Cole Schnell–Editor-in-chief

Cole Schnell


This is Cole Schnell’s third year on ECHO staff.  Last year, he was the junior editor, advertising/business manager his sophomore year, and he made several contributions while taking journalism class his freshman year.


Gold Circle Certificate of Merit–Editorial Writing–“Act should be passed to protect student journalists”–CSPA 2017

National Winner—News Feature Photography—“Black Friday March”–Quill and Scroll 2017

All Missouri Rating—News Photo–Cole Schnell “Alumni lead ‘Black Friday’ march on Lockwood”–MIPA 2017

Honorable Mention Online Sports Package– “100 wins for Clark: Principal to guest coach basketball game–JournalismSTL 2016

Honorable Mention Rating—Academic Photo– Schnell  “Student wins award at Lindenwood art show”–MIPA

Honorable Mention Rating–News Photo “Black Friday March”–JournalismSTL

Photo of the Year Portrait Nominee–MJEA

Quill and Scroll Member


Writers present two views on parking

Op-ed: Sports should count as PE credit

Students recommend involvement despite challenges

Most people set up for failed resolutions

Student wins award at Lindenwood art show

Branch is new WGHS literary magazine

Hixson teacher takes administration position

Slideshow: Class of 2016 graduates

‘Religious Freedom’ or ‘LGBT’ bill passes Senate, goes to House for approval

Two spots open on school board with three candidates running

Slideshow: Authors speak at school-wide festival

100 wins for Clark: Principal to guest coach basketball game

Search begins for new superintendent

Slideshow: WGHS celebrates spirit at Turkey Day assembly

Rasnic teaches ‘independent learners’

WGHS has Spirit Week Wednesday off for the first time

Photo accompanying Drama dept. to perform ‘Hamlet’

Slideshow: Thespians to bring ‘Hamlet’ to high school