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Olympic Lifter and Overcomer

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.
Meghan Plambeck is a competitive Olympic lifter who lives with an autoimmune disease.
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...

An All-Star All-Stater

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.
This fall, senior Lex Somers accomplished being accepted into the All-State Music Festival for the fourth year in a row.
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...

A Look into College During COVID-19

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.
Four AHS graduates share how their first year of college is going.
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...

Putting in the Hours

Senior Nellie Grooms works at Fareway Meat and Grocery where she can be found stocking shelves and working the checkout.
Many students at AHS balance their education, extracurricular activities, and working a job each day.
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...

Starting a Brand: Shroom Crew Outdoors

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.
Senior Gunner Kirchhoff is working on his dream: outdoors.
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...

Skipping Over Junior Year

Sisters Brynna and Alexya Kern are on track to graduate a year early. During their sophomore year, they took extra classes to obtain all credits.
Some AHS students plan to graduate up to a year earlier than expected.
September 11, 2020

Alexya and Brynna Kern, now seniors, decided to graduate early for the 2020-2021 school year. Alexya was involved in cheerleading and choir, while Brynna was involved in Colorguard, band, and choir only...

Different Perspectives: Freshman vs. Senior

Cast members pose for a selfie before the 2019 musical
Two students share their perspective during this pandemic.
April 30, 2020

Freshmen and senior students, though only three years apart, have very different philosophies and opinions about life. While one is planning vigorously for college and their future to come, the other is...

Attacking the Track

Freshman Jazzy Dagel practices her skills at track practice. She competes in sprinting events.
Freshman Jazzy Dagel prepares to make her high school debut on the track.
March 11, 2020

Atlantic High School is filled with extraordinary students, including freshman Jazzy Dagel. Known for her passion for the sport of track and field, Dagel has been running and training for four years, both...

Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat

Freshman Zoey Moore has a new power chair.
March 10, 2020

Dancing the Days Away

Members of the Villa Dance Company showcase their talent at a halftime performance this year. Hip hop is just one of the many classes freshman Gracie Flinn takes.
While AHS has a competitive dance team, many students participate in dance classes outside of school.
March 5, 2020

With all the activities students participate in that are associated with the school, it’s easy to forget about the ones they are involved with outside of the school. An example of an outside-of-school...

Superb Substitute

Substitute teacher Julie Kennon takes a selfie. Kennon can be found at the high school four to eight days a month.
Filling in for absent teachers isn't the only thing Julie Kennon does.
March 4, 2020

Substitute teachers play an important role in the school. Many substitutes have become familiar faces around AHS. Students know their names and a lot of substitutes know the high schoolers’ names as...

Fresh from Brazil: Ricardo Queiroz da Cunha

Junior Ricardo Queiroz da Cunha gets to work during his first period psych class. This is his first time in the United States.
At the beginning of the second semester, a new foreign exchange student started his education at the high school.
March 4, 2020

Junior Ricardo Queiroz da Cunha is a foreign exchange student here in Atlantic. He is 17 years old. Queiroz da Cunha is from São Paulo, Brazil. He began his tenure at Atlantic High School with the beginning...

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