The Echo

2019-2020 Staff

Nicole Shaker

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Nicole Shaker ('20) is Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Echo, alongside Kathryn Zheng. She loves to write about entertainment and is excited to have her pieces published in the school newspaper. She is a huge music enthusiast and that ...

Kathryn Zheng

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kathryn Zheng (’20), Co-Editor-in-Chief, loves to write, sing, and banter about politics. She can often be found hounding people to join AGORA Media, a politically-minded youth media organization that she helps run, Sparky Prep...

Melina Lotito

Managing Editor

Melina Lotito ('20), Managing Editor of The Echo, is thrilled to pursue her passion for writing in the newspaper and can't wait to publish more of her stories. Other than writing, she enjoys playing volleyball and running track....

Hunter Neuman

Sports Editor

Hunter Neuman ('20), Sports Editor for The Echo, loves playing soccer, watching sports, and hopes to one day become a sports journalist. He is a fan of the Brooklyn Nets for basketball, the Pittsburgh Steelers for football, Manchest...

Ariana Bondi

Social Media Editor

Ariana Bondi ('20), the Social Media Editor for The Echo, enjoys writing, photography, fashion, swimming, lacrosse, reading, and clubs. She is excited to be on the Echo staff.

Gavin Clingham

Staff Writer

Gavin Clingham ('23) is excited to write for The Echo. He loves watching movies, composing screenplays, playing the drums, and writing movie reviews.

Leanne Picinic

Staff Writer

Leanne Picinic ('20) is a Staff Writer for The Echo.

Claudia Sindoni Bonilla

Staff Writer

Claudia Sindoni Bonilla ('20) is a staff writer for The Echo.

Erin Hong

Staff Writer

Erin Hong ('22) likes checking things that go on in the world on a daily basis. Her days are basically spent either doing her nails or taking two-hour naps. That's all she does.

Gia Shin

Staff Writer

Gia Shin ('23), is elated to be a Staff Writer for The Echo and hopes to pursue her passion for non-fiction writing and journalism. She also enjoys dancing and playing the violin.

Dina Shlufman

Staff Writer

Dina Shlufman ('23) is beyond excited to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys writing about everything and anything. She loves to play piano, read, run, and listen to her extraordinarily diverse and lengthy playlists. Sh...

Michelle Lee

Staff Writer

Michelle Lee ('21), a Staff Writer for The Echo, is ecstatic to expand her passion for writing in The Echo. In her free time, she likes to write, read, take photos, and play with her dog Gnocchi.

Jiho Park

Staff Writer

Jiho Park (‘20) is thrilled to be a part of The Echo. He plays baseball and is an avid fan of the Yankees, Jets, and Nets. He is also an avid fan of video games such as League of Legends and Counter-Strike Go. He hopes to continue to wri...

Nathan Kong

Staff Writer

Nathan Kong ('21) is a Staff Writer for The Echo.

Norhan Zouak

Staff Writer

Norhan Zouak (’21) has been a writer for The Echo since her freshman year, when she decided to broaden her interests in writing and journalism. She is happy to be enrolled in the Journalism class for the second year and is excite...

Sophia Dongaris

Staff Writer

Sophia Dongaris ('20), a Staff Writer for The Echo, enjoys running track and spending time with her teammates. In her spare time, she also enjoys free-writing and reading.

Mr. Whitehead

Echo Advisor

Mr. Whitehead is a teacher, poet, and crossword constructor. He has taught English at THS for twenty-three years. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, most notably in The New Yorker. His fourth collection of poems...

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