The Echo

2020-2021 Staff

Talia Lissauer
Editor-in-Chief

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 not doing Echo stuff,...

Maddie Schutte
Editor-in-Chief

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 Mamma Mia super fan. I never ...

Gabriel Kaplan
Managing Editor

Gabriel Kaplan

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, can’t wait to see everyone...

Lilly Strathman
Managing Editor

Lilly Strathman

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 everywhere. My favorite holiday...

Tobias Khabie
News Editor

Tobias Khabie

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!

Kate Schneider
Sports Editor

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 was seven and this fall...

Jayde Claussen
Features Editor

Jayde Claussen

Hey there :) my name is Jayde and I am this year's features editor!!! I’m a Senior and this is my second year as an echo staffer. When I'm not doing Echo-related things, I enjoy hiking, eating spicy foods, drinking iced caramel macchiatos and making...

Molly Schochet
In-Depth Editor

Molly Schochet

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 or Tik Toks.

Maria Perez Barriga
Opinions Editor

Maria Perez Barriga

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 love drinking Caramel Frapp...

Aisha Hersi
Assistant Opinions Editor

Aisha Hersi

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, and I can’t wait to...

Ben Sanford
Entertainment Editor

Ben Sanford

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 airbender. I also can ...

Andrea Melear
Profiles Editor

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.

Abigail Prestholdt
Photo Editor

Abigail Prestholdt

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 Minnesota. I’m also a ...

Ayelet Prottas
Photo Editor

Ayelet Prottas

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 am looking forward to becoming m...

Anna Benishek
Photo Editor

Anna Benishek

Hey, what’s popping Pablo. I’m Anna (also responds to ANNA BANNANAS). I like to stay busy 24/7 which includes working, playing soccer and stressing out about college. Last but not least a FUN FACT about me is that I will give my life up for a bunn...

Johanna Kaplan
Copy Editor

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.

Elena Ortiz-Fishman
Copy Editor

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 about new perspectives...

Adam Gips
Copy Editor

Adam Gips

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 time, I like to solve puz...

Tenzin Gyaldatsang
Copy Editor

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

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 to be a junior this year, so d...

Sophie Livingston
Design Editor

Sophie Livingston

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 Wii. I enjoy listeni...

Emmy Pearson
Design Editor

Emmy Pearson

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 there)! My favorite pass-ti...

Sam Swisher
Business Manager

Sam Swisher

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 at the cabin in the summer...

Colin Canaday
Web Editor

Colin Canaday

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

Katie Nelson
Writer

Katie Nelson

Hi, I'm Katie! I’m a sophomore and I'm super excited to be on the Echo staff. I'm on the cross country and track team so you can always find me running around SLP. If I'm not running, I'm most likely hanging out with my dog or trying to bake something....

Danny Shope
Writer

Danny Shope

Hey there, I’m Danny. I’m a junior and I’m excited to be starting my first year with Echo! When I’m not skiing or playing ultimate, you can find me drinking a hot drink and/or reading a good murder mystery. I also love everything about winter.

Tednaisha Satterwhite
Writer

Tednaisha Satterwhite.

Hi, my name is Tednaisha Satterwhite. I am a sophomore and this is my first-year on Echo. I like to write, draw, read and chill out with my pets.

Crystal Diaz
Writer

Crystal Diaz

Hey Amigos! I’m Crystal. I’m a freshman and this is my first year on Echo. I am so excited for the community and the opportunities Echo will bring. A little bit about me is I love music, traveling, writing, art and sometimes reading. My favorite ...

Aidan Shafton
Writer

Aidan Shafton

Hi! My name is Aidan Shafton and I am in 9th grade. This is my first year on staff for Echo. I like to play basketball and love to watch sports. I am looking forward to being a part of Echo this year!

Sam Listiak
Writer

Sam Listiak

Hi! My name is Sam Listiak and I am a Junior this year. This is my first year on Echo and I am very excited to be here! Apart from Echo, I also run Cross Country during the fall. I am interested to see how distance learning will affect the way that scho...

Henry Harper
Writer

Henry Harper

Hi, my name is Henry and I'm an 11th Grader. This year I will be a designer for Echo. Some of my best traits are as follows:                                                           . Thanks for reading, see you ...

Juweriya Sherif
Writer

Juweriya Sherif

Hi everyone! I’m Juweriya, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on Echo. I enjoy reading and writing in my free time. I can’t wait to see what this year brings me.

Amalia Fischer
Writer

Amalia Fischer

Hey y’all! My name is Amalia and this is my first year on Echo, I’m super excited! In my free time, I love being outdoors, hanging with friends, and cuddling with my dogs. I also love playing ultimate and taking naps. My favorite color alternates betw...

Harris Keekley
Writer

Harris Keekley

Howdy, my name is Harris Keekley and this is my second year on Echo. If I'm not locked in the pub, I’m either running, swimming or sleeping. I also enjoy being overly competitive in video games or just hanging with friends. I’m super excited to be on st...

Jack Kroells
Writer

Jack Kroells

Hey what's going on guys, Jack Kroells here. I’m here for my first and last year on Echo as a senior. I play ultimate frisbee and mountain bike when I’m not napping. This one time I saw a raccoon in my yard and that was pretty cool.

Writer

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
Writer

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 my step sister they’...

Sophia Curran-Moore
Writer

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 Teen Council and I play...

Nora Hall
Writer

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.

Aiden Cullumber
Writer

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 to being on the paper!...

Gillian Kapinos
Writer

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 animal (:

Jordyn Deschamps
Writer

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 watching YouTube, walking...

Jacob Khabie
Writer

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. I actually have a twin brot...

Oliver Smith
Writer, Photographer

Oliver Smith

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. Only when I’m playing g...

Isra Mohamed
Writer, Photographer

Isra Mohamed

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 and can’t wait to see...

Lauren Thon
Writer, Photographer

Lauren Thon

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 color is yellow and I love su...

William Givens
Photographer

William Givens

Hi, my name is William. I like to make music and listen to music on my free time. This is my first time doing Echo, I moved from Florida not too long ago and it's been ok since then.

Jacob Perszyk
Photographer

Jacob Perszyk

Hi, my name is Jacob Perszyk. This is my first year on Echo. Some activities I like to do include snowboarding, running, and the outdoors. I am excited to have a good year on Echo.

Shaydi Falcon
Photographer

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
Photographer

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 with my friends. I’m also a S...

Ava Ashby
Photographer

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 driving around with my frien...

Jaida Puentes
Designer

Jaida Puentes

Hi, my name is Jaida I’m a sophomore at the high school. This will be my first year with Echo. Outside of school I love to draw, travel and explore new sights. I’m excited to be joining Echo this year!

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