Smoke Signals Student Media

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About Us

George Rogers Clark’s Smoke Signals newspaper first began as a tradition of excellence in 1958 as the official publication of Winchester High School in Clark County, Kentucky. The paper derived its name from the school mascot, the Shawnees.

When Winchester High School and Clark County High School merged to form George Rogers Clark High School in 1963, the students elected to keep the Smoke Signals name and preserve its tradition.

For more than 60 years, with only a short hiatus for a few years in the early 2000s, the staff’s goal has been to “educate, entertain, and engage” the high school student body of Winchester. We have expanded our communication mediums from print only to social media platforms, video, online photo galleries, and a youtube channel.

The print paper has won numerous state awards, including three state championships in its class.

Several staff members have gone on to make careers in journalism and communications and today are writing, photographing and reporting at newspapers and television networks across the state and beyond.

Through our official website,  Smoke Signals Student Media strives to reach our school and community audience with a variety of stories and features about a variety of topics. We encourage you to leave comments and share the website with others so we can continue to tell stories about our school and most important, our students and staff.


This site is affiliated with the GRC Smoke Signals Student Media program. Any opinions expressed through articles on the site are those of the student journalists and not of George Rogers Clark High School. Please direct website questions to [email protected]

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