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ECHO earns All-Missouri, top state honor

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ECHO Magazine earned the All-Missouri top state honor for the second consecutive year. The honor was announced at yesterday’s annual J-Day which is hosted by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Senior Editor-In-Chief Celia Parsons also earned an individual top honor All-Missouri in Feature Writing for her piece in October’s issue covering Ryder’s Mansion. Parsons, along with senior Theresa Lauer also earned an Excellent rank for their feature about RHS Service groups. Parsons earned a third individual award, an Honorable Mention, with sophomores Diya Allada and Maia Bond for their piece on Rolla’s Mission.

Juniors Caroline Adams and Sophia Gesualdi earned a Superior award in Feature Writing for their piece on the harm of Shaming. The duo, along with senior Ashanti Owuso-Brafi, earned an Honorable Mention for the design of the same piece. Adams also earned an Excellent for her feature story on Abusive Relationships.

Juniors Gesualdi and Adrienne Pyeatt earned. Superior in Newsmagazine design for their feature “Carve out some fun.” Gesualdi, Pyeatt, and former ECHO staff writer Visakha Ho earned an Honorable Mention in Newsmagazine page design for “The Mandela Effect”.

Sophomores Bailey Allison and Lorren Black earned an Excellent rank for their piece on The Constitution Project.

ECHO publishes monthly for Rolla High School under the advice of Master Journalism Educator Mary Gillis. ECHO is an Open Forum for student expression and is a member of the Journalism Education Association, Missouri Interscholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll Honor Society.

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ECHO earns All-Missouri, top state honor