The Student Voice of Chardon High School

The Hilltop Echo

The Student Voice of Chardon High School

The Hilltop Echo

The Student Voice of Chardon High School

The Hilltop Echo

2021-2022 Staff

Cody Palovich
Editor-in-Chief

Cody Palovich

Editor-in-Chief Cody Palovich enters his second year with the Hilltop Echo and his senior year at Chardon High School. After three years on the high school basketball team, Palovich now plays in smaller leagues and tournaments...

Aiden Kingery
Team Editor

Aiden Kingery

Aiden Kingery returns to write for his second year on the Hilltop Echo staff. The 16-year-old junior at Chardon High School loves his 3 cats, horror movies, and playing lacrosse. With one year under his belt as part of the staff...

Maggie Bonfiglio
Team Editor

Maggie Bonfiglio

A junior at CHS, Maggie Bonfiglio is in her third year of newspaper, and she’s excited to write and edit articles again. She’s an insatiable writer and hiker. Maggie plans on pursuing journalism in college and tutors English...

Madi Clemson
Copy Editor

Madi Clemson

Junior Madi Clemson starts her second year on The Hilltop Echo. Clemson is a member of the Geauga Bowmen in Chesterland and actively involved at Ohio Premier Archery and Sports in Middlefield. She placed 2nd in the Ohio ASA for...

Sierra Zarcone
Copy Editor

Sierra Zarcone

Senior Sierra Zarcone is starting her second year of Writing for Publications at Chardon High School. She plans on abandoning her parent's expectations for her to go to college and be a nomad. She spends her free time playing...

Devney Rich
Print Editor

Devney Rich

Freshman, Devney Rich, starts up her second year on the Hilltop Echo staff. She aspires to work in media. Rich spends her time at her dance studio, binging Netflix with her friends, or working at Yangtze. This year she wants to...

Kayla Robinson
Social media/Staff writer

Kayla Robinson

Kayla Robinson is in her freshman year of high school and second year of the Hiltop Echo. She spends her days after school working out, going on walks, and doing yoga. Kayla advocates for the LQBTQ+ community, Black Lives Matter, ...

Zachary Kalis
Business Manager

Zachary Kalis

Business manager Zach Kalis is back for his second and final year of writing for the Hilltop Echo. Kalis spends his days working at Chardon Lakes spraying down golf carts. You can find him on the basketball court playing power-forward...

Justin Amos
Staff Writer

Justin Amos

Gianna Zarcone
Staff Writer

Gianna Zarcone

 Gianna Zarcone is starting her first year for The Hilltop Echo. Her goal for this year is to advance in her writing skills. Her hobbies include cheer, Hip-Hop dance classes, and learning Korean. Gianna’s dream is to live i...

Caden Bednar
Staff Writer

Caden Bednar

Ian Quinn
Staff Writer

Ian Quinn

When not covering hot takes in the Chardon High School, Senior Ian Quinn spends most of his time turning wrenches and wheels in the world of motorsports. An eleven-time race karting champion, current Group 4 SCCA Endurance Driver,...

Kayden Frank
Staff Writer

Kayden Frank

Eighth-grader Kayden Frank is a Writing for Publications student eager for the future. The fourteen-year-old prefers to write entertainment and opinion writing but is always excited to try new things. Kayden enjoys researching...

Jack Hollowell
Staff Writer

Jack Hollowell

 Senior Jack Hollowell is in his first year of the Hilltop Echo. He is very excited to write stories and graphic design for the paper. A Renaissance man, Jack has played many different sports for Chardon, but right now, his f...

Gracie Duchon
Staff Writer

Gracie Duchon

Senior year, All-State swimmer Gracie Duchon loves listening to music, outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing, and traveling when she gets the chance. She plans to swim at college next year. Duchon manages to squeeze in...

Evan Loncar
Staff Writer

Evan Loncar

Evan Loncar is a junior at Chardon High school. This is his first year in the newspaper! Evan enjoys singing, track, and guitar. His favorite artists are Frank Ocean, Conan Gray, and Mehro. He also enjoys hanging with his family ...

Connor Mosher
Staff Writer

Connor Mosher

Freshman Connor Mosher is starting his first year on the Hilltop Echo staff. He is currently a runner on the Cross Country team and plays baseball during the summer months. Starting this year, he joined the French Club to absor...

Zach Malone
Staff Writer

Zach Malone

This is Zach Malone’s first year at the Hilltop Echo, and he is excited to start writing. He is in his Junior year and enjoys his time in the Hilltopper Marching Band drumline playing the snare drum. In his free time, he list...

Molly Evans
Staff Writer

Molly Evans

Molly Evans is a junior at CHS. She decided to join the newspaper to improve her skills and learn more about writing professionally. Molly wants to continue the legacy of her older sister, who graduated in 2020. She has enjoyed writin...