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  • ISU Honor Band is on Feb. 4 and 5 in Ames.
  • State show choir is on Monday, Jan. 31.
  • State jazz band is on Saturday!
  • Winter formal is on Feb. 26!
  • State speech is February 5, 2022!
  • There is a wrestling tournament on Saturday.
  • There is a wrestling meet on Thursday!
  • There is boys and girls basketball on Friday at St. Albert.
  • There is a girls basketball game on Tuesday against Shenandoah.
  • The Prom Closet in Coon Rapids has free prom dresses! See Bulletin!
  • Order your yearbook!
Dakota Oswalt

Dakota Oswalt, AHS Needle Editor, Yearbook

An avid writer, Dakota Oswalt is involved in all three branches of the journalism department: she is a staff writer for the AHS Needle, a designer for the yearbook, and a podcaster for broadcasting. Oswalt loves writing about almost everything. “I love creative writing because it's fun.” 

Outside of journalism, Oswalt is involved in dance and the National Honor Society. "This is my fourteenth year in dance and I love it because of the community it creates." She also likes to watch movies and read books, especially outside.

When she’s not writing, busy with dance, or working at the YMCA as a slide attendant, she enjoys spending time with her family. She looks up to her parents because “My dad teaches me to be kind and my mom teaches me to be patient.” One of Oswalt’s favorite things to do is Creative Writing in Ms. Berryhill's AO and crossword puzzles in Mr. Simpson's AO.

Story by Abbi Richter 

All content by Dakota Oswalt
TWO: Elf

TWO: Elf

December 20, 2021
FOUR: The Polar Express

FOUR: The Polar Express

December 20, 2021
NINE: The Grinch Movies

NINE: The Grinch Movies

December 20, 2021
TEN: Frosty the Snowman

TEN: Frosty the Snowman

December 20, 2021
The AHS GSA meets in Room #308 on Thursdays during A-O.

[PHOTO] PSA on the GSA

December 1, 2021
Josh McLaren, school board candidate

Josh McLaren

October 28, 2021
TWO: Hocus Pocus

TWO: Hocus Pocus

October 25, 2021
BONUS: Harry Potter

BONUS: Harry Potter

October 25, 2021
FIVE: Beetlejuice

FIVE: Beetlejuice

October 25, 2021
The art room is used for history teacher Mike McDermotts classes.

Art Becomes History at AHS

September 29, 2021
Holly Esbeck loves the helpful environment at Atlantic High school.

Holly Esbeck

September 1, 2021
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