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

Juniors Margaux Polllock and Meg Ridgway on Jul. 20. Margaux and Meg helped assist a youth  lacrosse team during the summer.

Teen coaches impact younger players

Maya Nieves December 5, 2022

When Junior Margaux Pollock was asked to become a coach for a youth girls lacrosse team, she immediately said yes. In need of a partner, Pollock said she reached out to her friend and teammate Junior Meg...

New assistant principal Alyssa Gardner talks to an incoming freshman during activity fair Sept. 1. Gardner watched as the new students checked out all the clubs .

Leadership forms new initiatives

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Katie Nelson September 3, 2022

Previously working at the same middle school as principal LaNisha Paddock, Alyssa Gardner has recently been hired as an assistant principal at Park.  Coming into the interview, Gardner said she was...

Sophomore Hawkins Moore doodles in class June 8. He recently illustrated the song cover for Will Gohmans single Vertigo.

Sophmore designs album cover

Abby Meisler June 8, 2022

When sophomore Hawkins Moore found out his friend, Willis Gohman, was going to release a song, Gohman asked him if he could design the album cover. Moore said had always been into his art. From drawing...

Used with permission from  Emma Engebretson.

Student Teacher Joins Staff

Liam Woodward January 26, 2022

What role did you have last year? I did my student teaching here with Ms. Cisco, who is a Civics teacher. It was great, I had the best experience possible with distance learning that I could have asked...

Used with permission from Elliot McGary-Walters

Junior haunts at ValleyScare

Jacob Khabie October 27, 2021

What do you do at ValleyScare? I’m a haunt actor. I just scare all the people that come through. Why did you choose to pursue this job? I do circus, so I have performance experience, and I thought...

Civics teacher Cassandra  Sheppard classroom with students social distancing and doing working March 16. Hybrid learning has proved beneficial for freshmen and provided learning opportunities for students.

Freshman adjust to hybrid high school

Jordyn Deschamps March 28, 2021

For many freshmen, starting their first year of high school at home wasn't something they expected, but had to do.   For freshman Solei Ceballos, it was tough for her at first to start out online,...

Used with permission from Jessica Gust. Science teacher and strength and conditioning head coach Jessica Gust poses in the weight room Feb. 22. Gust was nominated to serve on the advisory board for the National High School Strength Coaches Association.

Coach faces unprecedented challenges.

Jordyn Deschamps March 4, 2021

As distance learning has been going on, many classes have run into challenges. Strength and conditioning has faced some difficulties, but has its perks. According to strength and conditioning coach Jessica...

Used with permission by Clayton Horstman.

Senior competes in log rolling

Abigail Prestholdt December 9, 2020

Senior Clayton Horstman began his journey in log rolling when he saw a picture of a competition posted in an article. He said the sport has allowed him to branch out and develop relations with others.  “I...

Used with permission by Wesley Smith

Freshman plays high school sports for the first time

Henry Harper December 2, 2020

The first snow each year signifies many things, for freshman Wesley Smith that includes the start of the highly anticipated hockey season. Smith said that although there are risks this season due to COVID-19,...

Used with permission from Arika Mareck.

English teacher returns to Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 18, 2020

After four years at another school, English teacher Arika Mareck has returned to Park where she previously worked for 10 years. From 2006-2016, Mareck taught freshman and sophomores as well as being an...

Used with permission from Ella Miller

Senior designs costumes from home for upcoming performance

Jayde Claussen November 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak, students have had to adapt to the changes made by the school administration in order to ensure the safety of everyone. Senior Ella Miller, the costume designer for the upcoming...

Sophomore plays in gaming tournaments

Sophomore plays in gaming tournaments

Bahaja Alisahal November 7, 2020

Sophomore Muna Ambashe plays in a Call of Duty mobile tournament almost every day after school. She often watches a streamer and participates in their tournaments. “At first I started watching streams...

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