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Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Senior Profile: Treasure Kwizera

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

When he arrived in America, a fresh layer of snow blanketed the ground. He spent the day by the KHS track, making snow angels and spending time with his new host family. For Treasure Kwizera, a native Rwandan, this was his first experience with snow. However, this was not his first time in America. ...

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Senior profile: Julia Sponholtz

Olivia Rekittke, web features editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

As of March 2016, Julia Sponholtz has read 86 books and counting. With a number of extracurriculars and her jam-packed school schedule that consists of five AP classes, she stays busy all year round. “I’m in the Robotics club, choir and this year I’m the president of the book club,” Julia sai...

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Senior profile: Anthony Loper

Christian Heutel, web sports editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

On and off the court and field, Anthony Loper is known by his friends and peers as someone who is always there for his family. Last August, Anthony began to notice a change in his mother’s health. When he learned she had stage II breast cancer, he knew his life was about to take a turn for the worse...

Ali Randazzo, technical editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

This fall, rather than filling her bags with textbooks and pencils, Emma Perry will load up on sunscreen and leotards to embark on a cruise ship where she will pursue her passion for dance. “School has always been great, but I have never found a passion in learning [that equates to] the passion...

Senior profile: Kody Gaus

Senior profile: Kody Gaus

Kennady Wade, opinions editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

At the age of 9, he decided to change his name. The night before his adoption ceremony, he told his parents he wanted a “K” name like the rest of his siblings despite going by “James” his entire life. So, his parents printed him out a list of names beginning with K and let him choose. After some...

Senior profile: Taylor Kinkead

Senior profile: Taylor Kinkead

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

May 6, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

Walking on stage half-blinded by lights and full of nerves, Taylor Kinkead couldn’t feel more at home. The audience breaks into laughter as she gets water dumped on her, nags her apathetic husband or simply makes a face. But after the curtain closes and the nerves die down, Taylor's memory of her mo...

Senior profile: Tex Riggs

Senior profile: Tex Riggs

Katherine Hubbard, feature write

May 4, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

They. Them. Their. Tex Riggs identifies as non-binary. Non-binary is anything within the gender spectrum, meaning Tex doesn’t identify specifically as male or female. Tex said coming out to family and friends was a journey of figuring out their true self. “It’s a long process, but once I...

Senior profile: Elia Taffa

Senior profile: Elia Taffa

Jamie Jones, interactives staff

May 2, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

Last October, Elia Taffa sat down and wrote an essay about his perspective on race. Then he filled out an application to Yale University. He submitted it by the deadline. For a month and a half, he waited for a response from the only school he applied to. Then, in mid-December, he received a reply; he had go...

Senior profile: Addie Gaither-Ganim

Senior profile: Addie Gaither-Ganim

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Addie Gaither-Ganim wears black pants and black boots, a white and black t-shirt with a Beatles print on it and a cinched cargo jacket. Dark eyeliner rims her blue eyes, and her medium-length, dark red hair frames her face. She’s got a pair of earbuds hanging out of her bag, playing a muted song. ...

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Senior Profiles

Two years ago, TKC published a profile on an unsuspecting student: short, scrawny, multi-sport sophomore Beau Bramlett. His combination of hockey and cross country careers made him an unusual athlete; rather than success, however, he said untapped potential came to define him. Both Wayne Baldwin, he...

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