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Riley Thompson

Riley Thompson, Managing Editor

Riley Thompson is a junior at Harrisonburg High School and is a Newsstreak managing editor. This is her third year on staff and she is very excited to take on more of a leadership position with Newsstreak this year. Riley is a varsity sideline and competition cheerleader for HHS and is also a member of the Governor's STEM academy. Riley spends most of her time outside of school with friends, getting Starbucks, working out or with her dog, Indi. When Riley is not with her friends, she is in her bed watching Netflix or scooping ice cream at her job at Bruster's.

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Varsity competition cheerleading team poses after first competition, where they won first place.

Varsity and JV competition cheerleading teams place first

October 1, 2021

The varsity and JV cheerleading teams competed at Fluvanna, Sept. 25. Members of the varsity team, juniors Maya Sarco, Mary Hermes and freshman Star Lecue were excited to be back on the mat competing....

Official announcement sent to students emails about the schedule change.

HCPS schools shorten school day beginning Oct. 4

September 27, 2021

“Beginning Oct. 4, [the school day is] going to [be] shortened by an hour. That hour is [going to be taken] off of the afternoon. The school day is going to end at 1:40 p.m. [instead of 2:35 p.m.],”...

Junior Juju Butler poses outside the school for a HOSA food bank event.

Butler participates in HOSA food bank

June 7, 2021

From March 29 to April 2, HHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) held a COVID-19 safe food drive in honor of Hunger Awareness in partnership with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. HOSA secretary junior...

Sophomore Toby Corriston golfs at the state competition.

Corriston advances to states for golfing

June 7, 2021

Sophomore Toby Corriston had the opportunity to advance to states for golfing this year. This was a big deal for Corriston, as he is still a sophomore and this is his first year playing golf for the school.  “It...

The HHS Competition Cheer team posing together after their competition on March 17, 2021.

Cheer finishes first competition of the year, prepare for future ones with time to grow

April 2, 2021

On Wednesday, March 17, the JV and varsity competition cheerleading teams participated in their first competition of the year. Varsity placed fifth and JV was not allowed to place, but they did compete....

Shaver takes a picture at the gym to see her progress and feel more confident. Ive been trying to focus less on observing physical progress in my body and more on if I can lift heavier weight as the weeks progress and if I  feel stronger and more energized in my everyday life. It is so easy to get caught up in trying to see a physical transformation, which can create a toxic relationship to fitness. I take these pictures to feel confident in how hard Ive worked, Shaver said.

Shaver starts going to the gym, staying healthy

March 16, 2021

Staying healthy, physically and mentally, alongside eating well are all very important to senior Sydney Shaver. Being stuck at home due to COVID-19, Shaver has found a new love for working out and taking...

Like many other stores downtown, Shenandoah Bicycle Company has signs out front letting customers know they have to wear a mask in the store.

Downtown business owners reflect on impact of COVID-19

March 12, 2021

Manager, Kevin Rogers discusses increase in sales at SBC over the pandemic  Manager Kevin Rogers of Shenandoah Bicycle Company (SBC) located downtown reflects on how business has changed over the...

Yoder made these raspberry macarons in October. To win a free cake from Yoder, one can refer seniors to college adviser Anna Du. Whoever refers the most seniors by the end of February wins a free cake.

Du, Yoder partner for February senior class challenge

February 23, 2021

There’s a new challenge for students working on the college process or for students who just want to win a cake. College adviser Anna Du and junior Sophia Yoder are collaborating to recruit students...

The breaststroke lap of the 200 individual medley.

Mia Constantin

January 19, 2021

After swimming on the local club team, The Virginia Gators, for a majority of her life, senior Mia Constantin decided to continue her swimming career in high school.  “I [have] been swimming since...

Gotay is required to wear protective equipment like a mask and gloves while working with the residents at Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Gotay continues working, emphasizes staying home

May 11, 2020

Junior Nissi Gotay works at Bridgewater Retirement home as a Certified Nurse Assistant, and despite the coronavirus pandemic, she is still regularly working. Working now is much different than working...

Sophomores Clara Miller and Genesis Martinez smile as they perform.

Cheerleading and gymnastics are among Miller’s favorite after school activities

April 16, 2020

Sophomore Clara Miller does a sport every season, but her overall favorite is cheerleading.  “Cheer [is my favorite after school activity] because I love the sport and the people involved in...

Fulton-Wrights new room has paintings and printed pictures throughout.

Fulton-Wright uses school closing as time to redecorate room

April 5, 2020

For freshman Lena Fulton-Wright, school being cancelled has given her time to completely redecorate and rearrange her room. “[I was inspired to change my room around because] I was bored and I thought...

Freshman Ella Young poses with junior Javion Green during a dance performance at HHS.

Young maintains busy dance schedule both in and out of school

March 1, 2020

Freshman Ella Young uses dance to express herself. She is involved in the Fine Arts Academy’s dance strand, Dance and Company, a program called Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theater (SCDT) and the musical...

Coach Durmount Perry talks to  the girls basketball team during a timeout.

Girls varsity basketball coach has history of basketball in early career

January 22, 2020

Girls varsity basketball coach Durmount Perry didn’t start his coaching career in girls basketball. Perry has been playing basketball since high school and continued his basketball career by moving from...

Thompsons organizational strategy for two of her classes. She chooses to use colored folders and notebooks with clear labels.

Organization proves to be valuable skill

December 23, 2019

Many people are very unorganized, and they don't mind the mess because they know where everything is. For example, when your parents tell you to clean up your room and after you do you don’t know where...

This letter telling students when their tests will take place will go out to all families.

Administration releases new SOL testing schedule

December 20, 2019

This year, SOL tests will take place over two half days of school: Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, and students not taking a test will not be allowed to come to school. Dean of Students Kris Vass schedules SOL testing,...

Junior Chloe Nichols celebrates finishing her tumbling pass.

[Photo] Competition cheer moves on to second round of regionals

November 11, 2019

Junior Chloe Nichols celebrates finishing her tumbling pass.

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