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Kenzie Hoffman

Kenzie Hoffman, AHS Needle Editor, Yearbook

 “Funny, outgoing, and driven” are just a few words to describe senior Kenzie Hoffman. She is known as a hopeful and talkative spirit, who loves creating a positive environment. “I would never want to change how talkative and outgoing I am,” Hoffman said.  “I’m never afraid to go up to someone and introduce myself.”  Hoffman loves giving off “positive vibes” and making people feel comfortable around others.

Hoffman is an editor for the yearbook, as well as AHS Needle. Hoffman’s favorite story was “probably ‘Mental Health Matters.’” She wrote it last fall and said it was very important to her because it was based on Suicide Prevention Month. “It took a lot of research and dedication to perfect the story,” Hoffman said.  Her most enjoyable aspect of journalism is writing stories and taking sports pictures because there is “a lot of action involved and you never get bored.”

Hoffman is involved in more than just journalism. Throughout high school, she’s been in track freshman and sophomore years, wrestling sophomore and junior years, and journalism sophomore through senior years.  Hoffman worked at the Downtowner Cafe for a year and a half, as well as Udderly Delicious. Right now, she works at Antia Child Care through the Multi Occupation Class at AHS. 

With all of these activities, Hoffman has always leaned on her older brother Carter.  She looks up to him because “He's helped me learn that you can be who you want to be, and your past doesn’t define your future.” 

Story by Alyssa Neal.

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