Profile & Torch

For: Monday, Sept. 8
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ALSO!
Our journalism program is interesting, fun, busy, and award-winning. And, we are always looking for new people to join. We have jobs for you in photography, writing, web, design, business/ads sales, promotions, podcasting, and lots or opportunity for leadership roles.

This could be you.

This term, after you complete Intro to Journalism/Media, you may advance to Profile or Torch. You can take these electives as soon as next term. Many of our staff take this media elective every term, every year… until they graduate! Journalism counts toward the 5-year award in Language Arts and journalism is valuable for your RAI score when applying to colleges/universities. (Click here for Why Journalism Students Get Better Grades).

Yearbook staffers show off Profile at the JFK Activity Fair.

Yearbook staffers show off Profile at the JFK Activity Fair.



Profile is our school’s yearbook, a beloved tradition, and its staff members work hard to create a memory trail of Kennedy news and events. Profile staff members are on the go all year long. They’re taking pictures, writing club/activity stories, and gathering up the fun and interesting details of school events throughout the year. The yearbook is published and delivered each fall. It’s a student-led publication advised by faculty member Kara Asmussen.

Torch staffers get ready for the 3rd hour paper delivery.

Torch staffers get ready for the 3rd hour paper delivery.

Torch is our school news media that serves as a public forum for students to report and discuss issues of importance, relevance, and interest. Torch is also a tradition. The publication has long been a source of student-produced news and entertainment. For many years, the Torch was a traditional newspaper format and distributed nine times a year. You can see issues here (www.issuu.com/kennedytorch). Today, our students publish a newsmagazine six times a year, report via the Torch web site (KennedyTorch.org) and keep school audiences up-to-date with Torch social media (twitter.com/kennedytorch). It’s a student-led media advised by faculty member Stacy Haynes-Moore.

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