The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Business and Finance teacher Abby Lugo reviews sales pitch with junior Alexa Nguyen April 24. Lugo was awarded Educator of Excellence by BestPrep, a Minnesota nonprofit.

Park teacher excels in her field

Rachel Arkis, Staffer April 29, 2024

Every year, BestPrep, a nonprofit organization in Minnesota, recognizes the top two percent of teachers who have excelled in teaching Minnesota youth. This year, business and financial management teacher...

Dr. Stephens wins Cultural Jambalaya award

Dr. Stephens wins Cultural Jambalaya award

Alicia Mainjeni November 11, 2022

Every year, Cultural Jambalaya — a non profit organization — grants a diversity award to resource educators who promote multiculturalism and diversity.  When granted the award, equity development...

MLA teacher Cory Litzow Lorentz assists students in the classroom. She was recently recognized for her work in the district.

MLA teacher awarded Human Rights Award

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

How does it feel to win this award? It feels great, I was surprised. I didn't even see the email. It was one of my colleagues who said to me on the asynchronous day, “You won an award,” and I'm...

Used with permission from Christian Arteaga.

Senior raises the bar

Leo Justesen May 31, 2022

Senior football captain and prominent figure in the athletic community Christian Arteaga was honored to win an All American award for weightlifting, which he said was the recognition of the hard work he...

Seniors Oliver Smith, Tenzin Gyaldatsang, and Colin Canaday collaborate on a story April 22. Echo won the 2022 online pacemaker award for their website.

Echo receives 2022 NSPA Online Pacemaker Award

Aidan Shafton April 25, 2022

After Echo recently became a three-time (National Scholastic Press Association) NSPA Online Pacemaker Award recipient and 10-time finalist, Echo adviser Lori Keekley applauded the students for persevering...

Ezra Hudson recognized for Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Ezra Hudson recognized for Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Alicia Mainjeni April 21, 2022

After making a difference with his activism, senior Ezra Hudson was recently recognized for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.  The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is granted to more than 1,800...

Seniors Caroline Butler and Louise Marshall, and juniors Gwen Rocker-Gladen and Abby Baudhin rehearse for the Winter One Act “These Shining Lives” where they play workers plagued with radium poisoning. The show is opening Jan. 14 and closing Jan. 16.

Theater awarded Spotlight honors

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 7, 2022

After its production of “Anne of Green Gables,” the theater program received a shocking announcement.  Excited by the news, senior Dayanara Mora Zengel said she felt honored to receive the Spotlight...

Senior photo editor Ayelet Prottas works alongside senior assistant photo editor Henry Harper during class Dec. 3. Along with one of last years editor-in-chief Talia Lissauer, the two were given an award for a photo gallery they did last year.

Echo wins National Pacemaker Award

Liam Woodward and Tobias Khabie December 3, 2021

Senior and Echo editor-in-chief Molly Schochet said she was ecstatic after hearing Echo won a National Pacemaker award.  “I’m really proud of all of the work that all the staffers from last year...

Used with permission from Fiona Petrie.

Senior invited to All-National Symphony Orchestra Honor Ensemble

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 30, 2021

Due to her dedication towards practicing the violin, senior Fiona Petrie said her efforts paid off. For the second time in a row, she has been awarded a high achievement for playing the violin. After being...

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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