Best of SNO

#24
2019-2020
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Vandegrift High School
5
Published Stories for
Vandegrift High School
in 2019-2020
#44
2019-2020
Best of SNO Rank for
Vandegrift High School
Stories from Vandegrift High School
Junior’s songs stream worldwide
Features

Eilla Reid | October 28, 2019

His petite fingers struggled to wrap themselves around the neck of the guitar to form his first chord of many. With big dreams to pursue, this was the first step to discovering his unforeseen love for…

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Senior becomes first student in school history to direct main stage play
Features

Codi Farmer | October 21, 2019

The lights dimmed and the curtain opened. She sat back into her seat to see her months of hard work put together for the first time. This was the first step towards her future.

Senior Kayla Stewart…

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Performing for the President
Features

Codi Farmer | October 4, 2019

Their hearts pounded in their chest as thousands of voices echoed throughout the stadium. This was the biggest crowd these 21 girls had ever performed for. This was their senior year and the entire world…

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Senior narrows down top 5 schools
Sports

Kyra Bachick | October 3, 2019

The squeak of the shoes and the scream of the crowd gets him amped up. It’s his last year of high school basketball. All he can hear is his coach calling plays as he runs down the court to get a three…

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Swimming straight through summer
Sports

Katie McClellan | September 20, 2019

Shannon Bagnal stands on the deck, waiting for her heat. She looks up and sees the VIP deck where all of the Division 1 college coaches are watching her. She can feel the pressure, the energy, the intensity…

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Making a statement
Features

Priya Gregerson | May 17, 2019

As they stride down the hall, people admire their different hues. They are blue moons in a calendar of anonymous phases. No matter how many days students see them, whether it’s the first time or the hundredth…

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Ranting through life
Features

Harshita Avirneni | April 18, 2019

Nerves flooded through her as she sat at her computer ready to publish. She wasn’t sure if it was good enough for her audience. It had been almost two years, and with every click, she hoped to help someone…

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A “pass” at the Elite 11
Sports

Sumerlyn Yudell | February 22, 2019

In the fall, more than 14,000 high schools put 11 players under the bright lights to play tackle-football on Friday nights. Each team is led by a quarterback, a point man the players can look to for direction…

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Living history
Features

Natalie Brink | February 21, 2019

The soldiers march toward the German border to face the Siegfried Line. Behind the German defensive was the Rhine River, and right above was the Ludendorff Bridge. This capture would shorten the war. As…

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Ice Breakers
Features

Priya Gregerson | February 7, 2019

Not everyone has to dream of a white Christmas.

During winter break, sophomore Julia Jones visited her Grandparents in Uppsala, Sweden. Julia and her family usually visit Sweden in the summer months,…

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A king is crowned
Features

Claire Lawrence | February 7, 2019

Fingers ache after the endless hours of non-stop rehearsals. Sweat drips from his forehead as he squints at the bright sun above, remaining focused on his instrument. After a while, he hears his name called…

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Student photographer Elaina Eichorn captures precious Vandegrift memories
Arts & Entertainment

Cady Grace Wynn | December 19, 2018

She’s on the field every Friday night, at both home and away games, right on the 50-yard line, but you may have missed her tucked behind her Nikon camera.

Senior head manager and team photographer…

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A miracle on stage
Arts & Entertainment

Claire Lawrence | December 13, 2018

The black and white words in a thick script ran wild throughout the actors’ minds as they line up one by one at the front of the stage. Lights beam down on their faces, showing their heartfelt emotions….

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The show must go on
Arts & Entertainment

Harshita Avirneni | November 9, 2018

Nerves filled the air as the actors paced back and forth, as the circumstances were not what was expected back in September when rehearsals had first started. Everyone was anxious, rerunning lines and…

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FFA veterinary science team to compete at nationals
News

Natalie Brink | October 31, 2018

In the smallest classroom in the school, tucked away in the back of the CTE wing, four students stand over stuffed animals and laminated pictures from the internet and books. They know they will soon compete…

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