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Ben Blackie

Ben Blackie, Reporter

Ben Blackie is a student at AAJHS. Along with being in the school newspaper, he has been a part of the school's student council since seventh grade. He is also in the ninth grade committee. Every year during his summer vacation he and his family try to do a new and adventurous activity. For example this past summer he went parasailing and zip lining .

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Cool!  Mrs. McAleer observes one of her groups. McAleer let her students pick their groups.

Students dissect frogs

Ben Blackie, Photographer
May 25, 2018
Pole Vault! Daniel Batrus vaults at the track meet on Monday April 23. Batrus vaulted against boys from Altoona and Punxsutawney

Track meet 4-23-18

Ben Blackie, Photographer
April 27, 2018
Up! Sophia Caputo jumps as high as she can while participating in the high jump event. Caputo was one of the last to go and was able to take her time.

Seventh grade track meet

Ben Blackie, Photographer
April 20, 2018
Peace! On Thursday. April  5 seventh and eighth grade had an assembly for the upcoming PSSAs. During the assembly preformences by the Jr. High cheerleaders, student council, drama club and the JPP even made a slideshow.

PSSA Assembly

Ben Blackie, Photographer
April 6, 2018
Lets have some FUN! Gym teacher, John Nezneski poses as a basket ball trophy. Nezneski came up with relay race games for his gym students to play.

Gym 3/15/18

Ben Blackie, Photographer
March 16, 2018
Say Cheese! Student council members Isabella Frank, Adalynn Cherry, Cassie Kyle, Lydia Baum, and ninth grade adviser Jessica Hogan pose for a picture at the 2018 Student Council District Conference . Many of the AAJHS student council members also taught a workshop during the conference as well.

Student council conference

Ben Blackie, Photographer
March 12, 2018
Hit! Aaron Carothers listens to his coach as he gets ready to wrestle his opponent. Carothers won the match which helped the teams score go up.

Wrestling team achieves victory

Ben Blackie, Photographer
January 24, 2018
Con Fuoco!
Damien Crider, member of the cello group plays Chant De Noel along with the other Eighth grade cello members. 
Crider also played with the Symphonic Orchestra.

Orchestra members play hearts out

Ben Blackie, Photographer
December 19, 2017
Got music?

Got music?

Ben Blackie, Reporter
November 17, 2017
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