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Senior expresses passion for environment

Senior expresses passion for environment

Isaac Wert

October 17, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

For senior Roots and Shoots member Lukas Wrede, the connection he feels with the environment is nearindescribable. “(The environment) is the biggest part of my life and it’s something that is my home. I feel a personal connection to nature and to just the environment in general,” Wrede said. Wr...

Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior finds home at church youth group

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Isabel Leviton

September 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

Senior Rosa Sigrunardorrit said she has been embraced by the Park community, which made her transition from being 2959 miles from her home easier. According to Sigrunardorrit, she moved from the capital city in Iceland, Reykjavik, and will be spending the year at Park as an exchange student. “I l...

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Avia Kaner-Roth, writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior Joseph Holloway said he was very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part time DJ and Ecology worker at Paisley Park because it is such a private and prestigious institution. “The only way to get hired at Paisley Park is to have a personal connection,” Holloway said. “My mom used to...

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Jenna Cook, writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,” Tchida said. “I just...

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...

Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Ndunzi Kunsunga

May 23, 2017


Filed under Profiles

Junior Malaika Bigirindavyi said she felt surprised when her photo recently received recognition in the Keith Ellison 5th district congressional art show. “I know that (Martha) Ortman entered me into this contest and it’s the congressional art contest and I got third place. I know that a lot of ...

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 ...

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson

May 20, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Staff Profiles, Uncategorized

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, Kou Lee is a volunteer helping orchestra out because he is working on his teaching license.   “Kou is a friend of mine from college and Kou is volunteering his time to get orchestra experience in our classroom and we’re also observing his knowled...

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...

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