AHS Students’ Plans for Fall Break

Nuhamin Demeku | Reporter As Fall Break commences, the Echo decided to ask students what they plan to do this fall break. Check out what they had to say: “I’m going to just hang out with my friends and family lots of bonfires! I will probably spend a lot of time biking and mental health catch up stuff-like digital art. Not going anywhere!” Sriya Koganti, … Continue reading AHS Students’ Plans for Fall Break

How COVID-19 Has Affected Service Clubs at AHS

Connor Brownfield | Reporter Lending a helping hand is a little harder from six feet away, but that is not stopping Avon’s volunteer clubs from doing what they can.  Some events had to be cancelled, but the presidents of National Honor Society, Interact Club, and the Avon School and Community Ambassador Program (ASCAP, for short) have still organized projects to help teachers, students, and other … Continue reading How COVID-19 Has Affected Service Clubs at AHS

Top Tips for College Applications: Q&A with Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Jaskoski

Jamey Walker | Reporter The first deadline for college applications is coming right around the corner and many students are wondering things like: Should I still take the SAT? Which type of application should I submit? And what’s important to include? Luckily, Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Jaskoski have answers.   What are the different types of deadlines for college applications?  Mr. J: “Early action is where you can … Continue reading Top Tips for College Applications: Q&A with Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Jaskoski

Avon’s Orchestra Department Hosts “Parking Lot Pops” Concert

Sam Sublette | Managing Editor The “Parking Lots Pops” was a new beginning for the Avon orchestra. The concert began on September 30 at six p.m. outside doors 40 and 41 at Avon high school. Since Avon high school practices social distancing, the concert was preformed outside which has never occurred before in Avon orchestra history. Senior Olivia Sparzo, co-president for the orchestra, outlines the … Continue reading Avon’s Orchestra Department Hosts “Parking Lot Pops” Concert

African Diaspora Hosts Annual “Be the Change” Workshop

Ayoola Laleye | Reporter With the increasing tension between the black community and law enforcement, Avon’s African Diaspora club tries to create a line of discussion between the community and law enforcement through their Be the Change workshop. On September 24, the club’s fourth annual workshop, African Diaspora invited five members of law enforcement to participate in a panel discussion over zoom. The officers involved were: Chief Chase Lyday, Trooper Hope Mueller, Chief Brian Nugent, and Avon High School’s very own resource officers, Officer Tyler Jean and Terance Smith.  The discussion was … Continue reading African Diaspora Hosts Annual “Be the Change” Workshop

Science Olympiad Prepare for Uncertain Future

Sam Sublette | Managing Editor Avon’s Science Olympiad team is building their season off right even with the obstacle of COVID-19. One of the team’s sponsors, Zachary Rohrbach, has been with the team for seven years and is still unclear about the direction the season will take relative to COVID-19. “It is unclear at this point whether we will actually be traveling to meets. So there may … Continue reading Science Olympiad Prepare for Uncertain Future

M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

The Echo presents the first episode of reporters Mebele Onwuaduegbo, Ayoola Laleye, and Nuhamin Demeku and web editor-in-chief Elshadai Aberra’s [M.E.A.N. girls’] videocast. This video’s topic centering around the ladies’ senior years. Video edited by Elshadai Aberra. Continue reading M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Half time had arrived. Avon’s varsity boys’ soccer team was still down 1-0. The team was anxious. It was senior night. The pressure was on. “It was an emotional game,” said senior Israel Mazon. “We played against Franklin Central, but during the half, Coach Mark Nirrengarten talked to us and we came out strong.” Nirrengarten’s words must have been impactful … Continue reading Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

Avon’s Choir Department Hosts First Concert of the Year

Nuhamin Demeku | Reporter On September 15, Avon High School’s choir department hosted their annual Fall Fling. Each choir got to perform two pieces they had been working on since the beginning of the year and students had the opportunity to perform solos and duets. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seats were limited. This year the concert was split into two groups; group one: Oriole Choir, … Continue reading Avon’s Choir Department Hosts First Concert of the Year