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Senior begins internship through STEP-UP

Birds-eye view of the Hennepin County Recovery Center located in Minneapolis. Target Field is located near the center.

Nicole Sanford

January 17, 2018

When talking about her experience as an intern at Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, senior Kenya Brooks said she gained professional skills that will prove valuable in the future. “I’ve learned how to speak and talk, I had a problem with verbal communication, and that’s why with this job, a l...

Senior violinist enjoys five years in symphony program

Senior Ilana Meisler practices her violin to keep her skills up. She joined GTCYS as a sixth grader and rehearses once a week.

Samantha Klepfer

January 4, 2018

Starting practice at five years old, senior Ilana Meisler said she has become a very proficient violinist. “A friend of mine brought his (violin) into school in kindergarten and played it for us,” Meisler said. “At the time I only knew of guitar, piano and violin, so I just decided I wanted...

Junior expresses culture through dance

Alexis Machoka

December 13, 2017

Two years ago, junior Najib Rahl and his friends at St. Maron's Catholic Church decided to join the church’s dance group. Since then, the group has performed many paying gigs including weddings, festivals and parties, according to Rahl. “My church, which is in northeast Minneapolis, is a catholic...

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Eva Goldfarb and her mother Elena Temple pose in front of display at the Women's Convention on October 27, 2017

Avia Kaner-Roth

December 7, 2017

When junior Eva Goldfarb first heard the speakers lined up for the Women’s Convention, she said she saw a chance to attend and learn from them. “Once I heard the lineup of who was going to be speaking, like Maxine Waters and the Women’s March Co-founders, all personal role models of mine, I t...

Senior leads MED Club as president

MED Club president Hannah Wolk addresses peers at a meeting.Their next meeting is Dec. 17.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 4, 2017

When senior MED Club president Hannah Wolk heard about the MED Club two years ago, she felt very excited to join. “I joined because I have always been interested in going into a medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be,” Wolk said. Wolk said she always was interested i...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Senior George Hare works on the beginning stages of building a robot.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017

Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Senior Jack Dooley completes a form. Dooley tested for his third degree black belt Nov. 3.

Amaia Barajas

November 17, 2017

Senior Jack Dooley reflects on the lessons karate has taught him after 11 years of training and acquiring a third degree black belt. “(Karate) taught me about self-discipline. It’s taught me about time management because it’s a lot of training,” Dooley said. “You have to manage doing schoo...

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Junior Jack Ostrovsky works in class on November 9. Ostrovsky scored a 36 on his first ACT in September.

Sumaya Mohamed

November 9, 2017

Going in to take the American College Testing Sept. 9, junior Jack Ostrovsky said he felt confident because of all the hard work he put into studying over the summer. “I took a lot of practice tests and then I reviewed my answers that I got wrong so I wouldn't make the same mistake the next time,”...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior Alaysha McCall participates in Young Womens Initiative of Minnesota meeting. This meeting took place Oct. 18 at the Minnesota capital. Fair use from Alaysha McCall

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017

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 Claudia Stone swims freestyle at the team's meet against Benilde - St. Margaret's at St. Louis Park Junior High on Oct. 5.

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 26, 2017

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 Isaac Mintzer signs his certificate of appointment after being sworn in to the Golden Valley Human Rights Commission on July 18.

Eli Curran-Moore

October 26, 2017

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 Lukas Wrede addresses the Roots and Shoots members during a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Isaac Wert

October 17, 2017

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...

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