Kennedy March Band: Measure for Measure

By Liliana Lopez, Copy Editor Whether it’s during halftime at football games, or on Friday’s spirit marches, most students at Kennedy have heard our sensational band perform. Throughout the years, the marching band has presented a number of unique musical selections. This year is no different; band’s newest show is a suite from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie is a favorite for … Continue reading Kennedy March Band: Measure for Measure

Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After her 22 years of teaching in Sacramento, Kennedy art teacher Mrs. Mary Lou Hanzlik has made the decision to retire. Mrs. Hanzlik knew she wanted a career in art from the age of 6. “I was what you would call a late bloomer. When I first entered school, I didn’t do well, but from a young age I realized … Continue reading Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

Month-Long Student Art Celebration Culminates in Art Assembly

By Natassia Aleman-Teweles, Clarion Business Manager March 2017 was a month of promoting art and art education in the United States; over a thousand schools participated including Kennedy. To top off the month-long promotions John F. Kennedy High School held an art assembly for all the art students on March 24. The event began when students were welcomed into the auditorium by a brief performance … Continue reading Month-Long Student Art Celebration Culminates in Art Assembly

A Novel Class For Art Fans

By Mai Houa Thao, Clarion Staff Many people wish to possess a skill that they lack or to improve a skill they already have. For some people, that desired skill is drawing as well as the anime and graphic novels they’ve seen. At Kennedy, this wish can come true. Mr. Phanthai’s unique class “The Art of The Graphic Novel” teaches students about drawing, graphic novels, … Continue reading A Novel Class For Art Fans

Art of The Graphic Novel Brings out Artist in Lee

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff Freshman student Aphrodite Lee is one of Kennedy’s young, talented artists, and The Clarion is lucky enough to be able to feature some of her artwork in this issue.  Lee participates in many activities within John F. Kennedy, including JFK Band, Colorguard, and the PACE program. In addition, Lee is currently taking a 7th period class known as Art of … Continue reading Art of The Graphic Novel Brings out Artist in Lee

Art That Will Touch the Heart

By Savannah Vang, Clarion Staff On February 13th, an art auction event titled Hearts for Humanity was hosted by Donald Joseph Inc., an architectural firm in the Land Park area of Sacramento. The numerous artworks presented at the auction were from students of John. F Kennedy High School that had competed in their art classes to be chosen for this event. As a result, students … Continue reading Art That Will Touch the Heart