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Maya Mithani, Pareena Gupta, and Anika Parkhi (clockwise from the top left) hold up their winning certificates.

Maya Mithani (‘26), Pareena Gupta (‘27), and Anika Parkhi (‘24) place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at Rotary Speech Contest

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor April 11, 2024

On March 14th, Maya Mithani (‘26), Pareena Gupta (‘27), and Anika Parkhi (‘24) attended the Rotary Speech Contest at the Ruby and Roses Restaurant. The students won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.  What...

Zenil Koovejee (24) performs on the stage at a Bollywood showcase.

Emerging bollywood talent: Zenil Koovejee (’24) shines on stage

Jerry Liu, Staff Writer March 30, 2024

At the end of February at the Amador Donversity Rally, Zenil Koovejee (‘24) and the Bollywood Club took the stage, captivating the audience with a mesmerizing fusion of modern hip-hop and contemporary...

Celine Lu (‘24), on the right, mentors and coaches younger sprinters as sprint captain.

Celine Lu (’24) leads the track team to success as the new sprints captain

Julia Evans, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

For the track and field’s spring season, Celine Lu is the new captain of the sprints team. She was chosen through a vote among the team. A Passion for Running “I’ve been leading the team since...

Maylen Montoya (‘25) showcases her talent in soccer on the field.

Maylen Montoya (‘25) wins EBAL All League Player of the Year

Hunter Gapol, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Amador’s rising star Maylen Montoya (‘25)  emerged as EBAL All-League Player of the Year. Her journey to league prominence is defined by grit, talent, and an unwavering dedication to her sport. Reflecting...

Devyn Caples (24) qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 2024 for swimming.

Devyn Caples (’24) makes Olympic Trials

Gigi Zhang, Amadon Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2024

Devyn Caples (‘24) is a D1 student-athlete who recently qualified for the Olympic trials in the 400 IM event. Currently, he is a member of the Crow Canyon Sharks and plans to train with the team for...

Starting off her dog show journey during COVID, Laney Parker (25) has since won several conformation events.

Laney Parker (’25) wows with her dog show performances

Lauren Tran, AV Radio Editor March 28, 2024

Introduced to dog shows during COVID, Laney Parker (‘25) has been captivated by them ever since. She participates in American Kennel Club conformation events, which are organized to help preserve the...

Shallene Lacey (25) performs the lion dance starting at the age of five, inheriting the East Asian culture from her parents.

Step by step: Shanelle Lacey (’25) amazes with her lion dancing talent

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, A&E Page Editor March 25, 2024

Since the age of 5, Shallene Lacey ('25) performed the lion dance, an important cultural tradition originating in central Asia. Inheriting the culture from her parents, she moves lively along with the...

Kacie Hu (24), balances being ASB President, DECA COF, and Varsity Basketball with school and applications as a senior.

Kacie Hu (’24) does it all

Maximilien Kiyoi, AVtv Segments Editor March 19, 2024

Kacie Hu (‘24) stands as a role model and leader for Amador’s school community. Hu fills the roles of Associated Student Body President (ASB), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Distributive Education...

Anika Aeka (24) hosts STEAM fairs in the library to help kids gain an early interest in science and art.

Anika Aeka (’24) organizes fairs and designs interactive kits to spark interest in science and art among young children

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor March 4, 2024

Anika Aeka (‘24) through all of her hard work over the past year is poised to win the Girl Scouts Gold Award this April. Her STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and math— fairs and take-home...

Amador Valley Bollywood Club dazzles on the stage at their first showcase of the year.

Dazzling with desi beats: Bollywood Club shines in showcases all year round

Yu Zhu, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

On February 10, Amador Valley’s Dhamaka traveled to Cupertino to participate in the showcase, Tino Dhadkan’s Riyaaz. The event donates all its profit from tickets and snacks to the India Literacy Project. The...

Alisha Josephs program sorts and collects food that would have gone to waste.

Redefining sustainability: Alisha Joseph (’25) leads the charge with her food waste initiative

Leo He, AVT World News and Politics Editor March 3, 2024

According to Feeding America, Americans throw away 80 million tons of food every year. Alisha Joseph ('25) is tackling the food waste problem one step at a time — starting with what we throw away here...

Starting from a young age, Celicia Thendean (26)has been exploring the world through her passion for music.

Celicia Thendean (’26) explores the world through music

Amogh Belgal, AVT A&E Editor March 2, 2024

From a young age, Celicia Thendean(‘26) has been passionate about music. Whether it’s performing in benefit concerts to participating in music competitions, Thendean has always shown an interest.  “I...

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