Kennedy Torch

Remembering Classmate Brielle Thompson

Anna Reinhart, Writer

May 23, 2019

The Class of 2019 graduates this Friday, May 24. Best friends are picking out their outfits for the big night, coordinating the long schedule of grad parties they will attend together, and still discussing the entire sequence...

Living Out a Lifelong Dream

Olivia Shirm, sr., visited MIT in March of 2018. During this visit, Shirm began dreaming of attending the school.

Anna Reinhart, News Editor

March 25, 2019

Brenna Hartse, right, works with another student at the Iowa BIG facility in downtown Cedar Rapids. Daily, Hartse works on projects to eventually present it to the community.

What is Iowa BIG?

February 14, 2019

Senior Anthony Klein (Tony Fast) has been writing songs since elementary school, when he wrote his first song 'Roses'.

Tony Fast

January 11, 2019

Dear Young People,

A poster outside a polling station on Nov. 6. This poster alerted voters approaching the polling place. On Nov. 6, midterm elections took place.

January 9, 2019

Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State, visited with students enrolled in AP United States Government while running for reelection to discuss youth involvement in politics and the importance of the Straw Poll that took place throughout the district.

All Eyes on Us.

January 6, 2019

Run Hide Fight?

Kennedy students in Mr. Evans' sixth period AP United States Government class huddle in the corner of his room during the 'Hide' lock down drill that occurred on Aug. 28.

Anna Reinhart

September 14, 2018

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