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Grammys an overall success

Maren Wilsey March 18, 2021

This year, many award shows have faced the challenge of putting on a show during the pandemic. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards was no exception. Trevor Noah hosted this year’s show March 14 following a...

Seniors Maddie Schutte and Sophie Livingston work on a page during Echo late night Feb. 3, 2020. Echo was one of 21 schools that received a National Newspaper Pacemaker award.

Echo wins Print Pacemaker, individual awards

Harris Keekley February 1, 2021

After Echo received a National Newspaper Pacemaker award for the previous school year’s print editions, editor-in-chief Madeline Schutte believes the Echo’s awards are a reflection of its staffers...

Echo website recognized for journalistic excellence

Echo website recognized for journalistic excellence

Marta Hill February 8, 2020

Echo was named a 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association Feb. 6. According to Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competition, the...

Social studies teacher Kara Cisco speaks to her sixth hour class Jan. 31. The ceremony honoring those awarded will be March 1 at the Mankato Civics Center.

Kara Cisco presented with award

Jayde Claussen February 7, 2020

Every year, the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies honors four teachers of the year. This year, social studies teacher Kara Cisco was presented with the award. Cisco said the award has been a positive...

Choir teacher John Myszkowski speaks to his students Jan. 31. Myszkowski is currently a candidate for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.

Choir teacher announced as a candidate for teacher of the year

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff February 3, 2020

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said he was overjoyed upon hearing of his nomination for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award and feels incredibly grateful to Park for giving him the opportunity to succeed. “I'm...

Sophomore Phoebe McKinney sings and dances during her zero hour choir class. Choir is preparing for their 1940's POPS concert May 29 in the High School auditorium .

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Abby Prestholdt May 13, 2019

After hearing he had been accepted into All-State Choir, sophomore Leo Dworsky said he was excited to begin the program because of all the good stories he has been told about it. “From what I have...

Band teacher Steve Schmitz directs a piece for his students while they practice March 10. Schmitz was recently given the distinction as a finalist for Education Minnesota's Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

After being nominated for teacher of the year and becoming one of only nine finalists, band teacher Steven Schmitz said he felt enthused about the nomination, but cared most about what his students think. “It’s...

Sophomores Gabe Kaplan and Carly Joseph chat with junior, Editor-in-Chief Marta Hill about design for the opinions page April 11.

Echo wins Silver Crown

Marta Hill April 11, 2019

When senior Abby Intveld found out the Echo was awarded one of 30 hybrid category Silver Crowns by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, she said it is nice to have the staff’s hard work acknowledged. “People...

Senior Ayanna Nathan sings center stage with other cast members in the opening number of “9 to 5 the Musical”.

Theater program receives Spotlight Awards

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald January 9, 2019

Sophomore cast member Phoebe McKinney said she was ecstatic when she learned she received a Spotlight Education award. According to McKinney she worked very hard to bring her lead role to life. “I...

Sophomores Sadie Yarosh and Sophie Livingston chat with Senior sports editor Sophie Olmen during Echo period 5.

Echo receives Newspaper Pacemaker Award

Dani Orloff November 5, 2018

During the fall national high school journalism convention in Chicago, the Echo received various awards for its work the past school year. The Echo won the National Scholastic Press Association’s...

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Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Tjessa Arradondo May 30, 2018

Despite being an award show, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on May 20, was jam-packed with throwback performances from artists like Janet Jackson and Salt-N-Peppa. However, the highlight...

Echo archive photograph

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

Emma Kempf May 21, 2018

On May 23, selected graduating seniors will be presented with awards and scholarships at the annual Academic Awards and Scholarships Night, according to counselor and event organizer Barb Nelson. “I’d...

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