California Dream

Article by Anna Muenchen


As a young girl riding the bus into the small town of Kings Mills, Katherine (Katie) Waissbluth dreamed that one day she’d make it to the Ivy League. Her wish was not diminished by the fact that no one from Kings High School had ever attended her dream school, in fact this motivated her to work hard and ultimately reach her goal. Her destination: Stanford University. Continue reading


Family is the Best Gift
By Anna Muenchen

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An event where the “hot” items go on sale for a limited time only, Black Friday spans over three days: Thanksgiving night, Friday morning and Cyber Monday. The Black Friday shopping frenzy sparks the idea that the holiday season means presents under the tree or by the menorah on the table. However, students at Kings have different traditions that show the reason they celebrate the way they do. Presents are not the meaning of Christmas to them. Continue reading

Senior Edition: 2017

senior map

For our final issue of the year, The Knight Times presents The Senior Edition, celebrating four years of the Class of 2017, their final week at school, and their plans for the future. What are their favorite memories of Kings? Most embarrassing moments? Where will they be in five years? But most importantly, where are they headed to college? The map above shows where in the country our seniors will be next year to start their college careers.
Click the map to view the interactive feature. Zoom in and tap a pin for a list of who is attending each school.

Senior Edition: 2017
Senior Wills …


All students hold something that is special to them like a friendship, a sport, a teacher, an experience that they will never forget. But below are experiences so precious to the Class of 2017 that they want to pass them on. Presenting the “Senior Wills” …

“I, Dom Karvelis, will to Upcoming Students power through all the hardship thrown at you.”

“I, Dustin Dezarn, will to Caleb Dezarn the calculator we’ve shared since I was in 7th grade.”

“I, Tegan Bays, will to Addison Bays my spot in the Kings Choir Program.”   Continue reading

Senior Edition: 2017
Five Years from now …


The Class of 2017 is the future. Whether it be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in a field that interests them, starting a masters degree program, going on to med school, starting their careers, or living their dream life in a spectacular location, this is where Kings’ current graduating senior class sees themselves five years from now:

Evan Bowman-Still in Ohio, probably unsure of my career path.

Claire Galberg-Out of college, possibly pursuing a masters, traveling and on my way to my first million. I’ll have a lot of cats I know that for sure.

Brendon Michael Vernon Guerin- Graduated and working for a hedge fund line Point72 Asset Management or an investment bank like Goldman Sachs.

Kirstin Mumbeck- Still in college, getting a masters.

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Senior Edition: 2017
Time for Confessions


After four years in high school, most seniors have broken a rule or two. We asked the Class of 2017 what their best senior confessions were, and this is what we got …

Kyle Glennon: “Campfires.”
Lauren Goslee: “I haven’t locked my locker all year.”
Chloe Super: “I still have a copy of Brave New World.”
Aaron Knific: “Once my friend wrote a fake note and gave it to the sub to get us out of study hall.”
Kirstin Mumbeck: “It is a little known fact that Hennessey killed a man in the third floor pool which is why we aren’t allowed to go there.”
Claire Galberg: “I still have a class copy of Slaughterhouse Five… and I still haven’t read it.”

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Senior Edition: 2017
Favorite Memories of Kings


A big part of the high school experience is making memories. As graduation creeps closer, the Class of 2017 reflected on the good times they’ve had at Kings:

Erin Ryan: Winning the talent show with Clair Galberg

Noah Edwards: Senior spring break, our grade really came together.

Katie Pihl: Obviously senior spring break to Siesta Key ….  Continue reading

Holiday Issue: 2016
Christmas in America


Kristián Houdek, 17, is a foreign exchange student from Slovakia spending the school year in America and attending Kings High School. While keeping busy with cross country, indoor track, and his studies, Houdek claims that he isn’t at all homesick. Surprisingly, since the true holiday season is now in full effect.

“I’m fine really. I don’t miss home because I have all this stuff to do,” Houdek explained. “There’s a small difference here because the people are so nice. Also, I always travel a lot.”   Continue reading