The Blue Jay

Prom theme and location is announced

Prom theme and location is announced

Katie Beamer, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

During this school year things have been very different because of COVID-19. However, unlike for last year’s senior class, this year the school and health department wer comfortable enough to host a...

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....

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...

JCHS Lifts 20 Year Old Pitbull Ban

JCHS Lifts 20 Year Old Pitbull Ban

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor February 24, 2020

For more than 20 years Junction City has had a pit bull ban in place. Two years ago, a woman named Emily Fawcett began pushing for it to be lifted. As of February 18th, the ban has been lifted. It has...

Order Your Pow Wow Yearbook Today!

February 21, 2020

Journalism teacher Christine Poole's Yearbook class has been hard at work completing this years Pow Wow yearbook. Order yours today! The deadline to purchase your yearbook is March 1. Get your piece of...

Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

February 5, 2020

As of December 20, 2019 the age for sale of tobacco raised from 18 to 21 in order to save younger generations from picking up the habit. Most adult smokers started smoking before 21 and most of those before...

Fall Play: Penny for Your Thoughts

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor November 18, 2019

Every year Junction City High School has a fall play. The play for this fall is “Penny for Your Thoughts’ by Scott Haan. Penny for Your Thoughts is about a girl named Penny Ramsey who has many sides...

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Thanksgiving at Junction City High School

Joshua Allen, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Due to the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, we asked students at Junction City High School what they are most thankful for.  Lanasia Cottner: “ I am most thankful for my friends, specifically...

Should teenagers be allowed to Trick-or-Treat?

Should teenagers be allowed to Trick-or-Treat?

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor November 1, 2019

For years there has been a debate on the internet about whether or not teenagers should be allowed to trick-or-treat on Halloween. People all across the globe are voicing their frustrations or support...

Senior Laynee Chase and Senior Albert Coba de Mota practicing their walk for the crowning

2019 Homecoming Court

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor October 2, 2019

The Homecoming Court has been announced and practice has taken place. The candidates all walked the football field to practice for the Homecoming parade on Thursday and for half time on Friday. The candidates...

LET 1 Regulation Team preparing for competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

JROTC Drill Team Places Second in Council Bluffs Meet

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer February 1, 2019

Junction City High School has many different programs for its diverse students and the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps)  program is one of them. Within JROTC are sub-teams such as Raiders,...

VIDEO: 25th Annual JCHS Academic Banquet

Jacob Lindsey, Staff Writer February 1, 2019

Junction City High School hosted their 25th Annual Academic Banquet this week on January 31st, 2019 from 6 - 9pm. Food and drinks were provided for those in attendance and a performance from the JCHS...

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