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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New legislation passed to allow districts to decide if staff can open carry a weapon. Teachers are conflicted.
Are We Safe Yet?
Madelyn Gilchrist, Designer • June 3, 2024

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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

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.

Hi, my name is Samuella Kasha. I’m a junior at Kennedy and this is my second year in Torch. At Kennedy, I play basketball and run track. Outside of Torch, I like to read, listen to music and take midday naps.

Hi! My name is Onnika Hallam, I’m a sophomore at Kennedy and this is my first year writing for Torch. Outside of Torch, I’m in Happiness Inc., theater and I love spending time with my cats!

Senior cross country representatives Ben Knipfer, Alex Volden, and Kyler Zimmerman (left to right) walk the parade.
Celebrating Kennedy's Seniors
Jersey Bilyeu, Copy Editor • June 10, 2024

In their last year of secondary education, students get involved in several of the senior traditions at Kennedy. From senior sunrise to prom,...

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Laufeys Bewitched album cover.
Live Laugh Laufey
April 30, 2024
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