Puzzle Club finishes year

Pieces come together for final meeting


Marta Hill

Senior Greta Long rejoices after placing the last piece in the puzzle at puzzle club May 23. Puzzle clubs leaders are seniors, and do not have a plan for next year, according to Long.

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

The future of Puzzle Club at Park is still unclear because no one has stepped up to lead the club next year, according to Puzzle Club student leader, senior Greta Long.

“I’m not sure if it will continue next year,” Long said. “At the moment there is no line of succession for next year.”

When reflecting on the inaugural school year of Puzzle Club, adviser Julie Schilz said she found areas of improvement for the club.

“I would like to see it expanded in the future, if it were to be done again I would want to do a better job of advertising it to the whole school so more people get involved,” Schilz said. “I am happy to host it but I don’t want to force students to do puzzles, so it would have to be a student-led idea again.”

Schilz said Puzzle Club served as a social activity for students who may not have known each other before.

“I think it is a really great way for kids who don’t normally hang out outside of school to come see each other and meet each other,” Schilz said.

Long said starting Puzzle Club was motivated by the idea of including new people.

“It’s a good group of people who hang out here. It is a very chill club — very fun to meet with people this way,” Long said.

According to Long, Puzzle Club has an opportunity to compete in the inaugural year of Puzzlepalooza, but are unsure if they will be able to attend.

“I’m not sure if we are going to go to Puzzlepalooza yet, but there is prize money so maybe,” Long said. “It’s a team competition with a 500-piece puzzle, and whoever does it fastest gets money, so it could be fun.”

According to the St. Louis Park calendar, Puzzlepalooza will take place June 9 at the Recreational Outdoor Center.