The Kirkwood Call

“Congratulations”—Five KHS seniors who got into elite universities

From left to right: Ellie Nash, Mary Ralston, Cooper Wise, Meredith Lang, Eli Boshara

Ethan Peter, features writer

May 15, 2019

Kirkwood’s towering trees were an array of red, orange and yellow hues when Mary Ralston, senior, completed her college applications. Yet when those leaves turned brown, shriveling and drifting down from high in the trees, Ralston continued to receive promotional materials from various schools. When the ...

Students recognized at Youth and Government convention

Missouri Youth Governor of the 2019 Clark convention Thora Pearson smiles after winning the election.

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

December 10, 2018

This year 45 students that are a part of Kirkwood’s Youth and Government club (YAG) attended the 2018 Clark convention for the first time Nov. 30-Dec. 1. At the convention, five KHS students were recognized for their hard work. In the executive branch, Thora Pearson, junior, was elected Missouri yo...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Sarah Hickenbotham, sophomore, begins the race with a strong start. She placed 10th with a time and PR of 19:26.

Meg Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Morgan Gindler

October 20, 2018

Kirkwood cross country hosted the Class 4 District 2 Meet at Francis Park, Oct. 20. Christian Baker, running a 15:22 PR won the varsity boys' race. The boys had six out of their seven runners in the top 30 and came out as District Champions. The girls' team finished the meet in 5th place, just 18 poi...

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

Photo courtesy of Kirkwood High School

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

September 25, 2018

 The National Merit Scholarship program released a list of Semifinalists and Commended students for 2019 on Sept. 12. Nineteen of those students are seniors at Kirkwood High School. The scholarship is selected based on the students Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores from the year prior. Those who were named Semifinalists now have the chance t...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/30

Photo gallery: girls' and boys' cross country meet 9/30

Mary Ralston and Meg Murphy

October 12, 2017

Kirkwood girls' and boys' cross country team had a meet at Parkway West's home course at Living Word Church Sept. 30. The girls' varsity team and freshman-sophomore teams ranked 2nd overall. The boys' varsity team placed 3rd overall, the JV team placed 4th, sophomore finished 3rd and freshmen ended in 4th...

Photo gallery: girls’ cross country conference meet

Tabby Stowers, junior, is the first runner from Kirkwood at the end of the first loop in the varsity race and finished in 24th place.

Mary Ralston, photographer

November 2, 2016

Girls' cross country had its conference meet at McNair Park Oct. 8. Varsity placed 3rd overall and 1st in suburban 12, JV placed 7th in the JV - Gold race, and freshman placed 6th overall.  “My favorite part [of the conference meet] was running as a team,” Ally Gooden, freshman, said. “Claire...

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