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10 ways to make your Christmas merrier

Torch Coverage

December 2, 2011

Christmas. What more is there to say about it? Personally, it’s my favorite time of the year. People seem happier around this time. All the kids can’t wait for Santa Claus to come down the chimney with toys… unless they are on the naughty list. As we get older some kids think they are “too cool” to celebrate Christmas. By...

Playtime Poppy shares the meaning of Christmas

Isabel Neff

December 2, 2011

This year’s Playtime Poppy explores into the true meaning of Christmas with the show the Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This show is directed by Steven Tolly, language arts and speech teacher. This is Tolly’s fifth year at Kennedy and his fourth time directing Playtime Poppy. Tolly is also in charg...

Remembering Coach Clark

Norm Althoff

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. He had been a wrestling assistant coach since 2001 and had also been a wrestling coach at Harding...

Iowa plays host for American Pickers

Iowa plays host for American Pickers

Amy Brause

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, who travel all over the country searching for antiques in people’s homes, garages, junkyards, barns and storage spaces. What many people don’t realize is that Mike and Frank are ac...

Language arts teacher completes dissertation

Language arts teacher completes dissertation

Sam Nordstrom

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 dissertation about using blogs and other social media with high school students in Language Arts classes.  Ayers assigns his AP ...

Theater department prepares for Playtime Poppy

Torch Coverage

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 stars of their church’s yearly Christmas pageant. Harvey, a comedy, will follow on Kennedy’s bl...

Students lead morning announcements

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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 Dr. Mary Wilcynski. LeTellier and Jahlas applied, went through an interview process, and were...

School cents gives money back to Kennedy

School cents gives money back to Kennedy

Torch Coverage

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 on Collins Road (see below), and ones at the mall worth Super Points. Containers for receipts...

Kennedy holds student leadership retreat

Torch Coverage

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 Fall Leadership Retreat on Oct. 27 at Squaw Creek park. The retreat was to teach students what it ...

Chinese dragon comes to Kennedy

Torch Coverage

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 I was really young. The Chinese Dragon is a very beautiful, very powerful thing that I thought would be very cool to have here at Kennedy,...

Reception welcomes foreign exchange students

Zack Goodall

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 for the Kennedy students to get to know our foreign exchange students a little better.   Cookies an...

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