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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Morgan Notari (22) uses color pencils to finish a drawing in the Studio Art classroom.

Morgan Notari (’22) gets perfect score on AP Studio exam

Leila Touati, AVT Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2021

  When Morgan Notari (‘22) submitted her portfolio for the AP Studio Drawing exam last summer, she didn't expect an email from College Board a few months later notifying her of a perfect...

Marina Lee’s tech organization Citro Tech aims to empower minority communities and women in their journey towards STEM careers.

“Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy”: Amador senior’s tech organization empowers minorities in STEM 

Carol Xu, AVT Editor November 19, 2021

Out-of-place. Intimidated. Isolated. As the level of diverse representation in STEM remains low, these feelings continue to grip minorities pursuing careers in math, science, and tech fields. Citro Tech,...

Ms. Hasenpflug teaches a group of students about athletic injuries.

Amador Valley teacher Diana Hasenpflug named Tri-Valley ROP Teacher of the year

Karissa Yeung, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2021

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Diana Hasenpflug won the Tri-Valley ROP (Regional Occupation Program) teacher of the year. This award is given to honor teachers around the county for their hard work. Ms. Hasenpflug...

Jimin Han, Jihyun Lee, and Rachel Lee are the cofounders of the club, started on September 20th, 2020.

Jimin Han (‘24) organizes UnI.T to donate devices to students in need

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer November 12, 2021

 While many individuals are privileged to have a computer and WiFI access, many children in the Bay Area do not have readily access to these resources. With the virtual world growing in importance, Jimin...

Adam Tout (22) is a current senior at Amador who has developed many web projects.

Adam Tout (’22) creates Alexa skill for Amador

Soumya Rangan, Photo Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

Ever since the first Amazon Alexa was released in 2015, there have been many additions to the virtual assistant, especially with the introduction of Alexa skills. As of 2021, there are more than 100,000...

From right to left: Elmo Tang (22) and Serena Zhou (22)

Amador seniors release indie horror game Executioner

Thomas Kim, AVT Editor October 25, 2021

With Halloween just around the corner, seniors Elmo Tang (‘22) and Serena Zhou (‘22) created the perfect way to spend the holiday with a scary, interactive game that they have been working on since...

Physics teacher Bree Barnett Dreyfuss awarded the AAPT Winter Fellow

Physics teacher Bree Barnett Dreyfuss awarded the AAPT Winter Fellow

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC October 19, 2021

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) awarded Amador physics teacher Bree Barnett Dreyfuss a fellowship last Thursday. “The award is a great honor because of who nominated me and...

Kathryn Go (24) and Kelsey Go (22) run their jewelry business SIGN21 all year round.

A True Fashion Gem: Amador sister duo founds jewelry business SIGN21

Carol Xu, AVT Editor October 19, 2021

When sisters Kathryn Go (‘24) and Kelsey Go (‘22) encountered their cousin at a birthday party, they never expected to have one of the most inspiring and fateful conversations of their lives. Hours...

Yosari Ponce-Rodriguez

Ms. Ponce-Rodriguez joins the counseling department

Elyssa Lieu, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2021

Q: What's your name and position? My name is Ms. Yosari Ponce-Rodriguez, and I am the school counselor for last names D-H. Q: When did you decide you wanted to be a counselor? When I was younger,...

Amador seniors Jonah Wang (22) and Honore Alexander (22) partnered with three other Bay Area students to start SnapCivics.

Amador seniors start political newsletter site SnapCivics 

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor September 28, 2021

A team of Bay Area students, including Amador seniors Jonah Wang (‘22) and Honoré Alexander (‘22), recently founded SnapCivics, a nonprofit organization aiming to simplify complex political topics...

Best performing on the beam, Carly Oniki (22) hopes to bring her talents along with her to the UPenn gymnastics team.

Carly Oniki (‘22) commits to UPenn for gymnastics

Zaynah Shah, AVT Editor September 22, 2021

Senior Carly Oniki (‘22) recently secured a spot on the University of Pennsylvania’s NCAA gymnastics team for their 2022-2023 school year. “Doing college gymnastics at a deep Division One level...

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