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Emily Ziessman

Emily Ziessman, Photo Editor

Hey!! I’m Emily Ziessman, I’m a senior this year and the photo editor for Echo! This is my second year on Echo and I could not be more excited! I’m on the gymnastics team and volleyball team, but I’m always injured so I never get to participate;). When I’m procrastinating doing the bucket loads of homework I get every night, I like to eat McFlurries, watch Netflix, and play with my puppy. I’m fluent in Friends quotes - feel free to quiz me!

 

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A volunteer adds garbage to a pile at the Lake Street Target. That location of the Minnesota-based department store was looted and damaged May 28.

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December 22, 2020
Clean-up volunteers shovel debris from Minnehaha Post Office into buckets. Rioters burned the post office, causing extreme damage May 29.

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December 22, 2020
Volunteers clean the streets with brooms. Following multiple nights of protests and riots, many streets were lined with ashes.

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December 22, 2020
Volunteers clean out the shards of glass from a broken window. Businesses along Lake Street had varying levels of damage, ranging from minor graffiti to extreme fire damage.

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December 22, 2020
In order to cover up graffiti, volunteers help repaint the exterior walls of the Lake Street Target. Other volunteers worked inside the Target, clearing out trash and flood water.

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December 22, 2020
Volunteers help remove a parking block from the Minnehaha Post Office parking lot. According to Kare 11, the Postal Service relocated the Minnehaha and Lake Street post offices to resume service to the affected neighborhoods.

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December 22, 2020
Kids take food from a table offering refreshments to volunteers while cleaning. The clean up crew varied in both age and race.

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December 22, 2020
A man donates non-perishable items for community members affected by store closures in Minneapolis. A Minneapolis school, Sanford Middle School, as well as many other local churches and schools, were accepting donations.

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December 22, 2020
A volunteer helps clean graffiti off of the East Lake Hennepin County Library. Some graffiti on the library included phrases such as “No justice, no peace.”

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December 22, 2020
Seniors Zoe Younger and Amaya Fokuo, the organizers of the event, thank the audience for attending the sixth hour show Feb. 28. The Black History Month presentation was performed during fourth and sixth hour.

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June 10, 2020
Seniors Aaron Ellingson, Erik Piehl, Jacob Brown and Sammy Ruff cheer on Park. The volleyball State tournament took place Nov. 7-9 at the Xcel Energy Center.

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June 10, 2020
Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The George Floyd memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

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June 10, 2020
The senior class rises in applause to show Park pride Sept. 20. Court members were announced Sept. 13 at a previous Pep fest.

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June 10, 2020
The senior class stands and cheers with excitement at the first day of school Pep fest Sept. 3. The class wore jerseys to show their senior pride.

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June 10, 2020
Senior Amy Manzano-Foote stands up through a car sun roof while yelling

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June 10, 2020
Two people chant during the event while standing on the median. Throughout the memorial they held signs up saying

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June 10, 2020
Park alumni hold up a

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May 29, 2020
Senior and Editor-in-Chief Marta Hill edits a story Feb. 11. Hill was named JEA's runner-up in the 2020 National High School Journalist of the Year competition.

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April 19, 2020
A protestor argues with a Klobuchar supporter after the cancellation announcement was made. The rally was held in the field house of the high school.

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March 17, 2020
A protestor leads chants over the megaphone. The cancellation announcement was made 8:40 p.m. after a 40 minute delay.

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March 17, 2020
A rally attendee turns her back to protestors after grabbing at one of the

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March 17, 2020
Women hold up signs in protest. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano were also scheduled to speak at the rally.

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March 17, 2020
Seniors Zoe Younger and Amaya Fokuo, the organizers of the event, thank the audience for attending the sixth hour show. The performance consisted of a rendition of the Black National Anthem, a video with interviews from both students and teachers, as well as student presentations.

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February 28, 2020
Senior Neb Bekele recites his spoken word performance, which incorporated the show's them

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February 28, 2020
Seniors Jamie Sorenson and William Pinney high five in celebration after a save. Pinney had a 0.925 save percentage during the game against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

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February 16, 2020
The student section cheers on the boys' hockey team as they regain the puck. Park and Benilde-St. Margaret’s are currently the winningest teams in the Metro West Conference with a total of 15 wins each.

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February 16, 2020
Junior McCabe Dvorak throws his arms up in frustration after a call by the referee. So far in the 2019-2020 season, Dvorak has scored 27 goals.

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February 16, 2020
Junior Carly Joseph positions her cast for the play she co-wrote and directed, “The Only Star I Remember” Jan. 19. Performances were held Jan. 23, 24 and 26.

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January 27, 2020
Fare For All employee Linh Xiong helps a St. Louis Park resident pay for his goods Dec. 18 at Vista Lutheran Church. An inexpensive, healthy pop-up grocery store is held every month at a new location.

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January 2, 2020
Head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon critiques her team on their performance during a time-out. Meierotto-Simon recently won section 6AA coach of the year.

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November 10, 2019
Senior captain Makaila Winward sets the ball to junior Kendall Coley Nov. 8. Students rode fan buses to the Xcel Energy Center from the high school.

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November 8, 2019
Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon gives feedback to the team during a timeout. Meierotto-Simon is assisted by coaches Devin Diedrich and Emily Minnick.

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November 8, 2019
Seniors Aaron Ellingson, Erik Piehl, Jacob Brown and Sammy Ruff cheer on Park. Park's dress code was tropical.

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November 8, 2019
Juniors Faith Johnson and Kendall Coley interact with fans after defeating Moorhead 3-0. Park's regular season record was 21-6.

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November 8, 2019
Senior Ivy Jones prepares to serve the ball to Moorhead. Park students cheer her on from the stands.

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November 8, 2019
Junior Faith Johnson celebrates with teammates after scoring a point Nov. 8. Park will play Lakeville North at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 in the second round of the consolation bracket, according to Minnesota State High School League.

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November 8, 2019
Junior Kendall Coley hits the ball over the net Nov. 8. Park played Moorhead in the first round of the consolation bracket.

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November 8, 2019
Math teacher Chad Austad helps senior Keke Bennett with geometry homework Oct. 28. The St. Louis Park Public Schools Foundation has raised over $44,000 through Give to the Max Day 2019.

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November 3, 2019
The senior class rises in applause to show Park pride. Senior ladies wore decorated overalls to school and the Homecoming game.

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September 30, 2019
Senior Miriam Hope serves the ball during the teacher versus Homecoming court volleyball game. The game began with only six students playing, but by the end all of the Homecoming court played together.

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September 30, 2019
Senior Mitchell VonEschen plays chess in the LMC during the carnival. Other activities were scattered around the school building, as well as outside.

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March 28, 2020
Senior Colin Weingart attempts the half court shot during the Pep fest the first day of school. The event also included a dance performance from the teachers and a sibling relay race.

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September 8, 2019
Junior Isela Perez-Kauhaihao talks with incoming freshmen about her experience on the Police Explorers. This program is one of the many students could learn about during the activities fair Aug. 28.

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September 1, 2019
An incoming freshman signs up to receive information about joining DECA. At the activities fair Aug. 28, freshmen could walk around to different tables to learn about the sports, clubs and activities the high school offers.

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September 2, 2019
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