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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
Set designer Mark Andersen poses by the first set he built for an AHS production. Little Shop of Horrors had a large set that remained onstage throughout the entirety of the show.

Mark Andersen: The Mind Behind the Masterpiece

By creating the last two musical sets, Mark has become a common name in AHS theater department.
Camryn Church, Editor February 16, 2021

Those keeping up with AHS theater know the grand sets that have come along with the last two productions, but do they know the mind behind them? Mark Andersen designs and builds the sets for the musical...

Students who participated in the reader’s theatre for speech stand for a picture. The group received straight ones at state on Saturday.

AHS Speech Sweeps State Large Group

AHS hosted the State Large Group Contest for speech.
Camryn Church, Editor February 8, 2021

The Atlantic speech team received straight ones on three of the five performances, along with a mixed one, and a four. Musical Theatre, Reader’s Theatre, and ensemble acting pieces all received division...

Seniors Molly McFadden, Camryn Church, Genevieve Martinez, and Colten Tasto converse in preparation for the two hour practice that occurred afterwards. Each has a leading role in the musical.

Adding up Reasons to see the Addam’s Family

The Addam’s Family is coming to our school on Friday, Nov. 13 and will host two more performances on the Saturday and Sunday following the first performance.
Ariel Clark, Editor November 10, 2020

Seymour Krelborn--portrayed by senior Bradley Dennis--looks in shock at the dentist--played by senior Clayton Jipsen. This is both boys fourth musical production at the high school.

Look Out, Here Comes “Little Shop of Horrors”

The cast of the musical debuts their show on Friday, March 13.
Camryn Church, Editor March 11, 2020

“Little Shop of Horrors” cast members will be performing this weekend in the AHS auditorium. There are three shows audience members can watch. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and...

A group of freshmen work together during Drama class. Speech coach Alex Bales teaches the course.

Speech Kids are State Bound

The Atlantic speech team had a strong showing at Districts on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Hana Holtz, Editor March 10, 2020

Twenty-one events will be back in action on Saturday, March 14 at the individual IHSSA State speech contest. As a member of the Southwest District, Atlantic will head to Abraham Lincoln High School in...

Junior Troy Roach poses with his plaque after qualifying for the National speech and debate tournament. Roach attended the tournament last year along with 2019 grad Sarah Schorle and junior Genevieve Martinez.

Atlantic Forensics Sends One to Nationals

Junior Troy Roach qualified individually in the NSDA-sponsored event.
Ariel Clark, Editor February 25, 2020

Entering multiple tournaments and even having a student advance to Nationals, Atlantic High School’s speech and debate program has been speeding along its tournament season. The team has attended multiple...

Junior Molly McFadden and senior Aly Brockob prepare to perform at District speech.

Strong Day at State Speech

The Large Group season came to an end on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Grace Clay, Editor February 17, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team had five events go on to Large Group State Speech. These events were three ensemble acting events, a one-act play, and a musical theater piece. The one-act play, titled...

Junior Gen Martinez practices for a competition last year. This year, Martinez was in short film and an ensemble acting group.

AHS Dominates District Speech

The AHS speech and debate team earned five Is, two IIs, and a IV at District speech.
Grace Clay, Editor February 5, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team participated in eight different events on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the District speech competition. They had three different ensemble acting events, a one-act play, a musical...

Sophomore Carina Birkel chats with coach Alex Bales about speech. Birkel will be attending District Large Group this weekend.

Large Group Speech Preview

With a record number of students participating in speech this year, the Atlantic troupe is heading to Creston on Saturday, Jan. 25 for District Large Group.
Drew Engler and Chaylei Carey January 21, 2020

The Atlantic speech team is planning on competing at Creston for Districts on Saturday, Jan. 25. They are bringing 20 competitors. There are numerous events that students can participate in for Large Group...

Sophomore Hunter Weppler and junior Nate McLean take the stage for last years musical, Anything Goes. Last year, Weppler was the captain of the ship, and McLean was his right hand man.

Cast List for “Little Shop of Horrors” Drops

Coming soon to the AHS auditorium is the classic musical "Little Shop of Horrors."
Grace Clay, Editor January 13, 2020

On Dec. 17 and 18, brave singers and actors from AHS auditioned for this year’s spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” This classic musical is about a man-eating plant named Audrey II--named after...

Seniors Zach McKay and Bradley Dennis have a heated conversation towards the end of the show. Both boys played associates of the U.S. Radium Corporation.

“Radium Girls” in Pictures

Last weekend, AHS put on the annual fall play.
Hana Holtz, Editor November 19, 2019

Junior Olivia Engler and sophomore Brycen Erickson act out a scene on Saturday night. This their first year of being involved with the fall play.

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

History comes alive on AHS' stage.
Dani Mathisen, Editor November 19, 2019

First off, "Radium Girls" was performed at the Atlantic High School last weekend. The three shows were directed by English teachers Alex Bales and Emma Bireline. Overall, I thought the performance went...

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