Category: 2015-2016 Archives

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Monograms Girls and women staff wear clothing with their initials on it. They wear shirts, pullovers, boots, rain boots, hats, rain coats, wind breakers, jeans, shorts, and headbands. You can get your clothing monogrammed at Monogramming By Sherri or Heart Strings. “It’s fun to have your clothes personalized!” says Chloe Johnson, a student at BGJHS.

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all By: Erin Mcallister On Saturday, September 6th, the International Festival was held at Circus Square Park. People were lined up to attend this festival that displays a variety of cultures, countries, performances, foods, and items. At the beginning of the festival, it was cloudy and rainy, but the sky cleared up and brought heat and sunlight. There were hundreds of people who all came together to enjoy this event.Some of the many performances were: a woman from China dancing, kids doing Taekwondo, and a Bosnian song. Bill Hockensmith, a Scotland representative, has worked at the festival for years. When asked about how he feels about spreading his history to everyone, “I feel very proud. And also I like to help people learn their own history because then they can internalize and take it home and feel pride,” Hockensmith said. Hockensmith has a painting with countless...

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing By: Grace Tweedy Many “wows” and laughter filled Bowling Green Junior High’s auditorium on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The sixth graders enjoyed having performers come from Western Kentucky University’s Confucius Institute and, they shared some of their Chinese culture with our school. The Institute started in April of 2010 and has the goal of spreading the Chinese language and culture throughout Kentucky. This group also visited BGJHS during the 2013 school year. Terrill Martin, the managing editor, and Zhang Qin, a teacher at the Confucius Institute, produced and directed the show. They started working with the performers that Tuesday. This show has also visited many schools in the area, and they plan to continue touring in Louisville. The performance offered many tricks to amuse the crowd. A few basic tricks such as making water disappear through a newspaper were used, but it had an...