• Blood Drive is May 4

  • Cavalier Community Concert on Friday, May 12th from 5 – 7 pm in the bus loop

  • LTI Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 27 during 4th period

Graduation Speech Celebrates Diversity

Andrea Deyto, Reporter

June 21, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

“Back in the day, it was real,” Chris Matthews, MSNBC anchor and political pundit, said. Kennedy was lucky enough to have Matthews serve as their guest speakers at the 2016 graduation ceremony on Monday. He started his speech by speaking about Muhammad Ali, reminding us that Muhammad Ali was mor...

Famous Author Speaks to Kennedy Students

Famous Author Speaks to Kennedy Students

Maya Bickel, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


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Thursday, March 7th, the Minority Scholars Program (MSP) at Kennedy High School brought in Kwame Alexander to speak to a select group of students. Alexander is an American poet whose most recent book, The Crossover, won the 2015 Newbery Medal. He was brought in as one of the key initiatives required...

Patriots Bio-medical Competition

Patriots Bio-medical Competition

Andrea Deyto, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under Community, Student Life

The Patriots Bio-medical Competition gives students the opportunity to complete a study on the awareness, treatment, and diagnosis of mental illnesses. By participating in this competition, students are able to gain knowledge about mental illnesses, how to keep themselves healthy including coping strategies,...

Study Tips For the New Semester

Axelle Wouappi, Reporter

February 16, 2016


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It’s that time of year again!  The first semester of the 2015-2016 school year is officially over. Students at John F. Kennedy High School have finished going through the daunting task of wrapping up final assignments in an attempt to improve their grades. But with a new quarter now in full swing...

They Want You to Learn About Islam

They Want You to Learn About Islam

Khairatun Iskandar, Reporter

January 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

“In public I do get stares and I feel, not necessarily discriminated against, but I feel judged and… it’s that eerie feeling that’s always with you when you wear a hijab out in public and everyone knows you’re a Muslim,” Kimberly Syuardi, a student in Arnold, MD said. Kimberly, along with o...

Kennedy’s Latin Dance Team Competes

Kennedy’s Latin Dance Team Competes

Khairatun Iskandar, Reporter

November 24, 2015


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After a few months of practice, John F. Kennedy competed in their very first Latin Dance Competition at the Strathmore Music Center. They competed against Einstein, Gaithersburg, Magruder, Quince Orchard, Wootton, and Watkins Mill High Schools. All schools have competed before. There were many type...

Meet Orpha Foster Jewell

Hisan Iskandar, Reporter

November 23, 2015


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Meet Orpha Foster Jewell, a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School. There are multiple ways for me to describe Orpha, but one specific way stood out from what I’ve seen. Orpha is active. Orpha Foster Jewell is the daughter of Charles Foster and Cathy Jewell. She is the o...

New FRIENDS at Kennedy High School

Amina N'Gambwa, Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Student Life, Top Stories

“A friendship is a deep relationship humans have with each other. These kids are my friends,” said Rebeca Rodriguez, a junior at Kennedy. “They teach me things like humility, compassion and respect.” There is an almost invisible group of students in our school. Everyday Kennedy students w...

A Freshman’s Guide To Spirit Week

A Freshman’s Guide To Spirit Week

Amina N'Gambwa, Reporter

October 7, 2015


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Next week is spirit week so don’t forget to participate and show your school pride! The days leading up to Homecoming are meant to get the school excited for the big dance, and there are lots of activities planned to do just that. Here’s the schedule for the week: Matching Monday: Find a friend...

Homecoming Wackiness Begins

Homecoming Wackiness Begins

Konrad Olson, Chief Editor

October 10, 2014


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Wacky Tacky Day, the first day of Spirit Week!

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The Seniors Have Left the Building!

The Seniors Have Left the Building!

June 9, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Graduation really did happen today at 10:00 a.m. at the Daughters of the American Revolution building in Northwest DC.  The Honorable Isiah Leggett, Montgomery CountyExecutive,  gave the commencement address where he talked about the county's need for our own graduation space. Former Principal Eric...

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