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The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Cheerleaders at state basketball in Des Moines.
Kennedy Cheer Looks for New Team Members
Molly Martin, Managing Editor • November 17, 2022

Kennedy cheer is looking for new team members to join the basketball cheer team. Students grades 9-12 are welcome to join the team in a walk-on fashion, there will be no formal...

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Junior Maria Trotta swimming the butterfly leg of the 200 Yard Medley Relay at regionals.
Kennedy Places Ninth At Swimming and Diving State Meet
Sonja Woerner, Writer • November 12, 2022

On Nov. 12, Kennedy Girls’ Swimming and Diving placed ninth at the state meet with 101 points. Multiple swimmers made it to the podium and the Kennedy Swim Team finished...

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Junior Ellie Hance swims the 100 Yard Backstroke at regionals.
Swimming and Diving Scores in the Preliminaries
Sonja Woerner, Writer • November 12, 2022

Girls' state swimming preliminaries finished yesterday, Nov. 11, with Kennedy landing at third overall after diving concluded. Both swimming and diving finished with multiple...

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Kennedys Happiness Inc. attends a Trunk-or-Treat.
Trick-or-Treat or Trunk-or-Treat?
Jordan Horne, Writer • November 16, 2022

Trick-or-treat or trunk-or-treat. As times are changing, people are beginning to see possible danger in trick-or-treating and look toward a  safer alternative—trunk-or-treating. This...

Noreen worked to meet the needs of everyone around her as superintendent. She met others with love and compassion.
It's "Just Noreen"
November 16, 2022
Candy Corn Craze
Candy Corn Craze
October 24, 2022
The Return of Coach Courtney
The Return of Coach Courtney
Jersey Bilyeu, Writer • November 22, 2022

On Feb 2, 2022, head girls’ basketball coach, Andy Courtney, was admitted to St. Luke's ER after experiencing an aortic dissection—a tear on the inner layer of the aorta,...

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Protégé soloist performing the shows opener during a dress rehearsal.
Protégé Enters The Danger Zone
Emma Rood, Writer • November 9, 2022

Kennedy’s junior varsity show choir, Protégé, is taking place in the auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for the Kennedy Premiere Concert....

In preparation for the premiere, the Puffs production crew work on the props. The play was moved into the auditorium because of the size of the set.
Puffs Comes to Kennedy
September 21, 2022
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