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The Perks of Being a Senior

The Perks of Being a Senior

Megan Navratil and Kelly Carrillo

June 2, 2016


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Juniors, are you ready to be a senior? To 'rule the school'? As many of you know, senior year is arguably the best high school year for the majority of students. Why, you might ask? Well, before we say farewell to the class of 2016, lets find out what they think the best things about being a senior are.

AVHS Teacher Receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award

AVHS Teacher Receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award

Liz Harder, Special to The Talon

May 26, 2016


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Theresa Kuhn was honored with a 2016 BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award for her usage of BestPrep’s programs to educate students about business, career and financial literacy skills. BestPrep is a Minnesota nonprofit founded in 1976 with a mission to prepare students with business, career and...

Thanks For the Memories

Thanks For the Memories

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

May 26, 2016


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Well seniors, it’s finally here. The moment we have all been working towards for the past twelve years. And it will all be over in the blink of an eye when you reach for that diploma on June 4th. From the first day of freshman year to the last day of senior year, when we walk out of AVHS for the ...

Thanks, AVHS

Thanks, AVHS

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

May 25, 2016


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Ms. RG, Mr. Kyle, Mr. Behnke, Mr. Scanlon, Mrs. Christiansen, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Moy, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Otto, Mrs. Moynihan, Mrs. Herschl, Mrs. Wycoff, Ms. Radichel, Mrs. Voss, Dr. Zimmerman, Ms. Miller, Mr. Melton, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Lee, Mr. Desens, Mr. Scalise, Dr. Helgeson, Mr. Sullivan, Ms....

A Work in Progress: Four Years of Believing

A Work in Progress: Four Years of Believing

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

May 25, 2016


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This is it. It's difficult to put into words just how fast high school went by. I mean sure, when you’re younger you probably hear it all the time: “Time flies. Enjoy it while you can.” But when do you ever take that phrase seriously? I sure didn’t. I didn’t realize how accurate it was unt...

Thank You

Thank You

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

May 24, 2016


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Dear AVHS— Thank you. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for pushing me harder than I thought possible. Thank you for giving me opportunities that will last a lifetime, relationships that changed my life, and a place to call home for four amazing years. When looking back at my four years...

Finally Distinguished

Finally Distinguished

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

May 23, 2016


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Apple Valley’s very own student newspaper--The Talon--has received the honor of becoming a Distinguished Site...and it’s not even been a year! A Distinguished Site is a recognition given out by the organization Student Newspapers Online (SNO). It gives a news staff six standards to meet over the course of a single school year.   ...

Survival 101: AVHS

Survival 101: AVHS

Megan Navratil, News Writer

May 17, 2016


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High school can be terrifying to many young students. Nightmares about embarrassment, bullying horror stories, and rumors about the teachers have made almost every incoming freshman wonder what their next four years will hold. That was the case for AVHS freshmen Tia Ahmed--her first impression of...

#avprom16

#avprom16

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

May 11, 2016


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If you don't live under a rock, you know that last weekend AVHS held its 2016 prom at International Market Square. It's an event that gets many students, staff, and parents alike excited each year. For the guys attending, the day may have began with putting on a tux at 4:00; for many girls, the day...

Civics Students Tackle the Real World

Civics Students Tackle the Real World

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

May 2, 2016


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On April 27, all ninth grade civics students took part in a budget simulation activity at the Royal Cliff banquet facility, sponsored by Wings Financial. Students engaged in real-life financial scenarios such as making mortgage and rent payments, paying child support, police/health care costs, and o...

U.S. News Names Top High Schools

U.S. News Names Top High Schools

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

April 29, 2016


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For 40 years, Apple Valley High School has upheld a tradition of excellence. With the Triple-A philosophy in mind, the student body has grown to be one that excels in all things arts, athletics, and academics. But just how excellent is AVHS really? Well, according to US News and World Report:  ...

Islamophobic Groups Rapidly Increase

Islamophobic Groups Rapidly Increase

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

April 29, 2016


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For a country that strives for its freedom and democracy, there sure has been quite a target put on the backs of Muslims in the U.S. Ever since the terrorist  attacks orchestrated from ISIS, there has been a heavy amount of discrimination against those who practice Islam. Recently a teen was escorted off a plane fo...

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