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 By Maya Stewart    Local    May 19, 2017

New and excited faces among Alva administrators

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close and the stress of school wears off there’s always the big obstacle of teacher and administrator job openings. This year there were four principal jobs open, which resulted in three familiar faces and...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    May 5, 2017

Kaleigh Henke: outstanding actress in the making

Kaleigh Henke is a junior at Alva High School and has been apart of the Drama and Speech Department since she was a freshman. Henke is a reigning state champion in the Dramatic Duet along with fellow...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    April 21, 2017

AHS Art dominates competitions

During the 2016-2017 school year students in Greg McClure's work on their art projects ranging from sculpting to watercolor painting. Art competitions are a staple of any art class and Alva usually ha...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    April 21, 2017

AHS soccer team blossoms with talent

AHS Soccer has been a struggling organization for a long time but in the past year has blossomed with an abundance of players and two amazing coaches who bring the team together. At the beginning of...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 31, 2017

Three AHS students win essay contest

The AEC Essay Contest is a scholarship and trip opportunity for high school juniors. In this contest the student can win a trip to Washington, D.C., a trip to Colorado, or scholarships. Each year this is available through local Rural Electric...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 31, 2017

AHS: full of spirit

Each year around springtime the nervousness of cheer tryouts hovers. Although many people think that all you have to do is walk in and shake your pom poms, it is not. Cheer tryouts are very nerve wracking and stressful, mostly because you never have...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 3, 2017

All my life I wanna be a Ladybug

Saturday, Feb. 25, the Alva Ladybugs won their advancement to the area tournament in a nerve-wracking win against Chandler. As it sinks in that this will be the seniors', Whitney Randall, Cathy Mapes, Ally Riley, Jordan Shiever, Allison Seevers,...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    March 3, 2017

Alva High speech and debate – not as easy as they make it look

Speech and debate are long and hard processes, contrary to what most people think. Speech at Alva High School is coached by Nick Bradt, who is in charge of helping dozens of individuals succeed in their speech and debate career. There are many...

 

Koppitz signs to Rodeo at NWOSU

Alva High School senior Cole Koppitz signed to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo team Wednesday, Feb. 8, alongside his parents. Koppitz participates in team roping and calf roping and...

 

NWOSU Football signs AHS senior Ethan Harzman

Ethan Harzman, a senior at Alva High School, took the next big step in his life and athletic career as he signed to play football as a Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger. Harzman has been...

 

Baugh signs to NWOSU Rodeo Team

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, AHS senior Kathryn Baugh signed to become a part of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University's rodeo team. Baugh has been riding horses since she was a young girl and...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    February 3, 2017

AEC essay contest offers trips, scholarships to high school juniors

The Alfalfa Electric Cooperative (AEC) Essay Contest is a scholarship and trip opportunity for high school juniors. In this contest the student can win a trip to Washington, D.C., a trip to Colorado, or scholarships. Each year this is available...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    February 3, 2017

Alva Alumna selected to serve at Trump inauguration

On Jan. 20 the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked the beginning of the four-year term of Donald Trump as president and Mike Pence as vice president. This...

 

Traditions never die

Tuesday, Jan. 17, Alva High School continued the tradition of basketball homecoming with the senior class of 2017. Twelve senior basketball players played in their last high school homecoming against...

 

S.O.S. missing gingerbread men

As a child, Christmastime is always the most wonderful time of the year filled with presents, candy canes, trees, carols and gingerbread. Gingerbread is very very important to Mrs. Vore's morning and...

 

Ally Riley to play softball for Nebraska Cornhuskers

When 11-year-old Ally Riley stepped onto the softball field as an Alva Diamond for the first time, little did she know that it would become the love of her life. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, that...

 

Goldbugs fall short of getting post-season game

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Alva Goldbugs faced off against the Tonkawa Buccaneers as they made their last attempt of getting a Week 11. The Goldbugs struggled all through the first half with offense as...

 

Alva falls to Perry in a tough homecoming match

On Friday, Oct. 14, the Alva Goldbugs football team played a very close game against the Perry Maroons for Alva's homecoming. With the score of 27-24 the Bugs barely came up short of beating the...

 

Rival game results in Goldbugs loss

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Alva Goldbugs hosted long-time rivals the Chisholm Longhorns. The Bugs and Longhorns vied for the top title, but the Bugs suffered a close loss to the Longhorns at 24-29. The Bugs started off slowly with a couple opportunities...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Sports    October 7, 2016

Bugs fall short of 5-0

On Friday, Sept. 23, the Alva High School Goldbugs suffered their first loss of the season. “We were all expecting to win, trying to play for a district championship game. We wanted 5-0,” said junior T.W. Beiswanger. Four quarters of fighting, tw...

 
 By Maya Stewart    Local    October 7, 2016

Teacher Cadet: preparing future teachers

Alva High School has always had the standard curriculum, but this year AHS added a new class, Teacher Cadet, taught by Halah Simon. This class was open for any students in the junior and senior classes wanting to become a teacher of any grade and...

 

AHS goes 1-0, holds off Blackwell

AHS Football opened its season with a 27-22 win over Blackwell on Friday night. Coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger said “All of the players we will put on the field will do big things.” During the face-off with the Blackwell Maroons on Friday night, the...

 

Stuck reigns as Miss Alva 2016-2017

Alva High School has a yearly pageant allowing senior girls the opportunity to earn scholarships and compete for the Miss Alva title. This year the pageant had five contestants: Aleysa Franz, Kathryn... Full story

 

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