Kennedy Torch

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer
Hi, I'm Olivia Riley-Schmelzer and I am a junior at Kennedy High School. This is my third semester being apart of  Torch and my second semester as the co-editor-in-chief. I am currently working as a barista at the Barnes and Noble Cafe here in Cedar Rapids. I enjoy painting with acrylics, reading, writing, and hanging out with my dogs Pork Chop and Whiskey. I am very interested in Psychology and Criminology and hope to one day work for the FBI as a forensic psychologist. I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and moved back to Iowa around 2009. I hope to do lots of traveling when I get older;  Switzerland, France, and Ireland are at the top of my list. I can't wait to see what this semester brings and I'm excited to write lots of stories. :)

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer, Writer

Apr 07, 2020
Life Built Around 360 (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Kennedy Students ‘March For Their Lives’ (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Rowdy for the Wrong Reasons (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
BSU: A Call For Understanding (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2019
Justin Peterson: Future US Army Combat Medic (Story)
Jun 01, 2019
Behind the Scenes (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Staying on Track (Story/Media)
Mar 07, 2019
Dear Mr. Perfect (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Making School History: MVC Champions (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Too Cool For School (Story)
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