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Junior Committee Information

Junior Committee Information

Lexe West, Staff Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

Students attending JCHS have a multitude of opportunities to join different clubs and participate in different activities. Among those activities is the Junior Committee. The committee, which is supervised by Ms. Oliver, held a meeting last week to promote member sign-ups and to talk about the different...

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...

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...

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