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Toe-tapping in the back of the end zone, Tre'von Moehrig tips an interception to himself. Moehrig, a Smithson Valley alum, is widely expected to be selected in the first round of this weekend's NFL draft.

Tre’s anatomy

Jackson Posey, Sports Director April 29, 2021
Tre’von Moehrig is more than meets the eye
Conner Stevenson, Anna Johnson, Julie Schultz, and Alyssa Meffert receive ROTC scholarships.

A final award

Mazzy Rall, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

 The National Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps annually selects grant scholarships to some senior cadets. Out of the 150 senior cadets in the Ranger Battalion, four were given the scholarship...

Sophomores Mason Mock and Ainsley Miliken decorate stickers to put outside of classrooms. On the stickers, students wrote phrases such as

A united front

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor March 29, 2021
As political and social environments change outside of school, the culture of Smithson Valley is altered with it. The S.U.R.E Club is always accepting new members who hope to educate students and create a safe and diverse learning environment. 
Siblings Ryan and Sage Benca square off in the snow. Both compete for the schools wrestling team.

The Battlin’ Bencas

Parker Maroney, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
The Benca siblings are finishing their stay at Smithson Valley, and they intend to go out with a bang.
On one of his wrists, two bracelets are rooted in his
faith and the memory of a friend
who died too young. “What I have
gone through has made me stronger
and able to grow as a person and
shape the way I am,” Tschoepe said.

Braced in faith, memory

Daniel Lackey and Dylan Smith March 25, 2021

With two wrapped around both of his wrists, wearing bracelets is how senior broadcast producer Tim Tschoepe keeps a couple of his values close to heart: his faith and his memory of a close friend who passed...

Clara Connor and her twin brother Thomas used their snow days to enjoy the unusual weather.

Snow darn cold

Grace Bush and Rebekah Mann March 3, 2021

February's winter storm began on Valentine's Day weekend with power and water outages lasting into the the next week. Around 78% of students lost power and about 84% lost water. "It looked beautiful...

Math teacher Troy Wyant instructs his second period students both online and face-to-face.

Moving forward

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager February 9, 2021

Hybrid instruction this past fall semester left staff and students with questions on how spring semester will go. This was the first time teachers have had split classrooms, with some students face-to-face...

Saluting an SV newcomer

Mazzy Rall, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

After Commander Michael Mullen’s leaving, the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps was out on a hunt to find a new commander. The new arrival, Commander Scott Outlaw, began his new position last week.  As...

JROTC and color guard perform at this past semester's Veterans Day ceremony.

Young women in leadership

Grace Bush, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

Senior Julie Schultz joined the color guard because she thought it was very patriotic and loved watching it.  “Competing for color guard is really fun, but it’s more difficult than you think,"...

Both school nurses, Natalie Kuhn and Cheryl Sims (pictured), tackle COVID-19-related concerns.

Nursing COVID

Tatum Tomallo, Social Media Manager January 22, 2021

Despite the unrelenting pandemic riding into the second semester, school nurses Cheryl Sims and Natalie Kuhn risk exposure on a daily basis to provide for the needs of students and faculty.  If a student...

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

Madam Vice President

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager January 12, 2021

Kamala Harris became the first female, first Black, first South Asian United States Vice President-elect on  Nov. 7 when she and President-elect Joe Biden were announced as projected winners of the 2020...

Senior Thomas Conner was born without a radius in his forearm, but that has not limited his achievements.

Don’t doubt Thomas

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor January 11, 2021

National Merit Semifinalist. Athlete. Good Samaritan. There are many ways to describe senior Thomas Conner. Thomas, born without a radius in his forearm, decided to give back to the hospital that gave...

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