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Mock Trial Team Qualifies for State Tournament

Makayla Moran, Reporter

March 7, 2018

Filed under News, Students, Arts and Culture

  On the weekend of February 24, the Grand Junction High School Mock Trial Team competed at the regional tournament placing second. Team members Alexia Thompson and Zeron Lawson were also awarded All-Regional Outstanding...

Playing in the Spot Light

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture, Upcoming Events

Melody Jacobsen a senior at GJHS will weld her musical talent on the violin under the golden stage lights and the 83 foot vaulted ceilings of Carnegie Hall in the Stern Auditorium. Jacobsen, with her prodigious talent has won...

How to Heat Up a Holiday

Aspen Leman, Guest Reporter

December 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

In Grand Junction, not everyone is lucky enough to spend a winter around the fireplace with hot cocoa. In an attempt to make everyone's holiday a little bit cozier, here's a heart warming idea. A new trend is taking place in...

The Experience Arcade

Madi Martinez, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Showcase

  James Van Pelt is a teacher here at GJHS and teaches literacy to ninth graders. Mr. Van Pelt is also an author of many short stories. He has written a total of 52 stories and 38 of them have been sold to magazines. Mr....

Dreamers Take a Stand

Riley Lovato, Reporter

September 22, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

In 2012 the Obama Administration announced a new policy called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). It was created so that certain immigrants could avoid deportation with the help of a work permit limited to two...

Senior Gift Serves a Greater Purpose for GJHS

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

April 7, 2017

Filed under News, Students, Arts and Culture

Every year our seniors donate a gift to the new classes who attend GJHS. This year, our seniors built a canopy in front of the “U” building. The purpose for this gift is so students can go here, and have alone time. The pri...

Your New Head Girl

Shannon Clark, Online Editor in Chief

March 31, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

When you walked through the halls of GJHS recently, it was pretty hard not to notice the posters and free treats being passed out from the campaigners for Head Girl and Head Boy. Each campaigner worked their hardest to communicate...

All Academic Team GJHS

Sal Capritta, Reporter

March 17, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

The All Academic Team at GJHS is the new 2017 Colorado History Bowl Champions. The team has put in countless hour of training since they first started in July through the end of the school year. The team is coached by Cody Shawcroft,...

Kindness is Contagious Week

Shannon Clark, Online Editor in Chief

February 11, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

During the week of 2/13/17-2/17-17, high schools around the Grand Valley including GJHS, will be presenting the 2nd annual, Kindness is Contagious week. This week will be based on stomping out the stigma surrounding Mental Health...

GJHS Student Athletes Sign to Colleges

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 2, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On February 1st, Grand Junction High School was honored to have three student athletes sign to three colleges. Drew Derrieux will play basketball for William Woods University in Missouri, Camryn Sanchez will play softball for Chadro...

New SRO Brings New Challenges

Aaron King, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Filed under News, Students, Arts and Culture

Grand Junction High School Resource Officer David Godwin, has had a lot to deal with this year, especially with it being his first year alone at Grand Junction High. Last year Godwin came to Grand Junction a number of times ...

State of Our School

Kaitlin Berg, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Filed under News, Students, Arts and Culture

Grand Junction High School has been around since 1956. In that time, the building has grown in size, but it’s also growing old. With the recent flooding in the boiler room, it has raised several questions about the state of...

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