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The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

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 was recognized for a record-breaking...

Senior Grace Braden competes in a hurdles event during the 2022 track season.

Spring Brings the Return of Kennedy’s Outdoor Sports

Kaitlyn Dolphin, Writer March 21, 2023

As winter winds down, Kennedy athletes look toward the upcoming spring sports season. Boys' and girls' tennis, soccer, and track and field, as well as girls' golf, all start their 2023 season. The practice...

Kennedy student completes MyPath reading lessons.

MyPath: Is it Worth it?

Emma Rood, Writer March 14, 2023

CRCSD implemented MyPath lessons as a requirement for all high school students as of January 2023. Students are required to complete 20 minutes of reading and math lessons per week to achieve a sufficient...

Open AI’s DALL-E 2 creates specific stylistic images from text prompts written by users.

Robo-Writers: How AI Disrupts the Education and News Industries

Sam Bloomquist, Writer March 2, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots revolutionized writing, but just how close are robots to taking over the content creation industry?  Closer than you think. Go back and read the title. Open AI’s chat...

Seniors Jaxon Robinson and Lucas Dolphin pose with their medals after achieving second and third at the state bowling competition.

Bowling Makes Kennedy History, Taking Second and Third at State

Emma Rood, Writer February 21, 2023

Two Kennedy bowlers finished as finalists during the state bowling competition on Monday, Feb. 20. Seniors Jaxon Robinson and Lucas Dolphin took home second and third place respectively. Dolphin scored...

Kennedy upperclassmen pose with their prom attire.

Gown Town Returns for Kennedy Students

Delaney Mann, Writer February 21, 2023

On Sunday, Feb. 26, local radio station KZIA Z102.9 will host “Gown Town” from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Teenagers in the community can come to the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha to collect...

Kaylee Harris achieves first team all-state and places first in the girls bowling state qualifiers.

Kaylee Harris Reaches First in Bowling Individual Qualifiers

Madisen Maxa, Writer February 20, 2023

On Feb. 13, the Kennedy Girls’ Bowling Team competed in their state qualification event. Junior Kaylee Harris achieved first in individual bowling against 41 other competitors, with scores of 256, 192...

Sabrina Jacksons photo taken before her death.

Scholarship Available to Seniors in Memory of Sabrina Jackson

Louise Morand, Writer February 20, 2023

After Sabrina Jackson passed away on June 15, 2021, Japanese teacher Daniel Carolin started a memorial fund to keep her memory alive as a scholarship. The memorial scholarship will go to one or two...

Kennedy Culture Club Hosts Culture Night

Kennedy Culture Club Hosts Culture Night

Joshua Barker, Writer February 17, 2023

Laughter, nervousness and jolts of inspiration spring from the students of room 74A every Wednesday as they plan for Culture Club’s new event. On Feb. 17th at 5:30 p.m., the Culture Club will be hosting...

Senior Kenzie Reed poses in the photo studio.

The Road to the Well: Boys Basketball goes Undefeated for the First Time in School History

Molly Martin, Managing Editor February 17, 2023

For the first time in Kennedy's 55-year history, the Kennedy Boys’ Varsity Basketball team has had an undefeated regular season. The season finale and senior night against Waterloo East were canceled...

Junior Ami Jacobo on the set of the short film that they wrote and directed.

Kennedy Short Film Moves on to All-State

Haile Miller, Writer February 16, 2023

On Monday, Feb. 6, Large Group State Speech scores were released, announcing the groups advancing onto the All-State Festival. Kennedy’s Short Film team advanced and the Kennedy Improv Team earned Outstanding...

Lucas Dolphin signing his letter of intent to bowl for Coe College as a part of the Class of 2027.

International Signing Day Proves a Success at Kennedy

Samuella Kasha, Writer February 16, 2023

To celebrate February’s National Signing Day, 14 Kennedy athletes committed to continuing their athletic and academic careers in college.  National signing day is when a high school athlete signs...

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