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

Sophie Grieser

Sophie Grieser, News Editor & Editor-in-Chief

            Sophie Grieser is the news editor and editor in chief of the 2016-2017 Valhalla staff. She has been compelled to join journalism for the last three years; however, she hasn’t had the opportunity till now, her senior year. Sophie chose an editor position because of her love of grammar. She refers to herself as a “grammar nerd” which is a personality trait she states she inherited from her mother. Aside from grammar, Sophie loves theater, reading, and singing. After high school Sophie Grieser wants to utilize her talents and work towards a masters degree musical theater and minor in English. In addition to being part of the Valhalla staff Sophie takes part in Jazz Choir, Drama Club, NHS, French Club, and GSA. Through journalism this school year, Sophie hopes to inform herself and others of school news and highlight outstanding members of our amazing and diverse school community.

All content by Sophie Grieser
The Jazz and Concert Choirs pose shortly after competing. The choir got to spend the next day at an amusement park to celebrate their hard work and received their 1st and 3rd place awards that night. As a senior, its just really nice to be able to go on these trips and its sad to think that this is my last competition but Im glad I got to spend it with these people, senior Stephanie Fosse said.

Choir brings home two golds

Choir brings home gold awards and placed high
April 17, 2017
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The Five Guys Robotics Team, winning the website award last year in 2016. Winning the same award this year has brought to 2 the number of times this team has won the award and 3 the number of times theyve traveled to the Worlds Competition. The objective of the website challenge is to develop a website that promotes your entire robotics program and any other robotics programs you participate in, your outreach activities, how to join, what you have done, who you are, where you are, and what you plan to do in the future, said senior Aiden Pyle. The boys worked hard on the site to earn the award and are looking forward to traveling back to Worlds.

Web design leads Robotics to Worlds

The Five Guys robotics team gets ready to travel to their third world competition after winning Club Website Challenge Award.
April 12, 2017
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Juniors Camryn DuBois, Ainsley Mattingly, Nicholas Peña and Gaby Delgado stand after their elections as Vice President, Public Relations, President and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. “I’m so excited for next year. I can’t be more blessed than this right now,” 2017-2018 ASB President Nicholas Peña said.
(Photo courtesy of Samir Nasr)

New ASB officers welcomed with open arms

The Viking classes of 2018 and 2019 chose Nicholas Peña, Camryn DuBois, Gaby Delgado and Ainsley Mattingly as their representatives.
March 31, 2017
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Set crew brings Yonkers to Washington

Set crew brings Yonkers to Washington

Behind the scenes of the spring play reveals what makes the show another world.
February 28, 2017
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Credit clarification brings up questions among students

AP and College in the High School credits no longer can both be listed on transcripts, and many seniors are worried it might affect their admissions.
February 28, 2017
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As graduation day is approaching, the urge to rush to Xfinity Arena is very strong. Many seniors are ready to move on with their life, but graduated students advise to savor the last moments of high school. Just live in the present and enjoy the time you have left as a high schooler, 2016 graduate Adalyn Tibbits suggested. It will fly by so fast.

The walk to the finish line grows shorter

Former LSHS students tell the seniors what not to miss for their last semester.
February 22, 2017
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The history behind The Inauguration

The most memorable part might be Beyonce singing the National Anthem, but there is a lot more to it than that.
January 25, 2017
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Here the group stands in front of the Capitol Building (From left to right - Top row: UW student Nick Peda, Mrs. Tilley, Mrs. Wagner, Drew Pearson, Elizabeth Stanton. Middle row: Elise Gooding, Mrs. Kinnard, Paige Wagner. Bottom row: Mrs. Riebli, Mrs. Fry, Jeyda Thomson, Anna Lundquist, Sophie Grieser). The seniors spent five days in Washington, D.C. touring and attending the inauguraton. Even though they grew up with Obama as president, and many of them don’t support Trump, they are keeping an open mind about his administration. “I hope the next four years will look a lot like last Saturday [the Women’s March] did, with lots of people coming together to support each other,” said senior Elizabeth Stanton. (Photo courtesy Darrick Hayman)

Lake Stevens students travel to see history happen

A group of 14 Lake Stevens teens, teachers, and chaperones visit D.C. to see the 2017 Inauguration.
January 25, 2017
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LSHS authors shine in the spotlight

LSHS authors shine in the spotlight

The Valhalla encourages students to share creative writing stories that they’re proud of - and this year, we’ve got some good ones.
December 20, 2016
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From left to right: Elizabeth Stanton, Zoey Gonzales, Derek Magruder, and Hayden Davis. The all-senior Knowledge Bowl team won first place in a recent competition at Jackson High School.

Congrats to Lake Stevens Knowledge Bowl!

The KBowl took over their competition on Wednesday evening.
December 15, 2016
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Even though the weather is stormy, there are plenty of things to do thatll keep you warm!

Keep warm with music this winter

Schools from Lake Stevens School District put on concerts to show what they've learned and keep families entertained this holiday season.
December 2, 2016
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LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Dec. 7, 2009) A bugler plays taps during a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

Honoring veterans isn’t just for one day a year: how to help year-round

Bugles Across America seeks musicians (and donors) to help give deceased veterans the respect they deserve.
November 18, 2016
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Students in the pit on opening night. The students worked for weeks to get their music to sound its best. They are directed by Neil Proff.

The music behind The Music Man

LSHS' own band students put their best work forward with this year's musical.
November 16, 2016
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