Philip Avdey's interest in filmmaking leads him to explore new topics.

Philip Avdey wins national CSPAN documentary contest

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor March 30, 2021

Philip Avdey (‘21) is a proud third-place winner in cable network CSPAN’s 2021 video documentary competition, bagging a $750 prize and publicity for his film. More than 2,300 middle and high school...

AV Mentors serves a range of purposes.

How AVMentors has been helpful during online quarantine

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Having assisted over 100 freshmen through their transition from middle school to high school, AV Mentors, a club at Amador Valley, offers various tools and resources to help out incoming students. The...

Giulia Telli ('24) grins into the camera flying up high.

Giulia Telli (‘24) takes first flight as pilot-in-training

Erika Yan, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

From the moment a plane leaves the runway, pilots work to ensure their passengers have a safe flight until they're back on ground. Competence in this job is particularly crucial as hundreds of lives depend...

Defy Cosmetics co-founder Jane Wu displays one of the company's lip glosses.

Amador juniors found makeup brand Defy Cosmetics

Manasa Krishnan and Albertine Combs March 2, 2021

Even in the Covid-19 pandemic, Amador students have found a way to combine their passions and hobbies together to make an impact on causes they feel close to. The December of 2020 marked the founding of...

Gardner played the position of point guard, turning him into the great team player he is today.

Amador boys varsity basketball team gets new head coach

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC February 23, 2021

The Amador Valley boys varsity basketball team recently gained a new and experienced head coach, Willis Gardner. Coach Gardner has devoted his life to the sport of basketball and teaching it to others. “Basketball...

Hiya is an upcoming junior changing the world through her code.

Hiya Shah (‘22) wins first place in 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor February 22, 2021

AV junior Hiya Shah developed an app called Maji which won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for California’s District 15. The challenge is hosted by members of Congress, and Shah’s project placed...

Mr. Amador boys are here!

Imogen Rogers, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2021

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mr. Amador (@mramadorshow) The 2021 Mr. Amador boys are here!...

During quarantine, artist Amy Wang (‘21), focused on architechtural drawings. She drew a layout of a sustainable city, as well as painting various buildings.

AV artists are still creating during quarantine

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

During this difficult time, artists have been trying to find ways to practice their creativity. They have found ways to adapt and overcome the limitations of staying at-home in order to do what they love. Having...

Nitya Sunkad ('21) wins Regeneron Science Talent search

Nitya Sunkad (’21) wins Regeneron Science Talent search

Erika Yan, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

The Society for Science’s Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competitions. This year, their announcement of the top scholars features Nitya...

Working at the Oakland Zoo inspired AV junior Jacqueline Lee to bring together working STEM professionals with aspiring students.

AV junior Jacqueline Lee empowers Tri-Valley Girls in STEM

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor January 19, 2021

While quarantine may have shut down all in-person activities, Jacqueline Lee, a junior at Amador Valley, took this time to organize a live panel of female STEM professionals in order to encourage girls...

AV Junior Tasha Laberge starts tutoring system on Nextdoor

Sunny Liu, Soumya Sahay, and Sharan Robinson December 16, 2020

The most glaring influence that COVID-19 has on students is that school is all online. Students sit in front of screens to learn instead of attending physical classes. For AV Junior Tasha Laberge, online...

Maddie Stokes models one of her handmade clay earrings.

AV senior Maddie Stokes starts her own jewelry business

Parth Mishra, Staff Writer November 26, 2020

Shortly after quarantine started, Maddie Stokes ('21) started a business called Broken Earth Designs. It focuses on clay jewelry, a rare but fascinating field of art. The stay-at-home order released...

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