JCHS ribbon cut symbolizes the opening of the new high school


Ribbon cutting for the new Junction City High School. (LR) USD 475 Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston, USD 475 Education Council Chairman Dr. Anwar Khoury and JCHS Principal Merrier Jackson are among the participants.

$ 475 unveiled Junction City’s sparkling new high school on Saturday during the ribbon cutting of the new 437,000-square-foot, $ 132 million facility. Community members were then able to tour the new building and see areas ranging from the new gymnasiums and multipurpose hall to classrooms, library and auditorium.

JROTC
JROTC

Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. William McKannay called the new school the envy of any military facility in the Army. US Senator Roger Marshall called JCHS a flagship high school for the US military and noted that there was a desire for Fort Riley to be a destination of choice for military families.

Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel William McKannay
Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel William McKannay
US Senator Roger Marshall
US Senator Roger Marshall

USD 475 School Superintendent Dr Reginald Eggleston told the JC Post that Saturday was an emotional day for him. “Because so much work has been put into the development, so much meeting, so much conversation that surrounds it. Being able to be a part of the final part of the final product is such an exciting time.” Eggleston added that he was happy for the community, the students and all who contributed to the work that took place on the opening day.

JCHS principal Merrier Jackson told the audience attending the dedication ceremony that the students are the heart of the new school. “This building is symbolic of your commitment to students.”

JCHS Library
JCHS Library

Education Council Chairman Dr Anwar Khoury said the new JCHS is a flagship of Junction City, and highlighted the beauty of the building, the natural light flooding the facility and the technology available. The executive director of the Governor’s Military Council, Perry Wiggins, called the facility a gem.

Audience attending the inauguration ceremony.
Audience attending the inauguration ceremony.

Here are some additional photos of the new high school.

JCHS Auditorium
JCHS Auditorium
Main gym
Main gym
Football field and track
Football field and track
Multipurpose room
Multipurpose room
There are wide corridors in the building.
There are wide corridors in the building.


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