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  • Beta Club Completes Adopt-A-Highway Litter Cleanup

    Members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club completed an Adopt-A-Highway litter cleanup on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 along a two mile stretch of Old Charlotte Highway in Indian Trail and in Monroe. This Adopt A Highway location is dedicated to honor the memory of Wesley Chapel resident and Senior Beta Emeritus Member Emily Brooke Parker.

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  • Junior Minh Trinh Receives Award of Excellence from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    Congratulations to junior Minh Trinh who received the Award of Excellence certificate for his outstanding academic performance, leadership potential, and dedication to serving humanity though the profession of medicine.

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  • Senior Mikhail Nikitin named Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Program

    Congratulations to senior Mikhail M. Nikitin who was named Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented to this scholastically talented senior today by Dr. Harvey.

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  • Senior Jackie Burnett is Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

    Congratulations to senior Jackie Burnett who is among 16,000 students across the country to be named as a semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • Dr. Tarlton's Students Are Featured In Metamorphosis Butterfly Project 2018 Summer Newsletter for Their Visual Holocaust Museum

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  • AP Capstone Coming to Sun Valley in Fall 2018

    The CollegeBoard AP Capstone Program™ is coming to Sun Valley High in the fall of 2018. AP Capstone is a program that allows students the opportunity to learn more about independent research through various AP classes that they have taken and leads them to an investigative research process both individually and in groups to become more logic-oriented learners.

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  • Seniors Jaelin Chambers and Shannon Dupree Selected as Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients

    The Union West Rotary board has selected Jaelin Chambers and Shannon Dupree to be the 2018 recipients of a $1000 scholarship for their service and participation in the SV Interact Club.

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  • SV Interact Helps Food for Families

    Food for Families is a non-profit organization that helps to feed students throughout Union County. It began in 2012 by helping 20 students and their families and has grown to assisting over 700 students today.

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  • Sun Valley Wins State Championship

    The North Carolina Council for Economic Education supports an online Stock Market game, and students currently in Mr. Woolf's and Mr. Shultz's Personal Finance classes recently participated in the game. Students work in teams to invest 100,000 in Stocks. They spend time researching companies and then they compete against other teams in the State.

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  • Interact Club Helps with Rotary Annual Fundraiser

    The Union West Rotary held their annual golf fundraiser on Monday, May 7th at Stonebridge Golf Club. The day began with some of the Sun Valley Interact club members greeting local business men and women at the registration desk while others helped to fill participant gift bags. Golfers received an Italian lunch provided by Papa Murphy’s pizza and served by Sun Valley Interact club members.

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  • Honors Aerospace 2 Students Visit American Airlines Flight Operations Center at Charlotte Douglas Airport

    Honors Aerospace 2 students visited the American Airlines Flight Operations center at the Charlotte Douglas Airport. The AA FO is the second largest training center for pilots, flight attendants, customer service, and ticketing agents in the United States.

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  • Senior Taylor Coleman Selected as a National Beta Club Scholarship Recipient

    The National Beta Club Scholarship Review Committee has selected Sun Valley High School Senior Taylor Coleman out of thousands of applicants nationwide as one of the two hundred forty-six National Beta Scholarship recipients for 2018.

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  • Book Spine Poetry Celebrates School Library Month

    In celebration of School Library Month, the Sun Valley High Media Center sponsored a book spine poetry contest. Students were asked to select a minimum of 4 books, create a spine poem using the selected titles, take a photo of the completed poem, and send the photo to Mrs. Mabry, the library media coordinator. At the end of the month, names were entered in a drawing for three $20 gift cards.

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  • SVHS Robotics Club

    Robotics Club membership is open to all students, and there is no membership fee. Students learn about and build different types of robots, and it is a great opportunity to learn basic mechanics. Serious and dedicated club members get to compete in robotics competitions.

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  • An Extra-Ordinary New Club

    Sun Valley students have recently started a new club that was designed for the inclusion of students with special needs. The club is called Extra-Ordinary People and was created earlier this year. The purpose of this club is to unite and enrich the lives of all students at Sun Valley High School, despite their differences.

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  • Global Youth Service Day

    Global Youth Service Day is an annual celebration of young volunteers around the world. It is designed to encourage youth to participate in community service and service-learning and to honor those who have contributed to their communities through voluntary commitment.

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  • YCI Serves and Shares with Super Tuesday!

    On Tuesday, March 13th, the Youth Commission International (YCI) Christian club hosted a big event entitled, “Super Tuesday.” Super Tuesday, an event planned months in advance, provides a free Chick-Fil-A breakfast (mixed with other goodies) to all school staff and students. It is an effort to present the Gospel while providing an opportunity to fellowship and unite students.

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  • Beta Club Sorts Shoes at Samaritan's Feet Warehouse

    On Saturday February 17th, 2018, the Sun Valley High School Beta Club processed hundreds of children’s shoes for Samaritan’s Feet in Charlotte, NC. Samaritan’s Feet is a 501 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that "shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.” Founded by Emmanuel "Manny" and Tracie Ohonme in 2003, Samaritan's Feet has distributed over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 75 different countries since its inception.

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  • Students Receive MOS Certification

    Students in Microsoft Imagine Academies benefit from a world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. Enrollment in the course affords students the opportunity to gain industry-recognized certification in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Successful completion of Microsoft Office Specialist certification programs give students a sense of confidence and empowers them for future success. Additionally, as students prepare to enter a competitive job market, the acquired certifications help to validate their office skills and enhances their employability options.

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  • Beta Club Serves at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

    On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club processed donated grocery items for hundreds of needy families in our area at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, NC. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves a total of 19 counties, 14 of those counties are in North Carolina including Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union. The food bank serves 5 counties in South Carolina including Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York.

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  • Beta Club Assists Union County Christmas Bureau’s Distribution Day

    On Saturday, December 16, 2017, members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club took part in the Union County Christmas Bureau’s Distribution Day in Monroe Mall. Members processed and packed toys, food and household items for hundreds of needy families in our area. The 2017 Union County Christmas Bureau’s Distribution Day helped 1800 families including 4500 needy children. Some of the toys provided were donationed through the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for tots program.

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  • Sun Valley's Intro to Culinary

    On December 2, 2017, Union County held their annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. As a part of the event, the Holiday Bake Shop is added to raise funds to support the New Century Scholars Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students, in Union County, who are currently enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes and met a specific criteria.

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  • Beta Club Helps Process Shoeboxes

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club helped process thousands of shoeboxes for many children in Malawi and Swaziland as part of Operation Christmas Child on Saturday, November 25th 2017. During this particular processing session, over 90,000 shoeboxes were processed. This effort will go towards Samaritan’s Purses' goal of processing 2,500,000 shoeboxes in Charlotte this year, and 9.6 million nationwide at the 9 processing centers.

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  • SVHS Beta Assists with Second Harvest Foodbank's Harvest Feast Marathon

    On Friday, November 10th, 2017, members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s Harvest Feast Marathon at Stonecrest Shopping Center in Charlotte. This outside event collects donations during the two weeks before Thanksgiving each year.

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  • Beta Club Assists with Fall Bash

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club provided student volunteers to fill 30 volunteer slots for the Wesley Chapel Fall Bash, which took place on Saturday, October 28th at Dogwood Park in Wesley Chapel. SVHS Beta members helped in a number of ways, which included completing grounds set up, running the field games, running the pumpkin bowling, selling soft drinks, and running the scavenger hunt.

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  • SVHS teacher uses real-world experience to bring lesson plans to life

    Sun Valley High teacher Amanda Hyatt is getting ready to take her lesson plans to the next level: she was recently selected to participate in the Curriculum & Industry Alliance’s teacher externship program.

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  • Remember Who You Are, Speak Up For The Lost

    Students in English II and Remember the Holocaust classes once again visited the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte as a part of the Holocaust curriculum in English II and the RTH course.

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  • Beta Club Committed to Cleaning up Highway

    Members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club completed an Adopt A Highway litter cleanup on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 along a two mile stretch of Old Charlotte Highway in Indian Trail and in Monroe. This Adopt A Highway location is dedicated to honor the memory of Wesley Chapel resident and Senior Beta Emeritus Member Emily Brooke Parker.

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  • SVHS Students Experience Modern Manufacturing

    This week students had the opportunity to visit several local manufacturers including, Charlotte Pipe and Darnel Manufacturing. These guided tours offered students a chance to see modern manufacturing methods and conditions.

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  • Spartan Sound Achieves Superior Rating and More!

    Our Spartan Sound Marching Band spent a soggy Saturday preparing for and participating in their second competition of the season. Early rain postponed some morning rehearsal time outdoors, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the students.

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  • See You at the Pole

    Each year on the last Wednesday of September, See You at the Pole is observed by schools all across the nation. This year, Sun Valley’s Youth Commission International Club (YCI) partnered with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to host the event.

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  • Eric Benton Receives National Honor

    Eric Benton, a senior, was recently welcomed as a new member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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  • Spartan Sound Debuts New Band Uniforms

    September 15th, 2017 marked the debut of the Spartan Sound's new marching band uniform. The new design incorporates a maroon Spartan head onto a black and maroon jacket.

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  • Cool Kids Camp

    In July of this year, UCPS students participated in the 3D Design and Innovation STEM Camp. The camp is one of 14 summer programs offered by the school district’s Career & Technical Education department.

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  • SVHS Beta Club Named School of Merit

    The Sun Valley High Beta Club has been named as a School of Merit by the National Beta Club for the first time in its history for growing in membership by over 100 members and for the completion of a significantly increased number of community service hours during the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Software Certification Success Story

    This week Sun Valley High School senior Angel Quizhpi-Vazquez accomplished something that as far as it is known has never been accomplished before by any high school student anywhere before. Angel had previously received UserLevelsoftware certifications for Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit. By demonstrating exceptional dedication, motivation, and drafting knowledge and skill he became the first high school student to pass theProfessional level of certification for Autodesk Revit.

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  • Shane Stout Honored as UCVirtual Student of the Year

    Union County Virtual was honored to award Shane Stout as our inaugural “UCVirtual Student of the Year.” Shane, a graduating Sun Valley High student, was presented with this award at Sun Valley’s Senior Awards Night on May 17, 2017. He was presented a framed certificate and #VirtuallyAwesome t-shirt from Brenda Drye, E-Learning Administrator for Union County Public Schools.

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  • Beta Club Participates in Relay for Life

    The Sun High High School Beta Club participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Union County on May 5th, 2017, which was held at Sun Valley High School. In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.

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  • Beta Club Participates in Sunshine 5K

    Emily’s Sunshine 5K took place in Wesley Chapel on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The event was held to honor the memory of Emily Brooke Parker of Cuthbertson High School’s Class of 2014. Hundreds of runners from around Union County, many of whom were UCPS faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families, participated.

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  • Beta Club and NHS Sort Shoes for Samaritan's Feet

    On April 1, 2017, the Sun Valley High School Beta Club and the National Honor Society processed hundreds of children’s shoes for Samaritan’s Feet in Charlotte, NC. Samaritan’s Feet is a 501 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that "shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.”

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  • FFA Chapter Participates in State Poultry Event

    The Sun Valley FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on March 16, 2017, at NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina. Team members include Noah Adamczyk, Allyson Neely, Emily Hartis, and Justin Sherwood. heir FFA advisor is Dale Cochran, and Sun Valley placed 3rd out of 82 teams at the event.

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  • FFA Members Meet with Representatives from Sealed Air Corporation

    Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from Sun Valley High School visited with representatives from Sealed Air Corporation and two National FFA Officers at the Sealed Air headquarters in Charlotte, NC on March 22, 2017.

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  • Beta Club Volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry

    On Saturday, March 11th, members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club volunteered at Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte at the Free Store. Students sorted and inspected donations, organized clothing, and stocked and assisted in the Free Store Production Area. The Free Store provides donated clothing and household items at no charge to families in need so that they are able use their limited resources on other necessities.

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  • Students Receive MOS Certification

    Students in Microsoft Imagine Academies benefit from a world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. Enrollment in the course affords students the opportunity to gain industry-recognized certification in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

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  • Beta Club Helps the Hungry

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club processed food for hundreds of needy families in our area at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, January 12th. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves a total of 19 counties.

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  • Students Contribute to Butterfly Project at the Levine Jewish Community Center

    Martin Niemoller’s poem reflecting the atrocity of the Holocaust was illuminated in November when first semester English II students were accompanied by their teachers (Allen, Cable, Goodson, and Tarlton) for a once in a lifetime experience to the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte. Students had the opportunity to hear one of two survivors speak about their experiences.

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  • Beta Club Supports Operation Christmas Child

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club helped process thousands of shoeboxes for many children in Peru as part of Operation Christmas Child on Saturday, November 26th 2016. SVHS Beta provided 20 student volunteers who worked during two 4 hour shifts. This effort will support Samaritan’s Purse’s goal of processing 2,480,000 shoeboxes in Charlotte this year, with more than 30,000 volunteers working in the Processing Center this holiday season.

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  • Beta Club Fosters Fun at Fall Bash

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club provided over 20 student volunteers for the Wesley Chapel Fall Bash, which took place on Saturday, October 29th at Dogwood Park in Wesley Chapel. The Fall Bash is an annual event sponsored by the Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks and Recreation.

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  • SVHS Beta Club Commits to Service

    The Sun Valley High School Beta Club participated in an Adopt A Highway roadside litter cleanup for a 2 mile stretch of Old Charlotte Highway in Indian Trail and Monroe honoring Senior Beta Emeritus Member Emily B. Parker on Saturday, October 15th. The North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway Program was established in 1988 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in response to growing public concern regarding litter along the state's highways.

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  • Would You Survive This Department Meeting?

    The Sun Valley Career and Technical Education (CTE) department recently had a team building meeting to start off the new school year. However, this was not like most team building meetings. This one actually took place at “Be There Games” located in Indian Trail.

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  • Students Receive MOS Certification

    Students in Microsoft Imagine Academies benefit from a world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. Enrollment in the course affords students the opportunity to gain industry-recognized certification in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

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  • Software Certification Success Story

    Union County Public Schools has implemented a system for student success that includes software certification opportunities through Certiport for Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, and Inventor as well as Adobe and Microsoft Office applications. This plan includes specific roadmaps to success for preparation, a practice test, and a re-test if necessary, at no expense to the students.

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  • NASA Engineer Visits Aerospace Engineering Class

    Mr. Vivian’s Honors Aerospace Engineering class was visited by Mr. Gene Halpin, an ex-navy man who became a NASA engineer. His experience in airplane design was right in line with the current project “Glider Flight.”

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  • Concert and Symphonic Bands Achieve High Marks at MPA

    The week of March 21st was a busy one for the two band classes here at Sun Valley High. The annual Music Performance Assessment (MPA) for high school bands took place at Hickory Ridge High School from March 21-24.

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  • FFA Chapter Participates in State Poultry Event

    The Sun Valley FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event on March 21, 2016, at NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina. Sun Valley finished 2nd out of 77 teams.

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  • PJ Lotharp Sets New State Records

    PJ Lotharp recently won three state championships in the categories of Track and Field, the 100 Meter Dash, and the 200 Meter Dash. He set a new state record of 6.35 seconds in Track and Field. PJ set a new state record of 10.35 seconds in the 100 Meter Dash, and he was voted "Most Valuable Player" for 3A Track and Field for the State of North Carolina.

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  • Ms. Miller's "Awesome Students" Receive MSITA Certification

    Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from a world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. Enrollment in the course affords students the opportunity to gain industry-recognized certification in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access 2013.

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  • Senior Spartan Named as Shoeless Enterprises Leadership Award Winner

    Congratulations to Holly Van Kuren, who in the latest issue of the South Charlotte Sports Report, was named the winner of the Shoeless Enterprises Leadership Award. The senior Spartan has been accepted to Queens University in Charlotte and offered a Recruited Walk-On position with their Division II Women's Basketball Team.

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  • SVHS Choir is Disney Bound

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  • Sun Valley FFA Competes in Louisville

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  • Traffic Stop Training

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  • Sun Valley High School Hosts 9/11 Luncheon

    Never Forget

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  • Let the Research Begin!

    Flying High

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  • SVHS Senior speaks to Shiloh’s 5th grade class

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