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Senior profile: Kate Schwegmann

Senior profile: Kate Schwegmann

Mary Ralston, photographer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

She walked into an exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center when she was 6 years old, not knowing what laid beneath a person’s skin. Admiring the displayed human remains that rested before her, her eyes gleamed hinting a spark of interest. After discovering her love for human anatomy, Kate Schwegmann’s, ...

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Senior profile: Zack Demetri

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine

Anthony sits on his hero’s shoulders. The boy he clings to locks his arms firmly around Anthony’s fragile legs, the steady grip erasing the slightest chance of falling. His smile fills his small face. It reflects the brightness of the Nicaraguan sun shining down on him. He looks happy, at...

Senior profiles: Ryan Peters

Senior profiles: Ryan Peters

Bridget Killian, art editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Cars fly past the silent city as the clock strikes 4 a.m. It feels like the entire city is asleep except for Ryan Peters, senior, who is ready with his camera to capture the streaks of lights rushing down the highway. The only sounds heard are the tires against the pavement and the shutter of his camera l...

Senior profiles: Hannah Santoni

Senior profiles: Hannah Santoni

Liam Jackson, entertainment writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine

She laces her shoes and walks to the starting line. Surrounded by other runners, Hannah Santoni, senior, is focused and prepared to race. As the clock starts, she emerges from the crowd and begins running the trail. Tired and out of breath, she crosses the finish line as her teammates cheer her on. ...

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

Aubrey Puryear’s peers describe her in one word: caring. At KHS, she walks through the halls talking to her friends, an infectious smile on her face. She said she is looking forward to college because she can continue to play the clarinet along with her psychiatric studies at Creighton University. But mo...

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Grace Murphy, features writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

College: Quincy University Major: Nursing   She was in her sophomore honors English class when she asked Dr. Amy Barker, English teacher, if the strawberry patterned vest she was wearing made her look too fat. She needed to ask Barker about colleges or help with school at anytime. From that ...

Senior Profiles: Nora Carmody

Senior Profiles: Nora Carmody

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Nora Carmody, senior, finds friends in many different places. During her time at KHS, she connected with peers on a two-week trip to France, others she met on yearbook or in the Coalition. But for Nora, the best friend she made during high school was a lot closer to home. “My sister is my best ...

Mrs. Nancy Grimes

Mary Ralston, photographer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

 Art by Celia Bergman 27 years of teaching at KHS TKC: What makes KHS unique compared to other schools? Grimes: So many things. Sometimes I think that the teachers who haven’t taught at any other school, they don’t know how good they have it at KHS. When I taught at another school, I didn’t have a mentor. I didn’t h...

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Senior column: Bridget Snider

Bridget Snider, Print Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Some say there are two types of people: those who embrace the future and those who fear it. My last four years at KHS have shown me that I’m most definitely the second type. As a freshman, the idea of ever being a senior seemed quite foreign to me. I saw my older brother graduate and felt as though...

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