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Animal Science presents habitat solutions for zoo

Animal Science presents habitat solutions for zoo

Rahul Kumar, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

Pointing to a picture of a bird at the Des Moines Zoo, junior Maddie Gregurek eventually had the chance to hold two birds with her hand. " I really liked those birds and also being able to feed the alpacas," she said. These are some of the things Animal Science teacher Kyla Burns's class got to see...

Senior Joel Heil makes school history in tennis

Senior Joel Heil makes school history in tennis

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...

Team Gearhart conquers Senior Challenge

Team Gearhart conquers Senior Challenge

Brooke Ginsberg, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

With anticipation and perspiration, 204 seniors competed in “Senior Challenge”, hosted by Student Council at the high school May 18 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A total of 17 teams and sponsors participated in 10 different games that involved various skill sets and strategies while 45 judges were present ke...

High achieving junior becomes high school drop out

High achieving junior becomes high school drop out

Michelle Kumar, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Junior Xiao Liu started off her school year like her other peers, prepping for the beginning of her college search. With 13 schools to consider, she never imagined having to making a decision so early. Liu is the last person that she thought would drop out of high school but here she is, a high school...

Senior Joel Heil smashes school record

Senior Joel Heil smashes school record

Hailey Sherman, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Senior Joel Heil is dominating the school record in singles career wins. The school record for singles won was held by former student Ryan Palmer with a career of 43-24. Heil has already surpassed Palmer and is continuing to do so. Heil has a career record so far of 51-25 but still has about half a season...

Footloose rocks the house

Footloose rocks the house

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Website Manager

April 26, 2016

The spring musical, "Footloose", was held opening night April 22 starting at 7 p.m., before preforming again April 23 at 7 p.m. as well as April 24 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Senior Seth Tack took the role of the lead male character, Ren McCormick, as senior Sarah Henry took the role of the lead female...