The Greylock Echo

Sonya Carrizales on Time in Japan, Learning the Language

Sonya Carrizales on Time in Japan, Learning the Language

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Recently, the Echo talked to senior Sonya Carrizales about her experiences winning 1st place in the Boston Japanese Consulate’s speech contest. Echo: How did you get interested in Japanese? Carrizales: I first got interested in Japanese when I was a kid. I used to see all these Studio Ghibli mov...

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

The Echo sat down with Nicole Overbaugh to talk about photography, the processes of filmmaking, and the junior's current film in the works starring some of Mount Greylock's own sophomores, juniors, and seniors. ECHO: How long have you been interested in filmmaking and photography? OVERBAUGH: I started photograph...

An Interview with Nima Darafshi

An Interview with Nima Darafshi

Cammi Macuch, Interviews Editor

March 31, 2019

Students at Greylock play a wide variety of musical instruments, but junior Darafshi is a rare bassist. The Echo sat down with Darafshi to discuss his experience playing the instrument. ECHO: What made you start playing the bass? DARAFSHI: I started playing bass because of my teacher James Bergin...

Eagle Scout: An Interview with Mike Maruk

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Senior Mike Maruk just earned the title of Eagle Scout. The Echo sat down with him to ask him some questions about the process. Echo: How did you become and Eagle Scout? Maruk: Well, if you start from the beginning, I joined Scouts in first grade. And kinda stuck with it ever since. I did it sinc...

Athlete Spotlight: An Interview with Derek Paris

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

The Mount Greylock boys’ varsity basketball team has had a fairly successful season. The Echo sat down with Derek Paris, a freshman that made a difference for the team in his first season playing with them. Echo: How successful do you think the basketball team has been this season? Paris: I me...

Katherine Wilson Wins VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

Katherine Wilson Wins VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

Senior Katherine Wilson recently won the Veterans of Foreign War Voice of Democracy Contest. The Echo sat down with Wilson to discuss the award and her essay's inspiration. Echo: Can you tell us a little bit about the VFW Voice of Democracy Award? Wilson: The VFW (Veterans of Foreign War) is a nati...

Social and Emotional Wellness Classes Make Trips to Sweetwood (Interview)

Social and Emotional Wellness Classes Make Trips to Sweetwood (Interview)

Ava Simon, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Sweetwood is a facility that houses senior citizens in a community type fashion. Students from Greylock had the opportunity to make some visits for a service project for the Social and Emotional Wellness class taught by Coach Jordan. The Echo reached out to one of the students, Taylor Callahan, to learn m...

An Interview with Larry Bell

Will McDonough, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

Coach and teacher Larry Bell recently received the Frank A. Zoltek Award for Passionate Coaching. The Echo met up with Bell to hear his thoughts about the award and his background as a coach. Echo: Can you tell me a bit more about the award? Bell: Well, my understanding is it’s an award named for a ...

Mr. Schutz Returns to Greylock (Interview)

Mr. Schutz Returns to Greylock (Interview)

December 22, 2018

Vice principal Mr. Shutz returned to Mt. Greylock last week after spending time overseas in the military. The Echo sat down with Shutz to discuss his experiences and his transition back to high school life. Echo: How would you describe your time overseas? Mr. Shutz: I was deployed as a member of the Massac...

Robotics Club Enters Third Year (Interview)

Robotics Club Enters Third Year (Interview)

November 26, 2018

The Robotics Team is entering its third year of existence at Mt. Greylock. On November 16th, the Echo interviewed freshman Anthony Welch to get some background on what Robotics Team is all about as well as what the group’s plans are for the year. Echo: Can you tell me a little bit about the Robotics ...

PALS Continues at Greylock (Interview)

PALS Continues at Greylock (Interview)

November 26, 2018

PALS, or “Promoting Acceptance and Learning through Sports,” is a program where neurotypical MG students get paired up with students with special needs and participate in various sports and activities. The Echo spoke with Donna Narey, one of the co-founders of the program, about what it entails and...

An Interview With Jeffrey Welch

An Interview With Jeffrey Welch

November 14, 2018

History teacher Jeffrey Welch was recently awarded the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s $10,000 James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching. The Echo sat down with Welch to learn more about his background and experiences in the world of education. Echo: Can you tell me a little bit a...

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