Junction City High School students tour new high school

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — As construction continues to flourish on the new Junction City High School, eight sophomores had the opportunity to tour the new, 437,000-square-foot facility.

Kylee Lightle, Grace Welsh, John Huston, Mariah Wyche, Ave Deguzman, Veda Howell, Andrew Lashure, and Ramone Newey were some of the first in their class to see the new school.

“We’re really thankful for the work that they put in to do this for the kids and the generations to come,” Deguzman said.

Ava Deguzman takes a tour of the new Junction City High School.

The students were most excited about the updates to the Fine Arts Department, including the auditorium space, band, orchestra and choir rooms, and art rooms.

“We need the bigger space,” Lashure said.

Additionally, the new gyms, complexes and football field piqued the interest of many of the students during the tour.

“I’m excited for all the gyms, and I’m excited to see the new complexes and how they change them,” Howell said.

Howell takes a photo of the new Junction City High School football field.

The students said they were surprised by the overall design of the school, expecting it to not have the modernistic feel in which it does.

“It can definitely help with the mood and with things being easier to recognize and being brighter,” Lightle said. “It could help with mental health and just increase activity in the room.”

Construction is planned to be completed in the summer of 2021.

To learn more about the new Junction City High School, click here.

For inquiries, please contact Lindley Lund, Marketing and Media Specialist for Geary County Schools USD 475, at lindleylund@usd475.org.