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18th annual Green Days celebration connects the high school

18th annual Green Days celebration connects the high school

Allexis Mahanna, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

When the annual Johnston Green Days celebration was started in 1996, it focused on the town's agricultural and horticultural tradition, but now the event is a leading summer festival for Iowa. The celebration kicks off Thursday, June 18, where the activities include the seventh annual rib tasting...

Internships are the secret to success

There are four steps in order to get an internship, but sometimes you have to redo steps one through three until you are actually hired.

Allexis Mahanna, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

As college approaches, stress becomes a common sensation. There seems to be a million things to do in order to get picked by your favorite school. You have to keep your grades up, become a leader in everything you do and become a part of a variety of clubs and organizations in order to look well-rounded. With...

Top runner chosen to attend Nike nationals

Seniors Jordyn Kleve and Sandra Kromminga, along with junior Sara Ness hold up their state champion trophy after winning the state meet Nov. 1. This is the first state title in the girls' cross country history. Kleve ran a time of 14:14, which is the fastest in Johnston history.

Allexis Mahanna, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

As senior Jordyn Kleve crossed the finish line at the state competition, she thought her cross country season was finished. Instead, the girls' and boys' cross country teams ran at the Nike regional race Nov. 9, and qualified for nationals there. Unlike most cross country runners, Kleve has extended...

Girls’ swimming team dominates regionals

Shayla Warrick races in the 100 freestyle, and finishes second during the Marshalltown meet. Warrick will be racing at state Nov. 8 in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Allexis Mahanna, Staff writer

November 5, 2014

Bert, the stuffed gator that the girls’ swimming team carries around for go green week, is an inspirational message to improve every race time. Go green week, which is the week of regionals and state, signifies that it is 'go time.' Bert, and the girls, ended up having 38 best time drops at regionals...