The Echo

Used with permission from Alissa Case.

Introducing Alissa Case

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak September 24, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Park? The mission vision of the district was the reason why I applied for a job here. I like the work on racial equity that the district has been doing for the last several...

Used with permission from Jill Merkle.

Social Studies teacher becomes soccer coach

Lilia Gonzalez September 23, 2021

What made you want to become a soccer coach? I’ve coached before and I always really loved coaching because it’s a group of people that are choosing to be there and it’s an outdoor activity. The...

Used with permission from Anna Overall.

Senior continues leading SLP Streetwear

Jacob Khabie September 22, 2021

What does SLP Streetwear do? We do all things that are related to fashion. Sometimes we’ll watch videos, sometimes we'll do projects related to high fashion, sometimes we'll do stuff related to local...

Used with permission from Sara Peterson

Science teacher fits exercise into busy schedule

Johanna Kaplan September 21, 2021

Being a full-time teacher, how busy are you on a day-to-day basis? It's very busy. I worked in communications and marketing for 13 years before becoming a teacher and I was never even remotely as busy...

Katie Boerboom works on ninth grade environmental science notes, Sept. 16. Boerboom has began teaching environmental science and will move on to biology.

Student-teacher plans to gain teaching experience

Aisha Hersi September 19, 2021

Why did you decide to do your teaching at Park?  I actually didn’t have any choice in it; they had to place me outside of my normal school district. I’m from Marshall, MN which is a rural town...

Used with permission from Christian Arteaga.

Junior becomes two-time captain

Adam Gips June 10, 2021

For head football coach Jason Foster, junior captain Christian Arteaga was sure to be reassigned captain given his character. “On the field, he’s just a natural leader, brings younger kids along,...

Freshman Born Anderson designs his own shirts, May 28. Anderson expresses his creativity through the designs on his shirts.

Freshman launches clothing brand

Crystal Diaz June 1, 2021

What inspired you to start this clothing brand? I always see things on social media, people starting out on clothing brands, and I’m in Business Innovations, so then I thought I'm gonna do it. I was...

Noam Helpern wearing one of Henry Salitas masks. Freshman Henry Salita sells masks on Instagram.

Freshman starts selling masks

Colin Canaday May 17, 2021

What sparked the idea for selling masks? My teacher asked me (to come up with) something relevant and something that people need, and, clearly, we’re going through a pandemic. So I thought selling...

Used with permission from Leo Dworsky

Senior wins two scholarships for music

Jacob Khabie May 13, 2021

When senior Leo Dworsky heard he had won a highly selective music scholarship, his first priority was celebrating with his family. “I was elated,” Dworsky said. “My family and I, we went and got...

Used with permission from Dahlia Krebs. Picture taken of senior Dahlia Krebs, Sept. 2020. She will be taking a gap year in Israel next school year.

Senior plans gap year abroad

Katie Nelson May 8, 2021

As many seniors prepare their post-graduation plans, senior Dahlia Krebs has different plans than most of her peers. Next year, she will be taking a gap year and traveling over 6000 miles to be part of...

LaNisha Paddock selected to become the next principal for Park. According to Paddock, she is looking forward to building relationships with the community.

Incoming principal emerges in midst of a pandemic

Aisha Hersi May 6, 2021

Spending many years in the education field herself, incoming principal for the 2021-2022 school year LaNisha Paddock said she is willing to become a new voice for the community.  “One thing that...

Used with permission of Zoe Frank.

Senior finishes first draft of novel

Lauren Thon May 4, 2021

What inspired you to write your novel? I have always really liked writing and for as long as I can remember, I have always written story after story. This idea was really inspired by a couple songs...

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