The Kirkwood Call

Gauging the gap

Samaya Trawick, Junior, raises her hand in math class to ask a question.

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul

March 17, 2019

As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine. At this moment, she feels a part of something. But for Trawick, that is not always the case at KHS. Taking both AP and honors courses over the...

KHS hosts African American Achievement Awards

104 students received the African-American Achievement Award during a ceremony held in the Keating Theater during homeroom Feb. 11. The award is given to any black student with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  The ceremony also recognizes the top three  black students in each grade. Each student received their award and listened to guest speakers.

Abby Christensen, news editor

March 9, 2015

According to Romona Miller, assistant principal, the African-American Achievement Award was first created due to a significant gap in achievement between black and white students, particularly noticeable in awards like the Lamp of Learning (awarded to any student with a 3.0 or higher GPA) and High Honor...

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African American Achievement Awards