JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Since its groundbreaking in April of 2019, the Geary County community has observed the creation of the $132 million, 437,000 square-foot Junction City High School. This past Saturday, the public was able to experience a monumental moment during the ribbon cutting of the facility.
Attendees heard from Junction City High School Principal Merrier Jackson, Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston, Geary County Schools Board of Education President Dr. Anwar Khoury, Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel William McKannay, Kansas State Senator Tom Hawk, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, and Director of the Governor’s Military Affairs Council and Executive Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce Retired Lieutenant General Perry Wiggins. They also saw a performance by the Junction City High School JROTC, band, cheer, and J-Steppers.
Following the ceremony, attendees were given tours of the facility by Blunatics and Student Council members.
The official opening of the high school is credited to the collaborative effort between Geary County Schools USD 475, Hutton Construction, and SJCF Architecture. The district thanks the Geary County community for their support and patience throughout this historical project.