The Kirkwood Call

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Senior Profiles: Sam Purvines

Sarah Nash, art editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Senior Magazine

While many of KHS’s soon-to-be alumni are making college plans, one student has decided to take a different path. Sam Purvines, senior, belongs to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon religion, and he gets to travel the world.   “It’s pushed or emphasized that when you...

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Senior profiles: Evelyn Opper

Jack Rittendale, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

With bleach blonde hair and black framed glasses, Evelyn Opper, senior, can be found perched over a workbench in Nancy Grimes' room, working on her latest masterpiece. Since her freshman year, Opper has balanced her life by combining both art and strong friendships that guide her through the confusing...

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Senior Profiles: Ashley Anderson

Mary Frizzell, Photographer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Since the first time she picked up a basketball, Ashley Anderson, senior, has given the sport her all. From age 5, she learned how to dribble, shoot and navigate intricate plays. As the sport runs deep in her family, with her dad and five of his siblings also playing the sport, it is no surprise she ha...

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Grace Murphy, features writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

College: Quincy University Major: Nursing   She was in her sophomore honors English class when she asked Dr. Amy Barker, English teacher, if the strawberry patterned vest she was wearing made her look too fat. She needed to ask Barker about colleges or help with school at anytime. From that ...

Senior profile: Jim DeYong

Senior profile: Jim DeYong

Kelley Cochran, photographer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

After checking on the campsite for the night, and making sure all of the scouts are safe, he lays down in his tent by the lake. He listens to the rain, crickets and bullfrogs before drifting off to sleep. Driving a boat in the water, or relaxing in a hammock on a quiet day in the forest are just some...

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Senior Profiles: Zoe Risch

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

In a purple bedroom, pop music plays while one sister teachs makeup to the other. Giggles fill the room as Mary Kay samples are smeared on. Like many pre-teens, older sister Zoe, had recently become enveloped in the world of makeup. It was a way for her to find her identity amongst a lot of changes, like her family’s move from Calif...

Senior Profiles: Torri Weidinger

Senior Profiles: Torri Weidinger

Maddie Meyers, features writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

While most freshmen worried about their Geometry tests, Torri Weidinger, senior, worried about playing for Nelly. Feeling nervous, Torri focused on the abundant flowers and lights covering the room. Every year, Nelly hosts his Black and White Ball, a holiday party featuring artists like Nick Cannon and Nikko Smith. Torri plays cello for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and they selected her to perform at the ball with Smith’s ba...

Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Grace Klebe, Entertainment writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Attending Rockhurst University Switching schools after sophomore year was nerve-wracking for Nia Callion, senior. Transferring from Lafayette High School, Callion entered KHS without knowing many people. Although she often said starting KHS junior year was terrifying, her coaches and friends say she handled...

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

As she walks through the doorway to the art hall, Isabel Nauman, senior, transforms into her element. Involved in Symphonic Orchestra, Acapella Choir, Prism Vocal Jazz, Art Club and KH Players, she is dedicated to the arts. “The KHS art department is a vital part of Kirkwood and it does not get as much attention and praise as the other departme...

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