The Echo

Echo investigating defacement of the senior wall

June 7, 2019

Echo reporters are currently investigating the painting of the wall June 6-7. We will publish a story as soon as our initial reporting concludes. We will continue to investigate as events progress. Contact the Echo at slpecho@gmail.com if you have any information.

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

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...

Senior travels to Uganda

Senior travels to Uganda

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 20, 2019

As senior Grace Lynch and 12 others arrived in Uganda March 20, they were able to visit a refugee camp with many huts in which South Sudanese refugee kids were living. “I went with a group of 12 people through my church. We were working with this organization that houses South Sudanese refugee kids...

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Marta Hill

February 22, 2019

When senior Sophie Olmen was called down to the athletic office and told she had won the Athena Award, she said she was surprised she was the winner. “I was shocked. This year there was a lot of really good competition for the award, and I felt really honored that I got it,” Olmen said. Acco...

Senior takes first lead role

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019

When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role. “I was really excited, because it is a named role and that is super awesome and exciting for me,” Tronson said. “The only other time I have be...

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018

Senior Luke Boyum said he started playing baseball 15 years ago at the age of 3. He has been playing the sport on and off-season ever since. As Boyum recently committed to The College of St. Scholastica, he said the high quality academics and the baseball team’s success drove him to choose that...

Program creates new learning environment

Program creates new learning environment

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018

According to Non-Traditional Academy teacher Debra Skadden, the Non-Traditional Academy offers seniors an opportunity to learn in a different environment. “(It is for) seniors who are either in danger of not graduating ... or who just need a different type of learning environment. It’s a place...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 31, 2018

When she visited the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus last spring break, senior Maddy McIntosh said she knew it was perfect for her. “I took a last minute trip with my mom to visit my cousins and I just fell in love with Colorado as a state,” McIntosh said. “I visited the campus...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Anika Hanson and Emma Leff

September 19, 2018

Senior Gabby McCaa began the recruiting process to play collegiate volleyball at the age of 14. All she knew was that she wanted to keep playing volleyball. “(Volleyball) is something that I really love and (I) wanted to continue to compete,” McCaa said. McCaa said her parents and coaching...

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