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Grace Clay

Grace Clay, AHS Needle Editor

Grace Clay is an editor on the AHS Needle journalism team. Clay mainly writes reviews, but this year she has “branched” out and begun writing cross country stories. Journalism has helped her writing over all, and it has also lessened her nervousness when it comes to interviews or talking to people she wouldn’t normally talk to. “It also helped me form my opinions and a new vocab to voice those opinions,” she said. Clay is always excited for the journalism conference in Iowa City. “I want to visit the campus,” she said.

Clay is involved in activities in addition to journalism. She has been a drum major for the Atlantic Trojan Guard since the beginning of her junior year. “Sometimes there are difficult situations you have to deal with, but at the end of the day, it's about the band, not about you.” 

During symphonic band,  Clay plays first part saxophone. She has also been in the musical pit sophomore through senior years and is teaching herself to play the guitar. At the moment, she plans to attend the University of Iowa to be an Instrumental Music Education major. 

Clay has played soccer for a few years and again last year.  She also loves being able to put projects into the Cass County fair through 4H. Clay works at the Atlantic Theater and the quilt store Something for You.

by Carina Birkel

All content by Grace Clay
West Side Diner's appetizer plate featured fried pickle spears, onion rings, cheese balls, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers. They also threw in a lone fry for the memories.

West Side Diner

May 18, 2020
The Barn Burner was our first carry-out stop. Their appetizer plate had buffalo wings, chips and salsa, mushrooms, cheese balls, and jalapeño poppers.

The Barn Burner

May 18, 2020
The appetizer plate at Weitzel's contained potato chips, cheese balls, onion rings, fried pickles, cheddar and regular ranch. The price point for this platter is $12.25.

Weitzel’s

May 18, 2020

Baxter Cycle

February 18, 2020

John Coltrane

February 18, 2020

Duke Ellington

February 18, 2020

Charlie Parker

February 18, 2020

Cannonball Adderley

February 18, 2020

Louis Armstrong

February 18, 2020

Ella Fitzgerald

February 18, 2020
Sam Elliott having a heart to heart with Rebecca Harrell Tickell.

Day Nine: “Prancer”

December 18, 2019
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My Top Ten Country Songs

November 14, 2019
Last year's academic letter winners pose for a picture. Juniors and seniors can receive this honor.

Lettering in Academics

November 7, 2019

Honorable Mentions

October 23, 2019

1. 11.22.63

October 23, 2019

2. Coraline

October 23, 2019

3. The Twilight Zone

October 23, 2019

4. The X Files

October 23, 2019

5. The Perfection

October 23, 2019

6. Carrie (1976)

October 23, 2019

7. Little Evil

October 23, 2019

8. Light As A Feather

October 23, 2019

9. Pure

October 23, 2019
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The Love and Hate of ASMR

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