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The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

The Student News Source Of Kennedy High School

Kennedy Torch

Senior Charlotte Ottemoeller plays alto saxophone for Kennedy Marching Bands 2022-2023 show, Black Widow.

Senior Charlotte Ottemoeller Takes The Field

Jersey Bilyeu, Writer May 18, 2023

Charlotte Ottemoeller has bounced around the Kennedy Music Department over her four years of high school. After winning three Outstanding Drum Major awards, she was accepted into the 2022 Iowa All-State...

Freshman Adam Gray runs five kilometers for cross country, a race in which he holds the freshman record.

A Kennedy First: Class of 2026 Adam Gray Breaks Two Freshman Records His First Year

Maggie Goldberg, Writer May 9, 2023

To have a record in cross country or track at Kennedy is an impressive feat, especially as a freshman. Adam Gray, class of 2026, has held not only one freshman track record, but two, and nothing is stopping...

Ami Jacobo practicing her choreography during Happiness Inc. rehearsal.

Ami Jacobo: Spreading the Positivity

Madisen Maxa, Writer April 24, 2023

Junior Ami Jacobo can be seen all around the school, spreading their positivity into every activity they participate in, and every piece of art they create. They are involved across the school, becoming...

Stage Manager Ava Powers looks over stage light filters.

Ava Powers: Behind Kennedy Performances

Emma Beachner, writer April 6, 2023

In search of an engineering class, Ava Powers ended up in Stagecraft and Design during her freshman year because of a problem with her schedule. Though the class wasn't her first pick, she was drawn in...

Ella Brown challenges herself to take on multiple sports.

Ella Brown: Crushing The Competition

Rowan Hesford, Writer March 15, 2023

On Feb. 2 and 3, sophomore wrestler, Ella Brown, took home fifth place in Iowa’s first sanctioned Girls’ Wrestling State Tournament. This marked another victory in the books for Brown. After placing...

Nick Hayes assists a forensic science student with homework in class.

Nick Hayes: Behind the Scenes

Madisen Maxa, Writer March 1, 2023

Nick Hayes has taught at Kennedy for years, yet most students don’t see the other side of his life. Hayes not only deals with teaching and coming up with lesson plans, but he also is juggling running...

Jaxon Robinson prepares to bowl.

Jaxon Robinson: Tearing Up the Lane

Jordan Horne, Writer February 9, 2023

Kennedy senior Jaxon Robinson made a name for himself across a wide range of activities, from show choir to bowling.  Robinson has been a three-year member of the varsity show choir team, Happiness...

Dance Team poses in Des Moines at the state competition.

Taylor Cropley: Alum Returns Home

Molly Martin, Writer December 20, 2022

The 2022-2023 school year brought many firsts to the Kennedy Dance Team. First-year teammates, first times at Iowa City West’s “Wild West Dance Battle” and a new first-time coach. Taylor Cropley...

Bella performs as lead character Megan Jones in Kennedys production of Puffs.

Bella Griffin: Getting Involved Across the School

Kaitlyn Dolphin, Writer December 8, 2022

From academics to athletics to fine arts, sophomore Bella Griffin wears many hats at Kennedy. Griffin is preparing for her sixth year of show choir, second wrestling season and concluded her first theater...

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