The Blue Jay

A group of friends pose in front of the portrait backdrop for their free experience portrait.

JCHS holds first prom in new building

Ryan Macrae Delacruz, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

JCHS Prom 2022 took place on April 23 inside the school’s auxiliary gym. It was also the first prom to happen inside the new school building. Prom was held from 8-11 pm with half the gym filled with...

Junior FFA member Gabrielle Brown presents the introduction of guests at the annual FFA banquet held on April, 21, 2022 in the Junction City High School Events Center.

FFA hosts annual banquet

Nathan Kennedy, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The FFA organization had their annual banquet on Thursday, April 21st, 2022. The aim of the banquet is to celebrate the year, and reflect on themselves and their accomplishments, appoint new officers for...

NHS hosts community clean up

NHS hosts community clean up

Ryan Macrae Delacruz, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

National Honor Society inspires to raise values such as scholarship, service, leadership, and character in schools. The organization not only recognizes students for their academic work, but they also...

Cole performs at Carnegie Hall

Faybien Michael, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Senior Makayla Cole was awarded the chance of a lifetime to show off her talents in New York.  She preformed with 47 students across the nation at Carnegie Hall. The excitement she felt upon being notified...

Winter Homecoming, Blast or Bust?

Winter Homecoming, Blast or Bust?

Katrina Muller, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

It’s a well-known, classic, American tradition. Every fall students participate in a spirit week for the ages and at the end of the week, the school holds a pep rally and home football game crowning...

Staff Spotlight: Donna Miller

Ryan Macrae Delacruz, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Many students appear to dislike their math class; however, it can help to have a great teacher. One such teacher is Donna Miller. She has been teaching here, at Junction City, for seventeen years. Miller...

Governors Scholar Senior Elyse Nguyen gets accepted to Yale University.

Senior Elyse Nguyen is accepted to Yale University

Naomi Alarcon Rivera, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Senior Elyse Nguyen found out she was accepted to Yale after school on Tuesday, April 6th. She was more shocked than anything. It took her a few seconds to comprehend that she had just gotten into Yale....

FFA stays busy amidst Covid cancelations

FFA stays busy amidst Covid cancelations

Ashlynn Shea, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

The FFA organization is a prominent club throughout JCHS and has continued to stay active with the COVID-19 restrictions this year. Laura Miller is the advisor and keeps her members active with encouraging...

Staff Spotlight--Amber McKinney

Staff Spotlight–Amber McKinney

Daniella Robles, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

For many throughout the school, Ms. McKinney is a familiar face to see. She works as a Secretary in the Fine Arts and Human Services Academy Office. It is her second year working at Junction City High...

The Blue Jay Mascot History

The Blue Jay Mascot History

Neptali Vessichelli, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

One key component to the history of Junction City High School is our mascot. The school has been open for more than a century, and throughout that time the school and mascot have changed in many ways. It...

Spring Musical: The Little Mermaid

Spring Musical: The Little Mermaid

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor February 21, 2020

The musical practices are in full swing as opening night draws near. Make sure to come out and support the JCHS Performing Arts program on March 5-7 at 7:00 pm in Settles Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and...

Misty Warren, 12, smiles for the Newspaper

Birds Of The Nest: Misty Warren

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor February 3, 2020

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve ever had to learn and how did you learn it? "The hardest lesson that I had to learn was that not everyone is your friend and you have to grow a backbone eventually....

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