Echo publications and the Echo Yearbook staffs earned honors from Quill and Scroll and Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association.
The Echo publications was one of 15 schools to earn a International First Place Award in Quill and Scroll’s overall Comprehensive News Multimedia critique.
The content being evaluated was the print, online and social media produced by the 2022-23 Echo publications staff.
The judge said about publications staffs coverage, “Overall, all facets of the community are represented well, and the intention of the Echo team to include diverse voices is clear in the variety of content and inclusion of sources throughout all stories– online and in print. This intention resulted in a lengthy list of topics covered in the Echo, reaching into all corners of campus to ensure a broad range of voices are heard. This can be a tough model to keep up, and the indication is that the newsroom is dedicated to maintaining this level of coverage.”
MIJA awarded the Echo Yearbook staff a Superior rating in its overall critique of the 2023 Yearbook, which had the theme of “Wonder.”
The judge noted the strong photography saying, “Kudos to your photographers for capturing those priceless photos. The photographers are well diverse in their photographs.”