Kimmie Barnes, junior at Bonneville High School, is a co-editor on The Bonneville Buzz newspaper staff, but it was not always her notion to join journalism. When Kimmie was a freshman in high school, she was good friends with the editor of The Bonneville Buzz, Niki Perez. Niki convinced Kimmie to join the newspaper staff, and she loved it!
Along with journalism, Kimmie enjoys taking anatomy & physiology and English. When she was asked who her favorite teachers were at Bonneville High School, she responded, “I really like Mrs. Wagner. I also loved having Mr. Haroldsen, I learned a lot from him. I will also always love Mrs. Olson, who was the old journalism advisor.” Mrs. Wagner is the current newspaper and yearbook advisor, and Mr. Haroldsen teaches various history classes.
Kimmie has three older brothers and one sister-in-law; her brothers are 21, 23, and 25 years old, and her sister-in-law is 24. Her youngest brother lives in Colorado, her middle brother attends Idaho State University in Pocatello, and her oldest brother and sister-in-law live in Idaho Falls. Along with her brothers, she has had around 12 exchange students live in her home who all became like siblings to her. Last summer, she went on a family trip that has come to be her favorite vacation. “I went to Missouri and visited some really good family friends. I really liked the area and the swampy humidity. I know it’s not very desirable weather, but I still love it.”
In the hallways, Kimmie is easily recognized by her matching earrings and outfit. When asked about her jewelry, she responded, “I love earrings! I have so many! I usually buy earrings to match outfits I want to wear or vice versa. I just really love big and fun earrings.” Her favorite combos include skeleton jewelry and outfits, or her frog earrings.
When interacting with Kimmie, remember some of her pet peeves; these include chewing sounds, people repeating themselves after she has already acknowledged them, and people walking slowly in the hallways. While watching her favorite TV shows, such as Supernatural or The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, she enjoys sipping on something from The Drink Factory, especially blue raspberry flavored, or eating something from McDonald’s.
Kimmie Barnes is an understanding, witty person, an excellent writer, and an indispensable veteran of The Bonneville Buzz staff.
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