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Mountain Echo

Online newspaper of Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania
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  • May 24Breakfast for 05/27/24 - Memorial Day, no school
  • May 24Lunch for 05/24/24 - Baked Chicken and Roll
  • May 23Lunch for 05/23/24 - Chicken Alfredo
  • May 23Breakfast for 05/24/24 - Biscuit with Sausage Gravy
  • May 22Lunch for 05/22/24 - Beef Tacos
  • May 22Breakfast for 05/23/24 - Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant
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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

Addisen McDonald

Addisen McDonald, Reporter

My name is Addisen McDonald, and I'm a first year staff member on the Mountain Echo. Along with newspaper, I'm also a third year member of the Horseshoe yearbook staff in the position of design editor. Outside of the journalism classroom, I spend my time binge watching "Greys Anatomy," collecting fun sunglasses and practicing baton. This school year I was given the opportunity to be the AAHS feature twirler, which is leading me to achieve my dream goal of becoming a crimsonette at the University of Alabama. I'm so excited to be on staff this year and, as always, roll tide.

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Work hard, play hard. Prepping her students for the Keystone exam, biology teacher, Julie Gardner creates an escape room activity for her students to practice. “I‘ve tried to create fun activities for my students, so they can not only for prepared but also be rewarded.

[Photo] Spring finals

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
May 10, 2024
Scoring big. The Altoona baseball team plays at the Curve Classic, surrounded by junior and senior students that came to support the second half of the day. The baseball team won this game, which later brought them to the championship, where they became back-to-backchampions.

[Photo] Springtime activities

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 29, 2024
Dance the night away. Freshman, Brennen Bracciale and Brynley Rouzer attend the annual Spring Fling. A dance was held for the freshman and sophomore class on Thursday, April 12. “The dance was fun. I enjoyed it,” Bracciale said.

[Photo] Freshmen Spotlight

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
April 15, 2024
Girls Supporting Girls. Being helpful, junior, Rylie Keagy, holds open the door for seniors, Mia Noel and Jaynie Eslow as they carry in the pizza for a Girls League meeting. Girls League held a meeting on Mar. 14, 2024 to fill easter baskets for their Easter for Eli funraisor. I love being in Girls League. Everytime we meet its like an hour of bonding with string females at our school, especially Mrs. Yingling, who took on the club, Keagy said.

[Photo] Women’s History Month

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 15, 2024

St. Patty’s Day

Addisen McDonald, Reporter
March 7, 2024
Dance the night away. Senior Mia Noel laughs as she dances her last fight song on senior night. The lioneers performed at the boys basketball game against Hollidaysburg.

[Photo] Altoona Pride

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
March 1, 2024
Climbing to Victory. The boys basketball team starts off the new year with a win, putting the back on the map. Sophomore, Dante Lorocco, prepared to pass the ball to get point on the board.

[Photo] New year, new classes

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
January 29, 2024
Holiday Spirit. Decking the halls, junior Haley Tanzi decorates the student store. Tanzi hung a wreath to help store managers and students get in the holiday spirit.

[Photo] Winter Wonderland

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
December 8, 2023
Starting Fresh. Hard at work,  senior Olivia McMinn and junior Rylie Keagy pick fonts that will be going into the new yearbook. This years yearbook theme is Moving Mountains.

[Photo] Academic Adventurers

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
November 30, 2023

Homecoming Theme Week

Addisen McDonald, Reporter
October 12, 2023
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