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Mountain Echo

Online newspaper of Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania
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The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

Junior Markell Herr jumps with excitement as he turns in his geometry final. Although this wont be the last grade for the class, it is a step towards summer coming. To be honest, Im really glad that summer is almost here, Herr said.

Spring finals

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
May 10, 2024
In bloom. A bee sits on a flower, collecting pollen. Altoona has recently encountered warmer days, signifying the start of spring.

Springtime activities

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 29, 2024
Dasher gets ready to enjoy his first pup cup from Meadows with Garrett Winrick.

The love of pets

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 19, 2024
Drumming the Beat. Freshman Nick Boose does a buzz roll on the snare drum keeping the whole band in time.

Freshmen Spotlight

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 15, 2024
Music. Sophomore Isabella Abbott warms up prior to the closing night performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat. She played the Keyboard I part in the Pit Orchestra.

Junior and Sophomore Spotlight

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 5, 2024
Success. Senior Sarah Saylor smiles prior to a western Region Orchestra rehearsal. Saylor earned second chair in the bass section after auditions, qualifying her for the State Orchestra festival. Western Region Orchestra lasted from March 21 - 23, with the festival concluding the festival on Saturday, March 23.

Senior Spotlights

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 25, 2024
Celebration. Biology teacher Paula Irwin dresses up in honor of St. Patricks Day.

Women’s History Month

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 15, 2024
This is how a dream comes true. Abigail Burchfield plays Fiona in Shrek Jr.

Spotlight students

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 8, 2024
Moments in time. Capturing concerts and trips, Chorus teacher Kelly Sipes hangs photos of her students on her classroom wall.

Altoona Pride

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 1, 2024
A world of knowledge. The view from one of  the Columbia University libraries looking across the campus to the other.

Here to Stay

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
February 24, 2024
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