• The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
Taliya James

Taliya James, AHS Needle Editor

Taliya James is a junior at Atlantic High School. She is a member of the AHSneedle.com journalism team. James writes stories, completes interviews, does research, and takes pictures.  James loves the environment in journalism and says it’s “open.” She feels welcomed in the J-Lab.

James is a dancer at Villa Dance Company and spends her evenings learning new routines and enjoying class. She is also involved in cheerleading, a sport she enjoys greatly.  She enjoys being in the stage crew during the play and musical productions. James is passionate about the fine arts and exercising her creative mind.  She describes herself as “organized, dedicated, and uplifting.”  James is a friendly face and is open to anyone coming to talk to her or asking questions. “I am the most understanding person you will ever meet.”


Story by Kylie Pulido

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Dodging Defeat

Dodging Defeat

October 11, 2021
Enrelin Rano and Erinchina Mark dance during 2020 Homecoming festivities. Students will again hula as part of this years Homecoming assembly.

Students, Assemble!

September 23, 2021
Guy Somers is the jack of all trades. Besides teaching, he has many hobbies in his freetime.

Guy Somers

September 1, 2021
Cayleigh McBee encourages a growth mindset when in her classroom.

Cayleigh McBee

September 1, 2021
Robert Astuni discovered his love for English after taking a literature class in college.

[PHOTO] Robert Astuni

September 1, 2021
Jesse McCann waits at his desk eager to teach his new students.

[PHOTO] Jesse McCann

September 1, 2021
Seniors Brendan Atkinson, Drey Newell, and Braden Smith smile on the pond. The boys have placed second in two tournaments.

A Big Catch

April 23, 2021
Senior Devin McKay chases after the ball during a game in 2019. McKay will be competing for his fourth year during this upcoming season.

Starting Spring Sports

February 23, 2021
The AHS Connections form was sent out and contained a list of every teacher and faculty member in the building at AHS. Students were asked to check off anyone they knew they could go to for support.

[PHOTO] AHS Connections

January 28, 2021
Intro to drawing students work on their pen and ink drawings. This art style is used to show areas of great contrast. Most pen and ink drawings are drawn in black and white.

Art Classes at AHS

December 15, 2020
The seniors from last years madrigal sit at the head table for the Middle-ages themed dinner and performance. There will be a few changes to the holiday concert this year to accommodate to COVID guidelines.

Mask Up, Madrigal

December 2, 2020
Sisters Brynna and Alexya Kern are on track to graduate a year early. During their sophomore year, they took extra classes to obtain all credits.

Skipping Over Junior Year

September 11, 2020
Rose has a love for teaching. She said,  “Anytime you need anything, help, talk, help with courses, Im here for all of them. Dont hesitate to come and see me. Dont be scared off by the quirkiness.

[PHOTO] Sarah Rose

September 3, 2020
Mr. Widrowicz gathers his fourth period class for a photo. Widrowicz teaches industrial tech classes at both the high school and middle school.

New Faces at AHS

September 3, 2020
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[PHOTO] Brandon Baggett

September 3, 2020
Freshman Jazzy Dagel practices her skills at track practice. She competes in sprinting events.

Attacking the Track

March 11, 2020
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