8 memories from 2017-2018

by Alicia Florez, Aztec Voice

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Seniors and staff attended the annual Nelson Hopkins run and had the highest attendance rate of any past senior class.

 

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The Pell Project brought in local band Making Movies to play some of their latest songs and raise awareness about immigration issues in the U.S.

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At the annual student v. staff dodgeball game, the SENIORS WON the whole thing after the teachers won last year.

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After the AV student raised over the $6,000 goal for the Pell Project, Vice Principal Teran kept his promise and got his head shaved for the whole school to see.

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This year at AV we introduced Wrestling and Cross Country to our sports profile. Both sports had a great first year and we look forward to many more.

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The girls’ basketball team killed it this year by having their best season in AV history. Our Lady Aztecs never fail to make us proud.

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Congressman Cleaver visits AV to discuss issues such as gun control with Student Council.

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The Class of 2018 trashed Teran’s office as their annual senior prank and had a good time rolling around in it.

 

 

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Snapshots of prom

by Roberto Gomez, Aztec Voice

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Seniors Roberto Gomez and Angela Galaviz took a picture with junior Mylene Carrasco.

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Taking a picture is a process. The group took pictures at the Kauffman Memorial Garden.

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Gomez and Galaviz posed together at prom.

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Galaviz and senior Fernando Lagunes took a picture at prom.

Coming together for Cinco de Mayo

by Roxana Rodriguez, Aztec Voice

Mr. Portillo yells at Jose Valeriano to give him a paleta while doing sound check.

Mr. Portillo yells at Jose Valeriano to give him a paleta while doing sound check.

Jose Valeriano and Ramiro Lara man the paleta cart.

Jose Valeriano and Ramiro Lara man the paleta cart.

Mariachi band plays some funky tunes in this blazing sun.

Mariachi band plays some funky tunes in this blazing sun.

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Perla Fabian doing God’s work and selling drinks on this hot day.

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Even in this burning sun, people still want prizes.

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‘Making Movies’ came to perform a few songs!

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My first thoughts: “Is this even safe?”

 

Painting the school’s history

Lizbeth Alvarez, Aztec Voice

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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, visits AV

Jenni Vejar, Aztec Voice

On April 5, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, visited Alta Vista High School to discuss gun violence and school safety with students. He met with members of Student Council and other student representatives.

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Homecoming Highlights

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Student vs. Staff Dodgeball Game

At the first pep rally of the year on Aug. 18, the staff challenged students from each grade to a dodgeball game. The students put up a valiant effort but fell to the teachers.

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Intensity and amusement fill the Aztec Showdown

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Our team is what? Dynamite!

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On Thursday, March 6, the Alta Vista High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams played teams of AV staff members. The female staff members beat the Lady Aztecs by two points, but the boys’ team beat the male staff members handily. The game also features $100 half-court shot contests and a half-time performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” by the student teams.

Spirit of the Aztecs

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