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Ultimate celebrates successes with community game

Ultimate celebrates successes with community game

Isabel Kjaer and Kaia Myers

June 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

After coming off a point on the field, junior and captain Allison Feller said the event serves as a bonding activity for middle and high schoolers, coaches, parents and alumni. At the same time, the occasion also provides a training opportunity among various groups of people. “This is a multi-g...

Hennepin County Sheriff visits Park

Hennepin County Sheriff visits Park

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

June 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

After senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney followed the Hennepin County Sheriff’s race for office in 2018, she said she was interested in learning more about newly-elected Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s policies.    “His race was really, really interesting to me and I think it had a lot of ideological issue...

End of track and field season quiz

End of track and field season quiz

Hayley Westwood

June 4, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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Synchro takes the podium

Synchro takes the podium

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 4, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

After placing fourth at State for the last few years, captain Hope Cassman was excited when the team won third place her senior year. “I would say getting third overall was our biggest accomplishment because the last few years we got fourth, so we were really trying to beat forest lake to gain our...

Echowan celebrates distribution day

Echowan celebrates distribution day

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

June 1, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

After nine months of stress and hard work, managing editor and senior Ilsa Olsen said distribution day is extremely rewarding for the Echowan staff. “Distribution day is literally the best day ever,” Olsen said. “Just handing the book to people and seeing them look through it and say ‘oh my go...

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

May 30, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

The Birdfeeder and free and reduced lunch provide meal security for students in need during the school year. According to junior Victoria Martinez, this service will continue into the summer. “During the summer we want (students) to be able to relax and not have to worry about getting a job to help ...

Softball loses in Sections

Softball loses in Sections

Claire Bargman

May 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to sophomore Hannah Howell, softball Sections are double elimination so the team worked hard after their first Section loss against Bloomington Kennedy May 20. “We had practices outside in between Section games where we got a lot of work in and thought about what we did the last game an...

Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Emma Yarger

May 23, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

This year over 100 seniors received scholarships to fund their futures from over 200 financial contributors at the Dollars for Scholars ceremony, according to counselor and Dollars for Scholars event organizer Barb Nelson. Praise for students’ achievement poured out from teachers and community mem...

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

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