Category Archives: Local News

Garnet Valley eSports Team Wins PIEA Overwatch State Championship

GVHS eSports played against Susquehanna in the semifinals winning 3-0. The team then proceeded to the finals facing familiar rival, Mannheim Township High School(MTHS).  They defeated MTHS 3-0 and won the PIEA Overwatch State Championship.  The players on the team are Ben Nguyen, Robbie Gamble, Luke Sullivan, Kevin Glenn,  Ryan Hassell, Anirudh Jandhayala and Brandon Gorski, and

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“Circe” Book Review

By Kathryn Hutchinson In ninth grade English, the first classical work read is Homer’s The Odyssey. Madeline Miller retells this classic in Circe, but from a different perspective. In Greek mythology, Circe is the daughter of Helios, God of the sun, and Perse, a water nymph. She is very different from the rest of her

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Garnet Valley eSports Overwatch Team Advances to PIEA Semifinals

The GVHS eSports Overwatch team is participating in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association (PIEA) league and advanced to quarterfinals this past Thursday. The match was streamed live through PIEA’s twitch channel where three other quarterfinal matches were also taking place. Their opponent was against NWPA Collegiate Academy who held a strong 6-1 record during the regular season. After a lengthy match

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Garnet Valley Global Awareness Club to Hold Pizza Fundraiser

Message from Global Awareness Club: The Global Awareness Club is having a fundraiser at the Glen Mills MOD Pizza on Wednesday, May 19th from 10:30am to 10:00pm. In honor of Earth Month, we are raising awareness for plastic pollution to donate to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a non-profit organization that is working towards a world

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Garnet Valley Student Council Earns National Recognition

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Garnet Valley High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo).  “Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the

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Garnet Valley Varsity Club to Hold Sports Equipment Drive

Message from Garnet Valley Varsity Club: Varsity Club is holding a Sports Equipment Drive on May 13th from 3:00-6:00PM and May 15th from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Cafeteria entrance of GVHS! At this drive,Varsity Club is collecting a WIDE variety of used sports equipment and we are counting onYOU to come and donate! You might

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Six Fun Socially Distant Games to Play with Friends over Quarantine

By Lila Troum For over a year now, we’ve all struggled with not being with our friends as much as we’d like, and although this article may be a little late, it’s better late than never. As quarantine has progressed, my friends and I have still been making our way through: playing games virtually and

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The Importance of Diversifying the Classroom

By Rachel Jason In response to the increased exposure in the media  of racism in the United States and around the world, two teachers from Garnet Valley High School have been working to make their classrooms more inclusive. David Pimentel is a Social Studies teacher. Heather Arters is the grade 6-12 co-curriculum coordinator for the

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“Six of Crows” Review

By Kathryn Hutchinson Six of Crows is the first of a two book duology and the fourth book in the Grishaverse. This duology follows the story of six teenagers, Kaz the Barrel boss, Inej the spy, Jesper the sharpshooter, Nina the Grisha, Wylan the runaway son, and Matthias the ex-convict, as they try to pull

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Team Michael’s Autism Awareness 5K

By Lila Troum April was Autism Awareness (also deemed Autism Acceptance) month, and worldwide we wear blue and spread awareness to show support for the neurodivergent community. Autism Awareness 5ks take place from California to New York and we were even honored to host our own 5k right here at the high school track, to

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