The Echo

Senior receives Rose Rees Peace Award

Senior receives Rose Rees Peace Award

Jayne Stevenson

May 19, 2017


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Senior Elise Bargman said she felt honored and humbled as she received the Rose Rees Peace Award from the National Council of Jewish Women. According to St. Louis Park public schools, the award recognizes “exceptional high school seniors from 25 local schools who have demonstrated a special interest in and commitment to international relati...

Freshman plays first year on varsity

Freshman plays first year on varsity

May 8, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports, Spring sports, Student Profiles

    How long have you been playing tennis? Probably since I was five, but in an organization on a team I started playing in the sixth grade. Why do you play tennis? Partly because my dad played in college and (tennis is) really fun, and really just something I can do with my fr...

Sophomore practices Taekwondo

Sophomore practices Taekwondo

Isabelle Becker

May 3, 2017


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According to sophomore Lindsey Epstien, earning their first degree black belt in Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, made them feel accomplished. “I’ve been doing (Taekwondo) for a long time. (Earning a first degree black belt is) finally achieving what I’ve been striving for for so long,” Ep...

Senior engages in his community

Senior engages in his community

Amaia Barajas

May 1, 2017


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Senior Park Ambassador Santeyne Thornton said he recalls the process behind deciding to sign-up for the position of Park ambassador. “There was a recruiting process we had to go through (to become a Park ambassador)  and one of the directors came from College Possible last year. She spoke with...

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson

April 27, 2017


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According to freshman Hannah Greenstein, growing up learning to play orchestral instruments began her love of orchestra, which made her realize she wants orchestra to be in her future. “I would hopefully like to major in music and continue (playing orchestra) professionally,” Greenstein said. ...

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

D'aviyan Robinson, writer

April 27, 2017


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After years of longing to enroll in a school of arts, sophomore Greta Nackerud said she attended the Main Street School of Performing Arts her freshman year of high school. “I really wanted to go to an arts school ever since I was little because I have a lot of friends who went to Fair,” Nack...

Sophomore furthers musical career

Sophomore furthers musical career

Mimi Fhima

April 27, 2017


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With six years of trumpet experience in his musical career, sophomore Ben Klepfer said he was thrilled to be accepted into the All-State Jazz Band for the second year in a row. Klepfer said being a part of the All-State Jazz Band allowed him to connect with people who shared the same musical passion...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra

April 17, 2017


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Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton

February 18, 2017


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As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Student athletes sign letters of intent

Student athletes sign letters of intent

February 16, 2017


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According to athletic director Andy Ewald, numerous student athletes has signed letters of intent, committing to participate in athletics at the postsecondary level. Ewald said student athletes often sign their letter of intent to a school early if they have already made their decision, so the sch...

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton

February 13, 2017


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As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Senior reflects on soccer career

Senior reflects on soccer career

Alec Pittman and Kailey DeLozier

January 24, 2017


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Reminiscing on her successful senior year as captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team, Sammi Baer said she couldn’t help but look back on her final soccer season with fondness. According to Baer, she opted to run track in college rather than continue playing soccer. “I decided not to co...

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