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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 Athlete of the Week Maren Diederich serves one of her aces.

Kennedy Volleyball Player Maren Diedrich Nominated for Des Moines Register Female Athlete of the Week

Maggie Goldberg, Writer August 20, 2023

Junior Maren Diederich has been named the Des Moines Register Female Athlete of the Week for Aug. 20-26. During the first week of fall sports, candidates across Iowa were recognized for their athletic...

Athletic director Aaron Stecker introduces athletes at one of Kennedys signature state send-offs.

Aaron Stecker: Always a Cougar

Kaitlyn Dolphin, Writer June 13, 2023

For 24 years, Kennedy High School has been impacted by the presence of one influential educator; Aaron Stecker. Serving as Kennedy's Athletic Director for 16 years, Stecker has been present at everything...

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...

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