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Meet the Valedictorians

Meet the Valedictorians

Annabella Strathman and Esther Gendler
June 2, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Sam Orloff What are your plans for next year? "University of Pennsylvania." How do you feel about leaving high school? “I’m excited, right, to go and go to college and get out of the Twin Cities a little. But it's bittersweet, and I think that’s true for everybody. I’m excited.” How do you feel about being a valedictorian? “Wel...

Eastern African association leader reflects on school year

Eastern African association leader reflects on school year

Hadeal Rizeq and Makagbe Kuyateh
May 29, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

How do you think the meetings went this year? “It was OK, but we had a little fallout towards the end of the school year. Some students didn’t pay attention sometimes, and (would attend) just because they don’t want to go to their classes. Also most of the time we talked about political iss...

Club finds success in first meeting

Club finds success in first meeting

Maddie Lund
May 26, 2017
Filed under Student Life

When junior Katie Fredrickson was asked about the impact the TILE chapter talk had on her, she said listening from the mindsight of an entrepreneur was helpful. “It was interesting to hear someone's perspective who’s been through being an entrepreneur and going through college, and just making their...

Robotics’ year draws to a close

Robotics’ year draws to a close

Sam Birnberg and Adam Johnson
May 25, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Reflecting on a year in which the Robotics team reached semi-finals at Regionals, Adviser Trevor Paulson said he was proud of how much the club accomplished. “This year went extremely well. We did way better than we were anticipating for. The robots competed and did things above and beyond what our expe...

Future plans for Roots and Shoots

Future plans for Roots and Shoots

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel
May 25, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As senior Zosha Skinner reflects on leaving Roots and Shoots, she said she thinks the club will be successful next year. “I think that Roots and Shoots will last beyond just next year, and I think that even if there are just three people next year, they’re a great three people,” Skinner sai...

Transition Plus hosts spring dance

Transition Plus hosts spring dance

Yonah Davis, Yonit Krebs, and Amber Tran
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Senior Jose Velez Otero said he enjoyed the spring dance hosted by Transition Plus at Cedar Manor May 12 because he enjoyed dancing and eating junk food with his friends. Developmental cognitive disabilities teacher Alaina Martin said Transition Plus, a post-high school program that provides service...

MED Club hosts final speaker

MED Club hosts final speaker

Adam Johnson and Sam Birnberg
May 24, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Medical Educational Development (MED) Club concludes the 2016-2017 school year, Thursday morning, by hosting Immunologist Dr. Jason Raasch. Raasch will speak to students interested in the medical profession. According to junior and MED Club president, Hannah Wolk, club adviser Casie Budolfson chose Raasch to s...

Echowan distributes yearbook

Echowan distributes yearbook

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra
May 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

After receiving her yearbook during lunch on May 22, junior Kaylee Baumann said she felt content with her purchase because the yearbook contains moments she can look back on in the future. “(The yearbook) is worth (the money) because you can’t put a price on memo- ries,” Baumann said. ...

Seniors choose gap year options

Seniors choose gap year options

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford
May 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

When senior Felix Hengel was considering taking a gap year in Switzerland, he said he thought about his brothers’ decisions and the benefits of a gap year. “A gap year is something that both of my brothers wish they would have done,” Hengel said. “I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity...

New Student Council elected for next year

New Student Council elected for next year

Lukas Levin
May 23, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

With the school year coming to an end, Student Council is beginning to bring in new representatives for next years government. Incoming senior representative Billy Nicholls said he wishes to continue work with Student Council president Sophie Yarosh to increase morale within the student body. “I wan...

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