Harper going to high school track & field nationals

On May 12th at the University of Florida (UF), Jenkavia Harper, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), achieved third in the 2A Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) track & field championships for girls javelin, an event where female participants run and throw an eight-foot spear as far as they can.  “I was grateful because I knew it was all gods doing,” explained … Continue reading Harper going to high school track & field nationals

Follow up on Swift’s “Taylor’s Version”

In 2019, Scooter Braun, owner of Big Machine Records, took Taylor Swift’s rights to own the master recordings of her songs in all albums published before 2019, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Reputation, excluding her debut album, Taylor Swift.  While releasing her newest albums: Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), and Evermore (2020), Swift has been busy remaking the albums she lost, adding “(Taylor’s Version)” to … Continue reading Follow up on Swift’s “Taylor’s Version”

2022 KWHS Senior Superlatives

Best All-Around: Robert Malcom and Rosa Nafrere By Emily Bracher  As one of the highest honors Key West High School (KWHS) can bestow, the Best All-Around superlative calls for the best of the best. This year, for the 2022 school year, the well-deserved recipients were Rosa Nafrere and Robert Malcom. Throughout her high school career, Rosa Nafrere has been more than involved in multiple extracurricular … Continue reading 2022 KWHS Senior Superlatives

Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

From March 30th through April 2nd at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the Key West High School (KWHS) Academic Challenge team, a student-run educational trivia team, proved their intellectual abilities by placing fifth place in their state competition.  Although there is no monetary prize like Jeopardy, a game show based on your knowledge of various topics, Academic Challenge gives the students … Continue reading Academic Challenge places fifth in the state

KWHS student becomes a published author

Through March 26th-30th, Claire Schoonover, a junior at Key West High School (KWHS), and Kyla Shoemaker, an English teacher at KWHS, traveled to Long Beach, California to celebrate Schoonover’s appearance in the sequel to The Freedom Writers, a nonfiction book in 1999 written by 150 high schoolers: Dear Freedom Writer.  Last school year, Shoemaker assigned her students to write to the Freedom Writers, the authors … Continue reading KWHS student becomes a published author

Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

From March 3rd to March 5th at Osceola Heritage Park, two members of the Key West High School (KWHS) wrestling team competed in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 1A state championships: Christopher ‘Andre’ Otto, a junior at KWHS, and Zachary Lewicki, a senior at KWHS. Both Otto and Lewicki placed in the competition, with Otto earning seventh in the 285 lb weight class … Continue reading Otto and Lewicki place in the FHSAA state wrestling tournament

Women changing the world in 2022

Women’s History Month, is an event in March that not only reflects on the brilliant women in the past but also the present. This educational month isn’t just about celebrating the past generations of females, but also the ones who are making history right now. LizzoKnown for her Grammy-nominated song Truth Hurts, Lizzo, an American singer, dancer, and flutist, is not only a woman of … Continue reading Women changing the world in 2022

KWHS Mock Trial team achieves first place at their district competition

On February 14th, the Key West High School (KWHS) Mock Trial team made the high school proud by winning first place in their district competition, enhancing them to states on March 31st to April 3rd. Their state event will be virtual at KWHS due to COVID-19, disallowing travel to be an issue in their budget.  Introduced to KWHS three years ago, Mock Trial is a … Continue reading KWHS Mock Trial team achieves first place at their district competition

Goins places in the FHSAA girls weightlifting state competition

On February 11th, Marina Goins, a senior at Key West High School (KWHS), made history for the KWHS girls weightlifting team by placing third in the 169-pound weight class for snatch; an Olympic weightlifting move, at the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) girls weightlifting state competition. Although the switch from the 1A to the 2A district for KWHS made the athletic competition more of … Continue reading Goins places in the FHSAA girls weightlifting state competition