Emerson Muise (25) stands on the set of America Ninja Warrior.

Emerson Muise (‘25) challenges American Ninja Warrior Junior

Matt Carter, AVT EIC September 20, 2021

The idiom "Hard work pays off" is one that holds true for Amador freshman Emerson Muise (‘25). Muise will be competing on American Ninja Warrior Junior, the parkour racing competition for ages 9-14 streaming...

 Kush Arora (23) prepares for a swing on the course.

Kush Arora (’23) commits to Stanford for golf

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer September 2, 2021

Kush Arora (‘23) might only be a junior, but his long hours dedicated to the golf course have landed him a scholarship to Stanford University.  “When I got the call from the coach, I felt excited....

Samaira Mehta (24) smiles, sporting her handmade dress.

Samaira Mehta (‘24) starts sustainable and all-inclusive clothing brand

Audrey Combs, AVT Editor August 31, 2021

Samaira Mehta (‘24) started her local fashion brand That Girl last September. That Girl is a sustainable fashion brand that specializes in handmade clothing made to order.  Mehta (‘24) first discovered...

Selina Nakari (22) smiles after winning at the 2021 Junior Olympics.

Selina Nakari (’23) wins team gold for artistic swimming in Junior Olympics

Audrey Combs, AVT Editor August 30, 2021

Selina Nakari (‘23) won team gold at this year's Junior Olympics for artistic swimming with her team the Santa Clara Aquamaids. Directed by USA Artistic Swimming, the championship took place at the Air...

Gyan Bhambhani (23) smiles at the camera.

Gyan Bhambhani (’23) starts new podcast “The Entrepreneur Insights

Elyssa Lieu, AVT EIC August 23, 2021

For Gyan Bhambhani (‘23), his room isn’t just the place where he sleeps - it’s where he broadcasts his podcast The Entrepreneur Insights, a record where he interviews experts on their unique careers...

The writing competition seeks to support writing within local high schools.

Emma Ka (‘23) wins 1st place in Tri-Valley Writer’s Contest Short Story category

Jamilla Zuniga, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The Tri-Valley Writers Competition is an annual contest involving submissions in fiction, poetry, and essay forms. This year saw participation from 13 high schools and 100 students, with winners being...

Shop Soleada offers many hand created products that can be purchased online or in person.

Julia Smith (‘21) runs personal business Shop Soleada

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Julia Smith ('21), a graduating senior at Amador Valley founded the fashion business Shop Soleada several months ago, specializing in handmade clothes and accessories. After rekindling her passion for...

Students and teachers plans for summer include staying in, traveling outside of the country, and exploring California.

AV students’ and staff’s plans for summer break

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

As COVID-19 rates begin to decline, Amador Valley's teachers and students have a variety of trips planned for their summer breaks. AVHS English teacher Ms. Buckley hopes to help students further...

Kira Nguyen (23) teaches a drawing tutorial to senior citizens.

Movements for the Mind: teen organization connects to seniors in the community

Erika Yan, Junior Editor May 26, 2021

In recent years, the need to destigmatize and raise awareness for disabilities and illnesses has gained traction in the world. Movements for the Mind is one such organization dedicated to aiding those...

Kailey Wong(21) smiles at the camera in her bedroom.

Kailey Wong (‘21) wins National Merit Scholarship

Yash Bachu, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

The quiet yet panicked testing room of sophomores and juniors bubbling in the SAT answer sheet feels to be a chance at further success or even redemption for many American students. However, few students...

Despite facing various challenges, the yearbook students have been hard at work to produce Amador’s 2021 yearbook.

An inside look on the creation of 2021’s yearbook

Jamilla Zuniga, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

From year to year, the yearbook class has held the responsibility of producing a comprehensive record of the school year’s students, events, and memories. This year, however, it was one of the many classes...

Yena Cho (22) placed 3rd in Dental Terminology, while Negar Morshedian (22) placed 1st in Biomedical Laboratory Science.

Amador HOSA students Negar Morshedian (‘22) and Yena Cho (‘22) win state championships

Nina Moothedath, AV Radio EIC May 17, 2021

Two Amador juniors, Negar Morshedian ('22) and Yena Cho ('22), placed at this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference. Among the different categories, Cho ('22) placed 3rd in Dental Terminology, Morshedian...

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