The Echo

2018-2019 Staff

Abigail Prestholdt

Photographer

Hi I’m Abby it is my first year being an Echo staffer. You can find me around the school taking pictures. I enjoy seeing things through the lens and showing people something they have never seen before. I truly enjoy my friend...

Anika Hanson

Photographer

Hello there. My name is Anika Hanson, pronounced ON-ICK-A for those of you that don’t know.  I joined Echo this year as a senior cuz why the heck not. I enjoy drinking iced chai tea because coffee is gross and consuming all dair...

Emmanuel Hawkins

Photographer

Hi, I’m Manny. I love to be active. I play football. Also I run track but football is my favorite sport and when I’m not playing those sports I lift. But I love to sleep. I like to try new things for sure, but gaming is my favo...

Kaia Myers

Photographer

Hi! My name is Kaia. I’m a junior and this is my first year on Echo. In my free time, I love running, hanging out with friends, making smoothies and drinking wayyy too much coffee. You can probably find me at lake Bde Maka Ska ea...

Ruthie Posada

Photographer

Hi! My name is Ruthie and I am a photographer for the Echo! I am a junior this year and I love photography and traveling. I especially love photographing cool new places that I visit all around the world. One of my favorite t...

Sophie Livingston

Photographer

Wassup it’s yuh boi Sophie. I’m a 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 Hero on the Wii wit...

Emma Yarger

Copy Editor

Hi queens! I am Emma Yarger and I’m one half of an epic copy editor duo. I am a senior this year and it is my second year writing for the Echo. I enjoy singing, drinking coffee and watching TV, among other things. I am also F...

Jenna Cook

Copy Editor

Hi sisters! My name is Jenna and I am a senior as well as one of the Echo’s lovely copy editors this year. My interests include Netflix, trashy YA novels and movies and watching ‘Jeopardy!’ My go-to Starbucks order is a t...

Creston Halstead

Design Editor

Hullo. I’m Creston, one of three design editors, the worst 1. I like to smell permanent markers, especially the blue ones. I love competing in competitions AKA desi8gn offs. If u c me anywhere, I might go by CRUSTY. Plz hit m...

Isaac Wahl

Design Editor

Hey! My name is Isaac Wahl and I am a junior this year! You can read my last years staff bio for some “fun,” but in a short version I would say I’m a funny, passionate, creative and many more things that I can’t think of ...

Isabel Kjaer

Design Editor

Whats brackin bruh? I am named Isabel. Yo soy el editor de diseño. I act really confident about design but really I don’t know much, and usually ask Creston for approval. I obsess over every detail and count every pica on ...

David Bryant

Entertainment Editor

What’s up, my name is David Bryant, the entertainment editor this year. I am all about the local music scene and talking about it. I am in a band @9voltmn and you should pop out to our next concert. I also enjoy deep woods hiking!...

Samantha Klepfer

Features Editor

Hi my name is Samantha Klepfer and I am a writer and editor for the Echo. I like chocolate and books. I also play volleyball and I like to watch Netflix. I am a test tube baby. I have no familial relations and I grew up in a la...

Abby Intveld

Managing Editor

Hey folks!!! I’m Abby Intveld and I’m a senior and a managing editor for the Echo. My best friend is my golden retriever Beau and we love going for walks around Cedar Lake. I drink way too much iced coffee, listen to any type...

Sam St. Clair

Managing Editor

Hey girly I’m Sam St. Clair ✌️just your everyday Managing editor. I’m totally quirky, but now that quirky is trendy I’m an “edgy” quirky teen, if that makes any sense. I enjoy drinking coffee, but I don’t like gett...

Ruby Stillman

Opinions Editor

Helllloooooo there. I’m Ruby! I like opinions and when people express them. That’s fitting cause I’m the opinions editor which is really awesome!!! I like Noodles Pad Thai and could eat it every day for the rest of my li...

Carissa Prestholdt

Photo Editor

Hi!! My name is Carissa and I am photo editor on Echo this year. This is my junior year, and I couldn't be more excited. Some of my favorite activities include running, being with friends, and playing with my dog. I am very outgoing...

Dahlia Krebs

Writer

Hi, I’m Dahlia Krebs and I’m a sophomore. I’m a writer on the Echo. I like playing the violin, reading, watching TV and hanging out with friends.

Gabe Kaplan

Writer

Hi! My name is Gabe Kaplan, I’m a sophomore this year and a new staff writer for the Echo. I couldn’t be more excited for the year! Outside of writing for Echo, I like to stay busy and I spend most my time catching up on hom...

Justin Rutland

Writer

My name is Justin Rutland, and I’m a junior this year. In my free time I like to play games or hang out with friends. I’ve had 2 brothers that’ve gone to SLP High School before me and I’ve been enjoying me experience so ...

Kate Schneider

Writer

What’s up guys, I’m Kate and I’m a sophomore! I’m going to be writer this year and in my spare time (everyday) I’m in the pool swimming. My favorite thing to do is gush over all my celebrity crushes 24/7, I’d list them b...

Maddie Schutte

Writer

Hi friends! My name is Maddie but most call me the full “Maddie Schutte,” and I’m a writer for Echo this year! I’m a Sophomore and in my spare time I’m a dancer which you will find out within seconds of meeting me. M...

Mira Malka

Writer

Hello! My name is Mira, I am a sophomore and I am excited to be writing for the Echo this year. When I am not at school, you can find me listening to music, styling clothing and hanging with friends. I am Passionate about social ju...

Noah Orloff

Writer

My name is Noah and I am a sophomore staff writer. Writing is something that I love to do, but I  also can be seen walking my neighbor’s dog. He is a five-year-old Cavachon, who in my opinion is the cutest dog ever. I also ...

Ben Sanford

Photographer?

Hey teens! My name is Benjamin John Sanford and I do theatre, I am in theatre and did you know I do theatre? I am SOOOOOOO excited to be on the Echo for the first time ever as a photographer. In my free time, I am most likely ...

Evie Nelson

In-depth Editor

Hello *in a british accent*! I’m Evie Nelson, the In-depth editor this year. Alongside writing stories, I also love creating videos for our broadcast team (join us please!). Outside of Echo, you can usually find me performing ...

Katie Hardie

Multi-media Editor

Hey there! My name is Katie and I am Echo’s resident multi-media editor. In my free time I love to cook with friends, watch Netflix originals, read YA trash, and shop for semi-valuable items on Amazon Prime. My favorite thing...

Lucy ZumBrunnen

Photographer, Designer

Hey guys it’s me Lucy! If i’m not taking photos and desinging for Echo, i’m probably on a run or skiing in -20 w/Claire Bargman. I also like being outside and watching extremely inspiring movies like Napoleon Dynamite. ...

Marta Hill

Web Managing Editor

Hi, I’m Marta Hill and I’m the Web Managing editor this year on Echo. You can always find me reading a good book, or helping create the SLP Nest (hours are 3-7 pm on weekdays)!  My favorite sports to play are ultimate and...

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

Assistant Web Editor

Hi my name is Tenzin but you can call me Tennam. I'm a junior this year and am excited to see how the Vikings are going to do, Super bowl prediction anyone? Currently ranked 8th in the US Northwestern division for coin flipping. I a...

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