Work Based Learning: Internship Opportunities at Avon

Martha Abraham | Reporter Work-based learning allows seniors with good disciplinary and academic standing, as well as enough space in their schedule and transportation, to leave school for part of the day and do an internship. The coordinator for work-based learning, Adam Clark, said the program has grown over the last three years, mostly because of Mr. Shockley’s decision to transfer Clark to the business … Continue reading Work Based Learning: Internship Opportunities at Avon

When’s the Right Time to be Jolly? QUOTE COLLECTION

Zander Evans | Reporter Every year, stores seem to put up those reds and greens earlier and earlier. Many people find this infuriating, saying it is too early to start this jolly season. Others say that it’s never too early to put up a Christmas Tree. So when is the correct time to be jolly? “The time to be jolly is whenever November ends and … Continue reading When’s the Right Time to be Jolly? QUOTE COLLECTION

Avon Administrators Issue Consequence After Students Conduct Mental Health Walkout

Morgan Jones | Design Editor “Last night, the most beautiful soul you’d ever cross paths with lost her battle with her mind and [with] the world,” a high school senior said in an Instagram post honoring her sister, a 13-year-old Avon student who took her own life on Oct. 5.  In the following days, the post amassed nearly 500 comments expressing support and condolences from the … Continue reading Avon Administrators Issue Consequence After Students Conduct Mental Health Walkout

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