The Echo

Park tri-sport senior named All-American Athlete

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.

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 Aaron Ellingson. Ellingson said he filled out the application, which included some essay question...

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

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.

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 my understanding, basically it means that as a school we uphold the First Amendment and we practice g...

City to name Human Rights Award recipient

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.

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 and you are seen as a community leader, as well as someone that people look to for a sense of moral ri...

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

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

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) to practice and then I just watched Youtube videos.” What are some of your favorite dishes to cook and why...

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

Senior Patrick Djerf practices for Nike Cross Regionals Oct. 30. Djerf was recently named 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 named as the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota this year,” Djerf said. “...

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

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.

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 personal stories about impactful events in their life to inspire the new Athena winners in their future...

Echo wins Online Pacemaker

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.

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 Keekley. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of ...

Senior receives two awards

Senior Yonah Davis accepts his Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award from Joel Glaser at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. The award is given annually to young, Jewish leaders who are active in a Twin Cities' youth group.

Noah Orloff

May 7, 2019

As senior Yonah Davis was told he had won the Rose Rees Peace Award, he said he was enthusiastic. “I had heard about (the award) in the past so I just felt really excited,” Davis said. According to Davis, he received the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award May 5 and the Rose Rees Peace Award May 1. ...

Clarinetist wins Best of Site Award

Sophomore Anavey Hosack practices her clarinet. Hosack went on to win the Best of Sight Award, the first time someone from Park has won the award in five years.

Maria Perez Barriga, Katie Hardie, and Gabriel Kaplan

April 27, 2019

After winning the Best of Site Award for her clarinet solo performance, sophomore Anavey Hosack said she was overjoyed. “I feel really awesome, I was a little nervous about it. Everyone knew before I did, but yeah it’s good,” Hosack said. “It’s pretty big and not easy to win, especially for ...

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Adin Zweigbaum

April 25, 2019

After one of the greatest comebacks of all time, professional golfer Tiger Woods is completely deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established in Executive Order 9586 and signed by former President Harry S. Truman, the purpose of the Presidential Medal of Freedom was to recognize notable service by civilians during Worl...

Nelly Korman named 2019 Global Learning Fellow

Spanish teacher Nelly Korman assists one of her students during a test in AP Spanish. Korman was named a 2019 Global Learning Fellow.

Dahlia Krebs

December 3, 2018

Sophomore Casey Hunter said Global Learning Fellow Nelly Korman knows how to teach Spanish well. “She knows what she's doing and she knows what she talking about or teaching,” Hunter said. The NEA Foundation selects from applicants with one teacher per state, according to The NEA Foundation. Korman said as a fellow, she participates in activities relat...

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

September 24, 2018

Echo was named a 2018 Pacemaker finalist in the newspaper category by the National Scholastic Press Association Sept. 7. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 67 publications recognized as finalists in the annual Pacemaker competition. This competition...

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