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Five questions for Kandee Almgren at AHS

1. What do you hope to accomplish with your students this year? I want my students to be able to reflect back on this year and see that they have learned something as well as to realize they have...

 

Goldbugs dominate Huskies on the road

PAWHUSKA – The Alva High School Goldbugs traveled to Pawhuska and focused on setting the tone early in the game as they elected to receive the ball first after winning the coin toss. Though it was a slow start for the Goldbugs’ offense to find a...

 
 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...

 

Alva FCA attends Fields of Faith

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Alva High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) loaded a bus of 43 students to attend Fields of Faith, hosted by Woodward's FCA at their football field. More than 30...

 
 By Braeden Cook    Local    October 21, 2016

AHS cafeteria changes

The Alva High School cafeteria has made different changes allowing students to have more choices at lunch for the same price as a normal lunch. Alva was eligible to have a chef come implement and develop a Cooking for Kids action plan. The chef,...

 
 By Emily Swenn    Local    October 21, 2016

Cancer awareness

Alva High School supported cancer survivors the week of Oct. 2 – 8. The students were encouraged to show support for cancer survivors by wearing different colors that represent different types of ca...

 

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...

 

Noah Place, Ray Ray Bell qualify for State

Senior Noah Place and junior Ray Ray Bell medaled in the Regional Cross Country meet to qualify for the state race Oct. 22. They are coached by Kanon Collins....

 

Priscilla Samaniego, Jazmia Walker qualify for State

Sophomore Priscilla Samaniego and freshman Jazmia Walker qualified for State based on the times they ran in the Regional Cross Country Meet. Their coach is Chesnei Thomas....

 

'Diviners' headed to State

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Alva High School one-act crew headed to Fairview to compete in Regionals. After going slightly over time at the one-act festival they had attended the week before, the team...

 

Goldbugs shine at lunch

The Alva Goldbugs senior football players – Kennedy McKnight, Chase Jones, Ethan Harzman, Austin Shklar, Justin Meyer and Hayden Colwell – have gone to Longfellow and Lincoln to eat lunch on home games. They have eaten with third-, fourth-, and...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 By Braeden Cook    Local    October 21, 2016

At TriState, a look ahead to Regionals

Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Alva Band of Gold went to Enid to compete in the Tri-State field marching contest at Shelby Stadium, performing at 6:45 p.m. “As a band, we prepared as best as we could given the demands of our time,” said Cara Bradt, band...

 

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...

 

October Rotary Students of the Month

Each month the Alva High School faculty vote on one male and one female senior that they believe have shown qualities to become Student of the Month for that month. They vote on the students they...

 

Religious services

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Braeden Cook    Local    October 21, 2016

'Twas the night before homecoming'

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the annual AHS homecoming bonfire took place north of the baseball field at dusk, when students, teachers and community members all got together to support the football team, along with the AHS cheerleaders and the Alva Band of...

 

Noodles, Noodles, Noodles!

A large group of the members of Zion Lutheran Church met Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, to make noodles for their 34th annual Chicken Noodle Supper. They purchased 210 dozen eggs and 1,250 pounds of...

 

Making your life count

Most people want to make their lives count. Parents will spend thousands of dollars for one major reason: to make sure their children have a good plan for their lives or their lives count for time and...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    October 21, 2016

Spiritually Speaking

The trailer is blocking my afternoon parking spot! I keep finding trash bags stacked up by the fellowship room door! People are calling the office and swinging by the church office just to “drop stuff off.” Life is good! As many of you have...

 

First meeting, last meeting

It was an evening of beginnings and endings at the Alva City Council meeting Monday. A new council member was sworn in, and it was announced two others will be moving so must resign their positions. B...

 

Girl Scouts attend Northwestern Lady Ranger Volleyball game on Pink Night

Girl Scouts attended the Lady Rangers volleyball game against the Lady Bisons of Harding University. Proceeds from the half-time games went to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to help find c...

 

Alva bankers graduate from OBA Consumer Lending School

OKLAHOMA CITY — Connor Martin and Manuel Vazquez, both from BancCentral N.A., in Alva, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Consumer Lending School in Oklahoma City. Martin and Vazquez were among 57 graduates of the school, which...

 

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