The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Protégé soloist performing the shows opener during a dress rehearsal.

Protégé Enters The Danger Zone

Emma Rood, Writer November 9, 2022

Kennedy’s junior varsity show choir, Protégé, is taking place in the auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for the Kennedy Premiere Concert. They will showcase three of the five songs in their...

Mens Volleyball will be coming to Kennedy in the form of a club.

Men’s Volleyball Comes To Kennedy

Jordan Horne, Writer October 24, 2022

Kennedy is introducing, for the first time in our history, a men’s volleyball intramural team started by freshman Saul Ervin and sophomore Jacob Eilders. “I had the idea to start it before school...

Meet The New Faces At Kennedy

Meet The New Faces At Kennedy

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer October 18, 2022

Im a Puff and Im staying.

Battle of the Puffs: Kennedy vs. Washington

Emma Beachner, Writer October 14, 2022

P   uffs. A shortened version of the term Hufflepuffs pulled from a story that took the world by storm with its release. Puffs is a comedic retelling of Harry Potter through all seven years...

Senior Nelta Earl waves during homecoming parade.

Homecoming Scene Changes…Again

Emma Beachner, Writer September 15, 2022

Kennedy's annual homecoming is taking place Sept. 17 in the West Gym, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale during the week of the dance in all lunch hours and after school on friday. Kennedy’s...

Kinder Kennedy posing with the eggs they hid around the school.

Spreading Kindness in a Quiet Way

Jordan Horne, Writer August 18, 2022

Kinder Kennedy, a club at Kennedy High School, consists of students who strive to make school a safer and kinder place. This group is led by Ren High, president of the club, Cade Beck, vice president,...

Jake Hemann helps a student during one of his classes.

Project Lead the Way: Introducing Students to STEM

Sonja Woerner, Writer July 20, 2022

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) was founded in 1997 to promote STEM education in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the United States. PLTW offers a variety of classes at Kennedy, from engineering...

Sophomore Sam Larson posing to show off his unique style.

Fashion Forward

Lizzy Hawkes, Writer July 6, 2022

Agriculture Club created a garden near the Kennedy  track.

Join Our Clubs!

Isaac White and Claire Frank June 22, 2022

Black Student Union Black Student Union (BSU) is based on representing and celebrating our Black students’ unique identities here at Kennedy. They raise awareness about racial injustice...

Kennedy lunch staff posing for a group photo.

Kennedy’s Unsung Heroes

Breanna Sanford, Writer June 1, 2022

The nutrition staff at Kennedy high school does a lot for its students. Being a part of the lunch staff is a difficult job but COVID-19 increased the challenges. Their goal is to provide students with...

Thank You Torch Seniors!

Thank You Torch Seniors!

Cael Cummins, Designer May 24, 2022

AP classes are just a small part of a high school students concerns.

How Do AP Classes Actually Affect Your Future?

Joel Dillman, Writer May 19, 2022

One of Kennedy's most prized statistics is its AP participation, which is among the highest in Iowa. More than 47% of Kennedy students took an AP exam in 2021, and 34% passed at least one, according to...

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