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Ayelet Prottas

Ayelet Prottas, Photo Editor

Hey guys!! I’m Ayelet :) I am a Junior and I am a photo editor for Echo. I play softball, so you can usually find me on the field. When I have to relax, I am obsessed with eating sushi and playing with puppies. This year I am looking forward to becoming more involved in school culture.

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Interim Principal Wendy Loberg addresses the Park 2021 senior class June 8. Loberg stepped in as the interim principal for the 2020-2021 school year.

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June 9, 2021
Senior Erin Brousseau celebrates receiving her diploma June 8. Seniors were encouraged to celebrate with creative faces as they walked down the stage during the commencement.

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June 9, 2021
Seniors Ella Atlas and Marissa Boettcher return to their seats after performing with the senior choir singers and Park Singers June 8. Seniors were provided with water and ice in order to keep them cool during the ceremony.

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June 9, 2021
Junior Olivia Kelly plays the flute June 8. The Park band and choir performed at the 2021 commencement ceremony.

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June 9, 2021
Park seniors clap for fellow graduates as the commencement ceremony continues June 8. Attendees to the commencement ceremony were not required to wear masks.

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June 9, 2021
Senior Maryam Abdirahman celebrates speakers during graduation June 8. The Park commencement ceremony was held on the turf field.

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June 9, 2021
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May 13, 2021
Senior Anna Jensen prepares to celebrate with fellow seniors May 3. Graduation is scheduled for June 8.

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May 7, 2021
Seniors Jacob Holm and Colby Hoeschen pose for group photo May 3. National College Decision Day was May 1.

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May 7, 2021
Senior Michael Boxley shows school spirit for University of Arizona May 3. Students were told to wear spirit gear of the college they are planning on going to.

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May 7, 2021
Seniors Helen Tefera and Stecy Adelin show spirit towards the decision day celebration May 3. Seniors shared plans for next year with each other.

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May 7, 2021
Business teacher Sophia Ross takes a photo of senior Jonah Smith, Michael Boxley, Adin Zweigbaum and Daniel Goldenberg May 3. Students were encouraged to wear masks during the gathering.

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May 19, 2021
Grade Level Coordinator Greg Whittle and School Resource Officer Maurice Smith oversee the senior celebration May 3. Seniors gathered on the track to celebrate college decision day.

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May 19, 2021
Juniors Christian Arteaga and Zeke Oppegard stand during the walkout April 19. The walkout took place during 5th and 6th hour.

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April 23, 2021
Senior Roselyne Iwundu takes photos and videos of student activists during the protest April 19. Many students and staff participated in the walkout to show solidarity with the movement.

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April 23, 2021
Junior Kim Parkinson speaks to crowd of students April 19. The walkout was organized by Students Organized Against Racism.

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April 23, 2021
Seniors Evan Nelson and Liberty Powers and junior Anna Overall hold signs during walk out April 19. Students gathered on W 33rd St.

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April 23, 2021
Senior Jack Wandmacher and juniors Trevor Piehl and Cameron Delorme participate in walkout April 19. Sign making materials were provided by Students Organized Against Racism.

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April 23, 2021
Senior Benn Katzovitz picks up speed from large downhill to create momentum into the next hill Jan. 21. A total of 44 skiers from Park competed at this race.

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January 25, 2021
Junior Tait Myers propels around a curve to pick up speed during the race Jan. 21. The boys’ varsity team earned first place.

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January 25, 2021
Freshman Martin Gablenko skis during the 5K race at Hyland Park Reserve. Races take place all around the Twin Cities at various cross-country skiing courses.

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January 25, 2021
Seventh grader Karlis Kreslins pushes to complete the race Jan. 21. The JV team gives less experienced racers a chance to compete at a difficult level.

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January 25, 2021
Senior co-captain Olivia Etz climbs a hill Jan. 21. Etz wears the team's official headband that many athletes wear to show team spirit.

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January 25, 2021
Senior Claire Bargman uses a diagonal stride to push herself up a hill Jan. 21. For races, Bargman wears a special mask to help with breathing.

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January 25, 2021
Freshman Thomas Shope skis down a hill Jan. 21. Skiers use hats to show individuality during races as they all are required to wear the team uniform.

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January 25, 2021
Senior Josh Krueger skis during nordic’s first practice Jan. 4. Although nordic is an outdoor sport, masks still are required.

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January 4, 2021
Senior Zoe Bohrod practices blocking the ball during girls’ basketball tryouts Jan. 4. Girls’ basketball tryouts took place in the field house.

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January 4, 2021
Freshman Cavan McDonald skis on the track Jan. 4. The team has split up into pods of less than 25 in order to obey COVID-19 guidelines.

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January 4, 2021
Athletic Trainer Josh Brodersen helps basketball players during tryouts Jan. 4. The athletic training room is open from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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January 4, 2021
Coach David Breitenbucher explains COVID-19 safety to athletes trying out for basketball Jan. 4. Boys’ basketball tryouts took place in the main gym.

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January 4, 2021
A community member ice skates at Cedar Lake Dec. 23. Cedar Lake is open for skating as well as many other lakes around St. Louis Park.

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January 5, 2021
Theodore Wirth Park is open with a COVID-safe winter recreation area open to the public but requiring a pass. Passes are available here:  https://www.loppet.org/tt/trailpasses/

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January 5, 2021
Two girls ski at Theodore Wirth Park Dec 23. Skiing is a COVID-friendly way to spend time with friends, as long as precautions are taken.

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January 5, 2021
Addie and Jeff Prottas celebrate Hanukkah while lighting the candles Dec. 10. Celebrating the holidays is one of the many activities to do over winter break.

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December 13, 2020
The varsity volleyball team wraps up practice with a team huddle Sep. 23. Varsity team tryouts are going to be held 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the St. Louis Park Activity Center.

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October 10, 2020
Senior Aaron Ellingson travels down the court with the ball looking to score. Park's current record is 9-15.

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February 26, 2020
Senior Jackson McClain celebrates with his parents during senior night before the game.

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February 26, 2020
Referees of the St. Louis Park v. Cooper game argue over an intense call during the final minutes of the game Feb. 24. The final call was made in favor of Cooper.

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February 26, 2020
Junior Kendall Coley shows frustration over a call not made against Cooper for traveling Feb. 24.

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February 26, 2020
Junior varsity players cheer on their varsity teammates during the game. Park is currently ranked third in the Metro West Conference.

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February 26, 2020
Senior Cole Ewald hugs advisor Lee-Ann Stephens during senior night before the game.

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February 26, 2020
Sophomore Deontez Ross dribbles down the court Feb. 24. Park's next game will be against Armstong at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.

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February 26, 2020
Senior Jamie Sorenson defends the puck from Benilde-St. Margaret’s junior Jackson Bisson and sophomore Adam Marshall. Park’s record is 15-9-0.

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February 16, 2020
cooper yay

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February 4, 2020
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February 4, 2020
Junior Paris Johnson rejoices with his team after a three point shot to win the game Jan. 30. The final score was 63-61 in favor of Park.

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January 31, 2020
Sophomore Deontez Ross Jr. dribbles down the court during an intense game Jan. 22. This game took place during finals week, which made it difficult for athletes to prepare for testing.

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January 31, 2020
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