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Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

With bleach blonde hair and black framed glasses, Evelyn Opper, senior, can be found perched over a workbench in Nancy Grimes' room, working on her latest masterpiece. Since her freshman year, Opper has balanced her life by combining both art and strong friendships that guide her through the confusing...

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Mary Frizzell, Photographer

May 18, 2018


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Since the first time she picked up a basketball, Ashley Anderson, senior, has given the sport her all. From age 5, she learned how to dribble, shoot and navigate intricate plays. As the sport runs deep in her family, with her dad and five of his siblings also playing the sport, it is no surprise she ha...

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 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: 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


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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 ...

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...

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Senior Profiles: Najma Omar

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

May 4, 2018


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As a freshman walking into her first Student Council (STUCO) meeting, Najma Omar, senior, exuded confidence. She quickly learned how STUCO worked and trained senior class officers on how to become better at their STUCO jobs when she was 14 years old. This led her to finding her niche in student government...

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