Hear It From A Student

Fernando R.


Why did you choose Kennedy Catholic High School?

During my Lancer Visit Day, my experience was filled with loving, welcoming attitudes from the students and teachers, people I had never even met before. In middle school, I was also part of the Kennedy Catholic Elementary Band Program, so I got to experience the energy and culture of Kennedy Catholic as early as fifth grade. I knew from the start that this is where I wanted to be and where I saw myself growing into my young adult life.


What is your favorite memory from freshman year?

My favorite memory was my first high school football game. For the first time in my life, I got to experience an all-American, quintessential high school experience at Lumen Field, then CenturyLink Field. The band was playing, the hype from the student section was real, and concluded with a win for the Lancer Football team. It will always be an experience to remember.


Do you participate in any clubs, activities, or athletics?

I am a musician in the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. I'm an athlete on the Football team, as well as Track and Field. This is also my third year as part of ASB (student government). I enjoy being part of these extracurricular activities because each group teaches different important life skills. They allow me to be part of something bigger than myself, getting to know different people and build relationships with like-minded individuals.


What memory will you take away from your experience as a student here?

Pep assemblies are the perfect representation of the Lancer spirit and how the life at Kennedy Catholic really is vibrant. From competitions, to class chants, to the band making noise, a Lancer pep assembly definitely has a certain feeling that you can only experience if you attend one. They are my favorite way to conclude a week - with celebration.


Avery W.


Why did you choose Kennedy Catholic High School?

I chose to attend Kennedy Catholic because I saw the diversity and inclusivity in the students. The teachers were supportive, and it was apparent they cared deeper than grades and more about your well-being and overall success. I knew I would be challenged in the classroom, leaving to grow and develop my expertise needed for college. It truly is a one-of-a-kind school!


What are you involved in at Kennedy Catholic?

I am involved in many activities! I am the ASB School President, I created the Black Student Union Club, and I am part of the Anti-Sexist Intersectional Feminist Club. I also play volleyball, basketball, and softball. I enjoy these activities because they bring people together and are driven by passion and compassion. There is an overarching theme of unity in each one of these activities. I believe our school culture creates a valuable, healthy environment to be in no matter what club, sport, or extracurricular you choose.


What do you love most about being a Lancer?

Everything, and I mean everything, is rooted in love and compassion. You can feel it in the halls, in the walls, and in the people that make up the school. When you are in such a healthy and loving environment, it leaves a lasting mark on you. The Lancer family doesn’t have an expiration date. I have made some lifelong friends and long-lasting relationships here. We are one unit that will always be there for each other, even after high school.


How has Kennedy Catholic prepared you for life after high school?

Kennedy Catholic doesn’t shy away from the realities of the real world, so I have learned to process and think through my own standpoints on events that happen in our country. It's pleasing to see how our school comes together to get through difficulties. I am challenged, and through that, I learn skills, thought processes, and maturity I wouldn't have been able to learn anywhere else. It is extremely rewarding. I am better equipped for the real world because of the knowledge, integrity, and compassion Kennedy Catholic has instilled into me.