders Ryan M., Ryan T.
and Asher; 12th graders Anna, Sofia, Selby,
Billy and Kelvin; and graduates Kelsey and Lauren.
Scott, Minnetonka senior, earned his second "JUGHEADS"
letter as a non-EHS student.
also featured a surprise DVD supplied by the 2006 IJA Festival videographer,
Alan Plotkin. The DVD allowed us a corporate viewing of our competition
acts for the first time since Portland: Juniors Scott and Billy (Bronze);
and Teams Guava (Anna & Selby), Les Filles (Sofia, Hanna & Sarah),
and Swatch (Brett, Nate & Asher). Swatch received special recognition
due to their unprecedented Silver Medal in IJA Teams Competition. With
set-up and clean-up help from Katie Griep, Philippe LeCorre,
Tammi Moore, Mitch & Darcy Wiklund, and Danny &
Lai Ying, Wendy cooked the spaghetti dinner and desserts were donated
Voice: Ryan T.
This is the 2nd in our student leader commentary series. Boys' Elite
Officer Ryan is an EHS junior, 6th year Jughead, Juggle Jam 8 soloist.
To be able to write for all of JH is such a great honor. There are so
many ways that JH has influenced my life; pinpointing it down to one thing
is harder than finding a needle in a haystack. However, there is one part
of JH that seems to be not only my favorite aspect, but a lot of other
people's as well, and that is friendship. JH has been called a "home
away from home" for some people. When you stop and think about that,
you realize exactly how significant JH is for so many people. I know that
school has never been easy and JH has always seemed like that home away
from home for me in particular. JH is so unique in every aspect; there
is no other place like it in the world. With all of the relationships
built through hours of after school (and evening) fun, it's amazing what
goes on: all of the JH parties, the routines and preparations for Juggle
Jam (not just Juggle Jam itself), and so much more. I've grown so much
through JH alongside some of my best friends and I'm so infinitely glad
that JH is a part of my life. That is why I addressd this to the JH Community,
because when it comes right down to it, we are just like a family. At
JH, relationships and friendships do come first; juggling comes second.
That is why, here at JH, the priorities have always been to develop youth
through juggling. Sincerely, Ryan T.
Jughead mom creates top-notch prop
Costume expert Carol Richter has a new business, and JH recently
purchased a custom order of 120 (!) of her white ultra-leather juggling
beanbags in three sizes for daily club use. Nicknamed "Mac"
in high school, Carol first called the beanbags "Mac's Balls"
but changed that to "Max Balls" as a homophone for her nickname
and an indication of the balls' maximum quality. Max Balls make a perfect
gift for any Jughead working on five or more balls and/or wanting to perform
on their own. Contact Carol at email@example.com or 952-451-0900
to order. Order by 12/15 for guaranteed completion by Christmas.
SPOTLIGHT: Boys' Elite
Deep Bench focus: Contests & Games
This club is better than ever! Yet another standard was added to this
club this year: qualifying 5 rings (10 catches)! Taking full advantange
of the "deep bench" and hard work required by these boys to
even make it into the club, several contests and games have already occurred
this year: 5-ring standard testing; 7-club passing contest; 6-club speed
passing contest; 5 ball tricks day; and 4 club endurance. Slowly, this
club has developed into a club dominated by veteran high school students:
fully 14 of the 25 boys are in 9th-11th grade. A training ground for current
and future Ultimate Club Jugheads, Boys' Elite is a beehive of juggling
(and occassionally recreational) activity every Tuesday
Notes on residing at Colony Park Church
Here are three points on how we can be the best tenants possible at Colony
Park Church (and sharers in the neighborhood):
possible, please use the parking lot rather than 56th St. The street
should only be used for brief stops, preferably using the westbound
side of the street.
use the south entrance for all JH clubs/camps.
for water, no food or beverages are allowed outside of the tiled area
in Friendship Hall. Jugheads need to clean up wrappers, crumbs, spills,
and juggling equipment.
NEW JUGHEAD Jack (Normandale 5th grader) to Wednesday Rec.!
to Scott (Boys' Elite/Wed. Rec. 8th grader) and Silas (Boys' Elite 9th
grader) for achieving their last technical standards for Ultimate Club!
They are now 4th and 5th on the waiting list, following Brenden, Sean,
and Christopher. All five boys are guaranteed a spot in the top club
ALL-JUGHEADS HOLIDAY PARTY is
on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. right in Colony Park Church. See attached
info. sheet; please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 8.
to honorary Jughead Ben, 17-year-old nephew of Paul & Wendy, for
receiving the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America on 10/29/06!
He is both the first Arneberg and first member of his troop (Troop72.com)
to ever earn the Eagle Scout rank.
Jam 8 DVDs
are yet incomplete due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the
'07: No dates yet, as the venue has to be changed
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.
"Eagles, Letters and Unsung Heroes"