Mountain Echo

  • Online education will begin March 30- check your email for more information
  • Check District provided email and Google Classrooms for updates
  • Virtual education will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 for all students in grades 7-12 for all courses.
  • Both the AAHS and the AAJHS will be open on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
  • Access to lockers today-March 24- from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. by grade level
  • Students- you have access your locker on March 16 from 10-2 for anything you need during the break
Kamika Helsel
Hello, darlings! As you can see my name is Kamika, but I'd equally answer to Mika. I am a sophomore at the Altoona Area High School, and I write for the Mountain Echo Newspaper! I don't truly have anything extraordinary to say about myself. I'm a nonchalant person, I'd say. I absolutely love to read. Truly, all I do. Though, I will say I have recently binged How to Get Away With Murder, a Netflix series. Writing also is a great interest, but criminal law is my passion. After high school, I have my heart set on being a prestigious lawyer. A word I'd use to describe myself would be unorthodox. I am like no other. I do things spontaneously, and you will never come across someone like myself. I feel strongly about things others wouldn't even take the time to notice, I never leave my house unless need be, I love to smell things, I only actually like the crust on bread, and I cry about almost everything, although I am naturally a very happy person. It was a pleasure to meet you ;)!

Kamika Helsel, Reporter

Mar 21, 2020
Coronavirus affects student athletes, coaches (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Students mourn loss of classmate (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Winter sports wrap up (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Talent show judges set to see students perform (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Talent Show auditions coming soon (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Girls’ League spreads love (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2019
Students disagree with midterms after holiday break (Media)
Dec 13, 2019
Attendance considered important factor for success (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
What is the worst gift you’ve ever received? (Story/Media)
Dec 03, 2019
Girls league hosts holiday flurry (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Mock trial starts up (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Mountain Echo begins fundraising (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Boys’ soccer team makes it to state playoff game (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Soccer teams compete for district championship Oct. 29 (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Central PA Graduation Initiative motivates students to graduate (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
School picture day approaching (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Swimming team holds clinics (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Girls League spreads Halloween spirit (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Project Lit is in full swing (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Sophomores encouraged to join clubs (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Physical education classes to take trip (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2019
Astronomy club plans Halloween fun at Fort Roberdeau (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Science department participates in haunted trail (Media)
The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School
Kamika Helsel