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Back row: Seniors Adriana Calles Elias, Fanny Valderramos-Flores, Clara Miller and Maria Torres Moreno. Front row: Seniors Johona Alvarenga Cruz ,Leidi Romero-Velasquez Instructor Tricia Cummings, senior Mia Stewart and senior Ava Rath.

Cummings serves as Nurse Aide program instructor

Louis Gibson, Staff Reporter January 8, 2022

After teaching math for 21 years, STEM Medical Terminology & Nurse Aide Instructor Tricia Cummings decided to go back to school to earn her bachelor of science in nursing and become a registered nurse....

Freshman Joshua Nafziger helps construct the robot.

Students attend after school robotics club

Evelyn Lewis, Staff Reporter January 5, 2022

Robotics is offered as a class during the school day, but some students, like junior Trevor Inouye, also participate in the club after school. In the club, students work together in teams to build robots...

Becca Graham gets ready to hit the ball during a Spikeball competition.

Local competitive Spikeball couple operate bed and breakfast

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2022

When Becca and Joel Graham were looking for a new home in October of 2018, the Graham’s were primarily focused on finding a place that Becca Graham could work as a registered dietitian. After accepting...

Science teacher Megan Cullip gets awarded  for outstanding science teaching and contributions to science education in Virginia.

Cullip receives Virginia RISE award

Rachel Phengsitthy, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Thursday, Nov. 18, the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) awarded science teacher Megan Cullip a biology award for outstanding science teaching and contributions to science education in Virginia....

After moving here nine months ago, Junior Solana Mercado-Santana has adjusted to life in Harrisonburg.

Mercado-Santana adjusts to life in Harrisonburg, moving from Hawaii

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor November 30, 2021

Junior Solana Mercado-Santana moved to Harrisonburg about nine months ago after living on the Hawaiian islands her whole life.  “My grandparents emigrated from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. My mom was born...

Senior Crystal Castelan-Rafael (left) poses with a Radford University representative after receiving her acceptance during Virginia College Application Week.

Castelan-Rafael admitted to Radford through onsite admissions

Brigid Banks, Photo Editor November 20, 2021

Senior Susana (Crystal) Castelan-Rafael participated in the onsite admission opportunity for Radford University this week for Virginia College Application Week (VACAW). “I did early action [for Radford...

Sophomores Addison Fornadel and Lucy Ludwig pose for a photo outside of their classroom.

Fornadel and Ludwig connect through soccer

Adrian Kavazovic, Photo Editor November 16, 2021

From the soccer field to school, sophomores Addison Fornadel and Lucy Ludwig have been close friends since fourth grade. When Ludwig moved to a new school, their friendship began.  “We first became...

Quiñones made a tote bag for herself as well.

Quiñones designs and sells tote bags

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor November 6, 2021

Junior Yulianis Quiñones began painting and selling tote bags over the summer in her free time. Quiñones designs each bag to be unique to the person that buys it.  “[The tote bags are designed...

Senior Maya Waid poses with her 1,000 assists volleyball during the second set.

Waid reaches goal of 1,000 assists

Riley Thompson, Managing Editor October 25, 2021

Senior Maya Waid has been playing volleyball since eighth grade. Since her sophomore year, she has been playing on the HHS Girls varsity volleyball team. Waid set a goal her freshman year that she...

(Left to right) Seniors Jory James, Haile Madden, Jafar Mansoor, Adam Osinkosky and Aroob Ahmed hold up their envelopes prior to finding out their admissions decision after the conclusion of fall visitation weekend at Virginia Tech.

Students accepted to Virginia Tech after attending fall visitation 

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

The weekend of Oct. 2-3, five HHS students attended fall visitation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA. The program allowed students to stay on campus, learn about the...

50.2% of students at Harrisonburg High School are of Hispanic Background.

Students, teachers share pride during Hispanic Heritage Month

Lucia Gabel, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

“My roots are very important to me. I am Latina and Spanish and I love speaking Spanish. [Hispanic Heritage Month] is just one month in the whole year when we need to show everybody in the whole...

Senior Emmanuel Eletere recently completed behind the wheel with Butlers Driving School. Now that he has his license, Eletere plans to rely less on his electrical unicycle.

Eletere utilizes different form of transportation

Macy Waid, Page Editor October 15, 2021

Unlike most other students, senior Emmanuel Eletere arrives at school each morning via his electric unicycle. Eletere first discovered this form of transportation after being introduced to it by his friend...

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