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Core Values: Kennedy an icon of intellectual curiosity

Senior Hunter Kennedy studies in the library. Kennedy is known for his Intellectual & Creative Curiosity. Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth

At Bear River, when Intellectual and Creative Curiosity is mentioned, one name comes to mind: Hunter Kennedy.

Hunter, a senior, is well known for his intelligence, but also for his kind personality and his dedication in all areas of life. Ben Coffman, a senior and a close friend since the sixth grade, described the extent of Kennedy’s hard work.

“Hunter always takes things a step further,” said Coffman. “He’s the kind of kid who wouldn’t say no to extra work in the classroom because he knows he’ll grow from it and … he enjoys his work.”

Savannah Collyer, also a senior, raved about Kennedy’s personality.

“Hunter is like that person that you don’t think can exist because they’re too good,” Collyer said. “He’s like if you took every good quality of a person and put it together. … Not only is he smart, but he just is responsible and gets his shit done.”        

Kennedy is also a proven example of Intellectual and Creative Curiosity in the opinion of Bear River staff. His English teacher of two years, Toby Barmeyer, had an abundance of positive observations.

“He definitely has a talent for writing,” Ms. Barmeyer said. “… You wouldn’t generally think (that) since he’s a computer science person, and he’s definitely into science. It’s unique that he has both skills, like science fields, math, and then also writing, so I feel like he’s pretty well-rounded as far as academics go.”

Brady Beskeen, another senior, was quick to comment on Hunter’s quality personality.

“He’s just a great guy; he’ll be friends with anyone,” said Beskeen. “He is a very curious guy who likes to program and … he’s just always that kid that’ll put in the extra time to make sure he figures something out.”

Many Bruins agree that Kennedy is an apparent example of Intellectual and Creative Curiosity with his obvious intellect, unceasing dedication, and kind persona despite his humble self-reflections.

“What do I value?” Kennedy pondered. “I don’t know — probably hard work, dedication. I appreciate those qualities.”

Coffman also emphasized Kennedy’s admirable traits.

“He’s a gentleman, a scholar, and a freak in the classroom when it comes to it,” said Coffman. “He gets his work done. … What else can I say?”

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