The Kirkwood Call

Senior profile: Brian Brennan

Senior profile: Brian Brennan

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

Classical music plays as he hovers over a scrappy piece of looseleaf. The boy dreams of what the Wikipedia entry might read for the movie script he is drafting as he quickly outlines the plot. Soon, a world spews from the ink as imagination and creativity flood the room. It is in these moments that he...

Senior profile: Kevin Campbell

Senior profile: Kevin Campbell

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

April 27, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

Kevin Campbell had two choices: missing his senior year or continuing at KHS with bad temptations surrounding him. He chose the former, deciding that it was better for him. “Being at Kirkwood was kind of hard with the temptation to smoke weed and party,” Kevin said. “It was more for the best...

Senior profile: Conor Bickham

Senior profile: Conor Bickham

Abby Carpenter, news writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

Conor Bickham will do something next year that less than five percent of high school baseball players will ever dream of.  He will play collegiate baseball. Conor started playing baseball at the age of 7 and pitches for the KHS baseball team. Next year he will take his talents to Aurora University in...

Senior profile: Kim Sweesy

Senior profile: Kim Sweesy

Trevor Cleveland, blog/podcast editor

April 26, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

For Kim Sweesy, being the senior guidance counselor allows her to provide a place for students in need. She forms close-knit relationships with seniors such as Brendan Bailey and helps them achieve personal victories she can later celebrate with them as she watches them grow and develop as people. For...

Senior profile: Emma Huber

Senior profile: Emma Huber

Olivia Rekittke, features writer

April 25, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

Emma Huber found out that she had been named a National Merit Finalist in February. She scored in the top percentile of the country on the PSAT she took her junior year leading her to becoming a semi-finalist. She then took the SAT and submitted an essay which asked her "What is central to who you are?",...

Senior profile: Bridget Sheridan

Senior profile: Bridget Sheridan

Kennady Wade, opinions writer

April 24, 2015


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For three hours a day, six days a week, Bridget Sheridan can be found under water. Swimming laps has become a staple part of her life, coming in at around 54,000 yards a week. “I’ve felt like I have wanted to quit [swimming] all the time,” Bridget said. “It’s a love-hate relationship. When...

Senior profile: Ganesh Gangasingh

Senior profile: Ganesh Gangasingh

Holden Foreman, sports writer

April 23, 2015


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Off the coast of South America lie two small tropical islands, the larger of which contains over one million people. This island is not a world superpower. It has a stable economy and diverse culture, but most KHS students do not know its name. The island has most things the United States does, but to...

Senior profile: Tom Florent

Senior profile: Tom Florent

David Reynolds, copy editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

November 2007, the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks football team was undefeated. Kansas was riding sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing and six-year head coach Mark Mangino. The Jayhawks’ hopes of a perfect season for the first time since 1908 were thwarted when its rival No. 4 Missouri beat KU 36-28 in the annual...

Senior profile: Jack Huffman

Senior profile: Jack Huffman

Max Shulklapper, news writer

April 21, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

As an athlete, cultural explorer, and leader of his peers, Jack Huffman’s senior year is much more than a relaxing break. Determined not to fit the stereotype of the lazy, burnt-out senior, Jack has played a role in a wide range of school activities. Not only is Jack deeply interested in the German...

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Lindsay Huck, features writer

April 20, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

Hysterically crying in her mom’s arms, Taylor Welch sat in a hospital bed after finding out that her doctors discovered a brain tumor. However,in a matter of three days, 70 percent of Taylor’s brain tumor had been removed. “In eighth grade I started having really bad migraines,” Taylor said....

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