The Echo

2019-2020 Staff

Isabel Kjaer

Editor-in-Chief

Heyyyy buddies!! My name is Isabel Kjaer but you can call me Sr. hot stuff. This year my position on staff is Co-Chief. The highlight of my year is getting a new erasable highlighter. I am VERY excited to be on Echo for my th...

Marta Hill

Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is Marta Hill and I am thrilled to be one of the Editors-in-Chief of Echo this year! When I’m not working on Echo you can find me playing Ultimate Frisbee (best sport ever!), reading, playing flute, or doing homewor...

Kaia Myers

Managing Editor

Hello! My name is Kaia. I’m a SENIOR and this is my second year on Echo. This year, I am a managing editor. I’ve been to every coffee shop in Minneapolis and spend a lot of time going to them and drinking wayyy too much cof...

Carissa Prestholdt

Managing Editor

WHAT’S UP BUTTERCUP!!!!! My name is Carissa Eloise Possum Prestholdt. I have a trampoline that is always up for grabs, just pop by my house. I’m gonna be a senior, so that’s cool. Ool, notice the lack of a p. There’s no p...

Sofia Seewald

Managing Editor

Heyo! My name is Sofia Seewald and I am a proud Managing editor for Echo! When I’m not doing Echo things, I spend my time playing tennis, cross-country skiing, volunteering at hospitals and eating sushi (specifically sweet potat...

Noah Orloff

Managing Editor

Hi! My name is Noah and I am a managing editor this year. I am a junior and love to walk my neighbor’s dog, a six-year-old Cavachon. I love writing and photography, which are two things I enjoy to do for Echo. I am a big Minn...

Gabriel Kaplan

Managing Editor

Hey! My name’s Gabriel, I’m gonna be a managing editor this year! I’m a junior and this is my second year on Echo. I like driving, watching Parks and Rec and eating. Fun fact, I could never be copy (even though I was...

Tobias Khabie

Copy Editor

Hi! My name is Toby Khabie, I’m in 10th grade, and I am a writer for the Echo. In my free time, I love to play/watch basketball and football, and take great pleasure in taunting my brothers. I actually have a twin brother, J...

Sofie Geretz

Copy Editor

Hi! My name is Sofie and I’m a senior. This is my third year on the Echo staff writing and this year I am also a copy editor. I love to bike, cook (specifically Middle Eastern foods!), play with my dogs and watch The Office. I...

Ruthie Posada

Copy Editor

Heyo! my name is Ruthie and I’m a senior this year! I’m a copy editor for the Echo which means I check all the grammarly thingys & make sure things r spelled right and have ap style and make sure stuff makes good sens...

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

Assistant Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Tenzin, I’m a Sophomore and this is my first year on the Echo. I like to play basketball and I like to watch basketball. My favorite team is the Minnesota Timberwolves, and I’m ready to see the Wolves in the ...

Sophie Livingston

Design Editor

Wassup it’s yuh boi Sophie. I’m a Design editor and photographer. I don’t like to play sports, so naturally I take pictures of other people playing them instead. I like to draw, sit outside with my dog, and play Guitar He...

Maggie Klaers

Design Editor

Sup nerds! This is Maggie, and you’re watching Disney Channel! Klaers, Maggie Klaers. (pronounced “Claire’s,” like the store) I am a senior this year (thank god)! I do lots of designy-type things for the paper, probably ...

Grace Schultz

Assistant Design Editor

Hey my name is Grace Schultz! This is my first year on Echo. I am going to be a junior this year. I love iced coffee and hanging out with my friends. I play lacrosse and just started swimming this year. I am also a third degree ...

Abby Prestholdt

Photo Editor

Hi I’m Abby it is my second year being an Echo staffer, I'm even a photo editor now . You can find me around the school taking pictures. I enjoy seeing things through the lens and showing people something they have never s...

Anna Benishek

Photo Editor

Hey what’s popping pablo. I’m Anna Benishek and this is my first year of Echo. I’m a photographer and excited to work with the echo staff this year. Outside of school I’m either playing soccer or hanging out with friends....

Emily Ziessman

Photo Editor

Hey!! I’m Emily Ziessman, I’m a senior this year and the photo editor for Echo! This is my second year on Echo and I could not be more excited! I’m on the gymnastics team and volleyball team, but I’m always injured so I n...

Talia Lissauer

News Editor

Hello everyone, I’m Talia, your news editor this year. I’m a junior and this is my second year on Echo. I play soccer all year long and in the winter I downhill ski with my family. When I'm not covering an event for Echo ...

Molly Schochet

Features Editor

Hi I’m Molly Schochet and I’m in 10th grade. This is my first year as writer for Echo and I am super excited. When I’m not writing I enjoy watching Netflix, eating gluten free tacos, and cheering on the Packers. I am obsessed w...

Maddie Schutte

In-Depth Editor

Greetings! My name is Maddie Schutte, I’m a junior and I’m In-Depth editor! I can always be found discussing conspiracy theories with Mr. Entertainment himself, Ben Sanford. I am known to drink far too much coffee, laugh quit...

Sadie Yarosh

Sports Editor

Yo! My name is Sadie and I’m the sports editor for the Echo this year!!! I love summertime, hanging out with my friends, going on lake drives and blasting music in my car! I love to watch movies (especially Disney!) and try new ice crea...

Maria Perez Barriga

Opinions Editor

Hola amigos! Como estan? My name is Maria Perez Barriga and I will be a junior this year. I am the opinions editor for the Echo. Some things you should know about me are that I play soccer, I like to drive, and my favorite food ...

Ben Sanford

Entertainment Editor

Salutations, teens! The name of mine is Benjamin John Sanford and I am Mr. Entertainment… or known to some (the boring folks) as the “entertainment editor.” I am one half of the evil twins of Echo, alongside my pal whom ...

Izzy Kanne

Broadcast Editor

Hello everybody! My name is Izzy Kanne and I’m the video and broadcast editor for Echo! When I’m not in the pub you can find me in the auditorium doing theater or helping out with film club (which you should totally join!...

Lilly Strathman

Video Editor

Hi! My name is Lilly Strathman. I am a junior and I’m a writer on Echo. I spend most of my time petting my dog and eating any type of spicy food. I love running in my spare time too. I’m obsessed with the Halloween season and y...

Ryan Barnett

Infographics Editor

Hey there! My name is Ryan, and I’m the infographics editor this year. I’m a junior and this is my first year on Echo. I’m known for being one of the most lanky people on staff, ranting about how good the movie Ratatouille ...

Emmy Pearson

Photographer

Hey! My name is Emmy Pearson, I’m a junior and this is my first year of Echo. I do a little bit of everything for Echo — designing, writing, and taking photos! Outside of the newspaper you can find me painting, playing tenni...

Ayelet Prottas

Photographer

Hey I’m Ayelet! I am a sophomore and this is my first year as a photographer for Echo. I play softball, so you can usually find me on the field. When I have to relax, I am obsessed with eating sushi and playing with puppies....

Jane Pupeza

Photographer

Hi my name is Jane Pupeza. I am in 10th grade and a photographer for Echo. I love photography; it is one of my favorite things, and I also really enjoy sailing during the summer and spend Thursdays racing. I do not do any school ...

Neb Bekele

Photographer

Hola, my name is Nebyu Bekele, but most people know me as N.E.B, when I’m not doing Echo things, I make music, and do cross country and track. I also enjoy deep woods hiking. If you see me around don’t be shy to say hi! I...

Ava Ashby

Photographer

Hey, I’m Ava Ashby. I’m a sophmore and this is my first year on Echo. I’ve been taking photography for three years and I’m excited to finally have a use for that skill. I love traveling and hiking when I can because i...

Megan Hoenie

Photographer

Hi! I’m Megan Hoenie. This is my first year on Echo, and I will be a photographer.  I love photography and hanging with friends. I play softball and always look forward to the season. I also like to ski in the winters. In ...

Tennam Gyaldatsang

Writer

བཀྲ་ཤིས བདེ་ལེགས my name is Tenzin but you can call me Tennam. I'm a senior this year and Echo has been pretty fun! I am excited to see how the Vikings are going to do this season. Currently rank...

Sam Swisher

Writer

Hey my name is Sam Swisher, I’m an 11th grader and starting my first year of Echo. In my free time I like to play hockey in the winter as well as hunt and fish year round. I enjoy spending time at the cabin in the summer and ...

Harris Keekley

Writer

Hello *in a Russian accent*. I am Harris and I am a sophomore writer for the St. Louis Park Echo this year. I run Cross Country in the fall and Swim in the winter. I enjoy adventuring in the wilderness (mainly in the Boundary Waters ...

Colin Canaday

Writer

Hello *in a Russian accent*. My name is Colin Canaday, I am a sophomore writer for Echo this year.  I enjoy programming, machine learning, and playing tennis. A fun fact about me is that I was born on Friday The 13th.  I am...

Tamar Gewirtz

Writer

Hi! My name is Tamar Gewirtz and I’m the features editor for Echo. You may already know me from the Aquafresh commercial I was in from first grade… yes, I am just that cool. Aside from starring in thrilling, dramatic tv comme...

Isra Mohamed

Photographer/Writer

Hi, my name is Isra. I’m a sophomore this year and this is going to be my first year joining Echo (props to Ms. Keekley). I like writing and taking pictures so my job in Echo is going to be either one of those. My hobbies are pl...

Jayde Claussen

Photographer/Writer/Designer

My name is Jayde and I’m a Junior. This is my first year as an echo staff member and I'm so excited for the year! I have sort of an unofficial title because I love trying new things out. I enjoy eating, playing lacrosse, paint...

Henry Nelson

Photographer/Designer

Hi my name is Henry Nelson I am a sophomore designer/ photographer this year. I do three sports Cross country, Nordic Skiing and Track. One thing about me is that I love Star Wars and know everything about it. I can't wait to do mo...

Adam Gips

Writer/Photographer

Hi! My name is Adam, I am a sophomore, and this is my first semester on Echo. I play soccer, ski, and play ultimate frisbee. In my freetime, I like to cook, run, hangout outside, play piano, and watch The Office U.S. (the bett...

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