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Senior Natalie Threatt smiles for a photo.

Natalie Threatt named senior class valedictorian

Ava Swanson, Editor May 12, 2023

On April 29, the senior class GPAs were finalized for their last class ranking. Natalie Threatt found out that she earned the spot of valedictorian on Monday by being called down to principal Brett Miksch’s...

The Rosettes stand together on stage during their Spring Show, Encore.

Senior Rosettes create lasting memories at Moe and Gene Dance

Ava Swanson, Editor April 27, 2023

On April 21 and 22, the Rosettes performed their Spring Show, Encore, at the Hays Performing Arts Center. At the beginning of the event, the seniors on the team were honored with the Moe and Gene Dance,...

Scene from the Dark Roads production.

JHS Theater Production Goes to District

Julia Fender, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

As one of the greatest theater programs, JHS theater is acting the part. Recently, the theater program advanced to and competed in the UIL district competition. Their show titled Dark Roads is an important...

Senior Rhett Bedwell and juniors Louis Faltysek and Jakob Stapleton perform during lunch.

Students form band Burning Memory, play for students and faculty during A lunch

Ava Swanson, Editor April 13, 2023

Your first time attending a concert or listening to a band you love is a lasting memory that will stick with you for life. Your first time creating your own band? That memory will burn even brighter.  Senior...

Lunsford and Adams pose after winning prom king and queen.

Prom King and Queen of 2023

Julia Fender, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

This year marks the second time that JHS has ever had a prom king and queen. Senior Luke Adams was elected the prom king, and senior Lucy Lunsford was elected prom queen.  Adams is involved in biomed...

The debate team outside their latest competition.

The Debate Team Competes in UIL

Julia Fender, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Johnson’s debate team is a great example of working toward future goals in and out of school. Led by government and debate teacher Jude John, the team continues to grow. John has led the debate team...

Mrs. Slemmons, Ashley Ochoa, and Ryan Hernandez at their TAFE competition.

The Texas Association of Future Educators Make it to Nationals

Julia Fender, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Teaching is so often overlooked. However, the Texas Association of Future Educators and its many participants are putting teaching in the spotlight, and this serves to remind us all just how much teachers...

French teacher leaves after four years

Ryan Sheely March 10, 2023

Geoffery Ashford has been the only French teacher here, and his four years of teaching has unfortunately come to an end. Ashford is ready for his future outside of Johnson, and is proud of the impact he...

Tyler Grumbles, the Mr Clean team lead

“Mr Clean” choir students help janitors with keeping the school clean

Ryan Sheely January 27, 2023

January 18, janitors were joined by choir members in helping to keep the school clean. Junior Tyler Grumbles, along with other choir members, have been helping the janitors clean the school. Once a month,...

Biomed class in front of Kyle Seton

Molding Medical Minds

Julia Fender, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

The future is bright at JHS with the school’s biomedical students. Last semester, the seniors involved in the biomedical studies had the privilege to shadow and work at Kyle Seton to further their education....

Donn Nauert, esports coach

Esports coach looks toward the future of gaming

Trevor Wall January 21, 2023

Donn Nauert has been involved in competitive gaming since its beginning at arcades, and is still invested in the gaming scene. Nauert currently runs the esports club where students can compete in Super...

The Future of Feminism at JHS

The Future of Feminism at JHS

Julia Fender, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

It’s no secret that Johnson has some pretty strong individuals with passion; however, that’s even more apparent when looking at the school’s fem club. The fem club has been established since 2020,...

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