Torch printed News Magazine: Fall Semester – Dec. 21, 2018, Spring Semester – May 21, 2019

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By Mat WorthingtonBarnes

Torch is a student run journalism group that produces both electronic and print media. Students in Torch work together to provide stories and information for Kennedy students.

 The editors, and their staff writers and photographers, together do the planning and decision making. They work to produce content on the social media, online news site and semester printed newsmagazine. The students also have support and learning from a faculty adviser, Mr. Tolly. Students meet daily to produce their media. Students can sign up with Torch for fall semester, spring semester, or both semesters. The course helps students earn elective credit for Language Arts.

To get involved, it’s recommended that students take Intro to Media, a single semester course, which is also an elective for language arts. The Intro course will give the students the knowledge needed to succeed in Torch (or for Profile yearbook). As time goes on, some students in Torch will be promoted to editor and other high-level positions. To get to that level will require commitment, hard work, a willingness to learn, and the ability to learn how to lead.

Torch is a fun and creative class that uses language arts skills, with emphasis on communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Torch graduating seniors have gotten different scholarships through the years because of their leadership and service to journalism. Torch members have built a legacy to help promote good journalism, fun(ny) little events, diverse ideas, and dedicated people who work hard.

We are a proud member of these scholastic journalism associations:

Quill and Scroll National Honor Society
Iowa High School Press Association
Journalism Education Association
National Scholastic Press Association


Adviser: Steve Tolly,