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Kelsi Gerovac commands from the sidelines Feb. 9. She is the new coach for the boys basketball ninth-grade B team this year.

New 9th grade B team coach

Yosef Teshome, Staffer February 21, 2024

How did you become a basketball coach? I started coaching basketball about 4 years ago. My best friend’s dad runs the boys AAU (Amatuer Athletic Union) program for Legacy Hoops, and he needed someone...

AP Calculus teacher Erik Ahlquist grades final tests Jan. 25. Ahlquist is part of the AP committee that makes the AP tests.

Ahlquist on the AP committee

Cole Denham January 30, 2024

How did you first start your journey to be on the AP (Advanced Placement) committee? I started grading the exam in 2006 and I've been a part of the AP reading, which is what it's called when you go and...

Erik Lindell talks to his peers Nov. 28. Lindell was elected student council president at Park at the beginning of the year.

Student council makes an impact

Eliah Fink November 30, 2023

Why did you want to be student council president? I wanted to work on making sure that all the school events like the dances and PEP fests were as good and enjoyable for the students as possible. What...

Spanish teacher Nelly Korman assists freshman Solin Mendes-Duffy with an assignment Oct. 24. Korman is running for Bloomington school board for the 2019 election.

Sra. Korman, teacher by day school board by night

Caedon Exsted October 17, 2023

What inspired you to run for the Bloomington school board? The first time that I ran for the school board was 11 years ago, so that was in 2011. So it's going to be 12 years since I joined the school...

Rabbi John Carrier teaches a Hebrew class Sept. 22. He is the first in-person Hebrew teacher Park has had in years.

Rabbi John Carrier hopeful at Park

Sarah Peterson September 22, 2023

What inspired you to become a teacher? I didn't know that I wanted to be a teacher. Many years ago, I was a financial analyst. In my 30’s I decided I wanted to be a rabbi, which is a teacher of the...

Sra. Mendez teaches Spanish three Sept. 21. its Sra. Mendezs second year teaching at Park

Spanish teacher adjusts to the high school

Kalsang Wangmo September 22, 2023

What do you teach and where did you teach before coming to Park? I teach Spanish two and three. I used to teach at Susan Lindgren Elementary School and I taught there for 10 years. How has the change...

Used with permission by Jess Davis.

New SOAR advisor

Crystal Diaz June 5, 2023

What are your goals with SOAR (Students Organized for Anti-Racism)?  I want to create an experience students want to come back to. I’m just excited to be working with students and seeing where their...

Park senior makes appearance on ‘Share the Mic’

Park senior makes appearance on ‘Share the Mic’

Caedon Exsted June 2, 2023

How did it feel doing the podcast? “I was really excited for it. I thought it would be a great opportunity. When I got there it was very natural. I'm already pretty good at speaking so I didn't feel...

Luke Rowan takes on ‘Newsies’

Luke Rowan takes on ‘Newsies’

Layla Mickelson May 12, 2023

How long have you been doing theater? Since third grade I did a show at PSI and I've been doing theater ever since. My first Stages show was in 2021 — “Elf the Musical JR.”  How is the community...

Sophomore Huston Samoy showcases her nail design artwork April 24. Samoy started up a manicure business as the busy prom season approaches.

Sophomore runs her own nail business

Sarah Peterson April 25, 2023

How did you get into doing nails? When I first joined my volleyball team at Northern Lights, everyone started painting their nails white. I asked my mom if I could get some white nail polish, and then...

Alasia Thammavongsa creates a crocheting Instagram

Alasia Thammavongsa creates a crocheting Instagram

Jesse Belen April 16, 2023

When did you start crocheting?  I started crocheting recently, I would say mid-last year or towards the end of last year. I’m just now starting to make more projects so I can start selling them.  Why...

Photo used with permission from Kevin Martinez Herrera.

Kevin Martinez Herrera presents testimony at MN capital

Anna Williams April 11, 2023

During your testimony, you spoke on your personal life and all that has influenced you to be where you are today. Based on those experiences and mentors, what led you to this path of advocacy? My passion...

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