The Hilltop Echo

2020-2021 Staff

Morgan Strlich-Waybright

Morgan Strlich-Waybright

Sophomore Morgan Strlich-Waybright is completely clueless on what’s going on half the time as well as excited to see what being a part of Hilltop Echo staff is like. Spending most of her time painting random things on her b...

Devney Rich

Devney Rich

Eighth grader, Devney Rich, excitedly begins her first year in participation writing on staff at the Hilltop Echo. She hopes to work in political media. Rich believes the one true purpose in life is to make life better and more...

Madilyn Clemson

Madilyn Clemson

Sophomore Madi Clemson starts her first year on staff at The Hilltop Echo. She spends her free time practicing archery and listening to country music including Johnny Cash, Morgan Wallen, Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson. She is...

Kayla Robinson

Kayla Robinson

Rising freshmen Kayla Robinson loves writing but is needlessly nervous to join Hilltop Echo. Before Covid-19 altered our world, Kayla spent a lot of her time in the theater watching and acting in musicals. She also aspires to w...

Aiden Kingery

Aiden Kingery

Aiden Kingery is a 15-year-old sophomore at Chardon High School. This is Aiden’s first year on the Hilltop Echo and he is eager to write.  He enjoys competitive video games and horror movies in his free time. Aiden is a ce...

Lucas Fay

Lucas Fay

CHS Sophomore Lucas Fay is new to the Hilltop Echo. Fay has always written articles and likes to review anything and everything, including games, movies and TV shows. Fay likes to play video games with friends when he can. Fay c...

Maggie Bonfiglio

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...

Cody Palovich

Cody Palovich

Junior Cody Palovich is taking on his first year on staff at the Hilltop Echo. Along with a fresh school year comes Palovich’s favorite season, fall. He works at Chardon Lakes Golf Course, plays video games, and has been a ...

Charlie Martini

Charlie Martini

CHS senior Charlie Martini, 17 years old and terrified, is excited to join the Hilltop Echo Staff. A drama buff since age five, Martini aspires to be a screenwriter. He's also horrified to drive: “I touch the wheel, and the s...

Athan Marshall

Athan Marshall

Senior Athan Marshall is excited to see what being on the staff for Hilltop Echo will bring him this year. Marshall has been on lights crew for the past three years in CHS Drama and plans on attending CSU next fall to study filmmaki...

Zach Kalis

Zach Kalis

Zach Kalis is part of the class of 2022. Calm and collected, Kalis works at Chardon Lakes Golf Course and hoops for the Hilltoppers as a small-forward. He’s happy to be back in school and have some semblance of a normal sche...

Sam Eves

Sam Eves

Junior Sam Eves starts her second year on staff at The Hilltop Echo as Entertainment Editor. She  works at McDonalds, where they call her "boss." Eves spends free time listening to BROCKHAMPTON, Freddie Dreadd, The Weeknd as w...

Fiona Slaymaker

Fiona Slaymaker

Fiona Slaymaker is a senior and the Echo's editor-in-chief. In addition to shouldering new responsibilities this year, Slaymaker will continue to develop communication and leadership skills for her future, in which to help ot...

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