Mill Valley News

Damara Stevens

Damara Stevens, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

This is senior Damara Stevens’s third year on the JAG Yearbook staff and she is thrilled to be taking the position of both JAG editor-in-chief and Mill Valley News editor-in-chief. When she’s not in the journalism room, you can find Damara working as a Relay for Life chair, giving tours for Student Ambassadors, on the leadership team for Spanish National Honor Society, serving as a NHS officer or collaborating at a StuCo meeting. Outside of school, Damara enjoys going on walks and spending time with the many crazy foster dogs her family cares for.

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With his hands behind his back, freshman Ammon Hill participates in the pie-eating contest.

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November 19, 2021
Cheering on the court, senior Taylor Roberts celebrates with the rest of the team after scoring a point.

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November 19, 2021
Jumping up, senior Brylee Peterson reaches out to hit the ball while in the air.

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November 19, 2021
After the team scores a point against SJA, the student section erupts into cheers.

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November 19, 2021
Leaning toward the sidelines, senior Sydney Fiatte passes the ball back to her teammates.

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November 19, 2021
In the air, senior Taylor Roberts hits the ball.

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November 19, 2021
At the front of the student section, senior Cody Moore leads the crowd in a chant using a megaphone.

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November 19, 2021
Reaching her hands up in the air, sophomore Kaitlyn Burke attempts to block the ball coming from a SJA player.

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November 19, 2021
After scoring a point, senior Brylee Peterson high fives junior Sidney Kacsir.

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November 19, 2021
After falling in the first set against SJA 25-12, the team huddles together.

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November 19, 2021
As the other team prepares to block, senior Brylee Peterson leans forward to hit the ball.

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October 26, 2021
High in the air, sophomore Kaitlyn Burke reaches up to hit the ball.

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October 26, 2021
In the crowd, students cheer as the team scores a point.

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October 26, 2021
Diving toward the middle of the court, junior Sidney Kacsir attempts to save the ball.

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October 26, 2021
Preparing to go out on court, seniors Taylor Roberts and Reese Johnston high five their other teammates.

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October 26, 2021
In the air, senior Annabelle Manning serves the ball.

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October 26, 2021
After a timeout, the team cheers together in a huddle.

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October 26, 2021
After being passed the ball, senior Sydney Fiatte sets the ball for her teammates to hit.

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October 26, 2021
During a time out, head coach Deborah Fay talks to the players about their performance.

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October 26, 2021
Eyes on the ball tossed in the air, freshman Saida Jacobs gets ready to serve.

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October 26, 2021
Eyes on the ball, junior Madeline Schnepf jumps in the air to hit the ball over the net.

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October 26, 2021
In the air, freshman Saida Jacobs hits the ball over the net.

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October 26, 2021
After the girls volleyball team scores a point, the student section cheers.

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October 26, 2021
As her teammates prepare to hit the ball, sophomore Ava Jones sets the ball.

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October 26, 2021
With her hand in the air, sophomore Ava Jones prepares to serve the ball over the net.

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October 26, 2021
Prior to the game against Pittsburg, the girls volleyball team huddles together during substate Saturday, Oct. 23. The team defeated Pittsburg in two sets and fell to SJA in three sets, losing their chance to move on to state.

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October 26, 2021
While the group members around her smile, senior Avery Warren shows off a good plant root she found.

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October 12, 2021
Standing on the road, seniors Avery Warren, Karaline Nielson and Anna Roberts step into waders before going into the lake. The Environmental Resources and Wildlife Science class went to Shawnee Mission Lake Friday, Oct. 8 to collect samples of plants to bring back to the school in order to study how they grow in different conditions.

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October 12, 2021
Near the end of the dance, senior Ella Tow throws her hands up in the air as she continues dancing.

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October 12, 2021
Walking across the gym, juniors Carli Dupriest, Yalena Vega, Andrew Dodge and Bryce Jennings participate in the conga line.

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October 12, 2021
Along with sophomores Ellie Walker and Chaley Spaulding, sophomore Lucy Roy dances in a circle.

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October 12, 2021
Throwing her hands up, sophomore Kate Pfeister sings along to the music.

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October 12, 2021
Surrounded by his friends, junior Brody Shulda shows off his dance moves.

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October 12, 2021
After the team’s defeat over BVW, senior Alex Vinh celebrates the victory.

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October 12, 2021
To thank students for cheering their daughters on, volleyball parents bought pizza for the student section.

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September 3, 2021
As the team scores the game-winning point, the student section erupts in cheers.

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September 3, 2021
During a time-out, the team huddles together and discusses how they are playing.

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September 3, 2021
Next to the net, senior Kate Roth passes the ball.

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September 3, 2021
While her teammates prepare to hit, senior Sydney Fiatte sets the ball.

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September 3, 2021
As the starting players run onto the court, the rest of the varsity team high fives and cheers.

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September 3, 2021
In between the team’s games, senior Carson Miller throws a football during the tailgate.

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September 3, 2021
Rushing to the crowd, the team celebrates their victory over BVW with the student section.

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September 3, 2021
After the team’s defeat over BVW, senior Alex Vinh celebrates the victory.

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September 3, 2021
Arms out, junior Sidney Kacsir passes the ball to a teammate.

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September 3, 2021
Eyes on the ball, senior Annabelle Manning  jumps up to serve the ball.

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September 3, 2021
As opponents prepare to block her, senior Reese Johnston hits the ball over the net.

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September 3, 2021
In the air, senior Brylee Peterson prepares to hit the ball over the net.

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September 3, 2021
In the foyer, seniors Lexi Claeys and Abigail Drumm smile for a picture after graduating.

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May 24, 2021
In front of the jaguar statue in the foyer, senior Hannah Chern poses for a picture with her cap and diploma.

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May 24, 2021
Holding their diplomas out, seniors Colin Maddox, Kyle Moylan, Drew Powers and Andrew Archer smile for a picture amongst their other friends.

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May 24, 2021
In the aux gym after the ceremony, seniors Karch Crawford and Jonathan Atchley pose for a picture.

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May 24, 2021
After the ceremony, senior Pete Janssen shakes hands with his previous science teacher Chad Brown.

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May 24, 2021
Holding her diploma, senior Ashley Williams smiles while walking through the hallway one last time after graduating.

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May 24, 2021
With her cap in one hand, senior Caiden Dean hugs counselor Patricia Chandler.

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May 24, 2021
Walking through a hallway with teachers on either side, senior Mia Colletti waves goodbye.

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May 24, 2021
After walking across the stage, senior Elle Zars poses for a picture with her diploma.

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May 24, 2021
In the hallway after the ceremony, senior Julian Brillantes fist bumps his previous teachers and staff members.

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May 24, 2021
Leaning in, senior Molly Smith smiles and shakes hands with principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
On stage, senior Alec Schmidt receives his diploma.

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May 24, 2021
Before walking off stage, senior Grace McLeod accepts congratulations from principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
While looking at principal Dr. Gail Holder, senior Sam Leaver shakes hands with her.

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May 24, 2021
With his diploma in one hand, senior Cole McClure shakes hands with principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
Holding her hands out, senior Emily Feuerborn goes in for a hug with principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
At the end of the stage, senior Noah Collins hugs principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
After receiving her diploma, senior Tyler Bret shakes hands with principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
While smiling at principal Dr. Gail Holder, senior Leif Campbell shakes her hand.

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May 24, 2021
Holding her diploma in one hand, senior Ava Bredwell smiles at principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
After walking across the stage, senior class president Jonathan Atchley hugs principal Dr. Gail Holder.

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May 24, 2021
Looking out at the crowd, student body president Ellie Boone gives a speech.

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May 24, 2021
In the middle of the crowd, senior Kennedy Eyberg claps after social studies teacher Jeff Wieland finishes his speech.

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May 24, 2021
Hands on the podium, senior class president Jonathan Atchley speaks to the rest of his class.

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May 24, 2021
Eyes on the graduating class, social studies teacher Jeff Wieland gives his speech as the speaker nominated by the graduating class.

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May 24, 2021
As the crowd claps, senior Gage Kirkpatrick stands to be recognized for going into the military.

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May 24, 2021
Standing, senior Alexander Hart is recognized for going into the military.

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May 24, 2021
At the podium, principal Dr. Gail Holder welcomes everyone to the graduation ceremony.

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May 24, 2021
Amongst his fellow classmates, senior Zachary Botkin stands to be recognized as class valedictorian.

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May 24, 2021
Gesturing her friends closer, junior Kira Tilden continues dancing.

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May 24, 2021
On the dance floor, students participate in a conga line.

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May 24, 2021
Holding her phone up, senior Morgan Botts takes a selfie with juniors Jada Eggleston and Ty Allenbrand.

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May 24, 2021
In the middle of a song, senior Makenna Kacsir dances.

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May 24, 2021
Hands on his hips, junior Jordan Manning dances to the “Macarena” with his friends.

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May 24, 2021
On the dance floor, senior Alexya Cummings dances close to her date.

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May 24, 2021
With a sequin mask on, junior Gracie Martin looks at her dance partner.

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May 24, 2021
With his date, senior Patty McClain, junior Cameron Long continues dancing.

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May 24, 2021
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