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Gretchen Swenson

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer

Gretchen Swenson is an Academy senior,  and first year staff writer. Swenson is very passionate about spending time with family and friends and also doing charity work in which she participates in charity events for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. She has participated on varsity cross country, soccer, and track teams freshman through sophomore year leading up to a serious sports injury that left her with a broken leg. After recovering, Swenson decided to “change things up” and tryout for cheerleading in which she is now entering her second year as Varsity Co-Captain for the Jesuit High School. She believes that cheerleading is very time. consuming, but she enjoys the responsibility of being a co-captain. An interesting fact about Swenson is that she used to compete in Irish dancing in fifth grade. Swenson is looking forward to graduating high school, but she hasn’t decided where she will make her home for college, but is interested in Ole Miss located in Oxford, Mississippi. She would like to be a bio major on the pre med track in hopes to become a surgeon. Swenson adds she would love to see an episode of SNL in person. If Swenson could only bring three things to a deserted island, she would bring her phone, senior Feraby Hoffman, and a soccer ball. In her free time, Swenson will scroll through Buzzfeed, Facebook, and PowerSchool Learning.

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Grad Bash Vlog

Grad Bash Vlog

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
May 1, 2018
 The highest paid baseball player from the 2017 season was Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. (Photo Credit: Gretchen Swenson/ Achona Online)

Baseball Season Back in Full Swing

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
March 8, 2018
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The lenten fast from negativity does not stop on weekdays. The Instagram is updated, even on weekends, to keep the students and teachers accountable.

AHN’s Lenten Fast from Negativity

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
February 26, 2018
In January and February, Academy has given students 5 3-day weekends, giving students plenty of time to explore Tampa Bay.
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What to do on a 3-Day Weekend

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
January 26, 2018
Some students believe the new year is a good time for change, while others continue to follow the same old trends.

10 Trends that should stay in 2017

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
January 17, 2018
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This year, Academys last exam will occur five days before Christmas day.

Secret Santa Going on at AHN

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
December 12, 2017
The Las Vegas attack is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Academy’s Thoughts on Recent Attacks

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
November 13, 2017
Trick-or treating became popular in the U.S. in the 1930’s. Photo Credit: Gretchen Swenson/ACHONAOnline

How Old is Too Old to Trick or Treat?

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
November 1, 2017
Senior, Feraby Hoffman, actually learned the military alphabet from former FBI agent.

Academy’s Secret Talents

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
October 30, 2017
USF’s Mascot, Rocky the Bulls, was created in 1974 and redesigned in 1986, and the latest version of the mascot was unveiled in 2003.

USF Football Season Begins

Gretchen Swenson, Senior Staff Writer
September 28, 2017
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