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This is the record breaker. She is ready to run next year for high school and keep her running life alive.

Record Breaker Ashlyn Noce!

Ingrid Steward, Reporter May 25, 2023

Track and Field is one of Altoona’s many dominant sports. For Junior high girls, they have kept a winning streak at the qualifiers meets for five consecutive years in a row! This year there were several...

Always practicing. Witherspoon doesnt only practice during school practices. He also participates in clinics for basketball and football and is going to Brooklyn for a basketball clinic this year.

Multi-Sport Athlete Ezrah Witherspoon

Conner Ryan, Reporter May 24, 2023

Imagine waking up at 6:45 a.m, going to school until 2:40 p.m., going home for just long enough to finish homework, then to track practice, working out, practicing basketball at home and finally getting...

Here is Wendle in her area of teaching. She is soon going to be a retired woman!

Patti Wendle

Ingrid Steward, Reporter May 24, 2023

Eighth grade science teacher Pattie Wendle has been teaching for 30 years! She has had a great deal of experiences with students throughout her teaching years.   Wendle has been teaching ninth-grade...

Goodbye! Plummer will be saying her final farewell to the school.

Lisa Plummer

Riley Glunt, Reporter May 24, 2023

As this school year comes to an end, so does eighth grade math teacher Lisa Plummer’s teaching career. Plummer has been teaching for 34.5 years! She has taught grades 7-12. Also, she has taught at Roosevelt...

Thoughtful and caring. These are some of the words that describe Hampton. She always cared about the students themselves and helped them learn.

Valerie Hampton

Conner Ryan, Reporter May 24, 2023

Another thoughtful and kind teacher, Valerie Hampton, is retiring after 35 years of teaching. She is a sixth grade science teacher, but has taught many different grades. In her 35 years of teaching,...

Always entertaining. Solomon always adds interesting stories or examples to help teach lessons. This was one of the many ways he interacted with his students.

Sam Solomon

Conner Ryan, Reporter May 24, 2023

One of the many amazing teachers, Sam Solomon, is retiring after 30 years of teaching. He is currently an eighth grade science teacher, but has taught multiple grades at different locations. He has...

Retiring Staff End Careers with Memories and Plans for the Future

May 24, 2023

As the end of another school year comes, the careers of four teachers come to an end. With the combined total of 129.5 years, eighth grade science teacher Sam Solomon, eighth grade math teacher Lisa Plummer,...

Second to none. Jayce has the top performances in triple jump, long jump, high jump and javelin. He worked hard to achieve all of these scores by going to practice and perfecting his form.

Multi-Sport Athlete Jayce Johnston

Conner Ryan, Reporter May 1, 2023

Imagine waking up at 6 a.m., going to school, then directly to a track meet until 8 p.m., and finally getting home just to practice basketball and work on homework until 11:45 p.m. This is the routine...

Game on. Staines is all ears while they line up for face off. This gets him pumped.

Hockey is my home

Vionna Jackson, Reporter April 28, 2023

Teenage hockey player leaves home to pursue his dreams. 14-year-old eighth grader Noah Staines plays hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite. However, playing in Pittsburgh forced him to give up his eighth...

Here we go! Eighth grader Lindsey Boose gets ready to throw the shot put! Boose said her coaches can sometimes be hard on them but also can be very easy on them.

Track triple threat Lindsey Boose!

Gaby Sparacino, Reporter April 27, 2023

Track season is back! That means warm weather and the sound of track pistol going off can be heard in the distance. Hundreds of students sign up for track every year to be a part of the fun. One of the...

Stahlman and Hawksworth pose for a photo together after their very last football game! They were very sad the season was over, but they cant wait to see what new opportunities twirling in the high school will bring them!

Elexis Hawksworth and Lilly Stahlman twirl their way into friendship

Sophia Moran, Reporter April 27, 2023

Sports can serve many purposes: they give athletes something to occupy their time, helps them improve overall health, set up opportunities now and in the future and so much more. But for these two girls,...

Mark Perehinec: Substitute Teacher and Pickleball Player

Mark Perehinec: Substitute Teacher and Pickleball Player

Giuliana Miller, Reporter April 27, 2023

 Pickleball is a popular sport that was invented in 1965. It is a paddled sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It started becoming popular in 2019 and 2021. Substitute teacher...

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