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Senior finds passion in mentoring

Senior finds passion in mentoring

Maddie Lund

June 1, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior IB diploma candidate Samyu Yenamandra said she knows that ACT testing is an anxious time for most students and wanted to do something to alleviate the stress. “I wanted to start because I had gotten tutored and it really helped me and it was really easy for me to do it because I had all of ...

Sophomore starts sixth year of sport

Sophomore starts sixth year of sport

Sofie Geretz

June 1, 2018


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According to sophomore Raphaela Slager, her love of skating began when she was in fifth grade. She said she discovered the sport when she tried it out with her sister. “There was a day off (of school), and my sister had skating lessons,” Raphaela Slager said. “I was testing it out, and I liked...

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Tjessa Arradondo

May 29, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Purpose, group involvement and leadership are some of the behavioral principles the development coach for Park’s athletics department Kevin King said he teaches his student captains. “In addition to our classroom meetings, I try to meet with the captains one-on-one, and I attend practices and...

Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Yonit Krebs

May 14, 2018


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Junior Emma Kempf rejects a typical high school experience and will head to China for her senior year of high school. Kempf said she will be learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history along with more traditional classes on a School Year Abroad program in Beijing, China. “I'm really really looki...

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

Maddie Schutte

May 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

With 40 degree weather and a 25 mph wind facing the runners in the 2018 Boston Marathon, St. Louis Park High School teacher Jeff Cohen said this marathon continues to be his most rewarding race. Cohen said he qualified for the Boston Marathon for a third time with a 3 hour 13 minute time in an Id...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018


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After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

Senior designs art for rappers

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight

What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Junior takes on stage managing role

Junior takes on stage managing role

Isabel Kjaer

May 3, 2018


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According to junior KJ Preston Pepperell, throughout his high school career he has stage managed several shows, a role which requires a cool mindset under pressure and organizational skills. Preston Pepperell said theater has always been a part of life for him, so it was an obvious choice for him to ap...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018


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After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

Sophomore reaches new heights

Sophomore reaches new heights

David Bryant

April 20, 2018


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Looking for growth as an athlete, sophomore Will Schwietering said he was inspired to pole vault by a family friend. “I started pole vaulting because my dad’s friend did it in college and introduced me to the sport because he thought I would be good at it,” Schwietering said. Pole vaulti...

Meet the 2018 Valedictorians

Meet the 2018 Valedictorians

Muna Ali

April 18, 2018


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Annabella Strathman: What college are you planning on going to? “I am going to Carleton College next year in Northfield.” Is there anything you’re interested in studying? “You know, it’s pretty open-ended right now. I’m leaning towards something with chemistry but I’ve a...

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Hannah Leff

April 11, 2018


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According to Band director Steven Schmitz, he will be volunteer teaching at a music school in Cape Town, South Africa from May 13 to June 6. “I got this offer, that is probably once in a lifetime, to volunteer teach in Cape Town, South Africa. The school is a music school, and I would be teaching sa...

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