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Blaker Kinser Jr. High celebrates 25 years
BK face paint
Face painting was offered during the Sept. 20 community celebration of Blaker-Kinser Jr. High School turning 25 years old. The festival drew a lot of students and their families.

Blaker-Kinser Jr. High School celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 20 with a special community festival.

Held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the event was attended by more than 200 people.

“We had a really good turnout,” said Principal Danielle Cox. “It was wholesome fun for students and families. Our staff was a part of it.”

Activities included a festival featuring games, bounce houses donated by Jonathan’s Jumpers, face painting by Blaker-Kinser advanced art students and food booths manned by school clubs.

“All the proceeds from the event went back to our students,” Cox said. 

Teacher/Advisor Kelsey Plaa and ASB students organized the event.

Blaker-Kinser photos taken over the past 25 years were exhibited in a “museum” set up inside the cafeteria. 

“We had pictures from the very beginning,” the principal noted. “Our yearbook students also did a timeline.”

The school opened in 1994.

Kelsey Plaa
Teacher-advisor Kelsey Plaa mans the popcorn booth.