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 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 19, 2017

AHS choirs clean out Tri-State

On May 4 and 5, the Alva High School vocal program competed at the tri-state vocal contest in Enid. AHS brought their songs from district and state choir contests. Solos, ensembles, a jazz choir and Electric Gold also performed. There were many...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 19, 2017

Spring vocal concert

On May 9, Alva high and middle schools had their annual spring concert. The middle school treble, mixed and tenor/bass choirs performed the songs they performed at districts. The AMS Tenor/Bass chorus sang “Open Road” by Laura Farnell and...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 5, 2017

Music education: more than just notes

Having music in our schools is very important, whether it be band or vocal. “Music education is important because it gives every child a voice and allows them to grow spiritually, mentally and physically. Music exposes students and the community...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    May 5, 2017

'Thank You' Alva Goldbug Education Foundation

On May 1, Alva High School students went to the high school office and called and thanked anyone who contributed to the Alva Goldbug Education Foundation either by memorial, donation, scholarship or membership. They call this a “Thank a Thon....

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    April 21, 2017

FCA brings Easter morning surprises

On Easter Eve, Alva’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) placed filled Easter eggs in front yards around the community of Alva to help bring excitement to younger kids on Easter morning. The students delivering the eggs did not ring doorbells...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    April 21, 2017

Alva High 'Students of the Month' selected for March and April

Every month the Alva Rotary Club picks two students, a boy and a girl, from Alva High School as Students of the Month. These students are chosen because they show great leadership skills and citizenship. The students of the month for March are Ally...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 31, 2017

Elementary tours

On March 8, Alva High School’s Band of Gold and Electric Gold (EG) visited the elementary schools for Music In Our Schools Month. The students went to explain how incredible the music program is and how enjoyable it is if you love music. EG sang a...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 3, 2017

Promposals

It is prom season, so that means promposals are underway. Promposals (prom-proposals), have became very popular in the last couple of years. It is where guys, and sometimes girls, ask someone to prom...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    March 3, 2017

AHS vocal has great showing at districts

On Feb. 21, Alva High School choir went to compete at the district contest at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The high school took a mixed choir, treble choir and tenor/bass choir, along with solos, ensembles and duets. The tenor/bass choir...

 

Singing Valentines a big hit in Alva

Alva High School Electric Gold went around town Tuesday, Feb. 14, delivering Singing Valentines. EG seniors and juniors, plus a couple of sophomores, split into two groups and sang their way through...

 

AHS yearbooks now on sale

Alva High School yearbooks are now on sale. Students can bring money to school or order their yearbook online at jostensyearbooks.com. This year, students can personalize their yearbooks, but personalization cannot be added for orders after March 1....

 

Blue for Blad

Alva High School (AHS) wore blue for Blad on Monday, Jan. 24. Bladimir Mesta, 17, of Hooker, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, due to a pedestrian/car accident on Thursday, Jan. 19. Blad was a cross...

 

Sophomore of the year applications

Sophomore of the Year is an award presented by the local Kiwanis Club. It is given to one local outstanding high school sophomore each year. All sophomores are eligible to apply and are not required to be members of Key Club. Applications for the...

 

Alva vocal program holds Christmas concert

On Dec. 4, 2016, the Alva Middle School and Alva High School choirs held their annual Christmas concert in the high school auditorium. The high school mixed choir danced and sang “Together at Christmas,” arranged by Carl Strommen. The Electric...

 

H20 talks to Kiwanis Club

On Nov. 30, the AHS Health To Others (H2O) officers went and talked to the Kiwanis Club. The officers talked about upcoming events and past events. Some of the upcoming events are working concession for basketball games and the students are working...

 

AHS holds Veteran's Day assembly

On Nov. 11, Alva High School celebrated with a Veteran’s Day assembly. The school had two people come and talk to the students about the armed forces and their own personal stories during the time that they served. The men that spoke were Allen...

 

Key Club helps with Haunted Maze

On Friday, Oct. 28, Key Club members from AHS worked the Haunted Maze at the Menagerie. Students signed up earlier in the week eager to scare people at the maze. "It was a really fun experience but I...

 

AHS Cheer decorates for homecoming

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Alva High School cheerleaders decorated the high school for homecoming week. The AHS cheerleaders had a lock-in to decorate for homecoming. “We got to the school around 9:30 p.m., and we fully finished decorating at around...

 

Alva choirs sing a new song

On Oct. 11, Alva High School and Alva Middle School choirs held their annual fall concert in the Alva High School auditorium. This was their first concert under the direction of Bryce Lewis. “I think she is doing a great job, especially...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    October 7, 2016

A new look: FACS kitchen remodeled

In the summer of 2016, the kitchen in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) room was remodeled. The old kitchen in the Alva High School FACS room was first installed in the early 70s. The only...

 
 By Karsyn Madrid    Local    October 7, 2016

FCCLA leadership conference

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, two out of the three Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) officers went to a leadership conference in Stillwater for chapter officer training with their sponsor Janelle Hammer. Kathryn Baugh, president, and...

 

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