The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Students pose with teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Torch Celebrates the Kennedy Teaching Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week
Staff Editorial May 10, 2024

The halls of Kennedy are not only filled with exceptional students, but also exceptional teachers. Teachers fill the school with knowledge, support and care. In honor of...

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Sophomore Maria Kaiser (right) receives the CBYX Scholarship certificate from German teacher Milaena Reade (left).
Sophomore Maria Kaiser Set to Spend a Year in Germany
Aanya Tripathi, Writer • May 6, 2024

Sophomore Maria Kaiser received the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX) in March 2024 to live in Germany for a year. She’ll spend her junior year in the...

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Poster made by Cole Pruett to promote the concert.
Free Mental Health Awareness Concert on May 9
Talia Hutchison and Miya Parker May 6, 2024

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month so Iowa BIG and Nexus Entertainment are putting on a free Mental Health Awareness concert on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m....

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Students pose with teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Torch Celebrates the Kennedy Teaching Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week
Staff Editorial May 10, 2024

The halls of Kennedy are not only filled with exceptional students, but also exceptional teachers. Teachers fill the school with knowledge, support and care. In honor of...

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Kicking the ball up to his teammates, junior Trevor LeMense.
Photos: May 7 Varsity Boys Soccer
Seamus Duggan, Photographer • May 17, 2024

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Meet The Staff
Sonja Woerner
Sonja Woerner
Editor-in-Chief

Hi! My name's Sonja Woerner and I'm a junior at Kennedy. This is my third year in Torch and my first year as Editor-in-Chief! Outside of Torch, I'm on the swim team and participate in theater and show choir tech, I also enjoy reading and writing.

Hello!!! I am Seamus Duggan. I am a freshman at Kennedy. This is my first year in Torch and I'm a photographer. Outside of Torch I'm in Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and show choir.  I also like to snowboard sometimes too. Hope to see you on the court or field.

Hey, I’m Rowan! Currently, I’m a senior at Kennedy and this is my second year as a writer in Torch. Outside of class, I’m involved in construction, engineering and architecture programs at Kirkwood as well as Mentors in Violence Prevention here at school. When I’m not working or writing myself to death, I’m typically listening to music or just hanging out with friends.

Laufeys Bewitched album cover.
Live Laugh Laufey
River Borgerding, Writer • April 30, 2024

Laufey Lin Jónsdóttir, otherwise known simply as Laufey, is a Los Angeles-based musician who leans into the classical and jazz side of music....

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