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 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Alva High hosts academic banquet

Alva High hosted the Academic Banquet for seniors on Monday night, May 8, in the Northwestern Ballroom. A total of 39 seniors were awarded with their stoles, cords, and pens for graduation based on their grades and achievements throughout their high...

 
 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Involvement is key

High school was one of the many journeys I thought would never end. It has taught me many lessons that I will never forget. High school is a time of making memories and friends that will last a...

 
 By Kirsten Harrison    Local    May 19, 2017

Kiwanis Little Olympics track meet

Little Olympics, originally scheduled for April 29, was held on May 6 at the Alva High School track and hosted by the Alva Kiwanis club. This track meet was free and open to any student in first through sixth grade. Mrs. Simon’s Key Club also...

 

Alva does exceedingly well on History EOI

Each year at the end of the second semester, Mr. Olbert’s junior history classes, along with history classes around the state, take the EOI. The EOI is essentially an accumulative test of all of the things learned throughout the year. Students are...

 

Alva High conquers state testing

These past couple of weeks Alva High’s students participated in state testing. The Oklahoma state laws have recently changed regarding these tests. Previously, the law required that students must take and pass four state exams in order to...

 

Manning's anatomy class dissects cow heart

Dana Manning's anatomy class is currently learning about the cardiovascular system and recently had the opportunity to dissect a cow heart. While dissecting, students were required to identify and...

 

Mrs. Manning's anatomy class dissects cow heart

Dana Manning’s anatomy class is currently learning about the cardiovascular system and recently had the opportunity to dissect a cow heart. While dissecting, students were required to identify and locate the structures of the heart, including...

 

Cooking for Kids comes to Alva

Jarin Shirley, Kory Faulkner, Joe Parsons and Dalton Marteney participated in the Cooking for Kids contest on Feb. 28. These kids had the opportunity to cook main courses for a panel of three judges...

 

Psychology class creates public service announcements

As Gene Olbert’s psychology classes transition into sociology, they waste no time before beginning with their first projects of the semester. Only a few weeks after the start of this new course, students are doing research over social issues in...

 

Mapes announced as semi-finalist for nationwide Coca-Cola scholarship

With college slowly approaching, scholarships are a necessity. The Coca-Cola Scholarship is one of the many that are available. This scholarship is $20,000 awarded to 20 students around the nation....

 

NHS officers elected at AHS

National Honor Society (NHS) is a program that recognizes outstanding high school students. NHS chapters are found in every state. The NHS chapter at Alva High School has recently elected their new junior officers: Callie Duncan as president, with...

 

Place named January Student of the Month

Noah Place, a senior at Alva High School and the son of Aaron and Erin Place, and brother to Emma Place, has been named January Student of the Month. Throughout high school he has been a part of...

 

Shafer named January Student of the Month

Lexie Shafer, a senior at Alva High School and the daughter of Kenny and Tina Shafer, and sister to Emily Shafer, has been named January Student of the Month. Shafer has been a part of both the...

 

New A-F report card on the right track, still has room to improve

Oklahoma has recently introduced a new and improved grading system for schools. This is due to federal law mandating a change to Oklahoma’s current A-F report card system. This new system was introduced by Joy Hofmeister and finally passed through...

 

Adopting a Beadles resident

Students of Alva High School (AHS) involved in Key Club have recently begun one of their newest community service projects: adopting a Beadles resident. Beadles, a rest home in Alva, openly welcomes these kind students. Any student in Key Club has...

 

Alva Key Club calls for Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, founded in 1947, is a non-profit organization run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. According to the organization, over 97 percent...

 

Scholarship deadlines

Seniors! Scholarships, no matter how big or small, are a huge part of the college experience. College tuition prices are constantly rising and scholarships are a great way to help cover these costs. Applying for any scholarship that you qualify for...

 

Electric Gold makes pumpkin rolls

Electric Gold (EG) has been making and selling pumpkin rolls for the community of Alva for countless years. "We make them as a fundraiser and because it's a tradition," EG member Mattie Duncan says....

 

Psychology students conduct social experiment

Psychology: the study of behavior. Can someone’s personality type be the deciding factor of whether one has mental disorders such as OCD? Gene Olbert’s psychology students did an experiment testing just that. Students created a survey that was...

 

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