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AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

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Trevor Frederickson was a left-handed pitcher. He played baseball from Little League through college.

Trevor Frederickson: His Legacy Lives On

Claire Pellett, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

Trevor Frederickson, or T-Fred. We see this name on the baseball field, on scholarships, and on numerous plaques throughout the community. But many people may not know who Trevor was or how he has impacted...

Coach Michael Greving and senior Eleanor Greving stand together during senior night. E. Grevings love for wrestling stemmed from her father.

Meet the Mat Manager

Taliya James February 4, 2022

What is your role as a manager during practice? We do a lot. There are so many things that we do that I do not know where to start. It is a fairly easy job as long as you get your tasks done efficiently....

English teacher Randall Simpson plays with a tractor given to him by his students.

Simply the Best: Meet Randall Simpson

Alyssa Neal, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Every day students can count on English teacher Randall Simpson to greet them with a cheery “Good Morning.” While students may know him for this, many want to know more.  Simpson used to teach...

Nine new faces walk the halls of AHS.

Nine New Faces at AHS

September 1, 2021

Atlantic High School welcomed nine new teachers this school year. James Todd, Evan Adamon, Holly Esbeck, Bryce Smith, Matthew Best, Cayleigh McBee, Jesse McCann, Guy Somers, and Rob Astuni. Each teacher...

Alyssa Dovenspike is one of the two high school guidance counselors. They provide multiple resources to students and attend meetings on a daily basis.

The History Behind Your AHS Counselors

Reese DeArment , Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Going to the counselors might be a monthly, weekly, or even daily occurrence depending on the student. It is a safe and healthy space to talk about things students need to get off their chests or anything...

Bus driver Ken Crane stands beside his bus last November. Crane joined the transportation department in 2011 and became a full time route driver in 2013. He served as a ACSD bus driver for 9 years.

Ken Crane: A Route Not Forgotten

Ariel Clark , Editor February 9, 2021

Honest, hard-working, and protective of his students, who he tended to refer to as “his kids,” bus driver Ken Crane passed away at age 77. According to his obituary, he had been in a “short battle...

Plambeck jerks 87kg (191 lb) in the Oct. 25, 2020. She finished as the Virginia state runner-up with a 157kg (346 lbs) total in the 64kg  (141 lb.) weight class.

Olympic Lifter and Overcomer

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor November 18, 2020

The Atlantic community may remember Meghan Plambeck as a 2014 AHS alumna, an all-around athlete, and an award-winning journalist.  But in her six years since graduation, Plambeck has pursued competitive...

Lex Somers celebrates acceptance into the all-state band during his sophomore year. All four years of high school, Somers auditioned and earned a spot in the band.

An All-Star All-Stater

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor November 5, 2020

Senior Lex Somers picked up his tuba and auditioned for All-State this fall for the last time, earning a spot for the fourth year. From freshman to senior year, Somers has auditioned as a tuba player with...

Four members of the class of 2020 share how their experience at college has been. Madison Fell, Reagan Pellett, Brody O’Brien, and Cyle Renaud discuss the challenges of living on campus during a pandemic.

A Look into College During COVID-19

Brooke Thompson, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

A question many people ask as past students return home during the fall season is “How is College going?” Four graduates, Madison Fell, Reagan Pellett, Brody O’Brien, and Cyle Renaud, share how their...

Senior Nellie Grooms works at Fareway Meat and Grocery where she can be found stocking shelves and working the checkout.

Putting in the Hours

Camryn Church, Editor October 5, 2020

Many students have a job or have had a job in the past. Whether it was stocking groceries or mowing someone’s lawn, most have dabbled in at least one way of making money. A few students go above and...

Senior Gunner Kirchhoff shows off some of Shroom Crew Outdoors merchandise. Selling hats is one way for the brand to get advertisement and make money.

Starting a Brand: Shroom Crew Outdoors

Molly McFadden, Editor September 23, 2020

“Well, we were all mushroom hunting one day and somebody changed the group chat to ‘Shroom Crew,’” senior Gunner Kirchhoff said. That’s how it started. Kirchhoff and his friends wanted a place...

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