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

Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff For the students in Mr. McCarthy’s class, every Friday marks a special day. The classwork, reading, or discussion is brought to an abrupt halt for all eyes to put their attention to the front, so McCarthy can announce who in the class receives the award for his notable “Student of the Week.” Starting his tradition around the beginning of his … Continue reading Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

Featured Athlete: Kiana Lee

By Alex Ng, Chief Photographer The John F. Kennedy student body is proud to hold an amazing sports program that features many talented student athletes, who not only perform on the field, but off the field as well. Most notably, The Clarion wishes to recognize a student that has shown exemplary talent in softball, Kiana Lee, who has not only been admitted to UC Davis, but … Continue reading Featured Athlete: Kiana Lee

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

Student Spotlight: Aizhamal Manasova

The Story of the Girl Who’s Traveled 7,000 Miles By David Yu, Clarion Staff John F. Kennedy is a diverse high school that hosts a variety of interesting students from around the world.  One such student, Aizhamal Manasova who traveled 7,000 miles (11,500 km) to attend school in Sacramento agreed to share her experiences in the United States with me. Aizhamal is a foreign exchange … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Aizhamal Manasova