Kennedy Torch

2019-2020 Staff

Joey Young

Writer

Hi, my name is Joey Young and this is my first year as a part of the Kennedy Torch. I am a junior at Kennedy and I enjoy making podcasts and helping with the technical side of things. I plan to pursue a career in either theater...

Joel Dillman

Writer

Hey there! I’m Joel Dillman. I’m in sophomore year, and joined Torch this semester. I write articles, but I also enjoy reading, playing games, and messing with technology. I have two brothers, but neither of them go to Kenne...

Lindsey Matus

Writer

Hey, I’m Lindsey and this year I am new to writing for the Torch. I am currently a junior at Kennedy and joined Torch as a writer in order to experience something new and become more involved with our school. In my free tim...

Maggie Talbott-Malone

Writer

Hi, My name is Maggie Talbott-Malone and this is my first year writing for Torch. I am currently a junior at Kennedy. I really enjoy reading, writing, and science. I plan to pursue a career in either neuroscience or English. I also...

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer

Writer

Hi, I'm Olivia Riley-Schmelzer and I am a junior at Kennedy High School. This is my second semester being apart of  Torch and my first semester as the design editor. I am currently working as a barista at the Barnes and Noble...

Samuel Miranda

Writer

Howdy, I'm Samuel Miranda, most people just call me Sam. I've been someone who's wanted to write in publications since about 6th grade and have always loved my L.A. classes. Along with loving to write I also enjoy building computers...

Haylee Brewer

Writer

This year at Kennedy I am a junior and i'm so excited to see what this year brings! My position in the Torch this year is the photo editor along with a writer, and i've been in Torch for 2 years now. Photography is something I...

Alyssa Friedley

Writer

Hi! I’m Alyssa Friedley and this is my junior year at KHS. I am the second oldest of five brothers and have four pets. Some things I enjoy include animals, science, reading, and writing. During the summer I enjoy vacationing...

Natalia Semaan

Photographer and Writer

Hi, I'm Natalia Semaan and I am a student here at Kennedy High School. This is my first year writing for Torch, outside of Torch I love going to volunteer at GreenBriar Riding Academy, I love helping the staff with the horses...

Kaylia richards

photographer writer

Hi, I’m Kaylia Richards, I’m currently a freshman at Kennedy. I’m a writer and photographer for the Torch and I joined because I want to become better at writing and also photos. I enjoy painting with watercolors and drawing. I...

Ashton Nanke

Designer

Hello! My name is Ashton Nanke, and I am a senior at Kennedy. I enjoy graphic design, videography, video editing, and theater. I’ve been involved in show choir, theater, speech, and The Torch at Kennedy, and I have been the...

Adam Sullivan

Writer/Photographer

Hay is for horses but I always win the blue ribbon. Hi, I'm Adam Sullivan and I'm a 16 year old sophomore at kennedy high school. I enjoy spending time with friends and eating whatever pizza is closest to me. I'm in the kennedy...

Elise Hrabik

Photographer and Writer

I'm Elise Hrabik and I'm a junior at Kennedy. I've been playing the flute for six years and I'm currently in the marching band and wind symphony. I love exploring outdoors and finding beauty in the world around me. This is my...

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes

Marketing

Hi, my name is Mathew WorthingtonBarnes and this will be my third year of Torch. I started the second semester of my freshman and I have been here ever since. I am the current marketing and advertising editor. That means I am...

Jami Martin-Trainor

Editor-in-Chief

Hi! I'm Jami Martin-Trainor, I'm a junior at Kennedy, and this year I am the editor-in-chief of the Torch. I dance on the Kennedy Varsity Dance Team and have been dancing at Cherie's Dance Studio for 13 years. My favorite animals...

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