The Hilltop Echo

2017-2018 Staff

Julia Houser

Field Journalist

Julia Houser is a 15 year old sophomore at Chardon High School. This is her first year at Chardon, as well as her first year writing for a school’s newspaper. She has two younger brothers, as well as four younger sisters. I...

Tyler Palesh

Lead Editor

Tyler Palesh is 17 and a senior at Chardon. Outside of school, he enjoys working at Marc's, playing video games at home, writing and just relaxing/hanging out with friends. After high school however, he plans on attending one...

Owen Vodopivec


Owen Vodopivec is a senior at Chardon High School and the Editor-In-Chief of the Hilltop Echo. This is his third year being the Editor-In-Chief of the newspaper and is sad that it is his last year on the newspaper staff. He plan...

Kaitlin Ryan

Social Media Director/Publicist

Kaitlin Ryan is a senior at Chardon High School, she is the Social Media Director and Publicist for the Hilltop Echo. Kaitlin’s duties include writing, editing, and managing the social media accounts for the newspaper. In addition,...

A.J. Prots

Admiral of Buisness

A.J. Prots is a 18 year old young man that is a Senior at Chardon High school. This is his second year as part of the Hilltopper Echo team and now has the title of Admiral of Advertising. In his free times he likes long walks ...

Kora Mullett

Field Journalist

Kora Mullett is a 16 year-old sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Hilltop Echo.  She enjoys reading, writing stories and drawing what she imagines.  She loves Arizona, jellybeans, hot cocoa (no matter the time of year) a...

Laine Hursh

Co-Director of Media

Laine Hursh is a junior at CHS and is very involved in school. Laine is a co-captain of the golf team and is a member of National Honor Society, French Club, Free Harmony, and Student Council. She is also a Junior Class officer....

Kirstin Henry

Co-Director of Media

Kirstin Henry is a senior at Chardon High School and will (hopefully) be graduating in Spring of 2018. She is involved in many things at her school including the Drama Dept.’s plays and musicals. She is one of the co-captains o...

Sarah Eisenhart


Sarah Eisenhart is a senior at Chardon High School and her role currently in the Hilltop Echo is she makes all of the cartoons. She plans on continuing her education in New York City at an art school there. Sarah is very involved i...

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