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The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

The Torch

The Student News Site and Newsletter of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

The Torch

JFK’s production of High School Musical opens March 7

Vivianna Acuna-Francisco
Tickets are $10 if bought in school and $15 at the door.

The students and faculty of JFKMHS are hosting its annual spring musical on March 7, 2024. 

Students and staff put have been preparing for the production of “High School Musical”. Performances of the spring musical are on March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold for $10 beforehand from a cast member or Mrs. Ebner. Tickets are $15 at the door.

“Students work really hard to put on the show,” Mrs. Ebner states. “You’re supporting your fellow students.” 

The musical is based off of the popular Disney movie franchise, “High School Musical” which was released in 2006. The plot of the movie is about going against what is expected of you and breaking stereotypical boundaries in a place like high school.

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Smirti Bhandari is a sophomore  at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is part of the Junior-Varsity Spirit Cheerleading team and is currently participating in the winter musical. Along with these, she is part of the key club and hopes to take part in more extracurricular activities in the future. This is her first year contributing to The Torch and she hopes to upload articles that will have some sort of impact on her readers. She chose to take journalism so she could write about all the things she enjoys and hopes to interview some of her peers at JFK. Outside of school, she enjoys painting and hanging out with friends.
Lelani Cox, senior at JFKMHS is a contributing member of The Torch and this is her first year taking Journalism. She chose to take this class to learn how to gather and analyze information, conduct interviews, and write engaging stories. She currently shares the position of event coordinator for the Black Student Union. Lelani likes to hang out with her friends and watch tv shows in her spare time. One of her favorite JFK extracurricular activities is when she does the stats for the basketball team. Outside of school, she is in a Women’s Empowerment program. 
Daniyar Turdaliyev, senior at JFKMHS and is a contributing member of The Torch. He currently is a first-year contributor to The Torch and is in his first year taking journalism. He chose to take journalism because he wanted to be able to write about other sports. He boxed competitively for five years and is currently swimming. He swam for JFKMHS for 4 years, making varsity all 4 of them. Daniyar is currently swimming for the Sea Wolvesand is planning to pursue his swimming career in college.
Leah Hernandez is a current member of The Torch and is in her sophomore year at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is a first year journalism student and decided to take the class because of her interest in other journalists' work. She thought it would be a fun and new thing to try. Some of her interests include baking, making bracelets and reading. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends, watching tv and being outdoors. Leah hopes to finish off high school with good grades to also find a career she truly loves. 

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    Bryce TarnowskiMar 5, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    I won’t be able to make it but I really admire the hard work from my fellow students. Good luck to those performing!