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Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Robert Johnson smiles during the class of 2022 commencement ceremony.
Senior Reminders for the Class of 2023
Molly Martin, Managing Editor • March 23, 2023

A   s the end of the school year nears, excitement builds for the class of 2023. With a little over eight weeks left until graduation, there are reminders and important...

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Kennedys first annual cornhole tournament will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the main gym.
Kennedy Trap Club Plans Cornhole Tournament
Delaney Mann, Writer • March 20, 2023

Kennedy’s trap club is holding a cornhole tournament and silent auction. The competition will be held at 11 a.m. on March 25, in the main gym. Teams will be charged $40...

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Happiness Inc. dances at Prairie competition.
Show Choir Auditions Have Started for the 2023-2024 School Year
Louise Morand, Writer • March 16, 2023

Kennedy’s choir groups are now open for auditions. If you are a student interested in either joining concert choir, show choir or Moonlight Express, take a look at the audition...

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Strolling the aisles of Target is a popular pastime in Cedar Rapids.
A Picture Perfect Spring Break
Joshua Barker, Writer • March 11, 2023

I drum my fingers away, ready for my last class to be over. Tap, tap, tap, RIIIING. I rush outside as the bell rings, prepared to celebrate a classic Iowa spring break. My...

Junior Micah Schlaak reaches to block a Pleasant Valley basket.
Kennedy Boys’ Basketball Achieves High Honors
Haile Miller, Writer • March 22, 2023

During the state tournament's quarter-finals, Kennedy Boys' Basketball fought hard, coming up with a loss and concluding their season with an overall score of 22-1. The team...

Meet The Staff
Merideth Langton
Merideth Langton
Photo Editor

Hi, I'm Merideth! I am the senior Photo Editor for the Torch. Outside of photography I also am in Happiness Inc. and golf. You will probably see me on the sidelines or in the audience of Kennedy events with a camera.

Anabel Bradley
Anabel Bradley

Hi! My name is Anabel Bradley and I am a senior at Kennedy. This is my fourth year in Torch and second year as Editor-in-Chief. I run track and cross country for Kennedy. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing and painting. I love jamming out to music and watching Disney movies with my cats.

Lara Secl
Lara Secl

Hey! I’m Lara Secl, I'm a sophomore at Kennedy High School and a graphic designer for Torch. I’m an artist and I have an ear for music. Outside of Torch I'm part of the drumline, play the flute and build robots. I hope to continue drawing for the Torch throughout my high school career. My favorite things to draw would be cartoons - I love cartoons and comics. Go Cougs!

Kenedy student works at a small, local business during school hours, receiving both credit and payment.
Kennedy's Clubs: A History
Sonja Woerner, Writer • March 27, 2023

K   ennedy students have always been involved. Whether they were traveling to hospitals in 1967 or making boo-grams in 2023, participation...

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