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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Hunter Selkow (25) has been playing ice hockey since he was three years old, using his passion for the sport to fuel a social cause. (Photo provided by Hunter Selkow)

From Pleasanton to Detroit: Hunter Selkow (’25) creates Selkow Athletic Foundation

Parsa Hassanpour, AVT Page Editor January 31, 2023

Playing ice hockey since he was just three years old, Hunter Selkow (‘25) is no stranger to the rink.  With over a decade of experience, including recruitment to elite programs, Selkow has built...

Baseball player Tyler Kubo plays outfielder for Amador Valley and recently committed to Occidental College.(Photo provided by Tyler Kubo).

Tyler Kubo commits to Occidental College for baseball

Christiana Cook , Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Tyler Kubo (‘23) recently committed to Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA to pursue his baseball career. Kubo is a senior at Amador Valley who has spent the majority of his life training and playing...

(Yatin)s naturally curious. He finds things that hes interested in, and he takes the time outside of class to pursue his passions, said his computer science teacher Kevin Kiyoi. (Photo provided by Yatin Bayya).

Sophomore coder creates Google extension with over 60,000 users

Trisha Pandey, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

As Yatin Bayya (‘25) worked on his French homework, he frequently struggled to find the commands for accent marks, which pushed him to code his own google extension, “Easy Accent Marks.” Now, all...

Since around July 2022, Simran Khemlani has been a student ambassador with Nordstrom, attending Zoom monthly information sessions to explore the fashion industry.

Junior Nordstrom Ambassador talks fashion industry and expressing herself through her outfits

Carol Xu, AVT Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Over the past summer, Simran Khemlani (‘24) was browsing through fashion posts on social media when she stumbled across a program mentioned in a TikTok comment section: the Nordstrom Ambassador Program.  The...

Lauryn Marie (20)s songs are known for having poignant lyrics backed by simple acoustics.

Telling stories through music: Lauryn Marie (’20)’s journey as a singer-songwriter

Emerson Muise, AVT Page Editor January 26, 2023

AV Alumni Lauryn Marie ('20) released her first song when she was just 15 years old. That song is called The Romantic, which now has over 2.7 million streams on Spotify. Today, Marie has taken the statement,...

For Angad Bhargav (24), the ability to code is a superpower.

Angad Bhargav (’24) codes new, versatile Student Portal

Amishi Jha, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

For Angad Bhargav (‘24), with the ability to code comes the ability to solve a limitless set of problems. Bhargav creates new, rising apps to aid students, most notably BetterQ and StudyKit.  BetterQ...

James Rothstein played Tight End and Defensive End for the Amador Valley Dons and looks to put forth his best effort in bringing success to West Point.

Footballer James Rothstein (’23) commits to Army

Joseph Chiu , AVT Sports Editor January 26, 2023

Amador Valley’s standout Tight End James Rothstein has committed to play football for the Army Black Knights and serve in the United States Military Academy. Rothstein visited West Point over the summer...

Sharanya Javali (’24) has a passion for crocheting and making her own clothes.

Junior crochets clothes for family and friends

Alyssa Wu, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Sharanya Javali (‘24) picked up her hobby in crocheting and fashion during quarantine, and her passion has now expanded to making clothes for friends and a potential business. “I started crocheting...

Aryan Jain(23),  Pleasanton Energy and Environment committee  member, shares his research experience and journey on getting into the top worlds university, MIT.

ACING MIT with Aryan Jain (’23) | Acing Admissions Advice

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Why did you choose to apply to this college? I chose to apply to MIT just because they have the best computer science school, it gave the undergraduate students a lot of opportunities, not only to explore...

Samuel Wang(23) was admitted to Vanderbilt University. He shares his experience from application to acceptance.

ACING Vanderbilt University with Samuel Wang (‘23) | Acing Admissions Advice

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Why did you choose to apply to this college? One of the main reasons I applied to this college was because they had a smaller class size. That way I can get closer with the professors, and there will...

Adi Lankipalle (23) was recently accepted to UPenns Huntsman Program, which combines the Wharton School of Business and international studies. He shares his high school journey and gives key insights for students entering the college application process.

ACING UPenn with Adi Lankipalle (’23) | Acing Admissions Advice

Krithika Subramaniam, AVT Page Editor January 25, 2023

Responses were edited for length and clarity.  Why did you choose to apply to this college? UPenn was my first choice because I have an interest in the areas of economics, history, and politics...

AV Visual Arts teacher Michael Doyle fosters young artists in his classroom. He shares the inspiration for his art, as well as his journey to being a teacher at Amador.

Michael Doyle fosters young artists in visual arts classes

Ritika Ghosh, AV Radio Editor January 24, 2023

Since he was young, AV Visual Arts Teacher Michael Doyle loved art and illustration. As he got older, his passion for art led him to his home here at Amador, where he now gets to teach what he loves.  “I...

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