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Sophomore furthers musical career

Sophomore furthers musical career

Mimi Fhima
April 27, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Student Profiles

With six years of trumpet experience in his musical career, sophomore Ben Klepfer said he was thrilled to be accepted into the All-State Jazz Band for the second year in a row. Klepfer said being a part of the All-State Jazz Band allowed him to connect with people who shared the same musical passion...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra
April 17, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Amaia Barajas
March 28, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight

When did you start making your own clothes? The summer before eighth grade, I remember taking some lessons with one of my mom’s friends and she taught me the basics. Do you make clothes for other people or for profit? I’ve actually started doing that a while ago, taking orders and such. How wou...

Park graduate spurs social change

Park graduate spurs social change

William Phelan
March 21, 2017
Filed under Profiles

According to Park alumnus William Morrow, who now serves as the student body president at the University of California-Berkeley, his time on student council at Park was an invaluable experience. “The student council at Park was a great crash course in learning to engage with people and programming,...

Counselor provides foster home for dogs

Counselor provides foster home for dogs

Jayne Stevenson
March 14, 2017
Filed under Profiles

After feeling fascinated with her friend’s involvement in dog fostering, counselor Kelsey Milne decided to introduce the same opportunity into her home. Milne said she began fostering dogs eight years ago through the organization Safe Hands Animal Rescue. “(Safe Hands Animal Rescue) st...

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

William Phelan
March 4, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

How did you get into comedy? When I was a kid I always loved to make people happy. I still do, and the main way I found I could do that was comedy. How was your humor developed over the years? As I grew older I learned the difference between comedy and straight joke telling, and that comedy comes ...

Media Specialist Ellen George discusses her role at Park

Media Specialist Ellen George discusses her role at Park

Nicole Sanford and Caroline Green
March 2, 2017
Filed under Staff Profiles

What’s your name? What is your role at Park? I’m Ellen George, and I’ve been the library media specialist at Park since 2003. How did you become a librarian? “In my mid-forties, I decided that I was going to go back to work full time and that I was going back to this dream I had of ...

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton
February 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Student athletes sign letters of intent

Student athletes sign letters of intent

February 16, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles, Uncategorized

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, numerous student athletes has signed letters of intent, committing to participate in athletics at the postsecondary level. Ewald said student athletes often sign their letter of intent to a school early if they have already made their decision, so the sch...

Social studies teacher announces girls’ basketball

Social studies teacher announces girls’ basketball

Kirby Goodman
February 15, 2017
Filed under Profiles

In his fifth year announcing for girls’ varsity basketball, social studies teacher Brad Brubaker said he enjoys the job as a way to see sporting events he wouldn’t otherwise attend. “I’ve never coached a winter sport, so I think it’s fun to be involved in the winter just a little bit,” ...

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles, Uncategorized

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Senior reflects on soccer career

Senior reflects on soccer career

Alec Pittman and Kailey DeLozier
January 24, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles

Reminiscing on her successful senior year as captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team, Sammi Baer said she couldn’t help but look back on her final soccer season with fondness. According to Baer, she opted to run track in college rather than continue playing soccer. “I decided not to co...

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