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Riley Thompson

Riley Thompson, Page Editor

Riley Thompson is a sophomore at Harrisonburg High School and is a page editor for the Newsstreak. This is her second year on staff. Riley does varsity sideline and competition cheerleading for HHS and is also a part of the STEM academy. Riley spends most of her time outside of school with friends, getting Starbucks, working out or with her dog, Indi. Over quarantine, Riley has spent more time with family, gone on many car drives with her sister and has also developed an unhealthy online shopping addiction.

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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-Wright's 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...

Thompson's 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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