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Strings attached: grads return to teach orchestra

Strings attached: grads return to teach orchestra

Maddie Meyers, features writer

October 2, 2017

One devastated little girl glares up at an enormous cello, while another girl looks to the violin to escape the piano. Fariga Drayton-Conway, KHS Symphonic Orchestra director and 1995 graduate, originally played violin, but when she moved into the KSD, her teacher told her she was too tall and her h...

C-SPAN 2017 StudentCam national competition winners

C-SPAN 2017 StudentCam national competition winners

Abby Geisz, copy editor

April 3, 2017

AP Language and Composition students were assigned to enter in the C-SPAN’S 2017 StudentCam national competition. KHS had four winners: Hailey Chellis, Katie Judd, Sarah Morgan and Clarke Shead, juniors. They each received honorable mentions for their videos on the topic asking, “What is the most u...

Orchestra winter concert Dec. 7

Patrick Jackson, orchestra teacher, makes an introductory speech while the symphonic orchestra waits to play their first song at the 2016 winter concert Dec. 7. Jackson included his goodbyes to the audience since this is his last year teaching at KHS before retiring. “It was great hearing everyone share their memories and stories about [Mr. Jackson’s] long teaching career,” Hailey Chellis, junior and member of the symphonic orchestra, said. “[Mr. Jackson] seemed really pleased with the concert. [The concert] was a phenomenal close to his time here at Kirkwood.”

Allie Hickenbotham and Jane Stewart

December 9, 2016

  The KHS Orchestra held their annual winter concert in Keating Theater Wednesday Dec. 7. The Concert and Symphonic Orchestra played that evening and performed in front of an audience full of parents, friends and alumni. Patrick Jackson, orchestra teacher, confirmed that he will retire this year after teaching for ...

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Hailey Chellis