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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

Wes Anderson climbs at Vertical Endeavors on Jan 12. Anderson is a part-time volunteer that judges climbing competitors.

Junior inspires next generation of climbers

Maren Wilsey January 13, 2022

Where do you work? I work at Vertical Endeavors — the Minneapolis location in uptown. There's two paid coaches, and then there's me and another assistant coach, volunteering — he's on the advanced...

Sophomore Stayci Spates proves to be an asset at the local food shelf. She gives back to the community by volunteering every Saturday at her churchs food shelf.

Sophomore volunteers at local food shelf

Lauren Thon November 9, 2020

Through these difficult times, sophomore Stayci Spates has been giving back to her community by volunteering at the Minneapolis Central Church of Christ food shelf every Saturday.  “My Mom started...

Senior Dayna Krause decorates a card for sick children during a Letters of Love meeting Dec. 19. During quarantine, Letters of Love is offering online card making in order to continue providing emotional support for kids in the hospital.

Letters of Love makes digital cards

Molly Schochet April 10, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows every day, senior and Letters of Love president Maggie Klaers said Letters of Love has the ability to make a greater impact than ever before. “Now more than ever, kids...

Senior Maddie Lind writes postcards to St. Louis Park residents informing them about the upcoming election. Lind is campaigning for Larry Kraft along with several other students.

City election provides opportunity

Sofia Seewald November 5, 2019

Seeing the upcoming election as an opportunity to advocate for social issues he is passionate about, junior Thor Anderson said he is helping Larry Kraft campaign for City Council At Large A Seat. “I...

Freshman Amalia Fischer draws on a coloring sheet hand out during the first Intersectional Feminism Club meeting of the year. The club met Sept. 12 to collaborate on its goals for the year.

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re...

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Dahlia Krebs January 16, 2019

According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society...

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Evie Nelson December 24, 2018

Why did your family decide to go on a trip to Haiti? The purpose of why we went is because we wanted to help kids (in need). I went there before in seventh grade, (my family) wanted to go back on another...

Senior NHS public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs off Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween Party goers for the mini golf course. The event was Oct. 19 and 20.

Club volunteers at local party

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We...

High schoolers looking back, helping out

High schoolers looking back, helping out

Ndunzi Kunsunga June 4, 2018

According to sophomore student director Sam Sietsema, he began helping with the middle school shows early last school year. “The fall of last school year I went to (Lillian) Zumberg and asked, ‘do...

The Park Natural Helpers helped out wth the Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser at Park Tavern on April 21.

Natural Helpers volunteer at Bowl-A-Thon

Nietzsche Deuel April 26, 2018

Senior co-leader Caleb Mesick said Natural Helpers has been wanting to do volunteer work in order to help more than just students at Park. “We felt like we wanted to do things more outside the school...

National Honor Society prepares for next year’s officers

Isaac Wahl February 20, 2018

According to the adviser Jill Merkle, the National Honors Society recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming deadlines, requirements and applications for next year’s officers. Merkle said one...

Junior Alaysha McCall participates in Young Womens Initiative of Minnesota meeting. This meeting took place Oct. 18 at the Minnesota capital. Fair use from Alaysha McCall

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Marta Hill October 31, 2017

After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I...

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