Merry Chr- no. Happy Holidays! (OPINION PIECE)

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Despite what you may think after reading this article, no, I am not the grinch. I am just your average thoughtful andconsiderate gen Z kid, looking to make America a more accepting place each and every day. You may ask, “whatdoes Christmas have to do with that, Elshadai?” Well, let me educate you. Imagine you walk into a random public … Continue reading Merry Chr- no. Happy Holidays! (OPINION PIECE)

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

M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

The Echo presents the first episode of reporters Mebele Onwuaduegbo, Ayoola Laleye, and Nuhamin Demeku and web editor-in-chief Elshadai Aberra’s [M.E.A.N. girls’] videocast. This video’s topic centering around the ladies’ senior years. Video edited by Elshadai Aberra. Continue reading M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Half time had arrived. Avon’s varsity boys’ soccer team was still down 1-0. The team was anxious. It was senior night. The pressure was on. “It was an emotional game,” said senior Israel Mazon. “We played against Franklin Central, but during the half, Coach Mark Nirrengarten talked to us and we came out strong.” Nirrengarten’s words must have been impactful … Continue reading Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Q: How should teenagers maintain their mental health during a pandemic? A: There are many activities that teens can do to create and maintain good mental health.  We all need outlets for expressing our emotions, and ideally we need to do it in ways that are more helpful than hurtful.  Some ideas for healthy expression are writing, creating art or … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

Avon Schools to Return July 29

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On June 19 it was announced that the Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) had communicated and thus decided on June 17 that they would reopen all Avon schools July 29. While this may not have appeared as news a year ago, with COVID-19 it definitely does now. Times have changed and there are now steps for each Avon family to … Continue reading Avon Schools to Return July 29

Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-In-Chief Before this global pandemic, working at Chipotle did not feel essential to junior Morgan Wittenauer, and according to Wittenauer, it still doesn’t now. “It absolutely isn’t essential,” said Wittenauer. “You can make food at home.” With COVID-19 looming over not only America but the entire world, many businesses, workplaces, and schools have been shut down out of precaution, leaving essential … Continue reading Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

To The Class of 2022 (Quote Collection)

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor Sophomores, Junior year is the most important of your high school career. Applying to college is just around the corner, and after ten years of schooling, you’re most likely exhausted and ready to receive your diploma. From students who have been there, done that, here is the best advice for making the most of next year. “This year is not … Continue reading To The Class of 2022 (Quote Collection)

Bored During Quarantine? Click Here. (Opinion)

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor As the world faces a global pandemic and people worldwide are stuck in quarantine, our population is subject to boredom. Nowadays, it is easy to find yourself sitting at home, dull and motionless, but fear not as The Echo has a list of different media you can check out while stuck at home. Music Albums Bazzi, Soul Searching: This album, … Continue reading Bored During Quarantine? Click Here. (Opinion)