Kennedy Torch

Olivia Haefner, Co Editor-in-Chief

Hello my name is Olivia Haefner I'm a senior and this is my 4th and final year being in the Torch family. Freshman year I started out as a writer who had never written or experienced journalism now I'm a seasoned editor. I initially joined Torch because of my love of reading and writing creative stories. Now I'm the co-editor in chief and I love it! I participate in school/club volleyball, basketball, and tennis. I'm also a 2019 class officer and I spend one day a week volunteering at St. Luke's hospital. To say the least I'm busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. One thing people need to know about me is I'm obsessed with my dogs, Moses and Minnie. They are the cutest and I enjoy spending time with them. Keep your eye out for me on the sidelines taking pictures at Kennedy sporting events. That's one of my favorite things to do.

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Kennedy students struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. Photo by Jenna Anderson.

Anxiety the Bully

December 20, 2018
Students signed this poster in the hallways to write their memories or condolences.

Remembering Mr. Nees

November 26, 2018
Band students help hype up the students at the fall pep assembly.

Senior Spirit Success

September 10, 2018
Cheerleaders try to hype up the student section with cheers during the game.

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September 21, 2018
Kennedy 2018 Flag Runners. From left to right, seniors Connor Shea, Trey Sheets, Gwyneth Smith.

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September 21, 2018
Seniors Olivia Hellweg and Blake Jones battle to win musical chairs in the final round.

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April 4, 2018
Senior representatives from every sport battle to see who will win musical chairs.

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April 4, 2018
Women's soccer show their spirit and team it up in the middle.

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April 4, 2018
Special Olympic athletes are recognized for their sports during the pep assembly.

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April 4, 2018
Special Education teacher Mary Gibney and senior Ellie Grovert take center stage with smiles, while Ellie is recognized for being a Special Olympic athlete.

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April 4, 2018
Roberta Prats and Kendal Runels before the homecoming dance.

A Long way from home

October 10, 2017
Comparison of the actors in the series to the real life people.


Top: series actors
Bottom: real life people

A never ending trial

March 27, 2017
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