KWHS Film Students headed to NYC

The All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF), the world’s largest high school film festival hosted in New York City (NYC), has been struck by Conch Pride from Key West High School’s (KWHS) Conch 5 Studios program.  On July 22nd, Tom Oliva, the co-founder and executive director of AAHSFF, announced the official selections for this year’s festival on Instagram live. AAHSFF will feature the winning … Continue reading KWHS Film Students headed to NYC

Florida withdraws salaries from two school boards over mask mandates

                    Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Photo provided by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Lately, Florida has become an epicenter for COVID, as cases have skyrocketed and over 90% of the state’s ICU room is occupied. Because of this, many school districts in Florida have implemented mask mandates. However, in July, Florida’s governor Ron Desantis banned … Continue reading Florida withdraws salaries from two school boards over mask mandates

The Invasive Species Known As Lionfish

by: Summer Livengood The definition of invasive species; “An animal that tends to spread prolifically and undesirable or harmful.” Lionfish are a perfect example of an invasive species. These beautiful creatures are predators to smaller fish. With their beautiful spikes and colors,  you must be extremely careful when handling lionfish because the spikes are highly venomous and being poked by them can cause extreme discomfort. … Continue reading The Invasive Species Known As Lionfish

2021-2022 KWHS New Staff

Bronte Walsh: KWHS Prevention Counselor By Gabriella Ramsingh New to our Key West High School (KWHS) staff, Bronte Walsh, the new prevention counselor here at KWHS. Walsh works with students one-on-one and provides them support. Mental health has always been something she takes seriously and hopes that she can bring a new awareness for mental health at KWHS and in this community.  For the past … Continue reading 2021-2022 KWHS New Staff

Committed to the Community

Like lions protecting their pride in the wild grasslands of the savanna, the deputies of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) protect the citizens of the Monroe County community. To the MCSO, their top priority is the safety of each and every individual in the Florida Keys. Moreover, in an exclusive interview, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay shares how he makes sure this county has … Continue reading Committed to the Community

KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

Over the course of eight weeks during the summer, the Key West High School (KWHS) football team prepared for the upcoming 2021 season with an intensive training program led by head coach John Hughes. Now, going into the new season, they are more prepared than ever. Because of COVID-19, the team is very cautious about playing this high contact sport, but to them, the risk … Continue reading KWHS Football going the Extra Yard

KWHS 2021 Senior Superlative Winners

Every year, Key West High School (KWHS) seniors prepare to move on to the next step of their lives with many activities. One of the most traditional of these activities is the Senior Superlatives. The class of 2021 voted for who they believed deserved the most recognition. “Best All Around”  By Emily Bracher One of the biggest achievements in high school is to receive the … Continue reading KWHS 2021 Senior Superlative Winners