Kellenberg's student newspaper The Phoenix was honored with the 2018 American Scholastic Press Association First Place Award for excellence in high school journalism. The award recognizes excellence in content coverage, design, graphics, editing, and creativity. Of a total 1000 points in the ASPA assessment, The Phoenix earned 910 points, indicating excellence in all of the categories. This is the second time in three years The Phoenix has received this award.
The Phoenix is the school newspaper, published by the students of Kellenberg Memorial High School seven times per year. Membership on the Phoenix staff is open to all students in grades 6 through 12 interested in the various aspects of newspaper publishing, such as writing articles, editing, formatting the paper using Desktop Publishing software and distribution.
- May 18, 2019
- March 26, 2019
By Maya Tadross ‘19 It is 5:15 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, and sophomore Kerrin O’Grady is sitting with her teammates in the auditorium anxiously awaiting the results of the day’s Speech competition. After arriving at school at 8 a.m. and successfully performing her oral interpretation pieces four times, Kerrin lets out a well deserved yet content yawn. “I just love being involved in my school and meeting new people, as well as doing the
- March 26, 2019
By Randi Titus '19 Hi, my name is Randi Titus, and I am a procrastinator. Now, I know what you might be thinking: “everybody procrastinates sometimes,” or, the classic, “you just have to be more focused.” I assure you, I have heard it all and tried it all before. Every solution, quick fix and goal to strive for has had absolutely no effect on my chronic condition. After numerous attempts to eradicate my procrastination tendencies,
- March 25, 2019
By Anya Murphy '19 It has been one year since my great-grandmother’s death. Mary Ann O’Toole, the matriarch of my mother’s family, left behind more than 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and 15 children, of whom my maternal grandfather is the second oldest. Despite her wishes, a two-day wake had to be held after her death because of the sheer number of people who wanted to celebrate her life. So it was that day, exactly one
- March 12, 2019
Article by Phoenix Editor Anya Murphy '19 Anxious World Youth Day pilgrims in bright yellow polos lounged in the waiting area of JFK International Airport early on the morning of January 18, 2019. After a long flight, and, for some, a layover in Miami, they finally landed in Panama. When both flights had landed later in the evening, the group’s first move was dinner and an early bedtime as they eagerly awaited the next day’s