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Remembering Coach Clark

December 2, 2011

Jeff Clark, assistant wrestling coach, passed away unexpectedly Nov, 27. He was a Kennedy graduate of 1996, and participated in wrestling and football all four years. He went to Wartburg College to wrestle....

Iowa plays host for American Pickers

American Pickers
November 13, 2011

Every Monday night, people are glued to their televisions watching by one of the fastest growing shows on the air, American Pickers. American Pickers is a show about two men, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz,...

Language arts teacher completes dissertation

Language arts teacher Michael Ayers
November 13, 2011

Michael Ayers, AP Language teacher, has finished writing his 230 page dissertation in order to receive his Doctorate. Ayers began writing his dissertation during the fall of 2008. Ayers wrote his...

Theater department prepares for Playtime Poppy

November 9, 2011

By Jason Grobstich   Playtime Poppy’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is set for the Kennedy stage on Dec. 1-3. The plot of the play involves of a group of rotten kids who end up as the...

Students lead morning announcements

November 5, 2011

By Emma Moss  “Stay Classy” is a quotation that Kennedy students hear almost every day from Logan LeTellier, sr., and Josh Jahlas, sr., as they broadcast the morning announcements with principal...

Dunbar and Santiago comic

Dunbar and Santiago comic
November 3, 2011


School cents gives money back to Kennedy

School cents gives money back to Kennedy
November 2, 2011

From now through Dec. 31, please support Kennedy High School and the Class of 2013 by saving your receipts from any vendor (food, clothes, and other goods) at Lindale Mall. There are participating vendors...

Kennedy holds student leadership retreat

November 2, 2011

By Lydia Martin “Being a leader means standing up for what is right and not being afraid to speak your mind,” said sophomore AJ Losch, one of the 115 freshman and sophomores who attended the Kennedy...

Chinese dragon comes to Kennedy

November 1, 2011

A lifelong interest in dragons has evolved into a major high school activity for Katie Boyle, sr. A Chinese Dragon has come to Kennedy High School as a result. “I've been in love with dragons ever since...

Reception welcomes foreign exchange students

November 1, 2011

On Monday, October 24th the foreign language department held an open reception in the upper IMC immediately after school for Kennedy’s ten foreign exchange students.   This event was offered as a time...

Student committee begins prom preparations

November 1, 2011

Seniors! Did you know that there is a committee that is planning your prom?  The prom committee members include the seniors who ran for senior class office last year including Ali Ajango, sr., and...

Pumpkin carving how to

The final design of the pumpkin after the carving process is complete.
October 31, 2011

Carving a pumpkin is one of the most time consuming tasks unless you’re a pro at it… but who is? It could take you one to three hours to carve a pumpkin that will most likely rot within the week, but...

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