2017-2018 Staff

Jamison Prull

Writer

My name is Jamison Prull and I'm a senior at Kennedy High School. In my years here, I've been a part of student government, the yearbook staff, and the women's basketball team. In the spring, I will throw discus for the Kennedy...

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Mary Shaine Devaras

Writer

My name is Mary Shaine Devaras. I am a junior and this is my first year as a Torch staff member. I joined the Torch because I love writing and editing. My favorite sports are basketball and volleyball. In my free time, I like...

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Sophia

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My name is Sophia Jasper and I am a sophomore! This is my first year participating in Torch, and I look forward to progressing as I write for the website and magazine. I have been playing the piano for almost five years, and now...

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Anafer Millsap

Photo Editor

Hello, my name is Anafer Millsap and I am a junior. I am the Photo Editor this year. This is my second year in Torch. I am involved in softball in and out of school, while also being involved in track. I like to watch baseball,...

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Olivia Bowden

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My name is Olivia Bowden, I am a sophomore and this is my first year as a writer for the Torch. I have three younger siblings and a dog named Max. I decided to try Torch because I heard so many positive things about it and I...

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Jamison Prull

Writer

My name is Jamison Prull and I'm a senior at Kennedy High school. In my years here, I've been apart of student government, the yearbook staff, and the women's basketball team. In the spring, I will throw discus for the Kennedy...

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Anna Reinhart

Opinion Editor

My name is Anna Reinhart and I am a junior in high school. This is my third year in the journalism program at Kennedy and my second year in Torch. I spend most of my time playing piano or hanging out with friends and family. I...

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Leeanne Mehring-Cruz

Feature Editor

Hi, My name is Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, I am a senior, and I am the Feature Editor for the magazine. Being a part of Torch has made me more confident while talking to strangers and I got to know a lot of interesting people more....

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Darby Herridge

Profile Editor

My name is Darby Herridge and I am a junior here at Kennedy. This is my second year on Torch and I can't wait to be the Profile Editor. Outside of school I work and babysit. I also love to shop at thrift stores, snuggle with my...

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Lizzy Dennis

Sports Editor

My name is Lizzy Dennis, I am a sophomore and this is my second year in Torch. This year I am the Sports Editor and a writer. I have one older brother who is a freshman at the University of Iowa. I also have Maltipoo named Gilly....

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Claire Fluent

Opinion Editor

My name is Claire Fluent, I'm a sophomore and this is my second year being a part of the Torch family. Last year I was a writer and this year I picked up a role as the Opinion Editor. I have an older sister who is a sophomore...

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Tyler Blattner

Sports Editor

My name is Tyler Blattner, I am a junior at Kennedy High school and I am the Sports Editor for the Torch. I have been involved with journalism my whole high school career but this is only my second year on the Torch. I enjoy writing...

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Jenna Anderson

Co Editor-in-Chief

My name is Jenna Anderson, I am a junior and this is my third year in Torch. I have an older sister who goes to the University of Iowa, who encouraged me to be a part of journalism at Kennedy. I play both school and club volleyball,...

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