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Kennedy Filmmaking Students Pitch Ideas to TV Executives

On Friday, February 28, Kennedy students in their 3rd year of Filmmaking pitched their ideas for unscripted TV shows to a group of TV executives with over 50 years combined experience - FOX, MTV, Bravo, E!, ABC, Discovery, TLC, among others. The students, in teams or individuals, had to pitch an original idea, target audience and network/platform for the show. The executives will choose the ideas they like best and return to further develop the ideas in the hope of producing the show.
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"A.I. Hacked" Author Elzar Visits Kennedy to Discuss the Pros and Cons of Artifical Intelligence

Robotics teacher Julio Alvarenga invited the author of A.I., Hacked, Elzar Simon, to speak to students on Monday, February 24 in the Little Theater. Simon focused on the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays in health care, medical research, food production, transportation, security, and cybercrime. He highlighted how companies like Amazon, Google, and Tesla are investing in AI and how we will have to cope with AI affecting our lives sooner than we think. He pointed out the potential dangers as well as the likely rewards. He pointed out how humanity should navigate this journey so the positive effects of AI outweigh any cause for concern. Simon has more than 30 years of experience as an information technology leader at the global and regional level. He has worked in a broad range of industries, including finance, logistics, health care, government, IT services, and higher education. He currently works as an IT director for one of the top universities in the northeastern United States and is a member of its Artificial Intelligence Working Group.
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Volleyball Kicks Off Kindness Week Welcoming Highland HS

On Monday, February 24, Kennedy Boys Volleyball team hosted Highland High School (HHS) from Palmdale. To kick off Kindness Week, the Boys Volleyball team welcomed the Bulldogs with gift bags for the visiting HHS team members. All spectators who attended the evening game, got their choice of wrist bands and were eligible to participate in the raffle. Way to show that Cougar Kindness! Go Golden Cougars!
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Kennedy Students Compete for Lions Club Scholarship

On Friday, February 21, 8 Kennedy students competed in the 83rd annual Lions Club Student Speakers Contest entitled “Homelessness in California; What is the Solution?” for 2020. The students included Alan Godinez, Rubin Choi, Morieh Abraham, Melissa Romero, Emely Martinez, Stephanie Gonzalez, Cheyenne Eshel, and Maria Enciso. Moriah Abraham, who is just a freshman, won the $100 local Cosmopolitan contest at Kennedy HS. She went on to compete at the Zone Level on Sunday, February 23 in Downtown Los Angeles and won an additional $150 scholarship. She will be competing in the Regional Contest on Sunday, March 29 for an additional $250 in scholarship money. If she is successful there, she will go on to compete at the District-level contest for $4,500 and possibly $11,000 at the Area level, and then $21,000 is she is chosen as the Final winner.
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Cougar Cafe Serves a 3-Course Meal for Valentine's Day

Kennedy Cougar Café is one of the school-based enterprises at Kennedy High School. This is a course in the Alternate Curriculum class of Mrs. Calixto and her team of paraeducators. They teach students life skills such as: cooking, baking, doing laundry, and selling their own products. For Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14), the Café was opened for faculty and staff. The students decorated the baking room and guests were formally served by our very own students a 3-course meal including: salad, lasagna and garlic bread, and velvet cake. Thanks to all who supported this event and for giving us this opportunity to our students.
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Kennedy HS Hosts Special Olympics Unified Basketball

The Unified Basketball Games began Thursday, February 13 at Monroe High School. Kennedy hosted the second set of games on Thursday, February 20. Some of the participating schools included Eagle Rock HS, Franklin HS, Monroe HS, and of course Kennedy HS. Coach Halliday has been working really hard with Kennedy’s players to prepare them for this special event. Most of the Kennedy players were from Ms. Dean’s and Mrs. Calixto’s classes including: Andre Becerra, Charles Garcia, Nancy Melendrez, Julie Luevano, Edgar Perez, Steven Santiago, Abelino Perez, Charlie Merced, Brianna Ponciano, Noah Fayuant, Brayan Gonzalez-Esquivel, Keven Hernandez, Isabella Martinez, and Josiah Finks. Kennedy won 3rd place; Franklin 2nd place; and Monroe was 1st place. Thanks to all the participating schools, coaches, staff, players and especially the Southern California Special Olympics for making this event possible.
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Kennedy Architecture Students Awarded $6,000 Scholarship

Kennedy architecture student Brianna Rodriguez Torres, was awarded a $6000 scholarship to attend a two week long architecture program at UCLA this summer. In addition to working with the best architects in Los Angeles, Brianna will also earn two UC unit credits and will live on the UCLA campus for two weeks this summer.
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SRLA Students 1 Step Closer to Completing the LA Marathon

Sunday, February 9, 30 Kennedy student members of Student Run Los Angeles (SRLA), 3 SRLA Leaders, and 3 parents completed “That Dam 30K Run” at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center. The students were not only physically strong, but mentally strong as they completed nearly ¾ of a full marathon (18.64 miles). SRLA runners will continue training for the next four weeks to prepare for the LA Marathon on March 8, the ultimate goal of the season. As we continue to prepare for the big challenge, if you see students walking or running around campus, please encourage them as they work toward such an amazing lifetime accomplishment. We can’t wait to see them cross that finish line at the LA Marathon. Way to go SRLA! Keep Showing up and keep doing what you love doing! Your parents and friends are so proud of you and everything you have accomplished so far this season. Stay strong and run happy! We want to thank our parents for coming out to support their athlete as well. We are in it for the long run… 26.2 miles!
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Kennedy Students Learn About Filmmaking at WB Studio Day

On Saturday, February 8, several students from Ms. Mas’ Art History class attended “WB Studio Day” from 9am-3pm. They were taken around the studio to learn about the film/TV industry. They went behind the Scenes into the studio lot; and met writers, show runners, lighting technicians, and sound effects artist. Everyone learned a lot about filmmaking and had a wonderful time.
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NJROTC Competes in Ramona Field Meet Near San Diego

On Saturday, January 18, Navy JROTC went to Ramona, CA (near San Diego) to participate in the Ramona Field Meet. Kennedy participated in the following events: Color Guard, Armed Basic, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Basic, Unarmed Exhibition, Academics, and Personal Training Team. All cadets had a great time and enjoyed getting outside of Los Angeles county.
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