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Jasmine Torres is the new counselor overseeing students with last names Lb to Ol.

INTRODUCING… counselor Jasmine Torres

Aashi Jain, AVT Page Editor September 25, 2022

Jasmine Torres joins Amador Valley High School after interning at Alum Rock School District in San Jose for eight months. She recently graduated from San Jose State this spring with a Master’s in Education...

Yu has been working at Amador since 2017, and her office door always stays open for students to come in.

INTRODUCING… counselor Jennifer Yu

Eva Raul, AVT Page Editor September 24, 2022

The door to health and wellness counselor Jennifer Yu’s office is always open, right behind a sign saying “It’s always a beautiful day here at Amador.”  Colorful stickers cover her laptop and...

Brady Nassar committed to the University of Colorado Boulder over the summer as a defensive end.

Amador Valley football player commits to University of Colorado Boulder

Joseph Chiu, AVT Page Editor September 24, 2022

Brady Nassar (‘23) announced his commitment to the University of Colorado Boulder on June 30, as a 3-star defensive end. His passion for the game has developed and shaped him into the player he is today. This...

Choudhary has been horse-riding for nearly six years, and started officially competing two years ago.

Taking the reins: Rohan Choudhary (‘24) competes as an equestrian

Carol Xu, AVT Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

Whenever a teacher asks for one fun fact from each student, Rohan Choudhary (‘24) always answers that he trains in horse riding. People usually react with surprise.  “They’ll be like ‘oh that’s...

Tho Nguyen (23) is this years new Pleasanton Teen Poet Laureate.

“Serving the Community”: Tho Nguyen (‘23) named new Pleasanton Teen Poet Laureate

Arlina Yang, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Tho Nguyen (‘23) was appointed Pleasanton's 2022-23 Teen Poet Laureate after a selective process of writing submissions and interviews. “The Civics Arts and Library Commission Committee  asks you...

Kimberly Tran oversees students who have last names starting with Sn-Z.

INTRODUCING… Kimberly Tran, Om-Z counselor

Carol Xu, AVT Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Kimberly Tran joins the Don family after four years working as a school counselor in the San Mateo-Foster City District. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in 2010, and majored in sociology...

Jadhav and Kong flew to the Netherlands from July 26th to July 31st to compete in the Taekwondo World Championships, representing Team USA.

Amador athletes spar in International Taekwondo Federation competition over summer break

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC September 7, 2022

At five years old, Kavya Jadhav (‘23) and Natalie Kong (‘24) first stepped onto a Taekwondo mat, beginning an 11-year old martial arts journey that took them to the Netherlands for the five-day IFT...

Gottschalk holds the second place trophy won by Amador UAVs at the international AUVSI competition.

Alumni Spotlight: Kai Gottschalk (’22) talks winning international UAV competition, building drones, and filming school events

Eva Raul, AVT Page Editor September 2, 2022

Bzzz!! Kai Gottschalk (‘22) handles the controls allowing a drone to fly high above the football field, capturing the marching band’s final run of the rehearsal. He makes sure it stays steady while...

I’ve just really loved music. I also really love listening to music. When I heard lofi for the first time, I was pretty into it because it’s just chill, and I really like jazz too. I wanted to recreate the feeling I had listening to lofi for other people. That’s why I started producing, Zhou said.

Verified on Spotify: Amador senior produces popular lofi music

Grace Huang and Jocelyn Hsu September 2, 2022

On Spotify, Mark Zhou (‘23) produces music as a verified artist under the account Markcato. As the name suggests, he stands out as someone who accentuates his life as an artistic melody. Zhou’s...

Over the summer, Meenakshi Yarlagadda (23) self-published a poetry collection that combines whimsical storytelling with vivid imagery.

“My heart is like a pen”: Meenakshi Yarlagadda (‘23) publishes vibrant new poetry collection

Carol Xu, AVT EIC August 23, 2022

Meenakshi Yarlagadda (‘23) knew since third grade that she wanted to publish a book someday. Nine years later, the summer before her senior year, Yarlagadda’s dream became a reality when she published...

Zhang is shocked when her name is called on the loudspeakers at the Chase stadium in Atlanta.

Sarah Zhang (‘23): How to win in DECA and in life

Ritika Ghosh, Staff Writer May 31, 2022

On Thursday, May 6th, Sarah Zhang (‘23) placed fifth overall in the finals for DECA, making her one of the only people from Amador to reach and even place for the DECA International Career Development...

After three years attending community college, Xinyun Liu (20) successfully applied as a transfer student to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSB, UC Irvine, and UC Davis.

From community college to UC Berkeley: Xinyun Liu (’20) on her unconventional post-high school journey

Sharon Jiang, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

In recent years, as the political atmosphere between China and the United States becomes more and more tense, international students have been put in an uneasy position. For Xinyun Liu (‘20), who came...

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