• Girls track will compete at Glenwood on Thursday.
  • Boys and girls golf will play on April 12.
  • There is a home boys soccer game on Friday, April 16.
  • Boys track will run at Harlan and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln this week.
  • Boys and girls tennis will compete on Monday and Tuesday against Shenandoah and Glenwood.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, April 14.
  • Order your yearbook!
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

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