News Brief

Student band to perform March 13

Student-led band Castillo will perform a concert on Saturday, March 13. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the show begins at 5 p.m.
The concert is located at 653 Amelia Avenue, and admission is $3 dollars.
All funds will be put towards studio recording time for the band.
In the event of rain, the show will be rescheduled for Friday, March 19.

News Brief: All Write Festival to take break

All Write Festival will take a break this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In previous years, the All Write Festival has featured several outside guest speakers including authors, musicians, and artists. This year, because of travel restrictions and safety guidelines, no outside guests will be allowed.

News Brief: Moore named ‘Senior of the Month’

Senior Gabriela Moore was named January senior of the month.
Drama teacher Todd Schaefer nominated Moore senior of the month for her performance in his class and positive influence on her peers.
According to the announcements, Schaefer described Moore, “Gabriela was an amazing role model in the class and really offered consistent good examples to her fellow classmates. She is a positive role model for her peers showing good work ethic and diligence in these times.”

News Brief: Juniors to take PSATs on Tuesday

Juniors at Webster Groves High School will take the PSAT on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
The test familiarizes students with the format and test questions on the SAT. Students who take this test may become eligible to win a National Merit Scholarship. This scholarship amounts to $2,500 to be put towards education at the user’s college of choice. 

Mr. Webster Pageant goes virtual

This year’s annual Mr. Webster Pageant has adapted to being completely virtual. The pageant is being organized and put on by the marketing class, similarly to how it has been in past years. 
All contestant videos are available for viewing on the Mr. Webster Pageant YouTube page (Mr Webster Pageant 2021 – › watch). Voting ends Jan. 15, at midnight. The voting form is linked in the description of each video.

News Brief: Echo staff earns NSPA First Class ratings

National Scholastic Press Association gave First Class ratings to the 2019-20 print version and to the 2020-21 online version of the Echo.  
According to the NSPA website: “As part of the critique process, all student media are scored in several categories, including coverage, writing and design.”