The Echo

Sophomore goes bald to raise awareness of childhood cancer 

Sophomore Jacy Demcisak shaves her head to support childhood cancer research. Demcisak has shaved her head every year for the last four years.

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

Why do you shave your head? I shave my head because my brother's best friend, who was also really close to me, passed away from childhood cancer. His mother and his family still do it and my brother and I still do it in honor of Adrian and his memory. We go bald by choice so that hopefully no kid ha...

Australia fundraiser proves to be a successful idea

Junior Isaac Scott donates toward the wildfires in Australia Jan. 6. Science teacher Jessica Gust hopes to raise funds for resources in Australia.

Samantha Klepfer

January 30, 2020

Australia’s 2019 bushfire season, which has caused concern worldwide, started in October, according to Insider. Due to a prolonged drought beforehand, the season’s fires are greater and stronger than in past years. This problem has since been exacerbated by the fact that Australia’s government has been primarily disregarding the issue. The bushfires are currently raging over a significant portion...

Teacher raises money to help Australian wildfires

Junior Isaac Scott donates toward the wildfires in Australia Jan. 6. Science teacher Jessica Gust hopes to raise funds for resources in Australia.

Kate Schneider

January 10, 2020

Science teacher Jessica Gust said after seeing the damage caused by the wildfires in Australia that continue to persist, she set up a fundraiser to help those affected. “I was really saddened by all the stuff I was seeing in the news. It seemed like something we could help out with even in the ...

Nordic team sells coupon books

Juniors Max Gohman and Benn Katzovitz grab breakfast before going out to fundraise. The Nordic team knocked on neighborhood doors to sell coupon books Nov. 23.

Sofie Geretz

November 25, 2019

Nordic parent Ann Walsh said the coupon selling fundraiser Nov. 23 was unique because of both the local businesses’ and the community’s involvement. “What's really special about the Nordic coupon sale is it's really mostly local businesses,” Walsh said. “It's always heartwarming to see th...

Senior Will Pinney leads fundraiser for breast cancer

Senior Will Pinney blocks a shot on goal during a shooting drill at practice Sept. 23. For every shot Pinney blocks during his hockey games, he raises money to help women dealing with breast cancer.

Sofie Geretz

October 10, 2019

What is the October Saves fundraiser? “October Saves is a charity for breast cancer that hockey goalies from all over can be a part of. Goalies create an account on the October Saves website where people can donate. The goalie’s job is to count the amount of saves they get throughout October ...

Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Freshman Brandon Brito and Hassan Fofana participate in civics class final project. Freshman civics classes worked to raise money to help build a well with clean water at a school in Kenya.

Kate Schneider

June 11, 2019

Sophomore Nadia Mburu said as a Kenyan, she feels clean water is necessary for a child’s education, and wants to do anything she can to help. “Having clean water is important. We want to limit the number of dangerous and timely trips children have to endure to get clean water,” Mburu said. “Al...

Choir fundraiser quiz

Senior Monica Foley April 11 practice dance during the choir class. The choir is fundraising to be able to take a trip to New York during the summer.

Abby Prestholdt

April 17, 2019

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Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Junior Brandon Wetterlin discusses with a fellow volunteer about their bowling team's performance during the Bowl-A-Thon April 13 at Park Tavern. This was the 27th annal Bowl-A-Thon for Reach for Resources.

Marta Hill

April 16, 2019

Junior Brandon Wetterlin said it is rewarding and enjoyable to volunteer at various  charity events, including his most recent volunteering position at the Reach for Resources Bowl-a-thon. “I love volunteering in general, especially with friends because then it is like hanging out with just a little bi...

Girls’ lacrosse hosts bowling fundraiser

Sophomore Erin Brousseau prepares to bowl during the lacrosse bowling fundraiser March 9.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

March 16, 2019

Girls’ lacrosse holds their annual bowling fundraiser at Park Tavern, senior Anna Jensen said the event serves as another way to team bond before the season starts and is an enjoyable way to prepare. “I think it’s a good idea to raise money and like have fun while you're doing it and kind of a good way to get the team together before the sea...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Freshman Renee McSherry is playing the cello during her fourth hour orchestra class. The SLP High School Orchestra is having their rock concert at 7 p.m. Mar.14 .in the high school auditorium.

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Shirt sales generate change for community

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Yonah Davis

January 16, 2019

What is your project? Lopez: Nietzsche Deuel and I are having a fundraiser to raise money for feminine hygiene products for the homeless in Minneapolis. Deuel: We're trying to raise money to help provide feminine hygiene products for homeless women in Minneapolis. We are raising money through s...

Orchestra holds holiday gift wrapping

Samantha Klepfer and Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 21, 2018

According to Orchestra director Kou Lee, the idea to hold a fundraiser in Barnes and Noble was started by Ms. Edgar. “That was set up before I got here, Ms. Edgar set that up a while ago so it’s been a thing,” Lee said. Freshman Thomas Hanson said the money made from the donations are use...

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