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People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer
March 17
Filed under People to Know, Showcase

Mr. Michael Bolsoni, principal of Apple Valley High School, has a passion for education. However, his interests for wellness, documentaries, teaching, and administration have developed over time. Weekdays and Weekends As principal, each week Mr. Bolsoni has a unique experience giving back to educati...

People to Know: John Boals

People to Know: John Boals

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer
February 3
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From excelling on the AVHS Debate Team to overcoming mental health, Senior John Boals proved he has what it takes: a drive for a more inclusive world and a personality that changes the people around him for the better. Born and raised in Minnesota, Boals was diagnosed early with ADHD and as a resu...

People to Know: Theresa Kuhn

People to Know: Theresa Kuhn

Megan Navratil, News Writer
January 26
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The majority of students at AVHS know Mrs. Kuhn as an English or AVID teacher but outside of the brick walls of AVHS, she takes on a variety of different roles than that. She is a wife, mother, woman of faith and role model to many. Mrs. Kuhn is surrounded by a loving family in which she “enjoy...

People to Know: Emily Westcot

People to Know: Emily Westcot

Natalina Tekie, Features Writer
December 23
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Talented, dedicated, and welcoming are some of the many qualities that AVHS junior Emily Westcot has. Expressing interest in the multiple activities that Apple Valley has to offer, Westcot finds herself spending time with the various groups of people within the AV community. Wescot has been known to inspire many people...

People to Know: Dan Seppala

People to Know: Dan Seppala

Jane Michaelson, News Editor
December 7
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What is the probability that you will find a teacher that teaches statistics, went to Apple Valley, and studied chemical engineering? The answer? Well, if you walk around the math department enough there is 100% chance of running into Dan Seppala. Seppala grew up in Apple Valley. He attended Sout...

People to Know: Virgil Jones

People to Know: Virgil Jones

Liz Bolsoni, Sports Writer
November 3
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Many people could say that they have lived in two different homes; some may even have lived in two different states.  However, Mr. Jones may be one of the only people who has lived in 28 homes in 5 different states.  He was born in Chicago, but mostly grew up in Wisconsin, which may explain his ent...

Person to Know: Ethan Elumba a.k.a. “E Cakes”

Person to Know: Ethan Elumba a.k.a. “E Cakes”

Kallie Buss, Features Writer
May 31
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“Accomplished” is one of the many ways that you could describe junior Ethan Elumba. Not only does he take all honors and AP classes while maintaining a perfect GPA, he is involved in more programs and activities than I can count on one hand. Elumba is dedicated to each and every one of these act...

People to Know: Brett Melton

People to Know: Brett Melton

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer
May 5
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Everyone has interesting experiences and stories, but most don’t take the time to learn more about others, especially teachers. A shining star in the world of AP Euro, Brett Melton has been teaching the rigorous course at Apple Valley for many years. Born in Colorado, he says, “I think that makes...

Talented Golfer Backed by Family, Faith

Talented Golfer Backed by Family, Faith

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
April 27
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For not truly picking up the sport until ninth grade, Jon Koenig is pretty good at golf. Koenig, a senior, played baseball until his freshman year, when he decided golf was more his style. That decision turned out to be the right one. “It’s just something about golf that really fits who I am,”...

People to Know: Paul Tinder

People to Know: Paul Tinder

Ivan Calixto, News Writer
April 18
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You may see him monitoring the halls during passing time, greeting students and asking them about their days, and sometimes giving a well-intended reminder to “get to class!” For nearly twenty years, Administrative Assistant Paul Tinder has called Apple Valley High School home, and for many s...

People to Know: Dr. Scott Voss

People to Know: Dr. Scott Voss

Jane Michaelson, Features Editor
April 11
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“I love school, I love reading and, really, I could sit and listen to a good professor for hours.” As typical high school students, it might be hard to relate to Dr. Scott Voss on that statement. But he hasn’t always been this eloquent, well-dressed gentleman you see today. In reality, don...

People To Know: Ms. Heineman

People To Know: Ms. Heineman

Halima Badri, Features Writer
March 18
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How many people are able to say that they are missing two teeth as an adult, are a vegan, and graduated from a class where they knew everyone on a first name basis? Well, Ms. Jennifer Heineman can say yes to all three. For those of you who don’t know, Ms. Heineman currently teaches 9th grade AVID...

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