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Musicians head to states

Music department regional festivals occurred a few weeks ago.  All musical groups partake in these competitions. “The kids have to make districts first, and then if you are a high enough chair position in districts, then you get to move on to regionals,” band director Larry Detwiler said. Out of the nineteen students that performed

Seniors and juniors ready for prom

Prom is a very special night for some students. This is one night students will never forget. Students have favorite things about prom. One of those favorite things is meeting up with friends and getting pictures done. “My favorite thing about prom is getting to dress up and I’m going to Penn State Campus for

Drama presents ‘Drowsy Chaperone’

The drama club will perform its spring musical.        The days the are Apr. 5, 6 and 7.        The drama club picked the play The Drowsy Chaperone to perform which will be held in the auditorium.        The cost of the play is five dollars for students and eight dollars for adults and starts at seven o’clock.

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

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

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

Language classes compete in APPLES

The FLC club and the foreign language classes will attend this year’s APPLES competition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This year’s competition is taking place Mar. 24, 2018 and is the twenty-ninth annual competition. This competition helps get students involved in an activity they can participate in and shows judges and the other schools what