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Senior finds passion in mentoring

Senior finds passion in mentoring

Maddie Lund

June 1, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior IB diploma candidate Samyu Yenamandra said she knows that ACT testing is an anxious time for most students and wanted to do something to alleviate the stress. “I wanted to start because I had gotten tutored and it really helped me and it was really easy for me to do it because I had all of ...

ACT club advertises prizes

ACT club advertises prizes

Jenna Cook

February 12, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Junior co-president of Achieving Change Together Yonah Davis said he thought by involving companies like Muddy Paws Cheesecake and Ben and Jerry’s, he could inspire students to donate winter gear for STEP. “We just wanted to motivate students to bring in winter gear and help the community and...

Free ACT no longer available after this year

Free ACT no longer available after this year

Alexis Machoka

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The ACT, a required test for most college acceptance, will no longer be free at Park starting next year. Not offering the free ACT at the school will put students who come from lower income families at a disadvantage — students who already have it hard enough will now have one more thing to worry abou...

2018 to be last year of free ACT

2018 to be last year of free ACT

Emma Kempf

January 18, 2018


Filed under News

According to district director of assessment, evaluation and research Prachee Mukherjee, this February is the first year the state will not reimburse all students for the February ACT. “As of (this) spring, what the state has said is that it will reimburse all students who are eligible for free and r...

ACT club fundraises winter gear for STEP

ACT club fundraises winter gear for STEP

Evelyn Nelson

December 19, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

With the temperatures dropping, sophomore Morgan Graves said she felt inspired to create a difference for her community this winter season. “I know so many kids just don’t have mittens, and they are really important to keep warm, especially because they want to be able to play with their friend...

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Sumaya Mohamed

November 9, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

Going in to take the American College Testing Sept. 9, junior Jack Ostrovsky said he felt confident because of all the hard work he put into studying over the summer. “I took a lot of practice tests and then I reviewed my answers that I got wrong so I wouldn't make the same mistake the next time,”...

Park lacks National Merit Scholars

Park lacks National Merit Scholars

Yonit Krebs

October 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

After discovering his grade is the first in several years to not have any National Merit Scholars named, senior David Salamzadeh said he thinks the lack of National Merit Scholars does not accurately represent his grade’s academic abilities. “I think standardized tests are an interesting way ...

ACT focuses on volunteering

ACT focuses on volunteering

Breanna Thompson, Hayley Westwood, and David Bryant

October 3, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

  According to junior Achieving Change Together co-president Yonah Davis, the purpose of the club is to provide students throughout the school with volunteer opportunities. “(ACT will) take your hours for you, we'll coordinate the events and all you have to do is show up which makes volunteering ...

Free ACT opportunity offered for juniors

Free ACT opportunity offered for juniors

Ndunzi Kunsunga

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

According to junior counselor Laura King, the ACT is crucial for college preparation. “The ACT is a college entrance exam. You may hear of the ACT or the SAT. They’re both honored by every university or college in the country,” King said. “The ACT takes about 3.5 hours and it assesses math,...

Testing for college, the ACT

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer/Designer

April 12, 2013


Filed under News

Many students looks to take the April 13th ACT in preparation for college applications The ACT (American College Testing) is coming up soon for many juniors at Park looking to get into colleges. The test consists of four different sections: mathematics, reading, writing and science, in order to test ...

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