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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Zach Johnson prepares for a big game. Park took on Benilde St.-Margarets Sept. 24 in a rivalry game.

Meet the Athlete: Zach Johnson

Lilly Fandel-Thompson October 10, 2022

When did you start playing football? I started in second grade, but back then it was flag football. I switched to tackle football in third grade. I saw other kids playing and it looked like a lot of...

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Meet the Athlete: Stefano Giovenelli

Anna Williams September 26, 2022

Who or what has been your biggest inspiration so far throughout your athletic career? In the last couple of years, my biggest inspiration has been my mom. She was diagnosed with ALS two years ago, and...

Sophomore quarterback Declan Gaines examines the field Sept. 19. Gaines recently became the starting quarterback for the Orioles.

Meet the Athlete: Declan Gaines

Anya Panday September 22, 2022

How long have you been playing football? This will be my second year playing football. How’s the season going? I think the season started a little rough, but the team is getting it together...

Sophomore Hanna Wilsey skis along at the Sections meet Feb. 10. Wilsey placed fourth at the meet.

Meet the Athlete: Hanna Wilsey

Johanna Kaplan February 14, 2022

Why did you start skiing? I lived in Duluth in preschool and the beginning of elementary school. Everybody there cross-country skied, so my parents put us in lessons when we were little… When I was...

Julian Johnson competes in Super Smash Bros

Julian Johnson competes in Super Smash Bros

Harris Keekley, Writer January 27, 2022

What made you want to start participating in Super Smash Bros tournaments? I was really good at it for no reason without practicing, so I decided to try it out. Since I was already really good at it,...

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Oliver Smith January 27, 2022

How has the switch been from Hopkins to SLP? It’s been good. In the beginning it was hard to make friends but overall it’s been nice getting to know the coaches and everyone on the team.   How...

Meet the Athlete: Shantell Harden

Meet the Athlete: Shantell Harden

Adam Gips January 26, 2022

How long have you been playing basketball? I've been playing since third grade. What is your favorite basketball memory? I'm not from SLP, so my favorite memory was when I (was a) freshman at...

Meet the Athlete: Ella Wasvick

Meet the Athlete: Ella Wasvick

Char Priadka December 12, 2021

How long have you been doing gymnastics? This is my third year on the high school team, but I started when I was younger. I think around two years old. I did it for a bit when I was a little kid, but...

Sophomore Camry Witham prepares to steal the puck from Holy Angels Nov. 30. Hopkins-Park lost 3-1.

Meet the Athlete: Camryn Witham

Abby Bartleson December 3, 2021

When did you first start playing hockey? I was on my first hockey team when I was seven, but I started skating years before that. How did you get interested in playing hockey? My family is a big...

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Meet the Athlete: Mae Turman

Char Priadka November 10, 2021

When did you first start swimming?   I’ve been swimming ever since I was a baby, but I started competitively swimming last year.   What about swimming are you most passionate about?   Swimming...

Senior captain Nick Kent assesses the play during the game Oct. 5. Park lost 3-2 to Orono.

Meet the Athlete: Nick Kent

Char Priadka October 6, 2021

When did you first begin playing sports? I’d probably say I started around three or four years old, just playing with my family. I started on an organized soccer team when I was seven. How did...

Used with permission from Sihirah Reese.

Meet The Athlete: Sihirah Reese

Johanna Kaplan May 23, 2021

How long have you been doing track and field? I’ve been running track and field since fifth grade. What does track and field involve besides running?  It tests a lot of the abilities you have...

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