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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Students share in a circle during first hour civics June 8. To sign up for credit recovery talk to your counselor or email Patrice Howard (

Enriching events for the summer

Ivan Zank June 8, 2022

The summer is almost here but that doesn't mean school stops for everyone. Park offers various activities for when school is out, both educational and recreational.  Patrice Howard, Director of Community...

Boys swimming cheers on its teammates Jan. 12. The swimmers wear masks when they are out of the pool or waiting to swim in an event.

Boys’ swimming continues masking as cases rise

Colin Canaday January 20, 2022

Facing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota history and a potential move to distance learning at many schools, masking during athletics is now of paramount concern. According to swimming coach...

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Meet the Athlete: Mae Turman

Char Priadka November 10, 2021

When did you first start swimming?   I’ve been swimming ever since I was a baby, but I started competitively swimming last year.   What about swimming are you most passionate about?   Swimming...

Junior Fiona Long waits to start her race Oct. 26. Girls’ swimming advanced to the Sections meet Nov. 11 at St. Catherine’s University, time TBD.

Girls Swimming achieves senior night victory

Avery Stahl November 1, 2021

The girls’ swim team ended the regular season with a win against Bloomington Kennedy. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, this Oct. 26 meet was a result of a performance far better than anticipated. “It...

Senior Elizabeth Schoenecker competes in a race against New Prague on Sept. 21. Despite a hard fought meet, New Prague came out on top.

Girls’ swim loses close meet to New Prague

Avery Stahl September 29, 2021

After getting edged out in its meet against New Prague Sept. 21, Head coach Amanda Forsberg said the team performed to the best of its abilities and is satisfied by the team's effort.“We lost but it...

Senior captain Greta Kulevsky swim freestyle during a meet Oct. 8. Kulevsky has been swimming for Park for 5 years.

Girls’ swimming season comes to an end

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman October 25, 2020

In its final meet of the season, Park competed at Sections Oct. 24. Girls’ swimming scored seventh out of thirteen places, which was a success in the eyes of multiple swimmers and coaches a part of the...

 The MSHSL board voted to go ahead with the winter sports season in a meeting Oct. 1. During the meeting the board also decided to add playoffs to the fall sport season.

Winter sports given the green light

Tobias Khabie, Molly Schochet, and Sam Swisher October 16, 2020

In a virtual meeting Oct. 1, the Minnesota State High School League board unanimously voted to allow the 2020 winter sports’ season to take place. The schedule approved includes a 30% decrease in the...

Senior Gabbie Kruse swims in a freestyle relay Oct. 8. This was the last home meet for the seniors on the team.

Girls’ swimming suffers loss to Chanhassen

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman October 9, 2020

Although Park lost against Chanhassen Oct. 8, the team accomplished a lot over the course of the meet. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, the team saw significant improvements in their times and technique. “This...

Junior Freya Wade prepares to dive into the water during her race Oct. 1. This meet was Parks first away meet of the season.

Girls’ swimming embraces teamwork during a challenging season

Lilly Strathman and Ben Sanford October 4, 2020

After a tough season due to COVID-19 precautions, Park came out victorious in its meet versus Bloomington Kennedy. Senior captain Lily Metzler said she realized the team helped carry her through the meet...

Freshman Stephanie Stone competes in her race Sept. 24. Benilde beat Park girls swimming 51-37.

Girls’ swimming improves times and technique

Ben Sanford September 25, 2020

Despite losing 51-37 against Benilde St. Margaret’s, Park persisted. In its second meet of the season, the team relied on it’s younger swimmers to carry the team, as many returning swimmers were unable...

Senior Maddy Doherty helps her teammate out during the JV 500 freestyle race by putting signs into the water Sept. 15. The signs let the swimmer know how many laps they have completed.

Girls’ swimming perseveres despite COVID-19 challenges

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman September 22, 2020

Park won its first swim meet of the season against Bloomington Jefferson 49-42 Sept. 15. After adjustments to the regulations at meets and practices, including zero spectators and masks on the pool deck,...

Senior Abby Meyer competes in a tennis match Sept. 22, 2019. Tennis, cross country, soccer and girls’ swimming will begin modified seasons Aug. 17.

Fall sports to continue with restrictions

Anna Benishek and Talia Lissauer August 8, 2020

Despite being able to play club volleyball throughout the summer, senior Hannah Howell will have to wait until the newly created fourth season in March to play in the Minnesota State High School League. “I...

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