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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

Makenzie Closson

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor

My name is Makenzie Closson. I am a second year member of the Mountain Echo and Horseshoe yearbook staffs. Last year, I became a PSPA finalist and even won first in the state for yearbook copy writing. Besides just being involved in the publications, I'm a competitive dancer. I also enjoy playing my guitar, creating art and film making. After high school, I plan to attend a film school to become a director.

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Spreading cheer. Junior Rylie Keagy helps decorate a Christmas tree during second period. Keagy is an editor for the yearbook and spends most of her time in adviser Wanda Vanish’s classroom.

[Photo] Winter Wonderland

Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
December 8, 2023
Speaking to make a change. Meghan Stewart gives a heartfelt speech on Oct. 25 at the Girls Night Out banquet. Stewart shared her story on overcoming cancer.

The light at the end of the tunnel

Makenzie Closson, Associate editor
November 3, 2023
New beginnings. All the participants involved within getting the sensory garden to come to life gather together at the ribbon cutting ceremony. On Sept. 21, the garden was officially opened for the entirety of the school.

Growing together

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
October 3, 2023
Food for thought. Students enjoy their daily lunches - free for the second time.

Food for thought

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
September 8, 2023
The art of human connection

The art of human connection

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
May 31, 2023
Keep Breathing. Freshman Emerson Snare runs in long distance at the meet on April 11, 2023.

Track

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
May 22, 2023
At the most recent school board meeting, much information was shared relating to the district budget.

Schooling on a budget

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
February 15, 2023

Pajama Editorial Cartoon

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
February 6, 2023
A Two-tailed Swallowtail butterfly was found on the concrete near State College. This Swallowtail has a broken wing and can no longer fly.

Why do we step on bugs?

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
January 20, 2023
Always Working. According to Yale News, nationwide, 21,678 U.S high school students feel tired and unmotivated.

High school kills creativity

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
December 19, 2022

December 2022 editorial cartoon

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
December 16, 2022
Hunters kill about six million white-tailed deer during each season. 65 percent are killed with a firearm.

The desire to kill: hunting season

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
December 14, 2022
Turkey Bowl to be held on Nov. 22

Turkey Bowl to be held on Nov. 22

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
November 21, 2022
True crime, a phenomenon, has taken the world by storm. From new documentaries being released by the month, the real question is what keeps the viewers so enticed?

The problem with true crime

Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor
October 25, 2022
Get hyped. Representing Kadyn Karate Krew, Olivia McMinn cheers from the sidelines.

Homecoming games night

Makenzie Closson, Reporter
October 17, 2022
Students gather in Madilyn Obers classroom to prep for a test with a Kahoot. Ober joined the faculty staff this year.

Madilyn Ober

Makenzie Closson, Reporter
September 16, 2022
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