Class of 2022 Awards and KSDF Scholarship Night
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, two awards ceremonies were held. The first was the Kirkwood School District Foundation's presentation of named scholarship awards, which was held in the Donald Duchek Library at KHS, followed by the Senior Awards presentation in KHS' Keating Theater. Here are the scholarships and awards given on that night, followed by a list of awards/scholarships previously given at other events.
Kirkwood High School Celebrates Seniors Earning Scholarships
During a ceremony on Thursday, April 29, Kirkwood High School recognized 74 senior students who will receive 50% or more of their collegiate tuition paid for by scholarships.
KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TEAM WINS STATE
The Kirkwood High School Mock Trial Team won the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition. This year’s competition was conducted virtually the weekend of April 9-11 and the trials took place over Zoom. The state competition included 16 high schools from across the state. The teams qualified out of 66 teams who completed in opening rounds across the state.
Kirkwood High School Student Art Project Selected for Missouri Senate Exhibition
The box tape project sculpture created by Kirkwood High School junior Elias Muraski was selected to represent the Missouri Senate District 2 in the state capitol as part of the annual Missouri Senate Hall Art Exhibit.
Kirkwood High School Journalism Program Earns First Amendment Press Freedom Award
A committee with representatives from the Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society chose 14 First Amendment Press Freedom Award winners for 2021. The Kirkwood High School Journalism program is one of the 14 schools selected. The KHS Journalism program consists of three publications. The names of the programs and their student leaders are: The Kirkwood Call editors in chief are students Amara Harper, Amelia Hurley and Tom Mueller. The Pioneer (yearbook) editors in chief are students Julia Frankel, Audrey Scherr and Ainsley Wade, editors in chief. KHTV producer is student Thaddeus Morgan.
KHS Kirkwood High School Student Recognized in C-SPAN National Video Documentary Competition
Kirkwood High School (KHS) junior Annalise Bancks received an Honorable Mention award for her C-SPAN StudentCam video documentary called "Killing Dead Zones."
College Kickstart Program at Kirkwood High School to Continue Serving Students Thanks to Kirkwood School District Foundation
Kirkwood School District Foundation (KSDF) awarded a $5,000 grant to the Kirkwood High School (KHS) College Kickstart Program. KSDF representatives surprised grant applicant, Melinda Hall (KHS Social Worker), and her colleagues with the award during National School Social Work Week. The College Kickstrart program at KHS assists graduates who might need assistance with essential supplies to start their first year in college.
Heroes Among Us…And a Whole Lot of Love
A Robinson Elementary School employee recently stepped up in a life-saving way. Bryan Freeman, head custodian at Robinson Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District, jumped into action after seeing a student in distress while eating lunch. Bryan saw the student chocking, rushed over, and immediately administered the Heimlich maneuver to help the student. After the item was dislodged, the school nurse came to the cafeteria and medically cleared the student..
Kirkwood High School Racquetball Team Wins National Championships for Second Year in a Row
Kirkwood High School (KHS) boy’s and girl’s racquetball teams were crowned the Overall Team National Champions at the USA Racquetball High School Championships held last weekend in Portland, Oregon. This is the second consecutive Overall Team title as KHS was National Champs in 2022 as well. The boy’s team placed second and the girl’s team placed first. This is the first title for the girl’s team in school history and the fifth overall team title for Kirkwood.