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 By Alaina Hurst    Local    May 19, 2017

Electric Gold Auditions 2017

On Thursday, April 11, auditions were held to determine the Electric Gold 2017-2018 members. The auditions were held in the Alva High School choir room at 7 a.m. For the auditions, each student had to sing a version of the national anthem. The...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    May 5, 2017

Alva High School Prom 2017

On Saturday, April 22, Alva High School held their prom. The theme for this year's prom was "Under the Stars." The theme is always voted on by the senior class, after they are presented with three...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    May 5, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, May 1 through May 5, was Teacher Appreciation Week – a weeklong event designed to show the teachers of the Alva Public Schools how much we value and appreciate them. This program has been going on for several years, and is always held to...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    April 21, 2017

State Speech and Debate 2017

On Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8, members of the Alva High School Speech and Debate team attended the State Speech and Debate Competition at the University of Oklahoma in Norman....

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    April 21, 2017

State Vocal 2017

On Friday, March 31, the Alva High School Mixed Choir headed to Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), in Shawnee, for the State Vocal Contest. Forty AHS students left Alva at 4 a.m. Friday morning to travel to OBU. Qualifying for State Vocal is not an...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 31, 2017

Giving of the Green 2017

On Sunday, March 5, the annual Giving of the Green concert was held in the Alva High School auditorium. Giving of the Green is a concert that is held every year, where local businesses from all over...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 31, 2017

National Honor Society induction

On Monday, March 6, Alva High School held the annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction of new members. This event was held in at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tammy Duncan, the Alva High...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 3, 2017

Electric Gold competes at Duncan Show Choir Competition

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Alva High School’s Electric Gold and the Alva Middle School Show Choir traveled to Duncan for the yearly show choir competition. The Alva show choirs have competed at Duncan for many years, and this year was no different....

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    March 3, 2017

Hannah Kornele travels to Washington, D.C., With Oklahoma 4-H

On the Friday, Feb. 17, Alva High School junior Hannah Kornele traveled with a group of 4-H members to Washington, D.C. The trip lasted four days and Kornele returned home on Feb. 20. She, along with...

 

Oklahoma Girls State applications due March 5

Oklahoma Girls State is a week-long camp, May 28 through June 4, where high school girls entering their senior year can learn more about how the Oklahoma state government works. The camp is held at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The camp is...

 

Mattie Duncan; VYPE FCA Student of the Month

Mattie Duncan, a senior at Alva High School, was recently selected as the VYPE Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Student of the Month. Duncan was chosen for this award due to her part in...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    February 3, 2017

Choice Teacher of the Year

On Monday, Jan. 23, Halah Simon was awarded with the Alva Chamber of Commerce Citizen's Choice Honoree: Teacher of the Year award. Simon was chosen for this award due to her many years of hard work...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    January 20, 2017

AHS Homecoming Dress-Up Days Spring 2017

Alva High School celebrated homecoming the week of Jan. 9–13. One of the events that always goes along with the homecoming celebrations is the dress up days throughout the week. The members of AHS...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    January 20, 2017

Pearl Harbor veteran receives AHS diploma

Jack Irven Powell was born June 21, 1923, and is the second oldest of the nine children of Paul and Vivian Powell. Powell was married to the late Norma Jeane Powell for 54 years, has three daughters,...

 

AHS students head to State Student Council Convention in Guymon

On Saturday, Nov. 12, six AHS students, along with adult sponsor Dana Manning, traveled to the State Student Council (StuCo) Convention in Guymon. They stayed in Guymon for three days, heading home on Monday the 14th. The five AHS StuCo officers ...

 

AHS athletes compete at state cross country competition

On Oct. 22, the state cross country competition was held in Tulsa. Four athletes from Alva competed. Senior Noah Place represented the boys, and junior RayRay Bell, sophomore Priscilla Samaniego, and...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    November 4, 2016

Western Honor Choir 2016

On Monday, Oct. 24, several students from Alva high and middle schools went to Elk City to perform in the Western Honor Choir concert. Western Honor Choir (WOCDA) is an audition-only elite choir filled with students from across the western part of th...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    October 21, 2016

A week to remember

This past week at Alva High School the students celebrated homecoming. One thing that goes along with the homecoming celebrations is dressing up for the spirit days. For homecoming this year the...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    October 21, 2016

H2O members 'Move More' with elementary students

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Alva High School Heath 2 Others (H2O) group went to Lincoln and Longfellow Elementary schools to teach the kids the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. This event was...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Sports    October 7, 2016

Alva High School adds cross country team

This year, Alva High School added a new sport to their long list of athletics. Cross country joined Alva's exceptional list of extracurricular activities. There are nine athletes on the team,...

 
 By Alaina Hurst    Local    October 7, 2016

Key Club assists with luau at Beadles Nursing Home

On Friday, Aug. 9, the members of Key Club spent the morning at the Woods County Fair, taking the residents of Beadles Nursing Home to see all the different exhibits at the fair. Key Club members...

 

Electric Gold behind the scenes

Recently, Damon Brown came to Alva High School to teach choreography to Electric Gold (EG). This is the 26th time he has come to Alva to teach choreography. Brown lives in Carmel, Indiana, and he...

 

AHS students 'Glow' at third annual event

Saturday, Aug. 27, the Woods County Coalition and the Alva Middle and High School H2O (Health2Others) groups held their annual Glow Run. The Glow Run is a 5K race and 1-mile fun run that is held at the Woods County Fairgrounds. This is the third...

 

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