Student Spotlight: Mia Santos Uses Talents to Better Community

By Liana James and Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff Coming from Arizona in 2016, Kennedy senior Mia Santos was quick to make a name for herself in just the short time she has been here by exceeding in academics and athletics. Her achievements have caught the attention of the community far and wide, earning her titles such as All-American by Under Armor and All-West Coast by … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Mia Santos Uses Talents to Better Community

Student Spotlight: The Dreams That Live On

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor What happened to the big dreams and admirable professions that people once aspired to? Most would blame it on age, saying that with experience comes a reality check that forces one to see how impractical dreams can be. Some goals seem out of reach because of a variety of circumstances, but in no way does that mean they are completely … Continue reading Student Spotlight: The Dreams That Live On

The Future Starts with MESA

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Reaching an all-time high of 49 members this year, the Kennedy MESA program basked in their glory after five students placed at the MESA Day preliminaries held at UC Davis in March, making it to the regional competition on April 28 at California State University, East Bay. Of the five Kennedy students, junior pair Leeann Lee and Victoria Chen earned … Continue reading The Future Starts with MESA

Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Every year the John F Kennedy High School music department holds a concert to help fundraise for various charitable organizations. This year, on March 1, at 7 p.m., the music department will be hosting a benefit concert for WEAVE, a Sacramento Organization that provides support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. Since the beginning of this … Continue reading Kennedy Music Department Gives Back to Community

Going Forward Through It All

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor The Kennedy Varsity Boys Soccer Team experienced one of the most challenging seasons yet, showing a current league score in the Metropolitan Conference of 2-4-2 and an overall score of 3-7-3. Currently in fifth place, many anticipate their standings to improve within the five games left. The team faced their biggest obstacle mid-season when they underwent mental and emotional adjustments … Continue reading Going Forward Through It All

The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Making his way into John F Kennedy High School’s auditorium, the Sacramento Kings basketball player, Vince Carter, was welcomed by the Kennedy Marching Band on Monday, December 11, 2017. Kennedy is renown for its marching band, which won sweepstakes in several regional competitions and will be heading to Washington D.C. to perform at the end of the school year.   Carter, … Continue reading The Double Dribble of Music and Basketball

A Continued Spike to Success

By Saeri Plagmann, Features Editor Despite losing several senior players from last year, the Kennedy Volleyball team completed the Metropolitan Conference season with a record of 11-3, coming in second place. They exerted the same amount of effort and teamwork on the week of October 30, where they fought through the first round of playoffs.   The highlight of the season was an amazing victory … Continue reading A Continued Spike to Success

Club Highlight:  VIP Students Keep Groove Alive Without An Instructor

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff The most well-known dance club at Kennedy, Project Move, returns this year with double the members, a change in leadership roles, and a new name VIP. The dance group was founded five years ago by professional dance instructor Marcus Edralin who left the club the following year to join the Jabbawockeez Cast. The most recent instructor, Dane San Pedro, recently … Continue reading Club Highlight:  VIP Students Keep Groove Alive Without An Instructor

Girls Water Polo Learning, Adjusting

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff The Kennedy Girls Water Polo Team has managed to finish the season with an overall score of 4-14 and a score of 2-10 in the Metropolitan League. The team had lost star players from last year, to which Kalena Ozdaglar, junior at Kennedy and water polo member, says it made players more independent. “The team is definitely more structured than … Continue reading Girls Water Polo Learning, Adjusting