National Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2022-2023 Echo staff a First Class Rating with three Marks of Distinction Marks of Distinction for Coverage & Content, Text and Presentation for its print version.
The judge noted that coverage was a strength for the Echo staff and noted that the Echo had covered a few stories that the judge had not seen in any other school publications.
The judge also said, “Overall, I was impressed with the diversity of your coverage. For such a small staff, you do a great job covering a variety of topics/issues for your readers.”
The judge concluded with, “You serve your students well – giving them important, relevant information that they need. You also do a good job staying focused on your school and your community. Kudos to you for six solid issues. I wish you luck next year!”
Echo’s print editor was Izzy Poole, and the editor-in-chief was Lydia Urice. Other staff members were Hadley Hoskins Soledad Lee, Dakota Motley, Sam Klein, Maren DeMargel, Luca Giordano, Ali Schulz, Owen Crews, Eleanor Kanerva and Joe Harned.
The critique is based on six issues of the Echo (three from first semester and three from second semester.