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Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Spring sports, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get ...

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...

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Nicole Sanford
May 22, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Sports, Student Profiles, Winter sports

After announcing his Division I college commitment to the University of Alabama-Huntsville, senior Bauer Neudecker said he felt as though he finally achieved a lifelong goal. “I knew that for a really long time that I’ve wanted to (play hockey in college), so I’ve always been working for it,...

Junior reflects on 36 Arts’ slow year

Junior reflects on 36 Arts’ slow year

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert
May 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Profiles

According to club president junior Chava Buchbinder, 36 Arts remains a place for students to express their artistic talents in different ways. “(The most rewarding part of 36 Arts has been) getting recognition throughout the school with people who want to do art,” Buchbinder said. “I think ...

Senior receives Rose Rees Peace Award

Senior receives Rose Rees Peace Award

Jayne Stevenson
May 19, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles

Senior Elise Bargman said she felt honored and humbled as she received the Rose Rees Peace Award from the National Council of Jewish Women. According to St. Louis Park public schools, the award recognizes “exceptional high school seniors from 25 local schools who have demonstrated a special interest in and commitment to international relati...

Freshman plays first year on varsity

Freshman plays first year on varsity

May 8, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Sports, Spring sports, Student Profiles

    How long have you been playing tennis? Probably since I was five, but in an organization on a team I started playing in the sixth grade. Why do you play tennis? Partly because my dad played in college and (tennis is) really fun, and really just something I can do with my fr...

Sophomore practices Taekwondo

Sophomore practices Taekwondo

Isabelle Becker
May 3, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

According to sophomore Lindsey Epstien, earning their first degree black belt in Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, made them feel accomplished. “I’ve been doing (Taekwondo) for a long time. (Earning a first degree black belt is) finally achieving what I’ve been striving for for so long,” Ep...

Senior engages in his community

Senior engages in his community

Amaia Barajas
May 1, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior Park Ambassador Santeyne Thornton said he recalls the process behind deciding to sign-up for the position of Park ambassador. “There was a recruiting process we had to go through (to become a Park ambassador)  and one of the directors came from College Possible last year. She spoke with...

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson
April 27, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Life, Student Profiles

According to freshman Hannah Greenstein, growing up learning to play orchestral instruments began her love of orchestra, which made her realize she wants orchestra to be in her future. “I would hopefully like to major in music and continue (playing orchestra) professionally,” Greenstein said. ...

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

D'aviyan Robinson, writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

After years of longing to enroll in a school of arts, sophomore Greta Nackerud said she attended the Main Street School of Performing Arts her freshman year of high school. “I really wanted to go to an arts school ever since I was little because I have a lot of friends who went to Fair,” Nack...

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...

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