The Echo

2020-2021 Staff

Talia Lissauer


Hi everyone! My name is Talia and I am so excited to be one of your editors-in-chief this year with the amazing Maddie Schutte. I’m going to be a senior this year and it’s my third year on staff. On the rare occasion that I am ...

Maddie Schutte


Hi friends! My name is Maddie Schutte and I have the honor of being chief this year with the lovely Talia Lissauer. I’m a dancer both at my studio and when I hear my favorite songs, a skilled Spotify playlist maker, and a M...

Gabriel Kaplan

Managing Editor

Hey everyone! My name’s Gabriel, I’m gonna be a managing editor this year! I’m a senior and this is my third year on Echo. I’m in charge of writing or something this year but honestly, I’m not really sure? Anyways, c...

Lilly Strathman

Managing Editor

Hey people it’s Lilly and I’m one of the cool managing editors on Echo. I’m a senior this year (woot woot) and this is my second year on Echo. You will usually see me eating Taco Bell and dancing around anywhere and eve...

Tobias Khabie

News Editor

Hi! My name is Toby,  I’m in 11th grade and I’m going to be the news editor this year! My hobbies include making people uncomfortable and basketball. Feel free to come up to me in the halls and ask for an autograph!

Anna Benishek

Sports Editor

Hey, what’s popping Pablo. I’m Anna (also responds to ANNA BANNANAS). I am this year's sports editor because that’s really just how good at sports I am. I like to stay busy 24/7 which includes working, playing soccer and st...

Molly Schochet

In-Depth Editor

Hi guys, welcome back to my channel! My name is Molly, I’m a junior, it's my second year on Echo and I’m the In-depth editor. When I’m not writing or busy doing other things you can probably find me watching Greys Anatomy...

Maria Perez Barriga

Opinions Editor

Hey! How’s it going? My name is Maria and I will be a senior this year. This will be my second year being the Opinions editor for Echo. Some things that you should know about me is that my favorite food to eat is pizza, I l...

Ben Sanford

Entertainment Editor

Hey everyone!!!! My name is Ben Sanford and I am SUPER excited to be the Entertainment Editor this year! In my free time, I spend too many hours singing and acting and often find myself fantasizing about how much I want to be an ...

Abigail Prestholdt

Photo Editor

Hello, I’m Abigail Prestholdt. I am one of this year's photo editor since I’m obviously the best photographer there is. However, you won’t see me at school since I’m too cool for school and do PSEO at the University of...

Ayelet Prottas

Photo Editor

Hey guys!! I’m Ayelet :) I am a Junior and I am a photo editor 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. This year I a...

Colin Canaday

Web and Copy Editor

Hello! My name is Colin Canaday, I am a junior, and this will be my second year on Echo.  This year, I am both a copy editor and a web editor. I am very excited to learn the nuances of each of these jobs, and I can’t wait ...

Adam Gips

Copy Editor

Hi! My name is Adam and I am a junior. This is my second year in the Echo publication and I am a copy editor. During the warmer months, I play soccer and ultimate frisbee. In the winter, I ski at Theodore Wirth. In my spare tim...

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

Copy Editor

བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལགས! My name is Tenzin, and this is my second year on Echo. While I'm not covering anything for the Echo, I like to hang out with my friends, travel and play basketball. I’m going t...

Sophie Livingston

Design Editor

Hey there, I’m 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, hang out with my dog, and play Guitar Hero on the W...

Emmy Pearson

Design Editor

Hi friends! I’m Emmy Pearson, I am a senior (craziness!) and I am one of the design editors this year! This is my second year in Echo and I could not be more excited to help with all things artsy (and some pictures here and the...

Sam Swisher

Business Editor

Hey, my name is Sam Swisher and this is my second year on Echo, but my first year in the business manager role. In my free time, I like to play hockey in the winter as well as hunt and fish year-round. I enjoy spending time a...

Dylan Peck


Hi, I’m Dylan. I’m a junior and this is my first year on the echo. I enjoy watching football or basketball and being outdoors. I’m usually listening to music or binging a show at any given moment.

Johanna Kaplan


Hi, my name is Johanna Kaplan. I’m in 10th grade and I write for The Echo. I mainly spend my time watching movies or being with my friends.

Bahaja Alisahal


Hi! My name is Bahaja Alisahal and this is my first semester on the Echo Staff, which I’m very excited about. I enjoy writing and reading in my free time and I also enjoy playing Call of Duty M with some friends.

Laniyah Thornton


Hi! My name is Laniyah, I’m a sophomore and this is my first semester on the Echo staff! In my free time I like do photography, listen to music, grow plants, and draw. I have two older sisters, one biological and the other is...

Andrea Melear


Hi! My name is Andy and I'm a junior. I'm really excited to join Echo this year as a writer! When I'm not writing, I usually spend time with my friends and family. I also like to draw and paint and take pictures....

Isabel Nathan


Hi! My name is Isabel Nathan, and I'm super excited to be part of the Echo staff! This is my first year, and I'm looking forward to learning a lot. When I'm not at home you can usually find me in the pool, playing with my dogs,...

Sophia Curran-Moore


Hi! My name is Sophia Curran-Moore. I’m a junior and I’m excited for my first year of writing for the Echo. In addition to writing, I love hiking, cooking, and playing piano. I am a member of the Three Rivers Park District...

Nora Hall


Hi! My name is Nora and I'm going into my sophomore year of high school. This is going to be my first year of being on echo. When i'm not in school I love to travel and go hiking. I also love binging different Netflix shows....

Elena Ortiz-Fishman


Hello, my name is Elena, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year as an Echo staff member. I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies and living vicariously through them. I’m looking forward to researching and learning more...

Aiden Cullumber


Hi, I'm Aiden. I'm a sophomore and this is my first year on Echo. I enjoy reading and writing, Star Wars, and cooking. In my free time, I like learning about history, biking the trails, and exploring the city. I’m looking forward...

Gillian Kapinos


Hello! I am Gillian Kapinos, and I am in 10th grade. This is my first year on Echo and I’m super excited! Outside of school, I love to draw, play golf, and play my harp. Also, I have 5 pets, so I’m always down to see a cute...

Kate Schneider


What’s up guys, I’m Kate! I’m a senior and this is my third year writing on Echo. But when I’m not writing I’m usually always at the pool, either practicing or lifeguarding. I’ve been swimming competitively since I ...

Jordyn Deschamps


Hello! My name is Jordyn Deschamps, I’m a junior, and this is my first year in echo. I have been doing theater all year round since 3rd grade, so you can normally find me in a theater. But when I’m not doing that, I enjoy w...

Jacob Khabie


Hey there! My name is Jacob, I’m a junior, and I’m so excited to be joining Echo this year as a writer! Outside of school, you can find me in the auditorium, stage managing whatever show our theatre program is working on. ...

Oliver Smith

Writer, Photographer

Hi, my name is Oliver Smith and I’m in 11th grade. This is my first year in Echo and I’m excited to work with many new people. In my free time, I like to play basketball and spend time with my family. I also like to golf....

Aisha Hersi

Writer, Photographer

Hi! My name is Aisha Hersi and I am a Sophomore. This is my first year on Echo as a Writer/Photographer. I enjoy reading mystery books, spending time with my family, and watching Criminal Minds. I’m very excited to be on Echo,...

Isra Mohamed

Writer, Photographer

Hi!! My name is Isra and this is my second year on Echo. I am a photographer and writer. My hobbies include playing basketball, spending time with friends and watching sunsets.  I’m very excited to be on Echo again this year...

Lauren Thon

Writer, Photographer

Hi! I’m Lauren Thon, I’m a sophomore and I’m a photographer. This is my first year with Echo and I am super pumped! In my free time, I love to paint, cook, bake, make jewelry, and play ultimate frisbee. My favorite colo...

Shaydi Falcon


Hi! My name is Shaydi Falcon, I'm a sophomore and this is my first year on echo. I like to play lacrosse and do photography.

Lilia Gonzalez


Hola! My name is Lilia, I am a junior and this is my first year as a photographer for Echo! I am so excited to see what the year brings! In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, playing guitar, traveling and spending time wit...

Ava Ashby


Hey everyone! My name is Ava and this is my second year on Echo. I love photography and have a passion for horror movies and basically anything surrounding fall. If you need me you could probably find me at a basketball game or drivi...

Jenna Benbow


Hey guys! My name is Jenna Benbow. This is my first and last year on Echo because I’m a senior. I’d say that I don’t spend enough time with my pets, but other people would say I spend way too much time with them. However...

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