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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

The guidance counselors are two of the biggest support systems offered to AHS students.
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

Ken Crane, a beloved bus driver for the Atlantic Community School District, passed away at age 77.
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

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

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

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

Many students at AHS balance their education, extracurricular activities, and working a job each day.
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

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

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.

Skipping Over Junior Year

Some AHS students plan to graduate up to a year earlier than expected.
Taliya James, Editor 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...

Cast members pose for a selfie before the 2019 musical

Different Perspectives: Freshman vs. Senior

Two students share their perspective during this pandemic.
Alyssa Brockob, Editor 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...

Freshman Jazzy Dagel practices her skills at track practice. She competes in sprinting events.

Attacking the Track

Freshman Jazzy Dagel prepares to make her high school debut on the track.
Taliya James, Staff Writer 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

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.

Dancing the Days Away

While AHS has a competitive dance team, many students participate in dance classes outside of school.
Alyssa Brockob, Editor 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...

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