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Soccer captain to play in Germany

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Sophomore explores beekeeping

Sophomore explores beekeeping

Emma Leff

November 2, 2018


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Alanna Franklin maintains hives

Student teacher aids Allison Luskey

Student teacher aids Allison Luskey

Gabriel Kaplan

November 1, 2018


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Graduate student Jenna Wollitz said she is enjoying her work at Park as she spends time back in high school in pursuit of her master’s degree. “I am a masters student at Augsburg University, and I am going for my masters in education with an emphasis on health education,” Wollitz said. “Be...

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

October 30, 2018


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After long-term subbing for math teacher Christina Begin last spring, Keisha Piehl said she decided to return to full-time teaching this year. According to Piehl, she is still adjusting to teaching full-time. “I am still working to find my groove on managing my time well,” Piehl said. “I really want to ge...

Stage manager for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ works towards success

Stage manager for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ works towards success

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 25, 2018


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Senior Nietzsche Deuel said she has enjoyed working with both the cast and crew for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ and previous theater productions as the stage manager. “I get to work with all the parts of theater, because usually cast works with cast and crew works with crew, but as stage manager I...

Seniors compose full-length album

Seniors compose full-length album

Maggie Klaers

October 9, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Showcase, Student Profiles

How can people listen to the album? Klepfer: You can listen to it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Giovannelli: You can stream it, but you can buy it too on some of the sites that aren’t necessarily streaming. If you don’t have Spotify or Apple Music, it’s av...

Italian exchange student adjusts to Park life

Italian exchange student adjusts to Park life

Yonit Krebs

October 8, 2018


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Moving from her home country of Italy to St. Louis Park, Minnesota was not an easy transition, according to exchange student, senior Elena Jommi. She said beyond language difficulties, she had trouble adjusting to the fact that she doesn’t know anyone at Park. “It’s difficult for me to explain,” Jo...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018


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Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Ellen Pajor promotes student expression

Ellen Pajor promotes student expression

Evie Nelson

September 27, 2018


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How is your role classified throughout the SLP Nest? “I am the nest coordinator. That means I am the adult on site, if anybody needs anything, or if people come in and are new they can ask me. If you’re ever having an issue, you can come to me. My goal is to be as involved as the students wou...

Senior finds passion in mentoring

Senior finds passion in mentoring

Maddie Lund

June 1, 2018


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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...

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