News Briefs

Student led change drive benefits community closet

Change for Change is a student led project that will be from Nov. 19-25, the proceeds will be used to benefit the WGHS community closet. 

This is an opportunity for students to donate change towards their favorite teacher. The teacher who gets the most change from students will be hit with a pie in the face at the Turkey Day assembly. 

The staff that students can donate for are Jon Petter, Betty Roberts, Eric Dunn, and Jeff Smith. 

The students in charge are Elise Keller, Milo Broshears, Grace Lock, and Lillian Maynor.

Softball team to play in Quarterfinals

Softball players display their District trophy on Oct. 18. The team won 5-3 against St. Joseph’s Academy. Photo by Lindsey Bennett

Women’s softball will play in its first ever franchise State quarterfinal game this Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m.

The team, coming off of a six-game winning streak, will face Northwest at home on Plymouth Field. The Statesmen previously defeated Northwest 8-4 on Oct. 16 to secure the conference championship.

To get here, the team beat Marquette on Oct. 23, with a final score of 10-3 in what became their first Sectionals win in team history. 

Admission to the game is $7.


Scholar Bowl takes first

Junior Ada Foley and senior Katie Gilker prepare for 2018 Scholar Bowl tournaments as Scholar Bowl Coach Julie Burchett asks them practice questions. Photo by Ethan Weihl

Webster’s Scholar Bowl Team placed first in the Eureka Invitational Tournament on Oct. 12.

Ten teams competed in a series of academic questions.

Senior Ethan Weihl also placed first individually, and earned a medal.

“The team worked really hard and we were able to come out on top,” Weihl said.

The team is coached by Julie Burchett.

This is the first time Scholar Bowl has won this tournament, and the highest the team has placed in a varsity tournament since 2017, when the team won third place in the DeSoto Invitational Tournament.


Echo photographers earn recognition

Three Echo staffers earned recognition for photos they took last year and this.

Graduate Ellie Marshall earned a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Certificate of Merit for her Single Sports Photo “Senior captain Mason Schultz runs to the ball at the State finals soccer game.”

Also junior editor Jaden Fields won second place in Missouri Scholastic Press Association’s September Photo of the Month for one of her photos of the climate change protest. 

Also sophomore Zeke La Mantia earned an honorable mention for his portrait photo of  Allison Huff, make-up artist, in the St. Louis Public Radio Photojournalism Prize contest.


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