The goal of TKC is to tell everyone’s story. Our staff aspires to include those from Kirkwood, whether it be those still residing in our tight-knit community or not.
This is why we made the “Where are they now?” (WATN) issue. To share these stories that you may not normally hear of otherwise. To inform our audience of how others are changing the world around them.
I got the initial idea from my grandmother talking about former KHS principal Franklin McCallie and his recent involvement helping to mix black and white communities in Tennessee with his monthly racial discussion dinners. Soon after, I got in contact with McCallie and produced a WATN piece for our Back to School issue, similar to Sport Illustrated’s own annual “Where are they now?” issue.
Our coverage includes KHS graduates from the classes of 1971 through 2014, teachers, and those from both coasts of the U.S. and beyond. The importance of this issue is not about how far across the world they have traveled, but what they have done not only for themselves, but others.
TKC’s provides a lens to see what KHS alumni are up to; how they are making their mark on the earth. A glance into their daily lives. How everyone will always have a place as a Pioneer.
-Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief