International Justice Mission Holds Fair for the #EndItMovement

By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor Last Friday, February 23rd, International Justice Mission held a fair in the ALC LGI room to mark the End It Movement, an international celebration for the fight against human trafficking.  Attendees were able to mark their hands with a red X, hear from local organizations combating human trafficking and participate in arts and crafts. President Hope Miller organized the … Continue reading International Justice Mission Holds Fair for the #EndItMovement

Senior Claire Rightley Named Finalist for Student Journalist of the Year Award

The Indiana High School Press Association announced on Feb. 28 its finalists for the Student Journalist of the Year Award. Among the five finalists is Avon High School’s Claire Rightley, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Echo. Wrote IHSPA Executive Director Ryan Gunterman: “While the full field of candidates was impressive and represented scholastic journalism programs from across the state, the competition’s judges felt these four … Continue reading Senior Claire Rightley Named Finalist for Student Journalist of the Year Award

Keeping Up With The Clubs: Dungeons & Dragons

By Reece Westfall | Web Editor Get to know The Dungeons and Dragons Club through its president, Ethan Brooks. Q: What do you do in Dungeons and Dragons club? B: We usually come in and do announcements. Then, we separate off into different parties. We have two teachers and a few students who serve as dungeon masters, who also represent the party leaders. Half of … Continue reading Keeping Up With The Clubs: Dungeons & Dragons

Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hoernemann Makes the Case for Voting YES in the May Referendum

By Claire Rightley | Editor-in-Chief At the primary election on May 8, Avon residents will have the ability to vote on a referendum for the Avon school district. Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hoernemann has been visiting different community areas around Avon to answer questions about the referendum and what all it would entail. “A referendum is a ballot question where the school district asks the public … Continue reading Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hoernemann Makes the Case for Voting YES in the May Referendum

Avon Varsity Basketball Takes on Greenfield-Central High School

By Tara Martin | Reporter The boys’ varsity basketball team played Greenfield-Central High School at home Friday, Feb. 16. In their last regular season home game, the Orioles trailed by six at halftime with a score of 21-15. The game ended with Avon losing to Greenfield-Central 53-44.   See The Avon Orioles (3-19) face the Plainfield Quakers (12-9) for sectionals on Feb. 27 at 6:00 … Continue reading Avon Varsity Basketball Takes on Greenfield-Central High School

Students Share Thoughts on Winter Olympics

By Brayden Cox | Reporter “I love to watch the snowboarding highlights on Snapchat. I love Sean White.” Christian Reynolds, 9 “I really like Chloe Kim and snowboarding. It is really cool that a girl won.” Molly Hoffmen, 10 “I mostly follow the Olympics on Snapchat, but I love Chloe Kim.” Alisse Hutcherson, 10 “I don’t really keep up with the Olympics. I mean I … Continue reading Students Share Thoughts on Winter Olympics

Junior Victoria Wendt Places 13th At State Swimming Meet

By Emmagrace Brock | Reporter The girls’ IHSAA Girls State Swimming Meet took place on Feb. 9-10 at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus. Avon High School sent six girls to compete: senior Rylee Elder, juniors Lauren and Elizabeth Myers, sophomore Kaitlyn Sinclair, freshman Kayla Logeais and junior Victoria Wendt. Wendt made the 2017-2018 season her third competing at the state meet. She made … Continue reading Junior Victoria Wendt Places 13th At State Swimming Meet

AHS Welcomes Advanced Basketball As New Elective

By Prabhvir Lakhan | Reporter Hook shots, layups, jumpers, dunks, bank shots, no-look passes, and behind the back passes. Next semester, students taking Avon High School’s new advanced basketball class will learn all the fundamentals and ideas behind basketball. “The idea got started because we were talking with Mr. Young, the department head, and there’s some other schools that offer similar classes, and we decided … Continue reading AHS Welcomes Advanced Basketball As New Elective

Juniors Perform Together in String Quartet

By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor Since their freshman year, juniors Alex Spees, Hannah Simmon, Jenna Bradford and Alexis Willman have performed together as a string quartet. They are a chamber group made up of two violins, a viola and a cello, and are known as the Canzonetta Quartet. The idea for a quartet came from orchestra teacher Mr. Dean Westman, who encouraged his students to form such groups. “Mr. Westman … Continue reading Juniors Perform Together in String Quartet