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Gallery: Graduation 2017

Gallery: Graduation 2017

Rob Terry Jr, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

The JCHS Graduation commencement award ceremony happened on Saturday, May 20th 2017. The ceremony happened outside as originally planned. The Graduation speakers were Seniors: Macy Jaynes, Nick Dombroski and Aryus Jones.

Head Baseball and Basketball Coaches Resign from Coaching Duties

Head Baseball and Basketball Coaches Resign from Coaching Duties

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Local, News, Sports

Junction City High School Athletics will be losing two head coaches at the end of this year. Blue Jays Baseball coach Drew Biery has decided to resign from coaching the baseball team. Coach Nate Schmitt has also decided to resign from his basketball coaching duties. Coach Biery plans to teach at Manhattan...

Obituary: Katelynne Anne Bilyeu

Obituary: Katelynne Anne Bilyeu

Benjamin Hartwigsen-Dye, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Katelynne Anne Bilyeu, 15, of Milford, KS, passed away on May 17, 2017 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Bilyeu was a sophomore attending Junction City High School. At JCHS, Katie was involved in numerous activities and organizations. She was a member of the Lady Blues Choir, Debate,...

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Cesar Ramos, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

My name is Cesar Ramos-Ortiz. Coming into high school as a freshman was quite scary for me. People would constantly be telling me that I had to prepare for my future. I had people constantly telling me that I needed to find out what I wanted to do in life, and that I needed to find out NOW. I was nervous. My...

My Senior Farewell: Stephanie Austin

My Senior Farewell: Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin, Graphic Designer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, it's time for me, like all other seniors, to say farewell. In the three years that I've attended Junction City High School, I've made many great memories. From all of my favorite classes and teachers, to my closest friends, it'll be hard to say goodbye. When...

Senior Farewell: Anastazia Cortez

Senior Farewell: Anastazia Cortez

Anastazia Cortez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

High school has been a roller coaster for me. From being in Fairbanks, Alaska, my first three years of high school, to moving here to JC my senior year has been a huge change. I came into high school thinking it would be easy like middle school, and with the mindset that I could slack off, not turn anything...

May 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Local, News

National Awards Night   The National Awards Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year took place May 3rd.  This was a night of recognizing those who worked hard and put their all into the program. Former Battalion Commander Mason Perez was the announcer for the night doing an amazing job at sho...

Senior Farewell: Jose Baquero

Senior Farewell: Jose Baquero

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

I arrived at JCHS not knowing a soul. However, I eventually joined some clubs and played baseball and football here, so in no time I had some friends. Junction City is a small and boring town at first glace. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the movies or bowling with friends because that...

GALLERY: JCHS Crisis Drill 2017

GALLERY: JCHS Crisis Drill 2017

Auh'Shay Sanchez, Photographer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Photos, Showcase

The medical explorer participants were involved with a community-wide crisis drill on Friday, April 28. The drill was conducted by local emergency services. This exercise provided invaluable experience for students and emergency personnel. The premise for the drill was that a tornado strikes Junction c...

Spanish 4 Blue Jays Dominate Spanish Poetry Contest

Spanish 4 Blue Jays Dominate Spanish Poetry Contest

Rob Terry Jr, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

Several Blue Jays were taken by Mrs. Goheen, JCHS Spanish teacher, to compete in the first ever Spanish Poetry Slam Contest on April 7th. Mrs. Goheen took 12 students from her Spanish 4 class to Wichita State University. “It was really fascinating. They sent us poetry 2 weeks before and there were...

10 Things To Do Before You Graduate

Jaedn Cooper, Managing Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

1. Make your mark As your high school career nears it's end, you should leave an impact on your school. Leave this chapter of your life with a bang. Do something that you will be remembered for. You could do something as small as helping someone in need or anything as big as standing up against a fla...

Blood for the Ones Who Need it Most

Blood for the Ones Who Need it Most

Cesar Ramos, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Photos

On April 5, the Junction City High School JROTC hosted the annual Red Cross blood drive. One student, Nathan Johnson, was a regular to giving blood. "This is my sixth time giving blood. The Red Cross actually gave me a call, and said I've already saved two lives," he said. Take a look at the photos...

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