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Buddies with Brushstrokes

Jack Marren paints layers of different colored waves. The Best Buddies painting party was held on January 20.
January 20, 2019

Best Buddies hosted a painting party from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on January 20. The event was hosted in Katie Black's art room. Members paid five dollars for a canvas, and were provided paints and brushes.

Meet your Candidate: Karin Derry

Meet your Candidate: Karin Derry
October 17, 2018

Disclaimer: The Black & White does not endorse any political candidates. However, it is part of our job to report on relevant and important news, including politics. Karin Derry contacted the Black...

Emergency drills considered to be a success

Students huddle during the fire drill. The drill was conducted during 40 degree weather with 25 miles-per-hour winds.
November 1, 2017

After being postponed due to extreme weather, a school-wide fire drill was held Oct. 30 during third period. While the weather was cold and the wind's bite was sharp, the administrative team seem to consider...

Johnston qualifies numerous students to nationals

[left to right] Marianne Aldrich '19, Angela Cai '19, Lauren Fergus '19, Obsee Abbajabal '19 and Parul Srivastava '19 qualified for nationals.
May 23, 2017

Twenty-five  students competed at the National History Day (NHD) regional competition April 8, 10  of which qualified for the national competition in Washington D.C. NHD allows students to compete through...

Students showcase their skills at senior challenge

Seniors from different teams line up to stack cups while their advisors and judges watch. For the event each member of a team was required to stack 15 cups in a five, four, three, two, one order then unstack them.
May 12, 2017

The large gym was full of shouts and laughter as senior challenge took place May 3. Senior Challenge is an opportunity for seniors to participate in nine Minute to Win it style games. There were 24 teams...

Rugby team secures second place

Diving over an Ankeny opponent, Bryce Rowland ‘17 attempts to keep hold of the ball.  The rugby team lost to Ankeny 21-0 April 14.
May 8, 2017

On May 1 the rugby team Placed second in a tournament consisting of ten Iowa teams. The team lost to Southeast Polk in overtime, after beating Roosevelt and Valley. JV teams from all over the state came...

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