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Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor

Alyssa Neal is a senior at Atlantic High School, and has been in journalism for three years now. She is a lead editor for the AHS Needle website. Neal´s favorite part about journalism is all the different aspects there are to journalism. Neal likes that there are many different ways to hear the news so that ¨everybody in the school can hear the news how they want to hear it.¨

Neal´s favorite memory of journalism was when they went to the KCCI news center in Des Moinesand got to see where they filmed the news at. Neal is looking forward to seeing how fast and how well their AHS needle site is going to be this year because right now it's going really well. She wants to see how many badges the site will get. Her proudest story she has done is her coaches vs. cancer story that she wrote last year for Pink-Out.

Other activities Neal is involved in are choir, show choir, cross-country manager, girls basketball manager, Quill and Scroll, AHS needle, and NHS.

Neal´s future plans currently are to attend Northwestern Christian in Orange City,Iowa. She is unsure of what her major will be.

Story by Aydrie Coffman

All content by Alyssa Neal
IHSSA State Debate last January.

The Road to National Qualifiers

Alyssa Neal, Writer/Editor
February 9, 2024
Many students are feeling the effects of a split holiday during this Christmas season.

A Split Christmas

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
December 18, 2023
Kyra Rink, Alyssa Neal, and Neals family geared up for the football Pink Out game. Neals mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

A Small Word With Large Effects

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
December 11, 2023
The 2023 cross country seniors line up at the last meet of the season. The team consisted of 18 seniors, most of whom participated in cross country for all four years.

Completed Season, Completed Goals

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
November 27, 2023
Students work together to wrap another student in toilet paper as fast as they can.

Spooky Spirit

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
November 3, 2023
Seniors Kipp Namanny and Katreen Buliche look inside the damaged Camaro. The AHS students watched a video on the crash and heard from the officer that was in charge of reconstructing the vehicle after the crash.

Irresponsible Decisions Leave an Irreplaceable Impact

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
October 20, 2023
The girls team huddles around each other before the start of the race. The team consists of 25 runners. The top seven are Varsity.

New Season, New Goals

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor
September 4, 2023
Coach Dan Vargason strategizes with his team during the Pink Out game. The girls pink jerseys were made specifically for this game.

Coaches vs. Cancer

Alyssa Neal, Editor
January 30, 2023
Anna Pauley is the new chemistry, physics, and AP Chemistry teacher.

Anna Pauley

Alyssa Neal, Editor
September 1, 2022
SAVE OUR EARTH- On Earth Day, Wordle made their word Plant. Make sure you go out and recycle!

Wordle Takes Over the World

Alyssa Neal, Staff Writer
April 25, 2022
Jade Harter asks geometry teacher Lisa Sonntag for help with the homework. Harter is involved in basketball as well.

2 + 2 = YOU –A Photo Gallery

Alyssa Neal, Staff Writer
December 14, 2021
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