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Andie Kephart

Andie Kephart, Reporter

Hey! My name is Andie Kephart, and I'm an eighth grader and reporter for Livewire. I really enjoy writing, reporting and photography. I'm very excited to be a part of the Livewire staff. Outside of school, I enjoy doing competitive weightlifting, painting and spending time with my friends. I have been lifting for 3 years now and have competed in many national competitions  all across  the U.S. 

My favorite quote that I hear coaches and teachers say is, “Give 110% in all that you do.”

I try to apply this to my life in the things that I do. My future plans are to go to Penn State University and become a physical therapist.

All content by Andie Kephart
Sad smiles. Main principal Lori Mangan will no longer be located in the main office as of 2024. She has decided to retire after her long, hard-working time here.

[Photo] Lori Mangan

Ella Heverly, Reporter
May 15, 2024
Beautiful boutiques. Located on 1548 E Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona, Pa. is the 31:25 Boutique. Also, located in the same building is Caribbean Sun Tan & Spa. The workers there are so kind and the clothes they sell are very cute and trendy, eighth grader Livi Adams said.

The 31:25 Boutique

Andie Kephart, Reporter
April 30, 2024
Strike! A new bowling club has been presented to our school, and students are encouraged to join! The director and math teacher, Christopher Strawmier is excited to teach kids how to excel in bowling. Strawmier said, “I love the sport of bowling and have done it for 50 years. Since I am a teacher and have a ton of bowling experience, I thought, Why not start a Bowling Club?”

[Photo] Bowling Club!

Ella Heverly, Reporter
April 29, 2024
Delicious cookies! The smores and Oreo cookies are only $3 and enough for two people. They have different cookies each day.

The Dirty Soda Shack

Andie Kephart, Reporter
March 1, 2024
Employees take customers by number and help pick out your baked goods. They usually have no down time due to how busy and popular the bakery is.

Oakmont Bakery

Andie Kephart, Reporter
February 2, 2024

The Dirty Soda Shack

Andie Kephart, Reporter
January 30, 2024
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