Month: March 2018

Drama department prepares for ‘Chaperone’

The AAHS drama department is presenting a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. It will be Apr. 7, 8 and 9. “Basically, this show pokes fun at old-fashioned Broadway musicals that were popular 50 and 60 years ago. The narrator, a huge musical fan, puts on his favorite record, the soundtrack of The Drowsy Chaperone, and

Elder earns professional bowler status

Senior Stephen Elder has earned PBA professional bowler status. This status allows him to compete in PBA bowling competitions. He began bowling at the age of four and has been working towards earning this status for 14 years. His parents also bowl and encourage his bowling hobby. Elder highest scores are a 290 in League,

Opinion: Bullying can affect students in school

Having to go to school is hard for some people because they are being bullied. Students who are being bullied can go to an adult that students trust. If you are the person who is being the bully you don’t understand that it may  be hurting that person. “When I’m being bullied I feel like

Physical education offers choice

Altoona offers many different types of physical education.  With scheduling in progress, it’s important to know what type of physical education courses are offered. Junior Linsey Whysong takes a traditional physical education class with physical education teacher Megan Yingling. “Gym class can be made fun. We do spinning and weightlifting. I enjoy the spin class

Gymnastics team rolls ahead

In the winter months girls in grades 9 through 12 can compete with the gymnastics team. Freshman Cassandra Kyle and sophomore Grace Osmolinski have both been on the team for at least one year. Kyle and Osmolinski both have done gymnastics for many years because of different reasons. “This is my first year for the

Seniors weigh in on school safety

Schools are becoming more dangerous for teachers and students. This is why the school is starting to change the rules around. Parents have to come inside the B building underneath the bridge and they get searched. “My mom doesn’t care if  she gets searched because she knows it is to protect us,” senior Candice Henson

Exchange students to visit

Students will host exchange students starting Mar. 21.   German teacher Sandra Mitchell is coordinating the exchange student program. “We are using an organization called Friendship Connection that has been around for over 30 years, providing affordable, quality exchanges between schools in the US and Germany. German students apply and get chosen by the program

Music department plans New York City trip

The music department goes on a field trip every year as a way to reward its students.  This year’s field trip is scheduled for May 30. About 200 band, chorus and orchestra students will be visiting Times Square in New York City. “We will see the sights in Times Square and go to the matinee

Speech league competes at district meet

The district meet for speech league was at Conemaugh Township High School Jan. 29. The following students received first place: senior Ethan Katcher (extemporaneous), junior Nattie Daversa, junior Geneva Flarend (public forum debate) and sophomore Anthony Pater (dramatic interpretation). The following students received second place: junior Zoe Wilson (commentary), senior Brandon Eichenlaub (dramatic interpretation), senior

Program recognized for career, technical excellence

January 29, 12 schools across Pennsylvania received an award for Career and Technical Excellence.  Altoona Area High School was one of the twelve schools awarded with the CTE Excellence Award from the PDE. Governor Tom Wolf gave recognition to twelve schools across Pennsylvania for their successes and interest of importance in the area of career