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Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

D’aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed
April 28, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

After learning about Teen Lit Con, an event for students to meet other book enthusiasts, junior Ciara Woida felt interested in the opportunity to participate. Woida said she thinks Teen Lit Con provides avid book readers with a pleasant and inviting way to connect with the authors and other reader...

Park Tech supplies technical support for community

Park Tech supplies technical support for community

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra
April 27, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As Park Tech adviser Jacob Utities reflects on the importance of Park Tech, he said unlike other school activities, he believes the club provides an environment where inclusion is a priority. “It is really cool that (Park has) a club where everyone is included. The job of the leaders of the club ...

Euro trip fosters unique perspectives

Evelyn Nelson
April 21, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As sophomore Anna Jennisen visited historical sites across Europe, she said her experiences enriched her understanding of the material she’s learning in her AP European History class. “(The trip) puts things into context,” Jennisen said. “When I saw the buildings or churches, I could re...

Dungeons and Dragons roars through first year

Dungeons and Dragons roars through first year

Isaac Wert and Nicole Sanford
April 21, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

This year, a group of students started a Dungeons and Dragons club at Park with the help of physics teacher Daniel Ruzek. According to Ruzek, the club’s adviser, Dungeons and Dragons’ first year is off to a solid start, with around twelve kids regularly attending meetings. “(This first yea...

Student Council elects new officers

Student Council elects new officers

Jayne Stevenson
April 21, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities

Junior Doreen Moranga said she feels proud to be elected Student Council secretary after serving only one year on the Council. “I was proud of myself for making it,” Morgana said. “It’s a big deal, because Student Council is one of the top organizations or clubs and it really does run a lot of...

Book club discusses ‘We All Looked Up’

Book club discusses ‘We All Looked Up’

D'aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed
April 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Library media specialist and book club adviser Ellen George said when selecting the book ‘We All Looked Up’ for the meeting held May 12th, she chose it because of its interesting content. “I look for books that are just fun to read because that's the whole point of book club. It isn't to m...

Orchestra going on Tour of Schools

Orchestra going on Tour of Schools

Eleanor Kline-Olson
April 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

When orchestra director Miriam Edgar thought about what her students will play at the Tour of Schools she remembered her time as an elementary student listening to the high schoolers play at the concert. Edgar said the Tour of Schools is a time for the orchestra goes to the elementary students an...

Echowan staffers prepare for editor position interviews

Echowan staffers prepare for editor position interviews

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra
April 18, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

As Echowan begins the interview process for next year’s editor positions, applicant sophomore Anika Hanson said the mood in Echowan has changed. “I would say the (mood) is more serious,” Hanson said. “Everyone is still friends, but everyone knows that not everyone is going to be an editor,...

High Achieving Program prepares to host Park alumnus

High Achieving Program prepares to host Park alumnus

Dani Orloff and Breanna Thompson
April 17, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to the High Achieving Program adviser Peter Redmond, on April 19 the program plans to host Mario McKinney, a chef and former Park student. Redmond said McKinney made his dream of being a chef a reality. “His name is Mario McKinney and his senior year in my class he did a project on ...

Senior enjoys leadership role in club

Senior enjoys leadership role in club

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert
April 17, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

For senior president of Gender Sexuality Alliance Elise Bargman, sexual orientation and gender identity hold personal meaning. “I identify as a lesbian, and I’ve always had a very accepting household. My grandma actually was in charge of PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, in the...

Choir performs in vocal festival

Choir performs in vocal festival

Hannah Leff
April 13, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

Junior Eva Arago said she was pleased with the choir’s performance during one of its yearly choir festivals April 6. According to Arago, the choir traveled to Chanhassen High School to compete in a choir festival with high school choirs from around the metro area. Choir teacher John Myszkowski s...

Club formed to educate on options in transition to post-secondary

Anna duSaire and Alec Pittman
April 7, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Advisers Rob Griffin and David Lewis said they created “The League” club to address the uncertainty of life after high school. According to Griffin, he and Lewis held an informational meeting 8 a.m. April 6 in B112 to discuss the issues the group could potentially cover. “The meeting (held ...

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