The Blue Jay

State Wrestling 2020

Elisa Robinson, 2019

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

March 6, 2020

On February 27, 2020, in Salina, Kansas, the State wrestling meet commenced at the Tony Pizza Event Center. The meet began at 6 pm and ended at 7 pm. There were 500-1000 people there to watch the meet. JCHS girls wrestling was in attendance, specifically the senior, Elisa Robinson. Elisa Robinson...

Birds Of The Nest: Misty Warren

Misty Warren, 12, smiles for the Newspaper

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. I learned this because I used to be nice to everyone no matter what they did to me and then I realiz...

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...

Fall Play: Penny for Your Thoughts

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 to her personality. They are personified by comically stereotypical characters known as the Egos. T...

Thanksgiving at Junction City High School

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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 Mariah and McKenzi because they really helped me emotionally to get through this extremely diffic...

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 Has High Turnout

Joshua Allen, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Junction City High School held their annual Homecoming dance October 5, 2019. The dance celebrated Junction City Blue Jay's victory against the Highland Park Scots. The Blue Jays triumphed over the Scots 76 to 8, making their record 5-0. During Halftime Albert Caba and Laynee Chase were announced as the 2019-2020 Homecoming King and Queen. The dance was a ...

Baseball Field Reconstruction Prevents Home Games

Because of the reconstruction of the baseball field at Rathert Stadium, the baseball team has been unable to play any home games this season. Junior Joel Nieves at bat on the road against Hayden on April 23.

Torrie Simmons, Pow Wow Yearbook Staff

April 29, 2019

As of April 23, the reconstruction of the baseball field at Rathert Stadium, where Junction City High School plays baseball, has been completed. The process of installing the turf infield and sod outfield began fall of 2018. Due to weather conditions, the completion of the field was significantly delayed. These...

How a Friendship is Made: The Story of Imahnie and Candace

Senior Imahnie Perez and her para Candace Cooper discuss their relationship and how they have grown together.

Morgan Deering and Lexe West

April 24, 2019

It’s 8:20 A.M. and Candace Cooper is waiting outside of the high school. As the van pulls up to the curb, she walks around to the back, pulling out a wheelchair before helping Imahnie Perez out of the passenger seat. The pair heads into the building, marking the official start of their day. As they...

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,...

Keiana Newman: Dynasty of a State Champion

Keiana Newman, two-time state champion in the 100-meter hurdle, competes in hurdles at the home track meet on April 9, 2019.

Juan Tovar, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

Senior Keiana Newman is no dismissive name. For two years in a row, Keiana Newman has been crowned State Champ in the 100-meter hurdles, as well as winning 300-meter hurdles at state in 2017 and runner up in 2018. These feats have been no easy task with impressive runners from all over the state gunning...

Birds of the Nest: Paloma Picazo

Paloma Picazo discusses being a first generation student.

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

April 8, 2019

"My biggest accomplishment has to be being able to become a first-generation college student. My entire family, on both sides, has a total of over 80 cousins, yet there have only been 4 that have actually made it as far as college. In my immediate family, it has only been my older sister and me. Being...