The Echo

Skellyton Upcycle on the rise

Used with permission from Ciera Skelly.

Andrea Melear

October 13, 2020

Although painting her clothes started as a pastime in middle school, senior Ciera Skelly said she has now turned it into her own brand: Skellyton Upcycle a reality.  “I’ve always made clothes for myself and then people thought they were cool, so I told them they should buy them,” Skelly said. ...

Introducing the new head volleyball coach

The girls' volleyball team high fives the fan section after a victory against Moorhead Nov. 8, 2019.

Colin Canaday

October 9, 2020

After an unprecedented victory in sections last year, Park’s volleyball program is welcoming in head coach, Emily Minnick. Having experience not only in playing volleyball, but also teaching and coaching it, Minnick says she has garnered a lot of experience in the realm of volleyball over the ye...

Senior runs for Twitter senate

Thorwald Anderson, pictured above, gets involved with politics.

Sophia Curran-Moore

October 8, 2020

Senior Thorwald Anderson is running for a Minnesota Senate seat in the Twitter election. He said he decided to run to get more involved in the political Twitter community, as well as for enjoyment. “I just thought (running for office) would be a fun way to get more involved,” Thorwald Anderson ...

Students find success in upcycling jewelry

Senior Liberty Powers and junior Anna Overall are making jewelry together for their business Jewelry Junkies. After finishing the business innovations class, they are now an independent business.

Colin Canaday

September 25, 2020

Starting out as a project in junior Anna Overall’s Business Innovations class, her business, Jewelry Junkies, has garnered tremendous success. Co-owner and senior Liberty Powers and her have built an environmentally friendly, and communally beneficial company. According to Overall, she purchased...

Nest student worker adjusts to Nest closure

In an article posted by the SLP Nest, the Nest closed its doors Aug. 31. Senior Rachel Stein says the nest has had a large impact on her.

Elena Ortiz-Fishman

September 5, 2020

In an article posted on the SLP Nest website, the store announced they will be permanently closing Aug. 31. According to senior Rachel Stein, the open and friendly environment the Nest created had a large impact on her, which continues to motivate her even after its closing.  “Working at the Nest...

Introducing interim Principal Wendy Loberg

Interim Principal Wendy Loberg takes a call while working. Loberg previously served as principal of Maple Grove Senior High School.

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

September 4, 2020

Driving up to her cabin, Wendy Loberg received an unexpected call from superintendent Astein Osei offering her the position of interim principal at Park. Just days later, Loberg made the decision to come out of retirement and take on the role. “All my friends think I've lost my mind. They're like ‘why n...

Sophomore expresses self through dance

Sophomore Rosario Montero- Ward practices a dance routine March 19. Montero-Ward is creating a new dance club starting fall of 2020.

Megan Hoenie

May 5, 2020

What are you doing? So right now we are working on starting a dance team. Hopefully like next year we would probably have a performance team in the fall and potentially in the winter, but probably just the fall. Right now we are working on finding coaches, setting up information sessions and things lik...

Junior named Minnesota Varsity 2020 Showcase Artist

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the

Anna Benishek

May 2, 2020

On April 8, junior Leo Dworsky was announced as a Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artist for Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Dworsky said he entered the competition to display his devotion toward classical music as well to seek new possibilities for his singing career.  “I love classical music and I wa...

Sophomore goes bald to raise awareness of childhood cancer 

Sophomore Jacy Demcisak shaves her head to support childhood cancer research. Demcisak has shaved her head every year for the last four years.

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

Why do you shave your head? I shave my head because my brother's best friend, who was also really close to me, passed away from childhood cancer. His mother and his family still do it and my brother and I still do it in honor of Adrian and his memory. We go bald by choice so that hopefully no kid ha...

Echo Editor-in-Chief named runner-up for National Journalist of the Year

Senior and Editor-in-Chief of Echo Marta Hill films protestors at the presidential rally of Sen. Amy Klobuchar March 1 at Park. Hill was named a runner-up in JEA's 2020 National High School Journalist of the Year competition April 18.

Maddie Schutte

April 19, 2020

The moment senior and Editor-in-Chief of Echo Marta Hill had been anxiously waiting for — the results of the National Student Journalist of the Year award — was spent on a Google Hangout call from home with her parents and Echo staffers because of COVID-19 regulations.  Before she knew it, her name was being calle...

Choir teacher moves forward in Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition

Choir teacher John Myszkowski teaches his zero hour class March 3. Zero hour gives students the opportunity to take choir if it does not fit into their regular schedule.

Lilly Strathman

March 10, 2020

When reflecting on progressing to a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition, choir teacher John Myszkowski said he realized this was a great opportunity to speak on his passions. “I have to make a short video and was given the prompt of ‘what do you think are the major e...

Junior works to brighten hospital stays with gifts

Junior Jae Stanberry packs a weighted aromatherapy teddy bear into a bag for a patient Feb. 20. Stanberry stores supplies and boxes in her room to assemble the packages she makes.

Kaia Myers

March 4, 2020

What is Packages of Hope? Packages of Hope is emotional-based rather than charity. I put together care packages fit to one’s needs and hand deliver or ship them out to patients. What is the mission of Packages of Hope? Our saying is “giving a different type of care than in a hospital” or also ...

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