The Kirkwood Call

Senior profile: Richard Beamer

Senior profile: Richard Beamer

Mimi Wright, in-depth editor

May 5, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

For the second time at the Olympic Training Center, 833 miles away from St. Louis in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the heavy thud of weights can be heard by Richard Beemer as they drop to the ground by other weightlifters. Richard’s muscles bulge and sweat appears on his forehead as he trains. Richard...

Senior profile: Ben Vennard

Senior profile: Ben Vennard

Jake Balmer, design editor

May 5, 2015


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It’s hard to tell these days, how many people know, or think about it when they pass him in the hallway. He himself admits he was often known as Cam’s brother, but there’s no telling if, to any given student, he still fills that role, nearly three years after the death of Cameron Vennard. “After...

Senior profile: Darby Hall

Senior profile: Darby Hall

Chloë King, web staff

May 4, 2015


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“I like to think that I’m a fairly passionate person,” Darby Hall said. He’s got cropped hair, a 90’s style choker necklace, and a t-shirt on. He works with planned parenthood, gay rights advocacy groups, transexual rights advocacy groups, and loves art. This fall, Darby will be attending...

Senior profile: Luke Vatterott

Senior profile: Luke Vatterott

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

May 4, 2015


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Throughout his time at KHS, Luke Vatterott has grown to be comical, caring and a confidante to others. He loves to swim, to learn and to socialize. He enjoys biking, playing basketball and lifting barbells. Luke also has cerebral palsy. “The way that KHS has embraced Luke has been wonderful,”...

Senior profile: Molly O’Brien

Senior profile: Molly O’Brien

Emma McNail, features writer

May 2, 2015


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Freshman year, Molly O’Brien had no idea enrolling in an engineering course would help her become a more patient, hardworking and persistent person. Four years later her passion still thrives. Molly will attend Miami University in Ohio and major in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering...

Senior profile: Chris Nesbitt

Senior profile: Chris Nesbitt

Christian Heutel, sports writer

May 2, 2015


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Heavy breathing and butterflies rush through the performers’ stomachs as the bright lights shine on them and a drop of sweat lands on their foreheads. Chris Nesbitt walks onto the stage after hearing the applause of the crowd, anxiously waiting to belt out his first line. Chris has been part of the...

Senior profile: Kyle McDonald

Senior profile: Kyle McDonald

Abby Christensen, News Editor

May 1, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles, Top Stories

Last January, while most of his friends began looking at colleges, Kyle McDonald realized college was not for him. Instead he followed in the footsteps of his older cousin, Alex Toppan, and enlisted in the Marines. Kyle’s enlistment process began last spring. He first had to have both his parents...

Helen Morse

Helen Morse

Cece Hensley, in-depth editor

May 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

Helen Morse paints on her red lipstick and adjusts her sparkly headband one last time before joining the rest of the pom squad for the night’s performance. Anticipation buzzes through each of the team members, hoping to impress their friends and family in the crowd. But Helen knows one face is missing...

Senior profile: Julie Havlak

Senior profile: Julie Havlak

Bradley Fargo, entertainment editor

April 30, 2015


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Characters surround Julie Havlak. She has three siblings—all older by eight or more years—so she missed most of the family drama, but she hears stories. Her mother’s job as a wedding photographer provides an endless parade of faces giving her a lens to peak at countless people. And in her free...

Senior profile: Amivi Gamon

Senior profile: Amivi Gamon

Emily Mitchell, news writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles, Top Stories

College: Undecided Major: International affairs or OB GYN doctor At 8 years old, Amivi Gamon was quiet, misunderstood and confused about the new world she was in. She and her parents had moved months earlier from Togo, Africa to St. Louis, leaving loved ones in order to pursue a better education. Amivi...

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