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Sangeet Barkataki (24) is featured in a promotional for the music video.

Sangeet Barkataki (’24) sings Jakot Jilika with famous Indian singer

Yatin Bayya, AV Radio Editor June 1, 2024

Sangeet Barkataki ('24), who has been creating music on Spotify, is now featured in a traditional Assamese song called “Jakot Jilika”  alongside famous singer Bornali Kalita. “I feel really honored...

Vardaan Singhania (25) creates games in his free time.

Building worlds: Vardaan Singhania (’25) designs his own game

Yu Zhu, Staff Writer June 1, 2024

For many, COVID-19 was both a boon and a bane. Although social development took a hit, for many, it was also a time of exploration. In this particular case, Vardaan Singhania(‘25) discovered—or rather,...

Chloe Fan, on the right, celebrates with chief financial officer of DECA Kacie Hu.

ICDC DECA Attendee: Chloe Fan thrive in Anaheim

Ojal Pujji, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

From April 26 to May 1, ICDC participant and DECA member Chloe Fan ('26) embarked on a remarkable journey in (ICDC) organized by DECA. Despite facing challenges like balancing finals and AP tests, Fan's...

StudyKit is a new and popular study app masterminded by developer Angad Bhargav (24).

Angad Bhargav (‘24): The visionary behind StudyKit, the hottest new study app

Leo He, AVT World News & Politics Editor May 29, 2024

Meet Angad Bhargav (‘24), the innovative mind behind StudyKit, the explosively popular new study app revolutionizing the way students approach their studies. Combining deep knowledge of students’ needs...

Kurtis Bauman (24) pursues a future in nuclear engineering.

Kurtis Bauman (‘24) pursues a future in nuclear engineering

Leo He, AVT World News and Politics Editor May 23, 2024

Nuclear engineering sits at the forefront of both scientific innovation and theoretical physics. Its domain ranges from practical applications such as nuclear reactors here on Earth, to unraveling the...

Mr Doyle has been teaching art at Amador Valley for over 22 years.

Driven by creativity: Michael Doyle teaches art by example

Vincent Ma, Photo Editor May 22, 2024

While it can be easy sometimes to think that our teachers are just teachers, it’s important to remember that many of them have had an abundance of past experiences before their arrival here at Amador. Michael...

Rohini Khambholja (25) runs her own etsy store containing resin jewelry and more!

Rohini Khambholja (’25) runs jewelry Etsy business

Reese Seltzer, Senior Staff Writer May 13, 2024

Since eighth grade, Rohini Khambholja (‘25) has owned and operated her online jewelry business, Roros Trinket Store.  From beaded earrings to resin gummy bears, this Amador Valley student has turned...

Breaking boundaries with breakdancing: How are Amador students reacting to the worlds newest Olympic sport?

Breaking boundaries with breakdancing: How are Amador students reacting to the world’s newest Olympic sport?

Ojal Pujji, Senior Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Break dancing is now an Olympic sport, marking a big change for the Olympic Games. It comes from urban culture and blends tradition with innovation. People have different feelings about break dancing...

Ben Lentz (24) dives into a pool in a meet and greet.

Ben Lentz (’24) dives into success

Ojal Pujji, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Ben Lentz ('24)  found his passion for diving about four years ago, transitioning from gymnastics to the thrill of diving after discovering classes at the Aquatic Center. The hardest part of pursuing...

Using teamwork, innovation, and engineering skill, the TechRise club works on fun and inventive projects.

AV students participate in NASA TechRise challenge

Hunter Gapol, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

The Amador Valley High STEP UP TechRise Club ignites a passion for STEM like never before. The club isn't only about teach - it also centers on empowering women in engineering.  “Last year I volunteered...

Jessica Liao (26) pursues her goals as a debater going for out-of-state competitions in Kentucky.

Jessica Liao travels around the country to attend Debate competitions

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, AVT A&E Page Editor April 19, 2024

Growing up as a shy person, Jessica Liao (‘26) started participating in debate under her parents’ encouragement. As a sophomore, she has now become a well-rounded debater and an outgoing student, stepping...

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...

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