2016-2017 Staff

Ryan McFarlin

Pop Culture Correspondent

Ryan McFarlin is a junior in his first year of working for the Echo. He enjoys video games and reading stupidly giant books that most could not hope to finish. His favorite food is literally every kind of pizza and most certainly...

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Rybekah Collins

Print Manager

Rybekah Collins is a Senior at Ava High School. This is her second year on the Ava Echo newspaper team. Her first year on the team she was just a story writer, but when the seniors graduated she knew she had big shoes to fill....

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Katie Boergert

Student Life Reporter

Katie Boergert is an odd one; she will know random facts and say random phrases. She quotes movies in mid-sentence. Katie can never make up her mind on anything she does. This is her first year on the newspaper staff in her Soph...

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Rebecca Harris

Online Content Manager

Rebecca Harris is currently a senior at Ava High School and is planning to guess her way through life until she figures out what she is going to do with it. She is originally from Sumter, South Carolina, but moved to Ava in h...

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Hunter Watson

Social Issues Correspondent

Hunter Watson is a Junior at Ava high school who is also in Anchor club, NHS, and, obviously, newspaper. She is an independent photographer outside of school, and is a member of the Ava Art Guild. Her interests include reading,...

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Kaitlyn Rowe

Lead Photographer

Kaitlyn Rowe is a senior at Ava High School. This is her first year working with the Ava Echo. She loves to read, write, ride her horses, and hike with her dog. Kaitlyn works part-time as a ranch hand breaking ponies.  Some of...

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Dakota Hathcock


Dakota Hathcock is an eccentric senior of Ava High School. Dakota is the secretary of National Honor Society, a member of TREND, and a three year veteran of the Ava Echo. He does odd jobs such as cutting wood and mowing. He likes...

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Airin Bassett


Mrs. Airin Bassett is our team adviser working tirelessly to improve our communication skills.  Setting deadlines, hunting down photographers, and barking orders are only part of what she does for our Ava Echo staff every day.

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