• There will be a 2 hour early dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 25.
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Kenzie Hoffman
Kenzie Hoffman, a junior at Atlantic High School, is an editor for AHSneedle.com and senior magazine. As an editor she writes stories for the paper, edits papers for other students at her high school, and interviews people for the school newspaper. Hoffman has been involved in track, wrestling, softball, journalism, dance, and being a teacher’s aid.  

Hoffman’s favorite story she wrote is Hair Styles Across the Decades.  “I really liked it because I got to look through all the old yearbooks and express myself through my writing,”  Hoffman said.

Hoffman said her family has impacted her life for the better and helped her become the person she is today. Her role model is her legal guardian, Jeremy, because “he showed me you are stronger than your battles and if you want to be the person you want to become, you have to put in the work.”

In her free time, Hoffman enjoys reading the most because “I can dive into the book and forget about my surroundings.” She also enjoys writing, because she has the freedom to express herself. Hoffman loves to listen to music and her favorite genres are classic rock when she’s in the mood to jam out and country when she wants a heart throb. 

Someone that makes Hoffman’s mood go from a one to a ten is her friend Kobe.  “He is one of the sweetest and most kind people I know,” Hoffman said.  “Not to mention he’s hilarious.”  She hopes to graduate from college with a minor degree in psychology and a teaching degree to become a guidance counselor. “I know I’m destined for greatness, and it all starts with the decisions I make everyday.”


Story by Laney Brosam

Kenzie Hoffman, AHS Needle Editor

Nov 18, 2020
Olympic Lifter and Overcomer (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Mental Health Matters (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2020
Football Win Qualifies Trojans for State (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS (Media)
Oct 23, 2020
Numerous Nifty Nails at AHS (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2020
ACSD Votes on Mask Mandate (Media)
Oct 14, 2020
Trojans Trample the Tigers (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2020
Trojans Secure District Title (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Trojans Keep the Winning Streak Against Clarinda (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2020
Facing Life Changes (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
Saying No to False Eyelashes — OPINION (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Masks and Mindfulness at the Trojan Bowl (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Trojan Football Kicks Off the Season (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
Chalk on the Block (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Makeup Makeover (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2020
Wake Up and Makeup (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Interest in Girls Wrestling Grows Across Iowa (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Petersen Takes On the Psyche (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Hairstyles Across the Decades (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
English as a Second Language (Media)
Oct 03, 2019
ACSD Hosts Annual Picture Day (Story)
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Kenzie Hoffman