The Tower

Claire Stowe with Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Carol Guzy at the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference
From the Editor: Thank You and Farewell
Claire Stowe, Editor-in-Chief • May 20, 2020

This was never the letter I planned on writing. Both as a sophomore and a junior, I watched the seniors write their final “senior letters” to The Tower, officially closing their time as a member of the staff. This year’s senior letters are different....

Aight, Imma Head Out
Aight, Imma Head Out
Seth Kirkpatrick, Media Director • May 20, 2020

So here’s the deal - when you ask the podcast guy to write something, you aren’t gonna get Pulitzer Prize level writing, so I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. Working with The Tower has been a fantastic experience. Being able to express my creativity...

Farewell...With Jonathon Zapf
Farewell...With Jonathon Zapf
Jonathon Zapf, Professional Human • May 19, 2020

Dear Tower,  My stay at John Adams High School and Day Spa was slightly shorter than most, as I transferred at the start of my junior year, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy my shortened tenure as a student. One of the many aspects that made...

COVID-19 Outtake and Farewell
COVID-19 Outtake and Farewell
Ryan Downey, Managing Editor • May 19, 2020

I believe that I can speak for the majority of students when I say that each person that will graduate from high school will have at least one defining moment in their career. For some it’s being crowned Homecoming King/Queen, for others it’s winning...

I was able to take a photo with Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg because of an event I was covering for the Tower!
Ellie Graff
Ellie Graff, Reporter • May 19, 2020

Writing for The Tower has honestly been pretty sick. As an underclassman, I had always been interested in writing for the school paper, but I had never found room in my schedule. When it came to junior year, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add more writing...

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Addy Cherry
Addy Cherry
Ellie Graff, Reporter • May 18, 2020

Addison Cherry, known to her friends as Addy, is a senior at Adams, and a beloved member of the JA student body. You can find Addy contributing to Adams in many ways from the classroom, working on an award-winning art piece, to the hockey stands, cheering on the Eagles.  Although Addy is not currently involved in any extracurricular activities, she has participated in diving, track, and color guard....

Alicia Jacobs
Alicia Jacobs
Naomi Presler, Reporter

Alicia Jacobs is a senior here at John Adams High School and an amazing cheerleader. She has been cheering for two years and is the President...

Loryn Higginbotham
Loryn Higginbotham
Anna Tarner, Reporter

Loryn Higginbotham has filled her high school years full of activities and challenges. She is a four year basketball player, a JAVA board member,...

Elena Soto
Elena Soto
Claire Stowe, Editor-in-Chief

Elena Soto, an Adams senior, will not only be named one of the 2020 Valedictorians, but she is also an accomplished artist hoping to continue...

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