BSU Steps Up

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff The Black Student Union club at Kennedy has made a comeback this year and has held an Awards Ceremony in the Little Theater on February 23. The purpose of the event was to acknowledge students of African descent, “a group of people who historically have gone unnoticed,” said Maurice Conner, advisor of the club. Over 50 Kennedy teachers nominated students … Continue reading BSU Steps Up

Kennedy Students Speak Way to Top 4 Finish

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff On Saturday, April 29th, Isabelle Fontanilla and Christopher Wong, juniors at Kennedy, competed against other high schoolers in the Sacramento area in a Japanese Speech Contest. Fontanilla and Wong, who are in their third year of Japanese, won the Consulate General of Japan’s Special Award and 2nd Place for their speeches, respectively. 10 students total competed from seven different high … Continue reading Kennedy Students Speak Way to Top 4 Finish

Sean Stellato Never Quits

By Natassia Aleman and Matiana Tepa On November 11, 2016, Sean Stellato, a certified sports agent, motivational speaker, and author, appeared at Kennedy and spoke to a couple hundred students. Two Kennedy alumni had set up the event. Mr. Stellato attended Salem High School in Massachusetts where he was a part of the football team and helped lead the team to a Conference Championship and a high … Continue reading Sean Stellato Never Quits

A Competition to Talk About

By Timmy Curry and Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff JFK’s Speech and debate team went to Woodcreek High School in Roseville on Saturday October 8th. We had twelve Kennedy students make it to the finals, Darren Sha, Danke Stroup, Bruce Tran, Sareth Silvestre, Allison Newens, Rohit Jhawar, Tatiyana Weltman, Bernadette Tropel, Irene Lai, Ellis Penn, Izaak Lau, Taylor Bains, and Alana Lee. The Clarion interviewed Bernadette … Continue reading A Competition to Talk About