Key West High School 2019 Homecoming Court by: Jessica Nitti

Homecoming is a tradition at Key West High School that celebrates and honors six outstanding seniors that display Conch Pride. This year’s 2019 Homecoming Court is no exception. The six ladies nominated are Ludmila Barrios, Georquis Batista, Erica Gaertner, Micah Hayden, Samantha Lopez, and Gracie Wood. Ludmila Barrios It is a huge honor to be chosen as a Homecoming candidate and there is no doubt … Continue reading Key West High School 2019 Homecoming Court by: Jessica Nitti

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KWHS Seniors Celebrate the Beginning of the End by: Jessica Nitti

From nervous freshman to a big senior family, the Key West High School Class of 2020 kicked off their last first day with a grand entrance. The energy, blasting music, balloons, and streamers made the courtyard feel like a party.  The theme of their entrance was “Most Wanted” where each student had a poster with what they were known for by their peers. Brendan Roney … Continue reading KWHS Seniors Celebrate the Beginning of the End by: Jessica Nitti

Best All Around: Francesca Carbone & Ryan Keane

The Superlative “Best All Around” is one of the highest honors a Key West High School student can receive. A student who is “Best All Around” excels in sports, clubs, and academics. This year these well-rounded students are Francesca Carbone and Ryan Keane. Swim captain, band captain, and Homecoming Queen Francesca Carbone embodies the superlative “Best All Around”. Carbone said, “I was extremely surprised and … Continue reading Best All Around: Francesca Carbone & Ryan Keane

Explore writing in Key West with the Young Writer’s Studio

After the success of last year’s program, Key West Literary Seminar (KWLS) is bringing back The Young Writer’s Studio this summer during the week of June 24-28th. This workshop is for high school students who are looking to develop their voice as a writer, better their writing skills, and learn about Key West literary history. Over the course of five days the group of young … Continue reading Explore writing in Key West with the Young Writer’s Studio

Student Spotlight: Jefflyne Desilme

Key West High School is very fortunate to have senior, Jefflyne Desilme. Not only is she involved with activities and academics, but she is also an encouraging helping hand to everyone she meets. Desilme is an active member in Zonta, Mu Alpha Theta, and Beta Club. She represented KWHS at Girls State. Desilme also serves as a school mentor for incoming freshman. She helps out … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Jefflyne Desilme

KWHS Project Unified Bocce team successfully makes its debut

Starting January of 2019, the first ever in the history of Key West High School, Project Unified Bocce team was launched. It was arranged by Ruth Holland, Unified Champion Schools Director, and David Erhard the head of the English department, who also happens to be the coach for the team. For someone who is not familiar with “bocce”, it is a game that dates back … Continue reading KWHS Project Unified Bocce team successfully makes its debut

Freshman, Gabrielle Pariag wins fourth place at state Poetry Out Loud competition

Key West High School (KWHS) is proud of the students who participated in the first Poetry Out Loud competition on January 31st. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry competition for high school students that provides an opportunity to read and recite poems while enhancing public speaking and presentation skills. Several English and History Classes partook in memorizing poems in class and 23 students were … Continue reading Freshman, Gabrielle Pariag wins fourth place at state Poetry Out Loud competition

Athlete spotlight: Internationally ranked pickleball champion, William Sobek

William Sobek first discovered pickleball when he was just four and a half years old. A beach day with his parents, introduced him to the sport and now at 14 years old, Sobek has traveled around the world to compete in numerous pickleball tournaments. Pickleball is a paddle sport that contains elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Two to four players use paddles to hit … Continue reading Athlete spotlight: Internationally ranked pickleball champion, William Sobek

Key West bans chemicals found in sunscreen

On February 5 the Key West City Commission voted 6 – 1 to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. This will go into effect in 2021. Key West isn’t the first city to ban these chemicals. Hawaii banned sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate early last year. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are the active ingredients in most name-brand sunscreens, for example some … Continue reading Key West bans chemicals found in sunscreen