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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 teacher appreciation week, Torch...

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 country with a host family and...

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. at the Groundswell Cafe in Cedar...

Hiawatha League Mock Trial Team poses for a group photo.

Hiawatha Legion Mock Trial Participants Excel in State Competition

Bella Frese, Writer April 29, 2024

On Tuesday, March 19, the Hiawatha Legion mock trial team competed at a regional competition in Waterloo. After two trials, the team advanced to the state tournament in Des Moines on March 28-29. “Mock...

Caitlin Clark and how she has changed the trajectory of womens basketball.

Caitlin Clark: Changing the Game

Lucy McCord, Writer April 25, 2024

Throughout the 2023-2024 Iowa women’s basketball season, Caitlin Clark has been on top. She has broken records, become a national sensation and impacted society’s view on women’s basketball. Clark...

The theme of Prom 2024 is Masquerade.

Kennedy Prom 2024 is Drawing Near

Miya Parker, Writer April 24, 2024

There are many things people do to get ready for your high school prom. Is your favorite part getting ready, going out to eat, seeing friends or maybe taking pictures? “Prom is a time of celebration,...

Vending machine sign reads VENDING MACHINES ARE NOT ACTIVE UNTIL 3:00 PM DAILY, a change we are unsure about the duration of.

Vending Machine Shutdown Divides The Torch Staff

Claire Frank and Sonja Woerner April 10, 2024

On Tuesday, April 10, Kennedy staff received an email notifying them that the vending machines throughout the school would be off until 3 p.m. Students are in an uproar and staff are over the discourse. Kennedy...

CRCSD is removing shortened Fridays for students.

The Transition From a Half-Day of Freedom to Full-Day Commitment

Lucy McCord, Writer April 10, 2024

Students and teachers all over the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) are scanning the 2024-2025 school year calendar that has been approved by the district. However, within the calendar, something...

Flyer posted in Kennedy hallway containing information for the blood drive.

Student Government to Host a Blood Drive April 25

Talia Hutchison, Writer April 9, 2024

Have you ever wanted to donate blood and save lives? Now is your chance. Kennedy Student Government has partnered with ImpactLife to host a blood drive on April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  “The...

With Graduation fast approaching, make sure you know where youre supposed to be and when.

Attention Seniors: Graduation Reminders

Emma Beachner, Writer April 7, 2024

Hey Seniors! As the year is getting closer to ending, make sure that you are staying on top of everything you need to do. To help keep you guys organized here is everything that you need to make sure you...

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