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Adrian Kavazovic

Adrian Kavazovic, Staff Reporter

This is freshman Adrian Kavazovic’s first year on Newsstreak as a staff reporter. A few things he enjoys doing are spending hours scrolling through TikTok, taking pictures, redecorating his room and sometimes painting. He is also in the Governor’s STEM Academy here at HHS. In the future, he would like to go to a good college and eventually become a dentist.

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Sophomore Jadon Burgess jumps over a hurdle.

Track competes at home meet against Broadway, Spotswood

May 28, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, the HHS track team competed at a home meet against Broadway High School and Spotswood High School. Freshman Nathaniel Bunn and CJ Hulleman and junior Sophia Yoder were a few of the...

Junior Tyrell Foster prepares to run the 4x100 meter relay.

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May 28, 2021

Junior Tyrell Foster prepares to run the 4x100 meter relay.

Freshman Nathaniel Bunn runs to pass the baton to freshman Matthew Rush.

Students succeed in May 5 track meet

May 25, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, the HHS track team competed at a home meet against Rockbridge High School and Spotswood High School. Senior David Beck, junior Kate Kirwan and freshman Matthew Rush were among the students...

Three seniors and counselor Korey Lamb stand at the photo booth section.

Seniors celebrate post-high school decisions

May 25, 2021

Friday, May 7, counselor Danielle Brino, college advisor Anna Du and Student Community Association (SCA) class representative senior Dani Medhin, along with the help of many HHS teachers, formed an event...

A group of seniors signs their name on a banner.

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May 25, 2021

A group of seniors signs their name on a banner.

A student signs their name on a banner.

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May 25, 2021

A student signs their name on a banner.

Two seniors write “thank you” cards.

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May 25, 2021

Two seniors write “thank you” cards.

Seniors line up to write on their decision day t-shirts.

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May 25, 2021

Seniors line up to write on their decision day t-shirts.

A student talks to a teacher.

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May 25, 2021

A student talks to a teacher.

Four seniors stand at check-in for the event.

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May 25, 2021

Four seniors stand at check-in for the event.

Prize baskets for seniors lined up on a table.

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May 25, 2021

Prize baskets for seniors lined up on a table.

Seniors pick up their caps and gowns.

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May 25, 2021

Seniors pick up their caps and gowns.

Sophomore Liam Wightman stands at the starting line holding a baton with a Spotswood and Rockbridge runner.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Liam Wightman stands at the starting line holding a baton with a Spotswood and Rockbridge runner.

Sophomore Liam Wightman runs ahead of a Spotswood runner.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Liam Wightman runs ahead of a Spotswood runner.

Freshman Nathaniel Bunn runs with the baton.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Nathaniel Bunn runs with the baton.

Freshman Matthew Rush runs with the baton.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Matthew Rush runs with the baton.

Sophomore Mia Beauzieux prepares to jump over her last hurdle.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Mia Beauzieux prepares to jump over her last hurdle.

Sophomore Jadon Burgess jumps over a hurdle.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Jadon Burgess jumps over a hurdle.

Freshman K'lasia Robinson runs ahead of two other Harrisonburg runners.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman K'lasia Robinson runs ahead of two other Harrisonburg runners.

Sophomore Silas Spears prepares to do his long jump.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Silas Spears prepares to do his long jump.

Freshman Grace Bush runs ahead of a Spotswood runner.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Grace Bush runs ahead of a Spotswood runner.

Freshman Lena Blagg and junior Kate Kirwan stand on the starting line waiting for their race to begin.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Lena Blagg and junior Kate Kirwan stand on the starting line waiting for their race to begin.

Junior Kate Kirwan runs.

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May 25, 2021

Junior Kate Kirwan runs.

Freshman Lena Blagg runs.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Lena Blagg runs.

Freshman Lena Blagg catches her breath after her race.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman Lena Blagg catches her breath after her race.

Freshman CJ Hulleman runs.

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May 25, 2021

Freshman CJ Hulleman runs.

Senior David Beck stands at the starting line with two Spotswood runners.

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May 25, 2021

Senior David Beck stands at the starting line with two Spotswood runners.

Sophomore Evan Geisler and freshman Caleb Bergey stand on the starting line waiting for their race to begin.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Evan Geisler and freshman Caleb Bergey stand on the starting line waiting for their race to begin.

Senior David Beck runs.

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May 25, 2021

Senior David Beck runs.

Sophomore Evan Geisler prepares to run his race.

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May 25, 2021

Sophomore Evan Geisler prepares to run his race.

Junior Brigid Banks completes a workout during track practice. Banks got into the hobby of running over quarantine.

Students pick up new hobbies over quarantine

May 18, 2021

Freshmen Lena Blagg, Lydia Showalter and Annie Poirot and junior Brigid Banks have picked up new hobbies over quarantine. Blagg’s hobby is baking, Showalter’s hobby is cross-stitching, Banks’ hobby...

HHS alumna Mia Karr poses in her cap and gown for her college graduation. Karr attended Harvard University, and she is currently pursuing screenwriting.

Alumna switches career path from journalism to screenwriting

May 10, 2021

Harrisonburg High School alumna Mia Karr originally wanted to pursue journalism as a career, but she switched to screenwriting in her senior year at Harvard University. She was introduced to journalism...

Junior Brigid Banks runs at track tryouts held April 16.

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May 10, 2021

Junior Brigid Banks runs at track tryouts held April 16.

Two students run next to each other on the track.

Varsity track holds tryouts April 12 through 16

April 26, 2021

Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, varsity track tryouts were held at Harrisonburg High School. CTE teacher Matthew Denlinger is one of the coaches involved in track this year. Denlinger was...

 Freshman Abby Vance runs towards the finish line. She finished in 16th place and took 34:59:94 to run the girls varsity race.

Cross country competes against Turner Ashby, East Rockingham

April 20, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, the HHS cross country team attended a meet against Turner Ashby High School and East Rockingham High School at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds. Senior Isabel Campillo and freshman...

Freshman Clare Kirwan started making cards as a hobby, but after seeing another HHS student use their hobby as a business, Kirwan decided to do the same.

Kirwan’s passion for card-making grows into charity business

April 13, 2021

In the summer of 2020, freshman Clare Kirwan started a card business. Her main inspiration for creating this business was junior Sophia Yoder’s baking business. Seeing Yoder donate her baking proceeds...

Social studies teacher Cara Walton’s favorite toy from her childhood is her stuffed Garfield. “When I was in probably 4th and 5th grade, I absolutely loved Garfield, [and] I [would] read the comics in the Sunday paper and my mom also got me the books,” Walton said. “Garfield was retired when I went to college [because] he was falling apart, but I still have him because he will always hold a special place for me as something I loved that gave me comfort.

Teachers remember their favorite toys from childhood

April 6, 2021

As time and technology moves forward, so do they toys that kids play with. Some of the most common toys these days were unheard of a few decades ago. Things like the materials and purpose of toys have...

In the virtual tour video, SCA members show interested students the main areas of the school, including hallways, fields, staircases and more.

SCA leads virtual tour video for rising freshmen

March 31, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, seniors Maddie Shanholtz, Nathan Brown, junior Brigid Banks and other SCA members created a video tour of HHS for the rising freshmen. Their main idea behind the video was to make...

Seniors Isabel Campillo and Nathan Henderson have committed to the University of Virginia, located about an hour away from Harrisonburg. Senior Jaiden Brooks has committed to an out-of-state college called Frostburg State University to play soccer for their team.

Seniors commit to in-state, out-of-state universities

March 29, 2021

Many seniors at Harrisonburg High School have committed to the colleges they are going to attend. Seniors Nathan Henderson, Isabel Campillo and Jaiden Brooks have all committed to the colleges for the...

Freshman Nathaniel Bunn runs.

Girls, boys cross country teams compete against East Rockingham, Spotswood

March 22, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, the cross country team had a meet at Thomas Harrison Middle School against East Rockingham High School and Spotswood High School. Freshmen Annie Poirot, Lena Blagg, Matthew Rush...

Senior Macy Swift showcases one of the yearbook pages she is working on for this year's book. As Editor-in-Chief, Swift takes part in tasks like editing, taking photos and helping out younger staff members

Swift overcomes struggles of virtual learning as yearbook editor

March 17, 2021

In the time of COVID-19, all school activities have been shifted to an online format. This includes the making of the yearbook. Senior Macy Swift has been working on the yearbook since July of 2020. Swift...

(Photo taken January 2020) Senior Thomas Shulgan and sophomore Niranjan Aradhey, members of team Error Code 404, regroup after losing a robotics match at a competition last year.

Robotics team advances to states, adjusts to competing during pandemic

March 9, 2021

The Harrisonburg High School Robotics Team, led by Geoffray Estes, has been going on since 2012 and is still running successfully. Saturday, Feb. 27, team Error Code 404 attended their second FTC competition....

Launched in the U.S. in 2017, TikTok is a video-based social media platform.

Is TikTok the best social media app?

March 8, 2021

Today, many teens are glued to their phones scrolling through social media. One social media platform that many of us are obsessed with is TikTok. I personally spend countless hours on TikTok without even...

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