Grand Junction High School
|Grand Junction High School|
|Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Type||Public secondary school|
|School district||Mesa County Valley School District (District 51)|
|Color(s)||Orange and black|
Grand Junction High School is a public high school located in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Mesa County Valley School District 51. It is one of four high schools located within the Grand Valley.
As of 2006, the student-teacher ratio was approximately 19:1.
Grand Junction's chosen athletic rival is Fruita Monument High School. Some of the sports Grand Junction offers are:
- Baseball (boys')
- Basketball (boys' and girls')
- Cross country (boys' and girls')
- Football (boys')
- Golf (boys' and girls')
- Lacrosse (boys' and girls')
- Pom Squad
- Soccer (boys' and girls')
- Softball (girls')
- Swimming (boys' and girls')
- Tennis (boys' and girls')
- Track (boys' and girls')
- Volleyball (girls')
- Wrestling (boys')
The Orange and Black
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Grand Junction High School's student-run newspaper is the Orange and Black, a monthly color tabloid published 7–9 times a year. The paper is consistently regarded as one of the best student-run high-school newspapers in the nation, having won several awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Colorado High School Press Association. In November 2007 it was awarded a Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association.
Grand Junction High School's choir department was the recipient of a composition by Eric Barnum, entitled "Wrapped". The piece premiered at the Colorado West Music Festival in April 2012.
In February 2012, the men's choir made national news for the choice of an Islamic piece entitled "Zikr".
The program offers seven choral groups, including two show choirs. Approximately four concerts are held each year, with additional concerts during the holiday season for the "Holiday Extravaganza".
- Marques Harris - NFL linebacker for San Diego Chargers
- Kam Heskin - actress
- Monica Marquez - Associate Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court
- Bill Musgrave - NFL quarterback and coach
- Michael Strobl - USMC Officer
- Dalton Trumbo - author and Hollywood screenwriter
- Andrew Walter - NFL quarterback for Oakland Raiders
- School accountability report
- "GJHS Knowledge Bowl Team takes 14th state title in 15 years". nbc11news.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Kam Heskin". IMDb. Retrieved 25 June 2015.