AHS Decks Out in Floral to Honor Social Studies Teacher Aron Bright’s Life

Elshadai Aberra| Web Editor-in-Chief Floral Friday on March 19 wasn’t just a dress up day at Avon High School, yet a day of celebration of social studies teacher Aron Bright’s life. Over 2,000 dollars were raised within just one day; the donations to go to a bench dedicated to Bright, the leftover money dedicated to Bright’s charity of choice, the Jon L. Mitchell Foundation. Dr. … Continue reading AHS Decks Out in Floral to Honor Social Studies Teacher Aron Bright’s Life

Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On March 18 from 7 pm to 8 pm, Avon High School’s ADV Technique dance class hosted their very own Dance Gala. They’ve been preparing and choreographing since the beginning of the school year. “Gala is made up of all the students’ own dances and ideas,” said senior performer, Isabella Wall. While at a first glance a student choreographed performance … Continue reading Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

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Who AHS Students Choose to Celebrate This Year’s Women’s History Month (Quote Collection)

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief As March continues to be internationally dedicated to women’s history, the Echo thought to ask Avon students who the first woman they think to celebrate this march is; fictional or not. “Diana Prince (Wonder Woman).” Clay Peters, 12 “I would choose Taylor Swift because I love her, and her music was life changing for me.” Brooke Pelkey, 9 “Harriet Tubman … Continue reading Who AHS Students Choose to Celebrate This Year’s Women’s History Month (Quote Collection)

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 and considerate 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 … 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