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Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Makagbe Kuyateh

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Staff Profiles

When Spanish teacher Lydia Brubaker found out Park had an opening for a language teacher, she felt her dream was being fulfilled. “I always thought St. Louis Park would be the type of school I would want to teach at because when I was here I felt that I got a really good education,” Lydia Brubaker...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I thought it was a volunteer thing, but when I got (to the meeting) lieutenant governor Tina Smith and gov...

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 26, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

As junior Claudia Stone thinks about some of her favorite times on the high school swim team, she said her most memorable moments were those spent with her teammates. “I enjoy (swimming) because the team is really great and I like all the girls which makes it really fun,” Stone said. Stone...

Senior serves on city commission

Senior serves on city commission

Eli Curran-Moore

October 26, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

When senior Isaac Mintzer joined the City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, he joined with serving his community in mind. Mintzer said this stems from childhood commitments. “Since I was little my father helped ingrain in me the sense that I have to give back to my community, and I've bee...

Senior expresses passion for environment

Senior expresses passion for environment

Isaac Wert

October 17, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

For senior Roots and Shoots member Lukas Wrede, the connection he feels with the environment is nearindescribable. “(The environment) is the biggest part of my life and it’s something that is my home. I feel a personal connection to nature and to just the environment in general,” Wrede said. Wr...

Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior finds home at church youth group

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Isabel Leviton

September 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

Senior Rosa Sigrunardorrit said she has been embraced by the Park community, which made her transition from being 2959 miles from her home easier. According to Sigrunardorrit, she moved from the capital city in Iceland, Reykjavik, and will be spending the year at Park as an exchange student. “I l...

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Avia Kaner-Roth, writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior Joseph Holloway said he was very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part time DJ and Ecology worker at Paisley Park because it is such a private and prestigious institution. “The only way to get hired at Paisley Park is to have a personal connection,” Holloway said. “My mom used to...

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Jenna Cook, writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,” Tchida said. “I just...

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

June 1, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Spring sports, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get ...

Seniors choose gap year options

Seniors choose gap year options

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford

May 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

When senior Felix Hengel was considering taking a gap year in Switzerland, he said he thought about his brothers’ decisions and the benefits of a gap year. “A gap year is something that both of my brothers wish they would have done,” Hengel said. “I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity...

Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Ndunzi Kunsunga

May 23, 2017


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Junior Malaika Bigirindavyi said she felt surprised when her photo recently received recognition in the Keith Ellison 5th district congressional art show. “I know that (Martha) Ortman entered me into this contest and it’s the congressional art contest and I got third place. I know that a lot of ...

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