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Albert Lea High School Newspaper

THE AHLAHASA

Albert Lea High School Newspaper

THE AHLAHASA

Albert Lea High School Newspaper

THE AHLAHASA

Abby Chalmers

Abby Chalmers, Editor

Hi everyone! My name is Abby Chalmers, and I'm the Ahlahasa editor for the 2021-2022 school year! I am a varsity soccer captain and the president of several clubs at the high school. After my senior year, I plan to attend college and major in English, education, and/or business.

All content by Abby Chalmers
Emcees Hsaw Paw (10) and Angel Hernandez (11) act out a skit to introduce one of the acts.

GRRRR!

Abby Chalmers, Editor
April 1, 2022
Senior captain Lucy Stay smiles with fellow captains sophomore Rachel Doppelhammer and senior Esther Yoon as she hoists the championship plaque in the air. Last Thursdays win turned one of Stays greatest aspirations into reality. State is something Ive been dreaming about since I was a little girl, and the fact that we finally made it is insane, she said. Im looking forward to everything, but playing at the Xcel Energy Center and making unforgettable memories with my team is what Im most excited for.

State Dreams Redeemed

Abby Chalmers, Editor
February 22, 2022
Jeffrey searches the crowd for her parents. Moments after making the free throw that secured her place as the highest scorer in Albert Lea girls basketball history, she was surrounded by her teammates and members of the student section. “I remember immediate hugs from people and Coach Hanson and then finding my parents in the stands and just sending them a heart signal with my hands,” she said.

Sixteen.

Abby Chalmers, Editor
January 20, 2022
Holt, Cunningham and Anfinson perform one of Donna and the Dynamos songs, Super Trooper. The girls are good friends both on and off stage, which helped them get into character. I like all of the Donna and the Dynamos scenes, Cunningham said, referencing the numerous songs the trio sings together throughout the show. Katie, Morgan and I have such a great bond. This helps tie into how we play our characters.

“MAMMA MIA!”

Abby Chalmers, Editor
November 11, 2021
Students in the Symphony Orchestra practice their music during class. This orchestra is one of the many electives available to students, while the chamber orchestra is an extracurricular available to musicians looking for an opportunity to play more advanced music.

Get Involved

Abby Chalmers, Editor
October 15, 2021
The 2021 Homecoming Court and their escorts pose for a picture after coronation. 

Back row: Jack Doppelhammer, Mason Buendorf, Shine Thu, Garang Dual, King Leon Kong, Cameron Davis, Cole Janssen, Jared Turrubiartes, Henrik Lange, Carter Miller 
Front row: Taya Jeffrey, Abby Chalmers, Esther Yoon, Queen Lucy Stay, Hailey Strom, Vayda Stadheim, Leah Rognes, Lauren Brownlow, Malana Thompson, Olivia Boyce

Homecoming 2021 Recap

Abby Chalmers, Editor
September 30, 2021
Jim Haney has been awarded the 2021 Impact Teacher.

Impact Teacher: Jim Haney

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
May 13, 2021
Jeffrey holds a sign made by one of her teammates after the game at Faribault High School. Many of her teammates and fans had created signs to commemorate her 1,000 point milestone. Shes the beast of the team, said Kendall Kenis, one of Jeffreys teammates.

Shooting For The Stars

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
March 13, 2021
According to history.com, the skeleton of St. Valentine has been scattered around Europe. His skull is displayed in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, and other bones are in Scotland, Ireland, England, France, and the Czech Republic.

The Truth Behind Valentine’s Day

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
February 12, 2021

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
February 10, 2021

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
February 3, 2021

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
January 27, 2021
New Teacher Feature: Brian Snavely

New Teacher Feature: Brian Snavely

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
December 17, 2020
What are We Reading?

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
December 2, 2020
What are We Reading?

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
November 25, 2020
What are We Reading?

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
November 18, 2020
What are We Reading?

What are We Reading?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
November 11, 2020
Junior Jenna Steffl performs a back somersault with one and a half twists at a diving meet. Steffl finished the regular season with a record of 8-0 and has already set high goals for her senior season. I hope to get better, bigger dives in general, with more difficulty, and also perfecting my form more, in the air and on my entries, she said.

From Beam to Board

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
November 9, 2020
Meet Mr. James Flores, who is a new addition to the Special Education department.

New Teacher Feature: James Flores

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
October 14, 2020
Finals Week Survival Guide

Finals Week Survival Guide

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
October 9, 2020
Eighth-grader Bryant Johnston utilizes the hand sanitizer station located in the Commons. Albert Lea High School implemented these stations at every entrance, and there are two thermal scanners situated at the Pool Doors and the Commons entrance as well.

The COVID-19 Counterattack

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
September 28, 2020
Senior Maddie Schneider is a captain on the girls varsity soccer team with aspirations of playing college soccer. Before the season was halted, a college scout was planning on attending the Sept. 18 game against Owatonna to possibly recruit her. Missing the game against Owatonna will affect me because the scout was there to watch me play and see how I am as a player, Schneider said. If I met requirements, I would have a spot on that college team.

Half a Season, Half a Heart

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
September 21, 2020
With quarantine keeping us at home, binge-watching Netflix is becoming an even more popular pastime. If youre stuck and unsure of what to watch, this list contains a variety of shows that may help you beat your boredom.

The Battle Against Boredom

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer
April 20, 2020
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