The Echo

Student prays to the East

Shay Gilbert Burke

February 28, 2015


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“I always say that football’s my first religion, and the Packers are just the sect I’m a part of. That’s the family and culture I’ve been raised in,” said Freshman Elliot Schochet. According to Schochet, his greatest passion is sports- football in particular- and he’s grown up in a family...

Alaskan Mission trip

Alaskan Mission trip

Sari Hattis

February 28, 2015


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In the summer of 2012, freshman Peyton Morrison along with his mother, traveled to Anchorage, Alaska on a mission trip with his youth group from New Hope church. Their aim was to minister children who lived in government sponsored housing and enjoy the wilderness of the state. “[The kids] don’t...

Helping others through her heritage

Helping others through her heritage

Erin Wells

February 28, 2015


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After witnessing first hand the civil war in Colombia and losing her father, Paula Daniela Campos Gonzales, who goes by Danny Campos, wants to give back to her country by building an orphanage. Campos was born in Bogota, Colombia on Sept. 8, 1998. She moved to Minnesota in Nov. 2007 in response to...

Traveling the globe one country at a time

Traveling the globe one country at a time

Julia Nathan

February 28, 2015


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This Spanish speaking traveler has visited over 17 countries and has had some memorable experiences that have shaped her inside and out. Sofia Jacobsson may look like an ordinary sophomore in high school, but once you get to know her, you will find she is far from ordinary. Born in the hustle and...

The vivid details behind each page

Amira Warren-Yearby

February 28, 2015


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Before publishing there’s a writer whose stories were once ideas. At St. Louis Park Senior High is Katherine Duerksen with a passion for writing. “I like writing because I like languages in general,” Duerksen said. Duerksen has liked writing a lot and also enjoys reading authors such as Neil...

Not far from the country

Brigid Duffy

February 28, 2015


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Freshman Kayla Furuli loves the country and all it has to offer, from country music to trap shooting and anything in between. Kayla was born in Wisconsin but moved to Minnesota at the age of three. She has two siblings, one older brother and one younger sister. She has grown up playing soccer for...

Trip to Mexico expands horizon

Allison Cramer

February 28, 2015


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Junior Brenda Hernandez traveled to Mexico in 2012 to visit family and enjoyed the chance to immerse herself in a different culture. “My dad’s and my mom’s part of the family live in Mexico. They’re very sweet and kind. I went to visit them and to get to know the place,” Hernandez said. While...

Class inspires student’s career choice

Class inspires student’s career choice

Emily Melbye

February 28, 2015


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Ever since senior Mason Shields was a little boy, he had one interest that trumped all else; music. Now, looking into his future, he hopes to turn his passion into a career. “I can’t pinpoint a specific time, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in music,” Shields said. “That’s...

Sewing up a storm

Hannah Bernstein

February 28, 2015


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Zoe Weinmann made her first hand-sewn doll clothes when she was in fourth grade, and started using a machine to make her own clothing in eighth. Now, she considers it a career option and a life passion. Weinmann described the process she typically uses to make her clothing. Her first step is usually...

Passion Fueling a Young Mind

Amina Mohamud

February 28, 2015


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“ I am the puppet and it is my master;” with every word he speaks, with every move he dances, and with every lyric he picks, the love he has is shown. Self-taught and motivated, Sophomore Tre Givens has been dancing for the last three and a half years, and competing for Dance-N-Magic in St. Paul....

Freshman celebrates coming of age through dance

Jonah Kupritz

February 28, 2015


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Freshman Britney Villanueva will need to put her dancing skills to the test in a few weeks when she celebrates her quinceañera. Villanueva said her passion for dancing began many years ago, after watching her sister dance often. “When I was little, my older sister always danced in front of me...

Moving from Sweden to Minnesota

Sara Tifft

January 17, 2015


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This school year, junior Amanda Flote flew all the way from her hometown in Bastad, Sweden, to come to school here at Park. “It’s through a program called Youth for Understanding. I didn’t pick St. Louis Park specifically, I chose the U.S,” Flote said. “I wanted to do something different...

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