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The Talon

2016-2017 Staff

Osob Abas

News Writer

Stress is a very common feeling in high school. From the college applications to the dread of final exams. Everyone has experienced some form of stress, a common solution has always been winter break. Students spend an average...

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Liz Bolsoni

Sports Writer

Liz is a sophomore at AVHS and a new member of The Talon. She dedicates a large portion of time to singing in her four choirs. And although her fashion choices may say otherwise, she is part of AVHS girls swim and dive, girls...

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Natalina Tekie

Features Writer

Natalina Tekie is a senior at AVHS. She is involved in tennis, speech, and DP. She enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, watching movies, and eating cheesecake. She has been to Europe twice, and goes to California...

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Josie Segar

Sports Writer

Josie is a junior at Apple Valley High School. She is involved in tennis, hockey, lacrosse, DECA, student council, and AVRM. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, watching Netflix, and shopping.

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Kealey Jensen

Sports Writer

Kealey is a junior at Apple Valley High School. She is involved in soccer, hockey, lacrosse, student council, and AVRM. As a retired PEZ collector, Kealey enjoys relaxing by shopping, watching movies, or enjoying a good cup of...

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Connor Van Hulzen

Assistant Sports Editor

Connor is a junior and the assistant editor of the sports section. He is an avid fan of Minnesota sports--so devoted to his teams that he attended the Vikings 2015 playoff game against the Seahawks. Yes, THAT playoff game. He...

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Annie Nguyen

Features Writer

Annie Nguyen is a sophomore at AVHS. She is in National Art Honor Society and theatre, and makes a bomb eclair. In her free time she likes to create and caffeinate.

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Brady LaBahn

Sports Writer

Brady is a sophomore and two sport athlete at AVHS.  He is a fan of almost every sport and will watch any game, no matter how close it is. This is especially true during the Twins season. However, Brady has not, and will not,...

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Daniel Dessalew

Sports Writer

Daniel is a senior at AVHS. He is a sports fanatic, a food lover, and a movie enthusiast. He claims to be able to speak three languages and that he has traveled to eight countries on four different continents, but no one believes...

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Trinity Ek


Trinity is an editor for The Talon. She speaks and argues competitively on the AVHS Speech and Debate team and works at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. When she's not at school, practice, or the museum, she can usually be found...

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Lauren Bernard

Features Assistant Editor

Lauren is a junior currently involved in speech, theatre, student council, NHS, choir, and, as I'm sure you've guessed, The Talon. She has a passionate romance with food, as some of her hobbies include eating food, cooking food,...

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Spencer France

Arts & Entertainment Writer

Spencer France is everyone's favorite 6'0, 168-pound, half-Vietnamese male that attends Apple Valley High School. He is heavily involved within the school, as he is a lead volunteer for the Student Council, and of course, works...

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Osob Abas

News Writer

Osob Abas is a senior at AVHS. When she is not trapped at school, she volunteers at the hospital and writes for The Talon . She has traveled to 4 countries and plans on exploring another one very soon. When she isn't completing...

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Celia Nguyen

News Writer

Celia Nguyen is a junior at Apple Valley High School and is a newswriter. She is both spunky and sweet at the same time. Priding herself that she able to look at different perspectives to voice her opinions. She enjoys drinking...

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Zynab Ahmed

Features Writer

Student by day and asleep by night, Zynab Ahmed is a senior and a features staff writer. She enjoys basic human functions such as eating, sleeping, watching Netflix, and randomly zoning out mid-conversation. With her terrible...

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Sarah Crippes

Features Editor

Sarah Crippes is a senior Features editor for The Talon.  Sarah prides herself in her involvement in many activities including DECA, Cross Country, Track and Field, Math Team, Student Council, Apple Valley Role Models and National...

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