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2019-2020 Staff

Maddie Cowfer


Hi, my name is Maddie Cowfer. I am a freshman in high school, and this is my first year on Livewire. One of my favorite things to do is run; I am on the junior varsity cross country team. I am the treasurer for student council....

Paris Lawson


Bonjour! I'm Paris Lawson, a freshman at the Altoona Area Jr. High School. I am a major geek when it comes to anything about Greek mythology, anime and manga, Magic the Gathering, Harry Potter, Rick Riordan books (or books in...

Cassidy Klock


Hello! I'm Cassidy, a writer for the Altoona Area Junior High school newspaper! I am a ninth grade and academic student. Ever since I was young, I've enjoyed writing. Whether I was writing a fairy tale or an essay, I've loved...

Eli Costanzo


The belief of luck is my game, and I'm here to win. I describe myself as a well mannered and positive attitude person who is willing to help anyone with anything within reason if it helps them with what they're doing. For myself...

Danielle Bardelang


Hey! I'm Danielle Elizabeth Bardelang, a freshman at AAJHS. I hold the titles of Student Council Vice President, National Jr. Honor Society (NJHS) President and am a part of the ninth grade committee. Along side of school activities,...

Myah Lear


Hi! I am Myah Lear. I am a freshman and part of the AAJHS Livewire staff. I have played viola since the fourth grade. In elementary school, I participated in all city orchestra and all city chorus. After school, I hope to atten...

Sufana Hamid


Ahem, my name is Sufana Hamid. I am a freshman at AAJHS. This is my first year of joining the Livewire staff. I'm in love with writing since I was ten years old. I usually spend my time reading books. My favorite author is Agatha...

Alyssa Feather

Guest Reporter

Hola! I'm Alyssa Feather, a freshman and cyber student at the Altoona Area Junior High School. This is my first year writing for the Livewire. I have wanted to write for the school newspaper ever since I found out about it in se...

Mykenzi Doran

student reporter

Hey! I'm Mykenzi Doran, or Mac, a freshman here at the AAJHS! I love taking pictures and writing, so being a part of our school's newspaper is amazing.  I do a lot more than newspaper inside and outside of school. I play the...

Livewire Staff