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Editor-in-Chief and Minnesota Journalist of the Year Talia Lissauer works with peers in the classroom April 16. Lissauer spent three to four months working on a portfolio to win the award.

Talia Lissauer wins Minnesota Journalist of the Year Award

Lauren Thon May 4, 2021

After working on the application process for months, senior and editor-in-chief Talia Lissauer put together a portfolio that would win her the title of Minnesota Journalist of the Year. According to Lissauer,...

Echo staffers work in the pub Mar. 8. The Echo was one of 43 Online Pacemaker finalists and one of seven winners of the CSPA Print News Gold award.

Echo commended for work during pandemic

Adam Gips and Crystal Diaz March 25, 2021

After finding out the Echo had won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold award, managing editor Gabe Kaplan said after all the hard work Echo staffers put in, the award was a fitting payoff. “People...

Echo staffers work in the pub Mar. 8. The Echo was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award for upholding the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Nora Hall March 22, 2021

For the sixth time in the last seven years, Park was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This award focuses on press and speech freedoms in schools. According to Echo adviser Lori Keekley,...

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Junior competes in Criminal Justice Opinion Essay contest for Star Tribune

Lauren Thon March 10, 2021

How did you hear about the contest held by the Star Tribune? I am in debate and that is initially how I heard about it. My debate coach had copied me in an email announcing that there was going to be...

Fair Use from Grammys

Grammy nominations warrant mixed reactions

Gillian Kapinos December 16, 2020

At the beginning of every year, the award show season comes around quickly. These bring excitement for many, but, for some, deep disappointment. The 2021 Grammy Nominations brought both. This year has...

Senior Aaron Ellingson passes the ball in a game Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Ellingson was named one of 28 recipients of the All-American Award.

Park tri-sport senior named All-American Athlete

Maggie Klaers May 21, 2020

When strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust heard about the “All-American Athlete,” a relatively new award from the National High School Strength Coaches Association, she introduced it to senior...

Sophomore Ayelet Prottas and junior Maria Perez Barriga edit a page on Echo’s late night Feb. 25. Park recently won the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Ruthie Posada February 29, 2020

After being awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award, senior co-Editor-in-Chief of the Echo Marta Hill said the award represents Park’s emphasis on the value of ethical journalism. “From...

Senior Amaya Fokuo gives a presentation to students. Fokuo is the chair of the Human Rights commission that will decide the winner of the award sometime in early 2020.

City to name Human Rights Award recipient

Sam Swisher February 6, 2020

Before the winner of the Human Rights Award is chosen, city community organizer Darius Gray said the award is given to people who focus on equality. “It means that you are someone who works toward...

7th grader Kiran Alwy cooks curry for dinner Nov. 18. She will be showcasing her cooking skills her dad taught her on Chopped Jr., which started airing Nov. 19

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Harris Keekley December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me)...

Senior Patrick Djerf practices for Nike Cross Regionals Oct. 30. Djerf was recently named sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota.

Patrick Djerf recognized as sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota

Talia Lissauer November 16, 2019

After being named the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota, senior Patrick Djerf said he was proud to be recognized for the continuous work he put in during the summer. “I was...

Senior Athena award recipient Sophie Olmen poses for a picture by her poster board that contains information on her athletic acheivemnets during her high school career.

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

Anika Hanson and Rachel Salzer June 2, 2019

Senior Sophie Olmen attended the Athena Award Ceremony luncheon at the DoubleTree in Bloomington May 3. According to Olmen, at the ceremony they had lunch and there were different speakers who shared...

Juniors Kaia Myers and Ruby Stillman work on the features page after late night to post everything on the website May 8. The Echo was awarded the 2019 National Online Pacemaker April 27.

Echo wins Online Pacemaker

Dani Orloff May 8, 2019

Echo received the 2019 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker Award at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention April 27 in Anaheim, California, according to Echo adviser Lori...

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