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Nyah Phengsitthy

Nyah Phengsitthy, Editor-in-Chief

Nyah Phengsitthy is a senior at Harrisonburg High School and a co Editor-in-Chief of The Newsstreak. This will be her fourth year on staff, where she will also continue to work as a social media coordinator for HHS Media. Outside of school, Nyah enjoys participating in volunteer activities with her church youth group, writing for Harrisonburg Education Foundation and working with residents at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family, trying new foods and traveling. One interesting fact about Nyah is that she is a morning person and feels the need to be productive all the time. On any given day, there will always be a mug or water bottle in her hand because she is a water and coffee addict. Nyah loves, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sunglasses, fresh notebooks and boys.

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Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio during his senior year at Harrisonburg High School. (This photo was taken before the pandemic set in).

[Photo] Stewart pursues sports writing career

April 4, 2021

Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio during his senior year at Harrisonburg High School. (This photo was taken before the pandemic set in).

Principal Cynthia Prieto discusses the qualities she found in teachers during a faculty meeting. Prieto will be retiring this year after serving in education for 34 years. She joined Harrisonburg High School five years ago.

Prieto announces retirement, reflects on 34 years in education

May 30, 2019

It’s been five years since Cynthia Prieto packed up her belongings in northern Virginia and came down to Harrisonburg High School to be the next principal. After running a school of over 1800 and contributing...

Senior Pana Muhamad will be starting at JMU in the fall of 2019.

[Photo] Muhamad receives full ride to JMU

May 15, 2019

Senior Pana Muhamad will be starting at JMU in the fall of 2019.

Senior Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio.

[Photo] Streaks commit to college sports at signing day

May 14, 2019

Senior Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio.

Senior Hannah Miller (second from left) competes in the Dogwood Track Meet in Charlottesville at University of Virginia. Miller runs for the Streaks in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. She plans on continuing her running career at Elon University in the fall.

Miller named Class 5 Female Athlete of the Year

May 1, 2019

Senior editor-in-chief Hannah Miller was named the 2019 Allstate Foundation/VHSL Scholarship recipient. A committee of athletic directors, media representatives and VHSL staff members selected Miller over...

ASL teacher Julie Foster looks at her many choices of dessert before choosing one.

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May 1, 2019

ASL teacher Julie Foster looks at her many choices of dessert before choosing one.

Chemistry teacher Suzanne Smith smiles as she gets her food.

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May 1, 2019

Chemistry teacher Suzanne Smith smiles as she gets her food.

Tori Fantasia ponders her dessert choice as she walks down the line.

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May 1, 2019

Tori Fantasia ponders her dessert choice as she walks down the line.

Karen Fansler-Ryan pours in the green beans while senior Audrey Knupp spreads them in the pan.

[Photo] Newsstreak hosts community service luncheon for teachers

April 21, 2019

Karen Fansler-Ryan pours in the green beans while senior Audrey Knupp spreads them in the pan.

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder instructs his class during one of the JROTC blocks. WIlder was named Teacher of the Year at Harrisonburg High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

[Photo] Wilder named Teacher of the Year, reflects on teaching journey

April 17, 2019

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder instructs his class during one of the JROTC blocks. WIlder was named Teacher of the Year at Harrisonburg High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

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April 17, 2019

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April 17, 2019

Katherine Ring makes coffee for customers at Black Sheep.

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April 17, 2019

Katherine Ring makes coffee for customers at Black Sheep.

Katherine Ring, an employee of Black Sheep, pours coffee for a customer.

Black Sheep Coffee offers wide variety of coffee, uses fresh ingredients

April 11, 2019

Fresh dripped coffee, handmade pastries and a warm setting is exactly what Chance Eversole pushed for when he decided to open a locally owned business in downtown Harrisonburg. Located in JMU’s Ice...

Katherine Ring, an employee of Black Sheep, pours coffee for a customer.

[Photo] Harrisonburg’s bakeries add variety to common sweet treats

April 11, 2019

Katherine Ring, an employee of Black Sheep, pours coffee for a customer.

Sophomore Diego Gallegos prepares for the pitch at third base.

[Photo] Varsity baseball falls to Fort Defiance 5-2

April 5, 2019

Sophomore Diego Gallegos prepares for the pitch at third base.

The HHS HOSA team takes on the 39th Virginia HOSA State Leadership Conference. This is the first time the Streaks have been represented at the conference.

HOSA team competes in state conference, advances to nationals

March 23, 2019

Harrisonburg High School’s first Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team attended the 39th annual Virginia HOSA State Leadership conference. Students who represented HHS were Sheila Escalante-Lopez,...

Senior Valeri Krasheninnikov spends time in Israel with her family. Valeri Krasheninnikov was born in Israel and moved to the United States five years ago. She currently is fluent in Hebrew, Russian and English.

Krasheninnikov acquires multiple languages, learns more as hobby

March 5, 2019

Russian at home, English at school and Hebrew in public. One of the toughest things senior Valeri Krasheninnikov has ever done is equally keep up with those three languages. Krasheninnikov would say...

Juniors Iris Cessna, Sarah Deloney and two other students from Massanutten Regional Governor's School create a model of their proposed idea for revamping the downtown library. The assigned project was to choose a a building and try to make it more environmentally friendly.

Deloney, Cessna propose green project for downtown library, plan to showcase model

March 1, 2019

The idea of having LED lights, cork flooring, double glazed windows and a green wall in the downtown library would make the building more environmentally friendly. Created by juniors Sarah Deloney,...

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