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New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

New teachers are hired every year at JCHS. Allison Grigsby happens to be one of them - specifically a geometry teacher. With this being her first year of teaching at JCHS, we sat down with her and asked some get-to-know-you questions to find out about our new teacher. Breah Turner: “What made you want to...

Do Grades Really Matter?

Do Grades Really Matter?

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Feature

Living as a quote-on-quote "model student" for the majority of my educational experience, getting a big fat F in my grade book is something I just wouldn't do. In the first time in my high school career, I found one - sitting mockingly in my Skyward account. After that crucial moment in my life, all...

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

Caleb Caruso, Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

With a new year upon us at Junction City High School, there are several new teachers joining the staff. I got to talk with one of the new teachers in the building. Ms. Meek is one of the new first year teachers. She teaches both U.S. History and Government, subjects she has always enjoyed. “For...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Sports

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football really is for students. C.T.E. has many of the same showing sign as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is the result of an injury rather than an endogenous disease....

New Year, New Band

New Year, New Band

Lexe West, Staff Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Spotlight

After 20 years of leadership under Mr. Taylor, the Blue Jay Band faced a major change once their beloved teacher decided to retire. Quick to fill the now open spot in the Junction City staff was Mr. Morris. Morris hopes to use his nine years of experience to help better the band for the 2017-18 school...

Blue Jay Volleyball Preview

Blue Jay Volleyball Preview

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

With shoes screeching on the hardwood floor and volleyballs whizzing by, the volleyball team has been hustling to prepare for the season opener. With high intensity and energy being the off-season’s focus, several of the newcomers are trying to adjust. “The conditioning is more intense in high...

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...

Officer Anthony Timms: Career Interview

Officer Anthony Timms: Career Interview

Janet Enamorado, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Uncategorized

The media can be a cruel place, especially for future police officers. Law enforcement is a tough job that needs to be done. Anthony Timms is a senior of Junction City High School who will be going into law enforcement and he sheds some light on it as a career. What are your goals for after HS? ...

Janet Enamorado: Senior Farewell

Janet Enamorado: Senior Farewell

Janet Enamorado, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Hola! My name is Janet Enamorado and I am finally graduating! I have spent a year and some change here at JCHS, and it was a good experience. I moved here in the second semester of my junior year and will be finishing up here. My main experience of high school was not here, but at Lowndes High School....

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...

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...

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