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, Editor-in-Chief

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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Olivia Riley-Schmelzer