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Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 22, 2012

Amador Valley High featured by Wikipedia.org

Online encyclopedia picks school for daily posting

by Jeb Bing

It didn't last long, but for Amador Valley High School it was a day in the national sun as the popular online encyclopedia featured the school on its website Wikipedia.org last Tuesday.

"This is a random selection that changes every day," said Stewart Young, who sent word to the Weekly about the post. He also identified himself as the "proud parent of incoming AVHS Freshman Kieran Gates."

In case you missed it, Wikipedia posted facts and figures about Amador and its location, including the following comment:

"Amador Valley High School is a public high school in Pleasanton, California, United States, a city east of San Francisco. Amador Valley is one of four high schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District, which includes Foothill High School, Village High School, and Horizon High School.

"The school was founded as Amador Valley Joint Union High School (AVJUHS), from which its first class graduated in 1923. The school has been named a California Distinguished School, a National School of Character, and a National Blue Ribbon School.

"As of 2009, Amador Valley offered its 2,500 students 23 varsity sports, 20 Advanced Placement courses, a program to study local aquatic wildlife, and vocational training. A monthly school publication, the Amadon, reports on athletics, academic and extracurricular issues, and news of the school and community.

"Amador's location allows it to be the launching point for parades and to host the site of the Amador Theater, Pleasanton's central performing arts facility for more than 60 years. The Amador Theater has remained a part of the Amador Valley campus since the 1930s, despite major school construction in 1968, 1997, and 2004.

"Student groups, including the Marching Band and Math Team, have toured out-of-state after achieving high rankings in Californian competitions. In national competitions such as We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, the Amador Valley team has ranked in the top four places from 2006 to 2009.

"Similarly, the Amador Valley Robotics Team is recognized nationally as the only high-school team in the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) competition hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)."

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