Let’s play catch up!!! Junior high is over, just like that. The class of 2025 is getting that first bittersweet taste of highschool. On a side note, exams and STAAR tests are over! But for a while there I was starting to think it was fate telling us not to participate in taking them, for one, COVID stopped it all together in 2020. Two, someone hacked into the seventh graders STAAR test, causing it to be postponed state wide. Lastly, the fire alarm went off, everyone had expected it to have been a student, but coincidentally, our school had a leak causing the fire alarm to go off on a testing day. I’m just saying…
To end the year, Kennedale went off with a bang initiating about 100 kids into the National Junior Honors Society. I have included a list below but please note that there may be others that I was unable to include. I can edit so if I missed someone drop me a note!
Sebastian Berlanga Fernandez,
Minh Tam Do
Johnathan Frausto ,
Merari Madero Marquez
Emily Flores Castaneda
Nicholas Garza Mariyah Gilbert
As you can see, Kennedale, the home to the Wildcats, does a great job educating their students and preparing them for great success later in life. A particular individual I would like to mention is my dearest friend, Isabella Hughes, she actively demonstrates all the qualities of a Wildcat, and for that she got the “Wildcat of The Year Award”.
To circle back to the topic of high school, August 12, 2021 was the first day of high school for the class of 2025! Students were feeling many different emotions: Anxiousness, fear, excitement, and sadness about summer being over. The transition between junior high and high school is often a rough time for freshmen! To use myself as an example, I was taking “normal” classes with “normal” electives in junior high, now being in high school, I am taking “Principles of Business and Industry.” (along with a ton of other things.) Does that not sound “adulty,” to you?
Now to talk about the juicy stuff. What’s the mask dilemma? Well on August, 30th KISD required all students to wear a mask, despite the Governors mandate. Because of that, parents on facebook groups such as “Kennedale Moms Talk” got organized into “for mask” and “against”. Meanwhile the principals are reporting to parents that we “no longer are required” to wear them but are still “highly encouraged” to do so. An official announcement has yet to be made stating that masks are “encouraged” rather than “required”. In fact, the covid notification emails that were sent out this week, state that masks are “required”.
Welp, that’s it for today! Don’t forget this Friday at the PAC, and Saturday at the City Park, the KHS band will perform for the 9/11 memorial!