The Kirkwood Call

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Sarah Nash, art editor

May 22, 2018

While many of KHS’s soon-to-be alumni are making college plans, one student has decided to take a different path. Sam Purvines, senior, belongs to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon religion, and he gets to travel the world.   “It’s pushed or emphasized that when you...

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Megan Cleveland, features writer

May 18, 2018

Classical music consumes the theater as he waltzes across stage. He begins a sequence of turns while the spotlight follows him. He approaches center stage, finishing the dance and bows as the audience’s applause overtakes the theater. For Nate Thaman, senior, dance has been his passion for the past 1...

Senior profile: Kate Schwegmann

Senior profile: Kate Schwegmann

Mary Ralston, photographer

May 15, 2018

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

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

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

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. ...

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