Memorable moments from Kennedy
By Nishant Neel, Yazmin Suarez, and Kim Reisler
As another school year draws to a close and summer quickly approaches, the Titan Tribune would like to highlight some memorable moments throughout the last nine months. We hope that as you read through this article, you will remember some great high school moments in the 2009-2010 school year at JFK. The school newspaper was resurrected this year after a decade in the grave, albeit with a new name. With eight issues produced this year, we have kept the school upto-date with events and topics centered around Kennedy. sweeps. These sweeps, which were used to deter tardiness in students, collected over 60 students in its first couple of days. Students who came to school late found themselves being round up by administrators and given detentions. Mr. Hanson would often be heard on the intercom before these raids, saying phrases like “sweep-tastic” and “sweepalicious.” However, as the school year went by, fewer and fewer students came to school late (or found ways to bypass tardy sweepers) and eventually the sweeps were discontinued. This year during Senior Week, the Grad-Night Committee had a special treat for the student body: a dunk tank! A group of teachers students a chance to dunk them in water. Students and staff had to pay five to ten dollars, and all the proceeds went towards paying for the evening. Both Spectrum of the Arts assemblies this year were entertaining and will be another biannual Kennedy tradition. Of course we cannot forget Kennedy’s Band, who won overall first place in the the annual ‘Music in the Park’ competition. It took place in Los Angeles in a high school gym and the award ceremony took place the following day in Disney Land. The Kennedy Band was the smallest group at the competition and for that, competitors
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dents tried to find a loophole in the rule by writing JFK or Titans on their hats, but even that was not allowed. So students continued to wear their desired hats and ducked out of sight from Kimo and Ms.Muzaffery who strongly enforced the hat rule. If they spotted students wearing hats they warned them to take it off and if the students didn’t listen, administrators confiscated the hats until the end of the school day. That still isn’t stopping students from wearing their favorite hats which are usually either baseball style hats with sports teams’ logos on the front or fedoras with different designs.
Genna Enguidanos plays saxophone for Kennedy’s band. Grad-Night. The dunk tank was very successful and will hopefully return next year. For the first time in many years the Arts Department hosted the Spectrum of the Arts, a threepart assembly in the fall and spring terms. Classes were split into three groups and escorted by Peer Advocates to three sections of the assembly. One section was in the Round Room, where Ms.Roberts took us around the world; her dance students performed dances from different decades and countries. Another section was in the main Gymnasium where Mr. Sterling conducted the choir and band. The third section was in the Mini Gym where Mr. Engle and Ms. Mulcahy displayed students’ artwork from different mediums. The Arts Department also opened the show for parents the same day in
Seniors show pride during rally. did not give much respect, but our talented band shushed them when they were announced as the first place winners. This year, Kennedy added a new rule for the Dress Code, prohibiting hats on campus unless they were Titan hats bought at Kennedy’s student store or from the baseball/softball team. This new rule received mixed reactions from teachers and students. StuOff-campus lunch continues even with our new cafateria. With this fresh new building, we have been able to host several dinners and special events. The Welcome Back Dance was held in the cafeteria, and there was a purple and gold dinner for Homecoming and a dinner for Multicultural Week. The dinners, open to parents, students, and the community boosted spirit and Titan pride.
The dormant school newspaper was brought back to life this school year with the dedication of student volunteers. ,as well as Principal Hanson, volPerhaps the most memorable unteered (after some persuasion) of events that occurred this year to go in the dunk tank and give was Mr. Hanson’s infamous tardy
Nishant Neel. Kevin Cho. Lauren Vera. and Numair Ahmed
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Joey Grandov and Cassidy Kaai . Denzil D’sa.
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Nikki Brunelli & Brody Levya
Sarah Herdt & Noemi Velarde
Lauren Vera & Vanessa Ruiz
Maddie Schrodetzki & Logan Wiebusch
Linda Fernades and Shaona Bandyopadhyay
Paco Prodigue & Karla Tlatelpa
Chris Hoerz. Sarah Herdt. & David Cantu
Austin Neive and Megan Delehoy
Nikki Brunelli. and Alejandro Ballesteros
Yazmin Suarez and Justin Fransisco
Wilmer Figueroa & Sean Smith
Sarah Herdt & Matthew Daley
. Yazmin Suarez. & Cory Call
Sarah Herdt. Cynthia Myolwin.
Hanson during tardy sweeps and unsuccessfully attempting to come to school on time. I dropped the G. the last chapter of my high school journey. I realize that John F. Freshman year was pure selfdiscovery. I went from being happy on a daily basis. I was able to attend homecoming games. and they lead to challenges and life lessons you wouldn’t learn inside a classroom. whether it be sports. enjoying tons of good times with my friends. and I even learned some psychology. This year I wanted to be more involved with school events. Naturally. Nonetheless. and new goals. The results were losing my freedom and a close friend. Most of all. I’m going to miss my teachers and all the lessons they gave me. Thanks to the Titan Tribune. I was a starter on the Girls JV Basketball team. He helped me go back to feeling happy on a daily basis. The summer after sophomore year was just as fun because I had summer school and summer basketball league. I know what to do with my life in the future. They’d ask me “What makes you happy?”. A million events and counting happened in my life at Kennedy and that’s not including my personal life. In November one of my friends presented a chance to find passion in a new hobby. music. go on road trips to Los Angeles with my closest friends. I did learn some of the curriculum but it’s not nearly as valuable as the life lessons I learned the hard way from teachers. My friends were there for me of course but they didn’t understand what I was going through.
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With graduation slowly approaching. friends.” Now I say good bye to Kennedy with my final word of advice: Passion. clubs. but by mid-summer Coach Mike moved me up to practicing with varsity to see if I was ready.
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lesson I learned is to always have one or more things to be passionate about. helping others. There would be times when I played a JV game and a varsity game in the same day.A. Senior year. but I made mistakes in my personal life and the consequence was leaving the basketball team. My most memorable moments are shared with my closest best friend. have fun. The article I wrote about the Boys Varsity Basketball team is my pride and joy because I knew what I was talking about and I also felt the excitement and adrenaline I used to feel when I was on the basketball team.”. I’m going to miss looking for purple in my wardrobe. and be a joyful person. be on tennis and powder puff teams. Junior year began and I couldn’t have been more excited. I am excited to start another chapter in my life. Spring of junior year I committed what became another tragedy in my personal life that changed not only my life but also my personality forever. but it still wasn’t enough to make me truly happy. in the past four years I have learned more outside the classroom than I did inside. video games.S. and I was happy on a daily basis. The publication of the Titan Tribune was the first time in a long time that I felt alive since basketball. writing. but I still offered to help the Club President
if ever needed. I’m going to miss the craziness of being a class officer and all the responsibilities that go with that craziness. until tragedy struck. I’d have periods of depression which caused carelessness. I dubbed junior year “Worst Year of My Life”. The club gave me challenges and opportunities to learn more about myself and my friends. I finally found value in my talents for writing and basketball. peers and experiences. go to both proms. anything! I guess after writing this I can sum up high school in a few words: “These four years was a self-discovery roller coaster of unexpected events. no expectations. Portland. I realized something huge about myself which basically took the lead of my journey through high school. has arrived. Kennedy has been home for the last four years I will really miss this school. those days were the best. I entered with a scarred heart. Also. Joining extracurricular activities like clubs or sports can amazingly impact your life because you learn about your character. I started playing only JV games. A My world came to a halt. Don’t get me wrong. The most important
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Looking back on these last four years. the result is that my passion for writing returned to my heart. You discover what your talents and limits are. and Pennsylvania. I’m going to miss dodging Mr. I felt like I really had a place in basketball and so it became my love and passion. to find a new hobby that makes me happy. After that. these last few days at JFK have become bittersweet (the “bitter” is definitely stronger than the “sweet”). be more responsible for myself. I’m going to miss my friends and peers at JFK – they have really made my high
. As I look forward to what lies ahead for the class of 2010. These last couple days of my high school career have been bittersweet.
My Final Word
By Yazmin Suarez
It’s almost impossible to sum up the past four years in a few words. participate in club events. thanks to Mrs. Justin.” yet I will be sad to lose three of my best friends who will be going to school in Chico. These memories were the best I have had and I will be sad to leave the people who were really close to me. Zaccheo recruited me for the Titan Tribune and this greatly helped me. photography. to being depressed or frustrated everyday. I pushed myself not to not take the easy route in life. We co-founded and ran the GayStraight Alliance club with surprising success. I returned to a world of being on a team where I can improve my talents and feel like I’m part of something that makes me feel valuable. I am the sports writer and I highlight athletes who I know work hard and love to play their sports. Sophomore year came around and I now dub it “Best Year of High School”. my answer: “I have no idea. Mrs. I have no regrets. Zaccheo and Coach Sebastian who saw my potential and helped me improve it. All in all. It’s safe to say that I accomplished all three. I made varsity. and even read mean (and completely false) things about Kennedy in the Argus. My grades slowly dropped and my attitude towards life took a negative turn. Life was good that year because I lived for basketball. I had forgotten what caused my bad moods. Simply walking into the gym made my stress or drama disappear and after games or practices. I needed to start over and find something else. I am so ready to move on from high school and gain the whole “college experience. A memory I’ll never forget is when the basketball team played Woodside in a tournament and I scored seven points. to focus on my challenging schedule of AP and honors classes. Basketball also taught me how to manage my time juggling school and the team. Picking up a pen reminds me how much I love writing and the fire in my heart re-ignited nearly full blast. I felt like an artist without eyes or a musician without ears. who I love as a brother.
school and teenage experience into something I will never forget.
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Kevin Cho Megan Delehoy Denzil D’Sa Angela Mar UC Davis Numair Ahmad Bilal Aslam Shaona Bandyopadhyay David Cao Daniel Man Phuoc Nguyen Emmanuel Rodriguez UCLA Linda Fernandes Zyhomara Garcia Cynthia Myolwin UC Riverside Hitasha Singh UC Merced Mariela Cervantes Van Phan UC Santa Barbara Nimir Bath Zachary Evans Kim Le Thong Phan Sean Smith UC Santa Cruz Aliza Khalid Vanda Pandhumsoporn United States Air Force Gregory Peterson Universal Technical Institute Alfonso Puebla Universidad de inteligencia superior Criseida Quintero University of Colorado at Boulder Kyle Bohmann University of Pennsylvania Nishant Neel University of Portland Camden Revell University co Jeff Nebril of San Francsi-
Jared Jones Katie Jordan Cassidy Kaai-Croneis Jessica Kane Dilpreet Kaur Rupinderjit Kaur Ashely Kavert Courtney Kibbee Lindsay Lempkowski Craig Leon Chien Ming Liang Jia Liang Michael Loya Ariella Macias Claudia Marquez Jovan Marshall Amanda Martin Javier Martinez Michael McKinney Jon Millon Sahar Mohammed Neelam Mohole Imie Mosqueda Ivy Mosqueda Hnin Myo Vu Ngo
Dharwin Pagdilao Crystal Petitjean Jaren Pleskach Kimberly Preza Isamar Ramirez Marlene Ramirez Ryan Ramos Alexis Rodas Blanca Rodriguez Robert Roebuck David Rojas Iris Saavedra Celina Salazar Katie Salvato Benjamin Sanchez Dilsherpreet Sidhu Kiren Sidhu Christina Silveira Gupreet Singh Sabrina Siraj Shannon Sorge Edgar Torres David Tsang Serafin Ureno Joseph Vazquez Lifhdy (Lily) Villegas
Christopher Walls Sarah Ward Logan Wiebusch Darryl Wilson Thet-Thet Win Chi Wong Tina Xu Fan Yang Kimberly Ytuarte Sacramento State University Trevor Damewood AnhKhoa Nguyen Cearra Norton Blair Slavazza Alexis Smith San Francisco State University Michael Ahern Jacqueline Aldana Coady Demuri Michelle Ganoung Ramon Garcia Victoria Garcia Cameron Hungerford Savli Kaur Fatimeh Khan
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Waller’s freshman class . Cory Call. Julia G. respect old wisdom. Adrian D. Bubba. And yes. And to my fabulous TAs. Sharon K. Elijah C. Doug K. room 114. Ralphy R. Fox D. Denzil D. Lanard P. Maryjane Ichelson . Thanks for keeping me so busy sending off your transcripts! Good luck to you all. Javier B. embrace new questions. Ariella and CheeseBoy). Waller Dear Cole A. Dilpreet. Zahra P. Mrs. Isamar R. Thanks for making the last two years so fun and memorable. Mrs. John B. Kim H. Vilma P. and never let go of your dreams. Savli. Kimberly P. Celine S. Rudy L. By graduating. Kayla K. Trevor D. Edgar T. Melissa F. Joshua R. You have an excursion ahead of you that will part the waters of an ocean never before traveled. Cameron H. Criseida Q.create it on GPS ! Whatever is your chosen future. Mrs. It’s been exciting to watch you grow into young men and women over time. Joey G. I remember when you were itty bitty freshmen. Cassidy C. and Logan Wiebusch.I am so proud of those of you who are still around to read this.. 2008. Zaccheo
To: Mrs. you have built a boat for navigating the oceans of adventure that awaits you. With luck and love. I would never have made it without you. Alexis D. Ivy. Nishant N. Marvin R. Your class is one I will never forget . Clark :)
. Kyle B.. Love. Love. Angie M. Sarah W. AKA “Miss Icky” To Mrs. You have been given a compass. Sydney T. Padilla and I have gossiped about you all four years. Padilla’s senior classes Term I Thank-you all for your dedication and for making my classes a pleasure to teach. Jazmine V. Amanda D. Sarah (my sunshine). As you now go out into the world.. Imie M. remember to connect life to what you have learned. Padilla
Felicitations. and the Crybaby Seniors (Erica B.I am very proud of you and wish you nothing but the best in your future. Bravo! La vie est belle! Alex Vargas. Andrea R. but the map has not been written. Tim F. Angie. Alex D. Maria M. Serafin U. Melanie Q. Cory C. Noemi P.ever! It will always be Peanut Butter-Jelly Time! Jelly never forget October 8. Chris U. Sincerely and with love to all of you. Go forth and write that map. Better yet. Waller Alyssa . Gabe V. Andrew Shim. Mrs.
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Class of 2010. Jason P. keep reaching for the stars and most important keep smiling and laughing! You know where to find me. Cao T. Coady D. Jose R. Shaona B. Ashley K. David R. Nick B. Ecrivez-moi de votre prochaine adventure! ~Madame Chabot
To My Senior Yerds. You’re the best! Mrs. I am always here for you! Best wishes. Crystal P. Victoria M. Rupi K. Erika R. Jessica D. Efrain V. Jon M. Alexis S. Megan D. Dawana T. Maria K. Fonzi H. Janira P.good luck and happy travels. Congratulations! I am so proud of each of you! The yearbook is better than ever! I wish you the best. Fatimen K.. Kevin H. Sam K. thank you for all your help. Marlenie and Sabrina. Servanda
Congratulations Class of 2010. Mrs. May
JFK Staff bids Fond Farewell to Class of 2010
Dear Graduating Seniors. Iris S. Love. Xavier (my non kid). James D. Mrs.
you are now.Waller . I made fam.I’m sick of your er. There is a saying that teacher I ever had. but I am ready to I made friends.M . Order the pa. tant is friendships. and we had some good Joey Grandov times. ally going to miss you all (not that I don’t miss you already). I would personally thank shenanigans. Yazmin Suarez I wish everything for every Ms.get out! ily. there for physics.change everything because coup pour tout! I’m happy those experiences have made to have been in one of your you grow into the person first classes at Kennedy. Friends come and go but Andrea Ramirez good friends are there forevMr. First of all. even letting me stay in your room though you weren’t really all the time. I love you both.Merci beau. Thanks for a great year. 3rd block when life gives you lemons in ‘07 will always be the best make lemonade but I think class ever! it’s more along the lines of Mrs. to awesome French movies & music.M . I have to say now is we are finally done!!! Yay!!! Rachel Schmit High school was a great exTom Phan perience. whether you lose some or win some.joy them until the very end. Stephanie Trujillo Mrs. Peace out Madame Qadir .those who have been there per like everyone else!! for me through everything like my kiddo and that black Tina Xu Ms. I would like to Ms.Waller .I love you man! you! You’re the coolest. I love our jokes.Thank you for always being such a great Amanda Dufrane teacher.Thanks for introducing me to different kinds of literature. really wants to go back and Madame Qadir .
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Sarah Herdt Ms. And I will always remember what our class brought to
Alfonso Hernandez Madame Qadir . I can’t explain how grateful I Noemi Velarde am.Dollard . I enjoyed having bio Mrs.Zaccheo .Thank you for and physics with you.Yee . lieved in me.You’re one of if life gives you cookies enthe few adults who truly be. I will never forget Mr.I love you and I will miss you but I will be back.Thank you homes! so much for everything. All the table for JFK. Blanch Bispo Scholarship
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chicken.even though I niors Graduating!!! I am realmost failed your class.You’ll always have the best “Hey Hey Hey!” and “Its Amazing!” impression. Most of what I Everyone has had different accomplished in HS is thanks experiences through high to you.Bega . Expect random visits school but overall no one from me in the coming years.Auntie M!! You’re the senior to go as planned if not most random and funniest better.M ...Thanks for being a say Congrats to all Those Segreat teacher. Something that Thanks for introducing me many people find impor-
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What is your most embarrassing
. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Seaside. find your weakness. I have really good students and I enjoy being with my students. What was your most memorable high school moment? Probably senior year in general. I like a little of everything. Where did you attend college? I went to Cal Poly in San Louis Obispo. I love to shop. I’d bring a boy…probably a cute boy. I’ve seen people grow from a freshman to a senior. roller skating. everyone was kinda scaring me. California and grew up in Pleasanton. located in Maine and for my Masters and PhD I went to Alliant International University. What is your Favorite type of music? I really like Alternative and pop…I’ve been to every Britney [Spears] concert. because I could still watch that to this day. to be mindful of your actions and your decisions no matter how old you are or where you are in life. I really like coming to work everyday. I also like mainstream rap…stuff like that. The last places that I went were Spain. What is your favorite Movie? Pretty Woman and Top Gun. to understand how people interact with one another. being able to talk to people. What is your favorite book? I love American Literature and I would say anything modern. as a teacher I see that. I’ve seen people really adapt. Do you have any kids or pets? No kids but I have a dog. California. I really just love the high school scene. and even start to believe in themselves. I wanted to be a child psychologist at one time but because of the manner in population. I majored in English and I got my Bachelor and teaching credential there also. primarily in 10th grade. I mainly would need someone for the company some one to talk to. located in San Francisco. What was your first job? I worked at Hollister. I think we’d go crazy if we had no one to converse with. I play sports and I love to compete. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring one thing what would it be? I’d bring a person…I don’t know who but I’d definitely bring a person. and Italy with my college roommate. Because the way I look at it is it’s just as difficult to hate life or to hate class than it is to be positive. What was your most embarrassing high school moment? Most embarrassing moment was when a seagull relieved itself on me. It was my passion for English. so the reason for me to become a teacher was more to help others to help establish themselves. Do you have anything to confess to your students? I failed Calculus in college. Why did you decide to be a teacher? I decided to be a teacher for a combination of reasons. But to make matter worse my girlfriends stood up on the booth and took pictures of it.
Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Hayward. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring one thing what would it be? My wife’s picture. But I got here and I feel like I could hang. Oh. What was your first job? I worked in the dining hall at a convalescent home.
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English Teacher: Jamie Oetman
hs moment? I was at In-nOut. It probably came down to me finally opening up and feeling comfortable in my own skin. Where did you attend college? For my BA I went to Bates College. California and I grew up in Seaside. being a part of it. It was very embarrassing. I didn’t want to move so I was hanging on to the table and they pushed me and I went to go grab the end of the table but I missed it and hit a cup and it just knocked over all of the sodas and it was everywhere on the table. because that was like the “hangout” after football games and my girlfriends and I were all sitting at a booth and they were trying to push me out of the booth to go talk to this guy that I liked. I was the greeter who was at the front…it was kind of an awkward job. Do you have any advice to give your students? Challenge yourself. How do you like Kennedy so far? I like it a lot. being able to articulate what I wanted and de-
sired and not being afraid of what others think. I think that everyone had me sort of nervous at first. I love literature and I also have a passion for teaching young adults. I didn’t see the ability for me to enact positive change with the person long term. a little fluff dog. really change. What are your hobbies? One which is not understood by most people as a hobby would be people watching. But for just normal stuff. So there were a number of incidents that allowed me to do that. and just bringing my subject of English in a better way so its not just the “sucky” subject. I enjoy traveling. However. I actually worked there for over 3 years. sports. Just always be optimistic. What are your hobbies? I love to travel. whereas in 9th grade I was really shy. What was your most memorable high school moment? There’s a lot. and clothes. On senior ball we got to go on a cruise ship out in San Francisco and there were fireworks. It was crazy cool. What is your favorite TV show? I would have to go back to my childhood and say Transformers. Do you have any kids or pets? No. What advice would you give your students? My advice is to always ask yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. What your favorite book? King Lear What is your favorite movie? Star Wars 1-3. Why did you choose to become a teacher? I have always been intrigued by helping people. France.
Cain in the dunk tank.
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Green Tech Academy Mural: before and after.
Mr. Hanson shows his style flipping burgers at the Senior BBQ during Senior Week.
Jazz band performs at the Spectrum of the Arts Assembly. better known to the masses as STAR Testing week.
Spectrum of the Arts: work from the Digital Imaging class. Mr.
His hobbies include playing keyboard and listening to music. The afternoon continued. Megan. The race then came down to the final stretch between Erica in second and Irvington in first. Kennedy was alternating between third and fourth but slowly caught up.5 GPA and plans to go to a four year college. Besides sports.
. The Boys 400m was equally raced. concentration. Although Track and Field is considered an individual’s sport. After the shot fired and the race commenced. Kennedy competed against rival Irvington at Tak Stadium and remained competitive from start to finish.
John Lyell is the outside hitter on Kennedy’s volleyball team. Outside of school sports. Chen. Kennedy outnumbered Irvington with 3 runners to one. has hobbies include eating and sleeping. then overtook Irvington in the last few meters. The hurdles were set for the races and the runners for Boys 100m hurdles took their positions. or very talkative. Kennedy finished strong in second right behind Irvington.
Megan Furtado is involved in three differnt sports this year. She would like to thank her coach. these athletes personify teamwork just as strongly as the rest of Kennedy’s teams. all while maintaining a 3. Dominic would describe himslef as quiet at times. The first event was the 4-by1 which is when relay teams of four run one full lap around the track. He plays Call of Duty and Modern Warfare 2. get set. and Coach Mike and Mr. He would like to thank his parents.5 GPA. like with FIFA ‘10.95 GPA. Irvington ran to second. depending on who he is around.
Kylie Stoeppel runs for cross country.
On your mark. and video games. McGaughey what time each event begins. He would like to thank Coach Arbie. dances. Kennedy placing first. for a near photo finish. After three heats and nasty falls Irvington leaped to first and second in Boys Long Jump with Justin Francisco landing on third. The sun slowly began to set and competitors from both teams helped remove all the hurdles for the 400m races. the Long Jump and Pole Vault sprang into action with plenty of jumpers. and goes to the movies and goes shopping.
Dominic Hertz plays the forward position on the soccer team. and loves it. and all out competitiveness. Whenever some of the Titans weren’t busy. Since
there were no Titans competing in the Boys or Girls Pole Vault. He also plays soccer with his family. whose personality traits are blunt and outgoing. guard and forward in basketball. So if you plan on going to a track meet (I highly suggest you do) ask
the athletes on the team or coaches Mr. the air cooled down but the events remained intense. Kennedy also took second in Girls 200m and Boys 1mi. The
outcome for second was neck and neck but at the final two hurdles Irvington jumped to first and second and Justin in third. On their marks. There were two runners from each team.
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The JFK track team. Martinez and Mr. who is also her dad. Cheers grew louder with teammates gathering near the finish line. depending on which events or athletes you want to see. Next was the Girls 100m Hurdles with three Titan runners and one Viking. Overall the track and field meet was intense and exciting. Erica closed the gap more and more. and short stop in softball. Our Titans expressed determination. He has a 3. Over by the pits. they made sure to cheer and encourage their teammates as they competed in their events. the Vikings challenged each other and swept the whole event. the runners sprinted off once the shot fired. go!
By Yazmin Suarez
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On April 15th the hot sun shined and a light breeze cooled the air. third and fourth but this time it was a close call but Kennedy lunged across the finish first. she skis. In the Girls 400m. Also. In the final turn of the race the baton was passed to anchor runner Junior Erica. who caught up to second place. With his “besties” he is always joking. Not all events take place on the main field and nearly all of the them happen at the same time. The other option is asking Head Coach Mr. Kylie would describe herself as friendly and easygoing. plays midfield for soccer and swims breaststroke and butterfly for the swim team. He considers himslef a relaxed yet competitive person. expect having to move back and forth across the bleachers to get a closer view of the event. snowboards. senior Angie Mar quickly set the pace securing her victory. with Kennedy earning third and fourth. Junior Justin Francisco and Junior Jacob Martin represented Kennedy . playing right side in volleyball. McGaughey if you can be on the field and walk around with the athletes you know to get an up-close look at the events which can be real fun and interesting. and all the while manages a 3. Next was the boys’ turn and although the relay was just
Track team member Taylor Rust. The race for second was a close call but in the end Kennedy was victorious in first and second. There were three teams from Irvington and one from Kennedy. It was a good day for track and field. even just a handful of spectators.
Her education at Mission really prepared her for great
Lamond Murray also graduated from Kennedy and was a professional basketball player for the Los
. youngest person. to run for elected office in the history of the U.Bob Wieckowski of our alumni can ing time with his long-time http://www. Washington High School Robin Williams. like waking up to Clint Eastwood (who is 35 years older than her. at age 16. Michael Ricupito is. and won Dancing with the Stars. the Toronto Raptors.aspx?NID=700 Yamaguchi (she They enjoy traveling.gov/ compete with Kristi girlfriend and her two boys. But Mission isn’t the only high school in Fremont to have its share of notable alumni.”
even built a playground for Fremont. and Independence Day. only this is not the same Robin Williams that was in Mrs. and the Phillies. and I
believe that is Clint’s hand in the righthand corner. he even completed a rare unasDr. the Cleveland Cavaliers. index. Can http://www. San Diego Padres. according to Wikipedia. the director of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution. Pretty impressive. wife of Clint Eastwood. Apparently. And the FUSD has produced its own crop of youngsters that went on to attain great things. Johnny Abrego. Mexico. Men in Black.
We all know that Kristi Yamaguchi.S. This is a Robin Williams that writes nonfiction. manager of the Houston Dynamo. dom. Doubtfire. Though none website. a famous alumnus of Washington.drricupito.
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things… Great things. in Scotland. Miss Asian America 2007-2008. placed 7th in the world.wikipedia. Olympic gold medalist. no?
Randy Ready is a baseball player. and nothing can top that). we definitely squash on orthodontists. and the New Jersey Nets. Robert Flynn. org/wiki/Dina_ Ruiz_Eastwood
Louise Wu. Kennedy has its stock of reputable graduates. who won a bronze medal for his performance in men’s team g ymnastics at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. came from Fremont. Ricupito sisted triple play. http://en. Which is so much better than being Peter Pan all grown up in Hook. American High School Len Wiseman.com/ Ricupito do that?
Portals/0/Ricupito2. incidentally) in the morning. He was an assistant coach of the San Jose Earthquakes before they morphed into the Houston Dynamo. and 3rd for Nationals. former MLB pitcher. He played on various soccer times. right? Dr. a 400-meter gold medalist. he “enjoys spend. gar-
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Eastwood. Kennedy High School Dominic Kinnear. US Representative for the Pokémon World Championships 2009. werewolves. and the wife of Clint Eastwood. a story of vampires. He also worked on Godzilla. the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Machine Head Steve Lewis. Ishan Shah. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers. and attended Mission San Jose High School.S.fremont. Some of you probably know (and love) him as your orthodontist. and the U. dening. Pokémon finalists. Kevin Tan. and going to baseball games.jpg
Dina Ruiz-Eastwood. I am sure this is According to the Fremont not true. Mission High School
While it appears that all Kennedy alumni can Robert (Bob) Wieckowski is achieve in sports starthe vice mayor of Fremont. Huy Ha. and war. graduated from Kennedy.
to keep panic down in the classroom. Hansen arrived on campus to complete chaos. the robot rose to life. which you can see above. The robot rose up from behind the school. Then they tackled the big question of what to do about the robot. Mr. And where did they get the funding to get all those parts? I didn’t approve that. But the atmosphere was still charged with energy. “Is Megan Fox here. too?” he asked. Where was the perpetrator? In the gym. Johns was flabbergasted. however. For example. wreaking havoc on the school. you can save an estimated 40 dollars a week when using different coupons. something Mr. “How are we supposed to get it to the competition now? In my mom’s minivan? I don’t think so…” Early the next Monday. the cafeteria was destroyed. 2010. The Science Tech class was putting the finishing touches on their robot for the robotics competition in San Jose.
. the robot meandered through campus. The trees in the quad were snapped in half. Hansen was loathe to do (“I don’t know about you but I’ve already got my tickets booked for Norwegian Cruise Line. many stores offer them. I’m so excited I could just smack down Optimus Prime or Megatron or whatev!” Junior Alex Chan recalled Transformers as well. to cancel school because of a giant robot would push the school session into summer. were not so keen. Throughout the school day. it’s a small price to pay in order to save money. there were scratches on the buildings. Many retailers want to liquidate the past season’s merchandise to make room for something new. The teachers tried to remain unfazed by the Off season. “How did they fit that robot into the classroom? This thing is enormous. According to dealseekingmom. “Oh my gosh! It’s like an autobot in my
robot. or the sound of scraping metal that resounded from the quad. Think Thrifty The greatest thing about thrift stores is that you can find authentic and original clothing for a low price. Other members of the team experienced turbulent emotions as well.
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found. Benches were dented. June 4. Almost every store has its own clearance rack and should definitely be taken advantage of.”). VIPs get the works! Many stores offer great deals to shoppers by sending exclusive cou-
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Friday. stores like Styles for Less and Hot Topic present customers with VIP and club memberships. When seasons change stores basically give their clothes away. Lydia Young. Hansen was at a loss: How are the students going to react? One Sophomore. “It was like seeing my baby all grown up!” he reported. and the GreenTech Academy sign was torn down from the the internet. try buying bathing suits in the fall/winter or try buying coats during the spring/ summer. It helped the leadership students work the sound system at lunch. Hansen held a powwow with the faculty. The emotional shock did not prevent him from taking a photograph of the mechanic giant. crashed a few windows. The posters that ASB had labored over to put up were torn down and trampled.. As team member Robert Johns (’13) pondered the situation in the quad. And yet. and the best part is.” The teachers all nodded their heads in agreement. After the last bells rang. In the end. Coupons are a shopaholic’s best friend! Coupons are a great way to keep money in your wallet. it was decided: Let the district sort things out. Some lockers were smashed in. slumbering. this would have been the first ro-
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A shopaholic needs a mall like a fish needs water and although we are in a terrible recession shopaholics shouldn’t have to give up their love for shopping.M. to pick up the robot. and it was almost impossible for the teachers to go about their daily business without students occasionally commenting on the gaping hole in the classroom building. 3:00 P. but the education process had to go on! No dangerous robot or its violent and potentially fatal mood swings could keep the students here from learning. in efforts to “spend smart” one must follow these shopping tips: Head for the clearance rack One of the best ways to find a “great buy” is to look for clothes on the clearance rack. front of the school. fought off the powers of darkness.the robot rose to life. Others..
backyard! Am I in Cybertron cuz I must be dreaming!!! I swear. The bell rang for classes to begin… and Mr. Many freshmen were intimidated by the robot and ran off campus crying and screaming in shrill pre-pubescent voices. Buying clothes at thrift stores will allow you to have one -of. The Robotics Team came to school on Saturday. Not long after the class had screwed the final ball joint into the robot and left the campus. off price Another amazing way to save is to buy clothes off season. “There went all our chances at winning!!” exclaimed robotics team member Edgar Peters (’10). Clearance racks are an excellent resource allowing any buyer to get a great item for a fraction of the price.com. getting defensive. Everyone was on edge. was excited to see the robot. So.akind clothing without spending an arm and a leg. wreaking havoc on the school. Mr. They had come a long way. and wreaked more havoc. coupons will surely show their benefits. pons or gift certificates to special members.