• Prom April 20
  • Senior Mother-Daughter Luncheon April 12
  • Earth Day April 22

About Achona

Achona is the student-run newspaper of the Academy of the Holy Names, an all-girls high school located in Tampa, Florida. Three classes of Honors Journalism I, II, and III manage, produce, and publish all the stories on the site.

Stories are published every class period, as the school schedule rotates on a block sechdule (thereby only allowing the class to meet two or three times a week).

Mission and Standards for Publication: All Achona stories and media must represent the best standards and ethics of professional journalism and correlate to the Core Values of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the founders of the Academy of the Holy Names:

  • Full Development of the Human Person
    Cultivating and respecting the talents, abilities and potential of each person, contributing to the development of all aspects of a person’s life
  • Education in the Faith
    Creating an atmosphere which invites people to live, develop and express their faith
  • Hospitality
    Being a gracious, accepting and welcoming presence for each person
  • Dedication to Women and Children
    Seeing, understanding and responding to the needs of women and children
  • Dedication to Justice
    Committing time, energy and resources to the pursuit of right relationships of equality, justice and solidarity
  • Service to People who are Poor or Marginalized
    Reaching out and responding to people who are impoverished, abandoned or living at the fringes of society
  • Commitment to Liberating Action Love for the Names of Jesus and Mary
    Seeking with others the freedom needed to live life fully without oppression
  • Love for the Names of Jesus and Mary
    Embracing as guide, inspiration and strength the persons and names of Jesus and Mary

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