Sensei Ramirez Nominated as Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers

Sofia Breuer | Web Managing Editor AHS teacher Amanda Ramirez, who teaches Japanese, recently won foreign language teacher of the year. Ramirez was nominated by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers. “I knew there was a possibility [of me winning], but I didn’t expect it,” said Ramirez. “I feel honored to have been chosen.” Ramirez said that in the selection process, different language groups have … Continue reading Sensei Ramirez Nominated as Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers

Teachers Teaching Both Online and In-Person Share What it’s Like

Martha Abraham | Reporter As Avon continues in-person instruction, changes have been made to ensure a safe experience for everyone in the school. Some of AHS’s teachers have had to adjust to a new experience: teaching both virtually and in the classroom. English teacher Linda Langford tries to replicate the same experience featured in the classroom into her virtual teaching. “We usually zoom for the … Continue reading Teachers Teaching Both Online and In-Person Share What it’s Like

AHS Students’ Reactions to Presidential Election (Quote Collection)

Katherine Langford | Reporter Though most AHS students couldn’t vote in this year’s presidential election, the Echo asked around to find Avon’s reaction to the victory of president-elect, Joe Biden. “I mean. If there is election fraud then they should recount but if not Biden won and he’s my president now. I support him and hope he does what’s best for the country and I … Continue reading AHS Students’ Reactions to Presidential Election (Quote Collection)

Speech and Debate Team Successful at Fishers Meet

Katherine Langford | Reporter Avon Speech and Debate team, who now has over 70 participants, was ready to show the Avon sprit at the Fisher’s Meet.  There were over 40 teams competing from around the country.  Junior Halima Alloosh, a captain on the team said it was a good experience. “It was the first time we had used the NSDA website so of course there [were] small bumps in the road, but all the judges … Continue reading Speech and Debate Team Successful at Fishers Meet

Senior Awarded National African American Scholar by College Board

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Senior Mebele Onwuaduegbo named National African American Scholar by College Board due to scoring in the top 2.5% of the PSAT her junior year. “I was really surprised when Mrs. Hatchett told me that I got it. It is great to see College Board is recognizing black scholars and I am grateful to be one of them,” said Onwuaduegbo. Continue reading Senior Awarded National African American Scholar by College Board

Teachers’ Thoughts on Continuing In-Person Instruction

Morgan Armor | Reporter Many students have voiced their opinions on returning to in-person instruction and how long they thought it would last, but what do teachers think? “I feel conflicted. Full-force in-person is easier to plan, and I certainly like seeing students regularly. However, I felt much more comfortable under the Hybrid Schedule and was just getting used to it. I LOVED the small … Continue reading Teachers’ Thoughts on Continuing In-Person Instruction

Quarantined? Here’s How to Stay Productive:

Morgan Armor | Reporter It’s safe to say that quarantine has taken its physical, mental, and emotional toll on all of us. But it’s time to get out of that bed, off TikTok, and to start getting active again. So, here are some activities/ways to be productive if quarantined: Try video games that get you moving  Video games that involve physical activity or simulates activities like tennis, soccer, … Continue reading Quarantined? Here’s How to Stay Productive:

Avon Falls Short in Sectional Semifinal (OPINION)

Josh Hartman | Sports Editor The varsity football squad played for the final time of the season on Friday, October 30 and left it all on the field. The boys have nothing to hang their heads about as they stuck with the second-best team in the state all night but fell a little short in a 34-31 battle vs rival Brownsburg. Maybe the most exciting … Continue reading Avon Falls Short in Sectional Semifinal (OPINION)