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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.

Taylor Siebert, Design Editor

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 two days. Students competed in Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Informa...

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.

Taylor Siebert

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 McDermott's cleats or rather any cleats for that matter. However, cleats or no cleats did not prove to ...

Autism Society of Iowa Essay Contest

Logo provided by the Autism Society of Iowa.

Taylor Siebert

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 kindergarten through fifth grade and then for students from sixth grade through 12. All essay topics...


Former Johnston graduate Scott Syroka announces his run for Johnston City Council.

Taylor Siebert and Brooklyn Dilley

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 after starting his career with Google in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. He is curr...

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.

Taylor Siebert and Brooklyn Dilley

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 the city of Johnston's jurisdiction is literally just the city of Johnston. So there can be l...

2 Hour Early School Dismissal

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

Taylor Siebert, Feature Editor

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 Summit Middle School will be dismissed at 12:50pm. The elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:35pm....