The writing competition seeks to support writing within local high schools.

Emma Ka (‘23) wins 1st place in Tri-Valley Writer’s Contest Short Story category

Jamilla Zuniga, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The Tri-Valley Writers Competition is an annual contest involving submissions in fiction, poetry, and essay forms. This year saw participation from 13 high schools and 100 students, with winners being...

Shop Soleada offers many hand created products that can be purchased online or in person.

Julia Smith (‘21) runs personal business Shop Soleada

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Julia Smith ('21), a graduating senior at Amador Valley founded the fashion business Shop Soleada several months ago, specializing in handmade clothes and accessories. After rekindling her passion for...

Students' and teachers' plans for summer include staying in, traveling outside of the country, and exploring California.

AV students’ and staff’s plans for summer break

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

As COVID-19 rates begin to decline, Amador Valley's teachers and students have a variety of trips planned for their summer breaks. AVHS English teacher Ms. Buckley hopes to help students further...

Kira Nguyen ('23) teaches a drawing tutorial to senior citizens.

Movements for the Mind: teen organization connects to seniors in the community

Erika Yan, Junior Editor May 26, 2021

In recent years, the need to destigmatize and raise awareness for disabilities and illnesses has gained traction in the world. Movements for the Mind is one such organization dedicated to aiding those...

Kailey Wong('21) smiles at the camera in her bedroom.

Kailey Wong (‘21) wins National Merit Scholarship

Yash Bachu, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

The quiet yet panicked testing room of sophomores and juniors bubbling in the SAT answer sheet feels to be a chance at further success or even redemption for many American students. However, few students...

Despite facing various challenges, the yearbook students have been hard at work to produce Amador’s 2021 yearbook.

An inside look on the creation of 2021’s yearbook

Jamilla Zuniga, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

From year to year, the yearbook class has held the responsibility of producing a comprehensive record of the school year’s students, events, and memories. This year, however, it was one of the many classes...

Yena Cho ('22) placed 3rd in Dental Terminology, while Negar Morshedian ('22) placed 1st in Biomedical Laboratory Science.

Amador HOSA students Negar Morshedian (‘22) and Yena Cho (‘22) win state championships

Nina Moothedath, AV Radio EIC May 17, 2021

Two Amador juniors, Negar Morshedian ('22) and Yena Cho ('22), placed at this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference. Among the different categories, Cho ('22) placed 3rd in Dental Terminology, Morshedian...

The shooting happened over multiple days and places, including the Amador parking lot.

“Every 15 Minutes” during the pandemic

Senyi Yang, Senior Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Every Fifteen Minutes is a documentary-style production that educates students about the dangers of driving under influence. It’s a major project with multiple city-wide collaborations, usually with...

Anika Aeka ('24) smiles as she drops off books.

Anika Aeka (‘24) collects books for Middle East classrooms

River Johnson, Senior Staff Writer May 5, 2021

How many people can say that they've helped give over 5,000 books to children in need? Well, the count is at least one, and it’s Amador freshman Anika Aeka ('24).  “The exact number is 6,449, and...

NCS/Les Schwab Tires Girls' Lacrosse Championships - Division 1 Semi-finals. Amador Valley HS vs. Granite Bay HS at Amador Valley HS on May 14 2019 in Pleasanton California

AV senior Kalena Johnson nationally recognized for lacrosse

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC April 30, 2021

Amador Senior and athlete Kalena Johnson is receiving all sorts of national recognition for her phenomenal Lacrosse playing. She earned a spot on the All-American Roster and received an honorable mention...

During Earth Week, Local Leaders hosted several activities to help honor the earth and bring fun to the week.

What Local Leaders Club is doing for Earth Month/Week

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

On April 22nd, individuals around the world come together to celebrate Earth Day, a time used to appreciate the earth and its natural resources and raisemawareness about climate change and the environment.  Local...

A LINK meeting takes place both in person on the field and through virtual Zoom sessions.

Mrs. Scavone: Why LINK is so important for next year’s freshman

Sierra Deaver, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The transition from middle school to high school can be rough and even daunting for some. However, the LINK program at Amador, which is led by Ms. Scavone, helps out many new freshmen. LINK is a program...

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