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Seniors receive awards and scholarships

Seniors receive awards and scholarships

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018


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According to senior Daphne Carmona, the senior awards night is important for students, no matter how small their impact may seem. “I think it’s a very good thing that students get recognized for the effort that they put in, whether it’s something very big or very small, in the future that’...

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018


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Senior violinist Justin Wilson said he has loved being a part of the orchestra program during high school. “I like Ms. Edgar, the people in (the program), I like playing the violin,” Wilson said. “Playing with the orchestra is fun. It gives me a nice break from homework and regular school stuf...

Natural Helpers appoints new leaders

Natural Helpers appoints new leaders

Nietzsche Deuel

June 5, 2018


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Senior Natural Helpers leader Caleb Mesick said he feels one of the things he accomplished over the year was spreading the word about Natural Helpers to the student population. “We wanted to do more, but it wasn’t realistic. I thought we did well at getting more people to know about (the club),...

Democrats club wraps up

Democrats club wraps up

Sofie Geretz

June 4, 2018


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According to freshman Gabe Kaplan, co-leader and founder of the Democrats club, the club has greatly evolved throughout the year. “At the beginning we didn’t really have a clear idea of what we were going to do at our meetings or in general throughout the year,” Kaplan said. “But as the year ...

School club creates community

School club creates community

David Bryant

June 4, 2018


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Physics teacher and club adviser Daniel Ruzek said since his introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons club, he continues to enjoy the experience and people involved. “I was strong-armed into the club by two kids last year, and I thought it sounded easy enough and could be a fun experience,” R...

New club continues legacy

New club continues legacy

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018


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After being named next years president, junior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she is excited for the future of a club reflecting the changes in the political climate. “Next year is going to be a really good year,” Hansen-Mahoney said. “There have been a lot of interesting things that have happened...

High schoolers looking back, helping out

High schoolers looking back, helping out

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018


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According to sophomore student director Sam Sietsema, he began helping with the middle school shows early last school year. “The fall of last school year I went to (Lillian) Zumberg and asked, ‘do you want help from student directors’ because we have had student directors for the middle school...

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018


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As the school year comes to an end, senior co-presidents of Park’s Jewish Student Union (JSU), Hannah Wolk and Esther Gendler, reflect on leading the club this past school year. According to Gendler, JSU has been a staple of her high school experience, and she said she enjoyed leading the club this pa...

Students reflect on Medical Education Development club

Students reflect on Medical Education Development club

Tjessa Arradondo

June 1, 2018


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As Medical Education Development (MED) club president Hannah Wolk reflects on the 2017-18 school year, she said the MED club has been the start of her medical journey. “MED club has helped me narrow down the field I want to go into and become more confident in my career choice,” Wolk said, “I...

Club ends school year, prepares for future

Club ends school year, prepares for future

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 1, 2018


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Park DECA chapter adviser Sophia Ross said despite not making it to finals, the students and herself had a great time at Nationals. “Nationals went great. It was a really fun atmosphere. The students competed and attended the school-based enterprise academy,” Ross said. “They didn’t make it ...

Yearbook released, new theme revealed

Yearbook released, new theme revealed

Jacob Stillman

May 31, 2018


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According to Echowan Editor-in-Chief Rafferty Kugler, yearbook distribution day brings a lot of pride to her in seeing the staff’s hard work come to fruition. “It is really cool to see our final product in the hands of students, and getting to see their reactions to our work is really cool. I am re...

Club moves in new direction

Club moves in new direction

Marta Hill

May 31, 2018


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Nearing the end of her senior year, senior Chava Buchbinder said 36 Arts is important to the school because many students are interested in art. “(36 Arts is important) because there are always going to be people who want to do art, and I think having a space for them to come to to talk about a...

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