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Captivating audiences with a performance of a sonnet and monologue from William Shakespeare, junior Sarah Walker placed as a semi-finalist at the 29th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.
Keon Roach believes in giving back, in success for not only himself but for everyone around him. Some of Roach’s teachers have noticed that his mentality about the world is unique compared to most teenagers today. IB biology teacher Joseph Romig was particularly impressed after holding conversations with his student.
Not all students have the opportunity to take a Bible course during high school to learn more about the history and meaning behind it. Jody Guttenberger has taught a Bible course at KHS for 23 years and is eager about informing students and keeping the course funded. About 70 years ago the course began when a group of men who did a prayer breakfast decided they wanted to do something for the community.
According to local Army recruiters, more students that are graduating from high school are joining the military. But are students really willing to fight for the country or is the military an “easy” way out? For some, the Army is simply an option for students who aren’t interested in going to college after high school.
Snap backs. Fitted caps. Any team under the sun. It doesn’t matter. Hats are everywhere, especially in the closet of senior Edward Nesbeth. Most of the time, hats are bought to complement an outfit or to just support a favorite sports team.
Jay Taylor and Joshua Dowdell share a brotherly bond that they feel can never be broken. When middle school rolled around, they couldn’t help but be close considering all the time they had spent together. “Jay and I have always been close,” Dowdell said. “We learned everything together, pushed each other, competed with each other. In the end, we’re brothers.”
Lt. Col. Tajahn Williams has been dutifully training for the Army for almost three years now. He’s loyal, he’s dedicated and he’s a junior at Kinston High School.
“Straddling the line of reality—what’s considered normal?” This is one of the many thought-provoking questions addressed in the play “Asylum.” Theater students at Kinston High School received a chance to interpret the complexities of this play at the North Carolina Theater Conference High School Play Festival in November.
No matter how hard or confusing life gets for Lukiss Brooks, he has a passion that keeps him motivated and positive. “When I was about 8 years old my mom had gastric bypass and she could not cook so I took up cooking, and when my dad was deployed to Afghanistan I kept cooking and I never stopped,” Brooks said.
Among her many interests – and there are many – science teacher Jodi Maxey counts environmental awareness among her top priorities at Kinston High. The Environmental Awareness Club is back at Kinston High. The club was once extremely active in the community when biology teacher Joseph Romig started it, and now Maxey is helping with the effort to bring it back. “The students are so enthusiastic about initiating a recycling program,” Maxey said.
Senior Donta Mumford, also known as “Ta,” is considered one of the most fashionable students at Kinston High School. Anyone could describe “Ta” as playful, funny or laid back, but his eye for fashion is one of the many characteristics that make him unique.
The Viking Press asked several Kinston High students what they were thankful for as the holidays approach. Click to read their responses.
Traveling by boat across Loch Ness, the lake where the original Loch Ness monster was first supposedly spotted, in Scotland was only one of many exciting adventures Abby Sargeant undertook this past summer.
A sophomore at Kinston High, Sargeant was first persuaded by a friend to check out the People to People Ambassador Program for high school students.
When teenagers hear the word sleep, they typically think they don’t get enough of it. When balancing a life filled with extracurricular activities, part time jobs, college applications and scholarship deadlines, sleep is the last thing students think about.
At first glance, one would not guess Joshua Bridges, a first year teacher at Kinston High, had performed at Disney World. Not only is he passionate about teaching, but he has a passion to dance, one extracurricular activity he has devoted much time to.