The Black & White

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Prakhyath Bujimalla and Jack Lucas '18 debate in the semifinals t the Iowa State tournament.

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

After nine students qualified for the National Debate Tournament in Birmingham, AL, in June, four of them travelled to Kentucky in April for a tune-up. Prakhyath Bujimalla, Jack Lucas, Peter Beebe and Kate Snyder participated in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Kentucky. This is the most presti...

Students creates innovative technology

Michael Watkins '18 began tinkering with technology since he was around 3 years old.

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

Michael Watkins ‘18 has been involved with technology as long as he can remember. “When I was around three years old I started playing with the power outlets around the house,” Watkins said. “But since my parents put the safety protectors on it, I would go out and get a screwdriver so I coul...

Senior Joel Heil makes school history in tennis

Prepping to hit the tennis ball senior Joel Heil plays against an Ankeny Centennial opponent. The Dragons ended up losing Ankeny Centennial 4-7.

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

Making history, senior Joel Heil became the first boys singles tennis player to ever win a district championship May 12. “Winning districts is probably one of the happiest moments that I have had as a Johnston tennis player,” Heil said. “I got to show that all of my work has been worth it throughout...

Boys’ varsity track competes in first early bird invitational

Boys' varsity track competes in first early bird invitational

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

Last friday starting at 4:30 p.m., 12 high school teams competed in the Johnston boys' track invite. Including Ames, Ankeny, Ankeny Centennial, Indianola, Valley and seven other teams raced in the invitational. Because the invitational was an early bird meet, there was no overall team placements ...