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The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Molly Joyner serves the ball over the net at a varsity volleyball game.

Molly Joyner: Finding Success in Many Places

Lizzy Hawkes, Writer June 13, 2022

After an encouraging team huddle, senior Molly Joyner scored her final point as a volleyball player at Kennedy. Joyner was named one of two 2022 Female Athletes of the Year, after being on varsity since...

Miles Wilson runs at track meet.

Miles Wilson: Running His Way into the Record Book

Noah Hargrafen, Writer May 26, 2022

In his junior year, Miles Wilson medaled in the 1600-meter run and 3200-meter run at state track this past weekend, and finished in the top 20 of all 4A runners at cross country state in the fall. Breaking...

Kennedy Track Heads to State

Kennedy Track Heads to State

Sonja Woerner and Emma Beachner May 18, 2022

Kennedy’s Men's and Women's Track and Field teams are headed to state. Those representing Kennedy had their send-off on May 18 at the beginning of eighth hour. Both teams arrived in Des Moines that night.  The...

Kennedy Track at State Qualifiers

Kennedy Track at State Qualifiers

Emma Beachner, Photographer May 17, 2022

Sophomore Addison Swartzendruber runs at track meet.

Addison Swartsendruber Selected as Valley Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Molly Martin, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

Sophomore Addison Swartzendruber was selected as the Valley Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Swartzendruber won this honor after placing first in the 400 meter dash and sprint medley relay,...

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Dubuque Senior 8-1

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Defeats Dubuque Senior 8-1

Tori Paga, Photographer May 6, 2022

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Miles Wilson sprints to the finish line in a cross country race.

Miles Wilson Breaks Yet Another Kennedy Track and Field Record

Lizzy Hawkes, Writer April 29, 2022

Miles Wilson broke yet another Kennedy Boys' Track and Field record at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Just five days ago, his record time for the 3,200 meter run was 9:25. On Thursday, he smashed this...

Grace Braden Competing Hurdles

Kennedy Athletes Head to Drake Relays

Sonja Woerner, Writer April 28, 2022

The Drake Relays, one of the most prestigious track and field events in the nation, are on April 28, 29 and 30. Kennedy has 21 athletes competing in an array of events. Qualifiers and their times are listed...

Junior Miles Wilson celebrates after breaking school record.

Junior Miles Wilson Breaks School Track and Field Record

Molly Martin and Lizzy Hawkes April 23, 2022

With his teammates cheering him on from the sidelines, junior Miles Wilson surpassed an Iowa commit and took home first place, simultaneously setting the school record in the Boys’ Track and Field 3,200...

Kennedy Mens Track celebrates their win at Muscatine Invite.

Boys’ Track Starts Outdoor Season Strong

Molly Martin, Managing Editor April 5, 2022

The Kennedy Boys’ Track team started their season off on the right foot with a win at Muscatie’s Sophmore and JV Invite. The Cougars' score of 175.00 points beat Pleasant Valley with 147.00, Muscatine...

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