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Charlie Haefner, Student Government President of 2018-2019

Charlie Haefner, Student Government President of 2018-2019

Max Luton, Writer

June 1, 2018

The Student Government President is voted in by the whole of the student body. They must plan activities and budgets, show school spirit and volunteer throughout the school and community. On the last week of April, the student body chose between two candidates with Charlie Haefner, jr. having the...

Senior Goodbye: Leeanne Mehring-Cruz

Senior Goodbye: Leeanne Mehring-Cruz

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

May 31, 2018

As I walk across the stage and turn to look at my classmates and the crowd, I am sure I will start reminiscing. I can’t say that I will miss Kennedy High School in general, but certainly parts of it and I am excited to move forward with my life. I am thankful for the teachers who believed in me, gave...

Senior Goodbye: Tate Weaver

Senior Goodbye: Tate Weaver

Tate Weaver, Writer

May 30, 2018

Senior year, a literal drag, but a worthwhile experience. Most kids say they’ll cut back on classes, do less activities, and have a lot more fun. However, I completely disagree. Senior year may not have been my most fun, but it was my last year to meet my grades, my last year to see all my friends,...

Senior Goodbye: Jamison Prull

Senior Goodbye: Jamison Prull

Jamison Prull, Photo Editor

May 28, 2018

You hear over and over how quick high school goes by. You blink and it’s over. I won’t lie. That is not how it was for me. The last four years of my life went incredibly slow, but they were so full. I have had countless opportunities, learned numerous lessons – life and educational, and I have...

Poet Laureate Takes Stage at May 24 graduation

Poet Laureate Takes Stage at May 24 graduation

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

May 23, 2018

“I figured if I was going to say it [graduation poem] in front of everyone, I’d want to make it about me, stuff in my life,” Jose Juarez said.   This spring, Juraez submitted a poem and entered the competition to be named Kennedy's 2018 Poet Laureate. Faculty selected his work, which means t...

The Kennedy Experience for Conrado

The Kennedy Experience for Conrado

Shaun Pothepalli, Writer

May 21, 2018

Conrado Chozas-Martinez has spent nearly a whole school year at Kennedy, 4,300 miles away from his family and friends in Pozuelo, a suburb in Madrid. Chozas-Martinez has been living with the Finks, his host family. Their son Gabriel Fink, and Conrado are both currently attending Kennedy High School. “My...

Striving for a Higher Education

Striving for a Higher Education

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018

As seniors approach their final day of high school, the only thing on their minds is what's coming next. For some it's following the footsteps of their family, whether that be enrolling in higher education, going into the workforce or enlisting in the military. For senior Dawson Gibbons, it's about p...

Isaac Toth: Pursuing Art School

Isaac Toth: Pursuing Art School

Josh Sheeley, Writer

May 4, 2018

  Senior Isaac Toth is an aspiring young artist who wished to get a college scholarship to do something that he loves, and his dream came true. Toth will be attending Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Toth has loved to draw ever since he was a kid, but never thought ...

Leah Howard: A Continuing Journey of Hope

Leah Howard: A Continuing Journey of Hope

Sophia Jasper, News Editor

April 20, 2018

“We’ve experienced a lot of kindness from people and that’s been really special,” Leah Howard said, referring to the outreach of care she and her husband Sean have experienced during the last few months. In Dec. 2017, the Howards learned that their unborn daughter Lydia had Spina Bifida. ...

Emma Bedard: Kindness Both Inside and Outside the Classroom

Emma Bedard: Kindness Both Inside and Outside the Classroom

Hannah Ratzer and Sophia Jasper

March 23, 2018

“Growing up, I was extremely shy. I used to hate talking in-front of people and talking to people I didn’t know,” Emma Bedard said. Anyone who knows Bedard would never guess that this statement is true. In February, Bedard began at Kennedy, and was instantly liked by many students and teach...

Senior Successes: Darby Manternach

Senior Successes: Darby Manternach

Darby Herridge, Profile Editor

March 7, 2018

On Nov. 21, senior Darby Manternach got a call from her admissions counselor and received the news that she was awarded the Distinguished Trustee Scholarship from Coe College. The Distinguished Trustee Scholarship is part of the Williston Jones (founder of Coe College) Scholarship Program and is given ...

The Real Haiti: Olivia Vander Sanden

The Real Haiti: Olivia Vander Sanden

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018

“The people and the country itself are so much more beautiful and genuine than a lot of people I’ve met here,” Olivia Vander Sanden, jr., said. Vander Sanden has been to Haiti twice in the last 5 years on mission trips. While working at an orphanage in Haiti, Vander Sanden learned to appreciate...

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