• January 21Good luck to the wrestling team at the Hawkeye 10 tournament on Saturday!

  • January 21Girls' and boys' basketball are facing off against the Red Oak Tigers on Friday, boys at home and girls on the road.

  • January 21Atlantic-CAM wrestling is hosting a double dual on Thursday, good luck!

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

Alexis Handel
You can find her hitting dingers for the Atlantic High School’s softball team as one of the best hitters in the state. You can find her “chilling” with her dog Dixon or watching Netflix on her bed, but you can also find her working hard editing for the Journalism department of AHS.

Senior Alexis Handel is the lead editor for AHSneedle.com. The story that makes Handel the most proud is the student handbook story she wrote this fall. Handel said, “It’s the biggest story I’ve ever written.”  One thing that she enjoys most about journalism is getting to “team up with Shelby Pelzer.”  

Handel is involved in other extracurriculars, but she is most known for her appearance on the softball field.  Handel is also a fan of college and professional football, her favorite college team is the Iowa Hawkeyes and her favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys.

If she had to choose to eat one food for a year, it would be pepper jack steak burritos. She also said she if there was something she would never get rid of, it would be her dog Dixon also known as “Bubba.”

One of Handel’s friends in the journalism department, Shelby Pelzer, described her in three words: “Alexis is athletic, smart and funny. She’s a great friend to have.” Handel described herself as funny and athletic.  

Handel said one thing she would never change about herself is her eyes.  One person Handel looks up to is SoMo. “He works really hard and loves what he does,” said Handel.  If Handel could acquire a talent without effort, it would be dancing.

Handel plays a huge role in not only the journalism department but all over Atlantic High School.


Profile written by: Kayla Mauk and Madison Fell

Alexis Handel, Lead Editor

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