The Torch

2019-2020 Staff

Bettina Kingsly


Bettina Kingsly is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is an author on the school’s newspaper, “The Torch.” It’s her first year in journalism and she took the class because she is interested in writing...

Brielle Thomas


Brielle Thomas was born in Newark, NJ, February 17, 2003. She is a 16-year-old junior attending John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. Brielle enjoys cooking, sports and family. She is currently on the girls varsity soccer team...

jordan lawrence


Jordan Lawrence is a sophomore that currently attends JFKMHS and graduates in 2022. Jordan Lawrence is currently a contributor on the paper and hopes to excel further though the year. This is Jordan's first year in journalism...

Hensi Ahuja


Hensi Ahuja is a junior in JFKMHS and is 16 years old. Her future goals are to be rich, successful and happy. She is the first generation in her family born in America and lives an amazing life here with her mom and brother. Her...

Bidisa Choudhury


Bidisa Choudhury, or, as her family and friends call her, Rose, is a 15 years old sophomore at JFKMHS. She is a contributor to The Torch at JFK, and she chose the journalism class because she always wanted to spread news to the...

Aashita Patel


Aashita Patel was born on April 30, 2004 in New York and  is 15 years old. She currently attends John F. Kennedy Memorial High School as a sophomore and is a part of the JFK Cheerleading team, as well as a member of student council....

Alexander Casares


Alexander is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and graduates the year of 2022. It is Alex’s first year of being in journalism and he chose to take the class because he enjoys writing. He thinks that his school...

Ms. Prusicki


The Torch staff is new for the 2019-2020 school year!  Under the direction of Ms. Prusicki, the school newspaper will take on a new, multi-media approach.