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Senior Profile: Natalie Scherr

Senior Profile: Natalie Scherr

Amara Harper, features+in-depth editor

June 11, 2020

Natalie Scherr is obsessed with movement. As an experienced dancer, she always knew she loved learning about the way her body could move to a beat. However, it wasn’t until high school that she realized this interest went beyond dance and into the world of physics and engineering.  “I definite...

Friendship Dance ticket troubles

KHS student holds a purchased ticket for the Friendship Dance.

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor

October 30, 2019

KHS ran out of tickets for the Nov. 2 Friendship Dance, Oct. 30. Webster Groves High School (WGHS) and KHS each originally had 1,000 tickets, with 100 of those designated as guest tickets. When the dance is held at KHS, every other year, more tickets are available than when at WGHS since their gym is s...

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Harry Brooker, freshman, Max Reinert, junior, Kenzie Ruiz, senior and Raven Wiley, senior, prepare for the final dress rehearsal during the school day.

Kelley Cochran, photographer

April 10, 2019

KH players is performing Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, a musical set in the 1950s. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from Ohio to experience Greenwich Village in New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage.  ...

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

Call Ed: Dancing and the reign

TKC Staff

March 8, 2019

As the unforgiving winter weather comes to an end, spring arrives, bringing about the annual conversation of prom. Whether it is shopping for a dress during class online, trying to find a date or planning the perfect promposal, prom is the topic of discussion for juniors and seniors at KHS. Along with ...

Photo Gallery: Mr. KHS 2019

Sam Bliss and Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald, juniors, pose during the formal wear part of the competition.

Kelley Cochran, Morgan Gindler, and Maddie Hawes

February 10, 2019

  On a chilly Wednesday night at KHS, parking lots filled and nerves soared as the annual Mr. KHS competition commenced. The pageant fundraiser is put on by the KHS Dance Team and all of the ticket money raised goes to the team. KHS boys of all grade levels sign up to represent their clubs ...

Friendship court nominees

Peyton Roberts- 
Favorite food: Grilled Cheese.
Team Chick-fil-A.
Favorite activities/hobbies: Reading, baking, shopping, scrolling through Pinterest.
Favorite song: Fix You by Coldplay.
Favorite KHS teacher: Coach Beasley.
Favorite TV show: The Office.
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption.
Fun fact: I own a life-sized cardboard cutout of Harry Styles.
Peyton was chosen for the 2019 Friendship Court.

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 31, 2018

Get to know everyone nominated for Friendship Court by scrolling through this photo gallery. If the person made it onto the court, it will be listed at the end of their bio. Click here for a playlist with the favorite songs of every nominee.  ...

Dancing through life

“I’m very creative,” Clare said. “I’m very clever with things, [and] very unique. There’s no other kid like me.”

Liam Jackson, copy editor

October 18, 2018

She goes outside, puts on her rose gold headphones and starts to dance like nobody’s watching. Clare Sullivan, sophomore, loves to express herself through dance. “I’m very creative,” Clare said. “I’m very clever with things, [and] very unique. There’s no other kid like me.” Clare...

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Senior profile: Nate Thaman

Megan Cleveland, features writer

May 18, 2018

Classical music consumes the theater as he waltzes across stage. He begins a sequence of turns while the spotlight follows him. He approaches center stage, finishing the dance and bows as the audience’s applause overtakes the theater. For Nate Thaman, senior, dance has been his passion for the past 1...

Where are they now: Nancy Ellis

Photo by Chelsea Petrakis

Emma Lingo, news-features writer

April 3, 2018

Before she traveled internationally to dance and produce her own show, Nancy Ellis, 1989 KHS graduate, danced in the Keating Theater with the KH Players. KHS theater was one of the first steps on her path to become a professional dancer. At high school rehearsals, Ellis grew close with John Dean, KHS ...



Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

November 7, 2017

Waiting to find a date. Trying on countless outfits in search of the perfect one. Contemplating which corsage to order. All sounds familiar, right? These moments encompass the American teenage rite of passage: the homecoming dance. Since 1939, KHS has teamed with our age-old rival Webster Groves High...

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