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

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

Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

In a perfect world, a student’s well-being would come first, but in Key West, the Key West High School (KWHS) students feel differently about how our Monroe County school system prioritizes mental health.  In a recent anonymous survey across KWHS students, 82.1% of the students said that teachers should consider mental health when assigning work. Likewise, an anonymous KWHS student agreed with the statistic. “Sometimes … Continue reading Mental Health affecting KWHS Students

The 2021 “Spooky Season”

Starting October 1st, the renowned “Spooky Season” will be held. From fall fashion to Halloween decor, people around the globe are getting ecstatic for a beloved and fearful month.  When thinking of autumn, I imagine the cool breezes, maple leaves falling off the big oak trees, and the warm feeling of coming back into your house after a stroll. However, in the Florida Keys, it … Continue reading The 2021 “Spooky Season”

“Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS

Image Above: Jacob Hickin, a freshman at KWHS, is expressing his unique style. Photo Provided by Ella Hall Bringing a little bit of the south to Key West, Jacob Hickin, a freshman at Key West High School (KWHS), has been infamous around campus with his new title, “Country Boy.” Hickin’s appearance to most people seems like a stage performance, but in reality, it’s his everyday … Continue reading “Country Boy” makes an impact on KWHS

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

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

2021 Conchette Capers Review

On May 1st, the Conchettes, a dance group at Key West High School (KWHS) led by Stacy Saunders, hosted their annual show “Conchette Capers.” The event showcased sub-dance groups that individuals in the Conchettes have formed, choreographing their own routines to this year’s theme: early 2000s. Walking through the Glynn Archer auditorium doors, the entryway to the seating area was nicely decorated, as well as … Continue reading 2021 Conchette Capers Review

2021 Junior/Senior Luau

On April 16th, Key West High School (KWHS) hosted their annual event, the Junior/Senior Luau at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. However, this year the event came with a twist, COVID-19 style. Teachers and parents were present to supervise and ensure that the students were socially distant and keeping their masks on. Those limitations made it difficult to reach the fun of past years’ luaus. Still, … Continue reading 2021 Junior/Senior Luau

Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students

After Spring Break, the Monroe County School Board decided to allow students to come back full time, fearing that Florida’s governor would cut off their school budget. As well as the teachers, students have been heavily affected by the joining of A and B days in both positive and negative ways.  Daniella Barroso, the Key West High School (KWHS) Class President of 2024, expressed her … Continue reading Full Time Schedule Affecting KWHS Students