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

Feel empowered after watching “On the Basis of Sex”

“On the Basis of Sex” is a biopic film on the notorious Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film follows twenty years of RBG’s (played by Felicity Jones) life as she enters her first year at Harvard Law School as one of the nine women in her class, raises a family alongside her husband Marty Ginsburg (played by Armie Hammer) and … Continue reading Feel empowered after watching “On the Basis of Sex”

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

Rowan Ricardo Phillips talks poetry and the importance of knowing your roots

On Friday, January 11th, Key West High School (KWHS) English classes were lucky enough to hear from an esteemed poet,  Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Phillips took time away from the Key West Literary Seminar to speak to over 100 students. All week students had read and familiarized themselves with his works and were excited to finally meet the man behind the poetry. Phillips took the stage … Continue reading Rowan Ricardo Phillips talks poetry and the importance of knowing your roots

Athlete spotlight: Cruse Sweeney

Key West High School (KWHS) has no shortage of outstanding athletes, all of whom work hard and bring pride to the Conchs. Cruse Sweeney’s name has been everywhere this swim season and his achievements are widely recognized throughout the school. Sweeney is a senior this year and is in his 15th year of swimming. When he was younger his parents pushed him to swim and … Continue reading Athlete spotlight: Cruse Sweeney