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

Robotics Team Finishes 9th in World Championship

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff In the final months of the school year, the award-winning Kennedy Robotics team traveled across the country as well as internationally in search of victory. Their road to success began in Sacramento at the regional competition where they ranked 3rd and ended in late April with a 9th place finish at the World Championship in Houston. The group was started … Continue reading Robotics Team Finishes 9th in World Championship

MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff Students in the Manufacturing and Design (MaD) program built their first solar boat to compete in the Seventh Annual California Solar Regatta. The May 4th event was hosted by local energy supplier SMUD, and held at the Rancho Seco Recreational Area, a property owned and managed by the company. SMUD supports a number of STEM educational initiatives by helming a … Continue reading MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

Kennedy Students Unite to Recite Poetry

By Jianna Beasley, Clarion Staff   John F. Kennedy High School’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition for 2017-2018 between all grade levels took place in the auditorium during the morning classes on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. There, students’ English classes were invited to enjoy the performance of poetry by fellow students and cheer them on as they competed for a chance to represent the school. … Continue reading Kennedy Students Unite to Recite Poetry

Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Bright colors flashing through the air and graceful dancers crossing the football field along with the upbeat and constant tempo of the band: this is color guard. The spinning flags, rifles, and sabres accompany the band at Kennedy as the visual aspect of the performance. This year, color guard is led by two captains, seniors Megan Chan and Destinee Thrasher, … Continue reading Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

The JFK Chess Club held their first publicized Chess tournament during lunch on February 14 in the school library.   Twenty students competed in the advanced category and 10 students went head-to-head in the beginners category for prizes (gift cards). The four advanced competition finalists were Masonori Monsuchi, Brian Xu, Jamal Latif, and Simon Collins.  The final outcome of this bracket will be decided this … Continue reading Kennedy Chess Players Turn Out for Valentine’s Day Tournament

Students’ Poetry Excites, as They Recite

By Alex Ng, Chief Photographer Kennedy has always demonstrated exemplary talent in the national poetry competition, Poetry Out Loud. Ramona Sovereign in 2011-2012, Henry Molina in 2012-2013, Jibril Kyser in 2013-2014, Alena Dillon in 2014-2015, and Kaitlyn Kui in 2015-2016 moved on from the school competition to compete against numerous students from other schools around the area. This year’s school-wide competition at Kennedy showed no … Continue reading Students’ Poetry Excites, as They Recite