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Pippin 2019: Merve Aksu and Dillon Powell Chosen as Student Directors

Senior student directors Charles (Dillon) Powell and Merve Aksu discussing the Pippen musical during rehearsal on January 18.
January 18, 2019

Behind every beautiful dance move, every aesthetically pleasing scene, every perfectly timed movement is an incredibly hard-working team of directors. When people watch shows, on screen or in real life,...


Nathan Green is a sophomore in his second year on the JCHS swim team.
January 16, 2019

Nathan Green is a sophomore in his second year on the boys swim team. We sat down with him to talk about his experience on the swim team.   How long have you been swimming? “I learned...

Birds of the Nest: Amnah Madkhali

Saudi Arabian teaching scholar Amnah Madkhali discusses her journey to self-discovery.
January 14, 2019

"As women I am expected to get married and have children. This is like an expectation and a dream at the same time. I have been so fond of children ever since I have known myself. I raised all of my sisters...

Exchange Student Maja Bellika Adjusts to Life In Junction City

Swedish exchange student Maja Bellika adjusts to life in Junction City after starting with her original family in North Carolina.
December 18, 2018

Leaving your home country to live a year abroad can be scary, but not for senior Maja Bellika who is now spending her exchange year attending Junction City High School. Students at Junction City High...

Social Studies Teacher Jean Garvey Recalls Brush with History

Social studies teacher Jean Garvey recalls her chance meetings with Presidential candidates Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey.
December 18, 2018

Every afternoon at Junction City High School, Ms. Jean Garvey can be found in a classroom doing what she does best and loves most, teaching history. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Garvey always...

Varsity Basketball Finds Early Season Success

AJ Dickerson,12, drives to the basket and knocks a Manhattan player off balance.
December 12, 2018

With the basketball season in full swing, the Blue Jays are riding the momentum of early season success with a 2-1 record. As the season begins, the Blue Jays are continuing to improve as a team. One...

Wearing the Black and Blue Uniform: Jared Benton

Senior Jared Benton plays the trumpet at a Jazz Band concert on September 26, 2018.
December 12, 2018

In the mess of astray instruments and music, the hangers in the band room seem to be the center of attention as they hold the marching band uniforms. To the seniors, it may not be uniforms that they’ll...

Health Students Place at Regional Competition; Qualify for State

Alidsha Vazquez-Centeno (Senior), Patricia Cruz Santos (Senior), and Paloma Picazo (Senior) holding their certificates from North-Central Regionals.
December 10, 2018

Junction City High School excels at preparing students for their future careers through the different academies and clusters. There is a cluster for every career and with it, many opportunities for good...

Superindendant Candidate Profile: Dr. David McGehee

Superintendent Candidate Dr. David McGehee answers questions from community members at a meet and greet on December 6, 2018.
December 10, 2018

Biography & Experience Dr. David McGehee has over 30 years of education experience, working as a superintendent for 18 of those 30 years. Dr. McGehee places a strong emphasis on the needs of individual...

Superintendent Candidate Profile: Dr. Paul Gordon

Dr. Paul Gordon answers questions from the community about his qualifications at a meet and greet on December 5th, 2018.
December 10, 2018

Biography & Experience Dr. Paul Gordon currently resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife Marianne Gordon. The Gordon’s have been in Glen Ellyn since 2013 when Dr. Gordon took on the position...

Superintendent Candidate Profile: Dr. Reginald Eggleston

Superintendent Candidate Dr. Reginald Eggleston answers questions from community members at a meet and greet on December 4, 2018.
December 5, 2018

Biography & Experience Dr. Reginald Eggleston currently lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife, Regina. Eggleston has over 24 years of education experience, ranging from working in the classroom...

Birds of the Nest: Andrew Khoury

Andrew Khoury discusses his biggest life goal.
November 30, 2018

"One of my biggest dreams is to be a college quarterback at a Division I school. It's been my dream since I was little, I've just always wanted to do it. I started playing football when I was in fifth...

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