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Kennedy Torch

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

Mackenzie Joseph

Mackenzie Joseph, Writer

Hey I'm Mackenzie and I love writing and photographing. My favorite things to take photos of is my dog, Gracie, and the movement of water. My dog is kind of my best friend, which sounds cliche but she really is. Another thing I have an obsession for is cacti. I have three cacti named Mickey, Vicky, and Abalos and  I plan on adding to my collection.

All content by Mackenzie Joseph
A student donates blood in the Kennedy Black Box.

Blood Drive Feb. 27

February 26, 2019
Dylan Falck receiving first place at Fort Madison Invitational on Dec. 15, 2018.

Comeback Kid

January 17, 2019
Kennedys girls locker room.

Lost and Never Found

December 3, 2018
Suicide Hotline website.

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December 3, 2018
Junior Noah Loehr, Happiness Inc. performer.

Show Choir Premiere Night

November 25, 2018
Freshmen Malayna Tritle- Guger and Madeline Hodgins.

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November 25, 2018
Krzywicki singing.

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November 25, 2018
Chanteurs in action.

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November 25, 2018
Freshmen Grace Ntanyungu, Kayleigh Duncan, and Sydney Short.

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November 25, 2018
Senior Jacob Kiesey and Lauren Beer, Moonlight Express.

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November 25, 2018
Moonlight Express singing their Swingle Song.

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November 25, 2018
Protege reaching towards the crowd.

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November 25, 2018
Protege ready to kick of the season.

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November 25, 2018
Freshmen Allen Brown, Isaac Hofferber, and Noah Wilson.

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November 25, 2018
Happiness Inc. performing.

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November 25, 2018
Happiness Inc.

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November 25, 2018
Junior Lindsey Hill and senior Jacob Kiesey leaving the world behind.

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November 25, 2018
Left to right; Noah Loehr jr., Megan Holtzman sr., and Jacob Kiesey sr., dancing to Sky Full of Diamonds.

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November 25, 2018
Happiness Inc.

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November 25, 2018
Junior Kira Manuel striking a profile.

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November 25, 2018
Junior Abby Farrington, protege member.

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November 25, 2018
Sophomore Kira DeBrower and freshman Isaac Hofferber.

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November 25, 2018
Sophomore Lauren Krzywicki, singing loud.

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November 25, 2018
Chanteurs singing and dancing in their red outfits.

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November 25, 2018
Left to right; Kaitlyn Goldsberry (11), Ashlenn Tanner (11), and Mathias Timmerman (11)

Stressed Out about GPA

November 14, 2018
Freshman Megan Joseph, fly.

Swimming into First

October 5, 2018
Freshman Sydney Short, diving.

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October 5, 2018
Senior Sydney Harris, swimming backstroke.

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October 5, 2018
Sydney Harris fly.

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October 5, 2018
Starting up.

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October 5, 2018
Sophomore Lydia Heskje, swimming fly.

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Leah Bakewell, swimming breast stroke.

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October 5, 2018
Sophomore Katie Doyle swimming breast stroke.

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October 5, 2018
Sophomore Kacey Davis swimming breast stroke.

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October 5, 2018
Junior Ellie Pins, diving into action.

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October 5, 2018
Sophomore Emily Shaw swimming breast stroke.

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October 5, 2018
Senior Larin Krautbauer swimming back stroke

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October 5, 2018
Junior Taylor Scallon, freestyle.

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Nevaeh Mangrich, swimming 500 freestyle.

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Emma Dworzynski swimming fly.

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October 5, 2018
Senior Bibiana Granadillo, diving.

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Bethany Smeed swimming freestyle.

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Audrey Leno diving.

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October 5, 2018
Junior, Anna Cater floating on air.

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October 5, 2018
Once a cougar, always a cougar.

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October 5, 2018
Senior Sydney Harris, backstroke.

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October 5, 2018
Senior Bibiana G__, diving

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October 5, 2018
Freshman Audrey Leno, getting ready to dive.

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October 5, 2018
Audrey Leno, diving.

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October 5, 2018
Anna Cater, getting ready to dive.

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October 5, 2018
Anna cater, straight down.

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October 5, 2018
Junior Anna Cater, diving.

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October 5, 2018
Anna Cater, floating on air.

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October 5, 2018
Swim team, ready to take home the win.

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October 5, 2018
abby swim

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October 5, 2018
abby slayyyyy

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October 5, 2018
abby screaming

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October 5, 2018
abby okayy

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October 5, 2018
abby ew

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October 5, 2018
Homecoming candidates Reese Manternach and Jaianna Green, all smiles.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming candidates Will Stecker and Kendal Runels.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming candidates Jackson Hoeger and Grace Walker.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming candidates Cael Joens and Julia Schulte.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming candidates Sam Drish and Lauren Beer.

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September 11, 2018
Candidates Sam Drish and Lauren Beer, laughing it up.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming candidates Charlie Haefner and Hannah Maus.

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September 11, 2018
Haefner and Maus smile at the crowd.

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September 11, 2018
Homecoming display

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September 11, 2018

South Lot Traffic Jam

September 11, 2018
Candidates Reese Manternach and Jaianna Green.

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September 11, 2018
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