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Kyle Cannelos
As a five-year-old boy living in London, Kyle Cannelos, freshman, hears the thundering of bombs going off at a nearby underground train station. Later, they explode again while his mother is at work. She is told to “stay away from the windows” to be safe. Confused and curious, his interest in global current events awakens.

“I learned that there was violence all over the world,” Cannelos said, “and I just wanted to know more about it and how it relates to us.”

Cannelos’ life has taken him all around the world he continues to study. His family moved to Baltimore shortly after his birth in Hawaii. They later moved to England, living in London and Chelmsford when his father found work there. He has lived in West Linn for the past five years.

The penchant for the news Cannelos developed continued throughout middle school. In seventh grade, he discovered the best way to communicate his findings and thoughts about global events: writing. He credits Anne Voegtlin, Rosemont Ridge Language Arts teacher, for helping him perfect his skills. Now he is writing for the Amplifier, and is excited to put his skills to use.

“I’m here because I love to write about worldwide current events; being on the staff will allow me a lot of freedom to write about what I’m interested in,” Cannelos said.

His interests at school include science— especially chemistry— and social studies. Outside of school he is a soccer player who has played for nine years. He’s hoping to go to law school after high school, but he’s keeping his options open just in case. For now, he’s ready to write news, take photos and do social media — all the while thinking globally.

Kyle Cannelos, Reporter

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