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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...

Importance of Athletic Training

Importance of Athletic Training

Kirsten Duncan, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Athletic training requires knowledge of almost everything in your body that can break, tear, bleed, and also strain. In athletic training, the trainers have to work with athletes from all different sports and ability levels providing them with stretches, treatment plans, diagnostics, and so much more. ...

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

KTEN Teacher of the Year: Ella Burkhalter

Olivia White, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Teaching students takes an exceptional type of person. One of those people, specifically Van Alstyne teacher Ella Burkhalter, has gone above and beyond. With the three years that she has been at the high school, she has shown passion for learning that has left a legacy. Burkhalter recently was the co-recipient of ...

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 Most Appreciated Week of the Year

The Most Appreciated Week of the Year

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

May 15, 2018

A recap of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Better Pep Rallies

Better Pep Rallies

Kimberleigh Bramer, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Pep Rallies are a way for the entire school to get excited about football season and game nights. But for many people, they’re just not fun.  A lot of kids try to avoid going in the first place. Having a voice in what they want to see at them though, may just help bring more people into the world...

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 ...

Earth Day at Van Alstyne High School

Earth Day at Van Alstyne High School

Hallie Storment and Millicent Sawyers

April 24, 2018

Van Alstyne High School participates in helping the Earth.

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Faith Dixon, Reporter

April 24, 2018

Mark Campbell follows in footsteps of father, Steve Campbell.

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...

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