The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

Melanie Delestrez

Melanie Delestrez, Staff Reporter

Melanie Delestrez is a senior in the graduating year of 2022. She wants to contribute more to girls’ sports surrounding the news area, so she can put a new perspective on all of her peers. She is planning to major in journalism and sports broadcasting at Gonzaga University to work for ESPN, or a local sports broadcasting company. She currently plays for the varsity girls basketball team. She was very excited for her first game after COVID started letting up. She is expecting to have a more challenging year than her last.                        

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Congratulations. LSHS will sign senior student athletes to seven different colleges around the country and here in WA. Seniors and families decorated tables with school colors, images and logos of their college, while wearing clothing that represented where theyll head to in the fall. The coach Ill be playing for is fantastic and I couldnt be more excited, Wells said.

An opportunity of a lifetime for an athlete

With the school year coming to an end, eight more names written on pen and paper make the collegiate experience a reality
May 26, 2022
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Strike! youre out!: Senior Kyleigh Lynn holds up horns towards the outfield after pitching a strike. Lake Stevens fans bundled up in the stands at MPHS, as words of encouragement were said from teammates in the dugout. Im excited for this season and how far well go, sophomore Ava Heston said.

Take me out to the ball game

The 2022 season officially begins for LSHS girls softball, and with rain or shine, they intend to win.
April 25, 2022
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Time for change: Doris Burke and Beth Mowins work together to report and comment the Warriors-Jazz game for ESPN. Women, both people of color and white, ran the ESPN production for a historical opportunity. “Hopefully we celebrate this marker once and then it’s not a big deal to see a bunch of women calling and working the NBA”, Mowins said in The Mercury News.

Barriers are meant to be broken even on national television

February 2022 held more than one historical event that provided inspiration for women and people of color in the broadcasting industry
March 15, 2022
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Positive or Negative; Junior Emma Saylor and paraeducator Krista Mackey work together to complete one of the three COVID-19 tests high-risk sports must perform. Student-athletes waited in a crowded hallway before they were tested, and another 15 minutes before they received the results. Its something that I think is vital to keep our athletes engaged and be able to perform, Mackey said.

High-risk status creates precautionary measures for athletes

COVID testing amps up with higher numbers of exposures and cases
February 7, 2022
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Time to shine: Seniors Baylor Thomas, Cordelia Wilcox, Tyler Fouts, and Camille Jentzsch sign their letters of intent to play college athletics. Fellow students, teachers, coaches, and family members sat in the stands as they supported the athletes. “Im glad I finally found a place that I could go to,” senior Jaden Cardona.

Hard work and dedication rewarded

Senior athletes who are committed to play college athletics make it official
December 13, 2021
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[Photo] Dylan Slezak

November 15, 2021
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