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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

Mykenzi Doran

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter

Hey! I'm Kenzi, and I am a senior here at the AAHS who writes for the Mountain Echo and Horseshoe Yearbook! This is my fourth year as a news reporter and third year as a yearbook reporter, but I do a lot more than writing inside and outside of school. I play the trumpet and bass clarinet for our school's wind ensemble and jazz band. I've been competing in beauty pageants for five years now and they have taken me all around Pennsylvania and that have even taken me to New Jersey and Virginia! I'm also a part of the Foreign Language Club and I plan on joining Earthkeepers Club and Mock Trial. I love writing, but I prefer to read and take pictures. Some of my favorite books are 'Thirteen Chairs' by Dave Shelton, "Dracula" by Brahm Stoker, 'The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore' by Joan Lowery Nixon. I don't watch much TV, but listen to a lot of Indie, Metal, and Classical/Jazz music. After high school, I am planning on going to a college to get my degrees to be a mortician and/or an investigative journalist.
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Fifty third Nittany Mountain Lion mascot Michael McDermott served as the Penn State Nittany Lion from 2020-2023.  While keeping this job, he was sworn to secrecy.  As a graduating senior, he spoke to students at the 2023 PSPA state write off competition about his experience.

Trailing after tradition

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter
April 20, 2023
Dedication Before events, the Lioneers practice in the science commons of the B building to perfect routines. On weekdays the team would stay from 3-4 p.m.

Devoted to dancing

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter
March 31, 2023
Music Mayhem Senior Austin Parker discusses with music mentor Larry Detwiler about his genius hour project. Parker’s project will bring a brass quartet back to the high school to perform and have fun.

[Photo] Genius Hour continues

Lilly Barr, Guest Writer
January 19, 2023
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[Photo] Abigail Herncane

September 17, 2022
Touchdown Senior Lukas Caracciolo and his fellow band members cheer for the football team as they just scored a touchdown against Carlisle

[Photo] Pep band returns

Emily Wendle, Guest Reporter
January 17, 2022
Maryssa Brandt

Maryssa Brandt

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter
December 15, 2021
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[Photo] Bradley Scherden

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter
December 15, 2021
Masking Up Physical education teachers Julie Schmoke and Megan Yingling talk with a student during the first day of school activity fair.  Masks were optional for students at the start of the school year but are now mandatory unless a mask exemption is submitted to administration.

[Photo] Masks should be optional

Kelcie Kenney, Contributor
September 24, 2021
Baums Ballgame

Baum’s Ballgame

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter
April 12, 2021
Caitlin’s Congo

Caitlin’s Congo

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter
April 12, 2021
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