Articles By: Summer Lanier

The New Chorus Teacher

The New Chorus Teacher

The chorus students at West Johnston are still singing, however, this year they are led by a new voice. Joshua Johnson was selected among other interested applicants to receive a position as the new vocal music and theatre arts teacher. “I stood out because I have such a strong passion for music,” Johnson said. “Music isn’t just something that I do, […]

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Triangle Rock Club

Triangle Rock Club

Suspended 45 feet in the air with shaky arms and sweaty hands, you look down. The ground appears miles away, but the realization that you are indoors and securely strapped to a harness makes the belay experience a safe recreational activity. Triangle Rock Club is an indoor rock climbing facility designed for climbers of all ages and experience levels. Two […]

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2017-2018 Dance Team

2017-2018 Dance Team

From Edge Camp in the summer to dance shows and shaking pom poms on the sidelines, the West Johnston dance team is a skilled group of girls, earning countless awards and recognition over the years. On May 22, eager dancers met in Ms.Crabtree’s room for tryouts. Only a select ten girls made the cut and earned a spot on next […]

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Driver’s Ed Summer Courses

Driver’s Ed Summer Courses

The freedom of the open road and responsibility that comes with receiving one’s license is a milestone many young people anticipate. Drivers Ed courses and a year with a limited learner’s permit and logged driving hours are the prerequisites of obtaining a provisional license as a minor. Each year West Johnston offers on-campus driver’s education classes in the summer, while […]

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Manchester Bombing

Manchester Bombing

Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” world tour quickly became a truly dangerous event at her Manchester Arena concert, which suffered a deadly bombing on Monday, May 22. Social media over the years has become a public platform for individuals to rapidly share breaking news. The bombing instantaneously became a trending topic, and sophomore Cloe Merkousko took an interest. “I saw a […]

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Senior Walk

Senior Walk

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Alternative Prom

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Toy Drive

Toy Drive

The responsibilities that come with being Miss West Johnston go far beyond the stage. Senior Alasia Robertson was awarded the title in January. Robertson has been given the opportunity to participate in county wide events as a result of her newly acquired status. The most recent event in particular, is a toy drive. “The Toy Drive is a collaborative effort […]

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Junior Marshals

Junior Marshals

Each year a group of students are awarded the title of Junior Marshals. The group consists of the top 10% of the junior class based upon their class rank and academic performance. Junior Richard Hall holds the top rank in his class, leading him to receive recognition as this year’s lead marshal. “I put in as much work as I […]

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SEIZE THE DAY. Everyone in their groups, the chorus sings along to "Seize the Day". Photo Julieta Romero

Disney Dazzle

The happiest place on earth may be in our very own auditorium. This past weekend our fine arts department hosts their first “Disney Dazzle” revue performance. The show incorporates collectively the choral, dance, art and band departments in one production. Preparation amongst all participants has been ongoing for months. Junior Karolyne Batey is a honors chorus student and has been […]

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