How Kennedy is celebrating the 50th year…


Olivia Haefner, Feature Editor

Big things are happening next fall.

Kennedy is celebrating its 50th year since opening in 1967. To kick the year off during the homecoming game on Thursday, Sept. 28 there will be multiple celebratory events. The plans for the game include about 30 previous homecoming queens coming back and a band reunion that includes the alumni band playing.

Then on Friday, Sept. 29 there will be class reunions and the students will have the homecoming dance.

On Saturday, Sept. 30 the alumni associates are planning a 50th anniversary gala which will be one of the biggest events. Tickets are available now for the gala. Principal Jason Kline thinks that Sal Giunta, the Medal of Honor receipt and a Kennedy 2003 graduate, is coming back to speak for the event, along with other speakers who plan to give remembrance speeches about the school.

Happiness and the performing arts groups will be doing fundraisers for the events, and the theater department is planning something to help as well.

Several events will be held in the gym and students will be encouraged to help facilitate activities.