The student news site of Altoona Area Junior High School

Breaking News
  • May 22Lunch - Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 21Lunch - Taco Tuesday Hard Shell Tacos, Steamed Corn, Baked Beans and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 20Lunch- Mini Corn Dogs and Cheesy Potato Bake with a choice of fruit and milk!
  • May 17Click here for today's announcements!
  • May 17Lunch - Cheesy Pizza Sticks w/Sauce, Glazed Honey Carrots, Caesar Salad and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 16Lunch - Mash Potato Bowl w/Roll, Mash Potatoes, Steamed Corn and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 15Lunch - Big Mack Wrap, Baked Beans and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 14Lunch - Parmesan Popcorn Chicken w/Breadstick, Cheesy Broccoli and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • May 13Click here for today's announcements!
  • May 13Lunch - Sloppy Joe Sandwich, French Fries and Choice of Fruit and Milk!



News brief: Veteran’s Day Collection

Fin Reed
Veterans donation! Sixth grade attendance clerk Shaun Kuhns, head principal Lori Mangan, eighth grade math teacher Madelyn Ardrey, eighth grade math teacher Jason Hatch, commandant Chrissy Dambeck and resident Robert Fink took a lovely picture with the donation the school was able to give this year. This year the donation was extended due to a short week of school. This year there was about four extra days for the collection according to eighth grade English teacher John Garlick.




Resident Fink shows off his drawing in appreciation of the donation to the Veteran’s Home.Fin Reed


The school raised money for the Veteran’s Home for the holidays and allowed them to get what they needed like necessities, clothes and presents!


In total, the school raised $2857! That is a lot of money, but worth it to give back to those who have served. The amazing yearly event of the check presentation to the Veterans happened on Thursday, Dec. 8.


There are many ways you can give back. It can just be as simple as sending a card to them, or maybe even just visiting and spending time with them. You never know how much a person really needs someone.


Kindness always come back to the ones who show it.

View Comments (1)
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Fin Reed
Fin Reed, Reporter
Hello! I am Fin Reed, I am 14 years old, a reporter and I am in eighth grade. Some things about me is that I really like cats and dogs. I love cooking and baking; my favorite thing to make are cake pops! I dye my hair very often, and I have 4 siblings. I love listening to music and making lyrics! I make bracelets and sometimes do Henna designs. I originally went to Juniata Elementary School when I was younger! I really like swimming and hiking in my free time!

Comments (1)

All Livewire Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • M

    McKenna KoeckJan 12, 2024 at 8:05 am

    Wow, that’s really nice. I hope the people at the veterans home were able to purchase what they needed! 🙂