The Blue Jay

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 some exceptions though. Pit bulls must be microchipped, spayed/neutered, can only have a maximum of...

Freshmen Learn about Career Academies at Discovery Days

Olivia Knerr, Editor

February 21, 2020

The freshmen classes participated in Discovery Days on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14. Discovery Days is held every year for the freshmen to learn about the elective classes and the career academies and clusters offered at Junction City High School. Lisa Lawhorn's Video Production class interviewed...

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 18. In addition to this, most cigarette suppliers are around the age of 18. The goal of this new...

2019 SPRING MUSICAL: The Little Mermaid

2019 SPRING MUSICAL: The Little Mermaid

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

December 6, 2019

It’s December and the calling for parts in the Spring musical has been announced. This year the musical is Disney’s "The Little Mermaid". Before actual auditions take place there will be rehearsals where applicants will practice the three components: dancing, acting and singing. There will also be...

JCHS Celebrates Veterans Day

JCHS Celebrates Veterans Day

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

November 13, 2019

On November 8th, 2019, Junction City High School celebrated Veterans Day by having their annual assembly. A video is above for you to watch the celebration.

Fall Senior Night Celebration / Final Football Home Game

Joshua Allen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

October 18, 2019 was the last home game of the regular football season. It was also senior night for fall sports and activities. We asked two senior varsity players how it felt to play their last home game for the regular season in Al Simpler Stadium.   Terrance Crumpton: "Well, it do...

2019 Homecoming Court

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

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 are: Freshmen: Zane Khoury, Collin McQueen, Tate Miller, Rose West, Adalynn Hatcher, Rache...

Rally Time

Rally Time

September 20, 2019

On September 20th, Junction City High School held its first official pep rally of the fall sports season. This event was held outside, in Al Simpler Stadium, where the Blue Jay Marching Band performed a Bat-Man themed halftime show. Cheer and dance led the student section in the fight song, Blue Jay...

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

New Inductees Abigail Critton (12), Hailey Eschliman (11), and Nathan Green (10) after recieivng their National Honor Society certificates.

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Junction City High School's chapter of National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on April, 15. National Honor Society is one of, if not the most, prestigious and selective high school clubs in the nation. Its mission is to recognize and honor students who not only excel in the classroom,...

VIDEO: National Day of Silence Sponsored by GSA

Senior Chalee Williamson participates in the National Day of Silence.

Morgan Deering, Managing Editor

April 12, 2019

Every year, on a Friday in April, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) hosts a National Day of Silence, this year being hosted today, April 12, 2019. The Day of Silence is a student-led national event where people take a vow of silence in order to highlight the silencing and e...

BREAKING: Sports Events Postponed

BREAKING: Sports Events Postponed

Annie Johnson, Pow Wow Editor

March 29, 2019

Due to inclement weather, the JV/V softball game against Topeka High School at the Topeka Hummer Sports Park, and the varsity track meet at Al Simpler Stadium has been postponed. Softball has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 2. The rescheduled Track and Field date is TBA. The varsity boys tennis...

Prom Theme Announced

Enchanted Forest was announced as the 2019 prom theme.

Jake Hermanson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

The 2019 prom theme, Enchanted Forest, was revealed by the invitations that seniors received before spring break in their government classes. The junior class will host the prom dance at Marriott from 8 - 11: 30 p.m on April 13. For more information, contact junior class committee sponsor Bridget Oliver....