Elliot Cooper Breaks Record in Comeback Season

Savannah Abshire | Reporter Senior Elliot Cooper’s life was changed in many ways last summer when he was told he would need surgery to correct the 45 degree and 55 degree in his spine. Cooper, a swimmer of 10 years, was devastated by the news. “It felt terrible. I felt like there would be no way I could ever swim in college and even qualify … Continue reading Elliot Cooper Breaks Record in Comeback Season

Sophomore Alex Marcum Turns Passion to Profit with Shoes

Joseph Souza | Reporter There’s sneakerheads, hypebeasts, and then there’s Sophomore Alex Marcum. Air Jordans, NMDs, Yeezys, you name it, he’s sold it. What started out as his passion project that operated under a deficit, has recently been reformed into a lucrative business that boasts a six-figure profit margin: OSM Kicks. “Most people would’ve quit after months, but you have to understand— you gotta keep … Continue reading Sophomore Alex Marcum Turns Passion to Profit with Shoes

Meet Special Ed Teachers Mr. McGrath and Mr. Wheatley

Brayden Cox | Reporter Applied English teacher Mr. Kevin McGrath got his start here at Avon High School three years ago as an English teacher. That, however, was just a way to get his foot in the door. “To put it simply, a special education job opened up last minute before I started,” said McGrath. McGrath has been a special education teacher for five years … Continue reading Meet Special Ed Teachers Mr. McGrath and Mr. Wheatley

Rise of the Finsta

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief “You go to your spam; you’re falling apart or you’re making jokes and being ridiculous and sharing memes, but you really just go to your spam to fall apart,” junior Summer Matthews said. Instagram has two dominant types of accounts among AHS students; main accounts and spams or finstas. Every student knows that spams and finstas are synonymous with each … Continue reading Rise of the Finsta

Avon Accents Makes History at Mooresville’s Spotlight Invitational

Elshadai Aberra | Social Media Editor Avon’s mixed show choir, Accents, was pronounced the Grand Champ at Mooresville’s Spotlight Invitational last Saturday, Feb. 23. The group competed against three other show choirs and beat the first runner up by just one point, earning first place for the first time in Accents history. They were not Avon’s only show choir to make history that night; unisex … Continue reading Avon Accents Makes History at Mooresville’s Spotlight Invitational

Boys Basketball Wins Against Martinsville

Kaitlyn Mason | Reporter On Feb. 20, Avon’s JV and Varsity Boys’ Basketball played against the Martinsville Artesians. With senior night festivities and the jazz band playing, it was no surprise to see the teams pumped up as they played their best. JV ended their season with a score of 49 to 21, with Avon leading. Sophomore Zion Lindsey explained how they were never quite … Continue reading Boys Basketball Wins Against Martinsville

Students Reminisce About Their Elementary School Days

Elshadai Aberra | Social Media Editor As high school reaches its considerably most stressful time of the school year (excluding finals week), the Echo decided to ask students what they miss most about life before the stress, extracurriculars, and complicated relationships; more specifically, life in elementary school. Here’s what we found: “I definitely miss recess. Most of my favorite memories are from recess.” Drake Heitman, … Continue reading Students Reminisce About Their Elementary School Days

Sophomore Blake Fisher Receives 17 College Offers

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief At 6’6 and 285 pounds, not much can stop Blake Fisher, both literally and metaphorically. As only a sophomore, Fisher has managed to rack up 17 college offers from across the country. Oh, and he plays football, too. Fisher, who began playing football in the sixth grade, has become a nationally ranked player in only two high school seasons. “I … Continue reading Sophomore Blake Fisher Receives 17 College Offers

Mr. Bright Testifies in Support of State-Funded Handgun Training for Teachers

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief Indiana House Bill 1253 won’t hand your teacher a gun. Indiana House Bill 1253 won’t allow your teacher to carry a gun in school. Indiana House Bill 1253, if passed by legislature, would allocate state funding towards a standardized handgun training program for teachers and school staff across Indiana. American history teacher Aron Bright testified in favor of the bill … Continue reading Mr. Bright Testifies in Support of State-Funded Handgun Training for Teachers