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Spotlight students from left to right: junior Zoe Rushing, sophomore Hector Franco, junior Abree Herrington, and sophomore Jaylah Buffington.

Student Spotlights

Irelynn Whitebread, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

Junction City High School currently has 1,655 students (as of the December 21st count). There are many students with mulitple interests and involvement in our community. Get to know a few of our students. First,...

Junction City Highschool Hosts Car Show for the Community

Junction City Highschool Hosts Car Show for the Community

Daniella Robles, Editor April 19, 2023

Junction City’s Career Technical Education classes hosted a car show for the community on Saturday, April 1, 2023. There was a turnout of over 120 vehicles, along with some student participation. Many...

Staff Spotlight: Dana Weigand

Staff Spotlight: Dana Weigand

Nathan Amaro Rodriguez, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Dana Weigand is a Behavior Intervention Support Specialist. Her job in the school is to support students academically, mentally and physically. She finds ways to help students whether its involving parents,...

JCHS Staff Member Competes on The Voice

JCHS Staff Member Competes on The Voice

Daniella Robles, Editor November 4, 2022

2006 Alumni and paraprofessional member Justin Aaron Black at Junction City High School is currently starring on the NBC show, The Voice. This show is a reality television singing competition starring...

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...

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