Model UN Wins Several Awards at Notre Dame Conference

  By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor This past weekend, February 2-4, members of Model United Nations competed at Notre Dame University’s second annual Model UN conference. Students had the opportunity to debate in simulated UN committees with the goal of passing resolutions on different issues. Beyond UN organizations, the conference also allowed students to participate in historical or non-United Nations simulations like Louis XIV’s Cabinet, the Chinese Politburo and the … Continue reading Model UN Wins Several Awards at Notre Dame Conference

Class of 2018 Responds to All Black Caps & Gowns

By Tierra Harris | Web Editor-in-Chief   With graduation approaching quickly, scholarship deadlines, college applications and senioritis are huge topics throughout the halls of Avon High School. An even bigger controversy has led to students discussing graduation, itself. This year, female students, who usually wear gold caps and gowns, will be wearing black like their male counterparts. The idea arised during an administrative meeting after … Continue reading Class of 2018 Responds to All Black Caps & Gowns

AHS Peer Pals and Interact Club Host Annual Carnival

By Savannah Abshire | Reporter It was all fun and games at the Peer Pals carnival on the 8th of November. The Interact Club and Peer Pals teamed up to put on a carnival for the students in the Special Education department at Avon High School. Lauren Dennig, one of the officers of Peer Pals, said they had several people there. “I would guess 20-25 … Continue reading AHS Peer Pals and Interact Club Host Annual Carnival

‘The Echo’ Places in Top 10 at National High School Journalism Convention

Avon High School’s newspaper, The Echo, was recognized over the weekend as a top student publication in the country. The award — a seventh-place “Best of Show” for newspapers 16 pages or fewer — was announced in Dallas, Texas at the NSPA/JEA National High School Journalism Convention, a conference attended by nearly 5,000 students from across the country. “It was honestly surreal,” said senior Claire … Continue reading ‘The Echo’ Places in Top 10 at National High School Journalism Convention

New Language Honors Societies Come to Avon High School

Tara Martin | Reporter French Honor Society and Japanese Honor Society are both new to Avon High School this year. They will allow high-achievers to participate in language based activities outside of class. National Honor Society members are also awarded upon graduation for their performance and dedication to the language. Senior and secretary of French Honor Society Julie Sercer said that it is focused on … Continue reading New Language Honors Societies Come to Avon High School

AHS’s Thespian Troupe 8320 Wins Regional Competition

By Claire Rightley | Editor-in-Chief On Nov. 11, a cast of seven students stood in front of many fellow high school thespians along with several judges to perform the play Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Manchester University. This performance was for a regional competition in hopes of qualifying to perform at the Indiana Thespian State Conference in January. The show not only qualified for the first … Continue reading AHS’s Thespian Troupe 8320 Wins Regional Competition

National Merit Program Honors AHS Seniors

  By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor Juniors who take the PSAT are automatically entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition that can lead to scholarships and awards for students with qualifying scores. According to the College Board, of the thousands of students that take the PSAT in the fall, the top 1.25% qualify as National Merit Semifinalists and the next … Continue reading National Merit Program Honors AHS Seniors

Students Perform in The Addams Family Musical

By Colby Owens | Reporter Every year Avon High School’s performing arts department puts on a fall musical for the school and community. This year’s “The Addams Family” musical was directed by theater teacher Kaitlyn Spires and performed on October 6, 7, and 8. Ms. Spires has taught at Avon High School for one full year, this year being her second. She has directed many … Continue reading Students Perform in The Addams Family Musical

Dance and Orchestra Programs Collaborate for Annual Symphony on the Dance Floor

  By Caroline Emenaker | Managing Editor For the past few years, the Avon High School Orchestra Program and dance classes have collaborated for a concert called Symphony for a Dance Floor. Every orchestra plays different songs that pair up with dances created by the dance teacher, Mr. Herring. This year some songs played were “My Shot” from Hamilton, “Red Pony” by Aaron Copland and … Continue reading Dance and Orchestra Programs Collaborate for Annual Symphony on the Dance Floor

Marching Band Travels to Canton, Ohio and Wins Regional Championship

By Brannigan Watson | Reporter On Saturday, September 16, the Avon Marching Black and Gold was named champion of the 2017 Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional. The band was the Class AAAA regional champion, overall champion, and took all caption titles. The caption titles included Visual Performance, Music Performance, and General Effect. They finished the event with a score of 76.1. This was the … Continue reading Marching Band Travels to Canton, Ohio and Wins Regional Championship