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How to Earn a Community Service Award

How to Earn a Community Service Award

Elias Mosby, Reporter

May 24, 2018

All across the country, high schools hold end of year celebrations to honor students for academic achievements. Students are chosen for recognition by teachers for being at the top of their class in subjects such as Algebra II, Spanish III, and Chemistry. At Van Alstyne High School, students are recog...

Upcoming AP Reception

Upcoming AP Reception

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

May 16, 2018

On Thursday, May 24th, "The Road Less Traveled" will be presented in the cafeteria at VAHS, 6:30-8:00. The work of students enrolled in Karen Endicott’s Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Literature classes will be presented during the upcoming AP Reception. “The AP Reception is a tradition ...

The Fears of Graduation

The Fears of Graduation

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Imagine spending 13 years of your life working towards graduation. The moment has finally come and your feet have just crossed the stage. Diploma in hand, you are now a high school graduate. But reality sets in... what now? Each student has a different plan to carry out their future careers. Some a...

Seniors Choosing to Serve

Seniors Choosing to Serve

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

May 7, 2018

Two Van Alstyne High School students are preparing to trade in the traditional graduation cap and gown and wear their country’s uniforms as they prepare for a career in the military. Jamie Gregory, senior, is heading to the United States Marines, and Zach Wright, senior, is enlisting in the United St...

The Reality of Peer Pressure

The Reality of Peer Pressure

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

April 27, 2018

A students high school experience can be one of the best times of their lives, but it can also be dangerous. Peer pressure influences about 90% of high schools students said Peer Pressure Statistics. But why is that number so high? In fact, a total of 28% of teens said that succumbing to peer pressur...

Snow Cone Stand Rivalry: Which one is better?

Snow Cone Stand Rivalry: Which one is better?

Olivia White, Reporter

April 27, 2018

As warmer weather has finally arrived after being freezing for so long, it is the season of sunburns, no school, and the best thing of all- snow cones. Flavored ice of your choice is the best way to enjoy a sweet treat while cooling down. Students are already partaking of snow cones from Snowball Exp...

A Photo Finish to Special Olympics

A Photo Finish to Special Olympics

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

April 25, 2018

On April 20, Van Alstyne High School had the pleasure of hosting one of the biggest Special Olympics track meets in our area. More than 300 athletes attended the meet. The athletes competed in a variety of events ranging from assisted wheelchair races to the softball throw. The meet was a success due ...

Shannon Jones is Paraprofessional of the Year

Shannon Jones is Paraprofessional of the Year

Sam Mosby, Reporter

April 13, 2018

Day in and day out, students are sent home due to illness. A high school is a warzone for germs and illnesses. Lucky for Student at Van Alstyne High School, they can trust in their outstanding school nurse: Shannon Jones. Every day students go to Nurse Jones for aid, whether it be a scratch that needs...

Jana Tinsley is Teacher of the Year

Jana Tinsley is Teacher of the Year

Elias Mosby, Reporter

April 12, 2018

Jana Tinsley has helped countless students develop skills which will last them a lifetime. She has helped students learn how to sew, cook, and take care of children. Every day she greets students at the door with a smile on her face. She is truly an amazing teacher. So amazing in fact, that she was n...

The Fall of the Left Field Lounge

The Fall of the Left Field Lounge

Elias Mosby and Sam Mosby

April 6, 2018

“The Left Field Lounge was essentially baseball’s version of the Van Alstyne Verbal Assault Team.” said Gage Proctor, Junior. With basketball having ended, the spring sports are in full swing. Van Alstyne High School students love to show their school spirit at sporting events, so the decision...

What do Single People do on Valentine’s Day?

What do Single People do on Valentine’s Day?

Kirstie Connors, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day has filled the high school with shades of red, the smell of cookies and chocolate covered strawberries, and the sounds of gifts being shared. Over-all, everyone seems happy to be alive and a panther today. But what about the single people among the crowd of couples? It is fair to s...

Starting on the Right Foot: Track Season

Starting on the Right Foot: Track Season

Sam Mosby and Elias Mosby

February 2, 2018

Track season is just around the corner, so members of Boy's Athletics have started preparing themselves for the upcoming competition.

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