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Speech & Debate Holds National Qualifying Tournament

Anjali Kumar '23 gives her first speech on the benefits of universal basic income while her partner Eshaan Chandani '23 preps for his rebuttal in their second round of Public Forum. Public Forum is a debate event in which teams of two people debate the monthly topic before a judge who then chooses the winner.
February 15, 2020

The Speech & Debate program held the Iowa West District National Qualifying Tournament on Friday February 14 and Saturday February 15. Over 100 students from 14 schools competed in 11 events over...

Class of 2020 Fights Their Way to Back-to-Back Powder Puff Titles

After completing the final play of the game, Maya McDermott ‘20 looks on at her team before she joins their huddle to celebrate their back-to-back powderpuff win.
September 20, 2019

Last night the senior class of 2020 powderpuff team took the field once again, looking for a repeat. Due to last year's highly controversial win, one thing that was not present were quarterback Maya...

Autism Society of Iowa Essay Contest

Logo provided by the Autism Society of Iowa.
September 10, 2019

The Autism Society of Iowa is hosting its Annual Statewide Autism Essay Contest and they are now accepting submissions. The contest is open for K-12 students, with two separate categories for students...


Former Johnston graduate Scott Syroka announces his run for Johnston City Council.
August 26, 2019

Statement released by Scott Syroka: Johnston, IA – Scott Syroka, 25, announced plans Tuesday to run for Johnston City Council. Syroka, a 2012 graduate of Johnston High School, returned to Iowa...

Meet your Candidate: Scott Syroka

Despite previously working for Google in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., Scott Syroka is still deeply rooted in his home state of Iowa.
August 26, 2019

Position Running For: Johnston City Council Age: 25 Occupation: Founder of Next Door Saints LLC Education: Georgetown University What would his role be as a Johnston City Council Member? "So...

2 Hour Early School Dismissal

One of three courtyards filled with snow, while more is to come.
January 22, 2019

Students will be getting out two hours early again on Tuesday January 22 after administrators decided to release early due to winter weather concerns. Johnston High School, Johnston Middle School, and...

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