Newsmagazine: Torch (6 print issues) 

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Torch is a student-produced media that serves as a public forum for Kennedy High School. Our staff and adviser are committed to producing a top quality student media, applying high standards of writing, editing and production. all_group_2014We seek to fairly serve faculty, students and staff, showing no favoritism to decisions about content which are the responsibility of the individual editors and the Editorial Board.  Students work as a team to cover Kennedy news, sports, people, and events.

Torch members produce both print and electronic media for our audiences. Maddy_and_Maddy_2015We meet daily in 3rd hour class. For each newsmagazine issue, we also have one or two production nights (“paper nights”) so students have extended after-school lab hours to design pages, collaborate, and produce stories.

Many staff members joined our program as freshmen from Introduction to Media/Journalism and as upperclassmen they now hold leadership roles as designers, writers, photographers, and editors. IMG_1038Torch members continue to earn awards, recognitions, and scholarships for their contributions. We have a strong legacy built by students that can be described as creative, diverse, fun(ny), and dedicated.

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: Stacy Haynes-Moore