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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Jinghan Li (‘26) smiles for the camera with her archery equipment at practice. (Photo provided by Jinghan Li)

“Believe in yourself”: Jinghan Li (‘26) competes in national archery tournaments

Arlina Yang, Media Arts Editor May 31, 2023

Starting archery around two years ago, Jinghan Li (‘26) wanted to do archery ever since sixth grade. Yet it was only after the end of the pandemic that Li pursued competitive archery. “I remember...

Spanish Honors Society meets every Wednesday in Ms. Henriquezs room during lunch. (Photo provided by Tanya Bakshi)

Club Profile: Spanish Honors Society

Tejasvini Ramesh, AVT Profiles Editor May 29, 2023

Amador is known for its diversity, featuring countless clubs and organizations centered around various student interests. Spanish Honors Society (SHS) in particular focuses on spreading awareness of the...

Kaley Roe (24), Ziyan Liu (24), Kathryn Go (24), Clara Yin (24), and Maggie Mei (24) founded the podcast Lab Table Talks to encourage honest discussions about academic burnout, teenage experience, and more.

“Open and honest”: Lab Table Talks podcast aims to de-stigmatize Bay Area high school culture

Arlina Yang, Graphics Editor May 26, 2023

Hoping to destigmatize academic burnout and encourage honest discussion, Amador Valley juniors Maggie Mei (‘24), Clara Yin (‘24), Kaley Roe (‘24), Ziyan Liu (‘24), and Kathryn Go (‘24) created...

Krish Ramineni (12) is the CEO and co-founder of Fireflies.ai, an AI note-taking assistant designed to streamline corporate productivity. He shares his experience at Amador, leading up to his journey creating his company.

Amador to Forbes 30U30: Krish Ramineni (’12)’s journey as CEO and co-founder of Fireflies.ai

Tejasvini Ramesh and Krithika Subramaniam May 26, 2023

When Krish Ramineni (‘12) graduated from Amador, he wanted to be a doctor. Like many prospective pre-med students, Ramineni entered college, ready to start a 10-year journey toward the career of his...

Ishan Junnarkar (24), pictured in center, poses with members of Magnus after collecting donations for the non-profit.

Ishan Junnarkar (’24) creates donation non-profit to aid community

Ritika Ghosh, AV Radio Editor May 25, 2023

It's never too early to start giving back to your community, and that’s exactly what Amador Valley junior Ishan Junnarkar started doing. Junnarkar created his non-profit Magnus, to help those in crises...

Genevieve Taylor (20), pictured left, runs Valley Yard Cards, a small local business that provides yard signs for special occasions.

Alumni Spotlight: Genevieve Taylor (’20) creates local yard sign business

Holly Mcbain, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Three years ago, Genevieve Taylor (‘20) created Valley Yard Cards, a business involving installing and renting yard sign displays for a variety of events ranging from graduations to birthdays.   “It...

Arnav Murarka (24) co-founded JuniorAces Tennis to give back to the tennis community. Murarka shares his current projects and takeaways from his business. (Photo provided by Arnav Murarka, edited by Tejasvini Ramesh)

Arnav Murarka (’24) creates tennis coaching business: JuniorAces Tennis

Katy Clark, AVT A&E Editor May 25, 2023

Arnav Murarka (‘24) plays tennis for Amador Valley High School and in his free time he decided to give back what his coaches gave him. He created a business called JuniorAces Tennis which is a tennis...

AV Glamour Gals and Glamour Gals national had volunteers visit a senior home to decorate the home with pink decor for their event.

“Confident in themselves”: AV Glamour Gals brings glam to senior homes

Arlina Yang, Media Arts Editor May 23, 2023

The Amador Valley Glamour Gals club is dedicated to fostering intergenerational connections through makeovers like painting nails and doing makeup for elderly women in senior homes. Glamour Gals’ mission...

Anna Fietelberg (23), Sruthi Kumar (24), and Lucie Bernard (23) pose for a photo after their December show.

AV Junior Sruthi Kumar teaches children’s theater

Sydney Queen, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Though not many pursued the hobby, few can forget the first time they set foot on a stage. With lights blinding your eyes and thousands of words in your mind, it’s time to perform. This feeling is something...

AV Japanese teacher Rieko Murphy teaches her students in various ways including making art work.

Teacher Profile: Rieko Murphy’s journey to teaching Japanese at Amador

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2023

As a previous high school exchange student, Reiko Murphy began her journey to America alone. Murphy had a desire for introducing Japanese culture and traditions to foreigners. She saw teaching at Amador...

Maestra Karen Lord-Eyewe teaches AP Spanish and Spanish II at Amador, helping students learn the language while sharing her culture. (Photo edited by Tejasvini Ramesh)

Teacher Spotlight: Karen Lord-Eyewe’s journey to teaching Spanish at Amador

Varsha Harnoor, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Karen Lord-Eyewe, or as students call her, Maestra Eyewe, began teaching Spanish at Amador Valley in early 1996. She moved to the United States for college, from Panama, and navigated through the education...

Harry Jo (25) is a student-musician at Amador, playing for prestigious orchestras like the National Symphony Orchestra.

Harry Jo (’25) plays in National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

Lauren Tran, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Ever since he was five years old, Harry Jo (‘25) had been mesmerized by the sound of the music. With a nudge from his older sisters, Jo was able to pursue his curiosity for music; the start of paving...

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