Kennedy Torch

2020-2021 Staff

Dylan Sines


What up, I'm Dylan Sines, I'm a senior at Kennedy High School, and this is my first year officially writing for Torch. You can find me all across the school, but your best bet is wherever the music is. I play bass and tuba across...

Jasmine Hite


My name is Jasmine Hite and I am a sophomore at Kennedy. I enjoy reading, writing articles for Torch and show choir. My favorite place to go over the summer is to the Mall of America with my family. I have 8 pets, and many siblings....

Anabel Bradley


Hi! My name is Anabel Bradley and I am a sophomore at Kennedy High School. This is my second semester in Torch. I run track and cross country for Kennedy. In my freetime I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love jamming ou...

Joel Dillman


Hello! I’m Joel Dillman. I’m in junior year, and this is my second year on the Torch team. I write articles, but I also enjoy reading, playing games, and messing with technology. I have two brothers, one of whom is a fres...

Maggie Talbott-Malone


Hi, My name is Maggie Talbott-Malone and this is my second year writing for Torch. I am currently a senior at Kennedy. I really enjoy reading, writing, and art. I plan to pursue a career in interior design. I also have a love for ...

Merideth Langton


Hi, my name is Merideth Langton, I am a sophomore at Kennedy, and this is my first year with the Torch. I love playing basketball and golf, and I am on the robotics team. I enjoy going to football, volleyball, and basketball games...

Elise Hrabik

Photographer and Writer

I'm Elise Hrabik and I'm a senior at Kennedy. I've been playing the flute for seven years and I'm currently in the marching band and wind symphony. I love exploring the outdoors and finding beauty in the world around me. Th...

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer


Hi, I'm Olivia Riley-Schmelzer and I am a senior at Kennedy High School. This is my fourth semester being apart of  Torch and my third semester as the co-editor-in-chief. I am currently working as a barista at the Barnes and...

Alyssa Friedley

Writer, Social Media

Hi! I’m Alyssa Friedley and this is my senior 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...

Jami Martin-Trainor


Hi! I'm Jami Martin-Trainor, I'm a senior at Kennedy, and this is my second year as Editor-in-Chief of the Torch. I dance on the Kennedy Varsity Dance Team and have been dancing at Cherie's Dance Studio for 14 years. My favorite...

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