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Student council makes new waves

New improvements coming this year
Caedon Exsted
Student council meets in social studies teacher Emily Rennhak’s room Nov. 28. Student council looks to improve this year after stuggling in past years.

Student Council has made changes to their structure this year after reflecting on last year. These changes include being more involved in student events and promoting them more efficiently. The student council has grown since last year with major improvements to be a better and more organized group.

Student Council has made changes to their structure this year after reflecting on last year. These changes include being more involved in student events and promoting them more efficiently. 

Sophomore Shepard Cox said being part of the student council helps him be able to be able to engage in school activities

“It gives me opportunities to learn about how to promote school spirit in the school and interact with people I wouldn’t normally interact with,” Cox said. “Also, when people make complaints about things they don’t like about the school, I’m able to voice those on the student council.“ 

Senior Cayden Kuss said the student council is more organized and doing a better job to advertise their presence and new ideas this year. 

“Last year’s student council was unorganized. It was pretty small. We had small numbers and we wanted to up our numbers and our presence in the school, and we’ve done that a lot better this year with advertising it,” Kuss said. “I also wanted to increase the students who support school spirit. That’s been lacking a lot during my time in high school, so the student council is a worthwhile effort.”

Student Council Advisor Kaelyn Dango said students benefit from being part of the student council by creating new relationships and being a part of a community.

“Any extracurricular club or activity is just in that sense of community in a smaller way,” Dango said. “At least what I see with our student council, students are meeting different people that they would have never met before. (They are) building different friendships and relationships, and they are building a lot of good leadership skills, especially our officers that can carry on these skills with them when they leave high school.” 

According to Cox, being part of the student council is very time manageable, and not too much of a task. 

“I joined the student council because it’s not too much of a time commitment,” Cox said. “I felt like joining would be a good way of helping the school and Park students. I also just thought it would be a smart idea.”  

According to Dango, making improvements is the most important thing for the student council coming into this year, such as growing the community and becoming more inclusive.

“The last two years have been a rebuilding stage and we’re coming out of that, so we’re getting a lot more involved (by) creating different student activities that make students at Park excited to be a part of a community,” Dango said. “We’re also getting into sponsoring different events. You’ll see that as the winter months come, we’re going to sponsor different sporting events, possibly even theater and different celebrations like Black History Month. We really want to be involved in all things student-related moving forward.”

Student council meets at 7:45 a.m. every Tuesday in room C375.


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Roberto Alvarez, Echo Staffer
Hi, my name is Roberto Alvarez. I am 16 years old and I live in St. Louis Park, and I am in 10th grade. I have an older brother and have two dogs. I love hanging out with my friends and playing soccer. I want to capture immaculate pictures of sports teams and other activities and events at this high school and be a photographer.
Caedon Exsted, Echo Staffer
Hey, my name is Caedon Exsted. I am a junior and this is my second year on Echo. I live in St. Louis Park with my parents, 5 siblings and 2 dogs. In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends and watching new shows on Netflix.

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