AHS Japanese Olympiad Team Travels to Purdue University

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Feb. 22, Avon’s Japanese Olympiad team traveled to Purdue University to compete in an annual competition hosted by the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese (AITJ), an organization Mrs. Amanda (Sensei) Ramirez was President of for the 2019-2020 school year. This isn’t the first year the Avon club has competed; starting the tradition in 2018, participating Japanese students have traveled around Indiana … Continue reading AHS Japanese Olympiad Team Travels to Purdue University

Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.

Sam Sublette | Reporter Dozing off in long, boring classes. Figuring out what page the rest of the class is on in the textbook. Watching the seconds on a clock sluggishly tick away until the bell rings and signals the start of the next monotonous class. These classes are not unbearably painful because of the teachers; instead, it is the lack of something more engaging for students … Continue reading Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.

Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief So my time has come. As the end of winter break rolls around, I will have to face the inevitable; I am about to become a freshman all over again. While most of my peers pack their bookbags for another semester at AHS, I will once again show up unprepared. This time, however, I’ll be showing up unprepared to college. … Continue reading Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’

Senior Nathaniel James is Avon’s High School’s version of the Incredible Hulk. The 6’0″ 260-lb defensive lineman will be headed to Washington State next year to play football, but he’s not done smashing records at Avon. On Dec. 11, with about twenty teammates watching, James squatted 750 pounds, setting a new school record. The lift was featured on the Instagram account benchmob. See the video … Continue reading Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’

Briana Begeman Models in Midwest Fashion Week

Kaitlyn Mason | Reporter Lights! Camera! Strike a pose! These are terms Sophomore Briana Begeman is used to after starting her modeling career in September 2019. Starring most recently in the Midwest Fashion Week, she walked several designer pieces such as Elan Furs and Maria Mauro Crochet. The Midwest Fashion Week took place in the Indianapolis Arts Garden on Nov. 22. Begeman said this has … Continue reading Briana Begeman Models in Midwest Fashion Week

Avon Wrestlers Participate in Brownsburg JV Invite

Sam Sublette | Reporter On Nov. 23, Avon High School’s wrestling team competed in a tournament against Brownsburg, Warren Central, Westfield, and Fishers. The Brownsburg JV Invite aims to help those who are new to the sport gain experience in wrestling. The wrestlers faced 156 matches and won 106 of those. Before walking into the tournament, sophomore Caden Brown said he had goals for himself … Continue reading Avon Wrestlers Participate in Brownsburg JV Invite

Emily Graves Teaches Dance Lessons at Infinity Dance Academy (Slideshow)

McKensie Kappel | Reporter 14 years. 14 years of plies and spins and pirouettes for senior Emily Graves. Graves, a member of the Avon Black and Gold Dance Team, has found herself a student turned teacher at Infinity Dance Academy in Plainfield, IN. Graves, who teaches dancers ages three to 17, started to instruct dance lessons during her freshman year of high school when a … Continue reading Emily Graves Teaches Dance Lessons at Infinity Dance Academy (Slideshow)

Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition

Savannah Abshire | Sports Editor Senior Kate Steiner has always been hard of hearing. She has to keep closed captioning turned on. Sometimes she talks loud. It wasn’t until last spring, however, that an MRI scan revealed Steiner would have to choose between the sport she loves and potential hearing loss. Steiner, who has been a varsity diver on Avon’s swim and dive team since … Continue reading Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition