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Ashley Strain

Ashley Strain, Managing Editor

Ashley Strain is a junior at NDB. She has been a member of Journalism Club since her freshman year and contributed as a Staff Writer for the Catalyst in those years. Ashley is now in Journalism I, and hopes to continue her Journalism career in her future.

Ashley is apart of Link Crew, as well as Ambassador Club. She is on the NDB Varsity Competition Cheer team, which takes up a lot of her time outside of school. She also enjoys baking, writing and going to the beach.

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Members of NDBs Varsity Cheer team introduced the middle-schoolers to stunting with demonstrating and rotating preps.

NDB hosts a middle school cheer clinic

Ashley Strain, Managing Editor
November 17, 2023
The Dingbat leaders help place the Spirit Squad members in their correct
opening dance formation during their second practice.

Cheer performs at Dingbat Rally

Ashley Strain, Managing Editor
October 31, 2023
Refurbished spaces, such as the parlor, are accessible to students and help encourage studying.

Renovations enhance campus experience

Ashley Strain, Managing Editor
September 28, 2023
Spending time with dogs can help reduce stress and serves as a distraction from busy schedules.

How To Relax During The School Year

Ashley Strain, Managing Editor
September 28, 2023
Junior Amber Holloway hands off the baton to senior Melanie Castelli to finish out their relay race.

Track and field season starts

Ashley Strain, Sports Editor
April 3, 2023
Senior swim athletes took photos for their senior banners during lunch on March 21.

Swimming begins

Ashley Strain, Sports Editor
March 30, 2023
A Shark, Dragon, Wildcat and Monarch pose for a picture while dressed in their class colors.

Day 3: Class Color Day

Ashley Strain, Sports Editor
October 26, 2022
Tennis athletes roll out their muscles after a weight room session.

Required pre-season weights are back

Ashley Strain, Sports Editor
September 23, 2022
Serena Williams serves at the U.S. Open in 2013.

Serena Williams’ legacy lives on

Ashley Strain, Sports Editor
September 23, 2022
Masks cover people’s smiles, limiting social interactions by making someone appear less approachable. Karla Aguilar and Emma Trainor smile through their masks.

The loss of a smile

Ashley Strain, Contributing Writer
May 25, 2021
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