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VIDEO: JCHS Veterans Day Ceremony 2018

November 14, 2018

On Friday November 9th, 2018, Junction City High School’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

Birds of the Nest: Axel Ocasio

Junior Axle Ocasio discusses the last person who made her smile.
November 9, 2018

"The last person that made me laugh, I was at work last night [November 4] and we were short people. We got really busy, I work at McDonald's so we have a lot of people coming in. I took this girl's...

Marching Band Earns Superior at the High Plains Marching Festival

The Blue Jay Marching Band preforms their Back in Black routine during halftime of the Home football game against Manhattan High School on October 5th.
November 7, 2018

The Blue Jay Marching Band earned a Superior rating (1) for their show called, “Back in Black” on October 15th at the High Plains Marching Festival hosted by Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas....

PHOTOS: Ground Breaking Ceremony in 35 mm Film

Culinary students posing in front of the special
October 31, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school took place on October 5th, 2018. It was hosted by several members of the School board as well as the students and staff of JCHS. The decision to...

Scholars Bowl Team Looks To Build Success

Hailey Eschliman (Junior), Aiden Alexander (Junior), John Reeves (Senior), and Hannah Mancini (Senior) participate in a scholars bowl practice on October 24th, 2018.
October 31, 2018

Finger on the buzzer and mind clear of anything other than what’s coming out of the question readers mouth, the Scholars bowl player prepares to buzz in. “This man successfully fires an arrow through...

Five Easy to Make Spooky Halloween Treats

Rice Krispies Ghosts, Reece Bats, and Bloody Band-aids.
October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat yourself with these 5 spooky Halloween treats. In preparation for this Halloween season, I prepared some of my favorite ghostly snacks and recorded the recipes. These easy to make delights...

Birds of the Nest: Subin Chun

JCHS Chemistry teacher Subin Chun discusses his biggest fear.
October 29, 2018

"Probably my biggest fear is failing, because I don't like to let people down, especially my family. This is the biggest fear I currently have because not only do I come from a culture where failing...

Birds of the Nest: Trevor Provost

Senior Trevor Provost talks about his experiences at a Trump Rally in Topeka.
October 17, 2018

"Recently, a friend of mine and I went to see President Trump and his campaign for Kris Kobach in Topeka, and it was honestly one of the scarier things I've done. People frequently attribute things...

Corbin Sanner Receives West Point Nomination

Junction City High School Senior Corbin Sanner receives Senator Jerry Moran's nomination to West Point.
October 16, 2018

Junction City High School Senior Corbin Sanner has been interested in the military since he was a kid. He used to check out library books exclusively about the World Wars and got involved in JROTC his...

Senator Jerry Moran Receives Tour of JCHS

Senator Jerry Moran met with Athletic Director Matt Westerhaus prior to his school tour.
October 16, 2018

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited Junction City High School on Tuesday, October 16, where he received a tour and discussed education with students. Moran was scheduled to attend the groundbreaking...

Social Studies Teacher Named Horizon Award Nominee

Ms. Meek poses with her class after she found out that she was the nominee for the Horizon award.
October 15, 2018

Government and World History teacher Katelyn Meek was recently nominated for the Horizon Award, a state-wide award for first-year teachers. Teachers are nominated across Kansas' four congressional districts,...

PHOTOS: Homecoming Parade & Community Pep Rally

JCHS student stroll through the streets as part of the homecoming parade.
October 12, 2018

Homecoming officially began with a parade and community pep rally and bonfire on Thursday, October 4. Homecoming royalty was crowned during the Silver Trophy Game against rival Manhattan High School...

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