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Senior Fairwell: Jayden Davis

Senior Fairwell: Jayden Davis

Jayden Davis, Sports Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

In my time of being a Junction City Blue Jay, I’ve had many people impact my life. From coaches, to teachers, to the kids I’ve grown with for the past four years. I’ve lost and gained a lot of people that have grown with me over the years. Going from Fort Riley Middle to Junction City High, was...

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...

Senior Farewell : Auh’ Shay Sanchez

Senior Farewell : Auh’ Shay Sanchez

Auh'Shay Sanchez, Photographer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

Hello, fellow JCHS peers , I'm Auh'shay Sanchez. I was born in Junction City but raised in Georgia practically all my life until freshman year with visiting my dad's side of the family every summer. Never did I think I  would attend the same high-school as many family members (Mom & Uncle '99)...

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: Jonathan Hunter

Senior Farewell: Jonathan Hunter

May 15, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

My whole time at high school, I always felt like I shifted from year to year. Every year I wanted to be something else. Until my senior year and I finally found that spark that everybody finds in high school and I’ve became great at that. I feel that the least I could do is thank each teacher that...

Staff Profile: Coach Zimmerman

Staff Profile: Coach Zimmerman

Jayden Davis, Sports Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Sports, Local, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

Junction City High School, like the town itself, is such a diverse community. Not only is the high school home to a variety of students, but teachers and staff as well. One of the most notable teachers in our school, an icon to some and a mentor to others, Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Randall Zimmerman, more...

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...

JCHS Places Record Number of Students in Internships

JCHS Places Record Number of Students in Internships

Jonathan Hunter, Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

­­This year has been a successful year for the Junction City Blue Jays who participated in community internships. A record number of students participated in community internships during the 2016-2017 school year. This year 75 seniors interned in the community compared to an average of 30 or 40...

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...

Hard Work Pays Off for Prom

Hard Work Pays Off for Prom

Lexe West, staff writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

“Old Sport” was a popular catchphrase amongst students Saturday, May 6th as the Marriot housed the JCHS Gatsby themed prom. The junior class had been saving for prom since their freshman year, and they allowed little to no room for disappointment with the well thought-out design and theme of this y...

Junction City/ Washburn Rural Baseball Preview

Junction City/ Washburn Rural Baseball Preview

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Spotlight

The Blue Jays will play at home against Washburn Rural on April 28th. This important game also will come with high emotions as the seniors will be recognized on this year's Senior Night. The Blue Jays are coming off a great win against Seamen High and are almost in full stride. "The pitching staff...

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...

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